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Senior Meetings

posted Sep 8, 2017, 9:56 AM by Diane Gilroy

Counselors will be meeting with their seniors in small groups during Gold Block on September 13th, 15th and 20th.  We will be discussing the details of  post high school planning and what they should be doing this fall. Please remind your student to check their email or check with their Gold Block teacher for their scheduled date and location.


posted Sep 8, 2017, 8:12 AM by Diane Gilroy

Franklin High School will be giving the PSAT test on Saturday, October 14th from 8:00am - 12:00pm. The PSAT is an excellent practice test for college admission tests and tests students in Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. The PSAT test gives valuable academic and career planning feedback and for juniors it serves as the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship program. The PSAT is open to all Sophomores and Juniors. Students may register by bringing their $16 cash or check made out to Franklin High School to the Student Services office no later than October 6th. All college bound sophomores and juniors are encouraged to participate.

Academy Day 2017!

posted Sep 6, 2017, 6:34 AM by Katharine Reid   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 7:47 AM by Diane Gilroy ]

Do you have an interest in attending one of the five military service academies?  Attending Academy Day on Saturday, September 16 at the EAA in Oshkosh gives you the best opportunity to learn about the service academies, the nomination and application process.  The process is very different from other colleges and timing is a vital part of the nomination and application process.  See your School Counselor for more information.

Academic & Career Planning 9-12 for September

posted Aug 25, 2017, 6:24 AM by Katharine Reid

Welcome our two new school counselors!

posted Aug 14, 2017, 6:36 AM by Katharine Reid   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 8:58 AM ]

Please welcome our two new school counselors, Amy Oost and Mandy Kluck!  Ms. Oost and Ms. Kluck both join us with excellent high school experience, and great enthusiasm for the work ahead at FHS.  We are excited to have them join our team!  

Mindy Willard has accepted a position as School Counseling and Transitions Coordinator for the Madison schools, and Katharine Reid will be serving in a new capacity in our district as K-12 School Counselor System Specialist.

Please note:  In addition to our new counselors, the distribution of students will be changing beginning with the 2017-18 school year.  In order to balance caseloads between counselors, the distribution will now be adjusted with each incoming grade level.  The image below will be helpful in identifying which counselor has primary responsibility for students in each class this year.

A special note for this year's seniors applying for college and other opportunities

College Applications:  Some college applications, including the Common Application, ask you to identify your school counselor as a recommender.  Seniors who previously worked with Ms. Reid (Class of 2018: G-L) should now refer required counselor forms to Ms. Oost at

Those seniors who worked with Ms. Willard (Class of 2018: S-Z) should refer required counselor forms to Ms. Kluck at  

Seniors should now request transcripts through Career Cruising.  Career Cruising is accessed through PowerSchool.  See the information under Transcripts now available through Career Cruising on our website for more information.

Please contact the Student Services office with any questions!

Use Career Cruising to request your transcript!

posted Aug 11, 2017, 10:43 AM by Katharine Reid

Transcripts now available through Career Cruising!

For official online transcript requests, follow the easy to use Career Cruising program, accessible through your student PowerSchool account.

Wisconsin colleges and universities expect current graduating seniors to use the electronic transfer system.  Franklin uses the services of Career Cruising to send transcripts directly to colleges. The process can take a couple of days, so be sure to plan ahead.  Please contact our office with any questions!

MATC Dual Enrollment Academies Open House Thursday, June 8 6-9 pm at MATC Oak Creek

posted Jun 6, 2017, 3:35 PM by Katharine Reid

MATC is partnering with several area high schools to offer opportunities for students to take courses and earn credentials and certificates in several areas, including programs leading to certification as a Chemical ProcessingTechnician, several Allied Health areas, Computer Networking Administration, Practical Nursing and Welding.  Attend the Open House this Thursday night to tour labs, learn program details and find out how students can earn high school and college credits at the same time! Free pasta dinner will be served.  See the flyer for details or contact Rachel Fredricks or your school counselor at FHS.

MATC Summer Camps

posted Jun 1, 2017, 9:57 AM by Mindy WIllard

Summer Camps:
Robotics Summer Camp for Girls
• When: Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 169 a.m. to noon
• Where: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 West State Street

• Eligibility: High school students, ages 16 and up

• Required documents:Complete and submit the permission and registration form by June 7

Healthcare Career Exploration for Boys
• When: Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 159 a.m. to noon
• Where: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 West State Street

• Eligibility: High school students, ages 16 and older

• Required documents:Complete and submit the permission and registration form by June 7


Summer Homework

posted May 30, 2017, 8:27 PM by Katharine Reid

If you registered for an Honors or AP Course, check the list of summer homework assignments and make sure you have a plan to complete this work by the due dates.

Grad Walk at Elementary Schools

posted May 25, 2017, 11:09 AM by Mindy WIllard

Seniors! Each of you are invited to go back in time to celebrate your graduation at one of our FPS elementary schools! Whether you attended an FPS elementary school or not you are still invited to participate. Students may select any elementary school they'd like and show up after graduation practice on June 2 to inspire our young learners! Please RSVP to Mrs. Willard if you are interested in participating. (you must provide your own transportation)

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