Progressbook
Principal's Welcome

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year at Fairborn Intermediate School...Where Skyhawks learn to fly.

We are very excited to begin a new school year with the goal of the relentless pursuit of excellence for ALL children.

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Serving a population of over 675 students, Fairborn Intermediate School is a community of learners with a commitment to excellence in education. Each day staff members, district personnel, parents, Fairborn Intermediate students, and community members serving as volunteers, work together to improve student achievement.

We strive to serve as partners with our families in the growth and success of our students. We can’t reach our goals unless we work together with our families. We know that families can be big or small and made up of many different combinations. The connecting factor with the FIS Family is that we’re supporting each other in helping our children grow, thrive, and succeed. 

Fairborn Intermediate Believes:

1: Every student will be proficient in reading, writing and mathematics.

2: The academic accomplishment of every student IS an obsession.

3: The school can neutralize many challenges children bring to the classroom.

4: Student achievement is the number ONE topic of conversation.

5: A maverick spirit is leading the way.

Instructional strategies at Fairborn Intermediate School are varied and reflect up-to-date research in teaching and learning. Curriculum is based on the Ohio Content Standards and is designed to engage the learner in interactive thinking and problem solving.

In reading, a framework based on Guided Reading practice provides the foundation for a balanced literacy approach. The English/Language Arts (ELA) period is 120 minutes daily and includes reading, writing, and language instruction. Our teachers stress the importance of supporting the learner by assessing what the learner knows and then designing an instructional program to help him/her learn what they need to know next. The role of the teacher is to support the learner through demonstration, explicit teaching, and the student works to gain control over the process, skill or strategy. Teachers are working to implement the balanced literacy framework with increased time for interactive, independent, and guided reading to improve student achievement.

One unique educational program at Fairborn Intermediate is our yearly Principals’ Reading Challenge. Throughout the year, students record the number of minutes that they read at home on a monthly reading log. The minutes for individual students, the class and the school are tabulated throughout the year. Each year, our goal is to read every day at least 20 minutes. We hope you’ll join us at home, read with your children, and encourage them to complete their reading logs. 

In mathematics students use the Envision Math series published by Pearson. Math instruction is 80 minutes per day. Students are encouraged to practice multiplication facts at home to improve overall math success and in preparation for the Miller’s Math Challenge. Students who can complete 100 multiplication problems with 100% accuracy move on to take the Miller’s Math Challenge tests. Students who complete all 5 Math Challenge tests are recognized as Math Super Stars. 

In addition to 120 minutes in reading and 80 minutes in math, students have 40 minutes of instruction in Science and 40 minutes of instruction in Social Studies daily or the weekly/quarterly equivalent.

Fairborn Intermediate School offers a variety of support services and expanded learning opportunities for students to enable them to meet and exceed Ohio Content Standards. Services include: Gifted instruction in classrooms at accelerated levels; Title 1 Services: speech and language support; English as a second language; special education services for students with disabilities; reading intervention built into the school day; guidance counseling services; family and individual referrals for therapy with Ohio Mentor; Big Brothers, Big Sisters; a district-sponsored summer school program and a free breakfast and lunch program for all students. Our intervention specialists work with at-risk students on a daily basis and also provide support to teachers.     

Fairborn Intermediate students have the opportunity to participate in several invitation-only extracurricular activities. The Student Council, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Lego League, National Elementary Honor Society, and Select Choir are invitation-only groups.

The home-school partnership requires a joint effort to improve student achievement, ensure students become responsible citizens, and model a commitment to life-long learning. The Fairborn Parent-Teacher Organization and volunteers from the Fairborn community, Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Wright State University are actively involved in the instructional process as volunteers.

We invite you to become an active participant in our school and community through monitoring your child’s academic achievement and participating in school. 

Our school is designed to meet the needs of fourth and fifth grade students in a culture that embraces individual differences, celebrates successes and is relentless in the pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We invite you to join us as a partner in education. Our focus is on children and improving teaching and learning. We also have fun along the way. Come discover why we are proud of Fairborn Intermediate School !

We’re so glad you are part of our school for 2018-2019!

Quick bits of information you might need to know:

ARRIVAL 8:10 doors open.   Students in class by 8:25.

DISMISSAL 2:40 pm  

COMMUNICATION: Call the office at 878-3969.   Check our Instagram at fairbornintermediate, and our Twitter page @fairborn4th5th.   Fairborn City Schools also has options for text and phone messages on the district web page www.fairborn.k12.oh.us if you have updated your One View contact information page. 

SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH Students may receive breakfast and lunch at school at no cost. If preferred, sack lunches may be brought to school, but not glass bottles or soda/pop. 

VISITORS must show a photo ID to enter the school's office. All visitors to student activities must be listed on the student emergency card unless accompanied by an individual listed on the emergency card.

Welcome to Fairborn Intermediate School!