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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

Fredericktown Schools are CLOSED – 2/1/19

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

Health and Special Needs Services

At Family Reading Night from 6pm-7pm on October 2nd in the Elementary Commons there will be representatives that can provide parents with information about Health and Special Needs Services offered in Knox County.  Feel free to stop in and see one of the representatives even if you can't come to all of Family Reading Night.  

The Knox Community Health Center is a One-Stop Shop for all of your health care needs. They provide services to anyone with or without insurance. The representative can even set up an appointment for you or your child on the spot that evening.

The Knox County Board of DD provides services to families with students with special needs.

The Children with Medical Needs representative can share resources to help your child with medical needs including specialized referrals.

The Knox County Parent Mentor can help you by being a liaison between the school and the family.

District Report Card

Grandparents' Day

Grandparents' Day
Tuesday, October 2
9:00 - 4th Grade
10:30 - 3rd Grade

Wednesday, October 3
9:00 - 1st Grade
10:30 - Kindergarten

Thursday, October 4
9:00 - 2nd Grade
10:30 - 5th Grade

Grandparents will come into the Commons to listen to a few songs then will be directed to go around stations. We will have the Scholastic Book Fair, pictures, classroom visit, read a story, and have coffee and juice as our stations.

School Supply List

Click Here to download the 2018-19 School Supply list

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!

Award Winners2

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.

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.

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

Immunization Requirements for 2017-18 School Year

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

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

FES was well represented by a great bunch of the fifth graders in the recent Knox County Battle of the Books. The team has been working for months to master 88 books for the competition! They put in a lot of hard work and extra time to be a part of this team! We are proud of their effort!

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

 

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

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

Kindergarten Registration

Fredericktown Elementary will continue to offer all day, every day Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Will your child be 5 by August 1, 2017?

If so, please call 740-694-2781 to pre-register.

Kindergarten registration will be held on Friday, April 21st.  

You must have an appointment and your Kindergarten registration packet to participate on registration day.

Yearbooks for sale Now!

The Fredericktown Elementary Yearbook is for sale now until February 3rd!  Help your child remember their childhood memories of school by purchasing the 2016 - 2017 yearbook now.  A portion of the yearbook cost goes back to the school!  Yearbooks are $15 each and can be purchased online at book.hrimaging.com or by completing the form sent home in Freddie Folders and returning with cash or check.  

Knox County Spelling Bee Competition

Students in grades 5-8 competed in our school spelling bees in this winter.  Each participant did a wonderful job.  Congratulations to our winners and runner-ups in each grade!  Our fifth grade champion, Brandon Cobb, went on to win the 57th Annual Knox County Spelling Bee in round 16 by correctly spelling “malacca.”  Brandon is also hoping to qualify for the Regional Spelling Bee which will take place at Ohio University in March.  

Spelling Bee Winners

Pictured:

Front Row (L to R): Isis Chaffee 6th grade runner-up, Haylee Cunningham, 5th grade runner-up, Brandon Cobb, 5th grade champion, Cameron McVay 6th grade champion, Brady Van Houten 7th grade champion


Back Row (L to R):  Makayla Scott 7th grade runner-up, Gwen Sparks 8th grade runner-up, Andrea Jacques 8th grade champion

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.

Congratulations to Taylor Thorne, Callie Carpenter, Luke Overholt and Carter Mull 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 Carter Mull!

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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.”

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!

PTO Art Fundraiser

Our school has teamed up with the Original Works to offer a very special fundraising program.  In the next few weeks, your child will be creating their own special artwork for this project.  Then you will have the opportunity to order a variety of useful items, all professionally made and featuring your child's very own artwork!

Why Join in the Fun?

  • Purchase personal gifts & keepsakes
  • Celebrate your child's creativity
  • Fun products under $10
  • Support our school

Check your child's Freddie Folder for the catalog to order!   Visit www.originalworks.com for additional program and product information.  

Fredericktown Elementary donates to Louisiana School affected by Flooding

The FES Benevolence Committee organized a Penny Parade last month to help out schools in Louisiana that were affected by flooding.  Attached is a very heartfelt thank you from the superintendent of the Livingston Parish School District in Louisiana where the Benevolence Committee sent our students' Penny Parade collections to two of their elementary schools that experienced devastating flood damage.  Although our contribution may seem like a drop in their bucket, it was the thought behind our students' deed that meant the most to them.

Open Letter

 

 

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.

Elementary Student Council

Congratulations to the newly chosen members of the Fredericktown Elementary Student Council.  The Student Council works with the guidance of their advisors to plan fun events for the Elementary.  

