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PRIMARY DEPOSITORY FOR SIMPSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

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

SKY FAME

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

2017 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/KHSAA STATE FOOTBALL TICKETS AVAILABILITY

 
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. 

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP 2018 SEMIFINALISTS NAMED

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.