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...

FIS School Pool

FIS is proud to be the first school in FSSD to participate in the School Pool program sponsored by TMA. School Pool is Cool is a ride-matching program for your school that connects parents who transport their own children. Share the ride to school by carpooling and improve the air quality, reduce congestion, and make life a bit simpler. Visit the website http://freedomschoolpools.com/ to learn more and find a...

Business Sponsors/Exhibitors Needed for Career Exploration Day

The 15th Annual World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park.  We are currently looking for business partners to sponsor and/or exhibit in this comprehensive career day, designed to inform 8th-  grade students about their career possibilities. The Franklin Special School District and Williamson County Schools recognize there are specific workforce needs for Williamson County and Middle Tennessee. We are taking an active role to introduce students to career opportunities and other emerging careers by offering more career education within the curriculum. The World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day is an excellent strategy for getting students authentically engaged in learning about careers. For more information or to find out how to participate, please visit the 2016 World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day...

“Meet and Greet” on Aug. 4 for 5th-8th graders

Rising intermediate and middle school students in grades 5-8 and their parents are invited to a Meet and Greet event at their individual schools (Freedom Intermediate, Freedom Middle and Poplar Grove Middle). This drop-in style event provides you with an opportunity to receive your student schedules, turn in missing forms or documents, and receive important back to school information. Interpreters will be...

Liberty Elementary ROARING Back to School Event on Wed., Aug. 3

The Liberty Lions will be ROARING at a special back to school event on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, purchase school supplies and enjoy a special treat. Parents will receive bus information, be able to enroll children for MAC, and complete the final few documents to start the school year. We hope you will join us as we will be ROARING Back to School on August...

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...