Friday, December 15, 2017
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Holiday Break: December 22-January 1
Happy Holidays from the Franklin Staff!
VH1 Save the Music Grant
Franklin was fortunate to receive the VH1 Save the Music Foundation Keys+Kids Piano Grant. Last Friday, representatives from West Music came to present the awesome stuff you see below. Please read the description of the grant.
Pianos serve as the nucleus for many arts programs in schools. Regardless of the circumstance, a piano magically creates a sense of unity, bringing together students, teachers, parents and community members for school concerts and performances of all kinds.
In response to the growing need for high-quality, functional pianos, and to provide even more students with a safe and inclusive community to be outstanding through the arts, VH1 Save The Music Foundation created the Keys + Kids Piano Grant Program, available to all K-12 public schools with a full-time certified music teacher who teaches music as part of the regular school day. The grant consists of $10,000 worth of musical instruments; a Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid GP-500 Piano and 3 Casio WK-7600 Music Workstations.
Each morning next week (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday), we will announce 10-15 names that will be able to choose their items from the display case. We will have students make their choices during period 2. We will post the names by the attendance office after they have been announced.
Students may choose up to two gifts if they have enough snow bucks to do so. Once their name has been chosen they cannot be chosen again. If they have extra snow bucks they should go ahead and place them in the box in order to be qualified for the Raffle Prizes on Thursday. (Must be present to win)
On Thursday we will choose names for students to WIN the Raffle Prizes on the top of the display case. These items are the stuff animals, slippers, trees and a virtual reality headset. Those names will come from all of the tickets in the box by the Bolt Store.
Activity Day-January 10
7th Grade-Westdale Bowling
8th Grade-Ski Trip to Sundown
Lux String Orchestra
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy-Scholarships Available
Galen & Velda Griffin, parents of Eastern Iowa Arts Academy’s Executive Director,
David Griffin, have been avid supporters of music and the performing arts for over 60 years. Their dedication and support of music in the lives of their children, grandchildren and other youth, have left an influential impact on many individuals in communities across the state.
In August 2017, Galen Walter Griffin passed away at the age of 92, in Manchester, Iowa. Velda and her six children have established a yearly scholarship fund in Galen’s memory for youth who desire to build and enhance their musical ambitions. Each year, the “Galen & Velda Griffin Music Scholarship Fund” will award four $250.00 scholarships to students needing financial assistance for extended music opportunities at EIAA’s Music & Arts Studios.
Please click on the link for more information: http://franklin.cr.k12.ia.us/assets/23/6/Griffin_Scholarship_Application.pdf
We had 43 girls out for swimming and swam at Washington HS. Our team was diverse from a few outstanding swimmers to some that knew nothing about swimming at all. It was great to watch them improve and increase their personal best times. We swam against McKinley, Harding, Roosevelt, Linn-Mar, and Iowa City middle schools and were 4 for 5. The City Meet was held at Linn-Mar Aquatic Center with 11 teams represented. Franklin came in 6th place.
Great job girls!
7th Grade Boys' Basketball
This year the Franklin seventh grade boys basketball season was a first for all. First year for the coach, and first time the boys could actually play basketball for their school. It was a season of ups and downs, finishing with a record of four wins and five losses. Starting off with a few players hurt in the beginning, the team got off to a slower start then what they wanted to. As the season went on the team started to blend together, and became more of a close knit team. Playing together and for each other, they soon built a cohesiveness to be able to challenge any opponent. The team finished out the season with a win on their home court over cross town rivals, the Taft Tigers. The student athletes said they enjoyed their first basketball season representing their school, and all were respectful when they were guest traveling to play at other schools. All the players said they look forward to continuing play in the off season to improve their and will be ready to play next year in eight grade.
8th Grade Boys' Basketball
Waiting in the Morning
Friday Theme Days
Monday, December 18
- Girls' Basketball: 7th @ Harding / 8th @ Home
Wednesday, December 20
- Girls' Basketball: 7th @ Home / 8th @ Wilson
Friday, December 22 - Monday, January 1
- Winter Break - NO SCHOOL