Liberty Elementary Named Model School for Behavior Program

The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) has named Liberty Elementary School in Franklin Special School District a Bronze Level Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior (RTI2-B) Model of Demonstration School. Of the 1800 schools across Tennessee, only 25 schools are Model of Demonstration Schools. “We are extremely proud of the work the teachers, staff, and students have put into this positive behavior framework,” said Liberty Elementary principal Cheryl Robey, Ed.D. “The RTI2-B framework puts a methodical process in place to ensure that all students work to their full potential in academics, social and emotional well-being, with the guidance and support of the faculty, staff and administrators.” The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) is funded by the Tennessee Department of Education and consists of three regional support contracts. The Middle Tennessee region is served by Vanderbilt University. TBSP provides professional development and support to schools on addressing the behavioral and social needs of students through Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior (RTI2-B). Tennessee schools must first complete the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project’s RTI2-B Tier I Training before applying to be an RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School. Liberty Elementary attended the training at Vanderbilt University in May 2016 and was selected as Bronze Level by the Model of Demonstration Committee based on the extent to which it has implemented the core features of RTI2-B. The possible exemplar levels are Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Information on these 25 model schools was shared with the Tennessee Department of Education. Liberty Elementary was recognized along with the other model schools at the State’s Partners in Education Conference in February and will...

Kindergarten Roundup Set for Friday, April 21

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION is online this year and parents may enroll students between April 1 – 30, 2017. However, we want all parents and rising kindergarten students to attend our annual Kindergarten Roundup, held on Friday, April 21. This is an important milestone for all parents and future kindergartners! This day is designed to provide families with a fun opportunity to hear more about the school, take a tour, turn in registration materials, and sign up for a kindergarten screening date. Parents are urged to drop in with their rising kindergartner between 8:30 and 3:00. Rising kindergartners must be at least 5 years old on or before August 15 to enroll. Kindergarten Roundup Flyer English...

TNReady Testing Window April 17 – May 5

Next week, our students will begin taking the TNReady assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Science, and Math and the field test in Social Studies. The testing window is April 17—May 5. FSSD 2017 TCAP/TNReady Testing Schedule The assessments for each subject will be administered over several days. Please see the information that was sent home from your school to learn more about your child’s grade level testing schedule. The Tennessee Department of Education has posted resources on its web site that are designed to help foster a greater understanding about TNReady, the state testing program for students in grades 3-12. These guides walk through many of the questions we have heard from parents and outline the changes, particularly to the timing and structure, that have been made for the upcoming school year. Please click on the links below to learn more about TNReady: 2016-2017 TNReady Parent Guide Guide on TNReady Supports for Students with Disabilities The guides can be also be viewed online at TNReady Parent Resources. On this web site you will also find information about testing times and a link to Frequently Asked Questions. If users are not able to find the information they need, there is a form on that site through which they can submit a question to the...

Liberty Elementary ROARING Back to School Event on Wed., Aug. 3

The Liberty Lions will be ROARING at a special back to school event on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, purchase school supplies and enjoy a special treat. Parents will receive bus information, be able to enroll children for MAC, and complete the final few documents to start the school year. We hope you will join us as we will be ROARING Back to School on August...

Honors Program Summer Testing for Grades 5-8 on July 14

The vision of the Franklin Special School District (FSSD) is to provide Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All. Because the FSSD is committed to those actions that bring about a more deliberate focus toward individualized and personalized instructional experiences, the FSSD offers an Honors Program for qualifying students in grades 5-8. By the time students enter the fifth grade, some have reached a level of academic proficiency which enables them to participate in a learning environment which delivers faster-paced curriculum, more rigorous and complex instruction that emphasizes more in-depth study, analytical thinking, and creative problem solving. If you believe your child has reached a level of academic proficiency which will make him/her a good candidate for the Honors Program, you may request that he/she take the EXPLORE test, an 8th grade level test used by FSSD to identify academically advanced students. Students who meet the EXPLORE score criteria in the subtests for English, Reading, Math, and Science will become eligible to participate in FSSD’s Honors English/Language Arts, Math, and/or Science classes. Placement in Honors classes will occur as space is available. The 8th grade level EXPLORE test will be administered at Freedom Intermediate School, Freedom Middle School and Poplar Grove Middle School for the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  (NOTE:  Students will test at their ZONED SCHOOL and will take all four subtests—English, Reading, Math, and Science—on the day of testing.) Summer Testing Registration Form:  Please complete and return to your child’s school. English...