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Middle School Dance

On Friday, December 8, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., the Middle School Student Council will be hosting "A Night in Paris", a semi-formal dance. The cost of admission is $3.00 and drinks, snacks, and photos will be available for purchase at a cost of $1.00 each. The dance is open to middle school students residing in the Fredericktown Local School District.

FHS Varsity Show

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

When:

Friday, November 10th – 7:00pm

Saturday, November 11th – 7:00pm

Sunday, November 12th – 5:30pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance

Where:

Fredericktown Elementary Commons

Cost:

$5 General Admission

How to order tickets:

Email FHSVarsityShow@gmail.com the following information:

1. Name

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

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

       - Will-Call (pay night-of)

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

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

Holiday Bazaar sign

Drama Club Performance

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

ACT Seminar

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

Parent Lockdown Information

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

FAFSA Parent Meeting

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

2017-18 School Supply List

Click here to download the School Supply list for this fall

Immunization Requirements for 2017-18 School Year

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

Canter Recognized

Canter Recognized

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

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!

 

Musical

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

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

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

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

Click here to start scheduling

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.

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.

FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA Meets the Standards for a Business Meeting

Fredericktown FFA competes in County Job Interview Competition

Fredericktown FFA Attends National FFA Convention

Fredericktown FFA competes in County Forestry Contest

Fredericktown FFA excels at County Soils Contest

Fredericktown FFA members attended the Farm Science Review

Fredericktown FFA Advances to State Forestry Competition

Fredericktown FFA Wins District Urban Soils Contest

Fredericktown Urban Soils team Headed for another National Contest!

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

 

Applications for National Honor Society

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

Knox County Elementary Students Learning Values of Exercise and Nutrition

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

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! 

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.

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).

 

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

Knox County College Fair Night

College Fair

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

Student & Staff Volleyball Tournament

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

 

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

Volleyball

Kiwanis 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

ASVAB Testing

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

Kiwanis Good Citizen Luncheon

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

Award picture

ACT Test Prep

Juniors:

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

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

PSAT

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

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

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

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!

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!

FHS Getting an Ohio Historical Marker

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

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

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

District Bowling Results

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

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

Congrats to all the bowlers!

 

FHS Alumni Association Banquet Held

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

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

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.

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.

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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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.