2 Soirée d’accueil des nouvelles familles Forum des volontaireMercredi 23 septembre 2009Présentation de la fondation - Mme Varkay - Mme Schaeffer Présentation du lycée – M. VeteauPrésentation du développement – Mme HolleyIntervention de PAR – Mme Agathon-BurtonIntervention de Washington accueil – Mme Berger-FayardForum du partenariat : présentation des différentes activités – M. Veteau Club vidéo (Mme Guillemin),Yearbook (Mme LeBouder et Mme Becker),Gala (Mme Ortiz-Basha),Fête du lycée (Mme Du Plessix),Winterfair (Mme Putnam),Programme Giant (M. Bagnato)…Collation dans la cafétéria
3 What is the French International School(FIS)? It is a private independent American school, not a French public school.It is a 501-c-3 Not-For-Profit Foundation governed by its Board of Trustees and operating within US and Maryland laws, rules and “good practice” guidelines like other independent schools in the area.Its Mission as defined by the Board is :To offer to students in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area an educational curriculum reflecting standards and guidelines in effect in France, as defined by the French educational authorities, in order to prepare students for the French baccalaureate examination and for admission to institutions of higher education in France and in other French-speaking countriesFurthermore, to qualify students for admission to colleges and universities in the United States by offering a curriculum including courses focusing on the English language, American history and civilization; andTo promote the diffusion of French language and culture in the context of American society in a manner that reflects the cultural diversity of the school.It is one of two “Lycées Conventionnés” in the US - the other schools are “Homologués”
4 What does “Lycée Conventionné” means? FIS is a “Lycée Conventionné” :The Lycée receives financial support from the AEFE* through the payment of 10 expatriatesThe Lycée receives a contribution towards school instructional projectsThe Lycée follows some French educational system regulations and policies.The Lycée offers a French educational curriculum conforming to standards and guidelines in effect in France (BO) and prepares the students for the French baccalaureat examinationOther Schools are “Homologués” :• Administrators not named and paid by the AEFE* but rather by the board• The School can receive a contribution towards instructional projects• The School offers a French educational curriculum conforming to standards and guidelines in effect in France (BO) and prepares the students for the French baccalaureat examination(*) AEFE : Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger
5 The role of the Board of Trustees As an American independent school, the FIS is governed by a Board of Trustees (16 voting trustees and 4 non-voting members).The Board:is the school’s governing body that is legally responsible for the all activities and assures compliance with applicable US and Maryland laws and regulations.works to ensure the future solvency and sustainability of the Mission of the school.is the employer of all non-expatriate personnel while choosing to follow certain French educational system regulations as a “Lycée Conventionné”meets once a month throughout the academic year and works through six defined committees on a regular basis (non-trustees can be part of select committees)The Trustees:shall be responsible for all decisions regarding the activities of the Corporation.are fully volunteer board members; they do not gain monetarily from any aspect of the board’s activity.As of September 2007, the Chief Administrative Officer attends and reports at all board meetings.
7 OBJECTIVES FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2009/2010 Negotiate the Convention between the AEFE and the Lycée RochambeauExtend the lease at Rollingwood and find a long term solutionNegotiate with the faculty association and the administration associationDevelop our communication and the fundraising
8 Fondé il y a 53 ansConventionné AEFE :Appartient au réseau des établissements de l’enseignement français à l’étranger (420 dans 135 pays)Enseignements et examens conformes aux programmes français1064 élèvesEnviron 700 familles49 nationalitésParents20 % travaillent dans un Organisme International15% ont un parent avec un statut diplomatique15% ont un parent enseignant ou chercheur24% de nouveaux élèves/année
9 3 campus La structure BRADLEY (Acquisition 2000) Maternelle (capacité max 172 élèves)ROLLINGWOOD(Location Mt County depuis1989)Elémentaire - maternelle1 GS-CP, 3 CP, 1 CP-CE1, 3 CE1, 3 CE2, 3 CM1FOREST ROAD(Acquisition 1975 – Clg. rénové 2000 – Nouv. Bat. Lycée + terrains sport et gymnase : ouverts en janvier 2006)Elémentaire CM2Secondaire 6ème à terminale(capacité max 750 élèves)
18 L’orientation des élèves après le baccalauréat ANNÉESNOMBRE ELEVESAMERIQUE DU NORDFRANCEAUTRESTotalUSACANADAGB19997056%30%26%38%6%3%20005060%32%28%10%0%200168%28 %40%4%20025457%29%11%7%20035641%-27%27%5%20046365%2%1%20056566%34%18.5%15.5%4.5%20067161.0%31%25.0%14.0%20077454.8%25%29.8%27.3%18.18%7.79%10.3920086775%19.4%49.25%16.4%8.96%5.97%200911076%33%43%16%8%3.5%Moyenne64%9%
24 Advancement – Give for Growth An independent school’s financial health depends on a strong partnership between the school administration, the Board of Trustees, families and alumni.Our Goal is to maintain the extraordinary academic and learning environment that Lycée Rochambeau has provided for more than 50 years while keeping the tuition fees reasonable. The Annual Fund was established to raise the additional needed funds for greater annual operating support.
25 The Annual Fund 2009-2010 RochamGoal: $80 000 with many donors ! Like all Independent Schools, the Annual Fund is the foundation of all school fundraising efforts and is our first philanthropic priority. Every year, parents, trustees, alumni, friends, faculty and staff are asked to support the annual fund, by making a gift. By supporting Lycée Rochambeau, donors show their commitment to the students and to the quality of education that the school offers.: $13,675 from 36 donors: $37,015 from 56 gifts from 49 donors: $ 37,485 from 68 gifts from 64 donorsRochamGoal: $ with many donors !Gifts to the Annual Fund support the overall budget, they will be used to:help defray tuition increasesenhance the school’s extensive academic and extracurricular activitiesmaintain and improve campus facilitiesattract and retain a diverse faculty and student bodyEvery gift counts !Gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.All non-anonymous gifts will be published in our Annual Report.
26 Are there other ways to give? The Annual Gala and Silent AuctionThe School FairThe Winter FairThe Giant BonusBucksWe are very grateful to the many volunteers who give their time and contribute to these events success !The Annual Fund is the most practical means available to raise a significant amount of money and it is how our effort to build on pure philanthropic giving can be the most successful. We ask that donors support the Annual Fund as their first priority.