January 2023

A Note from the FMS Administrative Team

Dear FMS Families,

We hope that the time away from school and work afforded everyone the opportunity to rest and relax as we head into the final two weeks of the first semester. December was a busy month at FMS, as our students have been working hard within the classroom in preparation for the end of the semester. Outside of the classroom setting, our FMS band students performed in a winter concert, our cheer and dance teams performed at a multitude of events, and our basketball teams finished their seasons (in fact, the girls' team was even undefeated)! We are honored to celebrate all of our students at FMS and are proud of their accomplishments.

We are looking forward to all that is to come in the new year! One change that you will notice as we head into January is a new friendly face as you enter FMS. At the December Board of Education meeting, Mrs. Heather Hoggatt was named as FMS's new attendance secretary. She is replacing Mrs. Kristi Rivet, who has accepted an administrative assistant position at Central Office. We wish Mrs. Rivet the best of luck in her new endeavors, and we look forward to welcoming Mrs. Hoggatt to the FMS office team!


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)

WSD Belonging and Culture Family Survey

As part of the WSD’s ongoing efforts to meet the goals within the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), district surveys will be administered to students in grades K-12, families, and staff. The surveys are designed to solicit feedback about the sense of belonging created within each building as well as perspectives regarding building/department culture. Each school and department within the district will use this survey data to understand the current reality and to make improvements moving forward.

Families may begin taking the survey starting Jan. 4, by clicking here. The survey will remain open through Jan. 20.

The district windows for students to take the surveys are Jan. 30-Feb. 10 and May 1-19.

For more information regarding these surveys, including logistics about the administration of the surveys, a preview of the surveys, and information on how to opt-out, please check out our WSD Belonging and Culture Survey page.

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up Reminder

We want to take this opportunity to remind families to please utilize the designated loop to drop-off and pick-up students. While we realize that the lines can sometimes be quite lengthy, this is the safest way in which to ensure our students are able to enter and exit vehicles without the risk of getting hit. Students are not to cross into the parking lot at any time during drop-off and pick-up. Please help us to ensure the safety of all students by utilizing our traffic loop. We greatly appreciate your help and patience.

FMS NJHS Blood Drive - Friday, January 13

On Friday, January 13, the FMS National Junior Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the Red Cross. The blood drive will be held at FMS from 2:30-5:30 p.m. If you would like to participate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter: FrontierMS to schedule an appointment. We thank you in advance for your support of this wonderful cause!
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Important Information Regarding Upcoming Dates

January 13 marks the end of the first semester. We will have an Early Release Day, during which students will be released at 12:20 p.m.

We will also not be having school on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day, or on Tuesday, January 17, which is a Professional Development Day for staff.

Classes will resume on January 18, 2023, with our normal school hours.

PTSA Corner


We hope that you can join us for our next PTSA meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the FMS library. We will be discussed an upcoming student mixer, along with fundraising. We hope to see you there, as your input is valuable!



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FMS Needs Your Help!


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.


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.

FMS Artist(s) of the Month

FMS would like to congratulate eighth graders Aubrey McClelland and Alexys Scholle on being selected as the "Artists of the Month!" Their project, "Cinderella’s Shoe," won the most votes in the eighth-grade shoe design contest. Forty shoes were submitted to the contest. For their project, they used acrylic paint and cardboard. Aubrey and Alexys were inspired by photos they found online. The project took them about seven hours to build. Congratulations, Aubrey and Alexys!
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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. Schmitt (Room 1406)

Thursdays: Ms. Arnold (Room 605)

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

Tuesday, January 3

School Resumes

Friday, January 13

Last Day of First Semester

Early Release @ 12:20 PM

NJHS Blood Drive from 2:30-5:30 PM

Monday, January 16

No School (MLK Day)

Tuesday, January 17

No School (Staff Professional Development Day)

Wednesday, January 18

First Day of Second Semester

Friday, January 20

First Semester Grades Emailed Home

Tuesday, January 24

PTSA Meeting @ 6:30 (FMS Library)

FMS Traffic Procedures

Click here for information on FMS pick-up and drop-off procedures.

Frontier Middle School


Dr. Laura Rowe-Holler

Assistant Principals

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

Patrick Budds