FMS EXPLO Newsletter

September 28th, 2018. We're glad you're here!

FMS Counseling: Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Horstmeier & Ms. Jo

Needing to see the counselor?

Students needing to access the counselor's office can submit a form from their chromebooks by clicking on the apps button. This form comes only to the counselor's. If you have any questions or need help finding the form refer to the email that was sent today (Friday) from Mrs. Horstmeier. You can also ask your teacher for help. 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.

Career Lessons

Also in September we are looking forward to starting to go into 6th and 7th grade social studies classes to do career lessons. For more information please contact Mrs. Crawford.

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 and Mrs. Crawford works with students with a last name starting with a K-Z and can be reached at

Ms. Jo is the Counseling Office secretary and can be reached at

Counseling Office phone number is 573-590-8208

Transition to 9th grade

8th graders: It's never to early to start thinking about the transition to Fulton High School. What classes will you take? What grades do I need to hold as an 8th grader to take a honors class? Please see the documents below. Click Here.

Megan Meier Foundation Assemblies at FMS

We write today to inform and invite you to a very important awareness and educational event at our school with Tina Meier. Tina is a nationally acclaimed cybersafety speaker whose daughter took her own life at age 13 following a severe cyberbullying attack provoked by an adult neighbor. We hear time and time again that one of your greatest fears as a parent is the possibility that your child could be victimized or harmed online. Therefore, we continue to try and provide parents and youth information aimed to proactively protect and prevent these concerns from becoming reality. Megan’s story provides students with real, first-hand knowledge of the impact of bullying and cyberbullying for the purpose of building empathetic understanding. The presentation will provide your child up-to-date information about the potential online and offline dangers. Additionally, students will be empowered to be the solution and say “NO” to bullying in our school. All content will be adjusted for age-appropriateness. Tina is the Founder and Executive Director of the Megan Meier Foundation ( Following the loss of her daughter, Tina made it her personal mission to speak out about her daughter’s experiences with bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide. She has presented to over 300,000 students, parents, educators, and professionals since 2008 and has participated in national anti-bullying campaigns including the Presidential Conference on Bullying Prevention at the invitation of The White House and the U.S. Department of Education. We are truly excited about Tina’s visit and anticipate this to be a very beneficial experience for our students. Our programs will be on Monday, October 1st and we will have a 6th grade program starting at 8:20 a.m. and a 7th and 8th grade program starting at 9:55 a.m. Parents are welcome to attend. Should you have any questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to contact our offices.

Mr. Yates

Feel free to contact me any time!


Follow me on Twitter: @MrYatesFMS


Please visit the site at Your kids can log in and show you their progress and what cool things they are able to do. Our Goal is to have up to lesson 2.3.5 complete by the end of the week. We will move forward next week so check with your kids to make sure they are caught up.


We will be using to improve your kids' typing skills. For fun we use to challenge others in typing races. For an additional challenge visit!

Digital footprint

Continue to be an upstander and make good choices online. Keep up your positive digital footprint! For more resources visit


Our current projects are 3D printing and iMovie.

Parents, please have your child log into google classroom to show you their daily assignments. You can see the cool things they have created and whether they have turned in what they need to as we move forward towards the end of the term.

1st Quarter proficiency scales for computers

Coach Windmiller, Coach Youse, Coach Evans



Flag Football with Coach Youse

Softball with Coach Evans

Soccer with Coach Windmiller

6th Grade Study Guides


Flag Football


7th Grade Study Guides


Flag Football


8th Grade Study Guides


Flag Football


6th-8th Grade Skills Proficiency Scales

Policies and Procedures

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER! @CoachWindmiller @CoachYouse @CoachEvans3

Dr. Moebes

AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR aka HARMONY HORNETS ON TUESDAYS!!! We rehearse after school on Tuesdays, 3:20-4:15! Students should go to their lockers AT the car rider bell, get backpacks, then report to the choir room (G07) on Tuesdays after school!


We have started our Weekly Spotlight on styles of music! This week's focus was MUSICAL THEATER! Click here to check out the songs we listened to and discussed in class! We also reviewed the names and values (number of beats) for rests, AND practiced identifying treble clef pitches. We played TWISTER to practice treble clef notation!

Want to know how this class is graded? Click here for proficiency scales!

