The Battle of the Books 2016–Selected Titles

Do you want to participate in the Battle of the Books?  Do you want to get a head start on reading some of the book over the summer? Here is the list of the selected titles for the 2016 Battle of the Books:

YRC Nominees 2016

  • Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
  • Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
  • Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar by James Patterson
  • The Creature Department by Robert Paul Weston
  • Never Say Die by Will Hobbs

Sasquatch Nominees 2016

  • Jinx by Sage Blackwood
  • Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
  • Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg
  • The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson
  • One for the Murphy’s by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
  • Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
  • The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  • The Prairie Thief by Melissa Wiley


Late Start Details for 2015-16

The FWPS Board of Directors voted at the regular May 26th board meeting to approve six late-start days during the 2015-16 school year at all district schools. The late-start days are designed to support student learning by providing teachers with time for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

The following dates are scheduled as half-day late starts. All are on the last Wednesday of the month:
September 30, 2015
October 28, 2015
February 24, 2016
March 30, 2016
April 27, 2016
May 25, 2016

Twin hours on these days will be 12:05pm-3:20pm.  Students who take the bus will arrive to campus between 11:50-11:55.  There is no student supervision prior to 11:45 so thank you for not sending students any earlier.

There will no longer be a Data Day on January 28th and the school year will now end on Wednesday, June 15th.