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

Franklin Football Information (2016)

Franklin Football Information (2016)

The 2016 season will begin on Monday, August 22, 2016 (3:30 to 5:30 pm) at Franklin Middle School. 

April/May/June Newsletter

April/May/June Newsletter

Franklin Middle School's April/May/June 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.


Janesville Free Press

Janesville Free Press

Rock County's first "teen" newspaper, written by students at Franklin Middle School.  Check it out!

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.

August Registration Day

August Registration Day

Franklin Middle School's registration day (2016-2017 school year) will take place on August 18, 2016.  

Janesville Summer Meals 2016

Janesville Summer Meals 2016

Summer is here! You may be thinking about what your child will do for meals while school is out. The good news is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with your local community to serve free meals.

Last Day of School

Last Day of School

The last day of school for students will be June 8, 2016.

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