Careers 8

MANY thanks to Missouri State Technical College, and Danuser Machine for allowing us to visit your facilities! It is an honor to be able to visit with you, and to learn from you.

MANY THANKS TO AMY SCHOEBELEN FOR BEING OUR FIRST GUEST SPEAKER! You shared valuable information with us about your work with SSM Hospice! We truly appreciate your visit!

Want to know how this class is assessed (how it is graded), click here.

We have the following field trips scheduled for our class:

November 15th: Campus tour/visit to William Woods University

November 27th: Campus visit/tour to University of Missouri, Columbia

Guest Speakers:

October 4th: Kim Hays, Assistant Warden, Department of Corrections

October 17th: DeShawn Stallworth, Air Force, Firefighter, DJ

October 23rd: Michelle Kemp, MU

7th Grade Choir (Hornet Pride)/8th grade choir (Hornet Singers)

If your child DOES NOT have an FMS Choir polo, these may be purchased for $15. Bring a check or cash to Dr. Moebes. You will receive a receipt at the time of payment. Shirts will be ordered and delivered to students before the first concert.

Preparations for our first concert are well under way! We have received our 3rd (and final) new piece of music for the concert that will take place on OCTOBER 15th!

Want to know how grades are assessed in choir? Click here!

Arts Alive

The cast has been announced, and we are working diligently to get our production of Annie Jr performance ready!

Here is a sneak peak at our first day of Scene One!

Want to know HOW this class is assessed? Click here!

FMS Vocal Music Handbook

Please feel free to contact me at any time: For pictures and daily updates about Vocal Music at FMS, follow me on Twitter: @MoebesMusic

Mrs. Blandford and Ms. Neudecker

We are so excited to see you all in the band program this year! There are going to be so many exciting things!

6th Grade Band:

Wow! These first few days of 6th grade band with instruments has been really exciting and I think the students would agree that we have a lot to learn.

Next Week:

Post Test - Playing assessment Tuesday

Pre Test - Fingering and note names test Wednesday (studying flash cards)

The points for band olympics will be added soon. The first playing assessments has taken place and will be updated in the grade book very soon. Students were assessed on correct pitch and intonation. Please make sure your students are practicing. The prize for the winning team will be something that they do not want to miss!

If your student ordered a book through the school, they are in and they cost $10.99. These can be paid for with cash or check. Checks should be made payable to FULTON MIDDLE SCHOOL. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Also, if your student needs any reeds, valve oil, slide grease or any other accessory for your instrument, you can always buy these through the school as well!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Throughout the year I will post things on google classroom as well as through email. Please check your emails frequently.

Cherrydale fundraiser has started. The turn in date for order forms and money is 10-9 (October 9) and the delivery date is 11-15 (November 15). Please have checks made payable to Fulton Band Boosters. Please Let me know if you have any questions. I will also be emailing out some more information!

7th Grade Band:

7th Grade Band is doing so well already!

Students will have their second playing assessment on Tuesday (10-3). The students will be assessed on correct pitch and intonation. Please let me know if you have any questions.

We have started our new book, and if you would like to buy one for your child that they can keep at home that is more than welcome. Please let me know if you would like to go that route, and I will get one ordered. You can then pay the school as soon as they come in.

The 7th grade band will be playing at a Veteran's Day assembly at the middle school and we just received that sheet music to start sight reading today. Please encourage them to be practicing at home.

Cherrydale fundraiser has started. The turn in date for order forms and money is 10-9 (October 9) and the delivery date is 11-15 (November 15). Please have checks made payable to Fulton Band Boosters. Please Let me know if you have any questions. I will also be emailing out some more information!

8th Grade Band:

8th Grade Band is off to a strong start. We are doing a lot of review, and the students are responding very well.

Students will be starting new sheet music for the December concert. More information will be sent home when it becomes available.

Cherrydale fundraiser has started. The turn in date for order forms and money is 10-9 (October 9) and the delivery date is 11-15 (November 15). Please have checks made payable to Fulton Band Boosters. Please Let me know if you have any questions. I will also be emailing out some more information!

7/8 Wire Choir:

This week in 7/8th Grade Wire Choir we will be working on the Am and Em chords. As well as adding G and G7. Students will be working on chord progressions as well as looking at reading music in TAB.

