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Blog Entries - 2021

Winter Color Guard Tryouts

Posted on: October 20, 2021 6:00 pm
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Join the Winter Guard Team! Winter Guard is a co-ed competitive team that combines dance, theater, and gymnastics. All Franklin City students in kindergarten - 12th grades are invited to join. No experience needed.

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Talent Show Flyer

Talent Show

Posted on: October 20, 2021 3:00 pm
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Franklin High School will present the Talent Show on Thursday Oct. 28th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5 and will only be sold at the door. Doors will open at 6:30pm.    This will be a great show that features many talented students at Franklin High

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COVID-19 Vaccination Lottery

Lottery Scholarship

Posted on: October 4, 2021 12:00 pm
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The COVID-19 vaccination is a key to keeping Ohio’s students in the classroom, and that’s why the Ohio Department of Health has launched Ohio Vax-2-School. Ohioans between the ages of 12 and 25 who have received at least one dose of the

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Posted on: October 1, 2021 2:00 pm
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Franklin High School is nearing a deadline to recruit a set number of volunteers to run an all day program at the high school on October 21st. We need your help. Without enough volunteers we will not be able to hold the program this year. The Franklin

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Calamity Day Communications

Posted on: October 1, 2021 9:00 am
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October 1, 2021 Franklin City Schools Calamity Day Communications While the weather is still beautiful, we know colder days are coming and want to update students and families on how the district will communicate about school closings and delays. Please be

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Pilot Program Details

Posted on: September 24, 2021 4:00 pm
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Check out the details below concerning the Quarantine Alternative pilot program referenced in the press release from earlier today. 

Quarantine Alternative pilot program

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10 Warren Co. School Districts to Pilot ODH’s Test & Stay Program Next Week

Posted on: September 24, 2021 2:20 pm
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  The Ohio Department of Health is piloting a Test & Stay program in 10 Warren County districts that will begin the week of September 27. Test & Stay is a testing initiative for asymptomatic close contacts of students with confirmed COVID-19.

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https://www.franklincityschools.com/media/technology/Rebranding Release.pdf

District Rebrands

Posted on: September 23, 2021 2:00 pm
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  Franklin City Schools rebrands with new Wildcat, paw, and wordmark A modern, red, black, and white wildcat with alert ears and open eyes is part of Franklin City Schools’ new district brand that was unveiled at the September 12

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Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND

Posted on: September 22, 2021 10:00 am
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Oct. 22 & 23 @ 7 p.m. and Oct. 24 @ 2 p.m. Story by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Bryony Lavery. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the innkeeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old

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Blue Star Welcome Week

Blue Star Welcome Week

Posted on: September 17, 2021 10:00 am
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Blue Star Welcome Week 2021 with Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio in partnership with CSX   In honor of the 2nd annual Blue Star Welcome Week, the Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio Chapter is grateful for the

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Suicide Prevention Month Flyer

Suicide Prevention Month

Posted on: September 13, 2021 10:00 am
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September is Suicide Prevention Month.  To help support our students and community, FHS has partnered with Talbert House to provide QPR Training.  QPR  stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, and is an evidence-based universal prevention

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Homecoming Dance

Homecoming Dance

Posted on: September 7, 2021 7:00 am
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  Homecoming Tickets are $20 each. Dance is 8pm-11pm at Franklin High School   To Order Tickets: https://www.franklincityschools.com/athletics/general-information-28/purchase-tickets-134/   Guest Forms must be approved

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Homecoming 2021 Schedule

2021 Homecoming

Posted on: September 1, 2021 9:00 am
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Check out the upcoming schedule for the 2021 Homecoming week!

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Groundbreaking for New Franklin High School

Posted on: September 1, 2021 8:00 am
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Franklin City Schools will kick off a $130 million building project by breaking ground for their new high school on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m.  The public is invited to attend the event, which will be in the rear lawn of the (former) Franklin

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Pictured from left are Susie Estes, Kelly Estes, Chris Isaacs, Brian Bales, Sheila Blevins, Doug Adams, Ashley Land-Back, and Andee Land-Lewis.

