Reminder: Due to the 2021-2022 Kindergarten and PK enrollment tomorrow, our current PK and K students will not attend school.
If your upcoming 5-8th grade daughter is interested in playing middle school soccer, please sign up in the FRS Office.
Due to inclement weather, Smith County Schools will dismiss today at 12:00.
Just a Reminder: Due to Covid regulations, visitors and parents will not be allowed to attend the Dodgeball Tournament.
There's been a little change to the menu today. Terriaki bites, scalloped potatoes, green beans, fruit, rolls and milk.
Spring Individual and Classroom Group Pictures are Monday.
All Smith County traditional students will return to school Monday through Friday beginning Monday, March 15th. We are excited to welcome everyone back to school!
9:00am on Saturday, March 13th will be Baseball and Softball Tryouts at Crump Paris Park for ages 7 and up
PreK and Kindergarten Registration Do you have a PreK or Kindergarten student? Come join the FRS Family! Registration is April 16 at Forks River Elementary (615-897-2676). PreK students must be 4 on or before August 15 and Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 15 in order to start school during the 2021-2022 school year.
Menu Changes for this Week-Feb 23-26: Tuesday- Chicken Alfredo Wednesday- Taco Soup Thursday- Chicken Strips Friday- Hotdogs
Smith County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 22, 2021.
Smith County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th due to continued hazardous road conditions.
Today is the last day to order a yearbook online!
Smith County Schools will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th due to hazardous road conditions. Tomorrow night's school board meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:00 pm.
Friday’s Menu: Hamburgers, French fries and baked beans
Smith County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 11th due to the possibility of hazardous road conditions tomorrow morning.
Congratulations to our all county basketball players: 2nd Team- Lucas Raines, Lilly Dillon, and Kellie King
Yearbook online ordering is open. The new deadline is February 15th.
5-8th grade students interested in being on the golf team: Coach Craighead is having a golf meeting Friday at 5 at SCMS.
SCMS Boys soccer practices Monday Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:00.
Menu tomorrow will be sausage biscuits for breakfast and lunch will be the chicken nuggets menu
Smith County Schools will be closed today due to inclement weather.
Due to technical issues with Interstate Studios, the deadline to order yearbooks will be extended.
The Board of Education, after careful consideration, has decided to let flower shops deliver with the following rules: minimize trips, deliver only from 8 till 11, mask and gloves are required. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Due to Covid 19, Smith County Schools will not allow deliveries to students or employees this year for Valentines Day.
Students return to school on Tuesday. We will continue with our red and white schedule for 3-8th grade. Wednesday will continue to be a remote learning day for all students.
Sports Pictures are Thursday at 1:00
There will be a parent meeting for any boy interested in playing soccer at SCMS on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 6:00 PM in the SCMS Cafeteria.
Managers Plan Menu tomorrow is Mini Burgers and Fries
Reminder: Our hybrid schedule begins tomorrow. All Pre-K-2nd graders report to school tomorrow along with the 3-8th grade Red Team members.
Monday, November 30th will be 8th grade Night for our Basketball Players and Cheerleaders. Gate opens at GHS at 5:00pm. Event will be between the B Team and Varsity games.
Menu Change: Mon. 11-16 Taco Soup Wed . 11-18 Chicken Sandwich
Picture Days have been rescheduled. Sports: Nov. 23 Class: Nov. 24
Sports Pictures will be Tues. Nov. 10 Group Class Pictures are Fri. the 13th Virtual students may come for the class picture
FRS Varsity Boys & Girls play in the Tournament Championship Game Thurs. Come in red and cheer them on!
There will be no school for students on Tuesday, November 3, due to FRS being an election voting site.
No after school program today.
The Smith Co. Health Department is having a drive thru flu clinic Tuesday the 27th from 3-6 at Crump-Paris Park.
Cookie Pickup will be on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 28th beginning at 2:00.
