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Such a Great Facutly in the FSI went to a meeting tonight and was very impressive can't wait to get my daughter in this School it is going to be a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow as adults and make a positive out look on their future and the community that they live in for a better place! ... See MoreSee Less

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Feeling a little information overload? Yup. We share the feeling. But there is a lot of great stuff happening really fast! So - continuing with our Math team - today's Featured Faculty member is Teshale Byan.

When you engage in conversation with Teshale (lean in and listen - you won't regret it) invariably he is going to share his passion with you. Teshale believes deeply that "math is beautiful". And he wants to share its beauty with all his students. It's a powerful passion! We can't wait to spread it with all our Franklin scholars.

Read on for a little more:

Teshale Byan was born and raised in Ethiopia. He studied Civil Engineering for four years at Addis Ababa University and moved to Asheville NC, where he graduated with B.A in Mathematics & Computer Science from Warren Wilson College.

Teshale has been teaching mathematics, computer programming, science, and physical education courses at Odyssey Community School for the last 6 years. His lessons are designed to incorporate real world applications and enhanced by the use of technology.

Teshale has been writing his own mathematics textbooks complemented with interactive computer programs, for which he wrote and used his own tech code. His teaching experiences have made him determined to eliminate the common claim, made universally by people who struggle with math, that “I just don’t have a math brain.”

Teshale believes that, with the right approach, pace, optimal challenges, perseverance, and grit, all students can learn how to apply math and to appreciate its beauty. Teshale’s creativity, his passion for math, and his compassion for all his students make him an ideal crew member for the FSI Math Faculty.
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Information Meeting today, July 28th at the Enka Library! Share the information with all your friends and family who have students who would benefit from an amazing middle/high school experience!
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Student/Parent Info Meeting

July 28, 2014, 6:00pm

Enka-Candler Branch Library

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Current Events

  • Events on July 29, 2014
    9th Grade- Bowling Party
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: July 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: AMF Star Lanes, 491 Kenilworth Rd, Asheville, NC
    Description: We have a special price of $5.99 per bowler, shoes included, if we have a minimum of 20 bowlers.

    Please RSVP for your student and any family members who are bowling.
  • Events on July 31, 2014
    7th grade- Tie Dye Fun & Pizza
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 31, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: 58 Apac Circle Asheville, NC 28806
    Description: All 7th Graders and Families, please come join us to Tie-Dye Shirts and enjoy some food. This will be at Field 8 in the back of the sports complex.

    What to bring:
    1. A White Shirt (or something white you want to Tie-Dye)
    2. $5 for Pizza (per Family)
    3. Beverage to Share
    4. Blanket and/or Chairs

    What to Wear:
    Something you don't mind getting stained.

    We will have a limited number of FSI white shirts for sale for $15 a piece.

    If you want to bring other food items, that will be fine just drop me a message or send me text to let me know so I can plan accordingly.

    Contact: Jasminn Bradford
    Phone: 828-712-2152
  • Events on August 2, 2014
    6th Grade meets at Tarwheels
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: August 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Tarwheels Skateway, 2134 U.S. 70, Swannanoa, NC, United States
  • Events on August 4, 2014
    Teacher Training
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 16, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Events on August 6, 2014
    6th Grade Social- August 4 Manna Food Bank
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: August 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Rd, Asheville, NC, United States
    Description: 6th Grade- August 4 Manna Food Bank

    Join us for a day of volunteering with Manna Food Bank! We only have room for 25 people, so this will be for students only. (Parents, JBL park and Filo Bakery are nearby if you want to socialize while your students are volunteering.) We will meet by the front door of Manna a few minutes before 1:00 and go in together.

    After our volunteer session, everyone is invited to Ultimate Ice Cream just down the road.

    Please, if you sign up and later find you can't go, change your RSVP so others can go instead. You do not need to RSVP for the ice cream - just show up!

    Manna Food Bank: 627 Swannanoa River Rd.

    Ultimate Ice Cream: 1070 Tunnel Rd.

    Filo Bakery: 1155 Tunnel Rd.

    John B. Lewis Sports Park (JBL): 439 Azalea Rd. East
  • Events on August 6, 2014
    6th Grade Orientation Night
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 6, 2014 - 8:00 pm