Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School

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Principal's Message



Welcome to Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School and the 2014-2015 school year!  We have been working hard preparing for the challenges of a new academic year.  Please keep your copy of the handbook to use as a guide.  As questions arise, many of the answers can be found here. 


This handbook contains important policies and regulations.  Please review them carefully togetherPlease note:  Should any policy within this handbook contradict or be in conflict with any Upshur County Board of Education Policy, Upshur County Policy shall be the ultimate authority in any action that may be taken.  In addition, the handbook cannot include every situation we might face at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School.  The administration will address other issues as they arise throughout the school year.


Our goal at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School is to address the overall needs of our middle school students.  Naturally, academics are the key focus of any school.  However, we recognize that the physical, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of our students cannot be ignored as they are undergoing tremendous change in all areas of their lives.  We believe that the most effective means to address these issues is through our student-centered approach to education.  We want all of our students to feel welcome and to realize that every individual in our school is valued and respected.


Parents, please become involved at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School!  We have room for everyone.  Opportunities to volunteer at the school, PTO, and athletic booster groups are open to all.  Your participation is vital to the overall success of our students and the school.


We are proud of our students, staff, parents, and the community we serve!  The support that our students and the school receive truly reflects the value you place on student learning and achievement.  With the continuing support of our parents and the community, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School can continue to grow in its effectiveness in meeting the educational needs of our students!