Franklin County Public Schools

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District News
FCHS/WHHS Graduations Sunday, May 29
A reminder that graduation for both Franklin County and Western Hills high schools will be Sunday, May 29 at the Frankfort Civic Center. Franklin County's graduation begins at 2 p.m., while Western Hills' graduation begins at 6 p.m. 
FCHS National French Exam Results
Several FCHS students participated in the National French Exam. More than 1,000 students throughout the state participated in this exam in addition to over 150,000 nationally...Click "Read More" to continue reading. 
Education Commissioner Visits Peaks Mill
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt visited Peaks Mill Elementary School today to promote reading. Dr. Pruitt talked with and read to students and then toured the school. The Commissioner also got to watch a dress rehearsal by the school's second graders, who are performing a musical play today. See more photos on Facebook!

EES Wins 5th Grade Battle of the Books
Congratulations to Elkhorn Elementary's 5th grade Battle of the Books team for winning the DISTRICT Battle of the Books competition.  
Minecraft Camp
Bondurant Middle School will be offering a Minecraftedu Camp July 11 – 15 from 8:00 – 4:30 for students who will be attending a FCPS middle school next year. The price will be $150 and will include lunch. The application along with more information about the camp are included in the “Application.pdf” attachment. Applications are also available in the BMS front office.  
2016 FCHS Flyer Dance Camp
Registration form can be found by clicking here. 
FCPS to offer free meals this summer
The Franklin County Public Schools will provide free meals to children this summer under the state’s Summer Food Service Program. Seven locations will provide free meals to anyone under 18 years of age, while children who are enrolled in any of six camps and summer programs will also be provided meals. 
Retiring Teachers Honored, School Teachers of Year Named
The Franklin County Public Schools honored 28 retiring teachers Thursday night at a dinner held in their honor in the cafeteria of Bridgeport Elementary School. The district also recognized the Teacher of the Year from each of its 13 schools. For more information and photos, visit our Facebook page 
FCHS Boys Basketball Youth Camps
FCHS Boys Basketball will hold two separate camps June 6 & 7 and June 8 & 9 for boys ages 8-14. The cost of the camp will be $60 per player. View the attached brochure and click "read more" for more information. 
WHHS Boys Basketball Youth Camp
The coaching staff at Western Hills High School would like to invite you to our Wolverine Basketball Camp beginning on June 1st.  This camp is open to boys & girls in 2nd- 8th grade regardless of skill level. The cost is $40 per camper. Click the link to view the attached camp flyer.   
2016 STEM Camp
JUNE 6 - 10, 2016
9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
2016 Lady Flyer Girls' Basketball Camp
The 2016 Lady Flyer Girls' Basketball Camp will be held July 11-13, from 8:00am-12:00pm. It is for Girls ages 8-13 and registration will be $50. Please see that attached image for more info. 
Westridge STLP Program Scores Big At State Championships
Congratulations to the Westridge STLP program for earning multiple titles at the State STLP Championships held on April 22nd at Rupp Arena.  This year, the team brought home eight 1st or 2nd place titles in group and individual events.  Check out the results below! 
Mrs. Young Earns Administrator Award From CKASL
Congratulations to Mrs. Kimberly Young, principal at Westridge Elementary School, for winning the Central Kentucky Association of School Libraries (CKASL) Service Award for School Administrators.  Mrs. Young earned this award for continuing to support her school library program and following the recommended Kentucky Department of Education guidelines for best school library practices.  Her nomination will now be sent to the state level organization for consideration for the state level award.   
End-of-Year Calendar
As we approach the end of the 2015-16 school year, we hope this summary calendar helps every member of our school community sort out the remaining three weeks of May. 
New principal named for Hearn Elementary
We are pleased to announce the selection of Tina Cooper as the next principal at Hearn Elementary School. Ms. Cooper has served as an elementary educator for 22 years. She taught third and fourth grades and currently is finishing her seventh year as the curriculum and instructional coach at Simmons Elementary School in Woodford County. Ms. Cooper brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Hearn Elementary School. join us in welcoming her to the Franklin County Public Schools! 
Agriculture Commissioner of Kentucky Ryan Quarles Visits WHHS
On Monday, April 25th, Agriculture Commissioner of Kentucky, Ryan Quarles,
visited Western Hills High School. He was invited by the Young Republicans
Club which is sponsored by Anita Groenwoldt. Commissioner Quarles spoke
after school to around 25 students and teachers about bipartisanship and civic
involvement. Students from the Young Republicans Club, the Young
Democrats Club, and Geoff Cody's American Government classes attended.

Bridgeport's K-Kids Club Visit the Life House!
Mrs. Lail and her club K-Kids collected supplies for the animals at the Life House. They then delivered the items to the animal shelter this week. They were given the opportunity to see the impact they made first hand and meet some of the animals that they had helped. We are proud of all of the Bridgeport students who helped by donating supplies and our K-Kids for leading this initiative.
Jumpstart 2016 Accepting Applications
Attention all 5th grader and 5th grade parents: Elkhorn Middle School has announced dates for 2016 Jumpstart. Jumpstart is a time when incoming 6th grader become familiar with EMS, its procedures, and its teachers. Please complete the attached sheets and return to EMS. 

Who: Incoming 6th Grade Students
Dates: July 11 – 15th

Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon 
                                                      Cost: Free!

Where: Elkhorn Middle School
Deadline for bus transportation: June 15th

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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!
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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2015-16 Calendar
Approved 03/21/16
2016-17 Calendar
Approved 01/25/16
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