2020-2021

 

Academic Pentathlon (Curricular)

The Academic Pentathlon was founded as a means of fostering scholastic excellence among students who represent a wide diversity of academic backgrounds and interests.  The team allows middles school students an opportunity to experience the benefits of Academic Decathalon before entering high school.  Last year, Fowler's Pentathalon Teams ranked nationally for the first time in seventh and eighth graders.  Team meets weekly to study/practice, and students will compete as individuals and as teams in a series of academic tests:  Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts/Literature, Fine Arts, and Super Quiz.  Both teams inlcude nine competitors and 2-3 alternates, based upon GPA divisons from previous academic year (Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity).  Announcements and tryout information will be released in November.  Try-out details are scheduled to post to the Fowler Pentathlon website during the first week of November.  

bit.ly/fowlerpentathalon

Sponsors:  Alayne Hill and Julie Brown

 

 

Board Game Club (Non-Curricular)

The Board Game Club is for students who are interested in all things gaming!  Board Game Club meets regularly as a time to socialize and strategize with friends.

Sponsor:  Rene Madden

 

 

Bullet Journal Club (Non-Curricular)

Fowler's first ever bullet journal club is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students who have a bullet journal or are interested in starting one.  Students will have the opportunity to meet up for activities, challenges, and a time to socialize or work collaboratively with others on their artistic journal.  Join us each month in the art room to participate in our fun activities by emailing FMSbulletjournal@gmail.com to sign up, as spots are limited.  (You must email before each event to reserve a spot).  Please bring your bullet journal and other supplies necessary for it.  Dates and times will be advertised ahead of each meeting by announcement or posters.  Remember, anyone can start a bullet journal, whether they are artistic or not!

Sponsor:  Jennifer Marie

 

 

Cheerleading (Co-Curricular)

Fowler Cheer consists of 7th grade and 8th grade squads of approximately 12 members each.  Try-outs for the following year take place in the early spring.  Cheerleaders are responsible for attending an providing spirit for pep rallies, football games, basketball games, and they represent Fowler at all times.  Please see Mrs. Bianchin or Mrs. Jackson with any questions.

https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/fowler-cheerleading/

Follow us on instagram: "@fowlercheer

Sponsors: Lindsey Bianchin & Jamie Jackson

 

 

Coding Club (Co-Curricular)

The Coding Club is for students who are interested in learning basic block coding skills in a fun, social setting.  Students are taught how to code using Scratch Programming language develeoped by MIT (scratch.mit.edu).  Students will think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.  All students are welcome to attend.  No prior coding experience is required.  

Sponsor:  Emily Novak

 

 

Destination Imagination (Co-Curricular)

Destination Imagination is a parent-coached team opportunity at Fowler.  DI is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at tournaments.  Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements fo the Challenges.  The students learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving. Parents work together to set up DI teams and coach.  The DI teams work and have fun all year to prepare for competitions in the second semester.

Sponsor:  Rene Madden

 

 

Drama Club (Co-Curricular)

Fowler's Drama Club, The Fowler Fantasticks, is open to all students here at FMS.  It's a great way to keep "plugged in" to everything going on in the Theatre Arts.  In our monthly meetings we will discuss current auditions, productions, and theatre opportunities.  We will also learn theatre games and techniques to better our craft. Meetings will be held bi-monthly, and we will be voting on club officers soon. Visit the Clubs and Troupes section on the Fowler Theatre website for further information.

instagram:  "@fmstheaterarts"
https://www.facebook.com/FolwerFalconTheatre/
https://twitter.com/FMSTheatre

Sponsor: Alissia Cortez

 

 

Falcon Friends, An Inclusive Friendship Club (Non-Curricular)

Membership Requirements:

Parental consent and an application are required.  Further information about applying for the Falcon Friends program will be distributed at the beginning of the school year.

 

Falcon Friends fosters one-to-one friendships between students with and without IDD.  In all of the friendship programs, a person with an IDD is matched one-to-one with a person without IDD.  Students with IDD are often isolated and left out of social activities.  Falcon Friends helps to create an inclusive school climate for student early on their educational development.

Follow us on Instagram: @fowlerfalconfriends

Sponsors:  Lindsey Bianchin and Heather Burris

 

 

FCA, An Inclusive Friendship Club (Non-Curricular)

FCA stand for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  It is an organization run by 8th grade student leaders.  Any Fowler student 6th-8th grade is welcome to attend.  Each FCA meeting will start off with a time of fellowship where students can participate in open gym playing basketball, volleyball or hanging out with their friends on the side.  We will have a student led devotional the second halaf of each meeting.  The purpose of FCA is to foster authentic friendships and to learn more about the Christian faith. 

Sponsors:  Misty Stevens and Claudia Sunday

 

 

Girls STEM Club (Co-Curricular)

The FMS Girl's STEM Club is open to any 6th, 7th or 8th grade girl interested in science, technology, engineering and math!  Students will be given the opportunity to explore elements of STEM, including coding languages like JavaScript and HTML, robotics, circuitry, and more!  For more information and meeting dates, please visit our website:

https://rrai77.wixsite.com/fmsgsc

Sponsors:  Laurie Worman

 

 

Green Leadership Team (Curricular)

Membership Requirements:

The Green Leadership Team works to creat a "green" environment at Fowler Middle School.  This includes working on different projects throughout the year, such as the Green Team garden, assisting with recycling at lunch, learning how to incorporate environmentally-friendly behaviors into daily life, and encouraging others to be more environmentally-friendly.  The Green Leadership Team meets once a month after school on Tuesdays.

