What does a PreK-12 Learning Community Look Like?

BFA Walk to School Day 1

These doors are one of the things that make going to school at Bellows Free Academy unique.  When students begin their school years, they enter the elementary school through these doors. When they graduate from high school, they leave the school through these same doors on their way to the graduation ceremony.

BFA Walk to School Day 3

In between, there are many opportunities for students to take advantage of the PreK-12 configuration of our school. During the last ten days, there have been several opportunities that demonstrate this positive aspect of our school.

BFA Walk to School Day 2

Students participated in Walk to School Day. High school students met students on Main Street and walked down the hill to the school with them. Every student in grades K-12 got off the bus and walked to school. It was great exercise and bonding.

BFA Walk to School Day 4

Students in Sara Villenueve’s Acting Arts class have spent time with Kindergarten students over the past several weeks.

They have been reading children’s stories as a part of their voice unit.

BFA Walk to School Day 5

“It was really rewarding to see how excited they got from something as simple as reading a book to them” said senior Codi LaCross.

BFA Walk to School Day 6

This week Ilze Luneau brought her basketball skills and the message of “Work Hard”, “Keep Trying”, “Don’t be afraid to fail” and “Be Kind” to all three schools.

BFA Walk to School Day 7

It’s been a great couple of weeks as a PreK-12 school here at BFA. There are so many more opportunities for us to learn together before the year is done.

Target 3 – Flexible Learning Environments. FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the school classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and differentiated learning opportunities for all.

Action Steps – Provide students with access to content, resources, and methods for learning beyond the school day and beyond the school walls. (2) Develop opportunities for students to collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize in all learning settings. (3) Make relevant and authentic problems become the focus of connected learning.

Indicator of Success – Students are engaged in answering authentic questions and solving problems in collaborative settings.

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