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Principals Message

My name is Michael Leasure, this is my first year as Principal at Blairsville Middle-High School.  At BMHS, we are committed to providing the best possible educational experience to our students through curricula and extracurricular activities.  These programs will allow students to gain skills to be successful in their lives after high school.   

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE:  River Valley Middle School 

Dear Families,

Thank you for visiting our website, and welcome to River Valley Middle School! 

River Valley Middle School is a community school. We are a place of learning, belonging, growth, and support for students, families, and the community. We want our school family to be an extension of your family. We want to serve you in times of joy, happiness, and triumph, but also in times of challenge, grief, and struggle. Academic learning and growth are our bottom line, but we also understand that educating students means being attentive to the “whole child” and addressing their social and emotional well-being.

Our teachers and staff love middle school-age students, and we love to be a part of their learning and growth during these crucial years of development. We love having parents in our school and contributing to our positive school culture. Parents and community are a big part of who we are, and we want you to help us tell our story.

Thank you for being a part of our community and school! Let us know how we can help make your River Valley experience even better!




As a lifelong learner, I have found that the most important factor in someone’s educational experience is the feeling of belonging.  Similar to River Valley, I came from a district that puts student-centered education at the forefront of their decision-making. I recognize the importance of this, and I hope to continue helping our students grow and take ownership of their educational experience. 




Seton Hill University

  • Bachelors of Science, Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Early Childhood Education Certification
  • Elementary Education Certification
  • Special Education Certification
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Education Certification


California University of Pennsylvania

  • Masters of Education
  • Principal Certification
  • Superintendent Letter of Eligibility
  • Doctorate of Education Administration & Leadership (currently seeking)


Edinboro University

  • Supervisor of Special Education Certification 
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Principal of River Valley High School
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Principal of River Valley Middle School 
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