Good Morning Franklin Families, I am reaching out to let you know that I have been notified of 13 Covid 19 cases this past week through yesterday. 1 elementary staff member, 3 elementary students, 3 middle school staff members, 4 middle school students, 1 high school staff member and 1 high school student tested positive for Covid -19. I will continue to keep you updated each week on our case counts in the school district. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Dan LeGallo SAU 18 Superintendent dlegallo@gm.sau18.org
3 months ago, Franklin Schools SAU #18
IMPORTANT DISMISSAL INFORMATION: Good Afternoon FMS Families Until further notice, at the end of the day, buses will be loaded and will depart first. Walkers and those being picked will be dismissed after the buses depart. Thank you for your cooperation. Mr. D
3 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
Today, under the direction of FMS Art teacher Mary Thompson, Abbey Tyrell, Ava Archambault, Madelyn Savary, Kora Rose, Cadie Welch, Destiny Elliot, Madison Mango, and Chelsea Adams proudly represented Franklin Middle School by painting a downtown crosswalk with a design by 7th grader Madelyn Savary. Other crosswalks were painted by representatives of Paul Smith School and Franklin High School. Thank you Jule Finley and Portrait of a Graduate's Carissa Corrow for making this happen! FMS PROUD! More pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9e3Bmt3cKkjp8toA6
3 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
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Dear Franklin Families, I have been notified of 19 Covid cases this past week including 6 this past weekend and today. 5 elementary school staff members, 1 elementary school student, 3 middle school staff members, 5 middle school students, 1 high school staff member and 4 high school students tested positive for Covid-19. Please screen your child/children for symptoms each morning and keep them home if they are sick. I will continue to keep you updated. Sincerely, Dan LeGallo SAU 18 Superintendent dlegallo@gm.sau18.org
3 months ago, Franklin Schools SAU #18
Be sure to check out the Franklin Middle School Art Display in Downtown Franklin If you look really closely you can see Ms. Thompson, our Art Teacher who helped our students create this amazing artwork! More pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kaLwWveTcYVv6jJn7
3 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
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Franklin School District is looking for YOUR feedback in improving the climate and culture of the school, which in turn will create a safer learning environment for all. We have an opportunity to apply for a large federal grant. What do you think would be most helpful? Please take 5 minutes to respond to this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQjH1_6BK3_YnqgjQp9cq6wIewMTBU-PFWtSwPIhvxzOfnuA/viewform
3 months ago, Franklin Schools SAU #18
HELLO FRANKLIN FAMILIES! The Franklin School District is applying for a federal grant through the US Department of Justice. The three year award would provide up to $1,000,000 to increase school safety by improving the overall social climate of the district. Your input regarding the current climate and safety of the district as well as suggestions for how to make improvements are needed. This program is based on the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (or STOP School Violence Act). We currently have an award which is helping to develop our Behavior Intervention Teams, which provide a structured, evidence based process for assessing and following up on threats to self and others. I REALLY want to hear about YOUR ideas for improving climate and culture, systems to enhance our behavioral expectations and responses, etc.... These can be approaches which involve students, staff, families, community partners and any combination of such. Please take 5 minutes and complete this brief GOOGLE FORM for us by May 20, 2022. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQjH1_6BK3_YnqgjQp9cq6wIewMTBU-PFWtSwPIhvxzOfnuA/viewform Please share this link with anyone in Franklin who might have valuable input, including your child(ren). If you have other ideas or would prefer to share your thoughts by phone or email, contact information is below. Thank you in advance for your time. Barbara Slayton, LICSW (she, her, hers) Coordinator of School Wellness SAU 18 119 Central St. Franklin, NH 03235 (603) 934-3108 x 4415 bslayton@gm.sau18.org
3 months ago, Franklin Schools SAU #18
Good Afternoon Franklin Families, I have 22 cases of Covid to report since last Monday, May 2nd, 11 of them over this past weekend. 4 elementary staff members and 4 elementary students, 2 middle school staff members and 6 middle school students and 1 high school staff member and 5 high school students tested positive for Covid-19. With this uptick in cases it is essential that you screen your children for symptoms each morning and keep them home if they are sick. We are reminding students of our mitigation strategies including hand sanitization and social distancing where possible. Masks will remain optional per guidance from the Department of Education. Sincerely, Dan LeGallo SAU 18 Superintendent dlegallo@gm.sau18.org
3 months ago, Franklin Schools SAU #18
On Friday , April 22, Earth Day 2022, Franklin Middle School Students and Staff partnered with FHS, PSS, and Granite United Way http://www.graniteuw.org/ in a "Day of Caring" The United Way sponsors provided t-shirts, work gloves, and rakes. More Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/vogBe6JCzvduxkSy8
3 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
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Franklin Middle School Blood Drive, Weds 4-8! How about this!! $10 e-gift card for all donors to their merchant of choice AND automatic entry to win a camper for 8, courtesy of Suburban Propane! Go to: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=FRANKLINMS Thank you!
3 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
Blood
FMS is hosting another Blood Drive on Weds May 11, from 4-8 p.m. in our Gym. To sign up please go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=FRANKLINMS Thank you for your help at this critical shortage time!
