Franklin County Public Schools

916 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

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District News
WHHS has record number of National Merit Semi-finalists
Let’s give a BIG WOLVERINE shout out to the following students who have been named semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition:  Andrew Bates, Sidney Cobb, Will Grasch  
FCHS Bass Fishing Team Update
Bass Fishing Team News from Head Coach James Myers...

"Cameron Thompson and Jacob Moore (already at EKU), our qualifiers from last year from the state of Kentucky, will be gone to Kimball, TN, and Nickajack Lake this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, for the World HS Fishing Championships. They will be fishing for a shot at a $10,000.00 scholarship and eventually the title of World HS Fishing Champions next year in Arkansas. They must finish in the top 10% of the qualified teams of student-anglers at this World Championship Stage 2 Southeastern United States Regional. They will be fishing against high school student-angler teams from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Kentucky. This is a HUGE deal for these two young men. If you see Cameron or if you still have contact with Jacob, please wish them Best of Luck and let them know how proud our school is of their remarkable accomplishment. I am so proud of the young men these two outstanding student-anglers have become and much like our golfers, they represent our school and community with such class and dignity!!! Competitive tournament angling is opening so many doors and opportunities for kids all across America and especially right here in our community and school!"
FCHS Flyer Golf Team Update
Flyer Golf News from Coach James Myers...

"2014 CKBC Champions!!! Very proud of our guys as we capped off our undefeated conference season by winning the conference championship tournament Saturday in an exciting finish over the Scott Co. Cardinals by 1 stroke at 303 to 304. Jacob Cook and CJ Jones continued their GREAT play on the season by firing rounds of 1-under par 70 and even par 71! CJ made an incredible par on his 18th hole today and Ben Nolan played his last 8 holes 1-under par and Will Molen played his last 6 holes even par to cap off the true TEAM victory! In fact, after a struggling start, our 4 scores we counted played their last 7 holes each a combined 1-under par!

This has been an historic season for our Flyers as we have now won 5 of the 9 tournaments in which we've participated, including the last 4 in a row to go along with 2 runner-up finishes as well! In addition to our team success today, Jacob Cook and CJ Jones finished 1-2 in conference ALL-CKBC Standings, with Jacob earning P.O.Y. Honors! Both of these young men are right in the thick of the race for the title of KY’s Mr. Golf! This award is not voted on by coaches or media outlets, but rather earned on the course with their play under the KHSAA and KYGCA Points System. So proud!!!

I should also mention, that Freshman Walker Lee made the 1st Hole-In-One in my tenure as coach at Franklin Co. during a high school competition. He ACED the Par 3 3rd Hole at Dix River CC on Saturday…"
STLP Earning Badges
The Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) is implementing a new gamification element this year! Schools will have the opportunity to earn STLP badges they can showcase on their STLP websites. The badges are earned based on the activities in which the school’s STLP students participate. Check out the Westridge STLP page to see examples of the first two badges available!
West Side Credit Union Open
Western Hills business department is proud to announce the grand opening of our Westside Credit Union. Our partnership with Commonwealth Credit Union allows students to learn the importance of saving at an early age. The WSCU also provides loan services for students who forget their lunch money or need a loan for an upcoming event. Savings rates are high & interest rates are low so come visit us and let us set up an account for you! 
2nd Annual FCHS "Haunted School"
The second annual “Haunted School” will be at Franklin County High School on October 25th from 7:00 until 11:30. Admission will be 3.00. All proceeds will go to the Student Council organization which benefits the entire student body. Anyone under the age of sixteen is recommended to be accompanied by an adult.  
Pay It Forward
There is a wonderful service opportunity going on right now through November 22, for our Backpack Snacks food program.  The Joining Hands Family Resource Center, which services Collins Lane and Hearn Elementary is sponsoring the event. Please see the attached flyer for more specific information.

Pay It Forward Flyer
McConnell Extra Mile Award
Western Hills is extremely proud to announce that last year Laura Sell, Math Teacher, was the recipient of the Extra Mile Award and received a cash prize of $10,000. We also had two other WHHS teachers that were nominated, JR Zinner Ag Teacher and Tara Graves Special Education Teacher. Both of these teachers were presented $1,000 each as a runner-up prize. The McConnell Extra Mile Award provides an opportunity to recognize full time teachers and educators who are making outstanding contributions to students' lives. Please join us in giving all of the recipients a bog Wolverine shout-out! Congratulations!  
Free Office 365 Pro Plus for Students
In order to help our students prepare for success this school year, we’re providing Office to every student free of charge. With Office 365, you will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more.
• Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
• Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
• Office subscription lasts for as long as you are a student here and FCPS continues with this program

Follow these three easy steps to get Office for FCPS students:
1. Visit
2. Click through to download & sign in with your FCPS email credentials NOTE: This offer is valid only for current, active FCPS students with email provided by FCPS.
3. On the download site, select your language and click install

Click the Read More link for more details
FCHS Men's Golf Dominating
Great Job FCHS Men's Golf! Our KYGCA 5th Ranked Flyers were victorious again Saturday, Aug. 30th, in the Rowan Co. Inv. played at Eagle Trace GC in Morehead, KY!!! Behind Junior Jacob Cook's even par round of 72 and 3rd victory of the 2014 high school golf season and Sophomore CJ Jones' 1-over par round of 73 and 3rd Runner-up finish of the 2014 high school golf season, they shot a 302, 8 strokes clear of runner-up and KYGCA 9th Ranked Union Co. This is their 6th tournament of the season and have 2 wins, 2 runner-ups, and a top 5 at the K.I.T. (the oldest and most prestigious high school tournament in Kentucky)! Junior Jacob Cook has 3 wins and CJ Jones won the K.I.T. Jacob has a runner-up finish as well and CJ has 3 runner-up finishes to go with his K.I.T. victory. They are both currently ranked in the KYGCA State Top 10 All-State Points List!!! Great Job Fellas. Click "Read More" to view photos from their Aug. 30th tournament.  
FRYSC Workshop

“Partnering with parents and community to EMPOWER families.”

You are invited to a parent workshop sponsored by

FCPS & FISD Family Resource Youth Service Centers

“Keeping My Kids Safe Online” Internet Safety

Date: Friday, September 26th

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Paul Sawyier Public Library Community Room

Guest Speakers:

Sgt. Bill Collins – from the Kentucky State Police, Electronic Crime Unit

Denny Vincent – from Kentucky Center of School Safety

Free Lunch 11:30-12:00 Free Childcare & Guest Speaker 12:00-1:00


Franklin County Schools Attendance Update
We have updated our attendance policy and procedures.
A copy of the new policy is located on the district webpage on the Parents page.
Attendance Policy
Medical Excuse Form

You may also access the new policy in the student’s CODE of ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR HANDBOOK (which was given to every student in our school system.)
Together, we can work to improve student achievement and reduce truancy in Franklin County.

Kyle B. Sexton
Director of Student Services
Upcoming Events
School Board Meeting
Mon Sep 29 2014
EES Sept. SBDM Meeting
Tue Sep 30 2014
Fall Break
Mon Oct 6 2014
to Fri Oct 10 2014
School Board Meeting
Mon Oct 13 2014
Thu Oct 16 2014
Thu Oct 16 2014
CLE Fall Festival
Sat Oct 18 2014
CLE SBDM Meeting
Mon Oct 20 2014
School Board Meeting
Mon Oct 20 2014
to Mon Sep 29 2014

2014-15 Calendar
School Start and End Times
Early Learning Village 7:50-2:50
Elementary Schools 7:45-2:40
Middle & High Schools 8:40-3:20
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