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Friday News Flash

Weekly News for Parents/Guardians from Your Flat Rock Admin Team

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September 30, 2022

Sports This Week

  • Monday, October 3, 2022: Football @ AVMS 5:00 pm (reschedule from (9/29/22)
  • Monday, October 3, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball @ Rugby  4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022:  Cross Country @ Polk County Middle School  4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball @ AVMS
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022:  Football vs. Rugby  5:00 pm

Winter Sports Season Starts on November 1, 2022!

Any students interested in playing basketball or wrestling for Flat Rock should…

Candy Sale

Parents, thank you for supporting our Candy Sale Fundraiser this year!

Students are expected to submit candy money for outstanding boxes on Monday, October 3, 2022.  At this time, we are not accepting candy.  Encourage your children to continue selling the candy they have.  Students and parents are responsible for the box of candy.  We are happy to set up payments if needed.  Please let us know.

Funds raised so far:  $40,240.41

National Custodian Day

Sunday, October 2nd is National Custodian Day, and as a school, we will celebrate our custodians on Monday, October 3rd.  We have the best custodial staff and appreciate all they do for our school and community!

Fall Sports Pep Rally and Kona Ice

On Friday morning, 10/7, we will celebrate our Fall Sports athletes during our Fall Sports Pep Rally.  Also, students should bring cash to school if they want to purchase a treat from Kona Ice on Friday.  Kona Ice prices typically range from $3-$7.

Athletic Events

If your child is planning to attend an athletic event after school, they must go home after school and return for the athletic event chaperoned by an adult.

Looking Ahead

  • Friday, 10/14 – 8th Grade Field Trip to Dupont
  • Check-In Assessments:
    • 10/20 – 8th Grade Science
    • 10/25 – 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Reading
    • 10/26 – 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Math
  • Friday, 10/28 – No School (Teacher Workday)

 

September 25, 2022

Picture Day

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
  • Pictures should be ordered online at Lifetouch using picture day ID EVTC686XR, or your child can deliver the paper order form to the photographer on picture day.

Sports This Week

  • September 26, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball @ Brevard
  • September 27, 2022:  Cross Country @ AVMS
  • September 28, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball vs. Polk
  • September 29, 2022:  Football @ AVMS

Candy Sale – Week 2

  • Monday, September 26, 2022:  Students turn in their money and get more candy!
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022:  Turn in money to be eligible for Lollipop pull on Friday.
  • Friday, September 30, 2022:  Lollipop pulls during each grade’s lunch.  One pull for each box sold.  Cash prizes!

September 18, 2022

Sports This Week

  • September 19, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball vs. AVMS
  • September 20, 2022:  Cross Country @ FRMS
  • September 21, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball vs. Hendersonville
  • September 22, 2022:  Football vs. Polk

Candy Sale:

  • Monday, September 19, 2022:  Students turn in their money and get more candy!
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022:  Turn in money to be eligible for Lollipop pull on Friday.
  • Friday, September 23, 2022:  Lollipop pulls during each grade’s lunch.  One pull for each box sold.  Cash prizes!

Back To School Dance

  • Friday, September 23, 2022:  3:00 pm -500 pm.
  • $4 per student.
  • Concessions will be offered, so remind your child to bring cash if they’re interested.

September 11, 2022

Sports This Week

  • September 12, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball @ Polk Middle
  • September 13, 2022:  Cross Country @ Rugby
  • September 14, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball vs. Rugby
  • September 8, 2022:  Football vs. Brevard

Flat Rock Athletics continues its discount card fundraiser.  Each card is $20, and Flat Rock will receive approximately 60% of the proceeds.  Please support this fundraiser and encourage the athletes.  Our next turn-in will be September 12, 2022.

Fall Picture Day

Fall picture day will be September 27, 2022.  Order forms will be delivered to students on Monday morning.  All orders are made online or delivered directly to the photographers.  Flat Rock doesn’t collect money.

  • Picture Day ID: EVTC686XR

Candy Sale

Flat Rock’s annual candy sale fundraiser will begin on September 16, 2022, and last until September 30, 2022.

  • September 13:  Student permission forms will go home with students.   With this form, you give permission for your child to sell candy.  This form must be returned no later than September 14, 2022, for a student to receive a box of candy.
  • September 14: Candy arrives at Flat Rock on Thursday.
  • September 15:  Virtual kick-off video shown in student homerooms
  • September 15:  Candy delivered to students

September 2, 2022

Thank you, parents and students, for a great first week of school!  Enjoy your long weekend!

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY, Monday, 9/5/22 – No School

Sports This Week

  • September 6, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball @ Hendersonville Middle
  • September 6, 2022:  Cross Country @ Brevard (race locations:  350 Greenville Highway, Brevard, NC 28712)
  • September 7, 2022:  Soccer & Volleyball vs. Brevard Middle
  • September 8, 2022:  Football @ Hendersonville Middle

Flat Rock Athletics is having a fundraiser by selling discount cards.  Student-athletes received their discount cards on Friday, September 2, 2022.  Each card is $20, and Flat Rock will receive approximately 60% of the proceeds.  Please support this fundraiser and encourage the athletes.  Our first turn-in will be September 6, 2022.

 

Celebrating Success at The Rock!

The State Board of Education released our performance composite from last year this week.  Flat Rock Middle had amazing results on our testing this past school year.  We had the highest academic growth out of all middle schools in the county! We had the third highest academic growth out of all schools in Henderson County!  It was a challenging year, but our school community still thrived.  We are so proud of our students and staff!  We will focus this year on growing even more by continuing to do what’s best for our students.  Thank our students’ parents for supporting us and your child’s academics!

