District News

School Messenger Text Message Request

Please be aware that you will be receiving a text message from the number 68453.  This message is from Simpson County Schools asking you to opt in the new school messenger system in order to  receive notifications regarding attendance, weather, and other school updates.  Please reply Y to the message to opt in this service. 

Text either Y or N to 68453 at a later date if you wish to opt in or out of the service.  

Franklin-Simpson High School Operation Preparation - February 2 - 5, 2016

The Vision of Simpson County Schools is to prepare our graduates for life!  An important part of preparation for life is being ready for college and careers. To impact the college/career readiness of our students, we need your help in our Operation Preparation initiative.  


Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Application Process Videos Now Available

A series of videos are available to help students through the application process for the 2016 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) program. GSE is a three-week residential summer program for 9th, 10th and 11th graders.  The 2016 summer session is from June 12 - July 2 at Georgetown College. 

FSHS FFA Agronomy Team - 5th Place

Congrats to the FSHS FFA AGRONOMY TEAM for their 5th PLACE FINISH in the NATION during the 88th Annual National FFA Convention held in Louisville, KY on October 28 - 31!

Outstanding Kentucky Student CEC Member of the Year Award

Congratulations to Crysta Hicks, FSHS SpEd teacher, for being named Outstanding Kentucky Student CEC Member of the Year.   The Outstanding Kentucky Student CEC Member of the Year award is the highest tribute the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children, KYCEC, pays a student member.

FSHS Agriculture Program Receives Top Scores

The Franklin-Simpson High School agriculture program has been called one of the top in the state.

Pictures from International Festival on Chinese Hanban website.

Pictures from Simpson County Schools' portion of WKU Confucius Institute's booths at the BG International Festival made the Chinese Hanban website.

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. 

Title IX Audit -- Public Form to be Held

As part of a Title IX on-site audit by the KHSAA, Kentucky High School Athletic Association, a public forum will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1st at Franklin-Simpson High School's campus library.

Host Families Needed for Chinese Students (Jan/Feb 2016)

Simpson County Schools once again has the opportunity to host Chinese students who would attend FSHS for approximately one month during January & February 2016

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!

Channel 13 WBKO Poppy's Field Trip Race

Lincoln Elementary has been nominated in the Channel 13 WBKO Poppy's Field Trip Race! Please use the link provided to vote as many times as you can between now and noon on Monday, November 23rd. If they win, they are entered into a drawing for $2,000 to use toward student leadership initiatives and WBKO and Poppy will visit their school!



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

You're invited to FSMS Parent Night -Tuesday, November 10th

FSMS Parent Night­­

Be Proactive!  Attend and learn valuable information about your child's STAR / K-PREP test results, and how students are tracking progress though their leadership notebooks. Individual Learning Plan accounts will also be discussed.

5:30pm- Dinner (sandwiches)




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. 

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).

ArtShops and Governor’s School for the Arts Summer Program Information Now Available

The 2016 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) e-Brochure is now available online.  Interested students can apply for ArtShops and summer program auditions beginning October 1.

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.

24 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award Winners Named

Congratulations to Natalie McCutchen, Franklin-Simpson Middle School, for being named a recipient of the 2016 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award.

Amazing China - Performance at Lincoln Elementary School

Students at Lincoln Elementary enjoyed the Amazing China! presentation provided by WKU’s Confucius Institute. The performers were from the New York Chinese Traditional Art Center, and they demonstrated Chinese culture through Peking Opera and Face Changing performances.

Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce After Hours

Please join us for the Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce's After Hours at the Beasley House for Community & International Education on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come tour the Western Kentucky University- Confucius Mobile Museum

Craft Academy and Morehead State University Open House

7th, 8th and 9th graders are invited to Morehead State University Open House on Saturday, October 17.

Registration will begin at 9a.m. in the Adron Doran University Center. An agenda will be available at that time.

Students will learn more about the Craft Academy, see the residence hall that Craft Academy students stay in, and have a tour of campus.

SCS host scholars from Sweden on Wednesday, September 16

Sofia Boo and Cecilia Sveider, teacher educators from Sweden, toured schools within Simpson County as part of their program sponsored by WKU College of Educational & Behavioral Sciences (CEBS) International Commitee.

Aquabots Camp Teaches Middle School Students STEM Skills with Robots

(Franklin Favorite article highlighed in national publication ASEE-First Bell.)

