Visiting the Saints Training Facility

Not many Saints fans get to see the inside of the Saints facility in Kenner. But 200 Warriors took the ride to Jefferson Parish on October 5th to take part in the Saints Jr. Training Camp.

Employees of Shell Oil Company turned the athletic activity into one that also covered S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)–students were given info on how the skills needed in football were also tied to S.T.E.M.

Our scholar/athletes shared the facility and activities with students from Mary McLeod Bethune Charter School in Gentilly. What a great way to get science and mathematics lessons into such a fun activity!

CLASS Board Meetings Agenda and Minutes

CLASS Board Meeting Agenda March 22, 2016
CLASS Board Meeting Minutes-March 22, 2016
CLASS Board Meeting Agenda May 17, 2016
CLASS Board Meeting Minutes-May 17, 2016
CLASS Board Meeting Agenda June 21, 2016
CLASS Board Meeting Minutes-June 21, 2016
CLASS Board Meeting Agenda July 26, 2016
CLASS Board Meeting Agenda Nov 15, 2016
CLASS Board Meeting Agenda March 21, 2017
CLASS Board Meeting Agenda July 17, 2017
CLASS Board Meeting Agenda September 19, 2017

Weather Conditions

Due to weather conditions in the New Orleans area, there will be NO School on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
Please stay tuned to the news stations for further school closing information and any updates from the Mayor’s Office.

2017-2018 School Calendar

FCWCS 2017-2018

School Calendar

August 14 1st Day for Students in Grades 1-8

21 1st Day for Students in Pre-K and Kindergarten

September 4 Labor Day – NO SCHOOL for students and staff

5 Afterschool Program Begins

8 1st Quarter Progress Reports Issued

13 1st Quarter Academic Conferences, 4-6 pm

18 – 22 Annual Scholastic Fall Book Fair

22 Grandparent’s Day

28 – 29 Fall Break – NO SCHOOL for students and staff

October 2 Fall Break – NO SCHOOL for students and staff

9 – 13 1st Quarter Exams

25 1st Quarter Report Cards Issued

27 Fannie’s Scare House

31 Trunk or Treat

November 3 1st Quarter Academic Awards Assembly

7 7th Annual High School Night for 8th Graders

8 2nd Quarter Progress Reports Issued

15 2nd Quarter Academic Conferences, 4-6 pm

20 – 24 Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL for students and staff

December 7 Pictures with Santa

18 – 20 2nd Quarter Exams

21 Annual Holiday Program/Class Holiday Parties

22 Staff Record Day – NO SCHOOL for students

25 – 29 Holiday Break – NO SCHOOL for students and staff

January 8 School Resumes for Staff, NO SCHOOL for students

9 School Resumes for Students

10 2nd Quarter Report Cards Issued

15 MLK, Jr. Birthday – NO SCHOOL for students and staff

19 2nd Quarter Academic Awards Assembly

February 2 Black History Quiz Bowl

7 3rd Quarter Academic Conferences, 4-6 pm

9 – 16 Mardi Gras Break – NO SCHOOL for students and staff

23 HBCU Step Show

28 Black History Program

March 7 Pictures with the Bunny

12 – 14 3rd Quarter Exams

14 4th Annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) Night

19 – 23 Annual Spring Scholastic Book Fair

23 Donuts with Dad/Founder’s Day

28 3rd Quarter Report Cards Issued

29 Spring Bling – Annual Spring Festival

30 Good Friday – NO SCHOOL for students and staff

April 2 – 6 Spring Break – NO SCHOOL for students and staff

9 3rd Quarter Academic Awards Program

13 LEAP Pep Rally

16 – 20 LEAP Testing, Grades 7 & 8

18 4th Quarter Academic Conferences, 4-6 pm

23 – 27 LEAP Testing, Grades 5 & 6

30 LEAP Testing, Grades 3 & 4

May 1 – 3 LEAP Testing, Grades 3 & 4

1 – 2 8th Grade Final Exams

4 Muffins with Moms

9 Pre-K End of Year Celebration

10 Kindergarten Promotional Exercises

11 8th Grade End of Year Program

15 End of Year Awards Program

16 Last Day of School for students, Report Cards Issued

17 Last Day of School for staff

Every effort has been made to make this calendar as accurate as possible. But there may be events that are beyond the control of the school’s administration and/or Board of Directors. Therefore, the calendar below is subject to change if situations warrant it. Your understanding is appreciated. 8/14/17

SPED Program @ FCWCS ’17

Click here for SPED Program @ FCWCS ’17

Message from Our Principal/C.E.O.


Ms Batiste- Principal/CEO

Ms. Batiste, Principal/CEO

Message from Our Principal/C.E.O.

Welcome back Warriors and parents! Welcome aboard to all who are beginning their educational journey with us for the first time this year.

Our journey into the 2017-2018 school year has already begun! This year is our 11th year as a learning institution in the New Orleans East community. We’ve spent a decade teaching the children of New Orleans. As always, we are striving to improve in all that we do. Our mission remains the same–achieving the highest academic success through collaboration of staff, parents, and community.

One of the ways to ensure that the adults in the lives of our young people are working together, involves sharing important information about our Warriors. Our monthly Warrior News newsletter, the Warrior Folder, the school’s Family Handbook, progress reports, report cards, and our website will help our parents to stay on top of the task of enabling their child to receive the education they need and deserve.

Please review all information sent home to you. It’s important that you maintain contact with us. We will offer many opportunities for you to meet and interact with your child’s teachers. Please accept our invitations.

As always, we appreciate you entrusting your young one to us. Thank you for the confidence. I hope to see you on campus soon!

Sincerely yours,
Kelly S. Batiste










Asbestos Management Plan

The school’s Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in the main office or with the Business Manager, Mrs. B. Watson

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





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:

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.