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Franklin Township Middle School - West

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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, 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: 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: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:33

Just a friendly reminder when dropping off or picking up your student to keep the safety of all students and staff in mind.  Please remember the following:

- Obey school speed limit 
- Only drop students off in the coned area on the sidewalk
- Pull completely forward to the car in front of your car or the stop/go sign held by our staff member
- Please follow the directions of all staff members directing traffic
- Please be conscience of all pedestrians crossing at crosswalks.
- When entering the building please use the marked crosswalks.

Thanks for your help in making FTMS West a safe place for our students!

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Posted On: 2016-05-05

Tonight's 8th Grade Baseball Game at Doe Creek has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions. There will be no practice and players are to go home on the bus.

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-05-05

Parents and Guardians! We need your help to make West best! We are inviting you to complete this survey so that we can use your input to help better serve our students and school community. Your feedback is very valuable to us as it helps us to improve our school. Link to survey: http://goo.gl/forms/f62gb8Hg7K Thanks! FTMS-West

FTMS-West School Climate Survey Fall 2016

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As you answer, focus on your thoughts and feelings, as well as your perceptions of your child's experience. Your responses are completely anonymous. Please try to respond to all items

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-05-05

Thursday (5/5) Morning Announcements: Today is a White Day: -Extra-Curricular Activities for Thursday, May 5th: Awesome Author’s Club: Library: 2:15 PM – 3:10 PM Soccer Club: Pickup at 5:00 PM Track & Field: West vs. FCV & Stonybrook: 5:00 PM: HOME Baseball: 8th Grade @ Doe Creek MS: 5:15 PM: AWAY Baseball: 7th Grade vs. Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center: 5:15 PM: HOME Softball: 7th Grade vs. Decatur MS: 5:15 PM: HOME -Student Ambassadors (formerly known as peer facilitators) serve West as student leaders by assisting new students, helping students with academic or organizational problems, giving building tours, and volunteering at school events, such as Flash Focus. If you are interested in being an ambassador for next school year, please pick up an application from the office. Ideal candidates have good grades, display positive behavior, and love to help others. Applications are due on May 18th. -Attention students: All community service hours are to be turned into the guidance office by end of day today to be considered for the Lee Thompson Community Service Award. Lee Thompson Service forms are located in the guidance office. -For our 8th Grade Students: The 8th grade celebration will be held on Friday, May 13th from 6:00-8:00 pm. It will be a glow in the dark theme so wear neon or glow in the dark items. Supplies will be available to decorate your clothing; and be sure that your undergarments are not visible through your shirt. If you plan to attend this event, sign-up sheets are posted in the cafeteria through today. Please take a moment during your lunch period to sign up on the sheet and indicate what kind of pizza and beverage you would like to have. Please make sure you sign up if you intend to be there; no extras will be available for those who forget to sign up. -Stress awareness week is next week, May 9th to the 13th! We will talk about stress, what it is, ways to work through stressful situations, and how to relax. One great way to relax is by coloring. So, we have decided to host a Mandala Art Contest! You can pick up your mandala at lunch starting today or make your own. Mandalas will be due May 12th. There will be 4 winners. Gifts include free Chick-fil-a gift cards and electronic pass for lunch! There are posters all over the school with more details about next week! -Permission slips and money for the summer high school volleyball camp are due to Ms. Zappia by Friday, May 6th. At Franklin Township Middle School West, we believe that all individuals: Can Succeed, Can Learn and Are Valued. Have a wonderful day Flashes!

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-05-04

8th Grade Baseball game at home tonight has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions. Boys will still stay for study tables and travel to the annex for practice. Pick up will be at 5pm. At this time, the 7th Grade softball game at home is still planned. Please check back for further updates.

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-05-04

Student Ambassadors (formerly known as peer facilitators) serve West as student leaders by assisting new students, helping students with academic or organizational problems, giving building tours, and volunteering at school events, such as Flash Focus. If you are interested in being an ambassador for next school year, please pick up an application from the office. Ideal candidates have good grades, display positive behavior, and love to help others. Applications are due on May 18th.

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-05-04

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FTMS West Flashes FTMS West is the BEST! Thank you to everyone who helped with our Pennies for Patients Campaign! We raised $14,202 to...

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Posted On: 2016-05-04

Wednesday (5/4) morning announcements: Today is a BLUE Day and we will now be following our normal bell schedules. -Extra-Curricular Activities for Wednesday, May 4th: Baseball: 8th Grade vs. Fall Creek Valley MS: 5:15 PM: HOME Baseball: 7th Grade @ Belzer MS: 5:15 PM: AWAY Softball: 8th Grade @ Decatur MS: 5:15 PM: AWAY -Attention students: All community service hours are to be turned into the guidance office by end of day this Thursday, May 5th to be considered for the Lee Thompson Community Service Award. Lee Thompson Service forms are located in the guidance office. -For our 8th Grade Students: Keep Calm and Glow On at the 8th Grade Celebration on May 13th, 6:00 to 8:00 PM! There will be games, pizza, dessert, drinks, music, prizes, yearbook signing, and more. The best part is, it's all FREE and just for YOU! Students are encouraged to wear neon/glow in the dark items. You may also bring a t-shirt from home to decorate with highlighters which will glow on the dance floor. Please note, if you bring a white t-shirt, undergarments may not show through your shirt. If you plan to attend this event, sign-up sheets are posted in the cafeteria through Thursday of this week. Please take a moment during your lunch period to sign up on the sheet and indicate what kind of pizza and beverage you would like to have. Please make sure you sign up by Thursday if you intend to be there. -The high school volleyball program is putting on their annual summer camp for girls in grades 2-8, which will run from May 31st to June 4th. Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will go from 1:00 – 2:30 at the high school. Cost is $50 per player & forms are located in the main office. Turn in permission slips and money to Ms. Zappia before May 6th to secure your spot! At Franklin Township Middle School West, we believe that all individuals: Can Succeed, Can Learn and Are Valued. Have a wonderful day Flashes!

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-05-04

Sports Physicals are being conducted at Franklin Central on May 25th. Please see flyer for more information. All athletes MUST have a physical on file at their school dated after May 1, 2016 in order to participate in athletics during the 2016-17 school year.

Franklin Township Community School Corporation

Posted On: 2016-05-04

Just a reminder to our social media friends! Posts that share inappropriate comments toward students, staff members or other identifiable people are removed and users blocked. Please be mindful of comments that are made on a public site and the mission of our schools. The same is true for posts that contain profanity. Join us in being responsible digital citizens.

Franklin Township Community School Corporation

Posted On: 2016-04-29

Star Express Franklin Township has been affected by a Class I Food Safety Recall. The Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation issued a voluntary recall of poultry products due to possible foreign matter contamination. All affected products have been removed from the menu and the proper steps are being taken to report and destroy them. The safety of our students is our first concern, and we appreciate your patience with future menu adjustments.

Franklin Township Community School Corporation

Posted On: 2016-04-27

The FCHS Creative Writing Club Senior officers passed the torch to the underclassmen who will lead the club next year at the April 26th meeting. Senior members were honored and received a book from Mrs. Laker's bookshelf as a token of appreciation and encouragement to keep reading and writing. If you love writing---poetry, movie scripts, plays, short stories, essays--come join this club in August 2016! New members are always welcome! Contact Lisa.Laker@ftcsc.k12.in.us for more info! (Pictured Left to Right: Junior Alex Baker, Senior Jennifer Comastri, Sponsor Lisa Laker, Senior JayLynn McFadden, and Sophomore Alyssa Cooper).