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
Dear Members of the Fairfax Community, We are thrilled to welcome our students back for the 2022-2023 school year. The year is off to a great start and everyone seems to be settling into a positive routine. Fairfax is truly an amazing community, and the knowledge of that appears to be spreading, evidenced by PK-12 … Continue reading BFA Bond Update
Franklin West Community, On September 9th, an actual Falcon visited the Fletcher Elementary School--along with some of her friends. The Falcon is our School Mascot. Many of us had never seen an actual Falcon, especially up close. Starting the school year with a visit from VINS, to connect our School Mascot with the Real Deal, … Continue reading A Falcon Visits the Falcons
In addition to welcoming our students back on the “best day of the year,” we also welcomed new faculty and staff from all three schools. During our convocation ceremony, on August 25th, I shared that it takes a village for our school to function and be successful. Every employee directly contributes to our schools being … Continue reading Meet Our New Hires!
Students at Franklin West Supervisory Union schools returned on Wednesday! I was able to visit every classroom in all of our schools over the course of the day. Morning meeting at BFA Elementary It was great to see all of our students at BFA, Fletcher, and GEMS back and excited for the start of school. … Continue reading The Best Day of the Year (2022 Edition)
Early last week six BFA high school students and HS science teacher Mr. Lane returned from doing fieldwork in Alaska. 3 years ago six students and Mr. Lane had traveled to Alaska to complete the same study of tundra vegetation. That trip was so successful a repeat of the field study with different students was … Continue reading After a 3 year Hiatus BFA HS Students Return to Alaska
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so to wrap up the 2021-22 school year at FWSU, we are sharing pictures of the celebrations and joy happening at all of our schools this week. From a bike rodeo, pirates, and 8th grade graduation at Georgia Elementary and Middle School (GEMS) to Fields Days, … Continue reading A “thousand” pictures to end the year
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