Cafeteria Meals

  • School breakfast and lunch will no longer be served at no cost.
  • Everyone must complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Form this year.  If you haven’t already, please click here to complete the online form: https://www.lunchapplication.com/.
  • New meal prices:
    • Breakfast = $1.75
    • 6th-12th Grade Lunch = $3.75
    • 6th-12th Grade Mega Meal = $4.00
  • Click here to add money to your child’s cafeteria account: https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/.  You can use this link throughout the school year to pay for breakfast and/or lunch.

Buses

Thank you for your patience this week as our drivers get used to their new routes and new bus riders.  By now, the morning and afternoon bus times are more consistent, so you can expect the bus to continue to stop at the times it has been arriving this week.

We appreciate your continued support and patience as we navigate a severe bus driver shortage.  We run 18 bus routes from Flat Rock and 10 of the 18 routes do not have a driver.  We are covering the routes with teachers, administrators, and other staff as best we can.  Thank you for your understanding as we work through it.

Check-Out Procedures Reminder

Ident-A-Kid:  It can be inconvenient for parents at times, but please be patient as these procedures are in place to maintain the safety of our students and staff.

To pick up a student, an authorized person must enter the school with valid government-issued identification and check out the student using the Ident-a-Kid system.  Students will not be dismissed from class until this process is successfully completed.  Parents, guardians, and authorized individuals must wait for the student to arrive in the office.  Students may not leave the building unaccompanied.

Students will be released only to a parent, guardian, or person(s) authorized by the parent or guardian.  A parent/guardian must come in person to the school at least 24 hours in advance to authorize a non-parent/guardian to check out their child early.

*No ride changes can be made after 2:00 each day.

*No early check-outs can occur after 2:45.  If you come in to pick up your child before 2:45, you will be asked to join the car rider line.

Chromebook Fees

This year, there is a fee schedule for lost, damaged, or destroyed student Chromebooks.  Please encourage your child to take care of their school device.  If there are damages, you will be billed for the repairs/replacement.  Please click here to review the costs associated with Chromebook repairs/replacement:

Chromebook Repair Fee Schedule

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Friday, 9/16, 3:30-5:00 – Back to School Dance sponsored by our school counselors
  • 9/19 – School-Wide Candy Sale Fundraiser begins

 

August 19, 2022

This week, our school district experienced an internet outage on Friday, so we are late sending out this week’s News Flash.  The Flat Rock Friday News Flash will normally be sent out on Friday afternoons.

Sports This Week

  • August 22nd:  Boys’ soccer tryouts begin
  • August 23rd:  Fall Sports Parent Night –  5:30 in the gym.
  • August 25th:  Football Jamboree at North Henderson High School – 5:00 pm

Get your Season Passes!

  • Gold Pass – All home contests for the 2022-23 season:  $100
  • Individual Season Pass – All home contests for the Fall Sports Season:  $35
  • Email Dane Lancaster with details of which pass you would like to have.

Bus Information for Parents

If you haven’t already received bus stop information, that information will be available at Meet the Teacher on Wednesday.  You can also access bus information anytime at the top of our website and at this link:  https://bit.ly/FRMSBusInfo2223.  If you have any questions about buses please call or email Amber Brown.

Meet the Teacher Event for All Grades

Meet the Teacher will be Wednesday, August 24th.  Drop in from 4:30-6:30 to get school information, meet your child’s teachers, and find their classrooms.

  • Teacher-specific School Supply Lists will be available at Meet the Teacher.
    • If you cannot purchase school supplies due to financial hardship, please contact our school counselors, Ms. Metcalf or Mr. Sands, and they will be happy to assist you.

First Day of School

Monday, August 29th is the first day of school.

Reminders about school hours and pick up/drop off times:

  • Student School Hours:  8:00-3:05
  • School Office Hours:  7:30-4:30
  • Student drop off is between 7:30 and 8:00.
  • Student pick up is between 3:05 and 3:35.

Check-Out Procedures

Ident-A-Kid:  It can be inconvenient for parents at times, but please be patient as these procedures are in place to maintain the safety of our students and staff.

To pick up a student, an authorized person must enter the school with valid government-issued identification, and check out the student using the Ident-a-Kid system.  Students will not be dismissed from class until this process is successfully completed.  Parents, guardians, and authorized individuals must wait in the office for the student to arrive.  Students may not leave the building unaccompanied.

Students will be released only to a parent, guardian or person(s) authorized by the parent or guardian.  A parent/guardian must come in person to the school at least 24 hours in advance to authorize a non-parent/guardian to check-out their child early.

*No ride changes can be made after 2:00 each day.

*No early check-outs can occur after 2:45.  If you come in to pick up your child before 2:45, you will be asked to join the car rider line.

School Meals

  • School breakfast and lunch will no longer be served at no cost.
  • Everyone must complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Form this year.  If you haven’t already, please click here to complete the online form: https://www.lunchapplication.com/.
  • New meal prices:
    • Breakfast = $1.75
    • 6th-12th Grade Lunch = $3.75
    • 6th-12th Grade Mega Meal = $4.00
  • Click here to add money to your child’s cafeteria account: https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/.  You can use this link throughout the school year to pay for breakfast and/or lunch.

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is a web-based application that allows parents to view their child’s grades and attendance in real-time from any device. You can access Parent Portal through the links below. An app for smartphones is also available through the Apple Store or Google Play.  The use of this tool, however, does not take the place of direct contact with the teachers and staff who work directly with your child each day.  Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to your child’s teachers.  You can access teachers’ email addresses here and on our website under Staff Directory.

