Happy Birthday TODAY! Ashanti Green! Treyton Brown! Mackenzie Clemens!
Happy Birthday TOMORROW! Brandon Burns!
Happy Birthday Sunday! Ava Polensky! Cooper Umphenour!
PLEASE turn in your Computer Device User Agreements to me (Pam) in the front office by 11/11.
GO BIG RED! TGIF!
Tiger Game In the Fort!
TIGER FOOTBALL TONIGHT!
FSHS Tigers are hosting the Bishop Miege Stags at Frary Field in the Regional Round of the 4A State Football Playoffs. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
REMINDER: This is a KSHSAA post-season game AND ADMISSION WILL BE CHARGED: $5 for students, K-12, and $7 for adults.
STUDENTS: Please enter through the North Gate. If you leave during the game, you will NOT be allowed re-entry.
Per KSHSAA post-season rules, masks are required and must be worn at all times in the stadium.
FROM THE DESK OF COACH DeL:
Next week is KSHSAA Buffer Week. No students are allowed in Gyms or weight room outside of school hours
There will be a meeting for all Seniors during Activity Period Monday in the Auditorium. Jostens will be here to discuss Graduation orders.
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO ORDER FRUIT FROM STUCO MEMBERS!
Fruit will be delivered in early December. The exact delivery date will be determined after the final order is submitted.
SELL, SELL, SELL! ART FUNDRAISER FORMS AND $$$ DUE 11/12/2020!
Mr. Amer is collecting forms and money AND Art Club dues! Also, if you want an Art Club t-shirt, you need to fill out the Google form on Google classroom and pick a size by Thursday, November 12th.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Fundraiser:
Members are taking orders for fresh baked cookies until Wednesday, November 18th. To find out how much for how many of what kind, talk to any FCCLA member or Mrs. Bowman.
FSHS AFTERSCHOOL CHOIR WANTS YOU! Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. in the FSHS Choir Room with Ms. Harper.
LGBTQ+Students and Allies: If you feel alone and need someone who will understand what you’re going through, attend the weekly meetings in Mrs. Hartman’s room, Room 100, after school MONDAY afternoons. For the Google classroom code, email firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKE INFORMATION:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 8:15 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. If you want a “do over,” return all photos ordered. It helps to mark with the reason for the retake. Retakes will be printed with the same background and package as the original order and are free of charge with the return of the original photos.
REMOTE LEARNERS! PLEASE PICK UP AND FILL OUT AN ORDER FORM BEFORE YOUR “PICTURE DAY!”
PICTURE DAY INFORMATION, ONLY FOR REMOTE LEARNERS!
YOUR PHOTO WILL BE TAKEN AT FORT SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL!
THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 12TH TIME: 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Monday Nov 16th during lunch - Senior Mask Pictures
HERE FOR YOU...
Students, if you are struggling emotionally or mentally, please remember that the school therapists are available. Our therapists specialize in childhood trauma, depression and anxiety. If you are interested in seeing one of the school therapists please contact your counselor by email or come to speak with them. If you are a freshman or sophomore, please contact Mr. Altic (email@example.com). If you are a junior or senior, please contact Mr. Messer (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is no need to suffer in silence when there is help available. It is private and confidential.
REASONS PEOPLE FEEL THEY SHOULDN'T SEEK COUNSELING:
1. There is not enough "trauma drama."
Often people feel they have to experience significant trauma or abuse to need therapy. They sometimes invalidate themes or are told by others they don't have any reason to feel down or anxious. ANY person can benefit from a counseling session. Likely if you have thought "I should talk to someone" you probably should. It doesn't have to be frequent or intense. Therapy is different for everyone. There are so many experiences that people have that can contribute to emotional dysregulation. So, no such thing as "too little" or "too much" trauma necessary for therapy. You and your therapist focus and work on whatever is bothering you or help figure out what that is.
2. I don't want people to think I am crazy.
We often suffer alone because we fear what other people may think or what we may find out about ourselves. A high percentage of your peers, adults in your life, etc., have talked to a counselor of some sort or have considered doing so. As for the fear of being "crazy," often therapy helps us to feel better and helps us to stop invalidating ourselves. Also, it can help you figure out symptoms, where they come from and what you can do to manage them.
3. Talking to someone I don't know would be weird.
It can feel awkward for the first few minutes, but usually by the end of the 1st session, people report feeling comfortable. Also, it can be helpful to share with someone you don't see outside of session and someone who is non-biased and there just for you! A therapist can help you make sense of your symptoms and tell you what is normal or what is anxiety/depression, etc.
4. I worry that they will share what I say.
The only things that therapists are mandated to share is if you have suicidal ideation and won't commit to a safety plan or have life threatening behaviors, if there is any abuse or neglect to anyone under 18. It is meant to be confidential so you can get what you need.
5. Talking can't really help. Can it?
Talking on it's own can make some difference but therapy is ACTIVE. You don't just vent. You get feedback, learn skills, process thoughts, learn about symptoms, make sense of things, problem-solve with helpful guidance, have someone who is there for you and who is unbiased to help you achieve your goals.
If you are thinking about talking to someone, go ahead and reach out. It could be one session, as needed sessions, once a week, once a month, whatever you and your provider decide together. Just, please, don't suffer alone.
LET YOUR 1ST HOUR TEACHER KNOW IF YOU NEED MEALS!
The kitchen crew needs to know how many meals to prepare, even though meals are free through June! If you'd like milk with your sack lunch, it's available for only $.50 a carton.
Breakfast: cheesy egg muffin, juice, milk
Lunch: stuffed crust pizza, lettuce salad, corn, rosy applesauce, milk
Breakfast: cereal, graham snack, juice, milk
Lunch: salisbury steak with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet peas, orange wedges, wheat roll, milk
Breakfast: zucchini bread, applesauce, juice, milk
Lunch: hot dog, baked beans, tater tots, Sidekicks Icee, milk
Breakfast: sausage biscuit, juice, milk
Lunch: popcorn chicken, lettuce salad, baby carrots, red grapes, milk
Breakfast: mini bagels, graham snack, juice, milk
Lunch: teriyaki chicken, rice, steamed broccoli, mandarin oranges, milk
Applications are now being accepted for the Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Program. The program, held on the KSU campus, is July 8th through July 11th. Please check your email and contact Mr. Messer for more information or to pick up an application.