Farmington Municipal Schools is now enrolling NEW students for the upcoming school year, including Pre-K. FMS is a great place to learn! Enroll online today at https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/registration. Registration for returning students will take place during the first week of August. Classes start on August 12. See you soon!
Congratulations to Farmington High’s Kayden Gonzales winner of the Class 5A Triple Jump (47’0.25”-state record) at the Western Sky Community Care State Track and Field Championships!
We are excited to partner with San Juan County to offer an amazing summer internship opportunity. In partnership with Aztec Municipal Schools, we were able to write a grant to help pay for 100 San Juan County high school student interns, totaling 320 thousand dollars! Students will be matched up with various businesses within San Juan County and be mentored by an Adult Coordinator for the summer. Students will learn valuable employability skills that they will be able to apply on the job for 6 weeks while getting PAID! See our flyer for more details on the internship. If you have students looking for jobs this summer, let them know they can submit an electronic application at https://www.sjcounty.net. DEADLINE is May 26, 2022.
In just six days you’ll be able to see fun and creative student-created projects in our annual 21CL Technology Expo! Read more about how they’ll demonstrate 21st Century Skills: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/734576
FMS In The News: State baseball and softball tournaments brackets released by NMAA. By Steven Bortstein, Farmington Daily Times. Read more: https://www.daily-times.com/story/sports/2022/05/02/nmaa-announces-seedings-and-schedules-state-softball-and-baseball-tournaments/9613012002/
Dear FMS educators, We celebrate how amazing you are every day; but this week is special. You change the lives of the children of our communities, and all of us at Farmington Municipal Schools thank you for your commitment to excellence and creativity in bringing excitement to the classroom. In a year where your profession has had to adjust to virtual and in-person classes, or a mixture of both, you have shown great resilience and adaptability to the challenges of educating our children during a pandemic, and you have done a magnificent job! As we take a moment to #ThankATeacher this week, make sure you continue to celebrate with your peers all of the wonderful things that are happening at our district. In closing, know that your investment in the future of our youth is appreciated throughout the community. Thank you, TEACHERS!
FMS In The News: Scorpions, Panthers softball teams roll in district doubleheaders. By Steven Bortstein, Farmington Daily Times. Read more: https://tinyurl.com/23r63n4r
FMS In The News: Farmington, Piedra Vista girls and boys tennis teams come away with big wins. By Steven Bortstein, Farmington Daily Times. The Farmington Scorpions girls tennis team came away with a big win over the weekend, taking the top spot in the Mayfield Centennial Invite, held in Las Cruces. Meantime, Piedra Vista's boys team took top honors in the same event, featuring some of the top prep tennis programs in the state of New Mexico. Read more: https://www.daily-times.com/story/sports/2022/03/21/area-girls-and-boys-high-school-tennis-dominates-weekend-games-farmington-piedra-vista-score-win/7112289001/
FMS In The News: Nearly 77% of high school seniors graduated in 2021 despite pandemic related challenges. By Stephanie Muñiz, KOAT. Read more: https://www.koat.com/article/nearly-77-of-high-school-seniors-graduated-in-2021-despite-pandemic-related-challenges/39474099
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 In The News: New Mexico education secretary honors Mesa Verde Elementary for being named Blue Ribbon School. By Noel Lyn Smith, Farmington Daily Times. Students, teachers and staff gathered in front of the school to watch NM Education Secretary Kurt Steinhaus raise the Blue Ribbon flag over the school, then listened to him as he read the proclamation. The 5th grade class sang, "Fifty Nifty United States," and there was a dance performance to welcome Steinhaus to the school. Read more: https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/education/2022/02/23/new-mexico-education-secretary-kurt-steinhaus-honors-mesa-verde-elementary-school/6859542001/
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
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.
From Isaac Gamboa, Director of Athletics & Activities – FMS families and fans, are you are ready for the weekend? FHS & PVHS are hosting boys basketball games on Saturday, January 22, against West Mesa and La Cueva, respectively. C-team starts at 11:30 a.m. Varsity starts at 2:30 p.m. Come and support our teams. See you there!
From Isaac Gamboa, Director of Athletics & Activities – FMS families and fans, we just received word that from January 19 to February 2 (tentative), Albuquerque Public Schools will not allow any fans inside their facilities for any sporting events. Fans will be allowed on January 18, with the exception of Eldorado High School. We will share video links to their games when they are available. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.