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 academic backgrounds and interests. The team allows middle school students an opportunity to experience the benefits of Academic Decathlon before entering high school. Last year, Fowler's Pentathlon Teams ranked nationally for the first time in FISD history! Teams are selected in November, and the April event includes competitions for both 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 include nine competitors and 2-3 alternates, based upon GPA divisions from previous academic year (Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity). Announcements and tryout information will be released in November. 

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

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

Fowler 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 announcements or posters. Remember, anyone can start a bullet journal, whether they are artistic or not!

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

Drama Club (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 Program.  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.
https://www.facebook.com/FolwerFalconTheatre/
https://twitter.com/FMSTheatre

Sponsor: Alissia Cortez

FCA (Non-Curricular)
FCA stands 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 half of each meeting. The purpose of FCA is to foster authentic friendships and to learn more about the Christian faith.

Sponsor: Julie Sloan

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 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

Green Leadership Team (Curricular)
Membership Requirements:
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.
Follow us on Instagram: “@fmsgreenteam”
Green Team Application 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdhCrwbXk3Xg_Oh0qc3VC5sD3dUOUzpYHn64mBqgX7dKZODg/viewform?usp=sf_link
https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/williams-science/prep-2-home 

Sponsors: Renee Ehmke, Jennifer Marie, Joanne Vasquez, Linda Bugniand Seth Williams

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 eligible for induction in the Spring semester. Points are given based on the official IJTS point system which awards points for the amount of work and level of dedication the student has shown during 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

Library Lunch Bunch (Curricular)
Once a six weeks, students will meet in the library during lunch for a fun book-related activity. 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 & 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 & 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 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 Stewart

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: Rene Madden