Softball Championship Game - Schedule Change
The girls championship softball game has been changed and will be played AHEAD of schedule today at 1pm.
"Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit"
Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm
The drama class will present "Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit" on Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $5/person; they can be purchased at the front desk or at the door. Please come out and support our class!
Best Buddies will be hosting a “Coach” Bingo night on Friday, May 31st. Cost is $25.00 which includes Bingo cards, snacks and soft drinks. One Coach Handbag will be awarded for each round (8 rounds). 50/50(s), door prizes and baskets will also be raffled off. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Students in Middle and High School are welcome to join us. Tables can be reserved (10 to a table). Tickets are sold in advance and are first come first served, so gather your friends and reserve your table today! Checks can be sent to Franklin Towne Charter High School, payable to FTCHS. For more information please contact Karen Colon 215-289-5000 or Kelly Marvel 215-677-0938.
FTCHS HONORED AS DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL
333 MARKET STREET
HARRISBURG, PA 17126-0333
Franklin Towne would like to congratulate Steve Smith, Stefanie Ulmer and Brianna O’Donnell for being recognized by the Northeast Times For their outstanding athletic accomplishments:
Stefanie Ulmer, Girls Public League Soccer Player of the Year
Brianna O'Donnell, Girls Basketball Coach of the Year
Steve Smith, Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Congratulations, we are very proud of your accomplishments.
Congratulations to Steve Smith
We are pleased to announce that Steve Smith is the recipient of the Horatio Alger Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to 50 seniors across the United States and Steve is the recipient for Pennsylvania. Congratulations.
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Award
Franklin Towne is proud to announce that Jamie Tomkowicz is the 2012 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winner.
This program, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors for their commitment to community service, academics, and demonstrated leadership.
ATTENTION TOWNE PARENTS
It has recently come to our attention that some parents have given their children pepper spray/ mace to carry with them in an attempt to provide safety for their children going to and from school. While we understand a parent’s concern for their child’s safety, at no time may students bring pepper spray/ mace into Franklin Towne, as by its very nature, a weapon. State law prohibits weapons in schools including pepper spray and mace. Any student who is caught with pepper spray/ mace, or any other weapon in school, will be arrested and referred for expulsion. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this topic, please contact me so we can discuss the matter.
Dean of Students
All newsletters that have been sent home for the 2013 school year are now located under the News and Events Section of the Site.
The current newsletter is 2013 May-June.
More Choices - Healthy Alternatives
Set up your child's prepaid meal account
Managed by the Nutrition Group
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Take Charge of Education with Target
Did you know there’s an easy way to help us raise money for our school—for books, field trips, reading programs and anything else that can use extra funding? It’s called Take Charge of Education®, and it’s helping our school right now.
Here’s how it works: Visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate FTCHS, then use your REDcard® whenever you shop. When you use your REDcard® (Target Credit Card®, Target Debit Card® or Target® Visa® Credit Card), Target® will donate up to 1% of your purchases to Franklin Towne Charter School.
The English Department recognizes the fact that independent reading is an essential component of a well-balanced literacy program. Each student is required to read two hours a week and hand in a reading log every Friday.
We expect students to have an independent reading book with them at all times. Also, we ask that parents take an active role in helping their child choose appropriate novels based on its content and complexity. If you find that your child has chosen a book of which you do not approve, please assist him/her in choosing one which you consider more appropriate or contact the school reading specialist, Nicole Rorer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012-2013 Independent Reading List
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS
As part of this year’s graduation requirements, all seniors must successfully complete the Senior Thesis Paper which requires them to independently select a topic, conduct research and write a paper about a current issue. Some students have selected topics that, while not inherently inappropriate, may result in their exposure to content that, as a parent, you may not find permissible. Please discuss with your child the topic they have selected and if you find that they have selected one that you do not approve of assist them to choose one you deem appropriate. Please feel free to contact the English Department Chair, Jennifer Craig at email@example.com, with any questions.