Fowler USD #225

December 2019 Newsletter

THE FOWLER MODEL

Fowler School District - Where Education is Experienced - A Gemini I School

Christmas Festival

The 3rd annual community Christmas Festival is being brought to you by FHS Student Council and many community volunteers this year! Please join us for special activities and our K-12 music program. All activities are free of charge.
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12 Days of Christmas

All teachers and students are invited to join in the holiday spirit by participating in the 12 Days of Christmas. Special dress-up days and activities are scheduled for every day from now until Christmas break!
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Winter Break

Fowler Schools will not be in session December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020. Classes will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020. The faculty and staff of USD 225 wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season, and a wonderful new year!

Redesign Conference

USD 225 students and staff hosted around 60 educators from across Kansas in our buildings for our redesign conference experience on November 25th. Many teachers and students were involved with presenting information to our guests about our beliefs and practices at Fowler schools. The conference was unique in that our guests were able to visit classrooms while school was in session in order to see our vision in action. The participants were very thankful for the opportunity and the ideas gained from the day. Thanks to all who helped make this event a success!
DISTRICT CALENDAR

USD #225 Calendar of Events

Book Fair

Just in time for Christmas! The Scholastic Book Fair will be held December 2 – December 8. The fair will be open before and after school as well as by appointment. The book fair will also be open before and after the music program on December 5th.


If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/fowlerunifschdistrict225. Our Online Fair is available from November 21 to December 4. If you order books online, all purchases ship directly to customers (with FREE shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more.)


Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

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Family Dinner Night & STEM Activities

Families recently participated in a series of 4 Family Dinner Nights. Each night featured a free family meal, elementary student presentations, and family STEM challenges.


Colt Dizmang and Makenna Smith led their parents on a tour as they would when we have visitors to our school. Saul Bailon-Mendoza served as the translator each night. Jordy Padgett, Matthew Ackerman, and Chase McDowell presented on The Leadership Program. Kasen Faurot, Ximena Bautista, Maddison Durbin, and Makenna Smith presented on The 7 Habits.Natalie Bollinger and Bryce McDowell presented on Project Based Learning. Abby Cunningham presented on STEM Lab. This was great opportunity for students to demonstrate their leadership skills while also teaching their parents about FGS.


The highlight of each night was working together as families to complete the following STEM challenges:

* Design and build a catapult that will launch a Hot Tamale the farthest possible distance.

* Create a 3-Dimensional representation of a Thanksgiving symbol out of paper and adhesives.

* Create a contraption that can remove the snow in the shortest amount of time.

* Create a reindeer antler that can be held above your head and used to pick up a candy cane in a relay race.

* Create the tallest possible free-standing Christmas tree using only pipe cleaners.

* Create a parachute that will consistently deliver the Christmas gift to the center of the target.


Parents were able to experience first-hand how their students learn during STEM Lab. Students spend about 45 minutes, once per week, in the STEM Lab. Students build their problem solving skills by creating solutions to open ended questions. Each student can approach the problem in their own way and all their final products are unique. Students also learn to test and improve their creations. This is exactly what our families experienced together!

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Black & Gold Tournament

Fowler's Black & Gold Tournament will be on

December 10, 12, and 13, 2019.

No passes will be accepted. Admission will be charged.

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Food Science Pizza Day

On November 19th, the Food Science class made pizza for the entire district of Fowler Schools. The sauce and dough used were completely made from scratch, and the recipe was also created, tested, and revised by the students themselves.


In preparation for this day, the students completed a course to receive their food handler’s license. This license has already been used by a few students to apply for jobs in the area. The students also created the schedule for the event, applied math skills to calculate the necessary amount of each ingredient, and delegated the work all on their own with Mrs. Flax's support as needed.


The class offers special thanks to the kitchen staff for helping them navigate the school kitchen and use equipment they weren’t comfortable with. The students have a new found respect for the kitchen staff through this real-world experience, and everyone loved the pizza!

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DECEMBER BREAKFAST MENU

December 2019 Breakfast Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider

DECEMBER LUNCH MENU

December 2019 Lunch Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Veteran's Day Program

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HS Cheer Game Day Spirit Showcase Competition

JH Basketball in Yarbrough-Hardesty Tournament

RECENT EXPERIENCES

PK-5 Sea Lion Splash Field Trip

Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal

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