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Fredericktown Schools are operating on a 2 HOUR DELAY

Fredericktown Schools are operating on a 2 HOUR DELAY – 2/11/19

President's Day

Just a reminder to students and parents that school will be in session on President's Day - February 18th

Rescheduled: HS/MS Scheduling Night

Rescheduled: HS/MS Scheduling Night

Parents and Guardians,
Thursday, February 7th we are holding a scheduling night for all high school students. From 5:00-8:00 we invite all current 9th through 11th grade students and parents to meet with staff and departments in the cafeteria regarding course progressions and options for next year.  
Then from 7:00-7:30 we invite all current 8th grade students and parents to the high school cafeteria for a brief presentation and time to meet with the staff regarding courses. Please bring any questions and a copy of your course planning sheet (we will have copies of the student does not have it). 
We hope to see you there!

Fredericktown Schools are CLOSED – 2/1/19

High School Scheduling Night

Parents and Students, 

The high school scheduling night has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 30th from 5:00-8:00 in the high school gymnasium. All current 8th grade students and their parents are invited to attend the informational session regarding scheduling at 5:00 in the cafeteria. This will be followed with time to meet with staff regarding scheduling of courses, sequencing, and other questions in the gymnasium. 

Then all current 9th through 11th grade students and their parents are invited to join us from 5:30-8:00 in the high school gymnasium to discuss scheduling of courses and questions. We hope to see you there!

FMS/FHS Scheduling Night

The FMS/FHS Scheduling Night that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 16th has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 23rd.

2019-20 High School Course book

Click here to download the 2019-20 high school course planning handbook

FFA Updates

FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team takes 3rd!

FFA competes in District 7 Job Interview Contest

FFA advances to District Job Interview Contest

FFA Competes in District 7 Food Science

FFA takes 6th place in the National Environmental and Natural Resources Contest

FFA takes top 10 in Ohio Ag Soils Competition

FFA Fruit Sale

FFA Cash-n-Carry Fruit Sale

We have extra fruit for sale that needs to go.  Please stop by the Ag Dept. Shop to purchase some during the school day.  We still have navels, tangelos, clementines, pineapples, mixed gift boxes, pears, apples, nut gift packs, pecans, and BBQ Sauce.  Prices range anywhere from $3-$40.  Any questions contact a local FFA member or the FFA Adviser at 740-694-2726 ext. 3116

Parent's Night Out

On December 14th, the freshman class will be hosting a Parent's Night Out in the elementary commons. Parents can drop their kids off from 5-9pm. The cost $10 of will go to benefit the freshman class and snacks and drinks are provided.

Holiday Bazaar

Tyler's Light at MVNU

On Thursday, November 1st at 6pm, KSAAT will be hosting Tyler's Light at Foster Hall, which is within Ariel Arena at MVNU.

Tyler's Light is a presentation given by Wayne Campbell, Tyler's father. Interactively and very engaging, Wayne discusses how a simple football injury altered Tyler's life path and, ultimately, led to him passing away. For more information, click here.

FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA takes 11th in State Forestry Competition

Fredericktown FFA competes in District 7 Soil Competition

Fredericktown FFA members attended the Farm Science Review

Fredericktown FFA takes 5th in the District 7 Forestry Competition

Fredericktown FFA Excels at County Soils Contest

Fredericktown FFA competes in County Forestry Competition

CCP Information Night Scheduled for October 25

CCP Information Night Scheduled for October 25

5:30-6:30 p.m., MS/HS Commons

 

Interested in taking College Credit Plus (CCP) classes for next year? There will be a mandatory meeting about CCP on October 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the High School Commons for students and parents. This is required even if you attended last year. Representatives from COTC, OSU, MVNU and NCSC will be available to discuss options for students and a variety of considerations for participation in the program will be discussed. CCP intent forms are due to the guidance office by April 1 to participate for the 2019-20 school year. This form is required for any CCP class taken in and/or out of FHS.

FASFA Parent Meeting Scheduled for October 23

FASFA Parent Meeting Scheduled for October 23

6-7 p.m., MS/HS Library

 

An Ashland University Financial Aid expert will be at FHS on Tuesday, October 23 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 is December 1 for graduating seniors.  The 2017 tax year will apply for this FASFA. Parent/Teacher Conferences are also October 23 and 25 from 4-7 pm so stop in and visit with your child’s teacher too!

District Report Card

PSAT Test

Sophomore and Junior Students: It’s time to sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT! Cost is $16, payable in the guidance office by September 10. The test will take place at the Administrative Offices (old HS) on October 10.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized testadministered by the College Boardand cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students who achieve high scores on the PSAT, how a student performs on this exam can help determine scholarship money for the future.Only Junior scores will count towards the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Click here for more information and practice tests.

Paperwork Turn-In and Schedule Pick-Up

Parents/Guardians, 

On Thursday, August 9th from 12:00 noon-3:00 PM the paperwork turn-in and schedule pick-up will be open to all grades 6-12. Please remember to come to the cafeteria for your ID badge and picture, schedule, and to turn in all necessary forms. Thank you. 

Orientation Meeting and Schedule Pick-Up

Parents/Guardians, 

We will be holding a 9th grade orientation meeting on August 14th at 4:30 during the open house. There will also be a 12th grade informational meeting on August 14th at 5:30. Both events will be held in the high school gymnasium. 

Today, August 8th is the high school schedule pick-up. The 9th and 12th grade is from 8:00-11:00AM. Grades 10 and 11 are from 12:00-3:00. 

School Supply List

Click Here to download the 2018-19 School Supply list

FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA Chapter Competes in Ashland Invitational

Fredericktown FFA Competes in State Equine Judging Competition

Fredericktown FFA Competes in State Wildlife Competition

Fredericktown FFA Competes in State General Livestock Competition

Fredericktown FFA Participates in Knox County Envirothon

Fredericktown FFA Hosts Annual Banquet

Fredericktown FFA Team is named State ENR Champions!

Blood drive

 

Dear Parents/Guardian,

We need your help!! The big community blood drive is this Wednesday and we still have lots of open times. This is a scholarship drive so you are helping the students and also saving lives. Each pint of blood collected has the potential to help up to three hospital patients in need. Your student will also get a prizes and a certificate for helping! The American Red Cross values your time and donation so we have committed a lot more staff this year to make sure that the collection wait times are as short as possible and your donation will go smoothly. Please schedule today by calling 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code Fredericktown HS.

Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award

Senior Aislynn Ray, center, pictured with other Knox County students, was recognized at the Knox County Exchange Club luncheon in Mount Vernon for the annual ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award. This award recognizes students who have made a dramatic change in high school and have overcome challenges. Congratulations Aislynn! Awards Picture

Open Enrollment

Fredericktown Local Schools will be accepting applications for open enrollment beginning Monday, April 2, 2018 thru Monday, May 15, 2018.  For further infor please contact the Administration Office with any questions 740-694-2956.

For more information, click here.

FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA Speaks their Way to State

Fredericktown FFA Chapter Competes in Marysville Invitational

Fredericktown FFA Practices Sales Techniques

Fredericktown FFA Competes at Mount Gilead Nature & Wildlife Invitational

Fredericktown FFA Takes place in Mount Gilead Equine Invitational

Fredericktown FFA Competes in Invitational General Livestock Contest

Fredericktown FFA Competes in County Public Speaking

Fredericktown FFA Members compete in Chapter Creed Contest

Fredericktown FFA Takes Third Place in District Ag Power Diagnostics

Fredericktown Jr./Sr. H.S. Musical Theatre All Aboard For Broadway
Band Boosters: Italian Dinner Feb. 2nd 5:00-7:00PM Italian Dinner
President's Day - February 19, 2018

School will be in session on President's Day, February 19, 2018

College Sense Selective College Admissions & ACT Prep Seminar

College Sense Selective College Admissions

and ACT Preparation Seminar

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 8:15 am to 2:45 pm,

at Fredericktown High School in the Old High School Gym

Course Handbook

Click here to download the 2018-19 High School Course Handbook 

Kiwanis Club awards Turner

Turner

 

Senior Leah Turner, pictured second from right, was recognized by the Knox County Kiwanis Club on Monday, January 8, for being one of the top students in her class. Leah has over a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend North Central State College after graduation. Congratulations, Leah!

Scheduling Night

Parents/Students, 

We are holding our annual High School Scheduling Night on Wednesday, January 17th from 5:00-8:00PM in the high school gymnasium. Parents and students are invited to attend the event to discuss their student's future courses with staff. We will have high school staff organized by departments so that you can meet with them regarding any questions or expectations for courses. 

Mandatory CCP Meeting 2018

Interested in taking College Credit Plus (CCP) classes for next year? There will be a mandatory meeting about CCP on January 17 from 6-7 p.m. in the High School Commons for students and parents. This is required even if you attended last year. Representatives from COTC, OSU, MVNU and NCSC will be available to discuss options for students and a variety of considerations for participation in the program will be discussed. CCP intent forms are due to the guidance office by April 1 to participate for the 2018-19 school year (click here for form). This form is required for any CCP class taken in and/or out of FHS.

Student & Staff Volleyball Tournament

Date: Thursday, December 7th - 7-10 pm
12 teams competing for the championship
Admission: $3
Concessions available

 

Registration deadline: November 30th December 4th
Registration fee: $15 (6-member teams)
Registration forms: Room 412

Volleyball

Kiwanis Good Citizen Luncheon

Senior Aislynn Ray, center, was recognized Monday at the Kiwanis Good Citizen Luncheon in Mount Vernon. Biannually, each county school nominates a student who gives back to their school and community. Aislynn assumed the responsibility for photographing many games and activities to support her fellow students and she also provides great leadership to her yearbook class, all while having a positive attitude. We are proud Aislynn is a Freddie!

Award picture

FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA Meets the Standards for a Business Meeting

Fredericktown FFA competes in County Job Interview Competition

Fredericktown FFA Attends National FFA Convention

Fredericktown FFA competes in County Forestry Contest

Fredericktown FFA excels at County Soils Contest

Fredericktown FFA members attended the Farm Science Review

Fredericktown FFA Advances to State Forestry Competition

Fredericktown FFA Wins District Urban Soils Contest

Fredericktown Urban Soils team Headed for another National Contest!

