Panther News November 8-15

Frankfort High School 4 Star DIstinguished School

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FHS Drama Students win Honors at KTA

A cast of six FHS students and three tech students competed last Saturday at the Kentucky Theatre Association Central Region Festival. The production of “The Odyssey” was outstanding and they had a fabulous day competing against some of the best high school theatre groups in the state.

A BIG congratulations to Leah Rome who was named to the “All-Star Cast” and Halle Simons who was awarded one of only two Festival Awards for “Outstanding Actor”. Drama club sponsor, Mr. Tippett says, "This play is a wonderful companion play to great literature!" The talented Ladies of Frankfort High Drama performed "Odyssey" for their peers at FHS on Friday and then again at the 2019 KTA Central Regional Drama Festival.


Congratulations to the whole drama team; Andrew Tippet, Director, Katelyn Judd, Victoria Sheely Leah Rome, Halle Simons, Campbell Stahl, and Abbey Biggs. Behind the scenes, these ladies were supported by Andrew Walker, sound, Ben Curry stage manager and Hunter Wooldridge, Lights.

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Early Release Day Wednesday Nov 13

Students will be released from FHS at 12:00 on Wednesday, November 13th for the next Early Release Day. Please make plans accordingly.

Halloween in the Halls was a Popular Halloween Event

The first Annual Halloween in the Halls was a huge success on Halloween Night. Students at FHS spent their time, when they were not studying in class, decorating the hallways at FHS to welcome little Trick or Treaters into the school on Halloween Night. The four different grades each had a hallway to decorate and themes ranged from Haunted Carnival to the FHS Pumpkin Patch. Members of the various clubs and group at FHS helped hand out candy.


The rain didn't scare the little goblins away as there were people lined up ready to trick or treat before the doors opened. Families started trick or treating at 6:00 pm and by 6:05 principal Mr. Lyons had welcomed the 200'th guest into the school. He said, " The response was incredible. We ran out of candy because we had way more trick or treaters than we had anticipated." Families and community members still came and enjoyed the Halloween decorations and atmosphere.


Mr. Lyons said, "We were so happy with the turnout and look forward to providing a safe, fun trick or treat location for our community next year. And we would like to thank the parents for donating supplies and candy when we needed it."

Flu Shot available at FHS

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The Franklin County Health Department will be providing injectable Influenza vaccinations at the school. This year the vaccine will again protect against both seasonal Influenza and H1N1 flu. There will be no cost to the parents for the vaccination. However, they will be billing insurance companies. So, please complete the registration form and return to school by Nov 12. You must answer the medical history questions and sign for consent.


Your student should have received a Flu Vaccine Form from their RISE Mentor. If they have lost it, additional copies can be picked up from the office or downloaded below. PLEASE RETURN FORM by Nov. 12 for the Shot on Nov. 15.

Cross Country Boys finish 20th in the State

The Boys Cross Country Team ran in the state cross country championships last Saturday finishing 20th in Class A. The 20th place finish was the highest for the team in many years. Sophomore Chase Sweger finished in 19th place, up from his 143rd finish last year. Jr. Sam Yocum, Sr, Caleb Van Neste, Sophomore Ethan Vermillion and Freshmen Preston Pearl rounded out the top scorers for the Panthers. Each team could run 7 individuals and Jr. Ethan Carpenter and Sophomore Mclain Barber were the 6th and 7th runners for FHS. The team was without Sr. and #2 runner Reed Miklavcic who was out with an injury. All of the runners ran excellent times in the cold conditions. With only 2 seniors and everyone else returning, expectations will be high for next year's team.

Academic Team Competes

The FHS academic team will be competing in the KAAC (Kentucky Association for Academic Competition) JV Challenge on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at Frankfort High School from 8 am - 3 pm. We will be competing against Trimble County High School, Martha Lane Collins High School, North Oldham High School and Western Hills High School in a written composition competition, several written assessments competition and a quick recall competition.


The areas that our students will be competing in are:

-Mathematics

-Language Arts

-Science

-Social Studies

-Arts and Humanities


If you are not doing anything Saturday or would like to cheer on your classmates, please feel free to come out and show our Panther Pride!!

Senior Internships in Full Swing

Senior Intern Spotlight - Zoe Antenucci


My name is Zoe Antenucci and I am a senior at Frankfort High School. As part of the Frankfort High School Mentorship Program, I have an internship at Salato Wildlife Education Center. My mentor’s names are Patrick Ueltschi and Geoff Roberts. While in my placement, I have had the opportunity to learn in depth about the animal species that are found in Kentucky as well as getting a ‘behind the scenes’ look into caring for the animals and grounds at the center. Some of my favorite things so far have been getting to work hands on with the snakes and turtles as well as attending feedings and enrichment for all of the animals. Throughout the remainder of the semester I hope to keep learning and have more unique experiences. After graduation I intend to attend college and pursue a degree in either zoology or environmental science, as well as one day pursue a career in either field.

ART CONTEST- The KY All "A" Basketball Classic

Student artists in the All "A" schools are encouraged to draw (no computers) a cover for the 2020 All "A" Classic statewide basketball program. Designs can range in size from 8"x10" to poster size.


There will be a First Place prize of $1000, a Second Place prize of $500 and two Honorable Mentions of $250 awarded to the students selected from the entries. FHS students have won in the past. Let's keep up the tradition.


The deadline for entries is Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 2019. Entries should include the school name, student's name, student's address and phone number, name of art teacher and school address and phone number. There is a release form that must be signed by student and parent. Please direct any questions to the art teacher, Mrs. Harmon. She has guidelines and release forms, but they can also be printed from the website. www.allaclassic.org

Panther Madness Basketball Night Nov 13

Join the FHS Basketball Teams at the 2019 Panther Madness Basketball Night from 6:30-8:00 pm. It will be a night full of fun and basketball. There will be door prizes, team introductions, free throw contests and much more. Come hungry as there will be Chili available as well as normal concessions.
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Art students visit Speed Art Museum

Big Smiles Dental Day

Great News! Your child can get dental care at their school.

Best of all, in most cases there is no cost to you if your child is insured with Medicaid or CHIP! Private insurance and affordable self-pay options are also available.

Easy & Convenient

Having your child seen by the in-school dentist saves you valuable time. Top quality care is provided by local, licensed dentists right in the familiar surroundings of your child’s school. Dental care includes a complete exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when needed. Restorative care, such as fillings, may also be provided.

Keep Your Child Healthy

By having your child see the in-school dentist, you can help reduce the risk of:

  • Early Tooth Loss caused by dental decay
  • Gum Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Impaired speech development

Taking care of your child’s teeth is an important part of keeping them healthy!

Parents sign up here: https://www.myschooldentist.com/Default.aspx


Holiday Assistance Program

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Scholarships for Seniors

The FHS Counselors continually add scholarships to the list of opportunities for students. Keep checking the list for new scholarships.
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10 Companies offered Tuition Reimbursements for College

One of the best ways to pay for college is it find jobs with tuition reimbursement. This has never been more important than now, with college costs on the rise. Read this article for more information on how to get college paid for.


https://www.estudentloan.com/blog/10-companies-will-help-pay-college.
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Students Impacted by Incarceration Benefits

Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation is offering the following for students who have been impacted by incarceration. Please see Mrs. Harley or Mrs. Richardson for more information.

  • ACT prep
  • senior pictures
  • college visits,
  • assistance with college/job applications

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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Week of 11-11 to 11-15

Monday

Breakfast

Eggstravaganza and Toast

Chocolate Muffin

Banana Muffin

Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch

Chicken Sandwich

Crispy French Fries

Sandwich Fixings

Carrots, Cauliflower & Broccoli

Frozen Strawberry Cup

Fruit/Milk


Tuesday

Breakfast

Chicken Breakfast Box

Cocoa Krispies Cereal Bar

Cocoa Puffs Bar

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Bar

Trix Cereal Bar

Strawberry Nutrigrain Bar

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch


Chicken Chili Crispito

Vegetarian Refried Beans

Salsa, Red Peper Strips, Lettuce, Tomato

Fruit/Milk


Wednesday

Breakfast

Egg and Bacon Biscuit

Chocolate Muffin

Banana Muffin

Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch

Meatballs

Bosco Stick

Broccoli with Cheese

Tossed Salad

Fruit/Milk


Thursday

Breakfast

Sausage Gravy Pizza

Cocoa Krispies Cereal Bar

Cocoa Puffs Bar

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Bar

Trix Cereal Bar

Strawberry Nutrigrain Bar

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch

Asian Chicken

Pork & Veggie Egg Roll

Mandarin Salad

Red Bell Pepper Strips

Fortune Cookie

Fruit/Milk


Friday

Breakfast

Chocolate Glazed Donut

Chocolate Muffin

Banana Muffin

Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Triple Cherry Yogurt Cup

Vanilla Yogurt Cup

Fruit/Cereal/Milk


Lunch

Domino's Cheese or Peperoni Pizza

Corn

Veggie Stix

Chefs Salad with Bacon

Fruit/Milk

Early Release Day

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 12pm

328 Shelby Street

Frankfort, KY

Swim Meet @Falling Springs

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 4pm

275 Beasley Road

Versailles, KY

Panther Madness Basketball Night

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 6pm

315 Ewing Street

Frankfort, KY

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Did you miss last week's Newsletter?

This FHS newsletter is an attempt to inform families, students and the community about the happenings at Frankfort High School. Send information, announcements, suggestions and corrections to julia.harmon@frankfort.kyschools.us


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