FEP - Findlay Enrichment Programs, Inc.
What is FEP?
- Findlay Enrichment Programs, Inc. (FEP) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 1988.
- Members include parents and others concerned with advocating for and supporting educational enrichment programs.
- FEP works in partnership with the Findlay City Schools and area businesses to encourage, develop, and coordinate a variety of classes, events, and programs held within the schools and community.
- The governing board is comprised of primary, intermediate, and middle school parents.
- Parental involvement is welcomed at monthly board meetings at 7:00 p.m. 2019-2020 Meeting dates: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 9, April 6 and May 11.
- FEP supports the existing FCS programs and the need for further options for all identified students along with talented students not identified by state guidelines.
FEP Sponsored Programs
- Enrichment Clusters – Grades K-5
Provides materials for clusters offered to students excelling in critical thinking, reading, social studies, and math (clusters available upon teacher request)
- Creativity Clubs – Grades 3-5
Funds purchase of curriculum and supplies for Creativity Clubs available to students identified as creatively gifted
- Camp Discovery – Grades 1-5
Science and Technology day camp offered in June to all FCS and St. Michael students for a nominal fee
- Camp WORLD – Grades K-5
A multi-cultured day camp offered in June to Findlay City Schools, St. Michael’s, and Hancock County schools for a nominal fee.
- Teacher Mini-grants – Grades K-8
$2500 available annually to Findlay City Schools classroom teachers for enrichment material purchases
- Science Clubs – Grade 5
Students study space in an after school program.
- Special Programs (held periodically)
Family Science Night (annual) – Grades K-6
Toledo Zoo Outreach – Grades K-3
COSI on Wheels – Grades 3-5
Author & Artist Visits – Grades K-8
Women in STEM Seminar – Grades 7-8
- Engineering Programs are offered to students excelling in math/science.
Engineering I and II (grades 3-5);
Middle School Robotics I & II (grades 6-8);
High School Robotics I and II (grades 9-12).
There is a cost for each program.
- Chinese Classes (grades 3-5)
Chinese classes are offered on two levels: Beginning & Intermediate to those students identified gifted in reading and language for a nominal fee.
- Japanese Classes – Grades 3-5
Japanese class is offered at the beginning level to those students identified gifted in reading and language for a nominal fee.
- Honors Career Mentorship Program – Student selection is a competitive process based on academic achievement, teacher recommendation, standardized test scores, and self-reported interests and activities.
FEP Volunteer Opportunities
- Camp Discovery
- Camp World
- Creativity Clubs
- Enrichment Cluster Facilitator
- Elementary Engineers
- Family Science Night
- Outback Fundraiser
- Teacher Recognition
- Women in STEM
Did You Know...
- Enrichment clusters offered for students excelling in critical thinking, reading, math, and social studies are led by community volunteers. If you would be interested in helping with clusters, please contact: Laura Metz @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Creativity Clubs offered to intermediate students identified as creatively gifted are facilitated by parent volunteers. If you have an interest in becoming involved contact: Kristin Woodhull at 419-425-8332.
- The Gifted Resource Library located at 2019 Broad Avenue has a wealth of enrichment materials. Contact: Lameice Kenny at 419-427-5495.
- Information on Gifted Issues is available on line at www.ode.state.oh.us by clicking on Topics: Disabilities/Gifted.
- FEP is an affiliate member of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children www.oagc.com.
Join FEP Today!
Findlay City Schools Coordinator of Gifted Education
Mary Kay Kasiborski