Old Guard vs. Young Legs

Once again, faculty donned the dark jerseys, students the white ones. They took the court in the annual faculty vs. student basketball blow out, the yearly fund raiser for the athletic department.

Who would reign supreme–the old guard (aka as faculty) or the young legs (aka students)? The Friday showdown on December 1st played to a full gym. Everybody in place–the smell of Bengay already drifting from the faculty bench. The co-ed game had the boys and girl’s squads ready to do battle. They were out in full force. Faculty was able to pull together a team, with a parent and a former student playing on their side, no less.

It was a pretty even game, with faculty swapping out players feverishly in an attempt to keep up with their students. The students did a great job, but the old guard reign victorious in the end. Final score–32 to 27. Exciting game!

. . . Comes but Once A Year!

Christmas time comes but once a year, but we sure make the best of it!

You know it’s coming soon when Mrs. LeBlanc puts up the huge tree in the school’s lobby. The 8th grade class sponsors the Christmas Store in the library so that you can buy that special gift for the folks at home. There is always a big program–band, choir, dancers, poetry, a play, scores of Warriors take part in the annual pageantry. Parents and grandparents (of course) come to the campus to see you perform. Classroom parties on that afternoon before dismissal before the Winter Break. The PBIS providing gifts for students. It’s just a festive feel around the campus that we’ve grown to love and expect.

We can’t wait until next year . . .

Motivating Students

One of the most difficult, but important things a school can do is to motivate its students to want to learn.

We take this task seriously at FCWCS. All forms of motivational tactics are employed–field trips, pizza parties, award assemblies, ice cream socials, t-shirts as awards, etc. You name it, we’ve tried it!

One day we hope that all that hard work will pay off. Our scholars in high school doing well because they’ve learned to appreciate the importance of a good education and have become life-long learners.

 

Annual Fall Festival v. 2017 – November 10th

Once a year, FCWCS hosts its Fall Festival. This much anticipated day provides students with a day of fun, frolic, and friendship–a day when you get to “hang out” with your friends and enjoy the afternoon doing some of the greatest things you can think. There’s something for everybody at the Fall Fest–games, music, food, face painting, and rides. The “midway” keeps staff busy for the three-hour party. No one wants to miss this day of school–attendance is always at its highest on this day. Check out a few scenes from this year’s great time.

7th Annual High School – 2017

Fall brings our Scholastic Book Fair, Grandparents Day, Fall Fest, and High School Night to campus. It’s the time of year 8th graders and their parents make important decisions about next school, just when they’re getting their feet wet in 8th grade!

A dozen or so high school take up residence for a couple of hours in our Warrior Café to tell the merits of their school. Parents and students have the opportunity to fill out that important One App early in the decision-making process. Administration and our data manager are on hand to assist parents with this computerized process. This is the time to ask questions–what does each potential high school have to offer our Warriors?

Most families arrive with an idea or two of what they would like the next four years to hold for their scholars. High School Night, “Fannie Style” is always the way to make a good final decision.

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!

Annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair is a Wild West Book Fair Saddle Up & Read

Librarian Karen LeBlanc anxiously awaits the theme each year for the bi-annual Scholastic Book Fair. As soon as she secures the information, she and art teacher Phillip Britt begin to work depicting whatever Scholastic has initiated. We’ve been on pirate’s ships as Book-a-neers, we’ve been camping while enjoying s’mores, met monsters, and just this month the Wild West came to our campus. She does all this while encouraging the adults on campus to wear costumes in keeping with the theme.

What motivates Mrs. LeBlanc? She will do anything to get students interested in visiting the fair and purchasing a book! She’ll be back again in the spring to do it all over again . . .

There’s always something interesting going on at Fannie C!

We put a lot into the seven or so hours we spend on campus. Walk the halls, peek into any classroom and we’ve got scholars and teachers working hard. Whether its science, mathematics, ELA, computer literacy, or art, we work hard and smart, because we’re building our future today.

Got to Keep Movin’

In a world of computers everywhere, it seems that being sedentary is a way of life. But, we’ve got some teachers who love to see kids moving! Think of our Physical Education teachers, band and marching units sponsors, and occasionally classroom teachers all give our young people a time to stretch their legs and move. Annual visits from the Saints and Pelicans with their training camps teach skills in agility and technique. Everything needed to keep a young body in good working order. We cherish both our minds and bodies at FCWCS.

Report Card

2017-2018

Report Cards Issued

Report Cards will be issued to students on the dates that follow. Look for the cards in

Wednesday’s Warrior Folder on these dates . . .

October 25, 2017

January 10, 2018

March 28, 2018

May 16, 2018

2017-2018

Progress Reports, Teacher-Parent Conferences

Parents are asked to visit the school on the following Wednesdays to confer with their child’s teacher(s) regarding their progress in the current grading period. Conferences will be held from

4-6 pm. The Afterschool Program is not held on conference days.

All students will be dismissed at 3:15 pm.

1. September 13, 2017

2. November 15, 2017

3. February 7, 2018

4. April 18, 2018

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