Principal’s Message

Welcome to the Shippensburg Area Middle School web site. We hope this site provides you with helpful information. Communication between school and community is very important to the success of all of our students. Please, do not hesitate to contact a principal, counselor, teacher, or staff member regarding questions or concerns.

SAMS values a long standing tradition of excellence. At the core of that tradition is a caring and committed teaching staff that provides many opportunities for student learning and success. It continues to be our challenge to make the middle school years as meaningful as possible to the 21st century student. Our goal is to ensure all of our students are challenged to reach their fullest potential by offering a rigorous academic environment coupled with any support that may be essential for their success. SAMS is also proud to offer a number of opportunities for students to become involved. Our students have the opportunity to participate in after school clubs, performing arts and athletics, and academic competitions as a chance to be part of a rewarding and positive experience.

As a parent of two teenage children, I share in each situation that our parents experience. I can understand the joys, the fears, and the anxiety each of you face as you put your children on the school bus or drop them at the doors of our school. Please know that we will take every effort to ensure our students are safe, that they learn responsibility, and are prepared for life situations, as well as understand the importance of being kind and considerate to one another.

We are very proud of the students at Shippensburg Area Middle School. Together with our staff, our students contribute to a learning environment which promotes all reaching their full potential as learners. Our hope is that each class that travels through the doors of SAMS will find success.