May 16, 2022

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A Message from P.O. Scott Paprocki, School Resource Officer

Dear FHS parents,


As some of you may know, some of our upperclassmen are currently playing in the "Paranoia" game, which is essentially a water fight involving teams. It sounds harmless, but one of the "rules" of the game is that you are "safe" and cannot be "killed" (eliminated) only if you are completely naked or are at certain locations including at school/on school grounds, at work, or inside your residence. These rules have led to numerous students running around residential neighborhoods at all hours of the day and night fully naked while trying to "kill" members from other teams.There have also been complaints made to the FRPD involving reckless driving and suspicious activity/persons as a result of this game. The FRPD wants parents to be aware that their children could be subject to arrest/citation based on these activities if the circumstances dictate. Please encourage your children to be safe and make good decisions!

Sincerely, P.O. Scott Paprocki, School Resource Officer

Students involved in Activities and Athletics and End of Year Senior Activities

Please remind your students that the athletic/activity code is in effect 24/7 on or off campus and awards season is upon us.


School discipline for events and actions occurring on and impacting our school day can and will result in school consequences, including loss of privileges (participation in athletics/activities, Senior Class Trip, Participation in Commencement).


Please encourage them to make smart choices so as not to jeopardize eligibility, participation in events, and/or any potential awards.


Sincerely, Jordan Hein, Athletics and Activities Director and Mike Vuolo, Principal

FPS Board of Education Announces New Superintendent

On behalf of the FPS Board of Education, please see this communication that was sent to all families last Wednesday night announcing our new Superintendent, Mrs. Annalee Bennin. Welcome, Mrs. Bennin! Mrs. Bennin will begin her role with the district, effective July 1st.

Spring Final Exam Schedule

Click here to see the semester 2 final exam schedule

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

Enjoy this edition of the Saber Roar

Stories include:


  • Foreign Exchange Students
  • Multicultural Club
  • Gold Block Games - Dr. Dwyer vs. Ms. DeClark
The Saber Roar 1325 5/11/22

National ProStart Competition

This past weekend, students from Mrs. Heinevetters Restaurant and Tourism Capstone course traveled to Washington DC to compete at ProStart Nationals. Students Jacob Daniels, Madyson Juszczyk, and Sophia Gulzynski qualified for nationals by winning the Restaurant Management division at the ProStart State Competition in March. At nationals, they competed in the Restaurant Management category against 41 teams from all over the United States. Students had to create a restaurant concept, a business plan, menu, costing, floor plan, decor, and marketing tactics. They then gave an hour long "Shark Tank" presentation to a panel of judges from industries such as Nestle, Burger King, Marriott, EcoLab,, the National Restaurant Association, and more. The presentation ended with a series of critical thinking questions Restaurant Managers deal with on a daily basis. Students were judged on their presentation skills, menu, critical thinking responses, overall concept, presentation, and marketing strategies. The team ended up placing in the top half of all the teams at nationals. This was the first time that Mrs. Heinevetter's class competed at the state level, so making it to nationals was an accomplishment in itself! Fantastic job students!

Class of 2022 Graduation Information

Senior Honors Night

Reminder that the Senior Honors Night will be Wednesday May 18th at 6:30. An email was sent to invited students to RSVP their intent to attend. Traditionally we recognize students with a 3.5+ (unweighted) GPA, select scholarships and students of the year for each high school department.

2022 Commencement

A reminder that graduation for the Class of 2022 will be held at the American Family Field on Saturday, June 11th at 4:00 PM.


Graduates received their 4 free complimentary tickets last week during Advisory. Additional tickets are available for purchase beginning Monday, May 16 for $8 each. Families were emailed this letter on Friday will full details regarding tickets.

Cap & Gown Orders

Any seniors who have not picked up their cap and gown orders can stop by the office to pick them up. If you forgot to place your order with Jostens, we also have items for sale.

  • Cap, Gown, and Tassel - $50


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.

Senior 2022 Yard Signs for Sale

This year, the Franklin Educational Foundation is assisting with ordering and distribution of the FHS Class of 2022 Senior Yard signs. Signs can be pre-purchased through this link

Signs will be available for pickup in the FHS Commons after school (2:30pm-3:30pm) on Wednesday, May 18th and Thursday, May 19th. Any proceeds raised from this sale will go toward 2023 Senior Scholarship Awards.

For any questions, feel free to email us at foundation@franklin.k12.wi.us Thank you!

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FHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The FHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm in the Saber Center for the Performing Arts.