Apple Festival

Please consider volunteering to supervise a parking lot during this year’s Apple Festival.  All proceeds will be used to support student activities at Flat Rock.  Sign up using the Apple Festival Parking Lot Signup Genius!  Thank you!

Labor Day 

  • Monday, September 5th is the Labor Day holiday.  There will be no school on September 5th.

Thank Yous!

  • Thank you to all of our 6th grade students and parents who attend our 6th Grade Orientation last week.  We are excited about our new 6th graders joining us at The Rock!
  • Shout out to anyone who volunteered for our United Way Day of Action that we had on Friday.  We appreciate our community partners for helping us prepare for a great, fresh start to the new school year.

May 6, 2022

Sports This Week

  • Cross Country off-season workouts:  Monday-Thursday 3:15 – 5:00

Free Sports Physicals May 25, 2022, @ East Henderson High School

  • Students will be bussed to East Henderson and picked up by their parents.

Hats for Hope Fundraiser

One of our 7th-grade students, Jadyn, is currently being treated for severe medical complications.  To support Jadyn and her family, our FCA will be holding a fundraiser on Friday called Hats for Hope.  Students can donate $2 (or more) next week to purchase a ticket to participate in Hat Day on Friday, May 13th.  Parents may also donate to the cause.  Thank you for helping this family!  We love and miss Jadyn while she gets this medical care.

Spring Book Fair

Please continue to shop our Spring Scholastic Book Fair!  It is open in the Media Center through Monday, May 9th and continues online through May 15th.  Thank you for supporting our school and for helping us encourage a love of reading for our students.

Shop the online book fair here!

Board of Public Education Meeting

Monday, May 9th there will be a school board meeting at the Central Office Boardroom.  Click here to stream this meeting live on YouTube.

Spring Chorus Concert

Thursday, May 12th our Chorus will perform at their Spring concert.  It will be held at 6:00 in the East Henderson High School Gymnasium.

8th Grade Dance

The 8th grade dance will take place on Friday, May 13th in our cafeteria.  We look forward to this year-end tradition for our high-school-bound 8th graders!

End of Grade and End of Course Testing

We will be administering End of Grade and End of Course Testing for most of our students on May 24th, 25th, and 26th.  It is important that students be in attendance for these tests.

April 22, 2022

Sports This Week

Monday, April 25, 2022

  • EHHS football meeting for all interested rising 9th-graders:  8:00 am in the FRMS gym.
  • Baseball vs. Apple Valley @ BRCC:  4:00 pm – DOUBLEHEADER!
  • Softball vs. Apple Valley:  4:00 pm – DOUBLEHEADER!
  • Soccer vs. Apple Valley:  4:30 pm
  • The post-season tournament will begin on Monday, May 2, 2022.

FREE sports physicals will be offered on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at East Henderson High School (EHHS) starting at 3:00 pm.  Interested students will be bused to EHHS and parents can pick up their children there. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

  • Track Conference Championships at AVMS:  4:00 pm

EHHS Football Meeting

The varsity football coach will visit Flat Rock to meet with any rising 9th-graders who are interested in playing football at East Henderson next school year.  The meeting will be held in the FRMS gym shortly after the announcements.

Administrative Professionals Day

Wednesday, April 27th is Administrative Professionals Day and we are so blessed to have Ms. Allison, Ms. Saltz-Mangum, and Ms. Daane here at Flat Rock!  We appreciate them every day, but If you are in the office this week, give them a special shout out since it’s Administrative Professionals Day!

8th Grade Tour of EHHS

Our 8th graders will go on Wednesday, April 27th to tour East Henderson High School.  We are excited for this special time in their lives, but we are going to miss our 8th graders so much when they move up to the high school.

 

Photo of Logan with his Instrument

Photo of Mackenzie with her instrument

Congratulations to Natalie Almanzar, Logan Grooms, and Mackenzie Thompson!

Photo of Natalie with her instrumentNatalie, Logan, and Mackenzie were accepted into the Jr. Western Regional Orchestra.  These students learned a solo and scales and auditioned against 200 students from all over the western half of the state to be accepted. Natalie will participate in the honors orchestra on cello, Mackenzie in the Repertory Orchestra on viola, and Logan in the Repertory Orchestra on bass. This is a big honor and the first students from FRMS to participate in over 7 years.  They are the only students from HCPS participating!  We are so proud!

 

 

Photo of Caleb MarshallCongratulations to Caleb Marshall!

Caleb entered a League of Women Voters video contest for middle school students in Henderson County.  His Earth Day video has won 3rd place!  They came by the school today to recognize him for his efforts and his interest in the environment. We are very proud of Caleb!

 

Photo of Al FernandezCongratulations to Mr. Fernandez, our new FRMS Teacher of the Year!

Mr. Fernandez has won this year’s Teacher of the Year for Flat Rock!  Teacher of the Year is voted on by teachers and is a tremendous honor.  Mr. Fernandez is one of our English as a Second Language teachers.  He puts his students first, and he is determined to help them succeed.  We appreciate Mr. Fernandez and are honored to have him as a teacher at our school.

Congratulations, Allison Trejo-Gomez!

Allison won a poster contest that was put on by the Henderson County Soil & Water Conservation District.  There were over 140 entries and she won!  Students had to design ways to promote the conservation of soil and water.  We are proud of Allison for entering the contest and taking the gold!

Photo of Allison, her teacher, Ms. Urban, and an employee from Hendersonville Soil and Water Conservation

End of Grade and End of Course Testing

We will be administering End of Grade and End of Course Testing for most of our students on May 24th, 25th, and 26th.  It is important that students be in attendance for these tests.

