March 14, 2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • March 14 - 18: Spirit Week
  • March 18: March Madness Assembly
  • March 21 - March 25: Spring Break
  • March 28: Classes Resume

Mrs. Jewell Announced as Ben Franklin Principal

As shared in the District Newsletter on Friday, we are very excited to announce that our own FHS Associate Principal, Mrs. Steffany Jewell, has been named as the new principal for Ben Franklin Elementary. Mrs. Jewell will begin this new role in July. You can see the formal announcement by clicking here or on the image. Congratulations, Mrs. Jewell!

Spirit Week at FHS!

Monday: Athletic Jersey Day (any apparel that represents any team!)

Tuesday: Rock the Socks Day (wear crazy, unmatched, random weird socks!)

Wednesday: Groutfit Day (wear gray and gray and gray today)

Thursday: Green Day (Happy St. Paddy's Day!)

Friday: USA Day ... Freshmen - Red, Sophomores - White, Juniors - Blue, Seniors - Camo

*If you are on a team, wear your uniforms today!

Friday's Assembly Bell Schedule

We will hold our annual March Madness Pep Assembly on Friday, March 18th. Click here to see Friday's bell schedule.

*Students who are not attending the pep assembly on Friday will be expected to report to the cafeteria until dismissal unless excused by a parent. Attendance should be properly reported using the attendance form online. Buses will run at their usual time.

Visit the March Madness website for more details about the week!

Attention Sophomores and Juniors interested in joining the National Honor Society

All Sophomores with a cumulative unweighted 3.5 GPA after the first semester of this year will be receiving an email invitation to complete the application process. All necessary information will be included in that email. You will be provided a code to join our NHS Google Classroom to access the necessary application materials.

Juniors who wish to join National Honor Society must also have a 3.5 unweighted GPA and should reach out personally to Mrs. Dennis or Mr. Decker for application materials.

Saber Manufacturing Spring Sale Is Open!

The FHS Student-run company, Saber Manufacturing, is launching this spring season’s order form beginning today, Monday, March 7th. We have a variety of items to offer, which you can see in the accompanying picture. The order form closes on Friday, April 1st! If you have any questions, please contact Saber Manufacturing via email at Thank you so much for your support!

For more information, check out our website or

Twitter: @SaberManufactu1

Instagram: @sabermanufacturing

Facebook: @SaberManufacturing

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

LAST CALL! Superintendent Search Survey Closes Today 3/14

As shared to all families over the last few weeks, we are actively collecting feedback for our Superintendent Search that is being conducted by School Exec Connect in partnership with our Board of Education. We emailed all district families about our Superintendent Search Survey and that survey is only open until the end of the day, TODAY - Monday, March 14th. If you have not yet completed the survey, please do as we would like to collect as much feedback from families, staff and community members as we can to help inform the candidate profile that is being created for the search. Click here for the survey.

Enjoy this edition of the Saber Roar

Stories include:

  • March Madness Promo & Scavenger Hunt
  • Ice Force Hockey Team
  • Aurora Volunteer
  • Fashion Club
  • Gymnastics

The Saber Roar 1318 3/9/22

FPS Summer Learning Program is now OPEN

Our FPS Summer Learning Program information is now online. New this year - FPS Summer Learning is offered Mon through Thurs. Registration is now open through Sunday, April 3rd and please note that registration is NOT first-come-first-serve. Click here for all details.

Saber Robotics Award

Franklin High School's very own Saber Robotics (Team 2506) traveled up North to Duluth, MN last weekend to participate in FRC's Week 1 Lake Superior Regional event, as part of FIRST Rapid React. They were awarded the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award sponsored by NASA. This award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team's school or organization and community, and qualifies them to travel to the World Championship in Houston, TX in April. Congrats and good luck, Saber Robotics!

Sophomore Post-High School Options Panel Taking Place This Wednesday

As part of our Academic and Career Planning (ACP) for all students, we are excited to once again be able to host our annual FHS Sophomore Post-High School Options Panel this week Wednesday, March 16 during Advisory. All sophomores will attend and be able to hear about some options that may be a good fit for them as they plan their future. Four-year colleges, 2-year technical colleges, military options, and apprenticeships/employment will all be represented. Students submitted questions last week for our panelists, and many will be answered through the discussion. This is a great first step for sophomores as they start planning for life after high school and start getting ready for their junior conference in the fall. Students and families can also check out Xello and the FHS Student Services Website for more information on post-high school planning. We are looking forward to hosting our guest panelists and all sophomores in the Saber Center on Wednesday!
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ACT Aspire Testing: April 5th

All Freshmen and Sophomores will report in person to the high school on April 5th for the ACT Aspire test.

Juniors and Seniors will complete coursework at home through asynchronous virtual instruction. Students learning from home will be expected to access Google Classroom and/or email and complete assigned work provided by teachers.

More detailed information will be sent to families in the upcoming weeks.

FHS Dance Fundraiser at Noodles & Company!

FHS Dance Team is having a fundraiser at Noodles & Company on March 14th!
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FHS UMPS Fundraiser at Billy Sims!

FHS UMPS is having a fundraiser at Billy Sims on March 17th!
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FHS Spring Musical "Matilda" Tickets On Sale Now!

Our FHS Spring Musical now has ticket pricing and information on our Saber Center for the Performing Arts website here.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

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COVID-19 On-Site Testing Updates


FPS continues to partner with Summit Clinical Labs to offer On-Site COVID-19 Testing for students, families, and staff. This document contains updated information about where our current testing stations are set up if you need testing. This also includes the details listed below for testing opportunities before, during, and after Spring Break.


  • This week (Tues 3/15 to Fri 3/18), in addition to our FHS and FPMS testing sites, we are offering testing at the ECC District Office from 7:30a-9a for those families and staff that need access to testing prior to Spring Break for verification, seeing family, travel, or for symptoms of illness.

  • During Spring Break (Mon 3/21 through Fri 3/25), On-Site COVID-19 Testing provided by Summit Clinical Labs will only be available at the ECC District Office from 8a-4p.

  • After Spring Break (Mon 3/28 to Thurs 3/31), we will also offer testing at the ECC District Office from 7:30a-9a.

Please view the document for all other details.

FEF Spring Children's Consignment Sale at Forest Park

Calling all consignors, volunteers and savvy shoppers! The Foundation is once again hosting its semi-annual children's consignment sale and they are looking for more volunteers to help on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2. There are also a few more spots for sellers for those interested in cleaning out closets for a little cash. Go to the FEF Children's Consignment website for information on selling, buying and volunteering!

And big THANK YOU to Kumon Math & Reading Center of Franklin-West for sponsoring this event!

Franklin Little League Registration is Open

FLL is looking for 14 - 16 year olds for our FLL Jr/Sr Travel Baseball Team.

Please register at:

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