**New applicants and their families will be receiving an email invitation.

**Please contact Mr. Decker or Mrs. Dennis with any questions.

UMPS Bowling Fundraiser

Saturday, May 21st, 2022. Click here for details!

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 back. This Thursday, May 19th from 5:30-7:30 at Franklin High School. Come experience food, performances, activities and cultural presentations. This would be a great family event to attend! Listed below is a tentative schedule of events:

Planned Performances (East side of Main Commons):

  1. Bomba 5:45

  2. Palestinien Dance Group 6:00

  3. Ojibwe 6:10

  4. Bharatantyam: 6:30

  5. Irish Dancing: 6:45

  6. Milwaukee African Dance 7:05

  7. Jazz Band: Performance in Saber Center 7-8

*Note that this schedule is tentative and might go through minor revisions.


Check out the student-designed poster and please contact Mr. Andrew Levin at andrew.levin@franklin.k12.wi.us with any questions or if you want to be involved.

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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Student and Family Assistance Program Launched

As we communicated with all families last Monday, Franklin Public Schools has entered a partnership with Advocate Aurora Health Care to provide counseling options for students and families on a variety of topics. The well-being of our students and families is paramount in helping us to be a better community. The Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) is operating now and is available to all students and members of their households within our district AT NO COST and offers up to (4) free one-hour sessions with a licensed counselor per issue on a variety of topics related to mental health. Please click here to read our original communication that contains the phone number to begin your services, a flier with more information and an informational video

COVID-19 Updates

  • CASES: We continue to ask families to please be diligent in keeping your children home when they are experiencing symptoms or are sick. Please continue to report any symptoms or sickness through the online absence reporting form process.

  • TESTING FOR AT SCHOOL STUDENTS & STAFF ONLY: Students and their family members who are at home and need access to testing are recommended to visit a community testing site. For more information, please visit the Summit Clinical Labs website or the DHS Community Testing page here. Students or staff who are present at school and in need of access to testing can be tested in their building through the ongoing partnership between FPS and Summit Clinical Labs. For more information about testing, click here.

  • As shared in this update from the March 11th Newsletter, we will resume publishing dashboard updates if the Milwaukee County rating moves to high.

Saber Center Community Feedback

The Saber Center for the Performing Arts will be opening up to more community-focused events and activities and Franklin Public Schools is seeking feedback from the community on what types of events are desired at the Saber Center for the Performing Arts. To access our Saber Center Feedback Survey, you can click/tap the associated QR code, scan the code with your mobile device or go to tinyurl.com/scfdbk in your browser. If you know community members that are not parents in the school district (and do not directly receive our newsletters), please pass them the survey so they can offer feedback too! The survey will also be included in our OPENING DOORS insert in the City Newsletter that goes out to all city mailboxes around May 20th. The survey will close at the end of May. Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback that will impact the programming we can offer for the community.

Summer Youth Musical - Frozen Jr Auditions

Forte Theatre Company is holding auditions for their summer youth musical production, Frozen Jr! Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, this enchanting show will bring Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life on the Saber Center stage!

Auditions: May 24th & 25th, 4-6 pm (please sign up for one 15 min time slot)

Audition location: FHS Choir Room

Ages: 10-18

Callbacks: Thursday, May 26th, 4-8 pm

Rehearsals: June 28th thru July 28th

Performances: August 5th - 7th at the FHS Saber Center

More info at www.fortetheatrecompany.org/youth-musical-summer-2022

Spring/Summer Rec Guide is Out!

The Community Education & Recreation Guide for Spring/Summer is available online! Click here for the Spring/Summer guide. Registration opens online Monday, April 25th at the registration website here! Make sure you already have an account created to help your registration process to run smoothly.

Rec Soccer Partnership Program this Summer

The Community Education & Recreation Department is proud to partner with Challenger Sports to offer soccer opportunities for our youth ages 3-14 this summer. Challenger Sports runs over 3,500 professionally staffed summer camps and year-round coaching programs for players of all ages and abilities. In addition to helping develop your child’s core soccer skills and understanding of the game, Challenger's camp philosophy encourages children to: become independent learners; to develop socially; and to better understand the meaning of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Our innovative curriculum will engage, educate and entertain your child and will make this one of their most treasured soccer memories. Click here to register

Community Screening: "Kids in Crisis"

We invite the community to join us on Tuesday, May 24 for a free screening of the documentary Kids in Crisis: You're Not Alone at the Oak Creek Performing Arts & Education Center. After the screening, stick around for a Q&A with an expert panel including one of the students featured in the documentary. Click the associated image for more details.

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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CATCH UP ON DISTRICT NEWS

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