Mr. Kevin Belin, Director of the Navajo Preparatory School Diné Bizaad Institute, held a wonderful presentation on defining cultural parent engagement strategies, stories, and songs around Késhjéé' or Navajo Shoe Game this week. Approximately, 70 parents joined Mr. Belin for a fun evening of learning, stories, and songs. Thank you for coming, FMS families! Thank you, Mr. Belin! In Navajo culture, the Shoe Game, which is played at night and in winter, consists of hiding a wound yucca root ball within one of several moccasins and taking turns guessing where the ball is. According to tradition, the choices taken during the game represent life and the fact that the natural order of things cannot be changed. Interested in learning more about Késhjéé'? Join the Farmington Indian Center for the Annual Navajo Shoe Game celebration on January 27. Visit https://farmingtonnm.org/events/keshjee-navajo-shoe-game for more information.
January 25, 2023: Today FMS hosted the FCCLA Regional Culinary Competition at the CATE Center. Students from the Northwest New Mexico region competed in Pastry Arts Technical Decorating Skills, Culinary Food Art, and Interior Design! These students demonstrated some very impressive skills today! . RisingToExcellenceInEveryPursuit #CulinaryArts #InteriorDesign #PastryArts #CATE
Ms. Patton from Hermosa Middle School starts her guitar and general music class off with a bell-ringer consisting of reading music and deciphering the frets and chords associated with it. After this, the class moves on to reading the music while playing along on their guitars and verbally reciting the chords to create a lasting connection. These students are certainly dedicated to their craft! . #LearningAtFMS #RisingToExcellenceInEveryPursuit #MusicClass #Guitar
Happy National Popcorn Day! Students at Apache Elementary School enjoyed some freshly popped popcorn provided by Student Nutrition as a special treat today! Not to be corny, but today was a-maize-ing! . #RisingToExcellenceInEveryPursuit #NationalPopcornDay #SchoolLunchTreat
The annual comprehensive financial report for 2022 is available for reference. This report consists of management’s representations concerning the finances of the Farmington Municipal School District. Click here for the full report. https://farmingtonschools.info/FMSComprehensiveFinancialReport2022
READY! for Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN! https://forms.gle/QhFC3a9PHxNPXh689. If your child will enter Kindergarten this fall, please consider attending this FREE program through Farmington Municipal Schools that helps parents prepare their child for Kindergarten! Visit https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/kindergarten-parent-program for more information. #KindergartenProgram
The San Juan College High School Griffins have completed their executive internship bootcamp! SJCHS students will be heading to their internship placements to receive vital hands-on experience. Good luck to all the interns on their job sites this week! Thank you to all the volunteers that are hosting as an internship placement site. Our students can't wait to learn from you! Internship sites include Comp-u-Tech, Robbins Heating and Air Conditioning, San Juan County Compliance Office, Sulzer, Connelly Hospitality House, FMS- Media, FMS- Fine Arts, and the NMSU Cooperative Extension Office. #WorkBasedLearning #Spring2023 #Internship
Is your student interested in a different high school experience? Do they show a sincere interest in academics and want to graduate with not only a high school diploma, but a college associate degree as well? San Juan College High School may be the perfect fit! . San Juan College High School application for the Class of 2027 cohort will open on February 1, 2023 and close February 28, 2023. . Click here to learn more about the application process! https://sjchs.fms.k12.nm.us/o/sjchs/article/953364 . You can also check out the full informational video here! https://youtu.be/kiHDey0jDmw
Brenna Sherwood, FMS Instructional Facilitator, taught our Parent Liaisons about middle school Proficiency Scales. This is to ensure that they may better help families understand grading systems in place and to help keep their students on target! . Please visit this link to learn more about the grading system and to see FMS curriculum: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/curriculum . Follow this link to view two short videos that will help you understand your students grades: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/curriculum-instruction-and-federal-programs-videos . If you have questions about your child's grades, please contact your school's Parent Liaison for more information! . #RisingToExcellenceInEveryPursuit #ParentLiaison #GradingSystem #ProficiencyScales
FMS In The News: Gallup Invitational: Farmington holds off Bengals for back-to-back titles. By Santiago Ramos Jr., Navajo Times. Farmington watched its seemingly insurmountable 23-point fourth quarter lead practically vanish as tourney host Gallup stormed back with a stunning 19-2 run. Read more: https://navajotimes.com/rezsports/basketball/gallup-invitational-farmington-holds-off-bengals-for-back-to-back-titles/
Congratulations FHS Scorpions on winning the Gallup Bengal Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament! A well-deserved victory over the Gallup Bengals on January 7, 2023. Final score Scorpions 74-64 Bengals. Go Green!