Orioles' Donation Supports FCS Athletics

Posted on: August 23, 2021 10:00 am
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  Fraternal Order of Orioles Nest #263 recently donated $15,000 to Franklin City Schools to support the athletic department. Due to COVID restrictions, gate receipts for athletic events were down for the 2020-21 school year and the

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ProgressBook Information

Posted on: August 13, 2021 8:00 am
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Still not sure of your child's schedule? All students can access their schedules in ProgressBook. Students don't need separate usernames and passwords for access. They can login at https://parentaccess.swoca.net/using their Google information. Head to

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Employees Honored

Posted on: August 13, 2021 12:20 am
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At the district's back-to-school kickoff, Franklin City Schools honored employees who have reached 25 and 30-year service anniversaries.    25-year employees JoAnne Barker and  Caroline Ferguson received their awards in person; Lynn Hetzler,

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Gavin Crase

Gavin Crase

Posted on: August 11, 2021 8:00 am
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  Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet Gavin Crase, our new staff member at the high school in the social studies department. His family was raised right here in Franklin. He graduated from FHS in 2016 and still has family

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Martha Janik-Landgraf

Martha Janik-Landgraf

Posted on: August 10, 2021 11:00 am
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  Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today introduces us to Ms. Martha Janik-Landgraf, who joins the staff at FJHS and FHS teaching Spanish in the World Languages department. She is married to an engineer (Mike) and has two children and a new

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FJHS Back-to-School VIrtual Start #2

Posted on: August 9, 2021 9:00 am
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  Dear Families, Hopefully all of you are doing well and having an enjoyable summer!  Thank you to our seventh grade students and families who attended device orientation.  It was nice meeting so many of you.  If you were unable to

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Junior High Virtual Start

Posted on: August 6, 2021 4:00 pm
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  Thanks to our generous voters approving a bond issue for all new schools, we are embarking on the district’s biggest facilities project ever. As you can imagine, it has quite a few moving  parts and glitches are  part of that. One

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Jennifer Hillard

Jennifer Hillard

Posted on: August 6, 2021 11:00 am
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet a familiar face to our Wildcat community. Ms. Jennifer Hillard is a 2009 graduate that will be joining the staff at Franklin Junior High School as a seventh grade English/Language Arts teacher.

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Ryan Welt

Ryan Welt

Posted on: August 4, 2021 10:00 am
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today’s edition introduces Mr. Ryan Welt. Ryan will be joining the social studies department at FHS. His mother also happens to be a teacher. He looks forward to being able to share his excitement over

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Addie Focht

Addie Focht

Posted on: August 2, 2021 11:00 am
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today’s edition introduces us to Ms. Addie Focht. Addie will be joining the staff at Schenck Elementary where she will be teaching sixth grade math and science. She grew up in a family full of educators. Her

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Sarah Witzeman

Sarah Witzeman

Posted on: July 30, 2021 4:00 pm
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today’s edition introduces us to Sarah Witzeman. Sarah joins the staff at Pennyroyal Elementary as an Intervention Specialist. She is recently married and has a pomchi puppy named Cooper. She loves spending

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Khenady Leonard

Khenady Leonard

Posted on: July 27, 2021 10:00 am
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet Ms. Khenady Leonard. Khenady will be joining the staff at Gerke Elementary teaching kindergarten. She has son, Knoxx, who is 9-months old, along with two dogs. Due to both her positive and negative

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YMCA Flyer

YMCA Enrichment Program

Posted on: July 26, 2021 2:40 pm
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Do you need before and after school enrichment for your students? The YMCA serves all elementary buildings in the district at Hampton Bennett.

