Alert Information for Tuesday, February 09, 2016
All-Day Closure
No school Tuesday, February 9, 2016, for Franklin County Public Schools.
Staff report at 9:30 for District Staff Day
** All Buildings Affected **
Franklin County Public Schools

190 King's Daughters Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

P: (502) 695-6700
District News
Elkhorn Middle Wrestling Comes Up Big
Elkhorn Wrestling competed at the Kentucky Middle School Wrestling State Championships yesterday in Louisville. Congratulations to Jalin Montgomery-Jones, who placed 6th at 121 pounds, and Nathaniel Lawrence, the state champion at 140 pounds! 
Watch School Subjects Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The new episode of School Subjects will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on Frankfort Plant Board Channel 10. Join us for a conversation with Superintendent Chrissy Jones and other guests about issues related to our public schools. This month we chat with school board member Belinda Henson, spend a few minutes with three of our Governor's Cup competitors, and learn a bit about the district's Comprehensive Improvement Plan. 
Celebrating 101 Days of School
Peaks Mill went to the dogs on Friday when we celebrated 101 days of school! For more pictures visit PME website and Facebook page.  
This week's Kids First Shout-outs
Each week, we try to highlight students and educators in the Franklin County Public Schools who have done noteworthy things. So, a BIG “KIDS FIRST” Shout-Out for the following schools and students! 
Inclement Weather Make-up Days
Elkhorn Middle Student Wins District Spelling Bee
Congratulations to 8th grader Sanjana Rahman for winning the FCPS District Spelling Bee. She will move on to state competition March 5th in Louisville. Way to go, Sanjana! Read more.... 
Peaks Mill Proud!
Peaks Mill's own Tyler Ogden was the runner up in the Franklin County District Spelling Bee! We are so proud of you Tyler!
PME Archery
The Peaks Mill Archery Team competed in the Jessamine County Pre-Regional Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 30th and won a first place trophy with a team score of 2,929! Carson Greenwell received a medal for 2nd place elementary boys. Thiago Pires and Haley Partin both received 4th place medals, and Bailey Banks received a 5th place medal. Will Clark and Andrew Walker accepted the trophy at the awards ceremony.  
Aathman B. Wins BPE's Spelling Bee!
Bridgeport Elementary hosted their annual school wide Scripps Spelling Bee in January. Each homeroom in grades 1-5 sent a classroom winner to compete. Aathman B. was named the winner of this school spelling bee and Loukya A. was named the runner-up. Congratulations to these two awesome spellers! Aathman will go on to compete in the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at the University of Kentucky on March 19th.  
Bondurant Middle School Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Daniel Ward, who won the Bondurant Middle School Spelling Bee last week and will represent Bondurant at the District Spelling Bee. Nikhil Akula was runner up, and Hithan Garla came in third place. Great job!  
EMS Spelling Bee Winner
Congratulations to Sanjana Rahman for winning the Elkhorn Middle School spelling bee. She will move on to District competition next week. Way to go, Sanjana!  
EES Spelling Bee Winner
Congratulations to Sania Sairajeev, a fourth grader at Elkhorn, who won the school spelling bee competition. Sania will represent Elkhorn at the upcoming district spelling bee.  
Bondurant Governor's Cup District Champions
After a long two days of competition, I'm excited to say that Bondurant took home the overall Governor's Cup District Championship tonight at Second Street School! The 1st place quick recall team beat Good Shepherd School to take home the title after squeaking out a 1-point victory on an inquiry against Elkhorn in the semifinals. Members of the championship quick recall team are: 
District Governor's Cup Results
Congratulations to the following Elkhorn Middle School students who are advancing to the Regional Governor's Cup competition February 13th at St. Francis School in Goshen, KY. 

Math – 5th Place: Jonathan Cook
Science – 5th Place: Nikki Dharanipragada
Language Arts – 1st Place: Sanjana Rahman; 3rd Place Tie: Laken Ellis
Arts & Humanities – 4th Place: Cooper Hendrix
Written Composition – 2nd Place: Laken Ellis; 5th Place: Cooper Hendrix
Paying for College 101
Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 6 pm 
Paul Sawyier Public Library
Presented by David Scott of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, this program is designed to help high school seniors and their parents get a better understanding of the financial aid application process. Participants will learn how financial aid packages are put together by colleges/technical schools, specifics on application filing methods and how to complete the FAFSA, discuss student loan options, and much more!
Please register online, at the Library, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665x108 or  
FCPS Approved 2016-17 Calendar
Attached is the 2016-17 calendar, as approved by the board of education on January 25, 2016.
FCPS Calendar 2016-17.pdf
Makeup Weather Days
Due to missed days for weather, the following days are now scheduled as regular school days:
February 12, February 15, and March 18.
FCPS Central Office Has Moved!
The main office of the Franklin County Public Schools is now located at 190 King's Daughters Drive, across the street from Bridgeport Elementary School. The district office telephone number, 502-695-6700, has not changed. 
Monthly Support Group for Non-biological Parents
Are you a grandparent or legal guardian raising a child? Ever wonder what your legal rights are? Does parenting seem difficult or challenging? Is homework confusing to you?

Franklin County Public Schools is offering a monthly support group for grandparents, or legal guardians, raising a child. This is a support group for non-biological parents. All caregivers are welcome to attend. This group meets the 4th Thursday of every month, (February 25; March 24; April 28; May 26), from 1:00-2:00 PM, at Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant, 1302 US-127, Frankfort, KY 40601. (If you choose to eat, your meal will be tax free.) Our first meeting, on February 25, will focus on the Legal Rights of Caregivers. Guest speaker, Rick Sparks, County Attorney.
Watch School Subjects
This episode of School Subjects features interviews with longtime school board member William Cofield, as well as District Assessment Coordinator Jenn Patrick, who discusses testing at all grade levels. Superintendent Chrissy Jones also talks about the recent move by district administrative staff to a new central office complex on the west side of Frankfort. 
Mission - 
To prepare students for College and Career Readiness and to become contributing citizens.
Goal - 
To REINVENT Franklin County Schools to be the PREFERRED school district!
Belief Statements -  
  • are our number ONE priority
  • will engage in high quality instruction in a nurturing environment
  • will achieve at high levels
  • will become responsible and independent learners
  • will share in the responsibility of their own learning
  • will utilize 21st century skills (critical thinking, creativity, communications,collaboration and commitment 
  • will succeed through the combined efforts of the Franklin County Public Schools, families and our community

Upcoming Events
Hearn SBDM Meeting
Tue Feb 9 2016
Thu Feb 11 2016
Regular School Day
Fri Feb 12 2016
Regular School Day
Mon Feb 15 2016
School Board Meeting
Mon Feb 15 2016
EES February SBDM Meeting
Tue Feb 23 2016
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7:45a - 2:40p
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