Parent - Teacher Conference Announcement for 6-12th grade. Parent - Teacher Conferences , for 6-12th grade, will be October 28th and 29th from 5pm to 8pm each day. You have the option of meeting with your child's teacher face-to-face or by remote online Zoom call. Please go online to reserve your conference time. Schedule online at https://franklincusd1.meettheteacher.com If you have any issues scheduling or need to make changes, please contact Dawn in the HS office for assistance. After you have scheduled your appointment, if you wish to meet with the teacher via Zoom you will need to contact them directly to make arrangements.
Seniors & Sophomores Jostens will be here on Wednesday, Oct 14th to receive your graduation / ring orders. Please bring your completed order form along with a deposit to the school. Jostens will be her until 8:05 am
JH Cheer will have a mandatory parent meeting in the cafeteria tonight at 5:30. Please email Mrs. Willhite with any questions! See you tonight!
Our nurse, Mrs. Hamilton wanted everyone to know that flu shots are available this weekend at The Bowl. Check out the link below to see how the have set up the procedures and what to bring with you. https://www.morganhd.com/services/flu-bowl
We are experiencing difficulties with the self-certification submission in TeacherEase this morning. Please call the office if you are unable to certify your student. We are currently working on the issue.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the Return- To- Learn Survey. Here are the results from that survey. https://5il.co/lrhe
The USDA has extended the Summer Food Program until the end of December. With this action, all student breakfast and lunch meals will be paid by the Federal Government. If you would like for your child have a breakfast and lunch item for the Friday remote learning days, you must contact the high school office by Wednesday September, 30th. Meals will be sent home with students on Thursday and items will need to be refrigerated. Please contact Dawn Phillips in the high school office to get your child signed up.
Please take note of the new half-day schedule times for grades 6-12. This will be used on the 11:30 dismissal day. https://5il.co/lbvk
This Friday, 9/25 Franklin schools, grades 6-12 will have a half day remote learning day. Students will log on to their 1st thru 4th hour classes. The day will end at 11:30 am. Teachers will be available to help students until 11:30 am. Elementary teachers will provide information to their students regarding Friday morning instruction. The afternoon will be used as a school improvement day.
Students in grades 6-12 will be MAP testing on September 15, 16, & 17. Students will beginning testing 1st hour each day. Students that are remote learning will not be required to log into class during 1st and 2nd periods. We ask that remote learners log in at the beginning of 3rd period to see if testing is complete.
Hello, all! Please make sure all high school students, especially juniors and seniors, change the settings in Google Classroom to make sure they are receiving emails for Mrs. Black's Classrooms. Mrs. Black will be updating students about the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, scholarships, college visits, FAFSA, & other important school-related happenings via Classroom to try to avoid interrupting class time as much as possible. Some important recent updates include the option of the SAT for 12th grade students on October 14 rather than waiting until the spring date (sign up is on Classroom), PSAT sign up for juniors (optional and the sign up is on Classroom), new updates on college rep meetings during COVID, and some scholarship information. A full scholarship list is coming soon. Please feel free to stop by Mrs. Black's room if you have any questions or concerns or email at email@example.com. If you need to reach Mrs. Black, you can also try the school phone at 217-675-2395, ext. 122. Elise Scannell Black School Counselor Graduate Student | Franklin High School HS Scholastic Bowl Coach Yearbook Adviser 217-675-2395 (ext 122) firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture Day is tomorrow , September 10, 2020! Order online at https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/52203YF
We at Franklin CUSD 1 appreciate the confidence and trust you place in us to educate your child/children. As partners in the education of your child/children, your opinion can help us understand how satisfied you are with the educational services we provide. We are committed to providing the best possible experience for you and your child/children. So, please take a moment to complete this short survey. Your opinions are valued and will help us improve. All responses are confidential. Thanks for helping us out! https://forms.gle/R1tzyjA9DXbMhSfq5
"Chess is back!!! We start practices on Tuesday the 8th after lunch until about 2:30. We will do 8th grade and above on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6th and 7th grade on Mondays and Wednesdays. Once we get going and see what our numbers are I hope to fold 5th graders into the mix. We have modified our dividers so that kids have a screen between them and their opponent. We have gloves for the kids "moving hand" We can also play remotely if we need to. So everything should be safe. Nobody knows how many tournaments will be possible this year but at least we should be able to play a few schools on-line. But of all things you would think that chess would be possible. Anyway we start next Tuesday."
