Fulton Middle School Explo Classes

Team FMS: Together, We Did! - May 16, 2016

Thank you from your FMS EXPLO Team!

Thank you for reading the FMS EXPLO newsletter this year. It was definitely an amazing year for Fulton Middle School students and staff. This week we will leave you with things you can do with your children over the summer. Have an amazing and safe summer!

Common Sense Media

All FMS students participated in 5 weeks of Digital Citizenship lessons/activities throughout this past school year. This summer we will periodically share Family Tip Sheets to our FMS families through Facebook and our newsletters. Our goal is to provide our parents with resources to help their children make appropriate choices in today's connected life. This week's tip sheet is "Common Sense on Digital Life." New tips sheets will be shared here, on our school website (fulton58.org/middle) and facebook page (FMS58Hornets).

Learn more at commonsensemedia.org. - Rating, educating, and advocating for kids, families, and schools.

Mrs. Schenewerk

Summer break is an excellent time for students to pursue individual reading interests that they may not have had time for during the school year. Studies show that students that read regularly during the summer are more likely to avoid the "summer slide", the term coined to describe a loss of academic skills over the summer months.

The public library is always a great resource, and on June 1st DBRL will kick off their Summer Reading program. The program is free of charge and there is a version for each age group (including adults). Students that complete the program will receive a free book, as well as be entered into drawings for other fun prizes.

Also, don't forget to download the two free audiobooks each week from the SYNC summer audiobook program for teens.

Have a fun and safe summer and make time to read/listen to some books along the way! As always, feel free to contact me at tschenewerk@fulton58.org with any questions or concerns.

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Coach Masek, Coach Windmiller, Coach Youse

Stay active during the summer months! Below are links to activities in Fulton this summer:

Volleyball, Softball, and Girls Basketball Opportunities: http://www.fulton58.org/vnews/display.v/TP/51e55c1398316

YMCA Leagues: http://www.ymcaofcallaway.org/all-schedules/





Coach Youse

I want to wish everyone a safe and healthy summer. Please practice the following tips to enjoy your time off to its fullest:

1. Get active at least 60 minutes each day. Get fitness help by downloading free apps like MapMyRun, NFL Play 60 and MotionMaze

2. Try to stay out of the heat during the warmest parts of the day (11:00-3:00).

3. Apply and RE-apply sunscreen often! Wear hats and sun glasses too!

4. When walking through wooded areas, be sure to wear long sleeves, tuck your pants into your socks and wear a hat to keep ticks off your skin.

5. Drink plenty of water daily (roughly 2/3 or 67% of your body weight in ounces).

6. Eat loads of fresh fruits and vegetables. Summer is a good time to try new in-season foods! Get nutrition help from free apps like MyFitnessPal, Eat-and-Move-O-Matic and Max's Plate.

7. Try a new sport or activity. There are lots of rec leagues and camps to choose from. Check out the YMCA or Fulton School's summer camps/leagues.

8. Even if you're not planning to try out for a sport next year, summer is a good time to see a doctor for a yearly physical.

9. Try to decompress by disconnecting from the internet, video games and your phone. You may be surprised how interesting the world around you can be!

10. Enjoy the extra time for zzzzz's! Try to get at least 8-10 hours of sleep each day.

Have a great summer and I will see you all soon!

Kids' Choice Websites of the Year!

The games made by the engineering grad school at Purdue University were definitely the hit of the year. I have the collection on one website the students at FMS have used this year. https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/engineerthiswin

Mrs. Bailey

Please check out the Digital Citizenship information at commonsensemedia.org. This site will help you keep up-to-date with current issues and trends in technology. Check out the "Parent" section!

Please feel free to contact me at any time through email: jbailey@fulton58.org

Practice at Home this summer!

Your child may use these free online websites throughout the summer to practice their keyboarding skills:

Dance Mat Typing

Peter's Online Typing Course

Power Typing

Learn to Type

Or you can pick your own site HERE.

Ms. Glynn and Ms. Neudecker

As always please remember to take your instruments over the summer and practice! We have enjoyed this year and are excited to see what next year has to bring.

Remember if you are in 8th grade your first marching band rehearsal is Thursday, June 2 from 3-5 PM. A letter with full marching band dates will be sent home at the end of the year. Be checking your e-mail.

Information was sent home for the Central Methodist University music camp was sent home in an e-mail. Feel free to contact us with any questions! This is an awesome opportunity that you should take advantage of if you are able!

