Welcome to the 2013 - 2014 school year!
I look forward to an exciting year of growth and accomplishments for our students in all areas of their lives. We are blessed with an outstanding team of teachers, administrators, and support staff whose goal is to provide the best educational activities and opportunities for our students. We have added some outstanding new teachers this year to the outstanding staff already here. I hope you will have the opportunity to meet each and every one of our teachers at some time this year.
The Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District Board and our Superintendent have made many improvements to our school site, as well as throughout the district. We have upgraded our classrooms, the boys and girls PE locker rooms, and added solar power. Many of our teachers have continued their professional development by working throughout the summer in preparation for this year. And music has returned to the district! We are fortunate to have both Choir and Beginning Instrumental music back at FMS!
I anticipate an awesome year here at Firebaugh Middle School. The school district staff and the Middle School staff have worked hard preparing for this year. All that is needed are our students, motivated and excited, ready to give their best effort every day.
Students, I hope that you will join us by having a goal to make this your best year ever!
Remember, WORK HARD AND FINISH STRONG!!!
Our Mission is to ensure all students are learning and achieving proficiency or higher on grade level state assessments by providing explicit, direct instruction on the essential standards, that is driven by formative assessments. We will provide temporary remedial intervention for those who need it.
Our Vision is for FMS to be a school where all students are proficient or advanced on standardized testing and the school culture is characterized by consistency, collaboration and engagement. FMS will have a respectful, non-threatening environment where students take ownership for learning and acquire strong ethical and moral standards. Students promoting from FMS will possess the skills necessary to continue their journey as a life-long learner and experience success in the twenty-first century job market.