May 2023

A Note from the FMS Administrative Team

Dear FMS Families,

It's hard to believe that we're entering our final weeks of school for the 2022-2023 academic year! In the time that is remaining, our students will continue showcasing their knowledge on the MAP test, finishing their studies in their classes, and partaking in many fun end-of-the-year activities.

While we know that our students are ready for their well-deserved summer vacations, we will miss them. We are saddened to see our eighth graders leave FMS for good, but we are confident that while their middle school experience was unlike any other, they are fully prepared for great success in high school and beyond!

We want to extend a tremendous "thank you" to our FMS families for your continued support and patience. We could not have made it through the year without you!


Dr. Laura Rowe-Holler, Principal

Mrs. Amber Houdei, Assistant Principal (Sixth Grade)

Mr. Kevin Kuehl, Assistant Principal (Seventh Grade)

Mr. Adam Bender, Assistant Principal (Eighth Grade)

Important Information Regarding Upcoming Dates

Thursday, May 25, which is the last day of school, is an early release day. Class will dismiss at 12:20 p.m.

MAP Testing

We are currently in the process of administering the MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) to our students. The assessment, which is required by the state, will be administered throughout the following dates:

Sixth-Grade Students:

Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26 - Finished!

Seventh-Grade Students:

Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3

Eighth-Grade Students:

Monday, May 8 through Thursday, May 11

*The Algebra EOC will be taken on Wednesday, May 10.

Thank you for your help in making sure that students are in attendance during their designated testing days. In the event that students are absent, we will work with them on an individual basis to make up any missed portions of the MAP. We appreciate your continued support!

Staff Appreciation Week (May 8-12)

Staff Appreciation Week (May 8-12) is quickly approaching. We will be saying "thank you" during that week and celebrating the amazing educators who support your child(ren). There's no better way to show appreciation than a personalized, meaningful note! We invite each of you to write a quick shout-out/letter to a Frontier staff member who has made an impact on your child's learning. These messages will be shared during the week of May 8! Thank you for taking the time to celebrate our staff.

PTSA Corner

Staff Appreciation Week at FMS is quickly approaching (May 8-12). We are celebrating our "PUNderful Staff" with a fun week of puns and treats:

Monday: "We DONUT know what we would do without you!"
Tuesday: “Just POPping in to say you’re amazing!"
Wednesday: “There is no SUBstitute for you; you’re all that and a bag of chips, CHEERS!”
Thursday: "You’re the HIGHLIGHT of our school!”
Friday: “How SWEET it is to be taught by you!

The PTSA is asking for donations to help celebrate the hard work of our staff and show our appreciation. All donations should be purchased and delivered to FMS by Thursday, May 4, 2023. An Amazon wishlist is below with all items needed. Thank you.

FMS Artist of the Month

Avery Mueller has been selected as May's FMS Artist of the Month. Avery is remarkably creative. She won a contest voted on by FMS sixth-grade students for the best 3D Two-Point Perspective Cityscape! She used Pixlr Editor to create her city. Congratulations, Avery!
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Clinic Update for Current Seventh Grade Students

Attention Seventh Grade Parents:

Before your student can start eighth grade, Missouri State Law requires TWO vaccinations: Tdap and Meningitis (MCV4).

In order to start eighth grade, students must have up-to-date immunizations on file with the nurse.

  • Please call your child's medical provider and verify that your child's immunizations are up-to-date. If your child has received the Tdap and MCV (Meningitis) immunizations, your medical provider may fax records to the nurse at 636.445.5327.

  • If your child needs the Tdap and MCV immunizations, schedule an appointment with your medical provider, and send a copy of the records to the nurse's office as soon as possible.

FMS will be hosting a Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis (VNA) clinic on Wednesday, May 24 from 8-10 a.m. Students may take advantage of this opportunity to receive their Tdap and MCV immunizations if a consent form is completed and returned to the Nurse's Office as soon as possible. The consent form is available below. (Parents and guardians do not need to be present, so long as the consent form has been submitted). If there are fewer than ten participants, the clinic will have to be canceled.

