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 lacey.purkey@corvallis.k12.or.us.

Updated May 2021

ActivityGradesDescriptionStaff Contact
Chess ClubK-8Meets Tuesday mornings before school 7:30 am - 7:50 am.
Science Night (January)K-8Science 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!
Coders Club4 & 5Meets during lunch recess in the computer lab. Students work on different coding projects!
OBOB4 & 5,
6 ,7, 8
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 Science6, 7Following CodeHS curriculum, each class meets 1 day a week during 7th period for hands-on, self-paced projects in various programming languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python.
Franklin Press Newsletter6, 7, 8A student generated newsletter that is written and created by Franklin students for Franklin Students!
Greekfest6, 7, 8Students 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. Younger students will visit Greekfest, supporting curriculum taught in 2nd and 4th grades.
Washington DC Trip77th grade students travel with staff and parent chaperones for a nine-day learning trip. More information is below.Jamie Luke
STEM88th 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.

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

Special update for 21-22 School Year
The Washington DC Trip is a unique tradition for Franklin School students. For the last several years Franklin 7th Grade students have traveled to Washington DC for a nine-day trip. We take along a parent for every 4 students and have a wonderful time exploring our nation’s Capital. Truly we “do” DC from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museums, Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – just to name a few!
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to continuing this very special trip. Check out the grade-specific videos below to understand more about the trip and to prepare for what’s next. Please send questions to Jaime Luke at jaime.luke@corvallis.k12.or.us.

Parent/Guardian Volunteers

Information coming

Chaperone News

Information coming