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Principal's Message


Dear Students and Parents:


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Eighth Street Middle School! I hope that all of you enjoyed your summer break and had some time for rest and relaxation. I am looking forward to a great school year. 


As your Principal, I want you to know a little about my life.  I have been married to my best friend, Kristy Stone, for 18 years.  Education is in our family.  Kristy is a Literacy Coach at Omega School here in Tift County.  Our daughter, Ellie Stone, will be a 7th-grade student at ESMS next year.  Mollie is our seven-year-old daughter and Brody is our very active six-year-old son.  As we start a new school year, I would like to share with you that my priorities start with my faith, followed by my family, friends, church, and work.  I believe if we keep everything in its proper place, we can and will be successful in life.  I am so pumped about starting my 20th year in public education.   


Middle school is a time for growth, challenge, and adventure. A new school year is always an exciting time. It presents opportunities for new beginnings. As students advance through middle school, they will explore new courses and meet new people.  Eighth Street Middle School students are offered more choices for academic and connection classes.  Students and families are given opportunities to explore careers and academic courses that interest them and meet their needs.  Your child’s time at Eighth Street Middle School will be exciting and filled with new opportunities.


The faculty and staff of Eighth Street Middle School are committed to providing a superior education for all students. We are excited to build each student’s passion for learning and to prepare them for their transition to high school. Our core values guide the faculty and staff as we interact with students at Eighth Street Middle School.  We strive every day to Engage/Support/ Motivate your child.  We know these 3 Core Values will equal success.     


So this is what we will say a lot this year- 




I know this will be a great school year for our students, parents, faculty, and staff. I want to encourage our parents to be involved in your child’s education. Please know that we need you, and you are always welcome here at Eighth Street Middle School.



Dr. Chad Stone