Fowler USD #225

November 2021 Newsletter

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Value Up Program

We are excited to bring the Value Up program to Fowler for our K-12 students on November 15th. All students will participate in age-appropriate assemblies with an additional workshop for JH and HS student leadership teams.

Mike Donahue is a highly sought-after speaker and one of the best on the subjects of respect, bullying, resiliency and other school climate issues. He has spoken alongside the likes of Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, and Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama. His candid style and authentic persona keep students engaged throughout the entire presentation and leaves them inspired.

After partnering with thousands of schools and speaking/listening to educators and students, Mike has come to understand that so many teen issues are directly related to how students view themselves. If a student believes they have high intrinsic value and identify with that high value, they make life choices that match their perceived value identity. Students who value and respect themselves make positive life choices and show greater value and respect to others. Value Up was created to amplify value in every student, resulting in strengthening a positive school culture.

Fall Picture Retakes

Fall picture retake day will be Tuesday, November 16th. Students will have the opportunity to retake their individual picture. Order packets will be available in the high school office.

Thanksgiving Lunch

Thanksgiving lunch will be served on November 23 to all students and their guests that RSVP'd. Lunch will be served in the grade school cafeteria beginning at 11:00 a.m. for grade school students and noon for junior high/high school students. The cost is $5.00/per guest and must be paid that day.

Notification will be posted if any visitor restrictions are placed before this event due to COVID.

Thanksgiving Break

Fowler Schools will not be in session Wednesday, November 24 and Thursday, November 25 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. The USD 225 staff is thankful for each student and their families. We wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving.

USD #225 Activities and Events

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State Cross Country

Elijah Zortman, Alex Zortman, and Isabella Valdes Chapa represented the Fowler Goldbugs at the state cross country meet in Victoria on Saturday, October 30th.

Elijah Zortman, a 4-year state competitor, placed 4th this year with a time of 16:52.07.

Alex Zortman, freshman, placed 19th with a time of 17:57.96.

Isabella Valdes Chapa, a junior foreign exchange student who was new to the sport, placed 27th with a time of 22:49.50.

The school and community celebrated with the runners at a pep rally before they headed to their state competition.

Post-secondary Preparation

High school students have recently participated in activities geared toward career exploration and post-secondary preparation. The Road to Success presentation was lead by Lincoln Tech at FHS and students traveled to the Expo Center for the Dodge City Community College Career Expo. Our goal is that providing these experiences to students will help them to further develop their Individual Plan of Study each year.

The following website provides some resources parents can use to support their children in this area.

Student-led Business

The business entrepreneurship class, taught by Mrs. Faurot, successfully printed their first t-shirt on October 27th! They are learning all of the aspects of planning and launching a business, and they have started by launching a t-shirt business. At first they will be producing t-shirts for school-related activities, but they hope to expand over time.

November 2021 Breakfast Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider - Menus are subject to change


November 2021 Lunch Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider - Menus are subject to change

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Wildly Important Goal

Each quarter the elementary teachers and leadership council set a school-wide goal. The first quarter goal was for 95% of students to identify how they are feeling at the start of the day using the Zones of Regulation. The leadership council references the WIG bulletin board to monitor the school's progress toward the goal and problem solve as needed. The students easily met this first goal and celebrated with a WIG party planned by the leadership council.

The goal for the second quarter is for students to pass 152 lessons per week in iReady math. They are off to a great start with passing 198 lessons during the first week!

recent experiences

Science Activities

Students created 3-dimensional models to demonstrate application of concepts learned in junior high science classes including plant and animal cells and the effects of plate tectonics on natural resources and habitats. Several groups chose to make their models edible! Students also recently participated in a microscope lab.

JH Football & Volleyball

Meade and Fowler players on the combined teams celebrated the end of their season with a meal together after the last game.

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Principal's Ice Cream Party

Elementary students who read at least 4 nights per week during the first quarter were rewarded with an ice cream party. Extra topping coupons were earned for extra reading, meeting AR goals, passing Lexia levels, and more!

Secondary students with high academic performance and no behavioral detentions were also rewarded with an ice cream party.

Operation Christmas Child

A group of students from the Aspire after school program participated in a community service project packing shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child at the Art Center downtown.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

National Honor Society students assisted with a blood drive on October 27th. Two additional drives will be hosted later this year.
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Family Fun Night Pumpkin Carving

Halloween Festivities


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