May 2, 2022

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NCWIT Honor

FHS Senior Madison Krohn was selected as one of 137 recipients for this year's National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) "Aspirations in Computing" award. She was recognized at an event this past weekend. Awardees are selected for their interest and aptitude in IT and computing, strong leadership ability, community involvement, solving problems and career plans demonstrating a desire to grow their technology and professional skills. Possible prizes include scholarships, tech devices, cash rewards, virtual meet-ups with professionals, possible job shadow experiences and summer paid internships, and more! Congratulations, Madison! Click her attached picture to see some words from Madison about receiving this honor.

FHS Junior Named To “Distinguished Young Woman” Class Of 2023

Ms. Rachelle Akwaboah has been named the Distinguished Young Woman of Franklin-East for 2023. Rachelle is currently a junior at Franklin High School. She is the daughter of Mavis Apraku and Henry Akwaboah of Franklin. Rachelle will join other local representatives throughout the state to participate in the 2023 Distinguished Young Women State Program on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 7pm at the Franklin Saber Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, Wisconsin. Click here or on the accompanying picture to see the formal release with details about how the competition is conducted. Congratulations, Rachelle!

Spring Final Exam Schedule is Ready!

Click here to see the semester 2 final exam schedule

Hey, Hey, Hey... check out the students who have been showing Saber Pride this week!

Important AP Exam Information - Exams Begin This Week!

AP Exams will take place starting Monday, May 2 and running the full two weeks of May 2 and May 9 at FHS. Parents/guardians and students who are taking AP exams should carefully and thoroughly review the 3-page document linked here for important information and details regarding the upcoming exams. Please specifically note the dates and times of the specific exams and also note that some of the information requires planning in advance. Students should also check the FHS AP Google Classroom for updates. We wish our students the best as they take their AP exams!

Senior Class Trip

Seniors interested in attending the class trip to Great America on June 3rd: be sure to bring your signed permission slip and $50 (cash or check) to the main office before May 9th.

2022 Commencement

Reminder that graduation for the Class of 2022 will be held at the American Family Field on Saturday, June 11th at 4:00 PM.


Any seniors who have not picked up their cap and gown orders can stop by the office to pick them up. If you forgot to place your order with Jostens, we also have items for sale.

Flowers for Commencement

The Commencement Group offers pre-sales of flowers for graduates. All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of the graduation. To retrieve your order, stop at the booth located conveniently in the parking lot near the entrance to the graduation before the ceremony begins. Use this link to take a look at their selection.

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FPS TEXT MESSAGE TEST @ 4:30PM TUESDAY

As we shared last week, this coming Tuesday sometime around 4:30pm or shortly after, we will send a test text message to our parents and guardians so we can begin using the text message feature of our messaging system. This will only be used for time sensitive situations (school is called off, an alert related to a bus incident, a building situation to keep families informed about, upcoming event details, etc). Parents and guardians will receive a message from this service that explains steps to take should you choose to opt out. Since this is our first time using this feature, we anticipate that some parents or guardians may not receive the message for various reasons so we will follow up with a phone call and email with next steps to follow if you do not receive the message. That phone call and email will come to parents and guardians around 5:30pm on Tuesday. Thank you for your patience as we work through adding this new feature.


Note for staff: We are still working to add staff contact information for this feature.

Enjoy this edition of the Saber Roar

Stories include:

  • Hidden Saber
  • Auto Tech Winners
  • Tachers Decode Slang
  • What's Poppin' Franklin
  • Prom

The Saber Roar 1323 4/27/22
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FHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The FHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm in the Saber Center for the Performing Arts.

**New applicants and their families will be receiving an email invitation.

**Please contact Mr. Decker or Mrs. Dennis with any questions.

FHS Culture Fest Is Back!

We have not been able to hold an in-person Culture Fest since early March of 2020. We are very proud to share that event is coming back. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 19th from 5:30-7:30 at Franklin High School. Come experience food, performances, activities and cultural presentations. We currently have Objiwe dancers and African drummers lined up with many more conversations occurring. Check out the student-designed poster below and please contact Mr. Andrew Levin at andrew.levin@franklin.k12.wi.us with any questions or if you want to be involved.



Summer College Counseling

Class of 2023 - get a jump start on the college application process by joining this Summer College Counseling Camp in August. See the flyer below for details!
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Looking for Athletics Summer Camp Information?

Check out this Summer Camps Athletics page on our website that houses all the known and upcoming summer camp offerings including youth football, volleyball, basketball, and wrestling!

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COVID-19 Updates

  • CASES ON THE UPTICK: We have been experiencing more positive COVID-19 cases this week amongst students and staff across the district. This is consistent with what is being seen in and around the community. We ask families to please be diligent in keeping your children home when they are experiencing symptoms or are sick. Please continue to report any symptoms or sickness through the online absence reporting form process.


  • TESTING CHANGES: Walk-in on-site testing through FPS is no longer available for students and their family members. Students and their family members who are at home and need access to testing are recommended to visit a community testing site. For more information, please visit the Summit Clinical Labs website or the DHS Community Testing page here. Students who are present at school and in need of access to testing can be tested in their building through the ongoing partnership between FPS and Summit Clinical Labs. For more information about testing, click here.



  • As shared in this update from the March 11th Newsletter, we will resume publishing dashboard updates if the Milwaukee County rating moves to high.

Saber Center Community Feedback

The Saber Center for the Performing Arts will be opening up to more community-focused events and activities and Franklin Public Schools is seeking feedback from the community on what types of events are desired at the Saber Center for the Performing Arts. To access our Saber Center Feedback Survey, you can click/tap the associated QR code, scan the code with your mobile device or go to tinyurl.com/scfdbk in your browser. If you know community members that are not parents in the school district (and do not directly receive our newsletters), please pass them the survey so they can offer feedback too! The survey will also be included in our OPENING DOORS insert in the City Newsletter that goes out to all city mailboxes around May 20th. The survey will close at the end of May. Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback that will impact the programming we can offer for the community.

Spring/Summer Rec Guide is Out!

The Community Education & Recreation Guide for Spring/Summer is available online! Click here for the Spring/Summer guide. Registration opens online Monday, April 25th at the registration website here! Make sure you already have an account created to help your registration process to run smoothly.

FPS Board of Education Selects (3) Superintendent Finalists

As shared with all families by email on Friday, the Franklin Public Schools Board of Education has selected (3) finalists for Superintendent. You can read more about the finalists here. During this week, each candidate will be in the district interviewing, meeting with stakeholders, and touring buildings. The FPS School Board hopes to make a final selection later this week. An announcement of the new FPS Superintendent will be made once the candidate formally accepts the position. All updates about this process continue to be added to our Superintendent Search Update page here.

Franklin Public Schools is Hiring!

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, full and part-time), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), and Custodial Aides ($17/hour starting wage, full and part-time).



Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!

Franklin Spring Sprint 2 Mile Run/Walk

Click the accompanying flyer for all details and click here for registration for this event taking place on Saturday, May 14th.

Registration for 22-23 is Now Open for New Families!

Our registration is now open for next school year for new families to the district and next year’s 4K. You can find all the necessary details on our website here. Please note that students already enrolled in our schools do not have to have a new registration completed. You may utilize the “Create Account” and “Forgot Password” buttons on the registration page to complete your registration or gain access if you have created an account in the past. Please help us share that registration is open with any new families to the area or those with younger children that would be entering 4K or 5K!

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CATCH UP ON DISTRICT NEWS

Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.