News in a Flash

Franklin Central High School: 2019-20, Issue #21, 1-13-20


Thank you to anyone and everyone that attended the Open House. If you had a chance to make it to the event, you know that everything that makes Franklin Central such a great place to be was on full display! From performing arts to athletics to academics (and everything in between), we are very proud of what our students and staff accomplish on a daily basis. We can't wait to see what the next year brings!

2020-21 Course Guide and Scheduling

A new and improved 2020-21 FCHS Course Guide is now on the FC website. The easiest place for parents to locate it will be under the "Parent" tab and "I want access to." You may also access it directly here.

We strongly encourage you and your child to review this resource before selecting courses for next year. The Course Guide has information on diploma types, prerequisites for courses, credits etc... We have several new classes for next year, so check it all out in the 2020-2021 FCHS Course Guide.

Current juniors will begin meeting with counselors this week to schedule for next school year. Sophomores and freshmen will meet with counselors at the end of January and into February.

Athletic Information

The varsity boys basketball team had two big wins last week - defeating Whiteland and Southport to improve their record to 8-2. The Flashes will open the Marion County tournament at Perry Meridian on Tuesday. Game time will be 6:30 PM.

The girls basketball team lost to rival Roncalli this week but bounced back to an easy victory over Greenwood on Saturday to improve their record to 10-7. They host two games this week - Wednesday vs. Franklin and Friday vs. Avon.

The wrestlers crushed New Pal this past week on Senior Night 62-12. Seniors honored were Nate Vinson, Luke Lockwood, Joey Hill, Deshawn Young, Gavin Keesee along with athletic trainers Gretchen Young and Alyssa Lamping. Not only did the Flashes honor their Seniors but we also wrestled side-by-side with the middle school Flashes, who also won big over New Pal's middle school team. The Flashes wrestle at Greenwood this week before the big HCC tournament this weekend hosted by Noblesville High School.

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The boys and girls swim teams both finished 7th in the HCC tournament last Saturday. Nate Boomershine had a strong meet with two 2nd place finishes in the 50 free and the 100 free. They will honor their Seniors on Tuesday vs. Brebeuf and will host Center Grove on Thursday.

The gymnastics team lost their first meet of the season at Columbus North. They will travel to Seymour on Thursday and host their 2nd annual Invitational on Saturday.

We also want to congratulate the freshman boys basketball B team for winning their tournament this weekend with an easy victory over Central Christian followed by an intense victory over Roncalli in the championship 36-33.

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Performing Arts - Cast List Announced

Congratulations to the newly named cast of FC's upcoming musical, Sister Act:

Deloris Van Cartier Keziah Muthama

Mother Superior Kim Kramer

Eddie Southers Kendrell Stiff

Sister Mary Roberts Isabella Agresta

Sister Mary Patrick Sam Margason

Sister Mary Lazarus Amya Stephens

Sister Mary-Martin-of-Tours Olivia Woodrow

Sister Mary Theresa Amy Covarrubias

Curtis Caleb Johnson

TJ Devon Humphrey

Pablo Vincent Leal

Joey Jakob Meier

Michelle Cadence Neal

Michelle 2* Shyana Gooch

Tina D’Niya Fleming

Tina 2* Tori Sparks

Monsignor O’Hara Evan Anderson

Ernie Ethan Iversen

Cop Christian Kent

The Pope Andrew Couch

Cab Driver Aidan Thompson

Waitress Megan McWhorter

Pool Player Rhiannon Wiggs

Altar Boys Evan Wilhite, Aidan Thompson, Ayden Cress

Featured Nuns

#1 Julia Wells #2 Alexis Williams #3 Autumn Barker #4 Cooper Quick

#5 Madison Eisman #6 Haylee Gosnell #7 Zoie Alger #8 Madison Coffing

#9 Cherilynn Spicer #10 Stephanie Valdes

Nun Core

Ella Haganman, Katie Gadient, Briley Calhoun, Lily Kortepeter,

Hannah Riggers, Alona Vest, Isabella Mahanna, Sara Zink,

Riley Clark, Emma Akers


Logan Vaught, Katie Eaton, Evan Wilhite, Megan McWhorter,

Aidan Thompson, Madelyn Searcy, Ayden Cress, Abeni Wilson,

Nicholas Heck, Morgan Adams, Andrew Couc,h Kendall Porter,

Christian Kent, Lyndsay Turner, Norah Meyers, Gabrielle St. Amand,

Lilly Pacheco, Maura Sparks, Rhiannon Wiggs, Mallory Anness,

Gabe Armstrong, Victoria McCloud, Jaleea Wright, Anabel Burns,

Shayler Neal, Uriah Johnson, Randy Brooks, Alex Williams,

Parker Taylor

Sister Act is April 17-19. Tickets are $12. Please continue to read the parent newsletter for when tickets go on sale.

FLASHES Award - Attitude

Each month, staff nominate students who demonstrate what it means to be a Flash. The attributes we will recognize throughout the year are:

F = Friendly

L = Leadership

A = Attitude

S = Service

H = Heart

E = Enthusiasm

S = School Spirit

This month, we recognize students who have a great attitude... in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, extracurricular, sport...wherever!


Senior Parents:

The following email was sent to your student last week. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity.

Attention Seniors:

This year we are going to allow seniors to exempt up to four second semester finals. That means, provided you meet the criteria I am about to outline, you would not have to take up to four finals.

The criteria are as follows: You must have at least a 90% semester average and no more than three absences to that class to be eligible for exemption. Simply put, once you are absent to a period for the fourth time you cannot be exempt from that final.

School sponsored activities such as a field trip will not count towards your total number of absences.

The process for exemptions will begin in late May. Please note that the final decision on exemption will fall to your teacher. They do have the right to deny the exemption request for any reason.

I am so proud of our students and I want to make sure I am rewarding the students that take care of the business every single day. Get here, get an A, avoid a final. It is that easy.

Seniors: I look forward to seeing you at school everyday starting on January 6th..

Mr. Kellison

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Transcripts for FC Graduates

If you or someone you know is a graduate of Franklin Central and needs to send a transcript to a school, employer etc., there is a new and easy way of making that happen. Just go to and order your transcript! Either log in to an existing account or create one. If your name has changed since high school, make sure you enter your maiden/previous name. Also, don't forget to include "Jr., III" etc. if that is what was on your high school records. It's easy and convenient!

Vaping: Parent information session

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NEW Immunization Requirements for 2020-2021

Dear parents/guardians,

Attached are the new Immunization Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year. There has been a change. All students K-12 will now need 2 doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine with at least 6 months between the doses. We wanted to make you aware of these changes. Seniors still are required to have the booster dose (#2 MCV4 or Menactra) meningitis vaccine as well. Please check your child’s shot record and contact your provider to schedule appointments. A good time to receive updated vaccinations is over breaks so school is not missed.

To find a clinic that is administering immunizations, please contact the Marion County Health Department at 317-221-5700 to schedule an appointment or to find out about their same day services. Community Clinic at Walgreens may also have some immunizations available. To find a Community Clinic at Walgreens near you, please call 1-855-626-7761.

Lastly, attached is information regarding the flu, covering your cough, and handwashing. By simply covering your cough and adhering to good hand hygiene, this minimizes the spreading of these germs.

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If you need to change any demographic information, please log-in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Don't have a log-in? Email

Attendance Office - 317-803-5655

Students that are leaving early will need to bring a note, signed by the guardian, to either the Attendance Office or the FA office before school to get their pass to leave or be picked up.

You must leave a message on the attendance line regarding your students absence even if you spoke to a teacher, nurse, guidance counselor, etc.

Students are not released to someone "on the list" unless the parent/guardian has notified the Attendance Office for that specific instance.

If you have already given your student permission to leave ill, please call the attendance line and a pass will be sent for your student to leave. Do not send your student to the clinic if you have already told them they can leave or are being picked up sick.

The person picking up the student must come into the school with a valid ID

Absence Line: 317-803-5655 Last Minute Dismissal: 317-803-5535 Fax 317-803-5546

Clubs and Activities

Are you interested in robotics, art, knitting, learning Japanese or just about anything co-curricular? You are in luck - Franklin Central has many clubs that you can join. See the attached list! More information will be provided the first weeks of school.




The Parent Faculty Organization is an instrumental part of the high school. The PFO sponsors the after prom, two teacher grants each year, staff luncheon and many other things throughout the school year.

The PFO generates its funds through membership dues, concessions at home football games and donations.

The PFO is a vital part of Franklin Central please considering joining the wonderful organization.

More information can be found at the following link:



We are still enrolling current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders for our trip to Paris, Switzerland and Italy for Fall Break 2020. There are only 7 spots left for interested students and parents. This is an incredible educational opportunity with memories to last a lifetime. Go to for more information and to register. All participants receive their own free fundraising page to share with family and friends.

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Spring Break 2021 - Costa Rica

Mrs. Thurston, the former school librarian for Acton, South Creek, and Thompson Crossing, is organizing an all-inclusive student trip to Costa Rica for Spring Break 2021. She will be chapperoning with Mrs. Bosio, Mrs. Sawyers, and Mr. Ward, and all FC students are invited to join us as we explore Costa Rica's cities, jungles, and beaches! If you've ever wanted to meet a sloth, see a spectacular volcano, or explore the jungle canopy by zipline, now's your chance! If you are interested, go to: for more information or to sign up. This is your last chance to receive the $200 discount, which has been extended through Nov. 15th! Parents and siblings are welcome! Please email Mrs. Thurston at with any questions.

Graduation Update!!!

Mark your calendars! Graduation will take place on June 6, 2020 at the Indiana Convention Center. Here is the timeline for the event (this was shared at the seniors' Herff-Jones meeting last Friday):

12:30-12:45 Students arrive and find seats

1:00-2:30 Rehearsal

2:30-2:45 Return to staging area

3:00 Doors open to families

3:30 Ceremony begins

The only people allowed in the staging area will be graduates and faculty/staff. For both safety and efficiency, families and guests must remain outside of the staging area both before and after the ceremony. The rehearsal is closed; doors will open for seating beginning at 3:00 pm.

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Jan. 13 Franklin Central Open House

Jan. 21 Senior Photos - Last Chance: 8 - 2:30pm (Distance learning room)

Jan. 22 Senior Photos - Last Chance: 8 - 2:30pm (Distance learning room)

Jan. 29 Vaping Crisis Meeting: FCHS Auditorium 7:00 pm

Feb. 5 Herff Jones Freshman Class Meeting (9:30 -10:30a)