Thursday, February 14, 2013
Lake Fenton Middle School posted the best MEAP scores in Genesee County.
After posting the top MEAP scores in Geneseee County for the third straight year, Lake Fenton Middle School Principal Dan Ferguson posed a question to his students. "Where do we want to go from here?" Ferguson asked in an assembly Wednesday morning. Ferguson said he would like to set goals even higher for the school. He said officials will work with the Genesee Intermediate School District to look for any gaps in their curriculum and try to do a better job of preparing students for the challenges. "We are going to work on high school and college readiness in math and science,” Ferguson said. “The bar has been lifted and we accept the challenge.” However, Wednesday was mostly about a celebration of the students' achievements. While …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Students post top scores in Genesee County.
Here is a brief look at the MEAP results for Lake Fenton Community Schools. Lake Fenton posted the best scores in Genesee County for reading, writing and social studies. They had the second highest science scores and the third highest math scores. The sixth and seventh grade students placed first in the county for highest composite scores. The eighth-graders posted the fourth highest composite scores in the school. If you combine the grade levels or the composite scores, the students had the highest ranking scores in the county. "Amazing kids, amazing community, amazing staff and very high expectations regarding teaching and learning and even higher exxpectations on building character. That has been our recipe for success," Lake Fenton …
Fenton schools improve most MEAP results in all grades and subjects.
Here is a brief look at the MEAP results for Fenton Area Public Schools. Fenton Area Public Schools were well above the statewide average in every category as a district, according to 2012 results provided by the Michigan Department of Education. One of the areas highest above the state average was sixth-grade social studies as Fenton trumped the state average of 13.1 percent with 48.1 percent proficient scoring. Fenton schools scored 43.6 percent proficient on the ninth grade social studies, while the state average was 28.6 percent. Fourth-graders were also impressive. They outscored state averages in reading 85.8 percent to 68.1 percent and math 60 percent to 44.9 percent. Overall MEAP scores went up in Fenton Area Public Schools from …
Search 2012 Michigan Department of Education data to find results for local schools.
The Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) measures progress in subjects such as math, reading, writing, science and social studies for third through ninth-graders throughout the state. Using the widget above, you can search by school district and school to find out what percentage of students were deemed proficient in those subjects -- meaning they met or exceeded standards set by the state. Note: If you are reading this on your phone or mobile device, please switch to the desktop version of the site to view the database.
Fenton offcials say back roads are too dangerous for buses.
Fenton and Lake Fenton schools closed Monday because of weather and road conditions. It's the fourth snow day for each school this year. Fenton Area Public Schools posted on its Facebook Page that "all of the district dirt roads that our buses travel on are covered with ice and too dangerous to drive." All Fenton Area Public Schools evening events scheduled for 2 p.m. or later will take place as scheduled today. The National Weather Service is calling for scattered rain showers before 9 a.m., then snow showers after. The temperature is expected to drop to 32 by 5 p.m. Winds will increase in the afternoon to 25 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 46.
MEAP results will be posted on Fenton Patch at 10 a.m.
Editor's note: Meap results have now been posted on Fenton Patch. Last year, Lake Fenton sixth, seventh and eighth-graders earned the top MEAP scores in Genesee County. Did the students repeat the outstanding performance? MEAP results will be released at 10 a.m. Monday morning and Fenton Patch will have full results. "We are certain no matter what the results, our students gave their best effort," Lake Fenton principal Dan Ferguson. Compiling sixth, seventh and eighth grade scores, Lake Fenton Middle School ranked No. 1 in the county among public schools in math, reading, writing and science. Lake Fenton had the same distinction in 2011. Lake Fenton has chosen a slogan each of the past four years to go along with their MEAP score efforts. …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The schools are closed on Friday, February 8.
Heavy snowfall throughout early Friday morning resulted in the third "snow day" of the year for Fenton and Lake Fenton schools. The districts announced the school closing, because of weather and poor road conditions. Fenton Area Public Schools posted that the Fenton High School Ambassadors concert will take place as scheduled. The basketball game at Brandon High School is cancelled. The middle school swim meet is also cancelled. More than 400 school districts in southeast Michigan were closed Thursday, according to various news reports including Linden Schools and Holly School district. The snow began in just after midnight Thursday and will continue throughout the day. Today's forecast calls more snow, according to the National Weather …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Post an announcement or photo on Patch to let us know if your student-athlete has made plans for college.
National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 6, is a big day for many student-athletes, and we would love for you to share their accomplishments on Fenton Patch. For some high school senior athletes, it's a day they make their college plans official. It's something to take pride in, and we would love to help parents, coaches and athletic directors spread the word. Patch has several ways in which you can share the news about student-athletes from Fenton, Lake Fenton, Linden or Holly. Start spreading the news today on Patch!
All Fenton Area Public School buildings will have a single point of entry, monitored by school staff and video cameras.
Visitors at Fenton Area Public Schools won’t simply be able to walk in freely any longer. In efforts to create stronger security for the district, officials are installing buzzer systems in all buildings, forcing visitors to identify themselves before entering the school. Cameras will also be installed so staff can observe those coming to the door. All other doors of the buildings will be locked. After pushing the "call in" button, guests will be asked to state the nature of visit, their names and the student’s name. Once admitted, all adults in the building must check in at the office and wear a Visitor’s Badge. “It may be an inconvenience to some people that are used to running in and having free access, but being more cautious and …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Keenan West talked about bullying to Lake Fenton High School and Middle School students Wednesday and Thursday.
Anti-bullying speaker Keenan West stopped in at Lake Fenton High School Wednesday and Thursday to sing, dance and talk to students about bullying. West told student several ways to deal with bullying, telling them to pay attention, and that's it's okay to let others know about bullying they witness. "It has to start with each and every one of you," West told the audience, which consisted of high schoolers on Wednesday and middle schoolers on Thursday. "It's okay to speak up and do what's right." West also spoke of encouraging those who have been bullied to let them know they have support, to let bullies know they have hurt someone and it's a good thing having friends stand together against bullying. Along the way, West sang and danced and …