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June 27th, 2017- Regular Meeting with Board of Education 7P.M. @ District Service Center, Board Room 645 Wool Creek Drive San Jose, CA
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No Child Goes Hungry This Summer: FMSD Offers FREE Food Program

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about how children who receive free or reduced-priced lunch in school will eat healthy while school is out. Franklin-McKinley School District provides free meals to children during the summer. Click on Read full story to learn more about the District's FREE breakfast and lunch program.
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2017-2020 Draft LCAP Now Available

The 2017-2020 Franklin-McKinley School District and Bridges Academy Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) drafts are now available to the public. The District Governing Board will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Board Room at 645 Wool Creek Drive, San Jose as an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the plans. Click on the headline to view the draft LCAP.
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Empowering Girls to Pursue Careers in Technology: CyberGirlz Silicon Valley Event

Across the technology sector there is a major disparity between men and women. Research indicates that while 57% of occupations in the workforce are held by women, in tech occupations this number dwindles to 25%. On May 20, 2017 representatives from Barracuda, CheckPoint, Cisco, Facebook, FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and Uber will descend upon Lairon College Preparatory Academy for panel discussions on women in technology and several fun activities for girls in grades 6-8.
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FMSD ready to enroll younger 4 year olds into Transitional Kindergarten

Franklin-McKinley School District Board of Education is demonstrating to the community just how important Early Education is by approving the expansion of Transitional Kindergarten eligibility dates. The District’s Transitional Kindergarten program shall admit children whose fifth birthday lies between September 2 and December 2 in the current school year. Children who turn 5 between December 3rd–May 31st may now qualify if space is available. Click on Read full story for the latest updates to Transitional Kindergarten.
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Bridges Academy Students Place First in MESA Competition!

Congratulations to Bridges Academy for being chosen by the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program Best Chapter of the Year award! This year, Bridges participated in all events and did amazing at MESA Day by placing FIRST in the National Engineering Design Challenge – Prosthetic Arm. Click on the headline to read the full story and list of winners.
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A Note on the Netflix Series "13 Reasons Why"

Parents and guardians should be aware about a new television series with a sensitive theme that is expected to be popular with teenagers. The series is based on a 2007 bestselling novel with the same Netflix title, "Thirteen Reasons Why." The topics covered in this book are: adolescent bullying, rejection, heartbreak, sexual assault, abuse, revenge, depression, and desperate but unsuccessful efforts to find help or understanding. These topics are depicted as many of the reasons for the character's suicide at the end of the series. Series like this can be difficult to watch and could trigger feelings of distress in viewers. Click on Read full story for additional information.
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FMSD Announces Six New Principals to Join Leadership Team in 2017-18 School Year

The Franklin-McKinley School District (FMSD) voted on the appointment of six new Principals at the April 25, 2017, regular Board of Education meeting. “We are happy to announce the appointment of these new Principals who will bring their administrative experience, strong commitment, character, and knowledge in elementary and middle school education to the District,” stated Superintendent Juan Cruz. Click on Read More for additional information.
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College Connection Academy Receives Gold Ribbon Award

College Connection Academy recently applied for the award based on their model program that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. We are extremely proud of College Connection Academy for receiving this prestigious award!
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6th Annual Future Chefs Competition

Join us at the 6th Annual Future Chefs Competition where students from across the District will display their culinary skills! Students in grades 3rd-5th will compete for the ultimate title of Future Chef! The event will take place at Shirakawa School on April 13th from 3:00-5:00pm. We hope to see you there!
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