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Breakfast and Lunch Menu - February 2016
Newsletter - February 2016
Board of Directors Agenda - January 19, 2016
Next PTP Meeting - February 9, 2016
Academic Calendar - 2015-2016
Upcoming Event Dates
February 5 - Assembly at 8:30AM
February 8 - Open Enrollment begins
February 9 - PTP meeting at 3PM
February 12 - Staff Development Day, No School
February 15 - President's Day, No School
February 17 - Laxson Field Trip (5th grade)
February 17 - FRCS Spelling Bee
February 19 - Electives Day
February 19 - Middle School Dance
February 22 - Open Enrollment ends
Open Enrollment for 2016/17 School Year
February 8 through February 22 is our Open Enrollment period for new students for the 2016/17 school year. Please visit our Registration page for application forms and information. Stop by the school for a visit or a tour. We would love to show you around our beautiful campus.
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: