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
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
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What does it mean to be a Fletcher Falcon? It means that you belong to the Fletcher Elementary School community. Our community is made up of students, teachers, staff, and townspeople. It also means that when you walk down the long hallway everyone knows you by name. Being a Falcon means that you have … Continue reading Fletcher Falcons
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!
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
When Ned Kirsch was Superintendent of Franklin West, he developed the FWSU vision- “A belief in what is possible” which guided our work during his tenure. The vision remains as part of our culture, and along with our Action Plan, informs our work. As I have gone through this year as Interim Superintendent and am … Continue reading A belief in what is possible