Community Bulletin Board

Fowler Elementary School District No. 45 is family, and our family is our community. Look to us to keep you informed about what’s important at Fowler, and join with us in celebrating our successes. We’ll share it all right here.

Congratulations to Erica and Lisa Pastoriza Western Valley Middle School Students

Click to view more. Two students display their medals and trophies.Erica and Lisa Pastoriza attend Western Valley Middle School. Erica is in eighth grade. Lisa is in sixth grade. Both girls have been wrestling for the past five years and have been traveling competitively for the past two years. They both have very long lists of accomplishments both local and nationally. The latest tournament was a bit of a special one. They recently traveled to Dallas, Texas for the USA Wrestling women’s freestyle nationals and the UWW world team trials. This tournament draws in the best of the best in all ages from six years old to 23 years of age.

Lisa competed in the USA Wrestling national tournament at 12 and under weight class and came home with a first place finish! She is one of only three girls in the state of Arizona, in all age divisions, to bring home a national title.

Erica wrestled in the UWW tournament for her chance to be on the USA world team and travel to Budapest next month to compete but fell short. She lost one match and finished the tournament with 3rd place. Now her ranking is third in the nation for her age. Also, by placing 3rd she qualified to be part of the USA Wrestling national team and train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. She is also an alternate for both the world and Pan American teams.

2018/2019 Accomplishments


  • AZ Girls State Champion Folkstyle
  • AZ Girls State Champion Freestyle
  • AZ Boys State Finalist Folkstyle
  • AZ Boys State Finalist Freestyle
  • NM Girls Champion (Farmington)
  • USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in OKC 5th Place
  • USA Wrestling Freestyle Nationals in TX 1st Place
  • Five-Time All American
  • One-Time National Champ


  • AZ Girls State Champion Folkstyle
  • AZ Girls State Champion Freestyle
  • NM Boys Champion (Farmington)
  • Freak Show Nationals Champs (Las Vegas)
  • Rocky Mountain Nationals Champ (Denver)
  • Terminator World Champ (Prescott)
  • Beat the Streets Runner Up (Los Angeles)
  • USAW Preseason Nationals 4th Place (Iowa)
  • USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in OKC 7th Place
  • USA Wrestling Freestyle Nationals in TX 3rd Place
  • UWW World Team Trials 3rd Place
  • Seven-Time All American
  • Three-Time National Runner Up
  • One-Time USAW National Team Member

The Fowler Elementary School District thanks Mr. David Pastoriza for sharing this information with Mr. Marco Ruiz, Western Valley Middle School Principal.

  • Photos coming soon!

Request for Arguments For or Against the Special Budget Override Election

Fowler Elementary School District No. 45 of Maricopa County, Arizona will hold a special 15% maintenance and operation budget override election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The office of the Maricopa County School superintendent must receive the arguments "for" or "against" on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 9, 2019. Please see the request for arguments document for specific details on the estimated budget and how to submit an argument.

2019 Employee Appreciation Program
Photos of Employee Appreciation program

On May 9, the Fowler Elementary School District Governing Board recognized and congratulated employees for their years of service. The governing board had the honor of recognizing two teachers, Alyce Layden and Annette Markley, for 35 years of service to the students of our school district. Cindy Bradley, academic services director, received recognition for her 25 years of service. There were seven employees with 20 years of service. Nine employees received recognition for 15 years of service. There were 15 employees with 10 years of service. 39 employees received recognition for five years of service. Each of these employees received a certificate and a service pin.

2019 Fowler Elementary School District Retirees

Fowler Elementary School District Governing Board recognized and thanked the 2019 retirees. The 2019 retirees are: Nancy Dillard, Tuscano and Sun Canyon Elementary; Gayle Hastings, Sunridge Elementary Head Start; Maria Sanchez, district office; Valerie Smith, Fowler Elementary; and Jill Borge, Sun Canyon Elementary. We wish our 2019 retirees well in their future endeavors.

2019 Retirees group photo
2019 Employees of the Year

View more photos of the 2019 Employees of the Year award winnersThe employee appreciation event took place on Thursday, May 9, and five employees were recognized as employees of the year in different categories. Leticia Valenzuela, transportation coordinator, was named administrator of the Year. Several individuals in the Transportation Department attended the event to demonstrate their support. Elizabeth Hernandez, Western Valley Child Care Head Start teacher, was named preschool teacher of the year. Three employees were recognized as classified employees of the year: Eva Escoto, Western Valley Schools; Veronica Vasquez, Child Care Center; and Edel Herrera, Sun Canyon Elementary School. Congratulations to these employees of the year for their dedication and commitment to our school district and students.

2019 Teachers of the Year

2019 Teachers of the Year holding awardsCongratulations to the Fowler Elementary School District 2019 Teachers of the Year! We recognized the teachers and presented them with plaques at the annual Westside Impact Teacher of the Year Breakfast at Grand Canyon University on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The teachers who earned this distinction are as follows:

  • Rocio Alvarez - Sun Canyon Elementary School
  • Sean Dalpra - Western Valley Elementary School
  • Elizabeth Diehl - Tuscano Elementary School
  • William Gonzales - Western Valley Middle School
  • Diana Simental - Sunridge Elementary School
  • Bill Stewart - Santa Maria Middle School
  • Leticia Villa - Fowler Elementary School
District Office Summer Hours

Please take note of the district office summer hours.

  • Dates: Week of May 27 through Friday, July 26.
  • Days: Tuesday through Friday (closed Mondays)
  • Times: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The district will resume their regular five-day work week beginning Monday, July 29. ?

In observance of Memorial Day, the district office and all school sites will close Monday, May 27 and resume the summer hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, May 29.?

In observance of Independence Day, the district office and all school sites will close Thursday, July 4 and resume the summer hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5.

Public Surplus

Public SurplusFowler Elementary School District #45 works diligently to reassign surplus property to other schools and departments. Occasionally, we dispose of unused or obsolete items, using the methods described in R7-2-1131 Material Management and Disposition of the Arizona Administrative Code, including the use of internet-based online sales.

For each internet-based online sale, we list items for a period of not less than 14 days, during which persons may submit offers to purchase the specified materials. Please visit Public Surplus, our provider of internet-based online sales.

To register as a buyer with Public Surplus:

  • Click register under the register to become part of Public Surplus heading on the home screen.
  • Follow the instructions as indicated.

To browse items for sale, on Public Surplus, specific to Fowler Elementary School District #45:

  • Click Select Region
  • Choose Arizona, under the browse auctions within area heading on the home screen. 
  • Click Select Agency
  • Choose Fowler Elementary School District #45

We state the district's terms and conditions for online sales on the Public Surplus bid listing.

Fowler Elementary School District Fundraiser

View more photos of the fundraiserStudents and staff members participated in a district-wide fundraiser on Thursday, April 18 for the family of fallen Officer Paul Rutherford from the Maryvale-Estrella Mountain Precinct. The fundraiser total was $5,225. One student representative from each school accompanied their principal to a check presentation on Wednesday, April 24 in the Fowler Elementary School library. Mr. Robert Altavilla represented the school district and handed the check to Mr. Tim Thomas, executive director for the Phoenix Police Foundation. Those in attendance representing the Maryvale-Estrella Mountain Precinct were: Commander Edward DeCastro, Community Action Officers Terry Laaker and James Rodriguez, a lieutenant, and two officers who worked alongside Officer Rutherford. Individually, the students thanked the officers for the work they do in keeping our community safe. The day after the check presentation, the school district received word that Officer Rutherford’s family received the entire check.