FRONTIER EAGLE NEWS

October 2022

A Note from the FMS Administrative Team

Dear FMS Families,


It's hard to believe that October is now upon us! October is a busy month, as we will wrap up the first quarter in three short weeks, host parent/teacher conferences, and participate in fall break at the end of the month. In the interim, our students will be busy finalizing their learning for the first nine weeks of the academic year.


A big "thank you" goes out to all of our students and families who took part in our first FMS PTSA Fall Family Tailgate. Although we had to move most of the festivities indoors, a fun time was had by all. We appreciate the help that was provided by our FMS families in order to make the event a success. We look forward to hosting future events in an effort to further develop a strong sense of community among our FMS eagles!


Sincerely,

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)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 26 from 3:30-7 p.m. and on Thursday, October 27 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Both in-person and virtual options will be available. Teachers are currently in the process of contacting families regarding scheduling. Please be on the lookout for an email from your student's team/teachers.

Work for FMS!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WORK? At FMS, we are looking to fill one Special Education IA (Instructional Assistant) position in our Milestone Center, one long-term sub Special Education IA position, and one long-term sub for a Special Education teacher. Additionally, we are in need of subs, as we have sub openings every day. We would love to have you join our FMS team!


If you are interested, please submit your application online or send an email to lauraroweholler@wsdr4.org.

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 first semester schedule is as follows:


Mondays: Ms. Kaiser (Room 1405)

Tuesdays: Ms. Chrum (Room 402)

Wednesdays: Mrs. Schmidt (Room 1406)

Thursdays: Ms. Arnold (Room 605)

A Note from the Nurse

Big Smiles Dental is a mobile dentist clinic that visits schools each year. They provide dental care to students at no cost to parents. Big Smiles Dental will be providing service to FMS students on Tuesday, October 4. This service is purely optional and will only be provided with parent permission. You may click here to access the permission form.

FMS Artist of the Month

Evelyn Schmitz, 7th Grade, is our first FMS Artist of the Month for 2022! Mr. Kingery states that Evelyn is an art role model because she creatively works beyond the art room. Her work is very carefully and thoughtfully done, and her talent is amazing! Congratulations, Evelyn!
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Yearbook Sales

2022-2023 Frontier Middle School yearbooks are officially on sale through Herff Jones! Order before November 11 to take advantage of "Early Bird" pricing ($25). Eighth grade parents are also invited to purchase a baby ad for $25. The deadline for baby ads is November 11.


To place an order, visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 8191.


*For specific yearbook questions, contact our FMS yearbook advisor, Ms. Erin Gross (eringross@wsdr4.org).

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PTSA Corner

AMAZON SMILE:


YOU SHOP, AND THE SCHOOL GETS PAID!


Did you know that when you shop on Amazon, it's easy for Frontier to get a small percentage from your purchase? All you have to do is shop through AmazonSmile instead of Amazon.
Once you've set up your account, your shopping experience will be identical. The only difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Frontier Middle School PTSA would be grateful to be the charity you choose. Go to smile.amazon.com to get started. Once you've set this up, it's easy to set up your Amazon app
to link to AmazonSmile as well.


SPIRIT WEAR SALES:


Be on the lookout for information coming soon regarding spirit wear sales!


SUGARFIRE DINE OUT DAY:


On Thursday, October 13, Sugarfire in Winghaven and Sugarfire in Wentzville will host a Dine-Out Day for the FMS PTSA from 11:00 AM-9:00 PM! 15% of all proceeds of sales that mention FMS will be donated directly to the FMS PTSA! This applies to dine-in, carry-out, and delivery. Please help support this event, and enjoy a great meal!

Reporting Attendance Via Email

Did you know that attendance can be reported through email? If your student will be absent, you may email our Attendance Secretary, Mrs. Kristi Rivet, at attendance.frontier@wsdr4.org. This is a quick and easy way to notify the office without having to leave a voicemail or potentially wait on hold.

Intramural Activities

Check out our current and upcoming intramural activities at FMS! To participate, a permission slip must be submitted to the Student Office. The permission slip form is good for all intramurals throughout the duration of the 2022-2023 academic year. Activities are open to students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Additional offerings will be announced each month. We hope your student(s) can join the fun!
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Important Dates and Events

Friday, September 30

No School - Professional Development Day


Tuesday, October 4

Mexico Cross Country Invitational: 4:00 PM


Thursday, October 6

Orchard Farm Cross Country Invitational: 3:45 PM


Monday, October 10

Two-Hour Late Start: 9:35 AM


Tuesday, October 11

Wentzville South Cross Country Invite: 4:00 PM


Thursday, October 13

FMS PTSA Dine-Out Day at Sugarfire in Winghaven and Sugarfire in Wentzville: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM


Friday, October 21

Early Release: 12:15 PM

End of First Quarter


Tuesday, October 25

PTSA Meeting (FMS Library): 6:30-8:00 PM


Wednesday, October 26

Parent Teacher Conferences: 3:30-7:00 PM


Thursday, October 27

No School

Grades Emailed Home

Parent Teacher Conferences: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM


Friday, October 28

No School


Monday, October 31

No School


Tuesday, November 1

No School

FMS Traffic Procedures

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

Frontier Middle School

Principal

Dr. Laura Rowe-Holler

lauraroweholler@wsdr4.org


Assistant Principals

Amber Houdei (6th Grade)

amberhoudei@wsdr4.org


Kevin Kuehl (7th Grade)

kevinkuehl@wsdr4.org


Adam Bender (8th Grade)

adambender@wsdr4.org


Counselors

Beth Overton (6th Grade)

bethoverton@wsdr4.org


Meghan Boschert (7th Grade)

meghanboschert@wsdr4.org


Jamie Schubert (8th Grade)

jamieschubert@wsdr4.org


Jeff Yin (Educational Support Counselor)

jeffreyyin@wsdr4.org


School Resource Officer

Patrick Budds

patrickbudds@wsdr4.org