FC Jr/.Sr. High STRIVE News

Sept. 2012 from Mrs. Newman

Great Start!

These first five weeks of school have been super busy! Many STRIVE activities and events have been put into place. The students and I are building our competition teams and setting up individual and team meetings. We are looking forward to success in many events and competitions including:
Jr. High
Future City, History Bowl, Science Bowl, Quiz Bowl, America Bowl, National History Day, the Computer Fair, and Literature Festival
Sr. High
Academic League, Mock Trial, National History Day, Science Olympiad, and the Allegheny General Open Heart Surgery Observation

Future City Team - be sure to save recycled products for the model build!

Coming up in October

Senior High:
4th Academic League Varsity Tryouts
11th Academic League @ FC
24th Mock Trial Meeting period 1

Junior High:
Future City Meetings TBA
29th History Bowl @ Heinz History Center

Students interested in taking part in the National History Day Competition in March will want to attend the event kickoff at the Heinz History Center on Oct. 16th - sign up with Mrs. Newman.

Helpful Links

Future City Competition - www.futurecity.org
National History Day Competition - http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org and http://www.nhd.org/
For STRIVE updates and happenings - https://twitter.com/FCSTRIVE

Scholastic Art & Writing Encounter

Friday, Nov. 9th 2012 at 8:30am

California University of PA

For a day of fun and learning, STRIVE students in grades 7-9, as well as students in Advanced English 9, will take part in the Art and Writing Encounter on the campus of California University on November 9. Professors and professional artists and writers will help students in grades 7-12 learn new skills and polish old ones.

This event is a kickoff to the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. Click here for more info.: http://www.artandwriting.org/

Follow Mrs. Newman on Twitter for STRIVE happenings and updates - www.twitter.com/FCSTRIVE

Recognition Permission Forms

Parents will receive a form, via email, to complete providing permission for me to recognize students by name (first and last) and/or photo in future issues of this newsletter, as well as within the school and various recognition opportunities.
Please print and complete the form and return it to me. Forms may be sent in with your child or returned electronically. Anyone preferring to received a paper copy of the form please let me know.
Mrs. Newman