Mrs. Brenda Muse, Principal
Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s):
On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff at BFMS we welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year. I’m privileged and humbled to serve as the Campus Principal of Benjamin Franklin Middle School. Our commitment is to provide your child with an excellent education in a safe learning environment. We have worked hard to design an educational program geared to meet the individual needs of our middle school students.
Educating young minds is a tremendous responsibility and we need your help. Please be sure your child comes to school each day rested and ready to learn. Regular attendance and arriving on time are very important. We do not want our students to miss out on any instructional time.
I ask that you support our team by making sure your child understands that school is important and success in school is something that your family values. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education do better in school than children whose parents are not involved.
So I hope you’ll be an active partner with us, whether you choose to join our school’s PTO, volunteer at the school or take part in special team events. We welcome and want your involvement at BFMS. Students, I also want to encourage you to become involved in school life at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. We have a number of clubs, organizations, and athletic teams for you to join. Even if you do not participate, you will enjoy supporting your classmates.
Parents I encourage you to stay in contact with your child’s team teachers and with me if you have any questions or concerns during the school year. Working together, I know we can make this a great year at Benjamin Franklin Middle School for your child. I look forward to partnering with you this year to help your child learn!
About BFMS: Benjamin Franklin Middle School, centrally located in Rocky Mount, consists of two buildings- the East Hall, housing all 6th grade students and the West Hall, housing 7th and 8th grade students. The middle school provides a transition from elementary to high school and offers a program designed to meet the unique physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of students in this age range.
Students receive academic instruction in the core subjects of English, Social Studies, Science, and Math. A broad range of experiences in technology/career education and fine arts is also available. A comprehensive guidance program, Character Counts Program and Olweus/Rachel’s Challenge helps students develop positive self-esteem and responsible decision-making skills. A variety of athletic offerings prepares athletes for high school competition and promotes sportsmanship.
All students can learn, and our mission is to discover and foster the conditions under which they learn best. Our responsibility is to help students emerge from the middle school experience with their maturity and self-esteem enhanced and on the way to becoming well-rounded and responsible individuals.