Costumes Autumn and Halloween celebrations at FRS will be on Friday, October 30, 2020. Please keep in mind that your child’s costume must comply with the regular school dress code. If your child comes to school and is not dressed in accordance with the school dress code, he or she will be required to change clothes. Please make sure that your child can go to the restroom in their costume with no assistance from an adult. Parade Due to the current Covid regulations, visitors will not be allowed in the building for the parade or parties. However, I will Facebook Live stream the costume parade so that you can view it from home. Party Snacks In order to comply with our Covid regulations, all party snacks must be store bought individually wrapped items. Some good options include: pudding, jello, fruit, or ice cream cups Go gurt String Cheese Individual bags of chips, pretzels, animal crackers, cheez its, cookies, or popcorn Rice Krispy Treats Little Debbie Cakes Granola Bars or Bags of Muffins Juice boxes, hug barrels, or juice bags Small bottles of water If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your child’s teacher or Mrs. Pope. We would be glad to help.
Smith County Health Department Fight Flu Day Smith County Ag Center 11/19/2020 There will be a county wide drive thru flu vaccination clinic. Weekly drive thru flu clinics at the health department will be: Tuesdays 2-4 pm Fridays 2-4 pm
Tuesday is Report Card Day Tuesday will be Club Pictures and a Fall Picture Make-up Day FRS Virtual Students May come in at 8:15 for a Fall Picture on Tuesday
The manager’s plan for Tuesday is: Corn dog, Baked Beans, and Tater tots
Forks River Fan Cloth- Get all your FRS Apparel here Click the link with the code.... 👉FANCLOTH.SHOP/MEYVY 👈
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Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday 10/15/20 from 3:15 until 8:15. Due to the Covid pandemic, Smith County Schools will conduct all conferences virtually or by telephone. Teachers will be providing information to students and parents about how appointments will be taken. Please be watching for this information in order to discuss the progress and needs of your child. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but thank you for your understanding.
The cookie dough deadline is today. Tomorrow is the last day to order fall pictures.
Thank you to everyone that has supported our cookie fundraiser. You can turn in orders and money all day today. We will also take them first thing Monday morning.
The rescheduled softball tryouts will be held at the SCHS softball field this Saturday, October 3,, 2020, at 9:00 AM. This is open for any girls in grades 5-8. If there is a conflict and/or a student is in quarantine, please have them contact Coach Kemp to make arrangements.
This is the last week of the cookie 🍪fundraiser. All orders with money are due on Friday.
Roller Skating in PE begins tomorrow! All students will need socks for school for the next 3 weeks.
Tomorrow is Fall Picture Day
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 and is free and confidential. Join us this month in doing your part by helping raise awareness and help save lives. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 The TN Statewide Crisis Line: 855-CRISIS-1 or 855-274-7471
The Smith County Schools Pre-K Program is currently accepting new applications, and we would love to enroll your child so we can be a part of their future success. Children who are four (4) years of age on or before August 15 for the current school year are eligible. First priority will be given to children who are income eligible. Please call your child's school to enroll. Thank you for considering our program to help set your child on a path to success!
FREE MEALS FOR SMITH COUNTY STUDENTS Due to a nationwide waiver by the US Dept. of Agriculture, beginning Tuesday, September 8th, all Smith County STUDENTS will receive free lunch in addition to free breakfast through December, or until Federal Funding becomes unavailable. Parents will be notified if the program ends before December. Breakfast will remain free all year. A la carte items are not included in the free meal programs. Families that may qualify are still required to complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application ASAP. This will ensure the student’s free or reduced benefit will continue once the USDA waiver expires. You can apply by filling out a paper copy from your school or online at www.lunchapplication.com. Any charges prior to this waiver are still due. This includes past charges from the 19/20 school year, or this school year. Please send those payments to your child’s school or pay online at www.k12paymentcenter.com. There will be NO refunds issued for student’s current balances. Those funds will continue to cover a la carte items and be available when the waiver expires. Virtual learners will also receive free meals until it expires. Virtual learners must sign up for the meal program by contacting the School Nutrition office at 615-735-2321 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. We hope that all Smith County students take advantage of this opportunity and we look forward to serving them in the school cafeteria.
