Attention 8th Grade Parents After meeting with the Junior High Student Council members, we have decided to change the 8th Grade promotion process. In the past, we held the 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony. This ceremony only lasted 12-15 minutes. In our discussions, we wanted to combine the Junior High awards ceremony with 8th Grade Graduation. So beginning this year, we will have a Junior High Honors Dinner Banquet. This will be held in late May. More details will be coming out soon. Thanks, Mr. Waggener
The high school chess team will still participate in state tournament tomorrow.
Good evening, the Franklin school district will not be in session tomorrow, February 14th due to the current weather conditions.
The boys high school basketball game is on for tonight. It is Senior Night and we will be honoring our senior players and cheerleaders.
Good morning, the Franklin school district will not be in session today, February 13th. The temperature is quickly dropping and will continue all day. Slush from yesterday’s storm is freezing and making many of our side roads slick. Student safety is always our number one priority.
The Franklin school district will be dismissing at 11:00 am due to the incoming weather. Lunch is being severed to students before dismissing. Student safety is always our number one priority.
The regularly scheduled board meeting for February 26th has been moved to February 27th at 6:30pm.
Update on Franklin Activities: The boys Varsity Basketball game tonight , at Waverly is on. The Junior Varsity contest will begin at 6:15 pm. This is the South County Homecoming game. The Homecoming Court will be announced during halftime of the Junior Varsity Game. The Homecoming Dance is on for tomorrow night at Franklin High School. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Coronation will be at 7 pm. The Dance will end at 10pm.
The Franklin school district will not be in session today, January 24th, due to the weather and dangerous road conditions. Stay safe and warm. We will send out information regarding activities later today.
The Franklin school district will not be in session today, January 23rd due to the inclement weather. All activities have been canceled for today.
The Franklin school district is asking parents to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. The survey is available until February 14, 2020 and we need a minimum of 20% of our parents to complete the survey for it to be included on the Illinois school report card. This survey generates valuable data that districts can use to guide their ongoing efforts to improve schools and to offer students an excellent education. Please take a couple minutes to complete this survey for us. Survey link: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ More details: https://uchicagoimpact.org/our-offerings/5essentials
Good morning everyone, the Franklin school district has decided that we will now dismiss school at 10:00 a.m. today. The weather is moving in quicker than expected and we want to make sure we can get everyone home safely.
The HSBB game Friday night, at Sangamon Valley, will start at 5:30 pm.
South County VS Raymond Lincoln Wood Friday, December 20th Canned goods or toys can be used for admission to the game. The price to get into the game will be a 6 pack of canned goods per family or a new packaged toy. Individuals can bring 2 cans per person or packaged toy.
One snow day, two snow days, three snow days-No Way! Tomorrow the junior high spirit day will combine all three days into one! So, on Wednesday, feel free to wear a Christmas hat, Christmas socks, and all red (Santa) or all green (Elf)! Let's see how festive everyone can get! Don't forget to also keep bringing in food items! We are down to the last three days of the food drive!
The Franklin school district will be closed today, Tuesday December 17th, due to poor road conditions. Last night many of our roads drifted shut and at this time we do not believe we can safely transport all students to school.
Cafeteria menu changes for the week Tuesday menu Breakfast: French Toast Sticks Lunch: Tater Tot Casserole Wednesday menu Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito Lunch: Chicken Alfredo
The Franklin School district will be closed on Monday December 16th, due to dangerous road conditions.
We hope all of our PK-5th grade students will join us this evening for our Community Christmas concert. It all starts at 5:30, if students could arrive by 5:15 that would be great. See you there! 🎅🎼☃️🎄
🏐🏐 There will be a JR. HIGH VOLLEYBALL parent meeting Thursday, December 5th at 6:30pm. This will be held in the HS computer lab. Please have a parent/guardian AND the player attend. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Mutch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Homework Helpers is available on Wednesdays after school (regular dismissal days) at the Methodist church. It is for grades 3rd- 6th. Students will need to provide their own transportation home at 4:15. All are welcome to come. Feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher, Mrs. Willman or call DeeDee Pearson at 217-473-8270 for more details.
