For the Parents and Patrons of Fulton Public Schools
A Message from the Superintendent
Dear Parents and Patrons,
“SO! You were in the Principal’s office today!” “Yes Mom, but I was caught being good!”
True, district wide we have and continue to implement Positive Behavior Intervention Support. The crux of PBIS is to be caught and recognized for good behavior and good citizenship in the classroom, building or on the bus. Each building has an individual plan, with the results being decreased discipline incidents the past few years. By decreasing discipline issues our students stay in class more and focus on constructive academic activities.
Tonight when your student comes home, ask if he/she has been to the Principal’s office and learn a student’s perspective of the PBIS program.
PBIS is simply another strategy to help your student succeed at FPS. Thank you for sending great kids and supporting Fulton Public Schools.
Dr. Jacque Cowherd
Teacher Professional Development
FHS Students to Compete in The Constitution Project
The Constitution Project is a competition involving teams from schools across the state of Missouri. Each team is comprised of journalists, crime scene investigators, and trial advocacy. For several weeks prior to the competition, our team will be mentored by expert professionals from our own Fulton community. We have enlisted the guidance of Judge Carol England, Prosecutor Chris Wilson, Major Roger Rice of the FDP, and Mr. Rick Kennedy of the Fulton Sun.
The competition starts with the official kickoff day on September 22 at the State Capitol. Students will be introduced to their fields for the competition and have the opportunity to meet with other mentors from around the state. The next part of the competition, regionals, will take place during the last two weeks of October. Students will be on their own for this part -- investigating a mock crime scene, reporting on the scene, and finally taking the case to trial. The winning teams at the regional competition will then have an opportunity to compete at the state level in November. The state competition again involves a crime scene, reporting, and trial advocacy.
This is the first year for Fulton to compete in this competition, and we will compete in the Eastern Region against Cardinal-Ritter College Preparatory High School in St. Louis, North Technical High School in Florissant and St. James High School in St. James. For further information, please go to the competition website: https://www.courts.mo.gov/civiceducation/pages/const_proj_home.html
Breakfast in the Classroom UpDate
The numbers for Breakfast in the Classroom keep going up! As you can see in the pictures below, the kids are loving the cereal! With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, the benefits of Breakfast in the Classroom are incredible. According the Food and Nutrition Service, breakfast helps "improve school performance, allowing students to do better on tests."
Bartley - Average Daily Participation has doubled from last year
Average Daily Participation for September - 164 (60%)
Year-to-date High Participation 202 (73%)
McIntire - Increase in Average Daily Participation by 35% from last year
Average Daily Participation for September 292 (74%)
Year-to-date High Participation 314 (79%)
Bush - Increase in Average Daily Participation by 37% from last year
Average Daily Participation for September 335 (84%)
Year-to-date High Participation 352 (88%)
Friday, October 2 Dismiss 1 hour early (Homecoming)
Monday, October 12 No School (Teacher Professional Development)
Tuesday, October 13 End of 1st Quarter
Wednesday, October 14 MAP Gold Medal Awards 6 p.m. Roger D. Davis Gymnasium
Wednesday, October 14 Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m.
Friday, October 30 No School (Earned Day Off)
Monday, November 2 No School (Active Shooter Training for all staff provided by The Callaway County Sheriff's Department)
Monday, November 9 No School (Teacher Professional Development)