April 11, 2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • April 14: No School for Students, Professional Development Day for Staff
  • April 15 - 18: No School, Late Spring Break

Hey, Hey, Hey... check out the students who have been showing Saber Pride this week!

Alumni & Local Radio/TV Personality Visits with Video Production Classes

Recently, FHS alum Paul Cimoch (‘17) and Milwaukee Radio and TV personality Van McNeil visited with video production classes at FHS. Paul is the Game Director and Assistant General Manager of the Milwaukee Milkmen and MKE Wave. Paul and Van spoke to students about the employment opportunities on the video and PR crews for the Milwaukee Milkmen.

Paul was a video student and member of the Saber Roar while at FHS. He told the students that he credits the 3-year experience in the FHS video program for preparing him with the vital skills in communication, collaboration, and self-determination he needed in college. After getting his degree from UW LaCrosse, he's back home working for ROC (Return on Community) Ventures and Milwaukee Milkmen, where he has held jobs since the age of 16. Paul stressed that you don't know where your next job will come from and how he’s proud to work at ROC Ventures where they want to help develop students of FHS and our surrounding community. Paul also shared about the upcoming ROC Ventures job fair taking place on Tues, April 12th from 3:30-6pm (learn more here). When asked about the essential skills needed for working in video/media, Paul and Van shared that hard work and a willingness to learn and take direction were keys to success. These are all skills the students currently practice and enhance in the video production program at FHS.

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AP Exams Are Coming Up Soon!

This year's Advanced Placement (AP) Exams take place the weeks of May 2 and May 9. All AP test-takers will take paper-and-pencil exams in the FHS Library at standardized times designated by the College Board. More specific details about this year's AP exam administration will be emailed to AP students and families this month, but we want to make sure that everyone is aware that most afternoon AP exams will likely run past the regular end of the school day, sometimes by up to an hour or more. Students will need to make arrangements for transportation home and keep this in mind regarding work schedules, activities or sports practices/games, etc. The full list of all AP exam dates and times can be found here. AP students will need to bring regular non-mechanical number 2 pencils and also pens with dark blue or black ink with them to their AP exams. Cell phones are not permitted in the AP test room. Please stay tuned to your email soon for more details.

Interested in learning more about Manufacturing and the Trades?

Franklin High school is hosting a hiring event on April 27th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Dozens of employers will be there with open jobs to include: Arborist/Landscaping, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Welding, Heavy Equipment operating and many more. Please bring a resume and be dressed to impress. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Thompson (andrew.thompson@franklin.k12.wi.us). Hope to see you there!
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ACT Prep Announcement

We are extremely excited to share that we will have additional ACT Prep classes right here at Franklin High School, beginning April 27th.

In order to have these increased opportunities, we have teamed with Wisconsin Test Prep.

Cost: $165.00

All classes are held at Franklin High School.

If you plan to sign up, please make sure to complete the online registration form at Wisconsin Test Prep. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Saber Preschool 2022!

The Franklin High School Child Development 2 students will be sponsoring Saber Preschool, Mon- Thurs., from Monday May 2 - Thursday, May 19th. Saber Preschool is designed for children ages 3 to 5 who are toilet trained and ready to experience a supportive and enriching preschool environment. The student teachers prepare daily lesson plans that not only provide opportunities for the Little Sabers to develop socially, but also to enhance their kindergarten readiness skills. The Saber Preschool program offers a truly excellent experience for both our big and small students.

Class time will be from 9:00 to 10:15 am, and tuition will be $15.00 to cover the cost of materials and snacks for the 3 weeks. Saber Preschool will include story time, large and small group activities, free time, songs and other fun activities. Pre-registration is required. To request a registration form, or if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Linda Krause at 414-817-3629 or at linda.krause@franklin.k12.wi.us

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FHS Culture Fest Is Back!

We have not been able to hold an in-person Culture Fest since early March of 2020. We are very proud to share that event is coming back. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 19th from 5:30-7:30 at Franklin High School. Come experience food, performances, activities and cultural presentations. We currently have Objiwe dancers and African drummers lined up with many more conversations occurring. Check out the student-designed poster below and please contact Mr. Andrew Levin at andrew.levin@franklin.k12.wi.us with any questions or if you want to be involved.

Flowers for Commencement

The Commencement Group offers pre-sales of flowers for graduates. All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of the graduation. To retrieve your order, stop at the booth located conveniently in the parking lot near the entrance to the graduation before the ceremony begins. Use this link to take a look at their selection.

Summer College Counseling

Class of 2023 - get a jump start on the college application process by joining this Summer College Counseling Camp in August. See the flyer below for details!
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Looking for Athletics Summer Camp Information?

Check out this Summer Camps Athletics page on our website that houses all the known and upcoming summer camp offerings including youth football, volleyball, basketball, and wrestling!

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Franklin Public Schools is Hiring!

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, full and part-time), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), and Custodial Aides ($17/hour starting wage, full and part-time).

Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!

COVID-19 On-Site Testing Updates

FPS continues to partner with Summit Clinical Labs to offer On-Site COVID-19 Testing for students, families, and staff. This document contains testing times and location information. PLEASE NOTE: there will not be COVID testing available on Thursday 4/14, Friday 4/15 and Monday 4/18 within Franklin Public Schools; please visit the Summit Clinical Labs website to find the nearest testing facility if you require testing on those days.

Franklin Spring Sprint 2 Mile Run/Walk

Click the accompanying flyer for all details and click here for registration for this event taking place on Saturday, May 14th.

Wisconsin Indian Education Association Art Contest

Our neighbors at the Indian Community School here in Franklin passed this along. The Wisconsin Indian Education Association is hosting a Youth Art Contest open to all American Indian and Alaskan Native students in the state of Wisconsin in grades 6-12. Click here for more information. Deadline is April 15th.

Franklin Little League - Umpire Opportunity

Franklin Little League is looking for community members ages 12+ who are interested in training to become an umpire. FLL will be conducting classes in April/ May. If interested please complete this interest form.

Registration for 22-23 is Now Open for New Families!

Our registration is now open for next school year for new families to the district and next year’s 4K. You can find all the necessary details on our website here. Please note that students already enrolled in our schools do not have to have a new registration completed. You may utilize the “Create Account” and “Forgot Password” buttons on the registration page to complete your registration or gain access if you have created an account in the past. Please help us share that registration is open with any new families to the area or those with younger children that would be entering 4K or 5K!

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Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.