Franklin MS Weekly Update - April 22



Good Morning!

It was another exciting week at Franklin MS and I continue to be proud of the hard work of our students and staff.

I would like to start by saying congratulations to our student basketball teams! For the first time in four years, the Franklin vs. Rocky Run Basketball Game was held on Monday and it was a big success. There was a great turnout from our community and a lot of spirit and enthusiasm. There were three exciting games and the Falcons brought home the trophy! A big thank you goes out to the students, staff members, and families at both schools for helping us make this event a reality.

We are also looking forward to the Spotlight on Student Learning event that the Chantilly Pyramid is hosting on Tuesday from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM at Franklin Middle School. This event will feature students from all schools in the pyramid sharing their learning related to Portrait of a Graduate attributes. There will be a teacher and student panel as well as a showcase of learning. We will also be giving away student-designed stickers! Families and students are welcome and we hope to see you there!

Finally, we wanted to share some information about an important event that will take place on Monday. Last month, FCPS hosted a conversation on the dangers of fentanyl. FCPS will hold a second event with new information focused on the opioid crisis in Fairfax County Public Schools. The conversation will continue on Monday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Woodson High School. Families and students will learn how, as a community, we can partner to reduce the impact of these harmful—and often deadly—drugs. All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.  Childcare will be available. Transportation will also be available from select schools throughout the county. View the registration page for details. 

Thank you for all that you do to support your student. We are grateful for your continued partnership.


Dustin Wright


Important Dates

April 25 - Chantilly Pyramid Spotlight on Student Learning

May 9 - Reading SOL Testing

May 16 - Science SOL Testing (8th Grade Only)

May 23 - Math SOL Testing

May 29 - Memorial Day Holiday

May 30 - Make-Up SOLs

spotlight on student learning flyer


3rd Quarter Report Cards

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable Thursday, April 13 at 4:00 PM until Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 AM in order for teachers to finalize third quarter grades. After April 25, 3rd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and SIS ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will also be provided to them the last week of April during Falcon Time.


April is Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child. Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Please click here to learn more about the Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.


Franklin MS Yearbooks - Order Deadline Extended to May 6

Franklin MS 2023 yearbooks are on sale through May 6, 2022. The cost of the yearbook is $25. Families may order online by clicking here. Please contact Kelly Barlow with any questions.


Spring SOL Testing Calendar

The spring SOL testing calendar can be found below. Details about testing days and possible changes to the bell schedule will be communicated regularly to students ahead of the testing window. Please avoid absences, such as scheduling appointments, during this time. As always, it is important for students to arrive at school on time, especially on these testing days.


SOL testing calendar


8th Grade Dance on May 12

Please save the date for our 8th grade dance! The dance will be on Friday, May 12 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Franklin MS. This is for Franklin MS 8th grade students only. Tickets will be available from May 5-11 on MySchoolBucks. Additional information will be sent out as we get closer to the date.


Franklin MS After School Program Information

Please click here to see the activities for April 24 - May 5. There are no after school activities or late buses on Tuesday, April 25. New activities beginning soon include:

  • Kickball, starts Wednesday, April 26 - both blocks
  • Urban Gardening Club, starts Wednesday, April 26 - 1st block
  • Spring Flag Football League, starts Tuesday, May 2 - both blocks

We hope your child has found an interest in one or more of our after school activities. As a reminder, many of our clubs are “open enrollment” meaning students are welcome to start attending whenever they are ready. For questions regarding the After School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.


Chantilly HS PTSA Planning Meeting on April 27

The Chantilly HS April PTSA meeting will be on April 27 and start at 6:00 PM, before the Hidden In Plain Sight presentation. The meeting will be in the Library, and all are welcome. We will be asking for your input regarding PTSA 2023-2024 school year events. If you are interested in a board position for the 23-24 year contact Hope to see you on April 27th!


Hidden in Plain Sight Program at Chantilly HS

Chantilly High School will be hosting a community awareness program called Hidden in Plain Sight on April 27 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Hidden in Plain Sight is a family focused community awareness program to educate families on current trends and signs of risky behavior among teens.This is recommended for adults only, and pre-registration is required. Please click here for more information.




SEPTA Virtual Meeting

The Special Education PTA is hosting a drug education night for parents on April 25 at 7:00 PM, with a specific focus on risk factors for SPED students. Please click here for more information and to sign up.


Young Entrepreneurs Expo on May 13

The Young Entrepreneurs Expo will be held at Hayfield Secondary School on Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Attendees can meet and support young entrepreneurs, network with School Business Boosters and learn more about the clubs and activities available to students. Please contact Megan Mutscheller for more information.


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