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Principal's Message

Mr. Nicholas

Matthew Nicholas

Principal’s Message

Bell-Herron Middle school was named after two former Carrollton Superintendents, Mr. Walter R. Bell, and Mr. J. Wendell Herron. These two men helped shape the Carrollton School District and were advocates for the middle school concept. Middle schools by design focus on teams rather than subjects and help bridge the social and emotional gap between elementary school and high school. Bell-Herron Middle School has a hardworking staff that ensures all students work toward success in all areas.


About the School

Grades: 6-8

Number of Students: 465

Number of Staff: 45

School Resource Officer: Dep. Corey Virtue, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office



Students are supported through Stark County ESC’s iCARE program. A small group of staff meet regularly to discuss the progress of each student. The iCARE program is designed to help meet any non-academic needs of all students. The program is run by Family Support Specialist Cassie Nicholas (cassie.nicholas@carrolltonschools.org). If you would like to make a donation or need assistance you may email her or call her at 330.627.8282, option 2.



Bell-Herron Middle School is a 1:1 school which means that every student and teacher has a personal educational device to assist in learning. Teachers use a variety of online and virtual tools to support the academic needs of students. Professional development time is used regularly to help teachers maintain a high level of knowledge to support the ever-changing landscape of education.


Non-Academic Education

Bell-Herron sixth and seventh-grade students receive direct character education through the Takin’ It To the Schools and Anti-Virus programs respectively. Both are designed to meet the needs of students at their ability and maturity and help them to make wise and healthy choices both academically and non-academically. Students also receive career planning education in all grades. As sixth graders, they begin to explore their interests and likes. As they move through seventh and eighth grades, students begin to narrow their interests and likes down to career fields and pathways into those fields, including colleges and other post-secondary education options. Their career education culminates in eighth grade with a visit from community professionals from the Junior Achievement program to help students see what professionals do in their respective fields.


We work hard to help students enter middle school as elementary students and leave as well-informed, well-prepared young adults. If you have any questions about any of the programs or initiatives above or anything regarding Bell-Herron staff and curriculum, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your support.


Go Warriors!


Matt Nicholas





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