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FIRST THURSDAY VOLUM E 5, ISSUE 8

Franklin County Schools Our Future, Our Commitment, Our Students

Eight Schools Make AYP As part of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act, each school system in the country is held accountable for student progress based on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The measure is based on student progression, when compared to the previous year, in the areas of reading, math and writing. Results were finalized at the State Board of Education meeting on August 5th. Of the 15 schools in Franklin County Schools’ system that were measured for the 2009-2010 school year, eight schools met all AYP target goals. Making the mark this year were Bunn Elementary, Edward Best Elementary, Franklin County Early College, Long Mill Elementary, Louisburg Elementary, Louisburg High School, Royal Elementary and Youngsville Elementary. In addition, four schools missed just one target goal, while three schools were only three goals short. The minimum number of targets was set at 17 for FCS. Bunn Middle met 24 of 25 targets, Cedar Creek 24 of 25, Franklinton Elementary 16 of 17 and Laurel Mill 16 of 17. Franklinton High met 14 of 17, Bunn High 14 of 17 and Terrell Lane 20 of 23. SEE AYP PAGE 8

OPEN HOUSE Check out open house dates. Page 8

AUGUST, 2010

Back To School

FCS 2010-2011

How to Start The Year Right Dear parents,staff and students, I hope all of you are looking forward to the upcoming school year. New years are often new beginnings, but as Superintendent, I hope we continue with the overall progress that we have shown as a district for the past few years. Much like the previous year, the 2009-2010 school year was another year of marked improvement for Franklin County Schools. Preliminary data shows that our graduation rate is up, and overall composite scores for state testing have increased. For the first time, we have three schools above the 80 percent mark. While 80 percent is nice, we hope to see even more improvement for the 2010-2011 school year. There’s a lot going on in the district, including major construction projects at many campuses. Most of the projects are coming to an end, but the biggest project – a new Franklinton High School – will not be ready until July of 2011. This is the final year the school will be housed in the historic building on Main Street in Franklinton. SEE FCS PAGE 12


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Bunn Elementary School Principal: Jewel Eason Assistant Principal: Julie White Phone: 919-496-4015 Fax: 919-496-0301

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Class begins: 8:00 a.m. Dismissal: 2:45 p.m.

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Edward Best Elementary School Principal: Debbie Ayscue Assistant Principal: Rodney White

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Phone: 919-853-2347 Fax: 919-853-6759

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Class begins: 8:00 a.m. Dismissal: 2:45 p.m.

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Franklinton Elementary School Principal: Carol Davis Assistant Principal: Onnie Mitchell Burrell

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Phone: 919-494-2479 Fax: 919-494-7115 Class begins: 8:00 a.m. Dismissal: 2:45 p.m.

Carol Davis


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Laurel Mill Elementary School Principal: Genie Faulkner Assistant Principal: Wanda Keith Phone: 919-853-3577

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Fax: 919-853-3579

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Class begins: 8:00 a.m. Dismissal: 2:45 p.m.

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Long Mill Elementary School Principal: Kim Ferrell Assistant Principal: Carleen Jones Phone: 919-554-0667

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Class begins: 8:30 a.m. Dismissal: 3:15 p.m.

Kim Ferrell

Louisburg Elementary School Principal: William Harris Assistant Principal: Judy Stover Phone: 919-496-3676

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Fax: 919-496-2460 Class begins: 8:00 a.m. Dismissal: 2:45 p.m.

William Harris

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Royal Elementary School Principal: Shawnee Perry-Manley Assistant Principal: Francemise Kingsberry Phone: 919-496-7377

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Class starts: 8:00 a.m. Dismissal: 2:45 p.m.

Shawnee Perry-Manley

Youngsville Elementary School Principal: Rick Smith

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Assistant Principal: Monica Headen Phone: 919-556-5250

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Fax: 919-556-3962 Class starts: 8:00 a.m. Dismissal: 2:45 p.m.

