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Franklin Middle School

1200 Outer Park Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

2017 - 2018

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at FMS

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at FMS

May 30, 2018   31 photos
Spotlight Students of the Week!
Here are the last spotlight students for the 2017-18 school year:

6th - Malik Watkins

7th - Crystal Chen

8th - Menna Elmoskashfi

Spotlight Students of the Week!

May 22, 2018   3 photos
Congratulations to all the GOTR participants!

Congratulations to all the GOTR participants!

May 21, 2018   27 photos
Congratulations to all the students who competed in the state track meet this past weekend. Go Falcons!
Edward - 200m - 5th place - 24.72  100m - 13th place - 12.34 

Arnav -  400m - 58.78

Edward, Khalil, Dayton, Curtis, and Anthony - 4x100 16th place (out of 40 teams)

Rashad - 400m - 6th place 53.08 

Amelia - 400m - 1:03.64 and 800m - 2:35.38

Parthenia - 100m - 13.44

Tetee - Discus - 13th place - 83’08”

Breann - High jump - 8th place 4’7”

A’shanti - 400m 1:09

FMS Track at State

May 21, 2018   15 photos
End of the Year Dance

End of the Year Dance

May 21, 2018   61 photos
FMS Track Athletes Head To State!Congratulations to the FMS track athletes who earned their way to state:  Amelia Eves, A

FMS Track Athletes Head To State!

May 18, 2018   29 photos
Sectional Track Meet at FMS

Sectional Track Meet

May 16, 2018   169 photos
Here are the newest spotlights at Franklin Middle School! 

6th - Jonesy Blackmon

7th - Tristan Bauman

8th - Chase Greer

Meet the Spotlight Students of the Week!

May 9, 2018   3 photos
Images from the FMS Track Invitational

FMS Track Invitational

May 8, 2018   108 photos
Shout out to FMS alumnus, son of Mrs. Hunt and graduate of SHS, Gary Hunt! This past weekend Gary graduated at the top of his class at the University of Indiana Law School. Gary also received special honors as the Executive Outreach Editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies and the Law Meets Transactional Drafting Moot Court Competition.

Shout Out to Gary Hunt!

May 7, 2018   2 photos
What school brought home an incredible 2nd place finish in the IESA State Tournament held May 4, 2018??? 

If you guessed Franklin MIddle School you are correct!


We are so proud of you!

Scholastic Bowl Question of the Day

May 7, 2018   3 photos
Scholastic Bowl State Send Off! Wishing our state bound scholastic bowl team "good luck" at the tournament today!

Scholastic Bowl State Send Off!

May 4, 2018   54 photos
Meet this week

FMS Spotlight Students of the Week

May 3, 2018   3 photos
February Student of the Month Photos

February Student of the Month Photos

May 2, 2018   29 photos
Fine Art Festival 2018

Fine Art Festival 2018

May 2, 2018   43 photos
FMS Track 2018 Photos

FMS Track 2018 Photos

May 1, 2018   13 photos
Congratulations to all the fantastic students who were named student of the month

Student of the Month

April 29, 2018   63 photos
Congratulations to the Scholastic Bowl team on their Regional Championship!  

FMS defeated Iles, Rochester, and Riverton in yesterday’s matches.

Way to go, Falcons!  We are proud of you!!!

FMS Scholastic Bowl Are Regional Champs!

April 26, 2018   5 photos
The 7th and 8th grade Beta Sponsors would like to Congratulate all of the incoming and recurring Beta Club members who participated in the Initiation Ceremony Monday night.
There are photos on line for you to check out, if you would like.
Students, you did a great job and FMS is proud of your academic and civic excellence.

Beta Club Initiation

April 24, 2018   44 photos
Parcc reward day

PARCC Reward Day

April 23, 2018   21 photos
Mrs. Zinnen’s 5th hour class had a guest speaker on Thursday during 5th hour.  Mayor Langfelder, along with 2 associates, visited the class and provided pizza for the students.

Great questions were asked and everyone had a wonderful time.  Thank you, Mayor Langfelder for visiting FMS.

Mayor Langfelder Visits FMS

April 19, 2018   10 photos
Meet this week

Spotlight Students of the Week

April 18, 2018   3 photos
Please take a look at this weeks fantastic spotlight students:  6th - Rylan I., 7th - Liam D. and 8th - Kenna G..

