FMS EXPLO Newsletter

March 15th, 2019

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

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES

Conferences will be April 3rd or April 10th 3:30 to 7:00 both evenings.



MAP Testing 2019

MAP testing will take place at FMS in April. It is extremely important that students are well rested and here for testing. They will need their chrome books charged and earbuds.

Testing will take place each morning here at FMS for all grade levels.


Attendance is extremely important each and every day. We will have make up dates for testing but if students haven't gotten all testing made up prior to their grade level trip, they will not be able to attend their end of year field trip.


Testing days are as follows for all grade levels:

April 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th.

April 16th and 17th.


Testing for 8th grade only:

April 18th.


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. If you have any questions or need help finding the form refer to the email that was sent from Mrs. Horstmeier. 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 shorstmeier@fulton58.org and Mrs. Crawford works with students with a last name starting with a K-Z and can be reached at mcrawford@fulton58.org


Ms. Jo is the Counseling Office secretary and can be reached at jwilliamson@fulton58.org.


Counseling Office phone number is 573-590-8208

Talk with your Teen about E-cigs, Vaps and Juuls

As we see this epidemic in our own community and country while targeting our student population we want to share some talking points with parents and an informative video as well. We will have Joyce Lara with the Department of Health will be at our Student Led Conferences on April 3rd and 10th to share more information with parents as well.


Know the Risk: Talk with your Student.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=RAWhtVEaRAk

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.

Mr. Yates

Feel free to contact me any time!

Email: gyates@fulton58.org

Follow me on Twitter: @MrYatesFMS


Coding

Please visit the site at www.codehs.com to view your child's progress.
Students should be complete up to lesson 2.2.3 in Introduction to Programming with Karel the Dog. We will resume with lesson 2.3.1 next week.

8th grade Applications should be complete up to lesson 1.3.7 in Creative Computing. We will begin with lesson 1.4.1 next week.

Other great coding sites are www.code.org, https://scratch.mit.edu, and https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/s/en/home.


Keyboarding

We will be using www.typingtraining.com to improve your kids' typing skills. Any keyboarding assignment not finished in class should be finished at home. Please have your child login and show you their progress


For fun we use www.nitrotype.com to challenge others in typing races.


Digital footprint

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


Projects

This week the students began their adventure into CoSpaces. We will continue working in this super cool VR platform next week creating themed spaces, parkour, and Angry Birds!


Students may continue with 3D modeling with the sites www.tinkercad.com and https://stephaneginier.com/sculptgl/. Coming up will be CoSpaces!


1st Quarter proficiency scales for computers

2nd Quarter proficiency scales for computers

3rd Quarter proficiency scales for computers

Coach Windmiller, Coach Youse, Coach Evans

GAME ON!


Health:

6th Grade: Health Triangle and Hygiene

7th Grade: Body Systems

8th Grade: Infectious Diseases


P.E.

Basketball and Volleyball


6th-8th Grade Skills Proficiency Scales


Policies and Procedures



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!

awindmiller@fulton58.org @CoachWindmiller

myouse@fulton58.org @CoachYouse

jevans@fulton58.org @CoachEvans3

Dr. Moebes

AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR aka HARMONY HORNETS

This group is off to a fantastic start! We have approximately 40 singers in the choir! Singers will get their new folders and music on Tuesday!


MUSIC 6

It is hard to believe that Term 3 is over! It was a pleasure to work with our third quarter Music students, and I am looking forward to meeting fourth quarter students!


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


Arts Alive 8 and Arts Alive 7

Arts Alive 8 has started revising their show! There is a LOT to do, but they are up to the task! Our script crew and song writing crew are making progress. The construction crew has created a construction plan, and that materials were delivered to FMS this week. Construction begins next week!

Our performance will be at The Brick District Playhouse on Court St on Friday, April 12th at 7pm. Please plan to join us!


