Communique'

Published for the employees of the Fulton School District

November 2, 2016

The Communique' is an internal publication for staff of the Fulton School District. The first issue was published in 1988, with a four-year hiatus along the way. News mentioned within is submitted by the staff and relates directly to staff members and their families. If you have news to share, please submit to your building representative.

FHS--Sara DeFily

FMS--Jo Williamson

BA---Amy Lowe

BU--Lisa Bratten

MC--Debbie Small

FEC-Jen Meyerhoff

Food Service--Shantell Martin

Trans/Maint--Jennifer Doebelin

To the Veterans of Fulton Public Schools......

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News from the schools!

Bartley Elementary

Congratulations to:

Carrie Traetow (5th Grade) and Bo Pradel became engaged on October 8th.

Collin Humphreys (son of Carson Humphreys, FHS) was named Super Stinger Students of the Month.

Keegan Humphreys (son of Carson Humphreys, FHS) and Bella Yates (daughter of George and Heather Yates, FMS) were named Hornet All Star - PE Students of the Month.

Brin Shadbolt (daughter of Portia Shadbolt, Bartley) was named Musical Spotlight – Music Student of the Month

Lizzy Garnett (daughter of Phyllis Garnett, McIntire) was named Artist Extraordinaire - Art Student of the Month.

McIntire Elementary

Marla (McIntire) and Greg Reynolds are proud new grandparents to Jackson Lowrance born June 10th. Parents are Josh and Tarah Lowrance (FHS graduate).


Debbie (McIntire) and Jim Small are also proud grandparents for the sixth time. Jordan Charles March was born June 13th. Parents are Andy and Kim March, both FHS grads!

Fulton Education Center

Congratulatons to Stephanie Thomas (FEC) who was engaged on July 30, 2016 to Michael Sweeney. A July 8, 2017 wedding is being planned in Columbia.

Fulton Middle School

McKayla Ebersole, daughter of Tracy Hook (FMS Secretary), received her associates degree from MACC in May and is now attending William Woods University to complete her bachelor's degree in business.


Haylee Ebersole, also the daughter of Tracy Hook, spent the summer in Florida with a religious group, KALEO. She returned to MSU in Springfield to continue her fashion marketing and merchandising degree. Haylee will study abroad in Italy next January through May.


Katie Clark, daughter of Kristin Clark (FMS ELA teacher) began her freshman year at Missouri State University in August. She is majoring in Special Education.


Baileigh Horstmeier, FHS graduate(2016) and daughter of Stephanie (FMS Counselor) and Darren Horstmeier, was named the 2016-17 Missouri state FFA First Vice President. Baileigh, served as the Fulton FFA Chapter President and was an Area Officer her senior year of high school. Horstmeier is the first Fulton FFA member in the history of the chapter to be named a state officer. Baileigh is currently studying at the University of Missouri (CAFNR) and plans to major in Agricultural Education-Leadership with minors in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics.


Little Miss Summit Youse-Preiss is proud to announce she will be a big sister this May. Congrats to mommies Megan (FMS PE) and Jenny!!

Fulton High School

ACTE (Association for Career and Technical Education) is for all vocational teachers in the state. The Region III Award of Merit is given to up to two individuals/agencies for their contribution to CTE. Congratulations to the 2016 Region III Award of Merit Recipient for Missouri, Gina McLachlan.


Way to go, Key Club! Sponsor--Maria Morgan

Shoeman Water Projects main focus is to provide clean water in communities in

developing countries. We have generated revenue to fund these water projects by

collecting new and gently used shoes. Our shoe collection efforts improve our planet by

keeping wearable, usable shoes out of local landfills and directing them to a secondary

market for reuse both locally and globally.


Key Club raised $450 for the Shoeman Water Project With the FHS Key Club donation, Shoeman was able to help fully fund a project that provides safe water for those in Isongo, Kenya.


Hannah Babcock and Taylor Oestreich have set the date for March 25, 2017! Congrats!