April 15, 2022

Sports This Week

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

  • Track @ West Henderson:  4:30 pm
  • Baseball at Brevard MS:  4:30 pm
  • Softball at Brevard MS:  4:30 pm
  • Soccer at Brevard MS:  4:30 pm

Thursday, April 21, 2022

  • Baseball at Rugby MS:  4:30 pm
  • Softball at Rugby MS:  4:30 pm
  • Soccer at Rugby MS:  4:30 pm

TeamReach Codes

Softball:  LROGLEGRAMPS
Baseball:  baseballfrms
Track:  FRTF
Golf:  coming soon
Girls’ Soccer:  frmsoccer
FRMS Athletics:  FRAthletics

No School on April 18th

Monday, April 18th is an Optional Teacher Workday.  There is no school for students on these days.

End of Grade and End of Course Testing

We will be administering End of Grade and End of Course Testing for most of our students May 24th, 25th, and 26th.  It is important that students be in attendance for these tests.

7th Grade Field Trip

Our 7th graders will be going to Carowinds on May 5th.

  • Departure Time from FRMS: 7am – Students must arrive to FRMS  between 6:15-6:45am.
  • Arrival Time to FRMS: 6:30pm – This time can change based on traffic.

If a student has had an Out of School Suspension in the 12 weeks prior to the trip, they will not be permitted to attend.  This is any student who had OSS after February 14th.

 

April 8, 2022

Sports This Week

Monday, April 11, 2022

  • Cheer Clinic & Try-outs

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

  • Cheer Clinic & Try-outs
  • Track @ Polk County:  4:30 pm

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  • Cheer Clinic & Try-outs

Thursday, April 14, 2022

  • Cheer Clinic & Try-outs
  • Baseball vs Polk @ Polk County MS:  4:30 pm
  • Softball vs. Polk @ Polk County MS:  4:30 pm
  • Soccer vs. Polk @ Polk County MS:  4:30 pm
  • TeamReach Codes

Softball:  LROGLEGRAMPS
Baseball:  baseballfrms
Track:  FRTF
Golf:  coming soon
Girls’ Soccer:  frmsoccer
FRMS Athletics:  FRAthletics

No School on April 15th or 18th

Friday, April 15th, and Monday, April 18th are Optional Teacher Workdays.  There is no school for students on these days.

Board of Public Education Meeting

Monday, April 11th there will be a school board meeting at the Central Office Boardroom.  Click here to stream this meeting live on Youtube.

Teacher Appreciation Help Needed

Teacher Appreciation Week is in May.  We would love to involve our students’ parents who would like to support this.  If you are interested in helping with Teacher Appreciation Week, we are seeking parents to help with serving at our staff picnic, and we are seeking parents to help us round up donations for teacher gifts.  Any other ideas parents may have for appreciating our teachers that week would be welcome.  If you are interested in helping or have an idea, please email Ms. Pam Saltz-Mangum at pjsaltzmangum@hcpsnc.org.  Thank you for considering!

March 24, 2022

Sports This Week

Monday, March 28, 2021

  • Baseball vs. Polk @ Blue Ridge Community College:  4:30 pm
  • Softball vs. Polk @ Flat Rock Middle:  4:30 pm
  • Soccer vs. Polk @ Flat Rock Middle:  4:30 pm

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

  • Track @ West Henderson High:  4:30 pm

Thursday, March 31, 2022

  • Baseball vs Apple Valley @ Blue Ridge Community College:  4:30 pm
  • Softball vs. Apple Valley @ Apple Valley:  4:30 pm
  • Soccer vs. Apple Valley @ Apple Valley:  4:30 pm

TeamReach Codes

Softball:  LROGLEGRAMPS
Baseball:  baseballfrms
Track:  FRTF
Golf:  coming soon
Girls’ Soccer:  frmsoccer
FRMS Athletics:  FRAthletics

 

New Exploratory Wheel Rotations

Monday, March 28th students in the exploratory wheel (Mr. Harrison, Mr. Campbell, Ms. Lowry, and Mr. Maybin) will move to their final exploratory rotation.

 

NC Check-Ins

Students will take their 3rd quarter NC Check-Ins this week:

  • March 29:  Reading
  • March 30:  Science
  • March 31:  Math

6th Grade Field Trip

On Wednesday, March 30th, 6th graders will be taking a field trip to see the Symphony Orchestra perform.

Teacher Appreciation Help Needed

Teacher Appreciation Week is in May.  We would love to involve our students’ parents who would like to support this.  If you are interested in helping with Teacher Appreciation Week, we are seeking parents to help with serving at our staff picnic, and we are seeking parents to help us round up donations for teacher gifts.  Any other ideas parents may have for appreciating our teachers that week would be welcome.  If you are interested in helping or have an idea, please email Ms. Pam Saltz-Mangum at pjsaltzmangum@hcpsnc.org.  Thank you for considering!

 

February 18, 2022

Sports This Week

All spring sports will practice this week.  Please join each team’s TeamReach for team-specific announcements.

TeamReach Codes

  • Softball:  LROGLEGRAMPS
  • Baseball:  baseballfrms
  • Track:  FRTF
  • Golf:  coming soon
  • Girls’ Soccer:  coming soon
  • FRMS Athletics:  FRAthletics

Friday, February 25th

Friday is a Remote Learning Day for students.  Students will learn from home on this day using asynchronous choice boards.

Yearbook Sales

Friday, February 25th is the last day for students to order a yearbook.  Go to http://jostens.com to order.

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day will be Tuesday, March 8, 2022!