Menu for the week is: Wednesday- chicken Alfredo Thursday- Hamburger pony shoe Friday- Tater Tot Casserole We will not have the meatloaf this week due to the snow day.
Good morning, the Franklin school district will be having a 2 hour delay start this morning. Buses will pickup students 2 hour later then normal. No AM Pre-K, only afternoon class. East grade students can be dropped off at East grade. The AM science field trip to Springfield will be cancelled due to the late start. No Early bird class this morning.
Mr. Graven's early bird class will not meet on Wednesday, Nov 13th this week. Students should come to school at 8:00AM.
The JHBB came has been canceled for tonight.
Good morning, the Franklin school district will not be in session today, November 12th due to the slick roads. Stay safe and warm today! A decision on extracurricular events will be made by 12:00 today.
The Franklin school district will be dismissing at 12:00 today due to the weather conditions.
On Tuesday, November 12th, Franklin National Honor Society will be hosting their second Blood Drive of the 2019-2020 school year. The blood bank is in need of all types but particularly needs O- and A- blood donations. You can sign-up by clicking on the link below and scheduling your appointment online. Anyone 16-years-old must have a parental consent form signed and ready to turn-in on the day of the blood drive. If there are 20 donations, NHS will be awarded a scholarship to give a deserving senior at the end of the school year. If you have any questions, you can contact the NHS advisor, Miss Isaacks at email@example.com. https://www.bloodcenterimpact.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/69274 Donor Eligibility: https://5il.co/b6sz Parental Consent Form: https://5il.co/b6sy
A Murder-Mystery Dinner Party Check out the News Flash(es) article https://fhsnewsflashes.com/1866/news/theres-been-a-murder-in-franklin/
The FJHS Cheerleaders are hosting "The Greatest Show" Mini Cheer Camp on Friday, November 15th from 3:00-5:30 P.M. with their performance being on Saturday, November 16th around 12:00 P.M. Forms were sent home last week and are due back THIS Friday, November 1st. Cost is $25, which includes a shirt, goodie bag, hair ribbon, and snack at camp. If you have any questions, please email Coach Isaacks, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheer Camp Form: https://5il.co/b0p0
The Junior High School Student Council Fundraiser will be delivered on Wednesday, October 30th. Students will be called down to the cafeteria at the end of 4th hour to pick-up their items. If your child sold numerous items and rides a bus, please make arrangements for someone to pick up your child and them items. Most items will need to be placed in a freezer or refrigerator once received. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Isaacks, email@example.com.
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on October 23 & 24, 2019. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 on both these days. K-5 parents should already have a scheduled time to meet with your child's teacher. 6-12th parents should come to the high school cafeteria between 5:00-8:00 pm to meet with teachers.
The Scholastic Book Fair is up and running in the elementary gym!!! Thanks Mrs Sheeley for providing it for our students and families. Here is some information: Scholastic now lets parents set up an ewallet for their child so they can shop without cash! Book Fair Open: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30-11:15, noon-2:30, 4:30-8:00 Elementary students will be allowed to shop during their scheduled library time on Thursday!
Proceeds go to FHS After Prom! Download, print and turn in an order form to the HS office or comment below to order. Money can be dropped off at the HS office as well. https://5il.co/atiu
If you don't have the Franklin CUSD#1 app make sure you download it! The app gives you quick access to news items, event calendar, live feed announcements, cafeteria menus and so much more. The app will also provide push notifications so when we send out important announcements and school closing information you will be notified immediately. You can download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store. Download for Android: http://bit.ly/2GgwKUd Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/2GkIll1
High School Boys Basketball Parent Meeting – Tuesday November 5th at 6:30 pm in the High School Gym.
Miss Isaacks's English I class acted out the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet on October 4th. The scene was split into sections where students had to recite lines from either Romeo or Juliet. Pictured are Lily Hazel as Juliet on her balcony and Lainee Ford as Romeo, as well as Gage Rosenberger as Juliet on her balcony and Tristan Turner as Romeo. The students did an excellent job with this activity. They are really enjoying studying Shakespeare and reading Romeo and Juliet.