A note from Mrs. Black for our 6-12 students. She will be communicating with students through Google Classroom, so if you have any question please reach out. https://5il.co/k1k5
Mr. Waggener reviews how our first day back will be! https://drive.google.com/file/d/11vZrZpdo_GyR_sH9nLMCJ3A-7aDtIh0G/view?usp=sharing
On Monday we are asking all parents to certify their child before coming to school. This certification will be done through the parent portal on your TeacherEase account. Parents will login and be prompted to answer a couple questions for each child. If you receive a failed screening, then the student should not attend class and should be kept home. https://5il.co/k0n6
Updated First Day of School Information We are very relieved to announce the health issue we had last week has resulted in a Negative test result. We will now be re-opening the school year on Monday August 24th. Students attending face-to-face instruction in the classroom will report to school or be at their bus stop at the original times. Students will not be allowed to enter any school building before 7:45 am. Face masks will be required to enter the building. Classes are scheduled to begin at 8:10 am and students will be released from school after their lunch periods. The schedule for re-opening school is as follows: • Monday thru Thursday, August 24-28, will be in- school instruction, with Friday being our first Remote-Learning day. • Monday thru Thursday, August 31st – September 4th will be in-school instruction, with Friday September 4th being a remote planning day without student instruction. • Students in remote-learning will be contacted by their teachers for further instruction on how to begin their school day.
We are scheduling times on Thursday and Friday to distribute Chromebooks to all 6-12th grade students. We are asking parents or students to stop by the school during these times to pick up a device in the high school gym. Thursday August 20: 9:00am-12:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm Friday August 21: 9:00am-2:00pm
We want to make sure that all 6-8th grade students have a device to take home this year. As we move closer to distributing Chromebooks to students, we want to provide some information. Once we distribute a Chromebook to your child, they will be responsible for bringing the device to school each day and making sure it is charged at home during the evening. This will also provide a device for your child to use on remote learning days. Chargers will be provided along with the device. We are asking that you read and submit our Acceptable Use of School Technology agreement. Please take a minute to complete the Google form for your child. If for some reason you do not wish for your child to bring a device home with them, please contact Wesley Koehler, email@example.com, so we can make arrangements for the device to stay at school. Please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/ebtQG8wH53fDRArH6
Pre-K Families- We will be moving the start date of PK back by one week. We will begin the week of August 31st. Mrs. Purdue will be contacting you to set up (or reschedule) your parent meeting. We apologize for the change in plans and we appreciate your patience as we prepare for a safe entry back into the classroom.
Attention Parents and Students. Due to concerns of a potential health risk, our first student attendance day, whether face-to-face or remote learning, has been moved back. We are seeking guidance from the Morgan County Health Department, and will provide more information by Friday August 21st.
Attention Parents and Students. After careful discussions over how to best meet the needs of our student population, while still maintaining strict safety measures, Backpacks will be allowed this year. Due to social distancing, students are not allowed to use our lockers. Backpacks will afford them a better method of transporting their materials from class to class. Please help us by monitoring what is put into backpacks and try to keep them as clean as possible. Thank you for your continued assistance in making our return to Face-to-Face learning a success. By working together, we can overcome the virus and remain Franklin Strong. Mr. Waggener Mrs. Willman
Any junior high boy that is interested in playing baseball this fall should contact Rick Smith at 217-371-1610.
