FMS EXPLO Newsletter

March 1st, 2019

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

MAP Testing 2019

MAP testing will take place at FMS in April. It is extremely important that students are well rested and here for testing. They will need their chrome books charged and earbuds.


Testing days are as follows for all grade levels:

April 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th.

April 16th and 17th.


Testing for 8th grade only:

April 18th.


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

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=RAWhtVEaRAk

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 2.2.3 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.

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. 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.


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

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!


Students may continue with 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 (Last week for Windmiller's Classes):

6th Grade: Food Labels

7th Grade: Tobacco, Drugs, Alcohol; Healthy Lifestyle Choices

8th Grade: Healthy Relationships



P.E.

All-Star Kickball/Speedball

Fitness Testing for Coach Youse's Classes (Pacer, Sit and Reach, Push-Ups, Curl-Ups)


6th-8th Grade Skills Proficiency Scales


Policies and Procedures



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!

awindmiller@fulton58.org @CoachWindmiller

myouse@fulton58.org @CoachYouse

jevans@fulton58.org @CoachEvans3

Dr. Moebes

AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR aka HARMONY HORNETS

This group is off to a fantastic start! We have approximately 40 singers in the choir! Singers will get their new folders and music on Tuesday!


MUSIC 6

Rock Star vs Pop Star has been one of our best projects yet! Check out some of the student-written songs that teach note and rest values!

This week we pretested our treble clef note reading skills. We will focus on reading music in treble clef next week!


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

Arts Alive 8 has started revising their show! There is a LOT to do, but they are up to the task! Our performance will be at The Brick District Playhouse on Court St on Friday, April 12th at 7pm. Please plan to join us!


Arts Alive 7 is beginning work on an entirely original musical that is related to their Social Studies content. You won't want to miss their DINNER THEATER show on Friday, May 3rd! Stay tuned for details!


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


Choir 7/Choir 8

***The FMS Choir Festival Showcase concert scheduled for Monday, March 6th as been cancelled. I am sorry to cancel this performance, but you can look forward to enjoying our recent repertoire on our May concert! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Choir 8 traveled to Fayette today to participate in the Central Methodist University Music Festival! I'm truly proud of our singers for their dedication, focus, and hard work!


Choir 7 has started rehearsing and choreographing their songs for the May concert! We are continuing with our music from Colonial America as well!


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

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJn6dwLS9Ls&feature=youtu.be

Mrs. Blandford and Ms. Neudecker

6th Grade Band:


We have been focusing on tone and precision this week. The students are doing great! Please encourage your students to take their instruments home every night, with all of the snow days, we could use that time to practice at home!


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Our next concert will take place at the high school on March 12. This is when all of the bands 6-12 perform. It is a very exciting time and this is one of my favorite concerts that we have. There will also be a fundraiser dinner served before hand to raise money for our band boosters. Please consider coming that before.


Cherrydale orders have been sent in. They will be delivered the night of Parade of Bands and will be available for pick up that evening.


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.


I have sent home an email with information about Music Fest. Please let me know if you have any questions!


I sent out an email last week, 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.


Our next concert will take place at the high school on March 12. This is when all of the bands 6-12 perform. It is a very exciting time and this is one of my favorite concerts that we have. There will also be a fundraiser dinner served before hand to raise money for our band boosters. Please consider coming that before.



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.


I have sent home an email with information about Music Fest. Please let me know if you have any questions!


I sent out an email last week, 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.


Our next concert will take place at the high school on March 12. This is when all of the bands 6-12 perform. It is a very exciting time and this is one of my favorite concerts that we have. There will also be a fundraiser dinner served before hand to raise money for our band boosters. Please consider coming that before.



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 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 continuing with our torn paper animals unit.

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 moving towards our next objective and working over the next few weeks

ELO1 Students will apply media techniques and processes.

Students will learn about textures both implied and simulated, along with a deep understanding of value in drawing as we look and create old barns.

This project tends to be a very rewarding and also very challenging to students as I push them very hard on this project, but the results are always amazing and surprising for the student.

8th Grade will continue on their current 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.

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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

March Madness Tournament of Books is coming to the Library! Keep an eye out for an email to vote for the book of the year! You will get an email each week to vote for which book you think should be the 2018-2019 Book of the Year!


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.


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 an Instagram account! See what's happening in the Library by following us. You might even see yourself on there!

See you in the Library!


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


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

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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.