Click here to order and enter the Picture Day ID:  Lifetouch Picture Day Ordering

  • Picture Day ID:  EVTKP7QQ8

 

 

February 11, 2022

Sports This Week

Baseball and softball will be conducting off-season workouts.

  • Tryouts will begin Monday, February 14, 2022, for all spring sports
  • Please encourage students who want to play a sport to get a physical!

Team Reach Codes

Softball:  LROGLEGRAMPS
Baseball:  frmsbaseball
Track:  FRTF
Golf:  coming soon
Girls’ Soccer:  coming soon
FRMS Athletics:  FRAthletics

Spirit Week

  • Monday, 2/14:  Pink and Red Day
  • Tuesday, 2/15:  Twin Day
  • Wednesday, 2/16:  Sports Team Day
  • Thursday, 2/17:  Decade Day
  • Friday, 2/18:  Comfy Clothes Day

Love the Bus Week

We value our Bus Drivers every single day, but we want to show them even more love this week during Love the Bus Week!  Please encourage your child to thank their driver this week.  They work hard to get our students to school each day, and being short-staffed with drivers has made it even more challenging.  We are so grateful to have such wonderful bus drivers!

HCPS Board of Public Education Meeting

There will be a School Board meeting on Monday, February 14th at 4:00.  Click here to stream the meeting live on YouTube.

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day will be Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

  • Picture Day ID:  EVTKP7QQ8

Kona Ice

The Kona Ice truck will be coming to school on Friday, February 18th.  Students may want to bring extra money on Friday so they can buy something from the Kona Ice truck.  This will be during their exploratory time.

 

February 4, 2022

Winter Sports Portraits

Winter Sports Portraits will be taken after school on Thursday, February 10th.

Sports This Week

Baseball and softball will conduct off-season workouts

Tryouts for all spring sports will begin Monday, February 14, 2022

  • To tryout, all athletes must
    • have a current physical on file at Flat Rock
    • register with Family ID

A spring sports family night will be held during the week of February 21st or February 28th.  More details to come.

TeamReach Codes

Flat Rock Athletics – FRAthletics
Baseball – frmsbaseball
Softball – LROGLEGRAMPS
Girl’s Basketball – FRWomensBasketball
Open Gym – FRopengym
Wrestling – FRWrestling

 

 

January 28, 2022

Sports This Week

  • Monday, January 31, 2022
    • Basketball at Rugby
      • Girls- 4:30
      • Boys- 5:30
    • Wrestling Duals – 4:30
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    • Basketball – Round 1
      • Girls – 4:30
      • Boys – 5:30
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022
    • Basketball – Round 2
      • Girls – 4:30
      • Boys – 5:30

TeamReach Codes

  • Flat Rock Athletics – FRAthletics
  • Baseball – frmsbaseball
  • Softball – LROGLEGRAMPS
  • Girl’s Basketball – FRWomensBasketball
  • Open Gym – FRopengym
  • Wrestling – FRWrestling

Virtual Book FairClipart of books and the words Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

The Virtual Book Fair is open through February 6th.  Every purchase made earns rewards for our school!  Continue to shop online here: https://bit.ly/FRMSBookFair1-2022.  This link can also be found at the top of our school website.

8th Grade: Early College

The 8th graders attended a presentation earlier this week from the Henderson County Early College (HCEC).  Students who attend HCEC will graduate in five years with a high school diploma and an opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree with transferable credits to a four-year university.

Following the presentation, students were able to pick up an application to complete.  These applications are still available at the front desk here at Flat Rock.

Applications are due to Ms. Metcalf, one of our school counselors, by February 18th.

For more information about the HCEC, click here: https://bit.ly/HCECGeneralInfo.

PBIS Reward

PBIS is our system for school-wide expectations.  Students who meet our expectations are rewarded quarterly with a PBIS reward day.  Our rescheduled PBIS reward will happen on Wednesday, February 2nd during students’ exploratory time.

School Calendar Change

The 2021-2022 school calendars have been updated to reflect last week’s schedule changes due to winter weather.

  • Friday, February 18, is now a full instructional day for students on all calendars.
  • Friday, February 25, is now a Remote Learning Day for all students.

Virtual vs. Remote

Under specific circumstances, the school or district could have to move to virtual or remote, as we have had to in the past couple of weeks.  Virtual and remote days are different!  The differences are explained here:

  • “Virtual” Learning Day:  Teaching is live and synchronous from 8:00-12:00 through Google Meet and Google Classroom.  Teachers are available in the afternoon for small group and 1:1 support.
  • “Remote” Learning Day:  This is an asynchronus day.  Students use Choice Boards to complete assignments at home.  Your child’s teacher should have already provided the Choice Board.  Teachers are not available virtually on these days via Google Meet.  (February 25th is now a Remote Learning Day)

 

January 7, 2022

We were so excited to have our students return this week, and we hope all of our Flat Rock families had a wonderful holiday break.  Thanks to everyone for a fun week of leading and learning!

Sports This Week

  • Monday, January 10th:
    • Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball at Brevard:  4:30
  • Tuesday, January 11th:
    • Wrestling vs. Brevard @ EHHS:  4:30
  • Wednesday, January 12th:
    • Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball vs. Rugby @ FRMS:  4:30
  • Thursday, January 13th:
    • Wrestling vs. Polk @ FRMS: 4:30
    • Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball @ Polk:  4:30

Spring Sports

Softball, Baseball, and Girls’ Soccer will begin workouts very soon.  Please join the TeamReach for the sport you’re interested in.  If you don’t have the TeamReach app, click here.