Meet Our Spotlight Students

April 16, 2018   3 photos
FMS Students Interested in the Scarlet Line and Southeast Poms
Please look at the attachments for information on trying out for either of these squads.

FMS Students Interested in the Scarlet Line and Southeast Poms

April 10, 2018   2 photos
Brain Day at FMS

Brain Day at FMS

March 28, 2018   50 photos
The third week of March is traditionally designated as Illinois Arts Education Week. The 2018 contest was limited to students in grades K-8 who are in public and private schools or those who are homeschooled. The theme reflects the importance of the arts in the history of Illinois since 2018 is celebrating its 200th birthday. Congratulation to Audrey Lupton for being awarded 3rd place in the poster contest!

Congratulations Audrey!

March 26, 2018   3 photos
FMS Alumni at the Regional Science Fair

FMS Alumni at the Regional Science Fair

March 24, 2018   7 photos
Franklin Middle School was awarded 5 Outstanding and 4 First Place awards at Regional Science Fair.

Outstanding Award Winners: Kayla Adkins, Reece Fullerton, Maryum Ahmad, Hannah Elston, and Luke Elston.

Each of these recipients will be attending State competition April 28th at Peoria Civic Center 

1st Place Award Winners: Payton Heise (who will also compete at State), Louisa Eldridge, Audrey Lupton, and Katie Chen.

Special Awards:

Kayla Adkins was selected as a Broadcom Masters Award recipient. 

Luke Elston, Louisa Eldridge, and Audrey Lupton were winners of the Mosely Consumer Science Award.

Congratulations to all the students attending the regional science fair.

Go Falcons!

Regional Science Fair News

March 24, 2018   18 photos
Shout out to the F.M.S. students that received ribbons for their artwork at the New Berlin Art Fair. Congratulations to all the outstanding artists!

Braxton Twist, 6th grade, 2nd Place, 3-D Relief

Antwon Seals, 6th grade, 3rd Place, 3-D Relief

Liam Darling, 7th grade, 1st Place, Drawing Landscape

Ebby Smith, 7th grade, Honorable Mention, Drawing Figure

Sydney Shannon, 8th grade, Honorable Mention, 3-D Relief

Cadynce Fuiten, 8th grade, 5th place, Other Media, printmaking

Max Arnold, 8th grade, 3rd Place, Drawing, Still Life

Avery Fifer, 8th grade, 1st place, Drawing, Abstract

Avery Fifer, 8th grade, 1st place, 3-D, Sculpture

Avery Fifer, 8th grade, Honorable Mention, 3-D Pottery

Shout out to the F.M.S. Artists

March 22, 2018   10 photos
The 7th and 8th grade FMS beta club attended the state convention in Springfield. 

Congratulations to the Convention Winners

Language Arts:

Caroline Dahlquist -  2nd 8th grade


David Lu - 2nd place - 7th grade

Kai Brudnak - 2nd place - 8th grade


Siddu Bangaru - 7th grade - 3rd

Will Leamon - 8th gade  1st


Damon Sturm - 7th grade 2nd 


Sydney Shannon - 3rd place

Quiz Bowl: 

3rd place - Jack Casey, Cameron Harmon, Olivia Baima, Jared Dong

FMS Beta Club Attends State Convention

March 20, 2018   16 photos
At Barrington, FMS Team A finished tied for 3rd place out of 9 teams in the UBER competitive division (all top SB schools in the state). Team B finished 2nd out of 32 teams in the standard division. After a tough 1-3 start, Team C finished the day winning their last 4 games.

MVPs were: Jack (Team A), Siddu (Team B), & Srihari (Team C)

Go Falcons! 

Scholastic Bowl Results

March 19, 2018   13 photos
The 8th grade beta club members from Franklin Middle School enjoyed their time volunteering at Butler Elementary. Thank you Principal Gage for working with our sponsors to this event a success!

Beta Club Volunteers at Butler Elementary

March 19, 2018   19 photos
January Student of the Month Breakfast

January Student of the Month Breakfast

March 7, 2018   41 photos
FMS 6th Grade Science Fair

FMS 6th Grade Science Fair

March 2, 2018   31 photos
Congratulations to all of the students who displayed their hard work in the FMS Science Fair. There were many outstanding projects with unique thought. Your hard work and perseverance have not gone unnoticed.  These students are moving on to the regional at Lincolnland Community College on March 24th.