Good afternoon! If you HAVE NOT submitted a schedule for your child enrolled at Franklin High School, please visit the school website where you can view the master schedule and fill out the schedule form. Please make sure you fill out the appropriate form, which will be the grade your student is entering into this year. Only for grades 9-12. You will notice that the master schedule has changed from block to traditional. If you have already scheduled classes, you DO NOT need to worry about contacting Mrs. Black and making any changes. If you were approved to be a TA, Mrs. Black has emailed you about choosing a new class in place of your TA position. If you are planning to take a LLCC course, you should have also received an email earlier this summer asking for proof of your online statement. Please make sure that any changes, requests, or new schedules are submitted or emailed by Friday, August 7 at 3:00 p.m. After this point Mrs. Black will fill in the high school schedules as necessary and then all changes will need to go through the formal add/drop process after the first week of classes.
First practice for HS golf will be August 10th. Players must have a physical on file before first practice.
The Jr-Sr High school will be closed on Friday July 31 to allow our custodians to clean and wax the floors.
We are sad to announce that the Elementary is canceling our annual Meet the Teacher night that was scheduled for August 18th and our Kindergarten Orientation that was scheduled for August 14th. Your child’s teacher will be in touch with you as the school year gets closer. We are all using SeeSaw as our digital platform this year so in the next few weeks you may be receiving an email asking you to join the class. This will be a great way to communicate with your child’s teacher. Stay safe everyone and Mask Up 😷!
Parents, At this time everyone is wondering about how school will start. The re-entry plan will be sent out to parents three to four weeks before the start of school. It will be posted on the school website. On Friday, June 26, 2020 guidance was rolled out to all schools in Illinois on what re-entry plans should look like. On Monday, June 29, 2020, those guidelines were changed and made more restrictive. It would be irresponsible of us to put a plan out at this time, only to see it change multiple times, again. This would cause anger and frustration. By putting the plan out three to four weeks ahead of time, we hope to minimize the constant changes and have the strongest, most flexible plan possible. The district leadership team meets again this week and will bring great clarity to a constantly moving target. Our considerations will focus on the re-entry of students and staff, along with all of the safety procedures that need to be in place. Thank you for your patience during these very difficult times. We realize that this is very frustrating to everyone. As a community, school, and staff, we have to determine what the new normal looks like. We believe that a vaccine will be developed. Until then, our work will focus on educating all students and providing for their safety and the safety of their families. Thank you for your constant support. Most sincerely, The Franklin District Leadership Team
The IHSA has allowed our athletes to return to some team activities that are at this point limited to physical conditioning or weight training. We need all interested athletes in grades 9-12 to check in with the following coaches by Friday June 12th. Any student interested in football needs to email Coach Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any student interested in volleyball needs to email Coach Spencer at email@example.com. Any students interested in cross country need to email Coach Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any athletes interested in boys or girls golf need to email Coach Ross at email@example.com. Other coaches for winter and spring coaches will be reaching out to their team members as well but the fall sports will be assigned groups first as recommended by the IHSA. Any questions about this program will be answered by Rick Smith.
Here is the 20-21 school calendar. Please remember that the calendar is subject to change and will be updated as needed. https://5il.co/h035
Since the 8th grade class didn't get an opportunity for an awards ceremony, we put together a video of all the kids. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/9KSg8aRqDVk
Mr. Tabeek has put together a list of all the scholarships our graduates received this year. Well done class of 2020! https://5il.co/gwyn
Good morning, we wanted to remind everyone that online registration for the 20-21 school year is this week. If your family is returning for the 20-21 school year, please complete the registration process in your Teacher Ease account. Registration is quick and only takes a couple minutes to review your current information or to make any changes. Completing registration is extremely important as it helps us estimate our class sizes for the next school year. If you have any question about registration, please call the office at 217-675-2395. To review registration information and requirements, please visit the school districts website.
