Franklin Middle School to celebrate its 50th year

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
— Franklin Middle School staff invites the public to an evening ice cream social Thursday, May 10, to help celebrate the school's first 50 years.

Retired orchestra teacher Thelma Wilcox will play piano in the main lobby. Matt Kealy, former student and new member of the Janesville City Council, will serve cake and ice cream with recently retired teacher Ed Quaerna.

Other former teachers and graduates have been invited.

The social is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m.

Kim Ehrhardt, a former principal and now the school district's director of instruction, will deliver a welcome address with Principal Charlie Urness.

Attendees will be able to hear performances from the student jazz band and show choir, view a student art show and take tours of the building.

Franklin opened in 1962 as a junior high school, with grades seven through nine. It became a middle school in 1988 to serve grades six through eight. The school is located at 450 N. Crosby Ave. on Janesville's west side.

Last updated: 8:40 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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