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Wednesday, February 21st is a 11:30am dismissal day for all students in grades K-8.
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Happy New Year! 

Ms. Huff's students created a collective art project. 

Kindergarteners and third graders buddies work together on the Kindness Counts Initiative at Shirakawa.

Kindergarteners and third graders buddies work together on the Kindness Counts! Initiative at Shirakawa.

Congrats to all Science Fair Winners for school year 2017-18.  More photos coming soon!

Congratulations to all Science Fair Winners for school year 2017-18!
More photos here.

8th  grade winners: Quinn Tran and Tam Nguyen (1st place, Team Project ), Cang Tran and Alexis Jimenez  (2nd place, Team Project) , Meng Chun, Dylan Nguyen, and Scott Dang  (3rd place, Team project)

8th grade Science Fair winners: Quinn Tran, Tam Nguyen (1st place, Team Project ), Cang Tran, Alexis Jimenez  (2nd place, Team Project) , Meng Chun, Dylan Nguyen, Scott Dang  (3rd place, Team project).

7th Grade Science Fair Winner: Aniqa Rahman  (1st place)

7th Grade Science Fair Winner: Aniqa Rahman  (1st place)

6th Grade Science Fair Winners: Bianca Philippaerts  (1st place), Katelyn Duong (2nd place), Kelly Tran (3rd place).

6th Grade Science Fair Winners: Bianca Philippaerts  (1st place), Katelyn Duong (2nd place), Kelly Tran (3rd place).

5th Grade Science Fair Winners: Kenny Cao (1st place), Alex Tu (2nd place), Joie Adams (3rd place).

5th Grade Science Fair Winners: Kenny Cao (1st place), Alex Tu (2nd place), Joie Adams (3rd place).

4th Grade Science Fair Winners: Leonardo Dhamija (1st place), Jonathan Ramos (2nd place), Nhu Vo (3rd place).

4th Grade Science Fair Winners: Leonardo Dhamija (1st place), Jonathan Ramos (2nd place), Nhu Vo (3rd place).

3rd grade winners  Shai Luna, Oliver Rodgers, Christopher Castro and 2nd grader Kayla Park (1st place for their Team Project ), Woodring and Amelia Victa (2nd place for their Team Project) , Oliver Rodgers (3rd place individual project)

3rd grade Science Fair winners: Shai Luna, Oliver Rodgers, Christopher Castro and 2nd grader Kayla Park (1st place, Team Project ), Woodring and Amelia Victa (2nd place,Team Project) , Oliver Rodgers (3rd place individual project). 

2nd  Grade Science Fair Winners: Charles R. Gasselin de Richebourg (1st place), Joshua M. Ramos (2nd place), Marloe Sanchez Taporco (3rd place).

2nd  Grade Science Fair Winners: Charles R. Gasselin de Richebourg (1st place), Joshua M. Ramos (2nd place), Marloe Sanchez Taporco (3rd place).

1st Grade Science Fair Winners: Shane Freeney (1st place), Allison Martinez Magana(2nd place), Garreth Soriano (3rd place).

1st Grade Science Fair Winners: Shane Freeney (1st place), Allison Martinez Magana(2nd place), Garreth Soriano (3rd place).

Seventh graders enjoying a Science Workshop by Schmahl during Ms. Roberts Science class.

Seventh graders enjoying a Science Workshop by Schmahl during Ms. Roberts Science class. 

Kindness Counts! Weekly Activities to promote positive behavior.  This week students identified an adult at school that they can trust if they need help.

Kindness Counts! Weekly Activities to promote positive behavior. 

This week students identified an adult at school that they can trust if they need help. 

Incoming Kindergarten Open House.

Incoming Kindergarten Open House.

Photos here.

Third Graders working on their Slime Science projects for the upcoming Science Fair.

Ms. Linh's students working curiously on their Slime Science projects for the upcoming Science Fair!

Spelling Bee 2017-18 winners.

Spelling Bee 2017-18 winners:  Rey Alexis Rafanan (1st place) and Adrian Bao (2nd place).

Fourth grade students presenting their project as part of their PBL unit.

Students present their project as part of their PBL unit.

More photos here.

Project Based Learning Presentations

Project Based Learning Presentations. More photos here.  

Science Fair 101 for parents.

Science Fair 101 for Parents. Click here for more photos.

Students were honored in the first Trimester Awards ceremony.

Students were honored at the First Trimester Awards Assembly. 

Parent Project, Jr. Workshop Series

Parent Project, Jr. Workshop Series

Students participate in The NED Show: Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do Your Best

Students participate in The NED Show: Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do Your Best

Track Meet 2017-18

Track Meet 2017-18. More photos.

Students have fun in the Harvest Festival.

Students have fun in the Harvest Festival. More photos.

Third graders fundraising for children in Uganda as part of their PBL
Third graders fundraising for children in Uganda as part of their PBL. To see more photos, click here.
Individualized Learning Opportunities.

Individualized Learning Opportunities.

Students work at their own pace and own level while teachers differentiate instruction with a small group.

Learning Targets Posted in Every Room.

Learning Targets Posted in Every Room.

Students know what they are learning at all times!

Leveled Libraries in Each Class


Leveled Libraries in Each Class

Students choose books at their instructional levels.

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Get to know Franklin-McKinley Schools. Visit us at an Open House!

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As you know, preparing for a successful future, begins before your child enters Kindergarten and we want to invite all prospective families to join us at one of our open house events! Additionally, we want to ensure that students have the best transition possible to Middle School by visiting the campus, meeting the staff, and learning about all the wonderful programs our schools have to offer. Learn more about our upcoming Open Houses hosted by our schools to welcome you and your children to Franklin-McKinley and support 6th grade students transitioning to Middle School.

Science Workshops

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Thank you to Synopsis Outreach Foundation for providing Shirakawa students and families awesome assemblies from Schmahl Science Workshops. The first assembly was for parents and families called Science Fair 101 and everyone enjoyed learning how to make successful science fair projects. Third, fifth and seventh grade students also enjoyed a presentation on liquid nitrogen and how to ask questions about our observations. Both assemblies were enjoyed by students and parents alike.Thanks to a grant from IBM, Schmahl Science Workshops also came to seventh grade science classes and taught observation skills using microscopes and pond water. Students enjoyed looking at plants and microscopic organisms. Savannah Rivas Cabuena used her Ipad and took a fantastic picture of plant cells showing the cell walls and chloroplasts. (Picture above) The Synopsis Outreach Foundation has been a fantastic supporter of our school Science Fair for years by providing students with their boards and trainings for teachers, students, and parents. Thank you to everyone working to make our Science Fair successful and fun events! See more photos in our Photo Albums.
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The Franklin-McKinley School District will ensure all 8th grade student graduates have the skills and knowledge to be ready for a college preparatory curriculum in high school. They all will have the ability to pursue a program preparing them for university and/or careers and lifelong learning.