Franklin County Public Schools

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Frankfort, KY 40601

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District News
FCHS Y-Club Food Drive
The FCHS Y-Club held their annual canned food drive to benefit the Frankfort Soup Kitchen last week. FCHS donated over 2,305 food items!!! A big Thank You goes to the entire FLYER Nation and all the students and faculty and staff who made donations to the annual FCHS Canned Food Drive. What an unbelievable job and tradition of excellence at FCHS! 
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.
STLP Students Heading to State
On Thursday, November 13, students from Bridgeport, Elkhorn and Westridge Elementary schools, along with students from Franklin County and Western Hills high schools participated in the regional Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) competition at the University of Kentucky.
Each of the teams qualified with scores high enough to go on to compete at the STLP State Championships in March at Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center.
FCHS Junior Varsity Academic Team Places 2nd
The FCHS Junior Varsity Academic Team took 2nd place in the annual Kentucky Athletic Association JV Challenge competition held at FCHS on Saturday, Nov 8. The team competed against Scott County, Bourbon County, Collins High, Danville High, and eventual overall winner, Woodford County.

The Quick Recall team came in 3rd place for the day.

Individual winners were freshman Rishabh Kapoor – 1st in written composition and science; sophomore James Pack – 4th in math; freshman Niki Rajendran - 3rd in written composition and 3rd in language arts; and freshman Christian Thompson – 2nd in social studies and 3rd in arts and humanities.
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!! 
Cent$ for $haring
FCPS has embraced an opportunity to give back to the community. Each school will be collecting coins to donate to Frankfort’s Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter. This time of year this facility is in greatest need of financial support. We are proud to be a part of making a difference!
Watch our video here  
Additionally, the school that collects the most money will be awarded the Cents for Sharing trophy.
Vote for Westridge!
Westridge Elementary is a national finalist for the Compass Learning Classroom Refresh video contest with a video by Ms. Holmes and Mrs. Hamlin. If WRES is the winning school, they would receive a grand prize valued at over $50,000!

WRES needs your help. Adults (and students over 13) need to go to the website, register once, and vote once per day. Login each day to cast another vote and watch the totals as WRES moves closer to winning!
View the video here click on "Let Us Grow" and vote.
Good luck Westridge!  
Can you change the world? 4th graders at Bridgeport can!
4th Grade students at Bridgeport Elementary participated in a service project where they brought in clothes to send to an orphanage in Uganda. The children they helped had been rescued from the streets and placed into Save Our Street Children Uganda which is a program designed to make a difference in their country. Bridgeport 4th graders then worked on writing pieces about how they could change the world. Students created a bond with the children they helped in Uganda and even Skyped with them to share more about their interests, education, and culture. They look forward to working more closely with them throughout the school year. 
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
School Board Meeting
Mon Dec 1 2014
Thu Dec 11 2014
CLE SBDM Meeting
Mon Dec 15 2014
School Board Meeting
Mon Dec 15 2014
EES Dec. SBDM Meeting
Tue Dec 16 2014
Holiday and Winter Break
Mon Dec 22 2014
to Fri Jan 2 2015
School Board Meeting
Mon Jan 5 2015
Thu Jan 8 2015

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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