FMS EXPLO Newsletter
February 21, 2020
Transition to 9th grade
Registration at FMS
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 clicking on the apps button. This form comes only to the counselor's. 6th graders will learn how to use this app on Tuesday, August 27th when counselors meet with them through their ELA classrooms. 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 email@example.com and Mrs. Burfield works with students with a last name starting with a K-Z and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Jo is the Counseling Office secretary and can be reached at email@example.com.
Counseling Office phone number is 573-590-8208
Feel free to contact me any time!
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The goal of computer class is to equip students with meaningful skills that will help them thrive in a digital age. These skills include:
- 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.
Continue to be an upstander and make good choices online. Keep up your positive digital footprint! For more resources visit www.commonsensemedia.org.
Coach Windmiller, Coach Youse, Coach Pretz
Journey to Success!
6th Grade- Food Labels and Food Allergies
7th Grade- Drugs
8th Grade- Abstinence and Contraception
Due to the snow days, Coach Windmiller's classes will stay in health until Wednesday, March 4.
During this time, Coach Windmiller's classes will not dress out. They need to bring their planner, Chromebook, and writing utensil each day.
6th Grade Health- Room 123
7th Grade Health- Room 120
8th Grade Health- Room 110
Coach Pretz- Floor Hockey, Tchoukball
Coach Youse- Pacer, Pilo Polo, Bucket Ball
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AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR: What a fantastic rehearsal this week! I'm truly proud of our after school choir for being so focused! We got a pretty great photo for the yearbook as well! Check it out below.
Music 6: HOPE playlists are complete, and we are refocusing on music notation! This week we learned a little rap about what the different notes look like. I'm hopeful that next week we will collaborate to create a rap for the rests as well!
Arts Alive: Students have been very focused in music rehearsal. Their continued focus and work on memorization will make our staging process a piece of cake! Keep it up, Arts Alive!
Choir: I'm truly proud of these students and their hard work! We will attend a new musc festival this year! Rather than participating in CMU Music Festival, we will attend Battle High School Music Festival on Monday, March 9th. More information to come.
CONCERT ATTIRE: khaki pants, black shoes, and a black choir polo shirt. If you do not have one, you may purchase one from me for $15. These polos are the same as those worn by FMS choirs for the past several years. Students may certainly borrow or buy one from a student who was in FMS choirs and no longer needs the polo.
Please feel free to contact me at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org. For pictures and daily updates about Vocal Music at FMS, follow me on Twitter: @MoebesMusic
Mr. Thomas and Ms. Neudecker
For anyone who wants help after school next week, email Ms. Neudecker and she will plan to spend a day or two at the middle school after school!
6th Grade Band: Sixth grade is constantly learning new things on their instruments and moving on to bigger and better music. We have begun work on the specific pieces we will be playing for the Parade of Bands Concert. The students are beginning to read longer pieces with more intricate part writing.
7th Grade Band: 7th grade is continuing to learn their solos and sight reading their new music. The band is also beginning to improve on their concert music. I hope you are enjoying "The Syncopated Clock" and "Prometheus Overture."
8th Grade Band: For those taking solos to CMU Music Festival on Friday, February 28, Mrs. Sayler and I (Ms. Neudecker) will be at the middle school after school on Thursday, February 20, Friday, February 21, and Thursday, February 27. Now that the musical is finished (as of Saturday), I'll be available to meet with kids more often after school too, if they need any help.
Keep practicing our contest music! Watch Google Classroom for some upcoming playing assessments!
Guitar Classes: Both guitar classes are continuing to learn standard notation which is how to read the notes on a staff. Eighth grade knows five strings and Seventh Grade knows four.
Please consider following me on Twitter @MrT_FPSBands. I will be providing a daily playlist which your students will hear when they enter the room. You may also email me at email@example.com.
What's happening in the Art Room!
We will be starting our next objective, and working on our torn paper animals where students will simplistically draw profile views of their animal of choice. this can include mythical creatures as well. From here they will utilize the torn paper method we will learn in class, and create a low relief using color separation for lines and details in their work. they will choose colors for background and foreground to create and interesting work.
7th Grade Semester:
We are continuing our work from our first objective ELO2: Students will use subject matter and themes in art. Students will be working on their graffiti walls and learning more about text, adding drop shadows as well as developing their style. Students will present their first or last name and create a wall where the image will have contrast from light to bold. this is a project that depends on structure and creativeness, as well as some imagination.
7th Grade All year.
Students will continue working towards our objective ELO 1: students will select and apply media techniques and processes. Students will be starting our “Old Barn” project, and learning about value and line on a much deeper level. This project takes several weeks.
We will finish these up in a this week, and shift into creating 3d models of our barns or similar structures.
8th Grade all year:
Students will finish work on Coat of Arms We also began working on Abstract painting, where they will study various works of abstract art, and create a unique painting using the concepts they learned. This will take several weeks and it will be a slow process. They learned about the different varieties of abstract art like Cubism and Expressionism. they are going to work in several combined elements and create a balanced and interesting composition. These should be really fun!
8th Grade Semester:
Students will continue this week with our second objective ELO4. Students will examine artworks and bring them to the present time. We will explore the world around us with MEMES and parodies and look at Grant Wood's American Gothic as a staging area. Students will recreate Grant Wood's painting into a drawing that modernizes it, and places it into our current times or they may choose to parody it.
As always, If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.
Thank you for your continued support!
Fulton Middle School
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Yates @ email@example.com 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.
If you would like to donate, please call Fulton Middle School at 573-590-8200.
The fiction books are now sorted by the authors last name alphabetically. It makes it much easier to find books and see what books are in a series. The books will still have stickers on them that show what genre they fall into.
Coming soon: Book Madness!
When you come to the Library, please remember to bring your books each time you come to the Library. I have several new books that just arrived, so grab your books today!
If you need a book before your next visit, you can always go to the link here: https://fmsmo.goalexandria.com and search for your book.
You can email me with the book you want and I'll deliver it like a hot pizza!
If you would like to read books online, check out Hoopla for your phone, tablet, and computer. You can check out books, music, and movies for FREE just by having a Library Card with Daniel Boone Regional Library. https://www.hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla
I included a video below to show you how to get signed up for Hoopla! It's my favorite digital Library app!
Still wanting to play Semantris? https://research.google.com/semantris/
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