It's time for high school students to start selecting classes for the 20-21 school year. Students will complete scheduling request electronically this year. Students should go to the Franklin websites for all the information needed to complete their schedule. We are asking that students complete their schedule request by June 15th. https://www.franklinhigh.com/o/franklin-cusd-1/page/high-school-student-schedules
STAFF PARADE JUNE 3rd!!!! We are planning a staff parade (approved by the Morgan Co Health Dept) on June 3rd beginning at 9:00! We are so excited to see all of you and give you a super summer send off! Step out and watch us drive by, please remember to use social distancing. The parade route is the same as before, it will be posted on Facebook. We hope to see all of you!!
Just a reminder that this week starts our end of year collection of student work packages, Chromebooks, iPads, textbooks and locker clean-outs. Please review the schedule to see when to drop off. https://5il.co/g3c0 Rapid Return bins will be placed outside for packets and textbooks for those who do not need to enter the building. Please do not leave electronic devices in these bins.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Here is the class highlight video that we were not able to show during graduation. https://5il.co/giqp
We are hoping be able to live stream the graduation ceremony on Friday evening for people to watch from home. We will post a link to the live stream on the district website and Facebook page by 5:00pm on Friday. We encourage people to watch from home and enjoy the parade through town after the ceremony.
Online Registration will be open June 1-5, 2020 Due to the current situation, All Franklin CUSD students will be required to register for the 2020-2021 school year online via your Teacher Ease account. This is for all students entering PK-12th grade. Students who will be 3 years old by Sept. 1st, 2020 may enroll for PK and students who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1st, 2020 may enter Kindergarten. All students new to the district will be allowed to enter in some basic information. Once approved by the office, you will then be able to complete the rest of the registration process. Click here for more information on registration: https://www.franklinhigh.com/o/franklin-cusd-1/page/student-registration--118
The end is here- parents and students you survived two months of distant learning, congratulations! We will have the collection bins out front of the school again on May 26,27,28,& 29 from 8-7pm. This is for all students. You can drop off any homework packets, white boards, books or other items in those bins. All devices will need to be handed off at the door. Please put your materials in an envelope or baggie. We appreciate you putting your name and the teachers name on the outside. Thank you again for working alongside us! We hope everyone has a safe summer!
Due to the Coronavirus, we have cancelled the recognition banquet for our students graduating from 8th grade. We realize this is a disappointment, but we must follow social distancing guidelines. With that being said, we would still like to highlight the achievements and hard work of our 8th graders. We ask that each parent send in a picture of their student. Those pictures can be sent to Mr. Waggener at firstname.lastname@example.org we will be putting together a student highlight program on our Facebook page and on the district website.
• LAST DAY OF INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS GRADES PRE-K THRU 11 IS MAY 22ND. • A SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS TO RETURN CHROMEBOOKS, TEXTBOOKS, WORK PACKETS AND TO CLEAN OUT LOCKERS WILL BE PLACED ON FACEBOOK AND THE DISTRICT WEBSITE TODAY. LINK TO SCHEDULE: https://5il.co/g3c0 • ALL BANQUETS SCHEDULED FOR THE END OF THE YEAR HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS. • 8TH GRADE STUDENTS WILL BE RECOGNIZED ONLINE. PARENTS, PLEASE HAVE YOUR STUDENTS CHECK THEIR SCHOOL E-MAIL ACCOUNTS FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTION.
Look at this!!! We have our top three American Heart Association winners all from one family! Garrett, Eli and Aiden collected $1,953!!! This organization is very dear to them, their great grandma suffers from heart disease and they wanted to do their part to help those in need. Way to go boys!!! As a whole, our district raised $3,005.41 - that is awesome! Thank you to everyone who supported our students and our PE program led by Ms. Rees. Unfortunately we do not have our student prizes to hand out yet, it looks like they will not be sending them to us until the fall. Once they are received we will get them out to our students. Thank you all again!!
Thanks to Illinois Electric Cooperative for providing a remote learning hotspot for our students in the Nortonville area! This hotspot is located across the road from the Nortonville church. You can park in either parking lot and should be able to get signal. We ask that you follow all social distancing guidelines when using this system. After you connect, you will need to accept the terms and conditions before accessing they system.
