Please join the Fowler Family in congratulating Paola R. Perez
Paola R. Perez, a third grade teacher at Fowler Elementary School, has been named a 2014 Rodel Exemplary Teacher Finalist. Click Here to read more details in PDF format.
FESD Donates Funds to Avondale CPS just in time for Thanksgiving
In early November Western Valley Middle School’s Student Council announced a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food bank. District office staff members were inspired to follow the example set by the WVMS Wildcats and held their own fundraiser to benefit local families in cooperation with the Avondale CPS offices. On Thursday, November 21, 2013 FESD IT department employees, Mr. Mike Fried, Director, Mr. Robert Ferrentino, Systems Engineer, and Mr. Edmundo Gonzales, Technology Technician along with Mrs. Katie Clark, WVMS Student Council Sponsor, presented CPS representatives Ms. Margarita Nava, CPS In-Office Case Aide, and Maryellen Amaral, CPS Secretary, a symbolic check in the amount of $620. The donated funds will benefit families in need located in the Fowler District as well as surrounding communities.
Joel Trammell Named 2014 Rodel Exemplary Teacher Semifinalist
Congratulations to Joel Trammell, fourth-grade teacher at Western Valley Elementary School. According to the U.S. Census, there are over 50,000 teachers in Arizona and Mr. Trammell is one of only 40 to reach the semifinalist stage in our search for 2014 Rodel Exemplary Teachers. Each year, the Rodel Foundation of Arizona (www.rodelaz.org) recognizes teachers who are getting outstanding student achievement results in high-need schools. These educators are nominated for having traits administrators wish to see in the next generation of teachers.
It is clear to see after just a few minutes in Mr. Trammell’s classroom the care and respect he shows for each student. He recognizes the influence a teacher may be able to have on each individual. He shares, “You influence kids in different ways. Try to do as much as you can for all students, as you may not know how your actions will influence each one.”
Congratulations Mr. Trammell!
Two Fowler Elementary School District schools are recognized by the NCEA as 2013 Higher Performing Schools
Recognition as an NCEA Higher Performing School indicates a school’s deep commitment to raising student achievement and putting more students on the path to college and career readiness—regardless of socio-economic barriers or any other obstacles that might otherwise impede success. These schools stand out as shining examples of what can be achieved when staff, students and parents work together toward a unified goal of better preparing students for life after high school. The two schools to receive this recognition for 2013 are:
• Fowler Elementary School – Higher Performing in Math for both growth and performance measures.
• Tuscano Elementary School – Higher Performing in Math for the performance measure.
NCEA identifies Higher Performing Schools based on one or both of two measures: 1) consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth), and/or 2) an above-predicted percentage of continuously enrolled students scoring at the Exceeds level on Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS).
NCEA began identifying Higher Performing Schools in 1998 and continues to annually release these lists as well as College and Career Readiness Charts for every public school in Arizona.
Fowler Elementary School District Governing Board Recognizes Parents
Fowler Elementary School District Governing Board recognizes parents for their commitment to our schools on a monthly basis. Principals nominate a parent(s) for volunteering or assisting with an activity on their campus.
Fowler Elementary School District Staff Members Recognized by the Governing Board
“Make A Difference” awards are provided monthly, by the Fowler Elementary School District Governing Board, to staff members who are nominated. Staff members submit nominations describing how an individual has made a difference for a student, staff member, parent or the community.
Teacher Induction Program
One more wonderful reason to put Fowler first when considering where to teach. FESD features an outstanding Teacher Induction Program. Click here to learn more about the program, then check out our current openings.
Make the smart move by joining the Fowler team.
Learn to teach. Teach to learn
FESD is proud to provide student teachers and interns the tools and environment necessary to become outstanding educators. Please take a moment to review our Student Teaching Guide.