Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

March 23, 2018

A message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents and Patrons,

Last Saturday evening, the Fulton Public Schools Foundation honored four graduates as their initial Foundation Hall of Fame Honorees. Included were: Byron S. Bagby, 1974; William (Bill) F. Baker, 1971, Milia Islam-Majeed, 1977, and Jerry D. Kennett, 1965. Each has made significant contributions to their profession and strongly credit Fulton Schools and Callaway County for their success. In addition, this year alone, the Foundation has contributed about $16,000 to support classroom grants, FHS Academic Week, and band instruments. We are grateful for the Foundation’s support recognizing academics in the district.

The annual school bus inspection took place on March 14, 2018. The initial bus inspection resulted in an 88% passage rate. However, no buses were designated ‘out of service’ and all passed prior to inspectors leaving the facility. The following list details the bus failures.

· Fire Extinguisher was out of charge.

· Exhaust leak behind muffler at the hanger.

· Window buzzer did not work properly.

· Power steering fluid low.

Obviously, we strive for perfect buses; however, all major systems passed a rigorous inspection and are safe for your students.

Upon students returning from Spring Break Tuesday, April 3, 2018, there will be about seven weeks of school remaining. Soon after returning to school your students will be participating in statewide testing. Please prepare your student(s) for testing with appropriate sleep and good nutrition. Please check your building’s newsletter for testing days and periods.

At this point in time, we have had a good school year, help us finish strong!

Thank you for sending great kids to work with!


Jacque A. Cowherd, Ed.D.


FHS Red Cross Blood Drive

There is still time to get to Fulton High School and give blood today!
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Don't miss the McIntire Elementary Musical, 101 Dalmatians--TONIGHT!

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Class of 2031! WOW!

Kindergarten Orientation for the Class of 2031 was AWESOME! Many, Many THANKS to Crane's Country Store for the donation of the t-shirts for incoming Kindergartners as well as the Kindergarten teachers!

If you were unable to attend, please call the Fulton Early Childhood Center at 590-8050 to sign up for a screening of your kindergarten (age 5 before August 1st) child. Screenings will be during the week of April 9. You will also enroll your child in kindergarten at this time. FECC can also answer any questions you might have.

Welcome to Fulton Public Schools Class of 2031!

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Important Dates

March 26 - 30, 2018, NO School Spring Break

Monday, April 2, 2018, NO School Earned Day Off

Monday, May 7, 2018, FMS Choir Concert FHS Allbritton Theater 6 p.m.

Monday, May 7, 2018, FMS Arts Alive Showcase FHS Allbritton Theater 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, FMS Band and Guitar Concert FMS Gymnasium 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 10, 2018, FHS Symphonic and Jazz Band Spring Concert WWU-McNutt 7 p.m.

Friday, May 11, 2018, FHS Choirs Concert WWU-McNutt 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 2018, FHS Jazz Band Big Band Dance FHS Commons 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 17, 2018, Last Day of School--Dismiss 2 hours early