Students have received new books, please make sure that you are encouraging your students to take care of their books, as well as the equipment.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at or

Proficiency scales for each class can be found below in PDF form.

Mr. Chapman

News from the Art Room

6th Grade:

Students this week will begin our new objective:

ELO: 1 Students will select and apply media, techniques, and processes.

FA1 Using opaque paint to overlap brush strokes to create a smooth even area FA2- Identify and demonstrate color value.

Students will practice watercolor techniques and focus on layer as well as other effects. Students will design and select six different fruit combinations and place them into a panel grid with work on background and color emphasis.

We will spend about three weeks on this content.

7th Grade:

Students are beginning work on our next objective:

ELO: 1 Students will select and apply media, techniques and processes to solve challenging visual art problems.

FA1- using pencil to create simulated and implied texture. Create an original artwork that communicates nature. FA2-Identify the use of implied and simulated texture. Identify and demonstrate value and a range of values.

Students will be studying old barns and landscapes. Students will be looking at and practicing the use of value and discovering how to create texture with various line and shading techniques. We will be very drawing intensive for the next several weeks. Students will make several drawings of their “old Barns” and place emphasis on the layering work it takes to build up a finalized drawing. These often turn out amazing and challenge students to think about value, and perspective as well.

8th Grade:

We are wrapping up lesson 2 and will continue to do more work in portrait study
Lesson 2: American Gothic Reimagined
Objective: ELO 4: Students will explain the connections between art and the world around them

Students will continue working to create a parody of Grant Wood's "American Gothic". Students will work to recreate the portrait with their own modernized ideas. This will be a portrait study with three required subjects in the artwork. This is always a fun project, which allows students creative freedom. Students will also do a portrait study and do practice on facial features in a six panel as a breakdown component of this lesson. I feel the extra drawing practice is crucial for them to fully understand the visual literacy component, and more challenging part of this objective.

Proficiency Scales: For Art Project Based Curriculum Scoring are as follows.

Curriculum Marks for Standards Based Grading and Proficiency are available to view on the Parent Portal in SIS. See below!

Art Club will now meet every 1st Wednesday of the month. After our initial meeting this was felt by the students to work so much better. Our next meeting will be October 3rd and I will put out an additional calendar next week for the additional dates. Thank you so much for understanding as we enter new territory.

Thanks for the support, and as always if you have any questions or concerns, please email me

Artfully yours,

Mr. Chapman


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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 @ or Mrs. Yates @ 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.

Items currently needed for the store are:

Any age appropriate toys, DVD's for the holidays.

As we gear up for winter: Hats, gloves, scarves, and coats.

Snack items: Nutella snack packs, Slim jims and pop tarts.

Other needs are ear buds and water bottles.

We will be gearing up for the holiday season so baskets to make gift packages for students to purchase would be great.

All other items are appreciated as well.

If you would like to donate, please call Fulton Middle School at 573-590-8200.…/thrive-hive-gets-middle-…/646415/

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Mrs. Jessica Lairmore

Class visits are going great. I really appreciate you going above and beyond in the Library! We will be starting some fun activities in the Library soon.


Please let your ELA teacher know that you would like to record a book talk with me. We will set up a time and get it going. If you don't want your face to be part of our morning announcements, I have lots of tricks up my sleeves and we come up with a fun way to do your book talk!

If you have a book request for me, please write it down on the Wanted poster by the book check out desks. I'll try and get those ordered soon! Don't forget to return or renew your books every 2 weeks so you don't get an overdue notice from me.

The Library now has a Snapchat & an Instagram Account! Find all the ways to follow the Library happenings below.

See you in the Library!

If you want to see some things happening in the Library:

Follow us on Snapchat: fhornets2

Follow us on Instagram: fms_library or FMS LIBRARY

My You Tube Channel is:

Follow the Library fun on Twitter:

You can contact me by email at:

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Please keep in mind that some students at FMS have an allergy to nuts, tree nuts and popcorn. Please be mindful of what food your child is bringing to school, and notice the signs throughout the school building. Thank you!
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Please check out the Digital Citizenship information at This site will help you keep up-to-date with current issues and trends in technology. Check out the "Parent" section! We are very proud at FMS to be recognized as a Digital Citizenship Certified School for the year 2016-17.