Morning Meetings and Advisories: Creating Connections and Community

The first 30 minutes of the day at GEMS are spent sitting in a circle with classmates.  Why a circle?  A circle allows for everyone to feel included in their classroom community as they are face to face.  We call this circle, “morning meeting.” The purpose of morning meetings is to:  Promote opportunities for social … Continue reading Morning Meetings and Advisories: Creating Connections and Community

BFA Fairfax Homecoming Week 2022 – A Celebration Of Senior Athletes, Tradition, and Community

The BFA Fairfax school community would like to welcome all alumni, friends, and families to BFA Fairfax Homecoming events being held October 7-15, 2022. Whether taking in the talents of our students and staff at Coffee House, viewing creative costumes at the ever-popular Fairfax cross country relays, or cheering on our high school soccer and … Continue reading BFA Fairfax Homecoming Week 2022 – A Celebration Of Senior Athletes, Tradition, and Community

Inspiring and Encouraging the Growth of Each Student

In early August, principals, superintendents, curriculum directors, and other central office leadership attended the Vermont Principals Association Retreat in Killington.  There were many inspiring keynote speakers, but one that made a particular impact on Franklin West's leadership was Principal Kafele.  “As a middle and high school principal, Principal Kafele led the transformation of four New … Continue reading Inspiring and Encouraging the Growth of Each Student