News and Announcements

FXW Day of Unplugging

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FXW Families, We’re looking forward to our second annual FXW Day of Unplugging! Starting Thursday, February 7th at 3:15 and ending at the end of the school day on Friday, February 8th, all teachers and students will be device-free. We’d like you to join us, too. Here is information on our 24-hour digital respite. We…

Maggie Daley Speaker Series: Dr. Jean Twenge

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On February 6, 2019, the Maggie Daley Speaker Series in partnership with the FXW SET Program welcomed Dr. Jean Twenge, psychologist and author of the popular book, iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. Through her research on the “iGeneration” —the first generation to spend their…

Taylor Pauken on Livestreaming

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The Low-down on Livestreaming by Taylor Pauken, M.A., Advanced Psychology Extern You may have noticed your child watching videos of other people in real-time, either watching them apply makeup or showing your children how to beat levels in video games, for example. Watching or streaming videos in real-time, as events are happening, is called livestreaming. Livestreaming…

SET at the ATLIS Conference

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In the spirit of cultivating a Culture of Continuous Improvement, maintaining balance in one’s life has been an ongoing objective for FXW students, parents, and faculty and staff. Our SET Program (Social Emotional Development & Technology) is one important way that FXW is partnering with parents to help establish this well-balanced lifestyle in our community. FXW’s SET Program…

FXW Day of Unplugging

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The SET Program has organized an FXW Day of Unplugging to run from Wednesday, March 7 starting at 3:15 p.m. through the end of the school day on Thursday, March 8. The goal is to have our school community spend the day connecting and learning without the use of any devices. Technology allows us to do a lot…

Week of Code

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Preparing students technologically for what lies ahead has been a hallmark of an FXW education and experience. Throughout the year, we challenge our students as they continue to develop foundational computational thinking skills. As an extension of our strong STEM curriculum, for the fourth consecutive year, students in Kindergarten through 8th grade participated in a distinct FXW Week of Code…

SET and the Holiday Season

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With the holiday season upon us, we’re sure everyone in your home is adding a new laptop, smart phone, tablet, or video game to their gift list! For many children it may be their first phone or personal device. With this in mind, the SET team would like to share some tips and resources on healthy and balanced guidelines…

Snapchat's Snap Map -- What Parents Should Know

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Summer is a time for camps, sports, and — of course — social media.  You may have read about a new option on the popular photo-sharing and messaging app, Snapchat, called Snap Map.  Snap Map has Geo-tracking, which allows people to find where you are in real time.  It is so precise that it allows someone to find your exact…