Back row: Carter Mull, Brandon Cobb, Kristen Cobb, Nevaeh Ward, Brandon Hogg, Hunter Tone
Front row: Cooper Lowe, Ezekiel Legros, Abby Krabill, Kit Bellman, Aryana Carpenter
Not pictured- Maya Vanhouten

Save The Date: Family Adventure Night K-5

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

Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon!

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

Grandparents' Day

Grandparents’ Day

beginning in Fredericktown Elementary School Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PowerSchool URL Update

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

PTO Fundraiser

Welcome Back Cookout

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

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.

 

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.

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

Kindergarten Registration

Fredericktown Elementary will continue offering full day, every day Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Will your child be 5 by August 1, 2017? 

If so, please call the office at 740-694-2781 by April 7th to pre-register.

Kindergarten Registration is April 21st.

A registration packet and appointment time is required to attend registration day. 

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.

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.

Second Grade Winter Music Program

The Second Graders will be performing "Circus Circus" on

Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm!

Bad weather date is Thursday, February 11th at 7pm.

Student Council Family Fun Night

Come to the Hoedown for grades K-5!  Elementary Student Coucil with the help of PTO, FFA, Leo Club, and NHS students are putting on a night of Dancing, Games, and Family Fun.  

When?  Friday, February 5th from 6:30 - 8:30pm

Where?  Elementary Commons

Cost?  $1 admission per person

Wear your boots, hats, and jeans!!!  Bring your family - (Parents Required)

Snacks will also be available for purchase.  

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be open Tuesday, Febrary 2nd during Family Reading Night (5:30 - 7:30) until Friday, Febrary 5th during the Student Council Sponsored Hoedown (6:30 - 8:30).

The Book Fair will be open during school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am until 3pm.  We are still seeking parent volunteers to help with the Book Fair during the day.  If you are available to help Monday through Friday please contact Kristine Lindeman (PTO President), Mrs. Snyder, or Mr. Thompson.

All proceeds for the Book Fair go to purchasing books for students during Read Across America week, and for classroom and library books!

Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night

When?  Tuesday, February 2, 2016  6:00 - 7:30 pm

(Registration, Popcorn, Door Prize Entry, and Book Fair Shop will open at 5:30.)

Where? Elementary Commons
 

We would like to invite you to join us for Family Reading Night. Please complete the registration form sent home in your child's Freddie Folder if you would like to attend. Return your completed form to your child’s teacher by Monday, February 1, 2016.

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...
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.

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.

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. 
Testing Update Available

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

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

Cleveland Playhouse Performance

Come for a night of FREE theater!  

The Elementary Federal Guidance Grant has sponsored The Cleveland Playhouse to come to the stage of Fredericktown Elementary to perfrom "No Silly Season".  

The performance will begin at 6pm on Thursday, September 24th. The show will last about one hour.  

The Fredericktown Elementary Student Council will be selling popcorn as a fundraiser for the performance.  

 

Magazine Fundraiser

This year the Magazine Fundraiser will be online only!  Our school will earn 40% of every dollar sold.  Your child can also earn College Tuition Credit.  See the attached flyer for more information.  Hurry, the fundraiser will only be until September 16th!

Visit:  www.gaschoolstore.com to order online.

Enter School ID:  2604080

Download flyer here

Welcome Back to School Cookout

Welcome Back to School Cookout for Students and Staff on Thursday, August 27th.  The Cookout will feature Locally Grown Meat and Produce.  

Menu:
Hamburgers from Dee Jays Custom Butchering
Sweet Corn from  Dumbaugh's Sweetcorn
Tomatoes from The Farm on Kenyon Road
Apples from Apple Hill Orchard

The cookout is sponsored by donations from local producers and support from Knox Co. Farm Bureau to keep the cost of lunch the normal price of $2.35, $.40 for Reduced, and Free for Free Lunch.  

Special guest chefs:  Mr. Chrispin (Superintendent) and Mr. Thompson (Elmentary Principal)

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

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

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.

Summer School

Summer School is open for all students in grades K-4 in the district.  If you are interested in sending your child please contact the Elementary Office for an application.  

The cost is $25 for supplies and snacks.  

The dates are June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and August 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, and 11.  Summer School is from 9am until noon each day.  

Nickels for Nepal

The Elementary Student Council decided to raise funds for the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal.  They sponsored a change drive for grades K-2 vs. 3-5.  The K-2 hallway won the challenge by donating the most money.  In all Fredericktown Elementary School students donated $478.97 to the victims of Nepal through the American Red Cross.  

