Franklin is proud to celebrate a century of scholarship. Our students accomplish so much during their time at Franklin, and even after they graduate. Enclosed are a few snapshots of what Franklin Quakers are doing.
• “Teen walks a mile in Muslim friends’ shoes by wearing a hijab” – January 17, 2016
"Wearing Muslim garb teaches one high-school student a lesson in tolerance she never expected." Read more about the Seattle Times article on their website.
• “Surprise hit right note for Franklin High” – November 23, 2015
"Franklin High School’s band got quite a surprise after their most recent performance. After the final note, music teacher Geoffrey Ogle unveiled $17,000 worth of brand new instruments donated by StubHub and The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation." Watch the King 5 video on their website.
• “Microsoft mentors Franklin High School robotics club” – October 23, 2015
"We've all heard how STEM education can play a pivotal role for getting students into college, and later, getting a job. A group of students from the Rainier Valley are getting 'hands on' training from some of the best techies in the world." Watch the King 5 video on their website.
• Franklin High School Debate Team - March 2015
Finished a very close second in the King County high school mock-trial competition.
• “Franklin High School drops gender from graduation ceremonies” – February 17, 2015
"Franklin High School recently decided to change its longstanding gender-bound graduation traditions because they make some students uncomfortable. Students hope other Seattle schools will follow suit." Read more about the Seattle Times article on their website.
• Franklin High School named a 2014 School of Distinction by the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) - October 2014
Read more about the CEE award on their website.
• “Test scores show Seattle's Franklin High School 'whipping up miracles'” – August 2, 2014
"New statewide school test results are out, and the Seattle School District says teachers and students at Franklin High School are making impressive progress." Watch the King 5 video on their website.