Fowler USD #225

January 2022 Newsletter

Weather Alerts

As we move into winter and the weather continues to change, announcements related to weather, school closures or delays, and/or the use of mud routes will be communicated through our district app, Facebook page, news outlets, or the district website. The fastest way to receive alerts related to weather is through our district app.

The school app is used to communicate changes in schedules, school closings, and other important announcements and reminders. Please download this app by searching for "Fowler Schools USD 225" in your App Store. Be sure to enable notifications. All school closures and cancellations will be communicated through this app.

This app, as well as our school Facebook feed, both link to the homepage of our school website as well. You can find us at

Our school utilizes a Google calendar that you can sync to the calendar on your phone. When events are updated within the school calendar, it will automatically update on your personal calendar. You can also click to view the most current calendar on both our school website and our school app. The link (below) is also included in our newsletter every month.

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Fowler Unified School District 225

2022 Board of Education Members

T.J. Milford - President

Jared Weber - Vice-President

Fred Boyd

Kimberly Copenhaver

Cathy Heinz

Jeff Zortman (Joining January of 2022)


USD #225 Activities and Events

Wildly Important Goal Celebration

The grade school as a whole once again achieved their Wildly Important Goal for the quarter! This time students celebrated by decorating sugar cookies and drinking hot chocolate.

Student Presentations to the Board of Education

Representatives from the elementary leadership council and the middle school student council presented to the school board at their December meeting. Students explained what their responsibilities are as leaders within the school and shared information about some of their activities and goals for this school year.

Elementary participants were Chase McDowell, Anthony Mendoza, Morgan Gainey, and Bailey Padgett. Middle school participants were Micah McDowell, Makenna Smith, and Jody Varnell.


January 2022 Breakfast Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider - Menus are subject to change


January 2022 Lunch Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider - Menus are subject to change

Civic Engagement in December

Kansas State Department of Education's definition for civic engagement is Individuals sharing their skills and knowledge through actions intended to improve communities, states, nations, the world, and themselves. Fowler USD 225, in alignment with the state of Kansas's goals, emphasizes civic engagement as a critical component of a quality education. These examples highlight some recent civic engagement opportunities at FHS.

Christmas Festival:

The high school business class co-planned Santa's visit to Fowler in collaboration with the Fowler Community Alliance. These students were joined by middle school student council members on the day of the event to assist with the activities.

Community Service:

The middle school student council held a bake sale to raise money for a regional Christmas toy drive as a community service project.

Project Week:

FHS students collaborated with students and administrators from the other schools in the Santa Fe Trail League to generate ideas for events to be hosted at Fowler in the spring to further expand the offerings of our league. In the photo below, students are conferencing with the president of the league via Zoom.

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Jr. High & High School Quarter Reward

Students who met specific academic and behavioral expectations earned an ice skating party at the end of the 2nd quarter. Congratulations to the following students:

Bryce McDowell, Jody Varnell, Henry Tacha, Natalie Ingram, Jordy Padgett, Saul Mendoza, Kasen Faurot, Brenna Faurot, Maddison Durbin, Eddy Mendoza, Makenna Smith, Micah McDowell, Colt Dizmang, Alex Zortman, Eliana Zortman, Joselyn Romesburg, Isabella Valdes, Elijah Zortman, James Littlewood, & Abby Zortman

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