Students and staff at Findley Oaks Elementary, where the school mascot is a Falcon, went all out to show their support for the Atlanta Falcons as the team headed into the NFC Championship Game. The halls and classrooms were decorated in red and black, with Falcons banners hung throughout the building. Students and staff decked out in Falcons gear, and red and black clothing. A special presentation on the morning announcement television program encouraged everyone to “Rise Up” to support their hometown team. The Falcon Fever culminated with a school-wide “Rally to Rise Up” led by Diane Clark’s fourth grade Class. The class wrote their own cheer for the Atlanta Falcons that celebrated the team’s hard work to make it to the championship …
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Emory Johns Creek Hospital held its second annual 5K “Scrub Run” in May 2012, with proceeds benefittng health and wellness in the community. Findley Oaks Elementary was chosen as a recipient, with the hospital donating an automated external defibrillator to the school. Coordinating the award with the hospital was Findley Oaks parent Wendy Haye, and presenting the award to Findley Oaks Elementary Principal John Anderson was Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s CEO Craig McCoy and Community Relations Director Beverly Miller. This contribution to the school provides an important resource and tool to aid in first-hand emergency response.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Fourth-grade students at Findley Oaks Elementary School recently culminated their study of Native Americans with a parent presentation and potlatch. Students had spent several weeks learning about Native American tribes as a part of their social studies curriculum. The unit culminated with a research project, carried out in collaboration with the school’s media specialist, in which each student delved deeper into one tribe. Students used a variety of online and print resources to discover information on the culture of their tribes, including food, clothing and shelter. Students all dressed in costumes that represented the traditional dress of their respective tribes and also created models of their shelters. Students enjoyed presenting …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Fifth-grade TAG students at Findley Oaks Elementary have been studying a unit on "Changes in Georgia Coasts" where they learned all about shark behavior and anatomy. As a culminating activity, they dissected dogsharks, experiencing firsthand all that they had learned. Meanwhile, first-grade students from Mrs. Connors class learned firsthand about living things when they hatched baby chickens in the classroom. Their chicks Feisty and Peepers were born in the classroom incubator on May 3.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Findley Oaks Elementary had a special guest last week on Read Across America Day when Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker dropped by to read stories to third-graders on the day marking the birthday of Dr. Seuss.