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The First African-American Oscar Winner for Best Actress
Halle Berry was the first Black American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress in 2001 for her role in “Monster’s Ball”. Who was the first African-American man to win a Grammy? Check your answer tomorrow!

Halle Berry

shown in the

Franklin County School cafeteria


Mark your calendars . . . “American Teacher”, a film by Oscar winner Vanessa Roth, will be

tonight, Feb. 15, 6:00-8:00pm! FREE Popcorn & Hotdogs will be served, so be sure to RSVP by calling 653-2132 ASAP!
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.


Friday, Feb. 17 is last day to register!

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. Please contact Mrs. Harolyn Walker at 670-2800, ext. 1408, - or your child's teacher – to reserve your child a seat.

**K-5 Grade: Choice of One- Veggie Soup w/ Grilled Ham/Cheese Sandwich, Fiesta Chicken Salad, Cheese Lite Meal, or PBJ Sandwich Choice of Two- Fresh Orange, Fruit Cup; May Select- Cherries


**6th-12th Grade: Choice of above or Chicken Sandwich or Homemade Pizza

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

-H/S Beta Club meeting in Ms. Mount-Simmons’ room during breakfast
-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-

-H/S SGA meeting in the gym wrestling room during lunch

-M/S & H/S SWAT meetings in room 1221 during lunches


**Thur, Feb 16: -Testing of selected 7th Grade students in the library, 8:40-10:20am – LIBRARY **Thur, 16: WILL BE CLOSED! -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, 10am-2pm -Away M/S Baseball game vs Tolar @ 4:00pm -FCS Band Rehearsal - for family members only- in the band room @ 7:00pm **Fri, Feb 17: **Fri, 17: 5:00pm -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

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

**Mon, Feb 20:
on campus.
**Tue, Feb 21: **Tue, 21: 2/23/12 5:00pm

No students allowed on campus until after 1:00pm due to work crew

-NO SCHOOL in Observance of Presidents’ Day

-5th Grade Black History Month Performance/Museum in room 626 through -M/S & H/S FCA meetings in the wrestling room during lunches -Elem & M/S Odyssey of the Mind to meet in Ms. Countryman’s room, 1018, 2:30-Away M/S Baseball game vs Hosford @ 4:00pm -Away JV/Vars Softball games vs Rickerds- JV @ 4:00pm Vars @ 6:00pm -SAC meeting in the library @ 6:00pm -Home Vars Baseball game vs Blountstown @ 7:00pm

Mark Your Calendars


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


**Faculty Meetings with Deans: Today, Feb. 15, after school – M/S in room 1001 (Tolbert) @ 2:15pm H/S in room 1202 (Montgomery) @ 2:20pm **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 Cookies

DESSERT: Peanut Butter Parfait, Peach Ice Cream w/ Sugar

Faculty Meetings: 1st & 3rd 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

**Bids for Lawn Service: Franklin District School Board is requesting bids for lawn maintenance & grass cutting.
Go to for details. Deadline for submitting bids – Feb. 29, 2012.

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.

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