April 26, 2021

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FHS Updates

Congratulations to the FHS Academic Excellence Finalists

Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are awarded to Wisconsin high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private high school throughout the State of Wisconsin. The number of scholarships each high school is eligible for is based on total student enrollment grades 9-12, The value of the scholarship is $2,250 per year, to be applied towards tuition at a participating University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, or independent institution in the state. We are exceptionally Saber proud of these Seniors!

Graduation Date Change

As we previously shared, Graduation for the class of 2021 will be held at American Family Field. This week, due to continuing safety protocols from Major League Baseball, American Family Field representatives informed us that our graduation ceremony has to be moved a day earlier to Saturday, June 19. Our time will remain at 5:00 PM. The specific safety protocol relates to the fact that their broadcasters were told they could not travel with the team and therefore, will be using the stadium as their broadcast point for the afternoon away game.

As we planned our graduation at American Family Field, we knew we would need to be somewhat flexible. Hopefully, this change is not too inconvenient. We continue to be very excited about our graduation ceremony this year and are looking forward to the in-person graduation ceremony.

We expect to have ticket information for American Family Field in the beginning of May.

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Virtual/Early Grad Cap & Gown Pick Up

Starting on Wednesday, April 28th graduation orders will be available for pickup at the office. The office is open from 7am to 3:30pm on regularly scheduled school days. No need to contact the office in advance for items previously purchased.

If you did not order in advance, we will also have a supply of items to sell at the prices listed below. Cash or money order payment is accepted by Jostens for these items. For quick pick up of items to purchase, please email Sue Bollis (susan.bollis@franklin.k12.wi.us) with your grad's name and height. The items will be ready for pick up marked with your graduate's name.

Cap/Gown/Tassel Unit $45

Cap/Tassel $20

Tassel Only $10

Graduation Cap & Gown Delivery is Tomorrow for Students in the Building

This is an important reminder that graduation caps & gowns and senior accessories will be distributed by the Jostens reps on Tuesday, April 27th during lunches in the Saber Center lobby. This pick up is for student's in the building. See the article above about pick up for students not assigned to classes on the 27th.

Please remind your senior to pick up their items. Any remaining balance due will also be required. ONLY CASH OR MONEY ORDER WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT ON DELIVERY DAY!

If you have not yet purchased your Cap, Gown, and tassel, or any part of this, Jostens will have a limited supply available on delivery day for you to purchase. Only cash or money order will be available for payment. Please take care of this important step so that you have everything you need for the graduation ceremony. For questions please contact Sue Bollis at susan.bollis@franklin.k12.wi.us.

Cap/Gown/Tassel Unit $45

Cap/Tassel $20

Tassel Only $10

These items will also be in the office starting on April 28th if you did not previously purchase.

Attention Families of the Class of 2021

Class of 2021 Families, Order your Class of 2021 senior yard signs here! Although the Classmunity website labels this as a fundraiser, we are simply using this platform for easy and efficient online ordering- the items are sold at cost and will be delivered to the high school for pick up. You will be notified of pick up times that are available for you or your graduate to pick up the sign.

FHS Prom Update

The Prom Committee is moving forward. Save the date for juniors and seniors for the evening of Friday, June 11th. Our Prom will be help at Forest Park Middle School. More information will be coming soon regarding the evening events and ticket information.

Senior Night Recognition

Wednesday, June 2nd has been identified as the night FHS will recognize our Senior honor students. Traditionally we recognize students with a 3.5+ (unweighted) GPA, select scholarships and students of the year for each high school department. More information on how the evening will work to be shared in the coming weeks.

Students who received a Senior Night Biography Form should submit that this week. Many students have not yet returned their form - please encourage your student. We want to recognize our excellent seniors

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Important AP Exam Information

FHS AP Students and Families - AP Exam weeks are almost here.

In preparation for AP exams the week of May 3rd, week of May 10th, and Monday, May 17th, please carefully review the information on the 3-page document here and also view the video here, which goes over some of the information.

We wish you the best as you take your AP exams!

Senior Citizen Care Package Drive

Please consider supporting a senior citizen care package drive by the Franklin High School sophomore class of Student Senate.

There will be a collection box in the main entrance during the week of May 3rd and a community drop off day on May 8th in front of the school.

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Southwest Milwaukee Consortium Virtual Hiring Event

The SOUTHWEST MILWAUKEE CONSORTIUM, of which Franklin High School is a member, is happy to share a virtual hiring event. Check out the opportunities here!

Children Ages 16 Years and Up Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Anyone 16 years of age and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the state of Wisconsin. At this time, students who are fully immunized, meaning that they are 14 days past receiving their last dose of a 2 shot series or their only dose of a single shot series, do not need to quarantine. There is currently no defined duration regarding how long a fully immunized individual will have the ability to waive the need to quarantine when exposed to someone who may be contagious with COVID-19. As a result, students engaging in the vaccine efforts may result in less time out of school, athletics, activities, work, celebrations, etc.

Children ages 16 and 17 are currently only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which can be challenging to locate. The Wisconsin Center (400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee) has Pfizer vaccine available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Those ages 16-17 will need consent forms signed by a parent or guardian prior to vaccination. Registration may be done online here, or walk-ins are also being accepted at this location. The graphic below also provides these details.

If you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine and would like to learn more, the Waukesha Health Department created a fact sheet that addresses some of the most commonly requested topics.

Enjoy this week's The Saber Roar.

Stories include:

* Young Eagles

* Teacher Sports in HS & College

* Tell Me Your From Franklin

The Saber Roar 2119 4/21/21
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Spring Cleaning

As the days become longer and the sun a little warmer, we often think of Spring as a time to clear out and de-clutter our homes. This spring we challenge you to de-clutter your mind and take the time to do a little extra spring cleaning for your mental health.



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

Spring/Summer Rec Guide is Out!

Our new Spring/Summer Rec Guide is out! Click here to go to the Community and Rec page where the new guide is located. Registration for Spring/Summer programming is open! Sign up now!