The FCS Atoms Update

Oct. 7-Oct. 11


The month of October has some amazing things coming up! Our first project is due and students will work on their service project to put their ideas into action to improve the advocacy for food systems in McDowell County. Please be on the look out for information from your student's family teacher about the service project that they will be participating in.

This week our Student Council has organized our first spring trip field trip fundraiser at Pelican's from 5-8 pm on Thursday, October 10th. Please sign up on the survey below to participate:

At 7:00am or 4:00pm on October 10th we will have a fundraiser interest meeting, if you are interested in participating in field trip fundraising, please attend one of these meetings.

This week our newest member of the FCS STEM team joins us, Matthew Hagarty. Mr. Hagarty is a graduate from NCSSM and Notre Dame University, he joins us as our STEM tutor and will provide tutoring after school from 3-5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


-Melanie Shaver

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Mr. Matthew Hagarty joins the FCS Team at STEM Tutor! Join him for tutoring from 3-5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
FCS Why NC Schools are Super!

NC State School Board Video Entry

Last week students with support from Mrs. Tyler created the Why NC Public Schools are Super and entered it the Middle School Video Contest! Last year our school won 3rd place in the statewide competition! Good luck to Mrs. Tyler, our singers and our dancers!
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Why is Volunteering Important?

A new school year begins and volunteers are always a vital part of our schools' success. Please reactivate or renew!

Urgent: Volunteer Re-activation: All approved volunteers must verify their intent to continue volunteering by updating their background check online (MCS website, parents, volunteer, volunteer application).

On November 1st any active volunteer who has not completed the re-activation process will automatically be in-activated and will no longer be able to volunteer at any McDowell County School location. To be re-activated at this point requires a new criminal background check to be completed.

Thank you!

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Upcoming Dates and Information

Oct. 10- Pelican's fundraiser 5-8pm

Oct 10th- 7am or 4:00pm Fundraising Interest Meeting

Oct 16- SIT Meeting

Oct 16- EE Field Trip- Exploratorium

Oct 17- 7th Graders UNCA College Trip

Oct 17th- Braswell's 2nd group to Food Hub

Oct 17th & 18th- Science Check-in

Oct 21 &22nd- ELA Check-in

Oct 22nd- Model UN- ASU

Oct 23 & 24th- Math Check-in

Oct 25th- The Future of 6th Grade Pictures

Oct 28th- MHS Trunk or Treat

Oct 30th- Chorus Mini-Concerts

Oct 31st- 8th Graders to ASU College Trip

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