FMS NEWS

December 6th, 2015

Dear FMS Family,

It's hard to believe we are down to the last 3 weeks of school before the end of the semester! This first part of the year has flown by at FMS. A big SHOUT OUT to our families for all the support and engagement you have in your child's education. I have truly loved getting to know all of you and the amazing students and staff of FMS. Here's to a fantastic December!


Sincerely,

Beth

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FMS Family Night

Please join us for our first FMS Family Night! See the flyer below for specific information. Our speaker is free to all FMS families and community members that are interested. Hope to see you there!
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This Week at FMS

Monday: Team Challenge

Tuesday: FMS Girls Basketball Pack the House Night, Harmony Hornets

Wednesday: Robotics Club and Team Challenge

Thursday: Broadcasting Club, Girls Basketball vs. Mexico

Friday: FMS School Dance, FMS Family Night


Spirit Links on sale for $0.25 each! All money raised to be donated to the Special Olympics. We are working to collect more than Mexico. Let's show them our FMS spirit!


Remember to check out our webpage for future information: http://www.fulton58.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Fulton%20Middle%20School

Mental Health at FMS

Fulton Public Schools received a mental health grant last spring with a partnership of Missouri School Board Association and MU. This grant has provided us with support in the area of mental health throughout the school district. Specifically, FMS conducted a needs assessment through teacher and student screeners (as you received information about last month). The counselors and I received our school data back and met with our resources through the grant on action planning for the future. It is evident from our data that we need to provide a Tier 1 (all students) support first. The grant team is working to find research-based material that will work to meet the needs of our students. The specific areas revolve around friendship, empathy, respect, bullying, etc. and will fit in nicely to our exsisting PBIS matrix. We will use our WIN time during January to deliver these lessons. After January, our counselors will work to provide more intense intervention to those that need it. Middle school can be a tough time for kids. I am looking forward to the opportunity to provide more support with the social aspects of the middle school years and am so happy that we have support from the grant team to make it a reality.

The grant team also has resources for parents and families. I will begin to post those weekly starting in January. If you have specific needs, please feel free to contact me and I will help you find the resource that can best help you and your child.

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Congrats!

Congratulation to Mrs. McDaniel! She was named FPS Stellar Staff for 2nd Quarter! She will be honored at the Board of Education meeting this Wednesday evening.

FMS Spirit Week December 14-17

Monday December 14:

Tacky/Ugly Sweater

Wear your crazy holiday sweater or outfits

Tuesday December 15:

Family photo day!

Wear your favorite flannel

Wednesday December 16:

ELF Day

Wear your striped socks, pointed ears, and jingle bell shoes!

Thursday December 17:

PJ Day

Just roll out of bed and come in your comfy, yet school appropriate, PJ’s!

NO School December 18th!!

Sportsmanship Reminder for FPS Athletics

SPORTSMANSHIP STATEMENT

The Fulton School District believes good sportsmanship is an integral component of interscholastic competition. In order for good sportsmanship to prevail, coaches, student-athletes, and fans must display respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility before, during and after all athletic contests. We encourage fans to enthusiastically support their team, recognize outstanding performance of opponents, and always exhibit good sportsmanship in their words and actions.

EXPECTATIONS

*Profanity, derogatory comments, and other intimidating words or actions directed at the officials, student-athletes, coaches, team representatives, or other spectators will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition.

NOTE: Such comments include negative cheers targeting an individual and cheers intended to sound like an inappropriate word or expression.

Appropriate dress is expected. Clothing with profanity, derogatory comments, or other intimidating words, pictures or symbols is prohibited. Shirts must be worn and torsos must be covered.