Archives for January 2016

Round Ball Wizards

There’s always keen anticipation in the early fall when the call goes out for basketball tryouts.

Coach Terry Green puts the call out, and the talent begins to prepare for a spot on the teams.

FCWCS has two boys’ basketball squads–6th grade and 8th grade. Coach manages to juggle his practice times with the two boys teams. The team has been successful under the tutelage of Coach Green. Last year’s squad of 6th graders were able to win the Metro Middle School League Championship for 2014-2015. Both teams are trying to make a run again for another banner this season.

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Red Ribbon Week

“Respect Yourself, Be Drug Free”

School Counselor J. Edmond always ensures that the Warriors take part in the country’s annual Red Ribbon Week. This October was no different.

Warriors take a stand against drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The nation-wide observance began after the kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. Begun in his hometown of Calexico, California, it has become a yearly observation at schools across the United States.

FCWCS students are part of the millions of school kids across the nation who takes an annual oath to abstain from the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. We wear crazy hats, crazy socks, and sunglasses to draw attention to Red Ribbon Week. They serve as reminders that we are “too cool to do drugs.”

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RECOGNIZE–Acknowledging Our Hard Workers

Go to a morning meeting and Dean Sisco is leading the way–recognizing birthdays, good deeds, and academic hard workers!

Schools often pay too much attention to students who are a bit problematic, so the Warrior Faculty makes every effort to acknowledge our hard workers. We have students who are working extremely hard to improve their academic performance. We take the time to give accolades to these students. It may be our quarterly awards assembly, semester awards assembly or the iReady awards assembly–we honor our scholars.

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Ladies On the Court

Basketball Season is underway and there’s a new coach in town–Coach Willie Gray.

Coach Gray leads the Lady Warriors this season. Every effort is made to allow female students the opportunity to excel in athletic competition the same as their male counterparts. The Ladies of FCWCS also competed this year in Cross Country competition under the direction of Coach Dana Williams.

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Halloween

@ Fannie–Super Heroes, Goblins, and Robots
Invade the Campus

Every year on or around October 31st, the campus is overrun with super heroes, goblins, ghouls, robots, etc. There’s a costume contest for all Warriors in grades Pre-K through 5 and the competition is keen.

New for 2015, was the Trunk or Treat candy give-away. The PTO showed up and out with decorated cars, SUV’s, and trucks. Every student in grades Pre-K through 5 collected bags of treats, courtesy of the Parent-Teacher Organization and the FCWCS staff.

We didn’t leave out our middle school. They were invited to a costume dance that night in the school’s gym. Great time for all!

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FCWCS–A Positive Place to Learn & Grow

On the corner of Dwyer and Bullard sits Fannie C. Williams Charter School. Our school currently has a student body of about 615 pupils. We strive to make our learning institution one where students can learn and grown in a positive setting.

We stress the 4Ps–Warriors are prompt, polite, prepared, and productive–all the tools they will need to be successful in high school and in life. Apparently many of 350 families that make Fannie their academic home here agree. Ninety percent (90%) of our students return the following year!

There’s something for everybody at FCWCS . . . music, art, athletics, clubs, mentoring and most importantly, academics. It’s a place where everybody can learn & grow.

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Decision Time–5th Annual High School Night

For the fifth year, Dean Terri Daigle and Counselor Jacqueline Edmond have spearheaded the endeavor to get city high schools on campus for our annual High School Fair Night.

It’s decision time for our 8th graders–time to make the choice of where the next four years of their academic life will occur.

As always, the Warrior Café filled up quickly with parents and students, awaiting the arrival of local high schools. Artist-in-residence (aka librarian) Karen LeBlanc filled the hallway leading to the café with decorated boxes symbolic of our visiting high school.

About a dozen schools showed up, telling their positives to our Warriors. OneApps were accepted during the November 12th gathering. Eighth graders are encouraged to turn their apps into by the February 26th deadline for best choices for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Celebrating the Joys of the Season

Christmas time may only come once a year, but when celebrating it with gusto!

Each class and organization is asked to contribute to the holiday cheer with an artistic tribute to the season. Talent abounds on campus–with grade levels joining ranks to display their singing, dancing, poetic, musical, or dramatic abilities to schoolmates and parents alike.

We can always count on our Warrior parents (and grandparents) to show up and encourage our students to add to the joys of the season!

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Annual Fall Fest Always A Great Day on Campus

The city of New Orleans has Jazz Fest, the Blues Fest, the French Quarter Fest, Essence Fest, and the Po-Boy Fest . . .we’ve got our Fall and Spring Fest.

Both festivals have been around since the early days of FCW. It was a great way to celebrate our hard work and academic achievements.

Students following our behavioral expectations–the 4Ps–are invited to take part in the festivals. Always a great time for all on campus.

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