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
Hermosa VS. Tibbetts Feb. 8th, 2022 Photo Credit-L. Carmona and H. Heath
The 2022 FMS Virtual District Science Fair was a complete success! Hermosa's future scientists are well on their way to doing great things. Congratulations to Lucy Melvin for winning 2nd place in Chemistry, Scarlet Burns for winning 1st place in Behavioral Science, Emily Boognl for winning 1st place in Medicine and Health, and Odin McMinn for winning 1st place in Environmental Science. The link below is the link to the Fair's public viewing display for you to enjoy! https://ImmersiveEducation.org/spaces/science/fair
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
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.
Quick update on this week’s Hermosa Middle School’s Science Fair! The following students were the winners of this wonderful and competitive event: Finnagan Raines (Environmental, Honorable Mention), Odin McMann (Environmental, 1st place), Scarlett Burns (Behavior & Social Science, 1st place), Lucy Melvin (Chemistry, 3rd place), Emily Boognl (Medicine & Health, 1st place), and June Loukinas (Earth & Planetary, 1st place). Congratulations to all our students! 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
Announcement! Tomorrow's (1/20/22) Boys Basketball game against Heights has been cancelled.
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
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!
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/