Counseling Corner

Keep up to date with important information from your Saber School Counselors!

ACT Prep

posted Jan 19, 2017, 4:46 PM by Diane Gilroy

Juniors!  There is still time to prepare for the February 28th ACT test!  You have many options!  Search Free ACT Prep on line and find some valuable practice tests.  The ZAP ACT workshop will be held at FHS on February 8th and 9th.  Go to for more information.  You may also check out a low cost on line program through
Or stop by Student Services and see your School Counselor for more suggestions.

Supporting Your Student's Academics

posted Jan 18, 2017, 11:12 AM by Mindy WIllard

Are you looking for ideas on how to support your student's academics? Are you concerned about your child's grades? Curious about resources available at FHS? Check out this fantastic virtual newsletter the Counseling Department created with ideas and suggestions for how to support your son or daughter. 

Still need to apply for Financial Aid? Get Free Help!

posted Jan 18, 2017, 9:55 AM by Katharine Reid

College Goal Wisconsin is offering free help for families needing to apply for Federal and State Financial Aid.

Sessions are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays and end January 28.  Find out what to bring and register for a scholarship!

For more information go to College Goal Wisconsin.

9th & 10th graders Course Selections due 1/23

posted Jan 17, 2017, 8:38 AM by Katharine Reid

All 9th and 10th graders should have course selections entered online by Monday, January 23.  Counselors will be meeting individually with all 9th and 10th grade students over the course of the next two weeks to collect the PowerSchool course selection printout signed by parents/guardians and to answer any final questions students have.

Semester two starts on January 23 ~ start the new semester strong!  Counselors are here to help students learn organizational strategies and to connect them to resources in the school.  Students are encouraged to make arrangements to get regular help from teachers and attend Peer Tutoring during Gold Block!

Our School Counseling Intern from Marquette University created this helpful tip sheet for parents:

Online Schedule Correction Request Form

posted Jan 9, 2017, 7:44 PM by Katharine Reid

Schedule Correction Request

All requests to correct schedules must be received in the main office by the deadline of Friday, January 13 at 3 pm.

Late submissions will not be accepted. Please follow instructions carefully and be sure to provide a thorough and detailed reason for your request. Thank you!

Spring Semester can be a Fresh Start

posted Jan 4, 2017, 5:53 AM by Mindy WIllard   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 7:42 PM by Katharine Reid ]

Sophomore ACP Parent Night January 5th, 6:30

posted Dec 22, 2016, 9:30 AM by Katharine Reid

Current sophomores and their parents/guardians are invited to attend Sophomore ACP Parent Night on Thursday, January 5th in the Saber Center for the Performing Arts from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Sophomore Academic & Career Planning Night offers students and families a chance to look ahead to the second half of high school and beyond.

Topics include:
  • Academic & Career Planning at FHS
  • Selection for Junior & Senior Year
  • Admissions/Testing
  • Scholarships/Financial Aid
We hope to see everyone there!

Missing Assignments Tab

posted Dec 20, 2016, 8:14 AM by Mindy WIllard

As your students begin to prepare for the end of the semester I wanted to share a few important dates, as well as a new tab on Powerschool that may be helpful if your child is "bored" over the break! 

Final Exams are the week of January 16 - January 19

The semester ends on January 19. All students understand that final semester grades will be a part of their official high school transcript.

Missing Assignments: You are now able to view all assignments that a student is missing in Powerschool. (Your child can view this in their Powerschool too) When you log in to your Parent Powerschool account there is a tab in the left column that says Missing Assignments. This is a list of all the work your son or daughter could be making up over the break!** 


posted Dec 16, 2016, 11:01 AM by Diane Gilroy   [ updated Dec 16, 2016, 11:02 AM ]

Juniors:  Earlier this week you should have received a letter in the mail from Doorway to College.  This is the group that teaches the ZAPS ACT prep course offered at Franklin High School February 8th and 9th   - just in time for the February ACT!  There will also be a session in May to prepare for the June 10th ACT.  This two evening class focuses on ACT test taking strategies.  If you missed the mailing, want more information,  or would like to sign up for the class you may go to  

Schedule corrections will be considered January 9-13

posted Dec 6, 2016, 6:58 PM by Katharine Reid

Students needing a schedule correction may request a change using the online schedule change form during the week of January 9.  The schedule has been determined for the full year based on course requests made the previous year.  We do our very best to fulfill your requests, and making changes is time consuming and often not possible due to class size and availability.  At this point in the year, we will consider necessary corrections and only during the week of January 9-13.  Please look for the online request form during that week.

Thank you for your understanding.  And remember to plan your course selections as thoughtfully as possible for next year!

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