Businesses Needed to Exhibit or Sponsor Nov. 9 Career Fair

The 16th Annual World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park.  We are currently in need of business partners to sponsor and/or exhibit in this comprehensive career day, designed to inform 8th-  grade students about their career possibilities. The Franklin Special School District and Williamson County Schools recognize there are specific workforce needs for Williamson County and Middle Tennessee. We are taking an active role to introduce students to career opportunities and other emerging careers by offering more career education within the curriculum. The World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day is an excellent strategy for getting students authentically engaged in learning about careers. For more information or to find out how to participate, please visit the 2017 World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day...

FSSD Schools Join Statewide Drive for Hurricane Victims

Franklin Special School District schools are proud to join a statewide school supply drive to benefit school districts in Texas who have been impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This supply drive, called Tennessee Volunteers For Texas, will begin Saturday, September 2, throughout Williamson County. While the Williamson County Ag Center will serve as the main collection point, all eight FSSD schools will also have collection bins in their buildings. The districts will be collecting only new items in their original form. Those items include: backpacks college or standard ruled paper #2 pencils scissors glue crayons Monetary donations are also highly encouraged and may be made through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which has set up a special website for the Tennessee Volunteers for Texas initiative at www.cfmt.org/williamson-gives. The priority for those donations will be to help the schools and the students who have been impacted by Harvey. “We are proud to be a part of this flood relief effort for the school communities affected in Texas and know our Franklin families will rise to this challenge,” said FSSD Superintendent Dr. David Snowden. “We saw the strength and heart of the Franklin community when we organized a similar effort following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and I have no doubt the same compassion will fuel this drive as well.” In addition to the FSSD’s partnership, other sponsoring agencies include Williamson County government and schools, as well as the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS). TOSS Executive Director Dale Lynch said that school districts across Tennessee reached out to him for ways to help and is glad that...

Free Summer Reading Program Offered for Grades 5-7

The Franklin Special School District is partnering with the Gentry Educational Foundation and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to offer a FREE summer reading program in three sessions to rising 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students.  Students will meet at Freedom Intermediate School from 7:45 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, for the following sessions: June 12 – 15 (Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt) June 26 – 29 (Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman) July 10 – 13 (Woof by Spencer Quinn) You may choose one session or all three depending on your student’s interest and availability.  During these sessions, students will read a different intermediate-level novel selected from the Tennessee Volunteer State Book Association (VSBA) list and activities and discussion will center around the book’s content. Breakfast and lunch are provided. To enroll your child for any or all of the three sessions, please stop by the Freedom Intermediate School Office and complete the registration form. Enrollment is limited so please be sure to come by  prior to the deadline on Friday, June 9, at 1:00...

FSSD Opens Cafeteria So Children Eat Free All Summer

Summer is an exciting time for children to enjoy time with friends and family, but for many children, summer can mean many hungry days. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition. For the eighth consecutive year, the Franklin Special School District is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer a Seamless Summer Food Service program (SSFS) to children. The SSFS helps to bridge the summer hunger gap by providing free breakfast and/or lunch to kids 18 and under at community sites during the months of June and July.  The 2017 Seamless Summer Food Service program kicks off Tuesday, May 30. The program’s goal is to significantly reduce child hunger over the summer months so there are no forms to fill out or qualifications to meet. Adults may purchase breakfast for $2.25 and lunch for $3.25. The FSSD will host an open dining site throughout the summer available to the community on a walk-in basis. FSSD Central Office Annex Cafeteria 1406 Cannon Street May 30 through July 31 (closed July 3-7) Breakfast Service: 8:00 – 8:30 AM • Lunch Service: 12:15 – 12:45 PM Community partners and off-site serving locations include: FSSD Summer Morning and Afternoon Care (MAC) and WeeMAC, Franklin/Williamson County Boys & Girls Club, Franklin Housing Authority, Franktown Open Hearts, The Gentry Education Foundation, Williamson County Parks & Recreation at Academy Park, Franklin Estates Mobile Home Park, Mid-Cumberland Head Start, My Friend’s House, FSSD Young Scholars Institute at Poplar Grove, Franklin Police Department’s Teen Academy, Freedom Intermediate and Freedom Middle summer programs, Cadet Place,...