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Dear Franklin-Simpson Middle School students and parents,

On behalf of the staff at FSMS, I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! As your principal, I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you and your children. I am excited to work with such an amazing staff to create a culture of learning, one where students are excited to come to school and eager to learn. Franklin-Simpson Middle School has a longstanding tradition of excellence within our community. As a promise to you, I am committed to leading this school back to the top.

FSMS understands the importance of building strong school-community relationships. Our school stands ready to work with you to ensure each child gets all the help he/she may need to reach their goals. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions or communicate any concerns. FSMS is dedicated to providing open and honest communication, and we look forward to working together to realize our vision of “inspiring greatness, encouraging accountability, and motivating for success.”

For the 2019-2020 school year, Franklin-Simpson Middle School is delighted to introduce a pilot academy, called the Summit, to help meet the personalized learning needs of our students. The purpose of this new academy is to create an academic talent development opportunity. The Summit will expand our school’s offerings for extensions, better serve our Gifted and Talented population, and provide more project-based learning opportunities for as many students as possible. Students have initially been chosen to participate in this academy through a variety of ways, including identification as gifted and talented, teacher recommendation, or previous grades/scores. As a new program, the Summit is currently limited to around sixty students per grade, although the hope is to expand this opportunity to all students in the near future.

As members of the Franklin-Simpson Community, your children deserve the best education possible. At Franklin-Simpson Middle School, that’s what we are going to try to deliver each and every day. Please don’t hesitate to contact me personally if we fail to live up to your expectations. I fully expect this upcoming school year to be one of their favorite school years to date!