September 2016

Welcome back to FMS! Thank you and congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Harford County Public Library summer reading program. We showed our Fallston pride again and took the trophy!! Now let's have a great year.

September 2, 2015

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing summer and did lots of reading. Thank you to all of the students that completed the summer reading program at the public library. FMS is #1 again! I will be going to the Harford County Public Library board meeting on September 17th at the Bel Air branch of the library to pick up our trophy. You all make me very proud!

Don’t forget to follow all of the media center happenings on Twitter. We are @FMSMediaCenter.

August 2014

Welcome back! I thought that the summer flew by. I hope everyone had a great summer. I know that many of you did some reading, because we won the summer reading trophy from the public library this year! I get to pick it up on your behalf on September 18th. I look forward to displaying it along with our others.

Over the summer I set up a Twitter account for the media center. Tell your parents, so that they can follow all of the great things that happen in our media center throughout the year. We are @FMSMediaCenter.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you very soon as you come in for classes.

August 2013

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and spent lots of time reading some great books! To be honest, it took me a while to get into my reading habit. Once I did, though, I read some really good ones. If you go to the Books and Reading page of the wiki you will see a Glogster with the books.

We had quite a few students complete the summer reading program once again this year. I’m really proud of all of you. Be sure to look for your name in the display outside of the media center. If you finished but your name is not listed, let us know so that we can add it.

We will be starting Media Center orientation right after Labor Day, then jumping into book selection and research classes. Before you know it, it will be time for the Book Fair in December. I’m looking forward to a fun and successful year. Let’s make it another great one at FMS!

Welcome Back!!
We’re off to another exciting year at FMS. I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful summer. I thought the time flew!

Congratulations to our wonderful students that complete the summer reading program at the public library. I received word that the Fallston Middle School students came in first place in the county against all of the other middle schools! That means that our school had a higher percentage of students completing the program than any other middle school in the county. The names of the students that completed the program are posted in the display case outside of the media center. Mr. Mascari and I have been invited to attend the HCPL board meeting on Thursday, September 20th to accept the trophy. I’m very proud to do this in you honor.

After receiving this news, I’m glad that I read as much as I did this summer. If you go to the Books and Reading page, you will see the books that I completed this summer.

Once again, welcome back everyone. Let’s make it a great year at Fallston Middle School!

The Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Scholastic Book Fair. We had a few very busy days. In spite of the economy we did pretty well. We earned over $400 dollars worth of books for the media center. Also, I have a few purchases in mind for the media center with the funds that were raised.

National Book Festival
On Saturday, September 24, 2011, I had the opportunity to attend the National Book Festival on the mall in Washington, D.C. This was the second time I had attended it, and was once again excited to be surrounded by so many people that love to and are passionate about reading. There were many authors in attendance. I had the opportunity to hear four authors speak.
I began my day with Sarah Dessen, the author of Along for the Ride, Just Listen and Lock and Key, to name a few. She was witty, warm and humorously self-deprecating. She talked about how she got started, her writing routine and the background of several of her books.
Then I went to hear Gregory Maguire. Previously he was known as a children’s author, but I believe is now better known as the author of the Wicked series. He read part of the prologue of his new book, Out of Oz. He talked about why he began to write the series, the process of how Wicked became a Broadway smash, and how he is now bringing the series to its end. He was funny, musical—he sang part of a song from the Broadway show, and very entertaining.
Jack Gantos, the author of the Joey Pigza series, was absolutely hysterical to listen to. He spoke about the small town in Pennsylvania where he grew up, his “checkered” past, and the ridiculous story of how he got the cat on which he based his Rotten Ralph book. After hearing him speak, I went to buy his newest book, Dead End in Norvelt.
Finally I heard Gordon Korman speak. Mr. Korman is the author of numerous books including, Schooled, Swindle, No More Dead Dogs and Pop. He is also one of the authors of the //Thirty-Nine Clues// series and the new //Cahills vs Vespers// series. He spoke quite a bit about the research that is done in order to write many of his books, including the ones in the previously mentioned series and his Titanic series. Like the other authors he was funny and very entertaining.
All of the authors were very gracious in answering questions, most of them from kids. I left the festival feeling physically tired, yet energized and anxious to read more of their books. All of the speakers that I heard had their speeches videotaped. Some may already be available on CSPAN Book TV. You will also be able to find them soon at National Book Festival

This was performed at a middle school in Florida. Do you think FMS could pull off something like this?

Contact Information
Mrs. Teresa Plumer
Library Media Specialist
Fallston Middle School
2303 Carrs Mill Road
Fallston, MD 21047410-638-4129