This past December, all students in grades K-4 had the opportunity to participate in National Computer Science Education week. This annual week is devoted to inspiring students to take an interest in computer coding. Simply put, coding is a way to communicate with a computer and give it directions.
The GEMS middle school Unified Arts Explore classes are in full swing. Students select three different explore classes for each block. One of the options that students can choose is Design Thinking.
For over a decade, the BFA Fairfax Athletic Department has offered an alternative learning opportunity for students through the ability to serve as athletic department assistants. This program has grown over the years to become an essential part of the day-to-day operations of the BFA Fairfax Athletics, and Buildings and Grounds departments, with a wide array of contributions including game day preparation, field lining and maintenance, equipment distribution and inventory, and assorted other essential tasks.
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
During the month of May, BFA Fairfax 5th graders traveled to the Vermont Air National Guard base to participate in a science program known as STARBASE. During their 4 days at STARBASE students participated in a variety of hands-on STEM activities that incorporated science and engineering practices. Students conducted several experiments and investigations that required … Continue reading StarBase Lift Off!
We read books every day. We love it when Mr. Tague visits with us. Sometimes he even stays to read with us. Thanks for reading books to us Mr. Tague! Everyday we play during Explorer Time. After reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, we did an alphabet sort in water beads. We play fire station! Maybe … Continue reading Fletcher Elementary School Preschool
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
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