The Fugett Flash

March 6, 2023

From the Desk of Principal Fears

Greetings Fugett Families,

March is Women's History Month. In March, we commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Please join FMS in celebrating Women's History Month.

Please read below for important information about the upcoming weeks at Fugett Middle School.

Have an awesome day!

Dr. Dionne Fears

Principal, Fugett Middle School

FMS Student Equity Team visit UPenn!

On Thursday, March 2, members of the Student Equity Team and their guests enjoyed a field trip to Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Anthropology & Archeology) in Philadelphia! Students enjoyed both docent-led and self-guided tours of exhibits. The docent-led tour was a guided experience of Penn Museum's Mexican exhibit, which included a vibrant explanation of the historical artifacts and history of Mexican empires. After the tours, members of the Student Equity Team engaged in an interactive, hands-on workshop on Culture, examining the many ways we celebrate our various cultures!

Behavioral Health Screening Info Session - March 6th at 7 pm

The West Chester Area School District will be hosting a Zoom information night for the Universal Behavioral Health Screening on March 6th at 7 pm for all 7th grade parents/guardians.

Please use the link below to register for the information session:


Technology Reminder!

Parents/Guardians: Please remind your students to bring their laptop chargers to school every day. Student laptops are to be charged and ready to go each school day!

More and more students are forgetting their chargers, and the library has a limited number that students can borrow. This leads to students missing out on valuable instruction when they either have to go to the library to get loaner or if they are unable to participate in class because their laptop is not charged.

West Chester E-Poetry Contest

Attention all poets! (And we're all poets...)

The 7th annual West Chester Area Education Association's E-Poetry Contest is back!

If your child is interested in submitting their work to the contest, please use the links below:



Family Engagement Session - March 23, 2023

Come together for an evening of learning and discussion around building community within the West Chester Area School District. We will explore how social awareness and relationship skills are foundational to a safe and supportive community for all.



8th Grade Class Photo

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the 8th Grade Class Photo, please use the link below to do so:


Fugett Athletics

As a final reminder, 7th & 8th grade Spring sport begin soon. Start dates will depend on weather, field conditions and gym availability. Coaches have posted information on Schoology for students to access. For any student who did not participate in fall or winter sports at Fugett, PIAA physicals can be uploaded to Family ID using the link below. If a student is interested in a spring sport and played a fall or winter sport with their PIAA physical already in FamilyID, simply register for the spring sport.



7th and 8th Grade Lacrosse

7th & 8th grade Girls Lacrosse try-outs will begin after school on Monday, March 13th (weather permitting). Pick-up will be at 4:30. Please complete the form on Schoology, FMS GLAX, to sign up.


Please ensure your PIAA physical is uploaded to Family ID by 3/6/23.

See or email Mrs. DeLeo ( 302) with any questions.

7th and 8th Grade Baseball

Boys’ Baseball tryouts will take place March 6th to March 9th.

8th grade will be March 6th and 7th from 2:15 to 4:30.

7th grade will be March 8th and 9th from 2:15 to 4:30.

Please have your PIAA physical filled out and update to Family ID. If you played a Fall or Winter sport, please go into Family ID and switch it over to baseball.


Please bring sneakers with you to tryouts in case we are inside.

Please see Coach Dunn in room 314 or email or Coach Barcusky if you have any questions.

WC Nation Basketball

West Chester Area School District Basketball Program (WC Nation) is hosting its second annual Spring Showcase. For the first time in WCASD history, all three high school teams have qualified for State Playoff action starting this month!

Please use the link below to register:


Drama Club Members

Attention Drama Club members: Here’s our rehearsal schedule for the week of March 6:

Monday 3/6 - Full Cast & ALL Crews until 4:15 PM

Tuesday 3/7 until 5 PM - Full Cast & Stage, Sound/Light Crews

Wednesday 3 / 8 until 5 PM - Headshot Day & Act II - Full Cast w/ Stage, Sound/Light & Art Crew

Thursday 3/9 - until 4:15 PM - Act I with Stage, Sound/Light, and makeup crews

Friday 3/10 - Full Cast Act II until 3:30 PM


The Fugett Drama Club is looking for donations of props to borrow or donate—please consider looking at this list and signing up for a slot if you are willing to help us out!


Upcoming Events from West Chester Communities that Care

West Chester Communities That Care is excited to let area families know of the exciting opportunities coming up in March.

On Saturdays in March, we are hosting a four-week THRIVE Project where teens in grades 7-12 will work alongside area design, marketing and communications professionals to craft a youth-driven professionally designed campaign to address underage alcohol use. Culture shaping products including posters for school hallways and a social media campaign are expected outcomes, along with real world skill development in youth and increased awareness of facts and myths surrounding alcohol use.


March 16th at 6:30pm, in conjunction with WCASD, West Chester Communities that Care will host a Parent Speaker Series event called Talk Now. Know How. Register using the link below.


Hello from the Fugett PTO!

Greetings from the Fugett PTO!

We have a few committee openings and a few new committees we are looking for volunteers for. Please read below for more info. If you are interested in any of these committees, or have any questions, please email us at

Beautification Committee (Available Now): We are looking for volunteers to lead and join our newly created beautification committee. This committee will be responsible for maintaining the front planters, the courtyard garden box, and a bulletin board in the cafeteria.

School Store Staffing Committee Chair (23-24 School year): The chair of this committee manages the Sign Up Genius for school store volunteers and maintains volunteer lists when there are last minute openings. This person also needs to verify that all volunteers have their clearances up to date with the front desk.

Philanthropy Committee (23-24 School year): This chair works closely with the school social worker to determine the needs of the school population and determines how the PTO can best support those needs. Also coordinates donation drives throughout the year.

Adult Social Committee (23-24 School year): We are looking for volunteers to lead and join our newly created Adult Social Committee for next school year. This committee will be responsible for planning a casual 6th grade parents meet up at the beginning of the school year, and a school wide parents meet up in the Winter or Spring.

Our next Dining Night Out will be March 15th at Honeygrow Exton!

Donations for West Chester Food Cupboard

The PTO is collecting donations to support the WC Food Cupboard. Please consider purchasing items in need and having your student place the donation in the blue bin marked "Food Cupboard", located at the cafeteria entrance. items most needed are: diapers, feminine products, cereal, toothpaste, deodorant, canned meat and fish, and canned fruit. Any items that you can spare are always gratefully accepted. We will continue this much needed service throughout the year. Thank you for your generosity and support!

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Contact us at

Fugett PTO is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations to the PTO are fully tax-deductible.

Hershey Park Tickets

If you plan to go to Hershey Park this summer, make sure you get your tickets at a discounted rate from The Fugett Middle School Student Council!


Easy Ways to Support the PTO

Box Tops for Education

Download the Box Tops app, register for Fugett Middle School, and simply take a pic of your grocery receipt on the app. The app detects ALL eligible BOX TOPS and gives our school the credit. No more cutting out Box Tops! SO easy!