FMS EXPLO Newsletter
April 26th, 2019
FMS Counseling: Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Horstmeier & Ms. Jo
MAP Testing 2019 is in the books! Thanks to students and staff alike for working hard to get the job done.
Contacting Counselors after schools out
If you have any questions about next years schedules, classes or just have a question Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Horstmeier will both be in the office through May 29th and will return on August 1st.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs. Crawford works with students with a last name starting with a K-Z and can be reached at email@example.com
Ms. Jo is the Counseling Office secretary and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling Office phone number is 573-590-8208
Talk with your Teen about E-cigs, Vaps and Juuls
As we see this epidemic in our own community and country while targeting our student population we want to share some talking points with parents and an informative video as well. We will have Joyce Lara with the Department of Health will be at our Student Led Conferences on April 3rd and 10th to share more information with parents as well.
Know the Risk: Talk with your Student.
Transition to 9th grade
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Please visit the site at www.codehs.com to view your child's progress.
Students should be complete up to lesson 2.2.3 in Introduction to Programming with Karel the Dog. We will resume with lesson 2.3.1 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.
We will be using www.typingtraining.com to improve your kids' typing skills. Any keyboarding assignment not finished in class should be finished at home. Please have your child login and show you their progress
For fun we use www.nitrotype.com to challenge others in typing races.
Continue to be an upstander and make good choices online. Keep up your positive digital footprint! For more resources visit www.commonsensemedia.org.
This week the students began their adventure into CoSpaces. We will continue working in this super cool VR platform next week creating themed spaces, parkour, and Angry Birds!
Coach Windmiller, Coach Youse, Coach Evans
Health (Last Day of Health will be Friday, May 3):
6th Grade: Food Labels
7th Grade: Body Systems
8th Grade: Healthy Relationships
You Choose Units (Weather Permitting)
(we will continually add camps as we receive more information)
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AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR aka HARMONY HORNETS
Please plan to join us for our final concert of the year on Monday, May 6th at First Christian Church on Court Street! We will be singing hits of the 1970s!
We had a great week in Music 6. We practiced music notation by adding rests to our discussion sessions. We also played more singing games, and began working on our new project: Pop Star vs Rap Star! Students will have the opportunity to write their own song or rap that teaches about notes and rests!
Next week, we will review rest values, and continue experimenting with new ways to spice up the Cups song,
Want to know how this class is graded? Click here for proficiency scales!
Arts Alive 8
We are making progress in the staging process for our musical, In Your Shoes. Please be sure to join us for the performance! Arts Alive 8 will present their original musical In Your Shoes at The Brick District Playhouse on Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm!
Arts Alive 7
Arts Alive 7 has a website so you can BUY TICKETS TO OUR SHOW! Check out the website below!
We are hard at work writing the script and music for our original musical! On Wednesday, each writing/composing team shared their progress! See below for a preview of the Lunch song that will be part of our show, Middle School Musical! Our musical will give the audience a look at life in middle school. You won't want to miss their DINNER THEATER show on Friday, May 3rd!
Want to know how this class is assessed (how it is graded), click here.
Choir 7/Choir 8
Both choirs are working hard to prepare for the next concert! Plan to join us on Monday, May 6th! This will be a celebration of hits from the 1970s, and 80s, We will end the concert with a sing along of an iconic hit by Queen!
Want to know how grades are assessed in choir? Click here!
Please feel free to contact me at any time: email@example.com. For pictures and daily updates about Vocal Music at FMS, follow me on Twitter: @MoebesMusic
Mrs. Blandford and Ms. Neudecker
6th Grade Band:
If students have not received a 3 on the rhythmic dictation test, they will need to come to me on Monday during 2nd hour to make it up. Please let them know to ask me, or have them check their grades on SIS.
The last concert of the yea will take place May 7. This concert will be back at the middle school and will be in the gym. Please plan for black and white attire once again. I will be sending out an email very soon to let you all know about call times and specifics that you may need to know before the concert.
Concert Selections will include: #90, 91 and 94 - and the sheet music that they received.
