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Simpson County Schools gearing up for 2016-2017

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

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. 

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!

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)

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.

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. 

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.

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!

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Summer Chinese Classes Offered

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

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. 


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 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.


(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.

Kentucky Teacher spotlights Franklin-Simpson High School's Agriculture Program

Franklin-Simpson in the sweet spot of agriculture education! 

"Students in Franklin-Simpson High School's agriculture program scored higher than both the school and state average on last year's ACT." -- Brenna R. Kelly 


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.

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.

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.

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. 

Aquabots Camp

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

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

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! 

Monthly Technology Integration Newsletter

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Inclement Weather School Closing Procedures




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. 

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


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.

FSHS Varsity Cheer Tryout Important Dates

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

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.  

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!

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. 

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.  

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!

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.  

SCS Members Win Awards

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



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.

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.

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. 


Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is currently taking applications. Those interested are encouraged to complete and submit their application as soon as possible.  Deadline for applying is February 1, 2016.

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.

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.

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

Host Families Needed for Visiting Chinese Students

Simpson County Schools once again will be host to visiting Chinese students who will attend FSHS for approximately one month beginning Monday, January 25th. Please help us welcome Zhi Ling (Steven), Li Haotian (Byrd Lee), Qi Hui Tang (Annie), Shuwen Xue (Summer), Xiangying Zuo (Emily), and visiting teacher Ms. Wang Hai Yan!

We currently need a host family(ies) for one or two of the female students. Host families will receive $20 per day/per student to assist with expenses during the students stay. Please contact Kim Moyers, 270-586-8877 or kim.moyers@simpson.kyschools.us, if interested in being a host family!

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

Donation received for FSHS Weight Room

Thank you to Harvey's Gym for the donation to be used toward weight room supplies at FSHS!  The generous support shown to our students and schools is greatly appreciated!

Attorney General Public Service Announcement Contest

Franklin-Simpson High School students Ben Byrum and Zach Tant are the winners of the 2015 Keep Kentucky Kids Safe public service announcement (PSA) contest.

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!

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. 

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.

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!

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!

Bella's Books taking book donations for Monroe Carrel Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Hi, my name is Bella Robertson.  I want to share a project I'm working on called Bella’s Books.  It all started a little over a year ago.  I saw a commercial about children in the hospital.  It made me feel kind of sad. 

Later that day, as I was in my room I started thinking about how I love to read and how lucky I am to have a whole bookshelf full of books to choose from.  A good book can take you anywhere.  Once I start reading a good story, I don’t want to take my eyes off until the end!  I want the children in the hospital to have that same experience! They have to be there to get better, so why not enjoy the time.

That’s when my dream, Bella’s Books came to mind.  I can’t provide books for all the children I want to help by myself, but together we can.  I am asking each of you to bring in a new book to donate to Monroe Carrel Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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.

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.

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)




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).