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Sabrina Raisch

Sabrina Raisch

Posted on: July 23, 2021 2:00 pm
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet Ms. Sabrina Raisch. Sabrina will be joining the staff at Hunter Elementary as a third grade teacher. She loves to travel with her husband, John, and their dogs, Semper and Harley. She has wanted to

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Katrina Hillard

Katrina Hillard

Posted on: July 21, 2021 3:00 pm
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet long-time Wildcat, Ms. Katrina Hillard. Katrina recently joined our district staff at Hampton Bennett as the Assistant to the Treasurer. She is married with three children - two current Wildcats and

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Sarah Cumby

Sarah Cumby

Posted on: July 19, 2021 3:00 pm
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today introduces us to Ms. Sarah Cumby. Sarah will be joining the staff at Pennyroyal as an Intervention Specialist. She has been married for 10 years to her husband, Brad. Her son, Carter, is a third grader, and

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KImberly Irgens

Kimberly Irgens

Posted on: July 16, 2021 11:00 am
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet a familiar face in the district - Mrs. Kimberly Irgens. Kimberly has been in the district as a teacher for 21 years. Her new role will be as Assistant Elementary Principal serving primarily Hunter

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Chelsea Jewell Outside

Chelsea Jewell

Posted on: July 14, 2021 1:00 pm
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet Ms. Chelsea Jewell. Chelsea will be joining us at FJHS as an Intervention Specialist. She is married with a daughter named Josie along with two dogs named Captain and Leia. She works in education for

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Lindsey Sandhoff with kids

Lindsey Sandhoff

Posted on: July 9, 2021 1:00 pm
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet Ms. Lindsey Sandhoff. Lindsey will joining the staff at Anthony Wayne as an Intervention Specialist for our K-2 population. Her family loves to be outdoors exploring new places. She enjoys teaching

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Paige Baldrick smiling

Paige Baldrick

Posted on: July 6, 2021 2:00 pm
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet Ms. Paige Baldrick. Paige will be joining us at FJHS as an Intervention Specialist. She has two children of her own - Chayton is 6 and Brynn is almost 2. She loves learning and helping others

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Braden Rogers in uniform

Braden Rogers Aces ASVAB test

Posted on: July 6, 2021 10:00 am
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Braden Rogers, who just finished his junior year at FHS, notched quite an accomplishment this spring: he scored in the 99th percentile on the ASVAB test. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery measures a young adult’s strengths and

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Coach Larry Cox Portrait

Coach Larry Cox

Posted on: July 2, 2021 3:00 pm
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet Mr. Larry Cox. Mr. Cox will be joining the high school staff as the BIP Coordinator. He is also our new head football coach. He has been married for 27 years and has two daughters that are also

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Brock Wysong

Posted on: June 29, 2021 11:00 am
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Welcome back to “Meet-a-Wildcat!” Today we meet Brock Wysong, new Assistant Principal at FHS. Brock is both a golfer and disc golfer in his free time, and also enjoys cooking. His goal as an administrator is to make a positive impact on young

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Amy Hudson Estepp

Hudson Estepp earns CETL Certification

Posted on: June 24, 2021 1:00 pm
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Amy Hudson Estepp, Franklin City Schools' Director of Educational Technology since July 2016, capped off a busy, unusual school year by receiving her CETL (Certified Education Technology Leader) certificate in May. Earning the certification is fairly

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SAPC

SAPC

Posted on: June 23, 2021 3:20 pm
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SAPC, in partnership with VFC, GOVS, Talbert House Prevention Services, ESC, and the Teen Alliance Council, are sponsoring a FREE Movie Event on Thursday, July 29th at Armco Park. Dinner will be provided. The documentary being shown is Audrie & Daisy

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Superintendent Sander, Board Member Lori Raleigh, Business Manager Rodney Roberts

Franklin City Schools honored with chamber award

Posted on: June 23, 2021 11:00 am
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Franklin City Schools was a co-winner with Carlisle Local Schools at the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce's annual award ceremony on June 22.    FCS received the President's Award, which is given for service to the community and/or the

