Welcome Falcons to Fischer MIDDLE SCHOOL

Welcome to our virtual 6th Grade Orientation.

We know that the 2020-2021 school year will look different this year due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, but we want everyone to feel as prepared as possible to begin an amazing year at Fischer Middle School.

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We are so excited to meet you!

What does it mean to be a Fischer Falcon?

Our school motto is : "AFOOFA"

All for One and One For All!

The core meaning of AFOOFA is the idea that we all have a responsibility to take care of one another. AFOOFA consists of four parts: “The Spirit of Belonging”, “The Spirit of Independence”, “The Spirit of Generosity” and “The Spirit of Mastery”.

We want all students to understand that we are a community and we all have a responsibility to take care of one another. Each quarter, we kick off the theme, and acknowledge students who earn AFOOFA awards.

All Falcons are a part of a team.

All students are placed onto a Core team of teachers, (6-0, 6-1). With students on teams, it makes a bigger school feel smaller with team spirit & pride.

Teams increase better communication with parents, teachers, and students.

Teams have a balance of students from feeder schools. Balance of students in need of support. Heterogeneously grouped (exceptions with Accelerated Math and Project Arrow Courses)

Core Classes

Students will have their Core Classes at the beginning and end of each day.

Encore Classes

Encore is the middle part of a 6th Grader's school day, consisting of 3 periods. During this time, students are engaging in hands-on learning from Physical Education to coding.

Please see the link below to more information about our Encore classes:

Please note, this is ONLY a SAMPLE schedule. It is important to now that ELA (English Language Arts is 2 periods long, Encore classes are in the middle of the day

Technology at Fischer

Take our Virtual Tour of Fischer Middle School:

Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, some of these procedures and room usage will look different for the 2020-2021 school year. The safety of our students and staff is our #1 priority.

Myth Vs. Reality

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Check out the LMC Website with Caudill Information, Volunteer information, our Summer Reading Program, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions:

When do we find out about the bus route? Bus route information will be available on the Fischer website at the bottom of the page under IPSD Essentials (http://fischer.ipsd.org/).

Where will my student go on the first day of school? There will be teachers outside the building greeting/directing 6th grade students to their designated location to start the school day.

What if my child is going to be late for school? If your child is going to be late for any reason, please contact the main office.

What if my child is sick and will not be able to attend school? Please call (630)375-3100 and press 3 to get the attendance line. This line is available 24 hours a day. You will need to leave a message telling us your students name, Student ID number, grade, your name, contact number, and the reason your student will not be attending school.

How do I check my child’s grades? To check your child’s grades and other educational information, you will use ParentVUE. This new system has just been rolled out. Please use this link to access the login page.

Please see our Fischer Building Map

Fischer Middle School Website

There is so much information on our website: our bell schedule, student drop-off map, Staff Emails, Parent Newsletters, PTSA Information, Student Services Website, our Building Calendar, Announcements and District Links and information. Check it out!

We can't wait to meet each and every one of you! Stay tuned for more information for the start of the school year!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

Ms. Nonnemacher (Principal) jennifer_nonnemacher@ipsd.org

Mrs. Spires (Assistant Principal) jacquelyn_spires@ipsd.org

Mrs. Smith (Assistant Principal) samantha_smith@ipsd.org


Created with images by Jess Bailey - "untitled image" • Kelli Tungay - "Back to School" • Kimberly Farmer - "A collection of books. A little time. A lot of learning."