Admiral Weekly News

Week of December 14- December 18, 2015

Administrative Team Thank You’s and Kudos

  • Thank you to Ms. Jimenez for going above and beyond for students and staff.
  • Thank you to Mr. Ambrose, Mr. Fye, and Ms. Griffin for an outstanding Winter Concert.

Welcome To The FCH Family Ms. Strown!

Ms. Strown has been selected as our Math Instructional Coach. She brings a wealth of instructional experience. She has taught math and science at both the middle school and high school levels. She has also successfully lead school improvement efforts that lead the increased scores and improved instructional practice. We are excited that she will support the math department as we work to remove our Academic Warning label. Please welcome and congratulate Ms. Strown to our FCH family!

Hammond Happenings!

Homeroom Video: Our Deepest Fear

Akeelah and the Bee (3/9) Movie CLIP - Our Deepest Fear (2006) HD

Important News You Can Use!

Daily Reminders - December 14- December 18

This is the last week before we go on our Holiday Break. Students will be extra excited this week. Let's be visible and present by being at our doors/middle of the hallway during the change of every class. Experience has shown us that adult presence in the hallway truly makes a difference.

Monday – December 14, 2015

  • Homeroom -Our Deepest Fear Video Clip - Classroom Discussion and/or Quick Write - What does the poem mean to you?/Collect Box Tops
  • Edwards Educational Services Visit
  • Orchestra Field Trip
  • Please complete T-Shirt Size Form by 12:00pm. See link below.
  • 7th/8th Grade Walkthroughs with AP's and Mr. Mann

Tuesday – December 15, 2015
  • Spanish For Educator's Class Begins - 7:15am - Dr. Johnson's Classroom
  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Lesson - Collect Box Tops
  • 6th Grade Walkthroughs with AP's and Mr. Mann
  • AVID Site Team Meeting - 3:30pm
  • Orchestra Winter Concert - 7:00pm

Wednesday – December 16, 2015

  • Spanish for Educators Class - 7:15am
  • Homeroom: Admiral Pride Organizational Chart/Collect Box Tops
  • Edwards Educational Services Visit
  • Orchestra Field Trip
  • Teacher Interim Grades Due - 6:00pm
  • School Counseling Advisory Committee - 6:00pm

Thursday – December 17, 2015
  • Spanish For Educators Class - 7:15am
  • Homeroom: Attendance - Collect Box Tops
  • AVID/College/Career/Sorority/Fraternity Day – Please wear a shirt that represents AVID, College, Career, or Your Sorority or Fraternity.
  • Math/Language Arts/8th Grade Science Lesson Plans Due
  • We will NOT have extended Homeroom on Thursday. We will conduct the Benchmark Assessment Practice on January 4. We will extend Homeroom by 15 minutes and shorten 1st period. Ms. Scott will send the direction in advance so that you are prepared when we return from the Holiday Break.
  • Fine Arts Winter Assembly - Period 2, 3, and 6
  • Holiday Celebration - Staff Meeting - 4:00pm -7:00pm - Bungalow Billards Kingstowne

Friday – December 18, 2015
  • Homeroom: Attendance - Collect Box Tops
  • Admiral Pride Day
  • Last Day To Vote For The Admiral Of the Month
  • Ugly Sweater Day
  • Teacher vs. Student Basketball Game -An additional email will be sent with specific details. Please remember that teams should plan team activities as students will not report to PE class on Friday. Grade levels will report to the gym for the Basketball game during the assigned grade level periods only. Additional details will follow.
  • Team 8-2 Field Trip - Ice - National Harbor, Md.
  • International Academy - PBIS Incentive Activity

Teacher Talk With Dr. Mozingo T-Shirt Sizes

Thank you for attending the Teacher Talk Staff Meeting with Dr. Mozingo. If you attended, she purchased T-Shirts for you as a Thank You for your attendance. Please complete the link below by Monday at 12:00pm to ensure that you receive the correct size.

January Admiral Of The Month - Cast your vote

Weekly Reminders

  • Interim Grades Are Due on Wednesday December 16th. Please ensure that you have grades for each student. If a student is new to your class and grades are not available please give the student an NR. We will pull our 1st grade report on Monday and each day there after. AP's will start sending reminders on Tuesday. With schools being closed for the Winter Holiday it is IMPERATIVE that all grades are complete and accurate on 12/16. AP's and admin. assistants only have one day to verify grades and prepare them for mailing. Please assist us by ensuring that your grades are complete, accurate, and finished by 12/16 at 6:00pm.
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Happy Birthday!

  • Eric Grutza - 11/30
  • Kathryn Steele - 12/3
  • Quanda Fudd - 12/4
  • Cindy Johnson - 12/5
  • Inna Hamilton - 12/6
  • Anastasia Criswell - 12/23
  • Nicole Alestock - 12/24
  • Rachel Pruitt - 12/31

Save The Date - FCH Upcoming Events

Orchestra Winter Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 6pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

Interim Grades Are Due

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 6pm


Our turn around time for review and printing is very short. Please ensure that grades are complete with comments on this date.