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Franklin Township Middle School - West

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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)

English Spanish
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, February 10, 2016 - 08:20

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: 2016-04-29

The FTMS West and East PTO organization would like to invite East and West 8th grade students and their families to join them as they host a Cosmic Bowling Night at Expo Bowl this weekend on Sunday, 5/1 from 5-7 pm. For only $10 per bowler you will get 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and the opportunity to hang out with other 8th graders and their families. This event will be a great chance to get to know each other a little before you head off to the high school together. $5 of each admission comes back to the PTOs. Both East and West PTO look forward to seeing all of you there! Questions, please contact Kelly Foulk at 317-494-0902 or kellyfoulk@comcast.net. Thank you for your support!

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-04-29

Friday (4/29) Morning Announcements: Today is a White Day and we will be following our normal bell schedule: -Extra-Curricular Activities for Friday, April 29th Art Guild: Pick up 4:00 PM Softball: 7th grade lady flashes played 2 competitive games this week coming up on the short 12-11 and 9-5. Team batting leaders are Macee Roberts .833 with 2 home runs, Jose Newman .556 with 3 triples, Kaitlyn Crawford .444 and Kerri Selzer .400. Come out and support the Lady Flashes -Pennies for Patients: The results are in for Pennies for Patients. MS West placed number 3 in the state for raising money. We raised over $14,000! MS West was the number 1 middle school in the state and the number 3 per capita at $14.95 a student. Thank you for all of your hard work at making this happen. MS West is Best and you should all be proud of yourselves!! Maddy is shining down on us! -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 pm at the high school. Cost is $50 per player and permission slips have been distributed to all 6th and 7th grade PRIDE teachers. Extras are located in the main office. Turn in permission slips and money to Ms. Zappia before May 6th to secure your spot! -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 8th graders! 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, do, please plan to wear something underneath. The Dollar General is a great place to find cheap neon shirts and accessories in our area and the Dollar Tree is full of cheap glow in the dark items. So, go all out and celebrate one last time with your friends at West! We hope to see you there! At Franklin Township Middle School West, we believe that all individuals: Can Succeed, Can Learn and Are Valued. Have a wonderful day Flashes!

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.

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-04-28

Thursday (4/28) Morning Announcements: Today is a Blue Day and we will be following our normal bell schedule: -Extra-Curricular Activities for Thursday, April 28th: Awesome Author’s Club: Library 2:15-3:10 PM Baseball: 7th Grade vs Southport MS: 5:15 PM HOME -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 pm at the high school. Cost is $50 per player and permission slips have been distributed to all 6th and 7th grade PRIDE teachers. Extra forms are located in the main office. Turn in permission slips and money to Ms. Zappia before May 6th to secure your spot! -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. Please plan to wear something underneath. The Dollar General is a great place to find cheap neon shirts and accessories in our area and the Dollar Tree is full of cheap glow in the dark items. So, go all out and celebrate one last time with your friends at West! We hope to see you there! -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: 2016-04-27

Tonight's track meet at Center Grove has been canceled due to the threat of severe weather.

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-04-27

Wednesday (4/27) Morning Announcements: Today is a White Day and we will be following I-STEP alternate schedule 2: -Extra-Curricular Activities for Wednesday, April 27th: Track & Field @ Center Grove MS Central: 5:00 PM AWAY Softball: 7th Grade vs. Mount Vernon MS: 5:15 PM HOME Softball: 8th Grade @ Mount Vernon MS: 5:15 PM AWAY Student Council: Pick up @ 3:50. Please attend study tables and Mrs. Hippleheuser will pick you up. -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 pm at the high school. Cost is $50 per player and permission slips have been distributed to all 6th and 7th grade PRIDE teachers. Extra 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!

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).

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-04-26

4/26/16 7th Grade Baseball and 8th Grade Softball Events tonight have been postponed for another date due to impending severe weather.

FTMS West

Posted On: 2016-04-26

Tuesday (4/26) Morning Announcements: Today is a Blue Day and we will be following our normal bell schedule: -Extra-Curricular Activities for Tuesday, April 26th: Student Council Meeting: Pick up 3:45 PM Art Guild: Pick up at 4:00 PM Jazz Band Club: Pick up at 4:00 PM Baseball: 7th Grade VS. Mount Vernon MS: 5:15 PM HOME Baseball: 8th Grade @ Southport MS: 5:15 PM AWAY Softball: 8th Grade VS. Plainfield Community MS: 5:15 PM HOME -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 and permission slips have been distributed to all 6th and 7th grade PRIDE teachers. Extras are located in the main office. Turn in permission slips and money to Ms. Zappia before May 6th to secure your spot! -The Next student council meeting is this Wednesday until 3:50. Please attend study tables and Mrs. Hippleheuser will pick you up. 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: 2016-04-25

FTMS West is proud to celebrate our outstanding Vex Robotics team! This last weekend they represented West and FTCSC at the Vex World Robotics Championship in Louisville, KY. This team did an outstanding job of show the world the Best of West! We are so proud of the students, the parents, and Mrs. Shiflet for all the time and energy they put into their robots this year! #ProudtobeaFlash #BestofWest

Franklin Township Community School Corporation

Posted On: 2016-04-25

Reminder - Community Chat at Chick-fil-A Tuesday at 9:00 AM