Falcon Middle School
|Falcon Middle School|
|District||Falcon School District 49|
|Coordinates||38° 58' 24.1752", -104° 37' 10.0956"|
|Address||9755 Towner Avenue|
|Colors||Red and Gold|
|Motto||Once a Firebird, Always a Firebird!|
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Falcon Middle School is located in Falcon Zone at 9755 Towner Avenue in Peyton, previously the location of Falcon High School. Firebird Nation is a place where everyone belongs by focusing on the individuality of each student. Falcon Middle School believes in the middle school team concept, where everyone works together to help every student be successful and realize or maximize their potential. Faculty believe in the positive behavior support intervention system and pride themselves in promoting and recognizing positive behaviors both in academics and behavior.
The school includes many resources to assist students, including the Student Achievement Center, co-taught classes and tutoring. It offers an intervention/enrichment period that provides enriched learning activities. Students also create projects using a combination of computers and machine tools in the gateway to technology elective class. There are also a variety of 2-D and 3-D art classes to enhance the creative side of students.
Extracurricular activities include band, choir, drama, National Junior Honor Society, student council, yearbook, Where Everybody Belongs, Friends of Rachel and art club. Firebird Nation sports programs consist of numerous league championships. The school offers seventh and eighth grade interscholastic sports in football, volleyball, cross-country, softball, boys and girls basketball, wrestling and track. The school belongs to the Tri-County League, which consists of 18 schools. It's a regional leader in comprehensive sixth grade interscholastic sports programs, including cross-country, volleyball, softball, boys and girls basketball, and wrestling. The student council conducts food drives to benefit local food pantries, sponsors Pennies for Patients, provides activities during Red Ribbon Week and other activities to involve students.
The Parent-Teacher-Student Association enhances the partnership between parents, students, community and school. There are more than 300 members in the PTSA, which includes 100 percent of the staff. The PTSA sponsors informational presentations for parents and other opportunities to involve the community. The WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) is in its fourth year, providing additional male mentors in the building. The School Accountability Committee works to help prioritize the focus for the programs offered.
- "Enrollment Guide 2014-2015." D49.org. Falcon School District 49, 7 Mar 2014. Web. 7 Mar 2014. <http://d49.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2198345/File/Central%20Enrollment/2014Enrollmentguide.pdf>.