WILDCAT PULSE – October 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.

Fantastic Fall here at FCHS!

This month has been such an exciting and enjoyable time here at FCHS. Students are making moves to become more productive citizens each and every day. With the expertise of our fine staff, FCHS is working to lead students into a better tomorrow. The staff is creating opportunities to help students to succeed in the workforce and in life. We are all proud to be Wildcats and we are looking forward to a fantastic fall season of fun.

Notes from the FCHS Staff:

From Mrs. Tincher: September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, (El Mes de la Herencia HIspana), and Spanish Club members created a collaborative poster during their first meeting of the school year to hang in the World Languages hallway. It is called Todo el Mundo Sonríe en el Mismo Idioma (Everyone Smiles in the Same Language.) This colorful poster reminds us of the rich culture and traditions that Latinos bring to our world in many different ways. Spanish Club members will continue with this theme during their October 11 meeting.

From Mrs. Barricklow: For the Preparatory College and Careers class: The class had a discussion about what was true to life and what was not as they played the Game of Life.

From Mrs. Hignite: Students in Intro to 2D are being introduced to color theory, design theory, self-portraits, digital design, and more. Students in Intro to 3D are being introduced to color theory, design theory, armatures, ceramic and paper clay sculpture, and more. Students in Drawing learn landscape drawing, perspective, still-life, and portraiture. Students in Ceramics learn hand building, glaze theory, sgraffito carving, the physics of whistle making, and more. See some of our FCHS artists at work!

From Mrs. Schneider: See what is happening in Science BIOL 105 students have been exploring biomolecules, focusing on each with an investigation. Students have investigated the process of starch to sugar conversion in bananas as they ripen, and the process of making butter based on the phospholipids and triglycerides present in heavy cream.

APHY 101 students recently finished their focus on the integumentary system, focusing on features of the skin such as the uniqueness of fingerprints, and how sunscreen works to protect the layers of our skin from UV rays.  Students tested various sunscreens with UV sensitive paper to investigate their effectiveness.

Students in BIOL 101 have been investigating cellular transport processes and efficiency of those processes in the laboratory, the effect of surface area to volume ratio of cells, and how plant cells respond to environmental conditions and attempt to maintain homeostasis through osmosis.

From Mr. Baldwin: Department of Technology and Engineering class: The Introduction to Transportation 2022 Mousetrap Vehicle Challenge Winners are as follows: 1st Place Joseph Bommer, 2nd place: Brayton Hofer, 3rd place: Travis Schwartz   CONGRATULATIONS!

The 2022-2023 Homecoming court – a Boogie Disco Night!

Students pictured are: Mackenzie Broshear Keegan Clark, Summer Hoyt, Kaden Welch. Macey Ward, Ryan Seal. Jacoba Hensley, Spencer Bath, Maci Lake, Brady Morehead. Kassidy Schell, Peyton McCreary, Audrey Sacksteder, Xander Rodriguez,  Madison Merritt, Kayla Spangler and Carson Prifogle. Congratulations to Kayla Spangler and Carson Prifogle for being chosen as Homecoming Queen and King!

 From Mrs. Shaver: College week is underway from Oct. 3rd– 7th. Thank you to all who made the Career and College fair another success!

From Mrs. DeGrazia: -Our 9th and 10th grade Early College students attended a field trip to Ivy Tech Batesville at the beginning of September. Students got to learn more about earning dual credits, the cost of postsecondary education, and the programs available at Ivy Tech.

-FCHS will be awarded another round of funding in October for our participation in the Rural Early College Network (RECN) grant. These funds will be used to help build our Early College program.

The Giving Pump

52 Pik-Up is proud to partner with Shell Oil Company on the “The Giving Pump”, an initiative focused on driving positive change in local communities by giving back. From now through October 31, 2022, a portion of the purchases made by customers who use the designated pump at select Shell stations will support local children’s charities. It’s easy to participate in the program, and it costs customers nothing extra. 

“The Giving Pump” at 52 Pik-Up is specially marked with colorful signage to inspire customers to fuel up and support Stayin’ Alive. Across the U.S., over 3,000 Shell stations are participating in this initiative. Those looking to find a participating station or additional program details can visit shell.us/giving pump. 

Stayin’ Alive promotes a safer and healthier environment for the youth through student programming and community activities. These programs build resiliency in youth and teach them how to make positive decisions. These funds will help Stayin’ Alive continue to offer those services to our youth. 

Support Stayin’ Alive and 52 Pik-Up by filling up at “The Giving Pump” to make a difference in our community. Every gallon of gas is benefitting a young person in FranklinCounty. 

Stayin’ Alive is Franklin County’s Coalition addressing substance abuse. Stayin’ Alive’s mission is to promote a safer and healthier community by reducing the problematic use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in Franklin County. For more information on Stayin’ Alive, please visit www.stayinalive24.org or contact 765-647-7272.

October Students of the Month: Congratulations!!!

FCHS Media Center: Audrey Marshall

Art students for the month of October are Esther George and Shelby Beneker.

Music Department Students of the Month: Kirstyn Caudill, Elizabeth Turner, and Wyatt Bowling

FACS – Intern of the Month- Christian Stortz.

FACS student of the month: Jordon King

ELA: Chloe Uehara, Ayla Lienesch, Kristen Ison, Mackenzie, Broshear, Nate Baker, Natalee Lykins,

Housing & Interior Design               Claire Maxie

Adv. Nutrition I                                  Cali Pea

Preparing for College & Careers     Trevor Moizuk

Social Studies student of the month: Carter Dozier (World History)

Construction – Landon Arcaro

Manufacturing – Logan Murray

Transportation – Joseph Bommer

Engineering –  Luke Estes

Computer Science – Ryan Johnson

What’s happening in Construction this month

3rd Period Introduction to Construction students floor frame construction activity.

To all FCHS parents/guardians:

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

Ms. South