FULMORE MIDDLE SCHOOL

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 17, 2019

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

Greetings Lively Falcons,


Lively Festival Featured in AISD in 3

Check out Lively MS in this AISD in 3 broadcast. The Lively Festival of Lights was showcased in the last 50 seconds or so, of the clip. Thanks again to all the families, teachers, students and community members that made that night a success.


Check out AISD in 3- Lively Festival of Lights is featured https://vimeo.com/316145794


Student & Staff Safety

As a reminder, please adhere to the morning and afternoon drop-off & pick-up safety protocol. The safety of our students & staff is very important. If we all follow the procedure, traffic will run smoothly and safely. Here is a quick review of the safety protocol for drop-off and pick-up:


  • Student drop off is on the Mary St. side only. Do not drop off/pick up students on the Leland St. street.
  • Form one line in right lane (closest to the building).
  • Do not pass on the left when students are being dropped off.
  • Please wait to get to the front of the drop-off/pick-up line before allowing your child to exit the vehicle.
  • Students should exit cars on the passenger side (right of vehicle).
  • Do not let students out on the driver’s side (left of vehicle).
  • Follow all instructions from Officer Paige
  • Keep the line moving after you drop off your child.


Attendance & Preventing Illness

Many students have missed school due to illness. Have you turned in a note for your child, so this absence can be excused? If you know that your child has been absent recently and you have not turned in a note, you can still submit these to our attendance clerk, Azucena Ramos at the front office or email them to azucena.ramos@austinisd.org. Handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of illness and stay healthy. Check out these handwashing videos for more information:


English Version Hand Washing:

https://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/healthyliving/hygiene/fight-germs-wash-hands.html


Spanish Version Hand Washing:

https://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/spanish/healthyliving/acabe-con-los-microbios.html


Other Great Tips to prevent the spread of illness:


Avoid close contact.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Cover your cough.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

Wash your hands.

  • Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Cover you nose and mouth.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.

  • Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Finally, it is my pleasure to announce that we have two additional staff members to our team. Our SRO, Officer Frank Paige and school nurse, Michael Mohammadi. Read their bios below to learn more about each new team member.


SRO, Officer Frank Paige

Officer Frank Paige is married to his wife Debbie of 35 years. Officer Paige has two adult children. His son Brandon is a Sergeant with the USAF stationed in Spokane, Washington and his daughter Sarah is a Paramedic in Burnet County, Texas. Officer Paige began his career in law enforcement in his hometown of Killeen, Texas where he worked as a patrol officer until he became a Texas State Trooper in 1986. During his career with DPS, Officer Paige served as a Highway Patrol Trooper, Narcotics Sergeant, Narcotics Lieutenant, Internal Affairs Investigator and as the Firearms Range Master before retiring from DPS in 2012. Since retirement, Officer Paige has had experience as a Travis County Senior Deputy, University of Texas System Police in Houston, and as a patrol officer for Horseshoe Bay PD.


Nurse, Michael Mohammadi

Michael Mohammadi received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas, Tyler, Texas. He completed a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Webster University, while attending classes at the Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is completing a Doctorate Healthcare Administration specializing in Quality and Data Analytics through Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


His military experiences began as an enlisted Soldier where he attained the rank of Sergeant and served as Non-Commissioned Officer, ENT/Audiology/Hearing Conservation, Womack Army Medical Center. Accepted to the Army Enlisted Commissioning Program he earned his Commission and then served as Charge Nurse, Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH). As Clinical Nurse Manager, Same Day Surgery, IACH, he expanded operational capabilities allowing increased surgical throughput.


During his deployment at the Combined Air Operations Center, his clinical expertise presided over 23 major military operations and coordinated life saving measures on multiple occasions. His judicious and highly adept understanding of political nuances directed life-saving resuscitation to a high-visibility Jordanian casualty, despite presence of a Do-Not Resuscitate order. An action which became heralded by CENTCOM Commander General Abazaid and DIRMOBFOR Brigadier General Howlett for preserving tenuous international relations.


Following his transition to civilian life, he was Chief Nurse Officer for Texas Neurology long-term rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals and later Chief Nurse Officer for Cross Creek behavioral health hospital. He is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Association for Healthcare Quality, Society of Trauma Nurses, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives. He volunteers his time as the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, Board of Directors, District-7 Representative (Central Texas), Captain-elect for Neighborhood Watch, and Capitol School of Austin.

He and his wife, Katherine (who was also an Army officer), are proud parents of two-year-old Alyssa, 5-year-old Andrew, and 9-year-old Nathan. Their family resides in Georgetown, Texas.


Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this day with a little warm weather.

It feels like Spring is in the air.


Stacie Holiday

CALENDAR

Monday, February 18, 2019

Staff Development- No School

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

8:30a-5:00p- GT Club Field Trip to Science Mill

9:15a-10:00a- Musical Performances in Theater

2:45p-3:30p- Musical Performances in Theater

3:30p-5:15p- Orchestra Rehearsal

6:00p-8:00p- 7B/8B Boys BB vs Burnet @ Fulmore

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Pre UIL Orchestra @ PAC

7:45-8:30- HOMBRE Meeting

6:30p-8:00p- Choice Sheets for Feeder Elementaries in the Cafeteria

Friday, February 22, 2019

Choice Sheets Due

Falcons on the Fly during lunches

9:00a-12:30p- Gear Up Field Trip to Capital One

9:00a-12:15p- Life Skills Field Trip to Westgate Lanes

3:45p-5:30p- Summer Youth Employment Program Training in the Cafeteria

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00a-11:00a- Summer Youth Employment Program Training in the Cafeteria


