Fayette Central Flyer
Fayette Central Mission Statement
The staff of Fayette Central believes that all students can learn given quality educational programs and a desire to learn. Through a cooperative effort that involves the family, school, and community, Fayette Central will provide a safe, educational environment which promotes learning. We will prepare students academically and socially to function as independent, productive citizens and life-long learners.
Our year is quickly winding down. Many of our teachers have fun and engaging projects so our students end on a high note. Our kindergartners have been doing research projects on their favorite animals, third grade is doing a living history museum, fifth grade is learning about how our economy works and using Playdough to model their goods and services and sixth grade is learning about the world through their country research projects. Parents of sixth graders and kindergartners will also soon be learning of their end of year celebrations before they move on to their next stage of education.
We have been in the midst of our year end testing and greatly appreciate the parents that have rescheduled appointments and vacation conflicts so their children have not missed testing with their classmates.
Overall, thanks to Covid it has been an unusual year again but I am so grateful that we have been able to hold classes everyday live in the building. Our teachers and other staff members have done an amazing job of adapting and improvising and we all look forward to a more "normal" year next year. Thank-you to all of our families for all your support and kind words this year. Our hats are off to you for your willingness to rise to all the challenges right beside us!
Sadly, this will be my last newsletter to you. Thanks so much for an amazing but fast five years. I will be retiring in June and wish you and your kids nothing but the best!
Mrs. McCarty, Principal
Fifth Grade Ag Day-May 10
Sixth Grade Celebration- May 12 at 5:00 PM
Kindergarten Celebration- May 25
Last Student Day- May 25
How Am I Getting Home?Car Rider? Bus?
Mrs. Dorrel's Speech News
Mrs. Stanley's Art News
The art room was buzzing with changes in our curriculum this school year. Miss Stanley decided to try working on a Choice Classroom. This meant slowly introducing vocabulary and art materials in units. We began the year with some basic drawing skills in grades 3 through 6. Practice included handouts and mini lessons on line, shading, value, and shape. Everyone had the opportunity to explore a variety of two dimensional art mediums like drawing pencils, oil pastels, colored pencils, and markers. In addition, students had the chance to choose the subject matter for their artwork for most of their assignments. We worked on developing our skills as artists and showing responsibility for taking care of art supplies and cleaning our own studio space. We have had adventures in a wide variety of painting materials and some mixed media. The fourth quarter we switched to three dimensional materials with more step by step instructions to build skills.
Students in kindergarten, first and second grades worked on units and stations for most of the school year. Almost every lesson had some choices for students to make as they worked toward independence and problem solving.
Our educational opportunities were not limited to the art room. Several students participated in the Jack-o-Lantern Jaunt pumpkin decorating contest back in October to help the park department. After a two year break because of Covid-19, we had a great exhibition of student work in the local art gallery in February. Some students chose to work on entries for a calendar contest in March for the Indiana electric cooperative. If you have had an opportunity to visit our building in April, you would have noticed the large paper quilt students made as a collaborative piece on the bulletin board across from the office.
I encourage everyone to continue working on their skills and artistic appetites with classes and opportunities in our local community during the summer break. The art gallery downtown has classes as does the local library. Nurture the artist in your child.
Mr. Bloom's PE News
In Mr. Bloom's PE classes we are finishing up our indoor kickball units with a tournament. We have been focusing on teamwork and kind words in class. We will be doing a two week tennis lesson to finish up our sports units. Field Day will be May 18th, with the rain being May 20th. We look forward to spending some time outside playing games and enjoying some friendly competition. Field Day will be capped off with a 6th grade vs teachers kickball game.
Music with Mrs. Sanders
Fayette Central students have been busy enjoying and creating music with Mrs. Sanders.
This semester students have been creating music in class and virtually.
Everyone did great and it was hard to pick the songs to showcase in this newsletter.
Virtual Music Creations:
The 3rd Grade classes did an outstanding job performing in their spring concert!
As we enter the last month of school students will be working on several different projects:
- 6th Grade will be finishing up their research project/google slides on their favorite musician.
- 5th Grade have been playing recorders and will be getting their Recorder Karate Belts.
- 3rd & 4th will be learning about the composer John Williams, creating/playing music, and learning about the music from Peter and The Wolf.
- K-2 will be learning about the Carnival of The Animals, Peter and The Wolf, and playing instruments to go along with each lesson.