On March 17, 2020, our experience at BFA Fairfax and in our greater world changed. Little did we know that the duration and magnitude of our pandemic-altered world would extend for so long, and impact our lives even to this day. As I reflect on the time that has passed since that March day, one … Continue reading WE ARE BFA FAIRFAX!
On Tuesday, May 3rd, for the first time since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, our elementary school community came together to participate in a school assembly. It seems like a rather small development, but it marks another positive step forward as we continue to emerge from the health and safety restrictions that have been required over … Continue reading Puppets in Education
What is Manie Musicale? It’s a competition that was created by two French teachers in Maine to coincide with the March Madness basketball tournament. Sixteen French songs are selected and students fill in their brackets after listening to all them, trying to predict which songs will move on to the next round and which one … Continue reading Manie Musicale 2022!
This winter, BFA Fairfax participated in the Music-COMP Opus 36 music composition program for the first time. Through this program, students try their hand at composing with guidance from a mentor composer. Student composers are required to follow guidelines regarding what instruments they may use, length of the piece, and number of revisions they must … Continue reading BFA FAIRFAX STUDENT’S ORIGINAL COMPOSITION TO PREMIERE ON THE PROFESSIONAL STAGE
In November of 2021, Franklin West Supervisory Union Preschool Teams were notified by Diana Langston, the Act 166 coordinator, of the opportunity to apply for a grant awarded by the Vermont Department of Children and Families and the Federal Government. The grant was designed to help support child care providers and the social and emotional … Continue reading Pre-Kindergarten Secures A Grant
At BFA Fairfax, amidst all of our teaching and learning, our hearts (and, at times, classroom discussions) return to the situation in Ukraine. In support of persons impacted by the conflict, the Fifth Grade Team, in conjunction with the 8th Grade Student Council, is organizing a school-wide fundraiser to benefit the people of Ukraine through … Continue reading Acting Locally and Thinking Globally in Grades 5-8
Pictured: Samantha Haselman Senior Samantha Haselman was named a finalist in the Bernie Sanders State of the Union essay contest. Each year students are asked to write about the major issues facing our country. Haselman wrote about the impact of the opioid crisis’ on Vermont citizens and offered suggestions to help navigate addiction. Her piece … Continue reading Bernie Sanders State of the Union Essay Contest
Pictured: Alden Kalbfleisch, Kaden Labor, Janaya Parsons, Victoria McQuillen Slocombe, Jaidyn Morrill, Ella Stafford, Laurel Coleman, Charlotte Wood, Madeline King Poetry Outloud is an annual competition for students looking to take their love of poetry and public speaking to the stage. Nine students competed at the school level this year. The panel of judges were … Continue reading Poetry Outloud