Thank You for an Amazing 2014-15


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Message to the FPCS Community

With less than a week left in our small group classes and graduation next week, it is hard to believe that the 2014-15 school year is coming to a close.

2014-15 has been a year of high achievements as well as a year of many firsts for our school. We've made headway in building a positive working relationship with the district, streamlined many of our internal policies and procedures, and benefited from a revised budgeting formula which allowed FPCS to significantly increase our student allotments.

Academically, we had the highest AIMSWeb Universal Screening participation rates in FPCS history this year. Two FPCS students won prizes and recognition at the State Science Fair. Our students put their reading skills to the test as they participated in the district's Battle of the Books, winning 2nd place in the 5th/6th grade division.

We also expanded extra curricular opportunities as we established the first ever FPCS Student Government under guidance of Mrs. Teresa Kress, and became a chapter of the National Honor Society with a faculty council lead by Mrs. Valerie Burgess. Three faculty members (Mrs. Happy Chronister, Mrs. Lynnetta Marcellus, and Mrs. Anna Roys) teamed up to develop FPCS's Early College Program which will provide an increased level of support for our high school students who are taking college level courses at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University. We are also seeing the revival of our Parent/Teacher/Student Organization (PTSO) and an increased web presence with our new website and Facebook pages.

I want say thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our school year, especially our parents. As a Homeschool / Correspondence Program we know that a lot of the heavy lifting falls upon your shoulders. Much of the progress and success of our students are the results of your direct involvement, commitment, and hard work.

With the huge increase in allotments, our administrative and business office staff have managed to process more than double the amount of orders, invoices and reimbursements this year. They were also there to help with school wide activities (picnics, inservices, testing, and graduation). To the office staff of FPCS, thank you for all that you do and for making customer service to our families a top priority, you are truly the wind in our sails.

At the heart of everything we do are our teachers. We have arguably the best sponsor teacher and instructional teacher cadres in the district. I am sure you will agree that the focus of their effort is always the academic and social / emotional success of our students. In the political and fiscal climate of the nation and state, maintaining a focus on our students is an ever-present challenge; however, rest assured, our teachers and staff are up to that challenge.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the life of your family. We look forward to working with you again in 2015-16.

Yours Truly,

Deanne Shiroma-Carroll

Join us as we kick of the 2015-16 school year.

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