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Ag News
Posted on 08/15/2019
Photo of a fieldW.R. Legge FFA Chapter
Frederick County Middle School

Dear Parents and Potential FFA Members,

Membership in W.R. Legge FFA is open to and highly encouraged (but not required) for any student at Frederick County Middle who is enrolled in any of the following classes:

6th grade: Introduction to Agriscience
7th grade: Agriscience Exploration
8th grade: Agriscience Technology

Even if you do not have the class until later in the year, you can still become a member now! The dues for membership are $25 which includes your local, state and national dues fees plus a W.R. Legge FFA t-shirt! This can be paid through the MySchoolBucks online payment system; however, please also make sure to complete the attached membership form and return to Mrs. Anglin as soon as possible.

The National FFA Organization is the largest youth organization in the world with over 653,000 students nationwide. It is an organization full of activities for students enrolled in agriculture education that allows them the opportunity to expand their learning in different ways beyond the classroom all while having fun, developing life-long leadership skills, public speaking skills, citizenship skills, and friendships. As a member of the W.R. Legge FFA Chapter, your student would have the following opportunities available:

  • competitive events
  • leadership conferences
  • community service projects
  • travel
  • recreational activities
These types of activities help students learn responsibility, citizenship, teamwork, communication skills, social skills, and give them a chance to just have fun. Members are not expected to be at every chapter activity or participate in every contest. We understand and encourage students to have other interests and responsibilities as well. FFA is like a huge buffet, students get to pick out what they like. We also encourage our members to be active in sports or other student organizations that interest them. We do not want to monopolize their time.

I am a product of the FFA program, and strongly believe that it is one of the best organizations that students can become involved in. The opportunities that I had and the experiences and memories I gained are priceless. If you have any questions about FFA, please feel free to browse the National FFA Organization website at, the Virginia FFA Association website at, or contact me at 540-888-4296. I can also be reached at the following e-mail address: Thank you for your time and consideration of membership in our program.

Kaila Anglin
Agriscience Instructor and W.R. Legge FFA Advisor

W.R. Legge FFA Calendar of Events

FFA Meeting Dates - TIMES TBD
August 28
October 23
November 20
December 18
January 29
February 26
March 25
April 22

Chapter Events and Activities - TENTATIVE

  • Leadership Workshop - September 17 at Signal Knob Middle from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • FCPS Teach Ag Day - September 19 at MAFC from 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Jr. Dairyman’s  - September 27 at the State Fair of VA (all day)
  • Fruit Sales - Sept. 30 to Nov. 1 at FCMS
  • Fall Leadership Conf. - TBD at Virginia Tech (all day)
  • National FFA Convention - Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 in Indianapolis, IN
  • Quiz Bowl/Ag. Mech. CDE  - November 19 at Aylor Middle at 3:30 p.m.
  • Fruit Delivered - December 8 at FCMS (time TBD)
  • Fruit Distribution/PickUps Dec. 8-10 at  FCMS (time TBD)
  • Plant Science CDE - February 11 at JWMS at 3:30 p.m.
  • Food & Fiber CDE - February 11 at JWMS at 3:30 p.m.
  • FFA Week Feb. 22-29 (FCMS)
  • Block & Bridle - TBD at Virginia Tech (TBD)
  • Public Speaking CDEs - March 10 at Millbrook at 4:00 p.m. (Speeches due March 4)
  • Northern Area Rally - March 10 at Shenandoah Univ. (TBD)
  • Small Animal Care CDE - March 17 at ABMS at 3:30 p.m.
  • FFA Banquet - May 21 at  FCMS (TBD) (Practices for New and Retiring Officers May 18-21 after school!)
  • State FFA Convention - June 15-18 at Virginia Tech (Monday-Thursday)

W.R. LEGGE FFA Membership Form

Last Name: _____________________________ First Name: _________________________

Birthdate: ______________________________ Gender: __________ Grade Level: 6 7 8

Student Email: __________________________ Parent Email: ________________________

Parent Name: __________________________ Cell Number: ________________________

Mailing Address: ________________________ City: _____________ Zip: ______________


FFA Membership Dues + T-Shirt: ____ $25.00 Please pay ONLINE through MySchoolBucks!

FFA T-Shirt Order Size (circle one): S M L XL 2XL 3XL Other: _____

(T-Shirts will be ordered in October after a design is voted on by the members; t-shirts from previous years are also available for $7.00- see Mrs. Anglin to purchase one!)


Students are encouraged to join our Google Classroom (code yilwbtd) and parents are encouraged to text @wrleg to 81010 to become a part of the W.R. Legge FFA Remind group to get updates on Chapter events


PARENTS - Please read, respond and sign below!

Yes No My child has permission to participate in the FCMS FFA.

Yes No I understand that FFA events will be held mostly after school at FCMS from 2:55-4:00PM. However, there may be an occasional FFA event that takes place during the school day, in the evening and/or another location other than FCMS.

Yes No I recognize and give permission that as an FFA member my child’s photograph may be taken for the Chapter Banquet Slideshow and scrapbook and/or published on the FCMS school website, newsletter or announcements.

Yes No I agree that my child will be picked up at the scheduled time from all FFA events. Students not picked up on time on more than one occasion may forfeit their FFA membership and participation privileges in future FFA events.

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________________

For school use only: Date received: ____________ Paid: ____________
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