Aquabots Camp in Simpson County taught participating middle school students STEM skills by working with Lego Mindstorm Robots.  The camp was sponsored by Simpson County 4-H, Franklin Simpson Educational Excellence Foundation, and HARMAN.


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.

Franklin-Simpson Homecoming 2015

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


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.

Transportation Department attends Change Management Seminar

Simpson County Schools' Transportation Department attended a seminar on Change Management at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College facilitated by Dr. Milli McIntosh.

Parent Teacher Conferences - September 24 & 25

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


High Attendance Day in Simpson County scheduled for Thursday, September 24

                Thursday, September 24 is designated as High Attendance Day for schools across the state of Kentucky. High Attendance Day emphasizes the importance of being an active participant in the educational process.  

                Regular attendance is essential for success in school. By attending class regularly, a student is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments, and achieve academic performance benchmarks on time. Research reflects that a child’s attendance record is one of the strongest single predictors of their academic success.

                In addition to academic success good attendance helps students develop the self-discipline, work ethic, and responsibility required to be college and career ready.              

Please take time this week to talk to your children about the importance of good attendance.

Informational Session on Drug Testing 9/17

Simpson County Schools will be having an informational session on the drug testing program Thursday, September 17th at 5:30 in the high school cafeteria.

Accepting sealed bids until 1:00 p.m., September 17

John Deere Reel Mower

Model 3235A

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

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. 

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.

Simpson County Board of Education - Summer Hours



Summer Workshop - Women in Engineering

University of Kentucky - College of Engineering


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.)

Congratulations to Dr. Milli McIntosh

Doctorate received June 26, 2015.


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)


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.

Simpson County Schools-Central Office will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.  Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Career Craze Camp

Video games bring Franklin students back to school in summer.

SKYCTC-Franklin Campus

Accepting Sealed Bids - Storage Building

Bids must be returned by 9 a.m. on July 2, 2015

June is Internet Safety Month!

Tips to Ensure Online Safety and Summertime Fun

Franklin Garden Club

Garden Tour and Plant Sale

Saturday, June 13, 1:00-5:00

Hip Hop Dance Camp

"Dance Away from Bullying"

June 13, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Boys and Girls Club - Franklin, KY

Aquabots Camp

***Registration Deadline is May 22***

When: June 8-12, 2015

Where: Simpson County Schools - FS High School

Who: Students who complete 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by May/June


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
2015 Induction of the FS Hall of Fame

Mr. Denver Bell

Dr. Frank Etscorn

Mr. James Mooneyhan

Mr. Joe M. Phillips

Kentucky High Schools - State Rankings

Franklin-Simpson High School ranked #28

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)

Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program

Congratulations to Lily Robertson for being accepted in the Governor's Scholars Program!

I'm Gonna Learn How to Read!!

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

Photoshop Workshops

Open to all students in 8th - 11th grade.

Classes held in Ms. Meador's room (CTE4).

Retirement Party - Cindy Akin & Joyce Pais

Thursday, May 28th - 3:30-5:30

SES Cafeteria

FSMS Career Day is a Success

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


FSHS teachers recognized at

Fourteenth Annual College of Education and

Behavioral Sciences Awards Program at

Western Kentucky Univeristy

SES Talent Pool take trip to Dinosaur World
Primary Election Day - Tuesday, May 19th

School Closed for Students

PLC Day for Faculty/Staff

You're Invited -Saturday, May 16
Farewell Reception 2:00-5:00pm
Xiaodan, Wei, Yonghua, Jing
(CoCo, Tweety, Alina, Nova)
FSEEF Supports Classroom Instruction

Mrs. Stinson & Mr. Staggs

6th grade Science classrooms

Franklin-Simpson Middle School

Now accepting Sealed Bids for Heaters

Bids Due by May 15th

FSMS Softball Tryouts

Saturday, May 9th

FS Softball Field

9:00-11:00 am - Incoming 7th & 8th Graders

12:00-2:00 pm - Incoming 6th Graders

Simpson County Preschool Registration

2015-2016 School Year

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.

Governor's School for the Arts

Congratulations to Kaleb King for being accepted in the Governor's School for the Arts for Creative Writing!!

