August 8th 2022

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As mentioned in past communications, I am pleased to announce Mr. Jordan Stephans as our new Associate Principal. Mr. Stephans was selected from a highly qualified pool of candidates and stood out as someone who will proudly and diligently serve our students, staff, and families. Prior to this role, Mr. Stephans served as a physical educator at Forest Park and spent time as our Interim Associate Principal.

Our admin team is excited for the upcoming school year!

~Mr. Stephans, Ms. Rosienski and Mr. Brandes

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Don't Forget About Back To School Online Check In - Due THIS Friday August 12th!

On Wednesday August 3rd, Back To School Online Check In opened. Click HERE to view the message sent out by the district with additional info about this important process.

Parents will need to log into their Parent PowerSchool Portal in order to complete Back To School Online Check In. If you need help retrieving your PowerSchool username or password, please email Betsy at

Forest Park Spirit Wear!!

Mark your calendars! Starting Monday August 22nd until Monday September 5th, Forest Park's online spirit wear store will be open. We will have a variety of options for wildcat wear like tshirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies and polos! This online store will only be open for 2 weeks. We will share the online store link with you on Monday August 22nd - stay tuned!

Student Schedules Update

We are continuing to work on finalizing our student schedules! Our admin and student services teams are working hard at making sure all 1080+ students have complete schedules. Please see the message below that we included in last week's bulletin, and thank you for continuing to have patience while we finish this important task!

Student schedules are not finalized and our office staff and guidance counselors are working diligently to get this task completed as soon as possible. Some students and/or parents might be able to see all or part of their schedule listed in PowerSchool, or they may not see any classes listed at all. For those that can see all or part of their schedule, please know that changes could still be made as we work to assign classes to our new enrollments. If PowerSchool shows no classes listed, please know that this is an error and only reflects that schedules have not been finalized by our staff. When schedules have been completed, families will receive email communication letting them know they are available to view in PowerSchool. We hope to have student schedules completed by mid-late August.

Forest Park Athletics and Activities

Forest Park is excited to offer a variety of athletic and activity opportunities for our students. We highly encourage all students to consider joining a sport or club (or several!) to expand their skills, meet other students and most of all have fun!

With Mr. Stephans recently accepting his new role as an associate principal at Forest Park, we are proud to introduce our new Athletic Coordinator, Mrs. Karisa Stiglitz! Karisa has been a valued teacher and an active advisor and coach for a variety of groups at Forest Park for several years. Karisa is excited to take on this new leadership role where she can offer opportunities for Forest Park students to grow and connect through participation in sports and clubs. If you have any questions regarding our athletics and activities, feel free to email Mrs. Stiglitz at

Registration for ATHLETICS is online and will open on Monday 8/15. If your student is interested in joining one of our athletic teams, parents must upload a current/valid physical form when registering the student online. THIS form must be completed and signed by both the doctor that completed the student's most recent physical exam as well as by the parent. Any student that does not have a current/valid physical form uploaded with their registration will not be able to participate in athletics at Forest Park Middle School. We do not accept paper copies of the physical form in the office; physical forms must be uploaded with the online registration.

If your student is interested in joining one of our activities, sign up will be completed at the first meeting for that particular activity/club. Sign up will NOT be done online.

All sports/clubs require a $25 participation fee. This fee is charged AFTER the sport/club begins and is due within two weeks of that start date.

To learn more about athletic and activity offerings, please click HERE. Additional information about start up dates, meetings, practices, etc. for all sports/clubs will be shared in the weekly bulletin and updated on the website throughout the year.

6th Grade Transition Course - THIS Tuesday and Wednesday!

The 6th grade transition course provides incoming 6th grade students an opportunity to participate in team building activities, tour the building, set up their locker, complete a scavenger hunt, and do other activities to help create a smooth transition to middle school.

The dates and times for this course are:

Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th, 9:30am - 12:00pm

**Please note that transportation is NOT provided for this course.

Students must be registered for this course in order to attend. Please reach out to Mackenzie Phillips ( with any questions about the transition course.

FHS Youth Cheer Friday Night Football Clinic

Register your 1st through 8th grader now for our one night youth cheerleading clinic on Thurs 9/8 so your child can perform at the Friday 9/9 Football game! Learn cheers, dances, jumps, tumbling & stunts with your Franklin High School Cheerleaders on Thursday to then cheer & perform at halftime of the Franklin Varsity football game on Friday night. Click flier at side for more details and for all details, requirements and to register, please click here.

FHS Dance Youth Football Clinic for K-6

Register your Kindergarten through 6th Grade child for a FUN night with the Franklin High School Dance Team! Your child will learn a pom routine from the State Champion Franklin Varsity Dance Team and perform at halftime during the Franklin Varsity Football game on Friday, September 23rd. For all details, requirements and to register, please click here.

Open School Days: Monday August 22nd & Monday August 29th

Open School Days offer a relaxed format for families to visit Forest Park to walk their student’s schedule, practice opening lockers and stop in the office to pay student fees, ask questions, etc. We highly encourage taking advantage of this opportunity!

**Please note, teachers will not be in the building on these dates and we require any visiting student to be accompanied by an adult.

Join us on Mon 8/22 or Mon 8/29 any time between 8am-4pm!

Open House: Thursday September 15th

Students and families are invited to Forest Park's Open House on Thursday 9/15 from 4pm-7pm. This is a great time to visit with teachers, tour the building and stop in the office to pay student fees. We will have no formal presentations from teachers during Open House.

School Supply Lists

School supply lists for 6th, 7th and 8th graders can be found on our website HERE.

Picture Day

Forest Park's picture day will take place on Wednesday September 28th during the school day. More info to come!

Check Out the Forest Park Facebook Page!

The Forest Park Middle School Facebook Page is now being updated regularly and you can head there to see the newest spirit wear photos from this week. Be sure to LIKE or FOLLOW the page so you get notified about updates!

Catch Up On District News

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

Guidance Counselors

Bernadette VanLith, 6th grade counselor

Ellen Montenero, 7th grade counselor

Mindy Greco, 8th grade counselor