Gretchen Franks
Kindergarten Teacher
423-623-3811 ext. 310

Courses Taught:


Gretchen Franks

I have lived in Newport since I was 15 years old. I have have a Bachelor's degree in PreK -3rd grade and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have been married for 20 years and have three children. I taught PreK in Sevier County for one year and have been at NGS for the rest of my teaching career. I am so excited to teach your children!


Supply List
  • Regular size backpack
  • extra clothes-WINTER AND SUMMER(include underwear)
  • 3 boxes of kleenex
  • 1 box snack size ziplocs
  • 1 box sandwich size ziplocs
  • 1 box gallon size ziplocs
  • 1 box of band-aids

**WISHLIST-optional but appreciated!

  • white cardstock
  • drinking cups
  • spoons
  • multi colored computer paper 
  • Lysol spray

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 3rd: No School
  • Nov. 24th: 12:30 Dismissal
  • Nov. 25th-27th: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Weekly Skills

This week we will be talking about following rules at school.

We will be studying the letter Kk and Uu.

We will also be talking about the words all, were, we, when.

In Math we are talking about adding numbers.

We have several students who have completed some of their "Rainbow Word" pages. Please remember to send books and word lists everyday. We will work on it here and you can help them at home.Please check your child's folder daily to make sure that you don't  miss any important information about what is going on in the classroom. 
Homework Hotline 1(615)298-6636 (Grades 1-8)