FPCS TIDBITS

September 16, 2016

Working together with families in a partnership of teachers, staff and community members to provide an individualized learning environment that fosters high achievement in core and elective areas; preparing students for life-long success.

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CALLING ALL SENIORS & JUNIORS

What's Next After High School? Thinking about College or Career & Technical School?


Join us at the FPCS Office at 401 E. Fireweed next week Thursday (September 22nd) at 6:00 p.m. for a Scholarship and Paying for College Workshop.


We will have specialists from the Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education on hand to share information of Paying for College, Scholarship Searches, and being financially prepared.


Tell your friends & see you there.

WEEK TWO of MAP

Measures of Academic Progress


A BIG thank you to everyone who took the assessment this week.


We also want to express our appreciation for your patience, grace, and understanding during this busy time of the year. While our sponsors strive to respond within 24 hours or less, you may be experiencing a slight delay in response time to your to e-mails, text messages, and requests for assistance due to the their duties as MAP proctors and enrolling new families. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Next week is the final week for all FPCS regularly scheduled FALL MAP assessment sessions for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.


For optimal results, it is highly recommended that students take the math and English/language arts portions of the test on separate days. Taking each section on separate days reduces both mental and physical fatigue.


Please make sure that your students are well rested and encourage them to try their best. We will have some healthy snack choices available in case they get hungry.

Letter from APC Chair

Subject: Revision to Bylaws, 8th Amendment dated


On September 12, 2016, in regular meeting and in accordance with APC decision, the APC voted to revise its IAP. These revisions, delineated below, are now available for public consideration and comment. If you would like to comment on any of these revisions contact Ladd Parker at ladd.parker@gmail.com or appear in person at the next regular meeting of the FPCS APC scheduled for October 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM.


Ladd Parker ~ APC Chair


Click here to review proposed revisions

KCC Fall 3rd Session Clusters

King Career Center's 3rd session remains an exciting opportunity for 9-12 graders in the Anchorage School District.


In the program, running 3-5:10 pm, Monday-Thursday, September 26th-November 17th, students will take three distinct 10-day career-cluster intensives of their choice.


While none of the intensives provide exhaustive content, they DO provide an engaging introduction to course material that would be expanded upon in a semester-long version of the course. For this 30-day experience, students earn 0.5 elective credit.


Courses:


  • Advertising Art & Design
  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation (Pilot) Technology
  • Career & Scholarship Portfolio Building (11th & 12 grade only)
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Electronics
  • Collision Repair & Refinishing
  • Construction Electricity
  • Public Safety Mysteries, Forensics, & Fun
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Web Design (MOUS Certification)
  • Wilderness Recreation



Interested students are encouraged to sign up with their sponsor teacher ASAP as space is limited and classes tend to fill up quickly.

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WE WANT YOU

Want to get involved in Student Government in our school? You have two options:


Cross Point Location: Informal student meetings will happen every Wednesday during the lunch hour (12:30-1pm) in the Auditorium.


FPCS Office: Our official monthly meetings will be on a date determined by the Student Government Members who have joined by September 28, 2016.


Contact Advisor Teresa Kress if you are interested in joining.

Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org

Anchorage Police Department Youth Academy

Now Accepting Applications from High School Students for the Fall Youth Academy!


The Anchorage Police Department is accepting applications for the Fall APD Youth Academy scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 through Friday, October 28, 2016.


The 20-hour Academy provides juniors and seniors in high school with a glimpse of how police work and operate in their community, and the variety of career opportunities within law enforcement.


The Fall Academy is being held during half days and on an in-service day so students will not be missing classes. Please note that two days of the academy will be held at the ASD Education Center and Friday classes will be held at the APD Training Center. Students must be able to provide their own transportation.


The academy will hold up to 30 students and will be provided to applicants on a first come, first serve basis.


Applications are due by Monday, September 19, 2016. The application is available in the image attachment of this message. Or you can visit www.muni.org/APD and download the application from the homepage.


Contact Information: Jennifer Castro

Public Affairs Unit

907-786-8571

jcastro@muni.org

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ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent: Dr. Deena Paramo (742-4312)

Board President: Tam Agosti-Gisler‌‌ (742-1101 ext. 4)

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