CARE Award Recipients

The CARE Award is based on our school wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support framework to encourage positive behaviors in our school.  Our general expectations of our students are:

Citizenship

Accountability

Respect

Empathy

The following students were chosen by a staff member because they show great citizenship, accountability, respect, and empathy:

Shelbi Brown, Clinton Parker, Sydney Wilson, Kaleb Randall, Nick McFerren, Rachel Patterson, Taylor Brown, Olivia Harris, Konner Manley, Truman Chester, Luke Overholt, Ana Kraus, Justice Mitchell, Anson Wenger, Chase Bagwell, Oliver Childers, Korbin Rogers, Destinee Dickerson, Annie Craft, Natasha Tucker, Bella Mullins, Emily Rook, Jayson Herbst, Christopher Cline, Isaac Messimer, Makaylia Schlosser, Lexie Wittman, Kelsey Scott, Gracie McMahon, David Ballinger, Raegan Blanchard, Destiny Blubaugh, Hayden Reed, Hopa Roubinek, Alex Brumenshenkel, Gracie Lester, Olivia Overholt, Tristen Werner, Alayna Aurand, Noah Smith, Taylor Breighner, Kodie Spearman, Arilyn Frazier, Keith Rogers, Joseph Profitt, Magen Watson, Chance Smith, Ian Hively, Hailey Randall, Brett Mast, and Kaylynn Rine.  

Relay for Life

Family and Community members sponsored the Kindergarten students to run/walk around the track in order to get money to donate for Relay for Life.  The Kindergarten students earned an impressive $3,058.83 to go towards cancer research.  

Teacher Appreciation Week

The week of May 4th - May 8th is Teacher Appreciation Week!  

Thank you Fredericktown Elementary Teachers for making my first year as Principal an excellent one!

- Mr. Thompson

 

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 

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

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

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.

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. 

Family Movie Night

The Fredericktown Elementary PTO and Elementary Student Council will be hosting a family movie night on Friday, March 13th from 6:30-8:00pm. Students are invited to bring their families, and settle in with their blankets or sleeping bags for night of fun!

We will show Dolphin Tale 2 in the elementary commons. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Those who attend will also be eligible for door prizes. We hope to see you there!

"Bugz" 2nd Grade Music Program

The Second Grade Music Performance has been rescheduled for Thursday February 26th at 7pm in the Elementary Commons.  

 

Elementary Testing Update

Grades 4 and 5 will be testing during the week of February 23rd.  Any units missed due to weather cancellations/delays will also be made up at this time.

State law requires school districts test ALL students
Some parents are still questioning whether or not they can have their children "opt out" of the state assessments.  In short, Ohio law mandates each school district to assess ALL students.  Furthermore, there are no provisions for opting out of the tests.  For more information, please review the following link.  Should you have additional questions, contact the superintendent.
Elementary OAA and PARCC Testing

Testing is coming soon! Third through Fifth grade will be testing the week of February 16th-20th.  Fourth and Fifth grade will be taking online AIR tests on March 2nd and 3rd as well.  

Please refrain from scheduling Doctor appointments these days, and try to make sure your student is in school. Students do best when testing with their peers on the actual test date. Try to ensure they got a good night's rest and breakfast each day.

The Ohio legislature is always changing...ALL Third grade students will be taking the OAA Reading in the Spring now instead of some taking the PARCC test and some taking the OAA.  

A notice with more details will be sent out soon with more testing details from your child's teacher!

Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night will be held Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:00-7:30pm.  You should have received a flyer in your child's Freddie Folder asking you to choose four sessions you would like to attend.  Please return the completed form by Thursday, January 29th!  

The Elemenary Student Council will be selling popcorn from 5:30-6:00 to go towards purchasing more iPads for the Elementary School.  

Registration, Popcorn, and the Book Fair Shop will open at 5:30pm.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Fredericktown Elementary PTO and the Elementary Staff will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair January 30th - February 6th!  Students will be able to preview this Friday till next Tuesday.  Students may begin purchasing books on Wednesday with cash or check.  Please make checks out to FEPTO, which is the Fredericktown Elementary PTO.  

The Book Fair is also open for extended hours on Tuesday, February 3rd during our Family Reading Night.  The fair will be open until 7:45pm if you would like to come and visit the fair with your child. 

Thank you for supporting the PTO and our school!

