The Faubion Lion Pride Press

Week of March 20, 2023

Dear Faubion Family,

We hope that you enjoy this week's edition of The Faubion Lion Pride Press. In this edition, we highlight one of our Faubion scholars, one of our teachers, highlight an opportunity to earn high school credit, and share about our Faubion Family Fun Night.

Aristotle once said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." At Faubion Middle School, we make excellence a habit, and we are kind. Parents, thank you for partnering with us to help your children develop quality habits so they can become leaders of our future.

Go Lions!

- Mr. Boom

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Online Courses for High School Credit

Attn: Parents of Rising 9th graders,

Early Bird Registration for High School credit courses for acceleration begins March 20th and runs through April 14th. Spots fill up quickly!

If you are interested in registering your student for a class this summer, please reach out to your child's counselor. They will provide you with some additional information and send you a link for the first step in the registration process. These courses are great for taking care of high school prerequisites outside of the regular school year.

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Student Spotlight - Tara Schroeder!

This week we would like to feature on of our outstanding 8th grade scholars, Tara Schroeder!

Recently, Tara promoted to Senior Master/Sgt with Civil Air Patrol. Their color guard team - which she has led for over a year - is ranked #1 in Texas. Tara competed with a team of five cadets from Thunderbird Composite Squadron for Civil Air Patrol National Cadet competition. Together they won five events which made them the Texas Region Wing Competition champions. Their team will now move on to compete against the best teams from Oklahoma, Arizona, Louisiana, and Arkansas in the Southwest Region Cadet Competition with the hope of winning a spot to compete at Nationals.

Tara is very involved in activities at Faubion - choir, academic UIL, musical theatre, and athletics to name a few. You would be hard-pressed to find a Faubion student more involved. We are so grateful for Tara's dedication to our school - including her friendly and outgoing spirit - and to all of our military families! Pictured is Tara in an Air Force refueling tanker, watching the nuclear bomber refuel.

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Leading the work for the state of Texas

Señora Maricarmen Corvison has been selected to be part of the Region 10 Texas Language Leader’s cohort! This group consists of a selected group of state-wide LOTE teachers that want to grow into future leaders in World Language education in Texas. These leaders will become experts and learn in-depth correlations between the LOTE TEKS and T-TESS, learn how to influence change and how to deliver effective professional learning. They will also carry out a leadership project that adds value to World Language teaching and learning.

Mrs. Corvison will be adding great value to the World Language programs across the state of Texas and impact many educators and students in our common endeavor to make Texas more multilingual. Congratulations to our Faubion Family for having one of the few selected representatives of excellence in LOTE to World Language educators in the state of Texas and the nation! We could not be prouder to have Sra. Corvison on our team.

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Read-In Day

Teaching requires careful consideration for high academic expectations, sound routines, timely grading and feedback, and strong relationships. Our English-Language Arts teams have shown time and again that they put in the extra effort required to demonstrate mastery in their work. This little finishing touch that you see in Mrs. Boysen's room during Read-In Day in one such example. Kudos to all of our teachers for your dedicated work.
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The Faubion Family Fun Night

Our 2nd annual Faubion Family Fun night was a huge hit! We had over 250 guests throughout the evening with performances from cheer, orchestra, and band! Congratulations to our Corn hole tournament winners: 1st prize - Luke and Samuel Trevino, 2nd prize - Zach and Aaron Long, 3rd prize - Mike and Jack Collier, and 4th prize - Tara and Zoe Rogers!

Thank you to everyone who made the time to join us, and we look forward to gearing up for another fun event next year. An extra special thank-you goes to Kelly Lebel and Jennifer Collier for pulling off this event. The Faubion PTO is working on several projects right now, including our upcoming Merit Scholar/Lion's Pride Assembly, school dance, 8th grade Hawaiian Falls trip, and 8th grade promotion ceremony.

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Clubs and Organizations

We are focused on making sure that all students are an active member in at least one club/organization in order to become more engrained in our school community and also help with academic performance.

We have several well established clubs and organizations on campus, including Academic UIL, Student Council, Youth and Government, the Kindness Club, and more. All clubs are student-led and guided by a faculty sponsor. Please follow this LINK for a listing of our clubs.

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Frequently-Accessed Links

Staying current on information is easy, if you know where to look! For school-wide information, you can visit us at:

School website -;

Twitter -; and

Facebook -

Our counselor webpage is, and our PTO website is

Please visit all of these sites regularly to stay updated. Make sure to check your child's grade regularly in Home Access Center (HAC) at and view coursework in Canvas at

You may monitor your child's grades and attendance by using the Home Access Center.

Here are the steps to follow:

1) Please make sure that you are using Google Chrome as your browser.

2) Go to

3) Enter your login credentials. If you need assistance with your login information, please reach out to your child's house secretary:

A-G: Mrs. Soroa - or 469-302-7005

H-O: Mrs. Perea - or 469-302-6911

P-Z: Mrs. Dedman - or 469-302-6917

Drug Use Prevention: McKinney ISD offers a Canvas course called "Talk it up! Prevention resources for parents," which is full of drug prevention resources. Please visit the following LINK, bookmark it, and review it at your convenience. Our district truly embodies the "Live Kind" mindset in taking care of the entire child. Our district Substance Use Prevention Committee works hard to make the content relevant, engaging, and timely. Our counselors are also equipped with lots of resources to assist you, so if you need anything please reach out to us.

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Cell Phone Policy

At your convenience, please listen to the Simon Sinek video about the harmful effects of cell phones and the importance of interpersonal communication. We do not allow cell phones, ear buds, or smart watches to be out during classroom periods. We also do not allow cell phones in restrooms. Please help us reinforce this expectation, as we want to engage your child in high-quality instruction from bell-to-bell in every class, every day.

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Faubion Middle School Model of Learning

McKinney ISD provides a district-wide standard, called the Model of Instruction, which guides teacher teams in planning, instruction, and classroom culture. With input from our extended leadership team, we created a standard for scholarly behavior in every classroom. Our teachers use the Model of Learning, guiding students on how to behave and think as a scholar. This model reinforces the characteristics of a McKinney ISD graduate.
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Tuesday, March 21

Tennis v. Hays at MHS Courts

Opening day of District Academic UIL Competition

Wednesday, March 22

Faubion Orchestra Orchestra performs in the Austin Capitol Rotunda

Area Track and Field Meet @ Ron Poe Stadium *rescheduled*

Thursday, March 23

Kindness Club Service Project

District Academic UIL Competition

Friday, March 24

Lion's Pride and Merit Scholar Assembly

Theatre 1 Show

Saturday, March 25

Final Day - District Academic UIL Competition

Tuesday, March 28

Band UIL - 1 p.m. @ Frisco HS

Orchestra instrument selection for 5th graders. Sign up at

Wednesday, March 29

Band UIL - 3:15 p.m. @ Frisco HS

Friday, March 31

Band UIL - 2:40 p.m. @ McKinney HS

Orchestra instrument selection for 5th graders. Sign up at

Saturday, April 1

Band instrument selection for 5th graders. Sign up at

Tuesday, April 4

Band instrument selection for 5th graders. Sign up at

Thursday, April 6

Staff v. Student Basketball Game (rescheduled) - must have already secured a ticket

7th and 8th Grade School Dance @ Faubion Gym

*students must have passed all classes for Q3 and have good attendance/discipline standing*

Monday, April 10

School is in Session - Bad Weather Makeup Day will be used

Monday, April 24

School is in Session - Bad Weather Makeup Day will be used

Wednesday, May 24

8th Grade Trip to Hawaiian Falls

Thursday, May 25

Last Day of School and 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

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