News & Announcements

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 jrjeffreys@seattleschools.org.  

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

5/1
Regular School Day
6/2
ALGEBRA & GEOMETRY EOC
(periods  4,5 & 6)
6/3
Early -Release Day
6/4
BIOLOGY EOC
(Periods 1,2 & 3 Senior Finals)
6/5
Quaker Day

EOC Days Bell Schedule

EOC Three-Period
Block Schedule
Tuesday 6/2 & Thursday 6/4
EOC Testing
7:50 - 11:20
Periods 4/1
11:35 - 12:20
Lunch 
12:20 - 12:50
 Periods 5/2
12:55 - 1:35
Periods 6/3
1:40 - 2:20

 

MULTI-CULTURAL NIGHT

Everyone is invited to Franklin High School’s
MULTI-CULTURAL NIGHT!
May 15, 5-7:30 PM
FHS Auditorium & Commons
Experience different cultures:
Performances-Fashion Show-Food
Tickets on sale at the door.
206-794-7151

STUDENT ART SHOW

The Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
& the Franklin High School Arts Dept.
present the
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
206-734-1994
mtbakerarts.wordpress.com

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.  

GRADE 10 - 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.

GRADE 11 -  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.

PRACTICE TEST:  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.

RESOURCES:  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 point. 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!
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