Information for you, your class, your students, your parents


Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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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.

Important Information

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.


Math is continuing to work on and finalize their math series selection for the 2016-2017 school year. They will pilot two different programs during 2nd semester.


CITW Professional Development Trainers

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.


Academic Blackout Dates

This is an Academic Blackout week.


December Birthdays

2 Admir Muhic

3 Debbie Simmons

7 Lisa Davis

10 Debbie Melcher

15 Keely Abeln

23 Laurie Fontanini

Upcoming Dates

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