FMS Science Fair

March 1, 2018   22 photos
January Student of the Month Photos

January Student of the Month Photos

February 17, 2018   41 photos
Meet this week

Spotlight Students of the Week

February 12, 2018   3 photos
FMS brought home a 1st place trophy at the Sweetheart Tournament @ Thomas Metcalf School. Congratulations to Coach Knoepfle and the whole team. The MVPs for the 3 teams that participated were: Jack Casey, Molly Tolsdorf and Jared Dong. We are proud of you! Go Falcons.

FMS Scholastic Bowl News

February 11, 2018   15 photos
FMS competed in regional play in Mathcounts at LLCC on Saturday and brought home a fantastic 2nd place! Oliver won the count down round competition. We had 4 students in the top ten:  David Lu - 2nd, Oliver Rauscher - 3rd, Kai Brudnak 4th and Faizaan Shaikh 7th. David and Oliver will continue on to state competition in March.

FMS Mathcounts News!

February 11, 2018   5 photos
Meet this week

Spotlight Students of the Week

February 5, 2018   3 photos
Meet our Fantastic Spotlight Students for this week:  6th grade - Ava Danielson, 7th - Braydon Portwood, and 8th - Ashanti Peak.

FMS Spotlight Students

January 29, 2018   3 photos
Congratulations to the FMS December Student of the Month Students

Congratulations to the FMS December Student of the Month Students

January 28, 2018   36 photos
Congratulations to the FMS Scholastic Bowl Teams! They finished 2nd and 3rd out of 18 teams in the FMS Tournament on Saturday.    We are proud of you. Hard work pays off!

Congratulations to the FMS Scholastic Bowl Teams!

January 28, 2018   4 photos
Meet 3 of our wonderful students at FMS.

FMS Spotlight Students of the Week

January 23, 2018   3 photos
Congratulations to all our fantastic FMS students that were named December Student of the Month! Go Falcons!

December Student of the Month

January 22, 2018   46 photos
FMS Geography Bee - Congratulations to all the participants in the History Bee. We are proud to announce that Arvav Nagrecha is this year’s winner!

FMS Geography Bee

January 21, 2018   6 photos
The FMS Scholastic Bowl team traveled to Rockford, Illinois for the Knights Challenge Tournament. The tournament consisted of 20 teams, all of which were top notch. Both Franklin teams participated in the championship round (top 8 teams record wise). Franklin Team #1 finished third, defeating a scholastic bowl powerhouse Quest Academy from Chicago. Jack Casey finished 2nd in individual points score per match. Go Falcons! We are proud of you.

FMS Scholastic Bowl News

January 9, 2018   5 photos
The following 3 images are our FMS students of the week!

Meet Our FMS Students Of The Week!

January 9, 2018   3 photos
Meet Our Spotlight Students Of The Week!

Meet Our Spotlight Students Of The Week!

December 14, 2017   3 photos
The FMS Beta Club spent an hour at HyVee on Tuesday bringing joy to customers as they sang Christmas songs. We had a surprise visit from Superintendent Jennifer Gill! Thank you goes out to HyVee for allowing us to sing in the store.

FMS Beta Club Carol at HyVee

December 13, 2017   18 photos
The FMS beta club had a hat and coat drive for the month of November. The hats and gloves were donated to Mrs. Dawn O

FMS Beta Club Hat and Glove Drive

December 13, 2017   33 photos
Congratulations to Mrs. Shaw, Mr. Keys and all the FMS 6th grade students who performed in the concert Friday night. Great Job! To view videos of the concert, click on the following link.

FMS 6th Grade Winter Concert

December 10, 2017   7 photos
The following students have been selected as students of the month.

November Student of the Month

December 8, 2017   41 photos
Meet 3 of our wonderful students at FMS.

Spotlight Students of the Week!

December 4, 2017   3 photos
Soda Celebration for Great Progress Reports Photos to follow   Congratulations to all the FMS students who worked hard and earned a great progress report for 2nd quarter. Way to go Falcons!

