Franklin County Public Schools

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Frankfort, KY 40601

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District News
FCHS BETA Club Success
This past weekend the FCHS Beta Club returned from their annual convention in Louisville with quite a few accomplishments. First and foremost, for the sixth time in seven years, the club had an officer elected to state office with Ben Bennett being elected Vice President for Kentucky. In arts and crafts competitions, Greta Lowe got the blue ribbon for her original Christmas card design and Margaret Whitworth received a third place ribbon in recycled art with a piece made from piano hammers. In academic competition, Madeline Greer placed 2nd in Creative Writing, Andrea Patino placed 2nd in Spanish, Delyla Oldham placed 3rd in French, Evan Gabhart placed 3rd in Math, and our club Scrapbook designed by Rachel Hampton placed 3rd, and our quiz Bowl team finished sixth in the written test. Clay Shackelford was his normal, hilarious self in leading the convention and delivering his speech on Tuesday morning. Please congratulate these students on their accomplishments. 
U.S. Ambassador Speaks with FCHS and EMS Students

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, spoke to selected students, faculty, administrators, and members of the public at the University of Louisville’s Bigelow Hall. After the ambassador’s speech she met privately with Kentucky students and answered questions on the topic of working with the Obama administration and about the subject of terrorism in the world today.

“To have America’s ambassador to the United Nations with us to talk about critical world events from negotiations with Iran, to new diplomatic openings in Cuba, was a unique privilege for the students,” said Ms. Sonya Gardner (FCHS) and Mrs. Carmen Thompson (EMS) who are currently serving as McConnell Teacher Scholars. Franklin County Public Schools had the largest number of students attend with 25 EMS Honor students and 25 FCHS AP Government students in the audience. Click "Read More" to view more photos from the event.  

42nd District Governor’s Cup Champions
The Franklin County High School Academic Team placed first overall in the 42nd District Governor’s Cup championship held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Elkhorn Crossing School in Georgetown.

The Flyers placed 2nd overall in Quick Recall after losing in the first round by 1 point at the buzzer to Scott County.

The Flyers then defeated Frankfort High, pitting them against Scott County again. The Flyers posted a 6-point victory over Scott County in that round, forcing them to face off against Scott County again in the final round of this double elimination tournament.

The final match was tight, with the Flyers coming back from a nearly 10-point deficit at the half, only to lose at the buzzer by one point again.

Read more for individual results...
EMS Wins District Governor's Cup
The EMS academic team took 1st place in the district Governor’s Cup competition this past Saturday. The team also won the Hume Sportsmanship Award.  Quick Recall placed 1st overall (Team members include: Sasha Sairajeev, Parks Mason, Allen Slaughter, Noah Lyles, Sanjana Rahman, Camden Good, and Cooper Hendrix) Future Problem Solving placed 1st overall (Team members include: Parks Mason, Julia Blackburn, Caitlyn Barnes, and Olivia Hagg) Read more for more award winners...  
Bondurant's Academic Team is Going to Regionals!
Bondurant's Academic Team tied for most overall team points and earned 2nd place overall in the team standings at the District 39 Governor's Cup Competition.

Both Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving finished 2nd, and BMS had 12 different students place top 5 in their Written Assessment areas to advance to Regional competition.

Read more for team members...
PME Gives!
Peaks Mill students and staff LOVE animals! In order to participate in "Pajama & Stuffed Animal Day" students and staff had to bring in a donation for the animals at L.I.F.E. House for Animals. PME students and staff have such big hearts, the donations were numerous. Food, toys, cleaning supplies, treats and a $222.77 monetary gift! Always paying it forward. Peaks Mill Proud! 
Congratulations to BPE'S Aathman B. for Winning the District Spelling Bee!
Aathman B. from Bridgeport Elementary competed at the Kentucky Derby Festival District Spelling Bee on January 21st. He placed first among eight students that represented each of the elementary and middle schools in the district. His hard work and determination have once again made Bridgeport proud. He will advance to the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee in Louisville in March to represent Franklin County.  
Bridgeport K-Kids Officers Participate in Kiwanis International Celebration
Bridgeport Kiwanis Kids officers Grace T., President, and Josh L., Vice President participated in a singing celebration honoring Kiwanis International and posed for a picture with the Governor! We are proud of their hard work and participation in such an exciting event. 
Parents of 2nd and 3rd Grade Students:
Although we are working hard to build conceptual understanding in mathematics at all levels, it is crucial for students to master addition facts (by the end of 2nd grade) and multiplication facts (by the end of 3rd grade). To be successful in math and increase problem-solving skills, students should be able to recall math facts quickly and accurately. 
Bondurant Crowns Spelling Bee Champion

Gabriel True (6th grader) correctly spelled the word mercurial to take the crown of Spelling Bee Champion for Bondurant Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 14th. He won a hard fought, seven round spelling battle against seven of the top spellers in the school to earn a trip to the County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Jan. 21st, with a chance to move on to the State Spelling Bee held in Louisville in March.

Rounding out the top 3 in the contest were: 2nd place---Hasitha Ramisetti (7th grader), and 3rd place---Sarah Davidson (6th grader). Other participants were: Savannah Albers, Madison Quire, Kyle Reed, Kavya Vasudevan, and Aizik Delgado. Congratulations to all the participants, and good luck to Gabriel!  

Bondurant Art Exhibition
Congratulations! Bondurant has partnered with the Paul Sawyier Public Library and will be hosting our first student art exhibition with them for the month of January through February 13. The artwork will be on display in the lobby showcases. The library is located at 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. Library hours: M-Th 9–8, Fri 9–6, Sat 9–5, Sun 1–5.  (Photo - artwork by Ethan Woolums, 8th grade)  
2015-16 Calendar Approved
FCPS will begin the 2015-16 school year on Aug. 10th, 2015.
The school board approved the 2015-16 district calendar on Monday.

The full calendar can be viewed here.  
Bradley Wins INSPIRE Award
As part of Lexmark's 20th anniversary celebration, they announced INSPIRE: Lexmark's Teaching Award. Each academic year, Lexmark recognizes elementary, middle and high school teachers across Central Kentucky for their outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. A $1,000 award is granted to one teacher per month to be used for his or her classroom needs. Tammy Bradley, Second Grade Teacher at Collins Lane Elementary was a 2014-2015 recipient of the award.  Below, you can find a link to Mrs. Bradley's interview.  Way to go Mrs. Bradley...Congratulations!

Lexmark Award
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  

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.
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
To prepare students for College and Career Readiness and to become contributing citizens.
To REINVENT Franklin County Schools to be the PREFERRED school district!
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Mon Feb 2 2015
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