The Falcon Reporter
The Official Fowler Newsletter - Back to School Edition 2021
With this goal in mind, we have several exciting events planned throughout the school year and several important dates for you to put on your calendar.
August 12-19, 2021- Schedule Change Requests – Schedule Change Requests – Students may have their parents email schedule change requests beginning Thursday, August 12th, and they must be submitted NO LATER THAN August 19th. Parents may only request a schedule change for Advanced classes, no electives.
August 24, 2021 (3:45 – 4:15 pm) – Clubs and Organizations Fair in the Fowler Cafeteria
August 30, 2021 - Power to Change Classroom Meetings – “What is a Class Meeting?” & “Counselor Introduction Video”
September 1, 2021 (9:00-10:00) – Coffee with the Counselors –Counselor Introductions and Services Provided – Fowler Library
September 7, 2021 - Power to Change Classroom Meetings – “Having Difficult Conversations”
September 13, 2021 - Power to Change Classroom Meetings – “STOPit Training”
September 13-17, 2021- College Week Monday – Wear a college t-shirt with jeans; Flight Time teachers hand out college questionnaires Wednesday – Drawings during lunches
September 20, 2021 - Power to Change Classroom Meetings – “Bullying Prevention”
September 27, 2021 - Power to Change Classroom Meetings – “All Character Traits Overview”
October 4, 2021 - Power to Change Classroom Meetings – “Purpose”
October 12, 2021- Signs of Suicide Presentation (10 minutes, All Grade Levels during 1st period)
Catherine B. Fowler Library News
The Catherine B. Fowler Library is open from 7:55 to 4:05 daily. Students may come to the library before and after school to work on homework and check out books. Students will come for checkout, reading activities, and lessons on a regular basis through their ILA classes. At the teacher’s discretion, students may occasionally be allowed to visit the library with a pass.
Visit the library website to access MackinVIA, our databases for research, book recommendations, and other library-related information.
Get Involved @ Your Library!
Does your student love to read and spend time with other readers? There are several ways Falcons can get involved at the library!
SLAB (School Library Advisory Board)*—Students in SLAB help with all sorts of library projects, such as decorating book fairs, keeping the library clean and organized, and shelving books. SLAB members are chosen by application process. Applications are online and available now on the library website.
Library Lunch Bunch*—Three times a semester, students will meet in the library during lunch for a fun book-related activity. Each event will have a separate sign-up sheet which will be available in the library one week before each event. Students are welcome to attend any or all of the meetings.
Rubik’s Cube Club*—A gathering for people who either love Rubik’s, or want to learn. Any skill level is welcome. Sign up sheet will be available in the library.
If your student is interested in being a part of the library fun, please have him/her attend the Club Fair in the cafeteria on August 24th to get more information.
Looking for a good book?
Try the FMS Library blog! Here you’ll find book reviews on middle grade and young adult novels, tagged by genre and reviewed by your librarian! http://imallbookedup.blogspot.com.
Save the date!
The fall Scholastic Book Fair will run October 25th-29th!
*To provide social distancing, available spots will be very limited this year, so early sign up is encouraged.
Academic Pentathlon Students Place at Nationals
Do you want to be an integral part of the Fowler Falcon Family? Do you want to be involved in supporting our Falcon students and staff? Then, the Fowler Student Council wants you to join us!
If you are interested, there is an application packet that needs to be completed by August 27th. You can visit Mrs. Madden in room 707 or use this link to access the material.
Student Council elections for officers and representatives will take place during Flight Time on August 30th.
Welcome New Faculty
This is me at Cadillac Ranch on my way home from family trip to Palo Duro Canyon (note the FMS & falcon I painted on a tire hub). Earlier this summer I got to camp, hike, and canoe in the hills of Arkansas with my boys and a wonderful group of youth. My son and I even squirmed inside a cave carved by a waterfall! I love to explore nature--and just about everything else--and get a kick learning about people, history, archeology, geology, the oceans, space, insects, etc. And we get to do all that in SCIENCE!
I also love books, superheroes, drawing, writing, making stuff, and collecting interesting objects and graphics. Everything has a story to tell and will inspire a sense of wonder and appreciation if you look. So...I studied creative writing at LSU, earned an MFA in Comics & Sequential Art from SCAD, worked as an animator and designer at Science For Kids and other companies, taught college for two years in Dallas, and served as a teacher's assistant for three years in FISD before joining the science team at Fowler. I am fascinated by all students can do, and can't wait to discover your gifts, see your smiles, laugh often, and all exclaim "Wow," as we look behind the curtain of this insanely rich world together. I promise you will feel safe, valued, and engaged. All I ask is that you bring an explorer's mindset, respect your peers, and share your talents. Welcome back! Let's Rock This!
My name is Mahima Nigam, and I am so excited to be a part of Fowler family this year! I am very passionate about teaching and feel blessed to be part of such a great school. I love to ignite passion, and love of learning in my students to get them ready to be future leaders. This is my 5th year teaching and first year in Frisco ISD. I will be teaching Advanced Algebra 1 and Advanced Geometry. I have Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Engineering and am currently working on my Master’s in Information Science from TAMIU. I have been married to my husband ,Anurag for 17 years and have two beautiful daughters, Anusha in 8th grade and Anvesha in 5th grade. In my spare time I like to spend time with my kids, sketching and drawing , and travelling to new places. I look forward to a great school year !
Hey Fowler Falcons! I'm Matthew Tremmel and I'm so excited to be teaching in FISD. I actually went to Fowler back in the day and graduated from Liberty HS. I went to the University of Kentucky for my Bachelor's degree in Music Education and came right back to teach here. I'll be working with the bands at Fowler MS, Clark MS, and Lebanon Trail HS as the assistant percussion director. I've played all kinds of music: orchestral, concert band, jazz, marching band, steel pan, African drumming, Brazillian samba, Balinese gamelan, you name it! Aside from teaching, I compose music for percussion ensembles and I write and run modules for tabletop RPGs. I can't wait to help make some music at Fowler!