Arts Alive 7 is hard at work writing the script and music for our original musical! On Wednesday, each writing/composing team shared their progress! See below for a preview of the Lunch song that will be part of our show, Middle School Musical! Our musical will give the audience a look at life in middle school. You won't want to miss their DINNER THEATER show on Friday, May 3rd! Stay tuned for details!


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


Choir 7/Choir 8

Choir 8 congratulations to our very own Hornet Singers for earning a Rating of I (Exemplary) at Central Methodist University last week! They worked hard to prepare for the Music Festival, and certainly earned this top honor!

This week, we reflected on the contest experience, and received most of the new music for our May concert! We are also continuing our practice/review of reading key signatures, and strengthening sightreading skills!


Choir 7 has started rehearsing and choreographing their songs for the May concert! We are continuing with our music from Colonial America as well!


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


FMS Vocal Music Handbook


Please feel free to contact me at any time: bmoebes@fulton58.org. For pictures and daily updates about Vocal Music at FMS, follow me on Twitter: @MoebesMusic

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh2AChyga6o&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdH9DQ9NX7A&feature=youtu.be

Mrs. Blandford and Ms. Neudecker

6th Grade Band:


We have been focusing on tone and precision this week. The students are doing great! Please encourage your students to take their instruments home every night, with all of the snow days, we could use that time to practice at home!


Concert Selections will include:

#58, 62, 64, 77, 97 and Alma Mater


The Parade of Bands concert will take place at the high school on March 12. This is when all of the bands 6-12 perform. It is a very exciting time and this is one of my favorite concerts that we have. There will also be a fundraiser dinner served before hand to raise money for our band boosters. There was an email sent out, please make sure you read that so you are kept in the loop.


Cherrydale orders have been sent in. They will be delivered the night of Parade of Bands and will be available for pick up that evening.


7th Grade Band:


7th Grade Band received a 2 at CMU Music Festival. This score is so amazing! I am very proud of them and cannot wait to continue to watch them grow. Almost all of our solos and ensembles received a 1 as well.


I sent out an email last week, this is in regards to an addition of performance opportunities to the calendar. Palen Music Center out of Columbia has invited our groups to perform at Moberly High School for their clinic day. This is going to take place during the day on March 15. We will provide transportation. I am still waiting on information on specific times. Please make sure that you check your email.


Our next concert will take place at the high school on March 12. This is when all of the bands 6-12 perform. It is a very exciting time and this is one of my favorite concerts that we have. There will also be a fundraiser dinner served before hand to raise money for our band boosters. Please consider coming that before.



Please let me know if you have anymore questions!


8th Grade Band:


8th Grade Band received a 2 at CMU Music Festival. This score is so amazing! I am very proud of them and cannot wait to continue to watch them grow. Almost all of our solos and ensembles received a 1 as well.


I sent out an email last week, this is in regards to an addition of performance opportunities to the calendar. Palen Music Center out of Columbia has invited our groups to perform at Moberly High School for their clinic day. This is going to take place during the day on March 15. We will provide transportation. I am still waiting on information on specific times. Please make sure that you check your email.


Our next concert will take place at the high school on March 12. This is when all of the bands 6-12 perform. It is a very exciting time and this is one of my favorite concerts that we have. There will also be a fundraiser dinner served before hand to raise money for our band boosters. Please consider coming that before.



Please let me know if you have anymore questions!


Wire Choir:


Students in wire choir are pretesting this week over standard notation (reading music on the staff.) This is an important part of the curriculum and we are going to be spending a lot of time during 3rd quarter really learning how to better accomplish this learning target.


Students can practice at home on the following link:


musictheory.net




Please let us know if you have any questions through email, sblandford@fulton58.org and kneudecker@fulton58.org.

Mr. Chapman

News From The Art Room


The weather is definitely not our friend this quarter, but we are moving along. We will be starting some of our new objectives this week, as well as continuing on others. I have no doubt we will reach our goals, but we are having to buckle down, and keep our focus. Hopefully the weather will start to cooperate!


