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Upcoming Events
1/6/2015
1/8/2015
- FWSU Board Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
1/12/2015
1/13/2015
2/3/2015
 
FWSU ANNOUNCEMENTS
RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES
Interested in serving on your local school board? Town Meeting Day is coming and the deadline to petition to have your name added to the ballot is usually late January in most towns. To learn more, see candidates video as well as a 30 second public service announcement and a 60 second public service announcement provided by the VT School Board Association.
FWSU NAMED APPLE DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL SYSTEM
   
Franklin West Supervisory Union is pleased to announce its recent recognition as a 2014-2016 Apple Distinguished School. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.  FWSU began implementing a 1:1 iPad program three years ago.  The program now includes all students in grades 5/6 through 12 across three member schools including BFA Fairfax, Fletcher Elementary, and Georgia Elementary Middle School.

“I’m excited for all of our schools to receive this recognition from Apple.  Over the past three years, FWSU has gained incredible momentum in realizing its four goals: student-centered learning, student leadership, community engagement, and flexible learning environments.  The 1:1 iPad implementation has developed unparalleled customized learning opportunities for our students,” states Superintendent Ned Kirsch.  “The selection of FWSU as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our rising success.  We are designing innovative and compelling learning environments that engage students in the digital age."

Read the full press release here.
GEMS BUDGET SITUATION
Everyone is invited to view this presentation that was shared at the most recent Georgia School Board meeting back in November.  For more information or if you have questions, contact Natasha Wheel at nwheel@fwsu.org  or 370-3113 x 111. The presentation is available as a PDF.
FES BUDGET SITUATION
Everyone is invited to view this presentation shared at the Fletcher School Board meeting on November 11th. The presentation begins with a link to a brief video of the statewide education Situational Analysis, followed by specific slides pertaining to FES. For more information or if you have questions, contact Natasha Wheel at nwheel@fwsu.org  or 370-3113 x 111. You can also access the presentation slides as a PDF.
BFA BUDGET SITUATION
Everyone is invited to view this presentation shared at the Fairfax School Board Community Budget Input Forum on November 10th. The presentation begins with a brief video of the statewide education Situational Analysis, followed by specific slides addressing BFA. For more information or if you have questions, contact Natasha Wheel at nwheel@fwsu.org  or 370-3113 x 111. You can also access the slides as a PDF.
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!

FWSU is now on Instagram! 
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NEW FWSU CURRICULUM SITE

FWSU has developed a new currriculum resource site. The new site offers access to all of our curriculum and standards a central location. It will continue to be updated as we align curiculum in the district and serve as a storage vault for curriculum-related documents in the future. Please visit FWSU Curriculum.
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