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FSHS Hall of Fame Nominations Open

Simpson County Schools wants to celebrate its alumni and significant contributors and school officials need your help.  The school district will recognize its seventh class to the Hall of Fame in the spring of 2019.  The F-S Hall of Fame is located in the Commons Area of FSHS, which is a beautiful area to highlight the Hall of Fame Inductees.

Winter Tech Newsletter

Our Winter '18 Tech Newsletter is now available! Spring PD Opportunities, Newsela, and Flocabulary are just a small part!


Simpson County Schools is seeking interested parties for our district LANDSCAPING needs.

SES Recognized as a Kentucky Green and Healthy School

Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools (KGHS) is a project-based program that uses the entire school building and grounds as a learning laboratory for students. SES's STLP team led the initiative. STLP will continue the project this school year, as well. Learn more about KGHS on their website

Simpson County Schools is Partnering with Hunt Ford Drive 4UR School Ford Drive 4 UR School Event

SCS is Partnering with Hunt Ford Drive 4 UR School event at FSHS Football Stadium Track on Thursday, September 20th from 8:30 - 4:30!

Healthier Generation Announces “America’s Healthiest Schools” LES named Bronze Awardee

A record 461 schools from 26 states honored for promoting healthy eating and physical activity... Lincoln Elementary named one of America's Healthiest Schools - Bronze Awardee.

Fresh Start Academy

On September 13th classes will get underway for the 2nd year of the Franklin-Simpson High School Fresh Start Academy. The Fresh Start Academy is designed for people 19 years of age or older that have previously dropped out of school but would like to obtain a high school diploma. Even if you have already obtained a GED you are still eligible to participate in the Fresh Start Academy. If you are interested or would like to learn more contact Joey Kilburn by phone at 270-586-8877 or by email at joseph.kilburn@simpson.kyschools.us.  All new applicants will need to set up a meeting at which time we will review your transcript and develop a plan to get you on the road to a high school diploma.  If the last high school you attended was Franklin-Simpson we can pull your transcript here.  If the last high school you attended was any other than Franklin-Simpson you will need to obtain an official copy of your transcript.

Simpson County Schools Preschool

Parents interested in Simpson County Schools Preschool can complete a Preschool Packet at District Registration to determine eligibility for enrollment in preschool.  

For students meeting enrollment eligibility, Simpson County Preschool will start on August 20 for morning session students and August 21 for afternoon session students.


Invitation to Bid

The Simpson County Board of Education is accepting sealed bids for the following vehicles:

  1. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica LX or comparable vehicle 
  2. 2018 Dodge Caravan SE or comparable vehicle   
Boys Golf Tryouts

Boys Golf Tryouts will be July 16-18. This is for any student who is in the 7th-12th grade.  Players need to have an up to date physical for this upcoming school year. Players will play nine holes each day. 

Girls Golf Tryouts

Franklin-Simpson Girls Golf tryouts will be held July 10-11 at Kenny Perry Country Creek Golf Course.  Tryouts will begin at 7:30 am on the putting green and will consist of walking 9 holes.


The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Simpson County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Simpson County Board of Education representing Educational Division #1.

This vacancy was created by the resignation of a school board member in Educational Division #1.

Under the provisions KRS 160.190(2), this appointment is effective until the November 2020 regular election.

This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by Simpson County Public Schools.

FSMS Announces New Principal

After a thorough search and selection process, the Franklin-Simpson Middle School Site-Based Decision-Making (SBDM) Council has chosen Mr. Jaxon Grover as the new principal at FSMS. Mr. Grover is currently an Assistant Principal at Franklin-Simpson High School, where he has served in this capacity for the last 6 years. Prior to this, he has served as our CTE Coordinator, CIA Specialist, and a high school math teacher. He and his wife, Gretchen, reside in Franklin with their three children, Jasmine, Jayden, and Jordyn.


In accordance with the state and federal regulations implementing the individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this is to inform the public of our intent to destroy personally
identifiable information related to special education services.

The Simpson County School District would like to make Parents/Guardians, Former Students,
and Eligible (Adult) Students aware that Special Education records of students who graduated
in the 2001 thru 2012 school years will be disposed of starting August 1, 2018. The District is
required to maintain records for a minimum of three (3) years from the date the child leaves the
school district.

FSHS - Best High Schools in America!

Franklin Simpson High School is once again recognized by US News as one of the Best High Schools in America! Congratulations to our students, faculty and staff, along with our community for this award! We can be proud of the work being done throughout our schools from preschool through 12th grade that prepares our kids to graduate Life-Ready! As our flagship school, FSHS continues to shine as an example of what can be when people join together to make a vision a reality! Well done FSHS! Welll done SCS Team! #WeAreFS

Invitation To Bid - Senior Yearbook Picture

The Simpson County Board of Education will receive sealed bids for the Senior Yearbook Pictures as described herein. You are invited to submit a sealed bid, subject to the terms and conditions of this invitation. Bids must be mailed or delivered to James Flynn, Superintendent, 430 South College Street, Franklin, KY 42134 in a sealed envelope marked “Senior Yearbook Picture Bid”. Faxed bids will not be accepted.

2018 Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame Class Named

Community is invited to a celebration to honor 2018 HOF Inductees April 26th at FSHS

Simpson County Schools and Franklin-Simpson High School will be celebrating the induction of the sixth class in the Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 26, 2018.  The event is being held at FSHS starting at 5 PM.  We will begin the induction ceremony at 5:30 PM in the Commons Area adjacent to our new gymnasium.  A reception will follow the ceremony.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate our school community’s rich heritage and these distinguished recipients of the Hall of Fame recognition.

FAFSA Workshop

Coach Satterly will be hosting the final FAFSA Workshop on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the College and Career Center at FSHS.

If you have any questions contact him at FSHS or at josh.satterly@simpson.kyschools.us

Preschool Registration Preschool Registration

For the 2018-2019 School Year

May 10 | 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm • May 11 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Franklin Elementary Office

211 South Main St. ∙ Franklin, Kentucky

For More Information Please Call 270.586.3241

5th Annual STEAM Showcase Steam 18

Students from Kindergarten to Seniors will be participating in displays, presentations, and projects showcasing 21st-century skills from their classrooms to parents and community members.

Wildcat Wilderness 5K Trail Run and Walk Wildcat Wilderness Run

Join us for this unique and fun event at the FS Cross-Country Trail sponsored by the Graves-Gilbert Clinic!

Simpson County Board of Education Approves Formation of School Safety Task Force

School Safety is a priority and responsibility we all share!

Community Forum

In light of the recent school tragedies and our community’s concern for the safety and security of students, staff and visitors in our schools, Simpson County Schools is hosting a Community Forum next Tuesday evening, February 27 at 6:00 pm in the Franklin-Simpson High School Gymnasium. Local law enforcement, emergency management, and other first responders have agreed to participate in this important discussion. We have a strong, long-standing relationship with our first responders and emergency management partners and I am very thankful to them for joining us for this event.


The Simpson County Board of Education will accept sealed proposals on the following item: PRIMARY DEPOSITORY FOR SIMPSON COUNTY SCHOOLS


The Southcentral Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (SKY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement a work-and-learn style program that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers. The primary method to achieve this goal is through partnerships with local educational institutions to offer the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT). With SKY FAME, students can dive into a challenging Advanced Manufacturing career while simultaneously earning a college degree, and the potential to graduate with zero student debt!

Email Migration

The purpose of this communication is to let you know that all districts throughout our state are changing email systems this year.  All 173 school districts have been under one major email umbrella provided by Microsoft (Office 365).  Moving forward, there will now be 173 email umbrellas with districts having much more local control.  This is good news! 

New Immunization Requirements

A recent amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation on the immunization schedules for attending school added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018.

2018 Operation Preparation

The Vision of Simpson County Schools is to prepare our graduates for success in life!  An important part of our Life-Ready Vision is our students being prepared for college and careers upon graduation. To impact the college/career readiness of our students, we need your help in our Operation Preparation initiative.  Operation Preparation was started six years ago to bring community volunteers into our schools to encourage and advise 8th and 10th grade students on college and careers.  Kentucky’s current statewide college/career readiness rate is 65.6 percent. Last year, FSHS achieved a college/career readiness (CCR) rate of 85.9 percent, even with changes that set the bar even higher!  Our ultimate goal is to graduate 100 percent of our students meeting the college/career ready benchmarks.  According to the Center for Education and the Workforce, in the next 4-6 years, more than half the jobs in Kentucky and more than 60 percent of jobs nationwide will require postsecondary education (either a two-year or four-year degree). Most of the remaining jobs will require at least some training after high school. With a statewide student-to-counselor ratio of about 450:1, many school counselors are overloaded with the number of students to whom they must provide services.

2018-2019 District Calendar Feedback

It is time to get your feedback on our 2018-2019 School Calendar!  State statute now requires we utilize a calendar committee with specified membership including certified and classified staff, along with a board member, parents, and community members.  Our calendar committee has met and looked at a calendar with corresponding dates to this year and past years.  Ultimately, the Simpson County Board of Education is responsible for setting the school calendar and we want your input.  The link below will allow you to access a short survey on the calendar.  Additionally, I have attached a draft calendar for your review. 

Franklin Simpson High School Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations FSHS Hall of Fame 2017
Football State Championship


FSMS Parents Night

Parents are encouraged to attend and learn valuable information about STAR/K-PREP test results, our systems of interventions and student Individual Learning Plan accounts.

Monday, November 6th

Franklin-Simpson Middle School  

5:30 pm- Refreshments in Cafeteria

6:00pm- Program in Library

Five dollar CATS cash will be awarded to each student whose parent attends. 


Franklin-Simpson High School is excited to announce that Will Randolph an 18 year senior was named a National Merit Semifinalist. Will is the son of Scott and Leslie Randolph. Will has been involved in many activities at FSHS over the past 4 years. Will has been the class president for the Class of 2018 the past 4 years, he attended the KY Governor’s Scholars program this past summer, and been a member of DECA, FBLA, YClub, Yearbook and the tennis team.

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students. It is housed on the campus of Morehead State University, consistently ranked as one of the safest campuses in the state. The Academy opened in August 2015 with the goal of meeting the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum allows students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework.

FSHS Fresh Start Academy

On October 23rd the Simpson County School district will officially begin classes in our brand new Franklin-Simpson High School Fresh Start Academy.

Invitation to Bid

Please see attached PDF for more information. 

KSBA Scholarships

For the seventh consecutive year, the board of directors of the Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) will fund two $2,500 scholarships for eligible Kentucky high school seniors to attend any two- or four-year accredited college or university.  One nonrenewable scholarship will be awarded to a male and a female student. 

