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Congratulations to the Trap Team, number TWO in the nation and their Coach Leonard Rovery!!
They won FOUR first place awards in National Competition in Sparta, Illinois against 1900 other competitors.

Congratulations to Valedictorian of the 2014 Senior Class - Daniel Moore and to Salutatorian - Lance Yu.

Bolton Food Pantry on Channel 3
Praises to the National Honor Society and Sponsors Marti Martin and Becky Baker.

Very Special Art Festival Winners!
Shane Henson-3rd place for his drawing, Kim Beck-Special Recognition for her wire bead tree

Seniors Lance Yu and Alyssa Isenhour will be honored with the American Association Teachers of French Outstanding Senior Award and Excellence in French Award, respectively. Lance will receive an Outstanding Senior Medal, and Alyssa will receive an Armes de Paris Medal.

News from Morgan's Leaders FCCLA:
Brittany Black is a state officer, Kyra Turner and Lauryn Kelly for qualifying for Nationals in San Antonio, Texas in July, and Brittany Gordon, Aaronis Turner, Keith Sawyer, Briah Jones, Destini Myers, Dion Smith and Melvin Patterson all won the Silver Award. Contratulations!

At the Skills USA State Finals this past week Lawrence Cooper took home the silver in the Automotive Technology Competition. Drew Meier won the silver medal in the Automotive Brake Systems Competition and Chris Blymyer won the bronze medal in the Automotive Engine Performance Competition. Congratulations to them and their instructor, Paul Frye

Awards were recently won in theTennessee High School Speech and Drama League District 1 competition. Our one-act play "This is a Test" took second place and Aaron Ball and Josh Vega were awarded "All-Star Cast" medals. Noah Donald took first place in solo acting and Jasmine Robertson took second place in solo acting. Robbie Ramirez and Donovan Hughes took 6th in duet acting.

Congratulations to both our Concert and Symphonic Bands for earning straight Superior performance ratings in prepared music and sight-reading at the West TN Concert Festival assessment.

The Bolton Advanced Orchestra recently earned a SUPERIOR rating in BOTH categories at the WTSBOA Concert Festival.

We are proud of our former students serving in the military:
Air National Guard Airman Nathaniel Huntley, class of 2008 and Navy Seaman Apprentice Jessica Barbour, class of 2013.

"The Bolton Paw Print" recently won several Tennessee High School Press Associations awards, including "Best Overall Website." THSPA is a statewide organization that recognizes the best of student journalism, so this is quite an accomplishment.
Individual winners included Destin Williams and Mckenzie Best for "Best Audio," Rachel Marlin for "Best Feature," and Dylan Ortiz for "Best Photograph." The Paw Print was also earned a "Excellent" overall rating.

Congratulations to the following Best of Preps 2013-14 honrees
Boys Basketball:
Trebor Jackson, 12th
Jaylen Fisher 10th grade
Girls Basketball:
Charity Savage
Boys Bowling:
Austin Corley

The Lady Wildcats are Region 7AAA Basketball champs after winning the championship in district 14 AAA. Good luck in the STATE TOURNAMENT!!

Big Congrats goes out to the Head Girls basketball Coach, Jason Martin and Head Boys basketball Coach, DJ Simpson for defeating Arlington High School for the 2014 District Championship!! Special thanks to these two programs for giving Bolton something to cheer about! Congratulations also to these players who made the 2014 all tournament team: Kayla Boldan, Taylor Smith. MVP - Charity Savage
Trebor Jackson, DeAunte Houston. MVP - Jaylen Fisher.

Congratualtions to Bolton's TWO National Merit Finalists: Daniel Moore and Lance Yu. Both received the highest award and a certificate of Merit for 2014 by demonstrating high potential for future academic accomplishment.

Congratulations to Bolton's Commercial Appeal Best of Preps winners: Robert Winans, boys' cross country; Halley Brown and Caroline Daniels, girls' cross country; Rebecca Starnes, Rachel Harbin, and Emily Sturgell, girls' soccer.

Congratulations to these two baseball players who will be playing on college teams next year: Austin Looker, UT Martin and John Sparks, Austin Peay.

Congratulations to these students who have been recognized as National Merit Commended Scholars - Linsey Jordan, Kaitlyn Jordan, Amy Knack, Clayton Kelley, and Brianna Frye



























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Bolton High School is an Optional School in 2014-15

Our Optional Programs are IB, Automotive Service Technology, & Information Technology..
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The TI Technology Rewards program offers educators the opportunity to collect points from calculator purchases. Please help us! Save your points from the package after you purchase a Texas Instruments Calculator. Turn it in to our school and we can redeem the points for a wide variety of free TI products and services including: TI-Nspire technology, TI graphing calculators,TI-Navigator system, Presentation tools and software, Professional development
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bridges Congratulations to the Bolton High student athletes, coaches, and aministrators for being named an A.F. Bridges Award Divisional Finalist. These awards are given to schools that have had no reported unsportsmanlike conduct incidents during the previous school year and have displayed an overall positive effort to teach, expect, and demand a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship at their particular contests. The schools that received this prestigious award were nominated by local officials associations, other member schools, and the Tennessee Observers Program for Sports (TOPS).

NOTICE: When paying school fees with cash, please bring correct change. The school can no longer give change.
We do accept checks with address and phone number.

Links of Love Competition against Arlington High School resulted in over $10,000 donated to Habitat for Hope. $7,000 of this amount was raised by Bolton.
Walk for Water raised enough money to provide 2 fresh water wells in Uganda.
Ashley Scott Memorial 5K to benefit victims of domestic violence has raised over $50,000 to date. See Race Results

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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:

The guiding principle of Bolton High School is the development of the individual youth for a purposeful life. Our mission is to help students achieve their potentials and acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become productive citizens.


1. Fostering a secure environment where instruction and learning are the primary focuses.

2. Developing students with vital skills in math, reading, research, technology, communication, and critical thinking necessary to become productive citizens.

3. Helping students form positive attitudes, positive characteristics, and mutual respect.

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Last Updated On: Thursday, July 31, 2014



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