Presentation on theme: "Fernway School. On March 19th, 2013 we heard from IB that we had been named an IB World School! Congratulations Fernway ! In February, Fernway was evaluated."— Presentation transcript:
On March 19th, 2013 we heard from IB that we had been named an IB World School! Congratulations Fernway ! In February, Fernway was evaluated for verification. Only great things were expressed about our school. A report was filed with IB in Bethesda and a recommendation was sent to IB Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Fernway School “Welcome to the Fernway Family” One of five K-4 Buildings: Boulevard, Fernway, Mercer, Lomond, Onaway Built in Classrooms, 3 per grade level Over 350 students 37 staff members
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.
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
Our Mission: Confident, competent communicators Curriculum centered on effective and varied expression Readers Theater Reading groups Writers Workshop Kindergarten Journaling Performances
Our Mission: Skilled Problem Solvers Curriculum-centered problem solving Chess Club Enrichment Programs International Baccalaureate programme Successmaker computer program Science Lab field trips
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
Our Mission: Career Motivated Students Scientist in the schools Parent career visits and volunteerism
Our Mission: Global and Multicultural Knowledge Mandarin Chinese taught weekly International mindedness a focus of IB
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."
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
Learner attitudes and attributes
Some of our essential agreements
Some of our wonder walls
Featured Country: Norway was one of the first countries to allow women to vote. Women are very involved in Norwegian politics. The United Nations consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world. As a people, Norwegians are well-educated, earn high incomes, and have long life expectancies. Norway Norway is known as the Land of the Midnight Sun because from mid-May to the end of June, the sun never sets in the north. Norway hosts the Nobel Peace Prize. Resources :
Current Kindergarten IB Unit Who We Are New places, New Faces! Central Idea: People learn about themselves and others trying new things and making new friends.
Current 1 st Grade IB Unit Who We Are Dude! Central Idea: Learner profile attributes help people build relationships.
Current 2 nd grade IB Unit Who We Are Choose, Act, Reflect Central Idea: Actions create consequences.
Current 3 rd Grade IB Unit How We Organize Ourselves TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More Central Idea: Collaborative systems strengthen communities.
Current 4 th Grade IB Unit How We Express Ourselves Digging for Information Central Idea: Artifacts reveal cultural values, struggles and advancement.
Inquiry ~ a driving force to our learning!
Action Fernway School… changing the world one action at a time!
St. Baldrick's “Conquer Childhood Cancer” head-shaving event. Thanks to donations, team Fernway raised $3588!
Upcoming and recent fieldtrips! To be posted soon!
Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers Sarah Dillenbeck Abby Hahnenberg Kennedy Hinkle Eva Jones Claire Leland Clara Persson Sophie Shaw Loukas White Fiona Zucca Kindergarten
Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers Nathan Ballman Joe Berglund Ava Brown Simon Bruening-Wright Ryan Byrnes Jenna Englander Julianna Gentile Natalie Konrad Liam MacGilvray Tre Martin Evan Mears Elisa Moulthrop Amber Perkins Matilda Spadoni Braden White Lauren Young Sofia Zucca First Grade
Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers Thomas Barrett Will Berglund Joe Brancato Quinn Bruening-Wright Andrew Burleigh Claudia Cullen Dominic Harrison Samantha Jalics Hudson Jones Chloe Khayat Jack Lamb Mira Martin Catherine Monroe Jake Pernsteiner Noah Rusnak Eva Shaw Audrey Stein Tywan Thompson Second Grade
Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers Marcus Bertsch Russell Besson Eva Bishop Josh Brown Sophia Cook Audrey Cullen Samuel Dillenbeck Claire Dunn Brian Fox Meg Hahnenberg Aiden Hartzler Liam Kaiser George McGuinness Marissa Morris-Garrett Nico Moulthrop Wrenna Pai Liesel Prude Sophia Rose Amanda Senti Gideon Shaw Armen Taheri Athan White Jaiyana Wilson Eric Worthy Matthew Young Third Grade
Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers Lissan Aklog Julian Anderson Patrick Barrett Colin Burleigh Anna Carpenter Cody Englander Millie Fredricks Margaux Girard Ellen Keefe Emma Khayat Nora Konrad Evelyn Lewicki Anthony Luo Alex markland Dash Pai Katie Rusnak Samantha Sekeres Mac Stewart Andrea Yasinsky John Yasinsky Fourth Grade
Fernway Important Dates! 9/11 Fernway PTO Meeting 7:00-8:00pm 9/17 Kindergarten Open House/Curriculum Night 6:30pm 9/19 Curriculum Night for grades 3 & 4, 7:00pm 9/20 Back to School Bash, 6:30pm 9/21 Raider Day Football Game at High School, 1:00pm 10/14 Tour Your Schools Day, 9:30am-noon, 1:00-2:30pm 10/19 Fernway’s Fall Festival 1:00pm
PTO News! ABC School Donation Program Support 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 at Heinen’s 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 Heinen’s Preferred Customer Card and register for the Tasteful Rewards program. Select (or reselect) FERNWAY as the school of choice at Heinen’s will make a donation of 1% of your purchase to PTO.
PTO News! Earn box tops for Fernway by shopping online! Target, Gap, Crate & Barrel, and hundreds of other online retailers offer box tops with every purchase when you shop through the Box Tops Marketplace. Sign up to support Fernway at
PTO News! Show Your Fernway Spirit! Fernway car magnets now available! Want another way to show your Fernway pride? Fernway car magnets are now available for $2. The magnets will be available for purchase at PTO events, along with your favorite Fernway spirit wear.