Dr. Murphy's BCS Entry Plan: 2019 Progress Report

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  • September 2019

    Dear Berkeley County Schools Community,

    Thank you for your interest in what’s happening in Berkeley County Schools. I am hopeful we will connect over the next several months, to discuss what we want for our children, families, staff and community today and in the future. It is important I hear your interests, aspirations and thoughts about how we continue creating a place for children to learn and thrive.

    As we meet, let's talk about what action items might look like, in both the short- and long-term, to give students opportunity and choice as they prepare for a successful future. The design of this entry plan creates venues for this conversation.

    At this point, I am engaging with staff and the community. I look forward to connecting with students and parents as the school year unfolds. Additionally, I am reviewing a variety of resources ranging from academic information, the superintendent community survey and search advisory input. While only a snapshot of information, this provides a starting point to continue our conversation and hear firsthand from you.

    As your new superintendent, I am grateful for the comprehensive hiring process our community engaged in last spring. Because of this process, I’ve already learned a handful of things that were especially meaningful to me:

    Listen for the first 6 months – learning who the employees are and what they can do.

    • “Tell our story!! We do great things every day.”
    • “It goes back to communication – understanding, listening, etc. Getting input from stakeholders, review policies.”
    • “Listening to the students on what they need.”
    • “School safety – drills, resource officers, preparation and prevention programs.”
    • “Focus on high expectations for self, others and students with a recognition of student growth.”
    • “HIGH EXPECTATIONS for academics and celebrating academics equally with athletics.”

    I want to thank the community, for being so welcoming and inviting, as I  come on-board. I know there are many great things occurring within Berkeley County Schools and I believe WE can build on this. I look forward to hearing more from you to gain a greater depth, knowledge and context around what we want for our children and community.

    We are off to a great start; let’s keep the momentum moving forward. I look forward to meeting and talking with you soon.

    Continued Success, 

    Patrick K Murphy Signature

    Patrick K. Murphy, Ed.D.


    Berkeley County Schools


September 19 - North Middle

North Middle School

September 18 - Business Education Partnership, Hedgesville High & Tomahawk Intermediate

Hedgesville High

September 17 - Valley View

Valley View

September 12 - Mountain Ridge Middle & Intermediate

School Tours with the Super

September 11 - Opequon Elementary

School Tours with the Super

September 10 - Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary & Business Ed Partnership Leadership Academy

September 9 - Winchester Avenue & Burke Street Elementary

September 5 - 6 Martinsburg High, South Middle, Print Shop & James Rumsey Tech

New Teacher Orientation 2019

August 13 -14 Mill Creek, Musselman High and Middle, Orchard View, Rosemont & the Ramer

New Teacher Orientation 2019

New Teacher Orientation

New Teacher Orientation 2019

Principal's Leadership Academy

Principals Leadership Academy 2019
listening, learning, relationships = student success

Follow Our Progress...

October 31 - Transportation & Warehouse


October 21 - Back Creek Valley


October 17 - Gerrardstown Elementary

October 16 - Eagle School & Potomack Intermediate & Spring Mills Primary


October 10 - Musselman Middle

School Tours with the Super

October 8 - Bedington Elementary


October 4 - Orchard View & Mill Creek Intermediate & Bunker Hill Elementary

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October 2 - Marlowe Elementary

Marlowe Elementary

October 1 - Hedgesville Elementary & Middle

Hedgesville Middle

September 30 - Inwood Primary

Inwood Primary

September 27 - Pikeside Learning, Rosemont Elementary & Musselman High


September 26 - WEPM Studio Interview

Dr. Murphy In-studio with WEPM

September 25 - Burke Street & Tuscarora Elementary

Burke Street Elementary

September 20 - Spring Mills Middle & Spring Mills High

Spring Mills Middle