Spring Mills Middle School Welcome Toolkit

Welcome to Our School

  • Dear Students and Families,

         On behalf of our entire staff, welcome to Spring Mills Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year.  I am honored to introduce myself as your incoming principal and excited to work with such a dedicated and caring staff to ensure that our students receive an exceptional education.  The welcome I have received from members of our staff, our students, and the community has been truly special.

         As a Berkeley County native who grew up in the Spring Mills area, I am excited to be a part of this community again.  Upon graduating from Marshall University, I moved back to Berkeley County to begin my teaching career.  I spent 12 years as an ELA teacher at Hedgesville Middle School, before deciding to become an administrator.  After my 4 years as assistant principal at Mountain Ridge Middle School, I have finally come back home to Spring Mills.

         I have spent this summer becoming familiar with our school climate and culture, and what I learned is that our staff is amazing!  They have been working hard to prepare for our students’ return and they have some amazing ideas for how to continue to make SMMS a place where our students want to learn.  Together, we will strive to maintain the high standards of academic excellence for which SMMS is so well known, and we will challenge our students with a rigorous, yet engaging curriculum that will prepare them for a successful future.  

         Our Orientation night will be this Monday, August 19 from 6-8. The event will be for our incoming 6th grade class and any newly enrolled 7th or 8th grade students.  Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 20.  Students can be dropped off beginning at 7am in the front loop. Buses will begin dropping off at 7:10, so at that time parents will need to drop off students at the entrance on the side parking lot.  Please keep in mind that traffic can get quite congested during the morning bus and parent drop-off, so please plan accordingly.  In the afternoon, parent pickup begins at 2:35 once the buses exit the front loop.  Please park along the front road until the buses depart. For more information about our school schedule or procedures or to review our school handbook, please refer to our website.

         I’m looking forward to meeting each of you next week as we start this new and exciting year together.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time during the school year.  Best of luck on what I know will be a fantastic year at SMMS.



    Tony Ponton

    Principal, Spring Mills Middle School

Vision & Mission

  • Mission Statement: 

    It is the mission of Spring Mills Middle School to collaborate efforts among students, faculty, parents, and community in order to create a safe, student centered, educational environment which addresses the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students while providing a solid foundation for future endeavors and the betterment of society. 

    Vision Statement: 

    The Vision of Spring Mills Middle Schools is to prepare all students for success in high school and beyond! 

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