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Posted On: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:03

Posted On: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:38

For those looking to get a jump on next yera's shopping, here's the supply list for next year!

2016-2017 Supply List

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:  http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us/it/32 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: Friday, April 8, 2016 - 08:56

ATTENDANCE LINE:             803-8290

Attendance Policy

When a student is going to be absent from school for any reason, the parent must call the attendance line (803-8290) and report it by 9:00 a.m. Upon returning to school following an absence or absences, the student shall bring a written statement.  The note must contain dates of absences and reason as well as parent/guardian signature.  These statements determine if the absence is excusable.  Failure to report (verbal or written) a student absent within 24 hours will result in the absence being unexcused.  Students will be considered unexcused for all absences other than those stipulated by administrative guidelines, state, or federal statutes.

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)

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FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-09-23

Thanks to all of the parents that were able to come to our first parent coffee of the year. Mrs. Etter and Mrs. Power enjoyed the conversation about organization and study habits. If you were unable to attend, you can check out the presentation here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9hEJ5vPQ_B-ZkF5Z3RWSTZOb00/view?usp=sharing We hope to see you at our next event on Friday, November 18th! We will be discussing cybersafety.

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-09-23

Here are today's announcements (9/23): Rule of the Week: PHYSICAL DISPLAY OF AFFECTION – FTMS West prohibits romantic gestures, such as holding hands, kissing, hugging, or other physical displays of affection. 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for West Winter Cheerleading: There will be a required clinic held on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-6:00 pm. You will need to go home after school and return for the clinic, at West, by no later than 4:30pm. The tryout out will be held on Friday, September 30th from 3 – 5:00 pm. Attending study tables is required for tryouts on Friday. You MUST have an athletic IHSAA physical form on file for the try-out or you will NOT be able to try out. For those selected to be on the squad, there will be a parent meeting in the cafeteria on Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm and uniform fees (approximately $150.00) will be collected at that time. Attention all Flashes interested in applying for the 2016-2017 yearbook staff: TODAY is the final deadline for applications. All applications require a parent signature. No late applications will be considered. Football practice is CANCELLED for tonight due to the Homecoming Game. Service club will meet after school on Thursday, September 29th. Please have a ride here for pickup at 3:30. If you have any questions see Ms. O'Connor or Ms. Sullivan. Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing travel basketball! The middle school travel teams will be holding try-outs for the 6th grade girls on Sept 25th from 7-8:00 pm at Franklin Central High School. The tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade will be held on November 6th from 6-8pm also at Franklin Central High School. If you have questions please see Mr. Hacker or Mr. Kern. Today’s fun fact brought to you by: Celebrate Us! – Together We Are Brilliant! September is Hispanic Heritage Month. The city of Los Angeles was founded by a group of Hispanic and Latinos in 1781. Today Los Angeles has the largest Hispanic population in the US. Did you know today is National Energize Day? It is the day after the Autumn Equinox.

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-09-22

Here are today's announcements (9/22): Rule of the Week: PHYSICAL DISPLAY OF AFFECTION – FTMS West prohibits romantic gestures, such as holding hands, kissing, hugging, or other physical displays of affection. th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for West Winter Cheerleading: There will be a required clinic held on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-6:00 pm. You will need to go home after school and return for the clinic, at West, by no later than 4:30pm. The tryout out will be held on Friday, September 30th from 3 – 5:00 pm. Attending study tables is required for tryouts on Friday. You MUST have an athletic IHSAA physical form on file for the try-out or you will NOT be able to try out. For those selected to be on the squad, there will be a parent meeting in the cafeteria on Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm and uniform fees (approximately $150.00) will be collected at that time. ttention all Flashes interested in applying for the 2016-2017 yearbook staff: TOMORROW is the final deadline for applications. Applications can be picked up from Mr. Scott or the main office. All applications require a parent signature, so you'll need to pick one up BEFORE Friday. No late applications will be considered. Again, yearbook applications are due on Friday, and you should pick one up no later than Thursday. 6. Tonight in sports: Tennis has a home match with Belzer Middle School starting at 5:00pm. Tonight’s Cross Country meet was cancelled. ranklin Central High School’s Homecoming Parade is today in downtown Wanamaker at 5:30.It is a really great, fun event, and West is sponsoring a parade float. Come see your favorite teachers walking in the parade and cheer them on! Attention Soccer Club Members! There will be no Soccer Club meeting today due to the Homecoming Parade. Attention Awesome Authors! Awesome Author's Club is meeting today from 2:15-3:10 in Lab 516 A. Please make sure you have a ride to pick you up at 3:10. See you there! Service club will meet after school on Thursday, September 29th. Please have a ride here for pickup at 3:30. If you have any questions see Ms. O'Connor or Ms. Sullivan. Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing travel basketball! The middle school travel teams will be holding try-outs for the 6th grade girls on Sept 25th from 7-8:00 pm at Middle School East. The tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade will be held on November 6th from 6-8pm also at Middle School East. If you have questions please see Mr. Hacker or Mr. Kern. Today’s fun fact brought to you by: Celebrate Us! – Together We Are Brilliant! September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Pablo (pronounced Paw-blow) Picasso (Puh-coss-oh), the most famous artist of all time, was actually born in Spain. Did you know today is National Hobbit Day? Remember: “Not all who wonder are lost.”

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-09-21

Here are the announcements for today (9/21): Rule of the Week: PHYSICAL DISPLAY OF AFFECTION – FTMS West prohibits romantic gestures, such as holding hands, kissing, hugging, or other physical displays of affection. 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for West Winter Cheerleading: There will be a required clinic held on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-6:00 pm. You will need to go home after school and return for the clinic, at West, by no later than 4:30pm. The tryout out will be held on Friday, September 30th from 3 – 5:00 pm. Attending study tables is required for tryouts on Friday. You MUST have an athletic IHSAA physical form on file for the try-out or you will NOT be able to try out. For those selected to be on the squad, there will be a parent meeting in the cafeteria on Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm and uniform fees (approximately $150.00) will be collected at that time. Attention all Flashes interested in applying for the 2016-2017 yearbook staff: This Friday, the 23rd, is the final deadline for applications. Applications can be picked up from Mr. Scott or the main office. All applications require a parent signature, so you'll need to pick one up BEFORE Friday. No late applications will be considered. Again, yearbook applications are due on Friday, and you should pick one up no later than Thursday. Tonight in sports: 7th Grade (B) Football is at Perry Meridian Middle School. Kick-off is at 5:15 pm. 8th grade (B) Football hosts Perry Meridian Middle School starting at 5:15 pm. Tennis has a home match with Raymond Park Middle School starting at 5:00. Finally, Volleyball also hosts Raymond Park Middle School at 5:15. Franklin Central High School’s Homecoming Parade is this Thursday, September 22nd in downtown Wanamaker at 5:30.It is a really great, fun event, and West is sponsoring a parade float. Come see your favorite teachers walking in the parade and cheer them on! Attention Soccer Club Members! There will be no Soccer Club meeting Thursday due to the Homecoming Parade. Attention Awesome Authors! There will be an Awesome Author's Club meeting tomorrow from 2:15-3:10 in Lab 516 A. Please make sure you have a ride to pick you up at 3:10. See you there! Today’s fun fact brought to you by: Celebrate Us! – Together We Are Brilliant! September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Sophia (So-fee-uh) Vergara (Say-gerr-uh) from the TV Show "Modern Family" is the highest paid Latina actress in the world. She makes $37 Million per year. Did you know today is National Pecan Cookie Day?

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-09-20

Here are today's announcements (9/20): Rule of the Week: PHYSICAL DISPLAY OF AFFECTION – FTMS West prohibits romantic gestures, such as holding hands, kissing, hugging, or other physical displays of affection. 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for West Winter Cheerleading: There will be a required clinic held on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-6:00 pm. You will need to go home after school and return for the clinic, at West, by no later than 4:30pm. The tryout out will be held on Friday, September 30th from 3 – 5:00 pm. Attending study tables is required for tryouts on Friday. You MUST have an athletic IHSAA physical form on file for the try-out or you will NOT be able to try out. For those selected to be on the squad, there will be a parent meeting in the cafeteria on Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm and uniform fees (approximately $150.00) will be collected at that time. Attention all Flashes interested in applying for the 2016-2017 yearbook staff: This Friday, the 23rd, is the final deadline for applications. Applications can be picked up from Mr. Scott or the main office. All applications require a parent signature, so you'll need to pick one up BEFORE Friday. No late applications will be considered. Again, yearbook applications are due on Friday, and you should pick one up no later than Thursday. Tonight in sports: 7th Grade (A) Football is at Perry Meridian Middles School kick-off is at 5:15 pm. 8th grade (A) Football hosts Perry Meridian Middle School starting at 5:15 pm. Franklin Central High School’s Homecoming Parade is this Thursday, September 22nd in downtown Wanamaker at 5:30.It is a really great, fun event, and West is sponsoring a parade float. Come see your favorite teachers walking in the parade and cheer them on! Today’s fun fact brought to you by: Celebrate Us! – Together We Are Brilliant! September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Amancio (pronounced Uh-man-see-oh) Ortega (Orr-tay-guh) is currently the second richest man in the world. His worth $67 Billion. That's Billion with a "B"! Did you know today is National I.T. Professionals Day?

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-09-19

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FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-09-19

Here are today's announcements (9/19): Rule of the Week: PHYSICAL DISPLAY OF AFFECTION – FTMS West prohibits romantic gestures, such as holding hands, kissing, hugging, or other physical displays of affection. 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for West Winter Cheerleading: There will be a required clinic held on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-6:00 pm. You will need to go home after school and return for the clinic, at West, by no later than 4:30 pm. The tryout out will be held on Friday, September 30th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Attending study tables is required for tryouts on Friday. You MUST have an athletic IHSAA physical form on file for the try-out or you will NOT be able to try out. For those selected to be on the squad, there will be a parent meeting in the cafeteria on Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm and uniform fees (approximately $150.00) will be collected at that time. Mr. Scott is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 yearbook staff. What does a yearbook staff member do? First, they are responsible for the creation of this year's yearbook. This will include the responsibility of taking photos of your fellow students at school and sporting events, deciding which photos to use, interviewing coaches and teachers, writing stories that will be featured in the yearbook and on the school's Facebook page. You will also be designing your assigned yearbook pages on an on-line program, and much, much more! Yearbook is a fun way to be involved here at FTMS West. It’s also really awesome to see your work enjoyed by all of your classmates. If you're interested in filling out an application, they can be found in the main office or you can get one from Mr. Scott the art teacher. The deadline is THIS Friday, September 23rd. No late applications will be considered. It’s very important that you get it turned in on time. Again, applications are in the main office or Mr. Scott. The deadline is Friday, September 23rd. Are you interested in joining Student Council? Student Council applications are available outside Mrs. Hippleheuser's room and are due to her today. All FTMS-West girls are invited to West’s 4th annual Girls’ Night Out. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 20th, 5:30-7:30. Cost is 5 dollars for pizza, cookies, and a drink; pay at the event. RSVP by today. Permission slips are available in the guidance office. Tonight in sports: Cross Country has a home meet with Decatur/Mooresville Christian/Martinsville starting at 5:30. Franklin Central High School’s Homecoming Parade is this Thursday, September 22nd in downtown Wanamaker at 5:30.It is a really great, fun event, and West is sponsoring a parade float. Come see your favorite teachers walking in the parade and cheer them on! Today’s fun fact brought to you by: Celebrate Us! – Together We Are Brilliant! September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanics and Latinos are the largest minority group in America. Did you know today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day? ARGH!

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-09-16

Here is a link to FTMS-West's, student-produced,video announcements: https://youtu.be/UADnGQlujHA