Lady Warriors End Volleyball Season, 5-5

First year coaches, Tanisha Batiste and Charline Varnado, directed the Lady Warriors team to a .500 season.

The team was unsuccessful in the MMSL playoff tourney on Saturday, October 27th, concluding the season with a 5-5 record. We anticipate that next season the team will build upon this year’s experiences, becoming more of a force in the MMSL.

The student-athletes were: Nya Batiste, Carltayjah Bazile, Jahda Brown, Amiyah Duret, Alvionce Jones, Shaina Lacayo, Jada Morris, Chrishel Oliver, Keymani Reese, Royelle Robins, Carissa Washington, and Angela Williams. Great effort ladies!

Dedication Is A Must in Cross Country

Some of our most disciplined student-athletes are six students that compose our Cross-Country team, coached by runner enthusiast and Physical Education teacher Dana Williams. This group competes on a Saturday morning, with racing beginning at 7:30 am.

CC is a sport in which teams and individuals run their races on outside courses over natural terrain such as dirt, grass, or in the case of the Warriors in the Metro Middle School League (MMSL), the levee batture in Jefferson Parish.

Runners competed in five meets, including the MMSL Championship Meet where runners Graciela Nunez, Malik Farria, and Christian Rivera finished among the top 30 runners in the 1.5-mile run, finishing the race in less than 12 minutes.

This year’s running Warriors are: Reyli Bejarano, Malik Farria, Graciela Nunez, Christian Rivera, Robert Taylor, and Angela Williams. Great season team.

Warriors Win MMSL Championship!

Warriors Win MMSL Championship!

For the third time in six seasons, the FCWCS Warriors have captured the Metro Middle School League (MMSL) Championship in Flag Football! They ended the seasons undefeated, 8-0. Fannie C. also won league championships in 2013 and 2014.

Coach Terry Green steered his team to victory against the Arden Cahill Academy on Thursday, October 18th. The team was composed of the following student-athletes: DeShaun Batiste, Cedric Dyer, Edwin Fefie, Ahmad Gains, Ashai Goffner, Lawrence Goffner, Akiem Horace, Devin Leaper, Donté Martin, Allan Mercadel, Shavez Morris, Maleek Noah, David Norwood, Melvin Rayford, Tyron Slack, Tyree Strowder, Laval Sullivan, Jaylyn Tyler and David Williams.

This season also marked the first time the Warriors were able to play a home game on our campus. Pictures are from the team’s first home game against Bishop McManus on September 24th.

Congratulations guys on a well-played season.

Cyber Safety Day

Cyber Safety Day with Deuce & Garfield

FCWCS was chosen to represent all elementary public schools in Orleans Parish for Cyber Safety Day (October 10), New Orleans. Schools and communities joined forces to ensure young scholars receive the tools to become responsible digital citizens.

Our 3rd and 4th graders viewed Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures. Everybody’s favorite cat, Garfield, and former Saints RB Deuce McAllister were on hand to help deliver the important message. This activity was sponsored by Cox Communications, Metairie Bank, and General Electric.

Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning = Growth @ FCWCS

Hard work brings results when students are engaged in their lessons! Sometimes it involves a face-to-face interaction with their teacher or working solo on a web-based program on a desktop computer. Whatever the lesson productivity can bring positive results in the classroom.

 

Enchanted Forest Book Fair

Scholastic Fall Book Fair, 2018

How often do you see a staff of educators show up for work dressed as fairies? If you’re at Fannie C. Williams you know anything is possible–especially the week of September 17th-21st at our annual Fall Book Fair. Staff does anything to encourage Warriors to support the Book Fair by purchasing a book or two and reading, even if it means dressing like a character from a movie. We love encouraging students to be enchanted by the power of a good book!

LEAP 2025 Academic Pep Rally

As the school year draws to a close, students and staff prepare for the state mandated LEAP test. Here is the opportunity for students to show what they know. All students in grades 3-8 will spend a week testing according to the state of Louisiana’s directives.

Since state testing began in the ’90s, students and faculty have found it stressful. To put our scholars at ease, we always use the Friday before testing begins for our Academic Pep Rally.

The entire student body and staff takes part in attempting to put the test takers at ease. A “can do spirit” is promoted. We’ve got teachers dancing and singing, our youngest students encouraging. This year had parents taking part in encouraging achievement (thanks Super Dad and Mom for your words of encouragement).

A celebration of the year’s lessons and a proclamation of “how we do school” is expressed. Each homeroom is judged on their spirit, participation, and creativity. As the judges tally the final scores, the last performance of the 8th girls of the auxiliary units and the awesome band from Warrior Land takes place. The judges confer and make their final decision. The competition was especially intense this year for the coveted “Spirit Stick.” Where would it end up?

Since its inception, it has always remained on the first floor. But not this year! Ms. Simmons’s 8th Grade homeroom presented the most spirited presentation of the afternoon, bringing the stick upstairs to middle school. Awesome!

Now let’s slay that test!

Spring Bling ’18 One Great Day of Food, Fun, & Friends

If there is ever a day not to miss school it is Spring Bling Day.

The early morning hours may be spent in the classroom but come 11 am the PA system comes on with Mrs. Batiste’s announcement that the festival has begun! Three hours of food, fun, and friends.

What a great way to begin the Spring Break!

Donuts with Dad ’18 Seeking Dads to “King Up”

Our annual celebration that brings fathers, grandfathers, uncles, older brothers and other father figures to school was held on Friday, March 23rd.

The Dads poured in, some in work uniforms, apparently taking off an hour or two to “show up” for their little ones. What a fantastic sight to see so many fathers on campus.

As always, the committee crammed a lot into their hour-long presentation. Mr. Lloyd Dennis, of the Silverback Society (a mentoring group for 8th grade boys) was on hand to give the keynote. Former Warrior teacher, Mr. Joseph Saulsbury, provided live jazz music with his trio. No program is complete without the Voices of FCW (under the direction of Stephanie Jordan) and the Warrior Band (under the direction of Dedric Jones). To close out, the father-daughter dance on stage, guaranteed to always bring a tear or two to your eyes.

Great presentation Mr. Britt and committee. This 9th Annual Donuts with Dad was one for the record book.

Paws for Books – Scholastic Spring Book Fair ’18

The last book fair of the year has ended, a rousing success! Thanks to all who came and patronized our bi-annual book fair. Parents, staff, community neighbors all saw the signs on Bullard and came in to browse the showcases and tables for just the right book or two (or three) for their scholar. Special thanks to the dads attending Donuts with Dad activities on the last day. You took us over the top!

As always, Mrs. LeBlanc, the decorations were awesome. Thanks to the staff members who assisted her with creating just the right canine environment to get the customers/students in to shop. Good job, good job.