Junior Pilot Flash

May 2017 ~ Franklin Township Middle School East

JPF Staff - Christopher Kiki, Devon Humphery, Cherilynn Spicer, Kate Hall, Elijah Morris


FTMS East school hours are as follows:

M, T, TH & F: 7:00 AM - 2:15 PM

W: 7:00 AM - 1:40 (Early Release)

Attendance phone number: 317-803-8190.

From the Principal'S Desk


On January 23rd we will reorganize PRIDE in response to our current academic data. Students will be moved based on their grades in all courses as of January 19th. From the parent perspective here is what you need to know:

PRIDE is not really changing. What we have done is better design our existing classes to address the specific needs of our students. The result is that a student will receive more or less support based on their academic grade. For example, a student with a current D or F, will receive support on goal setting, planning, and organization, while a student with an A or B would not be required to complete the same process. However, the A/B student would still have the time and space to complete homework and receive assistance as needed.

The most common issue we talk to our students about is the ability to take control of their own situation and thus control the outcome. Often when adversity hits, 12-14-year-old students are unsure of how to respond, feeling like there is nothing they can do. Our goal will always be to support our students through these inevitable struggles while providing them with, and showing them how to use, tools that they will need in HS, College, and beyond.

Thanks for supporting us in this endeavor.

Around FTMS East

MS East Art Show 2017
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Congratulations to Lillian Knaack who placed 4th in Prepared Speech at the BPA National Competition in Orlando, Florida. That makes it two straight years that an East student has placed at Nationals, and the second straight Knaack! Great job Lillian!

FTMS East Athletics

Thank you to all of our fans, parents, and student athletes that made this year a great success!

Attention all students interested in playing football for the 2017 fall season. You will have a mandatory parent/player meeting at FTMS East on Tuesday, May 23rd in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. The meeting should last no longer than 30 minutes. Important information for the upcoming season and summer schedule will be distributed and discussed.

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FTMS East Guidance Counselors

Mr. David Thompson



6th Grade Counselor Last Name N-Z
8th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Kyle McClarnon


6th Grade Counselor Last Name A-M
7th Grade Counselor

Guidance Counselor News

At Middle School East, we are always trying to utilize technology to better improve the student experience. For this reason, we have added the Bullying Report Form for the district to the guidance website to make it easier for students to be able to fill out in a more anonymous way. This will allow the students to fill out the form in the comfort and security of their own home with their parent or guardian. This form is set up with notifications so that it will notify the school counselors upon the completion of the form.

Also available is a school counselor sign up form. The school counselor will be notified at the completion of this form as well.


Clinic News

Notice of Medication in the Clinic—May 2017: Pick up by parent

As the school year draws to a close, please be aware that if your student has medication in the clinics, a parent must transport it home. Medication will not be released from the clinic unless a parent takes it home. Empty prescription bottles will be sent home with the student. Students with doctor’s orders

to carry emergency medication will be allowed to carry the items home, as FT
procedure allows.

If your student has any type of over-the-counter medication that is not used frequently, please come into the school to pick it up before the last day.

If your child must take a prescription medication at school, please arrange to pick up the prescription by end of the day on Thursday, May 25. Any medication remaining after the end of the school day will be destroyed unless you have called the nurse in advance. The nurse is not in attendance over the summer. Thank you for your cooperation and support of student safety.

Kerra Waters, RN

(317) 803-8161 Phone

Immunization Information for 2017-2018

Summer Involvement

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Stay Connected!

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Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus provides valuable information for parents including grades, attendance, assignments, messages from the teacher, and district wide messaging. Use IC to update personal information such as: email, phone number, and/or address. Remember to sign-up for an IC account from your home computer.

For more information, email ichelp@ftcsc.k12.in.us


PayPam/Star Express

Sign-up for a PayPams account to make payments and view the current menu.

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2017-2018 Need to Know Information

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2017-2018 Whodunnit Mystery

In the 2017-2018 school year, the JPF staff will write a "Whodunnit" serial. The students will be responsible for creating a mystery, providing clues, and a getting the readers involved.