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Principal's Message

Dane Ferguson
School Principal
Welcome to the home of the Burns Middle School Foxes where we believe “Building Unique Relationships Nurtures Success”.  We plan to make a difference in the lives of our students by continuing our tradition of “Focusing On eXcellence” every day.  We continue to learn and grow every year and this year we are excited as we begin focusing on developing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by participating in The Leader In Me.  Our students are going to soar as we begin to teach them how to develop and utilize the 7 Habits in their daily lives. 
Our administrative team and their basic responsibilities:
·         Dane Ferguson (Principal) – Classroom Instruction,Communication, Buildings and Grounds and Facilitation of all programs and activities
·         Larry Shadowen (Assistant Principal) – Discipline and Special Services
·         Diane Beumel (Staff Developer) – Classroom Instruction, Curriculum Alignment and Professional Development

Chantay Taylor (Guidance Counselor) – Assessment, Bully Prevention, 504 Implementation and Development and Social Skills
 ·    Mike Hamilton (Guidance Counselor) – Assessment, Bully Prevention, Individual Learning Plans(ILP), 504 Implementation and Development and Social Skills
Our responsibility as the administrative team is to facilitate an environment which will challenge our students academically and socially:
1.        by ensuring we are providing differentiated instruction based on individual student needs through an academically rigorous curriculum
2.       by ensuring we are engaging students in real world experiences in their daily classroom lessons
3.       by ensuring we are developing and nurturing relationships that are positive and professional
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 852-7400.
The BMS Administrative Staff     


  The safety and security of our students and schools is our highest priority. We want to remind families and our  
  community about the availability of an anonymous online system to report bullying, weapons, drugs or any unsafe
  behaviors. (Emergencies should always be reported by calling 911.)

Information submitted to the Safety Tipline Online Prevention (STOP) Tipline is reviewed immediately by DCPS administrators who are trained in appropriate follow-up procedures.

To submit a report – Go to www.dcps.org or any DCPS school website and click on the STOP logo in the upper right corner of the page.


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