Honors Program Information for 2018-2019

Honors Program Parent Information: For those who could not make it to the Feb. 1 Honors Program Parent Information night, here are the presentation slides: Rising 5th Grade English Spanish Rising 6th-8th Grades English Spanish Please visit FSSD Curriculum and Instruction online for more details. ...

Suzie Johnson Named Teacher of the Year

Third grade teacher Suzie Johnson was recently chosen as 2017-18 JES Teacher of the Year. Read below for information about what makes Mrs. Johnson such a special part of JES! It is such a humbling experience to receive the nomination for teacher of the year by a group of people whom I value and respect. I feel very fortunate to share this nomination with such deserving educators. As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a teacher. I am living out the calling placed on my life many years ago. I consider it an awesome privilege to be a part of this profession. I began my professional career sixteen years ago working one-on-one as a special education paraprofessional at an elementary school with children who had challenges that no one should have to face. It was then that I realized the key to reaching and teaching children from ALL walks of life is building relationships, both with the students and their families. I strive to make all of my children feel accepted, safe and most of all, loved everyday! I truly believe that each child has a desire to learn but we, as educators, must tap into that desire and foster his/her individual abilities. I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Trevecca Nazarene University. While student teaching, I received the Student Teacher of the Year Award from the education department at TNU. Over the years, I have committed myself to stretch and grow as a teacher. My continued study of pedagogy, in and out of the state of Tennessee, has given me...

New Visitor Safety Protocol in Effect 2017-2018

In a continuing effort to prioritize the safety and security of our school campuses and the students and employees therein, the Franklin Special School District Board of Education amended its Board Policy 1.501 (Visitors to School/District Properties – Security Management) on May 8, 2017. Please remember as we begin the 2017-2018 school year, “all visitors shall be required to present a valid, government-issued photo ID when they enter any school building or office during normal hours of operation and all visitors may be subject to a background check.” If you do not have a current government-issued photo ID, please speak to the school principal or assistant principal and they will be glad to assist you. Those who are simply visiting the office for the purpose of speaking to staff, filling out paperwork, or dropping items off do not need to present identification. However, anyone who wishes to visit an area beyond the office must abide by this revised policy. Public schools are not public places and school officials have a duty to protect the students while they are on campus. While visitors and guests are always welcome, supervision of those visitors is a very serious obligation and we are proud that our school board has deemed this a priority by placing it in policy. As we begin our school year on August 10, we respectfully request that all visitors adhere to this new policy and thank you for your understanding and...

Registration Reminder

If you have not completed registration for the 2017-2018 school year, please be aware that 2 proofs of residency, along with all other required forms, must be submitted in order to receive class placement in August. Please contact the school at 615-794-4837 if you have any questions regarding registration. We look forward to seeing you at the Meet & Greet on August 8th and on the first day of school August...

Kindergarten Roundup Set for Friday, April 21

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION is online this year and parents may enroll students between April 1 – 30, 2017. However, we want all parents and rising kindergarten students to attend our annual Kindergarten Roundup, held on Friday, April 21. This is an important milestone for all parents and future kindergartners! This day is designed to provide families with a fun opportunity to hear more about the school, take a tour, turn in registration materials, and sign up for a kindergarten screening date. Parents are urged to drop in with their rising kindergartner between 8:30 and 3:00. Rising kindergartners must be at least 5 years old on or before August 15 to enroll. Kindergarten Roundup Flyer English...

JES & FSSD Teacher of the Year, Andre White

JES fourth grade teacher Andre White was recently honored as both the Johnson Elementary and FSSD elementary Teacher of the Year. Read below to learn about Mr. White’s experience and passion for teaching. What a great honor to be nominated for teacher of the year. I am greatly appreciative and humbled by this recognition. Johnson Elementary has many outstanding teachers teaching in this building. I am proud that my fellow teachers considered me one of them. Although I am only in my second year at JES, it feels as if I’ve been here for many years. I have felt like a part of the JES family from day one. The support, kindness, and encouragement that I have felt here is truly unprecedented. I can tell you, from experience, that those things don’t happen in every school. I feel very blessed to be a part of this great school, and I thank you each of you for this nomination.   For those of you who do not personally know me, I began my teaching career over 20 years ago. I have taught multiple years in grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, and-6th. I have been both self-contained and departmentalized in each grade level. I have also always been passionately involved in both before and after school activities. Johnson Elementary has allowed me to continue this passion. I wear lots of hats both before and after school with both MAC and the Gentry Educational Foundation. A perfect example of a dream becoming a reality is the kick-off this Friday of “Gentry’s Gentlemen”, an afterschool program that will allow me to work with some...