FMS @ a Glance

Oct. 17-18, 2016

Weekly Calendar

Monday October 17
Picture Day
9:00 District Equity Team meeting
2:00 PST meeting

Tuesday October 18
Picture Day
Parent Teacher Conferences
6:45 am SITE Team meeting
8:30 am District Leadership meeting

Wednesday Oct 19
Parent Teacher Conferences
No School

Thursday October 20
MEA - No School

Friday October 21
MEA - No School

Upcoming Events:
10/24 Curriculum Committee meeting
10/26 Team PLC
10/27 Department Chair meeting
10/28 FMS Tech Committee meeting
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FMS - stand up and be recognized: Nominate a co-worker

Do you know any outstanding educators?

Nominate them for a WEM Ethics in Education award!

The WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Program was created in 1998 by the WEM Foundation in support of teachers and their important role in helping all students excel academically. The program seeks to bring recognition to the often unsung heroes who meet the challenges of teaching in a variety of settings. Synergy & Leadership Exchange, in partnership with members of The Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC), administers the award program on behalf of the WEM Foundation.

The Ethics in Education Awards recognize exemplary educators who embody ethical behavior and promote ethical development for students through classroom or school activities, policies or curriculum. Candidates expose students to basic ethical principles to deepen student understanding, engage students in moral problem solving, stimulate dialogue, generate student moral action, and incorporate a well-designed and well-defined comprehensive standard of ethical behavior. They provide a bias-free assessment of students; foster autonomy and higher-level learning experiences; encourage families, staff and community members to partner in character-building efforts; and demonstrate leadership to enhance or restore values and ethics to school curriculum.

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Program. Two honorees are selected in the Ethics in Education category and each receives an unrestricted $15,000 gift and the crystal apple award. In addition, regional honorees are named and receive an unrestricted $1,500 gift, trophy, and the opportunity to compete in the state competition the following year.

Please visit the Synergy website for more information on the WEM Outstanding Educator Awards program or to view past honorees. Place your nomination today!

Kudos and Congratulations.

FMS's Digital Literacy, ELA, and AVID teacher Mrs. Sheehy has been recognized and selected by Book Creator to be a Book Creator Ambassador . Check out the link below to learn more.

ALC information - worth seeing and reading again.

Just wanted to give a quick snapshot of the three students I have in ALC Study Skills (Resource) 6th hour.

Last fall they collectively had 2 A's (in PE), 4 B's, 5 C's, and 9 D/F's.

As of mid-quarter this fall, they have 12 A's, 3 B's, 2 C's and 1 D. NO F's!!!

I can accommodate up to 15 students in my Study Skills class, but I need referrals from you! If you've talked to me about a student, please fill out the ALC intake form and turn it in to me ASAP. I will contact parents and send off copies to Margaret and Jana. Just because they are referred doesn't mean they will necessarily move in right away--I need to get parent and administrative approval--and I like to talk to the student as well so they know what they're getting into. Second quarter is fast approaching and I'd like to be ready for schedule changes at that time.

Go team!

- Jodi

ALC Language Arts & Resource Teacher

Faribault Middle School


Falcon Activities (HS)

Upcoming Events:

1. Boys Soccer Section Quarterfinals vs. Mankato East 10/15/16 1pm @ Bahl Field, Faribault Soccer Complex

2. Band/Choir/Orchestra Rotary Concert This Saturday, 10/15 at 7pm in the MJH PAC.

3. Boys/Girls CC Big 9 Conference Meet; 10/18/16 in Owatonna

4. Volleyball – Sections begin 10/26

5. Girls Swimming & Diving – Big 9 Conference meet in Northfield/Rochester 10/28-10/29

6. Football Sections begin Tuesday 10/25

7. Theater Fall Play 11/17-11/20

PTO announcement:

We are doing walking tacos, along with fruit, drinks, and dessert. (for staff during parent teacher conferences)

I have one mom who said she would man a booth at conferences from 3:30 until 5:30 for selling t-shirts and promoting PTO. I will be there at 3:30 pm to help coordinate/organize the dinner. I will cover the shift from 5:30 pm until the end of conferences.