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1 Fernway School

2 Fernway School Welcome to the Fernway Family –One of five K-4 Buildings: Boulevard, Fernway, Mercer, Lomond, Onaway –Built in 1927 –15 Classrooms, 3 per grade level –Over 350 students –37 staff members

3 The 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.

4 Our Mission: Civic-minded, ethical students Student Mediation Student Group on Race Relations (SGORR) makes annual visits to the 4 th grade Family Service Projects

5 Our Mission: Confident, competent communicators Curriculum centered on effective and varied expression Readers Theater Reading groups Writers Workshop Kindergarten Journaling Performances

6 Our Mission: Skilled Problem Solvers Curriculum-centered problem solving Chess Club Enrichment Programs International Baccalaureate programme Successmaker computer program Science Lab field trips

7 Our Mission: Creative Thinkers Curriculum centered on creative outcomes of learning Music and Art classes Art Club 3 rd grade Musical 4 th grade Poetry Play

8 Our Mission: Career Motivated Students Scientist in the schools Parent career visits and volunteerism

9 Our Mission: Global and Multicultural Knowledge Mandarin Chinese taught weekly International mindedness a focus of IB

10 The 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."

11 Transdisciplinary Themes Who we are Where we are in place and time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organize ourselves Sharing the planet

12 Learner attitudes and attributes

13 Some of our essential agreements

14 Some of our wonder walls

15 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 : Madagascar

16 Previous Kindergarten IB planners Who we are People discover who they are by learning, working, playing and having new experiences How we organize People use signs and tools to communicate, organize and stay safe. Sharing the Planet Conflicts can be solved peacefully.

17 Current Kindergarten IB planner How we express ourselves Exploring and responding to literature helps people discover and express ideas and feelings.

18 Previous 1 st Grade IB planners Who we are People build relationships by living, working, playing and learning with other people Sharing the planet People protect natural resources through careful conservation. How we organize People fulfill their needs and wants by selecting different goods and services.

19 Current 1 st Grade IB planner How we express ourselves Literature informs, unites, and entertains individuals and groups. Graphic courtesy of Ellen Seguin, Fernway parent

20 Previous 2 nd Grade IB planners Who we are People make choices in various settings and their actions have a consequences How the world works Many events in the natural world occur with predictable changes. How we organize People make, buy, sell and use goods and services to survive and enjoy life.

21 Current 2 nd Grade IB planner Sharing the planet Living things impact the environment in which they live; the environment also impacts living things.

22 Previous 3 rd Grade IB planners How we organize Members of communities collaborate to establish and implement organizational systems How we organize Cultures exhibit both change and continuity across time and place. Who we are People develop and acquire skills to solve problems.

23 Current 3rd Grade IB planner How we express ourselves Authors and illustrators communicate ideas by using a variety of techniques and styles.

24 Previous 4 th Grade IB planners Who we are How people respond to technologies and innovations impacts their well-being How we express ourselves Artifacts give insights into the habits and behaviors of cultures throughout time. Where we are in place and time People immigrate and migrate because of challenges and opportunities.

25 Current 4th Grade IB planner How we organize Decisions promote or deny equal opportunities and social justice.

26 Inquiry !

27 PTO IB/Arts Integration The 2-4 grade students saw Susan Weber perform Buckeye Picnic, about regional history, then the 4 th grade had afternoon workshops about economics. THANKS, PTO!

28 Happy birthday to… January 30 – February 24 Kindergarten Annie Call Aryn Harris Colin Richard Caroline Connell Grade 1 Marissa Garrett-Morris NaTorya Beason Kaden Pulley Grade 2 Lissan Aklog Jackson Wiebe Grade 3 William Glasper Kyalonii Gambrell Hannah Persson Alexis Akins Samuel Smolsky Anna Dillenbeck Peter Khayat Grade 4 Alexander Halliburton Amani Shabazz Calvin Hellesen Jade Dixon Fernway staff

29 Upcoming and recent fieldtrips! 2/8 Mrs. Paskewitz to planetarium 2/9 Ms. Hayduk to planetarium 2/13 Mrs. Paskewitz to science lab 2/16 Mr. Zucca to planetarium 2/17 Ms. Hayduk to science lab 2/21 Mrs. Rubin to planetarium 2/21 Mrs. Hassell to science lab 2/21 Ms. Vail to Shaker Heights Library 2/23 Ms. Cachat to science lab 2/24 Mrs. Hannah to planetarium

30 Fernway Important Dates! 1/30 Kevin Maury, Fernway Parent, works with grade 3 doing an IB/Arts integration sponsored by the PTO! 2/3 COSI 9:00 2/11 Pancake Breakfast 2/14 Valentines Day Activities 2:30 2/20 Presidents Day (no school) 2/22 Third Grade Musical 2:00 & 7:00 3/15 Night for the Red & White

31 PTO News! ABC School Donation Program Support Fernway School While You Shop! Sign up for a Heinens Preferred Customer Card and register for the Tasteful Rewards program. Select (or reselect) FERNWAY as the school of choice at www.heinensrewards.com! Heinens will make a donation of 1% of your purchase to PTO. ABC School Donation Program Support Fernway School While You Shop! Sign up for a Heinens Preferred Customer Card and register for the Tasteful Rewards program. Select (or reselect) FERNWAY as the school of choice at www.heinensrewards.com! Heinens will make a donation of 1% of your purchase to PTO.

32 AWARDS WON BY FERNWAY CHESS CLUBS 2004 Grade Level Championship Tourney/Grade 1 Division – 2 nd Place 2004 Shaker Schools Chess League/3 rd Grade Division – 2 nd Place 2005 State Chess League Tournament/4 th Grade Division – 2 nd Place 2005 – Shaker Elementary League /Grade 3-4 Division – 2 nd Place 2005-06 Scholastic Chess League/K-5 Division – 2 nd Place 2006 Shaker Schools Chess League/K-2 Division – 1 st Place 2007 Shaker Schools Chess League/K-2 Division – 1 st Place 2007 Shaker Chess Tourney – Grade 3-4 Division – 2 nd Place 2008 Northeast Ohio Team Championships/Grade K-5 Division – 2 nd Place 2010 Greater Cleveland Chess League/K-5 Division – 1 st Place 2011 Shaker Chess League/K-5 Division – 1 st Place

33 A 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.

34 National 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.

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