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Breakfast and Lunch Menu - January 2017
Board of Directors Agenda - November 15, 2016
Next PTP Meeting - December 13
Newsletter - January 13, 2017
Academic Calendar - 2016-2017
Upcoming Event Dates
January 17 - Board Meeting, 5:30PM
January 17 - Spring After School Sports begins
January 19 - Safety Committee Meeting, 3PM
January 20 - Electives Day
January 24 - Woodstock's Pizza fundraiser, 5-8PM
January 26 - Bricks 4 Kids field trip (McNulty)
January 27 - Spirit Day: Dress for the Snow
January 28 - Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, 7PM
January 30 to February 3 - Shady Creek field trip
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: