Burke County Middle School Family,
I hope that you are as excited about this venture as I am. The Burke County Middle School faculty and staff is moving in a new direction in the 2019-2020 school year. We have two main focuses this year:
1) Culture and Climate and 2) Reading and Lexile Scores.
First, we are working diligently to improve the school environment. We want our school to be a place where teachers and other staff want to come to work and young people want to come to learn! We want our school to be warm and inviting. We want our students to feel that they are in a safe place. We are going to be working to build relationships with our students and families.
Secondly, we are implementing a morning reading period entitled "Sustained Silent Reading." During this period we will work with students to empower them to be aware of their current reading level and equip them with the tools and skills necessary to increase their lexile score.
Thank you for trusting us with your sons and daughters! Please feel free to reach out to us with your concerns and suggestions. The school phone number is 706.554.3532. My school email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanda S. Parrish