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Matthew W. Chrispin


Fredericktown thanks FT Precision for their continued support of District

FT Precision continues to be a proud supporter of Fredericktown Local Schools.  On Saturday, October 4th, community leaders gathered to celebrate FT’s 20th Anniversary in Fredericktown. Representing the school district were Elementary Principal Miguel Thompson, Student Services Coordinator Jennifer Kline, and school board members Patty Miller and Tom Seymour.  Also in attendance was retired FTP employee Jim Wagner, who also serves as a school board member.  Congratulations FT Precision and thank you for your support of Fredericktown Local Schools!

Crunch Out Obesity

The Crunch Out Obesity program is for 4th grade students throughout the county.  It takes place during Physical Education class the for the next six weeks.  There is a home component where students will take home an exercise ball and record their excercises weekly.  The students will have incentives for completing the journals they complete at home.  

Please make arrangements to pick up your child’s exercise ball on one of the following days: 

October 20-22 (Monday through Wednesday)  2:45-6:00 pm

Fredericktown Elementary Gymnasium

For more information check out the letter sent home with your 4th grader or contact Ms. Rutherford, Elementary PE teacher.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program

Attention 10th & 11th graders:

This is your opportunity to participate in the ASVAB Career Exploration Program for free! The test will take place on November 7, 2014 during the regular school day and will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

The Career Exploration Program can provide you with important information about your skills, abilities and interests – and help put you on the right course for a satisfying career. 

To register, see Mr. Rickly in the guidance office.

Click here for more information

Grandparents' Breakfast

Grandparents’ Breakfast

from 8:45-9:30

beginning in Fredericktown Elementary School Classrooms

Students in 4th & 5th                           Monday, October 20

Students in 3rd                                    Tuesday, October 21

Students in 2nd                                   Wednesday, October 22

Students in 1st                                     Thursday, October 23

Students in  A.M K                               Friday, October 24

                    P.M. K                              2:45 on Friday, October 24

We look forward to visiting with you and showing all we know!

Fredericktown FFA competes in the State Rural Soils Contest

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the State Rural Soils Competition in Licking County and the team took 23rd place overall. The Rural Soil Judging Contest is a practical educational activity to teach students to evaluate land for its best safe potential use.  Four sites are chosen for pits to show soil conditions that affect rural uses, such as the slope of the land, erosion or the depth of the topsoil, the natural drainage of the soil, all to determine the best land use.  Students also have to complete a general knowledge test and a test using the local soil survey book. 

Those team members include (LtoR):  Cody Sollars, Hunter McVay, Susan Hoeflick and Tyson Armstrong.  Tyson placed 22nd overall individually out of 191 individuals.   Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden. 

Fredericktown FFA named State Champion Urban Soils Team!!

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the State Urban Soils Contest in Licking County.  The Urban Soil Judging Contest is an educational activity designed as a practical way to teach students to evaluate land to determine its best potential use for urban, home site, and other nonfarm uses.  Four sites are chosen to soil conditions that affect urban uses.  Some of the things being judged in the soil pits are slope of the land, flood hazard, soil stability, and depth to bedrock.  Students must also take a General Knowledge soils test and complete a test using the provided Soil Survey book. 

The team swept 1st place in Ohio!!  And they also qualified to compete at the National Soils Competition in Oklahoma City, OK in May.  Team members include(LtoR):  Holly McClay, Jacob Lotz, Ryan Matthews, and Milan Pozderac.   

Overall Milan Pozderac swept 1st place individual out of 184 competitors.  Jacob Lotz placed 4th place individual.  Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden. 

News from the Hearing and Vision program at the Ohio Department of Health

Financial assistance is now available through The Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program (OHAAP) for families with permanently hearing impaired children from birth to age 21 for hearing aids and out of pocket expenses.

Families with incomes at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program. Families will only receive financial assistance by visiting participating OHAAP providers and submitting the Family Application Form.

Please feel free to contact Melissa McCoy at Melissa.mcccoy@odh.ohio.gov or (614) 466-1995 with any questions regarding the OHAAP program.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Due to a conflict with Beggars' Night, we have decided to change the Parent Teacher Conference date of October 30th to October 23rd. The associated 1 hour early release that was scheduled for October 30th, will also be moved to October 23rd. The Parent Teacher Conference and 1 hour early release already scheduled for Tuesday, October 28th, will not be affected. 

Middle School and High School Conferences will be from 2:45-6:30PM on both days.  Parents are welcome to call the school and request a conference with any of their child's teachers.  Teachers will also be calling parents to set up conferences for students they believe to be in need of a conference.

Elementary Conferences will be from 3:15-7:30PM on both days. Students will be bring home a conference form home from teachers. Please call the school at 740-694-2781 with any questions.

Buckeye Boys State

Buckeye Boys State registration is here again for the boys in the Junior Class.  For more information click Buckeye Boys State and see Mr. Rickly


Annual Powder Puff Football Game

On Saturday November 1 at 7:00PM we will be hosting our Annual Powder Puff Football Game, where the Senior/Sophomore girls faceoff against the Junior/Freshmen girls.

Tickets are $3.00 per person and are sold at the gate. There will be a limited concession stand.  Come out and support our girls for their game night under the lights!

Please contact Mrs. Getz with questions.

5th Grade Field Trip to BFEC
Thanks to a grant, from the Brown Environmental Center, the fifth grade is able to go on a field trip to their hands-on learning lab on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. We teachers are so happy for this opportunity for the children to study Ohio habitats, the plants, and animals that live there and their  interactions. This will enhance our own classroom instruction and use of our own school land lab.The students will have the opportunity to explore the ponds, fields, and forests for hands-on learning activities. This is all provided free to the school and you because of the generosity of Brown Environmental Center.
Children are to dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable hiking footwear. Each child needs to bring a packed lunch or order one from the cafeteria.
Fifth Grade Teachers

ACT Boot Camp at MVNU

ACT Boot Camp is a local ACT intervention provided by ACT REVIEW LLC at the campus of MVNU and costs $100 per student. If you are interested, please click here for more infomation.

Running Club

Be a part of Fredericktown Elementary School’s running club (students only). We will meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM on the track (weather permitting, in the elementary gym if the weather is bad). Run, jog, walk, or skip around the track for fun and exercise (and a few small prizes as well). 

PowerSchool Parent Portal

To FLS parents:

Have you ever been blindsided by an interim report or a grade card with poor grades? Are you tired of getting a grunt from your child when you ask, “How are your classes going?” If so, there is an incredible service provided that allows you to avoid these instance and go right to the source – the teacher’s grade book. That’s right! You can use PowerSchool to access your child’s grades and attendance in every class every hour of every day!

Download full letter and instructions


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