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Bolton Alum Garrett Copeland, 2013, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the MLB Draft the past week. Congratulations!






























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Hire Memphis is an initiative sponsored by Mayor Strickland with the goal to bridge the gap between youth and employers in Memphis.

With the Hire Memphis online job board, Mayor Strickland is looking to create one place to make it easier for both businesses to hire young people locally and our youth to find opportunities that will teach them how to excel in the workplace.

Only Memphis youth ages 16-24 will be able to create profiles to apply for jobs, and only local businesses hiring interns, summer jobs, and part-time workers in Memphis will be able to post opportunities.

By building their profiles, they will also learn the tools to creating their own resume and writing cover letters. Please share the link below with guidance counselors and students. The site officially launches on Wednesday, April 18!


A Shout Out to:

Kayla Smith, Bolton, Jr., Outstanding Bowler

Why chosen: Smith's qualifying average of 190.93 was second only to Jordan Mundt among local Division I competitors. She then ended up 38th in the state tournament.



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We love our Counselors! Pictures from a luncheon during National Counselors Week!

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Congratulations to James "Bo" Griffin, Principal of Bolton High School (Memphis) and TSSAA Principal of the Year! Pictured here at the 2018 Tennessee Principals Conference with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Candice McQueen, Tennessee Commissioner of Education.

Bo Griffin & Dr. McQueen

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Bolton Welcomes Mr. Tamboli -

Miles Tamboli He grew up in Midtown, but Miles Tamboli found his passion on the farm.  “It’s as natural as eating.  You get the hang of it real fast.  And it’s really calming to do that kind of work.”

Tamboli went to Tulane university, intending to study medicine.  But as he learned more about the fators that go into health, he became more socially motivated.  “I got more interested in the social and institutional factors that influence health.  The solution to health inequality is to change the way we work as humans, to change the way we interact with each other, to change the job market, to change the way cities are laid out, to change the opportunities young people have.”

For the last three years, Tamboli has run the Girls, Inc. Youth Farm, in Frayser.  Last year, he and his crew of 12 raised and distributed seven tons of food.  “The girls who are part of the program really run the business.  It’s a program for young women who want to do something different, something meaningful, and want to try out this farming thing.”

Tamboli served on Mayor Strikland’s transition team and the board of the Memphis Farmer’s Market.  This year, he will start an Agri-STEM curriculum on Bolton High School’s 1,200 acres of land. “I think this is a really interesting time for Memphis.  We’re seeing the impact of a lot of new investment, and a lot of growth in terms of the people who are staying here, and the people who are moving here.  Growing up here, everyone wanted to leave.  Now, I don’t see that so much.”

The Central Nutrition Center will be hosting a job fair on February 7th, 2018 at Messick Adult Learning Facility, located at 703 S. Greer Ave. Memphis, TN 38111 from 10am – 2 pm.

The School Performance Scorecard goes live Friday!

We're preparing to release our first School Performance Scorecard this week. When we launched the Destination 2025 plan in 2014, the scorecard was a specific strategy identified to help communicate school quality and expand high-quality school options. The scorecard is a tool for families to understand how our schools are performing and supporting students. Every school in the District, including charters, will be rated on a scale of 1-5 based on key indicators of school quality. Teachers and school leaders can use this data to improve instruction, and parents can use it to make more informed decisions about their child's education. Here is a fact sheet with some additional details, including info on how schools will be rated. Be on the lookout for the full scorecard Friday!


School Improvement Plan 2017-2018

Title 1 Home-School Compact 2017-2018

Título 1 Compromiso Hogar-Escuela 2017-2018



The Renewal and New Application process for Optional Schools
is going totally online.

To renew online click on the link below.
This process can be done over the break.

https://tinyurl.com/RenewMyOptionalTransfer2018 (English Version)

http://tinyurl.com/RenovaMiAplicacionOpcional2018 (Spanish Version)



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Dear Wildcat Family,

As principal of Bolton High, it is my pleasure to welcome all stakeholders to OUR school.  We are all excited to have our scholars back in the classrooms and hallways filling them with that BOLTON STRONG energy and enthusiasm.  Bolton High’s mission is that our school is one of a respectful and safe environment where we develop life- long learners who will be given the opportunity to be successful in and outside the classroom with regards to academics, arts and athletics.  At Bolton high school we have an outstanding faculty, staff and student body who will be held accountable to the vision of Bolton High School to become the center of an inspired community of individuals with the common purpose of accelerating our young people into positions for successful futures.  We believe our mission and vision can be accomplished by applying our simple mantra of "DO RIGHT!"

We hope you will take another active role in the success of our children at YOUR high school.  Please visit our website for the latest news and information on all events happening at BHS:


Once again I am honored to serve as YOUR principal of Bolton High School.  It is truly an honor to be apart of the great community of Bolton where parents, teachers, students and all stakeholders care for each other & strive to build the BOLTON STRONG relationships that support academic, social and athletic growth.  Please feel free to stop by YOUR high school or stop by to see for yourself the great things going on at 7323 Brunswick road!
Here to Serve the children of Bolton,


James "Bo" Griffin
Principal Bolton High



BHS Dress Code 2017-18:


Shirts should be tucked in and/or waistline visible.
Pants must be of appropriate size and worn at the waist.
Waist length sweaters and appropriate sized jackets can be worn inside the school for warmth, as long as an appropriate shirt is tucked underneath.
(The above are not all inclusive.)



Tight spandex, yoga pants, jeggings or leggings
Short shorts or spandex shorts
Shorts, skirts, dresses, or slits above knee Tight tops, pants, or dresses
Bareback or bare midriff tops, shirts, or dresses
Low-cut apparel, tank tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, or mesh shirts.
Any transparent, torn, or ripped clothing.
Any clothing that pictures or advertises substances that is illegal by law for minors, that is violent, profane, or suggestive in nature, or indicates gang activity and involvement, or derogatory remarks of an ethic nature.
Shower shoes - Flip Flops - SLIDES - or any other shoes without a heel closure.

(The above are not all inclusive).

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Regular attendance and promptness are essential to a sound education.
It is the student's responsibility to maintain regular, quality attendance habits.
Students are to arrive before 7:15 AM each morning.

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Bolton High School enjoys a rich and unique history in Shelby County, Tennessee. The current campus exists on the former Hoboken Plantation that was owned by Wade H. Bolton. Upon his death in 1869, the prominent land owner set aside 1,200 acres for the founding of an agricultural college. Bolton operated as an agricultural college and teachers' preparatory school from 1887 to 1911, whereupon it became part of the Shelby County School system. By 1925, Bolton had been designated as a secondary school and has remained a part of Shelby County Schools ever since.

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Mission Statement:

Our school is one of a respectful & safe environment where we develop life-long learners who will be given the opportunity to be successful in and outside the classroom with regards to academics, arts and athletics.


The Vision of Bolton High School is to become the center of an inspired community of individuals with the common purpose of accelerating our young people into positions for successful futures.

Our Mantra

"Do Right"

  1. Be on Time
  2. Be Respectful
  3. Be ready to WORK HARD



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Last Updated On: Thursday, April 19, 2018



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