Franklin e-Newsletter

Monday, June 19, 2017

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8th Grade Assembly Items

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Congrats & Best of Luck 8th Graders

We'd like to thank all the Franklin 8th Graders and families for attending this year's 8th Grade Awards' Assembly on Friday, June 2. Our group of 211 8th Graders were recognized for not only their outstanding work during their 8th Grade year, but also the three years of contributions to our building. I would personally like to thank our 8th Grade students who wrote and presented speeches to their classmates; Layla Eckhardt, Raafa & Rahma Elsheikh, and Sophie Lindwall.


On behalf of the Franklin Staff we wish the best of luck to our students as they make the transition to Kennedy and Washington High School. We can't wait to follow along as they leave their marks on their new buildings. This group was part of the outstanding tradition we have at Franklin Middle School.

Click on the pictures below to see a list of our 8th Grade Award winners.
During the 8th Grade Awards Assembly the 2014 Commencement Address at the University of Texas was referenced. The speech was presented by Admiral William H. McRaven and provided 10 Life Lessons from Basic Navy SEAL training. I've included a link to the speech below that's worth your time to view.
University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral William H. McRaven

8th Grade Mural

Last year we started a tradition with our 8th Grade students to create a mural that will be mounted on the wall outside of our IMC. This year's group, under the instruction of Dr. Tiffany Carr, put together another wonderful product. Next time you're in the building, I encourage you to take a look at these extraordinary pieces.

2nd Semester Honor Roll Recipients

Congratulations to all our students for their hard work and recognition through our "A" and "B" honor roll for 2nd Semester. 8th Grade students had their certificates mailed home with their grades. Returning 6th and 7th Grade students will receive their certificates in the fall. Please join us in congratulating the following students below.

Summer Construction Projects

Workers are busy at Franklin Middle School replacing tile and carpet around the building in the cafeterias and Computer Science classrooms. Other projects include updated handrails and steps in the auditorium for improved handicap accessibility, removing a wall in the KITE classroom and new asphalt on the running track. All these projects are funded through PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy).

Summer Office Hours

If you need the assistance of our main office, it will be open Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-3:00PM.

2017-18 School Start Times

The start and end times for all levels during the 2017-2018 school year have been confirmed. Middle Schools classes will run with the following times:


  • Monday-Thursday: 7:50-2:50
  • Friday: 7:50-1:20


Fridays will continue to be a day for professional learning for our staff members. We appreciate the time to learn and collaborate on these early release days.

Linn County Options for Children Needing Immunizations

Check out the following information for students in need of immunizations this summer.


  • Your Family doctor if you have one. If not the following are options:
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District’s Metro Care Connection. Call this number to schedule for any clinic first: 558-2481


Kennedy High School:

4545 Wenig Rd. NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


Metro High School Health Center: 558-2272

1212 7th Street SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


Jefferson High School: 558-2221

1243 – 20th St SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


*Linn County Department of Public Health

*Provide immunizations by appointment only need to call 892-6000

501 13th St NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

892-6000


*Eastern Iowa Health Center (formerly Linn Community Care)

1201 3rd Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-730-7300 (cost is sliding scale, by appointment)


To locate a family physician:

Back To School Night

Thursday, Aug. 17th, 3:30-7pm

300 20th Street Northeast

Cedar Rapids, IA

We welcome all incoming 6th-8th Grade students and families to our Back to School Night. During the event students will be able to do the following:


  • Take their 2017-18 school picture.
  • Receive their school ID.
  • Receive their locker number, combination, and schedule.
  • Drop off all school supplies.
  • Meet and greet Franklin Staff and Students.