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 PTSA Fundraiser

Franklin PTSA Fundraiser

Franklin's PTSA will conduct a fundraiser through spring at Marco’s Pizza. 

February/March Newsletter

February/March Newsletter

Franklin Middle School's February/March newsletter is now available!  

Janesville Free Press

Janesville Free Press

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

Star Test Student Login

Star Test Student Login

Students... Select this link to access the Star Test login page.

Valentines Day Dance - 2016

Valentines Day Dance - 2016

The 2016 Valentines Day Dance will take place on Friday, February 12.  

National History Bee

National History Bee

Students at Franklin  competed in a school-level Bee, and the top 10 finishers went on to the next round of competition, an online regional qualifying exam.

Outdoor Recess

Outdoor Recess

A must read regarding outside recess during the winter months.

Rec. Nights (2015-2016)

Rec. Nights (2015-2016)


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

Franklin Middle School Scoopie Nights

Franklin Middle School Scoopie Nights

Franklin Middle School Scoopie Nights are scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year.

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