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Kristina Short

Kristina Short

Posted on: June 18, 2021 2:10 pm
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Today’s edition of “Meet-a-Wildcat” welcomes Ms. Kristina Short. Kristina will be joining the staff at Pennyroyal Elementary as an Intervention Specialist for grades 5 and 6. She keeps busy outside of school with the activities of her own

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Mikaela McWhinnie

Mikaela McWhinnie

Posted on: June 15, 2021 9:20 am
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Today’s edition of “Meet-a-Wildcat” introduces us to Ms. Mikaela McWhinnie. Mikaela joins the staff at Gerke in the Tier 3 unit as an Intervention Specialist. She is a brand new teacher. She made her choice in education to show each student

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Vaccination Clinic for Teens

Posted on: June 15, 2021 7:00 am
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The Springboro School District is partnering with the Warren County Health District to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  These vaccination clinics are being open to students who are 12-years old and older and for their families from the Springboro,

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Community Foundation Grant

Posted on: June 14, 2021 3:10 pm
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MCF grant to support new theater lighting A generous $9,000 grant from Middletown Community Foundation is a big step toward funding new lighting in the FHS Auditorium. The $12,024 project will fund LED cyc lights for background lighting behind

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Josh Pohl

Josh Pohl

Posted on: June 8, 2021 1:30 pm
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Today’s edition of “Meet-a-Wildcat” welcomes Mr. Joshua Pohl. Josh will be the new principal at Gerke Elementary School. He is married with four children - two sons and two daughters! He loves helping people. He is looking forward to helping

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Landen Brown

Landen Brown

Posted on: June 4, 2021 1:00 pm
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It’s that time of year again where we get to introduce you to our new staff for the first time. Today’s edition of “Meet-a-Wildcat” introduces us to Landen Brown. Landen will be an Intervention Specialist at FJHS. Landen is married to

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Transportation Survey

Transportation Plans

Posted on: June 1, 2021 9:00 am
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During the 2021-2022 school year we will have grades 7-12 on the same campus.  In preparation for this change, we would like to get a better idea of everyone's intentions for transportation.  Can you please take a brief moment and complete the form

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May Student Achievment

Posted on: May 27, 2021 7:40 am
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Franklin Board honors students for achievement at May meeting   At its May 24 meeting, the Franklin Board of Education honored nine students for achievement.    Three members of the FHS Class of 2021, Tanner Biltz, Jeffrey Davis, and

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Novalee Hillard

SEAL

Posted on: May 20, 2021 11:00 am
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Congratulations to our EMIS Coordinator, Novalee Hillard, for graduating from the SEAL (SWOCA EMIS Advanced Leadership) program. This is a 2-year program that requires advanced skills, training, and communication.

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Project Excellence Winners

Posted on: May 18, 2021 9:00 am
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Ellzey, Katris 2021 Project Excellence Winners Carrie Ellzey and Zach Katris have been named Franklin City Schools' 2021 Project Excellence winners. Project Excellence, which operates under the Area Progress Council of Warren County, annually recognizes

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Mr. Greenwood Retirement

Greenwood Retirement

Posted on: May 7, 2021 9:00 am
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Oops! Forgive us as we previously had an error in our date. Everything is correct now. We don't want anyone to miss saying farewell to Mr. Greenwood! #FCSWildcatPride
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Veteran Cassidy & President Fleming

Board presents diploma to Korean-era veteran

Posted on: April 28, 2021 10:00 am
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At its April 26 meeting, the Franklin Board of Education presented a high school diploma to veteran Floyd Clay Cassidy.    Cassidy was drafted by the United States Marine Corps on January 29, 1954; he withdrew from Franklin High School just

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Kindergarten Round Up

Posted on: April 21, 2021 7:00 am
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Junior Greene

Veteran Diploma

Posted on: March 26, 2021 7:00 am
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Board presents diploma to Vietnam veteran At its March 22 meeting, the Franklin Board of Education presented a diploma to veteran Arthur Greene, Jr.    Greene, 76, of Franklin Township, should have graduated with the Class of 1963 but left school

