The Firebird Flash

August 24, 2020

Falcon Middle School E-Learning Page

(Don't forget to start here each day for E-Learning on the FMS Landing Page)

Updates from the Principal

Good Morning Firebird Nation Families -

I hope everyone had an outstanding weekend! Thank you to all of our students, staff, and families for their amazing work last week for our launch of the 2020-2021 school year! I was so impressed with everyone's participation and work as we began this new year. Our teachers spent time getting to know their new students while working to build strong relationships and classroom environments centered on trust. This step is crucial as we begin the learning process in a remote setting and will also help once we return to in-person learning. The county data continues to improve, so we are optimistic that an in-person return could be coming soon. We will keep you informed as we learn of any new information here.

I am so proud of the hard work our staff has put into making this launch a success. Our E-Learning website and team landing pages have been created to make our return to learning easy to access and efficient for students, families, and staff. We were recently featured in an article from our D49 Communications department as we received national recognition from our partners at Modern Teacher. Take a look at the featured article from Falcon Middle School continues to work towards creating personalized learning opportunities for our students that will help propel them towards any future endeavor they choose. The process we have launched will continue even with in-person learning to help ensure students have one place for all of their school work as we move forward.

Don't forget, Back to School night is this Thursday! We have included information below as to how this event will operate this year, due to it taking place virtually. We also have the schedule posted so that you can attend each of your child's classes throughout the evening. We hope all of our families will be able to attend this event so that you can meet your teachers and learn what will take place this year. Be watching for an email from our system on Thursday with a YouTube link that will launch the evening at 5:45pm.

We will be launching our FMS Daily News broadcasts this week! Teachers will stream these live in first period; families can also watch from our FMS News YouTube Channel. Thank you to Mr. Cochell and our Broadcasting classes for working to put these daily broadcasts together!

Have a great 2nd week of school!


Brian Smith

Executive Principal

Falcon Middle School

Need help navigating the FMS E-Learning Landing Page? Please view the video below.

FMS Landing Page Tutorial
Falcon Middle School E-Learning Page

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FMS Virtual Back to School Night - This Thursday!

Thursday, Aug. 27th, 5:45-7:15pm

Zoom - Links to be posted on Team Landing Pages

Falcon Middle School will be hosting their annual back to school night virtually this year. This is an opportunity for families to follow their students' schedules, meet the teachers, and learn what the classes are all about. We will be emailing families a YouTube link to start the evening with a live presentation from the administrators and counselors. For the remainder of the evening, families will follow the schedule below and utilize Zoom links from our team landing pages to attend class with the teachers.
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Falcon Middle School

Executive Principal: Brian Smith

6th Grade Assistant Principal: Tim Scheck

7th Grade Assistant Principal: Kava Lientz

8th Grade Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Elena Forehand

6th Grade Counselor: Carrie Clay

7th Grade Counselor: Amber Villani

8th Grade Counselor: Lisa Murdock