TeamReach Codes

  • Flat Rock Athletics – Use the team code FRAthletics
  • Baseball:  frmsbaseball
  • Softball:  LROGLEGRAMPS
  • Girl’s Basketball – Use the team code FRWomensBasketball
  • Open Gym – Use the team code FRopengym
  • Wrestling – Use the team code FRWrestling

Board of Public Education Meeting

There will be a Board of Public Education Meeting on Monday, January 10th at 4:00 pm.

NC Check-Ins This Week

Dates for this week’s NC Check-Ins testing for the end of the 2nd quarter:

  • Wednesday, 1/12- Reading
  • Thursday, 1/13- Math and Math 1
  • Friday, 1/14- Science (8th grade only)

End of the 2nd Quarter

  • End of the grading period:  January 18th
  • Quarter 2 Report Cards available:  January 25th

Looking Ahead

  • No school for students Monday, January 17th
  • No school for students Tuesday, January 18th
  • Book Fair week begins Monday, January 24th

 

 

December 10, 2021

A Merry Christmas Banner with 3 Christmas Ornaments

This Week in Sports

Monday, December 13th:

  • Wrestling vs. AVMS at Home, 4:30
  • Boys Basketball at AVMS, 5:00

Thursday, December 16th:

  • Wrestling vs. Smokey Mountain at Home, 4:30
  • Girls Basketball at Smokey Mountain, 4:30
  • Boys Basketball at Smokey Mountain, 5:30

TeamReach Codes

  • Flat Rock Athletics – Use the team code FRAthletics.
  • Girl’s Basketball – Use the team code FRWomensBasketball
  • Open Gym – Use the team code FRopengym
  • Wrestling – Use the team code FRWrestling

Band Concert

The Winter Band Concert is Tuesday, December 14th at 6:00 in the auditorium at East Henderson.

Winter/Holiday Celebrations

Homeroom Holiday Door Decoration Contest

  • Our homeroom classes have been challenged to a door decorating contest!
  • Judging begins on December 14th.

Winter/Holiday Spirit Week This Week!

  • Monday, 12/13:  Winter/Holiday PJ Day
  • Tuesday, 12/14:  Holiday Headwear Day
  • Wednesday, 12/15:  Winter/Holiday Character Day
  • Thursday, 12/16:  Colors of the Holidays Day
  • Friday, 12/17:  Wacky Holiday Wear Day

Early Dismissal and Holiday Break

  • Friday, December 17th is an early dismissal day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.
  • There is no school December 20th-January 3rd for Holiday Break.  Students will return to school on January 4th.

December 3, 2021

This Week in Sports

  • Monday, December 6
    • 4:30pm Wrestling @ Polk MS
    • 4:30pm Girls’ Basketball vs. Polk MS
    • 5:30pm Boys’ Basketball vs. Polk MS
  • Thursday, December 9
    • 4:30pm Wrestling @ Rugby MS
    • 4:30pm Girls’ Basketball vs. Rugby MS
    • 5:30pm Boys’ Basketball vs. Rugby MS
  • TeamReach Codes
    • Flat Rock Athletics – Use the team code FRAthletics.
    • Girl’s Basketball – Use the team code FRWomensBasketball
    • Open Gym – Use the team code FRopengym
    • Wrestling – Use the team code FRWrestling

Reminder: Changing Student’s Transportation and Early Pick-Up

Please remember…

  • If you need to change how your student is going home on a particular day, that change must be made before 2:00 pm.
  • If you need to pick your student up from school before the end of the day, you must do so prior to 2:45 pm.

Face Covering Reminders

Based on current mandates and the HCPS school board’s most recent decisions:

  • Currently, 6th grade students, staff working directly with 6th grade students, and parents/visitors of 6th graders are required to wear a face covering during the instructional day.
  • On school buses, face coverings are required by federal mandate.  If your child rides the bus, please be sure that they wear a mask each day when they board the bus.

Looking Ahead:  Winter/Holiday Celebrations

  • Homeroom Holiday Door Decoration Contest
    • Our homeroom classes have been challenged to a door decorating contest!  Judging begins December 14th.
  • We will be having a Winter/Holiday Spirit Week December 13th-17th.
    • Monday, 12/13:  Winter/Holiday PJ Day
    • Tuesday, 12/14:  Holiday Headwear Day
    • Wednesday, 12/15:  Winter/Holiday Character Day
    • Thursday, 12/16:  Colors of the Holidays Day
    • Friday, 12/17:  Wacky Holiday Wear Day

 

November 19, 2021

A cornucopia with text that says Happy Thanksgiving

There is no school Wednesday, November 24th – Friday, November 26th.

 

Sports Through December 3rd

*Reminder:  We encourage students to attend our sporting events, but require that they go home afterschool and return accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Basketball

  • 11/23 – Boys Basketball at Canton – Steve Ledford Tribute Game, 5:00
  • 11/30 – at Hendersonville
    • Girls at 4:30
    • Boys at 5:30
  • 12/1 – Home vs. Brevard
    • Girls at 4:30
    • Boys at 5:30

Wrestling

  • 11/30 – Home vs. Hendersonville  4:30
  • 12/2 – at Brevard  4:30

Season Passes For Sale 

  • Individual:  $18
  • Individual and Child over 10:  $30
  • Family:  $60

All-Season Passes also available for purchase!

TeamReach Codes

  • Flat Rock Athletics – Use the team code FRAthletics.
  • Girl’s Basketball – Use the team code FRWomensBasketball
  • Open Gym – Use the team code FRopengym
  • Wrestling – Use the team code FRWrestling

Face Covering Reminders

On school buses, face coverings are required by federal mandate.  If your child rides the bus, please be sure that they wear a mask each day when they board the bus.

