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The Guidance Program

The guidance program at Franklin Borough School is a support system for students, faculty, and parents. Individual counseling, classroom instruction about guidance-related issues, support groups for students, and academic advisement are all provided through the guidance office. In addition, students are encouraged to seek out the school counselor to discuss any issue or concern. Teachers may refer students for counseling, and parents are encouraged to contact the guidance counselor with any concerns they may have about their child's academic, emotional, or social growth and development.

Additional support is provided for eighth graders transitioning to high school. Applications to Sussex County Technical High School as well as Pope John XXIII are initiated in the guidance office. Visits to Sussex Tech and presentations by the staff of area high schools are arranged. Eighth graders participate in a career exploration program called, "The Real Game," which offers students the opportunity to experience reality-based decision-making, explore interests, and related job options.

The school counselor, Ms. Minimi, serves as the Affirmative Action Officer, 504 Coordinator, and, Anti-Bullying Specialist.

If you have any questions, you can reach the guidance office at 973-827-9775, ext. 210.

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February 2017


Words of Wisdom- Each day students and staff members volunteer to read the morning announcements and encouraging messages. Contact Miss Minimi to sign up for the morning announcements.

BackPack Program- Franklin Borough School participates in Newton Social Services Departmentís BackPack Program. This program provides 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and a few snacks for the weekend. Students pick up their bags on Friday afternoon. If you are interested in participating, please contact Miss Minimi.

The Inspiring Youth program began on Tuesday, January 10th for 5th and 6th graders and will continue every Tuesday through March 7th. The group meets one time each week where they learn to develop leadership and cooperation skills.

The media portion of the Altitude Club will be held during 8th grade lunch on Thursdays for 8th graders only. Any 8th grader who would like to participate in the Altitude Club should report to the art room during lunch on Thursdays. Altitude workshops will be held February 14th, 15th, and 16th during second period in the auditorium.

The Teen CAP program is starting up soon! The parent meeting will be held on February 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. The program will be held for students on March 6th, 7th, and 8th for 8th graders only.

The PALS club is for 5-8th grade students who may help out the preschool-4th grade students during their lunch period. The schedule changes every two weeks. If a studentís name is not on this schedule, he/she will be soon enough!

Weíre Not Buying It (WNBI) is a 6-week substance abuse prevention program that focuses on developing media literacy skills among middle school students. Representatives from the Center for Prevention and Counseling conduct the program for 6th graders. WNBI began on January 20th and will continue every Friday until February 24th.


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Last update February 10, 2017