7th Grade Band:
Students have received new sheet music for the concert in May. This concert will take place on the 7th and will be at 6:00 in the middle school gym. Please plan for black and white attire once again. I will send am email out closer to time with all of the call times and specifics that you may need.
I have sent an email home about the concert, please let me know if you have any questions!
8th Grade Band:
Students have received new sheet music for the concert in May. This concert will take place on the 7th and will be at 6:00 in the middle school gym. Please plan for black and white attire once again. I will email soon with more details about call time and anymore details that you might need.
A power point for the incoming freshman parent meeting will be sent out through email and I will try to put it on google classroom as well.
Our next concert will be on May 7th in the middle school gym. Both wire choirs will be performing together! This is going to be a great experience. We have been working on standard notation in ensembles as well as TAB in ensembles.
Students will have a concert on May 7th. I will send out more details with call time and specifics as I know more. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Students can practice at home on the following link:
News from the Art Room
As we are racing towards the end of the year, we are in hyper focus to finalize objectives for all grades. The next few weeks we will stay on course, and each grade level will be finalizing certain projects and revisiting past objectives. With Field trips and incentives we are always frazzled towards the end of the year to pack it all in, but we will no doubt make it together!
We are working on our Torn Paper Animal Portraits with is Objective ELO2: Students will use subject matter and themes in artwork.
We will then shift into our watercolor demonstration and practice, which will be a short lesson in using opaque application of paint. This will cap off the year and Object ELO 1 : Select and apply media techniques and processes
Students are working hard to finish up their comic book covers where they created their very own super hero, or villain, and created their own comic book cover.
This was covered in Objective ELO 4 Students explain the connections between art and the world around them.
We discussed the many processes of comic book creations and the different creative connections in the process.
Students will cap off the year with printmaking unit, which they will revisit ELO 1 Students will select and apply media techniques and process.
We will explore the printmaking process, prepare print plates and pull prints in the process.
Students will begin the final series of project called the Tree Trilogy, I am trying to change this up a little this year with some new techniques and process, but they will create a variety of media exploration and techniques to create positive and negative space using trees as a main subject.
Objective ELO 2 Students will use subject matter and themes in Art
Art Club will meet one last time on May 1st
As always, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Have a great week!
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 @ email@example.com or Mrs. Yates @ firstname.lastname@example.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.
Some of the clothing donations ready to be purchased by our students with Hornet Bucks.
Some of our hygiene and school supplies ready for purchase with Hornet Bucks.
Some of our food items available for our students at FMS Thrive Hive for purchase.
Mrs. Jessica Lairmore
MAP Testing has begun and the Library will not be open during MAP Testing. It will be used for students who will be testing. If you need a new book, please email me and I'll let you know when I have time for you to swap it out. The Library should open up again around Thursday, April 25th. I'll keep you posted!
The Library will be closed for the year on Wednesday, May 8th. I need all of your Library books returned by that date. If you can't find your book, check your ELA classroom Library, check you locker, and look around your house.
You can read books online if I don't have it in my Library. 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.
I NEED YOU FOR THE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!
We are revamping the Morning Announcements. You don't always have to record it in the Library. There are a million ways you can do a book talk, and best of all you can always use your chromebooks to record yourself or use your phone! You don't even have to show your face if you don't want to. You can just record your voice.
Other ideas for books talks other than talking about a book:
Create a Powtoon.
Draw a picture and talk about it.
Create a CoSpace for a book character.
Record a video with a fun filter and email it to me.
Read a poem.
Talk about your favorite character, or your least favorite character.
Show us your favorite place your read (maybe you like to read with your pet on your lap).
AND.....We don't have to show book talks all the time. You can share interesting facts about your favorite animal, favorite athlete, maybe you play an instrument, maybe you are an awesome cook, do you volunteer for something, etc..
The possibilities are endless!
Email me with what you got.
Just remember to keep you video less than 2 minutes long, the shorter the better!
See what's happening in the Library on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. You might even see yourself on there!
See you in the Library!
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