FHS Varsity Show

We’re excited to announce that we are now accepting ticket orders for Varsity Show 2017! If you’ve never seen our Varsity Show, you are truly missing out on a one-of-a-kind experience. In addition to rock concert lighting and effects, these performances put the audience up close and personal with members of the FHS Marching Band while enjoying a full season’s worth of songs played in one night! Here’s the need-to-know info for our Varsity Show 2017!

When:

Friday, November 10th – 7:00pm

Saturday, November 11th – 7:00pm

Sunday, November 12th – 5:30pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance

Where:

Fredericktown Elementary Commons

Cost:

$5 General Admission

How to order tickets:

Email FHSVarsityShow@gmail.com the following information:

1. Name

2. How many tickets AND for which night(s)

3. Please specify how you want to pick up/pay for your tickets:

       - Will-Call (pay night-of)

       - Student Take-Home (send money with student-specify which student)

       - Pick up at Band Office (pay when you pick them up)

Drama Club Performance

Drama Club Performance. November 2, 3, 4 @ 7:30PM

ACT Seminar

Fredericktown High School will again host a comprehensive ACT and college admissions seminar for our students for just $20 each on December 4. The price includes the seminar, a textbook, lunch, and online testing access after the session. Similar programs costs hundreds of dollars per student. Please register in the guidance office by November 29.  More information will be sent home with students soon. Also, the on time registration deadline for the December 9 ACT isNovember 3. Please visit www.actstudent.org to register for the ACT. It makes perfect sense to take this class and then take the ACT less than a week later! In addition, the ACT will be required, free of charge, to all 11th grade students later this year and will take place during the school day.

Parent Lockdown Information

Parents are encouraged to read the attached information sheet from Superintendent Matt Chrispin regarding annual lockdown drills and procedures.

FAFSA Parent Meeting

A college financial aid advisor will be at FHS on Tuesday, October 24 from 6-7 pm in the MS/HS Library to discuss the financial aid process and answer questions for seniors and parents about submitting the form. Other grade levels are also welcome to attend!

Applications for National Honor Society

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Applications are now being accepted for membership into Fredericktown High School's chapter of the National Honor Society. If you have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have evidence of leadership, outstanding character, and service to your community, please stop by Mrs. Stump’s room 320 to pick up an application. Applications are due September 29.

FHS Getting an Ohio Historical Marker

Superintendent Matt Chrispin announced the Local History Service Department at the Ohio History Connection approved Fredericktown Local Schools’ application for an Ohio Historical Marker. In addition, the district was one of ten applicants to receive a $750 grant to be applied towards the historical marker.

A total of 31 applications for grants were received, so the competition was significant. FFA emblem The bronze marker will be titled ‘Home of the FFA Jacket’ and highlight the district’s iconic contribution to the national organization. A dedication ceremony will be held at a date to be determined in May 2018 at Fredericktown High School.

Board President Candi Gallagher remarked, “The Fredericktown Board of Education is very excited and honored to be selected for this historical marker to commemorate the “Home of the FFA Jacket.” Our chapter is a strong and vital part of our school and community. We are very proud of Dr. Gus Lintner, who as the Fredericktown FFA advisor, created the famous blue corduroy jacket that his members of the then FFA Band, and part of the local Chapter wore to their Kansas City Convention.”

Attendance Quick Facts

It is important for every student to attend school every day. Missing too much school has long-term, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and graduation rates. In December 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 to encourage and support a preventative approach to excessive absences and truancy. Fredericktown Local Schools is implementing the changes required by House Bill 410, which is encompassed in detail in the Student/Parent Handbook. Click here to download the quick facts.

Knox County College Fair Night

College Fair

The Knox County College Fair Night will take place on September 18 from 6:30-8 pm at the Kenyon Athletic Center in Gambier. It's a great time for high school students to visit more than 60 college representatives and learn important information while furthering their college search.

ASVAB Testing

Attention 10th, 11th and 12 grade students! If you wish to take the ASVAB, please sign up in the guidance office. The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. Students can also take this test who want general information about careers that may interest them regardless of their interest in the military. The test will take place in the morning on September 26 at the old high school and it is free!

PSAT

Sophomore and Junior Students: It’s time to sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT! Cost is $16, payable in the guidance office by September 20. The test will take place at the Administrative Offices (old HS) on October 11.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students who achieve high scores on the PSAT, how a student performs on this exam can help determine scholarship money for the future. Only Junior scores will count towards the National Merit Scholarship Program.

For more information and practice tests, visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

Cafeteria Charge Policy

The food service department is pleased to offer breakfast and lunch to all students. Applications for free or reduced priced meals are available at each school office and on the school web site www.fredericktownlocalschools.com. Applications may be filled out ANY time during the school year!

We understand that occasionally a child may forget his/her lunch money therefore we allow students to charge a meal under the following guidelines:

Click here to download

FHS Alumni Association Banquet Held

Please visit the Knox County Citizen for an article on the recent banquet held for the FHS Alumni Association.

2017-18 School Supply List

Click here to download the School Supply list for this fall

Immunization Requirements for 2017-18 School Year

The following are the required immunizations, from the Ohio Department of Health for the following:

Canter Recognized

Canter Recognized

Senior Dalton Canter, pictured right, is recognized by Kiwanis Member Vicki Carney, left, as FHS Kiwanis Good Citizen today during a luncheon. Dalton was recognized for his service to our local community through the Fredericktown Fire Department and FFA.

McClay Recognized

Award Picture

Senior Holly McClay, second from left, is pictured with another county student and two members of the Ohio Safety Council after being recognized at the annual breakfast and receiving a scholarship for an essay on safety. Holly will be attending Otterbein University in the fall. Congratulations Holly!

2017 Testing Dates

Tuesday, April 4th
Grade 3 ELA Part 1
Grade 7 ELA Part 1
Grade 9 ELA Part 1

Wednesday, April 5th
Grade 3 ELA Part 2
Grade 7 ELA Part 2
Grade 9 ELA Part 2

Thursday, April 6th
Grade 8 ELA Part 1
Grade 10 ELA Part 1

Friday, April 7th
Grade 5 ELA
Grade 8 ELA Part 2
Grade 10 ELA Part 2

Monday, April 10th
Grade 6 ELA Part 1

Tuesday, April 11th
Grade 4 ELA Part 1
Grade 6 ELA Part 2

Wednesday, April 12th
Grade 4 ELA Part 2

Monday, April 24th
Grade 6 Social Studies
Grade 8 Science
HS US History

Tuesday, April 25th
Grade 5 Science
Grade 6 Math
Grade 8 Math
MS/HS Algebra I

Wednesday, April 26th
Grade 3 Math
Grade 7 Math
MS/HS Geometry
HS US Government

Thursday, April 27th
Grade 4 Math Part 1
HS Biology

Friday, April 28th
Grade 4 Math Part 2

Tuesday, May 2nd
Grade 5 Math

Wednesday, May 3rd
Grade 4 Social Studies

 

Musical

The Fredericktown Jr./Sr. High School Musical Theatre brings to life the Wild Western lore of Martha Jane Canary and Wild Bill Hickock. Bill Hickok may have tamed the West, but wrangling Calamity Jane will take more than six-shooters. Colorful characters and toe-tapping tunes fill this musical comedy.

Join the forty students in the cast and crew along with Director Jacqueline Allen and Musical Director Kathryn Wagner on March 30, 31 and April 1 @ 7:30 pm. for Calamity Jane! She won the hearts of the West; she'll win yours, too.

Tickets on sale Mon. - Wed., 3:30-5:30 in the Elementary Lobby.
Box office opens Thurs. - Sat., 6:30; curtain @ 7:30 pm.
Adults $7; Seniors & Students $6; 5 yrs. and under $5 (Sorry, no Golden Age or Staff passes)

OMEA Competitions

The FHS Band and Choir participated in OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event at Centerburg High School on March 10th and 11th. Both groups performed very well, earning the Band a rating of "Excellent," and the Choir a rating of "Superior." Congratulations to our Freddie Musicians! 

BOE Meeting Cancelled

The March Board of Education scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be April 11th.

K-5 Parent Teacher Conferences will still take place as scheduled.

Phone Outage

Phone service in the area has been restored, please call in all absenses.

3/8/2017 - 8:45 AM

March FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA Speaks their Way to State

Fredericktown FFA Sends 4 teams to Mt. Gilead Contests

Fredericktown FFA Practices Sales Techniques

Fredericktown FFA Hosts “Ag Olympic” Event

Magic Gives Back

Please join us for a night of magical entertainment!  Proceeds from the Magic Gives Back fundraiser go back to the Elementary.  

We will have world-renowned magican Rick Smith Jr. and his team of dancers, jugglers, strongmen, and more.  Magic Gives Back is a Las Vegas Style Magic Show combining visual effects, illusions, comedy, and mind-blowing magic!  Go to www.magicgivesback.com to purchase tickets.  

Please see the attached file to learn more.  

 

Click Here to Download

ACT Test Prep

Juniors:

On Wednesday, April 19th, FHS will be giving the ACT test to Juniors. This test is now one of Ohio's possible graduation pathways, and is being offered free to Juniors by the State of Ohio.

To better prepare for the test, here is the link to the ACT Preparation Guide, as well as a link to some practice tests. The practice tests are setup with 3 different modes. 
- Practice Mode- See answer explanations after you have finished. If the test is timed, the timer will display but will not be enforced. 
- Learner Mode- View the answers to each question as you go along to help you study.
- Simulation Mode- Exactly like the real test, when time is up, you can no longer work on the test.

Active Parenting Classes

Parents and Teens: Improve your relationship and transform your future! Participate in one of two classes (one for parents and one for teens) to take control of your life and learn how to communicate and cooperate with one another better. Dinner and a gas stipend will be provided for families who attend this free six week class in Mount Vernon and a $50 gift card will be awarded for successful completion of the course. Click here for more information on how to register!

