Good Evening Falcon Families,
Each day at FHMS we strive to improve our trade-craft and to incorporate the best available tools to help our students succeed. A perfect example of this practice is the recent purchase of IXL for each of our math students. Mrs. Lundgren, our 8th grade Math and Algebra teacher, worked with IXL at her previous school and shared that this program could be the "missing link" that will allow our students to both fill in any gaps in learning, as well as challenge our stronger math students.
IXL is an innovative, web based learning platform that provides students with dynamic learning and testing modules that can be tailored to our individual students' needs. With just over three weeks worth of "beta testing," students have shared a universally positive reaction to the program. Teachers are also "beta testing" IXL and their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! The IXL platform provides teachers with dynamic analytic and diagnostic features that allow them to target individual standards/skills and customize learning modules to provide individual students with remediation or enrichment.
If your student hasn't already talked to you about IXL, ask him/her about what IXL has to offer. Better still, log on to www.ixl.com and take a look for yourself. For a quick overview, just sign straight into www.ixl.com and enjoy a limited tour through IXL's public portal, or use your student's log-in (fun fact...there is an IXL App that can easily be downloaded to your, or your student's, "smart phone") and you can explore the entire FHMS student site.
All FHMS students have access to IXL right now. To utilize this tool, students must log-in to www.ixl.com by entering his/her user name (e.g., 104jcarrick@fountainhillsms) and password (same as his/her PowerSchool password).
James Carrick, Principal