Fowler USD #225

April 2021 Newsletter

Calendar Changes

Due to the schedule adjustments that have been made throughout this school year, school will be in session for students on a few additional days in order to meet our required hours.


Students will attend school on the following Fridays:


  • April 16th- full day
  • April 30th- full day
  • May 7th- dismiss at noon


There will be no preschool on May 7th. Lunch will not be served.

K-12 Music Program

We are excited to announce that the K-12 spring music concert will be held on site in the Dome on Monday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. This event will be open to the public.


The district's Covid-19 precautions at the time of the event will be followed.

Lighting Project

The solar lighting project for the school crossing on Main Street has been completed! We'd like to send special thanks to the many contributors including the Fowler Recreation Commission, Fowler Community Alliance and the Fowler Booster Club. Thanks also to Tj Milford and IdeaTek for their contributions in setting the lights and commissioning their install.
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USD #225 Activities and Events

JH/HS Individual Plan of Study Meetings

Thursday, April 8th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.


Students will meet with their mentor and parents/guardians during this meeting to review their academic progress, short-term goals for the rest of this year, and post-secondary vision. Conversations will also include discussion about what classes students would like to take next year.


The schedule is linked below. If you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, please call the high school office to reschedule.


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sR3uWtCVRCl04Au7lB1HauCvf8Jf0Fr20Z3JJek6Y0A/edit?usp=sharing

Prom & After Prom

Saturday, May 1st has been selected as the date for Prom. The junior and senior classes are working together to make this happen!


It is anticipated that the event will include the traditional components of a dinner, promenade, dance, and After Prom. However, plans are still being developed.


Students are expected to dress up for the event, but they are not required to wear prom dresses or tuxedos. They will be able to change before After Prom. Students who do not attend Prom are still eligible to participate in After Prom.


Students will be allowed to bring out-of-town dates. Permission forms are available in the high school office.


The district's Covid-19 precautions at the time of the event will be followed.

Graduation & 8th Grade Promotion

Saturday, May 8 in the Auditorium


5:00 p.m.- 8th Grade Promotion

7:00 p.m.- High School Graduation


Seniors and 8th graders will be allowed 20 guests each. Tickets will be provided in advance. There will be designated seating areas for each graduate's guests within the auditorium.

E-Sports Lab Grant

Fowler High School is fortunate to have been selected as Kansas's one and only recipient of a new E-Sports Lab through the HSEL Roadshow. On April 14th our students will work alongside this organization to help build six gaming stations through a hands-on experience.
HSEL Roadshow Preview

Trap Team Receives Grant

Drew Glenn, representative of the Statesmen organization, presented Trap Shooting Coach Kim Copenhaver and two students, including Nate Cunningham of Fowler High School, with grant funds toward a new building at their shooting site.
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"Count Your Kid In" Clinic

https://www.usd225.org/vnews/display.v/ART/605a72948502f


Arrowhead West Infant-Toddler Services & SKACD #613

Developmental challenges can be identified early and help is available!


“Count Your Kid In” Developmental Screening Clinic

(for children from birth to 5 years of age)

Your child’s hearing, vision, and overall development (self-help, thinking, social & communication skills, and muscle development) will be screened by trained professionals.


Monday, April 12, 2021

Community Church

204 E. Elm St. Minneola, KS

9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

To make an appointment call: 620-885-4571


Face coverings are required and you must have an appointment.

FREE!


¡Un retraso en el desarrollo puede ser identificado a tiempo, nosotros podemos ayudarle!


“Count Your Kid In”

Clínica Para Examinar El Desarrollo

(para pequeños desde nacimiento hasta los 5 años de edad)

La visión, la audición y el desarrollo en general como adaptativo, cognitivo, habla y lenguaje, habilidades sociales y desarrollo motriz serán examinados por profesionistas capacitados.


Lunes, 12 de abril, 2021

Community Church

204 E. Elm St. Minneola, KS

9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Para hacer una cita hable al : 620-885-4571


Estamos tomando medidas de prevención del Covid-19 Se requieren cubrebocas.

100th Day of School

Our Goldbugs turned 100 days smarter in March!
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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Regional Science Fair Results

Congratulations to our many students who placed in the virtual Southwest Kansas Regional Science Fair!


