Fowler USD #225

March 2018 Newsletter

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Kansas Vision for Education

Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, as well as employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments. This new vision for education calls for a more student-focused system that provides support and resources for individual success and will require everyone to work together to make it a reality. Together, Kansans Can.

Vision: Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.

Outcomes to be measured:

  • Social-emotional growth measured locally
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Individual Plan of Study based on career interest
  • High school graduation
  • Postsecondary success

Defining Success:

A successful Kansas high school graduate has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.

Source: KSDE,

Gemini Redesign

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

Science Fair

Fowler USD 225 is excited to announce that 20 projects from the local science fair have qualified for the Southwest Kansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 3rd in Liberal. All students K-12 who are enrolled in a science course participated in the local science fair this year for a total of 55 projects. Projects which earned a score of 80 or higher are eligible for regional competition. In addition to qualifying for regionals, the top three projects in each division were recognized as local winners. The results of the local science fair are listed below.

Kindergarten-3rd Grade Division

1st Place: Makenna Smith, Carter Granados, & Bobby Littlewood

2nd Place: Bryce McDowell, Oliver Dierking, & Natalie Bollinger

3rd Place: Jeylin Valencia, Leilani Orosco, & Maddison Durbin

Regional Qualifier: Michael Klotz, Gabriel Peters, & Ayrain O’Hotto

Regional Qualifier: Alexa Teran & Eliana Zortman

4th-5th Grade Division

1st Place: Micah McDowell, Ariana Barrera, & Maxine Thomas

2nd Place: Kate Cunningham, Joey Dierking, & Aiden Barrera

3rd Place: Danny McLachlan

Regional Qualifier: Landon Bollinger, Tyson Klotz, & Desmond Thomas

Regional Qualifier: Lillian Littlewood, Evelyn Velez-Prieto, & Vance Howe

Regional Qualifier: Veronica Garcia, Olivia Durbin, & Lexus Shelby

6th-8th Grade Division:

1st Place: Abby Zortman & Alex Zortman

2nd Place: Ethan Boese & Zach McLachlan

3rd Place: Alli Granados, Damian Teran, & Wyatt Ellis

Regional Qualifier: Jacelyn Huelskamp

Regional Qualifier: James Littlewood & Corban Dierking

9th-12th Grade Division:

1st Place: Diego Medina, Maria Castillo, & Carlos Mendoza

2nd Place: Saul Medina & Alexa Snook

3rd Place: Lia Granados & Caleb Heinz

Regional Qualifier: Jahim Ross & Hadyn Weston

Seeking Volunteers

Fowler will be hosting the SPIAA League Math Contest on Wednesday, April 4. Since school will be in session we are limited in the number of teachers available to help facilitate the event. If you are willing to volunteer please call Fowler High School at 646-5221 or email Mrs. McDowell at Volunteer roles include registration, monitoring testing rooms, and grading multiple choice answer sheets.
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Civic Engagement Conference

Fowler students represented our school well with their presentation at the state Civic Engagement Conference in Topeka on February 19th. They presented two 50 minute sessions on "Engaging your Community through Project Based Learning" and received many compliments. Students are pictured with Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education. Watch for an articles in the Meade County News and Dodge City Daily Globe with more information.

Future Business Leaders of America

The Fowler High School FBLA members competed earlier this semester in Johnson City KS for a chance to compete at state level. FHS had 5 students qualify to compete and 3 to observe. Congratulations to Alexa Snook, Lia Granados, Carlos Mendoza, Avery Bollinger, and Caleb Heinz for your effort and hard work to qualify for state competition. The State competition and conference is held in Topeka, KS on March 27-29.

Blood Drive

National Honor Society is planning the rescheduled American Red Cross blood drive on March 21 in the Dome. Contact Fowler High School at 620-646-5221 to schedule an appointment to donate.

Winter Homecoming Royalty

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Elementary PBL

Some elementary students recently pitched their ideas for school improvements to administrators during Bug Time. These students generated their own idea, determined the cost and other details related to the proposal, created visual aids for their presentation, and practiced public speaking skills all in preparation for their pitch. Ideas ranged from a recreation room to a school garden.

Bookmark Art Contest

Meade County Conservation District hosts a bookmark art contest annually for all Meade County students in grades 4th through 6th. This year's contest theme was conserving trees. Lillian Littlewood won 1st place for Fowler Grade School and 2nd place for Meade County. She was awarded a certificate, art supplies, and a shirt with her design on it during the Conservation District's annual meeting on Saturday, February 24.

Congratulations to all of the contest winners.

Class winners:

4th grade: Lillian Littlewood, Joey Dierking, and Landon Bollinger

5th grade: Natalie Peters, John Dyck, and Jayden Bartlett

6th grade: James Littlewood, Jacelyn Huelskamp, and Aiden Holt

School winners:

1st place - Lillian Littlewood, 2nd place - Natalie Peters, and 3rd place - James Littlewood.

County winner:

2nd place - Lillian Littlewood

Jump Rope For Heart

Fowler Grade School will be hosting a Jump Rope for Heart event on March 29th. Students in 2nd through 5th grades are invited to participate. Jump Rope for Hope supports the American Heart Association in teaching students heart healthy habits to keep their own heart healthy. Additional information will be sent home with students. Please contact Coach Maynard with any questions.

Fowler USD # 225 District Calendar

Aspire 4 Higher March Calendar

March 2018 Aspire for Higher Calendar

Spring Break

Spring Break will be March 12 -16. School will resume on Monday, March 19, 2018.

Picture Day

Individual, class, and spring sport pictures will be taken on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
March 2018 Breakfast Menu

March 2018 Breakfast Menu. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

March 2018 Lunch Menu

March 2018 Lunch Menu. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Request for Proposal

Fowler Grade School boys and girls bathroom remodel


plumbing, doorway, sinks, partitions to meet ADA

Please contact Dave Weber to schedule an appointment to view the area 620.646.5661. Proposals are due by Monday March 12th at 9:00 AM to Superintendent Jeff Bollinger at 100 E. 8th Ave, Fowler, KS, 67844. Questions can be directed to

Work to be completed by August 1st, 2018

Bid Proposal

Fowler School District Carpet Project

Please make separate lines for the following areas:

High school hallway, Grade school classrooms, Grade school library, grade school office

Bid must include Shaw-Beyond basic carpet tiles or equivalent, all installation, supplies, vinyl baseboard trim, transitions, labor, tear out, freight and any and all associated costs.

Please contact Dave Weber to schedule an appointment to view the area 620.646.5661. Proposals are due by Monday March 12th at 9:00 AM to Superintendent Jeff Bollinger at 100 E. 8th Ave, Fowler, KS, 67844. Questions can be directed to

Work to be completed by July 1, 2018


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