Potter Junior High School

Inspiring Students to Find Greatness Within Themselves


 Welcome to Potter Junior High School.
Home of the Braves!
Mr. Frost, Principal
Welcome our new principal, Mr. Frost!
Mr. Rodriguez selected to serve as the Director of Student Services and Instructional Technology.   
Click here to read Mr. Rodriguez' farewell to the Potter community. 
Potter honored by CBEE for academic excellence 

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7th Grade Trip to California State University, San Marcos

News and Information

Principal Letter on Social Media Alert
Information regarding social media (Burnbook) concerns around San Diego County and request for parent support.  Click English or Spanish.
csusm CSUSM 4 U!
 Click here for more information regarding the guaranteed admissions program between Cal State San Marcos, Potter Junior High and Fallbrook High School.
CC  College and Career Day
Potter students dressed for success today and enjoyed learning from and interacting with talented professionals who presented at the annual Potter College and Career Day. This year's theme was "Tomorrowland: Leaders Launching into the Future," and each student attended seven different career presentations. Students were intrigued by a wide variety of professionals: a veterinarian, geologist, musician, business owner, military officer, artist, casino manager, and others. Students also learned from two engaging keynote speakers: Wes Williams, Cal State San Marcos Track Coach and Sirena Alise, UC Davis Grad and future Olympic hopeful. Potter Junior High is a Leader in Me School where students consistently strive for academic success and college and career readiness.
golden bell  Potter Honored with the Golden Bell Award
Potter Junior High School honored with the 2014 Golden Bell Award, a leading educational honor in California sponsored by the California School Boards Association (CSBA). (Click here to see more.)
Infinite Campus PortalIC

The Infinite Campus Portal is now open for parents and students.  You can check grades, attendance and health records, and update emergency contact information.  Click here to access the portal or contact Mrs. Acuna in the Counseling Office to sign up and activate your account.

The Leader in Me

 The Leader in Me
The Leader in Me is an approach to developing a culture of leadership in our school and is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® by Stephen Covey. Founded on internationally recognized and universal principles, The Leader in Me model emphasizes skills that students need in order to be successful in an ever changing society.
Developing a culture of leadership in our school is about helping students be the leaders of their own lives. The Leader in Me helps them identify their own unique talents and abilities and encourages them to make a positive difference in the world. 
Potter Junior High School and the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District have committed to help all of our students become leaders. 
For more information on how you can support your children with the 7 Habits, click here.
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Habit 1: Be Proactive - I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind - I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision.

Habit 3: Put First Things First - I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule and achieve my goals. I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win - I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood - I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit 6: Synergize - I value other people's strengths and learn from them. I work well in groups, even with people who are different than me. I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than can anyone of us alone. I am humble.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw - I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lost of ways and lots of places, not just in school. I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.

"Leadership is communicating people's worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves." ---Stephen R. Covey