Sept 26, 2022

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A Message from the Principal

Please mark your calendars for Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Our fall Parent Teacher Conferences will take place Thursday, October 13, from 4:00-7:00 PM. We will again plan on conferences that are scheduled digitally via Google Meet. More information will be shared the week prior to and week of conferences.

Our conferences are meant to offer time for brief conversations regarding your student's progress. If you require a more lengthy discussion regarding your student or are unable to meet within the time and space available, please email or call the teacher and arrange a mutual time to meet.

The success of our students depends on a strong partnership between our school, families, and community. Every day is an opportunity to connect. Never hesitate to reach out.

With Saber Pride,

Mr. Vuolo

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Sept 30th: No School for All Students - Professional Development Day

Homecoming Week 2022

Homecoming is coming up soon! Get ready to make the week of Oct 3rd - 8th the GOAT with spirit dress up days, powderpuff, a parade, the HOCO game, and the HOCO dance!! Check out this bulletin for all things homecoming, including information about dance ticket sales.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Save the date for Parent Teacher Conferences on Oct 13th from 4pm - 7pm. More info to come!

Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) is Oct 19th!

FHS will be hosting the WI Education Fair on Wednesday, Oct 19th from 6 pm - 8 pm, in the high school cafeteria. Around 100 representatives from various colleges, universities, trade schools, and the military will be on hand to meet with your student! The event is free to attend. Advanced registration is required - click here for the registration link!
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Homecoming Week 2022 - Spirit Days

Here are the spirit days for the week of October 3rd-7th, start planning your outfits now!
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Academic and Career Planning (ACP) Update from Counselors

Click here to read about the grade-level ACP activities all FHS students have been engaging in already this fall.

Yearbook Ordering

This year, yearbooks can be ordered ONLINE ONLY through Josten's. Prices will increase in November, so be sure to order early!

Please visit the yearbook website for more information or reach out to with questions.

Yearbook Senior Portraits & Recognition (Baby) Ads

Senior pictures will be submitted directly to the Josten's website by clicking here. Senior pictures are due by December 1st and must be submitted to this link in order to be included in the yearbook. If your photographer is submitting your portrait, please make sure to share this info with them, as it is a relatively new process.

Senior baby ads will be created on the Josten's website by following these instructions and then clicking here. Ads will be 1/8 of a page and will be designed online by the person submitting the ad. Yearbook ads are to feature senior students only, and there is a limit of one ad per senior student. Each ad is $60 and the deadline is February 9th.

Please visit the yearbook website for more information or reach out to with questions.

Online Absence/Attendance Form

As a reminder, when reporting a student absent for any reason, please communicate this using the online absence/attendance form here. This is a NEW form this year so if you bookmarked or made a shortcut to the old form from last year, please update. If your child is out sick, the form will also collect information about the symptoms and sickness your child is experiencing so our nursing staff can respond with next steps. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form as it really helps to streamline our processes. The form is located on our website under Parent/Student Info as well as a big button on each school’s home page

Early Dismissals

Parents/guardians that will be picking up your student during the school day need to complete the Absence Reporting form (also found on the FHS website). After the form is completed, your child will receive an email. This email serves as their early dismissal pass. Students should show their email to their teacher in order to come down to the office at the appropriate time.

AP Exam Ordering is Underway - Action Needed by Sept 29!

All AP students should have received the two-page electronic handout found here in their AP courses. Please read this document carefully for details, including the exam schedule on the second page. All AP Students should also join the FHS AP Students Google Classroom with the code given to them from teachers or found on the PDF handout. A brief informational video can also be found here regarding the My AP site and exam ordering procedures.

Students must log-in to their My AP Account (, join the appropriate course section (or exam-only section, if applicable) with the join code given to them by their AP teacher(s), and MUST opt-in to ordering each exam, if they wish to do so, in My AP for each class. Each exam costs $97 (AP Seminar and AP Research are $145). Fee waivers are available for students with demonstrated financial need (see Student Services for a request form). Students who may need accommodations on AP exams per an IEP or 504 Plan should see Mr. Decker in Student Services this fall. Ordering AP exam(s) is a two step process - 1. All exam orders online on My AP and 2. Payment submissions in Student Services (exact cash or check made out to Franklin High School with student name and AP exam name[s] in memo line) are due by 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Note that the College Board's $40 exam cancellation and/or late order fee is back for this school year. Please see Mrs. Oost or Mrs. Bednar in Student Services if you have questions at any time. We wish you the best in your AP classes this year!


Just a reminder that registration for the 2022 PSAT/NMSQT test is now open to all sophomores and juniors. The registration link was sent to the students by email. Registration is limited so sign up soon. The $18 test fee is due in Student Services before registration is considered complete.

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FHS Information Links and Tips!

With all of the many activities and events happening at FHS, it is suggested that you become familiar with our website. Here are some ways you can find high school information.
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FAFSA Night at Franklin Public Libary - Oct 11th!

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ACT Prep

We are extremely excited to share that we will have ACT Prep courses right at Franklin High School.

In order to have these increased opportunities, we have teamed with Wisconsin Test Prep.

If you plan to sign up, please make sure to complete the online registration form at Wisconsin Test Prep.

Please note that once a student’s online form is submitted and payment for the class is received, they are registered for the class.

Cost: $175.00

With the support of our Franklin Education Foundation, ACT Prep waivers/scholarships are available for students who are eligible for reduced or free lunch & students with acute financial need. If you qualify, please complete this form and submit it to Student Services two weeks prior to the start of your prep class (or sooner!). By requesting a fee waiver, you give authorization for FHS Administration to access information verifying your eligibility for a waiver. This information, along with this waiver request, are confidential. If approved, the waiver will cover the entire prep course.Please note that, once a student’s online form is submitted and payment for the class is received, they are registered for the class. If a waiver/scholarship is approved, payment will be made on your student’s behalf.

All classes are held at Franklin High School. Our Fall Class (from 7pm - 9pm) begins Oct 19th to help prepare for the Dec 10th ACT.

  • Oct 19: Pretest
  • Oct 26: English
  • Nov 2: Math
  • Nov 9: Math
  • Nov 16: Read/Writing
  • Nov 23: No Class
  • Nov 30: Science
  • Practice Test on Sat Dec 3 from 8:00am - 11:30am

Forte Theatre Presents: The Sound of Music

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Join Forte Theatre Company for their mainstage debut at the Saber Center - and one of the most beloved musicals of all time. In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. With music and lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a cast of some of Milwaukee's top professional talent and FPS students playing some of the VonTrapp children, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed!

October 7th - 16th / Fri & Sat @ 7 pm, Sun @ 2 pm

Saber Center for the Performing Arts

Click here for more info & tickets

FHS Cheer Fundraiser

FHS Cheer is having a fundraiser at Panda Express on Tuesday Sept 27!
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FHS Boys Volleyball Fundraiser

FHS Volleyball is having a fundraiser at Billy Sims on Tuesday Sept 27!
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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.