News in a Flash

Franklin Central High School: 2019-20, Issue #31, 4-13-2020

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Keep checking websites and social media pages

We would like to take a moment to thank all of you for your flexibility, understanding, and compassion during this unprecedented time. Franklin Central has been working very hard to make sure students have access to all they need to be successful with e-learning, while still respecting and maintaining mandates and parameters set forth by state and city officials. There are a lot of uncertainties for everyone, but information will be shared as soon as it is reliable and available.

You can always check our school's social media pages (Twitter: @FCHSPrincipal and Facebook: Franklin Central High School) for up to date information. The FTCSC website ( is also very informative and contains current schedules, as well as a FAQ page; be sure to click on the COVID-19 button.

Celebrating our seniors

Like so many schools around the state and nation, Franklin Central is heartbroken about the rapid and unprecedented changes to the last half of this semester. We are still working towards a June 6th commencement ceremony, but also acutely aware that we are at the mercy of governmental mandates and venue schedules while planning for all possibilities.

In the meantime, we have ordered 700 yard signs to celebrate all of the members of the FCHS class of 2020. These are currently in the process of being printed and will be distributed and/or delivered to the homes of seniors once the shipment is received and we are cleared to do so. More information will be forthcoming as soon as it is available. Stay tuned!

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Athletic Information

Our Athletic Department has put together a fantastic way of honoring our senior spring athletes; below are just a few examples. For the full list and to view all of the additional information about each athlete, please go to or follow the athletic department on Twitter @FCFlashes. This has been going on for a few days already, so there are a lot to catch up on!

Here's the link for Athlete of the Week from 4/6-4/10:

Coach Kathy Stricker Softball Complex

On April 15th, a dedication ceremony was set to be held celebrating the renaming of our softball facility to the Coach Kathy Stricker Softball Complex! The cancellation of the softball season has prevented that ceremony from happening... but it doesn’t prevent us from celebrating Coach Kathy Stricker! Today we honor the only softball coach in the history of Franklin Central High School. Coach Stricker has dedicated her life to the female student-athletes of Franklin Township. Her accolades speak for themselves, and her passion for what she does is unmatched.

Click the image below to view the celebratory video!

Coach Kathy Stricker Softball Complex

Honoring a fellow educator

North Central Athletic Director Paul Loggan passed away on Sunday due to complications from COVID-19. Paul was an assistant football coach here for the Flashes under Chuck Stephens. Athletic directors across the state will be turning on stadium lights at their respective schools on Monday evening from 7:00pm (kickoff time) to dawn to honor him and all he did for education and athletics. Please keep the Loggan family and the North Central community in your thoughts.

20-21 Course Requests

Your child's course requests for the 20-21 school year are now available to view in Infinite Campus. This is a great time to check for errors or make adjustments. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's counselor directly. The deadline for making changes is June 1.

Summer School Opportunities

Due to the current social distancing restrictions, we are unable to provide specific information on summer school at Franklin Central.

If your child is interested in taking courses online through the Indiana Online Academy (IOA) you can access more information on Naviance or the FC website under "Student" and "Guidance Counseling." Specific questions can be directed to your child's counselor.


Senior Parents:

We are in the process of collecting information for various senior recognition opportunities. We have created a portal for you to submit any and all college scholarships earned. The process is very simple and will only take a few minutes. The form can be filled out multiple times, so please continuously update your child's information as more scholarships are awarded.

Senior information will appear on the televisions throughout school the entire month of May. Information is due no later than April 24, 2020.

Click on the following link to submit information: Senior Awards

Make sure you attach your child's photo..

Thanks in advance for helping us recognize your child for all their hard work!

National Honor Society Update

1) Check out our new site! This is for current and incoming members:

2) Those who filled out an application will hear back after spring break via their school email

3) NHS is staying connected by sharing messages of hope and their favorite stories - check it out here


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Riley Dance Marathon (RDM) Fundraiser - PIZZA!!!

Hello Flashes!

I have some exciting news to share with you! I know we all love pizza! Now you can enjoy pizza and help the Riley Dance Marathon Team at the same time! Below is a note from The Riley Children's Foundation.

-The Riley Children’s Foundation has worked alongside Papa John’s Pizza to expand our partnership and offer an easy way to drive funds to your Riley Dance Marathon program. With any online order, use the code “RILEYDM20” and you will receive 20% off your pizza order AND Papa John’s will donate 20% of the sale to your Riley DM. Feel free to spread this news by word of mouth and start using the RILEYDM20 code as soon as today!

The code will be active through the end of August 2020. Donations to your program will be determined by the zip code of the Papa John’s location that fulfills the online order.-

Please use the following locations, along with the code RILEYDM20, to make sure the order counts towards our total!



If you have any questions, please contact Thank you for your support, and as always remember, it's "for the kids!"

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!

NEW Immunization Requirements for 2020-2021

FCHS Nurse News

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 given six months apart.

Students over the age of 16 can get the booster dose (#2 MCV4 or Menactra) meningitis vaccine which is required for senior year as well. Please check your child’s shot record and contact your provider to schedule appointments.

If you do not have a regular physician, contact the Marion County Health Department at 317-221-5700 to find out about appointments or same day services. Community Clinic at Walgreens is another resource for immunizations. Please call 1-855-626-7761 for locations and appointment information.

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Infinite Campus

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If you need to change any demographic information, please log-in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Don't have a log-in? Email




Want to support our kids, help recognize our amazing staff, and make the school one we can be even more proud of? Your voice can be heard when you join the PFO!” This is a Parent - Faculty - Organization!

The Parent Faculty Organization is an instrumental part of the high school. The PFO sponsors two teacher grants each year, staff luncheon and many other things throughout the school year.

This is a valuable line of communication between parents, students and staff. Let's not see this organization go by the wayside.

Contact Tonya Short:, Crystal Adams: or Eric Kellison

Again we are in desperate need of volunteers!

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.

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