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Activity Bus Schedule 2017-2018
Activity buses for middle school students will begin operation on Wednesday, August 9th. The majority of middle school practices and activities will end at 5:30 p.m. There will be two buses, one for Mt. Carmel area students, and a second for Laurel area students.
The Mt. Carmel area activity bus is expected to arrive at the Mt. Carmel School front parking lot at approximately 6:00 p.m. Times may vary slightly each day due to the number of students riding. It is highly recommended that students call or text parents when the bus is leaving the middle school so that parents have a more accurate pick up time.
The Laurel area activity bus is expected to arrive at the Have A Bite Restaurant parking lot in Metamora at approximately 6:00 p.m. and the Laurel School front parking lot at approximately 6:10 p.m. Times may vary slightly each day due to the number of students riding. It is highly recommended that students call or text parents when the bus is leaving the middle school so that parents have a more accurate pick up time.
Activity buses shall operate Monday through Friday.
Riding the activity bus is a privilege. Behavior problems, late pick-up, etc. shall not be tolerated. Riding privileges may be revoked at any time.
Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,
It is with great pride and enthusiasm I welcome the beginning of yet another school year. This year our doors will open to students on Wednesday, August 9th. The 2017-18 promises to be a year of change and year of opportunity.
Several CHANGES are being implemented this year. All students in grades 7 and 8 will attend Franklin County Middle School. Sixth grade students residing in the Brookville attendance area will also attend Franklin County Middle School. The grade level span at Brookville Elementary will increase to include fifth grade students. A before and after latchkey program is available at three locations: Brookville Elementary, Laurel School, and Mt. Carmel School. HeadStart services will continue at Brookville Elementary and have been added at Laurel School. Daycare for 12 month olds to 5 year olds is being offered at Laurel School.
A two tiered transportation system will be implemented. High School and Middle School students will be transported to and from school in a much more direct and efficient manner than in previous years. A second tier will transport elementary student directly to and from school, eliminating transfers and wait times. Many students will experience reduced time spent on the bus and a much more direct route to school and home.
Several staff changes have occurred over the summer. Many in the form of retirements; others due to family commitments, new job opportunities, etc. We will fondly remember those that have retired but also look forward to making connections with new staff members. In addition, many staff members have changed teaching assignments, grade levels, or buildings for this school year.
As a result of these changes many new OPPORTUNTIES have been created for our students. Course offerings at the middle school and high school have increased. Existing programs have been expanded and new programs have been added. In addition to the “traditional curriculum”, all seventh and eighth grade students will now have the opportunity to enroll in agriculture, business, engineering, and foreign language classes at Franklin County Middle School. Dual credit courses at the high school continue to increase, as well as the introduction of an “Internship Program” and the addition of an IMPACT period. At the elementary level, one-to-one technology, supported by Chromebooks, will begin at grade three. Services such as latchkey, daycare, activity buses, and online registration have been added to meet the needs of our families.
The mission of the Franklin County Community Schools states, “We exist so children can excel”. The school administration, faculty and staff, and Members of the Board of School Trustees are committed to making changes necessary to help our students excel. This year, we will be kicking the school year off with the theme “Destination Excellence”. Our goal is to remove barriers, better utilize resources, and provide the support needed for all students during their journey toward excellence. In the words of American inventor, Joy Mangano, “Your destination might not end up being exactly what you envisioned to start with, but if you stick it out and work through the challenges, what you end up with will be far better than you could have ever imagined.”
Yours in Education,
Dr. Debbie Howell, FCCSC Superintendent
Good Luck to All Franklin County 4H Participants
at the 2017 Franklin County 4H Fair
July 17-22, 2017
FCCSC now accepting transfer students for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here for the transfer application.