Events Calendar

Teacher Workday
Date: 8/13/2014
Teacher Workday
Date: 8/14/2014
Teacher Workday
Date: 8/15/2014
Staff Development
Date: 8/18/2014
Staff Development
Date: 8/19/2014



News & Announcements

FFA Members Recognized
In May, Jeb H. of the Franklin FFA chapter was elected as the Area III FFA state officer candidate. On July 17, in Fort Worth, Texas, he will be delivering his state officer election speech as he competes for the Texas FFA State President position. Good luck to Jeb.

In June, Rachel K. of the Franklin FFA chapter was awarded an $18,000 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship through the Texas FFA scholarship program. She will be presented this scholarship on July 16 in Fort Worth at the State FFA Convention. Congratulations, Rachel!
Sports Physicals Required for All Athletes
In efforts to increase safety and prevention in athletics, FISD is requiring ANNUAL physicals for all student-athletes. Annual screening of athletes is imperative because medical conditions can change from year to year and the development of subtle issues may be overlooked. The pre-participation exam is designed to help identify athletes that may be at risk for medical issues before he or she participates in a sport.

Physical can be obtained by your primary physician or orthopedic doctor. Mass sports physicals were offered by FISD on May 22. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Marissa Jones at mjones@franklinisd.net or 979.255.5409.
Franklin Fine Arts Summer Camp Guide and Newsletter 2014
Want to know about summer camps for music, dance, and theatre? Included in this newsletter are summer camps in the surrounding areas compiled by the Franklin ISD Fine Arts Faculty and Sponsors. Fine Arts Summer Camp Guide and Newsletter
FHS Makes List of Best High Schools
An article from The Eagle newspaper recently reported that three Brazos Valley schools have made U.S. News and World Report's list of best high schools. The magazine reviewed data on more than 19,400 U.S. public high schools to compile the list. A&M Consolidated High School was 114 on the state list (1,096 nationally), and Bryan Collegiate High School came it at 134 in the state (1,370 nationally). Franklin High School was ranked 185 in Texas and 1,966 nationally.

The rankings were based on student-teacher ratios, schools' performance on state assessment tests and how well they prepare students for college. The School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas was the top-ranked school in the country; the Dallas school district's School of Science and Engineering Magnet was eighth in the country. There were no other Texas schools in the top 10.
Cooking Up a Win for FHS

<b>Cooking Up a Win for FHS</b> The FHS Culinary Team recently won 2nd place at the Brazos Valley Culinary Competition held at the Brazos County Expo. Congrats to Sarah F., Nicole S., Tucker M. and Kyle F.
Ag Mechanics Competitors Win

<b>Ag Mechanics Competitors Win</b> Congratulations ag mechanics that competed at Blinn. Four seniors won their division and a $1000 scholarship to Blinn.
FHS Art News

<b>FHS Art News</b> Two of our high school students, Malia S. and Courtney H. were selected as finalists in the 33rd Annual Congressional Art Competition for their artwork: Maila's-“Ready to Rodeo” and Courtney's-“Behind Blank Stares”. All of the finalists, along with their families and teachers, are invited to a reception in their honor in Waco, Texas.  This year’s reception will be held at the Martin Museum of Art on the Baylor University campus on May 13th, 2014.   The finalists’ pieces will also be displayed in an exhibit at the Museum for most of the month of May.  After that, the pieces will be prominently featured in one of our district offices. Congratulations to these students!!!

Also Tyler M's painting was selected to be published in the hardbound book titled "Celebrating Art", after entering an online art contest. In addition, Congressman Bill Flores and his wife have asked to purchase one of Tyler's watercolor paintings for their home.
Rachel B. Designs Vans Shoes

<b>Rachel B. Designs Vans Shoes</b> Rachel completes the first pair of Van shoes for the Custom Culture Contest.

Vans created this phenomenally-cool project to help ignite creativity and raise funds and awareness for the importance of ART in high schools all over the US. Since 2010, Vans has hosted a nationwide event called Custom Culture where high school students ‘design their own VANS’- the project has opened the doors to thousands of students across the US to compete and create masterpieces of art from a pair of traditional Vans shoes. The winner is awarded $50,000 toward their high school art program and the chance for their shoes to be produced and sold in Vans' retail stores!
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