SCMS Baseball Tryouts have been rescheduled for Friday, September 11th, 2020. These will be held at at Crump Paris Park's Senior League Field at 5:00 PM. This is open to all 5-8 grade students.
Cheerleading Tryouts are today at 3:00 for girls grades 3-8th.
We have had a great start! All students come every day beginning tomorrow! Just a few reminders: Drop off- If you can, please continue to drop off at 7:30 AM or later. This helps to social distance in the mornings. If you have to work, we understand. Breakfast will continue to be at 7:45 AM in classrooms. Pick up- We will dismiss car riders from 2:45PM-3:15 PM. Thanks again for your support and patience this year. We ask that you continue to be understanding as we take things one day at a time!
Reminder: Today is Spirit Day Wear Black and Gold or Blue and White to support your favorite team
All students attending Smith County Schools (traditional in-person learning) will return to school on Monday, August 31st. Virtual students will continue in the virtual learning program. Virtual Student Parents: If you are not receiving emails from your child's teacher, please check your spam folder.
SCMS Cross Country Meeting--Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 4:00 PM in SCMS Cafeteria (please enter through the front doors). For any student in grades 5-8. SCMS Baseball Tryouts- Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 10-12:30 at Crump Paris Park (Babe Ruth Field)...Open to students in grades 5-8. SCMS Boys Soccer is still open for anyone interested. Contact Smith Middle, Coach Chris Smith, or Ms. Fleenor for more information.
SCMS Baseball Tryouts have been moved to the Crump Paris Park (Babe Ruth field). They will still be Saturday, August 22 from 10-12:30.
SCMS Cross Country Parent meeting will be held in the SCMS cafeteria on Friday, August 21 @ 4:00. Please enter through the front doors.
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball Tryouts Girls Grades 4-8th Basketball Tryouts will be on Wednesday, September 2nd 3:00-4:30. Players must have a sports physical to participate. Physical paperwork is available on the school website.
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball Tryouts Boys Grades 4-8th Basketball Tryouts will be on Tuesday, September 1st at 3:00. Players must have a sports physical to participate. Physical paperwork is available on the school website.
Cheerleading Tryout Information for grades 4-8th Monday, August 31 Tryout at 3:30 Tryout practice Thursday August 27th 3:00-4:30 Tryout practice Thursday August 28th 3:00-4:30 https://youtu.be/qNpOEvnWHxs https://youtu.be/5KoozqqBTgg https://youtu.be/ORWU1ey_yDQ https://youtu.be/tH3cL0JFTGo https://youtu.be/mc1oAPwxjYc https://youtu.be/s9gM88nBLvA The top three YouTube videos are the cheer and the bottom three videos are the dance we’re using to tryout.
Just a Reminder: The water fountains at school are turned off. Students are welcome to bring a bottle of water with them from home.
Monday, August 10- First Day for Students Last Name A-H
Thursday, August 6- No School for Students Friday, August 7- First Day for Students Last Name I-Z
Breakfast and Lunch pick-up will be available for all virtual learners daily starting Monday, August 10th. If you are interested and want a packet of information, please contact the School Nutrition office by 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 7th at 615-735-2321. Students who do not qualify for free or reduced meals will pay the regular lunch price.
Reminder: Skyward student registration is still open. All parents need to complete registration even if going virtual. If you do not have internet or if you need assistance getting registered, teachers will be available to assist you on the student half day, August 5th.
Today is the LAST day to sign up for the Virtual Learning Option via OdysseyWare K-2 Students will be contracted by 9 weeks. 3-12th grade students will be contracted by semester. You will be assigned a teacher to check progress and attendance, but the teacher may not be a teacher at FRS. If you choose this option, regardless if the traditional schedule is altered, you must stay in this program throughout the contracted time period. Completed forms can be emailed to Mrs. Leslie Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org
Skyward online registration is open today. All parents need to complete registration even if going virtual.
