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Students Learn to Make Money

High school students learn how to run a business, create a product, figure out a demand schedule and sell their product to make a profit. Students are able to keep the profits they earn or absorb the losses they create. It is said, no high school in America teaches students to do this very thing. This has been happening for the past 8 years and 7 at Forrest Bird Charter School in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Holiday Bazaar at FBCS… Story by Aurora Reishus

Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Forrest Bird Charter School, High School Building

The Holiday Bazaar, or Economics Craft Fair, was created by Mark Webber, the Economics teacher at Forrest Bird Charter School. Mr. Webber came up with the idea of a craft fair for his Economics class back when he taught at the Mitchell School in Oregon (2008-2010). He reintroduced the idea when he started teaching the Economics class at FBCS seven years ago. For the first three years of the Craft Fair, Mr. Webber was in charge of the event; four years ago the local Sandpoint Farmers’ Market joined the Holiday Bazaar as well.

Products at the fair…A photo showing some of the products that will be at the Bazaar this year. Photo by: Kai Eagley
Products at the fair…A photo showing some of the products that will be at the Bazaar this year. Photo by: Kai Eagley

At the Holiday Bazaar, one will be sure to see a large variety of goods for sale.  Some of the products available this year at the Holiday Bazaar will be: baked goods, musical CD’s, wooden crafts, art, musical instruments, cards, as well as many other goods including home decor products. To find out about all the other products that will be available at this year’s Holiday Bazaar on the 11th of November come to the craft fair at Forrest Bird Charter School.

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Directions:

The location of the Forrest Bird Charter School is 614 S Madison Ave, Sandpoint, ID. To get to the school from the North by Walmart in Ponderay, ID, first head onto Kootenai Cutoff Road and turn left (south) down US-95 S until about a mile and turn onto the Sandpoint exit on the right. At the stop sign turn right to head into the town of Sandpoint. Once in Sandpoint you’ll go through three traffic lights. After the third light you’ll turn west (right) onto Highway 2. Then you’ll see the traffic light on Boyer; go through it and then turn left at the next traffic light onto Division, Once on Division you’ll turn at the green sign that says, “Sandpoint Charter School”.

What street?...A MapQuest image of the school to help you find your way. Photo by: MapQuest

If coming from 210 E Superior Street, turn right (west) onto First Avenue, then take a left onto Lake Street (near Panhandler Pies). After going through a few stop signs turn left onto Euclid and then continue until the T-intersection where you’ll turn right onto Ontario. Stay on Ontario until you turn left onto Division where you’ll head down the road with the green “Sandpoint Charter School” sign. Once at the Charter School location, the high school will be the bigger building on the right.

 

 

New Students in FBCS… Story by Leah Roth

With every school year comes an influx of new faces, and often we don’t take the time to say hi. The Bird Eye News recently interviewed some of these new students and here are a few of their responses.

Question 1: What was your first impression of our High School?

Freshman Thomas Carty: “My first impression of when I first arrived was amazement. Compared to the Sandpoint High School which I had considered, I was very impressed. The overall layout and openness of The Forrest Bird Charter School makes it fell very relaxing and comforting in contrast to the claustrophobic halls of the standard High School.”

Socializing in the Commons… An aerial perspective of the study lab.
Socializing in the Commons… An aerial perspective of the study lab.

Sophomore Lydia Martin: “My first impression was quite good. I like the teachers and I enjoy all my classes. The people are pretty nice and I look forward to making some new friends.”

Question 2: Why did you decide to come to FBCS?

Freshman Lucy Lang: “I have been homeschooled for the last few years, and my parents decided I should go to Charter School for High School.”

Freshman Reese Litster: “They have a very specific teaching style that I liked, and I wanted to come here and be a part of that teaching system.”

Freshman Tracy Mullinax: “I came here because I went to a very small school back in California, so I am used to smaller schools, and Sandpoint High is definitely bigger than here.”

Question 3: What is something interesting about you?

New Students and Magic… Freshman Reese Litster and his friend Ben play Magic in study lab.
New Students and Magic… Freshman Reese Litster and his friend Ben play Magic in study lab.

Sophomore Griffin Smith: “I slept with my door open from 8 to 11 years old because I was scared the snake from Harry Potter was going to kill me.”

Freshman Jeremy Trantum: “Interesting things about me: I am really good at fixing most small motor vehicles. I am good at coding, computers and programming robots. I am really good at riding dirt bikes and taking them apart and putting them together.”
Junior Eliza Litster: “I lived in the Dominican Republic for three months a couple of years ago.”

On behalf of everyone here at Forrest Bird Charter School, I’d like to welcome you all to our school! We hope you enjoy your time with us!