It was another great week at FCSD Summer Camp! Our 6th-8th graders were able to take advantage of some of the greatness that our Tri-Cities has to offer. They visited Delta College to see everything about their campus, and took a trip to the Zilwaukee Bridge. The students learned about what they need for the bridge, how it was constructed, challenges they faced during construction, and what it takes to maintain it. They even got to tour the inside of the bridge to see how it was built from the inside out! The group covered about 3/4 mile inside the bridge to the halfway point. What a great experience for our students (and you can see the staff had a little fun too!).
24 days ago, FES
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Summer Camp for our 6-8th graders kicked off this week, and they had a great time! They got to walk to Memorial Park and do some geocaching. The students learned about lines of latitude, longitude, cardinal directions, measurement and geometry. On Thursday, they took a trip to SVSU to tour the campus! It was a great first week and everyone is looking forward to the rest of camp.
about 1 month ago, FES
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Freeland Elementary School sends a special thank you to all of the supporters for our Class of 2030! The t-shirts were wonderful as the 6th graders finished out so many of their end of the year activities!
about 1 month ago, FES
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Our 3rd and 4th grade Ukulele Club had their final performance earlier this week! Their smiles say it all, and we are so proud of them. Thank you Miss Deschaine for everything you did for our students!
about 2 months ago, Principal McKenna
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Mr. Wildey's 5th grade writing class completed their informative writing unit by designing board games after researching a famous person. They even get to play the games this week with their friends in class!
about 2 months ago, FES
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students with games
students with games
students with games
students with games
students with games
students with games
students with games
students with games
Last Friday, our PALSS team had a picnic to celebrate all of their accomplishments this school year. The students got to play yard games, and enjoy a hot dog picnic lunch with all of their new friends from throughout the school year. Thank you to all of the teachers and staff that took time to set up this great event, and thank you to Mr. Hillborg and Mrs. Groulx for grilling!
about 2 months ago, FES
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students playing
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Students in Mrs. Dake's Social Studies classes completed their Junior Achievement - Our Nation sessions today. Throughout the sessions, the students participated in hands-on classroom activities that focused on the nation's free market system. They also learned about entrepreneurship and how innovative thinking can lead to business ideas. Today they concluded with globalization in business. Thanks to JA, Mrs. Henige, and Mr. Steib for taking the time to come into the classroom and sharing!
about 2 months ago, FES
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Mrs. Bowen's class hosted the Falcon Zoo last week! The students spent time over the last month, researching different animals for their informative writing unit, and then created ways to present the information in a fun way! Parents, other students, and FES staff were able to come visit the "zoo" where students were so proud to share their work and present their information. Thank you Mrs. Bowen's second graders!
about 2 months ago, Principal McKenna
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Fifth grade students were all smiles as they released 87 salmon parr into the Tittabawassee River last Friday. The fifth graders were able to watch the salmon eggs hatch and grow in the classroom tank this year as part of the Salmon in the Classroom project. A huge thank you to the Tittabawasee Township Police department for assisting us in crossing M-47 and also to the Freeland Schools Transportation Department for backing us up when we faced some last minute weather challenges.
2 months ago, Principal McKenna
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students at salmon release
students at salmon release
students at salmon release
students at salmon release
A special THANK YOU to The Avenue Hair Studio and Spa in Saginaw for working with our 5th grade team to have the students write essays or draw a picture about why a special person deserves a day of pampering at the salon. The essays and drawings were voted on by employees and customers at the salon! Congratulations to the special people that were awarded a day of pampering!
2 months ago, Principal McKenna
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students in gym
students in gym
students in gym
students in gym
Check out the selected student artwork at the Saginaw County Art Exhibit!
3 months ago, FES
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Freeland Elementary School- PALSS “Hats off to Autism” is Wednesday, April 24th! Beginning in the 1970s, Autism Awareness Week was a way to raise awareness about autism at a time when the known prevalence of autism was 1 in 2,500 and it was considered an uncommon childhood disorder. Eventually, Autism Awareness month and World Autism Day were established to continue the effort to increase awareness. Fast forward to 2024, and so much has changed about our understanding of autism … If you read autism websites or social media, you will see a shift in thinking from awareness to a next level that encompasses acceptance, understanding, and advocacy. (Excerpt taken from the April START Connecting Newsletter.)
3 months ago, FES
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Students in 6th grade spent time building vortex cannons out of cardboard boxes the week before spring break. They worked to understand forces and air pressure and finished off the unit with a Vortex Cannon Tournament, March Madness style. All of the classes were able to watch the tournament, and live stream the event. Congratulations to our winning group!
3 months ago, FES
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We want to thank everyone that contributed to make our first Spring Festival a success at the elementary school, including the volunteers and the area businesses for their raffle donations. A special thank you to the LC/FES PTO for organizing and thinking creatively so we could bring this event back for our students. It was definitely a great way to kick off the month of March!
4 months ago, FES
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Check out the fun that is taking place at the elementary school tomorrow! The Scholastic Book Fair is also open from 12-3! A special shout out to all of the volunteers for helping to set up tonight. It is definitely going to be a great time!
4 months ago, FES
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FES wants to highlight Mrs. Lambert this week!
4 months ago, Principal McKenna
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Freeland Elementary and Learning Center kicked off March is Reading Month with a special visitor! We are "Swinging into Reading," and the students are excited for various activities planned throughout the month. A special thank you to the Great Lakes Loons for letting us borrow Lou E. Loon for a little bit this morning to surprise our students!
5 months ago, FES
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students with mascot
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Attention Elementary Families!
5 months ago, FES
Falcon Friday
Recently, our 5th grade students traveled to Flint to visit both the Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum. This was made possible by the support of our Freeland PTO who generously supported our fifth graders by paying for their admission to both venues. During their visit, students learned about the life cycle of stars during the planetarium presentation and then traveled to Sloan Museum’s Science Discovery Zone, Historical Galleries and makerspace. It was a fun filled, hands-on learning experience that students came away from still discussing on the bus.
5 months ago, FES
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We are hoping that our elementary students brought the Lions good luck today with their Blue Day last Friday! Go LIONS!
6 months ago, FES
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lions day
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lions day