Information for you, your class, your students, your parents
Staff of the Year voting
We will vote during CCC tomorrow for Support Staff of the Year and for Teacher of the Year.
White Elephant Gift
Bring your "best" white elephant gift to the Chili Cook-Off.
Upcoming Blood Drive
Alumni Sarah Fick is coordinating at Blood Drive (in conjunction with the Nursing Program at Truman State University) on Friday, December 18th in the FHMS cafeteria. More info to follow.
Staff of the Year voting
Building Climate Survey
The building climate survey closes today at 3:15 p.m.
Intervention Plan for 2016-2017
Certified staff, just a reminder that the the survey closes today at 12:00 p.m. Yesterday you received an email explaining and outlining the process to vote on which type of intervention plan you would like to see FHMS implement beginning next year.
Chili Cook Off and Ugly Sweater Contest
We will host our annual Chili Cook-Off and Ugly Sweater contests on Monday, December 21st. See the sign-up sheet in the work room (chili, soups, condiments, desserts, etc). Also, find that "ugly" holiday season sweater and wear it on Friday. The owner of the ugliest sweater will receive a gift certificate for "One jeans week" to be used anytime during 2nd semester.
Blood Drive December 18th
Alumni Sarah Fick is hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, December 18th. As a nursing major at Truman State University, Sarah is coordinating this Blood Drive as part of her degree program. More information to follow.
Kevin Webb accepts new role
Kevin Webb, our opening custodian, has taken a new position within the school district. He will be taking care of pony pickups and deliveries. While we are working to fill Kevin's position, evening custodian Bill Jackson will fill in as our "opener" custodian.
Teaching the Character Connection Class (CCC):
Just a reminder... Our CCCs are designed for relationship building, community service, and service-learning. CCCs should not be used as a Study Hall time. Having said that, it should be understood that during times when teachers are evaluating goals with students, the other students in the class can be working on school assignments. Just remember the focus of the Character Connection Class is to build those relationships with our students.
For Your Information...
Finals and Movies
Some classes will be taking exams/finals on December 21 and 22, some finals taking place on December 20 and 21. We need to be mindful and maintain an academic focus during those two days.
Movies during the CCC celebrations is something we do each year. Taking academic time on Dec 21 and 22 to show a movie (that is not connected to a curriculum based assignment) should not be considered. If you want to show a movie (aligned with curriculum), simply complete the movie form and let me know why you want to show the movie.
Teaching Bell to Bell
Classroom instruction should be taking place using the "Bell to Bell" practice. Students are not to "pack up" and line up at the door at the end of class. If there is time at the end of class (2-3 minutes), the students can remain seated and read until the class period ends. If you have questions, please see an administrator.
Tech Fest '16 As you prepare to attend or present at this year's Tech Fest, here are two helpful hints:
1. Gmail/Google Drive: Make sure you have signed in to your school Gmail account and your school Google Drive/Docs. Many of the breakout sessions will focus on one facet of
2. Schoology: Make sure you can access your Schoology account. Resources and information will be posted via Schoology for Tech Fest.
We have an opportunity to expand our CITW trainers from one to two beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Anyone interested in joining this team please contact Dr. Huff.
This is an Academic Blackout week.
December 15: Teacher/Support Staff voting takes place during CCC
December 18: Locker Clean-out during CCC
December 18: Blood Drive (Cafeteria) 4:15 p.m.- 8:15 p.m.
December 21: Half-Day (Hours 1-3-5-7) Chili Cook-Off, Ugly Sweater and White Elephant
December 22: Half-Day (Hours 2-4-6-CCC) with CCC Celebrations