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Principal's Message

Welcome to Black River Middle School. We hope you are ready for a year that is challenging, rewarding and exciting. Your success depends on the development of regular attendance, effective study habits and self-discipline. This handbook outlines policy and procedures to guide you towards that success.


The BRMS staff has spent countless hours learning new skills and finding resources to help you through an amazing journey. All students will participate in enriched core curriculum, explore elective courses connected to real world applications and be offered a variety of opportunities to engage in throughout the school year. The continued PBIS focus will bring about many activities to build unity, promote school and community pride and develop student leadership.


Middle school is a time of academic, social and emotional growth. This time comes with normal challenges as students and parents sail the uncharted waters of adolescence. Since communication is an essential part of this journey we have placed priority on regularly sharing information through a variety of sources. We ask that you also communicate with us; we cannot help or resolve issues that we are not aware of. The staff will work with families to assist as necessary and connect families with local resources that help meet all our students’ needs.

 Cathy Aviles 
Middle School Principal 
Parents Right to Know
Parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including:
  • Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status
  • Baccalaureate degree major, graduation certification and field of discipline
  • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessional and if so, their qualifications.
  • Notice of Right to Know Teacher Qualifications
Our Secretary
Mrs. Joanne Maslanka keeps our school office running smoothly.  She appreciates your timely messages regarding non-attendance and notes when students return.  We encourage all students to get to know Mrs. Maslanka in the middle school office.  It makes her day when students share a smile and use their great manners.  
Go Middle School Pirates!
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