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.


Go Lions!

- Mr. Boom

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it's always a good time to read!

SaBella Rumph is using the end of her lunch period to enjoy the Wingfeather Saga. In this story, SaBella is reading about a family that just escaped the continent and the kid has turned into a wolf for various reasons. Now they’re on the island where the mom grew up and they’re trying to fit in. In reading this series, SaBella has learned that nothing is more important than love and family.
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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.

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Blanket Donation Drive

The Kindness Club is collecting new blankets of any size to donate to our neighbors at the Samaritan Inn. We will be accepting donations through December 9th. Pictured is 7th grade Kindness Club member Anna Collins.
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Individual Student Pictures

We have received feedback that many parents have struggled with accessing their child's unique code to purchase individual student pictures. You may check your child's backpack for two slips (with a QR code on each) that were sent home through science class. If those efforts aren't successful, you can email the company directly at customercare@legacystudios.com to place your order. Please include your child's name, grade level, and our school name.


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!

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theatre team!

Pictured are our all-star theatre staff, who worked hard on Crazy for You, the Musical! Ms. Riley directed the show, Mrs. Turner and Ms. Wilson supported the vocals and the sound booth, and Mr. Delaney shared his construction skills in building the set. Advanced Theatre has another show in less than two weeks, so please make plans to attend!
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Limo RIde to Arcade 92

In our fall campus fundraiser, our top sellers had a chance to cash in on their efforts! Approximately 30 students enjoyed free arcade play, free pizza, and a limo ride. We are excited to continue this tradition next year, and our students had a great time this year.
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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.

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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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAr4bczXnRe8WCz3WE2ghpSaNGzD4nY7CcHHQv7syp-_7F_w/viewform


For more information, contact or Theresia DiPalma at tdipalma@mckinneyisd.net.

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The Yearbook will be one to remember

The Faubion Yearbook team has been working on a masterpiece that reflects all of the hard work of this school year. The cost of the yearbook has gone up slightly this year, as we have moved to a more reputable company in delivering a high quality product. Also, the student marketing team is delivering a more personalized touch with this yearbook, putting in extra effort to make this meaningful for you.


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".

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food deliveries to students

All foods provided to students, except foods provided by the student's parent, must be prepackaged with a USDA label of ingredients. Food deliveries during the school day for students will only be allowed from a parent or guardian. No outside deliveries of food from sources such as UBER, Lyft, restaurant delivery, emergency contacts, or friends' parents will be accepted. - https://www.mckinneyisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/MISD-Wellness-Policy-120621.pdf
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Clubs and Organizations

We are focused on making sure that all students are an active member in at least one club/organization in order to become more engrained in our school community and also help with academic performance.


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.

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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.


Our counselor webpage is https://fmscounselors.weebly.com/, and our PTO website is http://faubionpto.weebly.com/.


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 - rsoroa@mckinneyisd.net or 469-302-7005

H-O: Mrs. Perea - lperea@mckinneyisd.net or 469-302-6911

P-Z: Mrs. Dedman - odedman@mckinneyisd.net 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.

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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.

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Faubion Middle School Model of Learning

McKinney ISD provides a district-wide standard, called the Model of Instruction, which guides teacher teams in planning, instruction, and classroom culture. With input from our extended leadership team, we created a standard for scholarly behavior in every classroom. Our teachers use the Model of Learning, guiding students on how to behave and think as a scholar. This model reinforces the characteristics of a McKinney ISD graduate.
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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