Franklin Middle School

Meet our Principal

Dr. Charles Urness


(608) 743-6005


About Dr. Urness

Dr. Charles Urness joined Franklin Middle School as the principal in 2010. Dr. Urness graduated from UW-LaCrosse in 1993, with majors in History and Broadfield Social Studies. In 2001, he received a Master’s in Educational Leadership from UW-Madison. In 2012, Dr. Urness earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison.
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Current Events

Say Something!

Say Something!

"Say Something", a new initiative promoted by Janesville Crime Stoppers, allows students to use an "app" to report possible crimes and suspicious activity.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning

Franklin Middle School will focus on "Blended Learning" during the 2016-2017 school year.

Athletics (2016-2017)

Athletics (2016-2017)

Information regarding Season One sports at Franklin Middle School.

August Newsletter

August Newsletter

Franklin Middle School's August newsletter is now available!  

Picture Day 2016

Picture Day 2016

Lifetouch will be here on Sept. 1, 2016 to take photographs of students during Ready, Set, Goal Conferences.


Back-to-School Dance

Back-to-School Dance

Franklin Middle School's Back-to-School Dance will be held on September 9, 2016.

2016-2017 School Supply Lists

2016-2017 School Supply Lists

The 2016-2017 school supply lists are now available.

Ready, Set, Goal Conferences

Ready, Set, Goal Conferences

Franklin Middle School's Ready, Set, Goal Conferences will take place on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Rec. Nights (2016-2017)

Rec. Nights (2016-2017)


Although held at Franklin Middle School, Rec. Nights are events sponsored and operated by Janesville’s Leisure Services.

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