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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.

The Ohio Historical Marker unveiling and plate auction will be held in the Fredericktown High School gymnasium beginning at 7PM.

PSAT Test

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

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

Click here for more information and practice tests.

Paperwork Turn-In and Schedule Pick-Up

Parents/Guardians, 

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

Orientation Meeting and Schedule Pick-Up

Parents/Guardians, 

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

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

School Supply List

Click Here to download the 2018-19 School Supply list

Commencement will be held in the HS gymnasium at 7pm

Fredericktown Schools is operating on a 2 HOUR DELAY

Fredericktown Schools is operating on a 2 Hour Delay

Fredericktown Jr./Sr. H.S. Musical Theatre All Aboard For Broadway
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.

Band Boosters: Italian Dinner Feb. 2nd 5:00-7:00PM Italian Dinner
President's Day - February 19, 2018

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

Course Handbook

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

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)

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!

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.

Knox County Elementary Students Learning Values of Exercise and Nutrition

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

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.

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

FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA Chapter Competes in Ashland Invitational

Fredericktown FFA Competes in State Equine Judging Competition

Fredericktown FFA Competes in State Wildlife Competition

Fredericktown FFA Competes in State General Livestock Competition

Fredericktown FFA Participates in Knox County Envirothon

Fredericktown FFA Hosts Annual Banquet

Fredericktown FFA Team is named State ENR Champions!

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

MS Dance

The Fredericktown Middle School Student Council will host its final dance of the year on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The theme of the dance is "Neon", and the dress code is casual. Cost of admission is $3.00, and photos, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase at $1.00 each.

Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award

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

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!

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.

2018-2019 School Calendar
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!

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

FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA Speaks their Way to State

Fredericktown FFA Chapter Competes in Marysville Invitational

Fredericktown FFA Practices Sales Techniques

Fredericktown FFA Competes at Mount Gilead Nature & Wildlife Invitational

Fredericktown FFA Takes place in Mount Gilead Equine Invitational

Fredericktown FFA Competes in Invitational General Livestock Contest

Fredericktown FFA Competes in County Public Speaking

Fredericktown FFA Members compete in Chapter Creed Contest

Fredericktown FFA Takes Third Place in District Ag Power Diagnostics

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

Scheduling Night

Parents/Students, 

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

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. 

Mandatory CCP Meeting 2018

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

College Sense Selective College Admissions & ACT Prep Seminar

College Sense Selective College Admissions

and ACT Preparation Seminar

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

at Fredericktown High School in the Old High School Gym

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).

 

Kiwanis Club awards Turner

Turner

 

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