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Kick of Homecoming Week With the FC Fight Song!

4th Annual Walkathon

Our 4th annual East Walk for Wishes Walkathon will be held on Wednesday, October 4th. This year we are raising money not only for our school, but for 3 year old Make a Wish child, Finley. Finley's wish is to go to Disney World and we want to make that happen. Donation envelopes were sent home today with your child with directions on how to get donations, as well as the link to our online store ( for friends and family who are out of town to be able to donate. We have many fun activities for the students to participate in this year such as face painting, dunking your favorite teacher or principal in the dunk tank, obstacle course, concessions, Kona Ice, and always a favorite, Dodge Ball! Students will also be included in raffles to win some fabulous prizes such as chrome books, Target and Meijer gift cards, East Spirit Wear package, Sports Package, Pizza Party, Night out to the Movies, and much more. Student's participation in events, and raffle tickets earned depends on their level of donations they raise. Let's make this the biggest and best Walkathon East has had yet! Thank you in advance for your support.


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 2017 WALKATHON. Volunteers would help with face painting, concession stands, dodgeball, obstacle courses, and other events that day. Volunteers will be asked to be at East at 10 am, with an anticipated end time of 1:30. If you are interested in helping please contact Mrs. Knaack (

Thanks in advance for your help!

Check Out What Our Media Aide Students Have Been Up To!!!

Thanks to Mrs. Warner and her students for putting this video together. Find out what it means to Dare to be Different, and how sports and extracurriculars drive our students to be their best.

Homework Document

See the link below for this week's homework document:

Week of September 25th

If you have any questions contact your child's teacher.

From the Desk of the Athletic Coordinator

Greetings Flashes Fans,

1 week remains in the 2017 Fall sports season!

FTMS Football 7 “A” picked up a huge home win over the Falcons of Perry Meridian, 18-16. The 7th grade “B” teams played the following day and ended in a 22-22 tie. FTMS Football 8 traveled to Perry Meridian and earned a 22-14 victory. The 8th grade “B” teams played the next day and the Flashes fell, 14-20 on the road. FTMS Football 8 “A” hosted Greenfield Central on Thursday, 9/21 and shutout the Cougars in a good 14-0 victory! The team has improved to 4-3 on the season and will have action next week at Fall Creek Valley for B and Thursday 9/28 A and B vs Zionsville.

East Volleyball 7/8 lost on the road at Center Grove Central on Tuesday 9/19. The team rebounded well on Thursday 9/21 with both picking up wins at Creston. They will travel to Mt. Vernon on Monday 9/25.

East Boys Tennis picked up a win 5-0 over Creston on Tuesday 9/19 while the girls fell 2-3 to the Indians. On Wednesday 9/20 the team hosted Perry Meridian and both picked up wins! And to cap off a busy week, both teams picked up wins at Greenfield Central 3-2 and 4-1 over the Cougars! The team will be back in action this week with three matches.

East XC hosted an intra-squad “blue vs. white” to prepare the Flashes for the Bearcat Invite that is hosted by Fall Creek Valley on Saturday 9/23. The team will then rest and recover for the Marion County Championships on Saturday 9/30 and conclude the season on 10/2 with West at West.

Monday 10/2 location change for East vs. West Volleyball. Location will be Franklin Central High School. 7th grade start time 5:15pm followed by 8th grade. Main Gymnasium. Enter Door 9.

East and West Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held on Tuesday October 3rd and October 4th after school from 3-5pm. All interested boys intending on trying out for basketball must have a current IHSAA physical on file in the athletic office. Those trying out will need to attend study tables on this day and have athletic clothing and shoes.

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From the School Counselors!

Mrs. Kyle McClarnon

All 6th Grade

7th Grade Last Name A-M

Mrs. Sarah Ready

All 8th Grade

7th Grade Last Name N-Z

Students can make a request to see their counselor from any device with internet access! Simply click here! Parents can also request an appointment by using this request form.

For school counseling news and resources, visit the school counseling website by clicking here!

College Go! Week

College Go! Week is an initiative of Learn More Indiana, designed to promote a pro-college atmosphere. FTMS East will have special spirit days to help promote college awareness from September 25-29. Parents and guardians are encouraged to talk with their students about the importance of education. The Learn More Magazine is a great tool with lots of activities and information!

Vision Screenings

The Marion County Health Department provides state mandated vision screening services for all students in first, third, and eighth grades. New students who have transferred into Marion county from other counties or from out of state are also screened.

Vision screenings at Middle School East will be conducted on November 15th and 16th.

You, as the parent or legal guardian, have the right to decline this service for your child. If you DO NOT want the Marion County Public Health Department to conduct a vision screening on your child, please complete the bottom half of the letter below and return it to school.

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Indianapolis Public Library


The Franklin Township School District is partnering with The Indianapolis Public Library to make sure that every student in the township has a library card. Having a library card ensures that students are connected to the wealth of print and digital resources that are available through The Indianapolis Public Library.

This partnership provides an opportunity to create seamless learning opportunities for all of your students, who might need to use their library card to access electronic resources to support their class curriculum.

Here are the details for The Indianapolis Public Library card:

· If your student has never had a card, they will receive a new library card that will give them full access to all E-Resources as well as limited access to physical material.

· If your student has had a library card but it has expired, if there are no fines on their account, their card will be renewed and only the number will be provided...

· If your student has had a library card, and there are fines of $5.00 or more on their account, their card will be renewed and their number will be provided to allow access to online material. They will also be enrolled in the library’s Earn and Learn Program. This program allows students to get out of debt by reading down their fines. Students will still be able to borrow a limited number of physical items and will have full access to all E-Resources. Additional information about the program is available at The Indianapolis Public Library.

If for some reason you do NOT want your student to receive a library card from The Indianapolis Public Library, please complete the OPT OUT information at the bottom of the letter below and return it to the FTMSE library. OPT OUT LETTERS ARE DUE TO THE EAST LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER BY SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.

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FTMS East Fall Break Art Camp

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Attention FTMS-East Families:

Veterans Day will be celebrated this year on Friday, November 10th. Veterans Day allows us to show our appreciation to members of our military, past and present. The FTMS-East Random Acts of Kindness Club, along with our students here at East, would like to say thank you to a beloved family member of yours who is currently stationed overseas or to one who is a retired Serviceman/Servicewoman with hand-written cards/notes and a treat bag. If you have a family member either stationed overseas in the military or retired from the military, please contact Mrs. Hewitt, the Sponsor of the Club, via email at, or leave a message for her at 317/803-8141 no later than Friday, September 15th. The Random Acts of Kindness Club looks forward to brightening a day of some of our current and former Servicemen and Servicewomen!!!

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East TV Playlist on Youtube

The following link will take you to the East TV playlist. Each week the Media Aide students will create a weekly video about upcoming events for the East Flashes.

FTMSE Spirit Night @ TCBY

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Box Tops

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Picture Make-up Day

Monday, Oct. 2nd, 7:30am

10440 Indian Creek Road South

Indianapolis, IN

FTMSE PTC Spirit Night @ TCBY

Friday, Sep. 29th, 4-9pm

TCBY FROZEN YOGURT, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Indianapolis, IN

5650 S. Franklin Rd,

Next to Subway

Friday 9/29 (Homecoming night)

From 4pm-9pm

No flyer needed!

Just show up and make a sweet purchase!

15% of all sales during this time will be donated to the school.