Its back to school and back to work for Franklin County teachers. One Franklin County teacher received a welcome back surprise when she was notified that she had been nominated and selected for Educator of the Month recognition. Mrs. Abby Ruwe, primary teacher at Brookville Elementary School, has been named as August’s Educator of the Month for the Franklin County Community School Corporation. Mrs. Ruwe is beginning her 12th year as a teacher at Brookville Elementary School. Mrs. Ruwe received her degree in education from the University of Southern Indiana. In addition, Mrs. Ruwe has earned a Master of Arts in School Counseling Services from Xavier University. According to Mrs. Ruwe, she was the first teacher, retired principal Mr Mike Biltz, hired when he when became principal at Brookville Elementary School. During most of her tenure at Brookville Elementary Mrs. Ruwe has taught first grade. This year she has moved to kindergarten. When not working at school, Mrs. Ruwe helps out with the family business. According to Mrs. Ruwe, “My very first job was not in the education field, but working in the family business which has prepared me to be a ‘people person’ to all generations along … Continue reading
August 2015, marks a new beginning for the Franklin County Community School Corporation. The 2015-16 school year promises to be a year filled with change. The Franklin County Board of School Trustees and School Administration just recently adopted a new mission statement, core values and beliefs, as well as a vision statement. Much time and effort was spent on the development of these statements, values, and beliefs, which provide the foundation for the school corporation. The newly adopted mission statement, “We exist so children can excel” will be promoted throughout the school community. The core values and beliefs will be at the forefront of decisions that are made about and for the school corporation. >Continue Reading
As a result of recent PowerSchool software upgrades, changes have been made in the way parents access student information. The process is called Single Sign-On and will streamline your access to information. No longer will you need separate logins for each student. To learn more, click here. To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, click on the PowerSchool icon on the left side of this page.
Nationwide, 7.5 million students miss nearly a month of school every year in excused and unexcused absences. Locally, 675 students missed more than ten (10) days of school during the 2014-2015 school year, and 673 students exceeded this ten (10) day mark in 2013-2014. Developing the habit of going to school regularly is critical to doing well in school, college, and on the job. Recently, the Franklin County Board of School Trustees approved a new attendance policy for the upcoming school year which limits the number of days, excused and unexcused, that student may be absent from school to nine (9). Click here to read more.
This fall, the Franklin County Community School Corporation will begin using School Messenger, a leading provider of notification services for parental outreach, emergency broadcasts, student attendance alerts and other communications for education. It is the school corporation’s goal to increase communication with families and to provide timely and accurate information whether it be a crisis situation or school closures due to inclement weather. Click here to read a full press release.