Archives for February 12, 2020

King of the Classroom

The Pelicans returned to campus on January 29th to introduce a new reading incentive program for students in grades third and fourth.

The “King of the Classroom” Reading Program is being sponsored by the King Law Firm (thus the name) and the New Orleans Public Organization to encourage reading for students in third and fourth grades.

Reading is one of the most important skills a student can acquire in school. The goal of the program presented to our students is to encourage recreational reading–reading for pleasure. Teachers will keep a tab on the number of books each of their scholars have read for the next two months. Prizes will be awarded to those students who have read the most books by the first week in April.

100 Days of School Celebrated

The 2019-2020 school session is rapidly moving by and our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes illustrated recently.

Our youngest students displayed the understanding of the number 100 by dressing as centurions, doing classroom activities that involved counting to 100, and, of course, wearing head pieces announcing to all they are 100 days smarter as of February 7th.

It’s always a fun day to be a young scholar at FCWCS!

100 Days of School Celebrated

Jazz Lessons

Our partners with Communities in Schools–CIS, (Ms. Vanessa Batiste-Leal, Site Coordinator) have arranged a great opportunity for our 3rd, 4th and 5th grades students to participate in a Jazz Concert Performance series.

The first “lesson” of three, took place on January 27 in the Warrior Gym. Students were treated to some of the finest musicians from New Orleans and New York–playing traditional jazz and telling the story of this unique American art form that had its beginnings in our city.

The experience is to expose and expand the cultural experiences of our students. Follow up performances are scheduled in March and May. What a great way to finish off the school day!

 

Scholastic Book Fairs Twice Yearly Events

No school year goes by at FCWCS without our bi-annual Scholastic Book Fair. Bringing the “book store” to our campus dates back to the earliest days of Fannie C.–white FEMA trailers on the back lot of the present campus. Librarian Wilson stocked the shelves during those early years.

Karen LeBlanc has kept the sales going. You can always count on her transforming our library into whatever magical theme that has been designated by Scholastic (usually with the assistance of Ms. S. Jones, Mr. P. Britt, and Mrs. T. Calhoun).

All of this hard work is done to stress the importance of reading to our students. We are hoping to instill in all students a love of books and reading for pleasure. Students are encouraged to read because it is a form of information needed for school and pleasure. We are hoping that we are developing life-long learners and readers on our campus.

New Orleans Pelicans Conduct Jr. Training Camp

Pierre the Pelican and his assistants visited Warrior Land on January 23rd to conduct two sessions of his Jr. Training Camp. More than 200 students, in grades 3 through 8, took part in the two-hour long sessions.

The importance of keep fit and working hard in the classroom was stressed to our scholar/athlete. Students who listened attentively were able to win prizes–coveted team gear! Of course, every scholar/athlete was awarded a bright red Pelican t-shirt.

Basketball Season Ends for Warriors

Our girls basketball team made it to the second round of the playoffs for the 2019-2020 season. Our boys teams (6th and 8th grades) lost in the first round.

We thank all scholars/athletes who played basketball as Warriors for this season. We appreciate your hard work and that of your coaches (Ms. T. Batiste and Mr. T. Green). Your games gave us many thrilling afternoons in the Warrior Gym.

 

Second Quarterly Honor Roll Assembly-January 24th

No nine-week grading period goes by without acknowledgement of our top scholars. Counselor Edmond and Data Manager Lewis reviews the list of Principal, A, and B Honor Roll students. Certificates and honor roll pins, medals, etc. are purchased to award our scholars.

The morning assembly allows each student recognition–name called out and walking across the stage to receive their award. We proudly honor our honor roll students and encourage all students to work hard to receive this distinction. As Principal Batiste says, “it’s cool to be smart.”

 

New Orleans Pelicans Conduct Jr. Training Camp

Pierre the Pelican and his assistants visited Warrior Land on January 23rd to conduct two sessions of his Jr. Training Camp. More than 200 students, in grades 3 through 8, took part in the two-hour long sessions.

The importance of keep fit and working hard in the classroom was stressed to our scholar/athlete. Students who listened attentively were able to win prizes–coveted team gear! Of course, every scholar/athlete was awarded a bright red Pelican t-shirt.

King Zulu Elect Brian Sims Visits

King Zulu Elect Brian Sims and his entourage visited the Warrior Campus on January 15th. Along with the King Elect were Big Shot Christopher Wyre, Zulu Governor Jerome Temple, and Zulu Historian Clarence Becnel.

The annual visit always includes motivational words on the importance of education and a brief history of the organization. Warriors were also treated to a line dance lesson by none other than DJ Jubilee (doubling as the Zulu Governor for 2020).

 

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