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Franciscan School: A National Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence

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The Franciscan School in Raleigh:

From school's website:

Mission of the Raleigh Diocese Schools

The mission of the schools of the Diocese of Raleigh is to engage our school communities in creating quality education within a Catholic environment that fosters the current and future development of the whole child.

TFS Mission Statement

We are a Catholic and Franciscan community walking together as lifelong learners who strive to live and love as Jesus did.


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>> AS A PARENT ONE OF THEMOST IMPORTANT DECISIONSWILL YOU MAKE WILL BE ABOUTYOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION.AND HERE IN OUR AREA WE HAVEA LOT OF OPTIONS.I'M AT THE FRANCISCAN SCHOOLIN RALEIGH TO FIND OUT WHATTYPE OF EDUCATION A CHILDWILL GET HERE AND I'MTALKING WITH THE ASSISTANTPRINCIPAL MIKE WATSON, GREATTO BE HERE.

>> GREAT TO YOU HAVE HERE.

>> TELL ME ABOUT THEFRANCISCAN SCHOOL WHAT ARESOME OF THE CHARACTERS.

>> THE FRANCISCAN SCHOOL ISA K THROUGH 8 SCHOOL, ACATHOLIC SCHOOL, A MINISTRYOF THE ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISIPARISH.WE'VE BEEN HERE SINCE 2000.WE HAVE ABOUT 670 STUDENTSALL GRADES K THROUGH 8.WE HAVE A VERY VIBRANTCURRICULUM.A CHALLENGING CURRICULUM.WE WORK VERY HARD TO MAKESURE OUR STUDENTS ARE NOTONLY ACADEMICALLY SUCCESSFULBUT SPIRITUALLY ANDPHYSICALLY AS WELL.SO MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT AREFOCUS AT THE FRANCISCANSCHOOL.WE ARE STANDING RIGHT NOW INFRONT OF THE SCIENCE FAIRWHICH WE HAVE EVERY YEAR FOROUR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS.THEY ARE SPENDING TIMEGETTING TOGETHER AND IT'SCOMING IT TO A CONCLUSIONTHIS WEEK.SO WE'RE IN HERE JUSTSETTING UP THE SCIENCE FAIRFOR THIS WEEK.

>> TECHNOLOGY IS A REALLYIMPORTANT PART OF WHAT YOUDO HERE.

>> IT IS.WE HAVE SMART BOARDS INEVERY ROOM.WE HAVE A DEDICATEDTECHNOLOGY TEACHER WHO WORKSWITH ALL OF OUR CLASSROOMTEACHERS TO INCORPORATETECHNOLOGY INTO EVERY CLASSTHAT WE DO.SO IT IS VERY IMPORTANTESPECIALLY IN TODAY'S WORLDWITH ALL THAT TECHNOLOGYEFFECTING OUR DAILY LIVES.

>> AND THERE'S ALSO A GREATCOLLABORATION WITH PARENTS.

>> ABSOLUTELY.OUR PARENTS ARE THE FIRSTTEACHERS OF THEIR CHILDRENAND WE ARE TAKING ON PART OFTHAT JOB FOR THEM.AND WE OF COURSE HAVE TOHAVE THAT COLLABORATION ANDPARTNERSHIP WITH THEM SO WECAN DO THE BEST THAT WE CANDO FOR THEIR CHILDREN ANCONTINUE THE THINS THEY'VESTARTED WHICH IS THEEDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN.

>> JENNIFER BIGALOW IT THEPRINCIPAL HERE.WHY SHOULD A PARENT CONSIDERA CATHOLIC EDUCATION?NESS WELL, I THINK IT'S SUCHA GREAT COMMUNITY TO BE APART OF.IT REALLY LAYS THEFOUNDATION FOR LIFE FOR OURSTUDENTS.THEY ARE IN A CHALLENGINGACADEMIC STETTING BUT OURFAITH AND OUR VALUES ARE INEVERYTHING WE DO HERE.WE HAVE FANTASTIC CLASSROOMBUILDINGMENT WE ALSO HAVEWONDERFUL ATHLETICFACILITIES INCLUDING A BALLFIELD AND A BEAUTIFUL GYMFOR OUR STUDENTS TOPARTICIPATE IN FOR PECLASSES OR AFTER SCHOOLATHLETICSMENT WE ALSO HAVE ACHAPEL ONSITE AS WELL AS OURSTUDENTS PARTICIPATING INOUR CHURCH AS WELL.AND TECHNOLOGY THROUGHOUTTHE SCHOOL.

>> ONE THING I'VE ALWAYSWONDERED ABOUT CATHOLICSCHOOL IS DO I HAVE TO BECATHOLIC TO ATTEND.

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO BECATHOLIC TO ATTEND.IN FACT WE WELCOME FAMILIESOF ALL FAITH TRA DIGS TOCOME HERE.WE THINK IT REALLY ENRICHESOUR EXPERIENCE.STUDENTS DO PARTICIPATE INRELIGIOUS INSTRUCTIONTHOUGH.BUT WE WELCOME PEOPLE OF ALLFAITHS.

>> WELL, IT'S BEEN GREATLEARNING ABOUT IT, THANKYOU.

>> THANK YOU FOR COMING.

>> YOU CAN LEARN MORE


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