District Bowling Results

Kudos to the Girls Bowling team for finishing 4th in the OHSAA District Tournament! The girls were one place away from qualifying for the state tournament. 4 of the girls (Rachel Kennedy, Hannah Vaughn, Alivia Erow, Kelsey Burgess) finished in the Top 30.

Exciting news on the Boys Bowling team end. Justin Kollar finished 15th in the District and Damian Kennedy bowled a 651 series and qualified for the OHSAA State Tournament! Damian was 1 of 2 individual bowlers from our district who qualified for state.

Congrats to all the bowlers!

 

FHS To Host 2nd Annual Basketball Showdown

Fredericktown High School would like to announce the date for their second annual basketball showdown.

The basketball showdown, sponsored by the Classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, will take place on Friday, March 10th. The evening opener at FHS pits the freshmen against the sophomores at 6:00 p.m. Then at 7:30 p.m., the juniors and seniors will take the court in a united front against the FHS faculty and staff. Last year's faculty and staff victory was decided by only two points. Expect a grudge match that should be exciting to the end!

Ticket sales begin at 5:00 p.m on Friday, March 10th in the high school lobby. Admission is $3 for students and adults. Popcorn, concessions, and class t-shirts (as supplies last) will also be on sale throughout the evening.

Come out and support the students, faculty, and staff at Fredericktown High School!

 

United States Service Academy Seminars

Attention students in grades 9-11: Interested in learning more about the application process for the Air Force, Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies? Join US Senator Rob Portman and US Senator Sherrod Brown's offices at an informational session held in a variety of locations across Ohio. Click here for details and contact information to confirm your attendance.

Kiwanis Student of the Month

Senior Ryan Matthews was recognized as FHS Student of the Month at Kiwanis Club on Monday, February 13. Ryan is ranked at the top of his class and is involved in many school and community activities. Congratulations Ryan!

Good Citizen Award

Cassidy Frazier (second from right) is pictured with other county high school students as well as members of the Lucy Knox Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). On Saturday, February 11, Cassidy received the Good Citizen Award for FHS. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.

FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA Member Top 10 in State Beginning Public Speaking Contest

Fredericktown FFA Member takes 5th place in State Advanced Public Speaking

Fredericktown Hosts Public Speaking Contest

FFA Public Speaking Contest

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter held their Annual Creed Speaking competition.

All the first year FFA members memorized the 5 paragraph long FFA Creed and recited it in front of the judges. Additionally, they answered a question from each of the three judges.

All of the members did very well. Those that competed in the beginning creed-speaking event were: (LtoR) Front Row: Ethan Smith, Joe McMahon, Jake Sanders, Kane Johnston, William Manning, and Will Stelzer. Middle Row: Marissa Simmons, Cassie Small, Aryel Ketchem, Heaven Martin, Katie Dilts, Alaina Adkins, Madison Baxter, and Marissa Wheeler. Back Row: Shelby Hughes, Hannah Vaughn, Georgie Caputo, Zoe Jones, Addison Batton, and Sarah Jones.

Marissa Simmons placed 1st and will be representing the chapter at the Knox County Beginning Creed-Speaking Competition in a few weeks. Cassie Small took 2nd place, Heaven Martin took 3rd, Madison Baxter received 4th, and Georgie Caputo was 5th.

3 of the members competed in the Advanced Creed-Speaking contest was held for first year FFA members who are not freshmen. Zoe Jones won 1st place and will also be moving on to the county competition. Katie Dilts and Sarah Jones participated and followed just a few points behind Zoe.

 

February 1st Events

Hidden in Plain Sight is an awareness program for adults. The program will be presented in the elementary commons on February 1, 2017 from 5-6 p.m. Additional opportunities to view the display and ask questions will be provided from 6-8 p.m. Explore an interactive exhibit, resembling a teen’s bedroom with more than 100 items that could indicate dangerous or risky behavior. The presentation will cover substance abuse, eating disorders, internet and technology risks, risky games, challenges and more. Fredericktown Local Schools is happy to host this event sponsored by the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team.

Secondly, high school students who are interested in taking College Credit Plus (CCP) classes for the 2017-2018 school year are required to attend a mandatory meeting on February 1 from 6-7 p.m. in the middle/high school commons. This meeting is for students and parents. We will have representatives from COTC, OSU, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, North Central State College and the KCCC College U program to share information with you.

Finally, middle and high school teachers will be available to discuss scheduling choices and academic progress from 5-8 p.m.

College Credit Plus (CCP) Night

Interested in taking College Credit Plus (CCP) classes for next year? There will be a mandatory meeting about CCP on February 1 from 6-7 p.m. in the High School Commons for both students and their parents. Representatives from COTC, OSU, MVNU and NCSC will be available to discuss options for students and a variety of considerations for participation in the program will be discussed. CCP intent forms are due to the guidance office by April 1 to participate for the 2017-18 school year (click here for form). This form is required for any CCP class taken in and/or out of FHS.

HS Course Handbook

The FHS course handbook with information and classes for the 2017-18 school year is now available! Students in grades 8-11 will receive course enrollment paperwork on January 9 and 10 and scheduling for next year's classes will start on January 18. Click here to download.

Concert Update

Due to inclement weather, the Winter Concert scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday. More information will be forthcoming.

Donation from FT Precision

Many thanks to FT Precision for their continued support of the Fredericktown Local School District. Pictured is Manager Megumi Sasaki presenting Superintendent Matt Chrispin with a check for $500 raised by the FTP Associates. Chrispin stated, “FT Precision continues to be a gracious supporter of our staff and students. We are thankful for their generosity.”

Student/Staff Volleyball Tournament

FHS Student & Staff Volleyball Tournament will take place on December 5th at 7pm. Admission is $3. Popcorn and concessions will be available.
Event is sponsored by the Sophomore Class of 2019 - with proceeds going to Prom 2018.

District 10 Honors Band

The Fredericktown Band Department is proud to announce that six of our MS & HS band students have been selected to participate in the District 10 Honors Band. These FLS students will join students from all over North-Central Ohio to perform a concert at the Chapel at MVNU. This free concert will begin at 3:30pm this Saturday, December 3rd. Once again, congratulations to the following FLS students:

High School:
Kyle Sapp - French Horn
Katie Fields - French Horn
Middle School:
Kelly Sapp - Flute
Alena Bender - Trumpet
Mindy Cook - Baritone
Katie Lindeman - French Horn

Holiday Concerts

The Fredericktown Music Department is proud to present our 2016 Holiday Concerts: Sounds of the Season. Our Middle School Bands & Choirs will be performing on Thursday, December 8th in the Elementary Commons at the following times:

6th Grade Band - 6:00pm
MS Choir - 6:45pm
7th & 8th Grade Band - 7:30pm

Our High School Band and Choir will be performing a joint concert on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00pm in the Elementary Commons. Admission is free for all concerts, so come out and enjoy some wonderful holiday music!

Kiwanis Good Citizen Award

Senior Amber Riley (left) is pictured with Knox County Kiwanis Club member Vicki Carney (right) as she receives the Fall FHS Good Citizen Award at a recent Kiwanis luncheon. Amber is famous for her caring attitude, school spirit, and positive energy and this award aims to recognize students who give back. Congratulations Amber! We are proud you are a Freddie!

Holiday Fundraiser

The Community Foundation will be conducting a Silent Auction to raise funds for the scholarship fund. The lucky winner will have a head start to the holidays with a live, fully decorated OSU themed Christmas tree! Tickets are $10.00 or 3 for $25.00. The winner will be notified Saturday afternoon and the tree delivered at the winner’s discretion for FREE! We look forward to your participation and support!

Veterans Day Assembly

Fredericktown Schools will be honoring local Veterans again this year. The High School/Middle School Assembly will be held at approximately 9:00 am. on Friday, November 11th. Veterans should arrive between 8:15 and 8:45 so that they have time to view several military vehicles on display, walk through a hallway of honor prepared by elementary students and enjoy some light refreshments before the assembly. The assembly will last approximately an hour. Local physician and Veteran, Dr. Aaron Wilson, will be the guest speaker. All veterans welcome. RSVP to Fredericktown High School at 740-694-2726. Should the school have a delay, the assembly will be held in the afternoon at 1:00 pm.

Marching Band Varsity Show

We’re excited to announce that we are now accepting ticket orders for Varsity Show 2016: 5th Quarter! If you’ve never seen our Varsity Show, you are truly missing out on a one-of-a-kind experience. In addition to rock concert lighting and effects, these performances put the audience up close and personal with members of the FHS Marching Band while enjoying a full season’s worth of songs played in one night! Here’s the need-to-know info for our Varsity Show 2016: 5th Quarter!

When:
Friday, November 18th – 7:00pm
Saturday, November 19th – 5:30pm
Sunday, November 20th – 5:30pm
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance

Where:
Fredericktown Elementary Commons

Cost:
$5 General Admission

How to order tickets:

Drama Club presents...

Tickets on sale 11/7-11/9, 3-6pm (Elementary Commons) and 1 hr. before curtain show nights.

Adults $7
Seniors and Students $6
Children 5 and under Free

Fredericktown ENR Team earns First Place at Nationals

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter had a team compete in the National Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR) contest. The two day event was held in conjunction with the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana where they brought home the National FFA Champion title.

In order to qualify for this contest, teams must have won their State Environmental and Natural Resources competition last spring. This contest relates to the environment and its resources. This career development event is over the following areas of: an objective written exam and practicums. The equipment identification practicum included water quality, aquatic, wildlife, geographical, weather, and forestry equipment. The native species and invasive / non-native species identification practicum was over wildlife, birds, reptiles/amphibians, fish and other aquatic animals, and invasive plants and animals. The other practicums includes water quality and analysis, soil analysis, GPS location course, and waste management scenario.

They also completed a writing practicum on the given environmental issue, and a team practicum over an environmental issue relating to a reservoir dam and the lake that surrounds the dam and the water quality issues with that lake.

