FPCS TIDBITS

March 9, 2018

Working together with families in a partnership of teachers, staff and community members to provide an individualized learning environment that fosters high achievement in core and elective areas; preparing students for life-long success.

Remember to move your clocks forward on March 11th 2:00am

Office Closed March 12th-16th

We will be closed for Spring Break.

Have a fun and safe time!

PEAKS Test - Parent Information & Practice tests click below

Congratulations to FPCS student Tanner C. Dey

In Atlanta Georgia on February 7, 2018 the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Tanner C. Dey has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by the NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

Do you want your child's sibling to be at FPCS for the 2018-19 school year?

If you have siblings that you are planning to enroll for the 2018-19 school year,please make sure to apply for a slot in the online lottery. Due to our increasing enrollment we are fast approaching our charter enrollment cap (700). If you do not lottery your siblings they may not have a spot at our school, should we reach our cap.


Students already attending our school DO NOT need to lottery back in.


Please click on the link below for the lottery application for NEW students only, Lottery application deadline is Thursday March 22nd by 5:00 pm.

Are you looking for a way to be involved in our school?

APC Elections! Submit your Candidate Application by

March 31, 2018



The Academic Policy Committee (APC) is the governing body of FPCS, comprised of FPCS parents, teachers, and students. These members oversee and guide many aspects of the direction of our school.


There are two parent seats and two student seats that will be available in the upcoming elections in May. The election will close at our end of the year event on May 8, 2018.


If you would like to have a voice in our school’s decision making processes, please contact our APC Elections Committee Chair, Teresa Kress, at Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org - she will send you the application and answer any questions you may have regarding serving on the APC or the elections process. Thank you for considering serving on our APC!

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March 30th Ski Day at Hilltop Ski area

Our Student Government is inviting you to a wonderful ski day at Hilltop Ski area on March 30th! The slopes will open early (9am-5pm) exclusively for our students families and their invited guests!


The discounted prices are fantastic: $20 for a lift ticket, $28 for Snowboard Rental, $20 for Ski Rental and $12 for a group lesson.


After 4pm Friday, March 9th, students will no longer be able to use their allotments for this event as the allocation deadline closes at that time. However, everyone is still welcome to come, you will just need to use your personal funds!


If you are planning on attending, you must notify Teresa Kress, Student Government Advisor, at Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org to get you and your guests names on the approved list. We hope to see you and your friends on the slopes!! Questions? Call Teresa Kress at 230-7938."

Seniors Invited to Apply for Internship with Senator

All Alaska high school students in their senior year may apply for the opportunity to spend four weeks in Senator Murkowski's Washington, D.C. office. The Senator will select a total of 20 students from all areas of Alaska to participate in two, month-long sessions. Housing and transportation will be coordinated by the Senator's office, but interns will be responsible for the cost. High School interns will be paid a small stipend.

Interested students may apply online, the deadline is Thursday, March 15. If you have questions, please contact 202-224-5301 or email Krystal_Edens@murkowski.senate.gov.

The 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition is here!

Challenge your students to “Solve Climate Change”
Registration ends March 16th!

Win up to $10,000!

*Trailblazers Wanted - Apply by April 4!*

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is recruiting students age 15-19 for summer trail/environmental restoration projects. Students from all over Alaska convene to camp out, build trails, cookout, and share work skills and life skills. Teams of eight crew members are supervised by two adult crew leaders. In addition to community service hours, school credit, and skill-sharing, students get a $250 or $500 stipend at the successful completion of their two- or four-weeks of service. Outdoor gear, food, and transportation (if needed) are all provided.

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To apply, students must visit www.thesca.org/akcrew and complete the Basic, Program

(Regional/National Crew), and Final application. The deadline to apply is April 4. Candidates do not need to pay the $25 application fee. Enter application code PO-00724993 for a fee waiver.

Don't miss out on this great Kasitsna Bay Field Trip

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Involvement in your older student's education is as important as ever

Parents have a key advisory role as their older student makes important decisions in planning for life after high school. Staying involved throughout the middle grades will make it easier to maintain that critical advisory role with your high school student,
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March 6, 1475

Renaissance genius Michelangelo (1475-1564) was born in Caprese, Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet and visionary best known for his fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and his sculptures David and The Pieta.

March 12, 1994

The Church of England ordained 32 women as its first female priests. In protest, 700 male clergy members and thousands of church members left the church and joined the Roman Catholic Church which does not allow women priests.

March 17

Celebrated as Saint Patrick's Day commemorating the patron saint of Ireland.
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March 12th-16th - Spring Break

ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

Board President: Tam Agosti-Gisler‌‌ (742-1101 ext. 4)

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