Simpson County Schools are excited about the Solar Eclipse Eclipse Info
Hampton promotes challenge to FSHS

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton visited Franklin-Simpson High School on Monday, Aug. 7, to promote the Lieutenant Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Head Start Hiring Teacher

Full-time position available with our Children’s Services Program in Simpson County. Duties will include planning and carrying out the daily activities of the classroom and providing educational instruction to three and four year old children.

SES Library Wins Award

The Simpson Elementary Library Media Center received the Outstanding School Library Website Award by the Kentucky Association of School Librarians. 

Online Registration Now Open

Online Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is now available.

New School Year Important Dates

Upcoming Open House Dates are:
- FES – Tues., Aug. 1 (Scheduled individual meeting times)
- SES – Fri., Aug 4 (1st 5:30 p.m., 2nd 6:15 p.m., 3rd 7:00)
- LES – Mon., Aug. 7, 5:00 p.m.
- FSMS – Mon., Aug. 7, 7:00 p.m.
- FSHS/WC – Thurs., Aug. 3, 6:00 p.m.

· District Registration will be held on Wed., July 26th, 8:00 – 6:00 p.m.

And we’ll see students back for the 1st day of school on Wed., Aug. 9th.

All SCS Students will receive Free Breakfast and Lunch Next Year!

Great news for Simpson County students! At the May Board meeting, Simpson County Schools was approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program which will provide free breakfast and lunch to all SCS students! CEP is a universal meal service option created through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that became available to all States a few years ago. 

We will continue to offer the good quality meals we are serving today. Students will still need to get all the required components of the meal at breakfast (Entrée, Fruit/Juice & Milk) and at Lunch (Entrée, Fruit/Juice, Vegetable & Milk) to qualify for this program. Ala Carte items or “extras” will continued to be items that must be purchased. In order to make CEP a huge success, we will need the support from all staff members encouraging all of our students to eat breakfast and lunch with us every day! 

At the end of the school year, we will evaluate the CEP program to ensure that we can continue offer it. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct those to Food Service Director Sarah Richardson – sarah.richardson@simpson.kyschools.us

Thank you for your support of this exciting program!

University of Kentucky Summer Programs

University of Kentucky Summer Programs

SES's Sam Northern

Simpson Elementary's Library Media Specialist Sam Northern has been selected to participate in three teacher fellowship programs. This is an exciting opportunity not only for Sam but for the children at Simpson Elementary who will experience and learn from his travels.

Invitation to Bid - Senior Yearbook Photography

The Simpson County Board of Education will receive sealed bids for the Senior Yearbook Pictures as
described herein. You are invited to submit a sealed bid, subject to the terms and conditions of this
invitation. Please read the instructions and specifications carefully. Complete and submit all pages
of the "Official Bid Form." Failure to comply with these instructions may disqualify your bid.

Hunt Ford & the BackPack Program

Hunt Ford & the BackPack Program take unique approach to raise awareness in Simpson Co. 

Gifted & Talented and/or Primary Talent Pool Programs

Parents of Simpson County students in Gifted & Talented and/or Primary Talent Pool programs, please help us by providing feedback to continually improve our programs. Complete the survey for your specific school at this site:  bit.ly/gteoy   

2017 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman James Comer would like to invite high school students from the 1st Congressional District to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school art competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

WKU High School Fishing course for college credit

We are offering an exciting summer course for high school students (for college credit) and are requesting your assistance in sharing this information with your students and their families.

Attention 8th grade parents - Important dates coming soon!

Operation Preparation Advising Session:  March 15th, 16th, 22nd, or 23rd   

During the school day, all 8th graders will meet with a community volunteer or a FSMS staff member for an advising session to discuss his or her ILP (Individual Learning Plan), future plans for high school, and college/career readiness. EXPLORE test scores and grades will also be discussed.   If parents wish to have their child meet only with a staff member, please contact the school by Friday, March 10th.  

Tour of the High School: March 27th or 28th    

8th graders tour the high school, meet with administration, and gain information about possible 9th grade electives and extra-curricular activities.  

8th grade Registration Night at FSHS: March 30th from 5:00-6:30pm 

Students and parents can come in any time between 5:00-6:30 to receive recommendations for high school classes,  talk with Career and Technology teachers, and register for 9th grade elective classes.

Spring 2017 - PD Opportunities

The Teaching & Learning team would like to announce four opportunities this Spring for Professional Development. 

Join us for our SKY FAME Recruitment Event

Join us for our SKY FAME Recruitment Event, February 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  at the SKYCTC Franklin-Simpson Center 175 Davis Drive Franklin, Kentucky,


The Simpson County Board of Education will accept sealed bids on the following item: DISTRICT WIDE MOWING FOR SIMPSON COUNTY SCHOOLS. Bid forms can be obtained from: Amanda Deweese

WKU Confucius Institute

Free Interactive Tours 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 


Gallery On The Square 

Information Call 270-223-8092

Community Education Sponsors Loom Knitting 

Classes– 3 Tuesdays, February 21-March 7 

5:30pm-7:30pm, Beasley Center, Franklin, KY 

Fee- $35.00 (Starter Loom and Hook provided. Student provides yarn to create a scarf.) 

Registration Required by February 17. 

Call Community Education 270-586-3809.

4th Annual STEAM Showcase

Please join us on March 23, 2017, for Simpson County Schools 4th Annual STEAM Showcase. Students from Pre-School to Seniors will be showcasing how they use science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic skills in their classes. 

Disney High School Musical On Stage!


Franklin Simpson High School's Theatre Department Presents Disney High School Musical On Stage!

Goodnight Library Auditorium, February 17th and 18th at 7:00PM, February 18th at 3:30PM.

Tickets go on sale February 6th. You can buy tickets from Mrs. Petty at the High School. 


Engineers Day

Engineers Day (“E-Day”) at the University of Kentucky is now less than a month away. E-Day will take place on Saturday, February 25th from 9:00am-1:00pm. It’s a ‘come and go’ style event. Most activities do not have a start time, although a few contests have a definitive time for judging.

SCBOE Christmas Open House

Christmas Open House

Simpson County Board of Education

Central Office Board Room

December 15, 2016

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Invitation to Bid - District Wide Mowing


Simpson County Schools is seeking interested parties for our district mowing needs.

Bid packets with specifics should be picked up at the Simpson County Board of Education Central Office – front entrance from Kim Crabtree, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent. They will be available beginning Tuesday, November the 29th from 7:30 to 4 and should be returned to Chief Operations Officer, Amanda Deweese no later than Tuesday, December the 6th at 1PM at which time they will be opened publicly. No decision will be made that day.

 Late bids will not be accepted.

Any bidder who wishes to tour the areas or ask specific questions should make that request to Operations Manager Robert White by email at Robert.white@simpson.kyschools.us Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 4PM.

All bidders are encouraged to give due diligence to understanding the bid packet descriptions and expectations as we feel it most important that our grounds are maintained to the highest standard.

Invitation To Bid - Landscaping

Simpson County Schools is seeking interested parties for our district LANDSCAPING needs.

Bid packets with specifics should be picked up at the Simpson County Board of Education Central Office – front entrance from Kim Crabtree, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent. They will be available beginning Tuesday, November the 29th from 7:30 to 4 and should be returned to Chief Operations Officer, Amanda Deweese no later than Tuesday, December the 6th at 1PM at which time they will be opened publicly. No decision will be made that day.

 Late bids will not be accepted.

Any bidder who wishes to tour the areas or ask specific questions should make that request to Operations Manager Robert White by email at Robert.white@simpson.kyschools.us Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 4PM.

All bidders are encouraged to give due diligence to understanding the bid packet descriptions and expectations as we feel it most important that our grounds are maintained to the highest standard.

FSHS Student Council Presents...

The Franklin-Simpson High School Student Council would like to extend the invitation to please join us for a formal dinner and dance for ages 50 and older on the evening of December 9, 2016.

FSHS Hall of Fame Nominations Open

Completed Nomination Forms Due December 31, 2016

Accepting Bids

The Simpson County Board of Education is accepting sealed bids for vehicles: 2016 Ford Escape S. The vehicle shall include all standard vehicle equipment and manufacturers warranties and the specified additional options and/or upgrades. Bidder is responsible for transport of all vehicles to the Simpson County Board of Education Regional Training Center 211 S. Main Street Suite 1B Franklin, Kentucky. All sealed bids shall be delivered to Shelia Baugh, 211 S. Main Street, Suite 1B, Franklin, KY 42134 before 9:00 a.m., local time on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

FFA Fall Mums Sales

Annual Fall Mum Sale Sponsored by: Franklin-Simpson FFA Please Contact Felicia Dalton for more information (Phone: 270-618-1793 or 270-586-2019)

Simpson County Schools Earns DISTINGUISHED RATING from the State

FSHS garners a Distringuished Rating for the 4th Straight Year!  This year's results rank our high school #1 in the Region and 21st in Kentucky!

KSBA Scholarship Opportunity

For the sixth consecutive year, the board of directors of the Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) will fund two $2,500 scholarships for eligible Kentucky high school seniors to attend any two- or four-year accredited college or university.  One non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to a male and a female student. 

Relatives Raising Children

You are invited to the Relatives Raising Children meeting sponsored by Simpson County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers and the Barren River Area Development District. The meeting will take place at Simpson County Board Of Education at 430 South College St. Please RSVP to the Family Resource Center at 270-586-2007.

WKU The Scholar of the Week

The Scholar of the Week segment will recognize two of the area’s top high school students each week throughout the academic year, whose name, high school, and photograph will be broadcast during a WBKO news program.  Selected Scholars will also be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship to attend WKU.  We invite you to encourage your most talented juniors and seniors to apply for this prestigious honor.  Selected Scholars from across southern Kentucky will represent their own distinction as well as bring increased attention to the caliber of your school. 

Invitation to Bid

The Simpson County Board of Education is accepting sealed bids for the following vehicles:

1. 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SE or comparable van

2. 2017 Ford Explorer 4WD or comparable vehicle

Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Simpson County Schools is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/4902258 Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, August 31st. Thank you for your time and help with this!

Google Classroom Training

Get your Google Classrooms set up and ready to go with this hour long hands-on training. Join us August 15, 3:30-4:30 in the board room to have all your Google Classroom questions answered. 

