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Parent Newsletter: December 17

Dear FFMS Students, Parents and Guardians:


Happy Monday. It's hard to believe we will be wrapping up second quarter this week. There are a lot of great things happing at FFMS as you will read.

I wish all the Cardinal families a memorable winter break filled with relaxing and quality family time! We will resume school on January 7th.

Happy Holidays!


Mrs. Hiler

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Shout Out to Mrs. Francis

Mrs. Francis, the Byways teacher, was teaching her third grade class when a student informed her that another student was choking on a mint. She immediately jumped into action performing the Heimlich Maneuver. Mrs. Francis's quick thinking and response to the situation saved this boy from choking. The student was so grateful and immediately gave her a hug.

Mrs. Francis said this was one of her scariest moments in her twenty years of teaching. There is no education that can prepare you for a moment like this.

It's a Great Day to be a Cardinal

Eighth Grade December Project



FFMS 8th graders aren’t waiting to come up with ideas to change the world. During the week of December 17, the students will be taking part in a project, largely of their own design. Using the design process, they will complete the question, “How can we help _ have a merrier Christmas or happier winter?” Then, they will brainstorm and design solutions for the problem they identify.


Students will have lots of resources available to support their work. Felicity-Franklin’s new Cardinal Active Learning Lab includes 3D printers and a laser cutter/engraver to assist students with making their online designs come to life. Teachers will support students with high-tech and low-tech parts of their project - from learning to code an app or design a website, to developing tangible products to help the needy.


Students spend a lot of time in school being asked questions that the teacher already knows the answer to. This project will allow students to actively develop their own questions, come up with their own answers, and take part in real-world experiences. The 8th grade team, Mrs. Henson, Mrs. Maupin, Mr. Ogden, Mrs. Pollitt, and Mrs. Roehm, are excited to see what the students come up with. Additional support for student projects will be available from Mrs. Francis, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, and Mr. Roush, Technology Integration Specialist.


“It’s a little scary sometimes, giving the students that much say over the direction they want to go,” said Mrs. Pollitt. “But, if we want them to take ownership of their work, it has to be something they are interested in and want to work on.”


Students will have time across four days to design, refine, and complete their proposed solutions. “The holidays are a great time to reflect on how fortunate we are, and how we can use the skills and talents we have to help others,” said Mr. Roush. “That’s a skill that will take you a long way in life.”


Be watching the district Live Feed and social media accounts for more about these exciting student-led projects!

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Congratulations to the Novice Parliament Pro Team

Congratulations to the FFA Parli Pro Team! They will brought home the 2nd Place Parli Pro Banner and it is the first of its kind!
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Little Mermaid Cast

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as part of the cast for the Little Mermaid.


Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. Cast


Pilot

Hayden Broadwell


Sailors

Jacob Arthur

Jake Forman

Isaiah Hooper

Caleb Roehm


Prince Eric

Michael Henson


Grimsby

Landen Miller


Merfolk/Sea Creatures

Bailey Blevins (Harp)

Annalise Brandenburg

Emma Davis (Sax)

Olivia Crawford

Addy Glassmeyer

Angela Jones

Addi Klotter (Jellyfish 1)

Brylee McCloud (Jellyfish 2)

Allyson Roesch


Seahorse

Phoebe Henderson


King Triton

Logan Pack


Sebastian

Zander Cummins


Aquata

Mollie Wilson


Andrina

Ella Sheppard


Arista

Briston Terry


Atina

Brooklyn Wehrum


Adella

Mattilyn Griffith


Allana

Emma Reed


Ariel

Ayla Rutherford


Flounder

Stacie Arthur


Scuttle

Jakob Laugel



Gulls/Lagoon Animal

  1. Natalie Dick

  2. Ruby Robertson

  3. Briley Idlett


Ursula

Haley Broadwell


Tentacles

Paeton Smith

Kaylyn Hively

Lexie Creager


Flotsam

Antoinette Conyers


Jetsam

Aidayn Stacy


Carlotta

Joanna Hamilton


Chef Louis

Jaxxon Johnson


Chefs/Lagoon Animals

  1. Abigail Masterson

  2. SamiJo Johns

  3. Haley Wendling

  4. Isaiah Hooper

  5. Danielle McKinnon

  6. Laynee Shifflet

  7. Brook Caudill

  8. Kalyn Blackburn


Princesses/Sea creatures

  1. Ashlyn Jones (Plaise)

  2. Courtney Donovan (Chub)

  3. Kaylie Roesch (Bass)

  4. Savannah Metzger (Fluke)

  5. Eden Myers (Newt)

  6. Braylyn Blackburn (Carp)


Bring the family out March 22nd or 23rd to watch the play!

Candy Grams

Candy Grams- The DC trip will be selling candy grams Monday the 17th through Wednesday the 19th during lunch. The cost is only $1. So buy a candy gram to send to be delivered all your friends!

Upcoming Events


December 17- Basketball against Williamsburg- Girls Home/Boys away @Williamsburg


December 19- Winter Concert @7:30; Craft Club; Basketball Girl's Home/ Boys @ Georgetown


December 21- End of Second Quarter


January 7- Students return from break; Basketball -Boys Home/Girls at CNE

January 9- Basketball- Boys Home; Girls@ West Clermont


January 21st- Martin Luther King Day- No School

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Attendance

School starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm. Every hour of the school day counts, so please try and have your child to school on time. If your child is absent please call 513-362-5307 by 10:00 am.

Stay Connected - Three Easy Ways

Felicity Schools Website and Live Feed App

felicityschools.org


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To Contact Me

email- hilert@felcityschools.org


Phone- 513-362-5382