Fowler Unified School District
Any Given Child
Arts Education Grant
Fowler Unified has a long, excellent tradition with Visual & Performing Arts and is looking to augment, expand, and enhance the programs at each school site. If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Visual & Performing Arts Program in Fowler Unified, or would like to join the Community Arts Committee, please contact Yvonne Hernandez at the Fowler Unified School District Office at 559-834-6080.
Vision for Arts Education-
Fowler Unified is committed to providing every student in Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade access to meaningful arts instruction and experiences that promotes diversity, validates character, and connects to real life, through effective community partnerships.
Construction will begin soon on a number of projects in Fowler Unified School District, highlighted by the new District pool at Fowler High School. Demolition and mobilization will start in late June on the new, 9-lane pool that is scheduled to be completed in April, 2018. The District’s All-Weather Track will be resurfaced this summer – adding new striping and painting – and new, energy-efficient lighting will be constructed at the track, replacing the current light poles. Construction of the new lights and poles should be finished in the fall.
The entire Sutter Middle School campus will be repainted in July – keeping with the same grey and red exterior colors – and the Fowler High School campus will have the exterior trim painted in July as well. In addition, Sutter Middle School and Fowler High School will be adding modular classrooms – two at each school – to manage increases in enrollment. Installation of the classrooms will take place over the summer months and will be ready for the start of the 2017/2018 school year. Funds from the recently passed Fowler Unified School Construction Bond, Measure “J” – along with state grant funds and developer fees – will be used to finance these projects.
The Fowler Unified School District Facilities Bond Measure – Measure J – overwhelmingly passed with over 78% in support. Thank you to the communities of Fowler/Malaga for your support of our schools and students.
The District is eligible to sell $8 million dollars in the first series of bond sales in June, 2017, for the first phase of projects which includes: 1. District pool, 2. All-weather track resurfacing and lighting, 3. Fowler High School Ag Farm Facility, 4. Widening of Walter Avenue from Sutter School to Temperance Avenue, 5. Painting of Sutter and Fowler High and 6. Replacement of play equipment at Malaga, Marshall and Fremont Elementary schools. These projects, as part of the first phase of construction, are estimated to be completed within the next 4-5 years, with several projects starting this summer.
The next time the District will be eligible to sell bonds will be approximately 4-5 years from now, which will be for Phase II projects which are highlighted by the Band/Performing Arts Multi-Purpose Facility at Fowler High. Other phases of construction, which may be eligible for state funds of up to 50% of construction costs include: the modernization of Malaga, Marshall, and Fremont schools as well as construction of a new elementary school. These projects are estimated to take place within approximately the next 12 years as part of the $42 million Measure J Bond.
Thank you again for supporting Measure J and the students of Fowler Unified School District.
Vidaenelvalle posted an article highlighting the Healthy Air Living program, highlighting Malaga School. Read it here.
Fowler Unified School District students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 annually take the Smarter Balanced On-Line State Assessment. Results from 2016 showed growth in both English Language Arts (2% growth) and Math (5% growth) district wide.
Highlights include significant growth of students meeting or exceeding state standards:
This outstanding academic achievement is reflective of the K-12 educational program and experience at all schools in the Fowler Unified School District.State test scores are only one measure of student achievement as there are also several other measures of academic and school performance. Students and teachers throughout Fowler Unified School District are to be congratulated for the continued academic growth as schools in the District strive for continuous improvement.