FMS EXPLO Newsletter
March 13, 2020
What's Coming up at FMS?
What to Expect When Your Expecting a Middle Schooler (parents of current 5th graders)
March 9th 9:00 and 5:00 p.m. at FMS
8th graders working on their ICAP's/4 year plans April 7th and 9th in SS classes
8th graders will tour FHS on April 8th
MAP Testing for all grade levels April 14, 15, and 16. April 21-24th.
Transition to 9th grade
Registration at FMS
FMS Counseling Department: Mrs. Burfield, Mrs. Horstmeier and Ms. Jo
Needing to see the school counselor?
Students needing to access the counselor's office can submit a form from their chrome books by clicking on the apps button. This form comes only to the counselor's. 6th graders will learn how to use this app on Tuesday, August 27th when counselors meet with them through their ELA classrooms. You can also ask your teacher for help. If you can't locate the form you can also shoot your school counselor an email. Obviously if there is an emergency, students will be sent to the Counselors Office immediately. This is just a great way to help students stay in the classroom for instruction time .
Here are a few ways you can reach out to us in the FMS Counseling Office:
Mrs. Horstmeier works with students with a last name starting with an A-J and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs. Burfield works with students with a last name starting with a K-Z and can be reached at email@example.com.
Ms. Jo is the Counseling Office secretary and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling Office phone number is 573-590-8208
Feel free to contact me any time!
Follow me on Twitter: @MrYatesFMS
The goal of computer class is to equip students with meaningful skills that will help them thrive in a digital age. These skills include:
- Google proficiency
- Digital citizenship
- Media production
Computer class is very project based using online and offline technology tools, as well as engaging topics like 3D printing, Augmented and Virtual reality, and many other avenues for creativity.
Continue to be an upstander and make good choices online. Keep up your positive digital footprint! For more resources visit www.commonsensemedia.org.
Coach Windmiller, Coach Youse, Coach Pretz
Journey to Success!
Beginning Thursday, March 5, Coach Youse's classes will begin Health and stay until Wednesday, April 29
8th Grade- Infectious Diseases
During this time, Coach Youse's classes will not dress out. They need to bring their planner, Chromebook, and writing utensil each day.
6th Grade Health- Room 123
7th Grade Health- Room 120
8th Grade Health- Room 110
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AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR: If you are an Elton John fan, you are in for a treat at our May concert! We are "Still Standing" after a great year!
Music 6: We have wrapped up our exploration of early rock and roll, and are preparing to move into "Pop Rock,: including learning about Michael Jackson and Elton John!
Arts Alive: STAGING HAS BEGUN! We are so excited to "on our feet" and start unlocking new possibilities for creativity!
Choir: I am INCREDIBLY proud of hte way our singers represented FMS at the Battle High School Music Festival on Monday! We received a rating of "Outstanding" for our performance. One extra bonus to this experience was getting to work with a guest clinician for a short amount of time! So proud of our students for giving their best on Monday!
CONCERT ATTIRE: khaki pants, black shoes, and a black choir polo shirt. If you do not have one, you may purchase one from me for $15. These polos are the same as those worn by FMS choirs for the past several years. Students may certainly borrow or buy one from a student who was in FMS choirs and no longer needs the polo.
Please feel free to contact me at any time: email@example.com. For pictures and daily updates about Vocal Music at FMS, follow me on Twitter: @MoebesMusic
Hanging up our posters!
Pioneers of Rock and Roll!
Contest day "us" photo!
8th hour choir class at Battle HS!
Proud of our work in 6th grade!
Pioneers of Rock and Roll!
Mr. Thomas and Ms. Neudecker
Our next concert is Tuesday, March 10! It's our annual Parade of Bands concert, and will take place in the FHS gym. All bands, from grade 6 to the high school Symphonic Band will perform. The concert starts at 7:00 pm and will finish shortly after 8:00 pm. Need a place to eat before the concert? The Band Boosters will be selling selling baked ziti, salad, and bread starting at 5:00. Our fundraiser items will also be ready for pickup before the concert. The concert is free, but we do ask for donations!
For anyone who wants help after school, email Ms. Neudecker and she work out a time to meet!
Congratulations to the 8th grade band last Friday at CMU Music Festival! After many snow days, and with a foolish director who often picks music that is very challenging, the band earned an "Outstanding" rating! They will play their pieces again at the Parade of Bands on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm.
We had several students also take solos. This is not easy to do, as they play for judges who don't know them, and their peers (that's probably the most stressful part). We are VERY proud of all of them. I will put out a disclaimer: the woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone) judge was a sub that day and I'm not sure she was very happy to be there. I will argue that the kids in that room really deserved at least one rating higher than they were given.
