Franklin County Public Schools

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District News
Come Out to the Greenhouse
Western Hills is hosting their annual Greenhouse sale, beginning April 16. The sale will run Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm and on Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm. Attached is a list of items up for sale and their prices.  
FCHS Senior Ryan Simpson Takes 1st Place
FCHS Senior Ryan Simpson won 1st place in the Business Plan Competition sponsored by Howard Law Group. The competition recognizes county students who have entrepreneurial ideas. As part of the program and competition, young entrepreneurs have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of a business plan, research their industry, draft financial statements, and become familiar with business concepts. All while being mentored by teachers and community leaders.

Ryan's business plan was for a sports bar named the Pit Stop Bar and Grill to be opened in the Lexington, KY area. The Pit Stop is a sports themed restaurant and bar that hosts many original dishes and drinks. Ryan is being awarded a Kindle Fire for his 1st place finish. Congratulations Ryan
FCHS with Three GSA Winners
FCHS sends 3 to Governor's School for the Arts!! Congratulations to:
Celia Ritter, Instrumental Music
Catherine Clements, Vocal Music
Charlie Starzman, Vocal Music
More information about this honor and experience is available at
Cow Pasture Bingo
Buy your ticket today for Cow Pasture Bingo to Support Project Graduation ’14! Tickets are $5 apiece, and the winner will receive $1,000! Cow Pasture Bingo will take place on Sunday, May 4, on a soccer field at Lakeview Park.

Your ticket number will be inserted into a computer model that randomly distributes the numbers into squares on a grid. Each square represents an area on the soccer field. A cow will be released onto the soccer field to deposit her “bingo chip.” The location of the chip on the field will then be translated to its corresponding location on the grid to determine the $1,000 winner! To purchase your ticket, call 209-0700 or email

FCHS with Three GSP Winners
Congratulations to Hallee Mason, Denise Robson, and Elijah True for being selected to the 2014 Governor's Scholar Program. GSP is among the highest awards that a high school student can receive. For more information, visit the GSP homepage at: 
WHHS Chorus Spring Sing
The school community and the Frankfort community are invited to hear the talents of our WHHS chorus students at the 4th Annual Spring Sing! The event, sponsored by the Western Hills Choral Program, will be held on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the school's Media Center.  Individuals and groups will be performing selections from various genres, such as classical, folk, pop, and musical theater.  Desserts will be provided. Admission is $5 and proceeds will benefit the WHHS Chorus Senior Scholarship.  
BMS STLP State Championship Results
Congratulations to Logan Thomas and Madison Flynn. These two 6th grade STLP members placed 4th in the entire state at the STLP State Championship on Tuesday for their public service announcement video project "Don't Be a Dummy- Don't Text and Drive." 
BMS Celebrates Mathcounts
BIG congrats to the BMS Mathcounts team who finished 16th in the state at last months state competition in Louisville. 
Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015
Kindergarten registration for next school year will be held on Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8 at the times listed below. 

Bridgeport Elementary School, 10 Doctors Drive (875-8430)

May 7      9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4:00-6:00 p.m.

May 8      9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Early Learning Village - East, 200 Laralan Avenue (352-2585)

May 7      4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

May 8      4:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Collins Lane Elementary School, 1 Cougar Lane  (875-8410)

 May 7      12:45 -1:30 p.m.

May 8      5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

*Bring your Collins Lane child for a 30-minute classroom tour with kindergarten teachers!

Westridge Elementary School, 200 Pebblebrook Way (875-8420)

May 7      8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May 8      8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To begin the registration process, please bring a copy of each of the following documents (as many as you have) to your child’s school: 

  • Child’s Birth Certificate from Vital Statistics

  • Kentucky Certificate of Immunization

  • Kentucky Dental Screening Form

  • Kentucky School Eye Exam Form

  • Kentucky Physical Form (The preventative health care examination must have been conducted within one year prior to beginning public school.) 

  • Proof of Residence (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)

For more information, please contact your child’s school.  

Westridge STLP Students Create Online Art Gallery
Three fourth grade STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) students at Westridge Elementary have created an online art gallery to showcase drama, dance, music, and art products created by Westridge students.  In addition, the online gallery showcases arts events and contains resources to help teachers implement STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) in the classroom.  These students are currently updating the online gallery and invite the community to visit their site and to leave positive feedback on the posts.  You can access Westridge Art Forever at
FCHS Vernissage
If you or someone you know rented a student artwork last spring we need those to be returned to us no later than Friday April, 25 2014. The sooner we can get those frames back the sooner we can get the new works ready for this year's event. Vernissage will be held in the FCHS Cafeteria on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 5-7:00pm. Hope to see you all there. Help us spread the word!! 
Franklin Co. High School to Host Escher Traveling Exhibit
Franklin Co. High School will be displaying a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the fascinating paintings and drawings of the master of artistic illusion, M.C. Escher. The students and staff will enjoy the giant reproductions during the week of April 21-25. The exhibit celebrates fine art, mathematics, and lifelike drawings that you can’t tear your eyes from. 
Parker and Sexton Announced as New Administrators
Superintendent Chrissy Jones announced two positions were filled today.

