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Educating Today for a Better Tomorrow
FAIRMONT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
2121 N. Cole Road Boise, ID 83704
(208) 854-4790 Fax (208) 854-4791
A Note From The Office
Quane Kenyon Chad Wright
Principal Assistant Principal
It is with great joy that I get to announce that I will be following Brian
Walker as principal. Some of you may remember me from my five years as the
vice principal of Fairmont. I felt truly blessed to have been part of a great
school for that period of time. Now with great enthusiasm I return as the
principal. I look forward to meeting you and becoming part of the Fairmont
family once again.
Pre-registration for the 2017-2018 school year is rapidly approaching. Our
counselors will be guiding parents and students through the registration
process during the month of February. Please check our calendars for the
dates that apply to your child. On February 6
th
we will be hosting an open
house for our incoming 7
th
graders from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
This year we will begin our ISAT testing during the 1
st
week of April. We are
still finalizing the testing schedule and hope to have it posted on our website
early in February. 7
th
and 8
th
grade students will be taking the ISAT this
spring. 9
th
grade students will take the ISAT during their 10
th
grade year.
We will have more information to follow as we get closer.
All of us here at Fairmont are very thankful for the opportunities we have to
work with such a tremendous community. Thank you for giving us amazing
students to work with! We look forward to making it an outstanding 3
rd
quarter of the school year filled with learning. Go Falcons!
Mark your Calendar
January 20
th
Fairmont Families Dodgeball
Tournament @ 6:00 PM
January 23
rd
Boys Basketball Begins
January 25th
Sophomore Orientation at Capital
6:00 7:30 pm, AVID information
presented from 5:30 6:00 pm.
February 2
nd
School Dance- 6:00PM-8:00PM
February 6
th
6
th
Grade Orientation/Open House
6:30PM-8:00PM
February 17
th
Teacher In-Service- No School
February 20
th
Presidents’ Day- No School
February 22nd
Student of the Month Luncheon
March 9
th
Track & Field Begins
March 22nd
Student of the Month Luncheon
March 24
th
Variety Show
March 24
th
End of 3
rd
Quarter
March 27
th
-31
st
Spring Break- No School
April 3
rd
9
th
Grade Tennis Begins
April 3
rd
- May 12
th
ISAT Testing Window
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Fairmont Emergency Response Procedures
Each year Fairmont constructs a detailed plan for emergency situations. The
emergency plan is submitted to the district’s Safety and Security Specialist
and the Emergency Response Committee for approval. In the plan, specific
instructions for everyone in the building are outlined for a wide variety of
possible emergency situations. The entire staff reviews the plan at the
beginning of each school year and necessary training is provided so that
everyone knows what to do and where to go in the event of an actual
emergency.
Below are some important points for parents to remember:
Timely information will be released through the local media, the
District Emergency Hotline and the District Emergency website.
Parents should not call the school. For the safety of everyone at
the school, all phones need to be open to deal with the emergency.
If the school and grounds had to be evacuated, students would be
taken to an alternative site. At the appropriate time law
enforcement or district personnel would release students, and at
that time parents could pick them up at St. Stephen’s Church
across the street from Fairmont.
2017-2018 Pre-Registration
Dates To Remember
Wednesday, Jan 25
9th Graders attend Rigs and Gigs @ Tech Center
leave Fairmont @ 8 am
Thursday, Jan 26
Math Night Placement information for 5th & 6th
Grade Parents in the Library, 6:30 to 7 pm
Monday, February 6
6:30 pm Open House/Orientation for Incoming 7th
Graders and Parents at Fairmont.
Tuesday, Feb 7 & Friday, Feb 10
9th to 10th On-Line Pre-Registration for Capital at
Fairmont with Mrs. Johnson and Capital Counselors.
Monday, Feb 13 & Tuesday & Feb 14
7th to 8th On-Line Pre-Registration at Fairmont with
Mr. Cummings.
Wednesday, Feb 15 & Thursday, Feb 16
8th to 9th On-Line Pre-Registration at Fairmont with
Mrs. Ross
2016-2017 Fairmont Yearbooks
* Stop by the office to purchase a yearbook*
$25.00 w/activity card
$28 w/o card
Support Groups
Please sign and return to your student’s counselor. If you have any questions about a group, please contact your grade-level
counselor, Mrs. Johnson (9th), Mr. Cummings (7th), and Mrs. Ross (8th).
Capital Registration is right around the corner. There are several activities that will help Freshman to formulate a plan for next
year’s schedule at Capital. The following activities will occur before they register.
A Field Trip for all 9th Graders to tour the Dennis Technical Education Center for the Rigs and Gigs Event trip will
take place on Wednesday, January 25th from 8:20 - 9:20. This will allow students to explore technical class offerings that
they may take throughout their high school career. There will be hands-on activities in all program areas. The Technical
Center currently has over 20 different programs that students can explore.
