FMS EXPLO Newsletter

September 13, 2019

FMS Counseling: Mrs. Burfield, Mrs. Horstmeier & 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 shorstmeier@fulton58.org and Mrs. Burfield works with students with a last name starting with a K-Z and can be reached at cburfield@fulton58.org.


Ms. Jo is the Counseling Office secretary and can be reached at jwilliamson@fulton58.org.


Counseling Office phone number is 573-590-8208

Local Resource Spotlight- SERVE

Services Offered:


TRENDS Clothing Closet- Affordable thrift store. 1223 S. Business 54 Fulton, MO 65251

Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


OUTREACH Program: Food Pantry 4901 Co Rd 304, Fulton, MO 65251 Also provides: Financial Assistance, Back-to-School Fair, Adopt-A-Family Program at Christmas, and Car Seat Referrals.


SERVE Transportation Program- Schedule ride online or call 573-826-3939. Bus runs Monday- Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FMS Thrive Hive

Please check out or wish/need list for our school store. Students get to come in and spend their hornet bucks and resilency points in the store which is open each morning.

Goals and Objectives of the FMS Thrive Hive are:

· Meeting the basic needs of the students in our FMS community

· Working to improve school attendance and student behavior

· Increasing attendance will lead to improved academic success inside the classroom

· Increasing self-confidence, building self-esteem, and improving each child’s sense of self-worth and pride

· Accepting responsibilities of one’s own actions

· Learning and Practicing social skills


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Transition to 9th grade

8th graders: It's never to early to start thinking about the transition to Fulton High School. What classes will you take? What grades do I need to hold as an 8th grader to take a honors class? Please see the documents below. Click Here.

Mr. Yates

Feel free to contact me any time!

Email: gyates@fulton58.org

Follow me on Twitter: @MrYatesFMS


The goal of computer class is to equip students with meaningful skills that will help them thrive in a digital age. These skills include:

- Coding

- 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.


Digital footprint

Continue to be an upstander and make good choices online. Keep up your positive digital footprint! For more resources visit www.commonsensemedia.org.




1st Quarter proficiency scales for computers

2nd Quarter proficiency scales for computers

3rd Quarter proficiency scales for computers

Coach Windmiller, Coach Youse, Coach Pretz

Journey to Success!


6th-8th Grade Skills Proficiency Scales


Policies and Procedures



Next Week- Test and Outdoor Unit Rotations


Monday- Unit Tests (Study Guides and Review available on Google Classroom)


Tuesday- New Units


Coach Pretz- Softball


Coach Windmiller- Flag Football


Coach Youse/Coach Morris- Soccer


Students are encouraged to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water bottle during our outdoor activities.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!

awindmiller@fulton58.org @CoachWindmiller

myouse@fulton58.org @CoachYouse

bpretz@fulton58.org @CoachPretz_FMS

Dr. Moebes

AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR HAD A GREAT FIRST REHEARSAL! If you want to join after school choir, please come see me, students, for a sign up sheet! Rehearsals are on Tuesdays after school until 4:15!


Music 6: This week we learned to play the Cups song, discussed the difference between beat and rhythm, and started talking about innovation!

Next week we will begin our INNOVATION IN MUSIC focus! Over the next few weeks we will explore WHAT innovation is, and who some innovators in music may be!


Arts Alive: It is all Disney all the time in Arts Alive right now! We are working diligently to learn our music so that we can begin choreography by October 1st!


Choir: Choir is diving in! We have learned 1 of our combined pieces for the FHS/FMS concert in October! We have learned one of our FMS only pieces as well. Our newest FMS-only selection is a medley from the movie Sister Act! This piece allows us to explore different musical styles, and have a lot of fun in the process!

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: bmoebes@fulton58.org. For pictures and daily updates about Vocal Music at FMS, follow me on Twitter: @MoebesMusic

Mr. Thomas and Ms. Neudecker

6th Grade Band: Students have learned how to assemble and disassemble their instruments and have learned 3 notes. Next week we should know enough notes to play our first full song.


7th Grade Band: The band is beginning preparations for their concert on October 29th. They should be getting their second piece next week.


8th Grade Band: The students are continuing to prepare for their performance in the homecoming parade. Information was emailed home this week.


