McDowell’s Super Staff Member – Mrs. Fox-Bowers


For my blog assignment, I decided to interview Mrs. Fox-Bowers.  She helps the students who are struggling catch up and she helps them understand tough lessons.  I think Mrs. Fox-Bowers is one of the most important of the faculty/staff.  Without her, a lot of students would fall behind in classes and grades.  Here are a list of questions that I asked her and her answers.

Q: What is your full job title?

Education Specialist for 7th and 8th grade Science

Q: What do you do as your job?

I go into the classroom and help certain students and I also pull students out and take them to the resource room for extra help.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not at work?

I have horses and cattle that I take care of on my farm.  I also like to garden and do other outdoor activity’s.

Q: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

When my son was 3 I realized how much I like being around kids.

Q: How long have you been teaching?

16 Years.

Q: Do you enjoy teaching?

Very much!

Q: What is your favorite part about teaching?

Seeing the students and watching them grow.

Q: Would you rather have your current job or do another job in the school?

My current job.


Q: What is your least favorite part about this job?

Dealing with students who do not do their homework.  I also hate having to discipline a child.

I hope that you learned something from this interview and if you are struggling with science, go talk to Mrs. Fox-Bowers, i’m sure that she will be happy to help.


Sparky The Cow

Onc$_1e upon a time there was a cow named Sparky.  He lived in a big cow field with 17 other cows.  Sparky’s owners name was Hank.  The cows were bored one day because Hank’s internet was down and they couldn’t watch Youtube on their laptops.  Sparky was just walking around waiting for the internet to be fixed when he saw that Hank was leaving to buy new internet wires.  He also noticed that Hank forgot to shut the barn door on his way out.

Sparky started talking to the other cows and he got them to help him break the fence.  When they were out of the field the cows noticed that the grass was greener by the house. All of the cows except Sparky went towards the house and started eating.  Sparky snuck off to explore the barn.  When Sparky got to the barn, he thought he was in heaven.  There was a ton of hay and there was a tractor sitting there.

Sparky had seen Hank mow with the tractor before and he thought it looked pretty easy.  Sparky climbed up on the tractor and pretended to drive.  When Sparky was trying to get off, he turned a metal thing and the tractor started.  Sparky bumped a lever and the tractor started moving.  He turned the steering wheel and drove down the driveway.  At the end of the driveway Sparky realized that he did not know how to stop the tractor.

Sparky turned onto the road and and saw Hank coming back from the store with his wires.  Sparky kept driving straight until he got to town, Sparky saw a yellow box with a red light on it hanging from a wire in the sky.  He kept on going and a policeman pulled out behind him and turned on his sirens.  Sparky and the policeman were engaged in a slow speed chase.  The policeman called in backup and Sparky saw lots of police in helicopters over him.  That was the same time that Sparky ran out of gas and the tractor stopped.  When the policeman came to arrest Sparky, they realized that he was a cow.  Sparky got off the tractor and ate the grass on the side of the road.  Until this day Sparky eats the grass on the sides of the road to help the mowers.

The End

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This Week in History

On September 15 in 1857, William Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Taft went to Yale University and graduated second in his class.  After he graduated from Yale, he went to Cincinnati Law School.  Taft was elected the United States of America’s 27th President in 1909.  He served as President for one term before he retired when he was 56 years old.  William Taft died in 1930 when he was 73 years old.

On September 17 1787, The constitution of the United States of America was signed by 38 out of 41 delegates that were there.  Delaware was the first state to confirm the constitution and New Hampshire was the last to confirm it.  The constitution has been amended 27 times since it was originally written.  Three fourths of the states must agree to change an amendment.  September 17 in now known as constitution day.

William McKinley died on September 14 1901.  He was shot twice with a .32 revolver.  The first shot bounced off of his suit button and the other shot went into his stomach.  He lived for eight days after he was shot.  President McKinley died in Buffalo New york.