Student Government Association (SGA)
Student Government is Franklin’s largest organization and involved in almost all aspects of student life. ALL students at Franklin are a part of SGA just by being a student here. From Prom to Founder’s Day to Graduation and Winter Wonderland, SGA is focused on improving the overall student experience.
Students can volunteer for committees, run to represent your grade, or apply and interview to lead a committee or be a part of Executive Council. There are SO many ways to make an impact. What are you waiting for?
Want more information about SGA? Email the faculty advisor, Bryan Head, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Support Council (PSC)
Peer Support Council (PSC) is a group of students, elected by their peers. They serve as resources to assist with peer mediation and conflict resolution and support both in and out of class. These students contribute to a positive climate at school. Members of PSC receive training in mediation and conflict resolution skills. PSC convenes as needed with students and crew leaders that are involved with honor and/or discipline violations. After the PSC hears a case, it makes a recommendation to the Dean of Students and/or Executive Director regarding consequences or restorative justice. The PSC uses the Franklin School’s “Code of Conduct” as the basis for all recommendations.
Want more information about PSC? Email our high school Principal, Peter Tromba, at email@example.com
BIPOC Student Union
The BSU offers a safe space for students to share their experiences and to identify ways our school can address specific and systemic racism. Community mentor Bruce Waller is returning to support our BSUs, joining faculty sponsor James Love. BSU is open to all students who identify as People of Color. HS BSU meets Tuesdays and Fridays from noon – 1 pm in the 9th grade Earth Science classroom. For more information contact Bruce Waller or James Love
High School Genders and Sexualities Alliances (HS GSA)
This student-run club, supported by faculty member meets weekly. The club’s purpose is to provide a safe space for students to discuss LGBTQ+ issues, both personally and within the larger societal context. In addition, students will have a space to educate and advocate to their wider community. First meeting is Wednesday, September 27th during brunch in room #265. For more information contact Mary Kinsey Hyche firstname.lastname@example.org, Bo Wyatt email@example.com, or Kelsey Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Genders and Sexualities Alliances (MS GSA)
Community Council is a student-led group that is responsible for planning school activities and functions such as, Homecoming, Spirit Week, Movie Matinees, Franklin Flurries, Mud Run etc. Community Council is committed to promoting and displaying the spirit of our school.
Community Council is sponsored by Coach Burke email@example.com and meets on Wednesdays after school in the Gym.
Open to all grades, the outdoor club learns and practices outdoor skills for camping, hiking, fishing and exploring. We meet after school to plan trips and practice skills, and head out about one weekend a month for adventures. Tuesdays from 3:45 – 4:45 PM, Adventure Ed – room 272.
Contact faculty advisors for more information: JP Bowers, Donnie Stahlke – firstname.lastname@example.org, Dstahlke@thefsi.us
Habitat for Humanity Leadership
This club raises funds to support a Habitat for Humanity Student build. 5 area high schools collaborate to sponsor and build a Habitat House every other year. Likely Room 226, Tuesdays at lunch starting in September.
Contact Mary Smith, email@example.com for more information.
Looking for a great way to strengthen your focus and elevate your creativity? Join the Chess Club! We meet once a week to learn the finer points of the game, and to practice strategy and concentration. Club members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of local tournaments. We meet Tuesdays 4:00- 5:00 pm in the Community Room. All levels and grades are welcome! Cost for this club is $50 a semester. Contact Bruce Roth for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org
FSI Math Club is open to all students interested in the beauty of math! Students will prepare for the WCU math contest – but more than that, they will explore the creative aspects of math in a fun environment. Students collaborate with their peers to solve intriguing puzzles using math, learn about great mathematicians and their contribution to society, and also design geometric structures using different mathematical theories and principles. All grades welcome! Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM room #224.
For more information contact Mr. Byan at email@example.com
The Arts Quarterly is open to high school students wanting to make a zine style publication that is published quarterly, all grade level work is considered. The Zine will feature upcoming events throughout the quarter, and exceptional student art and writing work. For more information contact Mr. Usher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Creative Writing Club
Are you a fan of writing, reading and sharing books you love with others? Then the MS Creative Writing Club is the place for you! Students are challenged weekly with new ideas to help enhance and support their love of writing. Using prompts, journalling and group collaboration, students will have the opportunity to write for poetry and prose competitions, individual work or collaborative pieces for classes. Bring your journal and join the fun! KOTLC fans will find that there are often discussions about the awesomeness of Shannon Messenger’s book series during club time! Contact Ashley O’Dell at email@example.com for more information and how to join.
High School Drama Club (High Boltage Theatre)
In this club we work on a theatre production! You will either be either on stage or backstage, and it is such a unique opportunity to be creative, build strong friendships, and develop new skills all while having big fun. This year, we plan to perform our fall and spring plays in the theatre at Warren Wilson. We’ll get to be on a real stage and work with some college theatre tech students! In addition to the two full length productions, we are plotting a couple of other fun projects/activities. You don’t need experience to get involved! Meets two days a week during rehearsals – dates TBD by members – generally Mon, Tues, or Thurs from 3:45 – 6:45. Auditions are Thursday, 8/31
Contact Julie Wharton firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and how to join. Keep up with High Boltage Theatre activities and FSI HS Theatre classes with our monthly newsletter!
Middle School Drama Club
Are you interested in theatre? Do you love to act? Do you want a way to get to know other students while having a lot of fun with drama? Well Drama Club may be the club for you! Middle School Drama Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm.
Contact Elizabeth Lexa for more information.
Mountain Biking Club
It is a STEM based club that explores 23 events/topics that have been created by the national Science Olympiad organization. Science Olympiad is a competition between local Middle school & High school teams in the Asheville area. The tournament takes place at UNC Asheville in the Spring. MS Science Olympiad Club meets Room 272 from 3:30-4:15 every other Friday. HS Science Olympiad club meets from 3:35-4:35. Check out the Science Olympiad website for a list of Middle school events/topics & this list for the HS events/topics.
Contact Jessica Bragdon email@example.com for more information.
Girls who Code
It is now a 5-12th grade club! Join the fun. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. We work on personal coding projects and learn skills together. Meets every other Monday in room 163 3:15 – 4:15 pm Contact: Brittany Davenport firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Fine email@example.com to join.
HS Film Club
HS TEDx Youth
TEDxYouth is an opportunity for students to truly be leaders in their own learning. From selecting the theme to finding speakers and running the actual event, this is a youth-led event through and through. Meets monthly until January, and then we meet weekly (or a bit more often) until the conference in March. Room 269. Starts end of Q1, auditions in November.
Contact Lora Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about this club!
World Dance Club
Learn a variety of dances from around the world! Hip hop, Kpop, Latin Dance, Jpop and more! All skill levels welcome, and no experience needed. Instructed by Ms Sheila Dillingham, a local dance teacher.
The robotics team is for students in grades 5-8. Students will compete in a competition to showcase their robotics and problem-solving skills.
Contact Brittany Davenport for more information. Meets Thursdays 3:20-4:20pm in Room 163!
Quadrobics is a sport that involves walking on all fours, no equipment needed aside tennis shoes. Middle school only. Meets once a month outside of the gym on Thursdays from 3:15-4:30pm.
Contact Anne Gillis for more information. Upcoming meetings: 09/21 – 10/12 – 11/16