. . . 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!

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.

November Battle of the Bands

The Warrior Marching Band and Auxiliary Units always love a good battle. Guess that is the nature of a Warrior!

November 19, 2016 found the Warriors across the river at Alice Harte School, ready to do “musical combat” with Nelson, Harte, and Batiste Cultural Academy. It was a spirited competition.

The gym was packed with parents and “band heads” from all over the city. As Principal Kelly Batiste of FCWCS would say, “the Warriors showed up and out.”

Band, Flag Twirlers, Majorettes, and Letter Carriers represented Fannie well. Good job Warriors!

Halloween

@ Fannie–Super Heroes, Goblins, and Robots
Invade the Campus

Every year on or around October 31st, the campus is overrun with super heroes, goblins, ghouls, robots, etc. There’s a costume contest for all Warriors in grades Pre-K through 5 and the competition is keen.

New for 2015, was the Trunk or Treat candy give-away. The PTO showed up and out with decorated cars, SUV’s, and trucks. Every student in grades Pre-K through 5 collected bags of treats, courtesy of the Parent-Teacher Organization and the FCWCS staff.

We didn’t leave out our middle school. They were invited to a costume dance that night in the school’s gym. Great time for all!

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FCWCS–A Positive Place to Learn & Grow

On the corner of Dwyer and Bullard sits Fannie C. Williams Charter School. Our school currently has a student body of about 615 pupils. We strive to make our learning institution one where students can learn and grown in a positive setting.

We stress the 4Ps–Warriors are prompt, polite, prepared, and productive–all the tools they will need to be successful in high school and in life. Apparently many of 350 families that make Fannie their academic home here agree. Ninety percent (90%) of our students return the following year!

There’s something for everybody at FCWCS . . . music, art, athletics, clubs, mentoring and most importantly, academics. It’s a place where everybody can learn & grow.

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Decision Time–5th Annual High School Night

For the fifth year, Dean Terri Daigle and Counselor Jacqueline Edmond have spearheaded the endeavor to get city high schools on campus for our annual High School Fair Night.

It’s decision time for our 8th graders–time to make the choice of where the next four years of their academic life will occur.

As always, the Warrior Café filled up quickly with parents and students, awaiting the arrival of local high schools. Artist-in-residence (aka librarian) Karen LeBlanc filled the hallway leading to the café with decorated boxes symbolic of our visiting high school.

About a dozen schools showed up, telling their positives to our Warriors. OneApps were accepted during the November 12th gathering. Eighth graders are encouraged to turn their apps into by the February 26th deadline for best choices for the 2016-2017 school year.

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