Franklin County Public Schools

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District News
Peaks Mill Drumhead Art Project
From Ms. Melanie (Peaks Mill Art Teacher):
The Drumhead project for Mayor Bill May's Band is finished! This has been a great opportunity for Peaks Mill Students! Mayor May is using the Drumhead as an outlet to talk to the community on the importance of Arts Education in schools. His jazz band will play at the concert series downtown Frankfort using the Peak's Mill Elementary Drum Head on August 5th. Keep an eye out for other appearances as well. #TheBillMayBand#PeaksMillElementary #SupportArtsEducation

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We're hiring!
In anticipation of the 2016-17 school year, FCPS is hiring school bus drivers and substitute teachers. Both positions are critical to the school district's operations, and both offer competitive pay. Full time bus drivers also qualify for benefits, including life and health insurance and retirement. These positions may be especially attractive to retirees, parents of FCPS students, and those who seek to supplement their income with a second job (bus drivers) or a flexible schedule (substitute teachers). 
2016-17 School Calendar
We realize summer just started, and that many of you are still recovering from the past school year! But we want to help you plan your vacations and other summer activities. So here is a friendly reminder that the first day of school for students is Thursday, August 11. View the 2016-17 Calendar as it was approved by the Board of Education in January. 
Mr. Parker Named NAACP Citizen of the Year
Billy Parker, Principal of Elkhorn Elementary, was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Franklin County NAACP. Mr. Parker received this award for his commitment to the students of Elkhorn Elementary as well as his efforts to involve the community in supporting Elkhorn Elementary. Congratulations Mr. Parker!  
Betsy Steele Elected Hearn Classified Staff Member of the Year!
Ms. Betsy, as the students affectionately know her, has served for years as Hearn's custodian. But she doesn't JUST keep the school sparkling! Ms. Betsy is a friend to all students. She gets to know them personally and is their constant encourager. The staff loves her too. Thank you, Ms. Betsy, for ALL that you do for our school.
WHHS End of the School Year Award Recipients
Congratulations to English teacher, Ryan Hale, who was awarded $1000 as the Extra Mile Award Winner. Social Studies teacher, Lorrie Fraley, was chosen as the WHHS Teacher of the Year. Instructional aide, Linda Snell, was chosen as the WHHS Classified Staff Employee of the Year. 
Congratulations to the Wolverine Baseball Team!!!
The Western Hills Baseball Team had a phenomenal season this spring. They finished the season with a record of 27-10. They claimed the 41st District Championship by beating Frankfort 10-0 and Franklin County 13-3. The Wolverines then surprised many in the 11th Region by beating Madison Southern 2-1 and Henry Clay 9-1. These victories assured Western Hills a spot in the 11th Region Championship game - a feat that had not been accomplished since 1989. Unfortunately the Wolverines were beaten by Scott County in that game by a score of 6-2. Despite the season ending loss the Western Hills Wolverines have much to be proud of this season and should hold their heads high. Congratulations to Coach Drew Chism and these fine young men.  
Nickel Nominated for FCPS Administrator of the Year; Counts Selected as Hearn Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Linda Nickel and Mr. Billy Counts congratulate each other for their accolades from the Hearn faculty. Mrs. Nickel was praised for her invaluable contributions to the Hearn family as she served as Interim Principal since January of this year after former principal, Mr. Kyle Lee, accepted a position at the Kentucky Department of Education. Mr. Counts, counselor and all things to all people, was thanked by faculty for his many services to them and to Hearn students. They both were recognized at the FCPS Retired Teacher Banquet in May.  
BPE K-Kids Serve at the Soup Kitchen!
Bridgeport Elememtary's K-Kids club sponsored by Mrs. Lail ended their 5th grade year with service to our community by helping to serve lunch at the Access Soup Kitchen. We are very proud of their work this school year. 
Congratulations to BPE's Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year!
Bridgeport Elementary would like to congratulate Holly Moore who was voted Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year. Her hard work and dedication to her students makes her most deserving of this award. She is a valuable asset to our school and we appreciate all that she does to make learning meaningful for her students.

We would also like to thank Karen Steele who received the Classified Employee of the Year award for the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Steele goes above and beyond caring for the students that attend our after school program Tiger Time. She also takes on many leadership roles within the school including serving on the PTA. Her heart of gold helps to make Bridgeport Elementary a better place.
EMS Staff Recognized
Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Flanagan and Mrs. Shannon Fryar, EMS co-Teachers of the Year. 
EMS also recognized Ms. Jennifer Wiard as Classified Staff Member of the Year. Elkhorn Middle is lucky to have you all! 
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. 
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 
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. 
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.

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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