Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog families,

On behalf of the Orchard Middle School teachers and staff, we want to welcome you to this school year at Orchard.  Our teaching and support staff are proud of the fine academic and extracurricular programs that we offer to students at grades six, seven and eight.  Our goal is to provide a quality educational opportunity to each student enrolled in our school.

Part of our district and school wide focus is to encourage parent involvement in their child’s school.  The family is a vital partner in the educational process with regular communication between the school and family being one way to help assure success of the student.  We encourage parents to become involved in our school through one of our valuable PTO projects, parent conferences or some other school function.  When questions arise, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or the office for assistance.

Research continues to enforce that school involvement is critical to a middle school student’s success in school.  As a result, Orchard offers a number of club activities, enrichment activities, and sports opportunities for students to choose from.  Other special opportunities offer students an incentive to set standards for themselves in academics, citizenship, school and community involvement and school/community service.  Involvement in activities at school will lead to a more positive attitude and successful school year.

The teachers and staff look forward to a great year at Orchard this year.  We encourage your questions, thoughts, concerns and ideas to help us improve our school.  Together we will show our “Bulldog Pride”.

Sincerely,
Taunya Brown
Principal