Archives for March 2016

Moving on Up–Middle School to High School

Kindergarten has its trip to 1st Grade, but 8th Graders make a bigger leap–to high school!

Friends you have shared classes with at FCWCS for years may now go their separate ways–Lake Area, Karr, Easton, McDonogh No. 35, Franklin, Sci Academy, Landry-Walker, Carver–the choices for high school seem endless. But each has something unique to offer to each of our departing scholars. We have to find the new school that fits each of us the best.

The big day is always a Saturday, always in May. The Warrior Gym never looked so festive as it appears on that Saturday. We smile, giggle, laugh and even cry as we reminisce about our days as Warriors at the “Fannie.” One last time we gather as a class of students. In front of our teachers and family, we grow up, just a little, as we move to the next step in our educational journey.

We pass the torch to the class below us, to carry on the traditions of our alma mater–

Fannie C. Williams Charter School.

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Transition–Kindergarten to First Grade

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IMG_3975The days of Kindergarten are always busy for our three classes of scholars. There’s classwork and, of course, field trips to keep our 5 and 6 year olds learning and growing.

But soon, too soon, April wanes to a few days and we begin to prepare for our next transition–Kindergarten to First Grade. Before they leave their instructors–Teachers Harrell, Henry, and Andrews–our Warriors prepare for their big day on campus. Moving up day, with all its pomp and circumstance in the Warrior Gym.

Next year, on to First Grade!

8th Graders Study Their City -Their Home

Eighth graders are receiving are great lesson in New Orleans and Louisiana History this semester. They are part of the My City, My Home endeavor, under the auspices of The Preservation Resource Center’s flagship program.

The inter-disciplinary set of lessons are designed to give students the information needed to become working participants in neighborhood planning, community development, and our city’s broader civic life (source: www.ya4la.org).

Lessons have included a tour of the historic neighborhood of Tremé, the French Quarters, a lesson of the history of Jazz by musician and teacher D. Barnes. The study will end will a visual arts projects that will incorporate all the tools they have mastered.

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Grandparents Day at FCWCS 2015

Once a year we honor grandparents with a special day. Warrior Grandparents descend to our campus for tea, cookies, cake and finger sandwiches. How we enjoy having them visit our campus, meet our teachers and classmates. The Warrior Gym turns into a theatre where we entertain them with poetry, song, dance and our laughter.

After the show, grandparents headed to our library to visit our Annual Fall Book Fair. Paw Paw and Nana are always good for a new book or two!

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