On Wednesday, October 9th from 4-10 p.m. there will be a fundraiser for the Freshmen Class at Buffalo Wild Wings in Jacksonville. Please stop by and enjoy a great meal while watching some of your favorite sports. You must show the attached ticket to your server for the Freshman Class to receive profit--don't forget!" Click the link below for a printable version. https://5il.co/alkk
The Lady Vipers are gearing up for the Dig Deep Dig Pink Beat Cancer match!! This is a very special event to honor cancer survivors, current fighters and in memory of those who have passed. The match is Oct 10 against West Central. If anyone would like to donate a basket, gift certificate, etc. for the cause that would help us out tremendously. If any individual, group, club, sports team or organization would like to make a financial donation that is appreciated as well. We will have a dinner before the game and the silent auction. Silent Auction items (baskets, gift certificates, etc) are needed by October 1. . Contact Becky Spencer with any question. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Gray’s 8th grade Fine Arts class recently presented their “Super Hero” project during class. The students were tasked to research and create a “Super Hero” of their choosing. The project included making theme music, designing a pennant with their “Super Hero” logo and designing a costume. The students then made a media presentation to their classmates, teachers and principal. It was evident a lot of thought went into the project and some pretty amazing “Super Hero’s” being created. Great job Mr. Gray and the 8th grade Fine Arts class.
Playground Announcement! We need everyone's help. We are asking for bicycles/tricycles to be kept off the surface around the new playground. The tires can leave permanent impressions in the surface. We appreciate your help in keeping our new playground looking wonderful.
The FJHS 6th-8th grade students are fundraising now through October 1st. If a student creates an account, you can even order from them online. All purchases will be delivered to the school on Wednesday, October 30th. Students are selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookie doughs, Auntie Anne's pretzels, Cinnabon items, Oreo Churros, Little Caesars Crazy Bread. and much more! All items are frozen and ready for you to cook yourself! Money raised will help with the following: Six Flags ticket (Spring 2020), spending money at Six Flags, junior high dances, spending money on Memphis Trip (Spring 2021), meals on Memphis Trip (Spring 2021), various items for the school, and much more. Contact Ms. Isaacks with any questions
NHS will be hosting a blood drive Wednesday, September 11. Schedule your time at the following website. https://www.bloodcenterimpact.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/69285
No School September 2, 2019
Lunch menu is ready for August. You can download it here https://5il.co/9ex9 or find it in the mobile app under dining.
There will be a Pre-K meeting for parents on Monday, August 19th at 6pm at East Grade School.
Golf practice starts on August 12th at 9:00 AM A meeting will be held on August 9th at 6:00 PM at the Waverly high school gym.
The Franklin Community School District enrollment for the 2019 – 2020 school year is underway. We are currently working on our transportation routes and need to make sure we are ready for the start of school. If you have a student who needs to ride the bus, you need to register as soon as possible. We cannot plan our routes until all students have registered. You can register online or come to the school between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm. We look forward to seeing our students on August 21st.
Just a reminder that Franklin is now a “First Day Exclusion” school. This means all students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade’s have to have their current physical and record of immunization turned into the office by the first day of school or else your child is not allowed to attend school. Please try to turn in this information when you register your child.
August is almost here so that means we are gearing up for another school year. PK parents, I wanted to inform you of the schedule for the first few days. Mrs. Ballard will be doing home visits on August 21, 22, and 23. She will have an open house event on Monday the 26th with the regular schedule beginning on the 27th. For all K-5 students, we will be having a Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday the 20th from 5:30-6:30. Students are encouraged to bring their supplies that evening. School will begin on Wednesday the 21st with a 2pm dismissal.
School registration was held back on June 12th - 20th. We understand that some families were not able to register during that time. We will be opening online registration again from August 1st thru August 9th. After August 9th you will be required to come to the office to register your child. The high school office will be open 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM starting on August 1st to register students. If you have any question regarding registration please call the office.
A reminder that school registration will be: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. All students grade K-12 may register at Franklin High School. Online registration will open on this day. You can choose to register your child from home instead of coming to school. Payment options will be available online or at school. The window for online registration will be from June 12 - June 20.
