Thanks to the NOAA BWET grant and Friends of the Rappahannock, Farmington 4th grade students planted 4 new Maple trees around the school playground.
Culpeper native, Roque Castro, visited Art Club to teach students the art of sculpture and a little bit about the business world. Mr. Castro came prepared with tools, materials and mini sculptures for the kids to touch and explore. The kids were excited to find that they had seen his work in passing such as the “Love” sign in Historic Downtown and the Lions Club eyeglasses at Rockwater Park. Thank you Mr. Castro for integrating STEAM into your lesson, and showing students that there are many different art hobbies and careers.
Friends of the Rappahannock provided a presentation on Riparian Buffers. Students worked in groups to design Riparian Buffer models, then tested their design and recorded results on the board. Students then visited the local stream to see an actual buffer of trees and vegetation.
March is National Nutrition Month. Guests from the VA Extension Healthy Snack Program are visiting our school this week to share a healthy snack. During P.E., students are able to enjoy a fruit yogurt crunch. Yummy!
Our Math 24 Team competed in the countywide tournament last night. Throughout the school year, students have been meeting weekly to practice. Two of our students advanced to the final round and one placed, winning a medal. We are so proud of all of our students!
Bar C Ranch brought their petting zoo to our school today. Students who earned the 3rd quarter PBIS reward were able to visit, feed, and pet a variety of animals. Many carrots were enjoyed by the camel, llama, goats, baby cow, rabbit, sheep, and donkey.
CCPS Kindergarten and Preschool registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! Visit our website at www.culpeperschools.org and click “Enroll New Student” in the button bar under the video on the main page for more information and the registration links.
Good luck to our Math 24 tournament players! We are proud of the hard work and practice that you have demonstrated. Students will compete tonight in the countywide Math 24 Competition. Go Team Farmington!
Rising 6th grade students, who expressed interest in band, had the opportunity to visit the middle school and learn about the program. Students were able to see a variety of instruments, learn about the program of study, and hear a few songs.
Snap Circuits teach basic engineering and electronics. Students in 5th grade were able to collaborate together and design a variety of circuits.
Due to the inclement weather, Culpeper County Schools will open 2 hours late today, Monday, March 13, 2023. Essential personnel report on time, all other personnel report 2 hours late.
5th grade students had the privilege of traveling to the Culpeper Technical Education Center today. Each student was able to shadow a high school student in a trade that they selected. They also toured the building and learned more about career choices. Thank you CTEC for being such a great host!
Rising 6th grade students met today with the FTB guidance counselor to learn more about the next step in their education. Students were informed about core classes, elective options, and a variety of extracurricular activities. These Foxes will soon be Blackhawks!
SCA members met today and did a team building activity. In smaller groups, they competed to build the longest paper chain with limited supplies and time. The members quickly realized that if each group combined their chains, they would engineer the longest chain together!
FES March Newsletter
Farmington is proud to announce our Jump Rope Olympians! Students partnered together to count and turn in scores. The students with the most jumps in each grade were awarded the gold, silver and bronze medals. A 5th grader jumped the highest number with 200 consecutive jumps!
Family STEAM night was fun for all ages! Families enjoyed going to a variety of stations doing hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math activities. A huge thanks to all the staff and volunteers who helped to make this night a success.
Read Across America Week is February 27 - March 3. In recognition of the importance of reading, Farmington is going to have spirit days to celebrate reading & Dr. Seuss!
Kindergarten and 1st grade had a special visitor today. The staff of Eppard Orthodontics brought the Tooth Fairy to visit and educate the students about healthy food choices and good oral hygiene.
It is Virginia Kindness Week! Kindness Week recognizes that simple day-to-day acts of kindness enable our schools, communities, and state to be a kinder, safer, healthier and more inclusive place to live, work, learn and play.