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Kindergarten Students Dress Up for the 100th Day of School
Several classes at Foust celebrated the 100th day of school in late January. Students made cereal necklaces with 100 fruit loops, snack mixes made with ten types of snacks, and wrote stories about what their life will be like when they are 100 years old. Kindergarten students even dressed the part! Congratulations Foust students, you are 100 days smarter!
Each year at Foust, students are given the opportunity to participate in our school's Student Lighthouse Team. This “club” consists of a select group of students who exhibit various leadership qualities and are dedicated to making our school and community a better place. For the first time this year, students were asked to complete an application to be considered for the leadership team. Students had to answer questions like, “What makes a great leader?” and “Who is a leader you look up to and why?” Based on student responses, twelve students were chosen and formed our Student Lighthouse Team. This team sets an example for others of what a leader looks like and how a leader behaves. These students also help our school financially by collecting, organizing, and submitting box tops for our school. These students lead the school pledge and Pledge of Allegiance each morning along with recognizing birthdays. The Student Lighthouse Team is a dedicated and ambitious group of students whose main goal is to make our school great!
On the evening of Thursday, September 15, families visited Foust Elementary and had a taste of what students do daily at school. Families were able to visit classrooms and learn about the curriculum in the classroom, the new Foust Buck system, the Leader In Me program, and more. Student leaders warmly greeted visitors as they toured the classroom. In addition to visiting the classrooms, families also visited special areas classes, such as music, gym, library, and science. This was also a great opportunity for students to show parents our new Dr. Ben Carson Reading Room. Once students had completed their visit and earned five punches, they received dinner. In all, we had about four hundred visitors tour our building and learn more about what students do at school each day.
Twenty seven fourth graders recently participated in an Electronics program after school with Mr. Covington. Students used Elenco Snap Circuit kits to build models of working electronic circuits. Models are created using blue prints. Each kit includes more than five hundred projects to choose from but favorites include FM and AM radio, voice recorder, light switches, fans, and many more.
On Friday, October 21, students were given the opportunity to spend Foust Bucks at the Halloween store. Items on sale included candy, wigs, decorations, accessories, and full costumes. Prices ranged from $1 to $50 for students who had been saving throughout the school year. Students earn Foust bucks for being at school on time and exhibiting outstanding behavior and responsibility through out the day. Students have many opportunities to shop throughout the year and many are already looking forward to our Christmas Store. In addition to staff members who donated items for the store, we would also like to thank local businesses for their discounts and donations including Target, 5 Below, Halloween Havoc, Sam's, and Bargain Hunt.
Foust students have the opportunity to earn dollars each day they are at school. The first Foust dollar of the day is given for simply being at school on time each morning. Then, throughout the day, students have the opportunity to work their way up the color chart for working especially hard, demonstrating good character, and being responsible. Students are then paid at the end of the day based on the color chart. Students this year have learned basic budget skills, such as saving and spending and evaluating needs and wants. Recently an art cart opened at Foust and students had the chance to purchase art supplies. The next spending opportunity students will have will be next Friday on Club Day. Students are busy thinking about what Club experience they want to be a part of. Options include cake decorating, healthy snacks, jewelry making, hair salon, canvas painting, woodworking, and many more. Be sure to save up your Foust Bucks for Club Day!