The Weekly Update

Oct 2-Oct 6

This Week's Highlights


Fall is definitely in the air this morning! I hope that as weather gets cooler you have a chance to enjoy the outdoors with your family.

Today progress reports go home. During the summer PowerTeacher upgraded, which left us very excited for the new standards-based reporting options it provided. Unfortunately, not all the bugs have been worked out.

This progress report has grades and percentages listed on it. Please ignore these numbers for they are generated by a computer program problem and are quite misleading. This report for FCS is about where your scholar is in their pursuit of mastery.

Therefore please notice the columns score and points possible. The score column is where your scholar is in their progress. A score of 1 means the student has not yet shown evidence of the standard, a score of 2 means the student is below standard and is just beginning their understanding, a score of 3 means the student is approaching standard that they have shown some growth but not complete mastery, a score of 4 means the student has shown evidence of mastery of that concept, a score of 5 means the student has gone beyond mastery to achieve a deeper understanding.

Please feel free to reach out directly to your scholar's teachers to find out more information on their progress.

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Fall Ball on October 13th, 6-8pm at the Marion Community Building

Tickets for the Fall Ball go on sale today for $10.00 each.

The Fall Ball is a fundraiser for FCS student field trips.

Attire should be dressy but not "prom" attire.

Dinner will be available for purchase, cake and punch will be served.

Professional Photo Package Details (and pre-payment below):

Photo services provided by Master’s Light Photography

All photos will be delivered at school.

*ALL* proceeds go to Foothills Community School

All orders should include student’s name. All orders will need to be prepaid.

Guaranteed digital images for sharing on social media with purchase.

Preorders can be done at


Cost Price to Them

8×10 – $3.99 +tax $10

5×7 – $1.99+tax $8

Wallets – $3.99+tax $10

FCS Special Package $16

5x7 and wallets

FCS “I Want it All” Package $25

8X10 5X7 wallets

Please add $3 per person for 5x7 and $4 per person for an 8x10.

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Fundraisers for Charleston Trip

Right now we have two trip fundraisers taking place:

-Car Magnets (see picture above) $5.00

-Sonic Cards $5.00

Each one sold is 100% profit for the Charleston Trip!

Big thanks to Crystal Ledbetter for organizing these great fundraisers!

**PLEASE NOTE: Today the Spartan Card sales kicked off. These sales directly benefit the WMMS library. (Sales of the Spartan Cards by FCS students are absolutely encouraged to support the WMMS library, but will not affect any FCS field trips taken).

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Upcoming Dates and Information

Sept & Oct -Sonic Cards and FCS Magnet fundraiser

Oct 2nd- Fall Ball Tickets go on sale

Oct 2nd- Pictures and Progress Reports go home

Oct 13th- Open House 3:30-5:30pm

Oct 13th-Fall Ball 6-8pm at the Marion Community Center

Oct 30th-Teacher Workday

Nov. 3rd- FCS STEAM FAIR (guidelines here).

Nov. 4th- 3:30-6pm Zombie Run at Catawba Greenway (register here:

Nov 18th-Optional Trip to the Renaissance Festival- Sign-up here:

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