2Fernway School “Welcome to the Fernway Family” One of five K-4 Buildings:Boulevard, Fernway, Mercer, Lomond, OnawayBuilt in 192715 Classrooms, 3 per grade levelOver 350 students37 staff members
3The Mission of the Schools The District will nurture, educate, and graduate students who are civic-minded and prepared to make ethical decisions; who are confident, competent communicators, skillful in problem solving, capable of creative thinking; who have a career motivation and a knowledge of our global and multicultural society.
4Our Mission: Civic-minded, ethical students Student MediationStudent Group on Race Relations (SGORR) makes annual visits to the 4th gradeFamily Service Projects
5Our Mission: Confident, competent communicators Curriculum centered on effective and varied expressionReaders TheaterReading groupsWriters WorkshopKindergarten JournalingPerformances
6Our Mission: Skilled Problem Solvers Curriculum-centered problem solvingChess ClubEnrichment ProgramsInternational Baccalaureate programmeSuccessmaker computer programScience Lab field trips
7Our Mission: Creative Thinkers Curriculum centered on creative outcomes of learningMusic and Art classesArt Club3rd grade Musical4th grade Poetry Play
8Our Mission: Career Motivated Students Scientist in the schoolsParent career visits and volunteerism
9Our Mission: Global and Multicultural Knowledge Mandarin Chinese taught weeklyInternational mindedness a focus of IB
10The Mission of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) “The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
11Transdisciplinary Themes Who we areWhere we are in place and timeHow we express ourselvesHow the world worksHow we organize ourselvesSharing the planet
12Learner attitudes and attributes Attribute of the week:Balanced!I am healthy. I am organized. I take good care of myself.
15Madagascar Featured Country: About the same size as California, Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island.The country is sometimes referred to as the Red Island, because of the red color of its soil.Because of its separation from the African mainland millions of years ago, the majority of the species of plants and animals found on the island cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.Nearly half of the land of Madagascar is covered with forest.Resource:
16Previous Kindergarten IB planners Who we arePeople discover who they are by learning, working, playing and having new experiencesHow we organizePeople use signs and tools to communicate, organize and stay safe.Sharing the PlanetConflicts can be solved peacefully.
17Current Kindergarten IB planner How we express ourselvesExploring and responding to literature helps peoplediscover and express ideas and feelings.
18Previous 1st Grade IB planners How we organizePeople fulfill their needs and wants by selecting different goods and services.Who we arePeople build relationships by living, working, playing and learning with other peopleSharing the planetPeople protect natural resources through careful conservation.
19Current 1st Grade IB planner How we express ourselvesLiterature informs, unites, and entertains individuals and groups.Graphic courtesy of Ellen Seguin, Fernway parent
20Previous 2nd Grade IB planners Who we arePeople make choices in various settings and their actions have a consequencesHow we organizePeople make, buy, sell and use goods and services to survive and enjoy life.How the world worksMany events in the natural world occur with predictable changes.
21Current 2nd Grade IB planner Sharing the planetLiving things impact the environment in which they live; the environment also impacts living things.
22Previous 3rd Grade IB planners How we organizeMembers of communities collaborate to establish and implement organizational systemsCultures exhibit both change and continuity across time and place.Who we arePeople develop and acquire skills to solve problems.
23Current 3rd Grade IB planner How we express ourselvesAuthors and illustrators communicate ideas by using a variety of techniques and styles.
24Previous 4th Grade IB planners Who we areHow people respond to technologies and innovations impacts their well-beingHow we express ourselvesArtifacts give insights into the habits and behaviors of cultures throughout time.Where we are in place and timePeople immigrate and migrate because of challenges and opportunities .
25Current 4th Grade IB planner How we organizeDecisions promote or deny equal opportunities and social justice.
29Upcoming and recent fieldtrips! 2/ Mrs. Paskewitz to planetarium2/ Ms. Hayduk to planetarium2/13 Mrs. Paskewitz to science lab2/16 Mr. Zucca to planetarium2/17 Ms. Hayduk to science lab2/21 Mrs. Rubin to planetarium2/21 Mrs. Hassell to science lab2/21 Ms. Vail to Shaker Heights Library2/23 Ms. Cachat to science lab2/24 Mrs. Hannah to planetarium
30Fernway Important Dates! 1/30 Kevin Maury, Fernway Parent, works with grade 3 doing an IB/Arts integration sponsored by the PTO!2/ COSI 9:002/11 Pancake Breakfast2/14 Valentine’s Day Activities 2:302/20 Presidents’ Day (no school)2/22 Third Grade Musical 2:00 & 7:003/15 Night for the Red & White
31ABC School Donation Program Support Fernway School While You Shop! PTO News!ABC School Donation ProgramSupport Fernway School While You Shop!Sign up for a Heinen’s Preferred Customer Card and register for the Tasteful Rewards program.Select (or reselect) FERNWAY as the school of choice atHeinen’s will make a donation of 1% of your purchase to PTO.
33A Record 159 Students are Named AP Scholars The Shaker Heights High School students and June 2011 graduates have been named AP Scholars by The College Board in recognition of their outstanding performance on three or more Advanced Placement (AP) examinations.Former Fernway students honored include 2011 & 2012 graduates:Anna Baerman, Zachary Findling, Christopher Hearey, Spencer Murray, Daniel Urban, Joseph Becker, Anamaria Boyd, Kelsey Sullivan, James Berick, Adam Cohen, Kelsey Desmond, Gabriel Gordon, Nathan Immerman, Leo A. Katz, Nia Morgan, Sabrina Paskewitz Drew, Zofia Prochoroff, Erica Schoonover, and Spencer Seballos.
34National Scholars to be Honored 36 Shaker Heights High School seniors have been recognized by one or more of the national Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic scholar programs.Former Fernway students honored include:Nia Morgan, Anamaria Boyd, and Spencer Seballos.Spencer Seballos has also been selected to receive the 2012 gold Medallion Hispanic Heritage Youth Award for Science.