Be an involved parent – The PTA is our way as parents to participate in the FMHS community. Not only is it a resource to get information, it allows us to have a positive impact in the classroom through funds raised and volunteer efforts we’ve been able to:

  • help cover bus costs for college tours
  • cover the costs for Naviance, our college and career readiness software and provide college resource books
  • support classroom projects like Ms. Mathes Soap Making Project and Ms. Gates Podcasting Project
  • provide funds for art supplies and graphing calculators
  • assist with senior activities (prom, senior trip, yearbook and graduation venue)
  • assist with the cost of Camp Bernie
  • and much more…

Please join the parents who have already VOLUNTEERED! It’s not hard if we all pitch in.

Thursday 11/29 5:00-8:00 pm: Student led parent-teacher conferences
Friday 11/30 12:00-3:00 pm: Student led parent-teacher conferences

        FMHS apparel will be on sale on both conference dates.
        $10 tees & shorts
        $20 hoodies and sweatpants

Monday 12/03 6:30 pm: General PTA meeting in the library (please note the date change)
Monday 12/03 7:00 pm: A WORKSHOP For Parents “How To Talk To Your Teen” by Amanda Cartagena. Ms. Cartagena is a Licensed Master Social Worker and is our in-school RAPP representative. (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program)

Thursday 12/06: Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

Tuesday 12/11 5:00-7:30 pm: PGC Family Night

Wednesday 12/19 6:00-7:30 pm: Multi Cultural Potluck and Music Festival in the library. Meet other parents. Interact with your kids through music and dance. Share the different traditions of the FMHS community through food!

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck that represents your seasonal traditions. Please send RSVPs if you plan on attending to

Looking ahead to 2019
Tuesday 01/08 6:30 pm: FMHS Bookclub in the library. January’s book is EDUCATED by Tara Westover

To all parents,

It gives me great pleasure to let you know that our first PTA meeting went well. We had a great group of seasoned PTA parents. We’re looking forward to welcoming the parents of the class of 2022.
During our meeting, several issues came to the forefront of the debate. One was the missing lunch forms from parents. Every year the state awards grants to schools with the right percentage of students who qualify for reduced or subsidized lunch. That percentage is a moving target, but to qualify for the grant, we need each family to fill out the lunch form and making sure it’s handed over to the school. Due to the missing forms, each year we miss out on $145,000 to $200,000 for our children. This year we ask you to please fill out the lunch form and return it immediately and help us help FMHS. Let’s not add to our let another year get away from us. This is an achievable target and I’m confident we can succeed in hitting it. LET’S ALL FILL THE LUNCH FORMS OUT FOR OUR CHILDREN.

This year, Diversity, Equality, and Fairness are the words of the new Chancellor and ours. Thus, we’re looking for at least two bilingual parents to join our EB team and help redefine our connection with Spanish speaking parents and others. We have open positions on our PTA executive board and one on our SLT (school leadership team). We’ll have a vote during our next PTA meeting. The SLT position requires attendance at a monthly meeting that is held at FMHS at 5pm on the first Tuesday of every
month. I’ve listed the open positions below.
• 1 SLT Member
• 1 or 2 Family Giving Coordinators.
• 1 or 2 Chairs of communication.

Other opportunities for parent participation include positions on our school web design team, and the student organization teachers’ funding committees. Positions are also available on the fundraising committee. There’s plenty of room for you if you’d like to be part of our executive board.
The PTA is currently looking to replace our apparel vendor. We’d once again like to give parents and students the opportunity to show our school spirit with T-shirts, sweats, and other items. Parent participation is welcome here, too.

Thank you,
Pape M Diedhiou, President, FMHS PTA

Here are the PTA meeting dates for the rest of the year! Come meet the PTA members and hear what exciting things are happening in your school this year! Make your voices heard and participate! All meetings take place in the Black Box on First Floor at 6:30 PM

  • October 9, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • December 11, 2018
  • January 15, 2019
  • February 12, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • May 14, 2019
  • June 11, 2019

  • Dear Families, 

    Welcome and welcome back to Frank McCourt for the 2018-2019 school year! We are thrilled to meet our new families and reunite with our returning families. The FMHS Parent Teacher Association counts on your engagement and needs your support to help fund the many activities your children have or will engage in (Camp Bernie, Senior Activities, Intersession Projects). Please join our 1st PTA meeting on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th at 6:30 PM in the Black Box on the first floor. 

    During our first meeting we anticipate finishing our election process and appointing chairs of the various enrichment activities that the PTA helps fund. Do you have fundraising experience, PTA Board Member experience, auction planning aspirations, want to meet other parent? JOIN US

    We look forward to seeing you! 



    PTA President

    Reminders about our School Year Calendar

    • Our school day will continue to run Monday-Thursday from 8:30-3:36 and Friday from 8:30-1 2:48. Students will continue to have classes that meet on a block schedule, and Advisory and lunch will meet for 45 minutes each.
    • Fridays students will continue to be scheduled for 2 blocks, and they will also have Advisory and lunch.

    Students in the Upper House (11th and 12th grade) will continue to have shorter semesters and 2 Intersession terms a year. Term dates are already posted on the FMHS website on the school calendar.

    In addition to some changes in our schedule, we have more unique programs coming in 2018 – 2019. On WEDNESDAY, September 26, all families are invited to our FMHS Family Night​ to learn more about our Advisory and Guidance program; curriculum; grading policy innovations; graduation requirements; how to get involved in our PTA and more. We look forward to seeing you September 26 from 5:30-7:30pm​.

    First Day of School – Wednesday, September 5
    Our school year begins just after Labor Day on Wednesday, September 5. Students should plan on meeting in an extended Advisory and shortened Wednesday classes for an introduction to the year.

    8:30am – Class of 2022 meets in ADVISORY; Class of 2021 meets in the AUDITORIUM
    9:00am – Class of 201 9 arrives for a Senior Breakfast in the LIBRARY
    9:30am – Class of 2020 arrives for ADVISORY
    2:30pm – All students dismissed

    The first day of school is hectic at entry. To ease the process, all returning students should bring their student ID cards with them. Students should plan to arrive 1 5-20 minutes early for the first few days while new students learn entry procedures and all schools adjust to new schedules. If you have questions about your child’s attendance or arrival during the first days, please reach out to her/his advisor or guidance counselor. Thursday will be a full day of classes for all students