FSEEF Board Announces 4th Quarter Funding 11.19.13
The FSEEF board of directors held its quarterly grant review meeting on November 18, 2013. We are pleased to announce the funding for the following programs…
- Franklin Simpson High School Agriculture Department/FFA–$550.00 for a Plant and Weed Identification Kit. The kit will provide quality specimens of various crops, weeds, and plants important for students in production agriculture. These plants will serve to enrich the curriculum of the horticulture pathway as well as the animal systems pathway as feeds and feedstuffs are directly mentioned in standards. This kit will also be utilized to prepare teams for FFA’s State and National Career Development Event focused upon the career field of agronomy.
- Franklin Simpson High School Career and Family Sciences–$700 for Early Childhood Education career pathway instructional tools. These resources will be used as visual/hands-on learning tools. Instruction in this career pathway provides students with the knowledge necessary to obtain career readiness certification and assist in preparing students for post secondary success.
- Lincoln Elementary School Leader in Me Art Project–$300 for art students will take photos of students exhibiting the Leader in Me 7 Habits and use the computer to change the photos to color block images. These images will be enlarged onto 30′x40′ canvases and painted with acrylics. Once completed, they will hand in the hallways of Lincoln Elementary School to remind students of the 7 Habits of Effective Students.
- FSHS Boys Soccer Boosters–$1,500 to purchase training and safety equipment for practice purposes that will help the team grow and excel in the sport. These items will allow the team to focus on both team and skill improvement.
- Backpack Program–$500 In the spirit of the holiday season, FSEEF will donate funds to the Community Education Backpack Program to help provide children with nutritionally sound snacks over the weekends.
Schlosser Chosen as Excellent Educator 11.6.13
Principal, Franklin-Simpson High School
Mr. Schlosser’s nomination included the following student comments: “He has turned our high school completely around and made it a better place. There have been less behavior issues and better test scores. He is just overall a wonderful principal.” “Mr. Schlosser is very positive and works hard to do what is best for all of us at the high school.” “Mr. Schlosser has helped make our school a safer and more positive place.” “You see him every day!! In the halls, at games, in the cafeteria, and sometimes he comes in classes.” “He cares about our school and what we are learning.”
Mr. Schlosser has been involved with public education for 19.5 years. He has just started his 20th year in the Simpson County School System. Before assuming the role as F-S principal, Mr. Schlosser taught health for three years at F-S Middle School School, one year of physical education at Simpson Elementary, and four years of health/physical education at F-S High School. In addition, he was Assistant Football coach for nine years and Head Coach for ten years of the F-S High School Football Team.
Mr. Schlosser was born in Mayfield, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Murray State University. He then received his Masters Degree in Secondary Education and Rank I in School Administration from Western Kentucky University.
He truly enjoys his profession and his current position. He states that, “To be able to see students be successful and reach goals they have set for themselves” and, “to be able to work with some of the best educators in Kentucky” are favorite parts of his current position. Finally, he says another favorite part is “To see the vision of FSHS start to become a reality of being one of the best High Schools in Kentucky! One of his favorite quotes is from Walt Disney, “It is kind of fun to do the impossible.”
Mr. Schlosser is married to Mary Beth Donaldson Schlosser. She is an FSHS alumnus and teaches 8th Grade Science at FSMS. They are the proud parents of four daughters. Annie is a freshman at FSHS, Emma is a 6th grader at FSMS, Maggie is in Kindergarten at Franklin Elementary, and Sarah Beth is in Pre-School, also at Franklin Elementary.
Mr. Schlosser enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and family. He also enjoys working in his yard and garden. In sports, he enjoys playing golf and loves high school and college football.
Thank you, Tim Schlosser, for your dedication to Simpson County students!!
EXCELLENT EDUCATOR CANDICE STOLT 10.2.13
Kindergarten Resource Room Teacher
Mrs. Alford’s nomination included the following parental comment: “Ms. Candy takes the time to help those who truly need more help than others. She cares about students’ educational and emotional needs and lets the students know she cares about them.” Ms. Candy works hard daily to ensure her students are in an environment that fosters learning and lots of creativity.
