FRONTIER EAGLE NEWS

November 2022

A Note from the FMS Administrative Team

Dear FMS Families,


October certainly flew by quickly for our FMS students! They have been busy, as the second quarter is now upon us. Our classrooms are full of learning and engagement, and many of our students are actively participating in our clubs, intramurals, and sports. We could not be more proud of our eagles, as they are immersing themselves in our FMS community both during and after the academic day.


We also want to take a moment to thank all of our families. It was a wonderful experience to have so many parents/guardians participate in parent/teachers conferences. As a staff, we know how important the partnership between home and school can be when it comes to ensuring student success. We feel grateful for your support and involvement, as we work together on behalf of our FMS eagles!


Although November is a relatively short month in regard to student attendance days, there is much on the horizon. We are especially looking forward to our first Veterans Day assembly on November 11 and to the start of both our eighth grade girls' and boys' basketball seasons. We hope to see many of you at our games, as we support not only our basketball players, but also our cheer and dance teams, as well! It's going to be a great month at FMS!


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)

FMS Spirit Wear for Sale!

Please see the following message from our PTSA:


You asked, and we listened! The FMS spirit wear store has been re-opened until Sunday, November 20. Visit the store online to place your order: https://stores.inksoft.com/frontier_middle_spirit_store/shop/home.


Now is the perfect time to buy spirit wear for your students (or for yourselves) for the holidays! Stock up on hoodies, t-shirts, 1/4-zip pullovers, pajama pants, shorts, hats, joggers and more! A portion of the proceeds goes directly to PTSA. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, email the PTSA at frontier.middle.pta@gmail.com.

PTSA Corner

DINE-OUT DAY AT THE POST IN LAKE ST. LOUIS (NOVEMBER 10)


On Thursday, November 10, dine at The Post in Lake St. Louis between 11:00 AM-Midnight. If you mention FMS Posting for a Purpose, a portion of your bill's proceeds will go to benefit the FMS PTSA. This will apply to both dine-in and to-go orders. We thank you in advance for your support!



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.

FMS Needs Your Help!

Substitutes

We critically need substitute teachers to help support our FMS staff, and we're asking for your help! Step into our classrooms as your schedule allows as a FMS sub. Subbing gives you the opportunity to get involved at FMS at your convenience! And, as an added bonus, you can see what your child is up to each day! We're not looking for a long-term or daily commitment, but rather help as you are available. Learn more and apply today.


Custodians

Apply now for our various full-time and substitute custodial opportunities in FMS. We need your help keeping our building clean and ready for learning! Team members are provided with uniforms (5 sets) and a $75 annual shoe reimbursement. Learn more and take advantage of our newly increased custodian pay. Learn more and apply today.


Child Nutrition

Help nourish our FMS children with breakfast and lunch so they can focus on learning! Our Child Nutrition staff have created a great place to work with convenient hours and face time with the FMS students. Don't want a full-time commitment? Child Nutrition has substitute positions available as well. Learn more and apply today.

Be Kind Week - November 14-18

We are excited to present Frontier Middle School's first-ever Be Kind Week! We hope you will encourage your students to participate in spirit days and other activities we have planned for the week. Each day, students will have a chance to engage in opportunities that promote the idea of being kind to family, friends, teachers, and themselves. We are looking forward to celebrating and promoting kindness at FMS!
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WSD Parent Informational Meeting - Substance Abuse

The District is co-hosting a Parent Informational Meeting about Substance Abuse on November 9 at Liberty HS. This event is intended to help educate parents on some of the current drugs/substances that are circulating in our community, as well as, provide warning signs and supports available for students in need of help.
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Nurse's Corner

We’ve heard some rumblings (and even seen some students participating) in the trending social media One Chip Challenge. It’s a challenge where students eat a potentially dangerously spicy chip. There have been allergic reactions and other negative side effects resulting from the challenge including difficulty breathing and headaches. Please talk to your child about the dangers of participating in social media trends. Thank you for your support in keeping our children healthy and safe!

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)

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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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

Thursday, November 3

Picture Re-Take Day


Wednesday, November 9

8th Grade Girls' and Boys' Basketball @ Wright City - 5:00 PM

Parent Informational Meeting on Substance Abuse @ LHS from 6:00-7:00 PM


Thursday, November 10

FMS PTSA Dine-Out Day @ The Post in Lake St. Louis from 11:00 AM-Midnight

8th Grade Girls' and Boys' Basketball @ WMS (Holt HS) - 4:00 PM

Festival of Choirs Concert @ LHS - 6:30 PM


Monday, November 14

Late Start @ 9:35 AM

Be Kind Week @ FMS


Wednesday, November 16

8th Grade Girls' and Boys' Basketball vs. SMS - 4:00 PM


Friday, November 18

8th Grade Girls' and Boys' Basketball vs. WMS - 4:00 PM


Monday, November 21

8th Grade Girls' and Boys' Basketball @ Warrenton - 4:00 PM


Wednesday, November 23 - Sunday, November 27

No School


Tuesday, November 29

8th Grade Girls' and Boys' Basketball @ SMS (Timberland HS) - 4:00 PM

FMS PTSA Meeting @ FMS Library - 6:30-8:00 PM


Thursday, December 1

8th Grade Girls' and Boys' Basketball vs. Troy South Middle - 4:00 PM

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