Principal's Message

Mrs. Bradley, BMS PrincipalDear Wildcat Family,

I am excited to begin my second year as Principal of the best middle school in the Cherokee County School District! Go Wildcats! 

It is a delight to work with your children each day, and I look forward to getting to know each of them better as we move through this school year. The theme for this year is: CHAMPIONS - ROARing for Success! Our students are Champions. Our teachers are Champions, and I am committed to ensuring the best instructional opportunities possible for our students. 

Our school mission has not changed.  In partnership with parents and the community, we seek to prepare students to excel as productive and responsible members of society by providing a rigorous, well-rounded education. This year the instructional focus at Blacksburg Middle School is to achieve our mission by providing challenging opportunities for each student to improve their literacy skills across all content areas. Being a strong reader and writer is critical for one's career success, the improvement of our society and the sustaining of our culture, and our staff is committed to helping students grow in these areas.

BMS is also implementing AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination - in each grade level. The program is designed to support students in building their capacity for learning along with their organization and leadership skills so that they will be ready upon graduation from high school for college, career, or the military. Teachers in all grades and classrooms will begin to implement AVID instructional strategies and participate in continual professional development to strengthen our students' potential for sustained academic growth.  

The faculty and staff at BMS need your help to ensure that your child is successful.  We hope to see you for Open House, Parent Conferences, Title I events, for special occasions, sporting events, for lunch, for classroom visits...we want you to know that you are always welcome and are a valued person in your child's life. We need YOU!

We are looking forward to a year of academic excellence, and we are excited about our partnership as we strive to reach that goal. TOGETHER, we will achieve great things! Thank you, in advance, for all you will do to partner with us to make Blacksburg Middle School experience its most successful year ever!

Melody M. Bradley, Principal

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