Fountain Middle School
Course Descriptions & Programs
Our Vision is to empower every student to thrive as a responsible, productive, and engaged citizen by inspiring life-long learning and civic engagement, by challenging and supporting every student to achieve his/her fullest potential, and by embracing the diversity of both the local and global community.
FOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION
Fountain Middle School, in partnership with families and the community, delivers opportunities for students to learn in a safe, tolerant, and positive environment focused on a rigorous, in-depth, and rich curriculum to foster college and career readiness.
MULTI-TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORTS
MTSS is the practice of providing high quality instructional intervention matched to student needs, using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. MTSS provides a tiered system of intervention beginning at the classroom level and providing levels of interventions depending on individual student needs in addition to the classroom. The FMS Problem Solving Team is composed of various school personnel who meet to aid students who are having academic or behavioral difficulties in school. This team implements a problem-solving approach to identify and intervene in response to students’ social, emotional, behavioral and academic needs.
POSITIVE BEHAVIORIAL AND INTERVENTION SUPPORTS
We promote and endorse a safe and secure learning environment for all students through the implementation of Positive Behavioral & Intervention Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive approach to discipline that creates the climate where students are encouraged and recognized for doing thing the right away. PBIS integrates the teaching of valued outcomes and social skills, practices these skills, and reinforces the demonstrated use of these skills and outcomes through positive student recognition.
Fountain Middle School tailors PBIS practices and strategies to match the current needs of our school, students, and community by providing the positive and supportive interventions necessary to make students successful PBIS compliments Response to Intervention (RtI) with the similar philosophy of tiered interventions targeting individual student needs. Utilizing the phrase Trojan PRIDE, staff and students focus on Persevere, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Effort in all settings across the FMS campus.