Fowler USD #225

May 2019 Newsletter

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

Some exciting results have been happening for student performance this year. One of the measurements that we are assessed on is getting students prepared for college. The measurement that Fowler School District uses is the Accuplacer test. This test is necessary to qualify to take courses in college. The test assesses three areas, reading, writing, and math. Prior to beginning the redesign process three years ago our data indicated that less than 5% of our high school was either college qualified or college completed for math and language arts. This year's data for non-foreign exchange students and non-special education students are as follows:

Reading - 77%

Writing - 68%

Math - 46%

We are very excited about the data indicators that our students are accomplishing. We hope to continue the upward trend in having all of our students prepared for their future, be it college, technical education or the workforce.

Aspire 4 Higher

There is no Aspire 4 Higher after school program during the month of May. Students will need to be picked up at 4:00 P.M.

Last Day of School

The last day of school and the end of the 4th quarter is Thursday, May 16th. Have a great summer vacation!

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


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

Summer School Information

Middle school and high school students with incomplete classes will have the opportunity to attend summer school Monday-Thursday, on May 20 through May 30, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Aspire will also offer an academic and enrichment based summer school opportunity for all elementary students during the month of June. Registration forms and final details will be sent home in student folders in early May.

Autism Speaks

We thank the community of Fowler for your support of the Autism Speaks initiative led by Joaquin Velez-Prieto. He raised $343.00. Without you this wouldn't have been possible! We appreciate you all!
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Get Your Yearbooks

Don't miss out! It is time to order your 2018-2019 yearbook. The price is $35.00. Orders and payments can be made in the grade school or high school office, or with Ms. Gipson. Payment must be received by May 14.

USD #225 Calendar of Events


Keep up to date on district events and activities

Fowler Junior High School

invites you to the

Class of 2023 Promotion Ceremony


6th-8th Grade Awards Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2019

5:00 P.M.

Fowler Grade School Auditorium

Fowler Senior High School

invites you to the

Class of 2019

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2019

7:00 P.M.

Fowler Grade School Auditorium

FFA Banquet

This annual event will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the grade school cafeteria for FFA members and their families.

High School Awards Banquet

Please join us for the 9th-12th grade academic and athletic awards banquet on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gym. The meal will be provided by the school.

Little Bugs

Little Bugs screening for the 2019-2020 school year will be held during summer enrollment. Additional information on dates and times will be posted in an upcoming newsletter.

Grade School Field Trips

Fowler Grade School students will have an exciting May filled with new experiences as they explore Kansas on their field trips.

May 2nd & 3rd - 4th & 5th grades to Topeka

May 13th - Afternoon Pre-K and Kindergarten to Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City

May 14th - 1st - 3rd grades to Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita

Grade School Awards

Preschool-5th grade awards will be presented at 8:30 a.m. in the Fowler Grade School auditorium on Thursday, May 16th.

Field Day

Field Day and a free family BBQ at the football field will follow the grade school awards assembly. Junior high and high school students will assist with field day and complete their check-out tasks. Elementary students have the option to be signed out at the conclusion of field day or remain with their classroom teacher for the rest of the afternoon.

Lost & Found

Your stuff misses you! The lost and found bin is full, and the items are looking for their owners. The grade school lost and found bin is located near the library. Items include jackets, clothing, cups, and miscellaneous items. Any item not claimed by May 16th will be donated.

Congratulations Saul Medina!

Saul Medina, senior, was recognized for SPIAA All-League Honorable Mention in basketball. Medina will also be playing in the 6-man All-Star Football game being held in Salina, KS on June 8th. Congratulations Saul!

JH & HS Track

Middle school track athletes found success early in the season and continue to improve. Top performances for these athletes so far include the following:

James Littlewood- 1st in discus; set new school record of 122 feet; ranked 6th in state

James Littlewood- 1st in shot put; set new school record of 38 feet; ranked 6th in state

Jacelyn Huelskamp- 1st in 200m hurdles and 1st in 100m hurdles

Wolfe Self- 2nd in 110m hurdles

Jayden Bartlett- 2nd in 800m

Jimmy Bower-Fink- 2nd in discus

Alex Zortman- 3rd in 800m and 2nd in the mile

Kiera Holt- 1st in 200m hurdles, 6th grade division

Veronica Garcia- 2nd in triple jump, 6th grade division

High school track athletes have shown strong perseverance despite challenging weather conditions this track season. Athletes have been competitive at each meet, with multiple athletes beating their personal records.

Alejandro Arenillas - threw 29'7" in shot put, 70' 7" in discus, and 91' 1" in javelin.

Jurney Bird - ran the 200M in 24.62 and jumped 19' 2.75" in the long jump.

Darien De La Torre - ran the 400M in 55.55 and 800M in 2:26.72

Felipe Granados-Cortez - ran the 100M in 13.00, the 200M in 26.37, jumped 16'6.00 in the long jump, and jumped 34'11.00 in the triple jump.

Charlie Littlewood - ran the 400M in 55.40 and the 800M in 2:21.79

Saul Medina - threw 37'5.75" in shot put, 103'3.00 in discus, and 108.9.00 in javelin.

Elijah Zortman - ran 5:01.67 in the 1600M, and 10:52.55 in the 3200M

Savannah Bollinger - threw 64'2.00 in javelin, jumped 14'9.50 in long jump, and 31'6.50 in triple jump.

Chloe Bruckner - ran 19.19 in 100m Hurdles - 33"


Denver field trip

Fowler Goes to Denver

Student article by Savannah Bollinger

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K-12 Music Program

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Individual Plan of Study (IPS) Meetings

This month students, parents, and mentors met for a collaborative meeting to discuss the educational path of the student for next year. Students began the conversation by sharing their goals and vision for their future, and then selected courses and internships in line with this vision.
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May Breakfast Menu

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


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

Online Bill Pay

Our Web Store empowers you to save time, reduces trips to the district office, and eliminates the need to send cash and checks with your statement. Make a quick payment in the evening or during your lunch hour with just a few clicks!