The Falcon Reporter

Fowler's Official Newsletter

Fowler Teacher Of the Year

Erik Peterson is our 2021-2022 Fowler Teacher of the Year. We had five exceptional nominees this year and we would have been proud to have any one of them represent our campus. Mr. Peterson will now have an opportunity to be considered for the FISD Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2021.

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Spelling Bee Winners

The Annual Fowler Spelling Bee took place Wednesday after school with 40 participants. Please congratulate the following students for their placing at our bee:


Agastya Malladi – 1st Place Winner

Kedar Vernekar – 2nd Place

Avishree Dutta – 3rd Place

Akash Sharma – 4th Place


We originally had a tie for second place, so Kedar, Avishree, and Akash had to participate in a spell-off, and they did amazing!

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Important Dates

January

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February

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March

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Team Notes

6th Grade

Happy holidays to everyone! What a FANTASTIC first semester we had, and we are looking forward to another AMAZING second semester with your kiddos! 6th Grade ILA will be starting “Unit 3: Exploration” when we return in January. We will focus on the following two essential questions: What drives a person to explore? What are the character traits of a successful explorer? Students will deepen their understanding of reading, writing, listening, and sharing in various learning activities that connect to the two essential questions. We will end the unit with a research project and presentation of a famous explorer. Please be aware that we will complete an Expository Composition Snapshot on January 20th, a Linguistic Snapshot on January 26th and 27th, and another Reading and Writing Snapshot on February 2nd.


In 6th grade World Cultures, students will continue learning about the history and cultures of Russia and the Eurasian Republics. We will then journey on to Sub-Saharan Africa, where students will explore the geography, history and cultures of African countries south of the Sahara Desert.


In the 3rd 9 weeks, 6th grade math will explore ordering real numbers, coordinate plane, and operations with integers. In Unit 7, students will learn how to sort positive and negative values in ascending and descending order. Students will also be learning about the cartesian coordinate system, and lastly students will learn how to calculate between math operations with integers. The Unit 7 test will be split into two parts: Students will be taking Unit 7 test (Part 1) on the block day of Jan 19/20 and Unit 7 test (Part 2) on the block day of Feb 9/10.


Welcome back, everyone! For our third nine weeks in Science, we will complete our study of Astronomy, and begin Physics! First, students will use their prior knowledge of energy to compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy. This will help them to build on a better understanding of balanced and unbalanced forces and motion. We will also be investigating force on an inclined plane, using distance and time measurements to calculate speed, and measuring and graphing changes in motion. It's going to be a busy unit!

Counselor Corner

As we begin the second semester of the school year, there are some important dates that the counselors would like you to be aware of once we return from winter break.


Our Frisco Family Services Food Drive will be one of the first big events of second semester, January 18 – 21, 2022. This easiest way to participate in this year’s Food Drive will be through the Frisco Family Services Amazon Wish List. Go to the link below which takes you to the Amazon Frisco Family services Charity page. You may then click on the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry Wishlist and order any of the items which will be sent directly to FFS.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/ch/list/75-2530888?ref_=smi_cl_bc_lol1_lol


We will promote this on social media and through school messenger, along with other ways of donating, when the drive officially begins on January 18th, yet if you prefer to give now, just include in your notes that the gift is from Fowler Middle School. Thank you for supporting our community.


Power to Change Lessons:

January 10, 2022 - “Zest”

February 7, 2022 - “Healthy Relationships”

February 14, 2022 - “Diversity”

February 28, 2022 - “Social Intelligence”


Other important dates:

February 14-17, 2022 - Diversity Week

February 16, 2022 - Mix It Up Activity during Lunches


Course Selection for 2022-23 School Year

We have several important course selection dates coming up for our students in January. Please look over the dates and information below so that you can be involved in your student’s registration process for the 2022-2023 school year.


6th TO 7th GRADE Course Selection

January 10, 2022 – Fowler Students and parents will receive an informational PowerPoint and all documents needed to complete the course selection process.


January 24, 2022 – Deadline for entering 2022-23 course requests in Home Access Center and returning course cards to your 6th grade Social Studies teacher.

7th grade A-M/Kristin Cabaniss – Cabanisk@friscoisd.org 7th grade N-Z/Andrea Williams – Williaan@friscoisd.org


7th TO 8th GRADE Course Selection

January 10, 2022 – Fowler Students and parents will receive an informational PowerPoint and all documents needed to complete the course selection process.


January 24, 2022 – Deadline for entering 2022-23 course requests in Home Access Center and returning course cards to your 7th grade Science Teacher. All 8th Graders/Andrea Williams – Williaan@friscoisd.org

Gifted/Talented Referral Information

For grade-level specific questions please contact the following:


6th grade – Shannon Jahn jahns@friscoisd.org

7th grade – Rene Madden maddenr@friscoisd.org

8th grade – Reyna Arndorfer arndorfr@friscoisd.org

Cheerleader Try Outs

  • Cheer Tryout Parent Meeting –Wednesday, February 23rd 5:30pm FMS Library
  • Tryout Applications Due Monday, March 14th
  • Tryout Material Released – Friday, March 18th
  • Clinic Tues-Thurs March 22-24th Fowler Competition Gym
  • Our Tryouts are Saturday, March 26th at Lawler beginning at 1:00pm


Lebanon Trail and Liberty High School Cheer Tryouts will be on March 26th. As soon as the Fowler Cheer Coaches receive the high school tryout information, it will be sent out to all Fowler 8th graders.


Please email the Fowler Cheerleading Coaches with any questions! We want YOU on our squads! Boys and girls are BOTH welcomed!

Theater News

UIL One Act Play

Congratulations to the UIL One Act Play Company of Icarus. We will host a free public performance on February 10 at 6pm.
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Spring Show Announcement

Spanish Club Meeting

The Spanish Club met to celebrate el Día de los Muertos on October 13th.

Catherine B. Fowler Library

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Spring Book Fair is just around the corner! We will run in-person in the library January 24th-28th. All students will have a chance to visit through their ILA classes. If you prefer to shop online, 25% of proceeds will directly benefit our school if you shop between January 21st and February 3rd! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/fowlermiddleschool


Library Student Aides--Current 7th graders only

Does your student love to read and help people? Encourage him/her to apply for Library Aide! Library Aide is an 8th grade elective. Students assist the librarian in tasks like shelving, processing books, inventory, and making deliveries. Your student will learn customer service and organizational skills while helping to keep our library at its best. Students can apply here today! https://bit.ly/fmslibraryaide22-23