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
10 months ago, Public Information Officer
Congratulations to Heights Choir and Director Siromani Leath for winning the NMAA State Middle School Championship during the weekend!
10 months ago, Public Information Officer
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!
10 months ago, Public Information Officer
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
11 months ago, Public Information Officer
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.
11 months ago, Public Information Officer
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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
11 months ago, Public Information Officer
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.
11 months ago, Public Information Officer
New app for Farmington Municipal Schools
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.
11 months ago, Public Information Officer
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
12 months ago, Public Information Officer
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
12 months ago, Public Information Officer
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.
12 months ago, Public Information Officer
Happy Monday from the IFT!
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
12 months ago, Public Information Officer
January 31 is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day!
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.
about 1 year ago, Public Information Officer
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
about 1 year ago, Public Information Officer
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
about 1 year ago, Public Information Officer
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
about 1 year ago, Public Information Officer
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Quick programming note: Dr. Eugene Schmidt will be on KSJE 90.9 FM with Scott Michlin on Thursday, December 23, at 8:00 a.m. The Superintendent will be joined by Amber Valencia, Farmington Preschool Academy East Teacher and PED State Ambassador. They will discuss teaching and what’s ahead for FMS in 2022, among other important topics. Tune in!
about 1 year ago, Public Information Officer
Farmington Schools In The News: School district donates land to city of Farmington, possibly for an ‘all-abilities park.’ By Morgan Mitchell, The Durango Herald. https://www.durangoherald.com/articles/school-district-donates-land-to-city-of-farmington-possibly-for-an-all-abilities-park/
about 1 year ago, Public Information Officer