News in a Flash

Franklin Central High School: 2019-20, Issue #19, 12-16-19

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Countdown to finals

This is it--- the end of the semester! This is another reminder that finals will take place on Thursday, Dec. 19, and Friday, Dec. 20. Since those are already block schedule days, there will be no adjustments needed to the timing of class periods. Students will still be released at their regular time both days, too.

Please keep in mind that no finals will be given early. If a student is absent either of those days, they will need to make arrangements to make up their assessments after our return from Winter Break.

1st Semester Textbook Fees Are Due

Please check Infinite Campus for your student's Textbook Rental Fees. If you are still showing a balance they are NOW due. Unpaid 1st Semester Fees will carry over and be added to 2nd Semester Fees. 2nd Semester Fees will be available in Infinite Campus after mid-January. Fees can be paid by credit card ONLINE ONLY. You can still pay by check, cash, or money order sent directly to

Franklin Central High School Bookstore

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN 46259

Please direct textbook rental questions to:

Chris King

FCHS Book Store


Diploma Order Form

Your child will be receiving and important email today regarding his/her diploma and also some important end of the year information. Each senior will be asked to type his/her name as it should appear on the diploma and also read at commencement. We have asked the students to submit their full legal names- no shortened names or nicknames. We have also asked them to discuss this with you before submitting so that there are no misunderstandings.

The deadline to submit the form is Friday, December 20. We will, of course, be reminding those who procrastinate but ask your help in getting this information submitted.

Thanks for your help.

save the date!

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Athletic Information

The girls basketball team has a great run this week in the Marion County Basketball Tournament. They opened with a win over Pike 52-42. In the second round the Flashes knocked off 17th ranked Roncalli 53-50. They had a chance to play in the semifinals vs. North Central. The state-ranked Panthers took advantage of a cold shooting day for the Flashes, winning 46-29. The Flashes will travel to Danville on Tuesday and host Zionsville on Saturday. Their record is currently 7-5.

The wrestling team had an impressive victory over Columbus North this week, winning 72-6. They had a great tournament at the Zionsville Invite, finishing 2nd and ahead of the host school, Center Grove, Mooresville among others. DeShawn Young and Antone Alexander both won their weight classes. They will travel to Brownsburg on Tuesday and then to Perry Meridian for the Marion County Tournament on Saturday.

The boys basketball team had their biggest victory under Coach Beyers on Friday. They rallied from a double-digit deficit to triumph over the Ben Davis in overtime. Javon Small hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. The Flashes followed up with a victory over Shelbyville on Saturday to run their record to 2-1. They travel to Zionsville on Friday and host New Palestine on Saturday in the annual Teddy Bear Toss game.

The girls swim team continued its' impressive season with a dominating win over Warren Central while the short-handed boys team lost a close meet by 5 points to the Warriors. Both teams had strong showings on Saturday as they both finished in 3rd place at the Brownsburg Relays. They will compete against Roncalli and TH South on Tuesday. On Friday and Saturday they will compete in the Marion County Meet at the Natatorium.

Please visit our Athletic Website

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Performing Arts- Sounds of the Season

Thank you to everyone that came to our sold out shows this past week and weekend. It was spectacular.

Please check out our website and our band department's website

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Business Professionals of America

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Transcripts for FC Graduates

If you or someone you know is a graduate of Franklin Central and needs to send a transcript to a school, employer etc., there is a new and easy way of making that happen. Just go to and order your transcript! Either log in to an existing account or create one. If your name has changed since high school, make sure you enter your maiden/previous name. Also, don't forget to include "Jr., III" etc. if that is what was on your high school records. It's easy and convenient!


  • These documents must be updated each school year. They are provided electronically as a part of the online registration process for both existing students and new enrollments and should be completed prior to the start of the school year. Students must have a consent to treat signed by a parent or guardian to be seen in the school nurse clinic. All students will be treated in the case of an emergency.

NEW Immunization Requirements for 2020-2021

Dear parents/guardians,

Attached are the new Immunization Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year. There has been a change. All students K-12 will now need 2 doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine with at least 6 months between the doses. We wanted to make you aware of these changes. Seniors still are required to have the booster dose (#2 MCV4 or Menactra) meningitis vaccine as well. Please check your child’s shot record and contact your provider to schedule appointments. A good time to receive updated vaccinations is over breaks so school is not missed.

