The Falcon Report

October 21, 2016


Here is your bi-weekly Falcon Report. We hope you enjoy it! Don't forget to check out our website and Facebook page. We like to keep them as up-to-date as possible with information that you'll be interested in. We hope that you'll enjoy keeping up with our school's happenings as the year goes along.

From the District Administrator's Office

The safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance to us. On a regular basis, we practice different safety drills. In addition to evacuation drills, we also practice lockdown, medical emergency, severe weather, and intruder drills.

One drill we have not actually practiced for a number of years is an off-site evacuation. An off-site evacuation would be necessary if we had some kind of occurrence that made it unsafe for students and staff to stay on school grounds. We need to practice, because moving over 700 people to a different location requires coordination and an understanding by all.

On Tuesday, November 1st (rain date of November 2nd) we will be conducting an off-site evacuation drill. Our off-site location we will go to is St. Anthony's church in Tony. The way the drill works is we will evacuate the building as we normally do. Then, when we have accounted for everyone, each of the groups in the reporting areas will be instructed to go to the buses. We will load everyone up, go to St. Anthony's, and once again account for everyone. Once we have verified that everyone is present, we will return everyone to school to continue our day.

We hope we never need to evacuate off-site, but if we do, we will be prepared.

From the Elementary Principal's Office

We have had our first week of parent-teacher conferences and will continue next week, which is a great chance for us to discuss how the start of the year has been going for your child. If you have time, stop in at the Scholastic Book Fair in the elementary library that is at school until the 28th of October and look at the wonderful choices of books on display.

I wanted to thank the First Grade Team and Reading Teachers for setting up the reading day on the 17th. Even the rain could not keep our readers away from dressing up as their favorite book character. Also thanks to the parents and grandparents that bring the kids in for nights like these at the school. Not only is it a way to bond together, but it shows that you place importance on reading, which is a powerful idea to pass on to them.

From the Middle/High School Principal's Office

Thank you for attending Parent-Teacher Conferences—it was great to see so many families in attendance! We have one more late night of conferences next week on Tuesday. If you were unable to meet with your child’s teacher this week or next week and would like to make an appointment, please reach out to us so we can make accommodations. Also, our Scholastic and Usborne book fairs are in full swing. I invite you to check out new books that are highlighted.

Coming up for Middle School students will be the opportunity to join my new Principal’s Book Club. The book that I have chosen for our first round is titled “The Four Fingered Man”. I look forward to having middle school students join my group—we will have tons of fun together!

From the Athletic Director's Office

Fall may be the end of summer things to do, but that is not the case for activities here at school. Junior High football came to a close last week and now the boys are full-go into basketball. We hosted our last varsity football game Thursday night with Gilman, an opportunity to play our neighbors to the south. Both junior high and high school volleyball has wrapped up. We have two cross country runners headed to sectionals this weekend and hopefully on to state next weekend. Our swimmers are transitioning from school swim to club swim where they enjoyed another successful year and will be setting their goals high for the club portion.

If sports isn't your thing how about a murder mystery theater or a haunted house? All activities provided by our kids. The haunted house takes place right in the small gym and is a local favorite. So no lack of something to do. Our FFA group headed to Indianapolis this week for the National Convention, and are sure to have a great time and enjoy many opportunities with other future farmers. Make sure you keep an eye on the calendar, as we have several fall and winter concerts and programs coming up. Please come out and support our young people and their dedicated coaches and advisors.

From the Special Education Director's Office

There are many good resources for student-led conference tips and tricks, but I found this one to be particularly helpful. Truman Middle School provided this "Survival Guide" list to parents, and I thought it was a great list of things to keep in mind for your student's conferences. The link is below if you'd like to read the full letter.


Suggested Questions and Conversation Starters

In an effort to make student led conferences as beneficial as possible, below is

a list of questions to ask your child as you sit down and review his/her portfolio of

work together.

  • Why do you think you received this grade for this work?

  • Was this grade a fair assessment of the work you did?

  • How much time did you devote to this project/paper?

  • What would you say is your best/worst subject?

  • What do you enjoy the most/least about this subject?

  • Do you participate in class discussions and activities?

  • Do you interact with your teacher well?

  • Is there something you wish your teacher knew about you?

  • Do you work well with a partner?

  • Are there times when you prefer to work alone?

  • What strengths or weaknesses do you bring to group projects?

  • Who do you sit with at lunch?

  • Is there someone in your class that you wish you knew better?

Conversation after the conference...

  • I am pleased to see your effort in...

  • I am proud of your improvement in...

  • I know you sometimes have difficulty with..., however...

  • I would like you to focus on…

  • I can help you by...

Murder Mystery Theatre - "Just Desserts"

If you haven't already, don't forget to get your tickets for this year's Murder Mystery Theatre! The Flambeau Drama and Choir students will be performing at the Worden Avenue Exchange this Friday and Saturday. A dessert buffet will be served during intermission. Get your tickets now, as it may sell out!
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Scholastic Book Fair

The book fair is coming back to Flambeau! It opens on Thursday, October 20th and runs through Friday, October 28th. Hours for the book fair are:

Thursday, 10/20 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, 10/21 8:00am - 3:30pm
Monday, 10/24 8:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday, 10/25 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, 10/26 8:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday, 10/27 8:00am - 3:30pm
Friday, 10/28 8:00am - 12:00pm

Check it out! The link for our book fair (including the opportunity to order books) is below.

Helpful Links, Tips, and Videos

Calendar of Events

Check out the link below for all of our upcoming events!