District News

Message from the Principal

  • Greetings BTMS Families!

    The faculty and staff of Benjamin Turner Middle School continue to strive to provide a high-quality instructional program, in spite of the many challenges that are distinctive of a global pandemic.  We remain steadfast in our commitment to nurture and guide our scholars to recognize that they have the power to define themselves and who they want to be.  

    During the first marking period, we established the norms of online learning, reflected on who we are as individuals through our Self-Awareness projects and identified our academic standing through I-Ready testing and class exams.  We must now focus on ensuring that every child receives the support that they need to grow socially and academically.

    November 16, 2020 marked the beginning of the second marking period. We invite you, as partners in your children’s education, to guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

    1. Attends school daily (in-person or via Zoom) ready for the day’s learning experiences.
    2. Completes all assignments and follow up with teachers regarding feedback on their work. Requests a progress report on a bi-weekly basis.
    3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills.
    4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life and any additional support that he/she may need.

    We look forward to an exciting and productive second marking period. We R.O.A.R!


    Yours in learning,

    Dr. P. Pearce