Skyward online registration will open on July 22nd. All parents need to complete registration even if going virtual. Remember July 24 is the deadline for the virtual contract. Contracts can be faxed or emailed to Mrs. Leslie Pope.
All School Supply Lists can be found on the Forks River Website Under Parents. Choose Supply Lists.
Click the link below for an important message from Director of Schools, Mr. Barry H. Smith, regarding our return to school. Specific details regarding the schedule at Forks River are being developed and will be released soon. https://www.smithcoedu.com/article/269664?org=smith-county
Please take the Smith County Schools Re-Opening Survey. Access the survey at https://www.smithcoedu.com/o/smith-county
Download our new school website app to your phone for notifications, news, live feed updates, sports, and more! Directions: 1. Go to the App Store 2. Search Smith County School System TN 3. Download 4. Open the app 5. Push the building icon at the top 6. Choose Forks River
August 5th will be the student half day for new and returning students at Forks River School from 8:00-10:00 am. We can not wait to see you all again!
Sports Physicals Riverview Regional Medical Center will not be able to partner with Coordinated School Health to have the K-8 sports physicals due to COVID -19. However, the physical forms can be found on our school website under sports- Basketball for you to schedule on your own
8th Graders can pick up graduation videos today from 8-11:30
SCHS SOFTBALL SIGN-UP INFORMATION Tryouts are scheduled for Thursday, June 4th for all previous and new players. Any incoming 8th graders or new players that are interested please email me at email@example.com . You must have a new physical and drug screening before you can tryout. I will be at SCHS front doors on May 18th 10:00-11:00 and will have physical packets available for you to pick up or they can be emailed to you to print. Once I get your information I will assign you a time to come on June 4th to tryout. If you need more time to get a physical please let me now ASAP so I can adjust scheduling. Thank you! Connie S. Holder Administrative Assistant Smith County Board of Education Office of Coordinated School Health Smith County High School Softball Coach Smith County High School Cross Country Coach 207 B North Main Street Carthage, TN 37030 firstname.lastname@example.org 615-735-2083 work 615-633-8896 mobile 615-735-9849 fax
6th-8th Grade Art Lesson 6, Week of May 11 Zentangle Lesson Visual Art Domains: Create, Connect, Reflect Materials Needed: Paper, Pencil, Pen Several of our art standards refer to the various reasons why people create art - and there are many! People create to share thoughts and feelings, to capture moments in history, to make statements, to share opinions, to give back to others, and many other reasons. One reason some create art however, is as a means of relieving stress and of relaxing. This has been a very stressful time for many of us, and so for this lesson, we are going to focus on a method of creating art known as Zentangle. Zentangle is a structured way of creating a small patterned design that has limitless potential as far as the final product goes, and that many people find to be soothing and stress relieving! In fact, some people that enjoy Zentangle try to create a ‘Tangle’ at least once per day! To learn more about Zentangle and the process involved, please click on the link below, and then click Learn -- Get Started, and simply follow the directions! Zentangle For more relaxing Zentangle patterns and information, you can also check out: Tanglepatterns.com
Field Day Links ANNOUNCEMENT: 1) FULL PACKET https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD2020-ALL-FullParticipationPacket.pdf 2) DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRIuuDO-0RtBWKTba-W1NKWUlYyXDMSRD 3) Capture your magic on video using this app https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NFD-SEENIT-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf Thank you! Coach Carr Forks River Elementary
Field Day TODAY IS FIELD DAY BE SAFE - HAVE FUN - SPIRIT OF THE GAME Tens-of-thousands of people are hitting our site all at once today. We're doing our best to keep you all connected quickly. Below are a few links to help you grab content and videos without experiencing traffic delays. Oh yeah - and thousands of people tuned in last night to watch the OPENing Ceremony! Thank you to the OPEN National Training Team and all of the educators and parents out there who helped National Field Day come alive for millions of kids across the United States and around the World. Let the games begin!
Spring Picture Proofs Spring picture proofs are here. You may pick them up at FRS tomorrow morning between 9-12. Otherwise, we will send them home with report cards on your designated pickup day. All orders must be placed online. Online ordering instructions are on the proof.
