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    We will have Early Release every Monday.
    Students will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m.
    There will be no sports practice or club meetings.
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  • Franklin Middle School
    818 - 35th Ave
    Greeley, CO 80634
    970-348-3230 Fax
    John Diebold - Principal
    Tim Renn - Asst. Principal
    Shari Nolan - Dean of Students
    Val McMahon - Office Manager
    Deb Heck - Counselor
    Renae Stringer - Counselor
    School Hours 8:55 am - 4:15 pm
          Mondays 8:55 am - 2:45 pm 
    Office Hours 7:00 am - 4:30 pm 
    Attendance   970-348-3214
    Clinic   970-348-3226
    Cafeteria   970-348-3229
    Transportation   970-348-6800
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TCAP 2013 School Performance Rating Information

October 11, 2013


Dear Parents:


Each year, the state of Colorado looks at the performance of our students on state assessments, and gives each school a rating based on an analysis of those scores. These ratings then determine what kind of improvement plan each school will be assigned.


Schools may be required to implement a performance plan, improvement plan, priority improvement plan, or turnaround plan. Performance plans require the least amount of change and turnaround plans require the most dramatic strategies for improvement. 


Based on the results, our school is required to develop a turnaround plan. We met expectations in some areas including rate of participation. But according to the ranking, these are areas where we did not meet expectations academic achievement, academic growth and academic growth gaps.


We are in the process of developing a plan to address the areas where we did not meet expectations and will submit a two-year plan to the state by January 15, 2014. 


If you would like to have input into the creation of the plan and receive an update on our progress in implementing last year’s plan, please plan to attend our school accountability meetings listed below.  All meetings are held in the Franklin library.


Monday, November 25th at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 27th at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 24th at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 28th at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 12th at 6:00 p.m.


John Diebold


Franklin Middle School



Principal's Message


This is an extremely exciting time as I start my 28th year in education and embark on my third year as the principal at Franklin Middle School. Our school is led by an experienced and extremely competent staff. They are a group who cares about students and works closely with them during this time of change, both physically and academically.

The following are thoughts to keep in mind for the upcoming school year:

  • A constant goal of our school is to provide a safe and positive environment. Please remind your son/daughter of the importance of respecting others regardless of perceived differences.
  • Students need to be aware of consequences that result from the decisions that they make. Our students are faced with many situations for the first time in their lives. Please communicate with them, help them make great choices, and have them understand that they are ultimately accountable for their decisions.
  • Middle school is a place where dreams are formed. Goal formations and the work ethic that allows those goals to be achieved are extremely important. Please encourage your student to "plan their work and work their plan."
  • Remember that schools operate most efficiently when there is a cooperative effort of parents, students, faculty, and administration. We are a team that functions best when we are all "pulling the rope in the same direction."
  • Use your VIPER “P.O.W.E.R.” to succeed
    • Pride
    • Ownership
    • Work Ethic/Achievement
    • Empathy
    • Respect

If you have any questions regarding issues at FMS please feel free to contact me. Together we will have an outstanding 2013-2014 school year!

John Diebold


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