Franklin County Public Schools

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Frankfort, KY 40601

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District News
Cast Your Vote for a New FCPS Logo
Franklin County Public Schools would like your input! During the 2013-2014 school year, the district completed the strategic planning process, which included the development and adoption of a Vision statement for the District, KIDS FIRST! We are in the process of selecting a logo to be used as we communicate our vision that everything we do, every decision we make, etc. puts Kids First.
Click here to cast your vote for the new FCPS Logo.
Jan 20, 2015 Weather Make-Up Day
Due to a weather day in November, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 will be a school day. 
WHHS KYA Achievements
The KYA trip was a success.  Awards are as follows:

*Outstanding Delegate- Dawson McCoun

* President of the Senate for 2015 KYA- Sierrah Miley  

BPE Beta Club and Student Council Are Making a Difference!
I am so proud of my Jr Betas for completing our holiday service project We discussed what we could do that would last after the holidays to make a positive difference in our community So… From donated/collected toiletry items we created 55 grab and go bags to share w/ our local homeless/crisis shelters to provide those in need w/ these basic supplies like: soap, /body wash (even some conditioners), tooth paste (even some mouth wash) and other items Betas’ decorated these bags with positive messages “Take care, stay warm, thinking of you, you matter, etc) and happy pictures and tied them w/ a bow. They set up stations to get this all accomplished! Their organization and teamwork was amazing! Thanks to Ms Gosney for delivering them! M For student council-I am really proud of their hard work too: we are hosting a winter wear drive-collecting hats, mittens, gloves etc which will be used here to benefit those who need them We also hosted our 1st annual “Santa Laugh off” as part of our SOM-so fun! They are working hard for SOM to be student-led and yesterday they did a great job! Lots of practice is paying off!  
Peaks Mill Junior Beta Club
On Saturday, December 13th, the Peaks Mill Junior Beta Club completed their first service project. Members spent from 10 am to noon at Big Lots ringing the bell for the Salvation Army and singing Christmas carols to the shoppers.
8 FCHS Musicians Selected to All-State Band
From FCHS Band Director, Josh Toppass,

"This weekend, many of our band students went through the last step of the All-State Band audition process. These students worked very hard and had to audition against about 900 of the best high school instrumentalists in the state of Kentucky. Most schools are lucky if they get one or two students in. I am happy to report that Franklin County High School had EIGHT students accepted into this year’s All-State Band. They are:

Blake Oerther, All-State Symphonic Band, 4th Chair Trombone
Connor Moore, All-State Orchestra, 1st Chair Tuba
Celia Ritter, All-State Orchestra, 2nd Chair Oboe
Christopher Dudley, All-State Concert Band, 10th Chair Trumpet
Mallory Hendricks, All-State Concert Band, 16th Chair Flute
Christian Higginbotham, All-State Concert Band, 5th Chair French Horn
Coleman Scott, All-State Jazz Band #1, 3rd Chair Trumpet
Brent Evans, All-State Jazz Band #2, 2nd Chair Bass Guitar

I cannot emphasize enough the level of the accomplishment achieved by these students. They are considered the best of in the state and will perform a concert in February with the other All-State Band students from across Kentucky.

Please congratulate these students if you see them."
FCHS Golf Coach James Myers Named State Golf Coach of the Year
For Franklin County boys golf coach James Myers, his dream season ended with a big surprise.
Myers was named the KYGCA/KHSAA State of Kentucky Coach of the Year for boys golf at the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association’s All-State Banquet at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville...Click "Read More" to finish reading.
FCHS Commonwealth Academic League Results
Several Franklin County High School students were honored at the annual Commonwealth Academic League Banquet held on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Frankfort Country Club.

Three students were honored for their individual accomplishments in league play this season. Senior Denise Robson placed 3rd in the league in Language Arts. Junior Thomas Ransdell placed 2nd in the league in Social Studies and 4th in the league in Arts and Humanities.

Finally, freshman Rishabh Kapoor placed 1st in the league in Science.

The league is comprised of teams from Western Hills High School, Anderson County High School, Scott County High School, Shelby County High School, Sayre Upper School, and Franklin County High. The competition for individual awards is challenging.
6th Grade Academic Showcase
EMS recently placed 5th overall in the 6th grade Academic Showcase. 
The following students earned individual awards:

Nikitha Dharani 1st Place - Science

Cooper Hendrix 3rd Place - Language Arts

Shelby Smith 4th Place – Arts & Humanities

Jonathan Cook 4th Place – Mathematics

Laken Ellis - 5th place Written Composition  

Academic Team has an outstanding year
The Western Hills High School Academic Team has had its most successful year in recent memory. WHHS went undefeated during the Commonwealth Academic League regular season, with victories over Anderson, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, and Sayre.  Read more for more results and pictures. 
Bondurant Selections by KY Middle School Football Association
Two BMS 8th graders, Wan'Dale Robinson and William Arflack, were selected by the Kentucky Middle School Football Association to be a part of the All-State football team, Team Kentucky. They are competing in the national championship tournament. This weekend, they played in Paducah for the first round of the national playoff and defeated Nashville, TN 42-6, on Saturday, and St. Louis, MO, 24-0, on Sunday. They move on to Atlanta, GA this coming weekend for the next round of the tournament and face GFL Georgia in the next round.  
Congratulations Bondurant Sixth Grade Showcase
Bondurant once again dominated 6th Grade Showcase (second year in a row), winning both the Quick Recall and Overall Championships. Besides winning Quick Recall, Bondurant students took home medals in the following categories:

