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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Back to School Night
Back to school night will be Thursday, February 11th. Doors will open at 5:30 and close no later than 7:00. Parents and guardians are invited to come meet their student's new teachers for the semester, as well as meet with our guidance counselors who will assist with further college preparation steps. 




We are pleased to announce that Franklin Towne Charter High School has been awarded a grant through The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation! This grant will help expand our robotics program which offers our students the ability to apply the concepts learned in the classroom to solve real world problems and better prepare them for life after Franklin Towne. Thank you to the LCET for choosing our project!

Best Buddies Designer Bag Bingo!

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Tickets will also be on sale at Back to School Night!

Junior Planning Meeting
Parents of JUNIORS are invited to participate in Junior Planning Meetings with their child's guidance counselor. Please see below.

Junior Parent Meeting Invitation


PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROFILE – 
FRANKLIN TOWNE IS RANKED NUMBER 1

As a testament yet again to Franklin Towne being one of the best high schools, the Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released its ratings of every school in the state, the School Performance Profile (SPP), with Franklin Towne earning the highest score of any non-special admissions and charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.  Based upon the academic performance of our students, Franklin Towne scored 91.3 points.  Meant as a measure of student achievement and progress, the SPP takes into account test performance as well as how well a school closes the achievement gap, graduation, attendance rates, and the number of Advanced Placement course offerings.  We could not be more thrilled with a distinction such as this which is born out of the hard work of our students and tireless efforts of our staff!

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

In Philadelphia, 31 public and charter schools improved while 51 fell. Eight schools improved by more than 10 points. Some high-performing schools saw big drops - Central Bucks West lost nearly 16 points, Council Rock North 11.5, Unionville 10.7, New Hope-Solebury 9.6, and Lower Merion, 13.5. Girls High fell 11.6 points.  As a group, the 95 charter, technical, and cyber high schools across Pennsylvania saw fewer declines than traditional public schools. Philadelphia Electrical and Technical Charter scored a 74.2, a 16.1-point improvement, the most among charters in the region. Among the growing list of nontraditional public schools, Franklin Towne Charter's 91.3 was the region's highest scorefollowed by MAST Community Charter's 88.8.

SCHOOL

Rank

SCORE

Rank

Franklin Towne CHS

1

91.3

1

MAST Community CS

2

88.8

2

Freire CS

3

83.1

3

New Foundations CS

4

82.4

4

Community Academy of Philadelphia CS

5

80.4

5







Towne Parent Association

Accepting New Members!

- Upcoming Events -


FTCHS - SCHOOL STORE

The FTCHS School Store is now accepting major credit cards for on-line and in-store orders.


Order Online

Items including, but not limited too, uniform shirts, gym shirts, gym sweats, dress down tees, mugs, etc. are available for online purchase


On-line orders are for pickup only
Delivery is not offered.




*** Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex are now accepted



HOLY FAMILY UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

 

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FTC STUDENT SUPERLATIVES

Congratulations!
On Wednesday, February 10th, seniors Melanie McIntyre and Megan Stapf were honored by the Markward Basketball Club of Philadelphia. This award honors a player for their merits on and off the court. These players have shown that they are deserving of the excellence in basketball award by respecting their teammates, coaches, referees, and other teams.



Congratulation to Herb Hampton, Class of 2016!!

Herb has won a Widener University/NBC 10 High School Leadership Award!  This awards program is highly competitive.  It is designed to recognize high school students in the region who embody the university’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders to affect positive change.  Herb will be recognized for this achievement a ceremony on 3/25 at the National Constitution Center.  He will also receive a $20,000 scholarship to Widener University.

TOWNE INDEPENDENT READING PROGRAM

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 jcraig@ftchs.org, with any questions. 


FTCHS PARENT CALENDAR

Thursday, February 11
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
6PM
Guidance Event

PSAT Giveback for sophomore parents at 6:00 in the Auditorium

FAFSA Assistance Workshop for Senior parents at 6:00 in the Student Union

Friday, February 12
PD DAY
NO STUDENTS
Monday, February 15
PRESIDENT'S DAY
NO STUDENTS
Tuesday, February 16
SELL TICKETS 9TH GRADE SEMI -FORMAL

FTCHS ATHLETICS CALENDAR

Thursday, February 11
Track and Field: Voluntary Workout

Where: Parade Grounds

When: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

IMPORTANT: Mr. Cummings will make a decision as to whether or not the workout is on by the end of 6th period. IT IS THE STUDENT'S REPSONSIBILITY to check Mr. Cummings' board (located outside of his classroom/Room 211) to see if practice is still on or cancelled, EACH AND EVERY DAY.

Friday, February 12
PPL Round 2 AAAA Playoffs
Philadelphia High School for Girls @ FTCES
Tip off time is 3:15 PM
No visiting spectators allowed
Thursday, February 25
Open Gym
Softball Open Gym - Thursday, 2/25/16 from 4:00-5:30 Parade Grounds/Building 12
Saturday, February 27
Open Gym

Softball Open Gym: Saturday, 2/27/16 10AM-Noon Parade Grounds/Building 12.

Please dress appropriately!

Monday, February 29
Baseball Tryouts

4pm-6pm

Bridesburg Rec Field

You must have all PIAA paperwork completed in order to tryout

Please wear cleats, and bring a glove and hat with any other personal equipment

See Mr. Lauber in room 304 with questions

SOFTBALL TRYOUTS

Softball tryouts will be Monday, 2/29 from 4-5:30 at the Bridesburg Rec Center


More ChoicesHealthy Alternatives 
  Set up your child's prepaid meal account



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February 2016 HS Lunch Menu

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Parent/Guardians: submit your child's free & reduced lunch application on-line




Find Summer Meals in Your Community
http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks



NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

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FTCHS Community

 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.


COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS
FTCHS Community members - If your child receives free school lunch, as part of The National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for the low cost Comcast Internet Essential program.

Please call
1-855-846-8376 for more details or visit  http://internetessentials.com/