Lincoln Elementary Holds Robotics Competition

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

Simpson County Students Excel at STLP State Championship
SOKY Earth Day Festival

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


FREE Shred-it Day


Downtown Square, Franklin, KY

Saturday, April 25 - 10am-12pm

Sealed Bid Request-2005 Chevrolet Colorado



2015 Apps & Appetizers
Congratulations Mr. Marsh!

FSEEF Educator of the Year

Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

for professional women educators

Fun Foods Cooking School-April 9th
Congratulations HOSA State Winners

from March 12-14, 2015

SES-LES Academic Team Places 1st

at Regional Competition

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

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

Franklin-Simpson High School Gymnasium

8th Grade Tours Monday and Tuesday

Freshman of Fall 2015 will sign up for classes Thursday, April 2nd

ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents

Important Information about the Transition to High School

Beanies and Ear-warmers FOR SALE!!

Support your Lady Cat Softball Team and Keep your Head\Ears warm!!!

DAR Awards

Ceremony and Reception

STLP Students Advance to the State Championship

Congratulations to the STLP students on advancing in the Digital Product Online Judging Competition to the STLP State Championship!

LES Wildcat Robotics Compete at State Championship
Simpson-Lincoln Academic Team

Advances to Regionals

Operation Preparation

March 17-19, 2015



Nominate a young volunteer for up to $10,000

Now through March 13, 2015

Help us welcome Chinese visitors

to the Franklin-Simpson High School and community


Daylight Savings begins Sunday, March 8th

Make the Grade with School Breakfast

National School Breakfast Week is March 2-6

Simpson County Schools Closed

Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th

2015 4-H Summer Camp


Simpson Co. Schools Closing Early

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


Statewide ACT Testing - Tuesday, March 3rd

FSMS Speech team places 3rd

at Regionals on February 14th

Welcome Mrs. Ling Sun

from Shanghai University in China

Prom Dresses Needed

for Prom Shop on March 7th


Thursday, February 26th (TONIGHT)!

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Congratulations to this year's SCS Representatives!

School Closed Monday

February 23rd

Simpson County Schools Closed

through Friday, February 20th

Teaching, Learning Presentation at Board Meeting


FSHS Choir Concert Cancelled

Will be rescheduled.

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

Dinner, Games and Lots of Fun - February 19th

Support FS Baseball

Order your FS Baseball T-Shirts by February 16th

Kids First Daycare Closed

remainder of Monday, February 16th

Senior Yearbook Ads

Proofs ready to view during Parent-Teacher Conferences

The Big Blue Bobbin

Check out our new store!

FSMS 6th grade Lego Robotics

presented to the Senate Education Committee Thursday, Feb. 5th

Celebrate Chinese New Year

with a special lunch on Thursday, February 12th

LES and FSMS Win at Regional FLL Tournament

Congratulations to LES and FSMS for winning awards at the Regional First Lego League Tournament.

January is Board Member Recognition Month

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

Relay for Life KICK OFF

Talent Contest - January 31, 2015

Outstanding Educator 2014

Congratulations Joyce Pais!!

FSHS Offers FAFSA Workshop

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

Chinese Cooking Class

THIS SATURDAY, January 24th

MLK Day - NO SCHOOL Monday, January 19th

"What are you doing for others?"

FS Swim Team Update

Hill breaks record and team finishes 3rd

Franklin Bank and Trust announces Schlosser

as addition to Board of Directors

FREE Event for College Bound Seniors

FAFSA Assistance - Saturday, January 10th

Winter Break (Simpson County Schools)

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

FSMS Walks Away with 12 Awards!!

at KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly) Dec. 11-13 in Frankfort

A Thankfulness Revolution

Let's Start A Revolution! A Thankfulness Revolution!

2014 Breakfast Challenge Award Winners

Congratulations SCS Food Service!

KYTC 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest Winner

Congratulations Sarah Maloney!

2014 Community Service Leadership Award

Congratulations Robin Hollingsworth!


6th Grade Academic Team places 2nd

in Quick Recall !!

Way to go, Speechies!

Ten FSMS Speechies advanced to finals

FS Swimcats Finish 6th

in the Hilltopper Invitational

FFA Poinsettia Sale

Pick up at the FSHS Ag Department

Franklin-Simpson High School presents...

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol"

Hour of Code 2014

Join the largest learning event in history, December 8-14! No experience needed. Ages 4-104.

Kids Caring for Our Community

THIS SATURDAY!  December 6th from 8-12

"Speaking the Same Language"

Franklin-Simpson and Moss Middle Schools share leadership goals