• Hello and welcome to Jones Valley Middle School's website. I am Mr. Hopkins, the principal of this beautiful facility and dynamic institution of learning. This has indeed been a very challenging and sometimes tumultuous year at Jones Valley for a multitude of reasons. To begin the year, we enetered into the uncharted territory of merging neighboring middle schools and communities. This instantly almost doubled our enrollment and we became BCS's largest middle school. We never quite gained our full operational traction from the merger, in order to be performing minimally, where we expected ourselves to be.

    This Spring, the trend of unchartered territories continued with the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has caused generational shock to both our nation and world. The crisis has forced us to adapt and evolve to "new social norms". Yet, even with all of the turmoil and uncertainty that we have experienced this school year, last I checked, (through mercy and grace), we are still here. We are still here and still standing, with yet another opportunity to make things better and improve ourselves, our families, our school and yes our community. To that end, lets make sure that we are practicing "safety first" as we all continue to learn how to manuever during this season. This too shall pass, and I want us to be better as a result of it.

    Registration for the 2020-21 school year should be completed at this point, but if you have not done so, complete that process immediately for your child/children. Yes, we have to continue pressing forward and preparing for the future even in the face of adversity and challenges, knowing that brighter days lie ahead. Until that time, take care of yourselves and your families and remember..

    "Safety first"!

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    Milton Hopkins Jr.