Wildcat Pulse – September 2022

Here are your monthly sights and sounds from Franklin County High School for September 2022. If you would like your photos to be featured, be sure to send them to dherbert@fccsc.k12.in.us with the subject FCHS Pulse.

Welcome Back!

I am extremely pleased to announce that this year’s first month into the new school year has been successful. Students are actively engaged in  rigorous learning opportunities and staff members are getting back into their daily routines. Positivity engulfs the halls and the Wildcat school pride is shining through. Teachers are building positive and productive relationships that provide the most support to students in their journey toward their college and career goals. The guidance staff is always ready to assist students with any questions that they may have. Our WCC, Internship programs, and plethora of on-site trade, technical, and agricutural programs are second to none. This year we are also working towards an Early College endorsement. It is an honor to work with such fine professionals and I encourage you as parents/guardians to get involved with FCHS and be an active part of the Wildcat family. Thank you for your continued support. Go Wildcats! – Ms South

Homecoming News

Regarding the FCHS Homecoming Dance: A permission slip must be provided for students outside of FCHS for any student who would like to bring a guest to homecoming. Deadline for submission of permission slips is Wednesday the 28th of September. Students over the age of 18 must seek the approval of the FCHS Principal to attend the Homecoming Dance. Please follow the dress code policy. 

Stay tuned for updates regarding the Homecoming festivities this month. It will be posted on the FCHS webpage/facebook by the end of the week.

It’s Homecoming month! This week, FCHS Website Administrator, Derek Herbert, asked students and staff “What are you most looking forward to during Homecoming week?” If you would like to participate, send an email to dherbert@fccsc.k12.in.us.

For homecoming week I’m looking forward to dressing up for spirit days, the game and of course the dance!!  

Karly Bergin

I am really looking to the homecoming dance and hanging out with friends during that time

Logan Spurlock

Notes from the FCHS Staff:

From Mrs. Tincher: Spanish Club will have their first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 13, during Impact. Co-sponsors, Patxi and Señora Tincher, will introduce officer candidates, and members will be working on a collaborative mural to hang in the World Languages hallway.  All current students and former Spanish students are encouraged to attend. Nomination forms for all Junior and Senior Spanish students are available to anyone wishing to run for office. ¡H asta luego.

From Mr. Williams: The Choir Butterbraid fundraiser money and forms are due by Sept. 7th! Butterbraid delivery will be September 28th and available for pick up from 2:30 until 5:15 PM. Orders must be picked up that day to keep items frozen!

The area 8A All State Choir Auditions will be held in the Music Suite on September 19th 4:30-6:30. Mr. Williams is the area coordinator for Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA). Good Luck!

From Ms. Schneider: September 14th – deadline for Knowledge Assessment (Ivy Tech Dual Credit Courses)

From Mr. Johnson: The band will be performing at IU Band Day on September 10.  The performance will take place at halftime of the IU football game that day. Good luck to our Band!

From Mrs. Degrazia: 9th and 10th grade Early College students will be attending a field trip to Ivy Tech Batesville on Tuesday, September 6th! If you would like more information about the Early College Program, please contact Mrs. Katie Degrazia at FCHS.

From Mrs. Volk: The Academic Team will have their first meet at South Dearborn on Monday September 12. Good Luck!

From the Office of Student Services: Mrs.Shaver: Senior Year Boot Camp continues: September 14 and September 21 from 3:45-5:45 in the library. September 28-  College &  Career Fair

Meanwhile, in Mr. Hofer’s Speech Class…

Speech students have been working on honing their communication skills during the first few weeks of school. This activity asked them to complete a puzzle in small groups by only using their non-verbal communication skills. Students had to work together to complete the task and then realized that the other groups had some of their missing pieces. This forced them to work together as a collective team to complete their individual puzzles.

September Students of the Month – Congratulations!!!

Principal’s Award

For the Month of September, the Principal’s Award goes to Blake Smith, recommended by Mr. Derik Orshcell for his outstanding work in and out of the classroom this year. Blake has been working hard on his school work and is thinking about his future. Great Job Blake!

ELA Dept:

  • McKenzie Rogers
  • Adrianna Helton
  • Padraig Jackson
  • Marcus Kemp
  • Malachi Garlow
  • Willa Bruns

Department of Technology and Engineering:

  • Construction: Peyton McCreary
  • Manufacturing: Aiden Johnson
  • Transportation: Marcus Kemp
  • Engineering: Dakota Schwab
  • Computer Science: Austin Willis

Social Studies Department:

  • Economics: Macy Crain
  • Psychology: Brooke Rose

Art Department:

  • Jack Harpring
  • Carline Rowlett

Department of World Languages:

  • Chinese 1: Carson Mays
  • Spanish 1: Maddison Willetts
  • Spanish 2: Jacob Rauch

Music Department:

  • Band: Nick Perry
  • Choir: Faith Marshall
  • Non-performing classes: Dominique Adams


  • Housing and Interior Design: Nathan Baker
  • Advanced Nutrition and Wellness 1: Madison Merritt
  • Preparing for College and Careers: Vivan Silas  and Josh Wilson 
  • Internship Class: Josie Rolfes

What’s going on in FACS?

Here are a few pictures of Mrs. Barricklow’s Preparing for College and Careers Class playing the Game of Life and comparing it to real-life situations!

What’s going on in the Technology and Engineering Department?

Introduction to Construction
Students working in the lab laying the corner blocks of their foundation wall.

Thank you to all the parents/guardians for your continued support in helping us CELEBRATE the students.

 Ms. South