District News

Save The Date: Family Adventure Night K-5

Ahoy there Parents!  On Thursday, October 6th from 5:00 - 7:30, the Fredericktown Education Association in collaboration with administration and the Fredericktown Elementary PTO will be hosting a Family Adventure Night to celebrate learning.  This year's theme is Reading Bookaneers - a pirate theme.  Students and parents will have the opportunity to rotate around to various stations throughout the night, many with a pirate twist.  PTO will be passing out a collectable crocodile to students that turn in their pirate station maps at the end of the night.  Students can then add the crocodile to their charm chain.  The book fair will also be open throughout the evening for you to shop with your child. Registration forms with activity choices will be sent home next week with your child.  We hope you will set sail with us on Thursday, October 6 for our learning adventure.


Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon!

The Fredericktown Education Association with the help of parent volunteers will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair.  Preview days for students will be on Friday, September 30th and Monday, October 3.  Students may purchase books during the day starting on Tuesday, October 4 and ending on Friday, October 7.  To kick off the the first day of sales, we will be having a "Dress as a pirate" day on Tuesday, October 4th.  Students can NOT include any type of fake pirate style weapon in their costume.  More information will be sent home with students once they have previewed the sale.


Grandparents' Day

Grandparents’ Day

beginning in Fredericktown Elementary School Commons

Students in 2nd at 9:30am on Wednesday, October 5th

Students in 1st at 2pm on Wednesday, October 5th

Students in 5th at 9:30am on Thursday, October 6th

Students in 4th at 2pm on Thursday, October 6th

Students in 3rd at 9:30am on Friday, October 7th

Students in Kindergarten at 2pm on Friday, October 7th

 


PowerSchool URL Update

As Fredericktown Schools updated to version 10 of PowerSchool over the weekend, our web address has also been updated to https://ps-fr.metasolutions.net/  Please update your bookmarks, but all user name and passwords remain the same. PowerSchool is a great tool for students and parents to check their students grades. Please call the school if you have any questions.


Choir Fall Showcase

Fredericktown Local Schools will feature a choir fall showcase on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m. on the Elementary Commons Stage. The choir’s fall showcase is titled “Sound Spectrum” and will feature choir students from FLS in grades 6 through 12. The music will range from traditional to Rock ‘n Roll to broadway. There is no charge to attend this event and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


FASFA Parent Meeting

Associate Director of Financial Aid at Ashland University Becky Shinaberry, will be at FHS on Tuesday, October 25 from 6-7 pm to discuss the financial aid process and answer questions for seniors and parents. Other grade levels are welcome to attend also. Keep in mind the priority deadline for filing the FASFA has moved up this year to December 1, 2016, for 2017 graduating seniors. The 2015 tax year will still apply for this FASFA. Parent/Teacher Conferences are also October 25 from 5-8 pm so stop in and visit with your child’s teacher too! Please also check the FHS Guidance page for many other updates, including scholarship info.


PTO Fundraiser


Welcome Back Cookout

The Elementary held a Welcome Back to School Cookout on August 26th, featuring locally grown produce and beef.  The Knox County Cattlemen and Knox County Farm Bureau helped sponsor the event.  Dumbaughs Sweetcorn donated sweet corn, Owl Creek Produce donated tomatoes, onions, and watermelon, and M & M Produce donated tomatoes.  The burgers were purchased from Dee Jay's Butchering.  Mr. Thompson and Mr. Chrispin were the grill masters, cooking 550 burgers!  Huge thank you to our sponsors, the kitchen staff, and Mrs. Gregg for organizing the third annual event.  


SaferOH Tip Line

Fredericktown Schools is pleased to announce that we are now utilizing the the SaferOH tip line that will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day for schools that register for the service.  This tip line, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Public Safety are launching allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student. Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.

Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit.  When action is needed, the TAP Unit immediately forwards information to local school officials, local law enforcement agencies and others, if necessary. TAP Unit analysts always follow up quickly with the affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure that the incident is investigated, action is taken and the outcome is tracked. 

The assurance that their calls or texts cannot be traced and that serious, proper action will be taken to end the threat is helping to persuade young people to take a stand against school violence.

For more information click here.

 


District Calendar

During the March Board Meeting, the Fredericktown Board of Education approved the 2016-17 and 2017-18 District Calendars. Click here to download.


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