Elementary Now Has a Student Council
This year, Fredericktown Elementary School developed a Student Council program. The council is made up of students from grades 3 through 5. The purpose of the Fredericktown Elementary Student Council is to help students throughout the school, and to help create a positive school environment. The student council members will plan and assist with activities throughout the year. 
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!  

Report Cards

Report Cards will be issued on Friday, January 16th for grades K-3.  Grades 4-5 will be available through PowerSchool online that date as well.  If you do not have computer access, and would like a paper copy please send a note with your student.

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!

Crunch Out Obesity

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

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

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

Fredericktown Elementary Gymnasium

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

PTO Magazine Sale

The PTO Magazine Sale has started!  Proceeds from the Magazine Sale go to special projects sponsored by the PTO such as iPads in the classrooms, Field Trips, and playground equipment.  The Magazine sale ends October 14th.  Please help our school by purchasing some magazines!

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)

 

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. 

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. 

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...

Fredericktown Schools Library Blog

Check out our new virtual library and blog!!! 

http://myflslibraryblog.edublogs.org/

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.

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.

Fredericktown Youth Football Camp

Monday, July 28th & Tuesday, July 29th

11am-1pm at the Fredericktown football field

For 3rd-8th Graders

Cost is $20 (includes t-shirt)

Registration is at 10am Monday 

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.  


 

Elementary Summer School and Safety Town

Summer School is June 4-6, June 9-13, August 5-8, and August 11-13 from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Elementary School.

Also, Safety Town will be held June 23 - June 27 from 9:00am-12:00pm in the Kindergarten wing at the Elementary School.
Safety Town graduation will be Saturday, June 28.

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.

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

 

April Elementary Newsletter
Crunch Out Obesity program

Dear Fourth Grade Parent:

In the next few weeks, fourth graders will learn a variety of exercises using an exercise ball during physical education classes.  Students will be encouraged and challenged to journal and log their time of using the ball at school and home.

As a gift from the United Way of Knox County, Knox County Health Department and the YMCA, all 4th grade students at Fredericktown Elementary School will receive an exercise ball to take home and keep.

Prizes will be awarded to students who turn in completed journals.  In addition, students will participate in an essay contest within our school, and winning essays will be entered into a county-wide competition. The essays will be focused on healthy living.

All exercise balls will be inflated at the school; therefore, we need your help in getting them home. Please make arrangements to pick up your child’s exercise ball on one of the following days:

April 2-4 (Wednesday through Friday)

2:45-4:30 pm

Fredericktown Elementary Gymnasium

In the event that you are unable to pick up your child’s exercise ball during the scheduled times, please let me know.  I can be reached at: 740-694-2781(Ext: 1309).

Sincerely,

Marilyn Rutherford

Physical Education Teacher

Skating In Elementary Physical Education

Dear Parents,

Students in grades K-5 will be skating in gym class the month of April. Permission slips will be sent home the week of March 10-14 with information about the program and cost. Please send the permission slip and fee back with your child to their homeroom teacher by March 20, 2014. The skating unit will emphasize basic skating skills and safety tips for being a smart skater.

Thank-you,

Marilyn Rutherford

Physical Education K-5

March Elementary Newsletter
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

Active Parenting Classes

Fredericktown Elementary will be offering free Active Parenting classes to parents of K-5 students. These classes consist of 3 sessions beginning this Thursday, February 27th, and continuing March 6th and March 13th. There will be day (9:00am-11:00am) or evening (5:30pm-7:30pm) sessions available. We request that parents commit to attending all 3 sessions. Please call or stop in to the Elementary office, or contact:

 

To register, please contact:

Diana Arie, School Counselor: darie@fredschools.com or 740-694-2781 x3421 or Laura Wills, School Counselor: lwills@fredschools.com or 740-694-2781 x3423

New Elementary Guidance Newsletters Available
*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.

Fredericktown meets school board candidates
Fredericktown PTO to host Holiday Bazaar
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.
New Elementary Newsletter Available
Letter to parents on Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plans for children in grades K – 3
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
School Supply List for Elementary and Middle School
Due to inclement weather, Fredericktown Schools is CLOSED

Due to inclement weather, Fredericktown Schools is CLOSED

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  

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.

Rumors Addressed
 
School Safety Update
 Message from the Superintendent
PTO Christmas Craft Fair
 
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 Graham Overholt, Korbin Rogers, Ava Lodahl, and Haley Lester 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 Graham Overholt!

COO

 

Grandparents' Day

Fredericktown Elementary would like to welcome all Grandparents into our school.  We will have light refreshments for grandparents and students.  There is also an opportunity to have your picture taken with your grand kids.  

