Franklin County Public Schools

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We're hiring!
In anticipation of the 2016-17 school year, FCPS is hiring school bus drivers and substitute teachers. Both positions are critical to the school district's operations, and both offer competitive pay. Full time bus drivers also qualify for benefits, including life and health insurance and retirement. These positions may be especially attractive to retirees, parents of FCPS students, and those who seek to supplement their income with a second job (bus drivers) or a flexible schedule (substitute teachers). 
Mr. Lovell Wins McConnell Foundation Award
Congratulations to Mr. Lovell, 5th grade teacher at Westridge Elementary School, for winning the Gene and John Ed McConnell Foundation Award.  Don Sturgeon presented Mr. Lovell with the $1,000 award at the Westridge Extracurricular Banquet held on May 18th, 2016.   
2016-17 School Calendar
We realize summer just started, and that many of you are still recovering from the past school year! But we want to help you plan your vacations and other summer activities. So here is a friendly reminder that the first day of school for students is Thursday, August 11. View the 2016-17 Calendar as it was approved by the Board of Education in January. 
Mr. Parker Named NAACP Citizen of the Year
Billy Parker, Principal of Elkhorn Elementary, was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Franklin County NAACP. Mr. Parker received this award for his commitment to the students of Elkhorn Elementary as well as his efforts to involve the community in supporting Elkhorn Elementary. Congratulations Mr. Parker!  
Betsy Steele Elected Hearn Classified Staff Member of the Year!
Ms. Betsy, as the students affectionately know her, has served for years as Hearn's custodian. But she doesn't JUST keep the school sparkling! Ms. Betsy is a friend to all students. She gets to know them personally and is their constant encourager. The staff loves her too. Thank you, Ms. Betsy, for ALL that you do for our school.
WHHS End of the School Year Award Recipients
Congratulations to English teacher, Ryan Hale, who was awarded $1000 as the Extra Mile Award Winner. Social Studies teacher, Lorrie Fraley, was chosen as the WHHS Teacher of the Year. Instructional aide, Linda Snell, was chosen as the WHHS Classified Staff Employee of the Year. 
Congratulations to the Wolverine Baseball Team!!!
The Western Hills Baseball Team had a phenomenal season this spring. They finished the season with a record of 27-10. They claimed the 41st District Championship by beating Frankfort 10-0 and Franklin County 13-3. The Wolverines then surprised many in the 11th Region by beating Madison Southern 2-1 and Henry Clay 9-1. These victories assured Western Hills a spot in the 11th Region Championship game - a feat that had not been accomplished since 1989. Unfortunately the Wolverines were beaten by Scott County in that game by a score of 6-2. Despite the season ending loss the Western Hills Wolverines have much to be proud of this season and should hold their heads high. Congratulations to Coach Drew Chism and these fine young men.  
Nickel Nominated for FCPS Administrator of the Year; Counts Selected as Hearn Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Linda Nickel and Mr. Billy Counts congratulate each other for their accolades from the Hearn faculty. Mrs. Nickel was praised for her invaluable contributions to the Hearn family as she served as Interim Principal since January of this year after former principal, Mr. Kyle Lee, accepted a position at the Kentucky Department of Education. Mr. Counts, counselor and all things to all people, was thanked by faculty for his many services to them and to Hearn students. They both were recognized at the FCPS Retired Teacher Banquet in May.  
BPE K-Kids Serve at the Soup Kitchen!
Bridgeport Elememtary's K-Kids club sponsored by Mrs. Lail ended their 5th grade year with service to our community by helping to serve lunch at the Access Soup Kitchen. We are very proud of their work this school year. 
Congratulations to BPE's Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year!
Bridgeport Elementary would like to congratulate Holly Moore who was voted Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year. Her hard work and dedication to her students makes her most deserving of this award. She is a valuable asset to our school and we appreciate all that she does to make learning meaningful for her students.

We would also like to thank Karen Steele who received the Classified Employee of the Year award for the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Steele goes above and beyond caring for the students that attend our after school program Tiger Time. She also takes on many leadership roles within the school including serving on the PTA. Her heart of gold helps to make Bridgeport Elementary a better place.
EMS Staff Recognized
Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Flanagan and Mrs. Shannon Fryar, EMS co-Teachers of the Year. 
EMS also recognized Ms. Jennifer Wiard as Classified Staff Member of the Year. Elkhorn Middle is lucky to have you all! 
Karla Brown Wins Westridge Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Karla Brown was selected as the 2015-2016 Westridge Elementary Teacher of the Year.  The award was voted on by the Westridge teachers and staff.  Mrs. Brown was recognized at the Franklin County Recognition Banquet held on Thursday, May 19th, at Bridgeport Elementary School. 
Mr. Lovell Wins Star 103.7 Franklin County Superstar Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Lovell, Westridge 5th grade teacher, for winning the Star 103.7 Superstar Teacher of the Year award! Mr. Lovell was presented with his award by the radio station on Thursday, May 26th, 2016.  As part of the award, Mr. Lovell received a certificate, gift cards, concert tickets, and office supplies.        
FCHS/WHHS Graduations Sunday, May 29
A reminder that graduation for both Franklin County and Western Hills high schools will be Sunday, May 29 at the Frankfort Civic Center. Franklin County's graduation begins at 2 p.m., while Western Hills' graduation begins at 6 p.m. 
FCHS National French Exam Results
Several FCHS students participated in the National French Exam. More than 1,000 students throughout the state participated in this exam in addition to over 150,000 nationally...Click "Read More" to continue reading. 
Education Commissioner Visits Peaks Mill
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt visited Peaks Mill Elementary School today to promote reading. Dr. Pruitt talked with and read to students and then toured the school. The Commissioner also got to watch a dress rehearsal by the school's second graders, who are performing a musical play today. See more photos on Facebook!

Minecraft Camp
Bondurant Middle School will be offering a Minecraftedu Camp July 11 – 15 from 8:00 – 4:30 for students who will be attending a FCPS middle school next year. The price will be $150 and will include lunch. The application along with more information about the camp are included in the “Application.pdf” attachment. Applications are also available in the BMS front office.  
FCPS to offer free meals this summer
The Franklin County Public Schools will provide free meals to children this summer under the state’s Summer Food Service Program. Seven locations will provide free meals to anyone under 18 years of age, while children who are enrolled in any of six camps and summer programs will also be provided meals. 
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

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