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Box Tops

Friday is the last day to turn in Box Tops for the latest competition. The current competition is for a chance to win a "Winter Basket" full of items to enjoy while on Winter Break. The basket will be on display for all students to see in the display case just inside door #25 (PTC display cases). Just as in the previous competition, for every 10 Box Tops submitted, students receive a ticket for a chance to win the basket. The more BT's turned in gives them more chances to win. This basket includes 2 FTMSE t-shirts, 2 gift cards (1~Jack's donuts and 1~Starbucks), a lot of candy, some warm fuzzy socks and more!! Box Top collection bins are located in the front office and the cafeteria.


Good luck!

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Band Concert

Congratulations to Mrs. Dunblazier, Mr. Hodgson, and all of our band students on a fabulous concert Wednesday night.


Also a big thank you to all of the parents that packed the house. The FTMSE Band program appreciates you!

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Dr. Dan Bolin Visits the FTMSE Band

The FTMSE Wind Ensemble Band had quite the treat this week when Dr. Dan Bolin paid them a visit. Dr. Bolin is director of the Symphonic Band and associate professor of music at the Jordan College of Fine Arts, Butler University. He received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from Butler and his Ed.D. from Indiana University.


What a cool experience for our band students.

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8th Grade Academic Team

IT WAS A CLOSE, BACK AND FORTH BATTLE IN THE FIRST 2 QUARTERS BUT THE 8TH GRADE ACADEMIC TEAM FINALLY PULLED AWAY INTHE THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTERS TO DEFEAT THE PREVIOUSLY UNDEFEATED RAYMOND PARK 32-27.


RAQUIB CHOWDHURY, ZACH WHITE, AND AARON FARLEY LED THE SCORING FOR THE FLASHES. THE TEAM WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THE EAST MATH TEACHERS...WE TOTALLY ROCK THE MATH QUESTIONS AT EVERY MEET THIS SEASON!!!

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Homework Document

See the link below for this week's homework document:


Week of December 11th



If you have any questions contact your child's teacher.

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FTMSE PTC Holiday Treats for Teachers and Staff

To celebrate the holidays, the PTC will be providing a hot coffee/tea/chocolate bar to the teachers and staff. We need your help providing snacks like cookies, cupcakes, caramel corn, Little Debbie's, chex mix etc. These items can be store bought or homemade, and should arrive at the front office at school by the end of day on Tues 12/12.

Thank you in advance for helping treat those that work so hard for our students throughout the year.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4caca72fa6f58-holiday

Save the Date!!!! Pacers Game

Save the date!! Grab your family and friends on Sunday Feb 11th at 5pm as FTMS East joins the Pacers, as they take on the New York Knicks! More info regarding ordering will be available in early December! Watch this space! Great Holiday gift for the whole family!

Junior All State Band

The Junior All State Band is an extreme elite group of young musicians in grades 7-9 selected by a board of directors in the state of Indiana. It is very competitive and very difficult to be a part of. This year, Mikaili Commissiong will be representing FTMS East at the 2018 Indiana Junior All-State Band performance on Saturday, January 13th in the Embassy theater in Fort Wayne, IN. Mikaili was one of 100 outstanding middle school musicians selected for this performance. The 2018 Indiana Junior All-State Band will be under the direction of Dr. Mark Spede, Director of Bands at Clemson University.


Congrats Mikaili!

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Finals Schedule

We will operate on a "No PRIDE" schedule December 13th-19th to allow for administration of semester finals. See the link below for the bell schedule for those days:


East Bell Schedules

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East PTC Facebook Page

Go give our East PTC Facebook Page a like! Support our awesome volunteers who make it happen for our students and teachers.


https://www.facebook.com/FranklinTownshipMiddeSchoolEastPtc/

Athletic Update

Greetings Flashes Fans,


Congratulations to the FTMS East 7th Grade Basketball Team! The team traveled to Lawrence Central on Saturday, December 2 and play Raymond Park at Belzer Middle School at 9am. The Flashes fell in a tight contest, 34-38. Job well done on an Elite 8 appearance!


FTMS East Boys Basketball 7 & 8 traveled to Belzer on Tuesday 12/5 to take on the host Bruins. The 7th grade split their contests with the A team losing a close back and forth contest. 7th grade B earned a dominant victory afterwards over Belzer. 8th grade A & B both fell to the Bruins. The team returns to action on Monday, December 11 at Creston.


Thank you to all of our East/West parents of wrestling for keeping the Door 9 parking lot clear when picking up your student athlete from practice!


Official wrestling practice begins on Monday, December 11th. All wrestlers will need to attend study tables after school on this day and you will be shuttled via bus over to the Annex and practice from 3:00 – 5:15pm. Pickup will always be at the main entrance, Door 1, with parking available in the yellow lot. -Wrestling will have a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday December 12th after practice at the Annex at 5:30pm. Parents enter Door 1. $10 required uniform rental: cash or checks (payable “FTMS East”) will be accepted this evening. The meeting will last no longer than 30 minutes.


FTMS East Girls Basketball 7/8 tryouts will begin on Monday, December 11th and conclude on Tuesday, December 12th from 3 – 5pm. Prospective players will attend study tables and tryout from 3 – 5pm with parent pickup at Door 25. All interested players must attend study tables on this day and have athletic clothing and basketball shoes. An IHSAA athletic physical must be on file with the Athletic Department in order to be eligible to tryout. -FTMS East Girls Basketball will have a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday, December 14 at 5:30pm. Parents enter Door 25. The meeting will last no longer than 30 minutes.


FTMS Swimming tryouts will begin December 11th and conclude on December 12th at the FCHS Natatorium from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Parent transportation to and from is required as swim tryouts and practice will always occur after hours. All interested swimmers grades 6 – 8 must have an athletic physical on file with the Athletic Department in order to be eligible to tryout. Callout meeting TBD at both East and West. Coach contact Jen Hendler - jphswimmer@aol.com and Chris Schaney - chris.schaney@gmail.com


FTMS Swimming will have a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, December 19th at 5:30pm at the FCHS Pool. On this evening, parents will be able to pay for swimsuits and swim trunks via check or cash. Enter door 9.

BYOD Information

Check out our website for 2018-2019 BYOD information.


http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us/IT/1023/

From the School Counselors!

Mrs. Kyle McClarnon

All 6th Grade

7th Grade Last Name A-M


Mrs. Sarah Ready

All 8th Grade

7th Grade Last Name N-Z


High School Transition Information

At the start of the second semester, we will begin high school transition activities with our 8th grade students. Important dates are as follows:

Friday, January 12

All 8th graders will participate in the high school visitation from 9am-2pm. Students can use their lunch number at FCHS or bring a lunch.

Wednesday, January 17

8th Grade Parent Night at Franklin Central High School. 7pm in the Auditorium.

January 22-26

Mrs. Ready and Mrs. McClarnon will be working with students to complete their 9th grade course selection sheets. Students will take their course selection sheet home to review as it requires a parent/guardian signature. This will be done during math class on the following days:

Mrs. Bramell- 1/22/18

Ms. Prindle- 1/23/18

Mrs. DeVoy- 1/24/18

Mr. Gillmore- 1/25/18

Mr. Mann- 1/26/18

Friday, February 2

All course selection sheets due to Mrs. Ready and Mrs. McClarnon


Request to See Your Counselor

Students can make a request to see their counselor from any device with internet access! Simply click here! Parents can also request an appointment by using this request form.


For school counseling news and resources, visit the school counseling website by clicking here!

PTC Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 7pm

10440 Indian Creek Road South

Indianapolis, IN