Monday, February 25, 2019

9:30a-1:00p- PTA Rally Day

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pre UIL Band Concert

Pre UIL Guitar

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Pre UIL Guitar

Thursday, February 28, 2019

3:30p-7:30p- Pre UIL Orchestra Concert

Friday, March 1, 2019

8:15a-11:00p- Parent Coffee/Online Registration

3:45p-5:30p- Summer Youth Employment Program Training in the Cafeteria

6:30p-8:00p- Musical Performance

Saturday, March 2, 2019

9:00a-11:00a- Summer Youth Employment Program Training in the Cafeteria

10:00a-3:00p- AVID Field Trip to University of Texas

2:30p-4:00p- Musical Performance

5:30p-7:00p- Musical Performance

COMMEMORATIVE BRICK

CAP10K

Fulmore will have our first ever Cap10K team this year for the event on April 7. Students may join our team on the link below. Parents are encouraged to join us as well! We will have a team tent at the end of the race to celebrate together.


Click on this link to register. It's normally $40, but if you sign up with our school, it's only $25; the prices will go up on Feb. 1 to $30. Click "school team member" and then after entering your personal information, choose team name from the drop down menu "Fulmore Falcons."

https://eventdog.com/a/eventpage.php?eID=12695&teamToken=20190116233152-2036-39z9soll92rls29j394a4s2x&dID=0

HOMBRE Meeting

Big picture

FEDERAL REPORT CARDS

Fulmore Middle School is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).


Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: https://www.austinisd.org/cda/federal-accountability or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Federal_Report_Card/.


Information on these report cards includes:

Part (i): General Description of the Texas State Accountability System

(I) the minimum number of students that the State determines are necessary to be included in each of the subgroups of students for use in the accountability system;

(II) the long-term goals and measurements of interim progress for all students and for each of the subgroups of students;

(III) the indicators used to meaningfully differentiate all public schools in the State;

(IV) the State’s system for meaningfully differentiating all public schools in the State, including—

(aa) the specific weight of the indicators in such differentiation;

(bb) the methodology by which the State differentiates all such schools;

(cc) the methodology by which the State differentiates a school as consistently underperforming for any subgroup of students; and

(dd) the methodology by which the State identifies a school for comprehensive support and improvement;

(V) the number and names of all public schools in the State identified by the State for comprehensive support and improvement or implementing targeted support and improvement plans;

(VI) the exit criteria established by the State, including the length of years established.


Part (ii): Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

This section provides information on student achievement on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) performance for mathematics, ELA/reading, and science by grade level and proficiency level for the 2017–18 school year. These results include all students tested, regardless of whether they were in the accountability subset.


Part (iii)(I): Academic Growth

This section provides information on students’ academic growth for mathematics and ELA/reading for public elementary schools and secondary schools which don’t have a graduation rate. These results include all students tested, regardless of whether they were in the accountability subset.


Part (iii)(II): Graduation Rate

This section provides information on high school graduation rates.


Part (iv): English Language Proficiency

This section provides information on the number and percentage of English learners achieving English language proficiency.


Part (v): School Quality or Student Success (SQSS)

This section provides information on the other indicator of school quality or student success, which is college, career and military readiness (CCMR) for high schools and average performance rate of the three STAAR performance levels of all students, regardless of whether they were in the accountability subset, for elementary and secondary schools without a graduation rate.


Part (vi): Goal Meeting Status

This section provides information on the progress of all students and each student group toward meeting the long-term goals or interim objectives on STAAR academic performance, federal graduation rate, and English learners’ language proficiency.


Part (vii): STAAR Participation

This section provides the percentage of students assessed and not assessed for mathematics, ELA/reading, and science.


Part (viii): Civil Rights Data

Part (viii)(I) The section provides information submitted by school districts to the Office for Civil Rights on measures of school quality, climate, and safety.

Part (viii)(II) This section provides information submitted by school districts to the Office for Civil Rights on the number and percentage of students enrolled in preschool programs and accelerated coursework to earn postsecondary credit while still in high school.


Part (ix): Teacher Quality Data

This section provides information on the professional qualifications of teachers, including information disaggregated by high- and low-poverty schools on the number and percentage of (I) inexperienced teacher, principals, and other school leaders; (II) teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials; and (III) teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which the teacher is certified or licensed.


Part (x): Per-pupil Expenditure

This section provides information on the per-pupil expenditures of federal, state, and local funds, including actual personnel expenditures and actual non-personnel expenditures, disaggregated by source of funds, for each school district and campus for the preceding fiscal year.


Texas will delay reporting information on per-pupil expenditures until the 2018–19 school year.


Part (xi): STAAR Alternate 2 Participation

This section provides information on the number and percentage of students with the most-significant cognitive disabilities who take STAAR Alternate 2, by grade and subject.

Part (xii): Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

This section provides results on the state academic assessments in reading and mathematics in grades 4 and 8 of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, compared to the national average of such results.

Part (xiii): Cohort Rate of Graduates Enrolled in Postsecondary Education

This section provides information on the cohort rate at which students who graduate from the high school enroll, for the first academic year that begins after the student’s graduation, in (I) programs of public postsecondary education in Texas; and (II) programs of private postsecondary education in Texas or programs of postsecondary education outside Texas.

Data not available for the 2017-18 school year.


If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact 512.414.3207.

SCHOOL REPORT CARDS

Dear Parent,


Below you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2017–18 School Report Card for Fulmore MS. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.


The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the “2017–18 School Report Card Definitions” attached. The report for our school may or may not have all the information described because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.


State law requires that the School Report Card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.


The School Report Cards can be found online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html


A more complete report about [name of school], the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/index.html


Please contact the school if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Fulmore Middle School.