Weekly Celebration of Fossil Ridge Students, Faculty and Staff; Upcoming Events; and Professional Learning with Links to meaningful Articles, Videos, Webinars and Podcasts. Remember...ITS A GREAT DAY TO BE A T-REX!
The picture below cuts to the heart of Equality vs. Equity in the educational environment. If equality means giving everyone the same resources/opportunities, equity means giving each student access to the resources/opportunities they need to learn and thrive...otherwise known as "meeting individual students where they are at in order to get them were they need to be." At Fossil Ridge we have 920 total students, teachers generally have approximately 150 students on their roles, and each child is unique; with different skills, abilities, life experiences, and backgrounds. It can be extraordinarily difficult for educators to meet the needs of ALL students, especially students with disabilities, students from poverty, minority students, and students lacking pre-requisite skills necessary for academic success. If we’re committed to the success of every child, and truly believe that "All students can/will learn at high levels", we must acknowledge the uneven playing field that exists for many students. We must continue to hold ALL students to high expectations, and we must ensure that EVERY student gets the opportunities and resources they need to be successful...ALL STUDENTS MUST BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE GREAT!! "Getting All Students to Participate"(Video Clip/Edutopia) "Equity vs. Equality"(Article/Edutopia)
1st Trimester Academic Celebration @ Sand Hollow Aquatic Center
MARK YOUR CALENDAR Monday, December 3rd...REACH CCA, Fine Arts, and Keyboarding Priority Day, and Show Choir Winter Concert (6PM/Fossil Ridge) Tuesday, December 4th...REACH Math Priority Day Wednesday, December 5th...REACH Science Priority Day and Faculty Book Study (2:10PM) Thursday, December 6th...REACH Language Arts Priority Day, and Math Counts Friday, December 7th...Pearl Harbor Day, REACH Social Studies Priority Day, and School-Wide Reading Saturday, December 8th...Lego League Fund Raiser @ Barnes and Noble (11AM-5PM) Monday, December 10th...PLC Early Out Day (School Ends @ 11:45AM) STUDENT, FACULTY, AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations to our Weekly "Get Your Brain On" Students!