The next band booster meeting which will be the election of officers for next year will take place on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 PM in the high school band room. If you would like to fun for an office or even volunteer for next year please feel free to come to the meeting! All of the support we can get is always appreciated!

As always, if you ever have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Glynn or Ms. Neudecker at sglynn@fulton58.org or kneudecker@fulton58.org. Thank you for your continued support!

FMS Jazz Band

Mr. Chapman

From the Art Room

I can not believe this year has already come to a close! Even though I only boarded this ship at the tail end of October, I took it upon myself to hit the decks running full sail. I made it my top priority to get to know the students and bring new waves of creativity to them. with all the challenges i through at them they met all of them and more. It wasn't all easy and when we fell we picked each other up and carried on. It was a great thing to be a part of.

I can not end my year without giving a shout out to some pretty amazing young people. My eighth grade all year class, did the unthinkable. They turned it all around. We had a long year together of unsteadiness and unsure at first, but as they saw I was not going anywhere and I was all about them, I think we all began to trust each other. these last six weeks have been the most amazing six weeks with them, and they totally rocked the Altered Book Project! For a group of kids who thought their teacher was mad, having them destroy old books, they eased into it with reservation, but totally got absorbed into the process, and each one of them found a little piece of creativity in them they didn't know they had. even when they struggled they met all my deadlines, and they all reached the end and all on time. I am so very proud of them.

I will most certainly miss all of my eighth graders, and I wish you all great things in your future, and cant wait to see what great things you take with you to high school.

I look forward to meeting the new 6th grade crew, as well as getting back to work with the returning. It has been a fantastic year that has changed me not only as a teacher, but as a person, and am excited about the future here at FMS.

Have a great summer everyone, and now that you have a few more tools in your toolbox... keep drawing and creating, you will only get better if you challenge yourself to do so!

Artfully yours,

Mr. C

Ms. Lehman and Dr. Moebes


I cannot believe what this group accomplished this year and went out in fine style with their "I Dream A World" performance. So proud of each of their accomplishments and am looking forward to continuing to work with them as they move to the high school next year. Great things ahead!


We had so much fun with this group this year and we will meet this final Tuesday for an end of the year celebration party for those able to make it. So proud of their dedication and hard work...and the joy they brought to making music after school hours. Keep singing!


www.musictechteacher.com - Quizzes & Games galore!

www.musictheory.net - Test those theory skills for FREE

www.sightreadingfactory.com - Challenge yourself!

singsnap app - Keep Singing!



www.presserpac.com/theatre There is a Musical Theater camp at Presser Performing Arts Center in Mexico, hosted by the Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Camp dates are June 27 - July 1st! Check out the website for more info, or call 573-825-0095. This camp is for performers ages 8-19.

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or comments, feel free to contact me at llehman@fulton58.org.


I am so proud of each of the singers in Hornet Pride Choir! Thank you for working hard, singing beautifully, and for teaching me so many things! I am blessed to have taken this journey with you this year. I know each of you has wonderful things ahead! Great performance at our concert on Thursday! A special thank you to those who sang at the Vietnam play on Friday as well. Thanks for representing our program!


Arts Alive students have done an outstanding job of sharing their presentations, and working in class. Thank you for taking care of business. 6th and 7th graders: I can't wait to see you next year, and hope I have the pleasure of having you in class again! 8th graders: GO GET 'EM, at FHS!

Please feel free to contact me at any time: bmoebes@fulton58.org.

Counselors: Mrs. Garner and Mrs. Horstmeier

We hope each student has a wonderful summer break! Enjoy your time off. If you need to contact us over the summer you can reach us via email:

Mrs. Garner at sgarner@fulton58.org,

Mrs. Horstmeier at shorstmeier@fulton58.org or

Ms. Jo at jwilliamson@fulton58.org.

We will be in the office until June 3rd and return on August 1st.

Mark your calendars for some Back to School Dates!

6th Grade Hornet Camp and Open House will be Thursday, August 11th. Watch for a mailing and email to parents for more information.

7th grade Schedule Pick Up will be Tuesday, August 9th 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

8th grade Schedule Pick Up will be Wednesday, August 10th 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open House for 7th and 8th Grade will be Monday, August 15th 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For students that may want to investigate or research careers over the summer check out Missouri Connections at


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