Monday, October 21, 2019
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- Wednesday, October 23 from 3:00-6:00PM
- Thursday, October 24 from 3:00-8:00PM
End of 1st Quarter/Progress Reports
Art to Engineering Technology
- Wellness to Computer Science
- Computer Science to Art
- Engineering Technology to Wellness
In addition, progress reports not picked up during conferences will be sent home with students on Friday, October 25 during their homeroom. These progress reports WILL NOT be their final Exploratory markings. It is their progress as of Monday, October 21.
Open Minds-Open Doors
Fall Sports' Recap
7th Grade Girls' Volleyball
8th Grade Girls' Volleyball
This past cross country season can be considered a very successful one, based on individual
performances as well as weather. As far as the meets go, we were able to run in five out of the
six that were scheduled, which hasn’t happened in quite some time due to past weather. We
did have our fair share of weather to work around, but we were lucky that most meet days
landed on days that had great weather. The girls team was lead by Abbie Richey who placed in
the top 10 at each race that she competed in this year and was highlighted by a 5th place
performance at our conference race. On the boys side, Ben Knipfer paced the team coming in
first for the team at each meet he competed in, which was highlighted by a 16th place finish at
the Center Point Invitational. Coach Hetrick was extremely pleased with the improved efforts
and performances as the season progressed and can’t wait until next year to see what it will
bring. I would also like to say thank you for the time and effort put in by all the runners, but I
especially would also like to thank parents for supporting their child in cross country.
We relied on our depth this year to help us in every meet. 8 different players played at one time or another in the top 6 singles this year.
Our reserves finished with a record of 6-3. The team improved in every meet.
Most importantly every player improved their game during the season and displayed great sportsmanship.
7th Grade Football
8th Grade Football
The 8th grade football team recently finished its season. While we did not get the results that we wanted related to wins and losses, we improved throughout the season and displayed many characteristics the players can build on for the future.
The season started with a pair of tough losses to Harding and Regis/LaSalle. In those games, the Bolts touchdowns were all scored on passes from Yealeseh Amah. Tight end Logan Aswegan had two scores, while wide receiver Reid Hall caught one.
In the third game, Franklin battled Northwest of Iowa City in a 16-14 defeat. Running backs Jamari Benson and Jayden Webb both had big games for the Bolts.
The next week against Harding, Franklin jumped out to an early lead, and the defense - led by Webb, Geofflin Donre, Jackson Packingham, Isiah Wells, Aswegan and Ryan Miller - held Harding out of the end zone 3 times from inside the five yard line in the final minute, before allowing the deciding touchdown.
In the final game of the year against McKinley, Webb's work on offense and defense was pivotal in closing the margin to a touchdown in the fourth quarter before turnovers sealed the Thunderbolts' fate.
Overall, the team improved throughout the season, and many of the players are already on to their next season, as basketball begins.
I would like to thank all of the players that stuck with it to the end for all of their hard work. I would also like to thank all of the parents for everything that you have done - and continue to do - for your children and for Franklin as a whole.
Good luck in the sports seasons to come!
Hy-Vee Homeroom Receipt Challenge
During the year, we hold two homeroom challenges. Our first Hy-Vee Homeroom Receipt Challenge will be December 9-13. Stay tuned for more information.
Support Teacher Conference Dinner
All items may be dropped off at the main office by Thursday at 3:30.Â
We need help with food, paper goods, set up and clean up. Please Sign Up today and THANK YOU for participating.
Concession Stand Help Needed
We had a very successful first year of opening the Franklin Bolt Closet. For families new to Franklin, this closet provides new and gently used clothing, new socks and underwear and all personal hygiene care items for the underserved students who are part of the Franklin family. We protect the students’ privacy by only having the counseling and health center staff know who utilizes the closet. Monthly we will feature one item the closet is in need of.
For October/November, we are now accepting winter items such as new/lightly used hooded sweatshirts, stocking hats, gloves.
We also accept monetary donations and have volunteer shoppers for the Bolt Closet. Thank you for your support and helping to ensure every student comes to school clean, appropriately dressed and ready to learn!
Agenda & Budget Items
See the video below that provides details about this opportunity.
City Bus Transportation (Free)
Students — Ride the Bus on Us! All CRCSD, Kirkwood and Coe students can now ride the City bus free all year. High School and College students – just show a student ID to ride free. Elementary and middle school student do not need ID. http://cityofcr.com/transit
- Online verification should be completed thru the Parent Portal before December 1st.
- Pay book fees ($56 full pay) through the Parent Portal or complete the educational benefits survey to see if you qualify for free or reduced fees.
- Parent: "What'd you do today at school?"
- Student: "Nothing"
- Parent: "Is there anything I should know about going on at school?"
- Student: "Nope"
If this is occurring at your house, check out the two links below that will take you to ways we communicate announcements to students. These same announcements are read during the school day; both morning and afternoon.
Tuesday, October 22
- Student Tutoring, 3:00-4:00PM
- Franklin Night @ SkyZone, 5:00-9:00PM (Fundraiser Coupons Redemption)
Wednesday, October 23
- Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:00-6:00PM
Thursday, October 24
- Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:00-8:00PM
Friday, October 25 (End of 1st Quarter)
- Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Week
- Bolt Store Open
Monday, October 28
- Girls' Swimming @ Kennedy
Tuesday, October 29
- Tuesday Tutoring, 3:00-4:00PM
- Boys' Basketball: 7th @ Taft/8th @ Home
Thursday, October 30
- Boys' Basketball: 7th @ Home/8th @ Wilson
Friday, October 31