Rick Smith

For more information concerning all FCS schools: http://www.fcschools.net


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Bunn Middle School Principal: Roosevelt Alston Assistant Principals: Andrea Faulkner and Jon Dixon

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Phone: 919-496-7700 Fax: 919-496-1404 Class starts: 8:15 a.m. Dismissal: 3:15 p.m. Roosevelt Alston

Cedar Creek Middle School Principal: Brooke Wheeler Assistant Principals: Geoffrey Hawthorne and Aaron Jones

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Fax: 919-570-5143 Class starts: 8:15 a.m.

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Dismissal: 3:15 p.m.

Terrell Lane Middle School Principal: Novella Brown Assistant Principals: Dr. John Cubbage and Valerie Kearson Phone: 919-496-1855

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Bunn High School Principal: Robin Faulkner Assistant Principals: Daniel Wright and Melissa Yeazel Phone: 919-496-3975 Fax: 919-496-6943 Class starts: 7:45 a.m.

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Dismissal: 2:45 p.m. Robin Faulkner

Franklinton High School Principal: Charles Fuller Assistant Principals: Ernest Wheeler and David Averette Phone: 919-494-2332

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Dismissal: 2:45 p.m.

Louisburg High School Principal: Freda Clifton Assistant Principal: Falisa Carter and Jeff Dolan

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Phone: 919-496-3725 Fax: 919-496-2505 Class starts: 7:45 a.m. Dismissal: 2:45 p.m. Freda Clifton

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Franklin County Early College High School Principal: Jim Harris Phone: 919-496-1567 (ext. 3619) Class starts: 8:15 a.m. Dismissal: 2:40 p.m. Jim Harris

Early College Eyes First Full Year The Franklin County Early College High School has now begun it’s first full year of operation, a year sure to bring plenty of excitement to the 100 or so students enrolled in the new program. The Early College, which opened in January of 2010, is a five-year hybrid program that is housed on the Vance-Granville Community College Campus in Louisburg. During a student’s tenure at the school, each will earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit at no charge. Students begin the program during their traditional freshman year of high school. School Principal Jim Harris is excited about the upcoming year and hopes to see enrollment continue to grow as time progresses. With the new year comes new staff members and new courses for the students. The program can take up to 60 new students each year. Middle school students interested in participating in the program should contact their school counselor for information pertaining to the enrollment process with the Early College Eagles.

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Open House Dates and Times School

Date

Time

Bunn Elementary

August 23rd

4-6 p.m.

Bunn Middle

August 24th

5-7 p.m.

Bunn High

August 23rd

5-7 p.m. (freshman, new students) 6:30 parent meeting

Cedar Creek Middle

August 24th

6th grade 4-5:30; p.m. 7-8th grade 5-6:30 p.m.

Edward Best Elementary

August 23rd

Kindergarten 4:30 p.m.; 1st-5th grade: 3-5 p.m.

Franklinton Elementary

August 23rd

4:30—6:30 p.m.

Franklinton High

August 17th

Freshman Orientation 5-7 p.m.

Laurel Mill Elementary

August 23rd

4–6 p.m.

Long Mill Elementary

August 23rd

4-7 p.m.

Louisburg Elementary

August 23rd

5-7 p.m.

Louisburg High

August 23rd

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Royal Elementary

August 23rd

4-6 p.m.

Terrell Lane Middle

August 24th

6th grade 5-6:30 p.m.; 7-8th grade 6:30-8 p.m.

school performance and not meet AYP.” AYP target goals are based on perContinued from page 1 formance of subgroups of students. In order to meet a target, all students “Meeting AYP is an all or nothing within in the subgroup must progress measure,” FCS Superintendent Dr. adequately. Eddie Ingram said. “We take the “We’ll take some time to study the measure seriously, but we also realize data and see where we need to conthat not making AYP does not mean tinue to improve,” Ingram said. “I’m the school has performed poorly. You very proud of the seven schools that can easily have an overall increase in made the mark this year, but I’m also