Mrs. Stolt has been involved with public education for 29 years. Twenty-five of those years she has been in the Simpson County School District. She currently is a Kindergarten Resource Room Teacher. In addition, she has been a Preschool Teacher at Simpson County Preschool.
Mrs. Stolt was born in Mankato, Minnesota. She attended Minnesota State University in Mankato where she received her BS degree in Elementary Education. Special Education, and Kindergarten. She earned her Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education degree while attending Western Kentucky University. In addition, she has earned her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBCT).
She states that, “Helping my students become the best they can be” is her favorite part of her career. She loves providing ideas to parents to help them encourage their children to learn. She loves being called “Ms. Candy” by her students and families. She is so glad to have been here to serve them, and Simpson County has benefited tremendously from her hard work and dedication through the years.
Mrs. Stolt is married to Gary Stolt. They have two children, Karen King and Tim Stolt. Karen’s husband is Shane King and Tim’s wife is Carmen. They are blessed with two grandchildren, Julia, 4 years old and Jackson, 7 months old.
In her free time, Ms. Candy enjoys biking, skiing, and walking. She likes to walk in 5K races. She also enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family – especially the grandchildren.
Her motto is: “Greet every family and child with a smile on your face and a song of hope in your voice.” Through the years, Ms. Candy has truly lived up to that motto. Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if we all had that as our personal motto?
Thank you, Ms. Candy, for your dedication to Simpson County students!!
FSEEF Board Announces Funding for September 10.2.13
On Monday, September 28, the FSEEF board of directors held its first QUARTERLY grant consideration meeting. Until the 2013-14 school year, proposals were considered on a monthly basis. In the interest of efficiency and fiscal responsibility, the board moved to a quarterly grant cycle.
The Boys and Girls Club of Franklin Simpson who received $6,500 for a 15 iPads to utilize during Homework Help and other BGC programs.
Simpson County Adult Education who received $1,000 in scholarship money for GED testing fee assistance. Applicants can receive $30 toward their testing fee which will increase to $120 in January.
Simpson County Distinguished Young Women Program which received a $500 donation toward their scholarship fund.
Simpson County Literacy Center received a $250 donation for books to be used at their First Annual Festival of Learning.
Franklin Simpson Middle School which received preliminary approval for $4,000 toward a Dell mobile lab for math courses provided the school can generate the additional $3,500 to fully fund the initiative.
We are very proud of the commitments made to our schools and community programs for this quarter and are looking forward to seeing the impact of our funding.
“DREAM MAKER” Released to Students 10.2.13
A new FSEEF project entitled “Dream Maker” has been released to students within the Simpson County School District. A pilot project, Dream Maker is FSEEF’s vehicle to find out what students in our district dream about to make their school/community better. Submission information was distributed to all K-12 students earlier this week. It is our hope that we will gain insight into what our students need/want to make their educational and life experiences more meaningful. The following link gives more insight into our Dream Maker project and how Dream Maker aligns with Leader in Me.
Dream Maker Guidelines:
In a submission of no more than 500 words, describe your dream. (K-3 student entries may be handwritten. Submissions from students in grades 4-12 should be typewritten and double spaced.)
Include the following:
A little bit about yourself (age, school, etc.)
Explanation about your DREAM (big or small)…
What is it? How long have you been thinking about this?
What would you need to make your dream come true? Community partners, money, how much time, adult assistance, help from your peers, etc.
How would making your dream a reality improve or impact your school and/or the Franklin-Simpson community?
All entries should be student work.
We want to know what is in the hearts and minds
of the young people in our community.
