News and Events
Elkhorn Middle School names new principal
The Elkhorn Middle School Site-based Decision Making Council has selected Mr. Jeff Rhode (pronounced Rhody) as the school's next principal. Mr. Rhode is currently an assistant principal at Woodford County Middle School. He was a teacher in Hawaii and Idaho before coming to Kentucky. Mr. Rhode's appointment means all four of the district's principal vacancies have now been filled. 
FCHS Freshman Orientation
FCHS Freshmen Orientation will be on August 4th (9:00 am - 12:00 pm). We will be offering sessions that help incoming freshmen get acclimated to the FCHS layout, courses, and policies, as well as general reminders for the transition into high school.
Please contact FCHS with any questions about the event. 
ESS Summer 2017
Please read the document below if you are interested in having your student attend ESS at Elkhorn Middle School this summer. 
Incoming 6th grade Band Sign ups
FCHS Flyer Dance Camp
Jumpstart Dates Announced
Any incoming 6th grade to EMS may participate in our free summer Jumpstart program. The camp, which is designed to help students make a smooth transition from elementary to middle school, will be July 31-August 4, from 8:30am-noon. For more information, click on the application form. Please be sure to print and complete BOTH forms below and return to your child's current school by May 19th. After May 19th, forms can be sent to EMS. JUMPSTART APPLICATION

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Grading Scale Change
Dear Parents/Guardians:
The Franklin County School Board last night responded to requests from the school councils of the district’s high and middle schools by approving a change to the grading scale for students in grades 4 through 12.
The new scale will bring the Franklin County Public Schools in line with many other school districts that have made this change, and it will help more of our students qualify for the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), which helps pay for college for a large number of our students. The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) each year of high school.
The new grading scale will take effect immediately.
The following table shows the previous grading scale with the old figures crossed out and the new figures in red:
A 92 – 100 90 - 100
B 83 – 91 80 - 89
C 74 – 82 70-79
D 65 – 73 65-69
F Below 65
The change applies to grades 4 and 5 in order to bring them in line with the middle and high schools, and to facilitate the transition from elementary to middle school.
Please feel free to contact Mr. Bartley if you have any questions about this change.
Keep Up to Date
Be sure to follow @AntlerAlerts on Twitter and Elkhorn Middle School on Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest announcements.  
Start and End Times
Doors open in the morning at 8:00.  Classes begin at 8:40. 
Classes dismiss at 3:20 to the gym or Little Theater. Those students being picked up will be released at 3:35pm. Those picking students up should park in a spot and remember that we only have 1 lane for traffic. Students are not allowed to be checked out during dismissal. 
Afternoon Dismissal Reminders
*please be cautious and attentive when driving through the parking lot.
*adhere to the posted speed limit
*please be courteous and yield to the students crossing the cross walk.
*please park in a parking spot in lieu of parking in the road next to the curb. Drivers may not be able to see a student trying to cross if they are hidden by a vehicle parked at the curb.

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