Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Edible observations



  In a creative and edible way,  Mrs. Coppens' 6th grade science classes studied types of rocks and how they were formed. 



 Using healthy ingredients, representing minerals, students were provided a hands on approach learning about sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks



Carrot Cake Rocks!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

First bounty of FMS garden harvested

 Students in Mrs. Knight's health class got to pick and taste the first garden bounty of spicey radishes, swiss chard and basil.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Farm 2 School Greenhouse Project



Students in multi-age and health classes have been starting and transplanting seedlings in the FMS greenhouse.

Extra seedlings have been planted at the high school and they will be available for outdoor kitchen gardens.

Tomatoes, basil, beans, carrots, swiss chard, dill and radishes will become part of our salad bar in school or used in health classes.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

8th grade Presentation on 5/7/17
"The Opiate Effect" 

 On May 7, 2013 the FMS Wellness Team invited Mr. Skip Gates, a Maine teacher for 42 yrs, to talk to the 8th grade class about the dangers associated with drug abuse.  Mr. Gates has worked with the US Attorney's office and has presented to both middle and high schools around New England.

  Sadly, his family experienced a horrible tragedy when his son, Will, died of a heroin overdose 4 years ago.  His son was a tremendous student athlete studying molecular genetics while racing for the University of Vermont's ski team.  

  Mr. Gates has retired from his teaching job to reach out to students about decision making and temptations with drug abuse.  He spoke on a personal level reminding us that the smallest choices we make can have the biggest impact in our life as well as the lives of others.

Below is a link to The Opiate Effect documentary:


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Guest Chef with 8th gr Health Classes

Guest Chef Peelen demonstrates the technique of preparing and rolling Maki to the 8th grade health classes.

Placing the vegetables on the rice and Nori seaweed.

Rolling the Maki with the sushi mats.

Success creating a nutritious snack!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Farm 2 School" activity in health class

Grade 6,7,8 students visited the orchard and garden behind the high school as part of a "Farm 2 School" activity in health class.  Mrs. Poliquin, Food Service Director, and Mrs. Knight, Health Teacher, explained the importance of eating fresh, local foods as part of a healthy lifestyle.

 Students had the opportunity to identify and taste fresh fruits and veggies that are ripe in the orchard and garden.

 Students will continue to learn about the nutritional value and cooking skills related to using local fruits and vegetables in health class.