Fowler USD #225

June 2018 Newsletter

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

Summer Food Program

When school's out, you can power up for summer fun! Fowler Grade School will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this summer.

Fuel Up for Summer Fun - Eat Smart. Play Hard.

Join us for a FREE breakfast and lunch!

*Open to all children and teens 1-18

*No registration or identification is required

DATES: May 21 - August 9, 2018

TIMES: Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 AM and Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Meals are served Monday through Friday

LOCATION: Fowler Grade School Cafeteria

Adults over 18 are welcomed to join us for $5.00/per meal (adults cannot share a plate with a child).

Please contact the grade school office with any questions.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Fowler USD # 225 District Calendar

High School State Track Qualifiers

Fowler High School tracksters had a great showing at regionals! Lia Granados took 3rd in the 1600 and attained regional champion in the 3200, qualifying for state in both events. Jurney Bird took 4th in the long jump, also qualifying for state. Darien de la Torre placed 6th in the 1600 race. State competition is May 25-26 in Wichita.
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Junior High Goldbugs Set New Track Records

The junior high track team ended their season with a great performance by all athletes at the league meet on May 10th at Spearville.

Elijah Zortman, 8th grade, set a new school record this season in the 3200 with a time of 11:15. He also set a new SPIAA league record in the 3200 with a time of 11:19.

Madison Sutterfield, 7th grade, set a new school record in the 1600 with a time of 5:33 and the 3200 with a time of 11:51. She also set new SPIAA league records in both events with times of 5:35 and 12:19.


Chris Weber Award

The Weber Family recognizes one student from each grade, K-6, who has shown the most improvement in behavior, attitude, and academics. From the 4th-6th grade nominees one student is chosen as the overall winner for the year. This year's overall winner of the Chris Weber Award was Logan Sutterfield, 5th grade. Congratulations Logan for a job well done.
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Irene Wells Award

Irene Wells taught at Fowler Schools from 1978 until retiring in 1983. She understood the value of a good education, and encouraged all students to save for a college education. Mrs. Wells established a scholarship in 2001 to help students pay for college. Each year a student is chosen from 3rd through 6th grade that has the most improved academics from the previous year. This year's Irene Wells Scholarship recipient was Desmond Thomas. Congratulations Desmond.


Congratulations Class of 2018

On Saturday May 12, 2018 Fowler High School held its commencement ceremony for the graduating Class of 2018. During the ceremony scholarships were awarded, graduates presented their mothers with roses, Mr. Drew Glenn spoke as the class speaker, Diego Medina was awarded class valedictorian, and Carlos Mendoza was awarded class salutatorian. Congratulations to the graduated Class of 2018. Good luck on your next adventure.

Congratulations Class of 2022

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 Fowler Junior High held its Junior High Awards and 8th Grade Promotion ceremony. During the ceremony, 7th and 8th grade students were recognized for their academic and athletic achievements, and the 8th grade students were recognized as the incoming Fowler High School freshman class. Mr. Troy Bland was the class speaker, Charlie Littlewood was awarded class valedictorian, and Elijah Zortman was awarded the class salutatorian. Congratulations to the Class of 2022.

Grade School Field Trips

Preschool & Kindergarteners enjoyed their annual trip to the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City. In addition to visiting the exhibits and playing on the playground, students had a unique opportunity to learn about the environment and get up close and personal with the animals at the zoo's education center.

1st-5th graders had a blast at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, KS. Students toured the space museum, enjoyed the digital dome movie "Dream Big," and viewed the planetarium show "Night Sky Live." The grand finale was Dr. Goddard's Lab where students learned about rocketry and witnessed fun demonstrations.

4th & 5th graders then traveled on to Hedrick's Exotic Animal Farm where they stayed overnight in their themed bed and breakfast. Students enjoyed two animal tours where they got to feed and interact with exotic animals, including giraffes, kangaroos, zebras, and baby camels. The trip ended with camel rides for all.

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Junior High PBL Camping Field Trip

6th-8th graders spent their May project week learning and applying life skills in the great outdoors. Prior to the trip, students learned the basics of CPR and how to pitch a tent. During the trip, they learned to start a fire, build a sun clock to determine north, cook their own meals, and other survival related skills. A representative from the Arkansas City museum visited the camp and taught the students about recent evidence discovered near the camp site proving that there was once a huge Native American village nearby. They also learned archery and canoeing and spent time enjoying leisure activities and the big slide.

3rd Grade Fitness & Safety Day

3rd graders across Meade County gathered in Fowler on May 4th for the annual Fitness & Safety Day. Thank you to Lia Granados, Drew Boese, Savannah Bollinger, and Oscar Teran for volunteering to help with this event.

Aspire 4 Higher Wild! Field Trip

The Aspire 4 Higher Wild! program ended the school year with a trip to Meade State Lake.

June 2018 Breakfast Menu. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


June 2018 Lunch Menu. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Saving for College

Receive up to $600 when you start saving for their future... Every year!

• Kansas Investments Developing Scholars (K.I.D.S.) Matching Grant program will match the first $600 that eligible account owners contribute to a Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program account each year that they are eligible.

• K.I.D.S. was developed for families with income less than 200% of the federal poverty level based on their 2017 taxable income.

• To be eligible account owners must be Kansas residents.

• Applications are due by December 31, 2018.

• Once approved, participants have until December 31, 2018, to make contributions up to $600.

• For more information on the K.I.D.S. Program, visit or call 1-866-504-5898.

Greetings from Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner:

My wife, Suzanne, and I opened Learning Quest accounts for our kids because we want to help them achieve the education of their dreams. Saving early is an important part of making those dreams a reality. Opening a Learning Quest account is a great way to tell the students in your life that you believe in their potential and that you are taking steps to invest in their future. Starting early and saving often will help your students be prepared for the education that will launch them into a great career. Start saving today and tell your student that you expect great things from them.

Are you eligible?

The 2017 Federal Adjusted Gross Income for all members of the account owner’s household must the less than the amounts listed below:

1 = $24,280

2 = $32,920

3 = $41,560

4 = $50,200

5 = $58,840

6 = $67,480

7 = $76,120

8 = $84,760

For each additional person in the family, add $8,640

CALL 1-800-579-2203 OR VISIT


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