6th-8th Grade Art Lesson 5, Week of May 5th We’re going to change it up this week! No photo needed - unless you count any photos of your artwork you create! If that’s the case, please send them to me! Have a great week! Mrs. Massey Instructions: Log in to Brain Pop….watch the video on Surrealism. Do any related readings you might like to read. Click on the link below to see an art project related to surrealism! Complete and share if you have the chance! Surrealism Project
3rd-5th Grade Art Lesson 5, Week of May 5th I had technical issues this weekend, so no video again! Click on the link below to see this weeks Art lesson idea! Remember to see if someone can send me a photo of your artwork - I love seeing them! -Mrs. Massey Strike A Pose Materials Needed: Paper Pencil Marker/Crayon A partner!
PreK-2 Art Lesson #5, Week of May 5th! I had technical issues this weekend, so no video again! Click on the link below to view this week’s lesson idea! Remember to have someone e-mail a photo of your artwork if you can! I love seeing them all! -Mrs. Massey Take A Line For A Walk! Materials Needed: Paper Pencil Marker/Crayon (optional)
6-8th Art week of April 27 Influential Selfie/Selfie with a Message! Visual Art Domain: Create/Respond/Connect Read and Think……. “A picture is worth a thousand words” We’ve all heard this before, but it’s so very true! Images can give us detail and an understanding that words cannot. They can even influence the emotions and actions of others and of ourselves! Images can also be manipulated - both positively and negatively, but some can also be misleading. Can you think of any images that have influenced you? Perhaps it was an advertisement that made you think you might want to purchase a certain item. Perhaps it was an image that evoked a certain emotion. Perhaps it was an image that made you want to do something for someone else in a positive way. Images and photos have the potential to be powerful. In fact, they have the potential to be so powerful that there are many careers based around them. Advertising, Graphic Design, Photography, Videography, and Photographic Journalism are all examples of careers that use images on a regular basis. Assignment: Think about: (Choose 1) A.) Something that is important to you, or that you feel strongly about in some manner. It could be your opinion on a political, cultural, or social issue. It could be your feelings about someone or something you care about. Maybe it’s just your deep and abiding love for McDonalds french fries, or your hatred of doing the dishes…. OR B.) A message you might like to relay to people Come up with a way to take a selfie either expresses your feelings/opinions about the topic you chosen, or depicts your message in a clear but interesting and effective manner. Your goal is to influence or elicit the feelings of the viewer, or to send your message in such a way that the viewer takes notice. You may use props, make a sign, use different lighting or filters, and so on. Try to have an interesting composition, and think about how your facial expressions / camera angles might add to the response from the viewer. As always, e-mail me the photos or upload to Google classroom if you’ve the chance! I look forward to seeing what you are able to do!
3-5th Art Observational Still Life & Self Reflection Visual Art Domain: Create/Respond/Connect Key Terms: Still Life - A piece of artwork based on an arrangement of objects that are small enough to rearrange by hand. Observation - To look closely and carefully at something. Materials Needed: Paper Pencil Eraser Still Life objects - can be anything you like, but must be small enough to arrange into an interesting composition. If you wish, look for things that have to deal with your interests or hobbies! Try for at least 3 objects. Look for things in a variety of different heights, color, shapes, textures, ect. These will help make your artwork interesting! Examples: sporting equipment, cups, mugs, toys, shoes, vases, fruit, candles, hats, flowers, kitchen items, cans, gardening tools, video game equipment, etc….the possibilities are endless! * Optional - something to color or paint your artwork with after you’ve drawn. Directions: Arrange your objects on a flat surface in an interesting way - try not to just line them up in a row. Allow some things to be slightly in front of another. Taller objects toward the back or sides. Before you begin to draw, spend some time carefully observing, or studying your still life objects. Notice details - sizes, textures, widths, where things overlap, etc. Drawing lightly and large, begin to draw the contours (outlines) of your objects - no details yet! Don’t forget to constantly be looking back at your objects and continue to observe!. Remember - it’s ok to make mistakes! This doesn’t have to be perfect - just do your best! Make revisions if you need to, and erase/redraw if/when needed. Now add in details. Then darken outlines. If you see any areas of shadow, begin to shade them in. Don’t forget to draw at least a part of the surface they sit on - you don’t want your still life to look like it’s floating! If you wish, you can color or paint your still life. Do a little self reflection and write about your finished work. How do you feel you did? What was successful and what wasn’t? Did you remember to really observe as you drew? What might you do differently next time? Take a photo and email or upload to Google Classroom! If you can, include a pic of your original still life you created as well!
