Farmington Municipal Schools is now enrolling NEW students for the upcoming school year, including Pre-K. FMS is a great place to learn! Enroll online today at https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/registration. Registration for returning students will take place during the first week of August. Classes start on August 12. See you soon!
In just six days you’ll be able to see fun and creative student-created projects in our annual 21CL Technology Expo! Read more about how they’ll demonstrate 21st Century Skills: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/734576
Dear FMS educators, We celebrate how amazing you are every day; but this week is special. You change the lives of the children of our communities, and all of us at Farmington Municipal Schools thank you for your commitment to excellence and creativity in bringing excitement to the classroom. In a year where your profession has had to adjust to virtual and in-person classes, or a mixture of both, you have shown great resilience and adaptability to the challenges of educating our children during a pandemic, and you have done a magnificent job! As we take a moment to #ThankATeacher this week, make sure you continue to celebrate with your peers all of the wonderful things that are happening at our district. In closing, know that your investment in the future of our youth is appreciated throughout the community. Thank you, TEACHERS!
FMS, add this event to your calendar and come see the textbooks we will be adopting on our next academic year!
Congratulations to our amazing Heights students who participated in the National History Day virtual contest! Paige Kimball, and Diya Linga won 1st place in Junior Group Performance for “The Diplomacy and Success of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 Started The Women’s Rights Movement.” Mikaela Donaldson, Grace McWilliams, and Genevieve Peterson won 2nd place in Junior Group Documentary for “The Fight for Equal Rights: Debate and Diplomacy of the First Female Mayor.” And Mikaela Donaldson, Grace McWilliams and Genevieve Peterson received a Special Award in Junior Women’s History. Special kudos to Heights Middle School GATE Teacher Nick Akins for his great work and willingness to provide strong educational experiences for his students. Good luck to the groups representing New Mexico at the National competition in June. Read more: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/711318
Congratulations to Heights Choir and Director Siromani Leath for winning the NMAA State Middle School Championship during the weekend!
Reminder: FMS families, if your student will be in middle school or high school in the next academic year, please make sure they’ve completed their course requests for SY 22-23. Good luck!
FMS In The News: Nearly 77% of high school seniors graduated in 2021 despite pandemic related challenges. By Stephanie Muñiz, KOAT. Read more: https://www.koat.com/article/nearly-77-of-high-school-seniors-graduated-in-2021-despite-pandemic-related-challenges/39474099
March 14, 2022: We are excited to share information about our partnership with Peachjar to help us unite schools, parents, and communities in our collective mission to elevate student outcomes! Peachjar’s platform streamlines school-to-home communication by distributing valuable school and community resources directly to families as digital flyers. Peachjar organizes all important school and community information in one place! In addition to receiving emails from your school, look for the ‘Peachjar’ button or icon on your school website to view all active flyers. More to come.
The Board of Education’s Budget Sub-Committee met today to receive a detailed presentation by FMS Chief Financial Officer Bobbi Newland on the proposed 2022-23 school budget. More than 80 percent is connected to our classrooms, including important expansions to our art enrichment programs and Career and Technical Education. Also, the proposed budget includes an exciting pilot for a Virtual Program for 300 students in grades 6-12. Read more: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/669190
We're thrilled to announce the new app for Farmington Municipal Schools! It's everything Farmington Municipal Schools, in your pocket. Download it on Android https://bit.ly/3GddMHG or iPhone https://apple.co/35zNAKF today.
FMS families and staff, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham lifted the state’s mask mandate on February 17, 2022. Farmington Municipal Schools is making mask-wearing an option for students, staff, and community, effective immediately. This change also applies to after-school events and sports activities. All other COVID-safe practices or other requirements regarding testing or quarantining remain in effect. Individuals can choose whether or not to wear a mask at school or school events, based on local guidelines as well as personal preferences or other health factors. FMS would like to ask our community to remain respectful of students' and staff's choices with regards to wearing a mask.
Congratulations to the members of our staff who have been chosen as January’s Employees of the Month. See the full list here: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/655689
Congratulations to all the winners of the FMS Science Fair and best of luck to the students that will participate in the San Juan Regional Science Fair on March 4-5, 2022. Kudos to our sponsors, judges, and organizers of this great event. You can see a full list of winners here: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/650931. Student projects can be viewed here: https://immersiveeducation.org/spaces/science/fair. #RisingToExcellenceInEveryPursuit
Happy Monday! The FMS Instructional Focus Team would like to highlight the following staff: Ramona Briones-Moseley for covering the front office at Hermosa Middle School while also supporting Northeast Elementary School with testing. Thank you, Ramona! Carina Bedonie for her tireless work engaging families and chapter houses, and finding families who would qualify for impact aid. Her diligence and focus have been outstanding! Sue Tilley at Heights Middle School on her students' growth with rules and procedures in the classroom, and creating an organized educational environment that meets the educational needs of students. Great work! And finally, the EPO Department for their work submitting Indicator 13 files and passing with 100%. Indicator 13 relates to the percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above that include measurable postsecondary goals and annual goals related to the student's transition services’ needs. Great work! The IFT is composed of Curriculum, Support Services, Leadership, Multicultural, EPO, Data, and Technology departments.
January 31 is "Inspire Your Heart With Art Day," FMS! Inspire Your Heart With Art Day celebrates all forms of art and the effect it has on your life. Celebrate with us by taking this week to be intentional about exploring the many genres of art and reflecting on how the arts inspire, encourage, and touch your life. #InspireYourHeartWithArtDay #WeAreFMS
And before you go, here are the results of this week’s FMS Science Olympiad: HERMOSA MIDDLE SCHOOL: overall 1st place with two teams; 12 first places, 9 second places, and 7 third places. HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL: overall 2nd place with; 4 first places, 5 second places, and 3 third places. MESA VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL: overall 4th place with 2 first places, 2 second places, and 6 third places. SAN JUAN COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL: overall 1st place with 7 first places and 6 second places. FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL: overall 2nd with 5 first places, and 5 second places. PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL: overall 3rd place with two teams; 3 first places, 2 second places, and 5 third places. Congratulations to all our students and schools. Kudos to our wonderful organizers.
On the next edition of FMS Rising, Superintendent Dr. Eugene Schmidt will welcome new School Board President Stephanie Thompson, newly elected School Board Member Andra Stradling, and musical guest Aspyn Kaskalla (Hermosa Middle School, Heartbeat Musical Project). Tune in next week. #WeAreFMS
Have your say, FMS! Answer our brief 6-12 Student Dining Survey and help us provide you with the best school dining program possible. Follow this link to begin: https://surveymonkey.com/r/FMSStudentDining
Farmington Municipal Schools Superintendent Dr. Eugene Schmidt announced his plans to retire in a video message to staff, following a career in education of more than forty years. Read more: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/621260