Franklin County Public Schools

190 Kings Daughters Drive #300
Frankfort, KY 40601


P: (502) 695-6700
District News
BPE 5th Grader Alina N. Qualifies for State History Day Competition
Alina N., a 5th grader at Bridgeport Elementary School, competed at the Regional KJHS History Day competition at the University of Louisville on March 18. Ally entered the youth exhibit category with her project, “Willa Chappell: Flying in the Face of Social Norms”, and has advanced to State History Day competition on April 22 at the University of Kentucky.  
Key dates for balance of 2016-17 school year
The Franklin County Board of Education recently revised the school calendar to reflect days used to make-up for inclement weather. The last day of school for students is Thursday, May 25, with graduation slated for Sunday, May 28. The first day of school for students of the 2017-18 school year will be Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. 
McConnell Extra Mile Award
Nominations are being accepted for the McConnell’s Extra Mile Award. This is an opportunity to recognize a full-time teacher or educator who is making an outstanding contribution to students’ lives. The selected recipient of the award will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000.
Nominees should be a full-time educator in a public, private, or parochial school system and who have demonstrated exceptional contributions in the classroom, school, and community activities. 
 
School Board seeks parent for superintendent search committee
The Franklin County Board of Education is seeking a parent to serve on its superintendent search committee. Nominees must have a student enrolling in the Franklin County Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year. 
Watch School Subjects!
School Subjects, a monthly television show with Supt. Chrissy Jones, is now available for viewing online. This month we meet new school board member Justin Watterson and discuss changes to the school calendar. We also review two school-related bills that are being debated in the General Assembly and we learn about the district's early childhood initiatives to support parents of children from birth to age five. We also meet two outstanding students who will be attending the prestigious Gatton Academy next fall. Watch it now.  
Public Meeting for new Collins Lane Elementary scheduled for March 27
The Franklin County Public Schools will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 27, 2017 to discuss plans for the construction of a new Collins Lane Elementary School. The meeting is an opportunity for local residents to learn about the project, ask questions and express their thoughts or concerns.  
Calendar for 2017-18 School Year
The 2017-18 Calendar approved by the Franklin County Board of Education is available here for planning purposes. 
Bondurant 7th in State Governor's Cup
Bondurant Middle School finished 7th overall in the final team standings at State Governor's Cup competition this weekend in Louisville. This weekend's trip to the Sweet Sixteen was the first in school history and Bondurant earned the respect of the top teams at the state level with their competitive play. Members of the quick recall team include:  Ahmad Ateyeh, Sahil Shaik, Chinmay Tope, Henry Hoffmann, Gabriel True, Jai Joshi, Conner Hill, Anish Penmecha, Kyle Reed, Abe Johnson, Nikhil Akula and Daniel Ward.  
Supt. Jones's thoughts on charter schools legislation
FCPS Superintendent Chrissy Jones shares her thoughts on the charter schools legislation that is under consideration by the General Assembly: http://bit.ly/2nvNMzq  
Congrats to FCHS Lady Flyers
The FCHS Lady Flyers basketball team finished their 2016-17 season with a heartbreaking 85-71 loss to Mercer County in the state championship game Sunday. The Lady Flyers ended their campaign with a school record 33 wins versus 6 losses, and finished as state runners-up two years in a row - a remarkable feat in itself. The entire FCPS community is proud of these young ladies and the manner in which they and their coaches have represented their school and our school district. 
Hearn wins February Cleanliness Award
Hearn Elementary School earned the Superintendent’s Cleanliness Award for the month of February. Pictured from left to right are Patti Blythe, Tony Bowman, and Tina Cooper (principal). Not pictured is Betsy Steele. Elkhorn Elementary School, Elkhorn Middle School, and Western Hills High School were awarded certificates of improvement.  
Bondurant RCX Robotics Team Going to State
Bondurant Middle School's RCX robotics team Squadbots 2.0 placed 2nd at the Georgetown College RCX Regionals on Saturday and will be competing at the STLP State Championship in April. Daniel Ward, Quinn Oney, and Conner Hill (Ahmad Ateyeh also on the team) represented BMS on Saturday, and have been writing and refining code since November. RCX is a challenging way for students to expand their knowledge of math and science through a challenging robotics competition. RCX is a team activity designed to strengthen student’s teamwork skills, communication skills, computer programming and problem solving skills. 
FCHS Academic Team Finishes Third in Governor's Cup Regionals
The Franklin County High School Academic Team earned third place overall in Regional Governor’s Cup competition held at Lafayette High School on Saturday, Feb. 18. 
Forms needed for 1:World Pilot classes.
Students who have not completed the required forms for the 1:World Pilot classes can use the links below to download ad print the forms. Forms can also be obtained at the school.

Device Protection Plan and Pledge for Device Use


Electronic Access User Agreement Form


Access to Electronic Media (AUP)

 
Information and Updates for 1:World
Information and updates for the FCPS 1:World project can be found here - goo.gl/WDsmdh.
Read FAQs, submit your own questions, find status updates and more. Find dedicated pages for students, staff and parents, and come back and check for updates and the project progresses.  
Wanted: School Bus Drivers!
A reminder that we are still hiring school bus drivers! This is a great job for those who are can work early mornings and afternoons with a break or another job during the mid-day. Full-time bus drivers qualify for health insurance and other benefits. We provide all training. You MUST have a clean driving and criminal record and you MUST pass a drug test.

Click here to apply, then click on "Apply for this Position" in the right-hand column.
 
 
 
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 -  
ALL STUDENTS
  • 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
March SBDM Meeting
Tue Mar 28 2017
Spring Break
Mon Apr 3 2017
to Fri Apr 7 2017
HES SBDM Meeting
Tue Apr 11 2017
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Apr 11 2017

2016-17 Calendar
Approved 01/25/16
2017-18 Calendar
Approved 01/09/17
 
School Start & End Times 
Early Learning Village
7:40a - 2:30p
 
Elementary Schools
7:45a - 2:40p
 
Bondurant Middle
8:30a - 3:20p
 
Elkhorn Middle & High Schools
8:40a - 3:20p 
   
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P: (502) 695-6700
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