To find a clinic that is administering immunizations, please contact the Marion County Health Department at 317-221-5700 to schedule an appointment or to find out about their same day services. Community Clinic at Walgreens may also have some immunizations available. To find a Community Clinic at Walgreens near you, please call 1-855-626-7761.

Lastly, attached is information regarding the flu, covering your cough, and handwashing. By simply covering your cough and adhering to good hand hygiene, this minimizes the spreading of these germs.

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National Honor Society - Christmas Movie Night

Come join us December 20th and see The Polar Express
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Infinite Campus

Franklin Central High School offers News in a Flash as a weekly link between school and home. Receiving this awesome resource requires that your email address in Infinite Campus is up to date, and is one that you check frequently. We will not send mailers home.

If you need to change any demographic information, please log-in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Don't have a log-in? Email

Attendance Office - 317-803-5655

Please Note the Attendance Line phone number has changed. Please dial 803-5655.

Students that are leaving early will need to bring a note, signed by the guardian, to either the Attendance Office or the FA office before school to get their pass to leave or be picked up.

You must leave a message on the attendance line regarding your students absence even if you spoke to a teacher, nurse, guidance counselor, etc.

Students are not released to someone "on the list" unless the parent/guardian has notified the Attendance Office for that specific instance.

If you have already given your student permission to leave ill, please call the attendance line and a pass will be sent for your student to leave. Do not send your student to the clinic if you have already told them they can leave or are being picked up sick.

The person picking up the student must come into the school with a valid ID

Attendance Line 317-803-5655 Attendance Fax 317-803-5546

Clubs and Activities

Are you interested in robotics, art, knitting, learning Japanese or just about anything co-curricular? You are in luck - Franklin Central has many clubs that you can join. See the attached list! More information will be provided the first weeks of school.




The Parent Faculty Organization is an instrumental part of the high school. The PFO sponsors the after prom, two teacher grants each year, staff luncheon and many other things throughout the school year.

The PFO generates its funds through membership dues, concessions at home football games and donations.

The PFO is a vital part of Franklin Central please considering joining the wonderful organization.

More information can be found at the following link:



We are still enrolling current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders for our trip to Paris, Switzerland and Italy for Fall Break 2020. There are only 7 spots left for interested students and parents. This is an incredible educational opportunity with memories to last a lifetime. Go to for more information and to register. All participants receive their own free fundraising page to share with family and friends.

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Spring Break 2021 - Costa Rica

Mrs. Thurston, the former school librarian for Acton, South Creek, and Thompson Crossing, is organizing an all-inclusive student trip to Costa Rica for Spring Break 2021. She will be chapperoning with Mrs. Bosio, Mrs. Sawyers, and Mr. Ward, and all FC students are invited to join us as we explore Costa Rica's cities, jungles, and beaches! If you've ever wanted to meet a sloth, see a spectacular volcano, or explore the jungle canopy by zipline, now's your chance! If you are interested, go to: for more information or to sign up. This is your last chance to receive the $200 discount, which has been extended through Nov. 15th! Parents and siblings are welcome! Please email Mrs. Thurston at with any questions.

Graduation Update!!!

Mark your calendars! Graduation will take place on June 6, 2020 at the Indiana Convention Center. Here is the timeline for the event (this was shared at the seniors' Herff-Jones meeting last Friday):

12:30-12:45 Students arrive and find seats

1:00-2:30 Rehearsal

2:30-2:45 Return to staging area

3:00 Doors open to families

3:30 Ceremony begins

The only people allowed in the staging area will be graduates and faculty/staff. For both safety and efficiency, families and guests must remain outside of the staging area both before and after the ceremony. The rehearsal is closed; doors will open for seating beginning at 3:00 pm.

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Dec. 17 Band Winter Concert

Dec. 19-20 Final Exams

Dec. 20 NHS Movie Night

Dec. 23 Start of Winter Break

Jan. 6 Students return

Jan. 13 Franklin Central Open House

Jan. 21 Senior Photos - Last Chance: 8 - 2:30pm (Distance learning room)

Jan. 22 Senior Photos - Last Chance: 8 - 2:30pm (Distance learning room)