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Choir Concert

Congratulations to Mrs. Clifford, Mrs. Knapp, and all of our choir students on a fabulous choir concert Wednesday night! What a great way to kick-off the holiday season.
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Homework Document

See the link below for this week's homework document:

Week of December 4th

If you have any questions contact your child's teacher.

FTMSE PTC Holiday Treats for Teachers and Staff

To celebrate the holidays, the PTC will be providing a hot coffee/tea/chocolate bar to the teachers and staff. We need your help providing snacks like cookies, cupcakes, caramel corn, Little Debbie's, chex mix etc. These items can be store bought or homemade, and should arrive at the front office at school by the end of day on Tues 12/12.

Thank you in advance for helping treat those that work so hard for our students throughout the year.

Save the Date!!!! Pacers Game

Save the date!! Grab your family and friends on Sunday Feb 11th at 5pm as FTMS East joins the Pacers, as they take on the New York Knicks! More info regarding ordering will be available in early December! Watch this space! Great Holiday gift for the whole family!

Junior All State Band

The Junior All State Band is an extreme elite group of young musicians in grades 7-9 selected by a board of directors in the state of Indiana. It is very competitive and very difficult to be a part of. This year, Mikaili Commissiong will be representing FTMS East at the 2018 Indiana Junior All-State Band performance on Saturday, January 13th in the Embassy theater in Fort Wayne, IN. Mikaili was one of 100 outstanding middle school musicians selected for this performance. The 2018 Indiana Junior All-State Band will be under the direction of Dr. Mark Spede, Director of Bands at Clemson University.

Congrats Mikaili!

Finals Schedule

We will operate on a "No PRIDE" schedule December 13th-19th to allow for administration of semester finals. See the link below for the bell schedule for those days:

East Bell Schedules

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East PTC Facebook Page

Go give our East PTC Facebook Page a like! Support our awesome volunteers who make it happen for our students and teachers.

Athletic Update

Greetings Flashes Fans,

Congratulations to the FTMS East 7th Grade Basketball Team! On Tuesday, November 28th they hosted the Eastwood Eagles at home and came away with a 1st round win, 41-25. The team traveled to Warren Central on Thursday, November 30th and played at Stonybrook Middle School to take on the host Red Storm. In a high level, possession by possession contest, the Flashes prevailed 35-31. The team will head to Lawrence Central on Saturday, December 2 and play Raymond Park at Belzer Middle School at 9am. Results will be posted to @FTMSAthletics.

FTMS Wrestling will continue conditioning at the Annex (old MS) on Tuesday, December 5th from 4 – 5:15pm. Remaining dates for conditioning will be Thursday, December 7th. Parent transportation is needed for drop off and pickup. All entering and egress will occur at the main entrance, Door 1. Official wrestling practice begins on Monday, December 11th. All wrestlers will need to attend study tables after school on this day and you will be shuttled via bus over to the Annex and practice from 3:00 – 5:15pm. Pickup will always be at the main entrance, Door 1, with parking available in the yellow lot.

FTMS East and Girls Basketball 7/8 tryouts will begin on Monday, December 11th and conclude on Tuesday, December 12th from 3 – 5pm. East players will attend study tables and tryout from 3 – 5pm with parent pickup at Door 25. All interested players must attend study tables on this day and have athletic clothing and basketball shoes. An IHSAA athletic physical must be on file with the Athletic Department in order to be eligible to tryout.

FTMS Swimming will have a callout meeting on Monday, December 4th from 5:00 – 5:30pm at the FCHS Pool. Enter Door 9. You will learn about the tryout process and expectations of all student athletes wanting to join the swim team. This call out is for all East and West student athletes interested in swimming for the 2017/18 season.

FTMS Swimming tryouts will begin December 11th and conclude on December 12th at the FCHS Natatorium from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Parent transportation to and from is required as swim tryouts and practice will always occur after hours. All interested swimmers grades 6 – 8 must have an athletic physical on file with the Athletic Department in order to be eligible to tryout. Callout meeting TBD at both East and West. Coach contact Jen Hendler - and Chris Schaney -

Box Tops

Keep those Box Tops coming! Our next competition runs through December 15th.

The FTMSE PTC appreciates your support!

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BYOD Information

Check out our website for 2018-2019 BYOD information.

From the School Counselors!

Mrs. Kyle McClarnon

All 6th Grade

7th Grade Last Name A-M

Mrs. Sarah Ready

All 8th Grade

7th Grade Last Name N-Z

High School Transition Information

At the start of the second semester, we will begin high school transition activities with our 8th grade students. Important dates are as follows:

Friday, January 12

All 8th graders will participate in the high school visitation from 9am-2pm. Students can use their lunch number at FCHS or bring a lunch.

Wednesday, January 17

8th Grade Parent Night at Franklin Central High School. 7pm in the Auditorium.

January 22-26

Mrs. Ready and Mrs. McClarnon will be working with students to complete their 9th grade course selection sheets. Students will take their course selection sheet home to review as it requires a parent/guardian signature. This will be done during math class on the following days:

Mrs. Bramell- 1/22/18

Ms. Prindle- 1/23/18

Mrs. DeVoy- 1/24/18

Mr. Gillmore- 1/25/18

Mr. Mann- 1/26/18

Friday, February 2

All course selection sheets due to Mrs. Ready and Mrs. McClarnon

Request to See Your Counselor

Students can make a request to see their counselor from any device with internet access! Simply click here! Parents can also request an appointment by using this request form.

For school counseling news and resources, visit the school counseling website by clicking here!