There is a junior high cheerleader and parent/guardian meeting on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 in the high school computer lab. This meeting is open to any girl entering 6th through 8th grades next year. There will be a uniform representative at the meeting to measure girls for uniforms. We will also discuss expenses, fundraising, practices, and much more. If you are interested but cannot attend, please email Coach Isaacks at email@example.com.
This is a reminder that freshman orientation is tomorrow night at 6:30pm in the HS cafeteria. Any questions please contact Greg Tabeek.
Final report card grades are now available for parents and students to view in Teacher Ease.
Dr. Yap will be @ Franklin H.S. on Saturday, June 1 to give Sports Physicals. Appointments can be made by contacting Dawn Phillips (675-2395) and start @ 9:00. Cost of physicals is $25.00. In coming 6th and 9th graders can get a complete physical provided they have the paperwork done.
Freshmen Orientation has been set for next Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30pm in the high school cafeteria.
A parent informational meeting will be held on Monday night at 5:30 for the Washington D.C. and Battlefields of Europe trips. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria. Any questions please contact Amy Lancaster.
On Thursday, May 8th, Thaddeus Bergschneider and Miss Isaacks attended the Morgan County Bar Association’s May meeting, where Thaddeus was recognized for his writing abilities. The Morgan County Bar Association hosts a writing contest for all 8th grade students in Morgan County each spring; this year’s contest asked students to write about what the United States Constitution means to them. Thaddeus was awarded one of two honorable mention certificates. Congratulations Thad!!
2019 Viper Basketball Camp June 3 - June 5, 2019 Students entering grades 2-8 Deadline to turn in registration is Friday, May 10th if you want to T-shirt. Registration form: https://5il.co/7m09
There's a second field day shirt order going in for anyone that missed the first deadline. We need a minimum of 12 shirts to order, though. These orders are due Wednesday, May 1, by the end of the school day. Turn them into the office or to Mrs. Slaughterback. Thank you!
The Dentist is coming back to school! Free dental screening will be available on May 10, 2019. Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th graders are mandated to have a dental exam on file for school, and this will meet that requirement for next year's Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th graders. All students are welcome to participate. Please complete the dental form and return to the district office by May 3, 2019 https://5il.co/7hxk
Just a reminder that the Franklin School District will be dismissing at 1:45 PM tomorrow, April 29th.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, April 26, is an 11:30 AM dismissal day.
Just a reminder that the Franklin School District will dismiss at 2:00 today, April 18th. No school April 19-23, 2019.
The Franklin Community School District # 1, in order to maintain a high level of student safety, will be working on our School Safety Plan on Monday April 29, 2019. Our staff members will be participating in a workshop put on by the Illinois State Police. Therefore, all schools will be dismissing at 1:45 pm.
6-12th grade students Don't forget that if you want a 2019 field day shirt, order forms are due by Friday, April 12th. https://5il.co/75x1
Don't forget this is the last week to purchase tickets for the 16th Annual Franklin Follies! The Follies will be April 13, 2019 at 6:30PM. Link to order form: https://5il.co/6lc5
NHS is hosting a Blood Drive next week on Wednesday, April 3. Help the NHS to their goal of 20 units to earn a grant! Click the link below to schedule a donation time. https://www.bloodcenterimpact.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/69279
Thank you all for the support of our Fannie Mae candy fundraiser! It was a huge success. As you can see from the picture we have lots of candy to send home tomorrow March 27th. Some students have boxes and may need assistance from parents. If your child sold several items they may need help getting the box picked up at school. East grade parents may want to call the Office at 675-2334 to see if your child has boxes to pick up. A blue note is attached to each package explaining that all money is to be turned in to the office by April 2 and that checks are to be made out to Franklin Elementary. All prizes will be handed out to students once money is collected. Once again thanks for your continued support!
