Fowler USD #225
March 2019 Newsletter
Spring Picture Day
Science Fair Success!
Congratulations to the winners of the local science fair held on February 14th at Fowler:
9th-12th Grade Division:
1st Place- Hannah Masri
2nd Place (tie)- Alejandro Arenillas
2nd Place (tie)- Elijah Zortman, Alex De La Torre, & Matt Anderson
3rd Place- Caleb Heinz & Jurney Bird
6th-8th Grade Division:
1st Place- Abby Zortman & Alex Zortman
2nd Place- James Littlewood, Damian Teran, & Zach McLachlan
3rd Place- Joselyn Romesburg, Ryleigh Foster, & Jacelyn Huelskamp
3rd-5th Grade Division:
1st Place- Dray Dawson, Micah McDowell, & Maxine Thomas
2nd Place (tie)- Kate Cunningham & Aiden Barrera
2nd Place (tie)- Jayden Renfro & Silas Brown
3rd Place- Colt Dizmang & Saul Mendoza
In addition to the winners above, congratulations to these students who also qualified to compete at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Seward County Community College on March 2nd!
Shaylin Garcia, Samanta Granados, & Ethan Boese
Desmond Thomas & Eddy Mendoza
Lillian Littlewood & Evelyn Velez-Prieto
Dakota Martin & Jacob McNemer
Bryce McDowell & Jordan Padgett
Bobby Littlewood & Makenna Smith
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade each completed a class science fair project that will also be entered in the regional science fair.
Special thanks to our community volunteer judges: Fred Brubaker, Elly Sneath, Robert Zielke, and Cheryl Dizmang. Good luck to all of our students at regionals!
For more information on the local science fair, see the article by Savannah Bollinger at the link below.
Night of the Arts & Sciences
Further details will be coming soon!
SPIAA League Math Contest
Aspire 4 Higher News
Aspire is kicking off March with their quarterly PBL week. Projects will be focused on illusions and magic. Students come check this out! Another exciting activity is the art and videography taking place at the public library on Fridays. Be sure to check the calendar for all of the activities, dates, and times!
Self-Directed Learning Success!
Self-Directed Learning is just one component of the Summit Learning system, and our students have made great strides so far this year in mastering the skills necessary to be self-directed learners. SDL focuses on teaching students how to set goals, prioritize responsibilities, manage time, develop note-taking skills, and apply Habits of Success while studying content needed for their class projects. This component counts for 30% of their grade in a course, whereas the projects completed in class count for a greater 70%. So far this year our students have passed 1,206 focus areas, which is an average of 20.8 focus areas per student.
6th Grade- passed 252 focus areas (12 students) = avg. 21.0
7th Grade- passed 220 focus areas (10 students) = avg. 22.0
8th Grade- passed 284 focus areas (10 students) = avg. 28.4
9th Grade- passed 130 focus areas (6 students) = avg. 21.7
10th Grade+- passed 320 focus areas (20 students) = avg. 16.0
Note: Some 10th Grade+ students are enrolled in fewer Summit courses.
We are very proud of our students for the growth they have shown in their responsibility, perseverance, and work ethic as a result of building their self-directed learning skills.
Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences
There will NOT be conferences for the middle school/high school at this time. Individual Plan of Study meetings will be held for these students in April.
WIG Pep Rally
The council members paired up to plan music, games, cheers, and treats. On January 28, these students led the pep rally entirely on their own. They are pleased to announce that their data has improved since the pep rally, and they are now on track to meet the WIG for this quarter!
Habit 6: Synergize
Students who synergize demonstrate the following skills:
* Value other people's strengths and learn from them.
* Get along well with others, even people who are different from them.
* Work well in groups.
* Seek out other people's ideas to solve problems.
* Show humility.
Also, check out the great new graphic below that reminds us about Habit 1: Be Proactive. Proactive people focus their efforts within their Circle of Influence, or what they can control, rather than focusing on what they cannot control.
High school student council and cheerleaders did a fabulous job coordinating the week's activities including dress up days, seminar games, the pep rally, and the homecoming dance and game night. Thank you to all who contributed to a wonderful week!
State Piano Festival
For more information on our FFA chapter, check out the link to the article below.
SPIAA Big Read Award Recipients
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DC3 Career Expo
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