Mission Statement

The mission of the Franklin Middle School professional school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program that ensures every student achieves the highest possible education in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development through an aggressive partnership with students, family, school and community.


Our Counseling Secretary:

Nancy Coffman
Counseling Secretary
(319) 558-2258

Our Counselors:


  • 6th-8th grade with last name A-L

Lindsay Whaley

(319) 558-3283
  • 6th-8th grade with last name M-Z



Kirkwood scholarship application 2018


Counseling Events for 2017-2018:

6th Grade Career Event-Tuesday, November 14th volunteers from Cedar Rapids will share their careers with 6th graders.  Students will rotate to 3 different speakers.

Information on Open Minds and Open Doors

Information on College to Career Exploration Field Trip



7th Grade Career Event-Tuesday, December 15th our students will visit the Kirkwood Outreach Center in Hiawatha.  Students will be placed in a group and rotate to 3 different lab stations. The stations will offer different learning opportunities that connect to different career opportunities in our community.

January 18th will be presentations at Franklin for both Kennedy and Washington. Kennedy will be at 8:41 and Washington is to TBA but it will be in the afternoon sometime.

January 29th will be parent night at Washington from 6:30-9:30 at Washington

February 6th Fine Arts Assembly at all the high schools

February 12th is Cougar Talks

  • 6:15 Fine Arts
  • 7:00 PACT/AP Classes
  • 7:30 Athletics

Feb 13th will be High School registration

Feb 14th we'll be working on the 4 Year Plan

Week of May 14th-8th Grade Financial Literacy Fair



Link For Kuder is below




High School Counseling Department Links:

Washington High School

Kennedy High School

Jefferson High School



Letters to 8th Grade Parents:

From Washington High School

From Kennedy High School

KHS Course Guideline Information


Other Helpful Links:


Iowa Assessments - Message to Parents

Foundation 2


Four Oaks

St. Luke’s After School Program

Bullying Prevention - Parenting Tips