This year we will have the Scholastic Book Fair Open during Grandparents' Week if you are interested in purchasing a book for your grandchild.  

Grandparents' Week will be October 5th - 9th starting at 9am

Monday, October 5th = 4th and 5th Grades

Tuesday, October 6th = 3rd Grade

Wednesday, October 7th = 2nd Grade

Thursday, October 8th = Kindergarteng and PreK

Friday, October 9th = 1st Grade

Bully-Proofing Youth

SAVE THE DATE: Bully-Proofing Youth with Jim Bisenius
On October 16th, Fredericktown Elementary will welcome Mr. Jim Bisenius of Bully-Proofing Youth. Jim has nineteen years experience as a child and adolescent therapist specializing in teaching extremely targeted students how to handle bullying situations. He has developed response techniques that have been recognized nationally as highly effective at stopping the dance between kids who bully and the ones they target. Jim has taught his methods to over 950 schools nationally. 

Students will participate in assemblies during the school day. Parents and community  members are invited to attend an evening event on October 16th at 7:00pm.  This event will allow you to walk away with ideas for working with your own child if a bullying situation arises.
 
Author Visit from Jason Tharp

On Wednesday, Nov. 14th, K-5 elementary students were visited by author, and illustrator, Jason Tharp.  Jason's message was for kids to be kind, embrace their unique selves and to follow their dreams.  He also taught students how to draw some of his cartoon characters like unicorns and monsters.  He has illustrated a number of series of books for Scholastic, his most recent being the Peachy and Keen books.  What made Tharp's visit especially meaningful is that Jason is a 1994 graduate of Fredericktown High School.   You can learn more about Jason Tharp and his work at Wonderville Studios.

Jason Tharp

Jason Tharp 2

Grandparents' Breakfast

Grandparents’ Breakfast

from 8:45-9:30

beginning in Fredericktown Elementary School Classrooms

Students in 4th & 5th                           Monday, October 20

Students in 3rd                                    Tuesday, October 21

Students in 2nd                                   Wednesday, October 22

Students in 1st                                     Thursday, October 23

Students in  A.M K                               Friday, October 24

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

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

Elementary Student Council

Congratulations to the newly chosen members of the Fredericktown Elementary Student Council.  The Student Council works with the guidance of their advisors to plan fun events for the Elementary.  

5th Grade:  Delaney Carpenter, Caleb Smith, Cobee Gallogly, Gracie Parrish

4th Grade:  Alexah Hubbard, Kerrigan Murray, Elliott Green, Cruz Bazler

3rd Grade:  Ella Flynn, Jonny Ashcraft, Brooklyn Spence, Titus Tumbleson

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Running Club Accomplishments

Congratulations to these Running Club students for running or walking over 50 miles!  

Anthony Brooks, Grace Brooks, Grady Mills, Carson Rinehart, Liam Stalnaker, Kristen Cobb, Julia Davis, Trenton Piar, Blake Tucker, Brandon Cobb, Trinity Barnes, Owen Krabill, and Lydia Stalnaker

Many others are very close to 50 miles.  Keep coming on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings!

FFA Public Speaking Region Champion

 

 

 

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

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. 

ScoutFest 2016

Family fun for everyone, you won't want to miss out!  Exhibits, activities, crafts, and shows, it will be hard to decide where to go.  It's SCOUTFEST 2016.  Why stay home when you can come to Ariel-Foundation Park on May 14th for some fun with a purpose?  The event is free to the public, but if you want to participate in activities there is a $20 fee.  

Crafters and Home Business Owners Wanted

Are you a Crafter or Home-based Business owner or do you know someone who is? 

The Fredericktown Middle School PTO will be hosting the 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar fundraiser on Saturday, November 21st, 2015, from 9am- 3pm. in the Fredericktown Schools administration building (117 Columbus Road).

We will be hosting the event in the former High School Gymnasium again this year! Tables are not included in your booth space. A limited number of tables are available to rent for $5 each. Electricity is available for an additional $5 per booth. Each booth size is 10 x 10. Once all booth spaces are full we will shift to using the hallways like we did last year. These spaces fit an 8ft table and room to sit behind the table. These spaces are only $20. This price does not include electric or the table.

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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. 

Elementary Student Council Student Council

The Elementary Student Council is looking forward to another exciting year!  Student Council is run by third, fourth, and fifth grade students. The goal is to organize fun activities for students and provide community service.

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.

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

Running Club

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

PowerSchool Parent Portal

To FLS parents:

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

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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. 

2014-2015 District Calendar

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