Frankfort High School Newsletter

December 10, 2021

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Ms. Martinez

Melony Martinez received her Master in Spanish and LALS certification as a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Louisville in 2013. In December 2018, she graduated with her Master of Arts in Teaching and Education K-12. She is an Omega Nu Lambda graduate of EKU and a Magna Cum Laude graduate with honors from Midway College (nka Midway University) with a BA in Business Administration, International Marketing, and a minor in Spanish. In April 2020, she received a certification in Online Course Development and Teaching from EKU. Upon certification, she was asked to design and instruct the first e-campus Spanish 101 and Spanish 102 courses for EKU, which she still teaches today.


She has lived and worked in many parts of the world (5 of 7 continents), such as Pakistan, Mexico, and Canada within various fields including retail management for nine years; managing her own businesses for 17 years; international and personal banking, and mortgage lending; teaching in middle school, high school, college, and study abroad; and interpreting for the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts for four years and for the Cabinet for Family Services.


She has two daughters. Maria (27) is a graphic designer and illustrator. Maria lives in Indianapolis with her husband, dog, and her cat. Olivia (23) is a civil and mechanical engineer who lives in Louisville with her dog, Mocha. Shortly after Melony finished her master’s degree at the University of Louisville, she moved to Richmond, Kentucky where she began teaching Spanish at EKU as an adjunct professor. She continues working there today as her passion is teaching Spanish.


She is a Dean’s Citation and an Alice Eaves Barnes Award recipient. She is the first-ever to receive this distinguished award which she was nominated for by her professors at the University of Louisville. She is also the first graduate to ever do a final senior project with the approval of the IRB which required surveying human subjects to complete in the Modern Language department. She is a Sigma Delta Pi Spanish National Honor Society member, former Phi Theta Kappa President, a member of AATSP, and KWLA member.


In her free time, she likes to spend every moment possible with her family, especially her two daughters. She enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, riding motorcycles, and making new friends along the way. Just this past summer, she spent a month in Mexico and a month in Colombia. She returned to Mexico again for fall break. During her stay in Colombia, she got to climb two mountains (one of which was 3,266 meters above sea level) and meet many new people which assisted in a project she did for EKU entitled: “Colombia: el otro lado de la moneda” in which she got to show her students the other side of Colombia and about its rich culture, dance, music, and food.


This is her second year here at Frankfort High School and she has since established a Spanish Club and the first-ever Spanish National Honor Society chapter, Carlos Fuentes Macias. She has also been working with our ELL students. She is excited to be here in Frankfort and she loves to see all the wonderful things her students are accomplishing this year. She loves to take her students on field trips, such as the Day of the Dead trip in October and she looks forward to taking her students on more adventures in the spring. She is thankful for the opportunity to work in the most unique district that exemplifies student success, tradition, and family values.

Sarah H. Chosen as the 2021 Stone Soup Book Contest Winner

Just wanted to pass along the news that Sarah H. was chosen as the 2021 Stone Soup book contest winner for her novel titled Foxtale. She will be working with an editor over the next couple of months before sending her book to publishing. The book is estimated to be released in September. Congratulations Sarah!

Spotlight on Senior Internships

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Winter Break Information

The last day of school before winter break is Friday, December 17th, and school will resume on Monday, January 3rd!

Test To Stay Now available at FHS

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Get to School ON TIME!

Please get to school by 8:00! School starts at 8:00 and class starts at 8:05!

12 Days of Winter Holidays Dress-Up Days

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End-of-Semester Grades Information

Be aware that the grades that you receive for dual credits and semester-long courses are permanent and affect your GPA. Summit class grades are considered in-progress grades until the end of the year.

The Service Committee is Hosting a Shoe Drive!

The FHS Service Committee is hosting a Shoe Drive to raise money to help with the beautification of the PAC in the spring. Help us reach our goal of collecting 700 pairs of shoes by December 8th! We are looking for athletic style shoes ONLY. Drop your donations off in the front office. There is a black bag up there right now but a box will be there later this week. Please rubber band or pair the shoes together, do NOT duck tape or zip tie together.


Requirements of shoes:

- New or gently used shoes

- Athletic style shoes ONLY (includes: basketball shoes, canvas shoes, running shoes, non-metal cleats, cross trainers, gym shoes, etc.)

- All sizes

- No single shoes

- No rips, tears, or stains

- No heels or slippers


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The Service Committee is Hosting a Toy Drive!

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Traveling Panthers Ornament Sales

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FHS Boys Basketball Schedule

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FHS Lady Panthers Schedule

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FHS Band's Christmas Concert Information

The FHS Band will have their Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 16th at 6 pm in the auditorium. Please come out and support!
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BCPE Play Information

The Frankfort High School drama club proudly presents our annual Christmas production: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever written by Barbra Robinson. The production is a heartfelt holiday show that has been put on by the Frankfort Drama Club for over 28 years and is returning after a break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The show opens on Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 7 PM in the Karen Kimmel Hatter Theatre at Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby Street. Performances will also be held Friday, December 10th, and Saturday, December 11th also at 7 PM. The show will close on Sunday, December 12th with a matinee at 3 PM. No advance tickets will be sold. Admission is $8.00 for general admission and $4.00 for students/seniors.


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Gale Force Dance and Frankfort School of Ballet Present The Nutcracker

Two FHS students, Abigail L and Kyra V, will be dancing in The Nutcracker ballet! The public performance will be on Saturday, December 11th, at 7 pm. Tickets are available through The Grand Theatre (https://grandtheatre.thundertix.com/).
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ACT Prep With Mrs. Crabtree

Every Monday:


  • 11:30-12:15
  • Math ACT Prep
  • Room 120 (Crabtree's Room)
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2022 Yearbook Senior Ads

The Senior Ads from parents for the 2022 yearbook are now on for sale! They are available for purchase through Mrs. Harmon.


Information and link to order form can be found HERE.

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2022 Yearbook Senior Information

Senior photos, baby pictures, and quotes for the yearbook are due February 15, 2022! Please get those to Mrs. Harmon as soon as possible.
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Governor Scholars Applications

The 2022 Governor's Scholars Program (GSP) application is available online. It is a five-week, residential summer program for the most outstanding Juniors in Kentucky. Frankfort High School can only recommend four student candidates to the state, so it can be pretty competitive. The minimum criteria for applying includes the following:

  1. Current Junior
  2. Resident of Kentucky
  3. Completed the ACT, PSAT, or SAT

The application is quite extensive and is due back to Mrs. Richardson by December 15th.


GSP website and Application - https://gsp.ky.gov/applicants/Pages/Applications-and-Forms.aspx

Young Arts Scholarship

Anxiety Support Group

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ACT Testing Dates

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Podcasts from FISD

These podcasts are available via Spreaker, Spotify, iHeart, Google, Castbox, Deezer, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, and Apple!
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FISD School Year Calendars

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FIS Has Homeless Assistance Available

Frankfort Independent now has assistance for the homeless. If you would like additional information, please contact:

Kelli Hume

kelli.hume@frankfort.kyschools.us

FIS Homeless Coordinator

875-8658 Ext 2243