Panther Newsletter Jan 22-30, 2020

Frankfort High School 4 Star DIstinguished School

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Boys Basketball Wins All A Regional Championship

Boys Team advances to the Championship Game

The FHS Boys Basketball team has advanced to the ALL A Basketball State Championship tournament. In a nail biter Saturday, January 18th, the Panthers beat LCA Eagles on a last-second shot. The game had been close the entire game, with the largest spread of points being when the Panthers were led by 6. The last 30 seconds of the game were packed with missed free throws, time outs, turn overs and finally a steal and a pass to Chaz Austin who laid it in with less than a second on the clock. The Panthers beat the Eagles for the ALL A Regional Championship Title for the first time since 2005. Extreme excitement ensued.


The Panthers will play Bishop Brossart Thursday at 10:00 at EKU. The whole Frankfort High School student body will load busses and travel to EKU to support the Panthers as they play in the Sweet 16 Tournament. Encourage your student to be decked out in Orange and Blue Thursday. Students will leave at 8:30 and return around 1:00 for lunch. There will be NO COST to the students. If students want to purchase refreshments from the concession stand, they will need money. Lunch will be served upon return to the high school.


When the Panthers win Thursday, they will play again Friday at 5:00 pm at EKU. There will be a PEP bus to transport students who want to go to the game. Any interested students will need to sign up Thursday after they return to school. Upon winning the Friday game, they would play Saturday at 6:00 pm and the Championship Game would be Sunday at 2:00 pm.


Good Luck Panthers! You can do this!

Homecoming Postponed

Due to the State Tournament, the homecoming game has been postponed until Wednesday, Feb, 5. The Homecoming Dance will be Saturday, Feb. 8th from 8-11pm.

Samantha Ratcliff new English teacher at FHS

Ms. Samantha Ratcliffe has joined the FHS family since returning after winter break. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with her BA in English Education. She was born in Pikeville, Kentucky and comes a long line of bluegrass musicians. She herself has been a performing singer-songwriter for over 14 years. She is also a published poet and a trained chef!


Ms. Ratcliffe will be teaching English III and English IV at FHS. The students and staff are excited for the depth of knowledge and experience she brings to the school


Ms. Ratcliffe has many passions, but her love for teaching outweighs them all. About her new job at FHS, Ms. Ratcliffe says, "FHS already feels like home. This school really is like a family and I am honored to be a panther!"

SBDM Meeting Monday Jan 27

The FHS Site Based Decision Making Council will meet for their January meeting on Monday, January 27th at 4:00 in the FHS Media Center. The public is welcome to attend an SBDM meeting.

BIG SMILES Dental Clinic

Spring Big Smiles dental clinic date for FHS is Friday, March 13th. Students can pick up a paper sign up sheets in the hall by the office then return paper forms to the office or visit the website to register your student to receive free dental care.

https://www.myschooldentist.com/Default.aspx

FHS Ornaments Price Reduced $7 each

If you missed getting an FHS Ornament, there are some left and price has been reduced. You can get either white with orange F or Orange with Black Frankfort High School and Panther for $7 each. Please send money or check to Mrs. Harmon or Mrs. Butts. Thanks for supporting the Travelin' Panthers.
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J. T. Riddle and We Wanna Play Scholarship

This program is open to graduating high school students who attend a high school in the Franklin County Public School System or who attend a high school in the Frankfort Independent School System in Frankfort, Kentucky. Three (3) males and three (3) females will be selected through an application process. One (1) male and one (1) female each will be selected to receive the JT Riddle Student Athlete of the Year Scholarship. Two (2) males and two (2) females each will be selected to receive the WEWANNAPLAY Recognition Scholarship. This is a one-time scholarship check, it is not renewable.


QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Must be a graduating student enrolled in the Franklin County Public School System or in the Frankfort Independent School System in Frankfort, Kentucky;
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher upon graduating high school;
  • Must be a student athlete who is listed on the team roster as a player and participated in a KHSAA sanctioned sports program within the high school they are currently attending;
  • Must be positive in all aspects of the sport(s) to include, but not limited to, interactions with officials, coaches, teammates, and competitors; x Must be a role model for future student athletes;
  • Must be a leader in their school and community with administrators, peers, other students, and classmates;
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in a public or private college, university, or vocational school;
  • Must be a US citizen.

JT Riddle Athlete of the Year Scholarship One (1) male and one (1) female each will be selected to receive this scholarship. Each winner will receive a $500.00 scholarship to be made payable to the recipient.


WEWANNAPLAY Recognition Scholarship Two (2) males and two (2) females each will be selected to receive this scholarship. Each winner will receive a $250.00 scholarship to be made payable to the recipient. The male and female who receives the JT Riddle Student Athlete of the Year Scholarships are not eligible to receive this award.

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Legacy and Legends Preview Day - January 31st

A Preview Day specifically for the Legacy and Legends Scholarship-eligible students from Franklin County is set for Friday, January 31st. This is an in-depth visit day where students will be able to meet faculty and current students, observe a GC class of their choice, have lunch in the cafeteria and tour campus.


It is ideal for juniors and seniors and we plan a full schedule for parents as well where they will meet members of the executive cabinet, hear from a panel of current students, and attend a financial aid session.

Use this link to register:

https://admissions.georgetowncollege.edu/register/legacy&legends


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ACT Help for FHS Students

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Engineering Scholarship Deadline Feb 1, 2020

For more than 70 years, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has paved the way for Kentucky’s youth to pursue a rewarding engineering career by offering two scholarship programs to help pay for tuition while providing employment. KYTC will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to prospective and current college students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees. Interested students must apply by the Feb. 1, 2020 deadline for scholarship consideration. “Our scholarship program has a track record of producing future transportation leaders, like our newly appointed Deputy Secretary Mike Hancock,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. “Investing in a strong educational foundation and providing hands-on work experience for Kentucky students ultimately benefits citizens who rely on a talented workforce to keep transportation moving forward.”


The Civil Engineering Scholarship is for students focusing on a four-year degree in engineering who attend the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, or Kentucky State University. It is awarded to 10-20 new students and can be worth up to $51,000 (ranging from $6,200 to $6,600 per semester). The Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship was established in 2009 and partners with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Each scholarship student will receive $3,000 per semester to complete an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from either of the KCTCS campuses in Lexington or Prestonsburg. The Cabinet will award up to 10 scholarships to students to attend either campus. Both of these scholarships provide employment during the summer and job placement at KYTC after graduation. Scholarship recipients agree to work for KYTC for a year for every year they received the scholarship.


Former scholarship recipients have held top management positions at KYTC including multiple state highway engineers, chief district engineers and branch managers. Ramona Brock, the executive staff advisor and manager of the scholarship program, said, “The scholarships are just the beginning of a fulfilling career for many of the students that participate in the scholarship program. Recipients have done well in their careers with KYTC. Some of them have attained the highest positions within the Cabinet, such as Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary.


The application deadline for both scholarship programs is Feb. 1, and recipients will be notified in April. For more information about these scholarships and other educational opportunities, please visit https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/

Explorer Scholarship

Some of the best personal growth is formed during new experiences and self-reflection while traveling. This scholarship seeks to provide one outstanding explorer the opportunity to expand their perspective on the world through adventuring to a new destination. The scholarship will help cover the cost of that exceptional trip.

Award: $1,500 and a new digital camera to use for travel before starting college


Eligibility:

  • FHS Current senior

  • 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Will be attending College in the Fall of 2020

Criteria:

  1. 300 to 500 word essay on the following topic:

Describe how you’d design your trip, what elements you consider important while traveling, what you hope to learn, and how you’d like to grow. Feel free to include previous personal experiences and/or draw on your favorite literature, film, or other art describing others experiences.

  1. Complete and return the attached demographic form.

  2. Following the trip, the scholarship winner will either write a short story about their experiences including photos, or create a short film documenting the experience (minimum of 5 minutes).


