Junior High Athletics
Sports schedules can be found at http://www.mesasports.org/jha/
Season 2 Sports
Season 3 Sports
Season 4 Sports
Science & Robotics Club
The Franklin Science & Robotics Club is a STEM-based club with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Students are given the opportunity to incorporate science skills in a fun way outside of the regular classroom by working in cooperative groups with hands-on, mind-on activities. In the fall, club members design, build, and program the LEGO Mindstorms robots in order to compete in the annual First LEGO League challenge, held each December. In the spring, club members design, engineer, and build a simple machine to compete in the annual Rube Goldberg Design Challenge, held in February. Students elect and hold officer positions within the club and help run the club's weekly meetings. Most meetings are weekly, however, sometimes students have to attend scheduled Saturday meetings in order to get ready for competition. Due to the cost of attending competitions and materials, there is a fee associated with this club.
National Academic League
NAL motivates and recognizes academic athletes much like their athletic peers. A team of 40 students under the direction of a coach play a four-quarter game focusing on questions that span 22 subjects grouped under the basic curriculum areas of math, English/language arts, science and social studies. Players use strategies to keep possession of a question sequence, learn teamwork as they huddle to answer a complex question, problem-solve by preparing and presenting a solution to real-world scenarios, and engage in a fast-paced, quick-answer contest.
Junior Honor Society
This club includes students who are nominated by their teachers for membership. Nomination is based upon a minimum quarterly grade point average (3.5) the first three quarters of seventh grade. Membership in Junior Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. It recognizes your service, citizenship, leadership, and character, in addition to academic excellence. Students selected for membership are required to maintain a 3.5 grade point average each grading period, complete 10 hours of service during each semester, and maintain the highest standards of conduct.
The purpose of Student Council is to provide leadership, in addition to serving the student body, the school, and the community. Student Council represents all Junior High students and is in contact with our Administration. There are five officers who are elected by the student body; President, chosen from 8th grade candidates, and Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Historian, chosen from 7th & 8th grade candidates. In addition, 2 representatives from each homeroom are selected by their homeroom class.