6th Grade Night

WHAT:  6TH grade Student Orientation  
(not mandatory, but highly recommended) Parent information provided, question/answer session)
WHERE:  Franklin-Simpson Middle School

If you have questions,
Please call 270-586-2046 or 270-586-4401
WHEN:  Thursday, AUGUST 4th, 2016 
TIME:  4:00 pm-6:00 pm
(Snacks will be provided for all 6th grade students in attendance)
Students will meet with their homeroom teacher and receive information on being a new student at the Middle school. They will receive information all about the 6th grade, and what expectations are as a Middle school student 
Parent meeting will follow at 5:30.
Transportation will not be provided.

Online Registration Now Open!

Online Registration is now open. To access the link you will use your parent portal username and password. Once you have logged in you will see Online Registration on the left hand side of the webpage. If you need  assistance please call your student's school and ask to speak with the Attendance Clerk or you can call Central Office.   

School Nurse Forms, Lunch Form, and Transportation Form can be found on our school website under School Registration.  You may print and complete these prior to district registration to expedite the process and time spent. 

We recommend you do not use a mobile device for online registration.

We look forward to seeing parents/guardians next week at District Registration located at our HS and MS campus. 

Monday, July 25th 9am-6pm & Tuesday, July 26th 11am-6pm.

Simpson County Schools gearing up for 2016-2017

SCS opens the school year on Wednesday, August 10th!

Summer Chinese Classes Offered

Simpson County Community Education is offering three summer Chinese classes ranging from paper cutting to calligraphy. 


Simpson County Schools is seeking interested parties for our district PEST CONTROL needs.
Bid packets with specifics should be picked up at the Simpson County Board of Education Central Office – front entrance from Kim Crabtree, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent. They will be available beginning May the 18th from 7:30AM to 4PM and should be returned to Chief Operations Officer, Amanda Deweese no later than Friday, June the 3rd at 12PM at which time they will be opened publicly. No decision will be made that day.

Simpson Elementary JAC National Winners

Riley DiGiuseppe and Ambrielle Glazebrook, students at Simpson Elementary have won for their stamp designs in the 2016 JAC art contest. Both girls were awarded first place for their entries at the local, state, and East Central Division levels. Riley DiGiuseppe won Honorable Mention at the National Level and Ambrielle Glazebrook won 2nd place at National Level. 

Project Graduation Meeting Tonight

Project graduation meeting tonight at 6 at high school library! We we will go over any final details tonight as well as a final push to get in more donations!! For those wanting to take part in this special event please make plans to attend as we will need a list of volunteers' names turned in for safety reasons as well as our committees needing to know who else may be willing to help!! We will also be ordering volunteer tshirts so we will need to get everyone's sizes tonight! 

LES Student Art at Governor’s Derby Celebration

FRANKFORT, Ky. — (May 6, 2016) — Students in 32 Kentucky classrooms painted blankets that will adorn picnic tables May 7 as part of the annual Governor’s Derby Celebration in downtown Frankfort.

Special Session on Monday, May 9th

The Simpson County Board of Education will meet in special session on Monday, May 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office to discuss one item of business regarding the primary depository.
Please go to Login to KSBA's Portal and log in to view this meeting.

2016 Franklin-Simpson FFA Banquet a Success

The dedication and hard work of Franklin-Simpson FFA members was put on display at their annual Banquet on Tuesday, April 26th. The typically bland cafeteria was transformed into a sea of blue and gold, filled with the voices of members, alumni, parents, and supporters. Not only does the Banquet allow members to have their efforts recognized, but also provides a time for friends and families to come together

Aquabots Camp

Proudly sponsored by Harman, Aquabots camp is a 5 day Lego Robotics summer camp offered June 13th - June 17th.

SRO Jackson Elected to the Board for the Ky Association of School Resource Officers

Advanced Officer and School Resource Officer Chris Jackson was elected to represent Region 2 on the Board for the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers on Friday April 22nd. It's a tremendous honor for Franklin Police Department and Simpson County Schools to be represented.

The Simpson County Board of Education Accepting Sealed Bids

The Simpson County Board of Education is accepting sealed bids on the following: KEYBOARD

Bids must be submitted in writing to Chief Operations Officer, Amanda Deweese, no later than Monday, May 9th at 11:00 AM – bids will be promptly opened and the successful bidder will be notified by 3:00 PM on that same day.

Middle School Softball Tryouts

Franklin-Simpson Middle School softball tryouts will be held May 16, 2016 at the Lady Cat Softball Field. Tryouts will go from 3:30 to 5:30 and are open to any girl that will be entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the 2016-2017 school year.

Franklin-Simpson High School Ranks 13th

Kentucky's highest-ranked school is located in Louisville, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best High Schools List, which was released today

DuPont Manual High School in Old Louisville was the highest-ranked school out of 34 ranked in Kentucky, according to the report. Highlands High School in Fort Thomas finished second after ranking at the top last year. DuPont Manual was ranked second last year.

STEAM Showcase Tonight! Live Broadcast!

The 3rd Annual Simpson County Schools STEAM (Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Mathematics) Showcase will be April 19th, 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Franklin-Simpson High School Gym. The community is welcome to come see what great ways students at SCS are using their 21st century skills in the classroom. Refreshments will be served and live music will be performed.

Monthly Technology Integration Newsletter

Technology tips, tools, and how-tos delivered to your inbox on the second Tuesday of every month.

Mrs. Rachel Fairman as the new principal of Franklin Elementary

After a thorough selection process, the FES SBDM Council unanimously selected Mrs. Rachel Fairman as the new principal of Franklin Elementary.  Mrs. Fairman is very excited and honored to be our new FES principal. Through the assessment and selection process of the applicants for the position, she rose to the top!  She assumes her duties as principal effective immediately. 

The WKU ACT Summer Institute program covers skills needed for success on the ACT.

The ACT Test Prep Program consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction from an experienced instructor, together with additional practice problems and sample tests.  Our comprehensive program emphasizes all ACT test components: Test Taking Strategies, Question Formats, Math, English, Reading Comprehension, and Science Reasoning.

Dance Team Applications

Applications to try out for the 2016-17 FSHS Dance Team are available in the Franklin Simpson Middle school office and in the Franklin Simpson High School office.  Applications are due by Thursday, March 24. They can be returned to FSMS office or FSHS office.   No late applications will be accepted.  No faxed applications will be accepted.  Tryouts are March 28-March 31 3:30-5 and April 1 TBA.

Square to Square Ride

Looking for some good-for-you fun this spring?  Get on your bikes and join us for Literacy's second annual Square to Square Ride on April 23!

We have a route for everyone, ranging from 6 to 62 miles.  Families can ride the 6- or 12-mile route for one registration fee.  Want a challenge?  Ride from the Franklin square to the square in Adairville on the 46- or 62-mile route.


(Franklin, Ky.) – Simpson County Schools is among 111 public school districts statewide that delivered on a pledge made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of its high school graduates by 2015.

Simpson County Educator Named 2016 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

Franklin March 14, 2016—In recognition of commitment to geographic education, Sam Northern, a teacher-librarian at Simpson Elementary in Franklin was selected as one of the 2016 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. Every year, K-12 educators are encouraged to apply for this professional development opportunity that allows them to bring immersive geographic learning experiences back to their classrooms and communities. Mr. Northern is one of 35 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada to receive this honor.

National School Breakfast Week

March 7 - March 11

Join us Every Day for Prizes, Fun and Lots of Great Food! Remember Breakfast is FREE for ALL students!

Job Fair at SKYCTC on Tuesday, March 22

The Franklin-Simpson Industrial Board and Kentucky Career Center will be offering a job fair at SKYCTC on Tuesday, March 22.  This is a great opportunity for seniors to take the next step toward a career and meet potential employers.  

Prom Experience

This is a free prom shopping experience for girls who want to go to prom and may not be able to afford dresses, etc.  The event is sponsored by Generation Church Outreach and is open to Simpson County and Sumner County students only.  

8th Grade Transition Information

Spring is an exciting time for our 8th graders as they plan for their future.  Within the next few months, students will gain valuable information and make many choices about next year and beyond.  The following lists all the events we have planned in order to make your child’s transition to the high school a positive one.

WKU Dual Credit for ALL HS Students

WKU Dual Credit will again be offering UC 100 - College and Career Explorations, a course that is 100% online and is designed to help students learn more about themselves and possible careers that fit their goals for the future. WKU instructors will work with students to provide feedback to help them prepare for life after high school. 

Little Cats Days

Franklin Elementary is hosting again this year their Little Cats Entry Level Program. Program is open to children and parents new to the school for the 2016-2017 school year. At each meeting, parents may pre-register their child.


Community Education Class Offered

Parenting the Love and Logic Way™

A six session parenting program designed by the Love and Logic Institute.

Independent Facilitator Debbie Wyatt


FSHS Varsity Cheer Tryout Important Dates

Listed below are all the dates in conjuction with tryouts for the 2016-2017 FSHS Varsity Cheerleaders...

Lady Cat Softball Camp

The Lady Cats softball team will be holding a softball camp for girls ages 6-12. The money raised for this camp will benefit the Lady Cats this softball season. 

SCS Members Win Awards

Dr. Jim Flynn and Sabrina Bowen both won an award at this year's Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner. 



SCS Water Drive For Flint, MI

Simpson County Schools would like to invite the faculty, staff, students and community members to participate in a water drive for Flint, Michigan.

Authentic Chinese Cooking Class

Join the Simpson County Confucius Classroom in the Culinary Kitchen at FSHS Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Learn how to cook authentic Chinese cuisine. Don't miss the rare opportunity to submerse yourself in a different culture. Vegetarians and meat lovers welcome. There's something for everyone.

Parent Teacher Conference Schedule

Parent Teacher Conferences for Simpson County Schools schedule.

FSHS Celebrates 2nd Annual Heart Week

Franklin-SImpson High School students are participating in their 2nd Annual Heart Week. During the week students are invited to be a part of many in school activities. 


SCS STLP Competes in Winter DPOJ

Simpson County Schools STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) recently turned in projects to compete in the Winter DPOJ Competition. 

The MIDDLE SCHOOL submitted 5 projects for competition.

The HIGH SCHOOL has submitted 24 projects for the STLP winter showcase projects.  

Academic Team - District 8 Champs

The Academic Team competed in the KAAC District Competition this weekend and were named District 8 Champions. The Quick Recall team placed 3rd and the Future Problem Solving Team (Bailey Buckner, Preslee Kelly, Sidney Spears, and Teagan Strain) placed 1st. Tyler Patty placed 4th in Math and 2nd in Science. Jazmine Sevilla placed 3rd in Arts and Humanities and 5thin Science. Lilly Robertson placed 2nd in Language Arts. Tyler Eaton placed 1st in Math and 5th in Social Studies. Ryan Feckter placed 3rd in Science. Kenny Wayne Tuck placed 2nd in Social Studies. Chaze Vinci placed 3rd in Math. Jenna Robertson placed 4th in Language Arts. Teagan Strain placed 1st and Laura Tomas placed 5th in Written Composition. The team also received the Hume Sportsmanship Award. The team will advance to Regional Competition February 20 at Madisonville North Hopkins. Congratulations to the Academic Team!

