FMS EXPLO Newsletter

December 4, 2020

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Transition to 9th grade

8th graders and parents: 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 honors classes? Please check out, What To Expect At FHS
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FMS Counseling Department: Mrs. Burfield, Mrs. Horstmeier and Ms. Jo

Needing to see the school counselor?

Students needing to access the counselor's office can submit a form from their chrome books by logging into classlink and clicking on the FMS Guidance Office Icon. This form comes only to the counselor's. 6th graders will learn about this form on Wednesday and Thursday through their PE classes when Mrs. Burfield, Mrs. Horstmeier and Mr. Varner come in to visit. You can also ask your teacher for help. If you can't locate the icon in classlink, your teacher can send us a note. Obviously if there is an emergency, students will be helped immediately. Our form is just a great way to help students stay in the classroom for instruction time if the counselors are tied up in a meeting or helping another student.



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. Burfield works with students with a last name starting with a K-Z and can be reached at cburfield@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

Mr. Yates

Email: gyates@fulton58.org

Follow me on Twitter: @MrYatesFMS


The goal of computer class is to equip students with meaningful skills that will help them thrive in a digital age. These skills include:

- Coding

- Google proficiency

- Digital citizenship

- Media production


Computer class is very project based using online and offline technology tools, as well as engaging topics like 3D printing, Augmented and Virtual reality, and many other avenues for creativity.


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.


Currently:

6th grade will begin our 3D printing unit.

December 8th/9th - TinkerCAD pretest and learning the basics in www.tinkercad.com

December 10th/11th - Creating simple 3D designs


7th and 8th grade are are learning Java and HTML with www.codehs.com.


- 7th grade

December 8th/9th - Students will be expected to complete Lesson group 2.3 "The Start Function"

December 10th/11th - Students will be expected to complete Lesson group 2.4 "Top Down Design"


- 8th grade

December 8th/9th - Students will be expected to complete Lesson group 1.7 "HTML tables"

December 10th/11th - Students will be expected to complete Lesson group 1.8 "HTML styling"



1st Quarter proficiency scales for computers

2nd Quarter proficiency scales for computers

3rd Quarter proficiency scales for computers

Coach Windmiller/Coach Duro, Coach Youse, Coach Pretz

TOGETHER WE CAN!


We will have our lessons and instructions posted daily to google classroom for you to complete on your assigned PE/HEALTH Fulton or Hornet day.


Next Week in Health:

6th Grade: Food Safety

7th Grade: Effects of drugs, alcohol, & tobacco

8th Grade: Reproductive Systems


Health Agendas/Assignments Below


6th Grade: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8

7th Grade: Health Agenda day 7, &, 8 : Body systems test

8th Grade: Health Agenda Day 7, 8

Also check out Health Resources for Families!




Syllabus


6th-8th Grade Skills Proficiency Scales


Policies and Procedures



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!

awindmiller@fulton58.org @CoachWindmiller

myouse@fulton58.org @CoachYouse

bpretz@fulton58.org @CoachPretz_FMS

Ms. Ordway

Hello FMS families!


I hope you had a great Thanksgiving break! I was so excited to see all of your smiling (I'm assuming) faces on Monday. I'm so glad to have you back in my classroom!


For the upcoming two weeks:


6th Grade - Will continue our 24 Styles of Music unit. We are about halfway through and will have our first listening quiz soon!


Arts Alive - Will continue improvisation practices. I have lots of new games we are going to try!


Choirs - Our winter concert has been CANCELLED. I know, I'm sad about this too, but with the amount of rehearsals we've been given before we were supposed to record, I felt it was best to scratch it and do other things until January when we can pick up on spring concert music. We will spend the next two weeks doing other musical things - boomwhackers, bucket drumming, some composing, etc. I might even have a karaoke day planned in the near future!


Please feel free to follow me on Instagram - @missordway

Mr. Hiley and Ms. Neudecker

Hello everyone!


I hope you all are doing well during distanced learning. If you would like a lesson, need help practicing your music, just want to play something for us, are super stressed and just need some help, PLEASE email us and we can set up a mini Google Meet with you! Don't be afraid to reach out to us.


Assignments:

Week of November 10-13

6th Grade: #18 Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

7th and 8th Grade: #12 Billy Boy from Book 2

Those WITHOUT instruments: Listening Journal


Week of November 16-20

6th Grade: #23 March Steps

7th and 8th Grade: #13 Technique Trax from Book 2

Those WITHOUT instruments: Listening Journal


Please check:

GOOGLE CLASSROOM GOOGLE CLASSROOM GOOGLE CLASSROOM GOOGLE CLASSROOM


As always, if you'd like to reach out or have any questions, please feel free to email us at anytime!

jhiley@fulton58.org or kneudecker@fulton58.org

Ms. Washington

News From The Art Room



Yellow everyone!


I hope everyone had a great week. I hope that you are all adjusting to the quarantine successfully! We surely miss seeing each of you.


Tuesday, 12-1-20

Printmaking, Step 1: Sketch out your drawing/pattern.



Tuesday, 12-2-20

Printmaking, Step 1: Finish up your drawing, and move to Step 2.

Step 2: Trace your drawing to transfer paper



Tuesday, 12-3-20

Printmaking, Step 2: Finish Tracing your drawing, and move on to Step 3.

Step 3: (8th Grade) Practice cutting using the blade on an old rubber block.

(6th and 7th Grade) Practice Printing pre-made blocks.




Tuesday, 12-4-20

Printmaking, Step 2: Finish Tracing your drawing, and move on to Step 3.

Step 3: (8th Grade) Practice cutting using the blade on an old rubber block.

(6th and 7th Grade) Practice Printing pre-made blocks.




For those of you who do not know me yet, my name is Madison Washington. I am transitioning into the art room, because Mr.Z has begun basketball. I am so excited about our upcoming art projects. We will get the chance to get our hands dirty with some clay, explore different painting techniques and styles, and maybe we will build some awesome 3-D structures. I cannot was for you all to return and explore the wonderful world of ART with me.




"How do artists greet one another?"

"Yellow!"


Artfully Yours,


Ms. Washington

The Cool Art Teacher

FMS

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Mrs. Lairmore

Hello!

Since we have moved to Virtual learning until November 30th, it's a little more difficult to get books delivered to you! So, I have made a form for you to fill out if you would like to come by and pick up a book from our school. The form can be found in the Virtual Library below. Please use the FMS Library link to search for books.

https://fmsmo.goalexandria.com/


If you would like your own Daniel Boone Regional Library card, you can print an application from the DBRL website: https://www.dbrl.org/using-the-library/library-card-faqs/how-do-i-get-a-library-card

The DBRL card gets you access to Hoopla! Hoopla is an amazing app that allows you to check out books from the DBRL online. They have books, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and more!

https://www.hoopladigital.com/


If you are needing more books to read, or activities to do, please check out these sites below:

This is the Fulton District site with information for Library activities and books:

https://sites.google.com/fulton58.org/explo-fms-covid-19-resources/library-fms?authuser=0


Keep up with 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

https://youtu.be/9_5C7b4uHtY

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.