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Basalt Middle School

Basalt Middle School Administrative Staff
Jennifer Ellsperman, Principal – 384-5901
Ty Hayden, Assistant Principal – 384-5902
Laurie Taylor, Financial / Student Secretary:
Front Office Main Number: (970) 384-5900
Attendance Line: (970) 384-5919 (Please use this phone number to report your child sick or absent)
Snow Day Line: (970) 384-6075
District Office: (970) 384-6000

Certified Staff – 33
Secretaries – 2
Other Classified Staff – 8
Average Class Size
Core Classess – 21
Elective Classes – 21

Mission Statement: Basalt Middle School will ensure that EVERY student develops the enduring knowledge, skills, and character to thrive and contribute in a changing world. Essentially, our motto is: Work Hard, Be Kind, Achieve.

Climate and Culture: We are CREW not passengers. All will feel like they belong and are an important part of the Basalt Middle School community. Students will exit BMS as compassionate individuals with a healthy mindset towards adversity and success and be intrinsically motivated as lifelong learners.

High-Quality Instruction: All students will receive high-quality engaging instruction that positively impacts their learning for growth and success.

In order to meet our mission and vision, BMS will provide time and resources for learning, implementation, improvement, and collaboration to foster:

  • Climate and Culture. We will develop cohesive relationships among ALL students and staff and increase a sense of belonging while strengthening a growth mindset to achieve personal and academic success and build a strong sense of community. We will create authentic experiences that allow students to grow in executive skills, perseverance, enthusiasm, teamwork, and compassion.
  • High-Quality Instruction. We will strive for continuous improvement focused on the best implementation of the most effective strategies to promote student growth and achievement in content, critical thinking, and innovation.
  • The information above was taken from the official Basalt Middle School Website.

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