Award: $1,500 and a new digital camera to use for travel before starting college

Due Date: February 15, 2020


Access application at this link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OkACpUPsm08dk-8Im4Q69Q0RsP7Yq5HDR4Yzf30tU3A/edit?usp=sharing

Opportunity for FHS Students to serve as Leadership Ambassadors

Scholarships for Seniors

The FHS Counselors continually add scholarships to the list of opportunities for students. Keep checking the list for new scholarships.
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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Jan 27-31

Monday

Breakfast

Eggstravaganza & Toast

Chocolate Muffin

Banana Muffin

Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch

Chicken Nuggets

Tator Tots

Broccoli & Cheese

Celery Tray

Dinner Roll

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Tuesday

Breakfast

Chicken Breakfast Box

Cocoa Krispies Cereal Bar

Cocoa Puffs Bar

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Bar

Trix Cereal Bar

Strawberry Nutrigrain Bar

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch

Chicken Soft Tacos

Beef Soft Tacos

Succotash

Salsa, Red Bell Pepper Strips, Taco Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes

Fiesta Rice

Doritos

Fruit/Milk


Wednesday

Breakfast

Eggs & Bacon Biscuit

Chocolate Muffin

Banana Muffin

Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch

Chicken Drumstick

Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans

Corn on the Cob

Dinner Roll

Fruit/Milk



Thursday

Breakfast

Sausage Gravy Pizza

Cocoa Krispies Cereal Bar

Cocoa Puffs Bar

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Bar

Trix Cereal Bar

Strawberry Nutrigrain Bar

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch

Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

Tossed Salad

Sweet Peas

Veggie Stix

Garlic Toast

Fruit/Milk



Friday

Breakfast

Chocolate Covered Donut

Chocolate Muffin

Banana Muffin

Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch

Hamburger on Bun

Crispy French Fries

Baked Beans

Sandwich Fixings

Rice Krispie Treats

Fruit/Milk

Boys Basketball All A Sweet Sixteen Game

Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 10am

521 Lancaster Ave

Richmond, KY

KAAC District Academic Team Meet

Saturday, Jan. 25th, 9am

328 Shelby Street

Frankfort, KY

Archery @ Georgetown

Saturday, Jan. 25th, 9:15am

Georgetown, KY, USA

Georgetown, KY

Boys Basketball @ Bullitt East Fr/JV

Monday, Jan. 27th, 6pm

11450 Kentucky 44

Mount Washington, KY

Boys Basketball @TFCA JV/V

Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 9pm

1349 U.S. 421

Frankfort, KY

Home Girls Basketball vs. Garrad Co.

Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 6pm

315 Ewing Street

Frankfort, KY

Boys Basketball @ FCHS Fr/JV

Thursday, Jan. 30th, 7:15pm

1100 East Main Street

Frankfort, KY

Boys Basketball @ Highlands JV/V

Friday, Jan. 31st, 6pm

2400 Memorial Parkway

Fort Thomas, KY

Girls Basketball @ Henry Co

Friday, Jan. 31st, 6pm

1120 Eminence Road

New Castle, KY

Indoor Track Meet @ UK Wildcat Classic

Saturday, Feb. 1st, 8am

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Lexington, KY

Archery @ TFCA

Saturday, Feb. 1st, 9am

1349 U.S. 421

Frankfort, KY

Boys Basketball Freshman District Tournament @ FCHS

Saturday, Feb. 1st, 9am

1100 East Main Street

Frankfort, KY

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Did you miss last week's Newsletter?

This FHS newsletter is an attempt to inform families, students and the community about the happenings at Frankfort High School. Send information, announcements, suggestions and corrections to julia.harmon@frankfort.kyschools.us


FIS Has Homeless Assistance Available

Frankfort Independent now has assistance for the homeless. If you would like additional information, please contact:

Kelli Hume

kelli.hume@frankfort.kyschools.us

FIS Homeless Coordinator

875-8658 Ext 2243