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FMS introduces house system

FMS introduces house system

August 10th, 2017 by Helen Wilbers in Local News

Fulton Middle School just a little more Hogwarts-esque.

"We're very excited to be starting a house system," Principal Beth Houf said during Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.

Fans of the Harry Potter books may be familiar with house systems, in which students are divided up into groups. Instead of being sorted by a hat, however, students will be grouped by grade. Each of the planned eight houses will include a sixth-, seventh- and eighth grade class, Houf said.

The houses' names and themes are a surprise, she added, but she did reveal each house will be learning about a different culture from around the world. And they won't just stay within school walls.

"They'll each have something in the community they'll support through service-learning," Houf said.

Because the houses include multiple grades, it'll offer an opportunity for upper grade levels to help those in lower levels.

"The eighth-graders will mentor seventh-graders, and both will mentor sixth-graders during the first two days of school," she said.

Houf said the Student Council helped develop the House of Hornets system.