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very proud of all of our schools. As a district, we are improving and will continue to do so in the future.” For more detailed information concerning AYP, please visit www.fcschools.net/ayp/index.html. - Nathan Moreschi


FCS Traditional Calendar 2010-2011 JULY 2010 W T F 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

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5 12 19 26

Vacation Holidays Student Day Teacher Workdays Early Release End of 9 Weeks End of 6 Weeks End of semester

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Protected Workdays (District) Aug 19, 20 Jan. 21 June 13, 14

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1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29 Makeup Days 1. Oct. 15 2. Nov.24 3. Feb. 21 4. Mar. 25

5 12 19 26

9 16 23 30

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5. April 29 6. April 28 Nov. 2nd Late Arrival—Election Day

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3 10 17 24

Early Release Sept. 15 Oct. 14 Dec. 8

Feb. 9 March 16 April 6 May 4


FCS Year-Round Calendar 2010-2011 JULY 2010 W T 1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29

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S 3 10 17 24 31

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FEBRUARY 2011 W T F 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25

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OCTOBER 2010 W T F 1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28 29 DECEMBER 2010 W T F 1 2 3 8 15 22 29

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3 10 17 24 31 MAY 2011 W T

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Makeup Days

Early Release Days

Vacation

Sept. 29th

August 18th

Holidays Student Day Teacher Workdays Extended Learning Early Release

Nov. 24th

September 15th

February 21st

December 8th

March 25th

January 26th

April 29th

February 9th

Track Out

April 28th

March 16th

Nov. 2nd Late Arrival—Election Day

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Vacation (10) Holidays (10) Student Day (180) Teacher Workdays (15) End of 6 weeks

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6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

Makeup Days Oct.15 Nov.24

Early Release Sept. 15 Oct. 14

Feb.21 Mar.25

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April 29 April 28

Feb. 9 March16 April 6


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FCS Continued from page 1 We have a couple of new major programs that will continue this year. The Franklin County Early College High School had a successful first semester, and the staff and students there are now looking ahead to the first-full year of that program. We are grateful to be working with Vance-Granville Community College as the program continues to build. In addition, the Franklin County Evening School will continue. This program helped some students graduate this past spring and will no doubt lead to more course recovery for several students. I will continue to work diligently with staff, parents and students to help bring new programs to the system as well as improve existing ones that will strengthen your child’s education. Speaking of success, there are a few very simple measures you can take to help your child’s school experience live up to its potential. These are formative years for all students and taking proper steps now can make for a much easier life in the future. Here are a few ideas:

1. Provide structure in your child’s day to include homework times/study times as well as time for recreation or hobbies. Achieving balance in life is very important for success and happiness.

2. Get to know your child’s teacher or teachers. We continuously stress the importance of parent communication with our teachers. Positive relationships among parents, teachers, and students usually can prevent or solve most issues that arise.

3. Make note of progress report and report card dates. These are important times that will keep you informed about your child’s academic progress. Our website is informative and up to date. Checking the website is a great way to stay abreast of district and school events and important dates.

4. Contact your child’s school for a parent-teacher conference when needed. The biggest mistake we all make sometimes is waiting longer than we should to resolve issues before they become more difficult problems.

5. Expect the best from our students and from Franklin County Schools. We have high expectations of our students and of ourselves. We believe that hard work and persistence pays off. The list is not intended to be inclusive but taking the preceding five measures can really help your child in the long run. On behalf of the Board of Education, please accept my best wishes for a successful and fulfilling school year. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office or any of our school-based staff or central office staff. We are determined to help our children become productive, well-rounded citizens. Sincerely,

Dr. Eddie Ingram Superintendent, Franklin County Schools

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AUGUST, 2010 OPEN HOUSE Check out open house dates. Page 8 Our F uture, Our C ommitment, Our S tudents FCS 2010-2011 SEE AYP PAGE 8 SEE FCS...

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