Prek-2nd Art for April 27 Texture Rubbings Visual Art Domain: Create / Connect Key terms: Texture - the way something feels or looks like it feels. Texture can be real - the softness of a blanket, the rough edge of a board, or implied - a drawing that shows the feathers on a bird, or the pattern on a brick wall. Artists use texture in many ways, and texture really adds to our artwork! Texture is also an element of art! Materials Needed: Paper - notebook paper or copy paper preferably Crayons with the paper peeled off - as many colors as you like Hard objects that have a texture to create your rubbings. These can any size and can be found outside - leaves, brick, stone, bark, cement, logs, etc., and inside - quarters/nickles/dimes, a comb, raised door paneling, a piece of lace, the sides of toys, etc. The more you can find, the better! Directions: Fold or divide your paper into multiple sections - at least 4, but 6 to 8 would be even better! Place one of your hard objects UNDER your paper. Next, take a crayon with its wrapper removed, place it on its side, press firmly and then rub it (don’t roll the crayon) back and forth over the paper covering the hard object. Try not to let your paper move while you’re doing this. If you do it correctly, the texture of the object below should show on your paper! Label this section with the object you used below the paper! Try again with another object in one of your other spaces - remember to label! Experiment with different objects and different crayons. Do some work better than others? Is there something you can turn your texture rubbings into? If possible, have someone take a picture and e-mail it to me! **Options for supplementation!** Try painting over your crayon rubbings with watercolor and see what happens! (This is a technique called watercolor resist). Draw textures without doing a rubbing...think about patterns - fish scales, bricks, feathers, dots, zigzags, wood grain….what else can you think of. Log in to BrainpopJr and watch the video on Elements of Art - it will mention texture!
Digital Music Assignments Week of April 27, 2020 Good morning all, I hope these find you still safe and home. Much like last week, these assignments are here for you to use to keep learning and have some fun. Find the one that suits you best. Please do not stress them in any way. If I can help, please reach out to me by email at email@example.com OR leave a message at school and they will relay to me. Regardless how you get in touch, just know we can figure this out! Please know I am thinking of you and missing you all! Stay safe!!! ~Ms. Stiggins **Everyone has the same option #1 for this week.** K-2 Options #1 - It’s nearing the end of the school year and many folks are thinking about graduations, whether it’s kindergarten or 8th grade or high school, and so many of those include end of year slideshows. What school appropriate song would you include in an end of year slideshow? What sounds nostalgic and meaningful for such an event? Would you want tearful or positive/forward looking music? Country or pop or jazz? Take a minute and do a responsible search. You may check through your playlists or you may do a responsible google for graduation music or you may try a Spotify graduation playlist. (Be sure and ask your folks for help.) Listen to a couple. Then select your top 2 or 3 favorites and email me your list, include links when possible. #2 - Take a minute to enjoy a fabulous book set to music. Pick one or listen to them all! Llama, llama, red pajama Version 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv8V-7WKp6k Version 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e03EB-_97Kg There’s a Wocket in my Pocket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPJl2e38S4g&feature=youtu.be Fox in Socks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9oZ7Ji-tUw 3-5 Options #1 - It’s nearing the end of the school year and many folks are thinking about graduations, whether