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Posted On: Monday, May 9, 2016 - 13:35

It is hard to believe that we have almost reached the end of the 2015 - 2016 school year.  We are now planning for the next school year.  We know that there are going to be a great number of changes this summer before we start back to school on July 27.  If you know that you are going to have a change of address, phone number, or need to modify the information that you have on file, you can now do it online through Infinite Campus.  In order to access this feature you MUST have signed up for access to the parent portal.  If you follow this link: you will be directed to the IC page.  Once you have access to the portal, please make sure you read the District Announcement Section.

Posted On: Monday, May 9, 2016 - 08:43

The school district has created a survey to help determine the future direction of the school calendars.  The questions on the survey will help guage the attitudes and opinions of our parents, teachers, students, and community.  We hope you will participate.  The link to the survey is:

Posted On: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:35

We are giving official notification that the last day of school for students will be on Wednesday, May 25.  There was an extra day added to the calendar this year in case a snow day was needed.  This day will also be a regular schedule and not an early dismissal. 

This information was printed at the bottom of the 2015 - 16 school calendar.

Posted On: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 16:48

All registration will be held at the Administration Building located at 6141 South Franklin Road.  Please enter through door #7.

Please click the links below to print out the forms you will need to register your child for 2015 - 16. Please print both sets of forms for each student. (1 registration packet / 1 Community Health packet)

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Registration Packet Registration Packet
Community Health Forms Community Health Forms


Posted On: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 15:31

Parents of current 5th grade students:

Immunizations of meningitis and Tdap are needed for the start of 6th grade.  Please call the doctor now to schedule an appointment prior to the start of school so that your student will have the shots that Indiana requires for middle school.  When you have an appointment date and time, please let the elementary school nurse know so that it can be recorded. Requirements are grade level-based, and not dependent on age of students entering 6th grade.  Call now for the best availability of appointments.

Parents of current high school juniors:

Two doses of meningitis are needed for the start of 12th grade.  Please call your student’s doctor now to schedule an appointment prior to the start of school so that your student will have complete shots as designated by the state of Indiana.  Please call the nurse at 803-8304 to advise her about the date and time of appointment.  Students are expected to have the shots at the beginning of the school year.  Call now for best availability of appointments.

Please follow the links to the immunization charts:

Immunization Requirement Chart                               Immunization Requirement Chart (Spanish)

Posted On: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 15:27

It is amazing what can be found when spending some time on Google.  Most recently we discovered that the official holiday for New Year’s Day in 2017 will be on January 2!  The approved calendar for the 16-17 school year indicated that students in Franklin Township would be returning to school on that day after the winter break.  This new information has caused a shift of days in the calendar.

The link to the calendar shown below will take you to the new version of the calendar with the corrections.  The modification is that students WILL attend school on Friday, December 16.  The teacher work day has been moved to Monday, December 19, 2016.  With this change, students and staff will return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

2016 - 2017 Calendar Changes

Posted On: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 13:07

If you would like to have the latest information regarding the redistribution (rebalancing) of students for the beginning of the 2016 school year, please check the rebalancing blog site.  Not only will you get the latest information but you will also have access to past information - a road map of how we got to where we are now.

Please click the link to access the blog. 

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Posted On: 2016-07-27

Here are today's announcements: Attention all interested student athletes, call outs for football will be on Thursday, 7/28 after school. All interested student athletes for football will need to report to study tables on this day after school. A parent meeting will occur on this day as well at the East Cafeteria at 5:30pm following practice. It is mandatory on this evening for parents to pay for the uniform package and transportation fees at a total of $90 (pants/jersey/refurbish fee/transportation). Entry to the cafeteria will be through Door #25 for the mandatory parent meeting. Attention all girls interested in volleyball, call outs for volleyball will be on Thursday, 7/28 after school. All interested girls for volleyball will need to report to study tables on this day after school. The call out meeting will last from 3 - 3:30pm. You must have parent pickup arranged at 3:30pm at Door 25. Tryouts will begin on August 1st from 3-5pm. All interested girls will need to attend study tables on tryout days. Attention all interested student athletes, call outs for cross country will be on Thursday, 7/28 after school. All interested student athletes for cross country will need to report to study tables on this day after school. The call out meeting and first practice will last from 3 - 5:00pm. You must have parent pickup arranged at 5:00pm at Door 18. Attention all interested student athletes, call outs and first day of tryouts for tennis will be on Monday, 8/1 after school. All interested student athletes for tennis will need to report to study tables on this day after school. You will need to arrange parent pickup from Door #18 at 4:30pm. Attention all members of the cheer team, your first practice will be Monday, August 1 from 3-5pm and you will need to report to study tables on this day. Parent pickup will be at Door #25. All student athletes must have an IHSAA athletic physical on file prior to trying out or practicing for any sports. Physicals can be turned into the main office at the attention of the Athletic Coordinator. Volleyball call out meeting is Thursday July 28 after school. No special attire needed. Please report to study tables and have rides at school to be picked up no later than 3:30pm. Try outs will begin Monday.


