Fowler USD #225
January 2020 Newsletter
Homecoming - School in Session on Friday, January 31
Board of Education Update
In preparation for the new calendar year and the upcoming changes, new and returning board members and the board clerk attended the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Annual Conference in December. Sessions attended included Foundations of Boardmanship 1.0, Mentoring New School Leaders: A Foundation for Success, and a variety of other legal/policy, school safety and security, advocacy and community engagement, and school redesign break out sessions.
On January 13, 2020, Fowler's newest board members will take their seats. Board members that will be sworn in are Cathy Heinz, Fred Boyd, Kimberly Copenhaver, and T.J. Milford. Returning board members are Tom Huelskamp, Jamie Boese, and Ed Rarden.
Mrs. Faurot - 2nd Grade
We are pleased to announce that for the second semester of this school year, following Christmas break, Mrs. Faurot will be assuming full responsibilities as our 2nd grade teacher. We are confident in Mrs. Faurot’s professional knowledge and teaching abilities, and look forward to the application of her experience gained under the mentorship of Mrs. Dizmang during first semester.
Mrs. Faurot and the 2nd graders will move into their own classroom, where she will complete her student teaching under the supervision of Mrs. Dizmang, while the 1st graders remain in Mrs. Dizmang’s class. We are thankful for this successful opportunity to grow our own teacher amidst a state-wide teacher shortage, and we are thankful that we will be able to return to the small class sizes that Fowler is uniquely able to offer.
Little Bugs have Big Ideas
STEM Lab Activity Example
Project Based Learning Examples
Another group of elementary students collaborated to create a school-wide postal system. They presented their ideas to Mrs. McDowell and Mr. Bollinger, received feedback, and are in the process of revising and refining their proposal. The students believe this project would benefit the school in many ways, including developing the writing skills of students and creating additional leadership roles for students.
Basketball Super Nights
There are many opportunities in January to come out and support your Goldbugs. Let's pack the stands and cheer on our athletes as they fight for a victory!
January 10 - JH & HS vs. Rolla
January 14 - HS vs. Ingalls
January 17 - JH & HS vs. Moscow
January 20 - JH & HS vs. Hardesty
January 31 - JH & HS vs. Deerfield (Homecoming)
Project Time - Application of Skills & Knowledge
- Students ground peppers during Chemistry class in order to later extract capsaicin from them.
- Students applied the Pythagorean Theorem and other math concepts as they built roller coasters in Geometry class.
- Middle school students present their Genius Hour projects to peers.
- Students toured a solar farm to help build background knowledge for the Solar Cells project they were completing in science class.
- Students created concept maps to illustrate the impacts of humans on the environment.
- Students analyzed the benefits and drawbacks of historical events on ancient civilizations.
January 2020 Breakfast Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Christmas Festival & Music Program
Black & Gold Tournament
Middle School Cheer Performance
Teacher Inservice & Christmas Party
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