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Congratulations to Laura Pausley, 5th Grade- FWES Teacher of the Year!
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Certified in the Magnet Schools of America Standards of Excellence!
Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary School was among the first 55 schools located in 12 states (AL, CA, CT, FL, LA, MD, NC, NV, SC, TN, TX, and WI) to successfully complete an approximately nine month evaluation process and demonstrate through evidence, reflection, and strategic action that it has established the best practices entailed in the Magnet School Standards of Excellence.
“In an increasingly complex school choice environment, parents, families, students, and local communities can be confident that each nationally certified magnet school is held to the same high standards,” said MSA Executive Director Todd Mann. “The certification process is groundbreaking and the first of its kind. It was created to recognize our most exemplary magnet programs.”
The national certification process is based on the Magnet School Standards of Excellence and the five pillars of magnet schools (diversity; innovative curriculum and professional development; academic excellence; high quality instructional systems; and, family and community partnerships). These pillars and standards define the essential elements and characteristics of high-quality magnet programs.
FWES Partners with Cary Rotary International to support Literacy
FWES thanks Cary Rotary International for their partnership to support the Read A Book Get A Book Literacy initiative. The PTA and school were presented with $500 to use to purchase reading material for struggling readers. Readers get to select texts and the books are the student's to keep in their home library. When they can read the book successfully and bring it back to school to read with an adult volunteer, they may then select another book to keep and practice reading. We appreciate Emily Dean, our literacy coach, and our PTA Rotary Reader volunteers for supporting this project. It is essential that students have books at home to read and to practice the skills they are learning in school and this program allows students to build a personal collection while also getting 1 on 1 time with an adult to practice reading.
Go for the GOLD earns State Exemplar Recognition from NCDPI
Farmington Woods is proud to support student academic and behavioral success in school through the implementation of our Positive Behavior and Intervention Support program. Our school expectations are that students will consistently Go for the GOLD: Give and earn respect, Own your action, Lead by example and Demonstrate cooperation. Our students earn positive recognition individually and as a whole class when they demonstrate these expectations throughout the day. Our program was developed by teachers and parents and we reflect each year and make adjustments when needed.
FWES Awarded WCPSS 4Cs Grant!
FWES has been awarded a 21st Century 4Cs grant from WCPSS for the 2017-18 school year for a project entitled How We "C" the World. The transdisciplinary project will engage 3rd-5th graders with virtual reality experiences that allow students to learn about locations in the world that support their learning of aligned curriculum standards. Students will use their experiences to create projects and share their learning with others. We are excited to take these 21st Century Virtual Journeys!
AHA Brains and Bodies Bronze Award 2017
AHA Sneakers and Spokes Award 2017
FWES Earned the Brains and Bodies Bronze Award in 2017 for promoting a healthy, active lifestyle at school. We are also proud to have earned the Sneakers and Spokes Award 2017 for promoting walking and biking to school!
Cary Chamber of Commerce Honors Teachers
Five Farmington Woods Teachers were nominated for the Wells Fargo Excellence in Teaching Award as part of the Cary Chamber of Commerce Honor a Teacher Celebration. FWES nominees were (Lf to Rt) Scott Mathyk, Ashley Richardson, Jocelyn Bulla, Amy Ramos and Jessica Coiner. We are proud of Amy Ramos, 5th Grade Teacher, who was selected as the FWES Excellence in Teaching award recipient at the celebration event.
This evening event at Martin Middle School provides parents an opportunity to learn about special education services, related services and community resources for students with disabilities.