Falcon News

Our Falcons give us plenty of reasons to brag, and we’re happy to do just that! Check in often for important announcements, and indulge our need to boast about the incredible students and staff members at our school. Need to know when the next school holiday or special event is? Hop on over to our Calendar page—it’s all there!

New Music Clubs

Amy Laughlin, Fountain Hills Middle School band director, has several new music clubs starting up at school. The new clubs are as follows:

  • Choir will be on Mondays after school and is open to all students in grades 4-8.
  • Guitar club will be on Tuesdays after school and is open to all students in grades 4-8.
  • Jazz band will be on Thursdays after school and is open to band students in grades 6-8.
  • Percussion club will be on Fridays after school and is open to all students in grades 4-8.

Please contact Mrs. Laughlin via email with questions. Permission slip are available in the front office.

Junior Achievement Volunteer Needed

We are looking for a parent/community volunteer to lead one-hour sessions for a sixth grade class. We need the volunteer one hour a week (from 8:30–9:25 a.m.) for six weeks. As a JA volunteer, you help educate and inspire young people to understand business and be workforce ready. JA will provide all training and materials. If you have an interest in volunteering, please email Ivy Violette.

Monster Mash Dance

The FHMS Falcon leaders are hosting this year's first dance on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. All students in grades six through eight may attend. There will be a prize for the best costume! Students may not wear full-face masks. Tickets for the dance are $10 per person, and you must be purchase them prior to 3:30 p.m. on October 26 (no exceptions). Pizza will be sold for $1 a slice, and drinks will be free. Purchase your ticket from Mrs. Beck before school, during lunch, or after school.

First Quarter Honor Roll Assemblies

The first quarter grading term ended October 4. Be sure to check PowerSchool for Q1 final grades. Below is the schedule for the grade-level honor roll assemblies, which will be the week of November 5. We will send home invitations for the honor roll assemblies with students the week of October 22.

Tuesday, November 6

  • Sixth grade: 11:19–11:49 a.m.
  • Seventh grade: 11:49 a.m.–12:19 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7

  • Eighth grade: 11:21–11:51 a.m.

Friday, November 9

  • Fourth grade: 1:30–2:00 p.m.
  • Fifth grade: 2:30–3:00 p.m.
Kiwanis Falcon Leaders

Congratulations to this month's Kiwanis Falcon leaders, Marlee Spring and Philipe Cabral. Way to go!

Kiwanis Falcon Leaders, Marlee Spring and Philipe Cabral
FHMS Birthday Club

We are excited to offer FHMS families the opportunity to add to their student's birthday celebrations! For only $5, you can add your student's first name and last initial with a "Happy Birthday" message to our marquee (only current students are eligible). For all submissions, we must have the student's name, birthday, and $5 (cash or check payable to FHMS) at least two weeks prior to their actual date of birth so we are able to program the system accurately. The birthday message will run from 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. on the student's birthday. Request forms are available at the front desk, and must be signed by the student's parent/guardian.

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 download an online permission form. Students attending homework lab may take the activity bus home at 4:10 p.m.

Middle School Activity Late Bus

We are happy to announce that the FHUSD transportation department will be 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 starting August 20, and will depart FHMS promptly at 4:10 pm. Please see the late-bus schedule for more information.