STATE ASSESSMENT SCORES COMING IN SEPTEMBER
While preliminary scores from the Smarter Balanced assessments in grades 10 and 11 have been coming in, not all scores are yet available. As a result, OSPI and Seattle Public Schools have determined that score reports will be delivered to families at the start of the 2015-2016 school year for Smarter Balanced testing, as well as scores for our recently completed Math and Biology EOC exams. If you have any questions on state assessments and score availability, please contact Jim Jeffreys, FHS Assessment Coordinator, at email@example.com.
FINALS Bell Schedule, Thursday June 11
7:50 - 8:20am (30 minute prep) - Transition
8:20 - 09:50am (90 minute exam) – 2nd Period
09:50 - 10:20am (30 minute prep) - Transition
10:20 - 11:50am (90 minute exam) – 4th Period
11:50 - 12:20pm (30 minute lunch) - LUNCH
12:20 - 12:50pm (30 minute prep) - Transition
12:50 - 2:20pm (90 minute exam) – 6th Period
EOC Testing This Week:
On Tuesday all students in Algebra and Geometry classes who have not previously met state standards in Math with be taking Math EOC exams. On Thursday June 4, all students in Biology classes and all students in grades 10-12 who have not met state Biology standards will be taking the Biology EOC exam. Testing starts each day promptly at 7:50am. There are no make-ups for absent students. All students not testing will report to school at 11:30am each testing day unless taking part in activities under supervision of Franklin staff.
Your Week at a Glance
Regular School Day
ALGEBRA & GEOMETRY EOC
(periods 4,5 & 6)
Early -Release Day
(Periods 1,2 & 3 Senior Finals)
EOC Days Bell Schedule
|Tuesday 6/2 & Thursday 6/4
|7:50 - 11:20
|11:35 - 12:20
|12:20 - 12:50
| Periods 5/2
|12:55 - 1:35
|1:40 - 2:20
Everyone is invited to Franklin High School’s
May 15, 5-7:30 PM
FHS Auditorium & Commons
Experience different cultures:
Tickets on sale at the door.
STUDENT ART SHOW
The Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
& the Franklin High School Arts Dept.
2015 FHS SPRING STUDENT ART SHOW
“New & Old, Immigrants All”
Opening Reception: Friday, May 15, 4-8 PM
Original Student Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Ceramics & Woodcraft
Exhibit runs through Friday, June 5
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 12-6 PM
2919 Rainier Ave South
STUDENT ART AT SAM
Come to the downtown Seattle Art Museum to celebrate 17 of our
student artists showing at the annual Naramore Seattle public schools
show! Opening reception & awards ceremony is May 8, from 6 – 8 pm
. The exhibit is free and is on display through May 17
. For more info: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?EventId=31919
SMARTER BALANCED TESTING MARCH-MAY
Washington State's new Common Core college-readiness standards
have resulted in a new state test which is being given for the first
time to FHS students this Spring. This test is the Smarter Balanced Assessment
which will be given to students in more than 20 states starting this
year. The test is given in two subjects - English Language Arts (ELA)
and Math. Each test has a Computer-Adaptive test component, as well as a
Performance Task, which is comprised of document-based questions and an
essay for ELA and a long-form, multi-problem scenario for Math.
- Students will be taking the ELA test only in the Language Arts
classes on selected dates from March 10 - April 3. This test replaces
the HSPE exam in meeting state testing graduation requirements for
Reading and Writing. The score required for graduation will be set by
the state this summer.
- Students will be taking the ELA test in Language Arts classes in
April and the Math test in their History classes in May. Testing will
run from April 6 - May 29. Students passing these exams will be able to
earn credit-bearing coursework in college and university system and
five other states (including Oregon and California) without any remedial
coursework or any additional placement exams.
ELA AND MATH TESTING WEEKS OF MAY 4 - 15:
Smarter Balanced testing is taking a two-week rest break as we focus on
AP testing. Smarter Balanced testing returns for two final weeks on
Monday May 18.
We encourage all students and families of our 10th and 11th grade
students to try out the Smarter Balanced practice test available online here
to help them prepare for testing.
: More information on the Common Core standards and the new tests can be found in this link
from the state government, this other link
from the Ready WA Coalition and another link
from Seattle Public Schools.
If you have any questions on state testing, please contact Jim Jeffreys, FHS Assessment Coordinator, at (206) 252-6218 or via e-mail
FRANKLIN DE-GENDERS GRADUATION
Student leaders successfully lobbied the FHS Instructional Council to de-gender our graduation ceremony. Read about it in the Seattle Times
or watch it on KIRO 7
SENIOR CAP & GOWN ORDER INFORMATION
Go to National Achiever's website
and place your order in the coming weeks. The deadline has passed and
National Achiever's will charge a late fee for processing orders at this
The only items you are required to have are the cap, gown, stole, and
tassle - all of which can be purchased for $42. Just skip the packages
and build your own if you're looking for a bargain!