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Principal's Message

From the Desk of Dr. Mack


Welcome Appling Family to another school year.  We are so excited to welcome our newest family members.  I hope each of you is ready for this exciting and ever-changing middle school journey.  Whether you are with us for your first year or your final year of middle school, it’s going to be awesome.  It is my honor to serve as principal here at Appling Middle School.  Our Appling staff thanks you for entrusting your students to us for this school year.   This year we begin our 6th year as Bartlett City Schools and each year is better than the last.


We had many changes to our family.  We had several teachers to retire and/or move to new school districts, so we have many new faces in our family.  Know that our staff is dedicated and ready to assist our students and families however we can.  We continue to strive for: E3 Excellence Everybody Every Day!  Our goal remains the same - to prepare our students for the future by providing them with an academic foundation that sets them up for continued success no matter what their endeavor.  We are proud of our strong academic traditions and will continue to do our best to maintain an academically robust program.   The 2019 BHS valedictorian and salutatorian were both former Appling Wildcats! 


The middle school years are the most challenging and rewarding for students and parents alike.  We will push them academically so that they can reach their potential and demonstrate E3.  No longer will just enough be good enough.  Our wish for each student while they are here at Appling is for them to find their niche, excel academically and flourish socially.  I think you will find here at Appling that we welcome every student be they actors, artists, athletes, musicians, or vocalist.  There is an activity for them to become involved with over the course of their middle school career here at Appling.


Our Appling parents are the foundation of student success.  We cannot grow successful students without your help.  We encourage you to become involved with and support the work of our school, its activities, and partner with us to help our students.   The school PTO would love to have you!  We want our Wildcat Family to be active supporters of all things Appling during your time here.  Our way won’t always be your way, but we will also make decisions based on what is best for the safety of each student here.


We look forward to working with your family during your students’ time here at Appling Middle.  Let’s make this an awesome year!


                                                                                    Dr. Keshia Y. McMickens

                                                                                    “Dr. Mack”