The Bronco Buzz

September 4, 2015


  • Monday, September 7- Labor Day- System wide holiday
  • Tuesday, September 8- Picture Day
  • Tuesday, September 8-HR Teachers- Nominate one student as Student Council Rep- submit name to Laura Ross by Friday.
  • Wednesday, September 9- Scoliosis Screening in Connections
  • Thursday, September 10- Scoliosis Screening in Connections
  • Thursday, September 10-90 Minute PLC with Kevin Raczynski
  • Thursday, September 10-7th Grade PTSA Dance tickets on sale during HR
  • Thursday, September 10- 7th Grade PTSA Dance from 4-6pm
  • Friday, September 11-TOTY Celebration Breakfast in the Media Center @ 8:15am
  • Friday, September 11- Advisement/ Book Clubs
  • Friday, September 11- HR Teachers- Submit Student Council Rep name to Laura Ross
TIP- Remember that the Staff Calendar can be accessed on the FFMS Training Page in eCLASS. Click the button below to access the Staff Calendar now.

Congratulations to Jacob Bennett TOTY 15-16

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  • Our TOTY Final Four nominees: Meagan Ally, Jacob Bennett, Sarah Erickson, and Onika St. James, are truly representative of the outstanding teaching staff here at Five Forks. Congratulations on making it to the final four! You are all awesome!
  • Our first school-wide PLC was a success! Teachers and staff members had a great time getting in "The Last Word" when it came to our roles as educators.
  • 90 Minute PLC's to work on LSPI and RBES goals was extremely helpful and teachers used their time to tackle the right work and get it done!
  • The 6th Grade Dance was a BIG HIT! Our students had a wonderful time, and the presence of our Five Forks Fathers, PTSA members, parent volunteers, and staff members made it the BEST! What's the word, 7th grade?
  • Our Magazine Fundraiser is now over. We'll tally the results and share with you soon.
  • It's Labor Day weekend! Enjoy the three-day weekend, and be sure to get some REST and Relaxation...and spend time with Family and Friends!


Mandy Newton- Mandy is always energetic and engaging with her students. She is one of the most dedicated people I have ever met. Every time I peek into her room the students are engrossed in the lesson. She has such immense passion for her students and their learning that is incredibly contagious and admirable.



3-- Chelsea Lemcke

8--Delphin Thomas

13-- Sherrie Hart

15-- Debbie Ballew

15-- Mary Chamier

21-- Emma Harris

Instructional Highlights of the Week


Why Use Google Apps for Education (GAFE)?

Why should schools use Google Apps? Because it is amazing, free, efficient, convenient, and enhances collaboration.
Why Google Apps?



This app lets you create seating charts with desks on a grid, record and export attendance, choose random students for class participation, make student notes, and store student photos all in one place. Move students around by dragging and dropping students. Generate a PDF version of your seating charts (with photos) as a backup or to give to substitute teachers. Take role easily by tapping on absent, tardy, or excused students.. Load student photos to help you quickly learn student names. Make notes about each student. Export student records to e-mail. Create a custom desk layout by starting with a grid pattern that you choose, then hide selected desks. Go paperless!

** Mrs. Erickson, Mr. Duncan, and Ms. Massey are all using this APP! **


Did you know that Mrs. Brown has started a Blog? Check out what is happening in our very own FFMS Media Center!


Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Thank you to all who wore Gold to help support this cause! Stay tuned for another GO GOLD DAY that will include both staff and students!
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