it’s kindergarten or 8th grade or high school, and so many of those include end of year slideshows. What school appropriate song would you include in an end of year slideshow? What sounds nostalgic and meaningful for such an event? Would you want tearful or positive/forward looking music? Country or pop or jazz? Take a minute and do a responsible search. You may check through your playlists or you may do a responsible google for graduation music or you may try a Spotify graduation playlist. (Be sure and ask your folks for help.) Listen to a couple. Then select your top 2 or 3 favorites and email me your list, include links when possible. #2 - Let’s look at the instruments of the orchestra and how they can tell a story. Think back to when we learned about Peter and the Wolf. What instruments or details do you remember? Then watch this version and see what stayed the same. If you notice any big differences, email me what you see. (I noticed one big difference myself! Maybe you’ll see it or maybe you’ll notice a new one!) If you don’t remember, no worries. Just sit back and enjoy! https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/pierre-et-le-loup-a-stunning-typography-filled-animation?fbclid=IwAR24Me30ZoRiOAdrnubc7RnEjndoJi1_EOdjOQZKC6qCG0jD2sEwF8adkp4 #3 - Don’t forget to keep using Quaver to review note names and all the phrases from Treble and Bass Clef. 6-8 Options #1 - It’s nearing the end of the school year and many folks are thinking about graduations, whether it’s kindergarten or 8th grade or high school, and so many of those include end of year slideshows. What school appropriate song would you include in an end of year slideshow? What sounds nostalgic and meaningful for such an event? Would you want tearful or positive/forward looking music? Country or pop or jazz? Take a minute and do a responsible search. You may check through your playlists or you may do a responsible google for graduation music or you may try a Spotify graduation playlist. (Be sure and ask your folks for help.) Listen to a couple. Then select your top 2 or 3 favorites and email me your list, include links when possible. #2 - Let’s try something new! This is a choose your own adventure about Beethoven. Review what you already know in your composer notes. Then take a swing and see if you can break out of the box! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zIxgKyM_0tRpmmZG0xnnU_3LytQXXM67GeKn6XQlvrc/mobilepresent?slide=id.g722c3b65d1_1_101 #3 - Don’t forget to keep your note name and phrase game sharp! Practice using Quaver or musictechteacher.com.
The third nine weeks grades were closed March 13th (last day at FRS),and they count as the second semester grade. No final exams will be given. Per Tennessee State Board Meeting (4/9/20)- No student can receive a grade lower than the grade they had on March 13, 2020. Students may be given opportunities to raise their grade. Students may complete **assignments/grading opportunities to raise their 3rd 9 weeks average. There will be no Q4 grades and students will not be given a final exam. These are not required and cannot make a student’s grade drop below the grade the student had on March 13th. If students would like to raise their 2nd semester grade, please complete the assignments and grading opportunities that teachers are making available Monday, April 27th through Friday, May 15th. You may contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Teacher email addresses are available on the school website under staff.
Guidance for April 27-May 8th K-2 Link https://schooltoolstv.com/k-2-daily-videos-2/ 3-8 Link https://schooltoolstv.com/grades-3-7-daily-videos/
PRE-K REGISTRATION 2020-2021: Packets are ready for pickup at the front door during meal time on Monday and Thursday from 9-12. Please share this information with anyone you know that is planning to register a child for Pre-K. Mrs. Amy will be at the door on Monday to answer any qualification or other PreK questions.