Posted On: 2016-07-27

Attention everyone! Please follow on Twitter @FTMSAthletics for athletic updates and score reports for FTMS East and FTMS West Athletics

Franklin Township Community School Corporation

Posted On: 2016-07-26

Information about the Wanamaker Town Hall Meeting on July 21st is posted on our website including the questions and answer portion.

Franklin Township Community School Corporation

Posted On: 2016-07-22

Thanks to those who were present at last night's Wanamaker Town Hall Meeting. Attached is the presentation - July 21, 2016


Posted On: 2016-07-16

Parents, Book fees are now visible in Infinite Campus. Statements will also be available at Flash Focus next week.


Posted On: 2016-07-15

Below is the email that just went out. Although the links will not work on Facebook, I wanted to ensure that everyone was receiving our emails. If you are not, please check your SPAM/Junk folder. If the emails are not there either, send us an email and we will assist. ____________________________________________________ Parents, Summer is winding down. This week's email brings information regarding Flash Focus as well as a new Flash Fundamentals covering our car rider procedures. Enjoy! ***Please note that we are not sending a regular mailer home this year. All information for beginning of the year activities are contained within this email and our website. NEW!!!! Flash Fundamentals: Construction is well underway at East. This is a great thing, however it will slightly alter how our car rider line works. In this episode of Flash Fundamentals Mr. Smith walks you through the car rider line procedures. You can access this episode of Flash Fundamentals by clicking HERE. Previous episodes of Flash Fundamentals can be found HERE. NEW!!!! Flash Focus: There are only 3 days until our first session of Flash Focus. We will welcome 6th graders on Tuesday July 19th from 11-2 and 5-8 and 7th/8th Graders on Wednesday July 20th from 11-2 and 5-8. A schedule of events is on our website (CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SCHEDULE) and will also be available in print when you arrive. Below you will find some general information to help the day go smoothly. Parking – parking will be available in the main lot and the East Lot (lot to the right when you pull in the main entrance). You will enter door 1 or door 27. Please do not park in the West lot near the designated construction areas. Book Fees – we can take cash, checks (made out to FTMSE), credit, or debit. It may be helpful to have more than one way to pay in the event that one line is longer than the other. PE Uniforms – PE uniforms are the same as last year for returning students. If you need to purchase a new one they are $16.00. Required Forms – there are required forms that will be available in print when you arrive, but can also be found on our website if you would like to complete them prior to arriving. You can access each set of forms by clicking below. Technology Form Medical Forms School Supplies – Please feel free to bring in any school supplies during Flash Focus to decrease the amount of things students will have to carry on the first day. Students will have their locker and combination on their schedule. Spirit Wear – there will be an online store for spirit wear this year. During Flash Focus there will be samples to see and try on. Check out the spirit wear flyer by clicking HERE. Below is information from our previous emails for ease of accessibility: Lockers - Decorating lockers is a big deal for a lot of our students, especially our new 6th graders. When buying organizational and decorative materials please purchase things that magnetically attach to the lockers. Mirrors that stick to the locker, contact paper, and tape should not be used inside or outside of the locker. From time to time we will adhere things to the outside of the locker using painters tape. For organizational shelves, our lockers measure 11”x11” on the inside. Shelves that are too large will jam and possibly damage the lockers. Scheduling: Schedules are done! However, schedules will not be released to students until Flash Focus (6th grade - July 19th 11-2,5-8; 7th-8th grade July 20th 11-2, 5-8). CHANGES TO MUSIC COURSES CANNOT BE MADE AT THIS POINT. If you have questions about placement in any course feel free to contact us. Flash Focus: Have you checked out our Flash Focus page yet. All the information you need for those days can be found HERE. Calendars and Supply Lists: Up to date calendars and supply lists have been posted to our website. Please note that calendars are constantly changing throughout the summer. We simply wanted to ensure you had at least a draft to plan by. Supply List Calendar Blue/White Calendar (The blue/white calendar is meant to assist students with their related arts rotation. These courses (Band, Choir, Orchestra, General Music, Art, PE, Business, and Health) rotate every other day. More information will come when schedules are picked up. Clubs/Activities: Our clubs/activities list has been updated with flyers for academic team, fall cross county, business professionals of america, snap flash, and chamber orchestra. You can access club/activity information by clicking HERE. Construction: If you have been by East lately you may have noticed construction trailers and fences starting to go up. Ferguson Construction is set to break ground on a new student wing very soon. All work will be contained to the exterior of the West side of the building. This WILL NOT impact our car rider process as only part of the baseball parking lot and the adjacent grass area will be fenced off as a construction site. Construction is set to be complete for the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Go Flashes! Chase Huotari, Principal ( Amy Miller, Assistant Principal ( Robert Smith, Assistant Principal ( Like us on Facebook:


Our vision is to make a difference with every student, every day. Our mission is to instill in all students a passion for lifelong learning and to inspire each one to contribute as a responsible citizen to the future of our interconnected world.


Posted On: 2016-06-17

June 15th we posted about needing funds for 3 additional benches. By last night we had all the money we needed. Pretty amazing community we live in. #arianastrong