Fowler USD #225

September 2018 Newsletter

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GEMINI REDESIGN

Fowler School District - Where Education is Experienced

District App

Fowler Schools now has a mobile app available for Android and iOS to help keep you up to date and notifed of special announcements (notifications). We will be phasing out our current EZ Messaging system this school year and begin using our new app notfication system to notify the community of annoucements, including school closures, game schedule changes, etc.


The app is now live in both stores:

The direct links are below:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.socs.usd225

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fowler-schools-usd-225/id1389825442


Using your mobile device, you can also use your browser (Google, Safari) to visit our district website, www.usd225.org, and a banner will appear at the top of the page with a VIEW button that will take you to the store to download the app.


You can also search the store for Fowler Schools USD 225.


Once you have the app downloaded, make sure you allow for notifications. You must open the app at least once to receive notifications.


In addition to notifications, the app will give you easy access to meal menus, the district calendar, and our Facebook feed.

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Picture Day

Fall individual pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 4th for all grades. A picture packet will be sent home with your student. Students must bring their sports uniform or field trip shirt to change into for the all school picture that will be taken after individual pictures.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will be held Thursday, September 13th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday, September 14th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Grade school conferences will be scheduled by the office and held in the classrooms. High school conferences will be come-and-go style and take place in the grade school gym.


For special requests please contact Kyra in the grade school at 646-5234 or Lisa in the high school at 646-5221.

Day of Service

4th-8th grade students will participate in a "Day of Service" on Saturday, September 15th. Civic engagement is a key focus of the Kansas State Board of Education and school redesign program.


We are seeking any individuals, organizations, or businesses with ideas for service projects to fill the day. Please contact Lisa in the high school office at 646-5221 or e-mail Mr. Bollinger at jbollinger@usd225.org.


Students who participate in the Day of Service will not have to pay for this year's field trips.

Homecoming

Homecoming will be held on Friday, September 21st. School will be in session on this day. Further details regarding the schedule of activities will posted on Facebook closer to the date.
SEPTEMBER BREAKFAST MENU

September 2018 Breakfast Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider

SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU

September 2018 Lunch Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider

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Goldbugs lead their lives, their school, and their world.

Our new social-emotional program, The Leader in Me, focuses on teaching students how to be leaders through application of the 7 habits of highly effective people. Each month I plan to provide a brief overview of the habit we are focusing on that month. As a preview, I've selected this excerpt from the book The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey.


"I have come to believe that this book can help kids in three ways:


First, it will teach them about the power of living according to principles- principles such as responsibility, planning ahead, respect for others, teamwork, and balance. Principles are like gravity. They are timeless, universal, and self-evident. And they are needed today more than ever.


Second, it will equip them with a common language they can use with parents and teachers. It can be helpful to say, 'I need to put first things first,' or 'Let's find a win-win for this situation,' and for everyone to know exactly what is meant.


Third, whether they identify with Goob the Bear or Sophie Squirrel, kids will find part of themselves in one of these memorable characters. As a result, these stories will help kids apply the 7 Habits to their own lives."


In addition to teaching the 7 Habits, Fowler Grade School is also implementing school-wide leadership roles for students and electing a student Lighthouse Leadership Council. If you have visited during morning arrival time, you've likely been greeted with a handshake and our 7 habits theme songs. Soon students will be taking over the role of greeters. Throughout the year additional opportunities will be offered to students.


Finally, the teachers developed our Wildy Important Goal for the first quarter. It states that Goldbugs read for 20 minutes 80% of the time. You'll be able to see our progress toward this school-wide goal on the bulletin board beside the office. Students are also setting their own goals and tracking data in their own personal Leadership Notebooks.


All of this has lead to a very exciting start to our year. We're excited to see our students internalize their daily leadership statement- Goldbugs do the right thing, even when no one is watching.


- Mrs. McDowell

ASPIRE 4 HIGHER CALENDAR

September 2018 Calendar

Summit Learning - Parent Orientation

In case you missed it, the following videos were viewed and discussed at the back-to-school parent orientation for grades 6-10.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htfmMAqC2oE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZUedsCYe7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BwuBgJP_EU

MONTH IN REVIEW

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DISTRICT CALENDAR

Fowler USD #225 District Calendar

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