Welcome to FMS!

June 15th, 2020

#TogetherWeCan

On behalf of the staff of FMS, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new sixth grade families! Thank you in advance for all you do to support your middle schooler!


I've included an optional form below for you to give us feedback on how to make the middle school transition the best it can be. Covid-19 definitely put a dent in our plans for so much that we do in the spring for 5th graders. We promise to make it up to you though! Once I hear back from families, I'll work with teachers and staff to ensure a great year for you and your middle schooler.


As we watch the news and social media, it is a stark reality that we are living through a pandemic of both a virus and racism. I know that many of you are hurting. Please know that we are working hard not only on making our school as safe as possible physically for the fall to combat Covid-19, but also examining our practices and procedures for bias and racism. We will continue to not only learn, but also take action. Please know that you can reach out to me anytime to give your feedback or suggestions. I also included a couple resources below if you are wanting more information on ways to discuss the current events with your family. One thing that this year has proven is that we are a resilient community, and together, we can ensure lasting change happens.


As a principal one of my top goals is to improve the communication in our school. If you would like, please take a moment to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter at the addresses on the bottom of this newsletter. We will update these accounts frequently throughout the school year not only with events, but daily happenings in our school to help our families see what goes on in our building throughout the day. The website and Fulton 58 app are other great ways to stay connected.


Ms. Hogan and I will start our annual "FMS Welcome Wagon" visits to all 6th graders in the coming weeks. This is a chance to say hello, drop off a little Hornet swag and welcome you to FMS. We will share our schedule on Facebook and in an email once we have it organized. Our plan is to start in Millersburg this Thursday and continue throughout the summer. If you would rather not have a visit, not a problem, just let me know. Also, we will be sure to stay socially distanced.


Partnering together, we can ensure the success of our kids. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at anytime.


Thank you again for all you do!


Sincerely,

Beth Houf

Proud Principal, Fulton Middle School

Feedback Needed

If you would like, please click on the link below (Welcome to Fulton Middle School!) and give your feedback, thoughts and ideas as we make the middle school transition. Thank you in advance!

Meet Mrs. Houf

My name is Beth Houf and I am looking forward to my sixth year serving as the principal at Fulton Middle School! My husband Todd and I have two sons. Paul will be a junior at FHS next year (he survived having his mom as principal for 9 YEARS) and Dawson will be in fourth grade at McIntire Elementary. I am a HUGE Hornet, St. Louis Cardinal and MU Tiger fan! I had been the principal at McIntire Elementary for the seven years before I moved to FMS. Previous to my time at McIntire, I taught at Bartley Elementary and in the Jefferson City Public Schools. I am a very passionate educator that truly believes that ALL students can succeed through the development of a safe, engaging learning environment. I look forward to the chance to meet and work with every one of you! Thank you so much for all you do as a partner in your child's education!

Meet Ms. Hogan

Ms. Erica Hogan is our assistant principal at Fulton Middle School. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Hogan for many years. Ms. Erica Hogan was born and raised in Fulton, MO. She attended McIntire Elementary, Fulton Middle School and graduated from Fulton High School. After high school, Ms. Hogan went on to get her degree in Elementary Education from William Woods University. She student taught at Bush Elementary, and spent 5 years teaching 3rd and 5th grade at Bartley Elementary. While teaching, Ms. Hogan was inspired by the work of many administrators in her life and went on to pursue her Masters in Administration and Specialist in Curriculum Leadership. In her free time she loves to play golf, laugh with friends, and cheer on the Fulton Hornets, Mizzou Tigers, and St. Louis Cardinals.

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