July 15, 2022

Dear Bull Run Middle School Community,

I hope that you and your family are having a restful and relaxing summer break. I am very excited about the upcoming school year. Our administrative, office and custodial staff and been working very hard to prepare for the upcoming school year. Our teachers will return on August 15th to begin planning and preparing for our students return as well. We are all extremely enthusiastic about kicking off the school year in a few weeks.

We are beginning our 20th year of excellence in teaching and learning at Bull Run Middle School. We are continuing with our rich tradition of education this school year with a focus on our vision of "Soaring to Excellence-Every Student Learning at High Levels Every Day". The Bull Run Middle School Staff is inspired and committed to making our vision a reality for all students who enter our building starting August 22. Our mission and core beliefs for our instruction is to ensure that every student can read, write, speak and think at high levels across the curriculum and to ensure each student is prepared to successfully reach high academic standards for the next level of learning.

To help prepare for the upcoming school year, it is important to know that we will continue to provide all students a school issued laptop, charger and carrying case on the first day of school. Teachers will have headphones in the classroom for students to use, but students have the option of using their own. I have attached school supply lists for each grade level with this letter.

We will have an opportunity for students to meet and greet their teachers on Thursday August 18th. Student schedules will be available on ParentVUE and StudentVUE, so students can stop by and visit their classrooms before the first day of school on August 22. Meet and Greet times are:

8th grade - Last name A-M: 8:30 - 9:30 am and Last Name N-Z: 9:30 - 10:30 am

7th grade - Last name A-M: 11:00 - 12:00 and Last Name N-Z: 12:30 - 1:30 pm

6th grade - Last Name A-M: 2:00 - 3:00 pm and Last Name N-Z: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

We have several events and informational items available on our school website at https://bullrunms.pwcs.edu in the next few weeks, so please visit our site often.

Thank you for your on-going support of Bull Run Middle's vision and your child's education. We look forward to a fantastic school year and look forward to seeing our students at our "Meet and Greet" the week before school starts.

Matthew Phythian