Falcon News

Our Falcons give us plenty of reasons to brag, and we’re happy to do just that! Check in often for important announcements, and indulge our need to boast about the incredible students and staff members at our school. Need to know when the next school holiday or special event is? Hop on over to our Calendar page—it’s all there!

Donation Drive

The builders club and K-kids is having a donation drive for the homeless. Please donate new, or nearly new, warm hats and socks in the donation bin at the front office now through December 6. Thank you for your support!

National Junior Honor Society Fundraiser

We invite all Fountain Hills Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to attend a free movie showing of The Grinch (rated PG Jim Carrey version) on Tuesday, December 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Fountain Hills High School lecture hall. Concessions will be available for purchase, and all proceeds will benefit the Fountain Hills Middle School National Junior Honor Society.

Sweats For Sale

It's going to start getting cold out there, but we have cozy Fountain Hills Middle School PE sweats for sale! Hooded sweatshirts are $20, and sweat pants are only $15. See Mrs. Beck in the front office to purchase yours while supplies last.

Teacher Of The Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Judy Leadbeater, the Four Peaks Rotary Club teacher of the month!

Mrs. Leadbeater is an exemplary teacher who develops positive relationships with students, parents, and staff at Fountain Hills Middle School. Judy teaches fifth graders who are beginning to develop the qualities of independent youngsters ready to share their voices. Mrs. "Leddy," as her students call her, models and coaches students on appropriate and polite ways for her students to be heard and to also listen. Judy recognizes that while her students are changing and growing they still enjoy burning off energy in the desert sun and playing their favorite games from their early elementary years. Mrs. Leddy takes her students to the playground every Wednesday for a short opportunity to run the track, climb the equipment, or blow bubbles before they go to their special area classes. 

Judy is well-planned, and students are engaged in lessons not only because the content is interesting, but also because they know Mrs. Leddy cares about each of them, individually and as a class. She invites students who may be struggling academically to join her breakfast club which meets at 7:30 a.m. where Judy provides them additional tutoring, practicing math/reading/writing skills, and to complete their homework with her assistance. In breakfast club and in her daily work, Mrs. Leddy connects with her students who feel good telling her stories about their weekends and families, and she reciprocates. 

Judy's positive, professional, and collaborative style strengthens her grade level, our school, and our district. We are thrilled that Mrs. Judy Leadbeater has been named Rotary teacher of the month for November 2017.

Kiwanis Terrific Kids

Congratulations to this week's Kiwanis terrific kids, 4th graders Denise Sommerschield and Ainsley McAloon. Way to go!

FHMS Cross Country

Cross country season is here! The first practice was this week, but it’s not too late to sign up! Practices are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:15 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please pick up a registration packet in the front office or download one online. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. McDonald at (480) 664.5479 or via e-mail

8th Grade Camp Surf Trip

Mrs. Schultz met with 8th graders to discuss this year’s trip to Camp Surf in Imperial Beach, CA. The trip is from April 30 to May 2, 2018, and here you can find an attached copy of the brochure and all documents the students received. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Schultz via e-mail or at (480) 664.5434. You can also visit the Camp Surf website for more information.

Kiwanis Falcon Leaders

Congratulations to this month's Kiwanis Falcon leaders, Gianna Barker and Damian Beckman. Way to go!

Kiwanis Honors
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