Nov 19, 2014 – Franklin County Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, recently received Board approval to implement the “Educator of the Month” recognition program. According to Howell, our schools are filled with hard-working, selfless, and dedicated individuals. Educators have one of the most challenging jobs in today’s society. Howell told the board she was just looking for a way to publicly say “thank you” to Franklin County educators. Read more…
Congratulations to Brookville Elementary for earning an “Exemplary/A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education for the fifth consecutive year!
FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ART CLUB: HOLIDAY BLESSINGS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY
December 4, 2013 – At the beginning of the school year Mr. George Stringer approached the FCHS Art Department with a request for assistance in restoring the community nativity figures. We thought the endeavor would be a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience the art restoration process. After trying to negotiate a schedule that would accommodate busy student lives we decided that an art club field trip would be the most productive means to immerse the students in a learning environment and accomplish maximum progress on the restoration.
Eleven art club students and a wonderfully artistic parent volunteered for the field trip. The students were highly motivated and eager to learn the color matching skills needed to restore the figures. Paint was mixed to match existing colors, Jerry Mainous instructed students on the art of air brush application, and finally the details were added using tiny brushes. We were all amazed at how much could be accomplished when a group works together as a team. The Art Club students were happy to be of service to their community and for the skills they acquired from the experience.
The day before Thanksgiving I was taken by surprise when Mr. Stringer and Mr. Chapelow came to FCHS and presented the Art Club with a check for $676.51. This was an unexpected generous gift that will be used to benefit the art students of Franklin County High School through the purchase of much needed art supplies. We are very grateful for this donation and our thanks go out to the members of our community and the Franklin County Nativity Restoration Committee for their support of the FCHS Art Club and the FCHS Visual Arts program.
Changes in Indiana Academic Standards
In the spring of 2015 (March and April), the current ISTEP Assessment will continue to be called ISTEP, however, the Assessment will measure the New Indiana College and Career Academic Standards (IASCCR) adopted by the State Board of Education in July of 2014. The Franklin County School Corporation, principals, teachers and support staff are diligently preparing our students to achieve at the highest levels possible with deeper reading, writing and mathematical understanding. (Click to read more)
Non Resident Transfer Students
Franklin County Community Schools are now accepting applications for non-resident transfer students. If you live outside of the district, but would like to attend a Franklin County School, click the image to the left and learn how.
We believe it is the function of the Franklin County Community School Corporation to educate our students for a life that will be satisfying and meaningful to them as persons and will contribute to the improvement of their community, state, and nation. The educational system shall be student-centered, addressing their needs and potential so they may be more adequately prepared vocationally, socially, intellectually, and morally.
Recognizing the diversity of pupil needs and interests, the curriculum and activity programs shall be varied to meet individual desires so that student may acquire the skills necessary to make a living, find satisfactory leisure time activities, develop self-esteem, gain the respect of others, and develop the desire to contribute to our representative society. The programs shall be revised, as necessary, to assist the students to adjust to life in an ever-changing world, teaching them how to think and act in real-life situations, encouraging them to develop worthwhile attitudes and ideals, and allowing them to appreciate the acquisition of useful knowledge, habits, and skills.