Annual Scholastic Fall Book Fair–2016

Twice a year our school’s library turns into a book lovers dream! The Scholastic Book Fair comes to Bullard Avenue.

The Fall Book Fair was held the week of September 26-30, 2016. The theme–Bookaneer Book Fair, where books are the treasure–was a big hit with staff that seemed to love dressing in pirate garb. Students in the car pool were greeted by staff dressed as extras in a pirate movie.

Sales were a little slow the first day or two, but by Wednesday librarian LeBlanc was kept busy assisting classes of students to make the perfect selection.

Friday was the last day and sales were brisk, as grandparents on campus for Grandparent’s Day helped to bring the fair to a great conclusion.

6th Annual High School Night–2016

Deciding on your next school is a very important decision that every 8th grader has to make.

FCWCS holds High School Night each fall, that allows students and their parents the ability to do one-stop shopping in our school’s Warrior Café for their next academic home.

Usually about a dozen schools and their recruiting departments make their way to Fannie to discuss the merits of their institution over others. Students and parents visit each table, ask questions, and pick up information that allows them to make informed choices.

Many of our Warriors already have an idea or two of where they would like to attend school next year. The yearly event has become our “Signing Day” with many students and parents actually completing the OneApp that night.

November Battle of the Bands

The Warrior Marching Band and Auxiliary Units always love a good battle. Guess that is the nature of a Warrior!

November 19, 2016 found the Warriors across the river at Alice Harte School, ready to do “musical combat” with Nelson, Harte, and Batiste Cultural Academy. It was a spirited competition.

The gym was packed with parents and “band heads” from all over the city. As Principal Kelly Batiste of FCWCS would say, “the Warriors showed up and out.”

Band, Flag Twirlers, Majorettes, and Letter Carriers represented Fannie well. Good job Warriors!

Girls on the Run

Kudos to Coach Dana Williams for sponsoring our first “Girls on the Run” team in 2016.

Coach took about 20 third grade girls and developed them into runners who could (with a little motivation) complete a 5K race around Audubon Park on Saturday, December 3rd.

The “Girls on the Run” Program aspires to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running.” A look at these faces on a brisk Saturday morning said the objective was accomplished.

Thanks to Coach Williams and all the adults who came out to motivate the our girls in the school’s first “Girls on the Run” team!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We conclude the calendar year with each school year with our Christmas Program. This year’s program featured LeBron “LBJ” Joseph and DJ Jubilee as the Masters of Ceremonies.

The show kept all in attendance entranced with song, dance, and theatrics. Hats off to all students and teachers who made the morning of December 22 so entertaining. We were even featured on the evening news!

The Enrichment Team sponsored this year’s program.


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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.







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!







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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