District News

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. 

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. 

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.

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.  Thank you!

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.

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

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
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

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

Lincoln Elementary Holds Robotics Competition

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

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!!

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!

Simpson-Lincoln Academic Team

Advances to Regionals

LES Wildcat Robotics Compete at State Championship
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

Where to Look for School Closing Information

SCS Emergency School Closing Procedure

2015 4-H Summer Camp


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


Statewide ACT Testing - Tuesday, March 3rd

FSMS Speech team places 3rd

at Regionals on February 14th

Simpson Co. Schools Closing Early

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

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.

SCS BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Outstanding Educator 2014

Congratulations Joyce Pais!!

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

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

FASFA is the Basis for Most Financial Aid

High school seniors can begin filling out the FAFSA starting January 1

Winter Break (Simpson County Schools)

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

A Thankfulness Revolution

Let's Start A Revolution! A Thankfulness Revolution!

FSMS Walks Away with 12 Awards!!

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

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.

Last call for student applications!

Deadline is December 12th

Kids Caring for Our Community

THIS SATURDAY!  December 6th from 8-12

SEALED BIDS - for Surplus Items

MUST BE RECEIVED by 9am, Monday December 8th

"Speaking the Same Language"

Franklin-Simpson and Moss Middle Schools share leadership goals

FS Swimcats Kick Off the Season

with the highest finish in school history!

2015 Cafeteria Plan Open Enrollment

begins November 5th

FSMS Speech Team brings home trophies!

at two contests held in Bowling Green on November 9th

2015 KASA Superintendent of the Year

Congratulations Dr. Jim Flynn!

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 26th-Friday, November 28th

Chinese Cooking

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


Reception for Becky Kessler
2015 Martin Luther King Essay, Poetry and Visual Art contests

All entries must be received by Friday, November 21

Franklin-Simpson FFA Enjoys Success

at National FFA Convention!!

FSMS wins 1st Place in the Middle School Division

at STEMshot !!

Learning Community Day (no students)

Tuesday, November 4th

Lunch with the Principal

Join Mr. Schlosser on October 31st from 11:45-12:45

WKU Honors Academic Achievement

10 students from Franklin-Simpson High School

NSLI Scholarships for Youth

Applications must be submitted by October 30, 2014 at 4PM ET

2015 Open Enrollment Informational Meeting

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

BBQ Music Event to support FSHS Cheerleaders

 Saturday, October 18th