Frank Nicholas News
Putting Math in Focus
"That's not the way I learned math.  Let me show you what we did when I was your age." Sound Familiar?   - by Mindy Balster, Frank Nicholas Teacher/Reading Math and Vocabulary Specialist 
Shooting Hoops and Building Assets
WC Elementary Basketball
Learning the fundamentals of basketball are important, but here the life lessons take center stage  --  lessons in good sportsmanship and asset building. Here's one coach and fifth grade teacher's story about why this basketball league is special.
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Student Asset Builders Recognized
Congratulations to these students!

DANIEL JUMP - Frank Nicholas
ASHLEY GREENE - Harry Russell 
IAN BLAKLEY - Harold Schnell
ANTHONY HILD - WC Middle School

Every month our teachers select a student who demonstrates an understanding of the '42' Developmental Assets and exemplifies multiple assets. These are the top seven Asset Builders for January.  What are "assets?"  Strengths and positive qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.  
Frank Nicholas Fourth Graders THINK COLLEGE
On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Frank Nicholas' fourth grade students made a college visit to Sinclair Community College.  They learned about Robotics and attended an Acting workshop.  Sinclair's THINK COLLEGE program coordinator, Rana Peake, sent this wonderful message to our students.  "...We had a great time meeting you, and sharing some of the wonderful things we do here, like preparing students for many different kinds of careers. Today we looked at Robotics and Acting, and like you, we always learn something new. Who knew that there were so many things that a robot can be programmed to do? Or that they could be as small as a bug, or as big as a person? Before today did you know that companies need people who not only know how to operate a robot, but even more people to know how to maintain them? Do you think you would like a job working with robots?! Then there was the Acting workshop hosted by Ms. Kimberly Borst. Who knew that acting classes can help you build all kinds of skills…like thinking on your feet, being physically and mentally engaged, memorization, and public speaking? It’s funny how a few simple acting exercises quickly had you using your imagination, your voice and your body. These are all skills used in school and life, and acting is a creative way to build those skills!

What a great morning, and a fun way to see what students can do and learn at Sinclair. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did, and that you will continue to explore the many different things you can be…and most importantly, we hope that you will continue to THINK COLLEGE!"  -- For more information, see Sinclair Community College.

We're Glad You're Here!
We are always looking for ways to share information about the topics that matter most to our students, parents, and community. Here's the latest issue of our quarterly publication - WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE.    
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