FMS EXPLO Newsletter

February 1st, 2019

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FMS Counseling: Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Horstmeier & Ms. Jo

Registration for 2019-2020 School Year


February will be busy month here in the Counseling Office. We have scheduled registration at all three elementary buildings for our incoming 6th graders and have registration also scheduled here at FMS.


Current 6th graders will register for 7th grade classes on Feb. 4th

Current 7th graders will register for 8th grade classes on Feb. 5th


8th graders will register for classes for freshmen year with the high school counselors on Feb. 4th and there will be a parent meeting for all 8th grade parents on Feb. 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons at FHS.


Counselors plan to go back into classes for career lessons starting with 8th grade in February and 6th and 7th grade in March.


Needing to see the school counselor?

Students needing to access the counselor's office can submit a form from their chrome books by clicking on the apps button. This form comes only to the counselor's. If you have any questions or need help finding the form refer to the email that was sent from Mrs. Horstmeier. You can also ask your teacher for help.If you can't locate the form you can also shoot your school counselor an email. Obviously if there is an emergency, students will be sent to the Counselors Office immediately. This is just a great way to help students stay in the classroom for instruction time.



Here are a few ways you can reach out to us in the FMS Counseling Office:

Mrs. Horstmeier works with students with a last name starting with an A-J and can be reached at shorstmeier@fulton58.org and Mrs. Crawford works with students with a last name starting with a K-Z and can be reached at mcrawford@fulton58.org


Ms. Jo is the Counseling Office secretary and can be reached at jwilliamson@fulton58.org.


Counseling Office phone number is 573-590-8208

Transition to 9th grade

8th graders: It's never to early to start thinking about the transition to Fulton High School. What classes will you take? What grades do I need to hold as an 8th grader to take a honors class? Please see the documents below. Click Here.

Mr. Yates

Feel free to contact me any time!

Email: gyates@fulton58.org

Follow me on Twitter: @MrYatesFMS


Coding

Please visit the site at www.codehs.com to view your child's progress.
Students should be complete up to lesson 2.1.5 in Introduction to Programming with Karel the Dog. We will resume with lesson 2.1.6 next week.

8th grade Applications should be complete up to lesson 1.3.7 in Creative Computing. We will begin with lesson 1.4.1 next week.

Other great coding sites are www.code.org, https://scratch.mit.edu, and https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/s/en/home.


Keyboarding

We will be using www.typingtraining.com to improve your kids' typing skills. For fun we use www.nitrotype.com to challenge others in typing races. For an additional challenge visit www.themostdangerouswritingapp.com!


Digital footprint

Continue to be an upstander and make good choices online. Keep up your positive digital footprint! For more resources visit www.commonsensemedia.org.


Projects

Students are currently engaged in 3D modeling with the sites www.tinkercad.com and https://stephaneginier.com/sculptgl/. Coming up will be CoSpaces!


1st Quarter proficiency scales for computers

2nd Quarter proficiency scales for computers

3rd Quarter proficiency scales for computers

Coach Windmiller, Coach Youse, Coach Evans

GAME ON!


Health:

6th Grade: Food Safety

7th Grade: Body Systems

8th Grade: Reproduction and STDs


P.E.

Windmill and Long Base


6th-8th Grade Skills Proficiency Scales


Policies and Procedures



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awindmiller@fulton58.org @CoachWindmiller

myouse@fulton58.org @CoachYouse

jevans@fulton58.org @CoachEvans3

Dr. Moebes

AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR aka HARMONY HORNETS RESUMES NEXT WEEK, Tuesday, February 5th, 2019! We are accepting new members, and welcoming the returning singers as well!


MUSIC 6

Today, we shared our Personal Soundtrack projects with our classmates. We also started learning the Cups song to practice our rhythm skills!

Next week, we will continue practicing the Cups song, complete a progress check on note and rest identification. We are preparing to begin the learning about various styles of music as well.

Want to know how this class is graded? Click here for proficiency scales!


Arts Alive 8 and Arts Alive 7

Both grade levels are beginning their shows this week!


Arts Alive 8 will be revising the show that their peers wrote last year. Some of the original writers of the show are in the current class, so this should be an exciting revision process as we turn our play into a musical! We have been invited to tour this show to Wentzville to perform for many of the Wentzville school district's students!


