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Breakfast and Lunch Menu - October 2016
Board of Directors Agenda - September 13, 2016
Next PTP Meeting - October 11
Newsletter - October 14, 2016
Academic Calendar - 2016-2017
Upcoming Event Dates
October 15 - Outdoor Campus Cleanup Day - canceled
October 18 - Explorer's Fair at Butte College, 5PM
October 27 - STEM Day
October 28 - Middle School Dance, 6 to 9PM
October 29 - Masquerade Ball (adult event)
October 31 - Halloween Parade at 8:15AM
October 31 - Halloween Carnival at 1:15PM
Two years ago we applied for a grant to get upgraded internet service. This summer that effort paid off big time! Instead of sharing 6MB across campus we now have 1,000MB or 1GB. What a difference a little bandwidth makes. To take advantage of this bounty we have more chromebooks on campus and teachers went to tech trainings over the summer to learn the coolest new stuff. Look for lots of tech talk from your students this year!
Common Core - What does it mean?
There has been a lot of talk about Common Core State Standards and Common Core curriculum over the last year or so.There has been a lot of talk about Common Core State Standards and Common Core Curriculum over the last year or so. What does that mean for our families and students?
The Common Core Standards have currently been adopted by forty-five states. These standards help set clear and consistent expectations for students, parents, and teachers, regardless of where students may live. FRCS families will see some changes this year and next in response to our implementation of the new standards. The changes will not be dramatic as much of our curriculum was designed using materials and resources from states at the forefront of this change in education.
In a nutshell, the focus on the new standards is to increase the depth of student learning. Rather than rote learning or memorization, students will learn, and teach to others, the how and why behind the concepts through exploration and hands-on opportunities. This depth of knowledge will then be tested by a new computer-based, adaptive standardized test rather than the old, fill-in-the-bubble STAR standardized test.
For more information on Common Core, check out these useful links: