February Educator of the Month


Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, is pleased to announce that Mrs. Heather Stang (Flaspohler) is being celebrated as February’s “Educator of the Month”. Just in her fifth year of teaching, Mrs. Stang has already made a significant mark on the lives of her students and their families.  To date, she is the youngest teacher to receive this honor. After graduating from Franklin County High School, Mrs. Stang attended IU Bloomington majoring in Elementary Education.  Her first teaching assignment for the Franklin County Schools was kindergarten at Mt. Carmel School.  Since her initial assignment she has taught second grade and is currently teaching fifth grade at Mt. Carmel. Mrs. Stang was nominated for this recognition by a parent.  The parent wrote about the positive impact Mrs. Stang has had not only on her child’s attitude about school, but also her academic performance.  Because of Mrs. Stang “my child has done a complete turnaround from previous years.” Mrs. Stang is “vibrant, young, and passionate about teaching and nurturing the children in her classroom.” In addition to her contributions in the classroom, Mrs. Stang gives back to the school and community in a number of ways.  She works with the Dance Energy team, serves … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year at Brookville Elementary, Laurel School, and Mt. Carmel School will soon open.  If your child will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2016 they are eligible for registration.  Please have the following records when you arrive: Birth Certificate, Updated Shot records, and proof of residence.  If you have any questions, please contact the front office at the school where your child will be registered.

Kindergarten Registration Dates:
April 7, 2016 10am to 6pm
April 8, 2016 8am to 3pm

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January Educator of the Month


To mark the one-year anniversary of Franklin County’s “Educator of the Month” program, Mrs. Melissa “Missy” Renforth is being recognized as January’s “Educator of the Month”.  Mrs. Renforth is currently a fourth grade teacher at Laurel School. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University, Mrs. Renforth was hired by the Franklin County Community School Corporation to cover a maternity leave.  The following school year, Mrs. Renforth was hired as a full time elementary teacher at Laurel School.  Her teaching tenure at Laurel School spans 27 years, and she has taught third, fourth, and fifth grade.   Mrs. Renforth received multiple nominations for this recognition.  One parent wrote, “I feel that Mrs. Renforth has put many years into our school and is a loyal educator.  I have witnessed her show compassion, tough love, or just give a simple compliment to make someone’s day.” According to Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, “when the “Educator of the Month” recognition program was conceived, in addition to considering excellence in the classroom, we also wanted to recognize educators for their leadership and involvement in the school and in the community.”  During her career at Laurel School, Mrs. Renforth has immersed herself in … Continue reading

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2016-2017 School Calendar

calendar graphicThe Franklin County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees approved the 2016-2017 School Calendar at the January 11 board meeting. To view and print the calendar, click here.

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Stuff the Bus 2015

Photo #1Personal care items like toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, laundry supplies, toilet paper, etc. are basic needs that most people take for granted.  However, for families in need, maintaining hygiene can be a real challenge.  Even those receiving government assistance can find it difficult to fit such items into the household budget, since assistance is often restricted to purchase of food for the family.

As they travel over 2, 700 miles a day over local roads, Franklin County Community School Corporation bus drivers see firsthand the poverty that affects so many Franklin County students.  “Stuff the Bus” is a school bus driver-led initiative begun this year to collect toys and personal care and household items for local families in need.

Each school bus driver received a canvas collection bag sporting the “Stuff the Bus” logo. The bags were supplied at very deep discount by local CVS Pharmacy manager Tammy Grant.  The drivers then distributed a flyer to each family on the bus detailing the collection effort, which began two weeks before Christmas and ended December 18th.

Response from the drivers, students and their families was tremendous, with several thousand dollars worth of toys, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, and personal care items collected.  The items were channeled back out into the communities through the Laurel School Christmas campaign, the BUMC Christmas families program, and through Works of Mercy, the food pantry at SIEOC, and Harvest Land Storehouse in New Trenton.

The drivers would like to express their sincere appreciation to the community for supporting this first-year effort.  Organizers hope to expand the program even further next year and continue to bring help to our students in need.

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