Women in Technical Careers is a program to help promote Science and Math careers for 9th grade young women who
are interested. Volunteers from Micron will be here on February 16th, during lunchtime with pizza to help promote and
discuss careers that fall into the STEM category. Students are recommended by their math/science teacher. If you would
like to recommend that your student participate, please call Mrs. Johnson, 9th grade counselor. We have room for 25
students. Thank you!
Classroom lessons will be provided by Mrs. Johnson, ninth grade counselor, to discuss graduation requirements/class
on February 1st (McDermott’s Class) February 2nd (Hall’s class). Please look through the material with your student.
This material needs to be brought back to school to register for Capital on February 7th (Jones’ classes) or 10th (Mohler’s
classes). If your student is going to move or attend another high school next year, please let the office know.
Capital High Sophomore Class of 2020 All incoming sophomores and parents are invited to attend Capital High
School’s Open House on Wednesday, January 25
th
from 6:00 7:30 pm. Avid information will be presented from 5:30
6:00 pm.
Capital Counselors will be at Fairmont to register students for their Sophomore year on February 7th (Jones’ classes)
and 10th (Mohler’s classes). It is important that students bring back the registration materials that were handed out the
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Variety Show
Our annual Fairmont Talent Show is coming up on March 24
th
. Auditions
will be held over both 5th and 6th lunches the week of March 6
th
.
ONLY TWELVE acts will be chosen, so start preparing NOW! Please
see Ms. McCallum (Room 3) or Mr. Kloppenburg (Room 4) for an
audition application form.
To be considered for the talent show your act will need to be:
School appropriate (in both lyrics AND in content) -
lack of school appropriateness is an automatic
disqualification.
Come prepared and dressed in whatever way you plan
to dress for the talent show.
A CD or MP3 of your music will be required. You will
not be permitted to go to YouTube due to time
constraints at the auditions. IF YOU ARE SINGING,
YOU WILL NEED A KAROKE VERSION. If the
original artist can be heard on the recording you will
not complete the audition.
Accompanied (background music) for singers. Songs
must have an accompaniment unless they are
specifically arranged for multiple voices to sing
acapella.
Auditions will be 2 minutes each.
* In order to be scheduled to audition, you must have turned in a
COMPLETED audition application form by Tuesday, March 1
st
, 2016.
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO
BOWL
We want to thank the Famous Idaho Potato
bowl for providing tickets to the Famous
Idaho Potato Bowl on December 21
st
. It was
a great experience for many of our families.
The Fairmont Falcons thank you.
Sixth Grade Pre-registraton
Dates to Remember 2017
Monday, February 6
Open House/Orientation
at Fairmont for incoming 7
th
graders and
their parents 6:30-7:30 pm.
Wednesday, February 15
Students return signed registration
forms to 6
th
Grade Teachers for on-line
registration.
Wednesday, February 22
Horizon students register on-line with
Mrs. Johnson @ 9am
Friday, February 24
Mountain View students register on-line
with Mrs. Johnson @ 9:30
Monday, February 27
Morley Nelson students register on-line
with Mrs. Johnson @ 9:30
Monday, February 27
Koelsch students register on-line with
Mrs. Johnson @ 1pm
Tuesday, February 28
Valley View students register on-line
with Mrs. Johnson @ 1 pm
Saturday, March 4
Parent Portal closes and on-line
registration is completed.
2017 Ski and Snowboard Program Race Schedule
Saturday, January 7, 2017.......................... 1
st
Race
Saturday, January 14, 2017........................ 2
nd
Race
Saturday, January 21, 2017........................ 3
rd
Race
Saturday, January 28, 2017........................ 4
th
Race
Saturday, February 4, 2017........................ 5
th
Race
Saturday, February 11, 2017...................... 6
th
Race
Thursday, February 16, 2017.................. MS Dotty Clark
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Looking for a way to show your love?
Falcon Valentine’s
Dance!
Thursday, February 2
nd
6:00-8:00
Tickets will be sold on January 30-February 1
st
during both 5
th
and 6th period lunches!
Wear your pink and red!
Fairmont Families
Fairmont Families will be selling Valentines Cookie Grams (frosted, sugar cookies) for
$1.50 during the lunch periods on Friday, February 3rd; Tuesday February 7th and
Wednesday February 8th. They will be delivered to the students during school
on Tuesday February 14th. For parents who would like to purchase a cookie for their
child, an order form will be sent by email in a couple of weeks.
We will be showing our appreciation for our staff during the week of February 15. An
email may be sent to parents in early February with opportunities to help.
Keep saving your Box Tops! We will be collecting again in February. More information will
follow by email next month.
Attendance
Because regular attendance is essential to academic success, we are concerned about students missing instructional
days. Our district policy states that “All students are required to be in attendance at least ninety (90) percent of
the time school is in session during each semester. The Board may deny a promotion to the next semester if your
child misses more than 9 days. When your child is absent please make sure you call the school to excuse your child.
In addition, we are experiencing excessive tardies during certain times of the day. Showing up on-time is an
essential life skill we are trying to teach students. Please have conversations with your child to help us get off to a
great start 2
nd
semester.
We look forward to a great 2
nd
semester and appreciate your efforts in this endeavor.