Important Reminders

Just a reminder to parents that there will be no school on Friday, October 28th. Also a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 27th from 5-8 PM. Please call the school if you would like to schedule a conference with your child's teacher(s).

November School Board meeting changed

Due to Election Day on November 8th, the November Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, November 10th. All Board of Education meetings take place in the Board room at the Fredericktown Administration Building - 117 Columbus Road.

FFA Updates (updated 11/14)

5 Fredericktown FFA Members Earned their American FFA Degree (added 11/14/2016)

Fredericktown FFA takes 6th in State Urban Soils (added 10/31/2016)

Fredericktown FFA headed to another national contest! (added 10/31/2016)

Fredericktown FFA Places Top 10 in the State Forestry (added 10/24/2016)

Fredericktown FFA excels at County Soils Contest

Fredericktown FFA Qualifies for State Forestry Competition

HS Guidance Announcements

Mark your calendars!

 Keep in mind the priority deadline for filing the FASFA has moved up this year to December 1, 2016, for 2017 graduating seniors.

Fredericktown High School is very committed to increasing its college admissions and placement rate and ACT profile and will again host a six-hour, comprehensive seminar for our students for just $20 each on December 5. The price includes the seminar, a comprehensive textbook, lunch, and online testing access after the session. Similar programs costs hundreds of dollars per student. Please register in the guidance office by November 28. More information will be sent home with students soon. Also, the on time registration deadline for the December 10 ACT is November 4. Please visit www.actstudent.org to register for the ACT. It makes perfect sense to take this class and then take the ACT less than a week later! In addition, the ACT will be required, free of charge, to all 11th grade students this coming spring and will take place during the school day. 

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.

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.

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.

National Honor Society

Applications are currently being accepted for National Honor Society at Fredericktown High School. Juniors and seniors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher are eligible to submit an application seeking membership. Students are evaluated by faculty members in the areas of leadership, character, and service. Applications can be picked up from either Mrs. Stump or Mrs. Fearn and are due back by Friday, September 23, at 3 p.m.

PSAT Registration

Students: It’s time to sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT! The cost is $15, payable in the guidance office by September 19th. The test will take place at the Administrative Offices (old HS) on October 19th. 

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students who achieve high scores on the PSAT, how a student performs on this exam can help determine scholarship money for the future.

Click here for more information and practice tests.

New Cluster Bus Stops

In an effort to promote student safety, the district will sponsor new and cluster bus stops to eliminate students crossing State Route 95.  Due to the new stops, there will no longer be volunteers at the crosswalks.  If you live near the stops listed below and would like your child to ride the bus to school, please complete a "Transportation Inquiry" form and return to the main office.  If you have questions, call Transportation Coordinator Cale Grubb at 740-694-2826. 

CLUSTER AND NEW STOPS

Simons Avenue: door-to-door pick-up (HS/MS: 7:20AM; FES 8:20AM)

Salem Avenue: cluster stop near 173 Salem Avenue (HS/MS: 7:20AM; FES 8:20AM)

Taylor Street/Zent Avenue: cluster stop (HS/MS: 7:20AM; FES 8:20AM)

Taylor Street/Tuttle Avenue: cluster stop (HS/MS: 7:20AM; FES 8:20AM)

Taylor Street/College Street: cluster stop (HS/MS: 7:20AM; FES 8:20AM)

Struble Circle: door-to-door pick-up (HS/MS: 7:20AM; FES 8:20AM)

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.

 

FHS to Host Blood Drive

The FHS Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, August 12th from 1-7 p.m. in the FHS Commons. If you are interested in donating blood, go to www.redcross.org to make an appointment. Your donation helps our students earn scholarship money!

 

2016-17 School Supply List Available

Click here to download the school supply list

Summer Food Service Program

This summer, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals. According to ODE, it is easy to participate, with no sign-up required. Individuals can just call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or visit www.education.ohio.gov/KidsEat for meal times and locations.

Graduation Update

Attention seniors and senior parents: Commencement WILL take place outside at the Fredericktown High School Stadium. Commencement will begin promptly at 7pm, and a reminder to seniors that the report time is 6pm.

Updated: 3:15 PM

Choir competes at Music in the Parks

The choir had a wet and cold, but successful day at Music in the Parks at Cedar Point. Both the 7-8th and High School choirs received ratings of excellent, and first place in their classes.

First Place finish at Egg Drop Contest

Fredericktown High School was represented by Mr. Miller’s engineering students and Dr. Dixon’s science students at COTC’s Egg Drop Contest last Friday. Connor Riley won first place freshman individual project and a drone. The team of Ryan Matthews and Kassi Farson won the "Most Scrambled" award. The Fredericktown team overall won overall first place "Eggcellent" Finish

Vaccination Requirements for Next Years 7th and 12th Graders

Students entering grades 7 and 12 in the 2016-17 school year are required by the Ohio Department of Health to have a Meningococcal vaccine, and students entering 7th grade are now required to also have a Tdap booster vaccine. These vaccines are available from your local physician and the Health Department in Mount Vernon. To facilitate the process for parents, these vaccines will also be available at school on May 13th at 1pm  Download information and form here.

Fredericktown FFA wins state ENR Championship

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter had a team compete in the State Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR) contest. The event was held on Saturday, April 23, at the Darby Creek Natural Resource Center in Galloway, Ohio.

In order to qualify for this contest, teams must place within the top five teams in one of the competitions that relates to the environment and its resources. Those career development events include Urban Soils, Rural Soils, Wildlife Management, Nature Interpretation, and Forestry. Fredericktown’s team had placed 2nd in the State Forestry competition to qualify for the State ENR Competition. This accomplishment also qualified them to compete in the Big Eastern Regional Forestry Contest in Massachusetts in September...

Important Dates for Seniors

Click here to Download

District Testing Schedule

Wednesday, April 13th-Friday, April 15th 
Grade 3 ELA

Wednesday, April 13th
Grade 4 ELA

Thursday, April 14th
Grade 5 ELA

Monday, April 18th
Grade 6 ELA
Grade 8 ELA

Tuesday, April 19th
Grade 7 ELA

Wednesday, April 20th
Grade 9 ELA

Thursday, April 21st
Grade 10 ELA

Monday, April 25th
Grade 6 Math
Grade 8 Math
MS/HS Geometry

Tuesday, April 26th
Grade 6 Social Studies
Grade 8 Science
HS US Government

Wednesday, April 27th
Grade 3 Math
Grade 7 Math
HS Biology

Thursday, April 28th
Grade 4 Social Studies
Grade 5 Math
MS/HS US History

Friday, April 29th
Grade 5 Science
MS/HS Algebra I

Tuesday, May 3rd
Grade 4 Math

Fine Arts Exhibition

Proposed District Calendars

On Tuesday, March 8, the Fredericktown Local Schools Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6PM in the Administration Building. Among the action items will be the proposed calendars for 2016-17 and 2017-18. The proposed calendars took into account feedback from staff, students, and parents, as well as neighboring districts and the Knox County Career Center. Adopting an additional year will allow families, student groups, and outside organizations using the facility to plan ahead. Click here to download the proposed calendars.

Donkey Basketball

642 Run Registration Open

The 642 Run is an annual event honoring the memory of Nick Gaumer, a Fredericktown student who died in an auto accident with his sister in December 2011. The run has a St. Patrick’s Day theme as Nick’s birthday was March 17th. The run is put on by the Fredericktown Track and Cross Country teams to remember Nick and raise money for a scholarship in his name that is given each year. The distance is 5k with a one mile walk being added this year. Come support a wonderful young man’s memory! Click here to download registration form.

Girls Basketball

Saturday's JV girls basketball game vs. East Knox has been cancelled.  Senior recognition will begin at 1:30pm with the varsity game to follow beginning at 2:00pm.  Call the athletic department if you have any questions.

2016-17 Course Planning Handbook
College Credit Plus Meeting

A College Credit Plus meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd at 6 PM, in the Fredericktown High School Library. Students who may be interested in attending college classes next year should be at this meeting with a parent to understand College Credit Plus. Colleges will also be present to explain and discuss issues with parents. The high school must be notified by April 1 if your son or daughter plans to take part in College Credit Plus.

College Financial Aid Night

A College Financial Aid Night has been scheduled at FHS for Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the High School Library.

Mrs. Becky Shinaberry, a Financial Aid specialist from Ashland University, will be the presenter. Mrs. Shinaberry will discuss financial aid, answer questions, and review the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form which is required or accepted by colleges and universities.

All juniors and seniors who will need money for college, as well as college students and their parents are urged to attend.

Music Boosters Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Come see the FHS Band perform at halftime as the Varsity Freddies take on the Trojans!

WHEN: Friday, January 15, 2016 from 5pm-7pm
WHERE: Fredericktown High School Commons
INCLUDES: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Dessert and Drink
COST: $10 per person

HS Marching Band to AutoZone Liberty Bowl
The FHS Band will be leaving Fredericktown on December 30 and will be traveling to Memphis, TN.  While there, students will compete in a marching band field show competition (winner will perform for a portion of the PreGame Show of the bowl game), participate in the Liberty Bowl Parade down Beale Street, and perform with country music artist Craig Morgan (Songs: This Ole Boy, International Harvester, Red Neck Yacht Club, etc.) in a mass band production for the halftime show.
 
Other events include...
Exams Schedule

Marching Band Varsity Show

We’re excited to announce that we are now accepting ticket orders for Varsity Show 2015: Marchin’ in Memphis! If you’ve never seen our Varsity Show, you are truly missing out on a one-of-a-kind experience. In addition to rock concert lighting and effects, these performances put the audience up close and personal with members of the FHS Marching Band while enjoying a full season’s worth of songs played in one night! Here’s the need-to-know info for our Varsity Show 2015: Marchin’ in Memphis!

When:
Friday, November 20th – 7:00pm
Saturday, November 21st – 2:00pm* Please note the time change due to the FHS Playoff game
Sunday, November 22nd – 5:00pm

 

Where: Fredericktown Elementary Commons

Cost: $5 General Admission (doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance)

To order tickets...

