November Newsletter

Franklin Township Middle School West

From the clinic

From the Clinic

The Marion County Health Department will be conducting vision screening on all 8th graders and all new students to the township. The screenings will take place on November 16th and 17th. If any parent/guardian does not wish to have their 8th grader screened, please send in a hand written note or call the clinic at 803-8207 and leave a message. Also, if anyone wishes to have their 6th or 7th grader screened please send a note or leave a message with the school nurse. The Health department will contact parents/guardians of any student who fails the screen and will direct them for follow up care.
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Food Services National Parfait Day!

National Parfait Day Celebration at Franklin Township


Star Express is excited to be celebrating National Parfait Day on Wednesday, November 25th. Enjoy specialty themed yogurt parfaits served as a lunch entrée choice at Franklin Township Schools. In addition to our usually planned menu items, enjoy these themed parfaits:


  • Very Berry Yogurt Parfait Combo
  • Coco-Nana Yogurt Parfait Combo
  • Tropical Yogurt Parfait Combo


*Nutritional information for breakfast and lunch items can be found online at*

http://ftcsc.nutrislice.com/


**If you are interested in working for Star Express, please visit www.ftcsc.k12.in.us to apply **


Please contact the Star Express Registered Dietitians with any comments and/or questions.

862-2411

We’d love to hear from you!

Betsey Flores, RD – Child Nutrition Supervisor

Alison Powers, RD – Assistant Child Nutrition Supervisor

Band information

2015-2016 FTMS West Band Newsletter Updates

November

Congratulations to members of our Jazz Band Club for a very spirited performance at the High School Homecoming Parade. Congratulations to our 8th Grade Band for an amazing performance at the High School Homecoming Game. Congratulations to our band members for an outstanding Fall Band Concert on October 7th. Congratulations to our 8th Grade Band and Jazz Band Club for an outstanding performance on the Riley Week Pep Session.

In November, band members are engaged in band class by learning new music terms, playing selections from their book, completing chair test and practicing compositions for our December 9th Winter Concert.

Band members should practice at least one hour a week at home.

Sign-up forms for the upcoming ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Competition has been passed out in band class. Forms are due back by November 12th. This event will take place on January 30th, 2016 at the Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy. Percussionists are required to participate in this event. This event is voluntary for brass and woodwind players. Last year, we had over one hundred band students participate in this event! There is a cost for this event which is listed on the sign-up form.

Upcoming band events:



DEC. 9 (WED)

WEST GYM

WINTER CONCERT – 6:00 PM

ALL BANDS


JAN. 30 (Sat)

pERRY MERIDIAN

issma district solo & ensemble contest

REQUIRED FOR PERCUSSIONISTS / all band members are encouraged to participate


Mar. 8 (TUE) new!

ANNEX OR WEST GYM?

hOOPS FOR HEROS game (to raise money for Leukemia research)

JAZZ BAND, VOLUNTEER PEP BAND, ALL PERCUSSIONISTS


MAR. 15 (TUE)

WEST GYM

EARLY SPRING CONCERT – 6:00 pm

ALL BANDS


MAY 19 (THU)

WEST GYM

SPRING CONCERT – 6:00 PM

ALL BANDS

Academic Team Information

The academic team is a 12-15 member team that competes against other schools in Marion County in their well-rounded knowledge in just about everything. Meets consist of 4 rounds that are 8 minutes each. In each round, 5 members can participate and earn points for the team by buzzing in before the other team with the correct answer.


Winning is definitely a collaborative effort, and each member of the team adds unique knowledge to the group. In meets, members have to be mentally sharp, because questions are all over the place. Questions can be about history, geography, art, music, sports, science, and language arts. Some questions test our member’s skills in math, spelling, and word play. Students must also be knowledgeable in current events. It is very impressive to watch these teams in action.


We are very excited to see what our teams will do this year. Two years ago, then 6thgraders, our 8th graders won first place in the Marion County Meet. They are very eager to reclaim this title as 8th graders. In practice, the new 6th and 7th graders are very competitive and like to challenge each other with their intellect. These teams are very smart and sometimes tie when they compete with against other.