I know that many of you have questions about graduations, grades, pictures, picking up personal items at school, etc.. We, as a school district, are working on answers to all of these questions now and plan to have guidance for you soon. Please continue your lessons with your teachers. We miss each of you, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Happy Song Playlist - Spring 2020 We have such a wide and wild variety! It’s really fun-in no particular order. They may not be everybody’s taste but hopefully you can find some that make you smile too!! Rise Up by Andra Day Favorite Record by Fall Out Boy Buttercup by Jack Stauber Never Had a Friend LIke Me from Aladin Jesus Loves Me Don’t Stop Believing by Journey Can’t Stop the Feeling! from Trolls Jumpsuit by 21 Pilots Girl from Tennessee by NEEDTOBREATHE Let the Good Times Roll by B. B. King Check Yes or No by George Strait Holiday from Trolls Holiday Radioactive by Imagine Dragons Earl Had to Die by Dixie Chicks Remember When by Alan Jackson Sunflower from Spider-Man Diamond in my Pocket by Cody Johnson Happy by Pharrell Williams Stay with Me by Sam Smith Joy to the World All Star by Smash Mouth Man of the Hour by Norah Jones Islands in the Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Live While We’re Young by JohnnySwim One Man Band by Old Dominion Better Together by Luke Combs Super Trooper from Mamma Mia Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Per Governor Lee's recommendation, Smith County Schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. More information will be forthcoming regarding the closure through our website rmd.me/F1ikdDYtKzT
Smith County Schools will extend closure through Friday, May 1st due to COVID-19. This is the latest information regarding Smith County Schools closure. Smith County Schools will continue to monitor information and recommendations regarding COVID-19 as it comes available.
Please post: FRS Physical Education class assignments are on Google Classroom. They are set up in grades PK-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Class Code: rmautmj I can be reached Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm via email: firstname.lastname@example.org I miss you all so much. Stay safe until I see your smiling faces again. Love you, Ms. Carr
A note from Art We LOVE Art! Good afternoon! I hope this finds you all well! I have some information I’d like to share with you all. Starting Friday, April 3rd, I’ll be holding office hours via e-mail from 8 - 9 A.M., and 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. every Monday - Friday. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com 2.) Starting the week of April 6th, I’ll be posting one digital/online based, supplemental art lesson per week for students in the following grade bands: K-2 (Pre-K can follow these as well), 3-5, and 6-8. The format of these lessons is to be determined. 3.) Also starting next week, for our students who have no online or internet access, I’ll be sending supplemental art lesson plan packets to school. These packets can be picked up at your child’s school on Monday or Thursday during meal pick up times. Packets will only include the activities and not materials, but all activities will only require simple materials that many of you will already have at home! Mrs. Heidi Massey Art Teacher DES, FRS, UHS
A note from Mrs. Angel-FRS Guidance Here are a few ways you can help anxious kids. Practice those deep breaths. ... Take a break and go outside. ... Talk about anxiety openly. ... Get kids moving. ... Try walking and talking. ... Think positive by having students keep a gratitude journal. ... Remind kids to eat healthy and stay well. Also, not sure if any counseling places are open or seeing students, but if anyone needs to get in touch with me they are welcome to email me for additional information. I am planning office hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 am - 12 pm. My email is Angela.firstname.lastname@example.org
PreK-Kindergarten Field Trip and the 3-6th grade trip to the Hermitage has been cancelled due to school closures. A refund will be issued to parents.
Per Governor Lee's recommendation, Smith County Schools will be closed until Monday, April 27th. We will pass on information as it becomes available and re-evaluate at a later date.
PreK and Kindergarten Registration has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 30th.
1-2nd Grade Bowling Trip has been cancelled due to school closures. A refund will be issued to parents.
Smith County Schools will now be closed through Friday, April 3, 2020. The Smith County Board of Education will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and follow CDC and TDOE guidelines. Please continue to check our website for details. rmd.me/XPpLhwW3ZS7
Save the Dates: 8th Grade Graduation May 18 at 6:00 pm PreK and Kindergarten Graduation May 19 at 8:00 am and 10 am
Smith County Schools are implementing preventive measures in regards to the Coronavirus. We want our staff, students, and parents to know we are taking the recommended CDC and TDOE prevention guidelines. Our staff is sanitizing schools and buses daily and thoroughly cleaning frequently touched surfaces and stocking schools with extra soap, paper towels, and disinfectant wipes. Teachers will be allowing more time for hand-washing and the school system has provided guidance to principals to help support them in making the best possible decisions for their students, school, and community.
We are excited to announce our new website! The Live Feed is where you can find important updates and fun stories about what's happening in school. We hope you enjoy the new site and find it easy to navigate!