Important Message

This afternoon it was brought to our attention that a FSHS student shared a post on social media referencing a threat toward Lincoln students. Upon further investigation, the original post was referencing a threat made on social media toward Lincoln High School in Warren, Michigan. A quick Google search will link you to news stories about this event.

Chinese Classes Offered

Chinese Calligraphy class scheduled Saturday, February 6- 10am-12pm. Learn how to scroll Chinese Couplets in preparation of the Chinese New Year. Students will learn the art and history behind Chinese Couplets. Ages 14 to adult invited. Class fee: $5.00. Please call Community Education to register 586-3809.

Chinese Paper Cutting class scheduled Saturday, February 6- 1pm-3pm. Learn one of the most popular Chinese decorative handicrafts. As a reflection of its philosophical origins, paper cutting is as comprehensive as it is attractive. Ages 14 to adult invited. No charge. Please call Community Education to register 586-3809.

Operation Preparation Training
The Operation Preparation *Optional Training* that was scheduled for 4:00 pm today has been CANCELLED. If you have any questions please contact Robin Hollingsworth at (270)223-8092.
Monday, January 25

Schools will be closed Monday, January 25th

Inclement Weather School Closing Procedures




Simpson County School Board saluted this month

Throughout this month of January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of Simpson County Schools are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month

Follow Simpson County Schools on Twitter

You can now stay up to date on all Simpson County Schools news, events, and closings with Twitter.

Reminder for Students and Parents – BREAKFAST IS FREE

No more long drive thru lines….No more rushing around every morning fixing breakfast. Simpson County students, come eat Breakfast with us every day for FREE. 

Holiday Break - December 21-January 1

Simpson County Schools will be closed Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1 for the holiday break. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

FSMS Competes at KYA

From KYA Sponsor Justin Mitchell:  We are on our way back from a very successful KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly) this year. The conference had over 1100 students present and we walked away with 9 awards/distinctions! Please congratulate this students when you see them!

FSMS Takes First!

FSMS took 1st place overall at the 2015 6th Grade Academic Team Showcase on Saturday, December 5th. They also won 1st place in quick recall.

SCS STLP Competes at Regional

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 students from each of the five schools competed in the  STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) Regionals hosted at Western Kentucky University. 

Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Simpson County Schools will be closed Wed., November 25 - Fri., November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday!

Chinese Cooking Class - Saturday, November 14

Community Education is hosting a cooking class where you can learn how to cook authentic Chinese cuisine on Saturday, November 14.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to submerge yourself in a different culture.  Class is open to all ages but anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $10.00 per person, $20.00 per family of 3 or more. Pre-registration is required.

Contact Community Education at 270-586-3809 or email robin.hollingsworth@simpson.kyschools.us

Tuesday, November 3rd - General Election Day

Simpson County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 3rd. Faculty/Staff will report for a Learning Community Day (no students).

Kiss the Pig Contest

FES PTO sponsored a Kiss the Pig Contest and Mr. Swack won!  However, Mrs. Fairman could not let him go it alone and joined in on the fun.

Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame Nominations Open

Nominations for the F-S Hall of Fame may be submitted by December 4th to the superintendent’s office located at 430 S. College Street, Franklin, KY 42134.  Nomination forms may be picked up at the Central Office or by going to the school district website at http://www.simpson.kyschools.us/ and clicking the Alumni tab and then Alumni News. 

Parent Teacher Conferences - September 24 & 25

No school for students on Friday, September 25 as Simpson County Schools will be hosting parent teacher conferences.

SCBOE approves the 4% Tax Rate excluding exonerations

Simpson County Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 tax rates for real and personal property during a special session held Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

Schools not in session Sept. 7 (Labor Day) and Sept. 8 (PLC Day)

Simpson County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.  Faculty and staff only (no students) will report for a PLC Day on Tuesday, September 8.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Franklin-Simpson Homecoming 2015

FSHS Wildcats vs Warren Central Dragons - Friday, October 2, 2015


Earn points toward Elf Connection

It's not to early to start earning points to participate in the Elf Connection! Qualifying Classes: Must complete at least 50 points to be eligible for assistance.  Points must be completed by November 5, 2015.  Call to register for classes with Family Resource Center at 270-586-2007. 

Lil' Cat Cheer Camp - October 17, 8 a.m. - Noon

Cheer Camp and Game Day Performance -

Come show your WILDCAT spirit and get game day ready at the FS Lil' Cats Cheer Camp.

Accepting sealed bids until 1:00 p.m., September 17
  • Bus headlights and light covers
  • Bus mirrors
  • Air hoses and reels
Accepting sealed bids until 1:00 p.m., September 17

John Deere Reel Mower

Model 3235A

Back to School Time Prompts Safety Reminders!

With the start of another school year, drivers are reminded to be on the lookout for students who may be walking or bicycling to or from school, waiting for the school bus or who have just exited the bus.

KY Poultry Federation

Wed., July 29th - 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Franklin-Simpson High School Culinary Classroom

(Free class offered to youth ~ Learn to make omelets and crepes.)

Tim Schlosser, Principal at Franklin-Simpson High School

(FRANKFORT, Ky.—) Tim Schlosser, principal at Franklin-Simpson High School (FSHS) in Simpson County was named the 2015 Kentucky School Administrator of the Year for building/school level administrators. 

New Design Competition

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission opened a design competition for a National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC.  The Commission has been authorized by Congress to create the National World War I Memorial, in Pershing Park. The new National World War I memorial will be located on Pennsylvania Avenue, “America’s Main Street,” one block from the White House and overlooking the Capitol. The memorial will honor the courage, sacrifice, and devotion to country, of those who answered the call to serve.

District Registration- July 28th & 29th

Guardian's, Keep an eye out for a new registration e-mail!

District Registration is scheduled at F-S High School campus on

Tues, July 28 (9:00-6:00) and Wed., July 29 (11:00-6:00)


Preschool Schedule


(Start & End Dates) 

Simpson County Schools-Open House Dates

Franklin Elementary - Tues., Aug. 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Franklin-Simpson Middle School - Tues., Aug. 4 - 6:30 p.m.

Franklin-Simpson High School/West Campus - Thurs., Aug. 6 - 6:00 p.m.(Freshman Orientation @ 2:00 p.m.)

Simpson Elementary - Sun., Aug. 9 - 2:00 p.m.

Lincoln Elementary - Mon., Aug. 10 - 5:00 p.m.

June is Internet Safety Month!

Tips to Ensure Online Safety and Summertime Fun

Cordless Headphones for Computer Lab


Recognition of Student Teachers

Sarah Bledsoe, Morgan Cook, and Shannon Janitch

(Not pictured: Dylan Carter, Shayla Carter, Cory Cooper, Emily Curtis, Jennifer Dyson, Crysta Hicks, and Shannon Jolicouer)

Simpson County Schools will be closed Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a happy and safe holiday!

Primary Election Day - Tuesday, May 19th

School Closed for Students

PLC Day for Faculty/Staff

2014-2015 Franklin Elementary PTO Officers
F-S Educational Excellence Foundation's Excellent Educators



Jane Ross - Attendance/Record Clerk - FES
April McNaughton - Preschool Teacher - FES
Jane Rahm - Library/Media Specialist - LES
Matt Marsh - 7th Grade Teacher - FSMS
Sam Evans - Agriculture Teacher - FSHS
You're Invited -Saturday, May 16
Farewell Reception 2:00-5:00pm
Xiaodan, Wei, Yonghua, Jing
(CoCo, Tweety, Alina, Nova)
Now accepting Sealed Bids for Heaters

Bids Due by May 15th

FREE Shred-it Day


Downtown Square, Franklin, KY

Saturday, April 25 - 10am-12pm

Blended Learning Training - Terri Stice

Simpson County Schools and the District Technology Department would like to invite you to a training presented by Terri Stice from GRREC titled "Strong as the Weakest Link  - A Blended Learning Experience" on April 30,2015.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Please join with us in observing Child Abuse Prevention Month by wearing blue for a district wide BLUE OUT on April 22.

2015 Apps & Appetizers
SOKY Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 25th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Fun Foods Cooking School-April 9th
Sealed Bid Request-2005 Chevrolet Colorado




Replacing long time Simpson County Schools educator Joyce Pais, who will retire in June 2015.

I'm Gonna Learn How to Read!!

Students at Franklin Elementary and Simpson Elementary are excited about iRead.

Simpson County Preschool Registration

2015-2016 School Year

S.T.E.A.M District Technology Showcase

Thursday, April 2nd 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Franklin-Simpson High School Gymnasium

DAR Awards

Ceremony and Reception



Simpson County Schools Closed

Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th


Daylight Savings begins Sunday, March 8th

Make the Grade with School Breakfast

National School Breakfast Week is March 2-6

Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

for professional women educators

School Closed Monday

February 23rd

Teaching, Learning Presentation at Board Meeting


Simpson County Schools Closed

through Friday, February 20th

Kids First Daycare Closed

remainder of Monday, February 16th

FES taking steps

to prepare for Kindergarten

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Congratulations to this year's SCS Representatives!

Support FS Baseball

Order your FS Baseball T-Shirts by February 16th

Celebrate Chinese New Year

with a special lunch on Thursday, February 12th

Nominate a young volunteer for up to $10,000

Now through March 13, 2015

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

Dinner, Games and Lots of Fun - February 19th

Prom Dresses Needed

for Prom Shop on March 7th

Franklin Elementary celebrates 100th day of school

January 30, 2015

The Big Blue Bobbin

Check out our new store!

Chinese Cooking Class

THIS SATURDAY, January 24th

FSHS Offers FAFSA Workshop

FSHS will be offering a FAFSA workshop on January 28 and January 29 for seniors...

MLK Day - NO SCHOOL Monday, January 19th

"What are you doing for others?"

January is Board Member Recognition Month

Thank you David Webster, Wes Stone, Brigette Crawford, Heidi Estes, and Nancy Uhls!

FS Swim Team Update

Hill breaks record and team finishes 3rd

Relay for Life KICK OFF

Talent Contest - January 31, 2015

2014 Breakfast Challenge Award Winners

Congratulations SCS Food Service!

2014 Community Service Leadership Award

Congratulations Robin Hollingsworth!


Winter Break (Simpson County Schools)

Monday, Dec. 22nd-Friday, Jan. 2nd

Franklin-Simpson High School presents...

