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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.

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!

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!

Administration Office Phones Are Down

The phone in the Administration Office are down.  Please call the High School office 740-694-2726 for assistance.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you!



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)

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

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.

Start Scheduling Here

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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.


Due to a Wind Chill advisory for Knox County, Fredericktown Schools will be operating on a 2 HOUR DELAY on Thursday, December 15th.

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.

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

National Honor Society to Host Blood Drive

The National Honor Society will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 12th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Fredericktown High/Middle School on the stage in the Commons. If you would like to donate blood (or know of someone who would), please go to the following link and schedule a time: http://www.redcross.org/give-blood

Our students are raising scholarship money based on the number of units they collect. Thank you for your support! 

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


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. 


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)

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!


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.

Correction: 8th Grade Assembly

Correction: The 8th Grade Assembly is scheduled for May 20th, not May 13th.  We apologize for any confusion.

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.

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.

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.

Freddie Pride Gear

Freddie Pride Gear is available!!! Any questions see Cassidy Frazier, Lauren Partington or Mrs. Grimm. Orders and money are due Friday, November 18th.

Information below:



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

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!


Middle School Dance

The middle school student council will be hosting its spring dance on Friday, May 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The dance will feature a sports theme, and the cost of admission is $3.00. Photos, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase. As always, the dance is only open to Fredericktown middle school students.

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

2016-17 School Supply List Available

Click here to download the school supply list

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.

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!

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!

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


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.

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.  

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.

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! 

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 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).

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!

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

Fredericktown Elementary Commons

$5 General Admission

How to order tickets:

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!

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

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

Middle School Dance

The Fredericktown Middle School Student Council will be holding its first dance on Friday, December 16, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The theme is “Masquerade”, and masks will be provided to students or they may bring their own. The cost of admission is $3.00, and the dress code is semi-formal (no jeans). Photos, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase, and please note that the dance is open only to middle school students living in the Fredericktown Local School District.

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!

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

ACT Test Prep


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.

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.

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.

8th Grade Boys win COAL Championship

The Fredericktown 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team won the COAL Championship on Saturday, February 11th, which took place at Fredericktown Schools. The Freddies defeated Buckeye Valley to win the overall COAL Championship.

They were also Blue Division champions as they finished the season undefeated at 19-0.

This group finished middle school with a two-year record of 36-2. Congratulations to the coaching staff and the boys!

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!

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. 

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!


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

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.


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.

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.

PTO Fundraiser

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.

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.

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.  

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


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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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.”

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. 

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



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

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.