Deadline for submission is October 18. Students may return entries to their school or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FSEEF Raffle Raises Funds for Programs 9.23.13
A raffle conducted by the Franklin Simpson Educational Excellence Foundation raised over $3,000 to benefit two programs supported by FSEEF: Imagination Library and Excellent Educator. Imagination Library provides books through the Dollywood Foundation to children in Simpson County ages 0-5 absolutely free!! Excellent Educator recognizes teachers who go above and beyond through a student/parent nomination process. Thank you to all of our FSEEF friends who purchased raffle tickets and congratulations to our winners…
$500 cash–Laura Benton Elliott
Original Carolyn Lanham canvas donated by Pineapple Lily–April Grace
FSEEF & F-S Alumni Raffle 8.16.13
Get your tickets soon!!! Be prepared to win either $500 CASH, an iPad or an original canvas painting by retired FSHS art teacher Carolyn Lanham. Thank you to Teresa Perkins at Pineapple Lily for her generous donation of the original artwork!!! Several student organizations will be assisting with the ticket sales ($10) and will also benefit from this raffle. Watch our Facebook page and website for more details.
Beasley House Ribbon Cutting & Reception 8.8.13
FSEEF, Simpson County Schools and the Franklin Rotary Club are pleased to present The Beasley House for International and Community Education. The Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 6 in celebration of the addition of the Beasley House to an already thriving Chinese culture and language program within Simpson County Schools. Susan Beasley Taylor, Beth Ann Beasley Chaney and Barbara Beasley Smith along with many of their family members and friends were present for the event. The Beasley House holds a special place in the hearts of many Franklin-Simpson alumni. We are pleased to share it with the community and believe the Beasley’s would be proud of the manner in which it will be used–to promote cultural awareness and provide a venue for Community Education classes and events in addition to providing housing for the district’s Chinese teachers.
Thank you to Amanda Bennett for sharing these photos of the ribbon cutting with us. Amanda is the great granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Beasley.
FSEEF Welcomes New Board Members 7.31.13
FSEEF is pleased to announce the addition of four new board members. Joining current board members Therese Rushing, Anne Mann, Angela Vaughn, Jon Hall, Michele Cummins, Norm Hughes, Nancy Bunton and Leslie Sanders are John Bowen, Roger Eldridge, James Mooneyhan, and Teresa Perkins. Read more about our entire board in our ABOUT page. http://www.fseef.org/about/our-team/
The FSEEF board is looking forward to a productive 2013-14 school year!
New Deadlines for Grant Submission 7.31.13
In an effort to streamline the grant process, please note these IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS for completing your proposal:
- FSEEF funds learner-directed projects. Applicants should not submit for previously purchased items, travel, training, “bricks and mortar,” or salaries UNLESS it can be justified clearly and completely as an integral part of the project.
- Applicants must follow the format outlined in this application packet. A completed, typed cover sheet must be included in addition to narrative portion which addresses A-D in outline included in grant packet. Failure to submit a complete application will result in application being returned for revision to meet the established guidelines and will delay consideration until next cycle.
- Out of fairness to all applicants, FSEEF board members and/or employees should not be asked to review application prior to submission.
- Applications will be reviewed in order received. Early submission is encouraged.
Grant applications will be compiled and reviewed on a quarterly basis as indicated below.
2013-14 FSEEF Meeting Dates for Grant Review
Grant Must Be Submitted by
2:00 p.m on this date
Simpson County Bd. of Education meeting dates (per website)*
8/15/13 or before
10/24/13 or before
1/16/14 or before
3/20/14 or before
**Applications submitted by Simpson County Schools personnel MUST have board of education approval PRIOR to submission to FSEEF. Contact Julie Traughber at the Central Office to have approval of your application included on the board agenda. Central Office will need a copy of your proposal to be signed by the superintendent after board approval. Board of Education meeting dates are subject to change.
Community organizations must have the signature of board of directors president or his/her designee.
Applicant is then responsible for submitting the SIGNED proposal to FSEEF.
Allow a 3-4 week review period. All applicants will be contacted within one week of grant review meeting.
We encourage you to contact our Executive Director Laura Smith at 586-8018, with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Send completed applications to:
FSEEF Grant Applications, P.O. Box 94, Franklin, KY 42135-0094
or e-mail to email@example.com
or place in drop box located at the FSEEF office, 910B South Main St. (rear entrance to US Bank)
To download the 2013-14 FSEEF grant application, click here. 201314grantapplication