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol"

Kids Caring for Our Community

THIS SATURDAY!  December 6th from 8-12

FFA Poinsettia Sale

Pick up at the FSHS Ag Department

A Thankfulness Revolution

Let's Start A Revolution! A Thankfulness Revolution!

SEALED BIDS - for Surplus Items

MUST BE RECEIVED by 9am, Monday December 8th

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 26th-Friday, November 28th

2015 KASA Superintendent of the Year

Congratulations Dr. Jim Flynn!

Where to Look for School Closing Information

SCS Emergency School Closing Procedure

Chinese Cooking

3 Sessions:  2/15/2014, 3/22/2014, 4/19/2014


Learning Community Day (no students)

Tuesday, November 4th

2015 Cafeteria Plan Open Enrollment

begins November 5th

SCS BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
2015 Martin Luther King Essay, Poetry and Visual Art contests

All entries must be received by Friday, November 21

2015 Open Enrollment Informational Meeting

Thursday, October 23rd 4:00-6:00 pm

BBQ Music Event to support FSHS Cheerleaders

 Saturday, October 18th

FES September Leadership Breakfast

Firefighting with Mr. Doty

Nominate an Excellent Educator

It takes a village to educate a child.

October is Anti-Bullying Month

Ky Safe Schools Week- October 19-25, 2014

2014-15 Distinguished Young Woman of Simpson County

Congratulations Emily Clark and all participants!!

Congratulations to Franklin Elementary !

Highest attendance in the region for the 2nd year in a row!

Want to Learn Tai Chi ?

Classes start this Tuesday - October 14th

Fight Hunger, Spark Change Campaign

Chance to win $60,000 for our BackPack Program

2014 Hall of Fame Nominations

due by November 7, 2014

FSHS JOB FAIR for graduate alumni ages 18-21

Information Meeting October 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

SCS Staff: Need AESOP Assistance?

Follow these helpful links

Poppy's Field Trip

VOTE for Lincoln Elementary !!!

High Attendance Equals Success

HIGH ATTENDANCE WEEK is September 15th-19th

FFA Mum Sale is now on!

Mums available beginning Monday, September 15th

SPIRIT shirts on Sale

NOW until SEPT 30th

Yoga Basics - Fall 2014

begins September 15th

It’s that time of year again!

Protect yourself and your family this flu season!

FS Marching Band Invitational Contest

Saturday, September 6th

Chili Dinner to benefit FS Cross Country

Friday, Sept. 5th before the game !!

Dr. Adolf Brown inspires SCS staff

during their LCD on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd

6th grade Lego Robotics program wins national

NAE4-HA Educational Technology Team Award!!!

2014 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 12, 2014

Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge

Give your constructive feedback on ELA and Math standards

Pack the House!

Soccer Double Header Tuesday, August 26th

Poppy's Field Trip

came to FSMS !!

FSHS/FSMS Softball Team Raffle

Boston Red Sox jersey signed by Mike Napoli and 2 signed balls

"Parenting with Love and Logic"

begins September 11, REGISTER at 270-586-3809

WKU Confucious Institute Welcomes Chinese Teachers

to Simpson County Schools !!

Wildcat Kung Fu

Starts September 2nd

Cooking with Kids

Thursday, August 28th


to Support Franklin-Simpson Middle School !!!

Welcome, and Congratulations Stacy Vaughn!

New Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (CIA) coordinator for Simpson County Schools

Welcome Back!

Simpson County students return Wednesday, August 13th!!

Back to School Bash

held at Alpha Baptist Church

It's not the smoker, it's the smoke

BRDHD works to create smoke free indoor workplaces

News good on decline of youth smoking in state

Editorial -Simpson County Schools Tobacco Free Policy

News good on decline of youth smoking in state

KSBA article mentions Simpson County Schools

FS Little League Cheerleading (1st-6th grades)

Sign ups begin August 19th

Cooper Clayton Method to Stop Smoking Class

Starting Wednesday, September 3rd !!

Fun, Foods Cooking School

RSVP by Monday, July 21

Simpson Co. Schools - District Registration (K-12)

July 29th & 30th at Franklin-Simpson High School

Yoga Summer Sessions

Classes begin June 24th

Franklin Lions Club recognizes Outstanding Teachers

at annual picnic - May 12th

Lady Cats Soccer CAR WASH

this Saturday, May 31st at Hardee's

Fizz! Boom! Read!

Summer Reading 2014 at Goodnight Library

Parent Forum

Tuesday, May 27th

FSHS Choir Concert

Tuesday, May 27th

FSHS Talent Show

Friday, May 23rd - 7:00 p.m. at the Roxy

Caretakers-Animals and Guardianship

Public Reception Thursday, May 15th 5-7 pm

FREE Breakfast!

May 12-23

Magic Show

Thursday, May 15th

Invitation to Bid


KIDS Caring For Our Community

Saturday, April 26th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


All bids must be received by 9:00 a.m. local time, Friday, May 2, 2014

2014 F-S Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Friday, April 25th

FFA Alumni Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, April 12th 8-12 at Franklin Presbyterian Church

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW at Gallery on the Square!

FSHS Choir presents "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Creative Art Contest

Winners Announced

ATTENTION Simpson County Farmers

Nominate Simpson County FFA for Monsanto Grant!!

Marty Brown benefit concert for FS Band

THIS Friday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Simpson Co. Schools Offers FREE Breakfast!

National School Breakfast Week Extended  (March 10th-14th)

Spring Break - Simpson Co. Schools

March 31-April 4, 2014

Campbellsville Excellence in Teaching Award
Yard Sale to benefit FSHS Project Graduation

March 21 & 22 - RAIN OR SHINE!!

Parenting with Love and Logic

Six week course begins February 27th

GOOD LUCK Swim Cats!

Regional Competition in Owensboro - Saturday, February 15th

"Little Cats" Entry Level Program

Meetings begin February 20th

FES Celebrates the 100th Day of School

February 11, 2014

Simpson Co. Schools Open Friday

Weather Update

Simpson Co. Schools Closing Early

SCS will close at 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 4th

SCS Opening 1 Hour Late

Wednesday, February 5th

Support FS Lady Cats Softball

Boosters will be selling t-shirts through February 19th

Simpson County schools closed

Monday, February 3rd

FS Community Unites
NBCT Teachers recognized at board meeting

Congratulations Natalie McCutchen and Darby Haas!

Amended 2013-2014 School Calendar approved
Let the Simpson Co. 4-H Exchange Club do the work

for you on Valentine’s Day!

Simpson County Schools Open Thursday

SCS will be open Thursday, January 23rd

Chinese Couplet Class

Saturday, January 25th 10am at the Beasley Center (must pre register)

SWIMCATS Place 3rd

at Hopkins Central Invitational

Our Kids Can't Wait

Help send a strong message to Frankfort to support education!


FREE EVENT - January 18th!!!

Two FES Teachers recognized

at the December Board of Education Meeting


Submit your film by January 29th

Winter Break begins Saturday, Dec. 21st
FES' November Leader in Me Breakfast
FSHS presents "The Great Gatsby"

December 13, 14 and 15th

WKU MasterMind

Winter Amateur and Scholastic Team Invitational

Simpson Co. Schools resume Wed., January 8th
Local Board Chair named to Commissioner's Advisory Council
FS Band Christmas Concert

Monday, Dec. 9th at 6:00 p.m.

Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year


FS Dance Team Spirit T Fundraiser

Order DEADLINE is December 4th

U.S. Bank donates $400 to Simpson Co. Families
Thanksgiving Break for Simpson County Schools
Winter Weather is Approaching!

Stay Tuned for School Closing Information


Substitute/Guest Teachers NEEDED!


Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sunday, November 3rd
Candy Stolt finalist for SpEd Teacher of the Year!
National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25, 2013
Day #5 - TIP OF THE DAY - Respect Others
National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25, 2013
Day #4 TIP OF THE DAY - Get Safely off the Bus
National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25, 2013
Day #3 TIP OF THE DAY - Keep Out of the Danger Zone
National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25, 2013
DAY #2 Tip of the Day - Wait Safely at the Bus Stop
National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25, 2013
Day #1 TIP OF THE DAY:  "Walk Safely to the Bus Stop"
Simpson County Schools Rated Proficient on State Tests!



COMMUNITY ED October Classes
Simpson County Schools Get an A in every kitchen!
FSEEF Excellent Educator
Congratulations Mrs. Candace Stolt !!
October 1st-31st
Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award Winners named
Congratulations Sharon Smith (Franklin Elementary) !!
Friday Night "BLUE OUT"
Parent-Teacher Conference Day (no students)

Friday, September 27th

FS Band's Annual Fruit Sale

Now through November 7th!!!

mySchoolBucks is working again!!
FES is one of 49 TELL Honorable Mention Schools

Sept. 20-Sept. 30

Confucius Classroom GRAND OPENING

September 16th 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

FS Hall of Fame Nominations

now being accepted - through November 1, 2013

FS Band Invitational

this Saturday, September 7th

It’s that time of year again!

Protect yourself and your family this flu season!


Friday, September 13th

Wildcat Kung Fu

Starts September 3rd

Get Your Child Back in the School Routine

School starts Wednesday, August 14th!

Please join us for a ribbon cutting and reception
Final MAKE UP DAY for Open Enrollment

Monday, August 26th

F-S FFA Bow and Trap Shoot

Saturday, August 31st

Simpson County WWII Veteran Receives High School Diploma

James E. Dorris was drafted into the army at age 17, just weeks prior to the start of school.

Supt. Flynn excited to lead Kentucky Superintendents!
FS Little League Football Sign Ups

July 9th, 23rd and 30th


Project Graduation - Class of 2014 Cookout Fundraiser

"Fireworks in the Park" cancelled

Cancelled due to weather

Supt. Flynn named KASS President
Natalie McCutchen selected as Kentucky Teaching Fellow!
Brian Talley named KAPT President
LES Principal Search

We need your feedback!

F-S LadyCats District 13 Softball Champs!
Simpson County Schools visited

by Haitian Pastor Julio Jn Gilles

Wildcat Kung Fu Graduation
Leader in Me training at FES
SCS Contributors Recognized
Student Teachers Honored
Simpson County says farewell to Chinese Teachers
Donna Hudson receives diploma

In Forensic Science

Preschool, Headstart Registration

May 9th and 10th

F-S Arts Council holding auditions

for the summer musical "Annie"

FSHS presents F-S Live Student Talent Show

Tuesday, May 7th

BOGO Book Fair at FES

May 8th-10th

Building better teachers
Teacher mentor program to come to BGHS, FSHS in Fall
FREE Breakfast for Students!

