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Leander ISD's Vision is that "Students will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open."
Robotics Informational Meeting
If you are interested in participating in robotics at FPMS, please attend the Informational Evening on May 11th beginning at 6 pm. We will cover the basics of First Lego League (FLL) and First Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics and be available to answer questions regarding team formation, time commitment, and general information. If you have participated in FLL robotics at FPMS, you are not required to attend this meeting unless you are switching from FLL to FTC robotics. Any student that has not participated in FLL at FPMS or is new to FPMS and wants to participate, needs to attend this meeting to be eligible for placement on a team. It is mandatory that at least one parent attend from each family (student).
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Information, Discussion, and Q&A
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Information, Discussion, and Q&A
Falcon Camp for all incoming 6th graders will be on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There is no need to register or RSVP since Falcon Camp is open to all incoming 6th graders. We ask that you download and print the admission ticket and bring it with you.
Students will tour FPMS, participate in fun activities, and learn about the exciting opportunities available to them at middle school. They will also get their locker assignments at Falcon Camp. The morning ends with an ice cream social in the cafeteria! Parents: You invited to our parent presentation in the gym that will begin at 9:15 and last approximately an hour. Hope to see you there!
Flight Camp: Flight Camp for 6th graders will be on July 25, 2017 OR August 2, 2017, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please make sure to indicate the one you prefer. You will need to register using the link provided and download the permission form and bring it with you. Please let us know if you are new to the community so we can give your child priority placement. We limit the group to 25 students on a first come-first served basis.
Flight Camp for 7th and 8th graders will be on August 8, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. You will need to register using the link provided and download the permission form and bring it with you.
The purpose of Flight Camp is to meet other students and learn how to become leaders at FPMS. Students will participate in fun team building activities, create leadership opportunities on our campus and discuss what is means to be a Four Points Falcon. At the end of the camp students will be encouraged to take a pledge to promote and create a positive culture at Four Points. Click here to register for Flight Camp.
mLISD 24/7/365: New initiative allows students to keep devices all year
Through the new mLISD 24/7/365 program, current sixth- through 11th-grade students can pay their dues now and keep their same laptops year-round, even over the summer, to avoid the hassle of checking out a new device next year.
Families of current fifth-grade students may also pay their child’s mLISD dues now to save an extra step next school year when those students are issued their devices.
mLISD PAYMENT OPTIONS
Dues for mLISD are $70 for an entire year ($35 for students receiving free or reduced lunch). Families can pay with debit or credit cards through the mLISD website; a cash payment and parent agreement form through the campus office; or by submitting scholarship and parent agreement forms through the campus office. Contact the front office at your child’s school for information regarding scholarship availability.
To learn more about mLISD, or to sign up and pay your child’s dues, click here.
2017-2018 ViperBots Robotics Application
The award winning Vandegrift High School ViperBots Robotics program is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. To apply, please visit the ViperBots Friends and Family web page at http://www.viperbotsboosters.org/news/
There will be an informational meeting for prospective members on Wednesday, March 29th, at 6:00 pm in the VHS Lecture Hall.
All applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 31st.
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Vipers Class of 2021 Spirit T-shirts are on sale now.
Current 8th graders are the class of 2021! Order your t-shirt now to be delivered to the middle school by Friday, May 12th in time for Viper Camp on Wednesday, May 17th. . Click here to order your Viper t-shirt: vandegrift.my-pta.org and click on PTSA store. Spirit shirts are $14.00. Last day to order is April 21st.
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A-F State Accountability Ratings Released
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released the "What If" A-F ratings for Domains I-IV based on data from the 2015-16 school year. To reiterate the communication sent to parents from earlier in the week, these new A-F ratings are hypothetical; in August 2016, TEA released the official state accountability ratings for the 2015-16 school year in which each LISD campus and the district received a "Met Standard" rating.
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Site-Based Planning Committees Need You!
Each campus within Leander ISD has a Site-Based Planning Committee (SBPC). These committees are composed of district employees, community members, business representatives and parents. SBPC members provide input to the principal on a wide variety of subjects, with an aim of improving the achievement of all students. The committees address such areas as planning, curriculum, budgeting, staff development, staffing patterns and school organization. Elections for parent representatives are held every fall. Parents can only serve as a parent representative at the campus where they have a child attending school. If you would like to find out more information about the council, run for one of the parent seats or nominate someone for one of the seats, please call the campus your student attends no later than Friday, September 2.
Check out the mindset traits we are teaching at FPMS.
Both Mary Ann Kluga, RN, MPS, LCDC, Leander ISD’s chemical abuse prevention program (CAPP) coordinator, and Sarah Romer, LPC, LMFT, CAPP counselor are facilitating the new “Parenting the Love and Logic Way®” course during the spring of 2017. The six-week program is designed to help parents nurture responsible, respectful, fun to be around children who will learn how to make their own choices, own their problems, think critically and logically for themselves, while parents let empathy and consequences do the teaching. The course is appropriate for parents with any aged child and any situation: home, school or even work. The instructional approach includes discussions, video clips presented by the facilitator, workbook exercises and homework to practice the "new" skills presented at each class. You do not need to have a child in Leander ISD to attend. Anyone is welcome.
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Parents of Fifth-Grade and Eighth-Grade Students:
The following link will direct you to the explanation of test results, provided by TEA. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your child’s teacher, a campus administrator, or the Assessment office for Leander ISD. http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/explainresults/
Student Success Initiative (SSI)
Enacted by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and modified by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009, the Student Success Initiative (SSI) purpose is to ensure that every student makes the academic progress necessary to show a sufficient understanding of the knowledge and skills taught and tested at each grade level.