Soda Celebration for Great Progress Reports

November 29, 2017   23 photos
The Fantastic Falcons had their first show choir performance of the year at the Festival of Trees on Saturday, November 25, 2017.  They had an outstanding performance.

The next performance will be at the 5th grade preview night on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  

Fantastic Falcons Show Choir Performs

November 26, 2017   3 photos
Franklin’s Art Club won a third place ribbon in the middle school division at the 2017 Festival of Trees. The event

Congratulations to the FMS Art Club!

November 20, 2017   18 photos
Check out our wonderful spotlight students of the week at FMS.

Spotlight Students of the Week

November 18, 2017   3 photos
Congratulations to the October students of the month at Franklin Middle School.

October Student of the Month at FMS

November 15, 2017   49 photos
Congratulations to all the students who represented FMS at the annual Gettysburg Address puzzle contest sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. The 6th grade team time was 19:52, the 8th grade team time was 14:50 and the 7th grade team with the new event record of 14:10.  Congratulations to all of our teams. We are proud of you!

FMS Competes at the Abraham Lincoln Museum

November 15, 2017   24 photos
The 8th grade basketball girls were honored on November 8th at FMS.

8th Grade Night at FMS

November 15, 2017   15 photos
FMS celebrated the last day of the United Way campaign by throwing pies at FMS administration and teachers. Good job FMS students!

United Way Pie In The Face Day at FMS

November 13, 2017   44 photos
FMS sponsored a paint night to benefit the United Way!

Paint Night at FMS

November 12, 2017   7 photos
Alumni News
Last Saturday, Coach Teichman and the SHS scholastic bowl won the freshman/sophomore tournament in Moline, Illinois. There were 20 teams at the tournament. Five out of six players were FMS alumni, Molly Harms, Maggie Sturm, Avery Pound, Aidan, Fein and Miles Wilson.
Go Falcons!

FMS Alumni

November 8, 2017   1 photo
The FMS students and staff enjoyed a fun glow dance to support the United Way!

FMS Glowed to Support the United Way!

November 4, 2017   17 photos
Check out three of our fantastic students at FMS!

Spotlight Students of the Week

November 4, 2017   3 photos
The staff and students had fun and donated money by wearing hats and having wacky hair.

Hat Day/Wacky Hair Day for United Way

November 2, 2017   37 photos
FMS dressed in tie dyed shirts to support our United Way Campaign. Our school goal is $8000.00. Go Falcons!

Tie-Dye Day @ FMS

November 1, 2017   9 photos
FMS hosted exchange students from the German-American Partnership Program on Tuesday, October 24.  The group toured the building and visited classes.  Students had the opportunity to talk with our visitors, sharing information about our school and learning about the German culture.

The partnership is an exchange program between Springfield High School and Gnadenthal-Gymnasium in Ingolstadt, Germany.  

FMS Host Exchange Students

October 31, 2017   3 photos
Photo of Treats on the Track

Treats on the Track

October 26, 2017   68 photos
Monday at the Garden Club, Kris from the GenH Association presented an indoor planting activity that demonstrated plant germination. The members also harvested tomatoes and peppers from the community garden. Later they spread mulch in Erin

FMS Garden Club Meets

October 24, 2017   9 photos
Great job FMS cheerleaders for participating in this years “Be Aware Women’s Fair” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday.

FMS Cheerleaders

October 22, 2017   8 photos
The Garden Club met on Tuesday after school. They planted several varieties of perennials in Erin

Garden Club Meeting at FMS

October 17, 2017   20 photos
The FMS Beta Club hosted an after school party on Friday, October 13th, for all students. The students had a great time playing games, dressing up for photos, socializing and watching an exciting dance off. Congratulations to Carrie for winning the dance off!

Beta Club After School Party

October 16, 2017   36 photos
Thank you to all the staff, students and community members who worked, donated and performed at our annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The turn out was tremendous to support a great cause. 

The 2017 "Think Pink" Basketball Game

October 16, 2017   151 photos
Congratulations to Anthony Peralta! He competed in the  in the 3A IESA State Cross Country Meet, this weekend in Bloomington, Illinois.  Anthony finished 20th in a field of 235 runners.  This is an incredible accomplishment!

We are proud of you!!!

Go Falcons!

Anthony Peralta Finishes In Top 20!

