Fowler USD #225

October 2019 Newsletter


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

Get your Goldbug Gear!!!

Show your school spirit with some new Goldbug attire! All proceeds will help Fowler students make an incredible trip to Washington D.C. in April 2020. The deadline to order is October 6th. Don't miss out, show your Goldbug pride and order now!

All proceeds will help Fowler students experience an exciting trip to Washington D.C.

Fall Picture Retakes

Lifetouch will be offering fall picture retakes on October 16th. Students need to return their first picture packet in order to get a retake.

District Tour Opportunity

USD 225 is offering a district tour on Tuesday, October 22 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Visitors will learn the district vision/philosophy, visit classrooms in both buildings to view practical applications of our redesign, and observe the SDL Lab in action. Please RSVP by Friday, October 18th by e-mailing Mr. Bollinger at or completing the following Google form:

Blood Drive

There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on October 24th in the Dome. To schedule an appointment, please call Zortman Tax Service at 620-646-5900. FHS students will be assisting with the blood drive.

USD #225 Calendar of Events


Keep up to date on district events and activities


Congratulations to Homecoming Queen Tabitha Dawson and King Darien De La Torre and their court, including Sydney Bollinger and Joaquin Velez-Prieto! Kindergarten attendants were Jace Weber, Kinsley Padgett, Addyson Littrel, and Matthew Ackerman.

Congratulations also to the Goldbug football team on their Homecoming victory against Western Plains!

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Eligibility Contracts

When students are falling behind in their coursework or earning failing grades, they are placed on an eligibility contract. Each contract is individualized to that student's needs and lists the tasks that must be completed by the end of the week. The student's mentor then reviews the contract with the student during seminar on Monday and helps them build a plan for fulfilling the requirements. The student, mentor, and parent all receive a copy of the contract.

The first week of a contract is a warning. The student is still eligible for activities and competitions. If the contract is not met, then the student is ineligible for the following week and a new contract is written.

Focus Friday

Focus Friday is available every Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the SDL Lab for students who need extra time or extra help on their schoolwork. Secondary teachers take turns providing this service for students. Students who are academically ineligible may be required to attend Focus Friday in order to regain eligibility.

FHS Launches E-Sports Club

The Fowler E-sports Team is dedicated to teaching students communication, teamwork, leadership, and emotional control. By offering this club, we are providing an outlet for our students to learn these behaviors with something they naturally enjoy - video games. On Wednesday, October 2nd at 5pm, the team will begin it's first competition in Rocket League and Super Smash Brothers. Follow "Fowler_Esports" on Twitch to watch the match live, or come to the middle-school SDL room to spectate.

FHS to host our first Debate Meet!

FHS is entering its 2nd season of debate, coached by Ms. Adams. Students are enrolled in debate class where they research, prepare arguments, and practice debating. This year's topic is foreign arms sales. Arguments are built in response to the following statement: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

To increase competitive opportunities in this activity, FHS will be hosting our 1st ever debate meet this year on October 24th. If you would be willing to volunteer at this event, please contact the high school office.


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


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

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Goal setting is the key idea behind Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Students learn that it is important to plan ahead and set goals so that the steps they take are in the right direction. When you know your goal, you can make a plan. Each student at FGS has a leadership notebook. This is a tool that they can use to record their goals and their progress toward them.

Students are also encouraged to contribute toward our school’s mission and vision. Our Wildly Important Goal this quarter is for 80% of students to pass one level in Rocket Math (math facts) each week. We post our progress on the bulletin board outside the office each week. Our school also believes that it is important to experience education, so participating in STEM Lab, serving in a leadership role, and attending field trips are additional ways that students can contribute to our mission.

Finally, students think about the value of spending their time on things that are important and make a difference. They reflect on the following kinds of questions: What’s important to you in life? What kind of person do you want to be? Are you making progress on the goals you have set for yourself? How are you involved in your school or the community?

You can support this habit at home by helping your child to set goals, make and follow through with plans, and answer questions like those above.

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The Leader in Me

The Lighthouse Leadership Council held its first meeting this month. The students reviewed progress on our school's Wildly Important Goal, wrote questions for the leadership role interviews, and brainstormed rewards for achieving the goal.

K-5 students recently completed interviews for the school-wide leadership roles that they applied for, and they will begin serving in those roles during the month of October. Next time you visit the building, check out the trophy case where you will see the beautiful smiles of the Goldbugs who are serving in leadership roles each month!

Ag Safety Day

3rd & 4th graders will be attending Ag Safety Day on Thursday, October 3rd in Ashland.

October 2019 Aspire 4 Higher Calendar


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Preschool visits the Apple Hutch

The preschool and kindergarten classes had the opportunity to visit the Apple Hutch in Plains. The students enjoyed trying two different types of apples, Gala and Jonalicious. We compared and contrasted the taste, smell, and appearance. When our bags were busting with apples we were able to weigh them. Mrs. Carrillo's class picked more or bigger apples because their bags weighed more. Then we weighed each class and the kindergartens won! It was a great time!

Booster Club Scrimmage

Thank you to the Booster Club for supporting our athletes through the kick-off event, serving hot dogs after the homecoming pep rally, and helping out at home ball games. We appreciate all that you do for our students!

Homecoming Festivities

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