1. Student learning is the chief priority for our school.
2. Students need to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills by being actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work.
3. Students learn in different ways. The curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of learning activities to support their different learning styles.
4. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
5. Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
6. A safe and comfortable environment promotes student learning.
7. A commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
Our Motto: BCMS - Building Character, Minds and Success
Our Mission: The Mission of Boones Creek Middle School is to create a positive learning environment that empowers all students to achieve high academic standards and demonstrate responsible citizenship.
Our Vision: The Vision of Boones Creek Middle School is to become a model of excellence in academics and technology in a community support environment.
Our Profile: The Boones Creek community is steeped in historical significance. Daniel Boone was an early pioneer in the area, and the first permanent white settlement in Tennessee was at the mouth of Boones Creek. The present school structure for Boones Creek Middle School was built in 1939 with additional wings constructed in 1955 and 1959. Boones Creek High School became Boones Creek Middle School in 1972 after completion of a new elementary school and the consolidation of three area high schools into Daniel Boone High School. Present school facilities include: gymnasium, computer lab, media center, broadcasting studio, guidance room, cafeteria, band room, art room, and a music room. Classroom facilities include: twenty-five classrooms and one portable unit, which houses two additional classrooms. All classrooms are networked and have Internet access, with 19 classrooms being fully equipped with 21st Century computer stations. All classrooms have televisions that are interconnected.
The computer lab is available for use by all classes. Each grade level is assigned one day per week to use the lab. The school also has three SMART Boards, including one in the computer lab. Two wireless laptop stations and a classroom set of digital cameras are available for checkout. The computer lab is maintained in conjunction with the school and the technology department.
Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department has worked with our school to vastly improve the baseball and football fields. During the school year of 2000-2001, a storage building behind the school was removed, and two portable classrooms were installed. The installation of a school-wide alarm system including door contact and motion sensors has been completed, by means of a $350,000 technology grant. Thirteen surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the building to monitor the cafeteria, corridors, and entrances. An additional public address system has been installed in the principal's office to enhance communication.
Construction is underway to widen the access road in front of the school to a four-lane highway with a turning lane. When road construction is completed, then a front bus entrance and parking will be added to the school.
Environmental and safety conditions are extremely important at Boones Creek Middle School. Each classroom has a published crisis manual, which includes the chain of command in the event of an emergency and a list of team members. There are unannounced practice drills for emergency situations (tornado, fire, lockdown building, etc.). The building has many safety features including an elevator and is completely accessible for all students. The doors are kept locked during school hours, except for the front doors to the office.
In 2005-06, Boones Creek Middle School used 2.3% General Fund budget for administrative costs, which included office supplies, SACS expenses, and curriculum materials and 97.8% for instructional costs, which included classroom supplies, equipment costs, and maintenance costs.
Boones Creek Middle School serves as a community center for various area events and activities. The school serves as the district voting precinct for city, county, state, and national elections. County and city athletic leagues use school grounds and facilities for practice and games. Local universities send students to work with our teachers and students as they meet requirements of their educational degrees. Barnes Exterminating is our business partner in education and provide a $1,000 donation each year in addition to helping students throughout the year. Local churches, business, and civic clubs provide for many student's needs throughout the year.
The combination of a renovated facility, a progressive educational program, a professional staff, diversified extra-curricular activities, and the wise use of community resources create a positive and challenging learning environment for Boones Creek Middle School students. Students are prepared through their experiences at Boones Creek Middle School to live in and adapt to an ever changing world community.