James Bridger Middle School

School Times

Start: 7:20 am

Dismiss: 2:14 pm


Principal: Dr. Janet Richards

Assistant Principal: Kevin Lathrom

Assisstant Principal: Steve Painter 

  • 10/13/14   No School 
  • 10/23/14   Scholastic Book Fair Begins in Library
  • 10/28/14   Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • 10/29/14   Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • 10/30/14   Last Day for Scholastic Book Fair
  • 10/31/14   No School
  • 11/3/14     No School
  • 11/11/14    Veteran's Day Assembly 9:00 am
  • 11/21/14    PTSA Mixers in the Gym
  • 11/26/14    No School
  • 11/27/14    No School
  • 11/28/14    No School
James Bridger Middle School

James Bridger Middle School

18200 E. M78 Highway
Independence, MO 64057

Phone: 816.521.5375
Fax: 816.521.5632

Upcoming Sporting Events

Go to: http://www.isdsports.org for  information on  sporting events.


Major Saver Sales

The 2014 Major Saver Discount Card campaign launches in Independence on October 1st! Last year, participating students helped the Independence School District Foundation and participating schools raise more than a record $75,000.  

Elementary and Middle school students will be selling $15 cards with 19 Buy-One-Get-One Free offers starting Wednesday, October 1st through Thursday, October 16th.  These exceptional offers include savings at the following establishments: Dunkin’ Donuts, Texas Roadhouse, Culver’s, Logan’s Roadhouse, A Little BBQ Joint, Papa Johns, HiBoy, The Big Biscuit, Pizza Street, Strikerz, 54th Street, La Fuente, Salvatore’s, Quiznos, Papa Murphy’s, Rib Crib, Dixon’s Chili, Price Chopper & Missouri Mavericks.

Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com.  The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school.  All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.  

Please consider purchasing a Major Saver card from a Bridger school student!  The proceeds from these sales will benefit the participating schools and the Independence School District Foundation.

Major Saver Card 2014-2015.pdf

About Bridger Middle School

James Bridger Middle School History

James Bridger Middle School, named after the famous pioneer James Bridger, opened in 1966. Bridger offers a caring, safe environment to district sixth-grade students. Students have the opportunity to select from a variety of exciting and interesting exploratory courses. They may also participate in our Latitude program which offers tutoring and a variety of clubs.  Bridger also offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletics and activities.

Vision Statement

It is our vision to celebrate individual efforts and achievements while encouraging students to accept responsibility for learning, decisions and actions.

Character Trait of the Month

October - Integrity

To do the right thing.

Breakfast & Lunch Prices

Breakfast prices are $1.70 for secondary students and $2.00 for adults. Lunch Prices are  $2.50 for a secondary student lunch and $2.85 for adults. A school milk or juice can be purchased for .50 cents

Box Tops

Bridger Middle School is a collection location for Box Tops. Please drop them off in the main office at any time.


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Last Update: Monday, October 13, 2014 08:36:33