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Dr.  Patrick  K.  Fenderson
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Principal's Corner

Principal Message

Welcome to Barbour County Primary School (BCPS), where we believe all students have the potential to be successful because they are truly AWESOME. As we continue to implement the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS), I challenge all of BCPS stakeholders to assist us with this task. Through character development, rigorous academics, meaningful learning, and effective instruction, all students will be college and career ready. We seek all stakeholders as partners in the process because working together we can achieve more for all our students. Believing in a strong partnership between home and school, the administrative team, teachers, and support staff place significant effort in maintaining an educational environment where each student is valued, encouraged, and challenged to high academic standards and social behavior.

Writing, listening, and speaking in each content area is a school wide focus for the 2014-2015 school year, as we prepare students for the CCRS standards. Writing, listening, and speaking helps students retain technical information as well as providing relevant practice of important writing and speaking skills.

As your child reads this year, please encourage him/her to select books which are on his/her Star Reading level or Lexile. This helps keep the rigor and excitement in reading for all students. Reading is a skill which needs to be practiced for at least 20 minutes or more daily. Children should be reading across all genres. Read to your Child! Reading skills are easily transferred to science and social studies. Cause and effect, main idea, and the setting can lend to some interesting discussions while making connections to concepts.

I look forward to working with each stakeholder to provide excellence in academic, emotional, and social growth for my students .It is our shared goal that each day is a positive and safe one for all of our students because BCPS is truly AWESOME.




Dr. Patrick K. Fenderson