Graduation Dates High School Graduation will be on May 24, 2019 at 7 PM 8th Grade Graduation will be on May 31, 2019 at 7 PM
Next week is the elementary Scholastic Book Fair Week. Students can invite someone ‘Grand’ in their life to join us for lunch and visit the book fair. Families can either call East Grade at 675-2334 to RSVP or send in the blue form letting us know if a guest is coming. We have days scheduled for grade levels when guests can come but if that day does not work for you please feel free to visit on another day. Adult lunches are $2 per person, we appreciate the PTF for helping to sponsor this event by reducing the cost for our guests. We hope to see you there! Reminder: Family Night / Art Night is Thursday, March 14th from 6-7:30.
The start times for the 8th grade regional has been moved to 6:15 tonight at Our Saviour school.
The parent meeting for HS track tonight at 6:30 is canceled.
No school Monday, March 4, 2019
Congratulations to Mitchell Tapscott for becoming a 2019 7th grade IESA State Chess Champion! Congratulations to all of our junior high chess players on a job well done at the 2019 state tournament.
Spring pictures will be Monday, February 25th.
Family Reading Night and Art Show on Thursday, March 14th from 6:00 - 7:30.
The Franklin School District will have a two-hour delayed start today Wednesday, February 20th, due to the icy road conditions. No am Pre-K and kindergarten through second grade students can be dropped off at East grade if you wish.
Spring pictures are rescheduled for Monday, February 25th!!
Pre-K and Kindergarten screenings will take place on Friday, March 22nd. This will be for all students who will be 3 by September 1st (PK) or 5 years old by September 1st (KDG). Please call the office at 675-2334 for an appointment. Screenings will be held at the Franklin Christian Church. If your child is already enrolled in the Franklin school district you will not need to attend this screening.
Hope you are enjoying our new mobile app! Want a quick tour of how to use it? Take a look at this video to see some of the cool features in the app. https://youtu.be/hLvGQ0Ldct4
Don't forget today, February 8th, is 2:00 dismissal.
The Franklin school district will be dismissing today, February 7that 1:00 PM. No afternoon Pre-K. With the projected falling temperatures and precipitation we want to make sure students get home safely. All activities, practices, and games are canceled for tonight.
Franklin Community School District 1 is launching a new mobile app that helps students, parents, and community members know what is happening, right from their phones. We know that families are using smartphones as a primary means to communicate. That’s why we’ve created an app that is custom-built for mobile. On the app, you can find live feed post, news articles, cafeteria menus, contact information for staff, sports scores and event information. You can download the app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play, just search Franklin CUSD #1.
Lunch on Friday will be Taco, Lettuce, Cheese, Applesauce & Brownie
The Franklin School District will be closed tomorrow Thursday, January 31st, due to the wind chill warning still in effect. Practices will not be allowed tomorrow but activities will be played in the evening.
All Franklin activities and practices have been canceled for today. This includes sports being played at Waverly.
The Franklin school district will be dismissing at 12:45 today and no afternoon Pre-K. With the temperature dropping quickly this afternoon and we want to get student home safely in case the roads begin to freeze. We will notify you about evening activities later today.
The 7th grade Boys Jr High Regional basketball game will be played tonight. Game time is 5:00 pm at Our Saviors gym in Jacksonville.
The Franklin School District has made the decision that we will be closed today Wednesday January 23rd. Road conditions are deteriorating quickly and our roads are becoming icy. Safety of the students and staff is our number one priority. All evening activities are cancelled for today.
Franklin CUSD1 AM Pre-K class will not be in session today because of the 2-hour delayed start.
The Franklin School District will have a 2 hour delayed start today, Wednesday January 23rd. Buses will be two hours later picking up students.
The 7th grade regional game is canceled for tonight. Game will be played Wednesday night.
The HSBB game tonight will start at 5:00 All activities and practices are canceled for Saturday, January 19th.
Don't forget Friday January 18th is a 2:00 dismissal. No School Monday, January 21, 2019
Homecoming shirts are for sale. Order forms need to be turned into the office by January 22nd. https://5il.co/67sb
Franklin schools will be in session today Wednesday, January 16th. Buses are out and picking up students.
The HSBB game that was scheduled for tonight at Mt. Olive has been canceled.
Blood Drive Wednesday, January 16 Sign-up on the online schedule https://www.bloodcenterimpact.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/69284