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Fannie Lou Students Learn Anything with Beam Center

Fannie Lou students collaborated with Beam Center artists this fall to build Brain Boxes and code websites that express their interests and curiosities. Students explored, uncovered, illuminated, mapped, finessed, and celebrated their research journeys over the course of the fall semester. Check out their work here.

In Person Classes Resumed October 1st

Blended learning students were welcomed back to the school building for the first day of in-person, socially-distanced instruction for the semester. In-person instruction for students are participating in blended learning will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays until further notice.

Until October 1st, All Classes Will Be Held Virtually

Schedule information and links to online meetings are being delivered to your child's email address. Please check to be clear for next week's schedule. If you have questions about schedules or need computer access, please contact your child's advisor or use this link to request that someone contact you (

Information Sessions about the Start of the School Year

We want to be in communication with you about the needs of your child and transparent about sharing information about the start of the school year with you as soon as it is available. Join a virtual Q&A session with the principal to learn more about our current plans.

Fannie Lou Graduation Celebration Virtual Ceremony

The Fannie Lou community gathered in a Zoom meeting to continue our celebration of the amazing class of 2020. We laughed and cried at the wonderful memories we've made during the past four years and we imagined how the strength of this class may be used to forge a better future for our society.

Fannie Lou Graduation Celebration CARavan

Even though we were not allowed to have a traditional graduation ceremony this year, there was no way to keep staff from celebrating the accomplishments of the class of 2020. So, in addition to a virtual graduation ceremony, staff spent 2 days delivering diplomas to graduating seniors and cheering them on with their neighbors.

Fannie Lou Community Message

" I am sick of tired of being sick and tired" - Fannie Lou Hamer
The horrific murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery the last few weeks and the countless other senseless murders throughout the years of African Americans and Latinos at the hands of the police have been outrageous acts of injustice and a continued threat to equity and equality.  Unfortunately, we all feel the same as the namesake of our school, we are ALL sick and tired of being sick and tired.

It's Panel Season at Fannie Lou

Students are using our Habits of Mind to discuss the work they've been doing this academic year. Although we're not able to sit side-by-side, our assessments are continuing with Google Hangouts.

D1 Science Fair Underway

9th and 10th graders are using FlipGrid to present the science experiments they've developed at home and to connect with each other about what they're learning.