Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

May 3, 2019

A message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents and Patrons,

Our school year is within days of closing for this academic year. Each grade level is completing its year-end work and celebration activities. A year-end tradition for the Fulton School District is our Annual Gala recognizing community members, faculty, and staff. Honorees for 2019 include:

David W. White Outstanding Service in Education Award is an award for outstanding school service. This year, three community volunteers were recognized for their support and participation.

  • Donni Brennan - volunteer for the Fulton High School Band & Fine Arts programs

  • Doris Morts, - volunteer at Bush Elementary

  • Ryan Thompson - volunteer at Bartley Elementary


  • Mrs. Peggy Brady, twenty-seven years as a Bush Elementary teacher.

  • Mrs. Connie Epperson, twenty-nine years service to FPS, retiring as the Bartley Elementary Principal.

  • Mrs. Lynne Engle, twenty-nine years service to FPS, retiring as the Bush Elementary Principal.

  • Mrs. Kathleen Tucker, eleven years service to FPS, retiring as the Director of Health Services.

Support Staff of the Year

  • Mrs. Tina Bezler, Custodian at Bartley Elementary was selected as the Fulton Support Staff member of the year.

Teacher of the Year

  • Mrs. Trish Alexander of the Fulton Middle School was selected as the Fulton Teacher of the Year.

Kudos to all of our honorees who have excelled to ensure your kids have an exceptional education experience.

Finally, as the year winds down, our information gathering phase of the Facilities Planning Process is nearing completion. However, you may still participate and offer your facility opinions through May 8, 2019, by accessing the survey link in this issue of the Focus. Please be sure to participate!

Thank you for sending great students for us to work with!


Jacque A. Cowherd, Ed.D.


Facilities Planning Survey Link

Please take this opportunity to provide your input into the Facilities Planning for Fulton Public Schools. Follow the link below and let your voice be heard! This link will no longer be available after Wednesday, May 8, 2019.


Fulton Public Schools End of Year Celebration Honorees

David W. White Outstanding Service in Education Awardees

2019 Retirees

Not pictured: Kathleen Tucker, Director of Health Services

FPS 2019 Teacher of the Year, Trish Alexander

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FPS 2019 Support Staff of the Year, Tina Bezler

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Important Dates

Wednesday, May 8 - Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m. FHS Library

Wednesday, May 8 - Facilities Planning Survey link closes

Wednesday, May 15 - Last Day of School, Dismiss 2 hours early

Friday, May 17 - Fulton High School Graduation 7 p.m. Champ Auditorium by ticket only

Monday, June 3 - First day of Summer School

Wednesday, June 12 - Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m. FHS Library

Friday, June 28 - Last day of Summer School

Wednesday, August 21 - First day of the 2019-20 School Year

Thursday, August 22 - Facilities Planning Community Meeting 6 p.m. FHS Commons