Change in Drop- off Plan for Packets and Books. In response to concerns over social distancing, we will be changing the plan to have drop boxes inside the school main doors. Instead, we will have 2-drop boxes sitting outside on the main walkway into the Jr-Sr High building. The boxes will be on the edge of the driveway. One will be marked "packets" and will be marked "books". Please stay in your cars, drive up to the drop boxes and make your "drops". This will ensure a safer way to collect the necessary items. Drop-off will be the same days, Monday April 27th and April 28th from 8am to 7pm. Hopefully this will address any concerns. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy.
Franklin families: We are having a packet drop off time scheduled for families in all grade levels who have completed student work that needs to be returned. On Monday, April 27th and Tuesday, April 28th the main entrance doors at the high school will be open from 8am till 7pm for families to drop off student work, library books or any other items that need to be returned to school. Please return student work in a large envelope or Ziploc baggie with your child’s name on it. We have boxes in the foyer area set up for each grade level, you can then place the packet into the correct box and we will get the work to your child’s teacher. THANK YOU for taking the time to get this work back to school, we appreciate all that you are doing at home!
Franklin Families, We hope this letter finds everyone well. First, we want to start by saying, “ THANK YOU”! THANK YOU for your support, understanding, communication and for the hard work you are doing with your children. This is difficult for everyone involved and creates untold stress. Please know that we will all work tirelessly for you. This is a paradigm shift in public education. As we reflect on the last such impact on schools, we realize it was polio. Those of you my age remember that first vaccine. The first dose was administered in 1960, in a sugar cube. The next two doses were by injection. In the days prior to that vaccine, all people could be infected by the disease. Polio took 500,000 lives per year. I mention this because COVID-19 is today’s equivalent of the polio disease. In our last letter, it was stated that we believed that school would not reconvene this school year. This was confirmed yesterday in the Governor’s Press Conference. In this presentation he closed all Illinois schools through the end of the calendar year. The end of the Franklin calendar year is June 3, 2020. Does that mean the end to social distancing? No, I doubt that this will be the magic date. Here are the facts: we will be impacted by the conditions in Chicago. Currently, Chicago has 19,391 confirmed cases. That is up 45 % from last week. That is bad, but last week it was up 68% from the week before. So, while it is increasing, it appears as if the acceleration of confirmed cases is slowing. Chicago has 760 deaths as of this morning. That rate is up 68%. The week before, the increase in death rate was 58%. While the increase in confirmed cases is slowing, the death rate is growing. In short, we will not be released from social distancing until both of these rates are declining daily. At this point that would be six weeks. Where does this put students, teachers and parents? This is a crucial time for everyone. We are being hit from every direction: the virus, social distancing, school closure, remote learning, stay at home, high stress, and frustration. That list is endless. A principal I work with said it best, “It is like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hose”! While it made me laugh, I knew he was right. The work that is accomplished in this outage will determine where we are able to start in the fall. We have to track student work to be able to determine a starting point. Those that do not do school work during this time period will be decidedly behind and will be playing catch up for years. The intent in this message is to be positive in everything we do. The last paragraph, we do not like, but we have to be open and honest. We are in this together, to the end, and will do whatever it takes or is needed to help. Please help us in these efforts to get work completed. This is a huge challenge, but the reality is, that we have the opportunity to change the face of education. In our hands, right now, is the future of education and the chance to take this to new heights. We are all developing new skills, ideas, thought processes and abilities. The question becomes, “How do we accelerate this learning experience, learn from it and grow”? Some places are regressing, we don’t want to be that place . We want to be the leaders with the new face of education. We have the students, parents and staff to be able to take this new educational experience to exceptional heights. As a staff we are working on this direction, social emotional needs, types of learning and re-entry. We look forward to this journey with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your needs. Most sincerely, Mrs. Willman, Mr. Waggener, and Mr. Simonson Link to letter: https://5il.co/fa4v
**PARADE CANCELED** The school district was was just contacted by the Morgan County Health Dept. and they have shut down the staff parade that we had planned for tomorrow. They said in review of Governor Pritzker’s Shelter in Place order that our parade would contradict the message that our public health officials are giving us. As a district we want to comply with this order and since our parade is not considered essential travel we will in fact stay home as to set a good example by following the guidance given by the health officials. Please know our staff was so excited to see all of you, but this is bigger than our personal desires. We want you to be safe and the best thing we can do is stay home. We want everyone in our Franklin community to stay safe and healthy. This too shall pass- we miss you all so much!! Keep up with all your e-learning- we are all learning so many things during this time! #FRANKLINSTRONG 👊
In accordance with the Governor’s announcement yesterday, Franklin School District will now be closed until April 30, 2020.
