Falcon Files

MAY 2017

Hello Falcon Bluffs Community,

Hard to believe May is already here!   High school will present many great opportunities for our exiting 8th graders , yet I must confess I am sad to see them go.  I have an 8th grade daughter in this class and have truly enjoyed getting to know these kids.  No doubt they have a future packed with accomplishment. 

I am also excited to see our 6th and 7th grade students take on more leadership as they continue their journey at Falcon Bluffs.  We have many new opportunities planned for the 2017-18 school year.  Here is a glimpse at a couple of items:

1. Pre-AP-  Our new Pre-AP pathway will replace our Language Arts Honors classes and will be offered at each grade level. It is a comprehensive instructional program developed by CollegeBoard that provides rigorous instruction, performance based assessments, and exemplary professional development. Pre-AP is not about assigning MORE work but instead about diving deeper into content requiring higher order thinking skills and applications.  Our entire staff will be trained on implementation of Pre-AP strategies and our Language Arts department will use the specific "Springboard" curriculum. Chatfield Senior High School is distinguished in Jeffco for their wide variety of AP and Concurrent Enrollment opportunities (Including classes available for freshman).  FBMS partners with Chatfield to help students prepare for and take advantage of these rigorous opportunities. All interested students are encouraged to speak with their Language Arts teacher to obtain an application packet for these specific classes.  ELA teachers review each body of evidence(packet) and make recommendations for Pre-AP enrollment. More information to come.

2.  Clubs- We will be updating our after school offerings as every teacher at FBMS will sponsor a club.  This is a great way for students to connect with different teachers and come together on a common interest.  Click here for more information.

Tom Burns

Falcon in the News

In the Falcon Bluffs Entrepreneur class students learned all about what it takes to start a business, and give back to the community. The class developed a business called Picnics for a Purpose.  They completed resumes, went through interviews, and were  put into three different departments; marketing, public relations, and manufacturing. The product they created and sold this year was a miniature wooden picnic table with holes for condiments, and utensils. There was a ceremony on May 18th for students to celebrate their hard work by presenting a check to Make-A-Wish Colorado for almost $3000.  Channel 7 covered the story:

Parents Corner:

Please take a moment to check out our new "Parents Corner" located at the bottom of our Falcon Files.  We are excited to share  information specific to families with middle school students.  Recent posts include an update from our  Middle School Information Night as well as  information regarding the show "13 Reasons Why".    

Calendar Items:

Falcon Bluff's calendar is chock full of student happenings in May.  Here are just a couple of highlights:   

    • May 24th at 5:00pm -  8th grade continuation ceremony at Chatfield Senior High School.  Students will receive an invitation/reminder next week during Access class to bring home to families. 
    • May 25th- Last Day of Classes with dismissal at 12:25pm

Chatfield Sr. Chromebook Initiative Fall 2017

If your student is going to Chatfield Sr. High next year as a Freshman, please check the link below for important information regarding your student and technology information for Fall of 2017.
Chatfield Sr. High Chromebook Initiative Fall 2017


We have several upcoming events in the next few weeks so please be sure to check out the "SCHOOL HAPPENINGS" information tidbits under the FBMS picture below, and also our FBMS website, for up-to-date happenings around our campus.

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