2017-2018 Online Registration Period April 1-30

The Franklin Special School District online registration period for all new or currently enrolled FSSD pre-kindergarten through 7th grade students is April 1-30. Beginning Saturday, April 1, please visit FSSD Registration and choose either the New Student Registration link or the Returning Student Registration link.  If you have a returning student, you will need to be prepared to log in to your Skyward Family Access account.Skyward will even auto-translate into dozens of world languages. The registration process will need to be completed for each child and you will receive all notification and confirmation of your registration through Family Access, including notices of important deadlines and the required information. If you have not already set up your Family Access account or you need help accessing your established account, please contact your school office. Your family’s unique user name will allow you to access all of your FSSD students. We are happy to report that required documents, including proofs of residency and immunization updates, may be submitted electronically through the registration process. Please remember, your child is not fully registered until all required documents, including the two proofs of residency dated February 2017 or later, are submitted to your child’s school either electronically or physically.   As a convenience, there will be computer kiosks or stand alone computers available in each school during the month of April for parents in need of online access or assistance with this process. If you need language assistance, please make an appointment with the parent liaison through the school office. Thank you for helping us to plan for next year by registering before the May 1...

Walk Across Williamson Challenge March 1-31

Walk Across Williamson Challenge The annual Walk Across Williamson Challenge is back for its ninth year with an all-new 5K Run/Walk for students, parents and teachers to enjoy. Individual schools may create their own team and train together at their school location. In addition, there will be a Senior 1-Mile Run/Walk and a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run. The first 1,000 runners to register for the race will be chip timed. Staff and students will be tracking their activity during the month of March with the goal of walking across Williamson County, which is the equivalent of 1,800 minutes of physical activity. From March 1 – 31, 2017, we would like our students and their families (ages 4 and up) to record, each day, the number of minutes they are physically active, including time spent at PE, participating in after-school activities, workouts in the gym, or engaging in active free play with your family.  Coordinated School Health will award mini grants to schools based on participation and activity minutes. Activity Log Information Flyer Celebration EventSunday, April 92:00- 5:00 p.m.Inaugural Walk Across Williamson 5kHarlinsdale Farm For more information, contact FSSD Coordinated School Health Coordinator Lisa Chatman, 615-472-3847. Event sponsored by the Williamson County Health...

Young Scholars Institute Registration Open

The Young Scholars Institute has posted its 2017 schedule of classes and registration form. Sponsored by the FSSD, YSI offers challenging, exploratory classes designed for independent and highly motivated learners. The courses are academically and artistically challenging. The 2017 Young Scholars Institute will be at the Poplar Grove campus, 2959 Del Rio Pike. The Junior Scholars program serves students who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades (ages 7-10) and will be housed in the Poplar Grove Elementary side of the building. Senior Scholars serves students who have completed the 5th grade and above (ages 11-14) and will be housed in the Poplar Grove Middle side. The dates for 2016 Institute are June 5-9 and June 12-16. For more information or to download the brochure and registration form, visit YSI...

Books from Heroes Program Begins with Emergency Responders

The Books from Heroes program is sponsored by the Franklin Special School District (FSSD) library media centers and is designed to promote literacy by providing children with the comfort of a good book from a trusted community servant. While school personnel promote reading to students on a daily basis, sometimes people of influence outside of school can create the largest impact. We are excited to partner with the Franklin Fire and Police Departments in distributing the books to children. The books collected for this program are fully funded by donations collected during school book fairs. After screening the donated books for age-appropriate content, a school library media specialist sorts the books into two levels: elementary and middle. If you would like to know more about this program or provide donations for books, please contact FIS Library Media Specialist Dinah Wade at...

2nd Annual Race for the Stars 5K and Fun Run March 4

Help the Freedom Middle School Athletic Department raise money for much needed additions, improvements, and repairs to equipment and facilities by signing up and participating in the 2nd Annual Race for the Stars 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, March 4, from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM! Current 5th graders or younger can sign up for the Fun Run with a portion of your registration fee going back to the Physical Education Department at your FSSD school of choice. All other race participants can sign up for the 5k that will start and end at Freedom Middle School. Fun Run participants will receive a race shirt and a participation medal. 5k participants will receive a goody bag, race shirt, and top winners will receive prizes. The 5k race will be professionally timed. Prizes will be given to the top female and top male finisher overall, as well as the top male and female in each age category Read more...