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!

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.

FHUSD Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 4th grader, Micah Laughlin, who is the FHUSD Spelling Bee Champion! Micah now moves on to represent FHUSD in the regional spelling bee at Deer Valley USD on February 22, 2019. Micah will compete against students that are district winners from Cave Creek, Deer Valley, Paradise Valley, and Scottsdale school districts. Seventh grader, Griffin Bos, took second place in the FHUSD spelling bee and will be a regional bee alternate. We are so proud of these FHMS students!

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Second Semester Parent Teacher Conferences

We are approximately half way through the third quarter grading term. 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. 

During the week of March 4, teachers and grade level teams will provide opportunities for parents to come in, particularly if a student is struggling. 

4th & 5th Grade: Conferences will occur the week of March 4 by appointment. Conferences are not required for all students. Teachers will request a conference with individual families for students who may be struggling or for other concerns. 

6th - 8th Grade: Conferences are not required for all students. Teachers will request a conference with individual families for students who may be struggling or for other concerns. We will have conferences during the day on Thursday, March 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. On Friday, March 8, teachers will be conferencing from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Each grade level will decide how to schedule conferences, (e.g., by appointment, sign-up genius, or first-come, first-served basis).

Please visit SignUpGenius to schedule a 6th grade parent teacher conference.

Parent Drop Off and Pick Up

The Fountains United Methodist Church has graciously allowed Fountain Hills Middle School parents to use their parking lot for morning drop off and afternoon pick up for years. We are grateful for their generosity in extending this space for our convenience. Starting on Monday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 19, this parking lot will be closed due to construction. We are asking that you re-route all student and parent traffic, both pedestrian and vehicle, away from their parking lot and building during this time. Parents may park in our school's back lot, close to the playground, for drop off and pick up. Beginning on Monday, February 11, any parents transporting students should expect delays. We appreciate your patience in this regard.

Congratulations

Congratulations to January's Kiwanis Falcon leaders Lindsey Eminhizer and Matthew Minero. Way to go! We are proud of both of you!

January Falcon leaders with school administrators
    16th Annual FHPTO Gala

    We invite all parents, teachers, and community members to attend our 16th annual FHPTO Gala on February 23! Help us raise much needed funds directly impacting important programs affecting all FHUSD children and teachers, PreK-12. Here are just a few of things the PTO has funded this year:

    • $200 to every teacher for supplies
    • Homework labs and online learning licenses
    • Technology equipment and club programs
    • PE and music equipment

    The gala is at Desert Canyon Bar and Grill from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. All ticket sales and bidding will occur online. Please visit the Fountain Hills PTO website to register and/or bid. No attendance necessary to bid on items. Don't miss out on the fun!

    • Raffles
    • Photo Booth
    • Putting Contest
    • Live and Silent Auctions
    • Slider, Salad & Desert Buffet
    • Sponsor a Drink $250
    • DJ and Dancing
    • FUNdraising

    Would you like to sponsor our event or have questions? Please contact the Fountain Hills PTO or call (602) 510.2767.

    In Need of Junior Achievement Volunteers

    We are looking for parent volunteers for Junior Achievement (JA) Day on Wednesday, March 6 to teach sessions to 4th and 5th grade classes. 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 contact Ivy Violette via email.

    FHMS Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to Christopher Towne (1), Ryan Guthrie (2), and Rocco Pelano (3), who were our top three finishers in the FHMS Spelling Bee. The top 17 finishers will all move on to the district spelling bee, on January 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the FHUSD Learning Center.

    Spelling Bee finishersSpelling Bee finishers - top three
    Yearbook Orders

    Preserve your memories at Fountain Hills Middle School. It's not too late to buy a yearbook. Just go to Josten's website to purchase.

    Fountain Hills Mentor Program

    The Fountain Hills Mentoring Program formally began in 1996. The mentors, trained volunteers from our own town and surrounding areas, provide our students with personal one-on-one attention in a quiet location on campus such as the library. The mentors will go through a screening process, background check, and training from the Golden Eagle Education Foundation. The mission of the mentor program is to be a catalyst to encourage and assist the Fountain Hills educational system in offering our children the opportunity to reach their maximum potential through mentoring. We have mentors ready and waiting for your student. Please have your student stop by the front office to pick up the permission form today!

    Nominate Your Favorite Teacher

    Do you have a teacher you think is pretty special? You can nominate this teacher for a Silver Apple Award for teaching excellence! All you have to do is write 100 words or less about why this teacher is special. They will feature the winning teachers on 3TV and award them special prizes. Nomination forms are available online or you can download one from our website.