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Breakfast and Lunch Menu - November 2016
Board of Directors Agenda - November 15, 2016
Next PTP Meeting - December 13
Newsletter - October 14, 2016
Academic Calendar - 2016-2017
Upcoming Event Dates
November 15 - FRCS Board Meeting, 5:30PM
November 16 - Laxson field trip (Palmarini)
November 18 - Electives Day
November 18 - Stone Soup Day
November 18 - Report Cards go home
November 21 thru 25 - Thanksgiving Break, No School
November 29th - Nature's Vision Fundraiser ends
December 2 - Assembly at 8:30AM
December 2 - Electives Day
December 2 - Laxson field trip (Sellu)
December 3 - 2016 Dinner Showcase, 6PM
December 13 - PTP Meeting, 3PM
December 16 - Electives Day
December 21 - Winter Concert/MultiCultural Night
December 22 thru Jan 6 - Winter Break, No School
January 9 - Back to School, Welcome to 2017!
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: