November 22, 2021

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A Message from Mr. Vuolo

With the events and tragedy in Waukesha, I would like to remind all of us that if you need something, please reach out. If someone you know needs help, do the same. Take care of yourselves and each other. We can all step up and make our community a better place.

If in crisis, please access the following resources:

In the spirit of Thanksgiving,we have much to be thankful for. There was no better way to end our Fall season than with a well-earned state championship for our football team!

Our student-athletes and coaches qualified four teams for state competitions. We have state champions and finishers in our halls and musicians selected to play in the state honors concert in our ensembles. As we look forward to our winter (and continuing) seasons, we are seeing first place finishes in cheerleading and dance team competitions on the same weekend. The future is bright and limitless. Above all else, I am thankful that every day we are able to engage in precious learning. Our students have completed a quarter of the academic year, engaged in numerous classroom projects, assessments, and activities to ensure daily growth toward college and career readiness.

Thank you for being part of our school community and supporting our students and staff as we maximize the moments and approach every day with pride, purpose, and passion.. Have a restful and amazing Thanksgiving.

With Saber Pride,

Mike Vuolo

November Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Nov 24 - Friday, Nov 26: Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov 29: Staff Professional Development, no classes

Saber Manufacturing Order Form

The FHS Student-run company, Saber Manufacturing, will be launching this holiday season’s order form beginning Friday, October 29th. Be the first to order your reindeer, signs, and keychains! The order form will be up through the month of November and close on December 3rd. If you have any questions, please contact Saber Manufacturing via email at Thank you so much for your support!

For more information, check out our website and social media platforms.

Twitter: @SaberManufactu1

Instagram: @sabermanufacturing

Facebook: @SaberManufacturing

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

Enjoy this edition of The Saber Roar

Stories include:

  • New Teacher Quiz
  • Youth Apprenticeship
  • Show Choir
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2022-2023 Future Schedule Planning

The future scheduling process for 2022-2023 will be underway shortly. Students will once again use Xello Course Planner to request courses and alternates, and all students in grades 9 - 11 will view a more detailed presentation regarding the course request process in Advisory on December 1st during Academic and Career Planning (ACP) week. A parent/guardian information letter will be emailed home around the same time. Because our process is paperless, we request that all students discuss their choices with their parent/guardian PRIOR to submitting them on the Xello Course Planner.

Additional future planning information, including departmental offerings, a complete list of all offered courses, and the full ACP Course Guide with detailed descriptions and prerequisites can be found on the FHS School Counseling "Choosing Courses" page here. All students MUST submit their request on Xello by Friday, December 17.

FHS Course Changes and Updates for 2022-23

As we prepare for future course selections, we wanted to provide you with some updates to be aware of:

  • Our FHS InRoads program has successfully served as a program that allowed us to pilot many important and valuable college and career ready practices/programs and many of the key attributes of the program now exist on a much broader scale at FHS. We will be sunsetting the program, meaning that students currently enrolled in InRoads will be continuing through the current programming through their graduation. No new student cohorts will begin the program. The last graduating class with students in InRoads will be the class of 2025. Many of these valuable academic and career planning pieces will be monitored and grown through our Education for Employment plan

  • Two business classes will be renamed: Marketing (replacing Sports and Entertainment Marketing) and Advertising (replacing Advertising and Web Design)

  • One math class will be eliminated: Honors Pre-Calculus will no longer be a course.

We will continue to update you if there are any other changes as course selection approaches.

ACT Prep Announcement

As we previously shared,we are extremely excited to share that this year we will have additional ACT Prep courses right at Franklin High School.

Our Winter Class (from 7-9 PM) is full. However, we have been able to add an additional class to our Winter help prepare for the March 8th STATE ACT

Winter (Prepare for the March 8th STATE ACT)

January 19, 4-6 PM Pretest

January 26, 4-6 PM English

February 2, 4-6 PM Math

February 9, 4-6 PM Math

February 16, 4-6 PM Read/Writing

February 23, 4-6 PM Science

Practice Test: Sat. February 26, 8:00-11:30 AM

If you previously signed up for the Winter class from 7-9 PM, you cannot change to the 4-6 PM session. This is only for new enrollments.

In order to have these increased opportunities, we have teamed with Wisconsin Test Prep.

Please note that, once a student’s online form is submitted and payment for the class is received, they are registered for the class. If a waiver/scholarship is approved, payment will be made on your student’s behalf.

Cost: $165.00

All classes are held at Franklin High School.

Space is limited, so please sign up early!

With the support of our Franklin Education Foundation, ACT Prep waivers/scholarships are available for students who are eligible for reduced or free lunch & students with acute financial need.

If you qualify, please complete this form and submit it to Student Services two weeks prior to the start of your prep class (or sooner!). By requesting a fee waiver, you give authorization for FHS Administration to access information verifying your eligibility for a waiver. This information, along with this waiver request, are confidential. If approved, the waiver will cover the entire prep course.

If you plan to sign up, please make sure to complete the online registration form at Wisconsin Test Prep.

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Forte Theatre Company - Auditions for Annie Jr!

Leapin' Lizards! Forte Theatre Company announces auditions for their 2021-2022 youth musical, Annie Jr! Students ages 10-18 are invited to sign up for an audition slot on December 3rd or 4th. Rehearsals start in January. Performances are March 4-6th at the FHS Saber Center. More info can be found here. Questions? Call (414) 366-3634 or email

Interested in learning more about auditioning?

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Franklin Public Schools is Hiring

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, part time), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), and Bus Drivers ($21/hour starting wage, other bonuses, paid training through First Student in Muskego).

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


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