Written Composition
1st place---Nikki Shouse

1st place---Ahmad Ateyeh
2nd place---Kyle Reed
5th place---Kobe Staude

Social Studies
2nd place---Henry Hoffmann
3rd place (tie)---Tommy Quarles & Conner Hill

Language Arts
1st place---Elizabeth Gardenhire
4th place---Sarah Davidson

Arts & Humanities
2nd place---Sarah Davidson
3rd place---Matthew Meyer
6th place---Conner Hill
Holmes Wins National "I Love My Librarian Award "
From The Kentucky Teacher
Jessica Elaine Holmes, a librarian at Westridge Elementary School (Franklin County), has received the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to changing lives through education.

Holmes was one of 10 librarians nationwide to receive the award this year. She received a $5,000 prize at an award ceremony and reception Tuesday in New York.

“It was an unforgettable trip, and I am truly honored to have been selected by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times, the American Library Association, and the selection committee,” Holmes said. “It was inspirational to hear the backgrounds of the other winners and to learn about the contributions those librarians are making in their libraries and communities.”
Read more at The Kentucky Teacher
1st Annual Cents for Sharing Fundraiser
Hearn Elementary was the winner in the 1st Annual Cents for Sharing fundraiser. The school raised a total of $275.65 and the district raised a total of $423. 68. 
Western Hills FCCLA chapter officers, Taylor Moreland and Abby Lucas, met with the Kentucky Board of Education on Wednesday, December 3 at KDE to promote Family and Consumer Sciences Day  
Students Win Art Contest
Recently, 16 EMS 6th grade students had their artwork entered into the Improbable Bauble competition at the Headley Whitney Museum. The competition includes students from Fayette, Scott, Woodford, Jessamine, and Franklin counties. 
We are proud to announce that Aron Chagoya won the overall 1st place award. 
Amelia Roney received a judge's award. 
All of the works will be displayed from 11/22-12/21 at the museum. Admission is free for students 18 and under. 
Congrats EMS, and Ms. Sheridan, our art teacher. #MovinOnUp
School Closing Resources

For the 2014-15 school year, please use the following list of websites, TV and radio stations for FCPS closing information:


FCPS –– - a red banner will appear at the top of the page to indicate closings


Twitter -

TV station listings can be found by clicking the read more link.


One Call Now Options
OneCallNow is a system we use to send our parents and staff informational messages about upcoming events or changes. Some examples include:
  • School closings and/or delays
  • Event reminders
  • Newsletter emails
  • Volunteer opportunities
Click the link at the bottom of the right-hand menu for more information on how to stop receiving calls, update your numbers, and other options.
Hill's A-Team Undefeated
The Western Hills academic team claims yet another victory, this time over Sayre.  Western Hills Academic Team defeated The Sayre School of Lexington by a score or 124 to 111 on Monday evening, resulting in an UNDEFEATED SEASON for the WHHS A-Team in regular season Commonwealth Academic League play. Hills was up 67 to 61 after the written round, winning every round other than science, which was a tie.

Top written scorers for Hills included Todd Stetler in math, Andrew Bates in science and arts/humanities, and Cam Newton in language arts and social studies. Todd Stetler had the high score of the day with a 19/20 in math.

In quick recall, Sayre won the math round 14 to 6, giving them the lead. Hills won science 12-9, then lost language arts 11-8. In social studies, Cam Newton and Andrew Bates had an impressive 18 points (9 each), catapulting Hills into the lead. Hills went on to win humanities as well.

Top quick recall scorers for Hills included the following: Todd Stetler in math, Andrew Bates in science, Cam Newton and Samantha Hensley in language arts, Newton and Bates in social studies, and Newton in humanities.  

BMS Dance Team #1
Congratulations to the Dance Team for winning 1st place this past Saturday in both Middle School Hip Hop and Middle School Time-out Routines. The team competed in the Annual Cheers for the Holiday Dance Competition held at Bryan Station High School. The team will compete again next Saturday at Tates Creek High School in the Supreme Battle Dance Competition. Congratulations and Good Luck Lady Braves Dance Team!! 
To prepare students for College and Career Readiness and to become contributing citizens.
To REINVENT Franklin County Schools to be the PREFERRED school district!
Upcoming Events
Holiday and Winter Break
Mon Dec 22 2014
to Fri Jan 2 2015
School Board Meeting
Mon Jan 5 2015
Thu Jan 8 2015
CLE SBDM Meeting
Mon Jan 26 2015
School Board Meeting
Mon Jan 26 2015
EES Jan. SBDM Meeting
Tue Jan 27 2015
School Board Meeting
Mon Feb 2 2015

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