2nd Round Playoff Ticket Sales

HS/MS Office

Thursday:  5:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday:  7:30am - 4:00pm 

PTO Fundraiser

The Fredericktown PTO will be selling Freddie Gear from now until November 21st. Proceeds will go to the PTO iPad campaign. Click here to place your order. All orders will be in before Christmas. Contact Kristine Lindeman at (419) 989-3899 if you have any questions.

FHS Drama Club Presents...

A family-friendly comedy-mystery thriller, Absolutely Murder!

Written by Guernsey LaPelley

Produced by special permission with Samuel French, Inc.

Directed by Jacqueline Allen

Nov. 12, 13* @ 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage

* Due to the Football Team advancing, the Drama Performance for Nov. 14th has been cancelled

Tickets $6.00 -- All seats reserved -- on sale Mon.-Wed., Nov. 9-11, 3 - 6 p.m., Elementary Lobby & 1 hr. before curtain

Maria's Message coming to FHS

Fredericktown High School is happy to announce that Maria's Message will be coming to FHS on November 24th. This is an assembly for the FHS student body and community members of Fredericktown. Dom Tiberi and Angela Pace of WBNS 10TV, along with FHS Resource Officer Matt White, will be doing a presentation on distracted driving. This message is a serious message that describes accidents caused by distracted driving, what the scenes look like, and what it is like to inform the families after the accident has taken place. There is also a short video of distracted driving accidents on the screen during the presenting. If you do not wanting your child to participate, please contact Mr. Potts or Mr. Endsley before November 24th. If you have any other questions, please contact Jim Nussbaum at (740) 694-2726 x4201 for further information.

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TICKET PRE-SALE

Thursday:  5:00pm-8:00pm HS office

Friday:  7:30am-4:00pm HS office

$8.00 per ticket

 

 

 

Goeppinger Named Kiwanis Good Citizen

Justin Goeppinger (son of Tom and Rhonda Goeppinger), pictured with Kiwanis President Vicki Carney, was awarded the Kiwanis Good Citizenship Award for Fredericktown High School today. This award is an honor for students who give back to their community. Justin is a senior who is involved in cross country, Knox County Junior Fair Board, mission work, drama club volunteer, student council, FFA and numerous other community service activities. A teacher wrote, "Justin is an all around great student who puts others first and is always willing to lend a helping hand to others."

Veterans Day Assembly

Fredericktown Schools will be honoring Veterans again this year. The High School/Middle School Assembly will be held at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11th. Veterans should arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 so that they will have the opportunity to walk through a hallway of honor prepared by elementary students and then have some light refreshments before the assembly. Veterans will be asked to introduce themselves, give branch of military, and where they served. The assembly will last approximately an hour. Local physician and Vietnam Veteran, Dr. Tracey Schermer will be the guest speaker. All veterans welcome. RSVP to Fredericktown High School at (740) 694-2726.

College Sense Selective College Admissions & ACT Preparation Seminar

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Fredericktown Admin Building (old HS) Gym

Learn about college admissions and how to improve your ACT score! Cost is just $20 for Fredericktown students! Act Now! Spaces are limited. Bring cash, check, or money order made out to Fredericktown Local Schools for $20 to Mrs. Jurkowitz in the Guidance Office by Tuesday, November 24th.

Veteran's Day Assembly

If you have a family member, neighbor, or friend who is a veteran will you please invite them to the Veterans Day Assembly here at Fredericktown HS? 

It will be Wed. November 11th at 9:00 a.m..  They need to arrive between  8:30 and 8:45 so they can have the opportunity to walk through the hallway of honor prepared by our elementary students.  There will be light refreshments before the assembly starts.  During the assembly the veterans will be asked to introduce themselves and give their branch of military and where they served.
 
Dr. Tracy Schermer, local physician and Vietnam Veteran, will be the speaker.   All veterans are welcome and should RSVP to the high school office at 740-694-2726 if they plan on attending. 
OHSAA Winter Sports Parents Meeting- Grades 7-12

November 5, 6:00pm, HS Commons

This meeting is mandated by the OHSAA.  At least one legal guardian is required to attend.  If you are unable to attend the meeting your student-athlete will not be permitted to attend practice until a meeting is scheduled with the head coach.  If you have any questions please contact the athletic office at 694-2726 ext. 3300.

 

 

Cross Country Teams Regional Champs!

The boys and girls Cross Country teams competed in the regional meet this past weekend at Pickerington North high school.

The girls were regional runner ups after finishing second out of 16 teams and earning a trip to the state meet next Saturday. Leading the girls was freshman Nichole Groseclose who was named All-region after finishing 12th. She was followed by senior Rachel Caputo 20th, junior Rachel Tumbleson 22nd , sophomore Lauren Davis 24th, junior Emily Cobb 40th, sophomore Ashlyn Shrimplin 49th, and senior Bridget Roddy 71st.

Testing Update Available

A new testing update has been released by the Ohio Deparment of Education.  Click here to download.

FFA takes 2nd place in the Ohio Forestry Competition and qualifies for the Big E Contest!

Recently the Fredericktown FFA Chapter had 5 members compete in the state level contest to test their career skills in Forestry at Hocking College. The following participated in that contest: Milan Pozderac, Ryan Matthews, Dalton Canter, Caity Gaddis, and Jacob Lotz. Each member had to complete the following practicum’s: Identify trees and complete a Timber Cruising practicum (where they had to determine the diameter of the tree and the number of logs that tree produces, approximate board feet, and figure the overall value of that tree if harvested) , identify leaves, forestry equipment ID, chainsaw parts, forest diseases and disorders. They also have to take a written test on the basic knowledge of Forestry. They placed 2nd place right behind Logan High School and will be advancing to the Big E Regional Competition in Springfield, Massachusetts next September. Jacob Lotz who took 8th individual overall. Milan Pozderac who took 9th individual and Ryan Matthews took 11th individually. Caity Gaddis and Dalton Canter will also join the team at the Big E Competition. Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden.

Checking Grades on PowerSchool

As we near the end of the 1st Grading Period, just a reminder to parents and students that grades can be checked any time using PowerSchool.

Last Day of Grading Period 1: October 16th
Last Day of Grading Period 2: December 18th
Last Day of Grading Period 3: March 11th
Last Day of Grading Period 4: May 20th

Homecoming Court Announced

Congratulations to our 2015 Homecoming Court

Macy Earnest, Rachel Caputo, Bailey Mast, 
Deva Staton, Destiny Clagg

Volleyball Senior Night

Volleyball "Senior Night" will be this Thursday vs. Elgin High School - 10/8/2015.

9th grade 4:30, JV 6:00, Varsity 7:00.

 

Homecoming Bonfire

Wednesday's Homecoming Bonfire will begin at 6:30pm behind the Varsity Baseball Field

Derikito Named Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Senior Emily Derikito on being named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program! Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Students Learn Dangers of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Police officer Matt White and Chief of Police Roger Brown, from the Fredericktown Police Department, visited Ms. Beheler's high school health classes to speak with students about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Students were able to wear goggles that simulate impairment from excessive consumption of alcohol. Officer White also spoke with students about the Ohio Revised Code, trends in widespread presence of drugs and alcohol for high school aged students, and the connection between actions today and aftermath effects in the future. The students truly enjoyed the presentation and want to extend a thank you to the Fredericktown Police Department. 


 

FFA Public Speaking Region Champion

 

 

 

Congratulations to Abby Pozderac, Class of 2015, the FFA Northeastern Big E Prepared Public Speaking Region Champion!

Important Jostens dates for seniors

September 17, 2015
KCCC Meeting @ lunch

October 30, 2105 
Senior class meeting in cafeteria @ 7:45 AM

November 6, 2015
Money due when placing order

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

Knox Substance Abuse Action Team Survey

The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team is conducting a survey for High School students to make sure that Knox County is a healthy and strong community, both now and into the future. KSAAT is committed to reducing the negative impact that substance use has among both young people and adults. This survey will help us to better understand how to reach the community to reduce the harm to young people caused by alcohol and tobacco use.

Click here to take the survey

The survey is anonymous - they will not know how you answer any questions. So, please be honest in your responses. This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. When you complete the survey, you will be taken to a second survey where you can enter yourself in drawings for prizes. There will be a drawing for 25 $10 gift cards. Or you could be eligible for one of two grand prizes - tickets for four people to go to Cedar Point or a mini iPad. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE SURVEY AT ONE SETTING. WHEN YOU COMPLETE THIS ANONYMOUS SURVEY, YOU CAN GO TO THE SECOND SURVEY TO ENTER YOURSELF FOR THE PRIZE DRAWINGS.

Schedule Pick-Up and Paperwork Drop Off Days

Fredericktown Local Schools will be doing schedule pick-up and paperwork drop off for all students August 10th-13th.  Details have been mailed to your home, which you should receive by the end of the week (August 7th).  

HR Imaging has sent picture order forms to your home already.  Please disregard the days of the week on the form, they are incorrect.  

Schedule Pick-Up and Paperwork Drop Off Schedule:

Monday, August 10th  8am - 11am and 12pm - 3pm  Elementary Students with the last name beginning with A-K

Tuesday, August 11th 8am - 11am and 12pm - 3pm  Elementary Students with the last name beginning with L-Z

Wednesday, August 12th 8am - 11am  Seniors and Freshmen

Wednesday, August 12th 12pm - 3pm  Juniors and Sophomores

Thursday, August 13th  8am - 11am  Grades 6-8

Thursday, August 13th 12pm - 3pm  Any student in grades 6-12

Open House

Tuesday, August 18th from 5:30pm - 7pm for all grades

Middle School Volleyball

Middle School Volleyball

  • Date:         August 3
  • Location:   Elementary Gym
  • Time:         3:30pm - 5:00pm
School Supply List

Click here to download the 2015-16 School Supply List

Youth Football Camp

July 20th & July 21st
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Camp will be held at the Field House practice field for all boys entering 3rd thru 8th grade.
Cost will be $20

Grade Card Pickup

Grade cards will be available for pick up on Wednesday, June 3rd, from 8-12 and 1-3:30 in the Elementary and MS/HS Office. Score reports will also be available for students that participated in the Spring 2015 Ohio Graduation Test Administration. These results are also available in PowerSchool. Please call the high school office with questions.

