Fowler Middle School

Academic Pentathlon (Curricular)
The Academic Pentathlon was founded as a means of fostering scholastic excellence among students who represent a wide diversity of personal and academic backgrounds and interests. Separate competitions are held for seventh and eighth graders.  Students compete as individuals and as teams in a series of five academic tests. These are: Seventh and Eighth Grade - Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts (essay) and Super Quiz. A team consists of nine competitors and 2 or 3 alternates.  Each team must include three Honor, three Scholastic and three Varsity students as indicated in the following divisions: Honor: 3.75-4.00 GPA, Scholastic: 3.00-3.74 GPA, Varsity: 2.00-2.99 GPA

Sponsors:  Alayne Hill & Julie Brown 

Best Buddies (Non-Curricular)
Membership Requirements:
Parental consent and an application are required. Further information about applying for the Best Buddies program will be distributed at the beginning of the school year.

Best Buddies Middle Schools 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. Best Buddies Middle Schools helps to create an inclusive school climate for students early on in their educational development.
Follow us on Instagram: “@FowlerBestBuddies”

Sponsors:  Lindsey Bianchin and Heather Burris

Book Club - Fowler Readers (Curricular)
The Fowler Readers book club is for students who love to read and want to meet with other readers to talk about books. The group is open to students in grades 6, 7 or 8.  Any reader is welcome anytime.
Follow us on Instagram: “@fowlerlibrary”

Sponsor: Mandy Laferriere

Board Game Club
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

Debate Club
The Fowler Debate Club is open to 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in learning about the basics of academic debate...researching, writing, public speaking, defending an argument, persuading an audience, and learning new ways of thinking about problems and issues.  The club will focus on the Public Forum style of debate.  Other styles, such as Lincoln Douglas and Policy Debate, will be presented toward the end of the year. An introduction to the club will be held in October with regular meeting dates TBD.

Sponsor: Shannon Jahn & Jana Kuehler

Drama Club
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.  At meetings, we will play theatre games and talk about the all things theatre. 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.
https://www.facebook.com/FolwerFalconTheatre/
https://twitter.com/FMSTheatre

Sponsor: Alissia Cortez

Fowler Cheer (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 and providing spirit for pep rallies, football games, basketball games, and they represent Fowler at all times.  Please see Coach Mayo or Coach Madden with any questions.
https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/fowler-cheerleading/

Sponsors: Jennifer Mayo & Rene Madden

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 of 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

Green Leadership Team (Co-Curricular)
Membership Requirements:
Applications are due by September 5th.
Online application link: http://bit.ly/2cc9eVf

The Green Leadership Team works to create 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.
Meeting Dates: September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, January 11th, February 15th, April 5th, May 24th
Follow us on Instagram: “@fmsgreenteam”

Sponsors: Renee Ehmke, Jennifer Emrick, Jarrid Trevino, Joanne Vasquez, and Seth Williams

Math and Science Team (Co-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 & John Boles

National Junior Honor Society (Co-Curricular)
Membership Requirements:
National Junior Honor Society is open to qualified students in seventh or eighth grade. To be eligible for membership, a student must have attended a 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 & Megan Smith

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 grades 6, 7, and 8.
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 & Karina Zarate

Student Council (Co-Curricular)
Membership Requirements:
Elections for 7th and 8th grade representatives will be held at the end of the school year, and elections for 6th will be held during the second six 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”

Sponsors: Lindsey Bianchin

Technology Club (Curricular)
The Technology Club is a fun way to focus on computer software and other computer and technology issues. Students discuss upcoming technology advances, use software and learn about the computer world from each other and the internet.
We meet monthly – sometimes every other week – depending on schedules.

Sponsor: Young Shim & Terri Silver