Welcome Back

Welcome Back!

Dear Excelsior Springs Middle School Parents and Community,

As principal, it is my pleasure to welcome you back to Excelsior Springs Middle School, home of the Tigers! First, I hope you all had a restful summer break filled with plenty of opportunities to enjoy family and friends; as well as learning new information and skills. Secondly, I would like to welcome back all our returning students and extend a big warm welcome to new members of our ESMS family. Whether you are returning or new, we know you will thrive here.

Leaping back into the world of learning is such an exciting time for students, families and teachers alike. Positive family involvement always plays a vital role in the success of our children and we pride ourselves in being an open, inviting school community dedicated to engaging children in high quality education. Each child will progress differently, but in the end our goal is for each of them to reach the high expectations we have set for them in all areas: socially, emotionally, developmentally, and academically.

The first and most critical factor to your child’s success is his or her daily attendance. Our goal continues to be to ensure that every student attends school regularly, 90% of the time or better (less than 2 absences a month). Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day. We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged. Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time and feel free to let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day.

We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. We have many new and continuing programs planned to help our students and teachers monitor learning and ensure continuous academic growth for every student. Your child’s educational learning experience as well as social and emotional development and safety is of great importance to our staff. Let us know how we can best support your child’s development and learning, we want your child to be successful in school!

I am honored to serve as the principal of Excelsior Springs Middle School. It is truly an honor to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. Please feel free to contact me at 816.630.9230 or at mbullimore@ga.essd40.com.

Once again, welcome back! Together, let’s make it a great year at ESMS!


Mark Bullimore