Lewis County Schools

Lewis County Schools

Robert L. Bland

Middle School

Home of the Patriots

358 Court Avenue

Weston, WV 26452


Phone: 304- 269-8325

Fax: 304-269-8310

Principal:  Mrs. Julie Radcliff

Assistant Principal:  Mrs. Sally Hinterer

Asst. Principal/Athletic Director:  Mrs. Tarra Shields

News and Announcements

End of the Year Technology and Learning Survey


At the beginning of the 16-17 school year we asked parents to complete a survey that would help guide us in our curriculum development, professional learning offerings, budget distribution, and community outreach. 


To follow up with our survey from the beginning of the year, we would like to ask parents to help us in completing the other part of this process, the end of the year survey.  Please click the links below to complete your portion of the survey! The parent survey should only take about 5 minutes and will be open until May 31st.


We greatly appreciate your input!

Click Here to Take the Parent Survey

A Note from Mr. Lambert

Mr. Lambert, the principal of Lewis County High School, has released a short letter pertaining to scheduling of 8th grade students at LCHS. Click the link below to read it.

Mr. Lambert's Letter

Yearbook Announcement

Yearbooks are now available to purchase! The cost of the yearbook is $30 until April 28th.  After that date, the cost is $40.  Students can pay in full or in $10 and $15 installments.  We are also offering the opportunity to purchase a yearbook online, parents only have to go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, and enter the school order number (10749) to place their order. Yearbooks are full-color and hardback-bound.

Latest Broadcast of WRLBMS

A group of seventh-graders, under the direction of Mrs. Grace Harris, have launched a student news program entitled WRLBMS. Their seventh broadcast, and final broadcast for the 2016-2017 school year has just been released. Links to all of their broadcasts are below.

WRLBMS Premiere Broadcast

WRLBMS Second Broadcast

WRLBMS Third Broadcast

WRLBMS Fourth Broadcast

WRLBMS Fifth Broadcast

WRLBMS Sixth Broadcast

WRLBMS Seventh Broadcast

Career Education

This morning, our 8th grade Patriots learned about two career fields that they may not have considered, carpentry and healthcare. A representative from the WV Carpenters taught our students about the different avenues of being a carpenter, as well as how to take their first steps on the path to becoming one. Representatives from Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital spoke to our students about the wide variety of careers that are involved with the healthcare industry that aren’t doctors or nurses.

To learn more about WV Carpenters, click HERE.

To learn more about Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, click HERE.

Pressley Ridge Announcement

In the state of West Virginia there are 4,904 children in foster care who are in need of a loving home. Sadly, this number is growing daily. Pressley Ridge is looking for caring individuals and families to become certified foster parents. if you think you might be ready to open your heart and home to a child in need, visit www.pressleyridge.org or you can contact their Recruiting Specialist, Susie Haught, at (304) 841-3664.

Absence Policy

Any time your child is absent, you will need to send a note or doctor’s excuse to the office when your student returns.  The note should state your child’s first and last name, date of absence, and the reason for absence.  If you call to say your student is absent, or if your student is absent for a pre-arranged reason, you will still receive a computerized call stating child is absent.  A written note is required to enter excuses for each absence.

Shuttle Buses

There are four shuttle buses available to all Lewis County students that runs from the middle school Monday through Thursday at 6 pm.  Each bus departs the middle school and heads to different parts of the county.  One bus goes out 33W towards Alum Bridge and will go clear to the county line.  Another bus goes out 19S towards Walkersville and turns around at the Y.  The third bus goes 19W towards Jane Lew, will go out McWhorter Road when needed, and goes out Old Mill Road.  The final bus goes out 33E towards Walmart, will go to Quarry Glen Apartments when needed, and travels up Buckhannon Mountain.  Students and parents are encouraged to utilize this valuable service.

LiveGrades Accounts

The school year is back in session and learning is about to commence! With learning, comes grades, and with grades comes LiveGrades. Many parents already have their LiveGrades logins, or have set up an account in the past. If you already know your LiveGrades account, you have nothing to worry about. If you’ve forgotten your LiveGrades account information, please go to livegrades.com and click on “Forgot your login? Click here” and go through the steps listed. If you’ve never created a LiveGrades account, and wish to have one, send an email to  aradcliff@k12.wv.us to get a step by step tutorial and the required information.

RLBMS is proud to accept and use Box Tops for Education. If your family collects them, send them to Mrs. Sarah Lough.

Click HERE for more information about this valuable program.

Too many children in West Virginia miss too many days of school. Often, we think absences aren't a problem as long as they're excused or a child’s learning won't be affected unless he or she misses several days in a row. Research shows that missing 10% of the school year — which can be just two or three days every month — can add up to so much lost time in the classroom that children just can't keep up. Attendance is critical to the success of our students. We must have our students present and engaged in order to provide them with the opportunities they need to be successful in the future. We invite you to take a look at the link below to help promote regular attendance and intervene when poor attendance becomes a problem.