The official newsletter of Farragut Intermediate School
September 9, 2019
School Coupon Books Kickoff
It's that time of year! Knox County Coupon Book Campaign begins this Friday, September 13, 2019. Our goal at FIS is to sell 6,000 coupon books. We are so happy that $8 of each book sale stays here at FIS. This year we are raising money to purchase supplementary science materials, add more technology tools that will support our teaching and learning, and help keep our facilities updated. The coupon books are not only a great way for you to save money but it puts money back in the school. Please see the attached letter below for full details. We appreciate all your support!
FIS Staff Member Spotlight
Name: David Stephens
Home Town: Bulls Gap TN
Education: Cherokee High School (Rogersville, TN): 2002 Graduate
Carson-Newman College 2006 Graduate
B.S in Health/Physical Education (k-12)
Experience: This is my 13th year as a Teacher. I have also been a football, basketball, and track coach. I have also spent 7 years as an Athletic director.
Family: I have a 9 year old daughter named Lily
Things I like to do:
Spending time with my daughter.
Going to the movies.
Going to the gym.
Favorite baseball team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite College team: VOLS
Favorite NFL team: Buffalo Bills
Favorite NBA team: Golden State Warriors
Favorite Golfer: Tiger Woods
Favorite Nascar Driver: Chase Elliott
Favorite Sport: Football
The FIS Art Department is living in the 1860s this year! Lots of fun activities are planned for the year including a Battle of Campbell Station Day, penmanship, quilting, and plein air art. Parents, you are invited to a special Quilt Turning September 12th! We will have a Hall of Fame Quilter present to explore historic quilting & look at antique quilts. Have an old quilt you would like to share or possibly learn about? Bring it in! Sessions will last 30 minutes, check with your homeroom teacher for the time you child will be attending.
Grade Level Homework
Parents, we strive to keep homework at a minimum:
- Third grade students should have no more than a total of 30 minutes a day
- Fourth grade should have no more than 40-50 minutes a day
- Fifth grade should have no more than 60 minutes a day - total for all three subjects.
If students are unable to complete homework within the given time frames, parents/guardians can draw a line and sign the page.
FIS Cross Country Team
The FIS Cross Country team is off to a fast start!
The Cross Country team kicked off the season at the Victor Ashe Fall Classic. The girls team placed second, paced by team captain Marely Ortega who finished 3rd overall. The boys side took home the team title in a close race. Boys captain Andrew Cabaniss ran a fantastic race, earning the big trophy with a first place finish!
On Wednesday, the team traveled to Cove Lake State Park. Many great performances propelled the girls to once again place second. The boys grabbed another team title with Andrew keeping his winning streak alive with another overall championship. No small feat with over 500 participants in the race.
Upcoming meet schedule:
9/16 - Melton Hill Park (new meet)
9/23 - Leisure Pools
10/5 - Area Elementary and Middle School Championships and State Qualifier @Victor Ashe Park
10/19 - Tennessee State Championships @Victor Ashe Park
Girls on the Run
The PTA membership drive was a big success, and we want to give a big thank you to all the families that helped us reach 100% participation. The PTA works tirelessly to support FIS students and staff.
Third: Gerlach with 50 memberships
Fourth: Gallaher with 36 memberships
Fifth: Eddins with 50 memberships
Total School Memberships: 1168
Farragut Intermediate School Orchestra is getting ready to start another wonderful season this Tuesday, September 10th. Meeting times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm-3:45pm.
Online Payment Option
Paying for school fees just got easier! Families can now enroll, using the link below, to pay school related fees. Now all your fees, money for field trips, t-shirts, etc. - anything that we are collecting money for can be paid online and its very easy!
Dates to Remember
- Sept. 10 - School pictures
- Sept. 10 - STEM Scouts Parent Meeting (6:30)
- Sept. 13 - Coupon Book campaign begins
- Sept. 13 - All Pro Dads - Music Room (7:00-7:30)
- Sept. 16 - Girls on the Run (first day)
- Sept. 30 - Coupon Book Campaign ends
- Oct. 7-11 - Fall Break, no school