Franklin Middle School
February Newsletter 2023
Oh, where are the crocus and daffodil flowers? Winter is certainly flexing its might this year and I, for one, have had about all the white, “not fluffy anymore” stuff I can stand for one season. Next week, we go back into the teens for temperature so bundle up!
Franklin starts February with the start of a new quarter. We also will be offering after school study hall-open to any student. Please call our counselors if you have any questions. Ms. Rinker (573-2114) is 8th grade; Mrs. Montemayor (573-2113) is 7th grade; and Mr. Rodriguez (573-2112) is 6th grade. Teachers are really struggling with students turning in work and would appreciate the opportunity to work with parents and the student on remedying the issue. Virtual meets are fine.
As we start third quarter, I am receiving questions about changing classes. Again, we are a very full school and do our best to accommodate-if the reason is not about who is in the class. Again, please contact your student’s grade level counselor.
Lastly, for parents of 8th graders-it is time to start thinking about rolling up to high school…oh boy! Schools have been chosen so now watch for notices from the high schools for open house events, as well as other dates. We will keep you posted on all we know. In closing, take care of yourselves-stay warm, take your vitamins, and hope the groundhog has good things to say :)
Pick-up and Drop-off Reminder
Parents, we would like to thank you for following our Pick-up and Drop-off routes. Since we have returned from break, we would like to remind you about the routes.
We also ask that you refrain from using the parking lot on 19th during drop-off and pick-up time. We have noticed congestion in the parking lot and cars trying to weave in between parked vehicles; this causes an unsafe situation. We will be blocking off the parking lot during pick-up and drop-off times. Please continue to pick your students up at the Arches on 19th. Thank you for your understanding.
Class Spotlight: Technology with Mr. McFadden
Mr. McFadden's Technology class has been making bridges. The students virtually designed and tested their balsa wood bridges before printing them out, building, and testing them in the real world.
BOLT STORE OPEN
We have opened our PBIS BOLT Store. We encourage teachers to recognize positive behavior daily by giving students our PBIS Rewards incentive called a BOLT. Students can collect BOLTS and spend them at our BOLT Store, which will be open every Friday.
Our Grand Opening was held on Friday, September 30th and it was met with a positive reception. Our students were excited about the items that were being sold, they were excited that they could use their BOLTS to buy items of high interest to them. Some of those items include snacks, keychains, tumbler cups with a Franklin logo, stickers for computers and phones, and much more. We will continue to ask students what items they feel should be in our store.
We have an amazing team of staff members on our PBIS team that have made this BOLT Store possible. They have donated items to the store that students find of value. Our staff works hard to make sure that we are recognizing when students have pride in our school and are following the Franklin Way.
If you are interested in donating to our PBIS BOLT Store, please reach out to the Franklin Middle School office for more information.
Migrant Education Program
The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment. The goal also includes collaboration with migratory parents and the collective community to provide a full range of services to address unique educational needs. The Washington State Migrant Education Program (MEP) is federally funded to ensure high-quality education programs and supplemental support services for migratory children. Migratory families often have trouble receiving continuous, high-quality educational services because of their high rate of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, health-related problems, disruption of their children’s education, and the lack of resources in the areas in which they live and work.
The Migrant Education Program is authorized under Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. Federal funds are allocated to OSPI based on per pupil expenditure for education and counts of eligible migratory children, ages 3 to 21, residing within the state. OSPI authorizes the sub-grants to local education agencies (school districts), institutions of higher education and other public and non-profit agencies.
Services offered to migrant children and their families may include:
- Supplemental academic programs to assist in the achievement of state academic standards
- Instructional training
- Health programs
- Preschool programs (readiness, transitioning to elementary education)
- Family home visiting and academic counseling services
- Parental involvement
- Migrant student data and collection
- Student leadership opportunities
- Summer school programs
- Secondary credit accrual and exchange
- Grants for supplemental secondary services, dropout prevention and retrieval and alternative education programs
For more information, please contact Ms. Deisy Rodriguez, our Franklin Middle School Migrant Education Advocate. Rodriguez.Deisy@ysd7.org
7th grade Field Trip to the Capitol Theatre-February 10th
Twincussion-Parent Permission slips due 02/03/23
The 7th graders will be attending "Twincussion" at the Capitol Theatre! The parent permission slips need to be handed in by 2/3/23. This is a great opportunity for our students to see a world class musical program.
Upcoming Events at FMS
- February 20-24 - No School
Winter 1 Sports Wrap-up
All-City Basketball Champs!
The Girls Basketball team, led by Coach Volker, had an incredible 9-2 season. The Quakers earned a chance to compete for the All-City title. The Quakers came alive in the final game against Lewis & Clark. Baskets came easy to Franklin's Paige Gasseling with a 32 point night. Distribution of points was the key to Franklin's success as Marissa Hernandez scored 9 points behind the arch and several key contributing baskets by the team left no doubt that Franklin would be victorious. LC was held to 23 points thanks to a relentless defense that remained consistent from tip-off. With multiple defensive stops from Andrea Rodriguez and a whopping 15 rebounds by Eslie De La Cruz, along with critical stops and rebounds by Aspyn Leadon and Elida Ramirez secured the championship with a 48-23 victory. The lady Quakers simply could not be stopped. Congratulations to our Franklin Girls Basketball for earning the 22-23 Girls All-City Basketball Championship title! Congratulations ladies, coaches, and families. Let's Go Franklin!
All-City 2nd Overall
Our Franklin Wrestlers had a great season this year. Our wrestlers went on to compete at the All-City wrestling tournament at IKE. Franklin had 5 wrestlers crowned champions and several wrestlers contributed hard earned points to give Franklin a 2nd place overall as a team.
- Rivaldo Lopez - 70 Pound Champion
- Maxwell Prescott - 85 Pound Champion
- Araceli Nunez - 95 Pound Champion
- Todd Pham - 125 Pound Champion
- Octavio Sanchez - 150 Pound Champion
Congratulations to our Franklin Wrestlers, coaches, and families for an amazing season!
Winter 2 - Girls Bowling and Boys Basketball
Winter 2 season is under way and we have some great games coming your way!
Our girls have their first bowling match on Thursday, Feb. 9th at Nob Hill Bowling. Matches start at 3:30 sharp. Come out and support our Girls Bowling Team!
Our Boys Basketball team is currently 1-1 this season with a win over Washington and a loss to Wilson. Our boys face off against Lewis & Clark on Wednesday and Wilson on Thursday. Both games will be held here at home with tipoff starting at 3:15 for B teams and 4:45 for A teams.
Franklin Middle School Title 1 Information
2022-2023 Nondiscrimination Statement
Nondiscrimination Statement: “Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Title IX – Dr. Robert Darling, Deputy Superintendent, 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902,(509) 573-7003, email@example.com ;
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): ADA/Section 504 – Omar Santoy, Director of Student Services, 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): ADA – Christopher Miller, Director of
Human Resources, 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7066
Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to attend a program or activity sponsored by the Yakima School District should contact one of the ADA Coordinators 24 hours in advance of the event to inquire about reasonable accommodation. Deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired individuals may access Washington Relay Services by calling 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.”