Mission Statement

The mission of Fulmer Middle School, in partnership with the community, is to assure each student the opportunity to learn in a safe, positive, nurturing environment where respect and self-discipline build maturity and a foundation for life-long learning.

Vision Statements

Our Fulmer Middle School mission is built upon a foundation of continuous improvement and life-long learning – for all students as well as adults. The enclosed Vision and Values created by our faculty and staff members provides the “imagination” of what it is we hope to become as a school community. It is our vision for the future.

I. Curriculum
In an exemplary school the curriculum:
A. Involves teaching strategies that are hands-on, real world, motivating, and interdisciplinary.
B. Establishes consistent content for all subject areas.
C. Focuses on instruction that is student-centered, engaging, and meaningful.
D. Uses technology and resources to meet all students’ needs and is challenging.
E. Involves common goals and teacher collaboration.
F. Involves assessment that is authentic, varied, fair, and related to the content taught, that assesses students’ understanding and provides a variety of opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery.
G. Involves common assessments with consistent grading policies that are used as teaching tools and data driven.

II. Students
In an exemplary school students:
A. Display responsibility through showing respect to self and others, coming prepared, following school and class rules, and promoting a positive learning environment.
B. Show an academic attitude by showing a desire and commitment to learn, accepting ownership of their own learning, and valuing their own ideas and ideas of others.

III. Staff
In an exemplary school all staff:
A. Are cooperative, positive, flexible, and willing to work together.
B. Show respect to all and are friendly, caring, and helpful to others.
C. Consistently enforce rules and follow rules that apply to them.
D. Show a commitment to students and provide good role-modeling.
E. Support professional development opportunities.
IV. Instructional Leader
In an exemplary school instructional leaders:
A. Are decisive and clear communicators.
B. Are encouraging, supportive, and respectful of others and their ideas.
C. Provide opportunities for productive team meetings and professional development.
D. Lead the way in clearly communicating and consistently enforcing behavioral expectations.
E. Are effective leaders and good listeners.
F. Are open to change and work together with faculty.

V. School Environment
In an exemplary school the school environment:
A. Encourages and embraces respect for all students and teachers.
B. Treats teachers as professionals.
C. Has classrooms with low student-teacher ratio, colorful and clean rooms, and accessible and modern technology.
D. Provides a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment that nurtures students and teachers.
E. Provides a clean and safe place in which students and teachers feel physically, mentally, and socially healthy.
F. Allows parents, teachers, students, and the community to develop ownership of the school through collaboration.
G. Has simple, consistent, and realistic rules established that reward good behavior and help maintain a positive and disciplined working environment.

VI. Home – School Relations
In an exemplary school home-school relations:
A. Are improved with positive communication between parents and teachers with realistic expectations on both sides.
B. Parental involvement is encouraged through homework assistance, conference attendance, positive respect for staff and school, and reinforcement of school and classroom guidelines.
C. Faculty provides a welcoming environment and show a professional and caring attitude.
D. Parent volunteers are utilized.

VII. Community Involvement
In an exemplary school community involvement:
A. Requires good communication between the school and the community.
B. Offers resources through service learning opportunities, mentors, classroom speakers, business contributions to curriculum, and finances.
C. Rewards and recognizes businesses and community partners.