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 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.
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.
We are celebrating National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2022. This week, our preschools will serve fresh cantaloupes, peaches, pears and strawberries for students during lunch. Our elementaries will serve vegetarian chef salad, delicious roasted creole potatoes, corn on the cob, and tuna salad sandwiches while the middle schools will serve chicken noodle soup, mixed vegetables, and tasty Mexican street corn. Our high schools, for their part, will serve beef stew, cilantro lime brown rice, tomato soup, and fresh broccoli. And those are only a few of the wonderful choices our students will enjoy this week, FMS. This "Peace, Love & School Lunch" is a celebration with more vegetables with every lunch, fresh fruit daily, and entrées that include whole grains & lean protein. National School Lunch Week promotes the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. Want to see all of this month’s items? Visit https://fms.nutrislice.com/
FMS In The News: Farmington students will square off in junior chef competition this weekend. By Mike Easterling, Farmington Daily Times. A total of 32 students on 16 teams ranging from one to four students each will compete in the inaugural Junior Chef Competition from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Farmington High School, 2200 N. Sunset Ave. in Farmington. Read more: https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/2022/09/14/junior-chef-competition-aims-inspire-love-of-cooking-in-students/69494821007/
Looking for volunteer opportunities at Farmington Schools? Or information on local childcare resources? Visit the community section of our website, you’ll also find information on how to distribute e-flyers to parents, public surplus auctions, and how to support our Foundation for Educational Excellence. Visit: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/community
Students that attend a school not listed can still qualify for both breakfast & lunch meals at no cost by filling out and submitting a meal application at https://family.titank12.com/application/new?lang=English.
August 11, 2022: Farmington Municipal Schools has made several changes to our inclement weather procedures for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here to read more: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/644710
Let us introduce you to the FMS Equity Council. Our goal is to study information related to student SUCCESS and support HOW to better serve students. Learn more about us here: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/fms-equity-council
Farmington Municipal Schools is proud to share the school supplies that will be provided to all FMS students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade this upcoming year. Each school will distribute the supplies at the beginning of classes. Read more: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/district-provided-school-supplies
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!
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!
Reminder: FMS families, if your student will be in middle school or high school in the next academic year, please make sure they’ve completed their course requests for SY 22-23. Good luck!
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.
Picture Day...coming soon!!
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 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.