Fernan STEM Academy

Where falcons feed on education; no goal's too high where falcons fly

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    IMPORTANT: Please read about changes to the SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAM that may affect you.

    Click above to read more about important changes to this program.


     

    Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

    First Day of School

    The 2018-19 School Year starts on Tuesday, September 4. Our school will reopen on August 16 for new student registration, below. Office hours starting August 17th will be 9 am to 3 pm.

     2018-19 Supply Lists & Calendar

    Download our School Supply Lists  l   Download the 2018-19 Parent Calendar

    **FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES**  Thanks to Tools 2 School and other local businesses and non-profit donations, backpacks, and school supplies will again be available this year for those in need. To request supplies, contact the Fernan front office or counselor sometime between August 27 and the first day of school, September 4. Questions? Call the district office at 208-664-8241 or email info@cdaschools.org.

    Free & Reduced Meals for 2018-19

    Your children may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches and breakfasts. Families that have previously qualified will need to reapply each year. Download the application or get more information on the School Nutrition Services department webpage.

    School PLUS Childcare Program 

    School PLUS is a reliable, quality, licensed before and after school childcare program offered in our school and schools across our district. Registration for the 2018-19 school year will begin August 1.  

    Visit the School PLUS page for more details and registration information.

     

About Fernan:

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    About Fernan STEM Academy

    Situated on ten park-like acres, Fernan STEM Academy is an awesome place to learn! We excite and inspire learners through a rigorous curriculum, which meets the challenges of today’s society using Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as the foundation for critical thinking, experiential learning and creative problem solving.

    With this STEM focus, students explore their world daily in the STEM Brain Lab, through numerous assemblies, with integrated STEM inquiry instruction, through field trips and with virtual learning. Numerous afterschool programs engage children and families to live the STEM life! STEM nights, afterschool enrichment programs and student clubs including robotics, computer coding, movie making, geography and gardening round out the STEM experience.

    Last year we broke ground for the “Playground for All Project", a student-led movement to create a playground accessible for all Fernan’s Life-Skills program children with special needs. This project embodies the spirit of our school mission: “Fernan STEM Academy, as a purposeful community, is dedicated to educating all students to their maximum potential while emphasizing social responsibility in a positive climate.” We are grateful for the tremendous community support we have received for this project to date.

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    Fernan’s Vision

    To excite and inspire learners through a rigorous curriculum, using Project Based Learning, which meets the challenges of today’s society focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as the foundation for critical thinking, experiential learning and creative problem solving. 

    Fernan’s Mission

    Be kind, work hard!   

    Mission Statement

    Fernan STEM Academy, as a purposeful community, is dedicated to educating all students to their maximum potential while emphasizing social responsibility in a positive climate.

    Fernan’s Motto

    Where falcons feed on education; no goal's too high where falcons fly!

    Fernan’s Chant

    Who are we, Fernan STEM Academy

    Scientists discovering worldly possibilities

    Using Technology to understand reality  

    Engineering things to make them work efficiently

    and math which brings it all together!

    Who are we, Fernan STEM Academy

    We’re Brilliant, We’re Kind and We’re Strong!!!

     

We Believe...

  • We Believe:

    Poverty disappears when a child walks through the doors of our school.

    Poverty is not an excuse for failure.

    If you have a problem address directly, attempt to offer solutions.

    Every child can learn and meet state benchmarks.

    Once we teach our building expectations, every child has the ability to follow them.

    Grit and hard work are more important for a child’s success than DNA or intelligence.

    Discipline is more effective than punishment.

    A child will struggle to learn if he or she has not developed a positive relationship with the educators in our building.

    Bullying will not happen at Fernan.

     

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