We have added several announcements to our school closure section on the district website. Please take a couple minutes to look over these documents. School Closure page: https://www.franklinhigh.com/article/211268?org=franklin-cusd-1 Remote Learning Plan: https://5il.co/eeq2 Parent Update: https://5il.co/eeo9
Parents, We are going to put out two announcements tonight, with this being the first announcement. On Friday, March 20th, the Governor extended the school closures in Illinois until April 8, 2020. So, the Franklin School District and all other Districts in Illinois are closed until April 8, 2020. Remote Learning Days will continue for all Franklin students. At the same time that the Governor made the above announcement, Chicago Schools were told that they were going to be out until April 20th. Yesterday, President Trump extended social distancing until April 30th. It is our belief that the Governor will extend the school closures until April 20th and beyond. The next two weeks are expected to have higher numbers of positive test results. Yesterday’s positive test results increased by 1,100 from the day before so, the virus is increasing as expected. If the next two weeks are as large of increases as expected, then you can anticipate that those they have come in contact with will cause another six weeks of closures. Schools could easily be closed until the last week of May. So, it is highly likely that we will be out for the remainder of the school year. This will be a decision that only the Governor can make. However, this potential reality needs to be in everyone’s mind. We do not see the school closures as being short lived. Unfortunately, Franklin CUSD 1 and all other schools in Illinois will be closed for the foreseeable future.
Please take note the NHS blood drive that was scheduled for April 8th has been canceled.
The Freshman class color run that was scheduled for May 2nd has been canceled. They will hope to get it scheduled for next school year.
An addition to our message earlier regarding meals for students. Meals provided to students are free of cost.
The Franklin School District is extending the meal service program to any and all Franklin students that would like to receive meals that would cover breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. So each student would receive breakfast and lunch for each school day. These meals may be provided on a Monday with each student receiving a weeks worth of meals or we may go to a more frequent delivery. This will be decided by the number of students we will be serving. If you want these meals for your children please call the high school office between 8:00 and 11:00 in the morning. Thank you for your patience and understanding through this very difficult time. Most sincerely, The Franklin Administrative Team
PK-8th grade yearbooks are still on sale! Today we tried to send back yearbook and spring pictures paper orders. We are asking everyone to order online from inter-state studios. If for some reason you cannot place an online order you are welcome to mail your form to their office at 3463 Rupp Parkway Decatur, IL 62526. This company has been great to work with during this time. All orders are due by April 1st. Even staff who would like a yearbook need to order online. Thank you all for your patience with this process.
