The Falcon Reporter
Fowler's Official Newsletter
Fowler Turns Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This year our volleyball pink out game was extra special. We took the time to honor Mrs. Clark, our Skills for Living teacher, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The pink out shirts sold throughout the district raised over $1000 to donate to her to help her family with the costs of treatments during this battle.
This nine weeks, sixth grade world cultures students will study Latin America's environment and culture, including topics like cultural exchange, deforestation, and economic growth. They'll also explore Europe's physical and human features, government systems, modern culture, and industrialization. Students will also learn about Russia and Eurasia, covering issues like Chernobyl, the shrinking Aral Sea, contemporary culture, and post-Cold War changes.
In 6th grade ILA, students will begin Unit 2: Natural Allies where they will read various texts and participate in book clubs that center around our essential question: “How do people and animals relate to each other?” Throughout the nine weeks, students will keep track of all of the human/animal interactions and relationships that they read about, and they will use that evidence to create an informational presentation at the end of the nine weeks.
For science in the second nine weeks, students will identify forms of energy and apply the law of conservation of energy to energy transfer and transformations through investigation of waves, circuits, and food webs. Students will also compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy. After studying energy, we will move on to a study of physics! Students will research the effect that force has on the motion of an object. They will study how friction, inertia, and gravity affect an object’s motion, and the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces.
In sixth grade math, we will convert within the customary measurements and the metric system. We will also introduce geometry to find the area of shapes including parallelograms, rectangles, triangles, and trapezoids. Get ready for an exciting Unit 3!
7th graders have been very adventurous this fall! Texas history classes have been traveling back in time to the Spanish Colonial era from 1680-1760 and the Mexican National era. This past week, we traveled to the year 1821; Mexico has won independence from Spain, and Texas is now part of Mexico. Students will be learning about empresarios (such as Stephen F. Austin) who began colonization of Mexican Texas with settlers from the United States in Unit 3.
All science students are beginning their journey through the human body systems. We will be working on science labs to help students gain a better understanding of the human body.
Math classes are beginning to study non-proportional linear relations. We will then move into percentages. Please involve our mathematicians as you budget for your holiday shopping and take advantage of those great discounts!
In ILA, we are in the midst of Unit 2 and discussing adversity through different people, settings, and time periods. It’s something our students can really relate to right now. Students are writing expository essays about this topic by focusing on writing a thesis that is supported by examples and evidence. Please encourage your student to read outside of class to help expand their expository writing skills and vocabulary--the science proves it makes a huge difference in their academic success!
8th grade ILA focused on our Unit 1 Essential Question: Unit 1 EQ: Is it possible to maintain your innocence when facing a challenge? Students responded to various texts independently and with peers. They developed an assertion with supporting evidence and in-depth commentary. Now we look forward to Unit 2 by examining why we learn about the past! This nine weeks in math, we'll be tackling the fascinating world of solving linear proportional and non-proportional situations, where numbers and equations come together like puzzle pieces to reveal the secrets behind real-life relationships and scenarios. Get ready for an exciting adventure in mathematics that promises to make problem-solving a family affair! 8th grade History students will continue to practice using evidence to support their assertions as the begin to investigate the road leading to the writing of the U.S. Constitution. Finally, our 8th grade Scientists are wrapping up their study of chemistry as our first grading period draws to a close, and will soon start their unit on physics. They will be learning to calculate speed, acceleration, velocity, and force. We are looking forward to lots of hands-on lab investigations!
It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of the school year is behind us! The school year seems to be flying by. As we move forward, there are so many exciting events for Fowler students on the horizon. We hope that both you and your student will become involved and check out some of the following opportunities.
October 23-27, 2023 – Red Ribbon Week
Monday – “Lei” off drugs! - Wear Hawaiian-style
Tuesday – Join the Fight against drugs! – Wear camo
Wednesday – Wear as much red as possible
Thursday – Rockin’ Around the Clock to Fight Drugs! - Wear 50’s style clothing
Friday – Team up against drugs! - Wear team t-shirts/jerseys, jackets, etc.
October 30 – November 9, 2023 - Small World Angel Collection through Math classes
Fowler Middle School is participating in a service project to sponsor over 30 “Angels” during this holiday season! “Angels” are less fortunate children in this community.
We are asking for a monetary donation (cash only), and our National Junior Honor Society students will purchase the gifts using the donations.
At each grade level, classes are competing for the opportunity to participate in a Faculty-Student Basketball Competition. The class at each grade level that raises the most money per student for our angels will be able to play a game of basketball against their teachers during the school day in front of the entire school.
Please send your cash donations to school with your child. Your child will take the donation to his/her MATH TEACHER. Please send all monetary gifts (cash only) by Thursday, November 9th.
Thank you in advance for your donation. We are excited about making this project a success!
December 20, 2023 - Faculty/Student Basketball Game
October Word of the Month:
Proactivity - Proactive people don’t accept the world as it is or wait for direction from others to initiate change. Instead, they take matters into their own hands, acting to make the world better for themselves and others. They speak truth to power, take charge to solve problems, and champion new ideas.
November word of the month
Gratitude – The quality of being Thankful. Readiness to show appreciation in return for kindness. Finding ways to be thankful, in the midst of life’s circumstances.
December Word of the Month:
Curiosity - Curiosity is the character strength we will learn more about this month. We will be specifically looking at how we can become curious about our passions in order to live life with a curious lens.”
The Fowler Falcon 7th and 8th grade Cheerleaders have had a super fun and exciting football season! We are ending our season with Pink Out games to help bring awareness to Breast Cancer. Fowler is so proud of the hard work the cheerleaders give at each performance! Go Fowler Cheer! Please follow us on Instagram @cheeringforfalcons
Hi Fowler Community,
Our names are Mrs. BIANCHIN & Mrs. BURRIS and WE are the Special Education Advisors for FMS, Falcon Friends. Falcon Friends is an organization at Fowler that seeks to enhance the lives of students with intellectual disabilities or development disabilities through one-on-one friendships with peers who do not have disabilities.
We would love for you student to be a participant in the Fowler Middle School Falcon Friends. Falcon Friends is a “friendship club” that matches students with and without intellectual disabilities in one-to-one friendships. When your student joins Falcon Friends, they make a one school year commitment to contact their buddy at least once a week. Many students spend time with their buddy during lunch or during Flight Time periods during the school day. We also encourage students to stop by our classroom’s and say hi, drop off a note, or give your buddy a high five! In addition, the Falcon Friends club may occasionally hold fun activities during the school day, usually during Flight Time.
If your student would like to be part of Falcon Friends, please click the link and complete the Google Form. Please be sure to correctly type your student’s email as this will be our major form of communication. Click HERE to complete the Google Form or click on the QR Code:
We will be visiting each lunch period next week, (October 2nd- 6th) to share about the program and present the Falcon Friends QR Code to so that our campus students may have an opportunity to enroll in the program.
Please contact us with any questions.
UIL Academic Competition
Fowler is excited to announce its new academic competition format, UIL (University Interscholastic League). Frisco ISD transitioned to UIL last year replacing the traditional Math and Science Team. UIL covers multiple events including Calculator Applications, Dictionary Skills, Mathematics, Music Memory, Number Sense, Science, Social Studies, and Spelling. Students will work with teacher coaches to develop skills and ultimately compete in a district competition in April. If you are interested please go to bit.ly/FOWLERUIL for more information and to sign up. If you have any questions please contact Mark Swoveland at email@example.com. Thanks!