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March Student Achievement

Posted on: March 23, 2021 2:00 pm
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Board honors students for achievement At its March 22 meeting, the Franklin Board of Education honored three students for achievement: Jazmyn Angel, Jared Erwin, and Jay Patel. Jazmyn Angel (at left in the picture) was honored for exemplary service to

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FHS students win 13 prizes at the Miamisburg Student Art Show

Posted on: March 15, 2021 7:00 am
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Franklin High School students took thirteen awards at the 30th Annual Miamisburg Art Gallery Student Art Show including Best of Show and the President’s Award.  Twenty-four FHS students entered 41 pieces; prizes were awarded in eight categories:

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Tyler Woods

Tyler Woods

Posted on: March 8, 2021 10:00 am
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  Senior Tyler Woods qualified for the OHSAA state tournament this weekend taking 2nd place in the district wrestling tournament at Wilmington High School. Tyler's record this year is 29-1 at the 132lb weight class. He has accumulated 136 career

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Imagination LIbrary

Imagination LIbrary

Posted on: March 2, 2021 2:00 pm
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“Every Child Reads Every Day” is the theme of the Warren County Imagination Library.  As of February 26, 2021, we have 7,383 or 55.8% percent of the eligible children in Warren County registered to receive free age-appropriate books monthly

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Staff Vaccination Information

Staff Vaccination Information

Posted on: February 10, 2021 2:00 pm
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Please see important information from Dr. Sander, Superintendent, about an upcoming schedule change for students. 

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Building Changes - Fall 21-22

Posted on: January 26, 2021 1:40 pm
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release | January 26, 2021 Re: Facilities Update Franklin City Schools is hard at work on the facilities project made possible by our community passing the November 2020 bond issue. The Board of Education made a decision last

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Fleming and Knipper

Board Elects New Officers

Posted on: January 26, 2021 11:00 am
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Franklin Board of Education elects 2021 officers Andrew Fleming took the oath as President of the Franklin Board of Education at the Board's Jan. 11 reorganizational meeting. Fleming is currently serving his first full term on the Board (which started Jan.

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SNHS Induction

Posted on: January 26, 2021 9:00 am
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Franklin High School inducts sixth group into SNHS Franklin High School inducted 21 students into the Esteman Mateus Williamson chapter of the Spanish National Honor Society in a virtual ceremony on Dec. 16. The chapter was chartered in 2015; this is the

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WCCHD Media Release

WCCHD Media Release - Vaccinations

Posted on: January 15, 2021 12:00 pm
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Please see the WCCHD media release concerning vaccinations efforts in Warren County.

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Dawn Harris

Dawn Harris

Posted on: January 11, 2021 11:00 am
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FHS instructor Dawn Harris to present at national conference  Dawn Harris, English Language Arts Instructor at Franklin High School, will present two sessions at the Impact Education Conference: Leading by Learning: Grit, Equity, Antiracism,

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Quarantine Updates

Posted on: January 7, 2021 12:00 pm
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A message to district families - The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) put out new guidance regarding quarantining at K-12 schools. If a student or teacher is exposed in the classroom setting to someone with COVID-19, quarantine is not recommended for the

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Art Show - Miamisburg

Posted on: March 2, 2021 7:10 am
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FHS students to participate in annual art show   Miamisburg Art Gallery will host its 30th annual student show March 6-March 28, showcasing work by students from Carlisle, Franklin, John Lazares Alternative School, Madison, Miamisburg, Monroe,

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Student Achievement February

Student Achievement

Posted on: March 1, 2021 12:00 pm
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Board honors students for achievement   At its Feb. 22 meeting, the Franklin Board of Education recognized six students for achievement, all having earned 10 quarters of straight As. Students honored were from left, Lanee Imfeld, Bryley Wulff, Cooper

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