FC Junior High Journal
August 31, 2020
Franklin Central Junior High
Mrs. Catherine Whitson - Principal
Mrs. Elizabeth Crumble-Graham - Assistant Principal (Curriculum & Instruction)
Mr. Courtney Scott - Assistant Principal (School Environment) & (A-F)
Ms. Danielle Zink - Counselor (A-F)
Ms. Margaret McGrann - Guidance Director & Counselor (G-N)
Ms. Jessica Addy - Dean (G-N)
Ms. Anna Sutter - Guidance Counselor (O-Z)
Mr. Steve Douglas - Dean (O-Z)
Open - Home/School Liaison
Mr. Jacob Smalley - Athletic Director
Ms. Andrea Zappia - Athletic Director
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm
ATTENDANCE LINE: 317-803-8190
UPCOMING DATES TO KNOW
9-4: eLearning Day
9-7: Labor Day: No School
9-11: BOY ClearSight (Formally AIRWays) District Formative Assessments (More Information to Come!)
- Teachers will have assignments ready via Canvas by 9am for all hybrid learners in Cohort 1 and Cohort 2.
- Teachers will be available from 9am-11 for office hours for any students needing support with their eLearning assignments.
Remember to all learners: take Attendance EVERY AT HOME LEARNING DAY!!!!
Here is a video of a HOW TO GUIDE for our new Infinite Campus Attendance Button. STARTS August 17th as the only form you use when you are AT HOME to submit attendance!
2019-2020 East Yearbooks
Parents, please know that due to some production concerns and COVID-related issues, Lifetouch is behind in their processing and ours will be printed soon and as soon as they're delivered I will get them out to families. Former 8th graders will have their books delivered to the high school.Any additional questions or concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I support my child with at home learning?
Over the past week, several parents have asked how they can support learning at home. Here are few items that maybe helpful:
- Get a Parent Canvas Observer Account
- Ask your child to log in and then you can scroll through and view on the left side either "assignments" or "grades" and you can see what has been submitted, graded, and what is missing. Please note: you need to view your child's actual grade in Infinite Campus.
- Encourage your child to participate in weekly office hours with their teacher. Each teacher has communicated those office hours on their Canvas pages. This is a set time during the week to get help.
- Students should be participating every Friday in Q & A sessions that the teacher is setting up for them. Some of these are through discussion boards and some are through Zoom. They follow their regular school schedule for their times to participate.
- Students can also email their teachers. All teacher emails can be found on our school website fcjh.ftcsc.org/staff/.
Together we will get through this, #weareflashes
If you have courses you don't use on your Canvas Dashboard, watch this video to learn how to remove those courses which will clean up your dashboard.
We want to see you working!
We are watching your progress and you are doing awesome, keep up the great work!
ONLINE-ONLY Learners - click here for your facilitator team information and responses to frequently asked questions about the Edmentum program.
As we are learning this process, we will add different tips to help our students be successful.
Keep your charging cord in your backpack for easy access in case you need it. If you have an issue with your device, please use the following link to turn in a Cyberflash Ticket and get some help.
STUDENTS - click here is you need to report an issue with your device. Once submitted our Cyber Flash Team will be in touch with the next steps to provide you with support.
FORMER WEST STUDENTS
Language Arts Teachers Want You To Enjoy Your Week!!
FCJH CLUB INFORMATION
Robotics Club: Meeting in the Media Center: Pick up at 4:30 PM
Robotics Club: Meeting in the Media Center: Pick up at 4:30 PM
CALLING ALL READERS!!
Ms. Phelp's Class
Students are entrepreneurs and have started a food truck business this week! They are working on their marketing strategies and will create their menus in MS Word next week!
Mrs. Hippleheuser's Science Class
Mrs. Shiflet's Engineering Technology
The 7th grade Engineering Technology classes are showing how well they can build prototypes by creating a 3D scale model of their theme park ride they designed in class. The images below show their work in progress, next week we will have finished projects!
Mrs. Gaffin's Art Class
Mrs. Irwin and Mrs. Morgan Team Up For A Rockin Lab!
The ROCK CYCLE....
SEDIMENTARY - made of SEDIMENTS (bits and pieces)
that get COMPACTED/CEMENTED together
METAMORPHIC ROCK - Rocks that undergo some HEAT AND PRESSURE to CHANGE
IGNEOUS ROCK - under extreme heat, MELT into MAGMA - if they cool quickly OUTSIDE the crust of the earth, they are EXTRUSIVE Igneous. If they cool quickly under the crust of the earth, they are INTRUSIVE Igneous rock.
Our final product was EXTRUSIVE IGNEOUS ROCK
Mrs. Pagryzinski's Choir Class
Mrs. Whitaker and Mr. Sweetman's Wellness Class
Mrs. Robert's Computer Science Class
The students are doing an unplugged activity to teach the problem solving process. Period 1 did the newspaper table building challenge, and period 3 (A-K cohort) did the aluminum boat challenge.
Project Lead The Way: Automation and Robotics
Per Marion County Health Department students will be wearing face coverings at FCJH. Please review the guidance IDOE put out. Has great tips for students and parents!
FCJH Health Services - Notes from our Nurses
Please click the following link for important information from our school nurses. Screening your child, health forms, medication forms, clinic info. It's all HERE!
ISDH and the CDC provided new guidelines on parent screening for COVID. Please make sure you read through this document and keep your child home when applicable. Report absences to our attendance line @ 317.803.8190 within 24 hours of absence.
ISDH and CDC updated guidance on When a student can return to school. Please review this and make sure to keep your child home when applicable. Report absences to our attendance line @ 317.803.8190 within 24 hours of absence.
FC JUNIOR HIGH ATHLETICS
Fall Sports Ticketing/Safety
Athletic Update: Tennis Teams Are Winning Big!
1 Singles: Brendan Engel defeated his opponent 7-6 (7-2)
2 Singles: Ethan Walters defeated his opponent 8-0
3 Singles: Ethan Rakaska defeated his opponent 8-1
1 Doubles: Jordan Anness and Blake Stevens won 8-0
2 Doubles: default by Decatur
Damian Tejada and Jonathan Tejada won 6-0
Braden Manning won 6-0
Caiden McGail won 6-2
Malachi Wohlhieter won 6-0
Nick Hulskotter and Supragya Singh won 6-1
The Flashes tennis team is currently 2-0.
Miss Marie Kegley
8th Grade Math/ Algebra 1 Teacher
Boy's and Girls Tennis Coach
Franklin Township Junior High