February 2022

A Note from the FMS Administrative Team

Dear FMS Families,

It's hard to believe that February is upon us! Second semester is off to a wonderful start for our students, who are working hard and persevering, in spite of the challenges they continue to face. As always, we appreciate the continued support that is provided at home! Effective partnerships between home and school are vital for reaching optimal levels of student success.

February is a busy month at FMS. Our eighth grade students will begin to work to formulate their schedules for high school, while our seventh grade students will finalize their elective choices for next year. We also have many calendar changes, which are noted within our newsletter.

Please continue to reach out to us with questions or concerns that may arise. We are happy to support our FMS community in any way we can!


Dr. Laura Rowe, Principal

Mr. Kevin Kuehl, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Mr. Stan Johnson, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Eighth Grade Parent Night at Liberty High School

Liberty High School will open their doors to current eighth grade students, parents, and guardians on Tuesday, February 8 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Please click here to access more information about the event.

Please direct all questions to the LHS guidance office (636) 561-0075 ext. 28241.

A New (but Familiar) Face in the FMS Front Office

We want to officially congratulate Mrs. Debbie Sethaler, our former registrar, on being named FMS's new Principal Secretary! Mrs. Sethaler was approved for the position at last month's BOE meeting. She is thrilled to join the front office team, where she can work more closely with our FMS parents and families.

After-School Academic Assist

This is a friendly reminder that our After-School Academic Assist (AAA) Program is in full-swing again throughout the second semester. If students need after-school help, they may report to the following rooms on each respective day:

Monday: Petty (812)

Tuesday: Arnold (309)

Wednesday: Chrum (402)

Thursday: VanHoy (706)

Each session will run from 2:35-3:35 PM. Students will need for their rides to pick them up at 3:35 PM in the front of the building.

Important Information Regarding Upcoming Dates

There will be no school on Friday, February 18. FMS's office will be closed on that particular day.

We will also not be having school on Monday, February 21 in observance of Presidents Day, or on Tuesday, February 22, which is a Professional Development Day for staff.

Classes will resume on Wednesday, February 23, with our normal school hours.

Raptor Security System Information

Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our building at all times, so we are rolling out a system to allow us to do just that. Effective January 24, 2022, WSD visitors will check in to our buildings using Raptor, a new visitor management system designed to assist with building security.

What does that mean for you?

  • When you arrive in a WSD building as a visitor, you will be asked to scan your ID, take a photo and complete the management system’s check-in process.

  • Raptor will screen the information against sex offender databases and locally customized lists of banned or potentially threatening individuals, instantly alert school officials to a threatening presence, and maintain a searchable log of all visitors.

  • Once approved, you will get a customized visitor badge to wear while in the building.

Thank you for your support as we roll this out and enhance school safety protocols!

Parents or guardians who are only picking up a child for the day will not need to use the visitor management system.

FMS Artist of the Month

We are thrilled to name Aley Diaz as FMS's Artist of the Month! According to Mr. Kingery, "the world needs more artists like Aley!" She is a dedicated artist who spends time crafting pieces both inside and outside of school. The characters she creates have great depth, as they often possess their own storylines. Aley's skills are impressive, particularly in regard to her work with digital art. Congratulations to Aley!
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Important Dates and Events

Monday, February 7

Two-Hour Late Start (9:35 AM)

Tuesday, February 8

Eighth Grade Parent Night at Liberty High School (6:00-7:30 PM)

Friday, February 18

No School

Monday, February 21

No School

Tuesday, February 22

No School

FMS Traffic Procedures

Click here for information on FMS pick-up and drop-off procedures.

Frontier Middle School


Dr. Laura Rowe

Assistant Principals

Kevin Kuehl (7th Grade)

Stanley Johnson (8th Grade)


Deb Kerns (7th Grade)

Amy Koeln (8th Grade)

Jeff Yin (Educational Support Counselor)

School Resource Officer

Officer Patrick Budds