Fowler USD #225

June 2019 Newsletter

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THE FOWLER MODEL

Fowler School District - Where Education is Experienced - A Gemini School

Summer Lunch Program

Fuel up for Summer Fun! Eat Smart and Play Hard. Join Fowler Schools for a FREE breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday throughout the summer. This program is open to all children and teens ages 1-18. No registration or identification is required. Adults are not allowed to eat off a child's plate, but are welcomed to purchase a meal for $5.00.


Dates: May 20, 2019 through August 2, 2019

Times:

Breakfast: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Fowler Grade School Cafeteria

Contact: FGS Office 620-646-5234

15 Years of Service

After 15 years of hard work and dedication to Fowler Schools, on May 31st Dave Weber locked up our buildings for the last time. Dave has been a route bus driver, activity bus driver, and maintenance supervisor for our district, and has now decided to take some time to relax. All of us at Fowler USD 225 wish Dave a very HAPPY RETIREMENT!

Staff to Participate in Summer Professional Development

Staff members continue to be busy even throughout the summer by taking advantage of opportunities to learn and teach.


Thank you to Mr. Adams, Mrs. Norman, Mrs. McLachlan, and Mrs. Wise for the time invested in providing summer school opportunities for our students.


On June 11-13 several elementary teachers will be taking advantage of a phenomal opportunity to learn more about project based learning directly from the leaders in the field- The Buck Institute. We look forward to incorporating the principles of PBL in a deeper way at the elementary level next year as a result of this training.


Congratulations to Mr. Adams, 6th-12th Science teacher, who has been selected by Summit Learning to become a staff trainer. Mr. Adams will attend a week long training himself in Chicago in the middle of June and will then lead training sessions for new teachers the following week in Wichita.


Staff members who are new to the secondary building and the Summit Learning program will attend training in Louisville, Kentucky from July 8-12.


Finally, Fowler Junior/Senior High School has been asked to present about Personalized Learning at the Impact Institute on July 18th in Pratt.


We appreciate the willingness of our staff to choose to engage in these professional opportunities as we work to create the best possible education for students in Fowler, and as we share our knowledge with other communities to benefit their students as well.

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Cheer Team to sell Fireworks

The high school and middle school cheerleaders will be selling fireworks leading up to the 4th of July. Watch for advertisements about hours and location later this month.

Middle School Volleyball Camp

Save the date! Incoming 6th-8th graders are invited to volleyball camp in the dome on July 17-19 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Additional information will be distributed to students.

Athletics & Activities

State Forensics

Congratulations to Oscar Teran, sophomore, for earning a I rating at State Forensics Festival in prose.

Hugh O-Brien Youth Leadership Conference

Oscar Teran was also selected to represent our school at HOBY at the beginning of June. Thank you to the Fowler Community Alliance for sponsoring this activity!

State Track & Field

Congratulations to Elijah Zortman, freshman, and Charlie Littlewood, freshman, for representing the Goldbugs at state track. Elijah competed in the 3200M and 1600M. Charlie competed in the 400M. Both Littlewood and Zortman traveled to Wichita over the Memorial Day weekend to compete against other state qualifiers from 1A division schools across the state at Wichita State University's Cessna Stadium. Due to severe weather, the meet was delayed multiple times, but our student athletes did not let that affect their attitudes or performance. On day one of the meet, Zortman ran the 3200M with a time of 10:38.99 placing 9th in the state. On the second day of the meet, Zortman ran the 1600M in 4:51.05 placing 11th, and Littlewood ran the 400M in 54.15 placing 15th in the state. Qualifying for this event is an achievement in itself, and a great experience for our Goldbug freshmen.
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State FFA Convention

6 members of the FFA chapter attended State Convention on May 29-31. Students participated in delegate and general sessions, a career and college fair, the agriscience fair, and other activities. As a result of their hard work and leadership throughout the school year, the chapter received Bronze awards in the categories of Building Communities, Growing Leaders, and Strengthening Agriculture. In addition, Morgan Durbin earned 1st place in her division in the agriscience fair, as did Jurney Bird and Caleb Heinz. Joaquin Velez-Prieto earned 3rd place. Congratulations to the Fowler FFA Chapter for their accomplishments individually and as an organization!

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Trap Team State Tournament

Good luck to the trap shooting team as they finish their season of competition at state on June 15th!
JUNE BREAKFAST MENU

June 2019 Breakfast Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider

JUNE LUNCH MENU

June 2019 Lunch Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Chris Weber Award & Irene Wells Scholarship

Eliana Zortman was named the 2018-19 Chris Weber Award winner for most improved student across all areas. Dakota Martin was named the 2018-2019 Irene Wells Scholarship recipient for his significant increase in STAR reading and math scores from the fall to the spring. Congratulations to both students for their incredible gains and contributions to our school this year!
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Challenge your students to apply the 7 Habits in their daily lives this summer!

BE PROACTIVE®: THE HABIT OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY


When people focus on things they can control, their Circle of Influence begins to grow. Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for one’s own life. Proactive people don’t blame parents, circumstances, or conditions for their behavior. Instead, they choose to focus on areas of life that lie within their circle of influence.


BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND®: THE HABIT OF PERSONAL VISION.


Create and live by a Personal Mission Statement. Your Personal Mission Statement will provide your life with direction and purpose. It reminds you what you value and what is important to you, helping guide your decisions. It's like a GPS for your life.


PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST®: THE HABIT OF TIME MANAGEMENT.


Focus on your highest priorities. Habit 3 is really about life management--your purpose, values, roles, and priorities. What are "first things?" First things are those things you, personally, find of most worth. If you put first things first, you are organizing and managing time and events according to the personal priorities you established in Habit 2.


THINK WIN-WIN®: THE HABIT OF MUTUAL BENEFIT.


Consider other people's wins as well as your own. Win-Win is a frame of mind and heart that seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. It's based on the paradigm that there's plenty for everybody, that one person's success is not achieved at the expense of others.


SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD®: THE HABIT OF EMPATHIC COMMUNICATION.


Listen with sincerity and empathy. Seeking to be understood is the second half of effective communication. Once you are confident the other person feels completely understood, you may share your point of view with respect and openness. Just like Empathic Listening, seeking to be understood requires both intent and skill.


SYNERGIZE®: THE HABIT OF CREATIVE COOPERATION.


Seek out 3rd alternatives in working together. When you are effective, you seek 3rd Alternatives–not "my way" or "your way," but better ideas and solutions that you come up with together. By valuing differences in other people, Synergy can take place.


SHARPEN THE SAW®: THE HABIT OF DAILY SELF-RENEWAL.


Achieve the Daily Private Victory. The Daily Private Victory is a daily practice. It's a pattern, routine, or regimen that you follow every day to renew yourself in the four dimensions of your life. Achieving the Daily Private Victory will affect every decision and every relationship in a positive way.

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OUR RECENT EXPERIENCES

Class of 2019 - Graduation

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Class of 2023 - Promotion & JH Awards

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Elementary Field Trips

Preschool and kindergarten enjoyed their annual trip to Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City on May 13th. 1st-3rd grade traveled to the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita on May 14th. During both field trips students participated in educational programming with hands-on experiences.


4th-5th graders began their field trip at The Museum of World Treasures in Wichita where they applied problem solving skills to identify and classify artifacts. Then they traveled to Topeka where they met Representative Boyd Orr, toured the state capitol, and observed The House of Representatives in session. They concluded their trip in "Little Sweden USA" (Lindsborg) experiencing Millfest at the Old Mill Museum, meeting the Dala Horse artist at the Hemsloijd, and walking on campus at Bethany College.

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2019 Field Day

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