Franklin Park Middle School has recently created a Twitter account for the purpose of engaging students, families, and community members, further developing partnerships between school and home. See us on Twitter @FPMiddleSchool to follow, learn and connect!
As you know, Illinois joined with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to implemente a new state assessment of Illinois students in the spring of 2015. Dr. Tony Smith, the Illinois Superintendent of Schools, continues to communicate information regarding the release of scores and individual student results.
Specifically, Dr. Smith has encouraged parents and community to visit UnderstandTheSore.org. This site will help to communicate information about how to interpret the scores and what resources parents can use to help their children improve academically.
The Science Club at Franklin Park Middle School recently received its first bottle cap bench! In an effort to be more environmentally aware, Science Club membership sought a recycling program they've termed Bottle Caps for Benches. In partnership with Green Tree Plastics in Evansville, IN, students and staff began collecting specific types of plastic caps in the Spring of 2015. With over 400 pounds collected, our first repurposed bottle cap bench arrived just in time for students returning to school.
Please see the attached video slideshow to see some of our Science Club members in action and to learn more about Bottle Caps for Benches. Attached you'll also find a flyer identifying which types of caps are acceptable for this project. A barrel for donation can be found in the breezeway of Franklin Park Middle School if you're interested in supporting our school and this effort. When you’re here, don’t forget to try out our new bench under the main entrance awning.
Thank you to all of the students, staff, and community members for supporting our effort. We're very proud of our Science Club members and sponsor, Mrs. Metcalf, for working so hard on the project. Keep up the great work and Go Bobcats!