May 1st-end of school

F-S Band Spirit Night at Zaxby's

Monday, April 29th from 5-8 p.m.

The Great SubAppreciation GIVEAWAY

Substitute Recognition Week May 6th-10th, 2013

Help FBLA Reach their Goal for March of Dimes
"A Night of Fashion and Rock"

Saturday, April 20th - All proceeds benefit Project Graduation Class of 2013


April 12th - 14th

6th Annual F-S Earth Day Fair

Saturday, April 20th

FFA Greenhouse NOW OPEN
JAC Winners Recognized!
KEHP introduces "Great for You"

Save 5% on healthy foods at Wal-Mart

FSHS Fashion and Design Pocket T's for Sale
Spring High Attendance Winners!

at Franklin Elementary

Community Education 2013 Classes


FFA will be Cooking Pancakes!

Saturday, March 23rd

Open Houses Scheduled at Simpson County Schools
Daylight Savings Time begins

Sunday, March 10th

FES Wins High Attendance Day

in Region 4 Small Elementary Category

FES Wins High Attendance Day

in Region 4 Small Elementary School Category

Now Accepting Bids for

Custodial Cleaning Chemicals and District Wide Pest Control

Franklin Elementary Little Cats Entry Level Program

Program open to children and parents new to school for 2013-2014 school year

School Calendars Approved
What are Area Teenagers Saying about Social Media?

Special Report: iGeneration by Lauren Hanson, WBKO


U.S. Flag Flown over Afghanistan

in honor of Simpson Elementary Classroom



F-S Swim Cats Regional Results
F-S Swim Cats travel to Regional Competition
1st Annual Lady Cat Golf Scramble

Saturday April 13th, 2013

You're Invited to the Inaugural Induction

of the Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame

February is Black History Month
Franklin Elementary celebrates 100th day of school !
F-S Swimcats make a SPLASH!
Kindergarten Readiness Kindergarten Readiness
Doodle 4 Google Annual Competition
One student will win a $30,000 Scholarship and $50,000 for your school!
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Policy Brief

By Jonathan Gagliardi, Ph.D. and Heidi Hiemstra, Ph.D.

Community Education February 2013 Classes
Swim Team competes at Muhlenberg Co. Invitational
Homecoming Festivities Homecoming Festivities
Simpson County schools will be closed due to icy conditions

Friday, January 17th

Design your own Valentine Bouquet
Orders must be received by February 8th
SCS staff collaborate at Retreat Session
Saturday 1.19.13 at the Roxy
Barren River P16 Council Meeting
held in Franklin-Simpson on January 16th
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, January 22nd
Dr. Martin Luther King Day Observed
Monday, January 21st;  PLC/PTC Day - Tuesday, January 22nd
F-S Cheer Boosters Chili Supper
Basketball Homecoming - Friday, January 25th
"IamSomeone" presentation by Scott Harvey
Monday, January 7th
Boys' Basketball Chili Supper
Friday, January 11th
January is National School Board Appreciation Month
Simpson County Schools resume Thursday, January 3rd
Talking with your children in response to a crisis event

Winter 2013 Super Saturdays
begin January 26th, 2013
F-S Band's 2012 Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. - Old FSHS Gym
Franklin Elementary is having a BOOK FAIR!
Dec. 10th - Dec. 14th
BENEFIT this Friday!
Poinsettia Sales are underway!
Now through December 14th at the FSHS Ag Dept.
Sealed Bids for Mowing and Landscaping now being accepted
Completed packets are due back by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14th
Fall Break 2013 Approved
October 7-11, 2013
Franklin Lions Club 57th Annual Pancake Fry
Saturday, November 17th
Where are you celebrating Thanksgiving?
Community Thanksgiving Dinner-Thursday, November 22nd
2012 KYACDA All-State participants
from the 5/6 grade choirs
Simpson County Board of Education welcomes
its' newest board member - Heidi Estes
FES PTO Now Selling 1/4 Zip Pullovers
Drive Now Text L8R Video
FES Collects Box Tops for Education
Now through the end of February
Simpson County Schools Report to Parents
Benchmarks of Success
FSHS Choir Concert
Thursday, Nov. 8th at 7:00 p.m.
New Unbridled Learning System
 provides more rigorous academic standards
Attendance is Strong
through first two months of 2012-2013 school year
Children receive animal...
for eating with the good folks in the cafeteria
Items can be viewed on Friday, November 2, 2012
Community Education November Classes
Register NOW!
Help Support F-S Band Boosters-All orders & money due by Nov. 8th
Congratulations Denise Alford!
FSEEF Excellent Educator
Fall Break
Oct. 1st-5th; Oct. 8th-Learning Community Day
Rachel Griggs named a Commended Student
in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program
Kelly Brown named FSEEF Excellent Educator
KYTC Traffic Advisory: Bridge inspection work
will close Franklin street for three weeks
Chinese Teachers 1st to receive full teacher certification in U.S.!!
Congratulations to the winners of
the Simpson County Distinguished Young Woman program!
Talley named KAPT President-Elect
Simpson County DYW Program this Saturday!
High Attendance Week
September 17th-21st at Simpson Co. Schools
Monster Dash 5K and 1 mile Trick & Trail Fun Walk
proceeds help Joseph’s Hope Foundation
F.I.T. Friends in Training
Sponsored by Community Education
Protect yourself and your family this flu season!
Congratulations 25+ Club Members
THANK YOU for your years of service and dedication to Simpson Co. Schools!
Operation Preparation-REGISTER NOW!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for 10th grade sessions Nov. 13th-16th
Todd Hazel appointed to Ky. Community Crisis Response Board
by Governor Steve Beshear
Community Tailgating Event
Friday, September 14th  - Homecoming at the FSHS Football Stadium
2012 F-S Invitational Band Contest
Saturday, September 8th
"Mums the Word"
FFA is preselling mums for $10
Simpson Elementary School Fundraiser
begins August 27th
Labor Day Holiday & LCD/PTC Days
September 3rd (no staff or students); September 4th (no students)
Little League Cheerleading
Sign ups begin Tuesday, August 21st
Target grants FSEEF $2000
for Imagination Library!
Tax Rate approved at August 16th Board Meeting
Garden Spot Results
for Bullying in Kentucky Schools
F-S FFA 3D Bow Shoot
August 25th at the F-S Community Park
Searching for Mentors
for 2012-2013 FSHS Athletic Events
FSHS Students meet with Senator Rand Paul
at the Franklin Rotary Club meeting on August 9, 2012
Dance Team T-Shirt Fundraiser
All T-Shirts are $12.00  PLACE YOUR ORDER BY AUG. 21st
Welcome Back to School !!
Wednesday is the first day of school for Simpson County students
Wrapping Up the Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Summer Series
from the official blog of the U.S. Dept. of Education
2012-2013 Open Enrollment
for Staff of Simpson County Schools
Simpson County Schools
Recipient of 2010, 2011 & 2012 
Best Place to Work Award
Criminal Background Check Required
F-S welcomes Chinese Teachers for 2012-2013

