Phone: 704-260-6510


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees *Master's Degree in Reading Education, K-12 from Appalachian State University *Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, LD: K-12 from Appalachian State University Certifications *Middle School Language Arts, 6-9

Mrs. Melissa Porter

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!


Melissa Porter- 7th Grade ELA/ALPS

Welcome to JN Fries Middle School!  This is my twenty-third year of teaching and my sixth year at JNFMS.

 I graduated from Appalachian State University in 1998 with a degree in Special Education, LD. I later returned to ASU for my Master's Degree in Reading Education, K-12. Outside of school, I  enjoy spending time with my family and weekend trips to the beach.  

The best way to reach me is through email.  I will respond back within 24 hours. 

**The tabs on the left contain HELPFUL information for the 2022-2023 school year.

Classroom Supply List (Required)

*3 Ringer Binder (at least 2 in.)

*5 Dividers

*Loose leaf paper and pencils

Community Chest Items (Any of these donations are much appreciated throughout the year.)

*Tissues and paper towels


*Any craft supplies for PBL's throughout the year. (Fabric, popsicle sticks, pom poms, glue sticks, scotch tape, duct tape, yarn, etc...)


*Classroom book and flexible seating wish list (Amazon)


8:40-9:10 Homeroom

9:10-10:17 1st Period- ALPS

10:19-11:26 2nd Period- ELA

11:28-11:58 Knight Time

12:08-12:33 Lunch

12:35-1:42 Encore

1:44-2:51 4th Period- ELA

2:53-4:00 5th Period- ALPS





Last Modified on October 5, 2022