Score reports for students that took the Spring 2015 3rd Grade OAA will be available in August.

Youth Basketball Camp

 

Fredericktown Youth Basketball Camp 2015

June 1, 2, 3, 4

9:30am - 10:30am

Elementary Gymnasium

Click here to download camp brochure

Pozderac ranks First at National FFA Contest

Congratulations to Milan Pozderac, who ranked first at the National FFA Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma.

JUNIOR CLASS PIZZA 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 (kgetz@fredschools.com) or Mrs. Toombs (dtoombs@fredschools.com).  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
Superior Rating at Music in the Parks Competition at King's Island

Members of the Fredericktown 7/8th Grade and High School Choirs participated in the Music in the Parks Competition at King's Island on Saturday, May 2nd. Both groups received the highest possible rating of "superior", and each took third place in their divisions. Come hear our award winning choirs on Wednesday, May 13th in the elementary commons. Middle school at 6:30pm and High School at 7:30pm. FHS and FMS Choirs are under the direction of Kathryn Rodenberger.

Fredericktown FFA Equine team takes 25th in the State Competition

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the State Contest. The team took 25th  overall.  The horse management CDE is an educational activity designed as a practical method of teaching students current horse evaluation and selection techniques and management.  In this contest members must identify tack and equipment, judge hay, take a written exam, and judge horses in two halter classes and one performance class.   Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden. Team members participating in this contest include Demi Rizor, Monica VanAtta and Courtney Ballinger. 

Fredericktown FFA takes 32nd in the State Wildlife Management Contest

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the State Wildlife Management competition at the Ohio Expo Center. This contest is to stimulate and to promote instruction in the areas of fish and wildlife management, as well as to provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skills and competencies as a result of natural resources instruction.  In this contest they must take a general knowledge exam, identify 75 specimens (including mammals, game birds, fish, food & cover plants, and equipment),  and complete practicum’s in the areas of reading topographical maps, understanding pond management, aging and sexing wildlife, determining habitat management requirements, controlling nuisance animals, and identifying game laws and safety.  The Wildlife Management Team took 32nd overall.  Fredericktown FFA Adviser is Debra Burden. Those members include (LtoR):  Jacob Lotz, Dalton Canter, and Kendra Denton. 

Fredericktown FFA takes 17th in State General Livestock Judging

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the General Livestock Judging Contest at the Ohio Expo Center.  This Career Development Program is designed as a practical method of teaching students to recognize quality production animals.  The skills students learn in evaluating general livestock producers and consumers by giving them practical experience in identifying and understanding characteristics that affect production and quality.  The students have to take a written exam, complete market grid questions, place 8 classes of beef, sheep, swine, or goats, place a keep/call class and answer questions on the placing classes.  The team took 17th place and Jessica Small took 30th individual out of 874 individuals. Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden. 

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

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

Featuring:

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.

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:

https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/News/Clarification-on-Accessibility-and-Accommodations

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

Click Here to Download

Raising Successful Students

Join us for: Raising Successful Students

with Bruce Boguski

All parents and community members are invited to join us for “Raising Successful Students” with Bruce Boguski. Mr. Boguski is an author, speaker, trainer, columnist and media personality who will share the powerful secrets to obtaining any goal and achieving dreams.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Fredericktown High School Commons

In this entertaining and passionate presentation you will learn:

  • How to create a powerful belief in yourself to overcome any obstacle.
  • 2 practical techniques to help control your emotions.
  • 3 specific exercises for relaxing under pressure.
  • 3 confidence-building techniques that really work.
  • 4 words to avoid using when performing under pressure
  • AND MUCH MORE!

LEARN POWERFUL TECHNIQUES TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS SUCCEED IN A DIFFICULT WORLD

Fredericktown H.S. Musical Theatre presents Legally Blonde Jr.

Artistic Direction by Jacqueline Allen
Musical Direction by Kathyrn Rodenberger
March 25, 26, 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
Main Stage (Elementary Commons)
Tickets $6 
Church family-youth groups may purchase 8+ tickets for a reduced price, $5. Box office opens Mon., March 25 through Wed., March 27, 3-6 p.m. in the Elementary Lobby and one hour before curtain.

Reminder of 2 Hour Early Release

Just a reminder to parents and students that we will have a 2 Hour Early Release on March 11th for staff inservice.

Reminder of OGT Testing for Sophomores

The MS/HS will be operating on a 2 hour delay schedule for week of March 16-20. Only students who are taking the Ohio Graduation Test need to report at regular time, 7:45 am. Busing will operate on normal time schedule. All students who are not riding a bus and reporting to school before 9:45 am will report to cafeteria.

Junior Class Fundraiser

The Junior Class is raising funds for their prom by selling shirts and sweatshirts. Please send questions and the completed order forms to Dawn Toombs.Thank you for considering helping the Junior Class. 

Updates to MS/HS Testing Schedule

Please visit out Testing Website to download an updated copy of our testing schedule, that reflects the rescheduled testing days that resulted from snow days and 2 hour delays. - Updated 2/23

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.

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.
Girls Basketball Game Postponed

Tonight's Girls Basketball game against Cardington has been postponed. Make up date to be announced.

Fredericktown FFA participates in Chapter Public Speaking

Fredericktown FFA participates in Chapter Public Speaking

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA participated in the Chapter Public Speaking contest. This CDE is designed to develop leadership and the ability to appear before a group of judges by freshman students, as they become members of the FFA by reciting the FFA Creed from memory and answering questions from the judges.  Members who participated include: (LtoR):  Kellan Swihart, Cierrah Calbert, AJ Clevenger, Jess Small, Ally Helmick, Susan Hoeflick, Billy Coss, Lindsay Marohl, Jenny Cummings, and Joe Grogg. 

Cierrah Calbert took 3rd place.  Jenny Cummings took 2nd place and will be the alternate for the county competition. Jess Small took 1st place overall and will be advancing to the next competition along with AJ Clevenger who will be representing the chapter in the Advanced Creed Contest as well. Congratulations and good luck to all the participating members!

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Meeting

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Meeting (now called College Credit Plus) will be held on Wednesday, February  18th, 6:00 pm, in the Fredericktown High School Library. Parents and students who may be interested in attending college classes next year should be at this meeting to understand the pros and cons of doing so.  Colleges will be present to explain and discuss issues with parents.  The high school must be notified by March 30, if your son or daughter plans to seek post-secondary enrollment options.

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!  

Girls Basketball Announcement

Tonight's JV Girls Basketball game against East Knox has been cancelled.  Tonight's Varsity Girls Basketball game will begin at 6pm.

Junior High Games Postponed

Saturday's JH Boys and Girls Basketball Games vs Danville have been postponed.  Make Up Dates TBD.

Fredericktown FFA takes fourth at District 7 Parliamentary Procedure Contest

Fredericktown FFA takes fourth at District 7 Parliamentary Procedure Contest Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the district seven parliamentary procedure competition. They properly run a meeting as they earn points on discussions and how to use certain abilities. They must also memorize and recite both Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the secretary must also take neat and accurate minutes of the meeting.  The team also has to complete a test over their general knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure and the variety of abilities.  Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden. 

The team took fourth place and received a silver rating. Team members include (L to R):  Holly McClay, Demi Rizor, Abby Pozderac, Kara Dilts, Milan Pozderac, Ryan Matthews, Jacob Lotz, and Justin Goeppinger. 

Fredericktown Novice Parli Pro Team earns gold rating

Fredericktown Novice Parli Pro Team earns gold rating Recently, the Fredericktown FFA Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team competed in the Knox County Parliamentary Procedure Competition. Parlimentary procedure is a competition designed to teach students how to properly run a meeting as they earn points on discussions and how to use certain abilities. They must also memorize and recite both Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the secretary must also take neat and accurate minutes of the meeting.  The team also has to complete a test over their general knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure and the variety of abilities. The team placed fourth and earned a gold rating! The team members were (L to R): Susan Hoeflick, Jessica Small, Cierrah Calbert, Billy Coss, Kellan Swihart, Ally Helmick, Lindsay Marohl, Jenny Cummings, and alternates, Joe Grogg and AJ Clevenger (not pictured). Congratulations to the junior team!

Fredericktown Junior Parli Pro Team takes 1st in County Contest

Fredericktown Junior Parli Pro Team takes 1st in  County Contest Recently, the Fredericktown FFA Junior B team competed in the Knox County Parliamentary Procedure competition. The team took 1st and received a gold rating.Parliamentary procedure is a competition designed to teach students how to properly run a meeting as they earn points on discussions and how to use certain abilities. They must also memorize and recite both Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the secretary must also take neat and accurate minutes of the meeting.  The team also has to complete a test over their general knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure and the variety of abilities.  Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden.

Team members include (L to R): Caity Gaddis, Kendra Denton, Max Frazier, Courtney Ballinger, Dalton Canter, Olivia Bates, Sandra Spearman, Whittney Barnes, and Riley Dallman-alternate. 

Fredericktown FFA Senior Parli Pro Team qualifies for District Competition

Fredericktown FFA Senior Parli Pro Team qualifies for District Competition Recently, the Fredericktown FFA senior team competed in the county parliamentary procedure competition. They properly run a meeting as they earn points on discussions and how to use certain abilities. They must also memorize and recite both Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the secretary must also take neat and accurate minutes of the meeting.  The team also has to complete a test over their general knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure and the variety of abilities.  The team took home second place with a gold rating and qualified for the district seven competition. Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden. Team members include (L to R):  Jacob Lotz, Demi Rizor, Milan Pozderac, Kara Dilts, Abby Pozderac, Ryan Matthews, Justin Goeppinger, and Holly McClay.

