Falcon News

The McDowell Mountain Falcons are always up to something. Visit this page often to see what's happening. You'll find upcoming events as well as the latest news about some of the great things going on at our school.

School Spelling Bee

Every year, FHUSD participates in the Scripps National Spelling Beesystem including 3rd-8th grade students from MMES and FHMS. The first step is the written test that all third graders took before winter break and resulted in 24 students participating in the bee on January 8.  

Everyone did a marvelous job including the top four students who will compete in the district bee in the evening on Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the District Learning Center with 21 other winning students from FHMS:

  • MMES Spelling Bee Champion: Levi Lara
  • 2nd Place: Angelo Latko
  • 3rd Place: Ben Goodman
  • 4th Place: DeMya Staten

New Student Council President

MMES Student Council 3rd Grade President, Sawyer Hoid served an excellent term for the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year. However, Sawyer and her wonderful family moved out of state and we will greatly miss them. 

We have now appointed Millie Duenas-Nelson as our new third grade president who won second place out of seven candidates in the August 2019 election. Student council sponsor, Ms. Sam Elder, MMES staff, and the entire student body appreciate Millie for accepting this important position and we know she will be excellent as well!

Sock Drive Result

MMES Falcon Leaders' community service project for November and December was their annual sock drive for the Shoebox Ministry. We surpassed our 1,200 sock-pair goal, and Shoebox Ministry received 1,537 pairs of socks for the homeless this winter. Thank you to all of the MMES Falcon Leaders, their sponsor Ms. Smart, and all the classes whose families brought in socks for this collection!