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"Fountain Hills Middle School empowers students to learn, to care, and to succeed."
Principal's Message                                 September 21, 2018
Hello Falcon Families,

With the end of the First Quarter just around the corner we are gearing up for Parent-Teacher Conferences. This is a great time for parents and teachers to discuss the successes of the students, address the struggles, and renew the partnership between teacher and parent. Hopefully, conference time is just one more opportunity for the team to work towards the common goal of helping our students succeed.

Starting the week of October 1, teachers and grade level teams will provide opportunities for parents to come in and get a first-hand account of their students' successes. If any parents require a language or ASL interpreter for conferences, please contact our office at 480-664-5414, as soon as possible. 

4th Grade: Conferences will be held the week of October 1 by appointment. Scheduling notices were sent home this week. Please contact your child's teacher if you do not receive a notice.

5th Grade: Conferences will be held October 2-5 by appointment. Scheduling notices were sent home this week. Please contact your child's teacher if you do not receive a notice.

6-8 Grade: We will have conferences during the day on Thursday, October 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. On Friday, October 5, teachers will be conferencing from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. It will be an "open house" format for both days, and parents are invited to attend as convenient.

Special Note: Mrs. Larsen will be unavailable October 3 - 5. Please contact her directly to schedule a Parent-Teacher Conference. alarsen@fhacademics.org 

Also, Mr. Pugliano has a soccer match on October 4. Please contact him directly to schedule a Parent-Teacher Conference.

Finally, we are happy to welcome Mark "Kelly" Wood to the Falcon Family! Mr. Wood will serve as the 6th grade science teacher for the remainder of the school year. The 6th grade team is excited to have Mr. Wood join them and the students have started to get to know him, as he started this week. Please make sure you take the opportunity to meet Mr. Wood during conferences. Look to the FHUSD Facebook page for a more detailed introduction.

Happy Friday! Have a restful weekend!

Special Announcements
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Kiwanis Falcon Leaders

Congratulations to this months Kiwanis Falcon Leaders, Sophia Boyce and Tyler Irvine Violette. Way to go!

PTO Book Fair 

The Enchanted Forest Book Fair runs September 27 through October 4 (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

On September 27 (Opening Day), fairies and gnomes invade the book fair! Students and teachers are welcome to dress up as their favorite enchanted forest character. Also, t he Book Fair at FHMS will have evening hours from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on September 27 for parents attending the music program and Astro Camp meeting.

"Draggin' Dads to Donuts" is October 2 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Come grab some coffee and donuts with your family while you shop the book fair.

Lastly, parents and guardians who would like to volunteer at the Book Fair can sign up at signupgenius.com.

Spanish Club

Spanish Club is back this year with two clubs and will be starting in October. Spanish club for beginners will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school starting on October 16. Spanish club for students with prior Spanish knowledge will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays before school starting on October 15. Registration forms are available at the front office or below.

Middle School Activity / Late Bus

We are happy to announce that the FHUSD Transportation Department is providing a "late" bus again this year for students who stay after school for FHMS-sanctioned activities. The activity bus will run every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and will depart FHMS promptly at 4:10 pm. A copy of the schedule is posted to our website or may be downloaded HERE.

Homework Lab is Back

PTO-sponsored Homework Lab meets every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school for one hour in the library. Homework Lab is available to all students in grades 4-8. 

Students must turn in a signed permission slip to Mrs. Beck in the front office. Permission slips are available at the front office or you can download one HERE. Students attending homework lab may take the activity bus home at 4:10 p.m.

Movie in the Park

Fountain Hills Library Branch

Here's a list of just some of the great teen/tween programs being offered at the Fountain Hills Library in October. For more information and a full list of programs, go to the library website.

Dungeons and Dragons: October 8 & 22 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of action, danger, and excitement! If you've played Dungeons and Dragons before, come with your character's back story. If not, we'll provide one for you. Either way, break out your polyhedral dice and prepare to join the adventure!

Cool Careers -First Responder: October 10 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? We're shining a spotlight on a new career each month, so mark your calendars and come explore your options. This month, join us to talk with the Fountain Hills Fire Department and learn more about what it takes to become a first responder.

Paint with Bob Ross: October 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Are you interested in learning more about oil painting? Join us to follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting" and learn from the master himself! Don't worry about making mistakes...if you do, you can always cover it with a happy little tree. Supplies will be provided by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

Game and Hang: October 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
Have you found yourselves shouting, "GAH!" and wishing you had some time away from homework and responsibilities to unwind and spend time with friends? Here's your chance! Relax, grab a snack, and play some games with your friends.

Tween Scene -Monster Molecules: October 31 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for fun drop-in activities and crafts. Explore science, technology, music, and more! This month's theme is monster molecules. For youth ages 9-13.

Order Your Yearbook!

Order your 2018-19 FHMS Yearbook today and save $10.00!  Yearbook price is $29.00 until 9/28/18.

Go to  jostens.com to order yours today!

Looking Ahead
View upcoming events of the week ahead

First Quarter Music Program  (Students in grades 4 & 5 who have Music as their elective in the First Quarter)
FHMS Gym  6:00 p.m.

09/28/2018 Picture Day Retakes

09/27/2018 - 
PTO Bookfair
FHMS Library
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


"Draggin' Dads to Donuts"
FHMS Library
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

10/01/2018 - 
Parent Teacher Conferences
(see schedule above)


This is NOT an early release Wednesday.
Dismissal at regular time of 3:10 p.m.


Half day early release at 12:15 p.m.




NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

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