Forest Glen newsletter

Forest Glen Middle
JAN./FEB. 2015
Volume 2, Issue 1
Ronald Forsman
6th Grade
Assistant Principal
Ms. Barnett
Principal’s Message
Broward County Public Schools
7th Grade
Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that half the year is over and we are in the last
Assistant Principal semester of the school year. Students need to be accountable and responsible for their
Mr. Ponder
school performance. This includes self-monitoring of academic progress in class and
adhering to the Secondary Student Code of Conduct. If you, as parents, check your child’s
8th Grade
Pinnacle nightly, check their agendas, make sure homework is completed and encourage
Assistant Principal them to take advantage of the tutoring and stay on task in class, you will help your child on
Ms. Osborne
the road to success. Have daily discussions with your child about their school day and what
they learned. Make your home a school zone and together, we will help them reach their
~Mission of
Forest Glen is
committed to
educating all
students to reach
their highest
We are gearing up for the Florida Standards Assessment Testing and the FSA Writes, which
is right around the corner. This is a new era in standardized testing for us and we are doing
all that we can to prepare the students for this new rigorous test. There will be more
information forthcoming on the test itself as well as the dates of testing. Please check our
Go, Wildcats! We have so much to celebrate at Forest Glen! We want to thank Coach
Dorfman and Coach Wiggins for an outstanding basketball season for our boys and girls!
6501 Turtle Run We are so proud to say that 7 Wildcats Band members earned a spot on the Broward
Schools All-County Band. They are: Dylan Castillo, Presley Fiore, Jason Gluck, Arravintha
Gobinathan, Matthew Hollinger, Kyle Passley, and Tushar Shenoy. The FGMS Junior
Coral Springs, Thespian Troupe (aka. Drama Club) represented us very well at the regional competitions
in Palm Beach. We received 7 superiors and 10 excellents in the individual events and the
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Phone Number: one-act play also received a superior rating. All move o to the State competitions in
February. We wish them continued success!
School Website
Please encourage your children to get involved in some of our before or after school
activities. We all know that students who are involved generally do better in school. Please
call our office with any questions or concerns that you may have. We are here for you. We
appreciate our Forest Glen staff, students, and families. Go Wildcats!
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability,
gender, national origin, marital status, race religion or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the
Executive Director, Benefits & EEO Compliance at (754) 321-2150 or Teletype Machine TTY (754) 321-2158.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call
Equal Education Opportunities (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine, (TTY) 754-321-2158.
The School Board of Broward County, Florida expressly prohibits bullying, including cyberbullying, by or towards any student or employee.
See Policy 5.9: Anti-Bullying for additional information.
8th Grade TRIP:
Washington DC and New York
May 26 - 29, 2015
The first interest meeting will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Parents are encouraged to attend in order to obtain pertinent information about the trip.
Honor Flight is a service related project through the Broward County Association of Student Councils
and National Honor Society. This is a fundraising project to send WWII veterans on a flight from Fort
Lauderdale to Washington, D.C. to visit War Memorial. Each school is participating in this great event.
The students have decided to raise enough funds in November, December, and January to send two
WWII veterans on the next voyage in May 2015. The amount needed will be $850.00. Events proposed
include; Paper Flag Challenge, Selling Red, White & Blue Bandanas to create a human flag, Wildcat
Wars, a wacky Olympic themed event, and fun nights at locations such as Cherry Smash and/or
Chipotle. Parents we need your support. For any information, please contact Ms. Brice at
[email protected]
Save the Date:
FGMS First Annual Community Color Run
Saturday, February 21, 2015
More information to follow...
For inquiries contact Ms. Brice at [email protected]
Forest Glen Middle School
Invites Parents to Ms. Pugh’s Civics Expo
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
Have ever asked yourself “How can I strengthen my child’s skills in Civics or how can I make
learning Civics more engaging & interactive for my child?” If you answered yes to either of
those questions, then this is an event you do not want to miss! Come out and learn about
research-based reading and writing strategies you could apply at home to enhance your child’s
knowledge in Civics. This is great preparation for the Civics End-of-Course Exam!!!
Special Guest Speaker
“Tina Swanton”
Social Studies Instructional Facilitator for the Broward County School Board
• Free Resources
• Refreshments will be served
• Display of student work/projects
• Demonstrations on how to execute various strategies
Forest Glen Middle’s Reading Department
Welcome back from winter break! The reading department is so excited about the arrival of student laptop computers. Our students have been utilizing them in their reading classes on a weekly basis learning research and keyboarding skills. We are seeing improvements in all facets of ELA (English Language Arts). This year our focus has been on the “Reading Writing Connection”. Please encourage your children to Read, Read, Read!
National Junior Honor Society
General Members
Meetings are held on the Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month in
the Media Center. Our meeting times are from 4 to 5 p.m.
The dates for the remainder of the year are as follows:
January 8th and 22nd
February 12th and 19th
March 12th and 19th
April 9th and 23rd
May 7th, 14th and 21st
Please remember to check the NJHS Page on Mrs. Brice's website
Student Government
Students interested in making a change and planning school events should
plan to attend Student Government meetings every Thursday in room 502 from
4-5 p.m. Please remember to check the SGA Page on Mrs. Brice's website
Environmental Club
The club meets on Thursday afternoons. We are in need of soil and vegetable
(tomato, pepper, etc.) plants. If you can help, please contact Wendy
Greenberg at [email protected]
We Want to Hear From You! Your input matters to us. Please take a few minutes to participate in our Annual Survey for parents. To
access the survey, visit the District’s website,, and click on the Annual Survey icon.
The survey takes place from January 5 – January 30, 2015, and is your opportunity to share your
opinions and ideas about your child’s educational experience at Forest Glen Middle.
