Franklin County Public Schools

190 Kings Daughters Drive #300
Frankfort, KY 40601

P: (502) 695-6700
District News
Watch School Subjects!
In this episode we discuss a number of noteworthy items, including the potential renovation or construction of a new Collins Lane Elementary School; recent changes to the grading scale for grades 4 through 12; a grant the district has been awarded to enhance its early childhood education programs; a fundraiser students at the Franklin County Career & Technical Center undertook to help the family of a Franklin County firefighter; the new One to World program, through which every teacher in the district and every middle and high school student in the district will receive a Chromebook computer; and a school-wide reading initiative called "One Book, One Elkhorn" that is happening this semester at Elkhorn Middle School. Watch it here:  
FCPS hosts Japanese delegation
Administrators, teachers and students from the Franklin County Public Schools (FCPS) today met with representatives of Shimamoto-cho, Japan. The Japanese officials are touring Frankfort and the Franklin County Schools as part of a possible sister city partnership between Frankfort and the city of 30,000 in northernmost Japan. 
Kids First Shout-outs for Sept. 27 - Oct. 17
Each week, we highlight noteworthy accomplishments of FCPS students, faculty and staff through our “KIDS FIRST” Shout-outs. We held these due to our recent fall break... Please join us in recognizing the following:  
Peaks Mill wins Building Cleanliness Award
Peaks Mill Elementary, led by custodians Tammy Bowman, Martha Boyd and Josh Penn, won the school district's Building Cleanliness Award for September. The award goes to the school that is found to be the cleanest in the district based on walk-through inspections conducted by the Assistant Superintendent for District Services, the Director of Maintenance and the Assistant Director of Maintenance.

Three schools were recognized for improved cleanliness in September. They are Collins Lane Elementary, the Early Learning Village and Franklin County High School. Congratulations to each of these schools and their staffs for working so hard to make our schools a clean - and therefore pleasant and safe - environment for our students!  
Franklin County School Board acts on two major projects
Tues., Oct. 11, 2016
The Franklin County School Board last night took action on two major items that will result in better educational opportunities for students.
Information and Updates for 1:World
Information and updates for the FCPS 1:World project can be found here -
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.  
Latino/Multicultural College Fair
If you are a Senior or a Rising Junior who fits into any of the following descriptions:   
  • Latino and/or Hispanic
  • From any other language background
  • From an immigrant background
  • First Generation College Student
  • Currently enrolled in or ever been a part of an ESL program (grades 9-12)
Then, please sign up to attend this College Fair field trip to Eastern Kentucky University on October 28th. There will be workshops on Financial Aid,  FAFSA, and many other helpful topics. Students can follow this link to sign up:  Sign ups will end October 12th but limited spaces on the buses will be first come, first served. So, please sign up EARLY!   If you have any questions,  please direct them to:
School Board approves new grading scale for grades 4 through 12
The Franklin County School Board last night responded to requests from the school councils of the district’s high and middle schools by approving a change to the grading scale for students in grades 4 through 12.

The new scale will bring the Franklin County Public Schools in line with many other school districts that have made this change, and it will help more of our students qualify for the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), which helps pay for college for a large number of our students. The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) each year of high school.  
School Board approves Chromebooks for MS/HS students
The Franklin County School Board tonight approved a program – called “One to World” - that will provide every middle and high school student in the Franklin County Public Schools with a Chromebook computer for instructional use.
The board also authorized the provision of a Chromebook for every elementary, middle and high school teacher in the district for use in their work.

The One to World initiative...  
Watch School Subjects!
Join us for the September episode of School Subjects, our monthly television program about happenings in the Franklin County Public Schools. This month we talk about school bus safety, we meet two new administrators, and we learn about the district's early childhood initiatives, including the Born Academy, which is designed to help parents of children 5 and under prepare their children for school. Watch it here. 
Attention Parents/Guardians

FCPS invites the parent(s), guardians or caregivers of children younger than age five to participate in a FREE program to help prepare your child for success in school.

The Born Learning Academy is a series of monthly workshops during which participants discuss parenting and education strategies. Dinner is served and child care is provided for all children within a family. Sessions (typically about 90-minutes long) are offered at various locations throughout Franklin County. See the full schedule and more information. Thanks to our sponsors: Toyota, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (Race to the Top) and the United Way.
Please share this information with your friends and family members who have children aged five years or younger!
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.
Peaks Mill Drumhead Art Project
From Ms. Melanie (Peaks Mill Art Teacher):
The Drumhead project for Mayor Bill May's Band is finished! This has been a great opportunity for Peaks Mill Students! Mayor May is using the Drumhead as an outlet to talk to the community on the importance of Arts Education in schools. His jazz band will play at the concert series downtown Frankfort using the Peak's Mill Elementary Drum Head on August 5th. Keep an eye out for other appearances as well. #TheBillMayBand#PeaksMillElementary#SupportArtsEducation
Child Care Opening at WHLC
The Western Hills Learning Center will have a full time spot available in Mrs. Marie and Mrs. Christy's room, ages 2-5, starting October 24. The tuition fee is $100 per week, and there will be an expected rate increase upon returning from Christmas break. If you are interested in quality childcare, or know of someone who is, email or call Marie Varney. or 502-875-8400.   
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
Tue Nov 1 2016
Election Day (No School)
Tue Nov 8 2016
WES SBDM Meeting
Thu Nov 10 2016
BPE SBDM Meeting
Mon Nov 21 2016

2016-17 Calendar
Approved 01/25/16
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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