Free Breakfast and Lunch over Summer Ensure Kids Don’t Go Hungry

Summer is an exciting time for children to enjoy time with friends and family, but for many children, summer can mean many hungry days. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition. For the seventh consecutive year, the Franklin Special School District is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to children. The SFSP helps to bridge the summer hunger gap by providing free food to kids at community sites during the months of June and July.  The 2016 Summer Food Service Program kicked off Tuesday, May 31. The program’s goal is to make sure any child who needs breakfast or lunch can receive it, so there are no forms to fill out or qualifications to meet. Any child under 18 is eligible to receive breakfast and lunch through the SFSP at no cost. Adults may purchase a meal for $3.25. The FSSD will host one dining site throughout the summer (excluding the week of July 4-8), with a second site to open for three weeks in July. Summer Food Service Program Serving Sites: Franklin Elementary School Cafeteria, 1501 Figuers Drive Breakfast is available from 7:45 until 8:30 and lunch is available from 11:00 until 12:30, Monday through Friday. Dates available: May 31 through August 3 Please enter through the school’s multi-purpose room entrance, adjacent to the staff parking lot at the side of the building. Freedom Intermediate School Cafeteria, 840 Glass Lane Breakfast is available from 8:00 until...

Honors Program (High School Credit Courses) Summer Testing July 14

The vision of the Franklin Special School District (FSSD) is to provide Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All. Because the FSSD is committed to providing a more deliberate focus on individualized and personalized instructional experiences, the FSSD offers high school credit-bearing Algebra I or world language classes (French or Spanish) for qualifying students in grades 7-8. If you believe your child has reached a level of proficiency which will make him/her a good candidate for Algebra I or world language in middle school, you may request that he/she take the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT), a standardized measure specifically constructed to indicate mathematics aptitude for Algebra and/or the Modern Language Aptitude Test-Elementary (MLAT-E). Students who meet the IAAT score criteria will become eligible to participate in FSSD’s Algebra I classes in either 7th or 8th grade. Students who meet the MLAT-E score criteria will become eligible to participate in FSSD’s world language classes beginning in 7th grade. The IAAT and/or MLAT-E test will be administered at Freedom Intermediate School, Freedom Middle School and Poplar Grove Middle School for the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, July 14, 2016. The IAAT Test will be administered at 12:30 p.m. and the MLAT-E will be administered at 2:00 p.m.  (NOTE: Students will test at their ZONED SCHOOL on the day of testing.) Summer Testing Registration Form:  Please complete and return to your child’s school. English...

Honors Program Summer Testing for Grades 5-8 on July 14

The vision of the Franklin Special School District (FSSD) is to provide Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All. Because the FSSD is committed to those actions that bring about a more deliberate focus toward individualized and personalized instructional experiences, the FSSD offers an Honors Program for qualifying students in grades 5-8. By the time students enter the fifth grade, some have reached a level of academic proficiency which enables them to participate in a learning environment which delivers faster-paced curriculum, more rigorous and complex instruction that emphasizes more in-depth study, analytical thinking, and creative problem solving. If you believe your child has reached a level of academic proficiency which will make him/her a good candidate for the Honors Program, you may request that he/she take the EXPLORE test, an 8th grade level test used by FSSD to identify academically advanced students. Students who meet the EXPLORE score criteria in the subtests for English, Reading, Math, and Science will become eligible to participate in FSSD’s Honors English/Language Arts, Math, and/or Science classes. Placement in Honors classes will occur as space is available. The 8th grade level EXPLORE test will be administered at Freedom Intermediate School, Freedom Middle School and Poplar Grove Middle School for the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  (NOTE:  Students will test at their ZONED SCHOOL and will take all four subtests—English, Reading, Math, and Science—on the day of testing.) Summer Testing Registration Form:  Please complete and return to your child’s school. English...