Welcome to Buddy Taylor Middle School!!
Buddy Taylor Middle School opened its doors to the community in 1982, with Elmer “Buddy” Taylor at the helm as principal until 1990. Over the last 30 years there have been six accomplished principals, and I am fortunate to be your seventh.
Hello, My name is Stephen Hinson. I am thrilled to be your principal next year, and it is with great pleasure and optimism that I welcome you to the 2012-2013 school year. My philosophy is that of Great Expectations. This viewpoint encompasses personal accountability, self-reflection, intrinsic motivation and perseverance. At Buddy Taylor Middle School we will work as a team, therefore “Great expectations of our administration, great expectations of our students, great expectations of our colleagues, and great expectations of our parents” will be our mantra.
Working together as students, educators, families, and community members creates the finest learning environment for our students. It is my belief that communication is one of the most important keys to a positive learning environment. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact the school for any concerns that may arise pertaining to your child’s success as a student.
Each student will be given and required to have their student planner daily; this is an important organizational tool. By reviewing the planner with your child every day you will have a better understanding of what is expected of your child at school. Additionally, the planner will also reveal how many hall passes your child has been given, including the destination. Students and parents can keep current with grades by utilizing the online Skyward Parent Portal. The school registrar can assist you with gaining access to this critical resource.
At Buddy Taylor Middle School, we believe that every child can be successful. The faculty and staff are committed to making the atmosphere at BTMS conducive to learning, where students are our number one priority.
Best wishes for an enjoyable, productive and successful school year! I look forward to meeting each of you and hope you will take an active role in this educational journey.
Stephen C. Hinson
“Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” -Vince Lombardi