FMS In The News: Unbeaten no more: Farmington hands KC’s first loss. By Quentin Jodie, Navajo Times. The Farmington girls ran it overall record to 11-1 on Tuesday night after beating previously unbeaten Kirtland Central, the top-ranked team in Class 4A. Read more: https://navajotimes.com/rezsports/basketball/unbeaten-no-more-farmington-hands-kcs-first-loss/
FMS In The News: Farmington music educator Daniel Fear earns statewide honor. By Mike Easterling, Farmington Daily Times. Fear’s job — and the job of the district’s art and music teachers — is to encourage students to learn to think creatively and express themselves in ways that extend beyond verbal communication. That helps build the problem-solving skills that will help those students become a vital part of the work force of the future, he said. Read more: https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/2022/12/16/farmingtons-daniel-fear-named-2022-art-administrator-of-the-year/69733193007/
Come to the 2022 Marv Sanders Memorial Invitational, December 15-17, 2022. Great basketball with teams from Arizona and Colorado. Day One Games: Game 1 - Boulder Creek Jaguars VS Durango Demons @ 1:30 p.m. Game 2 - Chaparral Wolverines VS Shiprock Chieftains @ 3:00 p.m. Game 3 - Westlake Thunder VS Gallup @ 5:30 p.m. Game 4 - Farmington Scorpions VS Window Rock Fighting Scouts @ 7:00 p.m. All games will be played at the Scorpion Arena. See you there! Go Scorps!
FMS In The News: Former PV standout making an impact on Fort Lewis team. By Barbara Boxleitner, Navajo Times. Freshman Lanae Billy has been a standout for the Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team. Read more: https://navajotimes.com/rezsports/basketball/offensive-threat-former-pv-standout-making-an-impact-on-fort-lewis-team/
FMS In The News: Lady Scorps win Gallup Invite with strong defense. By Santiago Ramos Jr., Navajo Times. Class 5A Farmington delivered a quick knockout punch of Class 3A Tohatchi Saturday during the championship finals of the John Lomasney 47th Annual Gallup Girls Invitational. Read more: https://navajotimes.com/rezsports/basketball/lady-scorps-win-gallup-invite-with-strong-defense/
December 07, 2022: FMS held its last administrators' meeting of the year this week. Principals and assistant principals from Animas Elementary, Hermosa Middle School, Heights Middle School, and Piedra Vista High presented their techniques and research to improve student outcomes, and how to grow with our peers. It was the perfect opportunity for leaders to train leaders on best practices. More to come!
FMS In The News: Prep wrestling seasons get underway for Farmington. By Steven Bortstein, Farmington Daily Times. The high school wrestling seasons got underway last weekend at Farmington High School with the Lady Scorpions team prevailing in the Farmington Girls Invitational. Read more: https://www.daily-times.com/story/sports/high-school/wrestling/2022/12/06/prep-wrestling-seasons-kicked-off-with-lady-scorpions-winning-at-home/69703116007/
FMS In The News: Farmington schools face uphill battle to improve student performance and staffing. By David Albright, Cortez Journal. “Our whole goal as a district is to be more inquiry-based and be thinking of knowledge application,” said Nicole Lambson, executive director of curriculum at Farmington Municipal Schools. “How do I make it relevant for my life’s career or college pathway, so that I know how to leverage it, not just in the immediate.” Read more: https://www.the-journal.com/articles/farmington-schools-face-uphill-battle-to-improve-student-performance-and-staffing/
FMS In The News: Farmington school district reports 12 vacancies, but a high retention rate. By David Edward Albright, Durango Herald. “Over the last five years, our retention rate has been around 90%,” said Human Resources Director Chris Pash. “A couple of years, it got as low as 87; and one year, 92%. So I feel that’s a pretty good retention rate for our teachers.” Read more: https://www.durangoherald.com/articles/farmington-school-district-reports-12-vacancies-but-a-high-retention-rate/