Note from the Principal:
Parents of Fort Irwin Middle School, each year we update our Comprehensive Safe School Plan, a draft copy for view with forms for feedback will be available Tuesday through Friday this week. (12/02/13)
Click here for the 2013-2014 Yearbook order form.
FIMS now at Remind 101!
Interested to join the FIMS PTO? Click here
Wildcat Band at the 2013 Calico Days Parade
On Saturday, September 28th, the F.I.M.S. and S.V.H.S. bands teamed up to march in the 2013 Calico Days Parade. The bands celebrated the town's Wild West heritage by playing the theme from "The Magnificent Seven" as they marched up the street. The combined bands received the Kitty Jones Memorial Award for Best Local Entry!
Click here for the October 7, 2013 SSC Meeting agenda at the FIMS Cafeteria.
Do you want to watch the Wildcats' games? Click here for directions.
7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Webpage now updated!!!
Click here for the 7th Grade Social Studies Webpage.
Click here for the 8th Grade Social Studies Webpage.
Fort Irwin Middle School recognizes top test performers
Click here for the Desert Dispatch article.
2013-2014 F.I.M.S. picture order form
Click here to download the 2013-2014 picture order form.
2013-2014 F.I.M.S. Wildcat Athletic Packet
Physicals and sports packets are due by Monday, September 23rd at 3PM.
Click here for the 2013-2014 F.I.M.S. Wildcat Athletic Packet.
Fort Irwin Schools Implement Positive Behavior Intervention Support
This year Silver Valley Unified School District will begin a three to five year implementation process of a research based behavior support program. Lewis Elementary, Tiefort View Intermediate, and Fort Irwin Middle School teams have received training. PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) is a program in which schools create a social-culture that will encourage positive behaviors and interactions, while discouraging problem behaviors. This social-culture will lead to a safe environment where children and youth achieve academically and build positive relationships with each other and with adults. The program focuses on teaching positive behaviors which are reinforced in schools, families and the community. PBIS enhances decision making skills with children and fosters positive relationships. It can reduce anti-social behaviors such as bullying.
Each school sets 3 to 5 behavioral expectations for all students, that will apply to that school, although it is hoped that these expectations will be reinforced in the family setting and in the community. The behaviors are presented in a ‘behavior matrix’.
These expectations are then taught so that everyone knows what those expectations look like. Students then reminded to use the behaviors within the correct settings. They are acknowledged for using those behaviors and are corrected, positively, when they aren’t followed.
The PBIS program will be implemented on a ‘kick off’ day in each school with an assembly and activities to ‘teach’ positive behaviors. Teachers will support the PBIS program with classroom lessons. The positive behaviors will be reinforced in various ways including individual, classroom and school wide incentives. Data will be collected to measure decreases in negative behavior resulting in office referrals.
Family and Community Support
A focus of the PBIS program is to build a positive culture including schools, families and community agencies that work together to support children. Families can support the program by using a ‘family matrix’ at home to reinforce positive behaviors. Communities support the PBIS program through various methods such as advertising or offering incentives.
FORT IRWIN MIDDLE SCHOOL ~ MR. MICHAEL SULLIVAN, PRINCIPAL
1700 Pork Chop Hill, Ft. Irwin, CA 92310 – Phone: 760-386-1133 Fax: 760-386-2448
By Name, By Need, By Skill
What is it we expect our students to know and be able to do?
How will we know when they have learned?
How will we respond when they haven't learned?
How will we respond when they already know?
Parent Portal allows you and your student to view upcoming assignments, grades and attendance via the web. If you have not yet signed up, please speak to one of our front office staff members and they will assist you.
Helpful Student Websites
There are two websites that our students have access to that both they and parents may find useful. The first is www.militarystudent.org , once there click SOAR, the second is www.myarmyonesource.com/cyss_tutor Please take the time to invesitgate these websites; you may find them to be a great resource for you student.
Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
Our SPSA is available for viewing in the front office.
Comprehensive Safe School Plan (CSSP)
Our CSSP is available for viewing in the front office.
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Our 2009-2010SARC is available for viewing in the front office or online by following the link below.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
If you would like to be involved and have any questions, please call the school
We will create a school culture where all members build relationships that support and motivate all students to do their best academically and behaviorally.