Mr. William “Billy” Parker was selected as the next principal at Elkhorn Elementary School. Mr. Parker began his teaching career at Collins Lane Elementary School. With the opening of the Early Learning Village, he was selected as the assistant principal. In 2011, Mr. Parker was named principal at Kit Carson Elementary School in Madison County.

Mr. Kyle Sexton was named the new Director of Student Services for the Franklin County Public Schools. Mr. Sexton has served as a teacher and assistant principal at Bondurant Middle School. Mr. Sexton has served as principal at Hearn Elementary School since 2005.
Mother/Daughter Workshop "From Girls to Women"
The FCHS Youth Service Center will be hosting a Mother/Daughter Workshop entitled "From Girls to Women", on Saturday, April 26th, from 10am-2pm. Two mental health counselors will be leading the workshops. Click "Read More" to see the schedule. If you would like to attend, with your daughter, please email our YSC Director, Amy Nance, at Registration is free and lunch will be provided.
Congratulations to the FCHS FFA
Congratulations to the following FCHS FFA members who qualified for the state competition this June at Rupp Arena.

Impromptu Speeches
Anna Phillips- Floral
Michael Hudkins- Small Animal

FFA Proficiencies
Michael Hudkins- Wildlife Production

Star In Ag Placement
Dylan Fryman- Dylan is one of 12 finalist for this award from across the state. Dylan Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project includes his work at the Franklin County Natural Resource and Conservation Office

KY State FFA Degree Recipients
Michael Hudkins
Jacob Riddle
Dylan Fryman

Vote Cody Campbell
Please follow the link below and help FCHS Senior Cody Campbell earn a scholarship to Tulsa Welding School by voting for his video submission to the Mike Rowe Works Scholarship Contest. Every vote counts!
Calendar Changes
The Franklin County Board of Education approved the Revised 2013-2014 Calendar at the regular Board meeting on April 7, 2014. 
Students in Franklin County Public Schools missed 15 weather-related days during the 2013-2014 school year.  Recent passage of HB 211 states districts should strive to ensure 1,062 instructional hours by June 6.  All of our schools will exceed the 1,062 required hours on June 5 or before, therefore the last day for students will be on Thursday, June 5, with closing day for teachers on June 6.   Graduation will be on Sunday, June 8. A District Staff Day must be added to fulfill the contractual obligations of certified and classified staff members, with the reduction of one instructional day for students.  The 2013-2014 Amended Calendar:
April 25 – Instructional Day
May 2 – Instructional Day
May 20 - District Staff Day (Election Day)
May 27 - Instructional Day
May 28 - Instructional Day
May 29 - Instructional Day
May 30 - Instructional Day
June 2 - Instructional Day
June 3 - Instructional Day
June 4 - Instructional Day
June 5 - Instructional Day (Students' Last Day)
June 6 - Closing Day
June 9 - District Staff Day
June 10 - District Staff Day (For schools that made-up a District Staff day on a Saturday, they will not need to report.)
June 11 - Professional Development (For staff members who have not completed their 24 required PD hours for 2013-2014)
June 12 - Professional Development (For staff members who have not completed their 24 required PD hours for 2013-2014)
Odyssey of the Mind Teams to World FInals in May!
FCPS Odyssey of the Mind Teams had an outstanding showing at the State Competition at EKU on March 29th. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. This year FCPS had 7 teams of students competing at the State Tournament at EKU.  All seven of our teams did well and we are very proud of them all!   1st and 2nd place winners at State Competition advance to the World Finals Competition at Iowa State University on May 28th-31st.  Four teams did advance to this level of competition! 
Congratulations to the following OoTM Teams Advancing to World Finals:
EMS “The Drivers Test” Problem - 1st Place
Christian Thompson, John Bullock, Niki Rajendran, Evan Smither, Caitlyn Barnes, Julia Blackburn, and Allen Slaughter BMS "Not So Haunted House" - 1st Place
Luke Sosby, Shay Locke, Madison Sharp, Matson Wainwright, Hasitha Ramisetti, Julia Martinez, and Amanda Jones Elementary "Not So Haunted House" - 1st Place
Owen Powell (PME), Conner Hill (CLE), Phoebe Emberton (PME), Laken Ellis (PME), Ellie Shera (HES), Elizabeth Gardenhire (CLE), and Riley Welch (PME) Elementary “The Drivers Test” Problem – 1st Place
Levy Deckard (HES), Cooper Hendrix (HES), Nikhil Akula (BPE), Mahitha Ramisetti (CLE), Jai Joshi (CLE), Chinmay Tope (CLE), and Jackson Scott (PME)
Westridge Takes 3rd in State Archery Tournament
The Westridge Elementary Timbewolves Archery Team placed 3rd at the KY NASP State Archery Tournament held on March 17th and 18th in Louisville, KY at the International Convention Center. The 2014 State Archery Tournament was the largest ever at almost 4,200 competitors. 49 Elementary teams competed in the Elementary Division. 
Westridge Takes 3rd In Regional Governor's Cup
Last week, the Westridge academic team placed 3rd in the Region 17 Governor’s Cup Competition held at Westridge Elementary School.  
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