Franklin County Public Schools

190 Kings Daughters Drive #300
Frankfort, KY 40601


P: (502) 695-6700
District News
Early Admission to Kindergarten
The first year for primary school for FCPS begins with students who turn age 5 on or before August 1 for the 2017-18 school year. In accordance with KRS 158.031(6), FCPS has established criteria for early entrance to Primary 1 (P1), also known as kindergarten, for students who have mastered kindergarten benchmarks before age 5. Students who turn 5 years old between August 2 and October 1 will be eligible to enroll provided that the student meets criteria established by the Franklin County Board of Education (FCPS).
Criteria for Early Entrance (P1)
• Child must be a resident of Franklin County, Kentucky (Franklin County Public Schools); and
• Child must turn 5 between August 2 and October 1 of the admission year; and
• Child must score at or above the 80th percentile on the DIAL-4 Assessment

Application Timeline
• Online/Written Application must be received by January 20th of the year of entry.
• Online applications may be accessed at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/hpz5KbnF7A0PE1ow2
• If you prefer to submit a written copy, they are available at our central office and should be returned to the following address:

Franklin County Public Schools
Attn: K Early Entrance, Asst. Supt-CIA
190 Kings Daughters Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

• Assessments will be scheduled between January 25th and February 25th.
• Students meeting criteria will be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall will be notified by mail by April 15.
 
Outgoing school board members reception - public is invited

The Franklin County Public Schools will honor three outgoing school board members during a public reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.

Of particular note is the retirement of William Cofield, a member of the board for 25-years. Also leaving the board and being honored Dec. 12 are Doug Crowe and Michelle New. Crowe has been a board member since 2000, while New joined the board in 2008. Cofield was appointed to the board in 1991 and has won re-election every year since then.

The reception will be held in the board room at 190 Kings Daughters Drive, Building 200. All FCPS employees, parents, students, alumni, alumni parents and members of the general public are invited. If you plan to attend, please notify Kristen Waits at 502-695-6700 or via e-mail at kristen.waits@franklin.kyschools.us.  

Kids First Shout-outs for the week of Dec. 5
Each week or two we highlight noteworthy accomplishments of FCPS students, faculty and staff through our “KIDS FIRST” Shout-outs. Please join us in recognizing the following: 
WHHS Principal Greg Roush featured in Kentucky Teacher
Western Hills High School Principal Greg Roush is featured in the November issue of Kentucky Teacher, the flagship publication of the Kentucky Department of Education. Kentucky Teacher profiles Mr. Roush's support of world language instruction. Read more... 
Watch School Subjects online!
In this episode, we learn about several ongoing projects, including the One to World program, the Collins Lane Elementary construction project, and how the district decides whether or not to close school due to inclement weather. We also discuss the district's dual credit offerings, a first-responder volunteer program at Bridgeport Elementary School and about a delegation from Hong Kong that recently visited Westridge Elementary School. Watch now at https://youtu.be/Nb6HpwvZL4E. 
At Bridgeport, "Manners Matter"
Students from Bridgeport Elementary School recently celebrated their selection as "most well-mannered" at Wendy's on the west side of Frankfort. Bridgeport and the local Wendy's franchise have partnered to create "Manners Matter," a program to encourage, reward and reinforce manners and respect while at school. Every homeroom teacher at Bridgeport selects one student each month for recognition. The students are then taken to Wendy's for a sit-down, white-tablecloth lunch. 
Blessing Bags for the Homeless
Join us as we collect items to pack Blessing Bags for the Homeless. AmeriCorps FRYSC Corps is collecting items for Blessing Bags. The bags include toiletry items as well as non-perishable food items. They will be assembled & distributed to various homeless shelters in Frankfort and Lexington Kentucky. Collection of these items will begin Saturday November 19, 2016 and will continue until December 16, 2016. Please bring all collected items to Paul Sawyer Public Library. If you have any questions please contact Erin Van Meter at Bondurant Middle School in the Student Support Center or email erin.vanmeter@franklin.kyschools.us  
STLP Regional Competition - FCPS Teams 6 for 6!
Bondurant Middle, Elkhorn Middle, Franklin County High, Western Hills High and Westridge Elementary had students competing in the 2016 Student Technology Leadership (STLP) Region 5 Showcase Competition on Thursday, November 10. All 5 teams in the showcase scored high enough to advance to the State Competition in April at Rupp Arena.
In addition, EMS student Laken Ellis was selected to act as a Live Reporter during the festivities this spring. Last year over 11,000 people attended and competed at the state event.
 
FCPS Teacher of the Year
FCPS Teacher of the Year
Elementary, Middle, and High School

To be identified as an outstanding teacher is a distinguished honor, especially when recognized by a colleague. This prestigious recommendation identifies those teachers who continuously demonstrate a passion for students, parents, school, community and the common good of society.

Certified staff desiring to submit a nominee for FCPS Teacher of the Year must complete an essay (see essay guidelines for Teacher of the Year) and submit the essay to the principal by the close of the business day on December 1. For more information:  https://goo.gl/fPjYSx
 
Nick Wooldridge Named as a State Finalist for Wendy's High School Heisman
Wendy's recognizes Western Hills High School's, Stephen Nicholas Wooldridge, a high character student-athlete who has displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field as a State Finalist in the Wendy's High School Heisman. For these students, taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn't an option and Wendy's is proud to honor their dedication.
 
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: https://youtu.be/1KMv8kBNAsI  
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. 
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
BPE SBDM Meeting
Mon Dec 12 2016
HES SBDM Meeting
Tue Dec 13 2016
Holiday and Winter Break
Mon Dec 19 2016
to Mon Jan 2 2017
School Resumes
Tue Jan 3 2017

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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