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*Updates* Please click on the title to see pictures of Career Day
We here at Franklin continue to work tirelessly to effectively communicate with our families regarding their students' academic/ social progress, and school wide events/ initiatives. We have also strived to increase our communication with families of our high academic standards, expectations, and rigor. We are so pleased to see through the district survey results that 96% of our community agrees that Franklin has been successful in this endeavor. Thank you all so much for your support! Please click HERE for the full report, and on the title for a summary of results!
In May Franklin's Drama Club showcased 3 performances of "Singing the Red, White and Blue" Please click to see pictures.
The Stratford High School Class of 2018 would like to help you celebrate your children's graduation. They are selling colorful Mylar graduation balloons and will come to your home on June 13th, the day before graduation and attach it to your mailbox or front door. (The balloons do not say 2017). Your order must be received no later than June 5, 2017. See attached link for order form. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Franklin's Grade 6 teacher Mrs. Rosenberg for winning the Stratford Teacher of the Year Award! We here at Franklin are all very proud of her!
**Please click on the title to see more pictures from the Town Wide Spelling Bee Finals**
Please join us this Thursday, May 11th, Friday, May 12th or Saturday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. at Bunnell High School for what promises to be an outstanding evening of theater!
Students and Seniors: $7.00
Stratford High School is ranked the 35th best school in Connecticut according to the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. The school also received a Bronze Medal. SHS graduation rate was 92% and they scored and 18.8 in college readiness.
The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
Our annual spring book fair will be running Wednesday May 10th to Friday May 12th. Your child's teacher has signed up for a time during one of those days. Flyers will be coming home soon!
Spelling Bee Winners!
Whitney- Our In-school Spelling Bees are complete! The following students in Grades 5 and 6 are the winners for our school:
- Winner- David McLarin
- Alternate- Raeshawn Hastey-Pettway
- Winner-Weronika Rudka
- Alternate- Haley Mennona
"The mission of Ben's Bells is to inspire, educate,and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships and our communities" (bensbells.org). Eli Whitney is registered as an official "Be Kind" school, as are many other schools within the district.
Science Night is Thursday June 1st. Please join us for a STEM of a night.
Eli Whitney hosted a literacy night. Many families attended and participated, they played Harry Potter Jeopardy, Book Trivia Challenge, and they discussed dolls in literature and had fun with Mo Willems.
The SHS Post Prom takes place on June 2nd at The Sports Center of CT
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Note: Registration for 2017 fall sports opens on May 1st. Registration closes on May 30th for students trying out for cheerleading and dance team; registration closes on August 10th for football and closes on August 20th for all other fall sports.
Online registration is accessible under the Athletics tab.
Winner - Reid Rogers-Ho
Alternate - Jennaya Nieves
Winner - Paige Jockers (Left Center)
Alternate - Avantika Prabakaran (Far Left)
Good Luck at the Town Wide Spelling Bee!!
Johnson House School kicked off Career Week with a Whole School Meeting. Students wore their "Career ID Badges" representing a career that they researched and wanted to learn more about. Over the course of the year, teachers have provided opportunities for...
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ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE ADA COORDINATOR, AT (203) 385-4020 OR (203) 385-4022 (TDD) 5 DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING, IF POSSIBLE.
On March 22, 62 Stratford High School students currently enrolled in the Health and Medical Careers pathway program attended a state competition for HOSA, future health professionals. The competition included schools from all over the state of Connecticut. Students competed in various areas of health education and medical competencies.
- 1st-12th Smarter Balanced Assessment
- 1st-26th Chapel Book Drive [click for attachment]
- May 4th --ELL Parent Night [click for attachment]
- May 10th –Grade 6 Cultural Night [click for attachment]
- May 16th Second Grade Parents and Plants Exhibit [click for attachment]
- May 18th--Spring Concert [Recorder and Beginning Band at 6:30 p.m. & Advanced Band and Chorus at 7:30 p.m.]
Here are Chapel's spelling bee winners and alternates:
- 5th grade winner~Promise Iboki
- 5th grade alternate~ Chloe Awad
- 6th grade winner~ Mikel Tomaj
- 6th grade alternate~ Jayda Griffin
The BOE has set the date for the Class of 2017 graduation for Wednesday, June 14th.
- 21st Report Cards Issued 24th 6th Grade Spelling Bee
- 5th Grade Spelling Bee
- 25th Bus Evacuation Drill 8:30 a.m.
- RKIND Assembly
- 26th 6th Grade Nature's Classroom 7:30 a.m.- 7:30p.m.
- 28th Early Dismissal
Please click on the link below for more information about this great family community service activity.Annual Housatonic River Clean-up
We will host Scott Driscoll from Internet Safety Concepts on May 8th from 6:00-7:30. He will present a parent's only seminar on Apps and programs children are using...Click on the title to read more.
Cast from Stratford High's Spring Musical "The Drowsy Chaperone"
Here at Franklin Elementary, students can earn the Franklin's Finest Award by displaying the 6 pillars of character. There are 3 award assemblies throughout the year in which 1 student from every class is chosen to receive this honor.
Students in Grades 4 and 5 produce a monthly news broadcast. Check out what is happening at our school by clicking on the link to the broadcast! CLICK HERE
Franklin Elementary now has a garden and students write what they want to see in the garden on the leaves of the tree.
Stratford High School Culinary and Bakeshop students serving lunch at the Baldwin Center on Valentine's Day
Have you ever wanted to skydive? The students at Flood Middle school explored the dynamics of how a parachute would safely get you to land. Are you worried about missing the target? At STEAM night, students investigated the factors that affect parachuting and the accuracy of hitting a target.
- Eli Whitney School - Highest performing elementary/middle school | Highest growth for high needs students
- Nichols School - Highest performing elementary/middle school | Highest growth for high needs students
- Second Hill Lane School - Highest performing elementary/middle school | Highest growth for high needs students
- Stratford Academy - Johnson House - Highest performing elementary/middle school | Highest growth for high needs students
Sarah Harrison honored by Google, classmates for inclusionary artwork.Sarah Harrison's artistry is impressive in the eyes of many. One of her pieces may soon be the first image seen by visitors to a world famous website
Stratford Schools Superintendent Janet Robinson, right, talks about her proposed $111.9 million budget during Monday's meeting.
Stratford High School culinary students, under the direction of Deborah McNeill, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, treated seniors to a special luncheon at the Baldwin Center. The entire meal from soup and salad to dessert was cooked, prepared and served by the students. This intergenerational program was an enjoyable experience for all.