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, instantly almost doubling our populations and became BCS's largest middle school. We never quite gained our full traction operationally 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 our selves, our families, our school and 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 coming school year has already begun and if you have not already done so, you will soon be receiving messages about how to complete that process for your child/children. Yes, we have to continue pressing forward and preparing for the future even in the face of adversity and challenge knowing that brighter days lie ahead. Until that time, take care of yourselves and your families and remember..
Milton Hopkins Jr.