Kindergarten Class- GOLD

1st Grade Class- GOLD

2nd Grade Class- GOLD


3rd Grade Division

  • “Alkaline vs Lithium” by Ethan Sellars, Chase McDowell, and Anthony Mendoza- GOLD
  • “Toilet Paper, Water, Pennies, Science…Huh?” by Abby Cunningham, Morgan Gainey, and

Haylen Faurot- SILVER


4th/5th Grade Chemistry

  • “How does Slime Stretch?” by Kiera Ingram, Isabel Guadiana, and Ximena Bautista– GOLD
  • “Elephant Toothpaste” by Makenna Smith- BRONZE


4th/5th Grade Engineering Mechanics

  • “Magnet Levitation” by Jordan Padgett- GOLD


4th/5th Grade Physics

  • “Looking Sharp” by Bryce McDowell, Maddison Durbin, and Kasen Faurot- GOLD


Junior High Behavioral Science

  • “The Effects of Paraffin” by Eliana Zortman, Natalie Ingram, Jody Varnell- GOLD


Junior High Biochemistry

  • “Pickle Teeth” by Brenna Faurot and Savannah Ingram- GOLD


Junior High Physical Energy

  • “Mud Volts” by Dray Dawson and Eddy Mendoza- SILVER


Junior High Microbiology

  • “Water and Purification” by Alex Zortman and Chance Self- GOLD
  • “Go Back Bacteria” by Silas Brown and Colt Dizmang- SILVER


Junior High Physics

  • “Between You, Me & the Fence Post” by Kate Cunningham and Micah McDowell- GOLD


Junior High Plant Science

  • “Sand vs Soil” by Saul Mendoza-Bailon- BRONZE


High School Chemistry

  • “Sweet as Sugar” by Abby Zortman- GOLD
  • “Orange Juice vs. Gatorade” by Zach McLachlan- SILVER


High School Materials Science

  • “Fire Resistant House” James Littlewood, Damian Teran, Johnathan Holt- GOLD
  • “Get Inked” by Joselyn Romesburg, Shaylin Garcia, Ethan Boese- SILVER
  • ”The Effect of Insulation” by Adrian Mendoza- BRONZE


Projects which also qualified for state competition:


“How does Slime Stretch” – Kiera Ingram, Isabel Guadiana, and Ximena Bautista

“Elephant Toothpaste” – Makenna Smith

“Looking Sharp” – Bryce McDowell, Maddison Durbin, and Kasen Faurot

“Sweet as Sugar” – Abby Zortman

“Get Inked” – Joselyn Romesburg, Shaylin Garcia, and Ethan Boese

“Fire Resistant House” – James Littlewood, Damian Teran, and Johnathan Holt

“The Effects of Paraffin” – Eliana Zortman, Natalie Ingram, Jody Varnell

“Go Back to Bacteria” – Silas Brown and Colt Dizmang

“Water and Purification” – Alex Zortman and Chance Self

"Between You, me, & the Fence Post” – Kate Cunningham and Micah McDowell


Projects who chose to participate at state are shown below.

Kansas State Science & Engineering Fair Results

Congratulations to our students who also placed at state!!!


4th/5th Grade Chemistry

  • “How does Slime Stretch?” by Kiera Ingram, Isabel Guadiana, and Ximena Bautista– SILVER


4th/5th Grade Physics

  • “Looking Sharp” by Bryce McDowell, Maddison Durbin, and Kasen Faurot- BRONZE


Junior High Behavioral Science

  • “The Effects of Paraffin” by Eliana Zortman, Natalie Ingram, Jody Varnell- GOLD


Junior High Physics

  • “Between You, Me & the Fence Post” by Kate Cunningham and Micah McDowell- SILVER


High School Chemistry

  • “Sweet as Sugar” by Abby Zortman- GOLD


Special Recognition

  • American Psychological Association: Eliana Zortman, Natalie Ingram, & Jody Varnell
  • Yale Science & Engineering Association: James Littlewood & Damian Teran

Ross Signs with HCC

In front of the student body and staff, Jahim Ross signed with the Hutchinson Community College Cheer Team for next year. We are excited for him to dazzle the crowd at the college level with his incredible tumbling skills. Congratulations to Jahim for earning this position and scholarship as a result of his hard work and dedication to the sport of cheer!
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All-League Basketball Honors

Congratulations to the following athletes who earned recognition from the Santa Fe Trail League!

State Powerlifting

Four FHS student athletes traveled to Conway Springs on March 27th to participate in the Kansas State 2A Powerlifting Meet. Our students represented our district well.


Overall state rankings:


  • Charlie Littlewood, junior, placed 5th in the 172 class.
  • Damian Teran, sophomore, placed 5th in the 114 class.
  • James Littlewood, freshman, placed 15th in the 163 class.
  • Ethan Boese, sophomore, placed 15th in the 220 class.
  • C. Littlewood also placed 4th in bench, 4th in squat, and 5th in clean.



The powerlifting team participated in meets in March, earning medals leading up to the state competition. We are very proud of our powerlifting team and their accomplishments!

Senior Capstone Project Week

Congratulations to Team Morgan, comprised of senior leader Morgan Durbin and team members Damian Teran, Shaylin Garcia, Abby Zortman, Kate Cunningham, & Colt Dizmang, for presenting the winning project proposal during Project Week!


The group developed a proposal for a community cookbook. Morgan will receive a $500 PBL scholarship at graduation.


Also, check out the padlet full of examples of project based learning in action at USD 225!

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