Franklin County Public Schools

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District News
WRES Archery Team 3rd In World 3D
Westridge made it into the record books again!  The Westridge 3D archery team placed 3rd in the NASP IBO World 3D Challenge.    
BPE Kindergaten and New Student Registration Monday, August 3rd from 12:00-6:00pm
Bridgeport Elementary will be registering up and coming Kindergarteners and new students on Monday, August 3rd from 12:00 - 6:00pm. If you have a student who will be joining the Bridgeport family for the 2015-2016 school year, please stop by to register your child at this time.  
Minecraft Camps at FCPS
Franklin County Public Schools had over 60 campers participate in two Minecraft camps this summer at Bondurant Middle School, June 8-12 for grades 3-5, and July 13-17 for grades 6-9.

Digital citizenship was a strong focus of the camp, as students learned about virtual communities and communication, being responsible citizens, working together to plan, build and survive, and the consequences of making bad decisions regarding digital behavior.

 
District Librarians Present at State Conference!
Franklin County librarians, Carolyn Lynch (Elkhorn Elementary), Jessica Holmes (Westridge), Becky Nelson (Hearn), presented Our Newbery Nominees and Caldecott Candidates...So Far at the Kentucky Association of School Librarians Workshop in Paducah on July 14 to a packed house! Also attending the Workshop were librarians Kate Osterloh (Elkhorn Middle) and Rhonda Bell (Western Hills).  
Bridgeport Elementary Congratulates Artie Eastman who was named BPE Teacher of the Year!
Bridgeport Elementary is proud to announce that Artie Eastman is the recipient of this year's Teacher of the Year award. Mrs. Eastman is a hard working teacher that makes a difference in the lives of her students.  She is always putting Kids First and finds engaging ways to teach her lessons and keep students actively involved in what they are learning. Mrs. Eastman also co-coaches our Odyssey of the Mind team with Mrs. Lyons. She is very deserving of this honor. 
Access to Compass Learning
Students and Parents have access to individual Compass Learning accounts this summer!  Please see the attachment below, regarding more specific information about how to get logged in to your account.

Compass Learning, Summer 2015
 
Lodmell Named CLE Teacher of the Year
Third Grade teacher, Mrs. Beth Lodmell, was named Collins Lane Elementary's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Lodmell works closely with CLE's Parent Teacher Organization and always goes above and beyond in the classroom.  Her time and efforts extend well-beyond her classroom doors and students of Collins Lane.  She is a true leader and driven to meet the needs of all students.  In addition, Mrs. Lodmell also became a National Board Certified Teacher this year in the area of Childhood Literacy.  Congratulations Mrs. Lodmell... Thanks for all you do! 
EMS Jumpstart Camp Scheduled
Incoming 6th graders to Elkhorn Middle are invited to attend our annual Jumpstart Camp. The program is designed to help students make a smooth transition from elementary to middle school.  The camp will run July 27th-31st, from 8:30am-noon. Transportation can be provided. There is no cost. Please see the attached forms. /uploads/05F38EFC-E3CC-4B40-9ECE-5D01F3C4F28E/AUP Signature form - 2012-13.pdf   /uploads/05F38EFC-E3CC-4B40-9ECE-5D01F3C4F28E/2015 Jumpstart Application.pdf 
Hearn Sweeps District Battle of the Books Competition!
Both 4th and 5th grade Superstar Teams came are 2015 Champions of Battle of the Books! They competed against the other 5 elementary schools in Franklin County as well as Second Street. 4th Graders were recognized earlier, so this picture is of the 5th Grade Team: Claire Moore (captain), Kemper Dotson, Collin Matthews, Colton Schul, Nickolas Kapustey, and Caleb Hack. They are coached by teacher, Sara Pope. Battle of the Books is a district-wide initiative that motivates students to read high quality, current children's literature. Paul Sawyier Public Library is a partner and has updated lists and copies of the books available as well. Battle of the Books continues in middle school. 
Bridgeport Elementary is Recognized as a Top Fundraiser for the American Heart Association
    Congratulations to Mrs. Crumbaugh and our Bridgeport Students and Families in raising $10,866.47 during our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. We greatly appreciate your participation and hope you take pride in knowing your contributions will help save lives. Bridgeport is proud to be recognized as a top fundraiser.  Read More for a letter Mrs. Crumbaugh received from the American Heart Association.
 
Hearn Takes 2nd Place in 5 K!
Hearn Elementary School won second place in the school challenge at the Pro-Active for Life 5K Race held in downtown Frankfort on Friday, April 17. By participating in the school challenge, we encourage Hearn faculty, staff and students to be physically fit.  
Peaks Mill Showing Support
Peaks Mill's AWESOME Special Education Teachers showing support for Autism Awareness Day! ‪#‎autismawarenessday‬
 
Western Hills Bands score distinguished at KMEA District Assessment
This year the Wolverine Concert band scored a “1” and two “2”s in the prepared section of the assessment and a 1 in the sight-reading coming to an overall Distinguished rating. The WHHS Symphonic band received two "1"s and a "1-plus" in the prepared section and a 1 in the sight-reading room also averaging to be a Distinguished.
 
Western Hills High School students compete at the Annual KUNA convention in Louisville.
The entire delegation received a Delegation of Excellence award, which recognizes groups that excel in multiple areas and embody the spirit and purpose of the conference.  
Archery Team Moves On to State Tournaments
Eight years ago, Warren Mitchell and Kelly Carr started an archery team at Bondurant Middle
School as part of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). In the
coming months and years this new team gained massive support and popularity.
 
Bridgeport Odyssey Team State Champions!
Bridgeport Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the state tournament Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Union, Kentucky. The team selected the long term problem of Runaway Train in which they built a vehicle that traveled on a track system completing obstacles. The team also developed a skit to accompany their problem. The team placed first in their division and will be advancing to Worlds!!
Team members are: Nikhil A., Bryce B., Aathman B., Kaylee J., and Sanjna R.
 
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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!
 
Upcoming Events
EES July SBDM Meeting
Tue Jul 28 2015
WRES SBDM Special Meeting
Wed Jul 29 2015
New Teacher Induction
Mon Aug 3 2015
Opening day for staff
Mon Aug 10 2015
First Day for Students
Wed Aug 12 2015
SBDM at ELV
Thu Aug 13 2015
WRES SBDM Meeting
Thu Aug 13 2015
BPE SBDM Meeting
Mon Aug 17 2015

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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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