Arts Alive 7 is beginning work on an entirely original musical that is related to their Social Studies content. We are ready to jump in and get started! Additionally, our Annie Jr cast from the Fall semester has been invited to perform at the next Board of Education meeting! Students who were part of Annie Jr will sing for the Board of Education on Wednesday, February 13th! We will meet at FHS in the Commons (cafeteria area) at 6:30pm. The meeting begins at 7pm! Parents, family, friends are welcome to come support our students!


Want to know how this class is assessed (how it is graded), click here.


Choir 7/Choir 8

Choir 8 has received their new repertoire for contest! We will travel to Fayette on Friday, March 1st to sing for experienced judges! I know that we will learn a lot from this experience!

Choir 7 is gearing up to explore American music during colonial times!

We will continue our sight reading practice in the next week as well! This is a musicianship building focus. We will also begin working on our contest music soon!

Next week, Wednesday - Friday, I will be gone for Music Educators Conference, learning new and exciting things to help our students thrive. I will email my sub plans for each class to students and parents to make sure you know what to expect each day.


Want to know how grades are assessed in choir? Click here!


FMS Vocal Music Handbook


Please feel free to contact me at any time: bmoebes@fulton58.org. For pictures and daily updates about Vocal Music at FMS, follow me on Twitter: @MoebesMusic

Mrs. Blandford and Ms. Neudecker

6th Grade Band:


This next week in 6th grade band we will be reviewing vocabulary that we have used so far and we will also be going farther in the book. Please encourage you students to go through this weekend and practice the following lines so that they are ready.


#53, 54, 55, 56 ,57 ,58


7th Grade Band:


7th grade band students have signed up for solos and ensembles. This is for Central Methodist University Music Fest. The whole band will also be competing at this festival. You can find the date on the band calendar, Friday March 1. This will be an all day event and students will be required to ride the bus to Fayette with us. Parents are encouraged to come and watch, and you may take your child home with you once they are done performing if you would like!


Students who sign up to take a solo or and ensemble will be required to stay after school with me and receive lessons to ensure that they have a positive experience. I will stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These lessons should be a let's see where we are at, not me teaching the student the solo, this should be done at home.


If your student misses 2 rehearsals with me their entry will be pulled and reimbursement of payment will be expected. This is to ensure that every student who performs has a positive experience.


We have started sight reading our pieces for CMU Music Festival. We are working on two pieces and the children are sight reading really well! We are super excited to perform for you.


I sent out an email yesterday evening, this is in regards to an addition of performance opportunities to the calendar. Palen Music Center out of Columbia has invited our groups to perform at Moberly High School for their clinic day. This is going to take place during the day on March 15. We will provide transportation. I am still waiting on information on specific times. Please make sure that you check your email.


Please let me know if you have anymore questions!


8th Grade Band:


8th grade band students have signed up for solos and ensembles. This is for Central Methodist University Music Fest. The whole band will also be competing at this festival. You can find the date on the band calendar, Friday March 1. This will be an all day event and students will be required to ride the bus to Fayette with us. Parents are encouraged to come and watch, and you may take your child home with you once they are done performing if you would like!


Students who sign up to take a solo or and ensemble will be required to stay after school with me and receive lessons to ensure that they have a positive experience. I will stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These lessons should be a let's see where we are at, not me teaching the student the solo, this should be done at home.


If your student misses 2 rehearsals with me their entry will be pulled and reimbursement of payment will be expected. This is to ensure that every student who performs has a positive experience.


I sent out an email yesterday evening, this is in regards to an addition of performance opportunities to the calendar. Palen Music Center out of Columbia has invited our groups to perform at Moberly High School for their clinic day. This is going to take place during the day on March 15. We will provide transportation. I am still waiting on information on specific times. Please make sure that you check your email.


Please let me know if you have anymore questions!


Wire Choir:


Students in wire choir are pretesting this week over standard notation (reading music on the staff.) This is an important part of the curriculum and we are going to be spending a lot of time curing 3rd quarter really learning how to better accomplish this learning target.


