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Military Families

Welcome Military Families to Brandon Middle School!

We are very excited to have you and your family at BMS. We are here to support you and your child in enrolling. Supporting Military Families is important to our school for many reasons but most importantly, for our military students. We have seen the impact that deployments can have on a loved one and the importance of community support.  So we are aware of the military community here in Rankin County, and would love to be a resource for your family.  

Please contact the counselors if you have any questions

Thank you, 

Mrs. Davis, Dr. Parker and Mrs. Varner

Resources and Educational Opportunities for Military Students:

Organization Name


Army Reserve Family Programs


Army Reserve Family Programs


Armed Services YMCA


Armed Services YMCA


Blue Star Families




Support. Connect. Empower.  For Military Families by Military Families



Build a Sign



Provides one free sign to welcome your hero home.  You only pay for shipping.






Find care and services for your children, adults, pets, and your home



The Comfort Crew for Military Kids



Support for the social and emotional resiliency of military kids



Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress



Resources and articles for military families



Educator Guide:  Military Child During Deployment



Educators can build coping skills in their students during and after a military deployment.



Family Guidebook: Dealing with Deployment



Guidebook to support parents and caregivers as they help their children handle deployment.



Fisher House Foundation



Housing when you have a service member hospitalized for injury, illness or disease



American Gold Star Mothers Inc.



An organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country



Gold Star Wives of America Inc.



Support for widows/ widowers of service members who died on active duty






Supports service members and their families maintain continuity of care



The American Legion



Nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth



Love and Logic



Parenting-Raising responsible children


Screening for Mental Health



Resource for mental health tools



Military's Interstate Children's Compact Commission



Includes the Interstate Compact



Military Child Education Coalition


Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)--Resources for military families


National Military Family Association


Provides free camps for children in military families.


Military HomeFront


A webpage for military families about available DoD programs


Military Impacted Schools Association


Serves school districts with a high concentration of military children


Military Kids Connect


DoD website for kids impacted by deployment


Military One Source


Free books, DVDs, resources handouts, etc.


Military Officers Association of America


Financial assistance for students who are children of former, current or retired military


National Resource Directory


Connecting Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families with Support


Operation Homefront


Provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of our service members and wounded warriors.


Operation Military Kids


Support for children and youth impacted by deployment


Operation We are Here


Resources for Military Families


Our Military Kids


Grants for the children of National Guard / Military Reserve who are currently deployed


School Quest 


Tool to help with the transition from school to school


American Red Cross


Emergency aid and support for military families


Sesame Street for Military Families


Toolkit celebrates families' strength and resilience in next step of their adventure


Sitter City Military Program


Child Care Programs for Military Families


Student On Line Achievement Resources


Resources to help parents with their children's education

(Includes online tutoring)


Surviving Deployment


Information and resources for military families


National Center for Telehealth and Technology


Support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military


Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors


Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)




Online tutoring and homework help


United Through Reading


Parent records reading a book online via video/tape recorder and it is sent to the child


USO Pathfinder


Initiative to help U.S. Military personnel and their families transition back into civilian life after service ends.


The Trevor Romain Company

DVD's and curriculum for military families


Transition Planning for Military Families

Military families will meet with the school's enrollment team to go over enrollment requirements.  Our enrollment team will help provide any information to families enrolling, as well as answer general questions about the school.

Academic Planning

Military families will meet with school counselors to review records, and discuss the different academic options for their students.

Student Led Transition Program

We understand the importance of making connections and finding a place when transitioning into a new school.  Our Student Transition Team members will assist in school tours, learning new schedules, and answering any questions.

Exceptional Students Educational Services

Gifted Education

Upcoming Military Recognition Event


Mental Health Resources

RCSD Resources

School Liaison 

Larry Mullins, NAS Meridian
Office: 601-679-2473
Cell: 601-479-2025

Mona Odom, NCBC Gulfport
Office: 228-871-2117
Cell: 228-323-6105

Joni L. Nalley, Columbus AFB
Office: 662-434-2792
Cell: 662-352-6456

Gerald Cross, Keesler AFB
Office 228-376-8505