FMS In The News: Spelling bee competitors master craft one word at a time. By Ollie Reed Jr., Albuquerque Journal. Meade Pandya, a seventh grader at Heights Middle School, thinks of spelling bees as a fun experience, not a challenge. Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/2555124/spelling-bee-competitors-master-craft-one-word-at-a-time.html
November 28, 2022: We decorated our Christmas Tree at Central Office in three easy steps today. How? Step 1: Hanging the Christmas Tree Lights first. Step 2: Added Tree Garlands. Step 3: Hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments. Remember to stand back and study the tree from various angles to determine if there are empty areas to fill. Enjoy the season, FMS.
November 26, 2022: Take nothing away from this great Piedra Vista High School Football Team, they have heart! Game ended Panthers 14-27 Bulldogs. Panthers are the 5A runners-up. Amazing job Piedra Vista High School players, coaches, staff, families, and fans! In the photos: Senior players get carried off the field, a tradition that symbolizes that the players never left it.
November 17, 2022: FMS celebrated Thanksgiving at all of our schools today by preparing a tasty meal for students, which included roast turkey, Yukon mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and pumpkin pie. Some of our schools also opened their doors to welcome parents to eat with their children, which was a wonderful sight. FMS served 8,500 meals today. In the photo, you can see the Begay Family eating together at Apache Elementary School. Nizhóní. Lindo. Beautiful.
November 17, 2022: Today for Native American Heritage Week it is Traditional Clothing Day! We were at Apache Elementary to see the celebrations there. Look at those happy faces!
FMS In The News: Joseph Walter named Farmington teacher of the year. By David Albright, Durango Herald. Joseph Walter, third grade teacher at McCormick Elementary, has been named Farmington Municipal Schools’ 2022 Teacher of the Year. Read more: https://www.durangoherald.com/articles/joseph-walter-named-farmington-teacher-of-the-year/
November 11, 2022: Our students at Northeast Elementary had a wonderful Veterans Day Celebration, including performances of the songs “Heart of America” and Fifty-Nifty United States.” Thank you to all veterans and the families who served alongside them. Special thanks to music teacher Ms. Katie Fetz, the Northeast 4th grade teachers and Specials Team, the custodians, and our parents for making this a great celebration.
FMS In The News: Farmington alumnae posts impressive college swimming debut. By Barbara Boxleitner, Navajo Times. Aili Talcott’s college debut went swimmingly. The Farmington High School graduate won the 200-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley for Stony Brook University (N.Y.) in its opener. Read more: https://navajotimes.com/rezsports/shes-very-determined-farmington-alumnae-posts-impressive-college-swimming-debut/
Today’s vacancy: Lunch Aide positions at multiple schools. Apply at https://farmingtonschools.info/Support-Staff-Positions
FMS would like to help families with meals during Thanksgiving Break. To pick up a 7-day meal box you MUST REGISTER your students at https://farmingtonschools.info/7-day-meal-boxes. 👉 Registration closes on November 16 @ 5:00 p.m. 👉 Meal boxes will be available for pickup on Friday, November 18, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., at Central Kitchen (305 N. Court Ave. Farmington 87401). Please follow the instructions in the email you will be sent before pickup.
Today’s vacancy: Head Coach Esport and Assistant Coaches. Apply at https://farmingtonschools.info/Athletics-Activities
Today’s vacancy: Interpreter for the Deaf. Apply at https://farmingtonschools.info/InterpreterfortheDeaf
If you are coming to Central Office (3401 E. 30th Street) or if you are already there, take a look at the wonderful art display from Ladera Elementary and Esperanza Elementary students. Thank you, Ms. Campbell and Ms. Lodwick. Nice work. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Today’s vacancy: Elementary Teacher of the Deaf. Apply at https://farmingtonschools.info/ElementaryTeacheroftheDeaf
November 3, 2022: The FMS Equity Council had a productive conversation around success for all students. Tanya Baxter, Apache Elementary’s Equity Coach and member of the council, shared with the group the impact of changing school culture and as an example described how teachers and administrators created “Paw-sitive Behaviors Cards.” The cards include information about a student making a positive impact at the school, whose name then gets recognized over the intercom for all the school to hear. Since the cards started, the number of behavior referrals has been reduced by half. Another example is the “Kudos from Students Cards” that give Apache students a voice about how well their teachers are doing. The FMS Equity Council will meet again in January 2023. For more details, visit: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/fms-equity-council
High School Football Update: Farmington HS will play against Carlsbad HS on Saturday, November 5, 2022 @ 12:00PM @ The Hutch. Go Green! Gates open at 10:30 a.m. No cash sales. No free passes recognized. You can buy tickets at https://farmingtonschools.info/GoGreen
From our Student Nutrition Department – FMS, we are celebrating Native American Month in November and we’ll have many delicious options for students during breakfast and lunch, including Blue Corn Mush during the week of November 14. Food will include Pinto beans (November 1), sweet potatoes (November 11 and 18), Navajo tacos (November 16), and Three Sister veggie soup (November 18). Our November “Fresh Pick” is pears, which will be a feature on our menu all month long. One more thing, on November 17, every campus across the district will be serving a Thanksgiving Feast, including a tasty, mini pumpkin pie!
FMS, let's continue to highlight and celebrate the diverse and rich culture of Native American people.
Farmington Municipal Schools has partnered with Parchment to provide alumni transcripts and/or process all graduation verification requests. Currently enrolled students, will need to contact their school counselor to request a transcript. For more information, please visit: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/transcripts
Panthers roll over Highland on gridiron. By Steven Bortstein, Farmington Daily Times. The Piedra Vista High School football team cruised to a 40-0 road win over Highland on Saturday, keeping their district 2-5A record intact ahead of their regular season finale this weekend at home against Belen. Read more: https://www.daily-times.com/story/sports/high-school/2022/10/23/high-school-soccer-regular-season-draws-to-a-close-across-county/69583362007/