October 15, 2017   10 photos
The 2017 FMS cheerleaders are ready for the basketball seasons. Come out and support the cheerleaders during the "Think Pink" at FMS on Monday.

FMS 2017-18 Cheerleaders

October 15, 2017   10 photos
Please join us to watch an exciting basketball game and also to donated to great cause. The annual "Think Pink" basketball game will be on October 16, 2017, at Franklin Middle School. The 7th grade tip off is at 5:30 vs. Chatham Middle School. 

FMS to host the annual "Think Pink" basketball game!

October 13, 2017   112 photos
Thank you to the SHS Marching Senators for coming to FMS to play for our students. A special shout out to all the former FMS students.  Photos to follow

SHS Marching Band Visits FMS

October 10, 2017   25 photos
The photos are of FMS students bowling at King Pin Lanes on Sunday, October 8th.

FMS Bowls

October 9, 2017   24 photos
Last year, sixth grade AVID students began a project called The Great Pennant Chase. Each student interviewed a teacher about their college life. Once they had the information they typed it and then researched the teachers college to create a large pennant. Pennants are now being hung outside each teacher

The Great Pennant Chase

October 5, 2017   6 photos

FMS Win Girls' and Boys' City Cross Country Titles!

October 3, 2017   13 photos
The garden club met Monday. We watered our fall garden that was planted last week. We also cleaned up Erin

FMS Garden Club Meets

October 3, 2017   18 photos
September Student of the Month Photos

September Student of the Month

September 28, 2017   45 photos
Mrs. Dorr’s 6th grade classes came to the library for a book tasting.  Students “tasted” various genres and recorded their responses on the menus.  After sharing their findings with the groups, they created a reading wish list.

Book Tasting at FMS

September 27, 2017   18 photos
Sixth grade students from Franklin Middle School in Springfield, Illinois visited Camp Lincoln on Thursday, September, 21. The tour focused on career options and included the warehouse and shipping, supply, vehicle maintenance, and logistics. The tour also visited the Illinois Military Academy, and the Illinois Military Museum, where students learned about the 294 year history of the Illinois National Guard.

Franklin Middle School Students visit Camp Lincoln

September 26, 2017   4 photos
Mrs. Bowlin was happy to see how many students were interested in joining the Garden Club! Students were not able to attend and still want to be a part of this exciting club should stop by and room 137 and see Mrs. Bowlin. Photos to follow

The FMS Garden Club Holds 1st Meeting!

September 18, 2017   12 photos
Franklin Middle School students create a human chain to get donated water on the truck before it goes to Houston. #HurricaneHarveyRelief. Images to follow

FMS Students and Staff Contribute to #HurricaneHarveyRelief

September 11, 2017   9 photos
The FMS PTC sponsored the "Back To School Dance" on Friday. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time to help at the dance!  Subsequent photos to follow.

PTC Sponsors the "Back To School Dance"

September 2, 2017   16 photos
Congratulations to the FMS Baseball team for yesterday’s win against Pleasant Plains.  The Falcons came out on top with a final score of 14-10.  Great game, boys! These are photos from the away game at Pleasant Plains. Subsequent photos to follow.

FMS Baseball Photos

August 31, 2017   41 photos
Congratulations to the FMS cross country team on excellent running at the PORTA meet on Tuesday. Kudos to Sarah B. for winning the girls

Cross Country Run at PORTA

August 30, 2017   40 photos
Franklin Middle School is off to a fantastic start. We are looking forward to another exciting year. Photo of staff and students Subsequent photos to follow.

Welcome Back to FMS!

August 24, 2017   19 photos
Mrs. Urish

Mrs. Urish's Math Class Takes "The Team Building Cup Challenge."

August 22, 2017   9 photos
The faculty and students had the opportunity to view the 2017 solar eclipse. We were lucky enough to have good weather to enjoy this once in a life time event. The photos in the gallery shows the faculty and students at FMS. Subsequent photos to follow.

FMS Celebrate the 2017 Solar Eclipse

August 22, 2017   28 photos
Franklin had a wonderful turn out for "Meet Your Teacher Night". Thank you to all the students, families and staff for making it a outstanding night! Subsequent photos to follow.

FMS "Meet Your Teacher Night"

August 21, 2017   29 photos

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