September 12, 2022

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A Message from the Principal

This week we will conclude our last class meeting. Additionally, during Advisory this week, all of our students will revisit our safety procedures, protocols, and expectations. We continue to renew, revisit, and establish habits and routines.

As we share with our students, 1700 people come to our school every day. All of us have a job. That job is to engage in, promote, or support, student learning. We all play a role in the safety and security of our campus. I cannot say it enough. We need to see each other. We need to have a school community where everyone who is concerned about someone, says something. If you see anyone or anything that does not seem ok, say something.

Make it a great day, make it a better tomorrow, and Go Sabers.

With Saber Pride,

Mr. Vuolo

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Pictures and School ID

Students who were unable to get their picture and ID during the August pictures days will have the opportunity to do so on our Picture Retake day, September 19th.

Sept 30th: No School for All Students - Professional Development Day

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FHS Construction II Groundbreaking Ceremony

Our FHS Construction II groundbreaking ceremony was held last week. Below are a few pictures from the day. WISN 12 and CBS 58 were there as well - click below to see/read their stories!

Friday, Sept 16, is #WhyApply Day

Friday, September 16th is #WhyApply Day, a collaborative effort with ACT’s Center of Equity in Learning and the American College Application Campaign.

Our goal is to encourage and support FHS students in the application process, whether it be for college, technical school, apprenticeship, military, professional schools, or for employment. Seniors will receive #IAPPLIED posters during 1st block. All 1st block teachers will have completed a poster and will be sharing why they applied with their students.

Students and teachers are being encouraged to take photos with their posters and post them on social media, using #prideFPS and #1FPS in the message. We encourage everyone (family, friends, etc...) to join in the #WHYAPPLY conversation on September 16th.

Online Absence/Attendance Form

As a reminder, when reporting a student absent for any reason, please communicate this using the online absence/attendance form here. This is a NEW form this year so if you bookmarked or made a shortcut to the old form from last year, please update. If your child is out sick, the form will also collect information about the symptoms and sickness your child is experiencing so our nursing staff can respond with next steps. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form as it really helps to streamline our processes. The form is located on our website under Parent/Student Info as well as a big button on each school’s home page

Early Dismissals

Parents/guardians that will be picking up your student during the school day need to complete the Absence Reporting form (also found on the FHS website). After the form is completed, your child will receive an email. This email serves as their early dismissal pass. Students should show their email to their teacher in order to come down to the office at the appropriate time.

AP Exam Ordering is Underway - Action Needed by Sept 29!

All AP students should have received the two-page electronic handout found here in their AP courses. Please read this document carefully for details, including the exam schedule on the second page. All AP Students should also join the FHS AP Students Google Classroom with the code given to them from teachers or found on the PDF handout. A brief informational video can also be found here regarding the My AP site and exam ordering procedures.

Students must log-in to their My AP Account (, join the appropriate course section (or exam-only section, if applicable) with the join code given to them by their AP teacher(s), and MUST opt-in to ordering each exam, if they wish to do so, in My AP for each class. Each exam costs $97 (AP Seminar and AP Research are $145). Fee waivers are available for students with demonstrated financial need (see Student Services for a request form). Students who may need accommodations on AP exams per an IEP or 504 Plan should see Mr. Decker in Student Services this fall. Ordering AP exam(s) is a two step process - 1. All exam orders online on My AP and 2. Payment submissions in Student Services (exact cash or check made out to Franklin High School with student name and AP exam name[s] in memo line) are due by 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Note that the College Board's $40 exam cancellation and/or late order fee is back for this school year. Please see Mrs. Oost or Mrs. Bednar in Student Services if you have questions at any time. We wish you the best in your AP classes this year!


Franklin High School sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT test on Wednesday, October 12th beginning at 7:15am at Franklin High School. The cost for this optional test is $18. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

What is the PSAT (Pre-SAT) / NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)?

  • Assesses academic skill levels and college and career readiness

  • Prepares students for college admissions testing

  • Provides access to college planning resources

  • Allows Juniors to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program

  • Connects students with colleges and universities

  • Offers suggestions for improvement of academic skills on college admissions tests

Students may sign up for this optional test by filling out the form that will be sent to their FHS email. Juniors will receive the email with registration form on Wednesday, September 14th and Sophomores will receive the email and form on Tuesday, September 20th. Registration will not be considered complete until the form is filled out and the $18 fee is turned in to the Student Services office. The required fee can be cash or check made payable to Franklin High School and turned in no later than October 3rd.

Please check out the PSAT/NMSQT website or contact your child’s school counselor for additional information about the test.

FHS National Honor Society

Sophomores with a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point will be invited to apply for membership in the Franklin High School National Honor Society at the end of the first semester. Interested students must submit their resume, 2 teacher evaluations, 1 community member evaluation, and document 20 hours of community service (forms will be provided).

Juniors interested in the National Honor Society must satisfy the same criteria and should contact Mr. Decker directly for application materials.

More information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Franklin High School website under Activities & Athletics.

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FHS Information Links and Tips!

With all of the many activities and events happening at FHS, it is suggested that you become familiar with our website. Here are some ways you can find high school information.
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Saber Marching Band Invite Sat 9/17 @ FHS

Franklin High School is proud to host the SABER MARCHING BAND INVITE 2022 on Saturday, September 17th at Sullivan Stadium! Gates open at 4:30pm and the event begins at 5:45pm with a performance of the National Anthem by the Forest Park Middle School bands. You can view the schedule, parking information and all other details here. There are 7 bands scheduled to perform at the event. Bands will be judged in the areas of music performance, visual performance, music general effect, visual general effect, percussion, and colorguard. Individual class placement awards will be given to all participating bands. Concessions will be open and FHS will be selling student shout-outs and 50/50 raffle tickets at a booth by the home stands. Come spend Saturday night under the lights and enjoy local high school bands performing!

ACT Prep

We are extremely excited to share that we will have ACT Prep courses right at Franklin High School.

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

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

Cost: $175.00

All classes are held at Franklin High School. Our Fall Class (from 7pm - 9pm) begins Oct 19th to help prepare for the Dec 10th ACT.

  • Oct 19: Pretest
  • Oct 26: English
  • Nov 2: Math
  • Nov 9: Math
  • Nov 16: Read/Writing
  • Nov 23: No Class
  • Nov 30: Science
  • Practice Test on Sat Dec 3 from 8:00am - 11:30am

FHS Girls Volleyball Mattress Fundraiser on Sept 18th!

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FHS Varsity Dance Team Fundraiser on Sept 15th!

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United Music Parents Fundraiser on Sept 15th!

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FEF Fall Children's Consignment Sale on Sept 17th

It's back! The Foundation's semi-annual children's consignment sale will be held on Sept 17th at Forest Park Middle School. There are still spots available for consignors and plenty of volunteer opportunities for students needing hours (did we mention we provide pizza and subs for our volunteers??) AND, the best part is all DONATED items that are not sold during the sale go toward Milwaukee-area nonprofits and charities that serve children. For more information concerning the sale and all of our upcoming events, go to our website at

Forte Theatre Presents: The Sound of Music

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Join Forte Theatre Company for their mainstage debut at the Saber Center - and one of the most beloved musicals of all time. In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. With music and lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a cast of some of Milwaukee's top professional talent and FPS students playing some of the VonTrapp children, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed!

October 7th - 16th / Fri & Sat @ 7 pm, Sun @ 2 pm

Saber Center for the Performing Arts

Click here for more info & tickets


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