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!

Gifted and Talented Testing

The Fountain Hills Unified School District will be offering three rounds of gifted and talented testing for the 2019–2020 school year. The first testing window for all school sites will be on August 26, 2019, through September 13, 2019. Applications are due no later than August 19 to the front office.

Students may apply for testing only once per calendar school year. If you have an interest in having an assessment for your child, please turn in a complete application. We will not accept incomplete applications. You may see the front office or your child’s teacher for assessment information. Applications are available at the school sites or on the Student Services page of the Fountain Hills Unified School District website. 

If you have any questions, please feel free contact Allison Barbor, director of instructional support, via email.

New Student Classroom Supply Lists

Another new school year is right around the corner! The new supply list for your student is now available to help you prepare for the next school year. Please visit our Stay Connected tab for all the updated class lists.

Message from the Principal

It’s hard to believe another year has finished and it's been a great one! As you begin to enjoy summer break, I would just like to take this opportunity to share some information with you.

We sent report cards home with all students on the last day of school. Final grades are also posted in PowerSchool. The office will be open for a few more weeks should you have any questions.

Summer Office Hours:

May 28 through May 31 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
June 3 through June 6 - 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.; Monday through Thursday only
June 10 through July 19 - closed
July 22 - office resumes regular hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

We will post the grade-level school supply lists on our website in June. 

The first day of school for the 2019–20 year is Tuesday, August 6. We will distribute student schedules on the first day of school, or students may get them earlier at our meet the teacher open house on Thursday, August 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Students can meet their teachers, and students in grades six through eight can pick up their new class schedules during the meet the teacher/open house, or on the first day of school. You are welcome to stop by anytime that evening. Sessions with specific curriculum information will be at the following times:

Fourth Grade - 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Fifth Grade - 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Sixth Grade - 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Seventh Grade - 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Eighth Grade - 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

We will send home AzMerit test results (as well as AIMS results for fourth and eighth graders) with students the first week of school. 

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

James Carrick
FHMS Principal