Thankful!

Thank you, parents/guardians, for trusting us to care for and teach your children each day.  We appreciate your support of our efforts to make a difference in students’ lives.  We hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  We are so grateful for our Flat Rock Family!

November 5, 2021

This Week in Sports

Boys’ Basketball Practice:

  • Monday-Thursday: 5:30-7:00
  • Friday: TBD

Girls’ Basketball Practice:

  • Monday-Thursday: 3:15-5:00
  • Friday: TBD

Wrestling Practice:

  • Monday-Wednesday: 3:15-5:00
  • Thursday: No practice
  • Friday: 3:15-5:00

TeamReach Codes

  • Flat Rock Athletics – Use the team code FRAthletics.
  • Girl’s Basketball – Use the team code FRWomensBasketball
  • Open Gym – Use the team code FRopengym
  • Wrestling – Use the team code FRWrestling

4 Day Weekend Coming Soon!

  • Thursday, November 11th – Veterans Day Holiday. No school for students.  School office will be closed.
  • Friday, November 12th – Optional Teacher Workday. No school for students.  School office will be closed.

School Board Meeting

Monday, November 8th there will be a Board of Public Education meeting at 4:00 pm.

Bus 196 Accident

As you may have seen in the news and on social media, Bus 196 was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Green River Rd on Tuesday morning, November 2nd.  The bus was transporting four Flat Rock students.  The students were transported to local hospitals and were evaluated for injuries.  Fortunately, all of the students have been released from the hospital and are recovering.  Tragically, the bus driver, Mrs. Tina Gordon, passed away in the accident.  We continue to keep her family in our thoughts and prayers.

We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support through this traumatic event.  We are so blessed to live and work in this community.

October 29, 2021

Happy Halloween!

 

This Week in Sports

  • Winter Sports Parent Night
    • Thursday, November 4, 2021, @ 5:00 pm
    • All athletes must have a completed pre-participation form on file with the school
    • All athletes must create a profile on Family ID or if you already have a profile, register for the 2021-22 school year.  Please see the instructions linked here in English and Spanish.
  • Practice will begin Monday, November 1, 2021 for Wrestling, Boys’ Basketball, and Girls’ Basketball.
  • TeamReach Codes
    • Flat Rock Athletics – Use the team code FRAthletics.
    • Girl’s Basketball – Use the team code FRWomensBasketball
    • Open Gym – Use the team code FRopengym
    • Wrestling – Use the team code FRWrestling

No School November 11th or 12th

November 11th is the Veterans Day Holiday.  November 12th is a teacher workday.  Students will not attend school on either of these days.

Call for Parent Support – Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Parents/Guardians, we would love to gather a group of parents who would like to support our school.  We do not currently have a PTO, but PTOs can contribute so much to the success of a school.  There are various events and fundraising that PTO volunteers can help coordinate.  If you would like to lead, join, or help out with a PTO, please email our assistant principal, Amber Brown.

Disc Golf Tournament

Saturday, November 13th Mr. Tobias is coordinating a Disc Golf Tournament to raise money for our Flat Rock Middle School Disc Golf Club.  This is an amateur only fundraiser tournament. 2 rounds of 18 holes. $10 from every entry fee goes to help buy supplies for the students, course maintenance, and community outreach.  Click here for more information.

National Principal’s Month

October is National Principal’s Month and, as the month comes to an end, we want to be sure to thank our fearless leader, Mr. Haney, for his leadership and compassion.

Photo of Matthew Haney

 

October 22, 2021

This Week in Sports

Winter Sports Parent Night

  • Thursday, November 4, 2021, @ 5:00 pm
  • All athletes must have a completed pre-participation form on file with the school
  • All athletes must create a profile on Family ID or if you already have a profile, register for the 2021-22 school year.  Please see the instructions linked here in English and Spanish.
  • Please join the Flat Rock Athletics TeamReach!  Use the team code FRAthletics.

Girls’ Basketball

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021, @ 3:15 pm:  6th-grade try-outs
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, @ 3:15 pm:  7th, 8th, and invited 6th-graders try-outs
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021, 3:15 pm:  Final try-out for invited athletes
  • Please join the Girl’s Basketball TeamReach!  Use the team code FRWomensBasketball.

Boys’ Basketball

  • Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm:  6th & 7th-grade try-outs
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm:  8th try-outs
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, @ 5:30 pm:  Try-outs for invited athletes
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021, @ 5:30 pm:  Try-outs for invited athletes.
  • Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 3:15 pm:  TBD
  • Please join the Open Gym TeamReach!  Use the team code FRopengym.

Wrestling

  • Practice will begin Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Please join the wrestling TeamReach!  Use the team code FRWrestling

New School Staff

We are excited to welcome some new faces to Flat Rock Middle!

  • Nurse Hannah Hill has been hired by the Health Department to serve Flat Rock Middle School full time beginning Tuesday, October 26th.  Our previous school nurse, Alice Elio, is now full time at a different school.  Please feel free to reach out to Nurse Hill for any future medical concerns or questions regarding your child.
  • Ms. Kate Daane, currently a teacher assistant at Flat Rock, will be moving into the Data Manager role in our front office.  She will be helping with student information, grades, attendance, and schedules.
  • Ms. Elizabeth Ballard will be joining us in early October as our new Media Coordinator (school librarian).

 

October 15, 2021

This Week in Sports

Boys’ Basketball Open Gym

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021:  3:15 – 5:00
  • Friday, October 22, 2021:  3:15 – 5:00
  • Please join the Open Gym TeamReach!  Use the team code FRopengym.