Mr. Wright
Assistant Principal
Lunchtime @Fairmont Library
Buttons & Build DaysTuesdays
We create button pins and build with
Legos, K’nex & Straws. It’s a nice
change of pace for students during
their lunch time.
Lunch Bunch Book Club Students can
check out the book of the month to
read on their own time. Then we meet
to discuss and have some fun during
lunch.
Want to know about our library
happenings? Contact Mrs. Jenson,
Librarian at
Debbie.jenson@boiseschools.org.
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A REINVESTMENT IN EVERY SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT
On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 the Boise School District will hold a bond election to reinvest
in our neighborhood schools and community with no increase in the current property tax
rate.
The bond will:
Reinvest in every one of the 48 schools in the District by providing facility
improvements under the Educational Facilities Master Plan.
Invest more than $155 million into 22 major capital projects, including the rebuilding
of six schools on their current sites (Pierce Park Elementary, Highlands Elementary,
Mountain View Elementary, Valley View Elementary, Whittier Elementary and Amity
Elementary); a new school in the Harris Ranch area; and an expansion of the
District's Professional Technical Center.
Pay for renovations at Collister and Longfellow elementary schools, Hillside and
Fairmont junior high schools and Boise High School.
Learn more at www.boiseschools.org
A Note From Former Principal Walker
As many of you have already heard, I am going to be moving into a new position in the Boise School
District starting 2
nd
semester. I am going to be the new Area Director for the Timberline
Quadrant. I have mixed emotions as I am excited about the new opportunity I have been given, yet
I will miss Fairmont Junior High School. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Fairmont as
the principal over the past 4.5 years.
Fairmont is an outstanding community to be part of! It has been an honor to work with such an
outstanding group of professional educators, parents, and students. I couldn’t be prouder to send
my children to Fairmont and seeing the pride they take in being a Falcon. I am excited to be able
to continue to be part of the Fairmont community as a parent. I look forward to seeing the many
great things that Fairmont will continue to do in the future under the leadership of Quane Kenyon.
I can’t think of a better person to come in as the new principal. He is the right person for the job!
I want to thank all of you for your tremendous support over the years. You have all blessed my life
in more ways than one. Make it a great rest of the year! Go Falcons!
Sincerely,
Brian Walker
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PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES Spring 2017
Parenting the Love and Logic Way
This common sense approach to parenting
will give parents practical ideas about:
Teaching children to make responsible choices
Setting Limits
Empathetic responses
Avoiding power struggles
Consequences
Helping to develop problem solving skills
Registration Fee
Book (Please send $10.00 book fee along with registration fee)
Hawthorne Elementary
Jan 19 Feb 23 (Thursdays)
6:00 8:00 p.m.
Sara Wright & Becky Paslay
(child care provided for 3 yrs. and older)
Adams Elementary
Feb 2 Mar 9 (Thursdays)
6:00 8:00 p.m.
Annie Pierce & Christopher Gibbons
Morley Nelson Elementary
Feb 8 Mar 15 (Wednesdays)
4:15 6:15 p.m.
Miranda Palmer & Tenneal Lujan
(child care provided for 3 yrs. and older)
Grace Jordan Elementary
Apr 3 May 8 (Mondays)
6:00 8:00 p.m.
Lindsy Thomas & Joni Graham
$
= Registration Fee based on sliding scale
=
Book required
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Parenting Spirited and Strong-Willed Children
This class will focus on parenting strategies and practical ideas for parents of
strong-
willed/spirited children. Also covered in the class will be anger management
techniques to avoid power struggles, knowing the importance of considering
your child’s personality and temperament traits, developing prevention plans to
deal with known areas of conflict, managing homework time, knowing how to
balance rules and consequences with love, and discussing cognitive thinking
patterns that affect your child’s response to your parenting.
Registration Fee
No book handouts will be provided
Mountain View Elementary
Jan 30 Mar 13 (Mondays) (no class 2/20)
6:00 8:00 p.m.
Barbara Kennedy & Matt Siron
No child care provided
$
= Registration Fee based on sliding scale
Drug Education
(By administrative referral only)
Family Survival Training:
At-Risk Instruction and Support for Parents:
These classes offer information, practical ideas and support for parents of at-risk
teenagers who may or may not already be involved in substance abuse. Focus is on
information on drugs and effects of drugs, tips on building student strengths and
improving family relationships, and providing support for parents.
Student Survival Training for Junior High and High School Students
Six week closed sessions focus on the physical and emotional effects of drugs, how to
develop personal strengths, providing support and self-esteem development.
Drug Free Idaho
Drug Free Idaho offers educational presentations about the risks and consequences of
drug and alcohol abuse for classrooms, employers, and community organizations. The
active community coalition gives parents a resource for current information and
collaborative efforts to create a drug free culture in Idaho. For more information or to
schedule a presentation, please visit www.drugfreeidaho.org or call 570-6409.
Youth Classroom Education and Demonstrations
Parent Group & Workplace Education and Demonstrations
Red Ribbon Week Presentations
Volunteerism & Community Coalition
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