Special Ed Parent Support Group to Discuss ADHD and Related Issues

The FSSD Special Education department is hosting a series of support meetings for parents of students with disabilities. The purpose of these meetings is to increase parent understanding of special education, improve dialog between school and home, and increase parental involvement in the schools. Working together, we hope to improve services for students with disabilities and increase student achievement. The meeting is Tuesday, March 7,  from 6:30-7:30 PM at Franklin Elementary School Media Center, 1501 Figuers Drive. The topic of this meeting is ADHD and Related Medical Disorders in Students. Child care is available. After spending 25 years in pediatric practice, C. A. Stilwell, Jr., MD now specializes in ADHD and related problems and offers consultations on behavior issues. He received his BA degree with Honors in Psychology at Vanderbilt University. He completed his Medical Degree, Internship and Residency Training at Vanderbilt. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the America Association of Christian Counselors, a professional member of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), a member of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and serves on the Board of Health for Williamson County. If you have any questions, please call FSSD Special Populations Supervisor Beth Farrar Herren at 615/794-6624 or...

HSI Agents to Discuss Online Predators/ Cyber Safety on Jan. 17

The Franklin Special School District is again partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), to present Project I-Guardian on Tuesday, January 17 at 6:00 PM in the theater at Freedom Intermediate School, 840 Glass Lane. The information presented will include examples based on local investigations to help parents, teachers, and others better understand how children can become victimized online. This special parent session is not suitable for children, so please plan accordingly. This informative and frank discussion will be presented by HSI Special Agent/Group Supervisor Dennis Fetting, who will explain the risks of online activity while also arming attendees with knowledge and resources. By partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NetSmartz and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the HSI Project I-Guardian program is a powerful tool to help children and parents understand the risks they will encounter while exploring the digital world. The HSI agents will hold special age-appropriate presentations the week of January 9 to students in grades 5-8. For more information, please contact FSSD Safety Coordinator Celby Glass at 615-472-3117, or Instructional Technology Specialist (5-8) Cindy Cook at...

FSSD and MAC Winter Break Holiday Schedule

The Franklin Special School District schools and Central Office will be closed December 22 through January 3. Faculty and staff will return Wednesday January 4. Students will return Monday, January 9. January 4 – District Professional Learning Day (course catalog) January 5 – School Professional Learning Day January 6 – Administrative Day January 9 – Students and All Staff Return     MACMAC will be open at the Holiday Site, 1406 Cannon Street, on the following schedule: Dec. 22 – Open Dec. 23-25 – CLOSED Dec. 26-29 – Open Dec. 30-Jan. 2 – CLOSED Dec. 4-6 – Open If you need to reach the Holiday MAC Office, please...

Honors Program Info Meeting (Rising 6th-8th Graders) on Jan. 12

The Franklin Special School District’s vision of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All is the basis of all instructional programming. Because the FSSD is committed to a deliberate focus toward individualized and personalized instructional experiences, the district offers an Honors Program for qualifying students in grades 5-8. The Honors Program is ideal for students who 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. The FSSD will host an Honors Program Parent Information meeting at Freedom Intermediate School on January 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting is open to families of rising 6th-8th grade students and presenters will address issues such as eligibility criteria for Honors or High School Credit classes, the registration process, testing dates and formats, and qualification notification....

Honors Program Info Meeting Set for Jan. 12 (Rising 5th Grade Families)

The Franklin Special School District’s vision of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All is the basis of all instructional programming. Because the FSSD is committed to a deliberate focus toward individualized and personalized instructional experiences, the district 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. The FSSD will host an Honors Program Parent Information meeting at Freedom Intermediate School January 12, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. This meeting is open to families of current 4th grade students (rising 5th graders) and presenters will address issues such as eligibility criteria, the registration process, testing dates, and qualification notification....

FIS Requests Donations from Book Fair for New “Heroes” Program

This holiday season, the Freedom Intermediate School Library Media Center would like to bring joy to our community through the gift of reading. Our Winter Book Fair with Scholastic will be held December 12th-16th at Freedom Intermediate School. We have a special wish list this year to benefit children who have been touched by tragedy. We will be collecting new books and donations to buy books to give to the Franklin Police and Fire Departments. These brave public servants will carry the books in their vehicles so they may give them to children they meet as first responders to local emergencies. To get this initiative started, we have selected several books that will be available at the Book Fair for purchase and donation. Receptacles for both Police and Fire departments will be in place at the Fair to collect the purchased books and/or monetary donations. We are excited to report that both departments will have representatives come to school during the Book Fair to talk with students about their favorite books. Please encourage your neighbors and friends to attend our Book Fair, make a donation, or shop our online fair to donate books to this new community reading program! You can shop online from December 4-17 at: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/freedomintermediateschool The Book Fair will be December 12-16 in the FIS Lobby. Monday- Friday: 7:00AM-2:00PMThursday evening from...