LES Student receives "The Right Stuff Award"
at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center
iwin research study on cancer and work
powered by University of Kentucky
All Parents, FFA Members and Supporters are invited
F-S FFA Alumni Summer Meeting Thursday, July 5th
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY - Sunday, June 17th
from Simpson County Schools
Giggling Girls Camp
SCS Registration for EVERYONE (K-12)
Tuesday, July 24th and Wednesday, July 25th
SSAAC Summer Science and and Art Camps
Science Camp starts June 18th - SIGN UP NOW!!
Craig Delk named Principal of FSMS
Memorial Day - Monday, May 28th
Simpson County Schools' Offices will be closed
Lions Club Honors Local Educators
Practice your Multiplication Facts with Games Designed by 5th grade and HS Students
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7th-11th
NASA's Do-It-Yourself Podcast
Resources for teachers and students
F-S Band Spring Concert
TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m.
Student from Franklin receives
National Merit Stalnaker Scholarship!!
Out with the Old and In with the New !
Superintendent's message regarding new State System
May 10th and 11th
2012 Unsung Heroes Banquet
Franklin-Simpson Winners
at 4th Annual WKU Open Chess Tournament!
Inching closer to our target attendance of 95%
Overall Champion - Simpson Elementary!!
2012 Governor's Scholars
Congratulations Juniors!!
2012-2013 School Calendar approved
First day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 8th
FSHS Football Team's 2nd Annual Mattress Sale
April 28th, 10-5 at the FSHS Cafeteria
Franklin Simpson Live TONIGHT!!
FSHS Talent Show - Tuesday, April 24th
Simpson County Schools Day at the Ball Park
Sunday, July 22nd - BG Hot Rods Stadium - TICKETS NOW ON SALE !!
Attendance moving in the right direction
94.55% District wide !!!
Franklin's own Jim Henderson picked by the President
April is National Autism Awareness Month
K-PREP Assessments (formerly CATS)
begins May 2nd.....Let's Get Pumped Up !!!
previously scheduled for Saturday, May 5th
"Leading and Learning"
FS Softball Coach featured in Daily News article this week
Preschool Registration
May 10th and 11th
Summer Workshops for the Gifted and Talented
JAC State and East Central Winners
Congratulations Lincoln Leaders!!
FSEEF Excellent Educator
Congratulations Sina Kelley!
2012 History Contest a Success!
Band Spirit Night at Zaxby's
Monday, April 9th 5-8 pm
Franklin-Simpson High School Greenhouse opens soon!
April 16th thru May 18th
Schlosser named Principal
of Franklin-Simpson High School
Congratulations to our Director of HR
Milli McIntosh Achieves Doctoral Candidacy Status!!
Earth Day Fair Events, including Toy Exchange!
9am-1pm Saturday, April 21st, Downtown Franklin
Spring Break Funshop
For Ages 9-16, April 4th
District attendance still at 94.5% for the year
Let's finish this week STRONG before Spring Break!
The Results are In...LOPC is the Big Winner!
for the 2011-2012 Health and Wellness Challenge
Parents Guide to Testing and Accountability
has been posted to the KDE website
Congratulations for our Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients!
School Cafeterias' Health Inspector Report
Peer Tutors in Action
F-S High School Students serve as tutors at local B&G Club
F-S State Winners of the Junior American Citizens Contest
2012 Simpson County Earth Day Fair
Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Schools Across the District Celebrate Kentucky Literacy Week
 March 5th-9th
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday 2:00 a.m.
Move your clocks forward
Message from Supt. Jim Flynn regarding weather
Parents and Community: FSHS SBDM Needs your Feedback
Let us know what you think about choosing the next FSHS Principal
Wendell Stewart was our representative
in the 2012 Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year!
FSHS Lady Cats Softball Clinic
Early Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 2nd
FSEEF Donates $15,000 to Franklin Elementary
for new Playground Equipment !
Chinese Language Students attend Chinese Gala at WKU
State KAPOS Competition at WKU - Saturday, February 18th
NOTICE to all Parents, effective Monday, Feb. 20th
THANKS to all the Students, Teachers and Parents
for HIGH ATTENDANCE Week Success!!
F-S choir concert for tonight has been cancelled
Marschelle Sekora awarded Educator of the Year
at F-S Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
FSHS Lady Cats Softball Clinic
Saturday, March 10th - Early registration deadline is March 2nd
NEWS RELEASE  No. 12-008                                                                              
Operation Preparation On-Site Training
Tuesday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m. - FSMS Library
Winter Attendance Blitz
at Franklin Elementary Feb. 6th-10th
Simpson County Schools…Did It AGAIN!!
Named Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2012 for the third consecutive Year!
Constructing a Successful Grant Proposal
Workshop Tuesday, March 13, 2012
FSHS Teacher nominated
for NMSI All American Teacher of the Year Award
100th Day Celebration at FES
Five students had perfect attendance without any tardies!!
SPECIAL - 2 for 1 Pricing - February Only  - $30.00 for 2
Simpson County receives National Recognition
for involvement with Feeding America!
3 F-S Teachers earn National Board Teacher Certification
Congratulations Candy, Beth and Mary Kay !!
Design Your Own Valentine Bouquets
Let Simpson County 4-H Exchange Club do all the work (Orders due by Feb. 9th)
Simpson County Schools…Did It AGAIN!!
Named Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2012 for the third consecutive Year!
Community Wide Survey
Your Help is Needed !
Need to get in shape?
FREE FIT Classes this Tuesday and Thursday !!
UK Engineers Day
Saturday, February 25th
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Lincoln Elementary Gym - February 16th, 2-6 p.m.
FES Little Cats Entry Level Program
First Meeting - February 16th
Attendance School of the Week - 1/13/12
Congratulations Franklin Elementary!!
Message from Superintendent Jim Flynn
FSHS Leadership Assessments Results
Latest High School Feedback Report
-- graduating class of 2010
Swimcats Do it Again!
Fastest ever for a FSHS Swim Team
Congratulations Ariel !
Top ten in Kentucky and a scholastic scholarship!!!
Simpson County Schools Closed
Friday, January 13th due to weather/road conditions
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Creative Art and Essay Contest - now thru February 17th
Records Broken
at the Murray Invitational Swim Meet
FES Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thursday, February  16th 3:30–6:30 & Friday, February 17th 8:00–11:00
"The Power of a Dream"
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - January 16th
Simpson County students need YOU!!
Operation Preparation is KICKING OFF !!!
School Offices Closed
December 26th-January 2nd
Attendance Celebrations
We finished the first semester with an attendance rate of 95.04%
FSMS performs at National Conference
Help FSHS Win $500
Vote for Jerrell Wickware - South Central Bank "Player of the Month"
Franklin Elementary Book Fair
This Week (Dec. 12th-16th)  7:45-4:00 each day
"Arsenic and Old Lace" this weekend
at the Goodnight Auditorium - Friday and Saturday
Support Project Graduation 2012
Eat at Harmon's from 5-9 tonight !!!
Free Flu Shots for KEHP Plan Members
through December 15th
Student Behavior Modification Works
article published in Dec. 1, 2011 Franklin Favorite
Kentucky is Preparing for the Future
"Operation Preparation"
Simpson County Students Advance to State
STLP Competition
F-S Pumps up for State Championship!!
Pep Rally and Mix-n-Mingle planned
Help us Welcome Mark Moore
Media Data Services Technician at Simpson County Schools
Christmas Open House
Central Office Board Room - Dec. 8th 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Kentucky Jumps 6 Spots to No. 25
on Forbes’ 2011 Best States for Business List
Christmas Parade Entry Forms
Parade at 5pm - December 10th
70 Flu-Mist Vaccines Available
Contact your school nurse if interested
State Championship tickets on sale Tuesday
$8 each - at FSHS - beginnning Tuesday, November 29th
Simpson County Students Learn Chinese Culture
Chinese Program partnership with WKU
New FSHS Gym featured
in "Alliance Approach" magazine
Fall Break approved
October 1-5, 2012 will be Fall break for the 2012-2013 school year
Community Thanksgiving Meals
at three locations
56th Annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, November 19th
Happy Thanksgiving
School Offices closed Thursday, Nov. 24th & Friday, Nov. 25th
Poinsettias for Sale
Franklin-Simpson FFA
Take a Moment to Remember...
Veteran's Day - November 11, 2011
What is the district doing to improve teaching and learning?
Simpson County Schools Benchmark of Success
Two student essay, slogan, artwork contests
Seeking Submissions
FSHS 9th and 10th Graders Score Above National Average
on Pre-ACT Tests!
WILDCATS Regional Champs!
State semifinals to be played at Franklin-Simpson
Players and Cheerleaders recognized at tonight's game
Fashion Show
by Project Graduation along with Red Bird Boutique
Super Citizens at Franklin Elementary
September Super Citizens recognized
Happy Halloween!
Have a Safe and Fun Halloween - Observed in Simpson Co. Monday Oct. 31st
The first two Excellent Educators of the 2011-12 school year
Congratulations to Scott Ragland and Katie Robinson!
WKU Halloween Chess Classic
Saturday, October 29th!!
Simpson County Schools
receives awards at BPW Meeting - Thursday, October 20th
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Help the F-S Cheerleaders Honor Survivors
Monday, October 17th - through November 10th
CHILI SUPPER-Friday, Oct. 21st
Proceeds will benefit the Lady Wildcat Softball Program
New Homecoming Photos !!
on the District Photo Gallery
Be a "CYBER SURVIVOR"-- Kentucky Safe Schools Week
October 16-22, 2011
AETF Presents
"The Velveteen Rabbit"
Fall Break (Simpson Co. Schools)
No School October 3rd-7th, 2011
Spirit Sleeves coming to FSHS
Get Yours for Homecoming 2011 !!
Simpson County Distinguished Young Women
Congratulations to all the Participants!
Breathe healthily, live happily
2011 Kentucky Psychologist of the Year
Congratulations Michelle Antle!!
Schlosser wins 100th at FSHS
Wildcats down Russellville 55-21
Learning Community Day (Sept. 26th)
25 Year Celebrations!
Simpson County RTC
Come join us at the Smoking Cessation Class - Monday September 19th
The Results are In
High Attendance Day ! 
October 10 – October 28, 2011
to KEHP Members-Copays waived Sept. 15 - Dec. 15
Thursday, September 15th
Mums For Sale!
It's that time of year again....FFA will be selling mums through Sept. 30th
Telephone Trouble
with Central Office lines
A Reason to Celebrate!
District wide attendance is at 96.32%
Crystal Bayles leads the
Learning Opportunities Center
Want FREE HELP to quit tobacco?
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Support your Local Animal Shelter
STLP created by LES Students using iMovie
We are off to a good start
with 96.53% attendance as a district!
Parent-Teacher Conferences Scheduled
this week
Franklin-Simpson Marching Band Invitational
Simpson County Schools go Tobacco Free
beginning School year 2011-2012
Pam Rowland has accepted the position
of District Technology Resource Teacher
"Mini" Car Wash-Supports FSHS Cheerleaders
Saturday, August 20th 9-11 at Tangles Hair Salon
Chinese Teachers welcomed
at Han Ban reception
to sign up for Little League Cheerleading - Thursday, August 18th!!
Another Great Turnout!
at the 2011 Garden Spot Run/Walk
F-S Cheer Boosters Fundraiser
Simpson County Schools Staff
Cafeteria Plan - Open Enrollment Schedule
Welcome Back!
1st day of school - Wednesday, August 10th
FSHS Ribbon Cutting
Friday, August 5th
Junior Achievement is seeking volunteers!
FES Book Fair
during Open House on August 4th
Open House
Simpson Co. schools welcome parents/students!
Garden Spot 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, August 13th (deadline for registering teams is July 27th)
Using and understanding ACT scores
Kiwanis Collects School Supplies
See July's Wish List
Annual Back to School "Jeans Jam"
Saturday, July 30th 8am-12noon
"Fill the Bus"
Saturdays in July - at Fashion Bug
Whittney Maxwell has been appointed
to the position of Academic Program Consultant
2011-2012 District wide Registration
July 26th & 27th at the Franklin-Simpson High School
Super Citizens at Franklin Elementary
for May 2011
Summer reading participants can win $1,000
Eight Kentucky children will win $1,000 toward college
Summer Reading 2011
All events are free and open to the public!!
SSAC recommends to the Board
Tobacco Free Campus Policies - let us hear your thoughts
High School Greenhouse
Mr. Swack to sing at Hot Rods game
this Sunday, May 29th at 5:05 p.m.
FES Spring Fest 2011
Thursday, May 19th 5-7pm
Tuesday, May 17th - ELECTION DAY
Be Prepared, Not Scared
Tips for Doing Your Best on Standardized Tests
Earth Day 2011
Trash Sculpture Winners announced!
FREE ADMISSION to Kentucky State Parks
with every adult admission purchased through Oct. 31, 2011
Walk to School Slogan Contest
Anyone can enter !
Free Online Newsletters
help with College Planning
National Teacher’s Day
Tuesday, May 3rd
4-H Annual Ribeye Sale
downtown Franklin - Friday, May 6th 10:30-12:30
Simpson County Schools receives award
at BPTW awards dinner - held in Lexington on April 20th
Safe Routes to School Dedication
Thursday, April 28th
FREE College Planning Workshop
Thursday, April 28th, 6:00 p.m., FSMS Library
Explore More!
The Northern Kentucky University Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies is accepting applications for the 2011 Summer ExploreMore! Program
Celebrate Screen-Free Week
April 18th-24th
PRESCHOOL Registration
May 5th & 6th at Franklin Elementary
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Join the Autism Society in getting involved
FFA Greenhouse Opening Soon!
Greenhouse Opens to be Public Monday, April 18th, 2011
FSEEF Excellent Educator
Congratulations Sherry Wren!
10 Simple Tips to Make a Trip More Enjoyable
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
wear a blue ribbon to create awareness
of the need to keep kids safe and families strong
KCCT Test Windows Confirmed
A Must-Have for Children
FES Family Fun Night
at Zaxby's - March 21st from 4-9pm
Board approves calendar
for 2011-2012 school year
"Making Rounds"
at Simpson County Schools
FSHS Presents "Once on this Island"
at the Goodnight Auditorium
March 25th-27th
St. Patrick:
The Myth and the Man
Monday, March 21st 6:30 p.m. FSMS Library
DPAC Meeting Rescheduled
New Date:  Monday, March 14th @ 6:00 p.m. - FSHS Cafeteria
Best Places to Work in Kentucky Press Conference
held at the Capitol in Frankfort on March 3rd
National Board Certified Teachers
recognized at the State Capitol
Local Planning Committee Public Forum
Tuesday, March 8th at 5:30 p.m.
FSHS Multimedia Photo in TOP 10 !!!
HELP US WIN PRIZES!- The top ten round has opened for voting
Dyan Wilhite - FSHS !!
Students Rally
to help fellow Classmate
FSHS Ladycats Softball Clinic
Saturday, March 12th (Registration ends March 4th)
We Need Your Feedback on the 2011-2012 School Calendar
Parent survey – link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/29YJP5L
Little Cats Entry Level Program
for new 2011-2012 students and parents (Mar 17 and Apr 21)
JAC and DAR Essay Winners
recognized at monthly Simpson County DAR chapter meeting
Judge Henderson Declares
Feb. 7th-11th School Counselors Week in Simpson County
Simpson County Schools' Closing Information
Closing 1:30 p.m. -Feb 7th ; Closed - Tues. Feb 8th through Fri. Feb. 11th
Community Education Classes
Starting Now!!!
Simpson County Schools gets a ZAP Car!
--Franklin Bank & Trust makes generous donation
2011 Energy Star Award Winner
Franklin Elementary !!
Parent-Teacher Conferences Scheduled
February 2011 - see details for dates/times
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Contest Winners
Reception in their honor - Monday, January 31st @ 6pm
Makeup Days Approved
Simpson County Schools will be in session Feb. 18th and Feb. 21st
Making Progress
on new FSHS Gymnasium & Wellness Center
Simpson County Schools Closed
Wed., January 26th and Thurs., January 27th due to poor road conditions
FSEEF Excellent Educator

