#OurStoriesCRCSD - Franklin

#OurStoriesCRCSD - Franklin Middle School

Hear from Lucas Ptacek, principal of Franklin Middle School, about Franklin's history and how the staff is striving to welcome everyone. 

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The Staff at Franklin Middle School welcome you!

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From buddies, to flag, and then tackle, see this 7th grader's drive for the sport he loves...no matter what obstacle. 

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"Kids have changed somewhat, but we have a great staff, that has always Benn a great staff for the last 34 years here that work with kids where they are needed and what they need. I'm a special education para and it is so neat to see kids in the community that remember me and it's fun." Marilyn Schaefer, Special Education Paraprofessional.

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Meet MikeMeet Franklin's Staff

Name -

Michael Haynes,
Franklin Building Engineer

Years at Franklin?

2.5 years & 14 years with CRCSD

What he loves about his job?

"I get a good variety of everything. I like the principal and staff at Franklin, they are very easy to work with." 

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"I think I love Mr. Jeffords because he just is nice to you, he is cool but he also has that strict way of being still a teacher and teaching you about what you need to be taught." - Delana, Eighth Grader

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Hear from Eriece Colbert the instructional design strategist at Franklin. She has been a teacher in the CRCSD fro 25 years and the last 13 at Franklin. She answers the question, "Why is building a relationship with Middle Schoolers so important?"

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"I want to be a research psychologist in neuroscience or neuropsychology." Abigail, eighth grader

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MerecatiesMEET Franklin'S STAFF

Name -

Mercedes Hayes, Paraprofessional

Years at Franklin?

22 years

What she loves about her job?

"I love being with the kids and hopefully making a difference in their lives."

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A Franklin connection between a teacher and a student works to build a bridge of understanding and growth. 

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"The many opportunities here. I mean I love that there are so many PACT programs and so many opportunities for kids who want to challenge themselves and express themselves." - Meena, Eighth Grader.

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Meet Office Secretary Mrs. FranklinMEET Franklin'S STAFF

Name and position

Diane Franklin, Secretary to the Associate Principal

Years at Franklin?

5 years & 27 years with CRCSD

What she loves about her job?

"We have a great staff and everyday is different with lots of variety and the students make it a great place to work."

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See how one club is letting middle school students express their views on today's political climate.

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During High Five Fridays, Staff from Franklin give students a high five when they are entering the building to start off their Friday.

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