Students without the required immunizations will NOT be allowed to start school in August. These immunizations are also required for students to attend summer school.

Thanks so much!

Alisha Mecker, FMS Nurse

Canvas Parent Guide

Many families have requested information regarding the ways in which to access Canvas, which is the learning platform that is utilized throughout the secondary level in the WSD. Access to the platform will allow families to see grades and other important information that is pertinent to student success within each class. Click here to access the guide.

After School Academic Assist

Students who wish to obtain additional academic assistance are invited to stay after school Monday through Thursday from 2:40-3:35 p.m. to work with a staff member. Transportation is not provided; therefore, all students must have a ride available for pick-up at 3:35 p.m.

The second-semester schedule is as follows:

Mondays: Mr. Finley (Room 403)

Tuesdays: Ms. Chrum (Room 402)

Wednesdays: Mrs. Schmitt (Room 1406)

Thursdays: Mrs. Post (Room 509)

Important Dates and Events

Monday, May 1

Montgomery City Track Invitational @ 4:00 p.m. (Montgomery City High School)

Tuesday, May 2

7th Grade MAP Testing

Wednesday, May 3

7th Grade MAP Testing

Home Track Meet @ 4:00 p.m. (Liberty High School) - rescheduled from 4/20

Friday, May 5

School Lunch Hero Day

Saturday, May 6

Troy Track Invitational @ 9:00 a.m. (Troy High School)

Monday, May 8

8th Grade MAP Testing

Tuesday, May 9

8th Grade MAP Testing

Wednesday, May 10

8th Grade MAP Testing

Algebra EOC

GiveSTL Day

Thursday, May 11

8th Grade MAP Testing

National School Nurse Day

Friday, May 12

8th Grade Celebration @ Six Flags

Tuesday, May 16

FMS BOGO Book Fair

7th and 8th Grade Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m. (Liberty High School)

Wednesday, May 17

FMS BOGO Book Fair

Thursday, May 18

FMS BOGO Book Fair

Choir Concert @ 6:30 p.m. (Liberty High School)

Friday, May 19

FMS BOGO Book Fair

Tuesday May 23

6th Grade and Jazz Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m. (Liberty High School)

Wednesday, May 24

VNA Clinic from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 25

Last Day of School

Early Release @ 12:20 p.m.

District Information

WSD Communications Survey

2023 Communications Survey

Help shape our future communication. Survey closes May 19, 2023.

Calendar Changes

The Board approved the 2022-23 academic calendar revisions, as presented. With these revisions, the last day of school for all PK-11 students has been moved to May 25 this year. The last day for seniors will be May 24. View the academic calendars here. Please insert the attached calendar graphic in your newsletter.
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Give STL Day

We’re counting down to #GiveSTLDay this May 10! We hope you consider giving to our Care to Learn Wentzville chapter. Read more.
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We Miss Our Students When They Aren't Here!

Did you know that students who miss two days of school per month end up missing an entire school year of learning by the time they graduate from high school? Every minute matters. Every day counts. Partner with us in your child's educational success by supporting strong attendance! Learn more.
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Come Home and Join Team WSD

Calling all WSD graduates or residents! Come Home and become a part of the WSD family.

As part of our Come Home initiative that was developed in coordination with WNEA, teachers who are WSD residents or graduates can bring all their years of experience for the newly revised salary schedule. First-year teachers who are Wentzville graduates can earn up to $7,500 ($2,500 each year) for a three-year loyalty incentive, and any Wentzville graduate who comes home from working elsewhere to teach at WSD will receive a one-time $2,000 stipend.

What are you waiting for? Come Home to WSD for the 2023-2024 school year!

Learn more.

FMS Traffic Procedures

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

Frontier Middle School


Dr. Laura Rowe-Holler

Assistant Principals

Amber Houdei (6th Grade)

Kevin Kuehl (7th Grade)

Adam Bender (8th Grade)


Beth Overton (6th Grade)

Meghan Boschert (7th Grade)

Jamie Schubert (8th Grade)

Jeff Yin (Educational Support Counselor)

School Resource Officer

Patrick Budds