JOHN SWACK - Guidance Counselor, Franklin Elementary

Winter Attendance Blitz
January 31st through February 4th
DPAC to be Rescheduled
District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) Meeting will be rescheduled due to weather
Simpson County Schools earns
Best Place to Work - 2nd Year in a Row!!
FSHS Basketball Games Cancelled Friday, Jan. 21st and Rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22 @ 1:00
Simpson County Schools
will be closed Friday, January 21st
Simpson County Schools
closing at 1:30 pm - Thursday, January 20th
FSHS Senior Jacquelyn Scates
wins preliminary Scholastic Award at Kentucky Junior Miss !
01-11-11: Appreciating the Binary Code
Math is a universal language
School Closed in Simpson County

Thursday, March 6th

January 8th-10th!!
Help the Center for Courageous Kids
FSHS Homecoming Week Jan. 24th-28th
Superintendent Jim Flynn Recognized at the Annual Franklin Simpson Industry Appreciation Luncheon

for his efforts to improve and enhance the buildings and grounds of our local schools!

Simpson County Teachers Recognized
for earning the prestigious National Board Teacher Certification
Get a Handle on Your Stress
Take Charge with these Helpful Tips
Please Join Us....
Simpson County Board of Education Open House - Tuesday, Dec. 14th
SCHOOLS CLOSED in Simpson County
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Virtual Classes now Offered
at Franklin-Simpson Virtual School
Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us!
"Unite to Read"
F-S Career and Tech Students embrace Literacy and Wellness
FSHS Presents "Our Town"
December 3rd and 4th, 7pm - Goodnight Auditorium
Eight Simpson County Teachers Earn National Board Certification
When the Ice and Snow Start Falling...Be Prepared
Emergency School Closing Procedures & Tips
F-S Band Christmas Concert
Tuesday, December 7th - Come Join Us!!
Fall Break approved for 2011-2012 School Year
Simpson County Schools closed October 3-7, 2011 for Fall Break
53rd Annual Lions Club Pancake Fry
this Saturday, November 20th 6am-12noon at the FSHS Cafeteria
Poinsettias Have Arrived!
FFA is now Selling Poinsettias
Martin Luther King, Jr. 2011 Creative Art and Essay Contest
Begins November 8th through January 4th
Two FSHS Teachers Travel to Germany
as part of the Rotary International Exchange Program
Skate Night
Come support the FSHS Band - November 22, 2010
Simpson County Schools on the March To Proficiency and Beyond for ALL Students
Our schools keep a clear focus on the progress of each student to high standards of learning!
Mission Statement
Kentucky launches new child ID initiative
Students in Kindergarten - 3rd grade to receive kits from the Walmart Foundation
Get Involved!
Beshear proclaims November Kentucky Parent Involvement Month
Turn Back Your Clocks !!
Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 7th
Mothers Bond with Children
Franklin Elementary's First iMOM Event
FSHS - FFA Now Collecting
for Toys for Tots - October 25th through December 3rd
Take a Stand Against Drugs
National Red Ribbon Week October 25th-29th
FSHS Marching Band qualifies for
Class AAA Regional Competition
David Parnell
"Facing the Dragon"
"Cross in View, It's the Right Thing to Do!"
National School Bus Safety Week  October 18th-22nd
Amanda Watt Wins Educator of the Year Award Amanda Watt pictured with Kathy Mattea and her father Steve Thurmond
FSHS Social Studies Teacher recognized at the
Franklin Simpson Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Franklin-Simpson Graduate Earns National Award
Annie Potts earns 2010 Governor's Awards in the Arts
 Dispose of them Properly
Free Tickets Available !!!
FSHS Band Boosters Fruit Sales
Now through November 5th!!
Class Leaders/Leadership GT @ WKU
Tremendous Turnout for High Attendance Day - September 16th
Simpson County Junior Miss
Congratulations Girls !! 
New School Resource Officer
Welcome Chris Jackson !!
Monday, September 27th - Learning Community Day
Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest
Deadline is September 30th
Support the Franklin-Simpson FFA
To Address Underage Drinking 
Kylie Burkette, FSMS student is an Artsonia "Artist of the Week"
BIG Weekend for F-S Marching Band!!
42nd Annual Contest & Band Reunion - Saturday, September 11th
High Attendance Day in Simpson County Schools
September 16th !!
Community Education Announces
against Seasonal Flu
Get Involved!
Parent-Teacher Conferences Coming Soon
Superintendent Jim Flynn Appointed to the Local Superintendents Advisory Council

Our Children Are Worth Our Investment and You Have A Voice

Invitation to Transforming Education in Kentucky (TEK) Talk Community Forums on August 17
All interested citizens are invited to attend!
Cafeteria Plan Open Enrollment Schedule
Welcome back to all of our students and staff!
Shelina Smith hired as new District Assessment/Instructional Programs Coordinator
Assisting schools as a resource for curriculum, assessment and instruction
Welcome Back, Simpson County School District
You're invited to attend Open House! (click for dates/times) 
Denise Reetzke hired to lead Gifted and Literacy Education

District to Ramp Up Gifted Education and Literacy Services for Students

A New School Year Brings Excitement and Hope
A Message from Superintendent Jim Flynn
UK Coach Joker Phillips brings GAM3DAY READY TOUR to Town
FSHS Graduate and UK Head Coach will be at Lincoln Park on July 11th
Amanda DeWeese Hired as Chief Financial Officer for Simpson County Schools
FSHS and WKU Grad leads district financial and business operations!
Simpson County Schools Truancy Diversion Program Receives State Recognition

The Simpson County Truancy Diversion team was one of the 10 groups recognized at Law Day 2010 during a ceremony at the Capitol Building in Frankfort.

Reminder: Get your Physicals...
...before school starts
2010-2011 School Calendar Revised
Time to Start Gearing Up
for the 2010-2011 Health and Wellness Challenge !!
April - Super Citizens of Franklin Elementary
for the New FSHS Gymnasium !!
FSHS Music Department Presents
Les Miserables !
Lincoln Elementary Student Breaks Record!!
Ben Elliott achieved 1,000 AR Points in One Year !!!
Simpson County Schools
to get a new Hybrid Bus !!
Makeup Days to be on Saturdays – May 15th and 22nd
Recent flood disrupts the school calendar.  District works to make the best of a difficult situation.
Simpson County Schools Mourns The Loss of Tami Phillips
District Finance Director passed away Saturday morning
Simpson County Schools Closed due to Flooding
Monday, May 3rd and Tuesday, May 4th
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd-7th
FSEEF Teacher of the Month - April
Congratulations Mrs. Gregory at Franklin Elementary !!
Super Citizens of Franklin Elementary
Congratulations !!
Simpson County Preschool 2010-2011 Registration
April 12th thru May 21st @ Franklin Elementary School Office
Mark your calendars - July 20th and July 21st
Simpson County Health & Wellness Initiative
makes the April issue of Kentucky School Advocate
F-S Band Reunion Announcement
Franklin is looking for 76 trombones and 110 cornets from days gone by!
1st District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC) Meeting
April 19th, 6pm @ Franklin-Simpson High School Library
Pinwheels at Franklin Elementary
School social worker headed to Haiti
Mr. Todd Hazel, FSMS
Simpson County Board of Education
Welcomes Two New Board Members!!
FSEEF’s March Teacher of the Month
Congratulations Kelly Brown  Franklin-Simpson Middle School!!
Help Skills USA, Career and Technical Club at FSHS
Outstanding Governing Board Member for the Kentucky School Counselor Association
Congratulations to Mr. Swack!
Three Simpson County Teachers Recognized for Excellence in Teaching award
Congratulations Mrs. Smith, Mr. Brown and Mrs. Watt !!
Franklin Elementary Celebrates
100th Day of School
CAST YOUR VOTE: Artsonia Artist of the Week
Please support Brittany at Lincoln Elementary !
Take 10!
An Important Message From U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves
FSHS Choir in Gospel Celebration:
A Tribute to African-American Music
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 2:30pm
First Baptist Church (free admission)
FSEEF Teacher of the Month - February
Congratulations Mr. Kris Fields, LOPC !!
FSHS Senior Skyler Sexton wins 1st Place in Kentucky
Simpson County Schools Winter HealthMiles Challenge I Winners Announced
Congratulations Ms. Farmer, Ms. Webb and Ms. Satterly!!

Amended 2009-2010 School Calendar Approved
@  Feb. 18th Board Meeting (March 12th and March 15th are now makeup days)
Simpson County Schools Closed Tuesday, February 16th
due to snow
UK Head Football Coach and FSHS Grad Honored at Basketball Homecoming
Franklin Mayor and City Commission rename part of street for Joe Joker Phillips