Guitar Classes: Students are improving their technique and will be moving towards performing full songs soon.


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 chthomas@fulton58.org.

Mr. Chapman

News from the Art Room

Hello and greetings!

I am glad to be back in the classroom again!

This week we will be reviewing classroom practices and procedures since I have been gone, and we will be looking at assignments, and projects we have ongoing. We will look at where we are at, and move into more concentrated objectives.

6th Grade

ELO3

Students will select and use the Elements and Principles of Art and Design

We will work together and discuss some of the fundamentals of drawing and design work and look at optical art.

We will move rapidly into our next projects to make up for lost time.

7th Grade Semester

ELO2

Students will use subject matter and themes in Artwork

Students will be continuing work on their Illuminated Letter Designs. We may have to reassess where we are at and start some new drafts of this project so we are hitting all the key points.

7th Grade All Year

ELO2

Students will use subject matter and themes in Artwork

Students will be continuing work on their Illuminated Letter Designs. We may have to reassess where we are at and start some new drafts of this project so we are hitting all the key points.

8th Grade Semester

ELO2

Students will use subject matter and themes in artwork.

Students will continue work on their surprise lockers and we will take a look at where we are at in that process. We will use the next week to evaluate understanding of the concepts, and make sure we are on task with the assignment. We will look at moving to our second unit as soon as we wrap up on this first objective. Some of us may have to do revisions and a second final draft.

8th Grade Semester

ELO2

Students will use subject matter and themes in artwork.

Students will continue work on their surprise lockers and we will take a look at where we are at in that process. We will use the next week to evaluate understanding of the concepts, and make sure we are on task with the assignment. We will look at moving to our second part of this unit as soon as we wrap up on this first objective. Some of us may have to do revisions and a second final draft.

The All year class will generally have multiple assignments covering the objective in different ways. We may shift focus in mediums, or application processes to meet the same objective as time allows us. Generally there will be skill-building assignments that surround a centralized project that will measure what the students have gained in skill development.

As always, if you have any questions, or concerns please don’t hesitate in contacting me through email at cchapman@fulton58.org

I am very much looking forward to getting reacquainted with the students and working with our new sixth graders this year.

Its great to be back!

Mr Chapman

Fulton Middle School Art Teacher

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 @ shortmeier@fulton58.org or Mrs. Yates @ hyates@fulton58.org 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.


Items currently needed for the store are:

Any age appropriate toys, DVD's for the holidays.

As we gear up for winter: Hats, gloves, scarves, and coats.

Snack items: Nutella snack packs, Slim jims and pop tarts.

Other needs are ear buds and water bottles.

We will be gearing up for the holiday season so baskets to make gift packages for students to purchase would be great.

All other items are appreciated as well.

If you would like to donate, please call Fulton Middle School at 573-590-8200.

http://www.fultonsun.com/…/thrive-hive-gets-middle-…/646415/

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Mrs. Lairmore

All classes have made their first visit to the Library. You will come to the Library every other week with your ELA class. Please be sure to bring your Library books with you for every visit. If you need a book before your next visit, you can always go to the link here: https://fmsmo.goalexandria.com

If you would like to swap your book out before your next visit, check the FMS book site first, then you can email me with the book you want. I'll deliver it like a hot pizza!

Don't forget to bring your chromebooks with you for your next visit!


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!


Keep up with what's happening in the Library on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. You might even see yourself on there!

See you in the Library!


If you want to see some things happening in the Library:


Follow us on Instagram: fms_library or FMS LIBRARY


My You Tube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFogU1WGK8c9kOqtvfYn7Sw?view_as=subscriber


Follow the Library fun on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/JessicaLairmore


You can contact me by email at:

jlairmore@fulton58.org

https://youtu.be/9_5C7b4uHtY

ALLERGY TO NUTS AND POPCORN

Please keep in mind that some students at FMS have an allergy to nuts, tree nuts and popcorn. Please be mindful of what food your child is bringing to school, and notice the signs throughout the school building. Thank you!
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Please check out the Digital Citizenship information at commonsensemedia.org. This site will help you keep up-to-date with current issues and trends in technology. Check out the "Parent" section! We are very proud at FMS to be recognized as a Digital Citizenship Certified School for the year 2016-17.