District News

Students Participate in Science Fair

On Saturday, March 21st, six Fredericktown High School students participated in the North Central District Science Fair, which took place at the Ohio State University in Marion. Each project was judged three distinct times, was given a rating, and awarded certificates and special awards. Todd McKinley, grade 11, received a rating of “Good” on his project. The following students received a rating of “Excellent:” Justin Goeppinger, Kara Dilts, Caleb Carter, and Stefano Gallo. Rachel Caputo received rating of “Superior” and an invitation to attend State Science Day at The Ohio State University in Columbus on May 16th. In addition to this, Rachel received a naval science core medallion for her project, entitled “Take 2 and Call Me in the Morning.” She investigated the properties of various brands of aspirin and determined the amount of acetylsalicylic acid in each brand, along with a cost analysis. Congratulations to all who participated!

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Family Movie Night

The Fredericktown Elementary PTO and Elementary Student Council will be hosting a family movie night on Friday, March 13th from 6:30-8:00pm. Students are invited to bring their families, and settle in with their blankets or sleeping bags for night of fun!

We will show Dolphin Tale 2 in the elementary commons. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Those who attend will also be eligible for door prizes. We hope to see you there!

"Bugz" 2nd Grade Music Program

The Second Grade Music Performance has been rescheduled for Thursday February 26th at 7pm in the Elementary Commons.  


Clarification on accessibility and accommodations for new state tests

Clarification on Accessibility and Accommodations for New State Tests has been released that provides answers to these questions: What are accessibility features and accommodations and how have these changed in the 2014-2015 school year? What are the federal IDEA rules and how does Ohio ensure compliance? How do the new changes impact an IEP team’s decisions? Please see the link below for current guidance on these topices from Ohio Department of Education:


State law requires school districts test ALL students
Some parents are still questioning whether or not they can have their children "opt out" of the state assessments.  In short, Ohio law mandates each school district to assess ALL students.  Furthermore, there are no provisions for opting out of the tests.  For more information, please review the following link.  Should you have additional questions, contact the superintendent.

Elementary OAA and PARCC Testing

Testing is coming soon! Third through Fifth grade will be testing the week of February 16th-20th.  Fourth and Fifth grade will be taking online AIR tests on March 2nd and 3rd as well.  

Please refrain from scheduling Doctor appointments these days, and try to make sure your student is in school. Students do best when testing with their peers on the actual test date. Try to ensure they got a good night's rest and breakfast each day.

The Ohio legislature is always changing...ALL Third grade students will be taking the OAA Reading in the Spring now instead of some taking the PARCC test and some taking the OAA.  

A notice with more details will be sent out soon with more testing details from your child's teacher!

Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night will be held Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:00-7:30pm.  You should have received a flyer in your child's Freddie Folder asking you to choose four sessions you would like to attend.  Please return the completed form by Thursday, January 29th!  

The Elemenary Student Council will be selling popcorn from 5:30-6:00 to go towards purchasing more iPads for the Elementary School.  

Registration, Popcorn, and the Book Fair Shop will open at 5:30pm.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Fredericktown Elementary PTO and the Elementary Staff will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair January 30th - February 6th!  Students will be able to preview this Friday till next Tuesday.  Students may begin purchasing books on Wednesday with cash or check.  Please make checks out to FEPTO, which is the Fredericktown Elementary PTO.  

The Book Fair is also open for extended hours on Tuesday, February 3rd during our Family Reading Night.  The fair will be open until 7:45pm if you would like to come and visit the fair with your child. 

Thank you for supporting the PTO and our school!

MS/HS Testing Schedule and Links Available

A copy of the MS/HS Testing Schedule, as well as links to practice tests and resources, by clicking here.  This page is also available by click on "Testing Link/Resources" under the Quick Links on the left side of the page.

Elementary Now Has a Student Council
This year, Fredericktown Elementary School developed a Student Council program. The council is made up of students from grades 3 through 5. The purpose of the Fredericktown Elementary Student Council is to help students throughout the school, and to help create a positive school environment. The student council members will plan and assist with activities throughout the year. 

Fredericktown Sweeps Knox County Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 8th Grader, Quinn Bartsch for winning the Knox County Spelling Bee, and to 5th Grader, Brady Van Houten for taking second place!

This is the second year in a row that Fredericktown students won the top two spots in the County Spelling Bee.  They competed against fourteen other students from Mount Vernon, Centerburg, East Knox, Fredericktown, and Danville in grades 5-8.  

Van Houten and Bartsch went through several rounds until Van Houten misspelled "dementia".  Bartsch spelled the next word correctly "hirsute" for the win!  

Building Phone Numbers

Elementary Office   -   (740) 694-2781
Middle/High School Office   -   (740) 694-2726
Pupil Services   -   (740) 694-2966
Bus Garage   -   (740) 694-2826
Administration Office   -   (740) 694-2956


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