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Breakfast and Lunch Menu - March 2017
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Newsletter - March 10, 2017
Academic Calendar - 2016-17
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Upcoming Event Dates
March 10 - Pi Day
March 10 - See's Candy Fundraiser begins
March 10 - report cards go home
March 13 through 17 - Spring Break, No School
March 24 - See's Fundraiser ends
March 28 - Woodstock's Pizza Fundraiser Night
April 10 - yearbook order forms due to school
April 13 - Egg Drop
April 14 - Staff Development, No School
April 17 - Travel Day, No School
April 21 - Jog a Thon
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: