ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Posted on 03/22/2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BOTH CAMPUSES

* Congratulations to the girls and boys soccer teams for both advancing to the playoffs! Franklin boys varsity soccer team will be hosting Midland Lee in the first round of the Texas state playoffs Friday at 2:00 pm. The girls will follow in their playoff game right after. Please come out to the stadium and support your cougars. GO COUGARS!!!

* Friday, March 24th, the Cougars baseball team will be playing Eastwood at Southwest University Park at 6:30PM. Admission is free to the game. Support your Cougar soccer teams at 2 and 4:30 and then make your way to the baseball game.

* Make plans to attend a performance of Franklin High School's One Act Play, Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen this Friday March 24th or Saturday March 25th at 7pm in the Franklin Auditorium. Admission at the door is $4.00

* Hey Cougars! Entry forms for Mr. and Miss Franklin are now available in Ms. Stanley's room. Please return your entry forms by Wednesday, March 29th.

Mr. and Miss. Franklin will be on April 5th at 6:00 in the large gym and admission will be $4! Come support the Senior Class Council and see FHS royalty be crowned!

* The dance department would like to thank everyone who came to Franklin Can Dance on Wednesday March 8 to support our guest student dancers. We hope to see more of you at Dancing with the Teachers on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 in the big gym.

* Congratulations go out to Fusion member Aria Lopez for placing Gold for her lyrical solo at Nuvo Dance Competition in Albuquerque over spring break. She did a fantastic job representing Franklin and the dance department.

* If you’re interested in auditioning for Fusion but were unable to come to yesterday’s workshop, it’s not too late! You can still come to the workshop today from 4:00 to 5:30 in the dance studio G224 upstairs in the small gym. Boys & girls are welcome. Please wear appropriate clothing that you can dance in. Auditions will be tomorrow, March 22 at about 4:15 in the studio, where you will perform the two dances you learn in the workshop. Ladies, please wear a black leotard and black footless tights or leggings for that and have your hair securely out of your face in a bun or ponytail. Gentlemen, you can wear black exercise pants and a plain black or plain white t-shirt. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Eveler.


Monday, March 20, 2017

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* Welcome back Cougars!

* Congratulations to the girls and boys soccer teams for both advancing to the playoffs! More details on the girls game will be announced tomorrow.

* Today is a great day to be a cougar. Franklin boys varsity soccer team will be hosting Midland Lee in the first round of the Texas state playoffs Friday at 2:00 pm. Please come out to the stadium and support your cougars. GO COUGARS!!!

* The following are the girls track team results from the Canutillo Invitational: 1. Freshman girls team placed 2nd. 2. JV girls team placed 1st. 3. Varsity girls team placed 2nd.

* Do you like to dance on stage? How would you like to perform at the homecoming pep rally next school year? If so, please come to the Fusion workshops & auditions for the 2017-2018 school year. Boys and girls are welcome. Workshops will begin today Monday, March 20 and continue tomorrow Tuesday, March 21 from 4:00 to 5:30 in the dance studio on the 2nd floor of the small gym, room G224. You will learn a jazz dance combination and a contemporary-lyrical dance combination. For the workshops, please wear appropriate clothing that you can dance in. On Wednesday, March 22 beginning at 4:15 in the studio, you will audition the two dances you learn at the workshops. Ladies, please wear a black leotard and black footless tights or leggings for that and have your hair securely out of your face in a bun or ponytail. Gentlemen, you can wear black exercise pants and a plain black or plain white t-shirt. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Eveler
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Friday, March 10, 2017

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* It’s finally Spring Break, and Student Council would like to remind you to enjoy it, relax a little, and make wise choices. Drink plenty of water, eat some healthy foods, buckle up in the car, and have lots of fun legally and safely! We want to see all our Cougars back in a week refreshed, rested, and ready to finish the year strong!

* EPISD Energy Management would like to remind teachers and staff that all EPISD facilities will shut down by 4:30 pm today. Please remember to remove all food items from refrigerators, as they will be unplugged. Furthermore, please makes sure that all non-essential electrical equipment is turned off or unplugged, lights are turned off and windows are closed. Thank you!

* Need Hours? Come join Franklin Student Council during Spring Break on Thursday, March 16th to decorate the school for SMILE week. We will begin at 10:00 am. Please enter through the doors by ROTC and bring your money for lunch. We will work until about 3 pm, and you may use the hours for NHS or EPISD Community Service. All grades welcome! Hope to see you there.

* Do you like to dance on stage? How would you like to perform at the homecoming pep rally next school year? If so, please come to the Fusion workshops & auditions for the 2017-2018 school year. Boys and girls are welcome. Workshops will be Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21 from 4:00 to 5:30 in the dance studio on the 2nd floor of the small gym, room G224. You will learn a jazz dance combination and a contemporary-lyrical dance combination. For the workshops, please wear appropriate clothing that you can dance in. On Wednesday, March 22 beginning at 4:15 in the studio, you will audition the two dances you learn at the workshops. Ladies, please wear a black leotard and black footless tights or leggings for that and have your hair securely out of your face in a bun or ponytail. Gentlemen, you can wear black exercise pants and a plain black or plain white t-shirt. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Eveler.

* Seniors, Get your senior quote ready for the yearbook. Go to the website posted on the flyers around campus and enter your quote! All quotes will be due by the end of today. Any questions, see Mrs. Devereaux in room W100.

* Students and Staff, Cougar Clawset will be open today at lunchtime at main campus and at the 9th grade center. Today is the last day that Franklin baseball caps will be on sale for $12. Stop by and take advantage of this “Deal of the Day” before our sunny spring break begins!

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* Students, the TSI rosters are now available outside the Go Center. It is your responsibility to find out what day you are testing. TSI tests will begin immediately after spring break and no makeup exams will be offered for those who miss their test date.

* Attention Seniors, the PTSA is excited to offer at least six $1,000 scholarships to help with educational expenses next year. The $1,000 scholarships will be offered in the following categories: Academics, All-Around, Athletics, Career & Technology, Fine Arts, and Leadership/Community Service. Applications will also be available in the lobby at main campus during lunchtime today and then in the counseling center. Our PTSA president and membership chair will be present to answer any questions you may have. Scholarship applications are due no later than noon on Friday,
March 31, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

* Attention Seniors: The Scholarship listing has been update--there are several new scholarship opportunities available. Please stop by counseling dept or the GO Center for an updated list. Remember it is important to turn in any scholarship offer to your counselor in order to be recognized at the awards ceremony and during graduation.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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* The dance department would like to invite you to join them at the 1st annual "Franklin Can Dance" tonight at 7:00 pm in the main campus big gym. This dance competition is Fusions version of So You Think You Can Dance. Come support members of FHS track & field, New Tech, band, football, soccer, NHS, theater and other FHS activities as they perform dances Fusion choreographed just for them. There will also be a special guest performance by Forte! Admission is $5 at the door. You'll be able to use your admission ticket for voting. Additional votes can be purchased for $1 each at the event so bring enough money to show your support for your friends who are competing by voting multiple times for them!

* EPISD Energy Management would like to remind teachers and staff that all EPISD facilities will shut down by 4:30 pm this Friday, March 10th. Please remember to remove all food items from refrigerators, as they will be unplugged. Furthermore, please makes sure that all non-essential electrical equipment is turned off or unplugged, lights are turned off and windows are closed. Thank you!

* Need Hours? Come join Franklin Student Council on Thursday, March 16th to decorate the school for Smile week. We will begin at 10:00 am. Hope to see you there.

* Do you like to dance on stage? How would you like to perform at the homecoming pep rally next school year? If so, please come to the Fusion workshops & auditions for the 2017-2018 school year. Boys and girls are welcome. Workshops will be Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21 from 4:00 to 5:30 in the dance studio on the 2nd floor of the small gym, room G224. You will learn a jazz dance combination and a contemporary-lyrical dance combination. For the workshops, please wear appropriate clothing that you can dance in. On Wednesday, March 22 beginning at 4:15 in the studio, you will audition the two dances you learn at the workshops. Ladies, please wear a black leotard and black footless tights or leggings for that and have your hair securely out of your face in a bun or ponytail. Gentlemen, you can wear black exercise pants and a plain black or plain white t-shirt. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Eveler.

* Seniors, Get your senior quote ready for the yearbook. Go to the website posted on the flyers around campus and enter your quote! All quotes will be due by the end of this week. Any questions, see Mrs. Devereaux in room W100. Oh, and buy your

yearbook. If you want to make payments, you can do so with Mrs. Devereaux in room W100.

* Science teachers – this is a reminder to have your classes participate in the school climate survey, using the link found on the Franklin website. Once all of your classes have completed this, please send Ms. James an email stating that. Students – if you do not have a science class this year, please go to franklin.episd.org and click on the survey link and fill it out. It will take less than five minutes. Thank you!

* Student Council members that are wanting to attend the Spring Conference this week must come by Student Activities today to pick up the permission slip and make sure they are on the list to go. The cost for Spring Conference is $20 a person. You may pay Bob in the Business Office.

* Students and Staff, Cougar Clawset will be open this Friday at lunchtime at main campus and at the 9th grade center. This Friday will be the last day that Franklin baseball caps will be on sale for $12. Stop by and take advantage of this “Deal of the Day” before our sunny spring break begins!

MAIN ONLY

* Students, the TSI rosters are now available outside the Go Center. It is your responsibility to find out what day you are testing. TSI tests will begin immediately after spring break and no makeup exams will be offered for those who miss their test date.

* Attention Seniors, the PTSA is excited to offer at least six $1,000 scholarships to help with educational expenses next year. The $1,000 scholarships will be offered in the following categories: Academics, All-Around, Athletics, Career & Technology, Fine Arts, and Leadership/Community Service. If you are interested in one of these scholarships, applications will be available at the Counseling Center beginning Wednesday, March 8. Applications will also be available in the lobby at main campus during lunchtime on Friday, March 10. Our PTSA president and membership chair will be present to answer any questions you may have. Scholarship applications are due no later than noon on Friday,
March 31, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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* Congratulations to the tennis team for winning the Chapin tennis tournament this weekend. Finishing in first place still undefeated in singles is Sebastian Herrera and Isabella Zambrano, Andrew Tejada finished 3rd in singles, Justin Parsley and Elena Liem won in the mixed. Second place was Justin Min and Juan Avila in mens doubles, Jackie Escareno and Ana Hernandez 5th place in womens doubles. Way to go!

* The dance department would like to invite you to join them at the 1st annual "Franklin Can Dance" on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm in the main campus big gym. This dance competition is Fusions version of So You Think You Can Dance. Come support members of FHS track & field, New Tech, band, football, soccer, NHS, theater and other FHS activities as they perform dances Fusion choreographed just for them. There will also be a special guest performance by Forte! Admission is $5 at the door. You'll be able to use your admission ticket for voting. Additional votes can be purchased for $1 each at the event so bring enough money to show your support for your friends who are competing by voting multiple times for them!

* Need Hours? Come join Franklin Student Council on Thursday, March 16th to decorate the school for Smile week. We will begin at 10:00 am. Hope to see you there.

* Do you like to dance on stage? How would you like to perform at the homecoming pep rally next school year? If so, please come to the Fusion workshops & auditions for the 2017-2018 school year. Boys and girls are welcome. Workshops will be Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21 from 4:00 to 5:30 in the dance studio on the 2nd floor of the small gym, room G224. You will learn a jazz dance combination and a contemporary-lyrical dance combination. For the workshops, please wear appropriate clothing that you can dance in. On Wednesday, March 22 beginning at 4:15 in the studio, you will audition the two dances you learn at the workshops. Ladies, please wear a black leotard and black footless tights or leggings for that and have your hair securely out of your face in a bun or ponytail. Gentlemen, you can wear black exercise pants and a plain black or plain white t-shirt. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Eveler.

* Seniors, Get your senior quote ready for the yearbook. We will announce the instructions on how to submit your quote tomorrow. All quotes will be due by the end of this week. Any questions, see Mrs. Devereaux in room W100. Oh, and buy your yearbook. If you want to make payments, you can do so with Mrs. Devereaux in room W100.

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* Students, the TSI rosters are now available outside the Go Center. It is your responsibility to find out what day you are testing. TSI tests will begin immediately after spring break and no makeup exams will be offered for those who miss their test date.

* Attention NHS members. NHS pictures will in the large gym at lunch today.

* Attention Seniors, the PTSA is excited to offer at least six $1,000 scholarships to help with educational expenses next year. The $1,000 scholarships will be offered in the following categories: Academics, All-Around, Athletics, Career & Technology, Fine Arts, and Leadership/Community Service. If you are interested in one of these scholarships, applications will be available at the Counseling Center beginning Wednesday, March 8. Applications will also be available in the lobby at main campus during lunchtime on Friday, March 10. Our PTSA president and membership chair will be present to answer any questions you may have. Scholarship applications are due no later than noon on Friday,
March 31, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Monday, March 6, 2017

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* Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Let it be known throughout the Cougar Nation that the 2017 Mock Trial Team members: Chynna Gray Mercedes Chavez Karime Gonzalez Katherine Jolley Alexus Padron Kyle Hetzel Alec Trujillo Marlon Picado finished 10th this year at the State Mock Trial Competition. These Franklin Cougars worked for 6 months to win 1st place in our region, something that Franklin had never done before, and for the 3rd time in 3 years made it back to state competition to finish 10th out of 28 teams! Please congratulate them on a fantastic year.

* The dance department would like to invite you to join them at the 1st annual "Franklin Can Dance" on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm in the main campus big gym. This dance competition is Fusions version of So You Think You Can Dance. Come support members of FHS track & field, New Tech, band, football, soccer, NHS, theater and other FHS activities as they perform dances Fusion choreographed just for them. There will also be a special guest performance by Forte! Admission is $5 at the door. You'll be able to use your admission ticket for voting. Additional votes can be purchased for $1 each at the event so bring enough money to show your support for your friends who are competing by voting multiple times for them!

* Need Hours? Come join Franklin Student Council on Thursday, March 16th to decorate the school for Smile week. We will begin at 10:00 am. Hope to see you there.

* The following are the girls track team results of the Andress Invitational: 1. Freshman girls team placed 1st. 2. JV girls team placed 1st. 3. Varsity girls team placed 4th.

The girls track team will compete next at the Canutillo Meet on Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th.

* Do you like to dance on stage? How would you like to perform at the homecoming pep rally next school year? If so, please come to the Fusion workshops & auditions for the 2017-2018 school year. Boys and girls are welcome. Workshops will be Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21 from 4:00 to 5:30 in the dance studio on the 2nd floor of the small gym, room G224. You will learn a jazz dance combination and a contemporary-lyrical dance combination. For the workshops, please wear appropriate clothing that you can dance in. On Wednesday, March 22 beginning at 4:15 in the studio, you will audition the two dances you learn at the workshops. Ladies, please wear a black leotard and black footless tights or leggings for that and have your hair securely out of your face in a bun or ponytail. Gentlemen, you can wear black exercise pants and a plain black or plain white t-shirt. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Eveler.

MAIN ONLY

* Students, the TSI rosters are now available outside the Go Center. It is your responsibility to find out what day you are testing. TSI tests will begin immediately after spring break and no makeup exams will be offered for those who miss their test date.

* Attention NHS members. NHS pictures will in the large gym at lunch this Tuesday, March 7th

* Attention Seniors, the PTSA is excited to offer at least six $1,000 scholarships to help with educational expenses next year. The $1,000 scholarships will be offered in the following categories: Academics, All-Around, Athletics, Career & Technology, Fine Arts, and Leadership/Community Service. If you are interested in one of these scholarships, applications will be available at the Counseling Center beginning Wednesday, March 8. Applications will also be available in the lobby at main campus during lunchtime on Friday, March 10. Our PTSA president and membership chair will be present to answer any questions you may have. Scholarship applications are due no later than noon on Friday,
March 31, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Friday, March 3, 2017

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* Teachers: We will be conducting the 4th Six weeks Teacher Reconciliation, as required by TEA, today. Please check your mail box at lunchtime for a class roster and instructions. You need to complete the reconciliation by the end of the day and turn in your roster to the attendance office by 4:00 p.m. please. Thank you!

* The dance department would like to invite you to join them at the 1st annual "Franklin Can Dance" on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm in the main campus big gym. This dance competition is Fusions version of So You Think You Can Dance. Come support members of FHS track & field, New Tech, band, football, soccer, NHS, theater and other FHS activities as they perform dances Fusion choreographed just for them. There will also be a special guest performance by Forte! Admission is $5 at the door. You'll be able to use your admission ticket for voting. Additional votes can be purchased for $1 each at the event so bring enough money to show your support for your friends who are competing by voting multiple times for them!

* NHS's Spring mandatory project Keep Vinton Beautiful is tomorrow from 9am-12pm. You can stay until 2pm for an extra two hours of community service. Please wear your NHS shirt, long pants, closed-toe shoes, and sunscreen. The other two dates are 3/11/17 and 3/19/17, and you must attend at least one of the three dates.

* Students and Staff, Franklin baseball and softball are in full swing, and what better way to support our teams than with spirit wear? Cougar Clawset will have Franklin baseball caps on sale for $12 today at lunchtime at main campus and at the 9th grade center. Stop by and take advantage of this “Deal of the Day”!

MAIN ONLY

* Attention Students – there will be a book check next week!!!!!!! Bring your textbooks to class for the Spring Book Check.

* Students, the TSI rosters are now available outside the Go Center. It is your responsibility to find out what day you are testing. TSI tests will begin immediately after spring break and no makeup exams will be offered for those who miss their test date.

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* Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet Students: We are extremely proud of our students that participated in our inaugural years. We would like to extend an invitation to you to compete in creating our school’s new logo. The Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet School offers medical, law, audio visual media, and technology pathways. The logo would need to encompass all of these concepts. In addition, we would like the logo to incorporate cougar pride.

The deadline for submission of the logo will be March 10th at 4:00 p.m. Submit your logo in room 210 to Mrs. Lee-Lopez. Winners will receive a dozen donuts to share with their friends.

 


Thursday, March 2, 2017

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* Teachers: We will be conducting the 4th Six weeks Teacher Reconciliation, as required by TEA, on Friday March 3. On that day, please check your mail box at lunchtime for a class roster and instructions. You need to complete the reconciliation by the end of that day and turn in your roster to the attendance office by 4:00 p.m.

* The dance department would like to invite you to join them at the 1st annual "Franklin Can Dance" on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm in the main campus big gym. This dance competition is Fusions version of So You Think You Can Dance. Come support members of FHS track & field, New Tech, band, football, soccer, NHS, theater and other FHS activities as they perform dances Fusion choreographed just for them. There will also be a special guest performance by Forte! Admission is $5 at the door. You'll be able to use your admission ticket for voting. Additional votes can be purchased for $1 each at the event so bring enough money to show your support for your friends who are competing by voting multiple times for them!

* NHS's Spring mandatory project Keep Vinton Beautiful is this Saturday from 9am-12pm. You can stay until 2pm for an extra two hours of community service. Please wear your NHS shirt, long pants, closed-toe shoes, and sunscreen. The other two dates are 3/11/17 and 3/19/17, and you must attend at least one of the three dates.

* Students and Staff, Franklin baseball and softball are in full swing, and what better way to support our teams than with spirit wear? Cougar Clawset will have Franklin baseball caps on sale for $12 this Friday at lunchtime at main campus and at the 9th grade center. Stop by and take advantage of this “Deal of the Day”!

MAIN ONLY

* Attention Students – there will be a book check next week!!!!!!! Bring your textbooks to class for the Spring Book Check.

9TH ONLY

* Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet Students: We are extremely proud of our students that participated in our inaugural years. We would like to extend an invitation to you to compete in creating our school’s new logo. The Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet School offers medical, law, audio visual media, and technology pathways. The logo

would need to encompass all of these concepts. In addition, we would like the logo to incorporate cougar pride.

The deadline for submission of the logo will be March 10th at 4:00 p.m. Submit your logo in room 210 to Mrs. Lee-Lopez. Winners will receive a dozen donuts to share with their friends.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BOTH CAMPUSES

* Teachers: We will be conducting the 4th Six weeks Teacher Reconciliation, as required by TEA, on Friday March 3. On that day, please check your mail box at lunchtime for a class roster and instructions. You need to complete the reconciliation by the end of that day and turn in your roster to the attendance office by 4:00 p.m.

* The dance department would like to invite you to join them at the 1st annual "Franklin Can Dance" on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm in the main campus big gym. This dance competition is Fusions version of So You Think You Can Dance. Come support members of FHS track & field, New Tech, band, football, soccer, NHS, theater and other FHS activities as they perform dances Fusion choreographed just for them. There will also be a special guest performance by Forte! Admission is $5 at the door. You'll be able to use your admission ticket for voting. Additional votes can be purchased for $1 each at the event so bring enough money to show your support for your friends who are competing by voting multiple times for them!

* NHS's Spring mandatory project Keep Vinton Beautiful is this Saturday from 9am-12pm. You can stay until 2pm for an extra two hours of community service. Please wear your NHS shirt, long pants, closed-toe shoes, and sunscreen. The other two dates are 3/11/17 and 3/19/17, and you must attend at least one of the three dates.

* Students and Staff, Franklin baseball and softball are in full swing, and what better way to support our teams than with spirit wear? Cougar Clawset will have Franklin baseball caps on sale for $12 this Friday at lunchtime at main campus and at the 9th grade center. Stop by and take advantage of this “Deal of the Day”!

MAIN ONLY

* Attention Students – there will be a book check next week!!!!!!! Bring your textbooks to class for the Spring Book Check.

9TH ONLY

* Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet Students: We are extremely proud of our students that participated in our inaugural years. We would like to extend an invitation to you to compete in creating our school’s new logo. The Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet School offers medical, law, audio visual media, and technology pathways. The logo

would need to encompass all of these concepts. In addition, we would like the logo to incorporate cougar pride.

The deadline for submission of the logo will be March 10th at 4:00 p.m. Submit your logo in room 210 to Mrs. Lee-Lopez. Winners will receive a dozen donuts to share with their friends.

Monday, February 27, 2017

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* Attention Students interested in taking an AP Exam: Just a reminder, AP registration will end tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28th. Please pay at the main campus business office either before school, during lunch and after school. AP fees are outlined on the student letter and at the Business Office. The business office will accept checks and cash only.

* Texas Chenille is on campus today until 1 pm to fit students with letter jackets. You can purchase a jacket for the low price of $60 + $25 shipping. Stop by the table in the front lobby for more information before the end of lunch today!

* Congratulations to ALL those that competed at State DECA this past weekend! David Arras, Lauren Boatright, Alyssa Duchene, Heather Kaplan, Nick Vanderlinden, and Matthew Navarrette all placed as alternates. Jerome Lam and Josh Villianos are finalists and will now go on to compete at International DECA Competition in California!

* Huge weekend at the State Wrestling Tournament for our Franklin Wrestlers! Super sophomore James McClain is Franklin's latest State Champion at 120 pounds! James was dominate throughout the entire tournament and capped off his performance with a 6-4 win in the finals against a tough Allen opponent. Congratulations 2017 State Champion James McClain! We are so very proud of you! Other notable performances at the State Wrestling Tournament include freshman Adrian Rodriguez placing 6th @ 106, senior Jesse Murillo placing 7th @ 132, and surprising senior Jennifer Goldsbury placing 7th @ 95 pounds. Congratulations to you and all the other Franklin Wrestlers that made it to the State Tournament! Finally huge congratulations to Coach Jesse Almodovar for being inducted in the the Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame! You do so much for the sport of wrestling not only here in El Paso but for the entire state of Texas. Congratulations Coach! 2017 Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee!

* Congratulations to the students who competed in the Skills USA competition last week and won awards! The following students have qualified for state competition in Corpus Christi:

o In 1st place, the 3D Visual Animation Team led by Daniel Torres

o In 1st place, the Additive Manufacturing team led by Andres Najera

o In 1st place for Architectural Drafting, Angel Arellano

o In 1st place, the Automated Manufacturing Technology team led by Anthony Cordero

o In 1st place for Employment Application Process, Marijose Hurtado

o In 1st place for Job Skill Demonstration, Joshua Villanos

o In 1st place for Photography, Carissa Orrantia

o In 1st place for Prepared Speech, Frida Murga Mercado

o In 1st place, the Quiz Bowl Cosmetology Team led Crystal Aguilar

o In 1st place for Related Technical Math, Andres Najera

Congratulations again cougars on such a strong showing from Franklin!


Thursday, February 23, 2017

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* There will be mariachi rehearsal today in Ms. Morgan-Thorton’s classroom, 9th grade center, room 108 from 4-5 PM.

* Attention anyone still interested in being part of Franklin's UIL Spelling and Vocabulary or Ready Writing teams. If you would like to be part of the team and compete at the district meet on March 25, you must come by Ms. Mendoza's room, Portable 13 by the end of the week to fill out the necessary paperwork and get updated study materials. You can come before or after school any day this week.

* Do you need community service hours? We have many opportunities this week to get your hours finished. On Friday, February 24, we will be putting up posters around campus to raise awareness for mental health. Remember these hours can count online or towards NHS.

* Today at lunch you can receive up to 30 minutes of community service by helping us put away shopping carts and picking up trash at lunch! This is an easy opportunity to knock out some hours!

* This Saturday, February 25, is Student Council's Rhino Hockey social. We hope to see everyone there!

* Attention Seniors: THE CLASS OF 2017 graduate list is posted outside of the main campus registrar’s office. Seniors need to come and check the spelling of their names before diplomas are ordered. Please take care of that this week!

* Attention Students interested in taking an AP Exam: Just a reminder, AP registration will end Tuesday, February 28th. Please pay at the main campus business office either before school, during lunch and after school. AP fees are outlined on the student letter and at the Business Office. The business office will accept checks and cash only.

* The deadline to drop an AP or PAP course, to the SAME regular course, is Friday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m. The form does require a teacher and parent signature, so don't wait until the deadline date to pick up the form.

* Students and Staff, Cougar Clawset will be open at main campus and at the 9th grade center at lunchtime this Friday. Bring your pocket change and dollar bills and drop by to see what is on sale this week!

* Congratulations to the Franklin Math and Science team for competing Saturday February 18th at the Del Valle Math and Science Invitational Meet, everyone did a great job. For 12th grade Andres Najera placed 5th in calculator, 6th for overall science and 2nd in Chemistry, Emily O,Rouke placed 3rd in overall science, and 3rd in Chemistry.For 10th grade Melchor Herrrera placed 3rd in calculator and 3rd in mathematics and in overall science, Lana Murphree placed 3rd in number sense, and 4th in overall science, Andrew Boland placed 6th in number sense. For 9th grade Andy Ma placed 5th in Mathematics and 2nd in overall science. As a team they came in 2nd for science, and 3rd for Calculator.

* Texas Chenille will be on campus MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27FROM 8AM-1PM to fit students with letter jackets. You can purchase a jacket for the low price of $60 + $25 shipping.

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* UT Austin will be visiting the GO Center on the 27th. All interested students must come get a pass from Mr. Couder in the Go Center room S133.

* Attention Seniors: The scholarship listing has been updated. Please come to the counseling center or the Go Center to review the newest scholarship opportunities. Remember: Every time you receive a scholarship, you must bring a copy in to your counselor.

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* Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet Students: We are extremely proud of our students that participated in our inaugural years. We would like to extend an invitation to you to compete in creating our school’s new logo. The Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet School offers medical, law, audio visual media, and technology pathways. The logo would need to encompass all of these concepts. In addition, we would like the logo to incorporate cougar pride.

The deadline for submission of the logo will be March 10th at 4:00 p.m. Submit your logo in room 210 to Mrs. Lee-Lopez. Winners will receive a dozen donuts to share with their friends.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BOTH CAMPUSES

* There will be mariachi rehearsal tomorrow in Ms. Morgan-Thorton’s classroom, 9th grade center, room 108 from 4-5 PM.

* Attention anyone still interested in being part of Franklin's UIL Spelling and Vocabulary or Ready Writing teams. If you would like to be part of the team and compete at the district meet on March 25, you must come by Ms. Mendoza's room, Portable 13 by the end of the week to fill out the necessary paperwork and get updated study materials. You can come before or after school any day this week.

* Do you need community service hours? We have many opportunities this week to get your hours finished. On Tuesday, February 21, we will be painting posters for alcohol awareness after school. On Friday, February 24, we will be putting up posters around campus to raise awareness for mental health. Remember these hours can count online or towards NHS.

* On Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 and 23, you can receive up to 30 minutes of community service each day by helping us put away shopping carts at lunch! This is an easy opportunity to knock out some hours!

* This Saturday, February 25, is Student Council's Rhino Hockey social. We hope to see everyone there!

* Attention Seniors: THE CLASS OF 2017 graduate list is posted outside of the main campus registrar’s office. Seniors need to come and check the spelling of their names before diplomas are ordered. Please take care of that this week!

* Attention Students interested in taking an AP Exam: Just a reminder, AP registration will end Tuesday, February 28th. Please pay at the main campus business office either before school, during lunch and after school. AP fees are outlined on the student letter and at the Business Office. The business office will accept checks and cash only.

* The deadline to drop an AP or PAP course, to the SAME regular course, is Friday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m. The form does require a teacher and parent signature, so don't wait until the deadline date to pick up the form.

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* UT Austin will be visiting the GO Center on the 27th. All interested students must come get a pass from Mr. Couder in the Go Center room S133.

* Students who qualified for NHS are posted in lists around campus and on the website. Please make sure you check these and go pick up your formal invitation in the sponsor’s room indicated. You must check them on your own and take initiative to pick up your invite!

* Attention Seniors: The scholarship listing has been updated. Please come to the counseling center or the Go Center to review the newest scholarship opportunities. Remember: Every time you receive a scholarship, you must bring a copy in to your counselor.

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* Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet Students: We are extremely proud of our students that participated in our inaugural years. We would like to extend an invitation to you to compete in creating our school’s new logo. The Franklin STEAM/New Tech Magnet School offers medical, law, audio visual media, and technology pathways. The logo would need to encompass all of these concepts. In addition, we would like the logo to incorporate cougar pride.

The deadline for submission of the logo will be March 10th at 4:00 p.m. Submit your logo in room 210 to Mrs. Lee-Lopez. Winners will receive a dozen donuts to share with their friends.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BOTH CAMPUSES

* Congratulations to Angelica Castrejon on placing top 8 in the 100 back and top 16 in the 100 free at the State Swim Meet this weekend. And also to her and Airam Oliva-Aun, Sophia Trevizo and Maryfer Mancera for placing top 16 in the 200 free relay. Congratulations to them and the ENTIRE swim team for another OUTSTANDING season!!

* Congratulations to the Franklin Boys' on their performance at the Region I-6A Wrestling Tournament over the weekend! Out of nowhere, the Boys' Team won the Regional Wrestling Title qualifying eight to the State Tournament! Individual tournament champions were freshman Adrian Rodriguez @ 106 lbs and sophomore James McClain @ 120 lbs. Other State Qualifiers include Kobe Nelms, Jesus Murillo, Kalob and Matthew Jewett, Hector Perez, and Victor Molina. Regional placers were Adrian Zubia and David Powers. Way to go Boys! Region I-6A Champions! On the Girls' side Savannah Hernandez was crowned Region I-6A Tournament Champion @ 148 lbs! Other State Qualifiers include Jennifer Goldsbury, Serenity Guerra, and Sofia Camps! Rahvin Barragan placed 6th. The girls as a team placed 6th, the highest out of any El Paso area 6A school. Finally Coach Jesse Almodovar was named the Region I-6A Coach of the Year and Coach Clark Edwinson, Assistant Coach of the Year. It's a great time to be a Franklin Wrestler! Congratulations to all and Go Cougars!

* Congratulations to the tennis team as they won first place over the weekend in San Antonio. First place winners included Sebastian Herrera, Isabella Zambrano singles, girls doubles first place Ana Hernandez, Jackie Escareno 2nd Karla Cuellar Ana Li Hernandez, boys doubles first place Juan Avila/Justin Min, second Mathew Norton/ Cervando Hernandez, mixed doubles first Dylan Parsley/ Elena Liem, second Jeremy Prince, Grace Patterson. Great job!

* The results from the girls track meet this weekend are in! Freshman girls team placed 2nd. JV girls team placed 2nd. Varsity girls team placed 4th. The team will compete at the Coronado Invitational on Saturday, February 25th.

* Attention anyone still interested in being part of Franklin's UIL Spelling and Vocabulary or Ready Writing teams. If you would like to be part of the team and compete at the district meet on March 25, you must come by Ms. Mendoza's room, Portable 13 by the

end of the week to fill out the necessary paperwork and get updated study materials. You can come before or after school any day this week.

* Do you need community service hours? We have many opportunities this week to get your hours finished. On Tuesday, February 21, we will be painting posters for alcohol awareness after school. On Friday, February 24, we will be putting up posters around campus to raise awareness for mental health. Remember these hours can count online or towards NHS.

* On Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 and 23, you can receive up to 30 minutes of community service each day by helping us put away shopping carts at lunch! This is an easy opportunity to knock out some hours!

* This Saturday, February 25, is Student Council's Rhino Hockey social. We hope to see everyone there!

* Attention Seniors: THE CLASS OF 2017 graduate list is posted outside of the main campus registrar’s office. Seniors need to come and check the spelling of their names before diplomas are ordered. Please take care of that this week!

* Attention students who have outs in the morning or attend CCTE in the afternoon: Advisory will be held tomorrow, February 22. 2nd period will begin at 10:10 so if you have an out 1st period, please plan accordingly. For those of you who attend CCTE, the bus will pick up at Franklin at 12:45.

* Attention Students interested in taking an AP Exam: Just a reminder, AP registration will end Tuesday, February 28th. Please pay at the main campus business office either before school, during lunch and after school. AP fees are outlined on the student letter and at the Business Office. The business office will accept checks and cash only.

* The deadline to drop an AP or PAP course, to the SAME regular course, is Friday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m. The form does require a teacher and parent signature, so don't wait until the deadline date to pick up the form.

MAIN ONLY

* UT Austin will be visiting the GO Center on the 27th. All interested students must come get a pass from Mr. Couder in the Go Center room S133.

* Students who qualified for NHS are posted in lists around campus and on the website. Please make sure you check these and go pick up your formal invitation in the sponsor’s room indicated. You must check them on your own and take initiative to pick up your invite!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

BOTH CAMPUSES

* Best of luck to the Lady Cougar basketball team tomorrow night as they take on Arlington Lamar at Midland Lee High School at 5:30 pm our time. Bring home the area championship ladies!

* Attention all students that need community service hours: Student Council will be performing service projects in the form of community clean up during lunch four times this month. The first one will take place today during lunch. Come meet by Student Activities to help out and get a half hour community service credit! This can be used for EPISD community service online hours or for NHS.

* Attention Seniors: THE CLASS OF 2017 graduate list is posted outside of the main campus registration office. Seniors need to come and check the spelling of their names before diplomas are ordered. Please take care of that this week!

* Attention students who have outs in the morning or attend CCTE in the afternoon: Advisory will be held on February 22. 2nd period will begin at 10:10 so if you have an out 1st period, please plan accordingly. For those of you who attend CCTE, the bus will pick up at Franklin at 12:45.

* Come out and watch some amazing talent at Cougars Unplugged tonight at 6:00 in the FHS Auditorium! Tickets will be $4 and all profits made help pay for Senior Breakfast! See you there!

* A reminder that those performing in Cougars Unplugged will need to attend a short meeting at lunch in Ms. Stanley's room today to go over performance order and other details! Thank you for your participation!

* Good luck to our boys' and girls wrestling team as they travel to the Fort Worth area to compete in the Region I-6A Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The boys qualified 13 wrestlers to the regional tournament with the girls qualifying 7. Good luck, travel safe and go Cougars!

MAIN ONLY

* The following colleges will be visiting the Go Center this month: New Mexico State on the 15th and UT Austin on the 27th. All interested students must come get a pass from Mr. Couder in the Go Center room S133.

* Students who qualified for NHS are posted in lists around campus and on the website. Please make sure you check these and go pick up your formal invitation in the sponsor’s room indicated. You must check them on your own and take initiative to pick up your invite!

* Attention all students who registered for the TSI exam, the rosters for the test dates are located outside the Go Center room S133. It is your responsibility to check the rosters and see what day and place you test prior to February 21st.

* Attention seniors! How would you like a $7000 scholarship to the college of your choice? The Rotary Club of El Paso is offering one Franklin senior a chance to win a $7000 scholarship to the college of their choice. The scholarship is open to any senior in the top 15% of their class. To obtain an application come see Mr. Couder in the Go Center.

 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BOTH CAMPUSES

* Congratulations to our Lady Cougar Basketball team for their Bi-District Championship win last night over the Odessa Permian Panthers! The girls have advanced now to the area round of play-offs! Go Cougars!

* Attention all students that need community service hours: Student Council will be performing service projects in the form of community clean up during lunch four times this month. The first one will take place this Thursday during lunch. Come meet by Student Activities to help out and get a half hour community service credit! This can be used for EPISD community service online hours or for NHS.

* Attention Seniors: THE CLASS OF 2017 graduate list is posted outside of the main campus registration office. Seniors need to come and check the spelling of their names before diplomas are ordered. Please take care of that this week!

* Attention students who have outs in the morning or attend CCTE in the afternoon: Advisory will be held on February 22. 2nd period will begin at 10:10 so if you have an out 1st period, please plan accordingly. For those of you who attend CCTE, the bus will pick up at Franklin at 12:45.

* Come out and watch some amazing talent at Cougars Unplugged on Thursday, February 16th at 6:00 in the FHS Auditorium! Tickets will be $4 and all profits made help pay for Senior Breakfast! See you there!

* A reminder that those performing in Cougars Unplugged will need to attend a short meeting at lunch in Ms. Stanley's room on Thursday to go over performance order and other details! Thank you for your participation!

* Good luck to our boys' and girls wrestling team as they travel to the Fort Worth area to compete in the Region I-6A Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The boys qualified 13 wrestlers to the regional tournament with the girls qualifying 7. Good luck, travel safe and go Cougars!

MAIN ONLY

* The following colleges will be visiting the Go Center this month: New Mexico State on the 15th and UT Austin on the 27th. All interested students must come get a pass from Mr. Couder in the Go Center room S133.

* Students who qualified for NHS are posted in lists around campus and on the website. Please make sure you check these and go pick up your formal invitation in the sponsor’s room indicated. You must check them on your own and take initiative to pick up your invite!

* Attention all students who registered for the TSI exam, the rosters for the test dates are located outside the Go Center room S133. It is your responsibility to check the rosters and see what day and place you test prior to February 21st.

* Attention seniors! How would you like a $7000 scholarship to the college of your choice? The Rotary Club of El Paso is offering one Franklin senior a chance to win a $7000 scholarship to the college of their choice. The scholarship is open to any senior in the top 15% of their class. To obtain an application come see Mr. Couder in the Go Center.

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* Attention NJHS members: The general meeting is today at 12:15 in Ms. Harris room. Please be on time.