Ted Shrout - Alto Sax
Kasha Foster - Trumpet
Gwen Austin - Clarinet
Emma Oglesby - Alto Sax
Lilli Wilkenson - Alto Sax
Madi Plybon - Clarinet
Kayla Morse - Clarinet
Emerson Fansler - Snare Drum
Noah Cerneka - Snare Drum
Jacob Shawley - Snare Drum
Joseph Winterbower - Euphonium
Abbygail Sebacher - Trumpet
Rylee Hedges - Trumpet
Savannah Herring - French Horn
Marin Aulbur - Trumpet
Give these kids a high-five when you see them! They did an awesome job AND they were all very respectful throughout the day!
6th Grade Band: Sixth grade is constantly learning new things on their instruments and moving on to bigger and better music. We have begun work on the specific pieces we will be playing for the Parade of Bands Concert. The students are beginning to read longer pieces with more intricate part writing.
7th Grade Band: The band is cleaning up their music for the Parade of Bands concert next week. I hope you are enjoying "The Syncopated Clock" and "Prometheus Overture."
8th Grade Band: WAY TO GO AT CMU, 8th Grade! Mr. Hiley, our student teacher, as begun working with the kids on another challenging piece. We're doing great so far!
Guitar Classes: Both guitar classes are continuing to learn standard notation which is how to read the notes on a staff. Eighth grade knows all six strings and is working on accidentals and Seventh Grade knows five strings.
Please consider following me on Twitter @MrT_FPSBands. I will be providing a daily playlist which your students will hear when they enter the room. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we will be playing catch up, and in some classes moving on. Students will be finalizing projects, as well as revisiting any projects that need attention. I had to be out last week, and I realize this is a difficult thing for students when they get stuck in the creative process. Students however are on target and we will use a large portion of this week to answer questions and creatively problem solve together. Thank you for your support and understanding.
We will continuie working on our torn paper animals where students will simplistically draw profile views of their animal of choice. this can include mythical creatures as well. From here they will utilize the torn paper method we will learn in class, and create a low relief using color separation for lines and details in their work. they will choose colors for background and foreground to create and interesting work.
7th Grade Semester:
We are continuing our work from our objective ELO2: Students will use subject matter and themes in art. Students will be working on their graffiti walls and learning more about text, adding drop shadows as well as developing their style. Students will present their first or last name and create a wall where the image will have contrast from light to bold. this is a project that depends on structure and creativeness, as well as some imagination.
Students will also this week begin a unit study on the principles and elements of art and design a mini poster for our third objective where students become the expert. Students will creatively design and present information of the Element and principle they choose to become an expert on and explain how it is used and applied to art.
7th Grade All year.
Students will continue working towards our objective ELO 1: students will select and apply media techniques and processes. Students will be starting our “Old Barn” project, and learning about value and line on a much deeper level. This project takes several weeks.
We will finish these up in a this week, and shift into creating 3d models of our barns or similar structures.
We also have several other projects going so this class will be very busy in the coming weeks.
8th Grade all year:
Students will finish work on Coat of Arms We also began working on Abstract painting, where they will study various works of abstract art, and create a unique painting using the concepts they learned. This will take several weeks and it will be a slow process. They learned about the different varieties of abstract art like Cubism and Expressionism. they are going to work in several combined elements and create a balanced and interesting composition. These should be really fun!
8th Grade Semester:
Students will continue this week with our second objective ELO4. Students will examine artworks and bring them to the present time. We will explore the world around us with MEMES and parodies and look at Grant Wood's American Gothic as a staging area. Students will recreate Grant Wood's painting into a drawing that modernizes it, and places it into our current times or they may choose to parody it.
We will also move into working on our personal Coat of Arms which is our 3rd objective later this week.
As always, If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.
Thank you for your continued support!
Fulton Middle School
The FMS Thrive Hive
The Fulton Middle School Thrive Hive opened for business on Monday, August 21st. The store is open 7:25 to 7:45 each morning. If students aren't able to shop then they can email Mrs. Horstmeier @ email@example.com or Mrs. Yates @ firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment to shop.
The Thrive Hive is designed to allow students to use their Hornet Bucks--earned through the Positive Behavior Support Program--to purchase items from the store. The Thrive Hive was created to help the needs of the FMS Student Community.
If you would like to donate, please call Fulton Middle School at 573-590-8200.
Book Madness is here! Each week I will email you a google form to fill out for you to choose what book you want to see win the Book of the Year!
When you come to the Library, please remember to bring your books each time you come to the Library. I have several new books that just arrived, so grab your books today!
If you need a book before your next visit, you can always go to the link here: https://fmsmo.goalexandria.com and search for your book.
You can email me with the book you want and I'll deliver it like a hot pizza!
If you would like to read books online, check out Hoopla for your phone, tablet, and computer. You can check out books, music, and movies for FREE just by having a Library Card with Daniel Boone Regional Library. https://www.hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla
I included a video below to show you how to get signed up for Hoopla! It's my favorite digital Library app!
Still wanting to play Semantris? https://research.google.com/semantris/
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