Textbook Check In 2017-18

tbchekcin2018The calendar for textbook and library check-in and clearance is HEREAll students receive paper copies of their library notices in class mid May. Students are scheduled during CCE for 9th grade, MWH for 10th grade, Jr English for 11th grade, and Gov’t/Econ  for 12th grade to 1) return ALL materials  for ALL classes not needed for finals, 2) pay charges, 3) clear their records.  Please clear record during scheduled time as we will be busy with other classes later. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at sjchilds@pps.net or chamilto@pps.net 

  • Seniors Instructions Slideshow is HERE.
  • Underclass Instructions Slideshow is HERE

You can access your library/textbook record  by logging into our library catalog online (click on Catalog on the right side of the FHS Toolbox ) or on the very easy to use APP .

Google Takeout Transfer
As the end of the school year approaches, graduating seniors, retiring staff and others moving out of the district may want to move their apps4pps Google content to a personal account. Follow the directions here for transferring your stuff

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Lucinda Wins Verselandia!

Congratulations to FHS poets Lucinda and Kalyn! Lucinda is the 2018 Verselandia Grand Slam Champion. Kalyn came in 5th out of 21 poets and won $250. Thanks to all the FHS teachers, parents, and students who came to support our poets. Special shout out to Step Up for bringing it and to Literary Arts. Professional photos HERE. A few more pics HERE. VERSELANDIA VIDEO BELOW!

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FHS Poetry Slam 2018 Videos

Did you miss the big night? Or can’t wait to watch again? See also individual clips below.

See individual clips below.

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Come to Verselandia!

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Come to Verselandia on THURSDAY APRIL 26TH, 7:00 PM at the Schnitzer, to cheer on the winners of the Franklin poetry slam: Kalyn Street, Lucinda Drake, and alternate Lucy Walker. Tickets on sale HERE, starting at $10 for youth general admission.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen- PERMISSION SLIPS DUE TUES 5/1

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May 8th: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen at the Schnitz.  Free Tickets and Transportation. Bus leaves FHS at 6:20pm. Read the New York Times Book Review of The Refugees.

Viet Thanh Nguyen tells stories about people poised between their devastated homeland and their affluent adopted country. He is the author of the short story collection The Refugees (2017) and the novel The Sympathizer (2015). He is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (Oxford University Press, 2002).

PERMISSION SLIP MUST BE IN BY MAY 1ST. Parents who would like to attend need to email Sunny or call the library and we will put you on the list. Sponsored by Literary Arts. For more information watch his interview on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS or see more resources HERE

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2018 FHS Poetry Slam Winners

IMG_1827.jpgWe are all the winners when talented students share their powerful words. Thanks to all the student poets! Blown away by their grace and craft.

2018 FHS Poetry Slam Results: More Pics HERE

  • 1st Place – Kalyn Street, 10th grade (right)
  • 2nd Place- Lucinda Drake, 11th grade (middle)
  • 3rd Place/Alternate-Lucy Walker 11th grade (left)

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Red. Mr. Rogers. Love Poem to Self. The Gun Lobby. The Gun Deaths. Best Places to Cry. My First Pet. The Bus. My Mother’s Tongue. My Mother’s Fear. Long Distance Love. Hands. Becoming a “Grown Up,” Defiance  in the face of. . . (you name it). 21 funny (we did a lot of laughing), vulnerable, powerful poets. 200 fans cheering them on including special guest Elizabeth Avila. Stay tuned for the video and special clips. Pics are HERE , and will soon be on  the PTSA Facebook page and FHS Toolbox . Grateful to our wonderful MCs: Marceline Kilassa and Nathan Wilk whose smiles alone can turn the world around. Thanks to the other Slam Committee members –Pam Garrett, Dana Vinger, Amber McGill, Elizabeth Kirsch, Desmond Spann, Michael Corenthal, Bryan Dykman.   Additional thanks to Chris Hamilton, Vida Grider, John Slaughter, Lily Lamadrid, SUN School, Link Crew, Steve O’Neill and his Culinary Arts students, Josh Forsythe and his super crew,  musician Jesse Fuller , Math Guys–Trevor Butenhoff and Shauna Ewing, and our custodial staff, and especially the FHS PTSA funders. Our big big thanks go to judges Chris Frazier, Julie Palmer, Hanan Al, Jacque Dixon, Randy Brown, as well as all the teachers & parents that inspired, encouraged, and taught these students to use their words.

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Word 2018-slam registration on Feb 28

fhsslamFHS Poetry Slam is April 12 at 6pm in the FHS Library. Join our FACEBOOK EVENT! Buy Tickets to Verselandia

FHS SLAM: REGISTRATION  OPENS FEB 28! Win $100  and a slot at Verselandia! View reg form  HERE.  Download and submit or enroll online. Registration closes March 16. Slots  limited. See online calendar and Watch  FHS Slam 2017 or Verselandia 2017and get pumped to play with poetry!

All PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER- LIMITED SLOTS/GET T-SHIRT
COMPETE FOR AND WIN CASH PRIZES-$100 1ST, $75 2ND, $50 3RD
MOVE ON UP TO GRAND SLAM: VERSELANDIA APRIL 26, 2018
WIN BIG PRIZES

  • Feb 28: Kick OffLunch In Library -only 25 slots
  • March 3: Verselandia Tix on Sale HERE (FHS will have 10-need perm slip)
  • March 5: Open Mic Practice Your Slam Library
  • March 14: Period 7 or Period 8- Spoken Word Workshop w/ Kathy Jetnil Kinjiner
  • March 16: REG FORMS DUE/REGISTRATION CLOSES
  • March 21: MANDATORY MEETING LUNCH LIBRARY
  • March 22: Slam writing clinic (2:30-3:30) M238
  • April 2:  Humor Slam Clinic with Lily (3:15-4:30) Library
  • April 3: Two drafts due to Sunny Childs or Pam Garrett by 3:30
  • April 5: Slam Performance Clinic 2:30-3:30 Library with Lily & More
  • April 11: MANDATORY run through 3:15-4:30 Library
  • April 12: FHS SLAM 6:00 in Library – Poets arrive by 5:30
  • April 26: Verselandia 7:00 at Newmark Theater   (winners there by 5:30)
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