Welcome to a brand new school year! I am thrilled to be your new principal and can’t wait to see you all each and every day this year! We are happy to have over 1000 students projected to attend Long Cane Middle this year. We give a special welcome to our new 6th grade class and to other new students joining our learning family. It’s going to be a great year! Long Cane Middle strives to provide the finest educational experience possible. Our teachers will teach to the best of their ability every day; guiding each student on a path that will provide him/her the skills necessary for a productive future in college or in a career after high school. The curriculum will be rigorous and the standards will remain high. Our students must be able to compete with students around the globe and deserve a world class education. We hope this school year is exciting, enjoyable, rewarding, and holds many memorable moments for everyone. Make every day a great day to be a Cougar!