Franklin County Public Schools

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District News
BPE's STLP Project: Fit & Healthy Tigers Qualified for State!
Congratulations to Bridgeport's STLP Project Team: Fit & Healthy Tigers for a job well done at Regional Competition. They will be taking their project to State Competition in April. We are proud of these girls for all of their hard work and look forward to hearing more from them and their fitness site in the upcoming months. These students plan on adding pictures, videos, and even more links to their site to help Bridgeport student stay fit and healthy!
EMS STLP Going to State

Congratulations to the EMS STLP students.

Two groups presented their showcase projects at Regional competition Thursday. Both groups qualified for the State Competition in April.

Shelby O. and Diana V. showcased a presentation on Using iPads to Help Special Needs Students.

Owen P., Jackson B., and Brayden P. presented a video game they created to help students study for the Battle of the Books. Way to go, Elks!  
BMS STLP Going to State!
Congratulations to both of the Bondurant Middle School STLP groups that competed at the regionals on November 12th, and were invited to compete again at State.

"Rise of the Language Learners", a project that teaches the French language using a video game was presented by 6th graders Trey Hardy, Jeremiah Wilder, Katlyn Blade, and Jekylah Cook.

"Putting Together the Pieces", a project on autism awareness, was presented by 8th graders Savannah Albers and Abby Sadler. The groups pitched their ideas for the judges to score and both teams performed very well. These students will be continuing their projects and collecting data to show impact, so the projects can be presented and judged again in April at the STLP State Championship.


Culture Connectors Qualify For State STLP
Congratulations to the Westridge Timberwolf Culture Connectors for qualifying for the State STLP Championships!  The Timberwolf Culture Connectors are attempting to collect and connect student created folktales from around the world.  They hope to have 30 folktales before the April competition date.  Members of the team include Emily Rudic, Jon Strange, and Muhammed Cisse.      
FCHS STLP Moving Invited to State

  • Congratulations to the FCHS STLP for on being invited to present at the STLP State competition this coming April!

To win “Showcase” teams must advance through Round 1 (Regionals) and advance through Round 2 (State) and win Round 3 (Final round at State). The Showcase competition is for grades K-12 and Regional competitions are held at 8 different locations across the state.

Numerous groups present at regional competitions each year. Last year, 462 Showcase projects were invited to State, but only 59 of those made it to Round 3. The state competition also has several other events for the students to compete in, including sumobot, video game challenges, art on demand, etc.

Presenters for this year were Brianna Gaskins and Cheyenne Graves. Technical Support included Will Brooks, Andrew Keffer, and Joey Wiley.
FCHS Academic Team Shines
  • • Congratulations to the FCHS JV Academic Team for their 1st place overall victory in the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition’s JV Challenge this past Saturday. The team overcame challenges from Shelby County, Scott County, Henry County, Western Hills, Woodford County, and Oldham County for their first place finish.
  • The Quick Recall Team, led by captain Christian Thompson, placed 2nd in Quick Recall after playing Woodford County in three separate matches.
    • Individual honors went to:
    • Sasha Sairajeev – 2nd – Science
    • Rishabh Kapoor – 1st – Science
    • Christian Thompson – 3rd – Social Studies
    • Parks Mason - 2nd – Social Studies
    • Niki Rajendran – 6th – Language Arts
    • Christian Thompson – 4th – Humanities
    • Parks Mason – 2nd – Humanities
    • Niki Rajendran – 2nd – composition
    • Rishabh Kapoor – 1st – composition
2015 Ms. FCHS
  • Congratulations to our 2015 Miss FCHS, Mea Graham, crowned this past Saturday evening after three rounds of preliminary judging!
    • Other award winners were:
    • 1st runner up - Peyton Smith
    • 2nd runner up – Mallory Quisenberry
    • 3rd runner up – Sibre Morton
    • 4th runner up – Savannah Anderson
    • Mea Graham – Miss Talent and Interview Award
    • Isabella Taylor – Miss Poise
    • Grace Perkins – Sponsor’s Award
    • Savannah Anderson – Interview Award
    • Sibre Morton – Miss Congeniality
    • Sydney Hendrix – Miss Scholarship
    • Laken Semones – Miss Leadership
    • Haley Franklin – Miss Citizenship
EMS Students Win Art Competition
Congratulations to Kaylee Redmon, whose art piece "Cyclops" was recently named the overall winner at the Headley-Whitney Museum's Improbable Baubles contest. 
Madeline Shipley, who create "Medusa" was named Honorable Mention. 
For more information about Improbable Baubles, click here
Child Care Openings at WHLC
The Western Hills Learning Center will have an opening in the infant room starting November 2 and two openings after Christmas break. If you are interested in quality childcare, or know of someone who is, email or call Marie Varney. or 502-875-8400.

Watch School Subjects!
Join us for a monthly conversation with Chrissy Jones, superintendent of the Franklin County Public Schools! This week, we got to talk with School Board Chair Jennifer Grisham-Brown and visit with the Franklin County High School golf team. We also featured a hands-on field trip taken by fourth graders from Elkhorn Elementary School. Sunday nights at 7:30 on FPB Cable 10, or watch it online here! 
WHHS FFA Aquaculture Program Wins $1000 Grant
The Western Hills FFA chapter (Henry Collett, primarily a special problem in aquaculture student) has received a $1,000.00 grant for his Aquaculture program to purchase 500 Tilapia and 250 Australian Red Claws to create a program aimed at providing a sustainable source of seafood for food insecure members of our community. Henry’s plan is to use some of each crop to harvest at processing weight and send to the homeless shelters in Frankfort community. He plans to use the remaining livestock as breeding animals for future sustainability of the program. CONGRATULATIONS, Henry and WHHS FFA!!!
WHHS HOSA Officers
Congratulations to the WHHS HOSA Officers!!!!

On October 4 and 5 the officers of the Western Hills High School HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) chapter attended the KLTI (Kentucky Leadership Training Institute) in Louisville, KY. While at the convention each officer earned the "Statesman Award" by completing many tasks such as recitation of the HOSA creed, questions over parliamentary procedures, and knowledge of the members of the State HOSA Board. The WHHS HOSA officers are Elizabeth Woodrum, Caroline Orange, Bethany Smith, and Haley Clevenger.  

Community & Business Leaders Working on a New Workforce Training Partnership
Representatives from eight local manufacturing companies met on Tuesday with local educators and leaders from various community organizations to begin working on a new partnership aimed at expanding and improving the training provided for the area’s manufacturing employees. 
Middle and High School Students, Would You Like to Be a Morning Mentor?
If you would like to volunteer your time to help younger students, Hearn offers an early morning opportunity and then transportation to Elkhorn Middle and Franklin Co. High School. Find more information and the application at Read More. Return completed forms to Mr. Counts or Mrs. Barton.   
Mission - 
To prepare students for College and Career Readiness and to become contributing citizens.
Goal - 
To REINVENT Franklin County Schools to be the PREFERRED school district!
Belief Statements -  
  • are our number ONE priority
  • will engage in high quality instruction in a nurturing environment
  • will achieve at high levels
  • will become responsible and independent learners
  • will share in the responsibility of their own learning
  • will utilize 21st century skills (critical thinking, creativity, communications,collaboration and commitment 
  • will succeed through the combined efforts of the Franklin County Public Schools, families and our community

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