Fulton Middle School Explo Classes

Team FMS: Together, We Can! - April 11, 2016

Welcome to the FMS EXPLO Newsletter!

We will continue to keep our FMS families informed of what is happening inside our classrooms and school through this newsletter. Please let us know if there is any way that we can improve on this newsletter to make it more helpful to you and your child's experience at FMS.

Coach Masek, Coach Windmiller, Coach Youse

If weather permits us to be outside, we will be involved in activities such as kickball, lacrosse, capture the flag, and ultimate

Our indoor/rainy day activities will be fitness testing: curl-ups, push-ups, and sit and reach






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Mr. Chapman

From The Art Room


I just wanted to give you all a heads up to let you all know I will not be available April 19th during Parent/ Teacher conferences, But I will be available the night of the the 12th and the regular scheduled night 13th, for any of you who would like to stop by my room.

Also I apologize for the scoring glitch, I will be repairing grades in the gradebook this week, so do not be alarmed if your student is showing a low grade. This should be remedied this afternoon, or in the next day or so. Thank you so much!

Students have been doing a fantastic job this term, and taking on new ideas and challenges.

8th Graders are working on tree designs, and some shorter projects before we move into our altered Art lesson in the coming weeks.

7th Grade are working with oil pastels and developing skill in using them by creating landscapes.

6th Grade are working on 3 pattern tessellations and we are about midway into the project. We are working also on staying on task in class and keeping conversations appropriate and at a level that is reasonable for learning.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at cchapman@fulton58.org

Mrs. Bailey

Computer Class is a combination of building keyboarding skills, computer skills, and digital citizenship. All computer students are strongly encouraged to practice their keyboard skills at home at this website: TypingTraining.com. Both students and parents are able to monitor their progress throughout this class. All students should know their login information. If you have an issues gaining access, please email me for assistance.

The 8th grade students enrolled in Computer Applications continued with their goal setting along with choosing strategies to help them reach their goals. This is a year long process, increasing 3 wpm each month. For April our benchmark goal is 37 wpm with 90% accuracy for the month.

7th and 8th grade Computer Applications students brushed up on their web search skills with an April Trivia activity this week.

7th and 8th grade "wheel" reviewed the Microsoft Word unit Part 2 along with practicing their keyboarding as well.

6th grade students participated in many activities while completing part 2 of a Microsoft Word unit. They were assessed on Friday. Many 6th grade computer students have been practicing their keyboarding skills at home and it is paying off. Nice job!

Please feel free to contact me at jbailey@fulton58.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Practice at Home!

As long as your child is enrolled in computer class they will have an account and login information at typingtraining.com. This program is set up so that students can practice their skills anywhere they can access the Internet. They can even use their Chromebooks! Let me know if you have any questions or need assistance.

Kids' Choice Website of the Week!

Look here each week for engaging websites for your kids to use at home! This week's pick is End Game Set. We were all doing math in computer class this week! http://www.bluffton.edu/~nesterd/java/setendgame.html

Mrs. Schenewerk

The PTO sponsored spring book fair is in the library this week! During the school day, students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair with their ELA classes. The fair will also remain open during Parent/Teacher Conferences on the evening of Wednesday, April 13th. Please stop by while you are in the building! Shopping is also available online at this link. All orders placed will be shipped, free of charge, to the middle school and delivered to your child.

If you are available to volunteer to work the book fair, we would love to have you! Sign up here.

As always, feel free to contact me at tschenewerk@fulton58.org with any questions or concerns.

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Coach Youse

7th Grade has concluded our anti-tobacco unit (Project TNT.) When we return from spring break, we will start our Body Systems' unit with the muscular and skeletal systems.

8th Grade has concluded our study of communicable diseases. When we return from spring break, we will start our study of the human reproductive system. Students will understand function and care of the reproductive systems as well as the process of conception, pregnancy and birth.

Please feel free to contact me at myouse@fulton58.org if you have any questions or concerns. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @healthyfms and sign up for text reminders by texting @youse(child's grade) to 81010.

Ms. Glynn and Ms. Neudecker

This week 6th grade band will be focusing on learning new exercises in their book as well as receiving new sheet music to play at the spring concert that will take place in May. Please encourage your students to continue practicing at home, we are very proud of their progress all year and look forward to seeing what the students are capable of next year when they are in 7th grade. The next concert is scheduled for Thursday May 12 at 6:00 PM. More information will be sent out as it becomes available.

7th grade band is still using book 2 in the Essential Elements series. Please make sure that if you have not bought a book that your student brings money to do so. Woodwinds and Brass are $8.00 and Percussion is $15.00. Please make sure you do this as soon as possible so your student can practice at home. Students are also working on more complex rhythmic patterns. 7th Grade is also working on sheet music that is to be performed at the Spring Concert. One of the pieces is a march and one of the pieces is a traditional folk song. The band is also getting pulled out one section at a time for sectionals. If your student feels that they need extra help or attention MS. Neudecker and myself are available for practice after school on Wednesday's from 3:30 - 4:30. The next concert is scheduled for Thursday May 12. More information will be sent home as it becomes available!

8th Grade band has received new scale sheets and are working on more complex music for their end of the year concert. We are very excited to show everyone what we have been working on all year. Please encourage your students to work on their make up assignments for their rhythm sheets, emails are sent home to parents and students weekly. Please encourage your students to get these turned in! There will also be a parent meeting for any students that will be entering high school band next year on Tuesday April 12 in the high school band room at 6:30 PM. Please come and become a parent volunteer, we are always happy to have you!

Please make sure that students are getting their missing work in as soon as possible! If you need to know if your student has a missing assignment please do not hesitate to get a hold of me. I have sent home emails about missing rhythm sheets.

As always, if you ever have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Glynn or Ms. Neudecker at sglynn@fulton58.org or kneudecker@fulton58.org. Thank you for your continued support!

Ms. Lehman and Dr. Moebes

The Hornet Singers have shown great growth through the year thus far and I'm excited to see what they can do for their final performance of the year. The students will be starting in depth work on their new repertoire this week with the theme "I Dream A World".

SO proud of what this group continues to produce in the classroom everyday.

Harmony Hornets are having a great time at their weekly Tuesday rehearsals and can't wait to showcase all they've accomplished (and will accomplish) in May!

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or comments, feel free to contact me at llehman@fulton58.org.

Hornet Pride Choir (7th grade) has begun our final round of concert repertoire. We are working on a wide variety of repertoire selections, and are excited to share them. We are preparing two songs for Coach Turner's play that will be performed in May! Choir students ARE NOT required to participate in the play, but will know the music should they choose to volunteer their time for performances!

6th grade Arts Alive students have been studying Beethoven, and music notation. We have also been discussing the orchestra, and the instrument families found in an orchestra. We are concentrating on note and rest values.

7th and 8th grade Arts Alive classes are wrapping up our discussions of rap and hip-hop. We have looked at the pioneers from the 1950's, 60's and, 70's, and have written our own raps.

Please feel free to contact me any time! bmoebes@fulton58.org.

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