March 14, 2022
Mrs. Jewell Announced as Ben Franklin Principal
Spirit Week at FHS!
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
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you so much for your support!
For more information, check out our website or
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.
Below are links to some helpful student resources!
Hotsheet (scholarship info)
Enjoy this edition of the Saber Roar
- March Madness Promo & Scavenger Hunt
- Ice Force Hockey Team
- Aurora Volunteer
- Fashion Club
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
Sophomore Post-High School Options Panel Taking Place This Wednesday
ACT Aspire Testing: April 5th
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 UMPS Fundraiser at Billy Sims!
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.
COVID-19 On-Site Testing Updates
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.
ECC TESTING 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!
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!