FRONTIER EAGLE NEWS
A Note from the FMS Administrative Team
Dear FMS Families,
It is with much anticipation and excitement that we welcome you to the 2022-2023 academic year! We are looking forward to the start of what will hopefully be a fun, memorable, and successful academic experience for our sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students. With the start of every year and transition, we realize that there are many questions. In the newsletter below, we address a number of important pieces of information, including details about Walkabout Day on Monday, August 15! We hope to see you then.
The FMS staff is looking forward to continuing traditions of excellence as we work collaboratively to ensure each student’s success and sense of belonging at school. We are committed to helping all of our Eagles soar!
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)
Student Schedules - Available TOMORROW!
Transportation information, including bus numbers and stops, will be available on Friday, August 12.
"Walkabout" Day - Monday, August 15
We would like to invite all of our Frontier families to Walkabout Day on Monday, August 15 from 9am-12pm and 3-6pm. This serves as an opportunity for students to walk the building and become familiarized with the location of their classrooms. While visiting the campus, families will also have the opportunity to meet with PTSA members and learn about intramurals, clubs, extracurricular activities, and 8th-grade sports that are offered at Frontier. Please bring either a hard copy or a digital copy of your child(ren)’s schedule. (Schedules will be viewable on the Student Portal at 4pm on Friday, August 5.)
Maps of the building will be available in the front foyer, and the administrative team and counselors will be available for any questions you may have or assistance you may need. During the morning session, Travlin’ Toms Coffee will be here for purchase, and Kona Ice will be here during both sessions! (Please note that most classrooms will be locked, as the times during which our doors will be open are outside of teacher work hours.)
If you are unable to attend either of the times on Monday, August 15, the building will also be accessible on Thursday, August 18 from 3-5pm and Friday, August 19 from 12-3pm. Although staff will not be available at those times, students and families will be free to walk throughout the building.
Please also know that we will have signage posted and a multitude of staff members on hand during the first day of school to help your student locate his/her classrooms. Hard copies of schedules will also be available to all students in their first hour class. We are committed to ensuring that all of our students feel comfortable upon entering our doors, no matter their level of familiarity with the physical building.
School Supplies and Chromebooks
Middle school students are allowed to carry book bags to and from their classes. With students carrying book bags, they will be able to carry needed supplies with them, much like students in our WSD high schools.
The supply list is available here.
As a reminder, all middle school students in the WSD will have a Chromebook issued to them. Returning 8th graders should have their Chromebook from last year. Our 6th graders, 7th graders, and any 8th graders new to FMS will receive their Chromebook from their teachers during the first week of school.
*Lockers are no longer issued by WSD middle schools, as most student resources are available on their Chromebooks.*
Enrollment Information for Families
Eighth Grade Cross County
A Message From the Nurse
- Per Missouri State Law, the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap), as well as the Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) are required for all incoming eighth graders.
- You must provide proof of immunizations no later than the first day of school. Students without proper documentation of Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations will not be allowed to start school on August 22.
- We will be offering an immunization clinic (for the Tdap and the MCV4 vaccines) on Thursday, August 18 from 3-6pm. The clinic will be located at FMS.
- All fall athletes must have a physical completed and turned in prior to the first day of practice.
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
- Medication drop-off must be done by appointment only. Please contact Nurse Alisha directly. Her information is provided below.
- Parents are required to bring medication to school in properly labeled prescription bottles.
FMS NURSE CONTACT INFO
Nurse Alisha Mecker
636-625-1026 ext. 33233
Join the FMS PTSA!
*Please also mark your calendars for monthly PTSA meetings, which will be held in the FMS library on the last Tuesday of each month. More information will be forthcoming regarding specific dates and times.
WSD Back to School Fair - Saturday, August 13
The WSD will host the 12th Annual Back to School Fair for District families on Saturday, August 13, from 8-11am at Liberty High School. The event is intended to get school supplies in the hands of students who need them the most.
The event is free for District families and will feature dozens of vendors, free school supplies, games and fun activities for children. At last year's event, we distributed over $10,000 worth of school supplies to WSD students. In addition, MoCHIP will be on hand to provide free child identification kits.
While the event is free, families are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Operation Food Search, which serves local families in need. For more information about the Fair, visit the WSD website.
Saturday, August 13
Liberty High School
2275 Sommers Road
Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
Directions: Click to view
If you have any questions, contact Kathy DeLaquil, firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-327-3800 ext. 20358.
Updated Meal Prices for 2022-2023
Meal charges will resume on the first day of school, August 22.
Breakfast K-12 ~ $1.95
Elementary Lunch K-5 ~ $3.00
Secondary Lunch 6-12 ~ $3.10
Reduced Price Meals
Breakfast ~ $0.30
Lunch ~ $0.40
Applications for free & reduced price meals are available here or at any school office. In an effort to assist families as we transition back to paid meals, the USDA has increased the income guidelines used to determine eligibility. Click here to see the income guidelines. If you believe your family would qualify for this program, please fill out an application. Applications can be returned by the following methods:
Returned to your child's school
Scan & email - email@example.com
Fax - 636-327-3961
Mail - Child Nutrition Services, 101 Support Service Dr., Wentzville, MO 63385
If you have questions or need assistance filling out the application, please call the Child Nutrition office at 636.327.3858 ext. 21330.
FMS Daily Bell Schedule
Daily Bell Schedule
7:35-8:40 Period 1
8:44-9:45 Period 2
9:49-10:50 Period 3
10:54-12:25 Period 4
12:29-1:30 Period 5
1:34-2:35 Period 6
Work for the WSD!
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WORK? The WSD is hiring a variety of full-time, part-time, and substitute positions to serve our students:
- - Before/After Care
- - Bus Drivers & Bus Aides
- - Child Nutrition
- - Custodians
- - Instructional Assistants
-- and more!
For information and to apply - Join our Team!
Here is the We're Hiring/Work for WSD link
Important Dates and Events
Student schedules are available on the Parent/Student Portals @ 4pm
Friday, August 12
Transportation information will be made available
Monday, August 15
Walkabout Day - 9am-12pm and 3-6pm
Thursday, August 18
Open Building Hours - 3-5pm
Friday, August 19
Open Building Hours - 12-3pm
Monday, August 22
First Day of School
Monday, September 5
Labor Day - No School
Thursday, September 8
6th Grade: 5:30-6:05pm
7th Grade - 6:10-6:45pm
8th Grade 6:50-7:25pm
Frontier Middle School
Dr. Laura Rowe-Holler
Amber Houdei (6th Grade)
Kevin Kuehl (7th Grade)
Adam Bender (8th Grade)
Beth Overton (6th Grade)
Meghan Boschert (7th Grade)
Jamie Schubert (8th Grade)
Jeff Yin (Educational Support Counselor)
School Resource Officer