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/
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