Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer is a time to do some deep cleaning here at FES!  Mr. Withey has been hard at work moving things out of classrooms, waxing floors, and cleaning carpets.  Today, we have New England Air cleaning our air ducts.  Thank you Mr. Withey for all the hard work in preparation for Fayston students, staff, and families this fall!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

RC Professional Development for FES Staff!

The Responsive Classroom Course

Fayston School sends 7 staff members to a Responsive Classroom Course and Train the Trainer workshop to support our school's commitment to being a Responsive Classroom School.   The courses and workshops provided professional learning for staff to become more effective by learning research-based strategies that lead to:
  • Engaging academic instruction
  • Better classroom management
  • Positive learning communities
This interactive, highly practical 28-hour course is a new and improved entry-level training. It gives classroom and special area teachers everything needed to start using core Responsive Classroom teaching practices.
From left to right: Mary Seaberg (Instructional Assistant), Gwen Lyons (On-Staff Substitute/Instructional Assistant), Ross Greene (Our new P.E. Teacher), Justina Boyden (1st/2nd Grade Teacher), Rachel Foley (Pre-K Teacher), Jessica Knoop (Instructional Assistant), and Amy Yavitz (Administrative Assistant)