Hello! My name is Mr. Cowger and I'm going to be your 5th grade teacher this year. This will be my 16th year teaching and my 9th year teaching 5th grade. I was born in Phoenix, Arizona and grew up in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. I'm married to our school counselor, Mrs. Cowger and we have two beautiful children named Dane and Lyla. We love to play sports, travel, play Mario Party, read, and camp. We moved to Millersburg 10 years ago and I love teaching and living here.
Please feel free to bring snacks and a water bottle to class. You will be allowed to bring these items to your other 5th grade classes. You can keep all of your belongings in your backpack and keep your backpack at your desk. We will not be using closets.
We are currently #1 in the county in 5th grade math. We learn and have fun at the same time. We will be using whiteboards and markers almost every day. If you would like to bring your own in…that’s fine.
I'm excited to have you in my homeroom and to be your math teacher. I can't wait to hear all about your summer. We are going to have a great school year and I'm excited to spend this year learning and growing with you.
I can't wait to learn about you and all of your favorite things. See you on Monday, August 23rd.
The best way to communicate with me is by email. I constantly check it throughout the day and a couple times in the evening. Your child will be expected to bring home items everyday. We need to be prepared if we go remote. I want your child to have a great school year, so please don’t hesitate to email me immediately with any concerns. Please send me an email so I have your email on file. This is going to be a great year! firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite Movies: Goonies/Indiana Jones Movies
Book: Holes/Wonder/One and Only Ivan
Sports Teams: Steelers, Pirates, Penn State Football