Students can practice at home on the following link:


musictheory.net




Please let us know if you have any questions over break through email, sblandford@fulton58.org and kneudecker@fulton58.org.

Mr. Chapman

News From The Art Room


Over the next several weeks we will be speeding up some of our objectives to make up for lost time due to weather. We are holding course on current objectives and putting the final touches on some.


6th Grade will be shifting into our torn paper animals unit, which is

ELO 2 Students will use subject matter and themes in artwork

Students will create a texture by joining two or more surfaces and drawing their favorite animal then using color and texture to accent and separate color.


7th Grade

Students will be doing a study on the Elements and Principles of art with our next objective.

ELO3 Describe the Elements and Principles of Art

Students will create mini posters based on an element or principle, and share with their groups.


8th Grade will begin on their next objective

ELO4 Students will explain the connection between Art and the world around them

Students will study Grant Wood’s painting “American Gothic” and learn what a parody and spoof is. Student will create a portrait that parodies the painting and uses current or pop culture characters to create their portrait. Students come up with some pretty interesting and sometimes humorous combinations with this project, and it also gives them some freedom and ownership in their Artworks.


See you in 2019!!!

Mr. Chapman

FMS Art Teacher

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The FMS Thrive Hive

The Fulton Middle School Thrive Hive opened for business on Monday, August 21st. The store is open 7:25 to 7:45 each morning. If students aren't able to shop then they can email Mrs. Horstmeier @ shortmeier@fulton58.org or Mrs. Yates @ hyates@fulton58.org for an appointment to shop.

The Thrive Hive is designed to allow students to use their Hornet Bucks--earned through the Positive Behavior Support Program--to purchase items from the store. The Thrive Hive was created to help the needs of the FMS Student Community.


Items currently needed for the store are:

Any age appropriate toys, DVD's for the holidays.

As we gear up for winter: Hats, gloves, scarves, and coats.

Snack items: Nutella snack packs, Slim jims and pop tarts.

Other needs are ear buds and water bottles.

We will be gearing up for the holiday season so baskets to make gift packages for students to purchase would be great.

All other items are appreciated as well.

If you would like to donate, please call Fulton Middle School at 573-590-8200.

http://www.fultonsun.com/…/thrive-hive-gets-middle-…/646415/

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Mrs. Jessica Lairmore

The Library has been busy with many books being returned! I sent out notices for books that are overdue, so please return them or bring them in so I can renew them for you if you would like to keep them a little longer. Remember, you are allowed to check out 2 books at a time for 2 weeks, then they need to be returned or renewed. If you can't find your book, check your ELA classroom Library, check you locker, and look around your house.


Also, check out this awesome app for your phone, tablet, and chromebook called Hoopla! You can check out books, music, and movies for FREE just by having a Library Card with Daniel Boone Regional Library. Keep an eye out on the morning announcements for more information!


I NEED YOU FOR BOOK TALKS!

Please let your ELA teacher know that you would like to record a book talk with me. We will set up a time and get it going. If you don't want your face to be part of our morning announcements, I have lots of tricks up my sleeves and we come up with a fun way to do your book talk!


If you have a book request for me, please write it down on the Wanted poster by the book check out desks. I'll try and get those ordered soon! Don't forget to return or renew your books every 2 weeks so you don't get an overdue notice from me.

The Library has a Snapchat & an Instagram Account! Find all the ways to follow the Library happenings below.

See you in the Library!


If you want to see some things happening in the Library:


Follow us on Snapchat: fhornets2


Follow us on Instagram: fms_library or FMS LIBRARY


My You Tube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFogU1WGK8c9kOqtvfYn7Sw?view_as=subscriber


Follow the Library fun on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/JessicaLairmore


You can contact me by email at:

jlairmore@fulton58.org

ALLERGY TO NUTS AND POPCORN

Please keep in mind that some students at FMS have an allergy to nuts, tree nuts and popcorn. Please be mindful of what food your child is bringing to school, and notice the signs throughout the school building. Thank you!
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Please check out the Digital Citizenship information at commonsensemedia.org. This site will help you keep up-to-date with current issues and trends in technology. Check out the "Parent" section! We are very proud at FMS to be recognized as a Digital Citizenship Certified School for the year 2016-17.