Wanda S. Parrish, Burke County Middle School Principal
Burke County Middle School Family,
I hope that you are as excited as I am about returning to face-to face instruction this school year. The Burke County Middle School faculty and staff is geared up and ready to take flight. We are going to remain steadfast and focused on increasing student Lexile scores and math proficiency. In addition, we will continue to implement PBIS with fidelity as we strive to improve our overall school climate.
We will launch the year by administering universal screeners in the areas of math and reading. Then we will monitor student growth by administering those screeners at least two more times this school year. Our goal is to increase student Lexile scores by at least 100 points this year and to increase math proficiency by 1.5 grade levels.
In addition, 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.
We have made great strides over the past two years, but we are just getting started! 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