The Fugett Flash

November 14, 2022

From the Desk of Principal Fears

Greetings Fugett Families,

National Gratitude Month in November encourages us to embrace the power of gratitude.

Gratitude is more than simply saying “thank you.” Gratitude’s amazing powers have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives. Take a moment to consider what you are grateful for!

Please read below for important information about the upcoming weeks at Fugett Middle School.

Have an awesome day!

Dr. Dionne Fears

Principal, Fugett Middle School

Mrs. Mazz's Science Class

8th Grade Science students are having a lot of fun! Check out these pictures to see what the students are doing!

Fugett Athletics

7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts

8th Grade: Wednesday 11/9 and Thursday 11/10 from 2:30-4:30

7th Grade: Friday 11/11 and Monday 11/14 from 2:30-4:30

Students should complete the GoogleForm to sign up for tryouts (link is posted on Schoology). Students must have a completed PIAA physical in order to try out. Physicals should be uploaded to FamilyID. Please see Ms. Wilson ( or Mrs. Jones ( with any questions.

7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts

Boys’ Basketball Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade will be on December 1st and 2nd from 2:15 to 4:30. Please make sure to have rides here at 4:30.

You need a current PIAA physical and that needs to be uploaded to Family ID. If you played a fall sport, please go in to Family ID and switch it over to basketball now.

If you have any questions please see Coach Dunn in 314 or Coach G in Rm 111.


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Newsies Jr. at Fugett Middle School!

Attention Fugett Family: It’s official—this year’s musical is the smash hit Newsies, Jr! Any student interested in joining the Drama Club (either cast or crew) should meet Mr. Hill in the auditorium this Wednesday 11/16 during homeroom. Check in with your homeroom teacher, then report to the auditorium. If you have any questions, please email him at

Hello from the Fugett PTO!

The Cougar Cause: West Chester Food Cupboard

This month, the PTO will begin its donation collection to help support the West Chester Food Cupboard. Please consider purchasing items in need and having your student place the donation in the blue bin marked “Food Cupboard”, located at the cafeteria entrance. Items most needed are: diapers, feminine products, cereal, toothpaste, deodorant, canned meat and fish, and canned fruit. There is an abundance of canned vegetables right now, but those are always welcome as well. Any items that you can spare are always gratefully accepted. We will continue this much needed service throughout the year. Thank you for your generosity and support!

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Contact us at

Fugett PTO is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations to the PTO are fully tax-deductible.

West Chester Communities that Care Event

Your West Chester CTC is here to support the needs of youth and parents/caregivers in our community. Coming up on November 19th, we are partnering with the CCIU to host a Free Marketing for Mental Health event for middle schoolers in the area.

Youth will learn about building resilience in themselves through challenge, creativity and purpose. After learning some marketing basics and using all three of these resilience principles, participants will brainstorm design ideas for a real world application of their ideas such as a bulletin board for their school, a billboard for their community or a graphic design to share on social media. With the knowledge they learn they will create designs to impact their peers and encourage healthy choices.

Students from West Chester Area schools will be encouraged to use WCCTC funds to turn their ideas into a poster for their schools and connect with school counselors or principals for permission to display their pro mental health messages.


Easy Ways to Support the PTO

Box Tops for Education

Download the Box Tops app, register for Fugett Middle School, and simply take a pic of your grocery receipt on the app. The app detects ALL eligible BOX TOPS and gives our school the credit. No more cutting out Box Tops! SO easy!

Amazon Smiles

Use any existing Amazon account (even Prime!) but start your shopping through Amazon Smile.

Simply sign in, choose “Fugett Middle School PTO” as the organization to support. (You will only have to do this the first time.) We receive 0.5% of all eligible purchases. Make sure to sign in with each time!