Friday, January 16
NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JANUARY 19
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Have a great weekend!
- January 22: Last names beginning with (A-K)
- January 27: Last names beginning with (L-Z)
If you're unable to attend on your designated night please visit the other. We appreciate the feedback that parents provided for the format of the fall conferences and we have decided to go with a similar format again for the winter. Parents do not to schedule ahead of time, but we ask that parents keep conversations to 5 minutes out of respect to other parents.
For your planning purposes there are a couple staff members who will only be here certain nights. Mr. Hilton will only be here Tuesday, January 27. Ms. Stern will only be here Tuesday, January 22. Mr. Clark will need to leave on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00PM. Ms. Schnell will be available after 6:30PM each evening. Ms. Fitzgerald will need to leave Tuesday, January 27 at 6:00PM. Sign-up sheets will be available at their designated tables if they are unavailable during the time of your visit.
8th Grade & High School Registration
Tuesday, January 27 11:45-12:45: Large group assemblies for Wash/Kennedy with HS counselors. Information will be distributed to all students! (Wash in Aud.; Kenn in Lil’Theater)
Tuesday, February 3- Freshman: orientation for parents AND students @ Washington HS, 6:30-9:30 p.m. VERY important meeting for all Washington bound families to attend!
Thursday, February 5: Freshman orientation for parents AND students @ Kennedy HS, 6:30-9:30 p.m. VERY important meeting for all Kennedy bound families to attend!
Tuesday, February 10 9:00-11:15AM: HS activities assemblies at respective high schools. All students will be bussed to either Wash. or Kennedy for these assemblies.
Week of February 9-13: All 8th graders will turn in a draft of their HS registration to Franklin counselors
Friday, February 20: All 8th graders will finalize HS registration with HS counselors @ Franklin
Franklin School Activity Day-January 30
6th graders will be spending the day split between the building and the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. While at the ice arena students will be learning about the new fad of curling, ice skating, and broomball.
7th graders will be spending the day split between the bowling alley and school.
8th graders will be spending the day on the slopes at Sundown Mountain. Packets have been available. If students have not turned in their packet, please call the main office.
National Geographic Geography Bee
8th Grade Service-Learning Project
From Our Clinic
WHO’S GETTING IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET? A survey of teenagers by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America found that:
- 1 in 5 teens has tried Vicodin, a powerful and addictive narcotic pain reliever
- 1 in 10 has tried OxyContin, another prescription narcotic
- 1 in 10 has used the stimulants Ritalin or Adderall for nonmedical purposes
- 1 in 11 teens has admitted to getting high on cough medicine.
According to the Iowa Youth Survey, 3 in 5 teens say that prescription drugs are easy to access in their parents’ medicine cabinet. You can find out more information at www.drugfree.org. Even if your children aren’t teens yet you can start now by practicing safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Children watch and learn from you. You can safely dispose of those outdated and unused medication at the Cedar Rapids Police Department or other nearby places. https://www.solidwasteagency.org/#/residential/drug-disposal/