Girls’ Basketball Open Gym

  • Monday, October 18, 2021:  3:15 – 5:00
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021:  3:15 – 5:00
  • Please join the Girl’s Basketball TeamReach!  Use the team code FRWomensBasketball.

Wrestling

  • Practice will begin Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Please join the wrestling TeamReach!  Use the team code FRWrestling

Early Dismissal

Friday, October 22nd is an Early Dismissal day for students.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.

NC Check-Ins Testing This Week

Students will take the NC Check-Ins for the first quarter this coming week.

  • October 19 – Reading (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)
  • October 20 – Science (8th grade only)
  • October 21 – Math (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)

The purpose of these tests is to give teachers data that can inform their classroom instruction.  Please encourage your child to try their best on these assessments.

End of the 1st Nine Weeks

The 1st grading period ends on October 24th and reports cards will be available on October 28th.

Attendance

Parents/guardians, thank you for getting your child to school every day on time.  Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success.  Please check out this resource from Attendance Works to help explain the importance of attendance for middle/high school students:

Bus 235

Beginning Monday afternoon, October 18th, Bus 235 will drop off Flat Rock students about 30 minutes later than normal in the afternoons only.  This is to help correct overcrowding issues on the bus.

 

October 8, 2021

This Week in Sports

  • Monday, 10/11
    • Soccer @ Macon Middle:  4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 10/13
    • Soccer @ TBD if we win on 10/11/21
  • Thursday, 10/14
    • Football @ Smokey Mountain Middle
  • Winter sports will begin on October 18, 2021
  • Please join these TeamReach groups for the most up-to-date information.  Get the TeamReach app here.
    • Open Gym:  FRopengym

HCPS School Board

There will be an HCPS Board of Public Education meeting on Tuesday, October 12th at 4:00.  Click here to stream the meeting live on YouTube.

8th Grade Field Trips

Dupont – Wednesday, October 13th

Ag Trip – Monday, October 18th

Upcoming Testing

Students will take the NC Check-Ins for the first quarter the week after next.

  • October 19 – Reading (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)
  • October 20 – Science (8th grade only)
  • October 21 – Math (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)

The purpose of these tests is to give teachers data that can inform their classroom instruction.  Please encourage your child to try their best on these assessments.

Thank You to Our Custodians

This past week was National Custodial Appreciation Week.  We appreciate our custodians and all that they do to create a clean, organized environment for our students to learn in.  We treated them to lunch out this week, but wish we could do so much more to show our appreciation!

October 1, 2021

This Week in Sports

  • Monday, 10/4
    • Soccer vs. Apple Valley at Home 4:00
    • Volleyball vs. Apple Valley at Home 4:00
    • Softball – Open Field 4:30
  • Tuesday, 10/5 – Cross Country at TBD 4:00
  • Wednesday, 10/6
    • Soccer vs. TBD 4:00
    • Volleyball vs. TBD 4:00
  • Thursday, 10/7
    • Football at Rugby 5:00
    • Softball – Open Field 4:30

Is Your Child Going Home With Another Student?

If a student is going home with another student, both students need a note from their parents/guardians.  We have been getting notes for the student who has a transportation change, but we also need a note from the other students’ parent giving permission for this student to come home with their child.

Athletics – TeamReach

There is a TeamReach application available to help with communications regarding all Flat Rock Athletics in general.  If your child is involved in sports, please download the TeamReach app from the Apple App store or Google Play store.  Add this code to get information regarding all sports at Flat Rock.

Code:  FRAthletics

 

 

September 17, 2021

Next Week in Sports

  • Monday, 9/20
    • Soccer vs. Hendersonville at Home 4:30
    • Volleyball vs. Hendersonville at Home 4:30
  • Tuesday, 9/21 – CC at Rugby 4:30
  • Wednesday, 9/22
    • Soccer at Brevard 4:00
    • Volleyball at Brevard 4:00
  • Thursday, 9/23 – Football at Polk Middle 5:00

Fall Portraits

Monday, September 20th we will have Fall Portraits taken by Lifetouch.  There will be a make up day for fall pictures in October for anyone who cannot attend Monday.

Fall Sports Pictures

Lifetouch will be taking sports pictures on Thursday, September 23rd.

Devious Licks

We would like to make parent/guardians aware that there is a trend going around Tik-Tok encouraging students to vandalize the school and/or steal items from school.  This trend is being referred to as the “Devious Licks” challenge.  This has become a very serious issue at our school and at other middle and high schools.  We are having to spent countless hours investigating these issues of vandalism, and our custodians are working tirelessly to clean up and conduct repairs.  Please help us by having a conversation with your child about the importance of respecting our school building and others’ belongings.  Students that have been identified as contributing to these issues have faced serious consequences including suspensions and these incidents are reported to law enforcement.

Social Media

If you don’t already, please like and follow our school Social Media pages.  With school now in full swing, we will begin sharing the many great things happening at Flat Rock!

Facebook – Like and Follow Us:  https://www.facebook.com/FRMSchool

Twitter – Follow Us:  https://twitter.com/frmspride

Media Opt Out

If you would like your child to be “opted out” of being photographed and included as part of our school or district media publications, please see the link below for information on how to do that this year.  Please be aware that there are changes this year from previous years, and you have to take action to opt your child out this year.

Media Opt-Out Information

Thank You

We appreciate our parents/guardians for all you do to contribute to your child’s education.  Whether it be reinforcing our expectations at home, helping with homework completion, attending sports events, or getting them to school on time each day, we want to say thank you!  We appreciate your support!

This page was last modified by Dane Lancaster on Sep 30, 2022 @ 5:43 pm