Enrichment Activities & Clubs
At Franklin K-8 School, staff and parents collaborate to provide students the opportunity to participate in various enrichment activities throughout the year.
Any questions about activities and clubs can be directed to the Franklin K-8 main office at 541-757-5747 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated May 2021
|Science Night (January)||K-8||TBD - Science Night features professional scientists from our community to present in various scientific fields of study giving children and their families fun and inspirational hands-on activities to get excited about the sciences!|
|OBOB||3, 4 & 5,|
6 ,7, 8
|Details TBD - Teams of 4-5 students read 16 books, divided as the team chooses and battles take place during school hours; practice battles are in January and official battles in February. There are sign-up rosters posted in 4th and 5th grade classrooms, as well as in the library. More details below!||Sara Juranek|
|Computer Science||6, 7||Following CodeHS curriculum, as well as working on projects using Google Applied Digital Skills, 6th and 7th grade students at Franklin have the opportunity explore various technology platforms. Each class meets 1 day a week; the courses/projects are hands-on and self-paced.||Sara Juranek|
|Franklin Press Newsletter||6, 7, 8||TBD - A student generated newsletter that is written and created by Franklin students for Franklin Students!|
|Greekfest||6, 7, 8||Currently on schedule for Friday, January 7th, 2022 in the afternoon - Students study topics in Art, Social Studies, and Literature, which correlate and complement each other. 6th grade students will showcase projects, favor audiences with skits, and participate in games that demonstrate what students have synthesized in their studies of Ancient Greek civilizations. If Health Guidelines permit, younger students will visit Greekfest, supporting curriculum taught in 2nd and 4th grades.||Rachael Van Fleet|
|Washington DC Trip||7||DC Trip is currently on hold - 7th grade students travel with staff and parent chaperones for a nine-day learning trip. More information is below.||Jamie Luke|
|STEM||8||8th grade students at Franklin have the opportunity to get the exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects during 7th period class time. Activities include: creating 3-D objects and using the school’s 3-D printers to produce the end product and learning to program robots and using obstacle courses to ‘drive’ them through course. There are also many other cool hands-on learning opportunities available to peak student’s interest in STEM! Learn more here.||Matt Cook|
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)
Students form their own teams of 4-5 students. Sign-up rosters are posted in classrooms for 4th-8th graders, as well as in the library. Students will bring home a permission slip for parents and students to join the OBOB email distribution list. Practice battles are in January and official battles are in February. For more information visit http://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org.
- Teams read 16 books, divided as the team chooses and battles take place during school hours.
- A parent/guardian volunteer should be designated for each team. This volunteer can optionally host/organize team meetings.
- The adult volunteer for the winning teams would need to attend the Regional battle in March (date and location TBD) and the State battle, if applicable.
If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Woothtakewahbitty at franklinpta.OBOB@gmail.com.
Washington DC Trip