December 13, 2021

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Wednesday, December 22nd - last day of classes

Thursday, December 23rd to January 2nd - Winter Break

Monday, January 3rd - classes resume

2022-2023 Future Course Requests Due This Friday, December 17!

The future scheduling process for 2022-2023 is underway. All current FHS students in grades 9, 10, and 11 MUST submit their requests and alternates on Xello Course Planner by Friday, December 17. Because our process on Xello is paperless, we ask that all students discuss their choices with their parent/guardian PRIOR to submitting them on the Xello Course Planner. Completed paper applications for internships, apprenticeships, CNA, and MATC Dual Enrollment Academies are due to Student Services by December 21.

All families should have received the letter linked here via email on Dec. 1. 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.

Attention Junior Girls:

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program with a local competition that inspires high school girls to develop their full individual potential through a fun, transformative experience. Click here to read more!

There will be a virtual information session on December 15th at 6:00 pm.

For more information email the event chairperson:

Mrs. Meg Sranske

State Chairperson, Distinguished Young Women of Wisconsin, 2023

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

Enjoy this edition of The Saber Roar

Stories include:

  • Game Show Promo
  • Roar Store
  • Volition
  • Stage Crew
  • Hidden Saber Winners - Mrs. Hyatt's Class from Robinwood
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BBB Students of Integrity Scholarship

Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin awards scholarships to Wisconsin high school students who have demonstrated character, leadership, and ethical values. The scholarships are awarded for post-high school education at any Wisconsin-based accredited college beginning in the fall of 2022, including community colleges/technical colleges. Rather than focusing on grades or extracurricular activities, the BBB scholarship is primarily based on an essay that must convey how the student has experienced and dealt with an ethical dilemma. As the scholarship recipients pursue their careers, BBB Serving Wisconsin hopes to develop future business leaders who will promote ethics in the Wisconsin marketplace.

High school seniors can apply:

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Freshman PE Health Sessions

During the freshman PE9 Health sessions (January 6 and January 7, 2022), the School Social Worker and School Psychologist will guest speak to teach students about mental health and how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend. They are using a program called SOS Signs of Suicide. The program teaches students about this difficult topic and encourages them to seek help.

Parents, please read this letter to learn more about the session. Click here to see the parent handout.

College and Scholarship Application Deadlines

Seniors - please make sure you are planning ahead for any upcoming college and/or scholarship applications. Make sure to submit your application and request your transcript on Xello or Common App at least 3 business days prior to any deadlines. Note that the FHS Student Services Office will be closed for winter break, so any applications with January 1 deadlines must be requested by December 20. Requests can take a few business days to process, so do not delay. If sending ACT or SAT scores, remember to request test scores directly from the test agency. If students need to request letters of recommendation, at least 2 weeks of time prior to any deadline is recommended. See the FHS Counseling website for more information and instructions on how to request your transcript on Xello and, as always, contact your counselor with questions.

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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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.