Academics

Our talented FRMS teachers work diligently to provide a positive, engaging, collaborative, challenging and welcoming academic environment for every child. Each grade's course curriculum incrementally builds upon the rigor of the previous year, providing a stimulating, hands-on learning atmosphere. 7th and 8th graders also have unique, individual access to the latest technology learning tools through the District 196 1:1 technology initiative. Each 7th and 8th grader receives an iPad to complete and turn in assignments, collaborate with their peers and their teachers.

Each student is assigned to a Homeroom Teacher, which is the first contact for parents with any general questions or concerns.

Physical Education - all grades

All students will learn the following:

  • Swimming – front crawl, back crawl, side stroke and breast stroke
  • Hand-eye coordination through sports such as Pickle ball and Badminton
  • The importance of working as a team through Flag Football, Basketball, Team Handball, Volleyball and Soccer
  • The importance of being physically fit through running, fitness tests and strength training

1:1 Technology - 7th & 8th grade

District 196's 1:1 technology initiative has changed the learning landscape starting in 7th grade. Every FRMS 7th and 8th grader receives an iPad mini to use for each class. 1:1 technology gives every student access to interactive classroom learning tools, including apps such as Schoology, which is the online course management system for District 196. Starting in the fall of 2017, all students will use the Schoology app to not only turn in their assignments, but to collaborate with other students while receiving helpful, specific class information, schedules and reminders from each of their teachers. This iPad app and others further advance student learning by providing enhanced collaboration and engagement, saving students time while deepening their understanding and connections to course material.