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Education in Action awards recipients

Congratulations to 2018 Education in Action awards recipients!

“Distinguished Service” award is given out each year to honor a professional who always goes above and beyond expectations. This year’s award winner was Sarah Craft, a special education teacher from Fredericktown Local School District. She is an exemplary educator and she continually focuses on developing independent living skills for every student she works with.

Mrs. Sarah Craft was the recipient of the “Distinguished Service” award for exemplar efforts as an educator in serving students.

Fredericktown students that received awards were Mikail Diagne, Tripp Gray, Carter Hempfield, Hadlee Miller, Dakota Welch, and Katie Sharp. Congratulations to all!

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Award Winners

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.

Fredericktown Schools is operating on a 2 HOUR DELAY

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.

Fredericktown Schools is operating on a 2 Hour Delay

Kindergarten Registration

Fredericktown Local Schools is accepting names of students that will be attending Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.   Please call the Elementary School at 740-694-2781 to pre-register.

For more information, click here.

Kindergarten Olympics

Last week Kindergarten participated in the Kindergarten Olympics, inspired by this years Winter Olympics. To start off the week each class created a class flag using symbols that represented their classroom. Then everyday for the rest of the week the Kindergarten classes participated in different activities including an opening ceremony, different athletic events, and a closing ceremony. During the closing ceremony each of the event winners and classes were presented with their medals.

Moore's Class

2018 Spring Book Fair and Family Night

PAWS for BOOKS - February 15, 2018

Admission is free. We will be accepting donations of dog and cat food, treats, toys, and spare change for the local shelters.

Join us for an absolutely "PAW-SOME" evening filled with fun.

5:00-5:30 pm- We will have a full concession stand featuring a loaded chili dog meal. The kids will enjoy meeting a few special service dogs, shopping at the book fair, face painting, and taking selfies at our dog and cat photo booth.

5:00-5:30 pm- Carol Edwards, parent mentor, will be here to give grandparents information on grandparents rights if they are playing an active role in raising a grandchild.

At 5:30pm, the fun begins!

The Danville Police Department will bring a K9 dog to demonstrate her special abilities. She will demonstrate her basic obedience skills and drug searching techniques. After that, get ready for a truly unforgettable show! Team Zoom Canine Entertainment will perform incredible dog frisbee, agility, and pet tricks. The rescue dog show will delight and entertain you. They are extreme stunt dogs that will be glad to meet you after the show.

6:30-7:15 pm- The book fair and concession stand will be open. You will be able to purchase a personalized item such as a collar or shirt for your pet at our Freddie Gear stand. We will also have balloon animals and crafts for the kids.

Crunch Out Obesity

Fredericktown 4th grade students participated in a physical activity and nutrition program (Sponsored by United Way, Knox County Health Dept. and the YMCA) during the months of October and November. All students received a free exercise ball and learned great tips about how to get fit and eat the correct portion size of the right foods. The program culminated with an essay contest.

Crunch Out Obesity was created to help kids and families realize the importance of getting fit and eating the rights foods with the correct portion.  

  • 33% of Knox County 3rd graders were considered overweight or obese in 2010.
  • More than 1 in 3 children (ages 10-17) in Ohio are overweight due to lack of exercise and the intake of unhealthy foods.
  • By 2018 obesity rates in Ohio will surpass 50% of the population.
  • This is the first generation that may not outlive their parents.

Congratulations to Micah Phillips, Caitlin Roddy, Kit Bellman and Ella Bouton as this year’s Crunch Out Obesity essay contest winners! The students were to explain how the Crunch Out Obesity program has improved their health through physical activity and better nutritional habits. This year’s Fredericktown overall winner was Micah Phillips!

The Awards Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 20 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Ohio Eastern Star – Gallagher Centre, 1451 Gambier Road in Mount Vernon. 

President's Day - February 19, 2018

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

Knox County Elementary Students Learning Values of Exercise and Nutrition

Click here for a recent article by Cheryl Splain from Knox Pages

Spelling Bee

Students in grades 5-8 competed in our school spelling bees this month.  Each participant did a wonderful job.  Congratulations to our winners and runner-ups in each grade!  The champion from each grade will go on to compete in the 58th Annual Knox County Spelling Bee on  January 11, 2018. The champions are also hoping to qualify for the Regional Spelling Bee which will take place at Ohio University in March.

Spelling Bee

 

Pictured:
Front Row Champions (L to R): Kristen Cobb (5th grade), Brandon Cobb (6th grade), Megan Roubinek (7th grade), & Emily Rook (8th grade).

Back Row Runner-Ups(L to R): Eliana Kershner (5th grade), Maya Van Houten (6th grade), Jacklynn Bolton (7th grade), & Riley Woodell (8th grade).

 

Parent Lockdown Information

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

Fredericktown Elementary Donates to Hurricane Victims

Fredericktown Elementary students held a penny parade to support the victims of the Hurricanes in Florida and Texas.  The students donated $1,039.92 to the Houston Food Bank and Feeding Florida.  The grade level that donated the most received five extra Freddie Wing pulls for prizes, which was Kindergarten that donated $299.29.  Thank you for sending in spare change to help out those in need!

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.

Picture Day

Elementary Picture Day is Wednesday, August 30th!  Picture order forms have been sent home in Freddie Folders.  

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

2017-18 School Supply List

Click here to download the School Supply list for this fall