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!

Rummage for Rocco

Please join us for a yard sale to benefit a Fountain Hills family. Join us at the Harvest Bible Chapel Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30. We will also be accepting monetary donations at the sale. The is also a GoFundMe page that you may donate at. If you have any questions, please contact Carla at (602) 509.1009.

Third Quarter Honor Roll Assemblies

Our third quarter honor roll assemblies will take place on Wednesday, April 3 and on Friday, April 5. Please see below for the grade-level schedule of assemblies. We will send home invitations for those students who qualify during the week of March 25.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • 6th Grade: 10:51–11:21 a.m.
  • 7th Grade: 11:21–11:51 a.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019

  • 8th Grade: 11:49 a.m.–12:19 p.m.
  • Violette and Leddy: 1:15–1:35 p.m.
  • McDonald and Reichler: 1:40–2:00 p.m.
  • Male and Miller: 2:15–2:35 p.m.
  • Hare and Coomaraswamy: 2:45–3:05 p.m.

Eighth Grade Camp Surf Trip

We are very excited about our eighth grade trip to Camp Surf at Imperial Beach, CA! This will take place May 20 through 22, 2019. For those students who have already paid their $100 deposit, the remaining balance will be due on or before April 30, 2019. You can make installment payments until that date. As a reminder, the total trip cost is $300 per student. If you are not sure of your balance, please call the office at (480) 664.5411 for the amount due. 

A parent meeting will be on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Hills Middle School. At that time, we will give parents important forms and additional information in regards to the trip to the San Diego area. In the meantime, you can always visit the Camp Surf website for additional information about this wonderful experience.

Kiwanis Falcon Leaders

Congratulations to the February Kiwanis Falcon leaders, 8th graders Leon Shotwell and Venitian Stevens. Way to go!

Leon Shotwell and Venitian Stvens with school administrators
FHMS Spring Testing Schedule

AzMERIT (Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) is quickly approaching. Please see the testing schedule for AIMS Science (grades 4 and 8 only) and AzMERIT (grades 4–8, math and English language arts). We will administer assessments in the morning when students are starting their day with a focus on performing well. AIMS Science and AzMERIT scores are used as data points for placement in honors classes for the following year and give students, parents, and staff information specific to how students are progressing with full implementation of Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. Make sure your student(s) have a good night's sleep, a healthy breakfast, and your encouragement to do their very best on their assessments. During these testing windows, make every effort to have your student arrive at school on time and arrange for appointments outside the school day. Our goal is to have 100% of our students participating in the assessments and to show great growth at FHMS. 

We encourage you to visit the Students and Families page of the AzMERIT online portal, which is an excellent resource to become familiar with the AzMERIT computer-based testing format, as well as and the Arizona Academic Standards. The website contains a wealth of information on AzMERIT and how to help your child succeed, including tutorials, guides, and even sample tests.

As always, please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions.

AzMERIT4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Writing April 2 April 2 April 1
(Periods 1&3)

 April 2
(Periods 5&6)
April 1
(Periods 1&3)

 April 2
(Periods 5&7)
April 1
(Periods 2&3)

April 2
(Periods 5&7)
Reading
Part 1
April 9 April 9 April 8
(Periods 1&3)

 April 9
(Periods 5&6)
April 8
(Periods 1&3)

 April 9
(Periods 5&7)
April 8
(Periods 2&3)

April 9
(Periods 5&7)
Reading
Part 2
April 11 April 11 April 11
(Periods 1&3)

 April 12
(Periods 5&6)
April 11
(Periods 1&3)

 April 12
(Periods 5&7)
April 11
(Periods 2&3)

April 12
(Periods 5&7)
Math
Part 1
April 16 April 16 April 16
(Periods 1&2)

 April 17
(Periods 3&6)
April 16
(Periods 1&3)

 April 17
(Periods 5&7)
April 16
(Periods 2&3)

April 17
(Periods 5&6)
Math
Part 2
April 18 April 18 April 22
(Periods 1&2)

 April 23
(Periods 3&6)
April 22
(Periods 1&3)

 April 23
(Periods 5&7)
April 22
(Periods 2&3)

April 23
(Periods 5&6)
Algebra & Geometry
(pm testing)
N/A N/A N/A N/A April 16
(Part 1)

April 17
(Part 2)
AIMS Science March 26 Not Required Not Required Not Required March 26

*With the exception of Algebra & Geometry, all testing will be done in the mornings and completed by 12:30 p.m.*

Youth Wrestling Camp

Coach Salzman is having a youth wrestling camp that's open to all students (boys and girls) for kindergarten through eighth grade. It will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings from March 19 to April 25 in the high school gym. Please view our flyer for more information.

FHMS Birthday Club

We are ecstatic 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. For all submissions, we must have the student's name, birthday date, and $5 (cash or check payable to FHMS) at least two weeks prior to their actual birthday so we are able to program the system accurately. 

The birthday message will run from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the student's birthday. Request forms are available at the front office. The student's parent/guardian must sign the form.