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!

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.

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


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


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


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