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A student washes their hands before returning to class.

New policy aims to keep bathrooms safe and open

Jenna McKenzie and Jayden Ludwig September 15, 2022

At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, students were welcomed by new faces and new policies. One of the most notable policy changes for returning students is the introduction of new bathroom procedures. Last...

FLCs class of 2022 celebrates their 48th commencement on June 13th at Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Stadium.   La clase del año 2022 de FLC celebraron su ceremonia de graduacion numero 48 el 13 de Junio en Benjamin L. Memorial Stadium.

Class of 2022’s commencement ceremony

Mahala Fox, Dahslee Hernández, and Colin Chrestay June 14, 2022

Franklin Learning Center's class of 2022 celebrated their commencement Monday, June 13 at the Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Stadium. The ceremony featured musical performances, financial awards from the...

FLC’s 2019 girl’s softball players jump in excitement after an ecstatic game.

Will anyone see Spring sports?

Zaynab Hajali, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

Spring sports are just beginning and many players are questioning whether they will have spectators this year.  Softball is a sport that takes a lot of energy and passion and takes place outdoors....

School shouldnt be mandatory when buildings are hazardous

School shouldn’t be mandatory when buildings are hazardous

Dibanhi Ronzon, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

In the district of Philadelphia it's really no secret that school buildings could be hazardous. It’s not fair to make school mandatory when the buildings are hazardous. In most Philly schools the buildings...

Nurse Megan Blunt sees a student during her first week at FLC

School nurse adapts to working in pandemic

Debora Oquendo-Serrano and Omar Mumin December 22, 2021

Update: Franklin Learning Center’s full-time nurse vacancy has been filled. Nurse Megan Blunt will now be working in the nurse’s office daily, with support from Gina Hall every other Monday. Franklin...

Open bathrooms are a necessity for student respect

Open bathrooms are a necessity for student respect

The Flash Editorial Board December 21, 2021

Having a large sign wrapped around you in order to use the bathroom isn't what any of us had in mind when entering the new quarter, but here we are. We had the opportunity to talk to Principal Nicole Lee...

Kern keeps her library current to encourage reading.

Heidi Kern finds hope in teaching English and Spanish

Nelda Mercedes-Aquino, Contributing Writer December 21, 2021

Most students look at teachers as just educational instructors and don't worry about what the person who is giving them knowledge goes through every day. Heidi Kern is an English and Spanish educator at...

FLC returns to performances with Into the Woods Jr.

FLC returns to performances with Into the Woods Jr.

December 21, 2021

Pictured here are students of the Musical Theatre Department during a dress rehearsal for Into the Woods Jr. on Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th.

Dismissal disrupted by gunfire

September 16, 2021

Franklin Learning Center's dismissal was disrupted by gunfire shortly after 3 PM yesterday, September 15. An altercation led to gun shots on the northeast corner of the school at 616 N. 15th St. A lockdown...

Laura Bonnani, a Kindergarten teacher at Nebinger, teaches virtually via Zoom.

Postponed hybrid learning plan brings relief

Omar Mumin December 10, 2020

Students in the School District of Philadelphia have not been in school learning since mid-March 2020. The new online learning environment has many differences from being taught in a school building....

False alarm placed FLC on lockdown

Hannah Woodruff November 14, 2019

FLC students and staff filed into classrooms and offices for a lockdown on November 12, 2019, after the school administration received a report of an armed individual in the building. The alleged threat...

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