Principal Palooza

Principal Palooza

Come out and get a chance to meet and greet with Seven Neighborhood Principals!  On Monday, August 20th at 6pm in the FBMS Cafeteria,  Ms. Honore, Ms. Barrientez, Mr. Casler, Dr. Pollock, Mr. Mashburn, Ms. Zepeda, and Mr. Niggli will be available to meet the neighborhood.  This will also be your chance to welcome the New principals.  See the attached flyer for detailed information.

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Our Conversation with New Principal Ms. Honore'

f you didn’t have a chance to meet Frank Black Middle School’s new principal, Ms. Rhonda Honoré, at the July 19 “meet and greet,” or even if you did, check out our Q&A with her, developed by PTO News Chairwoman Veronica Flores-Paniagua. We think you’ll find helpful insights about Ms. Honoré’s approach as an educator, and her reflections on leadership. The Q&A isn’t all business, though. Ms. Honoré also rolled with the Q&A’s lighter side. Click here to read.


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Panther Camp! 6th grade on 8/21 - 8/22 and 7th-8th grade on 8/23

 Panther Camp! 6th grade on 8/21 - 8/22 and 7th-8th grade on 8/23

The start of the school year is quickly approaching, and it's almost time for all FBMS students to attend panther camp. The 6th grade camp will take place over two days on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 21 & 22 from 9am to 12 noon. The Tuesday camp is for both 6th graders and parents to attend, while the Wednesday camp is only for students. The 7th and 8th grade camps will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 9am-11am. The camps will consist of house assignments for all incoming 6th graders, locker assignments, scheduling, ID badge assignments and orientation for the school year. Also, online purchases of FBMS gear can be picked up at the camp. Parent volunteers are also needed and welcome. Please click to read the flyer.

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6th grade "Package" Option Fundraising

Mr. Mehta and Mr. Bridgewater are pioneering a new approach to 6th grade fundraising this year.  Instead of a year-long series of smaller fundraisers, a $40 per family "package" option is available between now and the Friday following Open House.  The package includes a 6th grade t-shirt, water bottle and ticket to the Winter Dance in December.  The proceeds will help fund the end-of-the-year "fun" field trip in May.  (All grade levels have an academic field trip, a service field trip and a social field trip during the year.)  The attached form and payment can be turned in to Mr. Bridgewater at Panther Camp or to the Main Office at any time between now and the September 14 deadline.

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HISD Back to School Extravaganza on Aug. 17

HISD’s Homeless Education Office will host a Back to School Extravaganza on Friday, Aug. 17 to help students get ready for the 2018-2019 school year.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Delmar Stadium (2020 Mangum Road 77092).

Free assistance will be available for Medicaid applications, Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) renewal and recertification, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Health screenings also will be available.

Also available for free, while supplies last, will be immunizations (must bring original shot record), fresh produce, backpacks, shoes, and school supplies. Students must be present to receive free items.

For transportation assistance, contact the Homeless Education Office at 713-556-7237.

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PTO Memberships are now available for the 2018-2019 school year.

The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) provides volunteers and fundraising assistance to the school. All memberships show support of your child and the FBMS PTO.  The Panther Level (Base) membership is for one family (up to 2 adults) and includes voting privileges, one vote per household. 

Memberships are now available for the 2018-2019 school year!

From now until October 31st, there are six levels of membership in addition to the Panther Level (Base Level) membership. Each level has its own benefits- click here for details!  The greater your support, the more we can do for our Panthers!  Thank you!

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Parents: Online Pre-Sales of FBMS Gear are Open!

FBMS gear for the 2018-19 school year may now be purchased online!  Online pre-sales will remain open until July 27, 2018.  All purchases made online during this pre-sale period will be available for pickup at Panther Camp* (mornings of August 21, 22, and 23, 2018).  

*If you are unable to pick up at Panther Camp, the school store, the Black Market, is located in the cafeteria and is open every Wednesday during lunch throughout the school year.  You may send your student to pick up items ordered during pre-sales.

The Black Market will also be open for in-person sales during Panther Camp and every Wednesday during lunch throughout the school year.  However, uniform polos are available only online.  In addition, during the school year personalization of hoodies may take 2-4 weeks.  We accept cash or check.  During Panther Camp, we also accept credit cards.

Go to the STORE to the place your orders. 

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All FBMS Students - Get Ready for Panther Camp!

All FBMS Students - Get Ready for Panther Camp!

The start of the school year is quickly approaching, and it's almost time for all FBMS students to attend panther camp. The 6th grade camp will take place over two days on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 21 & 22 from 9am to 12 noon. The Tuesday camp is for both 6th graders and parents to attend, while the Wednesday camp is only for students. The 7th and 8th grade camps will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 9am-11am. The camps will consist of house assignments for all incoming 6th graders, locker assignments, scheduling, ID badge assignments and orientation for the school year. Also, online purchases of FBMS gear can be picked up at the camp. Parent volunteers are also needed and welcome. Please click to read the flyer.

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