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
On my way into Fletcher this morning I was behind one of our school buses and began to wonder how they map all of the routes? Now, to get to Fletcher from my house involves a series of turns on windy dirt roads. The first time I drove that route I was questioning where my … Continue reading Our Transporation Team Goes the Extra Mile
It’s that time of year, our gardens are coming to life! GEMS students have been redesigning and reimagining our garden spaces. Throughout May and June, our flower and vegetable gardens will be undergoing major transformations. During our Wonderful Wednesday time, GEMS 1st grade students spent time planting sunflowers with Mrs. Edgerly. Students planted seeds in … Continue reading Green Thumbs & GreenHouses: Growing New Ideas at GEMS
For the school year 2022-2023, the Georgia Elementary and Middle School will be implementing a new administrative approach with the goal of unifying the school. By physical design, the school is set up as two buildings, but the new team's mission is to bring the schools together as one PK-8 school. The resources in each … Continue reading Georgia Administrative Team 22-23
The 7th and 8th grade Spanish class at Georgia took its first field trip since before COVID and had a blast! Students toured the VT Tortilla Company with the owner Azur Moulaert. A forestry engineer turned entrepreneur, Mr. Moulaert was born in Belgium, grew up in Costa Rica, speaks three languages, and gave a tour … Continue reading GEMS 7th & 8th Grade Spanish Class Field Trip
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
As part of a year-long project-based learning unit, students have been exploring issues that impact our town and region. Working independently and in groups, they were able to meet, virtually, with a group of local partners to learn more about how these organizations support our community and work to address critical issues such as food … Continue reading GEMS Students Make Community Connections to Global Issues
Have you ever considered that perhaps your teacher is a scientist? Well, they might not all work in a lab, but they certainly do other things that scientists do. For instance, teachers are always observing. Scientists observe. Teachers observe how students respond to learning, interact with adults and their peers, and observe how students grow … Continue reading My Teacher is a Scientist?