STAAR Testing this Week!

This week will be STAAR testing for all grade levels.

  • STAAR (6th & 7th Math)-  Monday, May 14th

  • STAAR (6th & 7th Reading)- Tuesday, May 15th

  • STAAR (8th Science)- Wednesday, May 16th

  • STAAR (8th Social Studies)- Thursday, May 17th

  • STAAR Makeups, Friday, May 18th

Make sure your kids are well rested, prepared, and have a good breakfast before the exams.

"The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is the state-mandated testing program for students in grades 3 through 12. In elementary and middle school, assessments are designed to evaluate progress and to make sure youngsters are meeting grade-level expectations" (houstonisd.org).  For more information, you can visit HISD website or TEA (Texas Education Agency).

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End of the Year Activities Update!

Here's another reminder of the end of year events and activities at FBMS. More dates have been added.  If you see an event missing, email newsletter@fbmspto.org to update the PTO calendar.

  • May 8- EOC  Algebra

  • May 9- EOC Biology

  • May 9 – Karate Belt Ceremony

  • May 11 – 8th-grade dance 7p-10p

  • May 12 – LCDC Military Ball

  • May 14- STAAR 6th & 7th Math

  • May 15- STAAR 6th & 7th Reading

  • May 16- STAAR 8th Science

  • May 17- STAAR 8th Social Studies

  • May 17 – 6th-grade field trip (Dave and Busters)

  • May 18 - Band Banquet

  • May 25 – 8th-grade Fiesta Texas trip

  • May 30- 7th-grade award program 9a-10:30a

  • May 31- 6th-grade award program 9a-10:30a

  • May 31 - 7th-grade field trip (Main Event)

  • June 1 – 8th grade Moving On Ceremony

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8th Grade Dance and Promotion Ceremony!

8th Grade Dance and Promotion Ceremony!

The 8th-grade dance will be this Friday, May 11th from 7pm-10pm in the FBMS cafeteria. Come dressed to impress with your semi-formal attire. Tickets are $20 and available in Room 110.  Volunteers are needed for this event. If you are able to help out, please sign up here.

The 8th-grade promotion ceremony will be Friday, June 1st at 10 am in the FBMS theater.  All 8th graders will receive 2 guest tickets.  Due to limited seating, tickets are required for entry.  Semi-formal attire requested. See the attached flyer with full detail.

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STAAR & EOC exams!

It's time for End of course (EOC) exams and STAAR Testing.   The exam schedule is as follows:

  • Algebra EOC- Tuesday, May 8th

  • Biology EOC- Wednesday, May 9th

  • STAAR (6th & 7th Math)-  Monday, May 14th

  • STAAR (6th & 7th Reading)- Tuesday, May 15th

  • STAAR (8th Science)- Wednesday, May 16th

  • STAAR (8th Social Studies)- Thursday, May 17th

Make sure your kids are well rested, prepared, and have a good breakfast before the exams.

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Last Spirit Night of the School Year, May 16th!!!

FBMS Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A will be Wednesday, May 16th from 4 pm to 8 pm.  Let the cashier know you are visiting in support of Frank Black Middle School and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the school.  Spirit Night is a great time to fellowship with other FBMS families as well.

Spirit Night will be at the Chick-fil-A located on 610/Shepard:  925 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008

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Mother's Day Offer from Massage Heights- Washington Heights!

We would like to thank Massage Heights- Washington Heights again for their contribution during teacher appreciation week.  They are offering a Mother's Day promotion. Buy a $125 gift card for only $100.  You can also purchase their orange and lavender scrub for only $12. See the attached flyer for more information.  You can also check out Massage Heights website.

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Teacher Appreciation Week!!

FBMS PTO, parents, students and community members would like to say THANK YOU FBMS TEACHERS AND STAFF for continuing to do a wonderful job in educating our children and contributing your time to help make the community flourish.  We truly appreciate all that you do!

During the week the teacher appreciation committee of the PTO will be providing massage therapists on Monday (thanks to Massage Heights – Washington Heights), breakfast tacos on Tuesdays, salads for lunch on Wednesday, Steel City Pops on Thursday, and a coffee bar on Friday. 

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2017-2018 Yearbooks are Here!!!

2017-2018 Yearbooks are Here!!!

Pre-ordered yearbooks will be passed out this week. 8th graders have the opportunity to purchase yearbooks on Tuesday, May 8th during both lunch periods. Sales for 6th and 7th graders will open up during both lunches on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Yearbooks are $40. Cash or Check will be accepted. Make checks payable to FBMS Yearbook.  Don't delay!! Sales are only available until supplies run out. 

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Sports Physicals at FBMS- May 24th!!

FBMS athletic staff has moved Physicals to the end of the year (MAY) so they can have them on file for the next school year. With more students being active, this process will make it easier for parents and Coaches.

Sport physicals will be available at FBMS gym on Thursday, May 24th at 4pm. They will be completed by UT Physicians. The fee will be $19 (cash only). Parent or Guardian must be present for the student to been seen. For any questions or concerns, reach out to Coach Obeng.

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