FIREBAUGH, Calif. – On March 10, 2016, at 2:00p.m. in the Firebaugh Middle School’s gym, students, staff, parents, district leaders, school board members and community members will celebrate the selection of Firebaugh Middle School as one of California’s 2015-2016 Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage model middle schools.
“We are thrilled to have received this recognition,” said Principal Marc Sosa. “Our staff and students have worked very hard in an exciting and challenging middle school program to demonstrate strong student achievement. This ceremony is an affirmation of the fine work so many have done in the school, district and larger community.”
The celebration will feature an address to the student body on their school’s selection as a model and the presentation of a banner. Dr. Irvin Howard, Co-director of California’s Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage program, noted, “Firebaugh Middle School is a model of what an outstanding middle school can be. School leaders from across the state will now turn to Firebaugh Middle School for guidance on improving their programs to better serve their students.”
Firebaugh Middle School serves 6 to 8 grade students in Firebaugh Las-Deltas Unified School District. California’s Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage program uses a competitive, rigorous review process to identify high performing, high impact middle schools so that all middle schools may have models of real-world success. Firebaugh Middle School is one of just of 78 model schools that have been identified statewide since 2003.
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.