Forsyth Middle School

Middle School Parent Newsletter for October 2023


MS Football News:

Our Middle School football record is currently 1-2. The next game is at home on Tuesday, Oct. 3 vs Strafford at 5:30 pm.

MS Volleyball News:

Our Middle School volleyball A-team finished 5th place at the Miller tournament. The Middle School volleyball record is currently 2-6 for both A & B team.

MS Cross Country News:

Brynlie Yarnell is our sole middle school runner, and does an excellent job representing Forsyth. Brynlie had some tough competition at the Hollister meet, and came in fourth out of 91 runners. Awesome job! She was able to shave 30 seconds off her time from last year, not an easy task. Brynlie's final time was 14:20 for two miles. For those of you doing the calculations, yes that means she runs a 7:10 minute mile!! Great job to Brynlie!

Basketball Cheer Try Outs

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Basketball Camp at Forsyth

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Parent Teacher Conferences October 23 & October 26

Parent-teacher conferences are on Monday, October 23 from 8:00 - 12:00 & on Thursday, October 26 from 3:45 - 7:30. Please call the Middle School office at 546-6382 to schedule.

Jordan Valley Dental Mobile Unit

The Jordan Valley Dental Mobile Unit will be visiting our school on October 17, 19, 20, 24, 26 & 27. If you would like your child to participate, registration information can be picked up from the nurse's office, and the middle and high school offices. Appointments are limited. Priority is given to students who have the greatest dental need as well as to those who register and return the completed paperwork promptly.

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Art Contest Opportunity

Wonderworks is excited to announce another round of submissions for their annual art contest! This is an exciting opportunity for students in the area to showcase their talents and have their work seen by THOUSANDS of visitors each year. I’ve attached a flyer below. Feel free to encourage your child to enter. Students can submit on their own, parents can submit on behalf of younger artists, and teachers can also submit entries on behalf of their students.

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October Students of the Month

The student of the month is chosen by the grade level teachers based on qualities such as character, leadership, and citizenship, not necessarily academics. The students of the month must be a diligent student, completing his/her assignments on time, and showing strong effort to learn the subjects. The student of the month demonstrates excellent behavior inside and outside the classroom, is well mannered, and respectful to both peers and teachers. The student of the month displays excellent citizenship by aligning his/herself with the character traits of the year. Lastly, the student of the month shows exemplary character through his/her compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, optimism, and loyalty in creating a positive school environment.
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Pictured Above: Asher Burnett, 5th Grade Student of Month

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Pictured Above: Gian Luleich, 6th Grade Student of Month

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Pictured Above: Elysia Williams, 7th Grade Student of Month

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Pictured Above: Tyler Strain, 8th grade Student of Month

5th Grade Positive Office Referrals

Pictured below but not listed in any order: Lila Baar, Keegan Adams, Lukas Layton, Gabriel Mudd, Blakely Bailey, Asher Burnett, Gracyn Brown, Ben Smith, Carter Fernandez, Natalia Schwartz, Claireese Johnson, Brandon Wyrick-Penserum

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6th Grade Positive Office Referrals

Pictured below left to right: Skyler McMillan & Andrew Norell

Not Pictured: Jameson Whitaker

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7th Grade Positive Office Referrals

Pictured below but not listed in any order: Alivia Hankins, Jacob Peterman, Debbie Jordan, Zyler Brady
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8th Grade Positive Office Referrals

Pictured below but not listed in any order: Mason Phelan & Jonnie Cedeno

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Fantastic Caverns Field Trip

Our 5th-grade students will be attending an educational field trip to Fantastic Caverns on October 6. This field trip supports Science with learning. There are several Science standards it covers: species, adaptations, life cycles, and protecting the earth's resources and environment.

Homecoming Week

All buildings may participate in Homecoming Spirit Week. Below are the dates that we may participate and what to wear each spirit day.

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Middle School Clubs

Mrs. Storment - Multiplication Facts Club

For Grade 5

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Mrs. Burkeen - Book Club

For Grades 5th & 6th

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Mr. Jones - Drone Racing Club (Club will begin in January 2024)

For Grades 7th & 8th

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Mrs. Tanksley - History Club

For Grades 6th, 7th, & 8th

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Mrs. Mickelson - CAPS Club

For Grades 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th

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Mrs. Deeter - Art to the 3rd

For Grades 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th

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Highlighting Learning and Connecting In The Classrooms

Mrs. Burkeen's 6th Grade Social Studies Class

Mrs. Burkeen's students learned about the Purple People of Phoenicia and their important contributions, including the first alphabet and their vast trading network.

Mrs. Tanksley's 8th Grade Social Studies Class

Mrs. Tanksley is teaching students the purpose of annotations and how to read in a more purposeful way to help students with analysis, inferences, and memory.

Mrs. Linehan's 8th Grade Language Arts Class

Mrs. Linehan's classes is reading parts of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Students are preparing themselves to write TED Talks from topics in the book. This aligns with several reading and writing standards of 8th-grade Language Arts.

Mr. Jones 7th Grade Science Class

Mr. Jones is teaching a gravity lesson using spandex and different weighted spheres to show the effects of mass and its ability to bend spacetime.

October Breakfast Menu

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October Lunch Menu

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Upcoming MS Events

10/3 - FB vs Strafford

10/3 - VB vs Ava

10/4 - MS Archery Meeting during 8th Hour

10/5 - CC @ Buffalo

10/5 - Bass Club Meeting in Cafeteria during 8th Hour

10/6 - Fire Drill

10/7 - VB MLC Tourn - TBA

10/10 - FB @ Joel E. Barber

10/10 - 10/13 - Homecoming Spirit Week

10/12 - Homecoming Parade.

10/13 - Earthquake Drill 1:20

10/13 - HS Football Homecoming Game

10/17 - FB vs Skyline

10/17 - CC @ Fordland

Oct. 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27 - Jordan Valley Dental Bus

10/18 - Student of Month Lunch

10/19 - Bus Evacuation Drill 7:40 am

10/19 - CE Assembly

10/20 – First Quarter Grades Sent Home

10/20 - Cents of Pride Shop

10/23 - Parent/Teacher Conf. 7:35- 12:00

10/24 - GB @ Reed MS

10/25 - Picture Retakes & Club Pictures

10/26 - Parent/Teacher Conf. 3:45-7:35

10/27 - Quarter Event #1

10/27 - GB @ Strafford