Fountain Hills Middle School
Good Afternoon Falcon Families,
As we get ready to put Quarter 1 to bed, I hope this Falcon Focus finds you well and your student feeling good about where they stand in their work and effort in Quarter 1. This has been a large part of our focus at FHMS, making sure every day we are putting ourselves in the best place to succeed. Students have access to their teachers during the class periods and once again during academic strategies, it is my hope our students take full advantage of this time and are sitting in a good place heading into the last week of the Quarter. If Quarter 1 did not go as planned, then Fall Break is a great time to reflect and reset and make the necessary changes for a better Quarter 2.
FHMS important information
On Wednesday of this week, you received an email with conference details, if you missed it or need them again here is the information. Additional several teams of teachers have sent out information to their grade levels.
Conference Dates and times for Grades 6/7/8
Thursday October 7th 1:30pm – 6:30pm - These will be arena-style conferences where you will have the opportunity to meet with each of your student’s teachers for a short 5-7 minute conversation. You do not need to have a scheduled time, you can come in anytime that works for you between 1:30 and 6:30. Teams will be set up in the team rooms with plenty of space for parents to spread out and wait for a teacher to become available.
Friday October 8th 1:00pm – 3:00pm - These are by appointment or initiation only. If you require time with the whole team or more time with a particular teacher, please schedule during the Friday conference time. Teams of teachers will also be reaching out to families that they feel the need to schedule some individual time with.
Conference Dates and time for 4th and 5th Grade - Our 4th and 5th-grade teams have reached out to their families to let them know about conferences and signing up through their preferred method, which could be Sign Up Genius or Google Forms. I know that these conferences have the potential of being spread out over the entire week as we work to have as many slots as possible for our families. Please reach out to your student’s homeroom teacher for further information if you have not received anything to date from the teams.
We look forward to having you in our building and meeting with our teachers. See you Thursday, October 7th.
Winter Sports on the Horizon
As we return from fall break we will begin to wrap up our fall sports and turn our attention to our winter sports. As we get closer to the actual season, we will have more information on tryout dates and times. I did want to get on your radar what we offer so you can begin to plan ahead.
- Cross Country
Clubs at FHMS
If you are interested in joining a club at our school, the following clubs are currently up and running:
- Fashion Club
- Running Club
- Robotics Club
- Chess Club
Please have your student stop by the main office for paperwork on any of these clubs.
Although we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and feel a break coming on, we still have one more week of good learning to get through. I know many of your students will have benchmark testing in their core subjects next week. This weekend would be a great time to ask them about their benchmark testing and are they ready for the tests. These Benchmarks will do a great job of showing us where our students stack up against the standards. Thank you for a great start to the 21-22 school year and I look forward to one more week before a well-deserved break.
Fountain Hills Middle School