Communique'

Published for the employees of the Fulton School District

February 27, 2017

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

News from Transportation

Bryan Abbott became a Grandfather for the first time on December 24th. Bryan's daughter, Amanda (FHS Grad), had a baby boy. His name is Cooper.

News from Bartley Elementary

Condolences to:

Delora Vaughn on the loss of her Brother-in-Law, Pili Robinson, on November 14, 2016.


Anna Galbreath (MC) on the loss her mother Erna Mae Gess 2/19/17. Erna Mae was also the grandmother to Delora Vaughn (BA).


Connie Epperson on the loss of her husband’s aunt.


Lillian LaFeir on the loss of her sister, Kathy, on January 24, 2017.


Congratulations to:

Paige Henley (daughter of Joel Henley, FHS), Brin Shadbolt (daughter of Portia Shadbolt, BA), Austin Mincher (son of Chris Mincher, FHS), Jaci Lee (daughter of Verdis Lee-BOE), Keegan Humphreys (son of Carson Humphreys, FHS), Ethan Hufstedler (grandson of Brenda Hawkins, CO), and Lane Henley (son of Joel Henley, FHS) were named Bartley Super Stinger Students of the Month.


Ethan Hufstedler (grandson of Brenda Hawkins, CO), Amelia Schweiss (daughter of Charrine Schweiss, BA), and Taryn Cathey (daughter of Emily Cathey, FMS) were named Bartley Hornet All Star - PE Students of the Month.


Aiden Mincher (son of Chris Mincher, FHS), Colin Humphreys (son of Carson Humphreys, FHS), Ethan Hufstedler (grandson of Brenda Hawkins, CO) were named Bartley Musical Spotlight – Music Student of the Month.


Trevor O’Neal (son of Karen O'Neal, MC) was named Bartley Artist Extraordinaire - Art Student of the Month.


Brock Fisher (son of Cheryl Fisher) competed in the Class 3 Cross Country State Meet on November 5th and placed 40th. His goal was to place in the top 50 runners.


Donna Baker celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, Ron Baker, on December 18th!


Tina Bezler on the wedding of her son, Derek Battles, and Luke Shoemaker (son of Sheila Shoemaker, MC) on January 1, 2017.

News from McIntire Elementary

Congratulations to Allyn Gibbs (4th grade). She will be married on March 4th to Todd Witt.

News from Fulton Education Center

Staff members at FEC spent some time last week building a Music Wall on their playground. The students LOVE it!

News from Fulton Middle School

Whitney (Sp. Ed) and Tyler Kettle welcomed a daughter, Charlotte May, on October 13, 2016. She weighed 9 lbs, 1 oz. and was 21 3/4 inches long. She is doing great and is very loved.


Jan Bailey (Computers) has bragging rights that she is Grandmother to royalty!! Her grandson, Jared Perry, was selected as Fulton High School's Courtwarming King! Congrats to Jan and Jared! Also, Micah Sargent, son of Tiffany (ELA) and James Sargent, was the Crownbearer at Courtwarming. Micah looked so handsome and did a great job carrying the crown.


Samantha and Steve (FMS Assistant Principal) Kerr welcomed Camden Charles Kerr to their family on November 17. What a cutie!!

News from Fulton High School

Kari Newell's (ELA) daughter, Ashley, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ashford University in November with her Bachelor's degree in Linguistics. Son, Ethan, became engaged to his girlfriend Nichole on New Year's Day.


Alex McLachlan (son of Gina McLachlan and FHS grad), graduated from Mizzou in December with a degree in Business, emphasis in Finance.


Congratulations to TJ Branch, son of Brandi Tharp (BA). TJ was the Barnwarming King at the FFA Barnwarming back in the fall!

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News from Central Office

Jakob Hull, FHS grad and son of Suzanne Hull (CO), has been accepted into the Industrial Organizational Psychology Masters Program at Missouri State University. He will graduate with honors on May 19, 2017 from MSU with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Economics.



Rachel Snethen, FHS grad and daughter of Karen Snethen (CO), will graduate from Mizzou on May 14, 2017 with a BSEd in Elementary Education.

Beauty and the Beast!

Congratulations to Rachel Diemler (FHS Director), Kelly Neudecker (FHS/FMS Band), Laurey Lehman (FHS Choir), Daphne Sayler (BA-piano) and Lisa Bratten (BU-costumes) on a fantastic performance of the Spring Musical at FHS--Beauty and the Beast!


Out of 4 shows, 3 were sold out and the 4th only had 10 seats left. The performance was AMAZING!


Several cast/tech crew members are children of FPS Staff members:

Beast/Prince Adam--Baylor Webb, son of Cami Webb, MC

Lumiere--Hayden Ballard, son of Veronica (CO) and Jason (Maintenance) Ballard

Cogsworth--Garett Ballard, son of Veronica (CO) and Jason (Maintenance) Ballard

Madame de la Grande Bouche--Emily Habjan, daughter of Amy (District) and Kevin (BOE) Habjan

Silly Girl--Mary Schnoebelen, daughter of Louis Schnoebelen, FHS

Villagers/Magicals--Elise Barton, daughter of Rebecca Barton, MC

Villagers/Magicals--Kaitlyn Epperson, daughter of Connie Epperson, BA

Assistant Stage Manager--Annie Bonderer, daughter of Stacey (FHS) and Andy (BOE) Bonderer

Props--Luke Habjan, son of Amy (District) and Kevin (BOE) Habjan

Pit Band--AJ Ballard, son of Veronica (CO) and Jason (Maintenance) Ballard

Pit Band--Abby Barton, daughter of Rebecca Barton, MC

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State Wrestling

Congratulations to Tucker and Jackson Caswell, sons of Amy Caswell-MC. Both Tucker and Jackson wrestled in the State Wrestling Tourney last week. Tucker placed 4th in his weight class. So Awesome!


Congratulations to Jacob Kern, son of Sheila Kern-FHS. Jacob also wrestled in the State Tourney last week. Way to Go!


Coaches Eric Hudson and Pat Kelley, both of FHS, deserve some kudos, too!

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Good Luck!

The Fulton Hornets will play in the district basketball tournament beginning on Tuesday, February 28. The tournament will be held at Liberty (Wentzville) High School
2275 Sommers Rd. Lake St. Louis, MO 63367. If you can't make it to the games, you can follow along on Twitter @fpsactivities

Tech Hours Await......

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