Weekly Calendar
 Monday, February 13
  • Backwards Day
  • Baseball Conditioning 4-5pm
  • Softball Conditioning 4-5pm
 Tuesday, February 14  
  • Pink/Red Day
  • KUNA Meeting 3:45-4:30pm
  •  Baseball Conditioning 4:00-5:00
  • Valentine's Dance 4-6pm
 Wednesday, February 15
  • Favorite Sports Day
  • Yearbook Mtg 3:45-5:00pm
  • STLP Meeting 3:45-4:45pm
  • Baseball Tryouts 
 Thursday, February 16
  • Twin Day
  • FCA Meeting 8:00-8:30am
  • Flex Day
  • Health/Fitness Club 3:45-4:45pm
  • KUNA Meeting 3:45-4:30pm
 Friday, February 17
  • PJ Day
  • Chess Club 8:00-8:30am
News and Events
Sweet Blessing Success
Congratulations to EMS student for raising enough money for Sweet Blessings to provide cakes to 9 children. Special congrats to Mr. Hoofnagle's class for raising the most money.
Thanks to Mrs. Cosby and the NJHS for sponsoring the activity.
High School Scheduling
Thanks to Mrs. Mefford and Mrs. Lafferty for helping our 8th graders with their high school scheduling. At this point, any questions about high school scheduling should be directed to Robin Lawhorn (robin.lawhorn@franklin.kyschools.us) or Holly Lawson (holly.lawson@franklin.kyschools.us), guidance counselors at FCHS.  
EMS Academic Team

EMS academic team competed at regionals Saturday, February 4th. We had two students who placed and will advance to state competition in March in Louisville. Congratulations to 8th grader, Nikki Dharanipragada who placed 5th in Science and 7th grader, Andy Clark who tied for 3rd in Social Studies!  

EMS Archery

Congratulations to the EMS Archery teams, who placed 3rd and 12th out of 14 teams at this weekend’s Ky NASP Region 7 Tournament. The following individuals placed in the top 3 of the specified categories:

· Emily Roberts – 1st place 8th Grade Girls and 1st place Middle School Girls

· Carson Greenwell – 1st place 6th Grade Boys

· Jessica Broyles – 3rd place 8th Grade Girls

· Zoie Anglin – 2nd place 6th Grade Girls

· Bailey Banks – 2nd place 6th Grade Boys  

Forms needed for 1:World Pilot classes.
Students who have not completed the required forms for the 1:World Pilot classes can use the links below to download ad print the forms. Forms can also be obtained at the school.

Device Protection Plan and Pledge for Device Use

Electronic Access User Agreement Form

Access to Electronic Media (AUP)

Chromebook Rollout for Students of Mr. Adkins, Mr. Nutter, and Mr. Collins
1:World Pilot Classes - Chromebook Distribution

Update: Revised policies and signature forms have been approved.
Access to Electronic Media - Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
Electronic Access and User Agreement Form
1:World Device Protection Plan, Signature Page and Device Pledge

FCPS will be distributing Chromebooks to all students who are in any of the classes being taught by the Pilot teachers - listed below - for Elkhorn Middle, Franklin County High, Bondurant Middle and Western Hills High will be able, along with a parent or guardian, to pick up their Chromebook according to the following schedule:

Feb 1

Elkhorn Middle School

All other students will receive Chromebooks later this summer in preparation for the 2017-18 school year. Details will be announced later this spring/summer.

In order to make the process as smooth as possible, families should plan on attending according to the schedule below. If you are unable to attend the date designated for your child’s school, you can attend a distribution event at another school.

5:00 – 5:30 Last names A-G

5:30 – 6:00 Last names H-P

6:00 – 6:30 Last names Q-Z

6:30 – 7:00 Anyone can attend

The first activity will be a short overview of the 1:World program, a review of the policies and procedures, and time for questions and answers.

Once this is complete, families will complete the necessary forms in order to receive the Chromebook.

After the forms are signed and returned, students will be given their assigned Chromebook and case. Before leaving, they will have the opportunity to verify that the device is working properly and that they are able to login.

Families unable to attend any of the sessions will be able to download the forms or pick them up at school and then return them to school and receive their device. These devices will not be available until after all evening sessions have been conducted and records have been updated accordingly. This may be done beginning February 6, 2017.

School - Teachers
Elkhorn Middle - Chris Collins, Jason Adkins, Tyler Nutter - See more at: http://www.franklin.kyschools.us/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=6GP0IAB&dasi=2U2#sthash.77Dv5IEh.dpuf 

16 Selected to Honor Band
EMS Wins Again
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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