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Holiday Break December 24-January 4
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE FRANKLIN STAFF!!!
The holiday times not only offer a time to be with friends and family, but also a time to reflect. Reflection is important to not only understand where we've been, but where we're going. It was author, Nicholas Sparks who said, "Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that". Today's world offers us many challenges. This is true not only for our students given the academics, extra-curriculars, and social pressures placed upon them. Us adults encounter the same pressures. At Franklin we're fortunate to have great families. We're proud to work together and welcome the chance to build bigger and better relationships between school and home.
We wish your family the very best over the break. If patterns hold true, the return back will fly by and soon our 8th graders will be planning for high school and our returning students will find their niche in the Franklin community-fostering strong relationships and a a work ethic to make them successful in and out of the classroom.
1st Trimester Honor Roll
Replacement of Frankly Speaking
- January 22: Last names beginning with (A-K)
- January 27: Last names beginning with (L-Z)
If you're unable to attend on your designated night please visit the other. We appreciate the feedback that parents provided for the format of the fall conferences and we have decided to go with a similar format again for the winter. Parents do not to schedule ahead of time, but we ask that parents keep conversations to 5 minutes out of respect to other parents. An email will go out when we return from break addressing the details of the conferences that will allow you to plan your visits accordingly.
8th Grade Ski Trip
Project Lead the Way
Attention 8th Grade Parents: High school registration is just around the corner! If your child enjoyed taking Engineering Tech class with Mr. Matson, there a courses utilizing the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum at the high school level too. Both Washington and Kennedy offer an introduction course entitled “Introduction to Engineering Design” (IED) as well as “Principles of Engineering” (POE). Both of these courses are offered as dual credit (via Kirkwood or with a passing test score for University credit) as well as being weighted just like AP classes (5.0 scale). In addition, the Kirkwood Regional Center in Hiawatha offers other courses for juniors and seniors if they want to continue the PLTW engineering pathway. Visit www.pltw.org to see Project Lead the Way’s courses and what PLTW is all about or contact Mr. Matson with questions.