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Elmer H. Franzen Intermediate School
730 N. Catalpa
Itasca, IL 60143

Telephone: (630) 773-0100
Fax Number (630) 285-7468

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Telephone: 773-1232 Option 5, Ext. 1542

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Principal's Feature

August 2016

Dear Franzen Families,

We would like to welcome you to Franzen Intermediate School.  Franzen Intermediate School is located in Itasca, Illinois.  Our current enrollment is approximately 350 students in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Our average class size is 23.  We are proud of our school community and are honored to work with dedicated professional educators whose primary purpose is to provide a positive learning environment for all of our students.

The curriculum fosters the basic skills, reading, phonics, writing, spelling, composition, creative writing, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, art, and music.

The District supports the use of technology as a tool for learning and instruction. Emphasis is given to the use of technology in the classroom.  Each grade level is currently equipped with a laptop cart.  In addition, every homeroom teacher has access to an interactive projection device that corresponds with our reading and mathematics curriculum. 

We are proud of the involvement and support Franzen Intermediate School has been given by the Itasca Parent Teacher Organization (IPTO) and District 10 Foundation.  With the combined effort of the foundation and the IPTO, Franzen has been able to offer many programs to our students. Some of these programs are:  a Character Counts!, the Education Fair, and the Franzen Challenge and numerous school advancements.   

Through the cooperation of our community, the students at Franzen Intermediate School are able to participate in a number of programs and projects.  Some of these programs or projects are the Fifth Grade Outdoor Education program, Special Friends’ Day, the Battle of the Books, Talent Show, the Village of Itasca Tour, and special activities at the Springbrook Nature Center.  These programs could not be successful without community support and involvement. 

New this school year will be an after school program called Right At School.  Programming after school will be available from 2:30-6:00pm. Additional after-school programs at Franzen also include the following (additional cost may be associated):

  • Let’s Build It (engineering activities)
  • Chorus (available for 4th & 5th grade students)
  • Crossroads Kids Club
  • Band (available to 5th grade students)

Upcoming events through Labor Day are listed below:

Thursday, August 11th

Franzen New Parent Orientation at 5:30pm

August 22-25

Scholastic Book Fair visits Franzen

Thursday, August 25th

Curriculum Night from 6:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, August 30th  

5th grade band parent meeting 7pm at Peacock Middle School

Wednesday, Sept. 7th  

5th grade outdoor education trip begins

We invite you to find out more about Franzen Intermediate School through this website.  We also encourage you to correspond with or visit our school.  The school office telephone number is (630) 773-0100.

Fly Falcons, FLY!

Jason Taylor
Principal, Franzen Intermediate School


Last modified: Sunday, August 7, 2016

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