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: