Franklin MS Weekly Update - April 29

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Chantilly Pyramid Art Show on April 19


Franklin Families and Students,

Good Morning! Our students and staff have been doing some amazing things during the last few weeks and I wanted to put a spotlight on some of these achievements.

The Chantilly Pyramid Art Show took place last week and it was a great way for our community to come together to celebrate the talents of our students. The art show featured artists from Chantilly HS, Franklin MS, Rocky Run MS, Brookfield ES, Greenbriar East ES, Greenbriar West ES, Lees Corner, ES, Oak Hill ES, and Poplar Tree ES. We are very excited that two FMS students, Mira Riley and Tam Thai, received awards for their artwork. Additionally, a huge thank you goes to our amazing Art teacher, Tammy French, for all of the hard work she put into helping our students prepare for the art show and for the dedication and passion that she shares with them every single day.

On Tuesday evening, Franklin MS hosted the Chantilly Pyramid Spotlight on Learning which was another powerful opportunity for our community to support our students. The focus of this event was the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate attributes. The Portrait of a Graduate is all about students using and growing skills that will help them succeed in all aspects of life! During this event, over 100 students from every school in our pyramid shared Presentations of Learning by applying the skills they are learning in their classes. Their presentations allowed them to reflect on using these skills, how they are helpful, how students know they are improving, and to share their growth with their teachers and peers. The gymnasium and cafeteria at FMS were packed with parents and community members who came to support our students. We were also fortunate that our Sully District School Board Member, Mrs. Stella Pekarsky, and our Region 5 Assistant Superintendent, Ms. Rebecca Baenig, were able to join our students at this event. Congratulations to everyone that was involved!

Finally, this is the first year that we have had a dedicated yearbook elective course at our school and our students have been hard at work! I know that you will be very impressed with their efforts. 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 and you can contact Kelly Barlow with any questions.

Best wishes to all of you for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.


Dustin Wright



Important Dates

May 5-8 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 9 - Reading SOL Testing

May 12 - 8th Grade Dance

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

May 23 - Math SOL Testing

May 29 - Memorial Day Holiday

May 30 - Make-Up SOLs


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week - Message From the Franklin MS PTA

The time has come to show your appreciation for all of our wonderful teachers and staff. Though they should be celebrated every day, we want to shower them a little extra during the week of May 8-12. Please click here for a Sign Up Genius to donate food items that will be provided to our wonderful staff during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. For those who cannot donate food items, or prefer to donate monetarily, please consider donating via our PayPal link. Thank you for your support!


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 May 1 - May 5. There are no after school activities or late buses on Friday, May 5. For questions regarding the After School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.


Oakton HS Dance Team Spring Prep Clinic

If you are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance team for the 2023-24 school year or the year after or just love to dance, the Dance Team is holding a Tryouts Prep Clinic May 8, 10, 15, and 17 at Oakton HS from 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM It is open to students in grades 7-11 from any school!  The clinic will teach a variety of skills and choreography that will be helpful for preparing for tryouts and help you learn what the dance team does. If you are planning to try out for the 2023-24 team this year, attendance at this clinic is required. To participate in the Dance Team Prep Clinic, complete the Spring Prep Clinic Interest Form to receive the registration form and information. If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Rowley at


Oakton HS Dance Team 2023-24 Tryouts

If you love to dance and want to be involved in your school, come try out for the Oakton High School Dance Team! Tryouts will be held May 22-24 for current 9th-11th graders and June 16th for current 8th graders for the 2023-24 team selection. Attending the Tryouts Prep Clinic May 8, 10, 15, and 17 will be required for participation in the final audition dates. Contact Coach Rowley directly with any questions related to tryouts or the Prep Clinic.

Not sure if you have all of the skills for the dance team? Come to the Prep Clinic and tryouts anyway! You will have the opportunity to learn skills there, and dancers are often selected based on potential ability to pick up the needed skills! Complete this Tryout Interest Form to receive information about registering for tryouts and access to the tryout materials. Check out the Dance Team website for more information about the team and what to prepare for tryouts. Contact Coach Rowley at with questions.


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