Friday, January 29, 2016
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PTA Meeting - Monday, February 2
1st Semester Grade Reports
If you or your student is interested please contact our Counseling Department (558-2258) so we can help organize students on the Wednesdays. This will begin Wednesday, February 3 and will continue through the end of the second semester college schedule.
(Special note: due to the early dismissal on February 10 we will not have tutoring)
8th Grade Transition to High School Information
Dates and times can be found on the Franklin Website, Our School, Counseling. There are links to the high schools with more information regarding courses and graduation requirements.
January & February Registration Activities
- January 7,8th and 12th – All 8th Grade, High School Planning with Counselors in Lab 334, ihaveaplan
- January 21st – Washington and Kennedy Assembly at Franklin during school day
- February 2nd - Incoming Freshman orientation for parents AND students @ Washington HS Auditorium, 6:30 PM. VERY important meeting for all Washington bound families to attend!
- February 4th - Incoming Freshman orientation for parents AND students @ Kennedy HS Auditorium, 6:30 PM.
- February 18th – Washington and Kennedy High School Registration during school day
If you have any questions please contact our Counseling Office.
One thing we try to do for our students is to provide snacks during the Assessments. This is made possible through the generous donations of our parents. There will be a sign-up for parents willing to donate items such as Gogurt, bananas, string cheese, and granola bars. We're also offering an incentive for students to be here on all testing days.
The 23rd Annual Dows Contest will be open for entries beginning on Tuesday, January 19th. The Dows Contest is a great way for Franklin students to showcase their talent in writing and/or art and earn cash prizes for exceptional work. The contest runs from January 19th to February 24th, 2016.
This is a yearly event at Franklin and is made possible by the Dows Family Trust administered thru the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.
We encourage all students to participate and submit their original writing and art work creations. Entries must be submitted to Dr. Carr or Ms. Rose by 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 24th, 2016. Please make sure that all contest rules are followed and that entries are submitted along with the appropriate entry forms. Please click on the links below for more information.
Please see Ms. Rose or Dr. Carr with questions.
Hy-Vee Homeroom Receipt Challenge
The results are in and all the Hy-Vee receipts have been totaled. Everyone did an amazing job for Franklin. During our receipt challenge over $153,000 in receipts were brought into Franklin. That combined with what we had previously, brings our total to over $194,000 in receipts. That equates to $970 for Franklin. Great job Bolts!!
A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated. We would like to especially thank Ms. Cornell and Ms. Hollingsworth’s classes for totaling all of the receipts. It was quite a job!!
The class with the most receipts and the winner of the class pizza party is Ms. Davies 6th hour class. They brought in a total of $20,446 in receipts.
If you still have receipts at home and didn’t get them in, you can still drop them off in the main office or save them for our next challenge. We still have until the end of April to collect receipts for this year.
Geography Bee Results
Below were this year's finalists: Jackson Barker, Logan Brunscheen, Sam Earl, Connor Eisenmann, Josh Gilbert, Ben Joens, Brody Lovell, Abby Owens, Colton Studacher, Caleb Yoder.
Regional Competition Results
Last Saturday, January 23, Franklin students participated in the Regional Future City competition at Prairie Point Middle School. The theme this year was recycling. There were 46 projects competing from around the state of Iowa. The team of Bodase made it to the final round of five. This team included: Josh Horne, Hugh Duffy, Zelda Siegel, Braden Hoyer and Marquiese Snead. They presented their project for a team of special judges including radio personality, Scott Schulte, and others. Bodase earned the 4th place trophy overall.
Other teams winning awards included the City of Life winning the “Most Sustainable Food Production System” award. Team members included: Raafa Elsheikh, Rahma Elsheikh, Lydia Mackey, Layla Eckhardt, and Lauren Krzywicki.
Winning the award for the best moving part was: Derinkuyu. Team members included: Kira DeBrower, , Connor Rissi, Yemurai Tavaziva, Olivia Metzger and Quinn Dunn.
The Future City project includes: building a model, writing an essay of 1500 words, making a power point about SIMS city, and presenting a presentation. All points are calculated to determine the 5 finalists.
All students who participated in Future Cities can be very proud of the hard work and effort that was put into their projects! They were absolutely amazing! Franklin had over thirty students participate in Future Cities this school year and will celebrate with a pizza party this coming week.
A special thanks to Mr. Salamon, our engineering mentor, who guided us in all of our engineering endeavors.
Holly Altfillisch, Meena Ramadugu, Alyssa Valley, Liam Charters, Abby Owens, Nathan Schmidt.
Josh Horne, Priya Kearny, Elli Palma, Ronish Techau, Elise Fashimpaur, Ben Wilding.
Keegan McRae, Hannah Novak, Nicole Techau, Tawney Hess, Skylea Trout, Hannah Gehrke, Raelyn Stecker, Andrew Stevenson.
Student Presidential Straw Poll
We appreciated the work our students and staff put into this year's Iowa Youth Straw Poll. Students learned about the candidates and what on earth a Caucus is. The official vote was taken on Tuesday, January 26. The candidate of choice from our student body was Democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders.
Concession Help Needed
Friends of Franklin
Girls' Basketball, 7th @ Home, 8th @ Excelsior
Thursday, February 4
Girls' Basketball, 7th @ Oak Ridge, 8th @ Home
Tuesday, February 9
Wrestling @ Iowa City West
Thursday, February 11
Wrestling @ Harding
Activity Concert, 7PM in Auditorium
Saturday, February 13
Illumination @ MoShow Show Choir Competition