The Faubion Lion Pride Press
Week of November 28, 2022
Dear Faubion Family,
We hope that you and your children had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving week with friends and family. We are excited to welcome back our staff and your children to school so we can see their smiling faces, work hard on academics, and continue building excellent habits. There are lots of events coming up in athletics and fine arts, so be sure to mark your calendar now!
Aristotle once said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." At Faubion Middle School, we make excellence a habit, and we are kind. Parents, thank you for partnering with us to help your children develop quality habits so they can become leaders of our future.
- Mr. Boom
it's always a good time to read!
A virtual trip to the Bullock Museum
This Thursday, 11/17, Texas history classes were in the auditorium for a virtual museum visit with the Bullock Museum. Students were engaged in a presentation and discussion about the "Myths and Mysteries of the Texas Revolution." This year our students will be able to use the presentation to form background knowledge for the rest of the unit when we return from Thanksgiving. Kudos to our 8th grade history team for making this event possible.
Blanket Donation Drive
Individual Student Pictures
Picture retake day is November 30. If your child was absent for the first picture day, please make sure that they dress sharp for their retake!
Limo RIde to Arcade 92
Mornings and Afternoons
The weather is changing, as winter is soon approaching.
Friday was a perfect day to show how we keep our students safe, supported and supervised. When the rain hit during dismissal, we held our bus riders briefly in the classroom until their bus arrived and then had them walk through the gym and directly onto their bus. This is a level of commitment to our students that extends beyond the typical school, and we appreciate our staff for helping make this possible.
On the flip side, our building does not open until 8:15 a.m., as our staff is not on duty until that time. Please do not drop off your child prior to 8:15 a.m., especially on cold and rainy days because students will not be able to gain entry into the building.
SPARK—Free Introductory German Lessons for MISD Middle School Students!
Beginning November 7, MISD middle school students will have the opportunity to attend free after-school German classes at Faubion to learn about the language, people, and culture of Germany.
These fun classes provide a real taste of Germany but are taught by current junior and senior German students from MHS. They are using a curriculum designed especially for middle school students and their interests. At Faubion, students are accompanied by MHS German teacher Theresia DiPalma and Faubion teacher Olivia Trentine. (Please be aware that parents will need to arrange for transportation as it is not provided before or after sessions.)
The classes are free, but students do need to register. To do so, use the QR codes on the flyer or use this link:
For more information, contact or Theresia DiPalma at email@example.com.
The Yearbook will be one to remember
The price of the yearbook is $50. Jostens also offers a 0% interest plan, spreading the cost across four payments.
You can buy your yearbook today at www.Jostensadservice.com and search "Faubion Middle".
food deliveries to students
Clubs and Organizations
We have several well established clubs and organizations on campus, including Academic UIL, Student Council, Youth and Government, the Kindness Club, and more. All clubs are student-led and guided by a faculty sponsor. Please follow this LINK for a listing of our clubs.
How to stay updated!
Staying current on information is easy, if you know where to look! For school-wide information, you can visit us at:
School website - schools.mckinneyisd.net/faubion;
Twitter - twitter.com/faubionmiddle; and
Facebook - facebook.com/faubionms.
Please visit all of these sites regularly to stay updated. Make sure to check your child's grade regularly in Home Access Center (HAC) at https://hac.mckinneyisd.net and view coursework in Canvas at https://canvas.mckinneyisd.net.
You may monitor your child's grades and attendance by using the Home Access Center.
Here are the steps to follow:
1) Please make sure that you are using Google Chrome as your browser.
2) Go to https://sso.mckinneyisd.net
3) Enter your login credentials. If you need assistance with your login information, please reach out to your child's house secretary:
A-G: Mrs. Soroa - firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-302-7005
H-O: Mrs. Perea - email@example.com or 469-302-6911
P-Z: Mrs. Dedman - firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-302-6917
One Heart McKinney is an organization that partners with McKinney ISD to provide for those in need. Go to www.oneheartmckinney.com for a one-stop shop of resources related to COVID and community support. You can donate to the cause or seek help, if interested.
Drug Use Prevention: McKinney ISD offers a Canvas course called "Talk it up! Prevention resources for parents," which is full of drug prevention resources. Please visit the following LINK, bookmark it, and review it at your convenience. Our district truly embodies the "Live Kind" mindset in taking care of the entire child. Our district Substance Use Prevention Committee works hard to make the content relevant, engaging, and timely. Our counselors are also equipped with lots of resources to assist you, so if you need anything please reach out to us.
Cell Phone Policy
At your convenience, please listen to the Simon Sinek video about the harmful effects of cell phones and the importance of interpersonal communication. We do not allow cell phones, ear buds, or smart watches to be out during classroom periods. We also do not allow cell phones in restrooms. Please help us reinforce this expectation, as we want to engage your child in high-quality instruction from bell-to-bell in every class, every day.
Faubion Middle School Model of Learning
Monday, November 28
Beginner German Class
Tuesday, November 29
PTO Spirit Night at Raising Cane's!
Wednesday, November 30
Boys' Basketball vs. Prosper Reynolds
Retake Day for Individual Student/Staff Pictures
Thursday, December 1
Girls' Basketball vs. Prosper Reynolds
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Warm & Fuzzy socks and clothes
Friday, December 2
Orchestra Winter Concert @ FMS Auditorium
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Sweats and Cozy Attire
Monday, December 5
Boys' Basketball vs. Prosper Hays
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Holiday Hat or Crazy Hair
Tuesday, December 6
Choir Winter Concert @ FMS Auditorium
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Holiday Book or Movie Character
Wednesday, December 7
Band Winter Concert @ MHS Performing Arts Center
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Ugly Sweater
Thursday, December 8
FMS Spelling Bee @ FMS Auditorium
Girls' Basketball vs. Prosper Hays
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Mix and Match Holiday Wear
Friday, December 9
Rhythmettes Drill Team Winter Social
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Wear your nicest clothes
Monday, December 12
Boys' Basketball vs. Prosper Rushing
Band Winter Social
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Holiday Tee
Tuesday, December 13
Advanced Theatre Winter Show @ FMS Auditorium
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Twin with a buddy
Wednesday, December 14
Advanced Theatre Winter Show @ FMS Auditorium
PTO Holiday Lunch for Staff
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Wear what brings you joy
Thursday, December 15
Girls' Basketball vs. Prosper Rushing
Choir Movie Night
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: Bright and Shiny Attire
Friday, December 16
Holi-DAYS of Happiness Theme: (No Hooded) PJs
Monday, December 19 - Monday, January 2
Winter Break for Students and Teachers
Tuesday, January 3
Teacher Work Day - No School for Students
Friday, March 17
PTO Family Fun Night
Thursday, April 6
7th and 8th Grade School Dance @ Faubion Gym
Wednesday, May 24
8th Grade Trip to Hawaiian Falls
Thursday, May 25
Last Day of School and 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony