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December 2010

FMCCS Rock ‘n’ Roll New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 2010

The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools invites you to a Rock ‘n’ Roll New Year’s Eve Party The Twist, the Mashed Potato, and the Jitterbug! Join us this New Year’s Eve for a good old-fashioned Sock Hop. You’ll time travel to a decade when fast cars, milkshakes, and bobby socks were the height of cool. Slip a quarter in the jukebox during cocktail hour, cut a rug on our checkerboard dance floor, and visit our soda shop for the…

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April 2011

Fit4Lit a Program of FMCCS

April 1, 2011 - May 31, 2011

Join The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools and Leadership Bloomington Monroe County Class of 2011 and get Fit 4 Lit! To be fit for life, our young people must be literate. It is an indisputable fact. Students who read at grade level by the third grade are poised for success. They graduate from high school, make more money, vote, volunteer, raise healthy children, and succeed in life. Today in MCCSC schools, over 30% of all students read below grade…

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Bloomington Reads

April 9, 2011 - April 16, 2011
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Digital Literacy: The End of School as We Know It?

April 27, 2011
Monroe County Public Library, Meeting Room 1B, 303 E Kirkwood Ave
bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Monroe County Public Library-Meeting Room 1B How do we redefine literacy in a world of blogging, texting, gaming, and YouTube? Using the PBS documentary, Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century, we’ll look at what’s happening across the country, and we’ll talk about what’s happening locally. Discussion led by Alan Veach, principal of Bloomington New Tech High School. Click here to download flyer. Sponsored by Monroe County Public Library, WTIU, & FMCCS

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Professional Learning Communities: What’s the Big Deal?

April 28, 2011
Bloomington High School South, Carmichael Auditorium, 1965 South Walnut Street
bloomington, IN 47401 United States

Thursday, April 28th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Carmichael Auditorium in Bloomington High School South     Mike Mattos, renowned expert on Professional Learning Communities will speak and answer questions about the significance of implementing PLC’s in Monroe County Schools.

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Bring Your Own Book and Read

April 29, 2011
Monroe County Courthouse Lawn, 301 North College Avenue
bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Wednesday, April 27th from 11:30 to 1:00 Location: Monroe County Courthouse Lawn Pack a lunch, a book and a blanket and spend your lunch hour reading with the entire community! Click here to download the flyer for Bloomington Reads! Sponsored by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Monroe County Public Library, & FMCCS

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Bloomington Reads Aloud at the Farmers’ Market

April 30, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Showers Plaza 1A between the B-line Trail and the Market, 320 West 8th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States

Saturday, April 30th from 8:00am to 12:00pm at the Showers Plaza 1A between the B-line Trail and the Market Readers of all ages and abilities are invited to the Farmers’ Market to help Bloomington read James and the Giant Peach aloud on stage and on camera. Each individual will read one page as we complete the entire book in 4 hours. Free books to the first 300 students who visit the Bloomington Reads table. Sign up for a free library…

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May 2011

Dancing with the Celebrities – Beth Peikarsky dances for FMCCS

May 21, 2011
Buskirk Chumley, 114 East Kirkwood Avenue IN 47408 United States + Google Map

Beth Piekarsky, a teacher at University Elementary, is dancing her way through the school house. Mrs. P. is learning to ballroom dance to raise money for her passion - Literacy! Today in MCCSC schools, over 30% of all students read below grade level. These students sit at desks across our district and they are falling behind. Without action, they are likely to drop out of school and face a life none of us would wish on our children. It is…

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September 2011

The Great Grown Up Spelling Bee 2011

September 2, 2011
Buskirk-Chumley, 114 E. Kirkwood IN United States + Google Map

Get your team together! Sign up today, number of teams is limited! You can view the 2011 Spelling Bee Gallery by clicking on this link. Click the image on the left to view a larger version of the flyer. For sponsorship information, click here to download the pdf form. Video from last year's Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u__YXnAqf5Q  

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December 2011

I’d Rather Be Reading

December 31, 2011 - January 1, 2012
Your Home Bloomington, IN United States

Make literacy one of your New Year's resolutions for 2012.  Help us ring in the New Year as we join together to support reading for all MCCSC students. Click Here to learn more about this event and stay connected through Facebook and twitter.    

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