3 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
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Good Afternoon Franklin Families, I have been notified of 5 Covid cases over vacation through today. 1 middle school staff member, 1 middle school student, 2 high school students and 1 elementary staff member tested positive. None of the 5 cases were in school during the infective period so there are no close contact notifications. Please remember to screen your children for symptoms and keep them home if they are sick. I will continue to keep you updated each week. Sincerely, Dan LeGallo SAU 18 Superintendent dlegallo@gm.sau18.org
4 months ago, Franklin Schools SAU #18
Dear Franklin Families, I hope you enjoyed the spring vacation and are ready for the stretch run of the school year! It is hard to believe that May is here! I wanted to share with you some important dates with you so you can plan accordingly. The Class Day Parade will be on Monday, June 13th at 12:00. We are excited to be able to have our typical parade this year! The Kindergarten Promotion ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 14th at 5:30. The High School Graduation for the Class of 2022 will be on Friday, June 17th at 6:00. 8th Grade Graduation will be held on Monday, June 20th at 6:00. The last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 21st. This will be a 1/2 day of school for students. I hope that everyone can join us for these events as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students during the 21-22 school year. Sincerely, Dan LeGallo SAU 18 Superintendent dlegallo@gm.sau18.org
4 months ago, Franklin Schools SAU #18
Good Afternoon FMS Families. On Friday from 12:45-2:45 our students and staff will be participating in the Granite United Way Day of Caring. We have t-shirts for students and staff and have work gloves on the way. Each wing is planning activities like raking leaves and clearing out the loose brush in our adjoining woodlands both here and at the Bessie Rowell Community Center. If you have a rake or 2 we can borrow (donations accepted also!) please write your name on it and bring it by the school Friday morning (they can't be on the buses!). You can pick them up after school. Thank you for CARING! Mr. Trafton and Mr. D
4 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
Caring
From School Counselors Jennifer Campbell and Beth Harrington: On Friday April 8th Franklin Middle School held their first Career Fair in several years for all grades. We were thankful to have 15 different companies participate from the community. Students were able to go from booth to booth and learn about different career paths. It was nice to invite the community back into the schools and see students engage in hands-on learning. More pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AP58HyKk9y9CH4or6 We want to thank our many amazing participants: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wbEMmqNB02QAcMWM9aK3XeiV_LFiSBYSb8pTIxLXaIw/edit?usp=sharing
4 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
Career
Good Afternoon Franklin Families, I am reaching out to let you know that we had 1 Covid case last week, a high school staff member. Close contact notifications have been made. I will continue to keep you updated every Monday. Sincerely, Dan LeGallo SAU 18 Superintendent dlegallo@gm.sau18.org
4 months ago, Franklin Schools SAU #18
Spirit Week! April 18th - 22nd, Monday - PJ Day, Tuesday - School Pride Day (Wear Blue/Yellow/White), Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday/ Hat Day, Thursday - Camo Day, Friday - Tie Dye Day!!!
4 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
Pajama
Good Afternoon FMS Grade 8 Families We are pleased to announce that the process of preparing the FMS Class of 2022 to become the Franklin High School Class of 2026 has begun. Next week the FHS School Counselors will be visiting with our 8th Grade Students to present programming and options for next year and beyond. Grade 8 Teachers have already submitted recommendations for classes. We need you to fill out this survey be April 19th so the FHS counselors can begin to prepare schedules. Here's the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdz35yKS9Oisneh-31vFNY0JfV_begoU90smiNadJLa6xWNOQ/viewform For students with the last names beginning with A-H, the counselor is Lynn Anderson at landerson@gm.sau18.org and for students with the last names beginning with I-Z, the counselor is Melissa Fraley at mfraley@gm.sau18.org. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email or call us at the Franklin High School (603) 934-5441 ext. 3424. Happy Dancing Friday and Happy Easter! Mr D
4 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
Good Evening Tri 2 and Winter Sports Awards and Student and Staff Members of the Week will be broadcast tomorrow, Friday April 15, at 8:45 a.m. live on YouTube https://bit.ly/3cX4stm and it will be recorded if you need to see it later. Sorry for the late notice, it's been a busy week! Happy Dancing Friday! D
4 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
Dance
On Friday, March 11th, the Pemi Middle Academy (grades 5 and 6) had the culminating event for their project, Tomb Raider. It was a performance task that required students to pretend they were Egyptian craftsmen. Their pharaoh's tomb had been raided and so they needed to create objects that would have been found in a pharaoh's tomb. These could have been everyday objects like a gameboard, amulets, hair comb, weapons etc. or a canopic jar (used to hold the mummified internal organs of the wealthy). In addition to making the artifact, students had to complete a written portion where they described their object and why they chose that particular object for their pharaoh. On March 11th, grades 5 and 6 students assembled for a funerary procession from their wing at FMS to the library, with the 4th grade students standing on the sidelines to represent the Egyptians who would have watched such a procession. The library was decorated like an Egyptian tomb and students "presented" their object to their teacher, Michelle Davis. They stated their name and what they created for their pharoah. The projects were then left on display in the library in the form of a museum exhibit complete with museum placards to describe each object. More Pics: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMBttCKI9K2wecLFStBrUhoCnn8l5JWB1CgFE9cVs5aGrJvBFPI8XDxjGUDsVJ9aQ
4 months ago, Ken Darsney (Mr. D)
Egypt