April 4th, 2022

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Forest Park Administration

Forward Testing Starts TODAY!

As we have previously communicated, Forest Park students will start their Forward Testing today Monday April 4th. Please make sure your student is prepared this week to test by having them do the following:


  • Fully charge their chromebooks and bring their charger with them
  • Bring headphones to use during testing
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Get enough sleep
  • Have a positive attitude!


Forest Park's testing window runs from April 4th - April 22nd with all three grade levels (6th, 7th and 8th) testing during the week of April 4th - April 8th.


Our 8th graders will continue their testing on the following dates: Monday April 11th, Tuesday April 12th, Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st.


The Wisconsin Forward Exam assessment tests all students in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. Students in grades 4 and 8 will also test in the areas of science and social studies. One or more subtests may be administered daily during the identified time frame and it is very important that your son or daughter be in school during this time. Students not in school on the scheduled testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test prior to the close of the testing window.


The Wisconsin Forward Exam assessment is important for several reasons:

  • The results provide teachers and families with a report measuring their student’s achievement.

  • It is used along with a series of other information (quality of classroom work, classroom assessments, observations, and projects, etc) to monitor your student’s progress.

  • The results can be tracked over several years to show growth.

  • The results can be used to inform future instructional needs.


Though this assessment is important, it is only one measure of your child’s progress in school. Please continue to communicate with your child’s teachers and other school staff to get a full picture of your child’s school success. An Informational Brochure for Families which gives more information about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided, and how the scores will be used is available at this link. Please contact your student’s teacher or me with any questions.

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FHS Saber Theater presents Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (featuring some FPMS students!)


April 7 - 10, 2022

Saber Center for the Performing Arts.


FPMS is excited to share that six middle school students are in the FHS musical cast! The spring musical at FHS announced open auditions to all FPMS students. After submitting an audition video including an introduction, song and dance Cadence Burckhardt (7th), Marley Burkett (7th), Quinn Sison (6th), Abby Spragg (7th), Evie Kim (6th), and Abby Sepersky (7th) were cast in the production! Don't miss cheering on these talented students and supporting the arts in FPS. Get your tickets now to Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical!


www.sabercenter.com

Franklin Spring Sprint 2 Mile Run/Walk

Click the accompanying flyer for all details and click here for registration for this event taking place on Saturday, May 14th.

Covid-19 On-Site Updates

FPS continues to partner with Summit Clinical Labs to offer On-Site COVID-19 Testing for students, families, and staff. This document contains testing times and location information.

Franklin Little League - Umpire Opportunity

Franklin Little League is looking for community members ages 12+ who are interested in training to become an umpire. FLL will be conducting classes in April/ May. If interested please complete this interest form.

Youth Football Registration Is Open Through May 31st

Registration is open for the next season of Franklin Sabers Youth Football. Please register for the grade level your child will be in for the 22-23 school year.

Wisconsin Indian Education Association Art Contest

Our neighbors at the Indian Community School here in Franklin passed this along. The Wisconsin Indian Education Association is hosting a Youth Art Contest open to all American Indian and Alaskan Native students in the state of Wisconsin in grades 6-12. Click here for more information. Deadline is April 15th.


Order Your Forest Park Yearbook

Order your FPMS yearbook today! Visit jostensyearbooks.com to place your order.


If you have any questions, please contact our yearbook advisor, Karisa Stiglitz, at karisa.stiglitz@franklin.k12.wi.us

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!


BSA Troop 539 Recruiting

BSA Troop 539 based out of Forest Park Middle School is starting a new girls Troop and is recruiting new Scouts. This opportunity is open to all youths, 5th grade and older. To learn more about this opportunity please come to our recruitment night on 4/7 at 6:30pm at Forest Park Middle School. We'll have an information session followed by an opportunity for new Scouts to attend a Troop meeting at 7. For more information contact Jim Larsen (farside41@gmail.com or 414-339-1977)

Franklin Public Schools Is Hiring!

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, full and part-time), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), and Custodial Aides ($17/hour starting wage, full and part-time).


Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!

Parent Drop off & Pick Up Reminders

Earlier this year, we shared videos for morning drop-off and pick-up procedures. For drop off and pick up please continue to use the loop through our overflow parking lot. When there is snow, the cones that mark the loop are removed. Please continue to form the loop even when the cones are not present. Continuing to have the extra loop through the parking lot helps us move traffic off of Forest Hill Avenue.


For morning drop-off, please remember to allow the outside lane to be clear of standing traffic so that teachers can use the outside lane to access the staff parking lot. For additional information about our procedures please see the following video.


Thank you for all of your help to make our morning and afternoon traffic as smooth as possible!

Don't Forget Your Coat

All students will continue to go outside for recess even as the weather gets colder. The decision to have an outdoor or indoor recess is based on both the wind speed and temperature. Students do not go outdoors if it is raining/snowing or if the temperature falls below 0 degrees wind chill. Please encourage your students to dress appropriately as they will continue to go outside for recess. This includes bringing a coat, hat and gloves.

Did Your Student Lose Their Student ID?

Students can purchase a new student ID by bringing $5 (cash only!) to the main office. Student IDs take approximately one week to get printed/shipped to us from the photography company. Once we receive the replacement we will get the new ID to your student.

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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Absence Notification Procedures

Please remember to use our attendance form for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences.


Like last year, we will be asking parents/guardians to use THIS FORM to report student absences. The attendance form is also located as a button on the main school webpage and under the “Parents Information” section.


This form will require you to enter your child’s six-digit student ID number and birthdate before you can report your child absent. Student specific medical information collected by the form will remain confidential and only be shared within the health and nursing services team.

Early Dismissals & Late Arrivals

If you come to pick up your student during the school day, we ask that you do not enter our building but instead pull up into the circle driveway outside of our main office. Your student will be watching for you and we will send them out to your car when they see that you have arrived. If you are waiting longer than a few minutes for your student, you may call our main office to check in (414-529-8250).


If you are dropping your student off late for any reason, you do not need to come into the school with your student. Please pull into our circle driveway outside of the main office where your student can enter and check in. We will give your student a pass to class and update their attendance at that time.


Please remember to use THIS FORM for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences. Please do not send notes with your student to notify us of these changes.

Dropping something off for your student?

If you are dropping off a forgotten item for your student (lunch, Chromebook, etc.), please use our drop off cart located inside the main entrance near the office. To limit the amount of traffic in/out of our main office, we ask that you leave the item(s) on the cart and clearly label the item(s) with your student's first and last name. Post it notes and pens are provided on the cart.


In an effort to reduce the amount of interruptions to students and teachers in the classroom, most items will be delivered to students during their 3rd hour class unless the item is clearly needed right away (for example, the student's Chromebook). If an item is dropped off after 3rd hour, we will get the item to the student as soon as possible.

Franklin Public Schools is Hiring!

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, part-time) and Bus Drivers ($21/hour starting wage, other bonuses, paid training through First Student in Muskego).


Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!

Check Out the Forest Park Facebook Page!

The Forest Park Middle School Facebook Page is now being updated regularly and you can head there to see the newest spirit wear photos from this week. Be sure to LIKE or FOLLOW the page so you get notified about updates!

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.

Guidance Counselors

Ellen Montenero, 6th grade counselor

ellen.montenero@franklin.k12.wi.us


Mindy Greco, 7th grade counselor

melinda.greco@franklin.k12.wi.us


Bernadette VanLith, 8th grade counselor

bernadette.vanlith@franklin.k12.wi.us

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