Weekly Bulletin January 26-31, 2015

Our FMS Band Story

On Saturday, January 17, fifty-one FMS students participated and performed at the UIL Region Band Clinic and Concert. There were 10 schools represented and FMS had the most representation. These students were selected in the fall to participate in Region Band but when they performed on Saturday it was the first time all of the students from the different schools had rehearsed together. It was amazing to see the stage "Marooned Out" and to hear the music performed that they had just rehearsed in one day. These many students could not have achieved this success without the direction and guidance of John Curtin and Michael Childress and your support of the band program.

We are all the "authors" of the Floresville story by what we teach our students, how we teach our students and by building relationships with our students.


6th and 7th Grade Social Studies will be curriculum planning. All other PLC groups will be reviewing benchmark test.

Writing to Check for Understanding Strategy

Charlott has found some good strategies to check for understanding by incorporating writing. This will not only help your own content but also support ELAR. Open the link below. (By the way, I learned how to use Google Docs to attach this file.)

February 4th Student Early Release/Staff Development

On this day, all students will attend Pride and 5th period. The Social Studies and Science teachers will be given an opportunity to plan in the AM so their Pride classes will be covered by other teachers. A Math and ELAR mini lesson will be done during Pride and then students will move into the gym for a Pep Rally.

Staff Development will begin at 1:30 in the FMS cafeteria for STAAR Security and Confidentiality Training and then curriculum planning.

A schedule will be emailed later this week.

Tailgate Luncheon

Don't forget to sign up for the tail gate luncheon that will be held on Friday, January 30th. A Super Bowl Game will be played but you must be in attendance at the luncheon in order to participate. Wear your favorite NFL Jersey that day.

Staff Member-Spotlight of the Week: Morgan Mitchell, Catherine Gastauer, Kim McCool

From Staff Member: You are here everyday after school to ensure your students are grasping the math concepts in order to be successful. You are so giving of your time and I am amazed by your dedication.

See Mrs. Flores for a special snack. To nominate a Staff Member for Spotlight of the Week email a Cross the Line Form to Mrs. Gonzales

Picture and Caption-Week of January 26-Stephanie Kirtland and Kathy Kirtland

Submit your picture and caption(2 to 3 sentence) to John Hineman and Mrs. Flores (cc Alyssa Cronk) by Thursday, January 29.

Quote of the Week

" If a seed of a lettuce will not grow, we do not blame the lettuce. Instead, the fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly." - Buddhist proverb


January 26

January 27

Progress Report Grades Due

January 28

Progress Report Cards Go Home

January 29

Tiger Basketball vs. McAuliffe 8H/7A 5pm/6pm

January 30

Tailgate Luncheon

January 31

UIL Meet-Somerset

Dates to Remember:

February 4

Pep Rally

Student Early Release/Staff Development

February 8

Band Spaghetti Dinner

February 14

UIL Meet-Medina Valley

February 16

Student Holiday/Staff Development

Progress Reports Due

February 20

Special Pop Forms Due

February 21

Solo/Ensemble Festival

February 24

7th Writing Benchmark

February 25

Staff Meeting 7:20 am

7th Writing Benchmark

8th Reading