For 13 years, Senator Bernie Sanders has asked Vermont High School students to participate in his State of the Union Essay contest. This contest challenges students to highlight issues effecting the United States and Vermont and propose solutions. This year, almost 400 Vermont students wrote essays to Sanders. Three BFA-Fairfax students were chosen as finalists.
Giving Back to our Community, GEMS Day of Service 2023
What began as an idea two years ago has blossomed into an annual event. The 2nd annual GEMS Day of Service was held on May 17th.
Fletcher Falcons Apparel Fundraiser
We are very excited to announce that Fletcher Elementary has an online apparel store open through Kevin Smith Sports! The store will open Thursday, May 25th and close on Sunday, June 4th.
FWSU Educator of the Year
Every year, we honor two Franklin West educators as our Educators of the Year. Last year, we implemented a new process for selecting our recipients. Educators are nominated by their peers for consideration.
Spring has Sprung at GEMS!
The halls are alive with School Spirit at GEMS! When the weather begins to change and kids are anxious to get outside and enjoy the sun, what do you do when there are still 10 minutes left to lunch and everyone is done eating?
High School Spring Sports Have Sprung At BFA Fairfax!
Monday, March 20th was more than just a normal Monday at BFA Fairfax. Not only was it the official start of spring as a season, but more importantly, for multiple eager student-athletes at BFA Fairfax, it was the official start of the spring high school sports season in the State of Vermont.
Beyond Bullying: Creating a Culture of Respect
On March 16th, a group of GEMS 6th, 7th and 8th graders had the opportunity to attend the Vermont Association for Middle Level Education (VAMLE) annual student conference at Champlain College. The focus of the conference was on how we can create a culture of respect in our learning communities.
FES Snowman Exchange
The students in Mrs. Hurt’s first grade class have enjoyed participating in a special project this winter. They have been interacting with other first grade classes across the United States by sending and receiving mail.
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