News in a Flash

Franklin Central High School: 2019-20, Issue #22, 1-21-20

"Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2020-21 Course Guide and Scheduling

A new and improved 2020-21 FCHS Course Guide is now on the FC website. The easiest place for parents to locate it will be under the "Parent" tab and "I want access to." You may also access it directly here.

We strongly encourage you and your child to review this resource before selecting courses for next year. The Course Guide has information on diploma types, prerequisites for courses, credits etc... We have several new classes for next year, so check it all out in the 2020-2021 FCHS Course Guide.

Current juniors will begin meeting with counselors this week to schedule for next school year. Sophomores and freshmen will meet with counselors at the end of January and into February.

Flashes Award - Attitude

Last month, we recognized students who have a fantastic ATTITUDE... in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, extracurricular, sport...wherever! Please congratulate them!
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Athletic Information

The boys' basketball team defeated Perry Meridian, but fell to Ben Davis in the Marion County Boys' Basketball tournament. They will travel to Noblesville on Friday for an important HCC game.

The girls' basketball team had two big wins this past week. They defeated Franklin Community and Avon last week to improve their record to 12-7. They will travel to Warren Central on Tuesday and host Noblesville on Saturday.

The Flashes' swimmers defeated Brebeuf/Mt. Vernon on Senior Night before falling to Center Grove later in the week. They host Avon on Tuesday and travel to Fishers on Saturday.

The wrestling team beat Greenwood in a dual meet and finished 6th in the HCC. Individual conference champions were DeShawn Young and Gavin Keesee. Freshmen wrestlers will be at Beech Grove this Saturday for the Marion County meet.

The gymnastics team finished 3rd in their first invitational last Saturday.

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Performing Arts

Wednesday, January 22nd @ 6:30pm FCHS Theatre will present Bring It On! This performance is a special price of $5 as we prepare to perform at the 2020 Indiana State Thespian Conference next weekend! If you missed it the first time you have your second chance! Tickets will only be sold at the door with cash or check.
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Winter Guard

This past weekend, both Winter Guard groups competed at Westfield High School. Varsity finished in third place out of the five competing groups. Only one-tenth of a point separated the top three performances! The JV guard finished first in the their division. The next competition is this Saturday, January 25, at Plainfield High School.

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Senior Parents:

The following email was sent to your student last week. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity.

Attention Seniors:

This year we are going to allow seniors to exempt up to four second semester finals. That means, provided you meet the criteria I am about to outline, you would not have to take up to four finals.

The criteria are as follows: You must have at least a 90% semester average and no more than three absences to that class to be eligible for exemption. Simply put, once you are absent to a period for the fourth time you cannot be exempt from that final.

School sponsored activities such as a field trip will not count towards your total number of absences.

The process for exemptions will begin in late May. Please note that the final decision on exemption will fall to your teacher. They do have the right to deny the exemption request for any reason.

I am so proud of our students and I want to make sure I am rewarding the students that take care of the business every single day. Get here, get an A, avoid a final. It is that easy.

Seniors: I look forward to seeing you at school everyday starting on January 6th..

Mr. Kellison

FC Suffragist Symposium

Please stop by the Media Center on Thursday anytime from 3-4:30PM for an all-inclusive event! Why?

  • An incredible panel of great Franklin Township women, including Principal Matasovsky, will be here!
  • We have an exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society!
  • We have refreshments! Equal-i-TEA will be served!
  • Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will be here!
  • A rep from the Mayor's Office will be here!
  • Senator Aaron Freeman will be here!
  • School Board, students, & community members will be here!
  • And....the MOST-TENURED FC ALUMNI, Ms. FLORABEL WILLSEY, will be our honored guest! Come meet a true Flash who is TURNING 100 THIS YEAR!
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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!

Vaping: Parent information session

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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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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

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

Absence Line: 317-803-5655 Last Minute Dismissal: 317-803-5535 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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Jan. 29 Vaping Crisis Meeting: FCHS Auditorium 7:00 pm

Feb. 5 Herff Jones Freshman Class Meeting (9:30 -10:30a)