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Kolt camp for incoming 6th graders a success
During the first full week in August, Keithley staff welcomed incoming 6th grade students into the school for a three day orientation called "Kolt Camp."

Camp was designed to give the incoming students an opportunity to meet Keithley staff and their fellow students, become empowered with some foundational tools for success at the school, and learn about the school's expectations and culture.

On the first day, 93 students attended. By the third day, 126 students were present.
At the conclusion of the third day, students took a brief survey to evaluate their experience. 97% of the students said that Camp helped them feel more prepared for school. 88% said that Camp helped them to make new friends. 97% said that Camp made them look forward to school.


New student registration available during summer

This summer, Franklin Pierce Schools will provide an extra resource to assist parents who wish to register their child(ren) online for the 2014-2015 school year.

A computer will be available in the main office of the Jo Anne Matson Administrative Center (315 129th Street South) from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 18 through August 9. District staff will be available to assist and answer questions about the online registration form as needed.  Directions to the Jo Anne Matson Administrative Center can be found HERE.

Parents wishing to register their child from home, should use the following links:


Once the online registration process is finished, whether completed in district or at home, parents will still need to arrange to come into their child's school to finalize the registration in late August.

Please call your child's school to confirm the hours the office will be open. School offices will open according to the following schedule:

Brookdale Elementary: Monday, August 18

Central Avenue Elementary: Monday, August 18

Christensen Elementary: Wednesday, August 20

Collins Elementary: Wednesday, August 20

Elmhurst Elementary: Please call the main office at 298-3500.

Harvard Elementary: Monday, August 18

James Sales Elementary: Monday, August 18

Midland Elementary: Monday, August 18

Ford Middle: Open throughout summer

Keithley Middle: Open throughout summer

Franklin Pierce High: Open throughout summer

Washington High: Tuesday, August 12


Stopping the Summer Slide

Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it's also a time when summer learning loss can occur. This learning loss is called the "summer slide," and happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.

Here are some ideas to keep your child(ren) mentally active this summer:

Elementary and Middle School Students

High School Students

  • Summer can be the perfect time for high school-aged children to prepare for college, and setting aside at least one day a week to keep math and science skills fresh is an excellent way to start off the summer. Local libraries are an excellent plance to find books full of practice problems -- and they're quiet and often air-conditioned too!
  • Summer is also a good time to sit down and discuss financial aid and other expenses. The Office of Federal Student Aid has prepared checklists to help you at geared toward students of all ages.
  • Many high school students might also want to take the time to start developing their professional resumes. Finding a part-time job can help students gain valuable experience and line their pockets with a bit of extra cash. Visit for more information.
  • Volunteering is also an option. Youth-oriented summer camps, local museums, animal shelters and, of course, libraries are often looking for extra help during warmer months. This experience is not only valuable for personal and professional development, but it often looks good on college application. Find opportunities at

You are invited to the 6th annual Parkland Pace or Race


 2014-2015 Student Registration
Online Registration for 2014-2015 New Students

Online Registration for 2014-2015 Returning Students

 Superintendent's Corner

As we complete the 2013-14 school year, we once again reflect on our past to prepare for our future. We celebrate our successes, we learn from our mistakes, and we squarely face our challenges. We are living in a global economy that requires our students to be prepared to think both critically and creatively, evaluate massive amounts of information, solve complex problems, and communicate well.
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