Art Club

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Adrielle Schneider

Completion of a variety of art projects

Dates: Tues/Thurs, 3-4pm, year round

Baseball

Grades: 6, 7, 8
Coach: Sam Flowers
Our ISEA-sponsored Franklin baseball team is designed to teach students the fundamental skills and have fun competing in America's "greatest pastime".
Dates: Daily after school practices, Aug. - Sept.

Basketball - Girls

Grades: 7, 8

Coaches: Mari Niberieza & Staci Starkweather

Girls basketball is designed to teach students about the game of basketball, to strengthen fundamental skills, and promote competition and dedication.

Dates: daily after school practices, Sept. - Nov.

Basketball - Boys

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Coaches: Nate Epton and Rashod Seaton

Boys basketball is designed to teach students about the game of basketball, to strengthen fundamental skills, and promote competition and dedication.

Dates: daily after school practices, Oct. - Feb.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Ben Kelly

A National Program focused on creating future leaders in music education. Try out for this team and mix fun with musical competitions.

Dates: Year-round

Girls Amplified!

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Stephanie Brown

Girls take part in activities designed to build confidence, public speaking skills, writing skills, and media literacy skills.

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Cross Country

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Coaches: David Collins and Kim Savely

Athletes run two miles daily and compete against other local schools.

Practices: Daily after school practices, August through October.

Drama Club

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Christine Taber

Have fun learning about theatre, improvisation, acting, and more!

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., September through April

Track & Field

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Coaches: Eric Immke and Matt Black

Participate in the various events of Track and Field: running, jumping, throwing, hurdling, etc. Find a new, hidden talent!

Season: Spring

Cheerleading Club

Grades: 7, 8 (Girls only)

Sponsor: Lynn Wingard

Shake your Pom-Poms! Get in uniform and cheer on your Franklin Knights.

Season: October through February

Illinois Math & Science Academy

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Chris Brunson and Andrew Oh

Inquiry based, hands-on science and math activities.

Dates: 90 minutes per week after school, year round

Lead4Life

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Facilitator: Javae Wright

Learn about leadership, self-identity, and the impact you can make in your community and world! These workshops provide participants and opportunity to learn more about leadership and service learning.

Season: Year round, every Wednesday

Jazz Band

Grades: 6, 7, 8 band or orchestra members

Director: Michael Brown

Learn and perform jazz music, get familiar with fundamentals of ensemble playing and individual improvisation.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10 to 4:00 p.m. year round

FCA

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Student drive but supervised by Tracey Jones

Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets ever Wednesday morning before school from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. in the library.

MATHCOUNTS

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Coach: Lynn Wingard

MATHCOUNTS is a competitive mathematics program geared to excite and challenge middle school students.

Dates: Friday mornings, 7:15 to 8:00 a.m., October through March

National Junior Honor Society

Grades: 7, 8

Sponsors: Joy Cordes and Tina Wolfe

A nationally renown service organization dedicated to exceptional educational commitment and leardership.

Dates: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

GSA

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Student driven, but supervised by: David Collins, Chelsea Wright, and Evan A-B

Gay-Straight Alliance meets year round, Fridays from 3 - 4:15 p.m.

Scholastic Bowl

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsors: Tracey Jones and Amy Wise

Students study many academic areas and compete against other schools in a "Jeopardy" game-like atmosphere.

Dates: two days a week after school, December through April

Science Olympiad

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Coach: Brien Rosten, Chelsea Wright

A compettive team that learns about science in a hands-on and interactive way.

Dates: Tuesdays from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m., September through March

Golf Club

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsors: TBD

Get your golf on! Learn more about the art of golfing in this instructional and competitive environment. Players will learn "putting green" skills and play on real courses to gain experience and compete!

Season: Spring - Days TBD

Spring Musical

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsors: Ben Kelly and Christine Taber

Get a taste of Broadway while enhancing your singing and/or acting skills!

Dates: Daily after school practices, February through May

Student Council

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsors: Chris Brunson

A leadership experience where you will raise money for charity and promote school spirit!

Dates: Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. year round

Swinging Knights (Choir)

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Director: Ben Kelly

Join the choir to learn vocal music and put on a variety of performances.

Dates: Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:30, year round

Builders Club

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsors: TBD

Learn more about the trades (carpentry, landscaping, electricians, etc.) in this hands-on, creative after school club.

Volleyball

Grades: 7, 8 (6 can try out)

Coach: Firmand

Join the volleyball team, compete with local schools, and make new friends.

Dates: Daily after school practices, November through March.

LEGO Robotics Club

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Facilitators: Blanca Bustos and Abby Krows

A multidisciplinary, collaborative, authentic, hands-on experience. Use Legos to challenge your mind and be creative.

Dates: Year round, TBD

Gamers Club

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Joseph Pickell

If you enjoy board games or critically thinking games, this club is for you! Get with your friends after school and challenge each other to some good old-fashioned board games!

Dates: TBD