Follow us on Instagram: "@fmsgreenteam"

Sponsors:  Renee Ehmke, Linda Bugni and Jennifer Marie

 

 

International Junior Thespian Society (Curricular)

The International Junior Thespian Society (IJTS) is an honor society for theatre students.  Membership is granted for the performance of meritorious work in theatre arts.  Students in grades 6-8 who have earned a minimum of 10 points over the course of at least two productions are elgible for induction in the Spring semester.  Points are given based on the official IJTS point system which awards points fo rthe amount of work and level of dedication the student has shown during the participation in productions, theatre classes, and other theatre activities.  Students who are inducted into IJTS in middle school will be able to carry forward 5 points to high school towards becoming a member of the International Thespian Society. 

Sponsor:  Alissia Cortez 

 

 

ISEF Club (International Science and Engineering Fair) (Non-Curricular)

Do you enjoy intense scientific research independent study, and academic competition?  The Fowler ISEF club is open to students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th who are interested in completing a highly competitive, independent science research project of their own, which will be completed at home with guidance support from their coaches.  Students must be willing to commit to attending all weekly coaching meetings; devise a project that is at an appropriate level fo difficulty for ISEF competition, and meet all project completion deadlines.  The "Rule and Regulations of the International Science and Engineering Fair" must be strictly adhered to by all student participants.  All Fowler ISEF projects (which include a lab data journal; extensive written research report and display board) will be due on Tuesday, January 7.  

Meetings:  Weekly on Tuesday mornings from 7:45-8:15 beginning on September 10 in room 804.

For ISEF Rules and Regulations, visit https://www.societyforscience.org/

Sponsor:  Ann Fry and Justin Wu

 

 

Library Lunch Bunch (Curricular)

Three times each semester, students will meet in the library during lunch for a fun book-related acitivity.  Each event will have a separate sign-up sheet, and will be advertised on the announcements.  Students are welcome to attend any or all of the events. 

Follow us on Instagram:  "@fowlerlibrary"

Sponsor:  Mandy Laferriere

 

 

Math and Science Team (Curricular)

The Fowler Math/Science team goes to TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Coaches Association) meets throughout the year.  Students who qualify at specific meets in February are eligible to attend the state meet in San Antonio in April.  Students are able to compete in 4 different tests - number sense, calculator, general math and science.  After school practice focuses on those tests to prepare students to compete at the meets.

Sponsors:  Erik Peterson and John Boles

 

 

National Junior Honor Society (Co-Curricular)

Membership Requirements:

National Junior Honor Society is open to qualified students in seventh and eighth grade.  To be eligible for membership, a student must have attended Frisco middle school for the full semester prior to consideration and have a 94 average in the core subjects for the fall semester which they just completed.  Selection for membership is based on an application process, which focuses on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, service and citizenship.  Eligible students will be invited to apply for membership in the Spring semester.

Dues are $5.00 per year.

Sponsors: Melissa Rutherford and Shannon Jahn

 

 

Poetry and Prose Club (Curricular)

The Poetry and Prose Club is for students who want to have fun creating their own original poetry and prose.  Students can also explore the works of various published authors and poets.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to have their own work submitted for publication in literary magazines.  The club is open to students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. 

Follow us on Instagram: "@fowlerpoetryclub"

Sponsor:  Sharon McKemie

 

 

Robotics Club (Curricular)

Open to grade 8 Robotics 2 students.  Robotics club will allow the students to further their skills in robotics and help the students to prepare for the Robotics competition in the Spring!

Sponsor: Laurie Worman

 

 

SLAB (School Library Advisory Board) (Co-Curricular)

Interested in being a big part of your school library?  Help with displays, program ideas, book fair, new book launch parties and more!

Follow us on Instagram: "@fowlerlibrary"

Sponsor: Mandy Laferriere

 

 

Spanish Club (Curricular)

The Spanish Club broadens students' knowledge of the Spanish culture and its festivities.  Members get the opportunity to celebrate some of the holidays taking place in Spanish-speaking countries around the world.  They will also be able to watch Spanish movies, enjoy cooking activities, participate in fun arts and craft workshops, listen to Spanish music and learn about Spanish art.  The club activities are student generated, driven and planned.

Sponsors: Jennifer Sanogo and Karina Zarate

 

 

Student Counci (Curricular)

Membership Requirements:

Elections for 7th and 8th grade representatives will be held at the end of the school year, and elections for 6th grade will be held during the second nine weeks of the following school year.  Students must have 80+ average and no disciplinary actions by teachers.  Each grade (6th, 7th and 8th) shall be represented by eight (8) elected representatives.

Follow us on instagram: @FMSSTUCO

Sponsor:  Rene Madden

 

 

 

 
 
 

Membership Toolkit App

The Membership Toolkit App is available for free in the Apple Store and in Google Play. Download it one time for all of the organizations that you are affiliated with that are using Membership Toolkit. If you belong to 4 organizations that are using Membership Toolkit, when you log in to the app you will see all four organizations presented and you can toggle between organizations.  (Directory on demand, secure and password protected, Parents always have controls over which data will be included in directory, Mark your favorites, Signup volunteers, Join PTA, make donations, and Push notifications)