Alert Information for Wednesday, February 10, 2016
All-Day Closure
Franklin County Public Schools are closed Wednesday, February 10.
** All Buildings Affected **
Franklin County Public Schools

190 King's Daughters Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

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District News
FCHS Class of 1976 40th Class Reunion
Friday, June 24, 2016
6:00 - ? Gathering at “76” Tent on Old Capital Lawn – No Cost
Downtown Frankfort Summer Concert Series Open to the Public – Band TBD

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Morning Tour of FCHS (Time TBD)
Tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery, 6-7 pm
Gathering at Buffalo Trace Club House 7-11 pm

Click the Read More link to find registration information and information about the scholarship fundraising.
WES Archery Team Wins Region 7 Tournament
The Westridge Archery Team competed in the Region 7 Tournament at The Cross Center last weekend and earned their 4th consecutive Region 7 title!  In addition to coming in 1st as a team, they also took home several individual medals. 
2016 Westridge Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Mianna Holder and Denise Waddell for winning the Westridge Spelling Bee held on January 29th in the Westridge Library Media Center.  Mianna earned 1st place in a challenging last round, but was unable to attend the Franklin County Spelling Bee.  Denise Waddell, as runner-up, represented Westridge at the Franklin County Spelling Bee held on February 4th.  Congratulations to both girls. 
Congrats Collins Lane
Joining Hands FRC at Collins Lane Elementary School qualified for the United Way Born Learning Academy for the FY16/17 School year.  The program is targeted to promote kindergarten readiness for all students in our community.   In an effort to remove barriers FCPS’s  and Community Partners, along with Parent support are committed to addressing all educational barriers and enabling all children to reach their full potential.  
Checking Road Conditions

Thanks to Lee Meadows for sharing this photo. It shows what we look for when Assistant Superintendent Charley Preston and Director of Transportation Mark Watson venture out (usually around 4 a.m.) to check road conditions before we decide whether or not to cancel school. Safety is our first priority!
Elkhorn Middle Wrestling Comes Up Big
Elkhorn Wrestling competed at the Kentucky Middle School Wrestling State Championships yesterday in Louisville. Congratulations to Jalin Montgomery-Jones, who placed 6th at 121 pounds, and Nathaniel Lawrence, the state champion at 140 pounds! 
Watch School Subjects Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The new episode of School Subjects will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on Frankfort Plant Board Channel 10. Join us for a conversation with Superintendent Chrissy Jones and other guests about issues related to our public schools. This month we chat with school board member Belinda Henson, spend a few minutes with three of our Governor's Cup competitors, and learn a bit about the district's Comprehensive Improvement Plan. 
Celebrating 101 Days of School
Peaks Mill went to the dogs on Friday when we celebrated 101 days of school! For more pictures visit PME website and Facebook page.  
This week's Kids First Shout-outs
Each week, we try to highlight students and educators in the Franklin County Public Schools who have done noteworthy things. So, a BIG “KIDS FIRST” Shout-Out for the following schools and students! 
Inclement Weather Make-up Days
Elkhorn Middle Student Wins District Spelling Bee
Congratulations to 8th grader Sanjana Rahman for winning the FCPS District Spelling Bee. She will move on to state competition March 5th in Louisville. Way to go, Sanjana! Read more.... 
Peaks Mill Proud!
Peaks Mill's own Tyler Ogden was the runner up in the Franklin County District Spelling Bee! We are so proud of you Tyler!
PME Archery
The Peaks Mill Archery Team competed in the Jessamine County Pre-Regional Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 30th and won a first place trophy with a team score of 2,929! Carson Greenwell received a medal for 2nd place elementary boys. Thiago Pires and Haley Partin both received 4th place medals, and Bailey Banks received a 5th place medal. Will Clark and Andrew Walker accepted the trophy at the awards ceremony.  
Aathman B. Wins BPE's Spelling Bee!
Bridgeport Elementary hosted their annual school wide Scripps Spelling Bee in January. Each homeroom in grades 1-5 sent a classroom winner to compete. Aathman B. was named the winner of this school spelling bee and Loukya A. was named the runner-up. Congratulations to these two awesome spellers! Aathman will go on to compete in the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at the University of Kentucky on March 19th.  
Bondurant Middle School Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Daniel Ward, who won the Bondurant Middle School Spelling Bee last week and will represent Bondurant at the District Spelling Bee. Nikhil Akula was runner up, and Hithan Garla came in third place. Great job!  
EMS Spelling Bee Winner
Congratulations to Sanjana Rahman for winning the Elkhorn Middle School spelling bee. She will move on to District competition next week. Way to go, Sanjana!  
EES Spelling Bee Winner
Congratulations to Sania Sairajeev, a fourth grader at Elkhorn, who won the school spelling bee competition. Sania will represent Elkhorn at the upcoming district spelling bee.  
Bondurant Governor's Cup District Champions
After a long two days of competition, I'm excited to say that Bondurant took home the overall Governor's Cup District Championship tonight at Second Street School! The 1st place quick recall team beat Good Shepherd School to take home the title after squeaking out a 1-point victory on an inquiry against Elkhorn in the semifinals. Members of the championship quick recall team are: 
District Governor's Cup Results
Congratulations to the following Elkhorn Middle School students who are advancing to the Regional Governor's Cup competition February 13th at St. Francis School in Goshen, KY. 

Math – 5th Place: Jonathan Cook
Science – 5th Place: Nikki Dharanipragada
Language Arts – 1st Place: Sanjana Rahman; 3rd Place Tie: Laken Ellis
Arts & Humanities – 4th Place: Cooper Hendrix
Written Composition – 2nd Place: Laken Ellis; 5th Place: Cooper Hendrix
Paying for College 101
Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 6 pm 
Paul Sawyier Public Library
Presented by David Scott of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, this program is designed to help high school seniors and their parents get a better understanding of the financial aid application process. Participants will learn how financial aid packages are put together by colleges/technical schools, specifics on application filing methods and how to complete the FAFSA, discuss student loan options, and much more!
Please register online, at the Library, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665x108 or  
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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Thu Feb 11 2016
Regular School Day
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Mon Feb 15 2016
School Board Meeting
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Tue Feb 23 2016
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Mon Feb 29 2016
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