Taylor County Middle School gears up to welcome students back


PRUNTYTOWN—Students will be hitting the halls at Taylor County Middle School this week for their Back to School Nights.

Grades fifth through eighth make up the middle school, with an average of 700 students each year. Taylor County Middle School offers many clubs and athletic opportunities for all students. 

Yesterday, August 20, fifth grade students had the opportunity enter the halls of the school for the first time and see where they will be spending their next four years.

During the event, the students received their schedules and had the opportunity to meet their teachers.

Today, Wednesday, August 21, sixth grade students will be heading out to the middle school to receive their schedules and meet their teachers for the new year.

On Thursday, August 22, seventh graders will have the chance to meet their teachers, receive their schedules and check out the upstairs of the school where their classes will be at.

Then on Friday, August 23, eighth grade students will have their last Back to School Night at the middle school.

All Back to School Nights will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. and begin in the gymnasium with Principal Matthew Keener welcoming students and parents.

Keener will also share information about the school, including some of the policies and procedures that students must follow on the school’s mission to “Challenge all students to realize their greatest potential.”

“The middle years are an exciting time, and we will provide important transitions, acquisition of new skills and engaging opportunities,” stated Keener. “TCMS is committed to providing a challenging and rigorous curriculum that helps each student progress and provides a safe environment for all students.”

He expressed that by working together as a team of students, staff, parents and community, they will have the best year ever.

During the event, hot dogs, chips, cookies and water will be provided in the lunchroom.

For more information or if you have questions, call the school at 304-265-0722.

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