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Monday, February 13, 2012 , , Mon

Be Responsible . . . Be Respectful . . . Be Safe!
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!” Derek Bok

Seahawk Scoop

The First African-American Oscar Winner
Hattie McDaniel was the first Black American to win an Oscar in 1940. She was selected as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie, Gone With the Wind. Who was the first African-American to win an Oscar for Best Actor? Check your answer tomorrow!
Hattie McDaniel 1895-1952

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Parents & Students . . . just a friendly reminder . . . Franklin County School does not accept outside delivery of Valentines flowers/ gifts for students. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Mark your calendars . . . “American Teacher”, a film by Oscar winner Vanessa Roth, will be shown in the Franklin County School cafeteria on Wed, Feb. 15, 6:00-8:00pm! FREE Popcorn & Hotdogs will be served, so be sure to RSVP by calling 653-2132 to reserve your free tickets. Bring your friends, relatives, and neighbors to this special screening. Join in the conversation. Sponsored by the Citizens for Franklin’s Great Schools.

**Take Stock in Children Mentoring & Scholarship Program: Admission applications are now
available from Mr. Robinson or Ms. Cathy Carroll in the FCS Guidance office. Completed applications are to placed in Dr. Catlin’s mailbox in the FCS front office. The deadline for submission will be March 5, 2012.


Late registration with additional fee of $15 (total of $75 due with application) may be accepted up until Fri, Feb. 17th. There will be five age/grade divisions. The pageant will be held Feb. 25th in the FCS Cafetorium. To be eligible, young ladies must be enrolled in Franklin County School, grades Pre-K through 11. Pick up application forms from Ms. Buffkin in the front office or contact Ms. Lynn Clark or Ms. Howze for more information.

FCAT Writing Camp for 4th Grade will be held on Saturdays, 9:00am to 12:00 Noon, on Feb.

FCAT Reading and Math/Science Camps for grades 3-5 will also be held on Saturdays,
9:00am to 12 Noon, on Feb. 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. teacher – Please contact Mrs. Harolyn Walker at 670-2800, ext. 1408, - or your child's to reserve your child a seat.


**K-5th Grade: Choice of One- Cheeseburger, Chef Salad, Yogurt Lite Meal, or PBJ Sandwich Choice of Two- Fresh Pear, Fruit Cup, Mashed Potatoes; May Select- Cherries **6th-12th Grade: Choice of above or Pepperoni Pizza or Chicken Sandwich

**Mon, Feb 13: **Mon, 13: 5:00pm -M/S SGA meeting in Ms. Stanton’s room during lunch -Elem & M/S Odyssey of the Mind to meet in Ms. Countryman’s room, 1018, 2:30-Home M/S Baseball game vs Altha @ 4:30pm -Senior Parent Informational meeting in the library, 5:30-6:00pm -Away Vars Baseball game vs Wewa @ 7:00pm -NHS meeting in Ms. Duhart’s room during breakfast -M/S & H/S FCA meetings in the wrestling room during lunches -2nd Grade “I Know I Can” Readers Theater in the Multi-Purpose Bldg @ 12:30pm -Home Vars Softball game Godby @ 4:00pm

**Tue, Feb 14: **Tue, 14:

**Wed, Feb 15: **Wed, 15:

-H/S Beta Club meeting in Ms. Mount-Simmons’ room during breakfast -H/S SGA meeting in the gym wrestling room during lunch
-M/S & H/S SWAT meetings in room 1221 during lunches -SWAT Cheer Team meeting in room 1221 @ 2:20pm -Home Vars Baseball game vs Arnold @ 5:00pm -Free Movie Night in the cafeteria, 6:00-8:00pm – Open to community – RSVP 653-

2132 **Thur, Feb 16: **Thur, 16:


-Jr. Prom Committee meeting in cafeteria during breakfast -Freshman Class Officers’ meeting in Ms. Mount-Simmons’ room during breakfast -SWAT Executive Officers’ meeting in room 1221 @ 1:00pm (lunch) -Culinary Students (8) to cater lunch @ Philaco Women’s Club Luncheon, Apal, -Away M/S Baseball game vs Tolar @ 4:00pm -FCS Band Rehearsal for family members only- in the band room @ 7:00pm -4/5th Grade Special Art Session in room 626, 12:45-1:45pm -Elem & M/S Odyssey of the Mind to meet in Ms. Countryman’s room, 1018, 2:30-Home M/S Baseball game vs Wakulla @ 5:00pm -Away VarsSoftball game vs Bozeman @ 7:00pm -Away Vars Baseball game vs Bozeman @ 7:00pm -FCS Band to FSU for Solo & Ensemble Performance

**Fri, Feb 17: **Fri, 17: 5:00pm

**Sat, Feb 18: **Sat, 18:

Mark Your Calendars


Feb. 20 – Presidents’ Day Feb. 21 @ 6:00pm Feb. 28-March 1


**H/S Honors’ Teachers Meeting: **Faculty Meetings with Deans: Mon, Feb. 13, in room 117 @ 2:30pm Wed, Feb. 15, after school – locations TBA

**Culinary Class Cafe: Fri, Feb. 17 - 10:45am - 1:30pm DONATION: $8.00 MENU: Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Alfredo, Buttered Broccoli, Honey Carrots,

Whole Wheat Rolls

DESSERT: Peanut Butter Parfait, Peach Ice Cream w/ Sugar Cookies
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Faculty Meetings: 1 & 3 Wednesday of each month @ 2:30pm School Leadership Meetings: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month @ 2:30pm RTI Meetings: Every Tuesday by Appointment

FCS STAFF BIRTHDAYS 2/13-2/20 Mike Emerson (2/15) Sherry Joyner (2/15)
Please let me know if your birthday doesn’t get listed. - Ms. Browning

**9th Annual H’COLA African-American History Festival: Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 18-19 –
Featuring: Hulon Crayton, On Cal Band, & others! For event schedule, vendor applications, & sponsorship opportunities, Visit

GED Classes have started back at Franklin County School.
Classes will be on Mondays & Tuesdays from 4:00-8:00pm. Register with Ms. Linda Bradley during class hours in the 1100 Building, Room 1111. The next GED Test will be given Feb. 27 & 28, 2012 at the Franklin County School library at 6:00pm. To register for the test 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.

**The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that children & youth who lack a
fixed, regular, & adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless. If, due to a loss of housing, a child must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then he/she is eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. For additional information contact Sandi Hengle, Homeless Liaison, at the Franklin County School District Office in Eastpoint, 670-2810 or cell number 323-0982.

**PARENTS: The Franklin County School 2011-12 Code of Conduct, Student Progression Plan, & the Local
Education Agency “Letter to the Parents” can all be viewed and/or printed from the school district website:

**PARENTS – register to receive automated emergency calls from the Franklin County Sheriff Dept. You will be notified of any emergency situations in Franklin County (for example; emergency

school closings, road closings). Go to , on the top right of home page- click on “Franklin County Florida Emergency Notification System” emblem & complete required information.