• Virtual FAFSA Workshop: Tuesday, October 20 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • No School: Friday, October 30
  • End of Q1: Friday, October 16
  • PSAT/NMSQT & SAT: Wednesday October, 14
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: October 28 & 29, 5-8 p.m.

Can drive a success

Rachael Davenport

December 19, 2018

The Franklin Lions Club, in conjunction with the Franklin Community Unit School District #1, recently conducted a very successful Christmas food basket drive.  For over 50 years, the Franklin Lions Club has put together food...

Mental health at FHS, part 3: Possible solutions

Bethany Bergschneider, Editor

December 19, 2018

At some time in our lives, we’ve all faced a daunting problem. Facing adversity is something we all have in common as part of the human race. Still, as we all know, mental health has been a tough and sometimes uncomfortable top...

Mental health at FHS, part 2: Awareness

Bethany Bergschneider, Editor

December 7, 2018

Mental health--it's not exactly the easiest issue to talk about. However, in order to address an important topic, we may need to go outside of our comfort zones. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (2015), 20% of...

Mental health at FHS, part 1: Available resources

Bethany Bergschneider, Editor

November 13, 2018

Michael Phelps, Prince Harry, Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga—this may seem like a random, unorganized list of famous people. You may be surprised to learn that all of them share one thing: they’ve recently become advoc...

Meeting the new administration

Bethany Bergschneider, Editor

September 28, 2018

This has been a year of change for Franklin CUSD 1. Not only do we have a new school building, we also have three new administrators: Mr. Simonson, the interim superintendent; Mrs. Willman, the new Pre-K-5 principal; and Mr. ...

Saying goodbye

Bethany Bergschneider, Editor

September 20, 2018

Bittersweet. That’s the word Kathy Kiefner, who taught at Alexander from 1995-2016, used to describe the closing. “It’s sad because I really enjoy the building with the teachers and the memories I have here, but it’s p...

Announcements: 8/27-8/31

Abigale Trout, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

 *Homeroom* Sophomore class meeting Tuesday, August 28, in Mrs. Stocker’s room. The National Honor Society meeting will be Wednesday, August 29, in Ms. Isaacks’s room. Junior High Student Council elections wil...

YouTube HQ shooting

Madie Kesterson, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

On Tuesday, April 3rd, staff members at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California, started reporting gunshots fired in the YouTube HQ building.     “The San Bruno police report says that officers arrived on s...


Kyle Jennings, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

If you are reading this, you might be concerned about what happened at FHS. Sorry folks, this is fake news. The topic of fake news is growing every day and can have the ability to ruin peoples' lives. In order to figure ou...

St. Patrick’s Day

Madie Kesterson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

   As Tennessee Williams once said “Luck is believing you’re lucky”. St. Patrick’s Day is international festival that occurs every year on March 17, in memory of St. Patrick. The celebration started in 1631 when a church r...