Zaylene is an exemplary student who has become involved in school activities, is a positive influence and strives for academic success. Moving to Franklin from Madison elementary three years ago, Zaylene has grown both academically and in her own self-confidence. ~ John Diebold, Franklin Middle School Principal
October 11, 2013
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.
Franklin Middle School
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:
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!