4th Place in District 7 Food Science Contest

Fredericktown FFA takes 4th in District 7 Food Science Competition Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the District 7 Food Science Competition. This competition involves responding to a customer complaint letter, taste testing to determine the ingredients in the food sampled, identifying aromas, identification of food safety and good management practices, and flavor identification. The team took fourth out of twenty two schools in the district.Those members included (LtoR):Front Row:  Billy Coss, Jenny Cummings, Whittney Barnes, Ally Helmick, Courtney Ballinger, and Samantha Sansom. Back Rows:  Kendra Denton, Caity Gaddis, Kellan Swihart, Lexis Carder, Max Frazier, AJ Clevenger, Lindsey Marohl, Justin Goeppinger, Cierrah Calbert, and Susan Hoeflick.    Individually Kendra Denton took 6th place and Caity Gaddis took 13th out of 123 individuals.  The team took 4th place overall.  Congratulations to the food science team!  Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden.  

FT Precision donates to Special Education Department


Jennifer Kline, Fredericktown Local Schools Special Education Coordinator, accepts donation presented by Megumi Sasaki, Assistant Manager Corporate Support FT Precision Inc. Fredericktown Local Schools Special Education Department would like to thank Toshiyuki Kanamori, President of FT Precision Inc., and Japanese volunteer golfers of FT Precision and its suppliers for their generous monetary donation and continued support of students' developing educational needs.   
 

Fredericktown High School Marching Band Varsity Show

Come and enjoy the Varsity Show of our Fredericktown High School Marching Band! Tickets are on sale now for $5 each. The Varsity Show will be at the Fredericktown Elementary Commons and the dates are Friday, Nov. 21 - Saturday, Nov. 22 - Sunday, Nov. 23. For each night, the doors open at 6:30pm, with the show beginning at 7:00pm. For more information, please contact FHSVarsityShow@gmail.com

The 2014 Fredericktown High School Drama Club produces "Gone With the Breeze"

Newly Revised Show Times: The 2014 Fredericktown High School Drama Club produces the long-awaited sequel to Gone With the Wind.  Yes, Gone With the Breeze, a singing, dancing musical comedy of epic proportion is coming soon to the Main Stage (Fredericktown Elementary Commons).  

The Hollywood studio of Lone Pine Films has had enough of former star Peggy Tempest's temper tantrums.  So the studio is searching for a fresh, new face to star as leading lady Jezebel O'Toole.  On the other hand, Peggy is a box office guarantee and she would eat a bowl of fried magnolias to get the part.  The local Hollywood gossip columnist predicts sparks will fly.  Add in a hilarious collection of wanna-be's and string of mix-ups and the producers find themselves knee deep in soggy grits.      

Tickets go on sale Nov. 10- 13 from 3 - 6 p.m. in the Elementary Commons or one hour before each performance.  The show opens Nov. 13th.

Now that our the FHS football team has advanced in the play-offs on Nov. 14th, the Drama Club show will run Thursday, Nov. 13th and Saturday Nov. 15th. 

 

Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country Team!

Last Saturday, the Fredericktown harriers endured high winds and bitter cold at National Trail Speedway course to place 9th in the OHSAA State Cross Country Championships.  FHS Junior Bailey Gannon led the team by placing 22nd in the field of 148 runners.

10-0 Freddies advance to Playoffs

4th Annual Fredericktown Holiday Bazaar

The 4th Annual Fredericktown Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9a-3p on Saturday November 15th at the former Fredericktown High School 117 Columbus Road. This event is a fundraiser for the Middle School PTO. There will be over 85 vendors, full concessions, music, and raffles. Admission is FREE! You can visit Fredericktown Holiday Bazaar on Facebook for more details about our vendors and what crafts they will have available at the bazaar.

FHS Band on 10TV!

Fredericktown awarded NBC4 Tailgate Bash

Parent Communication Survey

Communicating with parents, students, and community members is important to us at Fredericktown Local Schools. With so many avenues available to us, we want to make sure we communicate effectively and efficiently. Please take a few moments to complete this short survey to help us improve our connection with you.  To begin the survey, please click here.  Your feedback is important!
Thank you for participating in our survey.

Matthew W. Chrispin
Superintendent

 

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!

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

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.

Information Meeting for Mentorship for Leadership Program

What: Independent Program for students to mentor a professional or craftsmen in our area.

Who: Students in grades 11 and 12 with a 3.0 GPA or above

Why: Help in determining a college major and/or career.

RequirementsStudents receive ¼ credit from their high school for completing the course Students schedule 18 hours of contact time and 2 related shadowing experiences in the careers of their choice. Four seminars to explore careers and universities as a group. A culminating project and dinner to share student findings.

When: Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm

Where: Knox County Educational Service Center (Building behind the Career Center) - 308 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Contact: Don Garvic, Gifted and Enrichment Coordinator

Knox County ESC (740-393-6767)

 

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.

FFA Food Drive

Next Friday, October 3 the Fredericktown FFA is holding a Canned Food Drive. They will be collecting the cans upon entrance at the Fredericktown Varsity Football game. There will be a truck for the cans to go in at the game. We are competing in this food drive with other participating FFA chapters in the MOAC Conference, so be sure to bring your canned goods.  All food will go to support our local food pantry. 

Volley for the Cure

The volleyball team will be hosting Northmor on October 7th.  This game has been designated as our Volley for the Cure game.  The volleyball team and coaches are selling Volley for the Cure shirts.  The cost is $10, payment is due when you order.  Checks can be made out to Fredericktown Schools.  If you would like a shirt come and see Coach Beheler or Coach Toombs, or a volleyball player.

Please come out and support the team.  It is for a great cause.

Spirit Week and Pep Rally

Our spirit week activities are below. Show you Freddie-Bird spirit and help the senior class rally...

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Back In Time

Wednesday: Superhero

Thursday: Royalty

Friday: Spirit Day

And...on Friday during our 8th period there will be a peprally in the gym! 

GO FREDDIES!

Band Excellence

The marching band had an excellent performance at the 43rd annual Dover Preview of Bands. This Friday we will be performing a new show featuring classic rock songs Enter Sandman, Smells Like Teen Spirit, and Black Dog.

Band News

We will be having our 5th grade band parent meeting on Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm in the HS/MS Commons. We will answer questions about instrument rental, fittings, and anything else pertaining to the band program. If a 5th grade student is interested in band, parents are highly encouraged to attend. See Mr. Reeves for details

Picture Retakes

The Middle School and High School picture retakes will be on October 1st. 

Pulled Pork this Friday!

At this Friday's football game, our wrestling team will be selling pulled pork sandwiches and a bag of chips for $5 a plate. We will be selling them starting at 6pm up until kickoff. 

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

ACT Registration

The registration deadline for the October 25th ACT is September 19th. Students wishing to take the ACT can register at www.actstudent.org/start. When registering for the ACT, students will be required to upload a photo I.D. The fee to take the ACT with No Writing is $38.00 and $54.50 for the ACT Plus Writing. The fee is paid when registering on the ACT website. Fee Waivers are available to eligible students. See Mr. Rickly for details. 

College Night at Kenyon College

College Night is September 22, from 7 to 8:30pm, at the Kenyon College Athletic Center. We look forward to seeing everyone there! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Rickly.  

The following colleges will be in attendance...

PSAT will be administered at FHS

The PSAT will be administered at FHS on Wednesday, October 15th, to any sophomores and juniors who are interested. Testing will start at the beginning of 1st period. The testing time is 2 hours and 10 minutes (plus approximately 45-50 minutes for administrative activities). The test fee is $14 and should be paid in the guidance office. Checks can be made out to Fredericktown Local Schools. Fee waivers are available for eligible 11th graders. The deadline to pay the exam fee is Sept. 25th. Students who do not pay the fee by the deadline will not be permitted to take the test.

Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found at...

Online learning

On line learning
http://www.brainpop.com/
http://www.edutyping.com/
http://www.treca.org/
https://www.khanacademy.org/
http://www.skillshare.com/
https://www.coursera.org/
 
ICourse Service - Treca
-Credit Recovery
-Credit Flex

 

 

21st Century After School Program

Our 21st Century After-School Program (HS/MS) is about to start up again and you should sign up you child! 

Completely funded by a grant from ODE, we have the following goals.

  1. To increase academic achievement
  2. To enhance personal character
  3. To increase access of behavioral health services
  4. To enrich the family environment
  5. To provide fun activities for students

We have a lot of exciting options this year and we look forward to seeing you. Click here to download our 2014 Handbook and Enrollment Packet

Band News

6th Grade Band

We'll be reviewing our beginning exercises from last year, then we'll be progressing through our Standards of Excellence book.

7th & 8th Grade Bands:

We'll be preparing for the Middle School Band Night (Fri. Oct. 17). This includes learning the Fight Song and Shout It Out.

HS Band:

We'll be reviewing our 1st halftime show, pre-game, and our stand tunes. Next up is learning our 2nd halftime show music and drill. 

Fredericktown Schools Library Blog

Check out our new virtual library and blog!!! 

http://myflslibraryblog.edublogs.org/

Guidance Department News

Guidance

Within the next two weeks a short survey will be given to all 9 - 11 graders that will help in the post-secondary planning process. 

Testing changes in the law via House Bill 487

Which Grades and subjects?

Grade 3           Reading – Ohio Achievement Assessment

Grades 3-8      English language arts, mathematics, social studies, (grades 4 and 6) and science (grades 5-8) 

High School     Class of 2015, 2016, 2017 – Oho Graduation Tests in paper format.

Class of 2018 – new state tests in computer and paper formats in English, language arts I and II, algebra 1, geometry, (or integrated mathematics I and II), physical science, American history, American government

Ohio House Bill 487 recently established new requirements for earning a high school diploma in Ohio. Thank you for your patience as we waited for the new graduation law to come out of the Ohio General Assembly. Here is a summary:

The new graduation requirements take effect with the class of 2018—students who are entering ninth grade for the first time in the 2014-2015 school year.

College Fair for students with Learning Disabilities

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

6:30pm-8:00pm

Sponsored by: Gahanna Lincoln High School, Central Ohio Technical College, The Ohio State University at Newark and Muskingum University

 

 

Reminder: New school hours

Parents and students:
The following is a reminder of our updated school hours for the 2014-15 School Year.

