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We would like to welcome you to Franzen Intermediate School.  Franzen Intermediate School is located in Itasca, Illinois.  Our current enrollment is 305 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 writing process across the curriculum at all grade levels.

We are proud of the involvement and support Franzen Intermediate School has been given by the Itasca Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (IEPTO).  With the combined effort of the school organization and the IEPTO, Franzen has been able to offer many programs to our students. Some of these programs are:  a Character Counts!, a presentation by Historical Perspectives, Chicago Bears Character Assembly, Spanish Club, After-School Chess Club, the Education Fair, and the Franzen Challenge.   The IEPTO also sponsors many after school programs and opportunities in which the students and parents participate.

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, and the Village of Itasca Tour, and special activities at the Springbrook Nature Center.  These programs could not be successful without community support and involvement. 

Additional programs at Franzen also include the following:

The Nestle-Adopt-A-School Program - Franzen Intermediate School has forged a relationship with the Willy Wonka Candy Factory in Itasca, IL.  The Adopt-A-School program is a national program where Nestle employees, teachers and students work together to build a long-tern relationship. Some gifts purchased for the students at Franzen through the generosity of this program have been student calculators, reward candy, and student dictionaries to name a few. Besides gifts, Employees of Willy Wonka have given of their time to get involved with our students in a variety of ways from giving presentations, to being a “special friend” to our students on Special Friend’s Day.

Adults Involved In Mentoring Students (AIMS) – This program is a community-based program in which trained adults volunteer their time once a week to spend a lunch hour with a child.  A mentor can provide support, guidance, and encouragement to the student.  Mentoring a student can mean a variety of things from reading together, playing games, writing together or just spending time talking.  Each mentor has gone through specific training and has passed a criminal background check.  We are always in the need for new mentors, so please contact Mr. Murphy if you are interested! 

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.

FlagEvents and Headlines

Hearing & Vision Re-screening
- for 3rd Grade
- Monday, November 28
Hearing & Vision Re-Screening
- for EC, Preschool, KDG, 1st & 2nd Grade Students
- Tuesday, November 29
Peacock/Franzen Choral Concert
- at Peacock, 7:00 PM
- Thursday, December 1
EC Winter Celebration
- 11:00-11:30 AM;2:30-3:00 PM
- Friday, December 2
Hot Lunch
- at Benson & Franzen
- Friday, December 2
Hot Lunch
- at Peacock
- Friday, December 2
Peacock Band Concert
- Jazz & Concert & Symphonic Bands
- at Peacock, 3:00 PM
- Sunday, December 4

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Contact, Hours, etc.

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

Building hours:
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Student hours:
8:17 AM - 2:30 PM (M,T,W,F)
8:17 AM - 2:10 PM (Th)

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

Emergency School Closing:
Telephone: 773-1232 Option 5, Ext. 1542

Staff Email and Voicemail

Student Absence Reporting

Telephone: 773-1232 Option 5
Accessible 24 hours a day

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Press 1524 for Benson
Press 1525 for Franzen


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Saturday, August 29, 2015

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