Forest Lane Community School
FLCS Pillars Update
Governance Council Newsletter Schedule
What's Going On At FLCS:
- 101 Dalmatians
- FLCS Art Show
FLCS Governance Council:
- Governance Council Website
- Governance Council Community Input Survey
- FLCS Pillars
FLCS Pillars Updates:
- Featured Pillar - Growing Healthy Futures - PACER Test
- Professional Development April 27, 2016
- Personalized Learning Plans - Digital Student Portfolio Meeting
- Creative Use of Technology - RtI Guarantees
- Creative Use of Technology - 5th Grade Green Screen Videos
- School Climate - Creating a Culture of Achievement - Instructional Improvement Target
What's Going On At FLCS
Disney's 101 Dalmatians!
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FLCS Art Show
Forest Lane Governance Council
Community Input Survey
Professional Development 4-27-2016
FLCS Pillars Updates
Growing Healthy Futures Pillar - PACER Test
Technically, the PACER test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets harder. In lay terms the PACER is about running. For our purposes the test is used to gauge how long students can run a set distance, in a set amount of time, while challenging themselves to achieve better scores as the year progresses. Students accomplish this by setting goals and monitoring their scores when the test is run each month.
The overriding idea behind running the PACER test, in fifth and sixth grades, is to help students understand that healthy habits come with work and their bodies can be trained. We discuss ideas such as: what can be done outside of the school day to improve scores; the challenge of running when they experience discomfort, training options, and determining heart rate .
Each month goals are set, the test is run, and we discuss the “why” portion of achieving or not achieving goals. Students are able to explore the reality of goal setting and managing an achievable goal. They learn not to rely on luck to achieve goals and that without putting in the effort needed, meaningful changes will not happen.
The PACER isn’t merely a multistage aerobic capacity test which takes place once a month, but instead, an opportunity for students to set, manage, and achieve meaningful goals.
Personalized Learning Plans Pillar - Digital Student Portfolios
Dreambox Learning - Student Login Below
Creative Use of Technology - RtI Guarantees
During the early release time last Wednesday, staff members discussed several elements related to the RtI Guarantees document including the use of our Technology Integration Coach, Instructional Coaching, and early release professional development structuring.
5th Grade Green Screen Videos
School Climate - Creating a Culture of Achievement - Instructional Improvement Target
In addition, during the early release time last Wednesday staff members began discussing ways in which we can create a culture of achievement at Forest Lane Community School. The staff members began developing a plan for the 2016-2017 school year and discussing what needs to be improved as we move FLCS Forward!