FMS NEWS

September 23rd, 2018

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Dear Families

Happy Homecoming Week!

A few important reminders:


1. FPS releases school 90 minutes early on Friday. This means FMS will release bus riders at 1:40 and car riders/walkers at 1:47.


2. Grade Checks: You can check grades on the parent portal at anytime. Sixth grade and explo grades are found by clicking on "standards based grades." There has been a glitch with the system and 6th grade parents haven't received the email alerts. This has been fixed and will start happening in two weeks. If you would like more details on your child's grade, have them show you their online data binder in Google Classroom. This shows each standard for each content area with progress toward the goals. If you have any questions at all, please email your child's first hour (homeroom) teacher.


3. Newsletters: The office will start to send only one newsletter per month starting in October. We will continue to send emails as new events arise or for announcements. Our Facebook page will also be updated daily. If you don't have Facebook, it runs on our main school webpage.


Thanks for all you do and have a great week!


Sincerely,

Beth and Erica

Proud Principals, Fulton Middle School

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Upcoming Events-Megan Meier Foundation Assembly

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 (www.meganmeierfoundation.org). 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. This assembly is co-sponsored by FMS Student Council and FMS Student Ambassadors. Our ambassadors and Stuco officers saw Tina last year and wanted to bring her message to all students at FMS. Should you have any questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to contact our offices.

This Week at FMS

Monday
  • PJ Day
  • Softball @ Moberly 5:00

Tuesday

  • Duo/Twin Day (or group)
  • Careers to Danuser
  • Harmony Hornets - 3:25
  • VB Home vs Mexico - 5:30
  • FB Away 7th Grade @ Camdenton; 8th Grade @ St. James

Wednesday

  • Jersey Day
  • Chess Club - 3:25
  • Ambassadors Work Session - 3:30
  • Stuco PM Meetings/Work Session - 3:30
  • Homecoming Movie Night at FHS

Thursday

  • Camo Day
  • Stuco AM Work Session
  • Softball @ Kirksville
  • Cross Country @ Moberly
  • Volleyball Home vs Centralia 6:00

Friday

  • Black and Gold/HOCO Shirts
  • House Day
  • Parade ~ 10:30
  • Early Release ~ 1:40
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Daily Announcements

Subscribe to our daily announcement page on YouTube to keep up with what is going on at FMS. The digital copy is also linked to our webpage. Thank you to our tech interns and stuco for making these a reality!

Upcoming Events

October Month at a Glance

Megan Maier Foundation Assembly, Monday, October 1st (see explo newsletter for details)

Special Olympics, Friday, October 5th

No School - October 8th

HOPE Week, October 9-12

End of First Quarter, October 16th

Attendance Incentive, monthly assembly-Friday, October 19th

Behavior Data

Positive - 892

Office Discipline Referrals - 153


Last Week

Positive Referrals: 773

Office Discipline Referrals: 99

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