Franklin County Public Schools

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District News
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 http://www.wreartforever.weebly.com/.
 
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 amy.nance@franklin.kyschools.us. 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!

http://bit.ly/1kpnfw1
 
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.  
2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration
Registration is taking place soon!!!  Please take a look at the download (click on article heading), regarding important information regarding your student's registration for the 14-15 school year.  We look forward to meeting you and your student! 
Regional National History Day Winners
Students from Elkhorn Middle School competed at the Regional National History Day Competition on Saturday, March 22nd. EMS had two students entered in historical paper, two in individual documentary, two in group documentary, one in individual exhibit, and six in group exhibit board. Every student from Elkhorn Middle was selected to advance to State Competition at U of L on Saturday, April 26th. Those moving on to State are:
  • Rishabh Kapoor--- paper
  • Sasha Sairajeev---paper
  • Aish Balaji----individual documentary
  • Niki Rajendran----individual documentary
  • Bailey Harrod and Parks Mason----group documentary
  • Allen Slaughter----- individual exhibit
  • Aaliyah Jones, Abigail Willhoite, and Dalton Kemper----group exhibit
  • Caitlyn Barnes, Julia Blackburn, and Olivia Hagg----group exhibit
These students have put a lot of time and energy into:1. Choosing their topic, 2. Researching primary and secondary sources, 3. Writing their scripts, 4. Creating their final product, and 5. Defending their thesis, research, and final product before judges (usually college professors that are experts in their category).  
Backpack Snack Program
 FCPS food service staff & FCPS maintenance staff assisted FRYSC staff in delivering and unloading food purchased at Kroger for our Backpack Snack Program. The Backpack Snack program serves both Frankfort City Schools as well as Franklin County Schools.
Kroger East is working closely with the Backpack Snack Program by ordering food in bulk at a discount in support of the program insuring no child has to face hunger. 

To date 176 children are enrolled in the program. Each child receives 3 small meals per day for Saturday and Sunday. The average cost to feed one child for an entire weekend is $10.00. This program is offered through the Family Resource Youth Services Centers in all schools in Frankfort/Franklin County.

First Christian Church has donated space in their church for the BPS Program to operate out of. Backpack Snacks depends on community donations, food drives and volunteers to make the program successful.

The Backpack Snack Program would like to thank everyone Frankfort for all your support!    
 
Upcoming Events

BPES SBDM Meeting
Mon Apr 21 2014
School Board Meeting
Mon Apr 21 2014
WRES SBDM Meeting
Thu May 1 2014
BMS-SBDM
Mon May 5 2014
EMS SBDM Meeting
Mon May 5 2014
FCHS SBDM Meeting
Mon May 5 2014

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Early Learning Village 7:50-2:50
Elementary Schools 7:45-2:40
Middle & High Schools 8:40-3:20
   
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