Parents and Students 1. We have created a school closure section on the district website. We will continue to provide all communications and updates on this page. You can find this section by going to www.franklinhigh.com and clicking on the School Closure Information icon under the news section on the main page. All of the information provided in this message can be found on the district website. https://www.franklinhigh.com/article/211268?org=franklin-cusd-1 2. We are asking parents to follow this procedure for picking up materials. Pick up times for March 17th will be: 7am-11am and 4pm to 6pm 1. All learning packets and anything needed by students will be distributed using a drive-thru process at Franklin High School. You will not get out of your car. Please drive up to the main sidewalk and someone will come out your car to deliver supplies. Use the main south entrance to enter and the gravel bus exit to exit the campus. 2. Parents, siblings, and caregivers will be able pick up supplies. 3. Our buildings and facilities are off-limits to everyone (teachers, students and community) starting Tuesday March 17th at 6 pm. We will have one administrator in the district office every day from 8am to 11 am. The phone number is 217-675-2395. 4. All practices, games, activities are cancelled until further notice. 5. Please be patient when arriving on campus to pick up supplies. We will be working as fast as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
This is Curt Simonson, the superintendent of Franklin. The District has just been informed that one of the confirmed positive tests for the Coronavirus in Sangamon County was present during the Career Fair that our sophomores attended at Lincoln Land Community College on Wednesday, March 11th along with other area schools. This is not to alarm you, but to make you aware that our students could conceivably have been exposed. Please be watchful and monitor your child's health closely. The CDC’s current symptoms include, but are not limited to: Fever, cough, and shortness of breath. People may become ill 2-14 days after exposure.
Parents, the Franklin school district will not be in session on Monday, March 16th. This closure will continue until March 30th. We will continue to provide updates over the next few days. All extracurricular activities and practices are canceled during this closure.
East Grade Parents- you may drop off your child at East at 10:00 when school starts. Dismissal will run as normal.
Good evening. Governor Pritzker announced today, that all K-12 schools would be closed March 17th thru March 30th. As of now, students are scheduled to return to school on March 31st. All extracurricular activities will be suspended during this time. On Monday March 16th, students will report to school at 10 am. We will have a late start day. Pre-K students will not attend morning session. This will allow teachers to make final preparations for at-home alternative instruction during the school closure. We will be posting our off-campus learning plan on Facebook and the district website on Monday. We will be sharing more information as it becomes available.
The Franklin Jr High Honors Banquet and 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on May 26th. Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm. The School will provide Hamilton's chicken, rolls, drinks and table setting. We ask that each family bring a dish or desert to share. The awards ceremony will begin as soon as dinner is over.
NHS is proud to announce the school district donated $1,067.26 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The class who donated the most was Mrs. Streit's 3rd grade class, who donated $174.49. Great Job 3rd Grade! They will be given a reward lunch from Olive Garden or Dominos. Thank you all for your help and support!
Franklin CUSD #1 is looking to hire an Assistant Director of Maintenance and Transportation. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent; possess a valid IL driver’s license, have and be able to obtain a bus driving endorsement on a CDL. Must have mechanical, electrical and basic building repair experience. Candidates may see the full job description on www.franklinhigh.com. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and skill set. Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to Jeff Waggener, Principal. Link to job description: https://5il.co/dfex
TO CELEBRATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR AMAZING CHESS TEAMS AND PLAYERS, WE WILL BE HAVING AN ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY MARCH 6TH AT 8:20AM. THE ASSEMBLY WILL BE HELD IN THE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM. JOIN US TO HONOR THESE WONDERFUL YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS OF FJHS. #downstatedynasty
The book fair is coming the week of March 9-13th! We are also hosting a “Grand Lunch” for anyone who wants to come have lunch with an elementary student and then visit the book fair. You can either call the office at 675-2334 to let us know you are coming for lunch or families can fill out the form that was sent home. We also are having our Family Reading and Art Night on Thursday, March 12th from 5:30-7pm. We hope you can come and enjoy this fun week!
The HSBB regional games will be played tonight as scheduled. First game starts at 6:00 PM
The junior high scholastic bowl meet scheduled for tonight, February 26th, has been canceled.
Good morning, the Franklin school district will not be in session today, February 26th. Right now we are concerned with the current weather and road conditions. A decision about the regional game will be made by 12:00pm.
Attention Viper Nation: admission to Regional Tournament games is $5.00 per person, except babies in arms. No season passes will be honored. These rules are set by the IHSA. Hope to see you tonight cheering our boys on to victory.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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