Ben Franklin Students Groove To “Let’s Move”

Over 700 students at Ben Franklin Middle School took part in a national fitness exercise earlier this week.  The “Let’s Move! Flash Workout” was a high-charged, five-minute fitness routine simultaneously executed in select schools across the country as a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to curb childhood obesity. Physical education instructor Theresa Gravdahl…
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Your Student: Safe In The Summer Time

The summer is almost here, and the kids are looking forward to a break from school, a vacation, or other activities warm weather and free time have to offer. While this is the dream time of every teenager, this is the nightmare time for most of the parents. I have to say that parents have…
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The School Improvement Survey: Parents, Make Your Voice Heard!

On a regular basis, FPS administers a School Improvement Survey to all students, staff and parents in the District.  The purpose of the survey is to collect data regarding each groups perception of student experiences in our schools and to use information from an analysis of the data for planning and improving. We invite and…
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Kennedy Fourth Graders Create Easter Egg Tree

Students in the Kennedy Elementary 4th grade classroom of teacher Rachel got their fingers wet last Friday morning in an Easter-themed activity.  Marcia Smith, who is Nikle’s sister, has been volunteering to lead an Easter Egg Tree project for Nikle’s students for the last 25 years. Under Smith’s instruction, students learned how to blow out…
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Students Connect To Pop Artist Jackson Harris Via South Alum

A group of students at Bennett Elementary has made an unusual connection with upcoming pop artist Jackson Harris.  Students in teacher Marlys Pederson’s 4th grade class performed a group rendition of Harris’s single, “Long Story Short,” in January. Pederson’s son, Ross – a 2003 South High graduate – is one of the top call drummers…
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