Boonsboro Middle School

August 20, 2006

1 J-H Wade Drive

Principal: Paul Engle

Phone: 301-766-8038

Fax: 301-432-2644

Web site:

Start time: 8:45 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.

Grades: 6-8

Date of construction: 1976

Age of building: 30 years


Size of building: 105,590 square feet

State-rated capacity: 888 students

Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 762

From the principal

Q. What are the biggest challenges this year?

A. We will encourage our students to do their very best. Our team of dedicated teachers and staff will provide a challenging and rigorous curriculum of instructional activities for students.

Q. What are your goals for the year?

A. Our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team, in partnership with our staff, will set high standards for academic and behavioral success for all students. Plans are in place to provide a wide variety of special activities and rewards to recognize our students for their positive efforts and successes. We will strive to maintain our strong daily student attendance rate, as we must ensure our students and parents understand the importance of regular and consistent daily attendance. We will work closely with our Student Council to provide numerous positive experiences and activities throughout the school year to facilitate our students' enjoyment of an outstanding school year. Our National Junior Honor Society members will plan several projects to support our community. Furthermore, our staff and PTSA will collaborate to strengthen family and community involvement within the school.

Q. What will help to ensure a successful school year?

A. A successful school year must begin with a focus on learning. All members of our school community, in a spirit of cooperation, must ensure positive learning experiences for every student. Our students must be eager to participate in the various learning opportunities and challenges available to them.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. High expectations are established and maintained at Boonsboro Middle School. We encourage all students to come to school prepared to learn. Regular school attendance is a vital component in leading to school success. Creating structured homework and study time at home each day will lead to stronger academic achievement. In addition, research has shown the importance of independent reading by students.

Q. What special projects will occur during the school year?

A. Over the summer, we replaced most computers in our school and installed several electronic whiteboards for classroom use. We also anticipate the completion of a new sidewalk area near our school.

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