May 20, 2016

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Final Exams!

Dear Parents,

As you know, our last day of school is Wednesday, May 25th. With that said, final exams in all academic content areas will be given on the last two days of school. We will have a special block schedule on those days to allow students the maximum amount of time to complete these GCPS District Assessments. Additionally, the final exams count as 10% of your child's final grades. The teachers have worked hard this year to prepare your children, and we ask that all students be present the last two days of the school year to take the tests.

We appreciate all of your support this year, and we are so proud of our students' hard work!

Sincerely,

Christine Douthart

Band Students Win Big!

Four of our FFMS 7th Grade Band students recently participated in the Gwinnett County Solo and Ensemble competition. These students all received Superior ratings for their prepared individual solos: Dominic Bedzyk on Xylophone, Jennifer Guo on Flute, David Lin on Clarinet, and Aaron Montgomery on Trumpet. Congratulations, Broncos!! Way to go!

Attention Rising 9th Grade!

Important Date to Remember:

5/27/16 - Carnegie Unit Forms Due to FFMS

Middle School Softball!

Tryouts for the Brookwood Cluster Middle School Softball team(s) will be held on Monday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brookwood High School Softball Field. Eligible players are rising 6th - 8th graders who will attend either Crews or Five Forks Middle in the Fall of 2016. The team(s) will be participating in the Gwinnett County Middle School Fastpitch Softball League (August - October). If you are serious about softball and aspire to one day play at the high school level, we encourage you to attend tryouts on May 23rd.

Writing Workshop!

The Brookwood Cluster's 5th annual Middle School Literacy Institute will be held Monday - Thursday, June 20 - 23 at Crews MS from 8:30 - 11:30 am. The registration fee of $100 payable through MyPaymentsPlus will cover tuition, supplies, a book, and a guest speaker. Subjects to be discussed include non-fiction, expository, argumentative, and persuasive reading and writing skills. Visit the FFMS website for further information.

Publix Partners!

Five Forks has once again partnered with Publix for the benefit of our school! Each time you shop at Publix, simply let the cashier know that you have a Partners Card at the beginning of your transaction. This card is honored at participating Publix locations in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. We anticipate using the funds to purchase Chromebooks and other devices to increase the technology available for student use in our classrooms. Click here for even further information from the Publix Partners website and to track our progress! We hope you'll join us and 'make a difference' for our school. We appreciate your support of this valuable program. Stop by the office if you'd like additional cards!
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Entrepreneurship Program!

Attention 8th Graders:

If you have ever thought about running your own business or turning everyday ideas into real-world products or services, the Clyde L. Strickland Entrepreneurship Program at Discovery High School may be just the educational experience for you! All GCPS rising freshman are invited to apply to the Discovery High School Entrepreneurship Program for the 2016-2017 school year, Accepted applicants will attend Discovery High School under permissive transfer. Please submit an application by June 30, 2016 by email or the street address on the application.

Dates To Remember!

5/21 - Saturday Opportunity School, 9:00 - 11:00 am

5/23 - 8th Grade Celebration

5/23 - Orchestra Awards Night, 6:30 pm

5/25 - Last Day of School

5/27 - Rising 9th Grade Carnegie Unit Forms Due to FFMS