MS/HS: 7:45 AM-2:45 PM (Warning Bell 7:40 AM)

Elementary: 8:45 AM-3:45 PM (Warning Bell 8:40 AM)

   AM Kindergarten: 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM
   PM Kindergarten1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Fredericktown Schools Open House

Fredericktown will be having our yearly open house for parents and students on Monday, August 18th from 5:30-7:00 PM.

SPORTS PHYSICALS OFFERED

Sports physicals will be on July 31, 2014 at Dr. Elder's office, 122 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio.  Times are as follows:

        Middle School          1:00 - 2:30 PM

        High School             2:30 - 4:30 PM

You may pick up physical forms at the Administration Office, 117 Columbus Road, weekdays 8 - 4 PM.

 

 

Notice about Title funds and parent involvement

A notice about the district use of title funds and parent involvement is now available.
Click here to download

Phone System Down

Fredericktown Schools is currently experiencing an outage of our phone system. The problem is currently being troubleshooted by the phone company, and we hope to have service restored shortly.  We apologize for any inconvinence.

Grade Card Pickup

Report cards can be picked up  now be picked up in the Elementary and MS/HS offices until June 20 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  


 

School Supply List

The school supply list for the 2014-2015 school year is now available. Click here to download.

 
District Final Baseball Game Moved to Friday, May 23

Due to inclement weather, the Fredericktown Baseball game has been postponed until Friday, May 23, 2014.  Freddies will be playing Columbus Academy in the district final at Beaver Field in Lancaster at 7:00 P.M.

Fredericktown FFA member elected as a State FFA Officer

Recently at the State FFA Convention, Fredericktown FFA member, Abby Pozderac, was slated to run as a State FFA Officer on both the District 7 President ballot and the State FFA Reporter ballot.  After another round of intense interviews in front of the State’s voting delegates Abby was elected as the 2014-15 State FFA District 7 FFA President.....

District Fine Arts Exhibition

Wednesday, April 23

4:30-7:30 PM in the Primary Commons

Featuring 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

Stadium Preview Night (Old High School Gym)

The Fredericktown Athletic Boosters Club is hosting a “Stadium Preview Night” on April 26th as a fundraiser for the Stadium Rehabilitation Project. Concessions as well as a hog roast will be available for purchase throughout the evening.  This is a Family Friendly evening  and there will be music for all ages to enjoy!!!

There will be raffles, membership tables setup, and great entertainment throughout the evening.  The event will be held in the Old Fredericktown High School gymnasium.

Proceeds from the event will go to help meet the goal of making the stadium seating safe once again! 

Download Flyer

Schools Returns to Normal Operating Hours

Just a reminder to parents and students that Thursday, April 17th, is our final extended school day to make up for calamity days.  Schools will not be in session on Friday, April 18th.

Beginning Monday, April 21st, schools will be on their normal operating hours:

MS/HS: 7:50AM - 2:25PM

Elementary: 8:50AM - 3:25PM

 

2014-2015 District Calendar

Fredericktown's District Calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is now available.  Click here to download.

Junior/Senior Prom

This year, prom will be held on May 10th, 2014 at the Gallagher Center (Eastern Star Home), 1451 Gambier Road, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050 from 8:00-11:00PM.

Fredericktown's 2014 OAA and OGT Testing Dates

3rd Grade

Reading- May 8th

Math- May 13th

4th Grade

Reading- April 30th

Math- May 7th

5th Grade

Reading- April 29th

Math- May 1st

Science- May 6th

6th Grade

Reading- May 8th

Math- May 13th

7th Grade

Reading- April 30th

Math- May 7th

8th Grade

Reading- April 29th

Math- May 1st

Science- May 6th

 

OGT Testing Schedule

March 10- Reading

March 11- Math

March 12- Writing

March 13- Science

March 14- Social Studies

 

Please feel free to call the school with any questions

BOY'S BASKETBALL GAME vs. HIGHLAND

JV game will start at 5:00pm and Varsity will begin about 6:30pm

Varsity and JV Girl's Basketball Game Postponed

Varsity and JV girl's basketball game vs. Centerburg has been postponed.  no make-up date has been scheduled yet.

Boy's Wrestling Tournament @ Pleasant High School Cancelled

The boys wrestling tournament trip scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a level 2 snow alert in Knox County.

Marching Band Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Canceled

Tonights varsity and jv basketball games at Northmor have been rescheduled for Saturday, February 8.  If you have any questions contact the athletic office.

*Attention*

 

Boy's Basketball on 12/7/2013

The JV game vs. Cardington will start at 1:00pm with Varsity game to immediately follow.  The game is still being played at Fredericktown High School Gymnasium.

MS/HS Exam Schedule for 2nd Nine Weeks

January 9: Exams for periods 1-4

January 10: Exams for periods 5-8

*Our regular bell schedule will be followed on both days, we will not have an open campus

Marching Band Varsity Show 2013


 

Fredericktown meets school board candidates
Meet the Candidate Night
On Wednesday, October 30 from 6:30 - 8:00 the Fredericktown Education Association will be hosting a Meet the Candidate Night in the board meeting room located in the administration building.  The purpose of this event is to give our community the opportunity to meet the candidates running for school board.  Candidates will be asked questions by a moderator.  If you would like to submit a question for consideration please email your question to Teresa at  tsnyder@fredschools.com.  We hope you will join us.
Participation Fees Changed
New Freddiescope Available
Announcement: Power Outage

Thanks to a quick response by AEP, power to the K-12 building has been restored.  Our phones are now back up and operational also.  We are sorry for any inconvinence that this outage has caused anyone.

New Superintendent Message Available
Due to inclement weather, Fredericktown Schools is CLOSED

Due to inclement weather, Fredericktown Schools is CLOSED

Post Secondary Meeting Cancelled

 

The Post Secondary meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, Feb. 4, has been cancelled due to the weather, and will be rescheduled at a later date.

FFA Boosters Meeting
PTO Christmas Craft Fair
 
Welcome back to school
 Welcome back!!

Reminder

Just a reminder that Fredericktown Elementary students do not have classes on Thursday, March 24th for Parent/Teacher Conferences. The Middle School and the High School will both be operating under normal hours.

School Safety Update
 Message from the Superintendent
Update on Messaging System - 3/1/13

Parents:

Due to the amount of alert messages we have sent out in the past month, our alert system is being blocked by many email and phone providers as spam.  Therefore, Fredericktown Schools will no longer be sending out our alert text message for school closings and delays.  If you would still wish to receive a message, here are some free alternatives:

NBC4 Columbus:

     http://www2.nbc4i.com/mobile/text_alerts/

WBNS Channel 10 also has some alerts (be sure you do School Closing Alerts and not HS Football Alerts):

     http://cf.localwireless.com/wireless/signup.cfm?sid=40&pageid=textalert1_main

Also we would like to remind you that school closings are listed on our website at www.fredericktownschools.com, as well as on the following stations:

      TV: WCMH4 Columbus, WSYX6 Columbus, WBNS10 Columbus

      Radio: WNZR 90.9FM, EAGLE 93.7FM, KISS 98.3 FM, WTVN 610AM  

FHS Students’ Success at District Science Fairs

The North Central District Science Day and the Marion Area Science and Engineering Fair took place on Saturday, March 19th at the Ohio State University Marion Campus. FHS fared well, as three of Dr. Carmen Dixon’s students competed and were judged a minimum of four different times. Kendra Denton received a “Superior” rating on her project entitled “Vim and Vinegar,” Lauren Partington received a “Superior” rating on her project “Prosthetic Hand” along with the Yale University Science and Engineering Award. Ryan Matthews also received a “Superior” rating for his project entitled “Agricultural Robotics: Farming’s Future.” In addition, Ryan received four special awards. He won top engineering project, top 11th grade project including a scholarship of $1500.00 to OSU Marion, and an award from the Ohio Soybean Council that included $100.00, and a Governor’s Award from the State of Ohio. Also, Ryan’s project was rated 6th overall top project out of 102 projects judged that day. All students are invited to compete in the Ohio State Science Day, taking place at OSU Columbus on May 14th. In addition to ratings, multiple special awards will be offered as well as numerous college scholarships.

Results from 2012 Senior Survey
CCP Classes at FHS! Intent Forms Due April 1st

Any student interested in taking College Credit Plus (CCP) classes at FHS in Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Human Biology, please make sure your intent form and schedule change form are turned into the guidance office by April 1. This is an exciting opportunity for our students to earn dual credit during the school day! This intent form due date also applies to students taking CCP classes off school grounds. This date is over spring break and is state set, so get your forms in now to be sure you meet the deadline. If you have questions or need paperwork, please stop by the guidance office. Click here for more information on CCP.

Recent FFA Updates
Gantz recognized as student of the month

Fredericktown High School senior Julie Gantz was recognized as the student of the month by the Kiwanis of Mount Vernon during a weekly luncheon on February 8. Julie has outstanding academic achievement and is involved in a number of activities. Julie plans to attend Ohio University in the fall and major in nursing. Pictured from left to right: LeeAnne Jurkowitz, school counselor; Georgene Ogle, grandmother; Julie Gantz; and Kathy Gantz, mother. Congratulations, Julie!

Marching Band Liberty Bowl Awards
Congratulations to the Fredericktown High School Marching Band who were originally awarded many awards at the 2016 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN. The band's awards included:

Class AA 3rd Place: Parade

Class AA 2nd Place: Field Show

Class AA Best Music: Field Show

Recent FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA takes 2nd at District 7 Parliamentary Procedure Contest Fredericktown FFA Excels at District 7 Job Interview Competition!
Fredericktown FFA takes 5th in Food Science Competition!
Fredericktown FFA takes 11th in the State Parliamentary Procedure Contest
Fredericktown FFA takes 11th in the State Parliamentary Procedure Contest
Fredericktown FFA attends National FFA Convention
Fredericktown FFA takes 8th in Ohio Rural Soils Contest
Fredericktown FFA takes 6th place in the State Urban Soils Contest