To access the survey, you will need your child’s student ID number and date of birth. If you do not have
your child’s student ID number (which is printed on school report cards) or if you do not have internet
access at home, please call the front office and we can assist you.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in this important survey and for partnering with us
in your child’s education.
Dates to Remember
Nov. 17 - Mar. 2: Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (FAIR-FS) AP2
Dec. 1-18: Winter End of Course Exams (EOC) Retake & FSA English Language
Arts - Writing Component Field Test
Feb. 2-6: Broward Assessment of Florida Standards (BAFS 2 replaces BAT)
Feb. 16 - Apr. 3: Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment
Feb. 25 - Apr. 8: Florida Alternate Assessment Administration (FAA)
Mar. 2-13: Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts - Writing
Mar. 3 - Jun. 4: Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (FAIR-FS) AP 3
Mar. 30 - Apr. 10: Spring End of Course Exams - Algebra 1 Retake
Apr. 13 - May 8: Florida Standards Assessment - English Language Arts & Math
Apr. 20 - May 15: Spring End of Course Exams: Algebra 1, Geometry
Apr. 20 - May 22: Spring End of Course Exams: Biology 1, Civics
* All Home Games Will Start At 4:30 except
the last game
* Girls Play First For The First Four Games
* Fee $3.00 Adults $2.00 Students; All
Faculty Enter At No Charge
1/7 Renaissance Springs Charter @ FGMS
1/12 FGMS @ Richards
1/14 Lyons Creek @ FGMS
1/21 Pompano Beach @ FGMS
1/26 FGMS @ Crystal Lake
1/28 Deerfield Beach @ FGMS
2/2 FGMS @ Sawgrass Springs
2/4 FGMS @ Westglades 4:00 p.m.
Please mark your calendars for the
following dates and times! The meetings
will be held on the 4th Tuesday of every
month, with the exception of holidays,
at alternating times.
It’s not too late to join PTA. It only cost $6
to join and your membership does not
require you to volunteer! If you are available
and would like to volunteer for any events,
or if you would like more information, please
email us at [email protected]
Discipline Policy 5006: Suspension and Expulsion
The intent of this policy is to provide for the maintenance of a safe, orderly and peaceful educational environment for all students and to align with zero-­‐tolerance legislation and statuary requirements. You may access additional information regarding Policy 5006 at:
Parental Input for Instructional and School-­Based Administrator Evaluations
In accordance with Florida Statute 1012.34, parents have the right to provide input into the instructional/administrative employee evaluations.
Academic Online Resources
Resource Management Solution
PK - 12 Online Library Catalog
Search your school’s library collection for print
and digital resources.
School & Home Access:
Students: Login = 10 digit student number
Password = birthdate (e.g., 06/22/1998)
Teachers: Login = p + 8 digit ID number
Password = 8 digit ID number (no p)
With the Destiny Quest mobile app, users can
search and access library resurces from their iOS
or Android mobile devices. Students can also view
books they have checked out and oustanding fines.
1. Download the App!
2. Enter the URL:
Select your school and login through Destiny
Quest with your student or teach login
Broward County Public schools’ doorway to
resources focused on student achievement,
academic performance, and best practices.
School & Home Access:
User ID: 10 digit student number
Password: birthdate (mm/dd/yyyy) (e.g.,
School & Home Access:
Access online video tutorials for using technology
Select school library
School & Home Access through BEEP:
Password: brow_log
Choose Resources or eBooks
Academic Online Resources, Cont’d.
Improve student performance and maximize the
use of your technology with Britannica School.
School & Home Access:
Username: 4 digit school code (3051)
Password: broward
Access online collection of interactive eBooks with
video, quizzes, and teacher resources.
School & Home Access:
Username: bcs
Password: reads
ProQuest delivers deep researched solutions linked
to curriculum standards.
School & Home Access:
Username: Select school from dropdown list
(school access)
Username: bcs+4 digit school code (3051) (e.g.
bcs1234) (home access)
Password: broward (home access only)
Lesson plans, author programs, and book
resources that provide differentiated learning
strategies to support literacy.
School & Home Access:
Username: Broward
Password: Broward
Middle School Athletic Association
(MSAA) 2014-2015 Season Timeline
Start Practice Date
School Decision
Season Starts October 11, 2014
Seasons Ends January 8, 2014
Start Practice Date
School Decision
Season Starts December 15, 2014
Seasons Ends February 19, 2014
Start Practice Date
School Decision
Season Starts January 8, 2014
Seasons Ends April 8, 2014
Start Practice Date
School Decision
Season Starts April 8, 2014
Seasons Ends May 26, 2014
The Florida Standards
The Common Core State Standards provide a
consistent, clear understanding of what
students are expected to learn, so teachers
and parents know what they need to do to
help them. The standards are designed to be
robust and relevant to the real world,
reflecting the knowledge and skills that our
young people need for success in college and
For more information, visit
Title I News
District Parent Involvement Plan:
District staff and parents jointly develop the plan. The
plan includes the parent activities to be implemented
through the school year and an evaluation of last year’s
district parent program. You can access this plan at If you would like to
review a hard copy of this plan or
translation is needed, please contact Linda Howard, Title I
Program Specialist at 754-321-1410.
SPAR Report
The SPAR for the 2013/2014 school year contains data
for the required indicators and the Annual Measurable
Objectives (AMO) from The Florida Department of
Education. Please click here, for the
full 2013/2014 report for Forest Glen Middle School.
Parents can go to http://www.broward.k12.>
schoolimprove/sip-­‐plan/sip_plan.asp. to read and review the School’s Improvement Plan