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Inspire with our Hearts, Lead with Humility, Soar with Pride
 Josiah T. Walls (1842-1905)
Josiah T. Walls was born a slave in Winchester, Va. He enlisted in the Third Regiment, U.S.Colored Troops was transferred in 1864 to Picolata, Fla. After marrying Helen Ferguson, theymoved to Alachua County, Fla. in 1865.After passage of the U.S. Military Reconstruction Act of 1867, Walls entered into Florida politics. He was a delegate to the 1868 state constitutional convention and later was elected staterepresentative and senator from Alachua County. Walls
 became the state’s first black congressman
in 1870. Unseated by the House near the end of his term, Walls was re-elected in 1872. In 1874,Walls defeated J.J. Finley, but in 1876 he again was removed from office. Walls was elected to theFlorida Senate that year.In 1873, he purchased a 1,175-acre plantation in Paynes Prairie south of Gainesville, acquiredthe weekly newspaper,
The New Era
, and was admitted to the Florida Bar. He remained active in local politics and was asuccessful farmer through the 1880s. He suffered financial ruin in the 1894-95 freeze. Walls moved to Tallahassee, becoming the farm director at the school that is now Florida A & M University. He died in Tallahassee in 1905.
**Library Will Be Closed Today, Feb. 20, from 8:30 thru 11:50am due to the Math Competition! 
**Powder Puff Team/ Cheering Squad Sign-ups:
The Junior Class is sponsoring a Powder Puff Football gamewhich will be played on
 Fri, March 1
, at 6:00pm on FCS football field. H/S students may sign up in the cafeteria duringlunch starting
 Fri, Feb. 22
. Teams will practice after school starting on
 Mon, Feb. 25
**Prom Sign-up:
Junior/ Seniors sign-up in room 1209 (Malcolm), 1
Sign-up ends Fri, Feb. 22.
**TSIC Applications for 2013-14:
Applications for Take Stock 
In Children are available in Mr. Robinson’s office.
 Students 6
may apply. Preference is focused on 8
& 9
graders. For more info on student requirements go to:http://takestockinchildren.org/ Put completed a
 pplications in Dr. Catlin’s box in the front office.
DEADLINE isFeb. 28 by 2:30pm.
**Calling all H/S Seniors
Free dental exam!
Franklin County Dental Clinic would like to help you get ready for prom, graduation & a career by tackling yoursmile!
H/S seniors will receive a free comprehensive exam and cleaning at the Carrabelle clinic and they will alsoreceive a dental gift including a redeemable coupon for whitening strips.
Call for an appointment today- 697-4121.
Pre-order your 2012-13 Yearbook 
Elementary Yearbook 
- $25 or Monthly installments can be made:$10 due 2/22 - $10 due 3/22 - $5 due 4/12
Middle/High Yearbook 
- $55 or Monthly installments can be made:$20 due 2/22 - $20 due 3/22 - $15 due 4/12
See a Yearbook Staff member or Ms. Edwards.
Annual Franklin County School Miss Seahawk Pageant
Late Registrations due by Fri, Feb. 22 - Requires $15 late fee.
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Sharon Solomon (2/19)Jennifer Anderson (2/22)
**Franklin Co. Dental Clinic
The new Dental Clinic in the Carrabelle Health Dept building is now offeringcomprehensive dental exams to patients 6 months to 20 years of age. Let them fix your smile! For appointmentor more information, please call 697-4121.
**Parent Survey For Students with IEP
Parents of children with disabilities & current IEP in grades preschool to 12,
“Is your school supporting your involvement in your child’s education?” 
You may participate in a survey being offered by the Florida Dept. of Education. The responses to the survey provide important information for planning & monitoring improvement activities.
Complete the survey online at www.esesurvey.com from 2/1/13 to 6/30/13
FYI Parents - Student Documents & Forms Online
: Parent documents of interest may be found at
. Documents include but are not limited to: Code of 
Conduct, Student Progression Plan, FC Academy Handbook, Athletic Handbook, Parent's Right to Know, SchoolImprovement Plans, Parent Involvement Plans, Student Records Manual, Supplemental Education Services(Tutoring), School Public Accountability Reports and the District Title I -5 Year Plan. All documents will be madeavailable in Spanish upon request. Call 670-2810 x 4108 or email
The Franklin County School PTO is collecting Box Tops!Please send all Box Tops to your child's teacher. Middle and High
 parents can save them too!Please turn your Box Tops in to Mrs. Laura King or Ms. Leigh Smith
The McKay Scholarship was established in 2000. This program was designed toparents of students with disabilities to choose the best educational setting
public or private
for their child.
Who is eligible?
•Students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan (for more than 6 months) and
meet the following requirements:
•The s
tudent spent the prior school year in attendance at a Florida public school during the preceding October andFebruary FTE surveys in Pre-K through grade 12, or 
•The student spent the prior school year in attendance at the Florida School for the D
eaf and the Blind during thepreceding October and February FTE surveys in kindergarten through 12, or 
•The student received specialized instructional services under the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program
 during the previous school year, or 
•The student is a dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who transfers to Florida from out of state due to a parent’s permanent change of station orders
What are the options?
•Request a different public school that follows your district’s choice policy•Request a public school in an adjacent school district that has space and provides the services contained in student’s
 IEP or 504 Plan
•Receive a scholarship for your child to attend a pa
rticipating private school
Where do I go for more information?
Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice, Florida Department of Education-
www.floridaschoolchoice.org or 1 (800) 447-1636
GED classes are being offered again at Franklin County School on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays from 4-8:00pm.
The next GED Test
will be given
April 15 & 16 , 2013
 at the Franklin County School library at 6:00pm.
To register for the test or for classes, contact Maxine Creamer @ 670-4481.
 The Franklin County Adult Education Courses do not discriminate based on race, color,religion, sex, National origin, age, handicap, or marital status.

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