Fairforest Middle School
Message from the Principal
I would like to welcome everyone back to a new school year at Fairforest Middle School. We have exciting learning opportunities for your students this year, and we will continue to provide for them academically and socially. We will prepare your students for success by focusing every day on safety, student achievement, character development and social/emotional well-being. My goal as the principal of Fairforest Middle school is to provide your child with a high-quality education in a safe and supportive learning environment.
Fairforest Middle believes that open communication from school and home is a key component for educational success. Our Parent/Student Handbook, Parent Involvement Policy, District 6 Title I brochure, and school brochure are designed to facilitate communication and serve as a reference sheet to provide information to families.
We welcome your support and feedback throughout the school year. Please join us for Parent Teacher Organization and School Improvement Council meetings. By working together, we can help each student meet their true potential. We look forward to working with you this year and celebrating our students’ achievements!
Our Mission, Vision and Foundations
The MISSION of Fairforest Middle School is to ensure the highest quality education for its diverse student population by providing an integrated STEAM curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment in partnership with local stakeholders, we challenge learners to become creative innovators in the 21st century.
We ENVISION a school where we are helping all students develop world class skills, as well as the life and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing a rigorous program of study that is, “Preparing for Success in a Changing World”. As a STEAM school we approach learning that employs project based learning to engage students in problem solving in real world situations.
At Fairforest Middle School, We BELIEVE Our Hornets Are:
- Honorable - At FMS we will strive to do the right thing, even when no one is watching. We will lose gracefully and win well. We will be truthful, even when it is hard.
- Open-Minded - At FMS we will respect the ideas of others. We will listen. We will be creative thinkers and problem solvers.
- Responsible - At FMS we will keep up with our things. We will always have our school agendas. We will come to class prepared.
- Necessary - At FMS we will come to school each day, on time and ready to learn. We will collaborate in opinions in a respectful way.
- Empowered - At FMS we are empowered through education to be who we want to be. We can make choices for our good or for our detriment. We chose good.
- Tenacious - At FMS we realize we are responsible for our own greatness. In all circumstances, we will start well and finish strong.
- Self-Directed - At FMS we realize we are responsible for our own greatness. In all circumstances, we will start well and finish
Title I Information
The purpose of Title I, Part A of public law 107-110 is to enable schools to provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging state content standards and to meet the challenging state performance standards developed for all children.
This purpose is accomplished by such efforts as:
- Providing an enriched and accelerated educational program
- Promoting school-wide reform through additional services that increase the amount and quality of instructional time
- Significantly upgrading the quality of instruction by providing staff in participating schools with substantial opportunities for professional development
- Affording parents meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children at home and at school.
Parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of a student’s classroom teachers, including:
Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so their qualifications.
Information on the level of achievement of the parent’s child in each of the State Academic Assessments as required under this part.