Fowler USD #225

October 2021 Newsletter

USD 225 Fowler Schools Community Survey

Thank you for taking time out of your day to provide feedback on the utilization of the ESSER III monies. This information will be used in our grant application as it relates to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) provided by the American Rescue Plan.

This grant is provided to all schools throughout the country to respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on students and communities. We are anticipating approximately $59,000 for three years. Notification will be made as funds become available.

ESSER III grant funds have specific guidelines to be implemented for student learning. Some of the questions are required and others are exploring what interests we might have. With your input, we can prioritize our needs based on the top three areas of interest.

Please take the time to review these areas and provide feedback to the prioritization you believe would meet the needs of our community and school.

Thank you again for working with us to make USD 225 the best place for students, staff, and families. Together we are a team!


USD 225 Fowler Schools Community Survey

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The Read-a-Thon held on Monday, September 27th kick-starts a week of fundraising by collecting pledges for the number of books read by our school from September 27th through October 3rd. Funds raised will support field trips this year. Check out the video below for more information.

Pledge example: $0.10 per book x 250 books read by the school = donation of $25.00.

Flat donations will also be gladly accepted as well.

Read-a-Thon & Field Trip Fundraiser

Free ACT & Work Keys for Juniors

Juniors at Fowler High School will have the opportunity to take these national assessments for free on site at our school this year.

Work Keys- October 6, 2021

ACT- March 1, 2022

Scores from the Work Keys assessment are now accepted instead of the ACT for many vocational programs and junior colleges.

Fall Picture Day

Fall picture day will be Tuesday, October 12th. Students will have individual, class, and an all-school picture taken this day. Order packets will be sent home in advance.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Individual appointments will be scheduled for all students PK-12 for Parent-Teacher conferences on Tuesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 14th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. If you have a preferred date or time, please contact Cassie in the office at or 620-646-5221 by October 4th.

Family Fun Night - Pumpkin Carving

Save the date for pumpkin carving fun! Families who register by October 13th will be provided with a pumpkin and pumpkin carving kit at the October 28th Family Fun Night. Sign up at the link below by October 13th. (If you decide to participate after that date, you'll need to bring your own pumpkin.)
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USD #225 Activities and Events

Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

The first week in October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Week. Our teachers participate in bullying awareness professional development annually, and our students have access to a Google form to report any issues they are experiencing. National numbers are available below.
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Project Based Learning & the STEM Lab

A major piece of the Fowler School vision is providing real-world experiences to our students. Project based learning and the STEM Lab are tools we use to achieve this vision.

Through STEM activities, students explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math while engaging in a cycle of Asking Questions, Imagining Solutions, Planning, Creating, and Improving their design. Students apply critical thinking skills throughout the process.

High quality PBL units target 7 essential components as illustrated below.

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The newly remodeled STEM Lab upstairs was opened to students on Monday, September 27th. Students were most impressed by the real tools (screwdrivers, hammers, etc.) and the organization. We look forward to seeing all of their brilliant creativity and problem solving as they begin utilizing the space!

Student Leadership Spotlight

The elementary leadership council president, Chase McDowell, and vice-president, Anthony Mendoza, recently completed interviews for all students who applied for school-wide leadership roles this year. A few leadership positions began in September, and the rest of the students will begin serving in their leadership roles in October.

Morning Greeters: Sariah Dizmang, Preston Granados, Kylie Goff, Said Mendoza-Bailon, Kaylee Barrera, Valerie Teran, Oscar Madrid-Mendoza, Kinsley Padgett, Colt Dizmang, Micah McDowell, & Easton Goff

Morning Announcements: Anthony Mendoza, Kiera Ingram, Chase McDowell, Ethan Sellars, & Trevor Ingram

Morning Music: Jeronimo Castillo, Aaron Goff, Ximena Bautista, Kaylee Barrera, Harley Carrillo, Emily Barrera, Morgan Gainey, & Trevor Ingram

Birthday Sticker Fairy: Jonathan Nieto, Trey Smith, Catelyn Sparks, Bryanna Lyman, Sariah Dizmang, & Aaliyah Barrera

Crosswalk Buddy: Harley Carrillo, Bentley Littrel, Dominic Zortman, & Morgan Gainey

Tour Guide: Charles Gainey, Beau Swope, & Trevvin Tipton

New Student Ambassador: Kinsley Padgett & Chase McDowell

Photographer: Ximena Bautista, Beau Swope, Sofia Boyd, Jeronimo Castillo, Kiera Ingram, Bentley Littrel, & Aaron Goff

Playground Equipment Manager: Anthony Mendoza

Birthday Song Leader: Sofia Boyd & Bryanna Lyman

Scooter Police: Shepard Waters-Jones, Charles Gainey, Wesson Whitney, Ethan Sellars, & Jace Weber

Sidewalk Sweeper: Sawyer Ingram, Brady Varnell, Addyson Littrel, & John Milford

Lost & Found Police: Isabella Baez, Cameron Barrera, Matthew Ackerman, & Kenden Barrera


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


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

Our Recent Experiences


Fall Homecoming was a huge success with a Goldbug football victory in addition to the festivities! The homecoming king was Trace Sellars, escorted by his mom, Spring Sellars. The other members of the court were Charlie Littlewood and mom Erica Littlewood, Elijah Zortman and mom Catalina Zortman, and kindergarten escorts Brady Varnell, Cameron Barrera, Catelyn Sparks, Preston Granados, and Trey Smith.
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Athletic Highlights

High School Volleyball JV team won their tournaments in both Hugoton and Sublette.

High School Football team won their homecoming game by 45 points in the 4th quarter.

High School Cross Country boys team placed 2nd as a team at the Stanton County meet.

Junior High Cross Country runners have been placing at meets and improving their PR's.

Junior High Football team beat both Ashland and South Gray.

Junior High Volleyball team earned 2nd place at the B Team tournament in Lakin.

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