District News

Fredericktown FFA brings home another State Banner!!

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA participated in the State Environmental and Natural Resources Competition at Darby Creek Metro Park in Galloway, Ohio. The only teams that can compete in this competition are the top 5 teams in Rural and Urban Soils, Forestry, Wildlife Management, and Nature Interpretations.

The Environmental and Natural Resource Career Development Events responsibility is to prepare students to enter careers in the Environmental and Natural Resource Industry.  This contest also allows students to demonstrate their skills and competencies in the areas of:  soil analysis, water analysis, environmental, wildlife and nature identifications and habitats and a GPS navigation event.  They also had to make and present a PowerPoint presentation it in front of judges about a current environmental issue.  The team was given the topic of algal blooms in Lake Erie and Grand St. Mary’s Lake and had to support with evidence the causes of this and how it could be managed to reduce the current algae and prevent further damage. 

The team placed 3rd in the state receiving their second state banner this year! This contest will help the soils team prepare for the national soils competition in Oklahoma coming up later this spring. 

Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden. The team consisted of Jacob Lotz, Holly McClay, Milan Pozderac and Ryan Matthews. 

Fredericktown FFA takes 5th in District Ag Power Diagnostics Contest

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the District Agriculture Power Diagnostics contest, formally called Tractor Trouble Shooting. The team took 5th place at the district competition that was held at Franklin Equipment in Columbus. 

This Career Development Event is an extension of the Ag Ed classroom and laboratory.  This CDE serves as an authentic assessment that is designed to evaluate students’ knowledge in recognizing and repairing malfunctions in agricultural and/or industrial power equipment.  The skills these student’s employ in this CDE is the same skills required by agricultural and industrial technicians. 

The team must take an online general knowledge exam, and work together in five different diagnostic stations during the competition.  The team took 5th place overall. 

Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden. Pictured left to right are team members:  Joe Grogg and Cody Sollars

Fredericktown FFA Speakers place top in the State

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter competed in the State Public Speaking contest. The Fredericktown FFA had two members that qualified to compete at the state competition in both the Advanced Creed Contest and the Prepared Public Speaking.

In the Advanced Creed contest members must recite the FFA creed written by E.M. Tiffany and answer questions about the creed.  AJ Clevenger who participated in the advanced creed contest took 5th place overall and received a silver rating. 

In the Prepared Public Speaking contest members must create and present a speech to the judges and then answer any questions that the judges may have. Abby Pozderac, swept 2nd place overall with a gold rating and qualified to compete in the Regional Competition at The Big E contest in Springfield, Massachusetts next September. Congratulations to all of the public speakers on their hard work and success.

Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden. Pictured from Left to Right:  AJ Clevenger and Abby Pozderac

Updated: Make Ups for Calamity Days

As a result of calamity days, from April 20th-May 8th, the school day in Fredericktown will be increased to start 15 minutes earlier, and to end 15 minutes later, to make up for missed instruction time.

MS/HS Time: 7:30AM-3:00PM
Elementary Time: 8:30AM-4:00PM

AM Kindergarten: 8:30AM - 11:30AM
PM Kindergarten: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

All buildings have also cancelled the 2 hour early release scheduled for Wednesday, April 29th. 

Lastly, May 21st and May 22nd have also been added to the calendar as Make Up Days. 

Please call the school with any questions. 


Junior Class Fundraiser

Let us take care of your Friday night pizza!  The Junior class will be selling pizzas and each Junior that sells 10 pizzas will earn a free ticket to prom!  We will earn 50% of the proceeds.  The pizza is a medium 12" pizza that usually feeds 3-4 people.  The pizza is not baked and can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days or can be frozen for use at a later time.  This is a pre-order and pre-pay fundraiser and all orders are due on Monday May 4th for a pizza pick-up date of Friday May 15th.  Make checks payable to Buckeye Deli.  You can order from any junior class member or email Mrs. Getz or Mrs. Toombs.  Customers will need to pick up their order at FHS from 4:30-6:00PM on Friday May 15th. 

The Fundraiser consists of three different types of medium 12" pizzas.

  • Cheese - $10.00
  • Pepperoni - $10.00
  • Deluxe Pizza (pepperoni, mushrooms, & sausage) - $12.00

Junior/Senior Prom

Junior/Senior Prom is May 9th from 8:00PM-11:00PM at The Gallagher Center in Mount Vernon.  Tickets may be purchased two weeks prior to prom during lunch or in the high school office after school.  Tickets are $20 per person. The Gallagher Centre is at 1451 Gambier Rd, Mt Vernon, OH 

MS/HS End of Year Testing Schedule

Monday, April 27th
Grade 7 – ELA
Grade 8 – ELA

Tuesday, April 28th
Grade 7 – Math
Grade 8 – Math
MS/HS – Algebra I

Wednesday, April 29th
Grade 6 – ELA
Grade 9 – ELA

Thursday, April 30th
Grade 6 – Math
MS/HS – Geometry

Friday, May 1st
Make Ups

Monday, May 4th
HS – Physical Science
HS – US History
HS Government

Tuesday, May 5th
Grade 6 – Social Studies
Grade 8 – Science 

Junior Class Fundraiser

School Spirit Tastes Great!  Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Fredericktown High School's Junior Class.  Come into the Mount Vernon Chipotle on Tuesday, April 28th, from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.  Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Fredericktown High School's Junior Class.  

Fine Arts Exhibition

You’re Invited

8th Annual, District-Wide

Fine Arts Exhibition

Wednesday, April 22

4:30-7:30 PM • Elementary Commons


Art Displays and Musical Entertainment from students in the district.

We are excited to showcase our students’ talents in art and music and would love to see everyone there. It is open to the entire community, so please feel free
to invite your families, neighbors and friends.

Admission fee is one canned/non-perishable food item or paper product to be donated to Fredericktown Interchurch.

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!

2015-16 District Calendar Available

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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.


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