6th Grade will be Beginning a new objective this week ELO:1 Students will select and apply media techniques and Processes

Students will learn different techniques in watercolor, and we will finish out the quarter working in this medium. Students will learn how to paint with value, and opaque colorizations. We will study fruits and develop a six-panel fruit composition using some of the skills we learn.

7th Grade

Students will continue working on ELO1 Students will apply media techniques and processes.

Students will learn about textures both implied and simulated, along with a deep understanding of value in drawing as we look and create old barns.

This project tends to be a very rewarding and also very challenging to students as I push them very hard on this project, but the results are always amazing and surprising for the student.

8th Grade will continue on their current objective

ELO4 Students will explain the connection between Art and the world around them

Students will study Grant Wood’s painting “American Gothic” and learn what a parody and spoof is. Student will create a portrait that parodies the painting and uses current or pop culture characters to create their portrait. Students come up with some pretty interesting and sometimes humorous combinations with this project, and it also gives them some freedom and ownership in their Artworks.

Students will also work on a 4 panel deconstruct an object drawing where they draw components of an object without drawing the object as a whole. This is an exercise in visual literacy and understanding what we see as well as paying attention to details.

HEADS UP:

Attention ART CLUB students!

WORK WEEK

For those who can,

Art Club will not meet at normal time March 6th

INSTEAD!

We will meet these days after school until 4:30

Monday March 4th 3:30-4:30 snow day

Tuesday March 5th 3:30-4:30

Wednesday March 6th 3:30-4:30

Thursday March 7th 3:30-4:30

Hope you can attend these work sessions for our Building Project

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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 @ shortmeier@fulton58.org or Mrs. Yates @ hyates@fulton58.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.


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.

http://www.fultonsun.com/…/thrive-hive-gets-middle-…/646415/

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Mrs. Jessica Lairmore

The Tournament of Books is going strong! Please vote each week to see which book you think should be the 2018-2019 Book of the Year! I'll reveal the big winner on Friday, March 22nd during House Day!

I also emailed you to vote for the Mark Twain & Truman Nominees. Voting ended on Friday, March 15th. Students from all across Missouri voted for the books they enjoyed the most. I will find out the winners at a Library Conference during Spring Break.


Remember, you are allowed to check out 2 books at a time for 2 weeks, then they need to be returned or renewed. If you can't find your book, check your ELA classroom Library, check you locker, and look around your house.


Also, check out this awesome app for your phone, tablet, and chromebook called Hoopla! You can check out books, music, and movies for FREE just by having a Library Card with Daniel Boone Regional Library.


I NEED YOU FOR THE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!

We are revamping the Morning Announcements. You don't always have to record it in the Library. There are a million ways you can do a book talk, and best of all you can always use your chromebooks to record yourself or use your phone! You don't even have to show your face if you don't want to. You can just record your voice.
Other ideas for books talks other than talking about a book:

Create a Powtoon.

Draw a picture and talk about it.

Create a CoSpace for a book character.

Record a video with a fun filter and email it to me.

Read a poem.

Talk about your favorite character, or your least favorite character.

Show us your favorite place your read (maybe you like to read with your pet on your lap).


AND.....We don't have to show book talks all the time. You can share interesting facts about your favorite animal (shout out to Ms. Doering!), favorite athlete, maybe you play an instrument, maybe you are an awesome cook, do you volunteer for something, etc..

The possibilities are endless!

Email me with what you got.

Just remember to keep you video less than 2 minutes long, the shorter the better!


See what's happening in the Library on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. You might even see yourself on there!

See you in the Library!


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


Follow us on Instagram: fms_library or FMS LIBRARY


My You Tube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFogU1WGK8c9kOqtvfYn7Sw?view_as=subscriber


Follow the Library fun on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/JessicaLairmore


You can contact me by email at:

jlairmore@fulton58.org

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ALLERGY TO NUTS AND POPCORN

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 commonsensemedia.org. 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.