FSC Principal's Update

March 11, 2022

Finneytown Families,

I can't believe it is Spring Break. This year has been busy and time really has gone by quickly. I hope all of you get a chance to relax a little bit over the next week. Fourth quarter starts when we return so we will be in the stretch run. The end of the year gets crazy with many events and celebrations; I am looking forward to celebrating our students with you.

Graduation is on May 26th, rain or shine. Hopefully we will be on the football field like last year. If it is outside, we will not limit the number of tickets. If it rains, the ceremony will move to the gymnasium. Inside, we will have to limit graduates to 7 tickets each. I hope this information helps as you are making plans for the special event!

If you have any questions, please reach out.

Carol Miller



Staff Spotlight (Shannon Cleghorn)

Hi! I’m Shannon Cleghorn, one of the two Spanish teachers at Finneytown Secondary Campus. My family and I lived in Finneytown for over 10 years and recently moved, but still in Springfield Township. My daughter, Hope, graduated from Finneytown in 2021 and my son, JT, is currently a sophomore here. I LOVE our community!

I have been happily married for 25 years to my husband John. Besides our kids, we have 5 dogs and 7 ducks. This spring we plan to add goats to our family. We love the idea of living sustainably, recycling, repurposing, composting and We have 6 raised bed gardens and are adding more this year. The documentary, “Biggest Little Farm” is one of my favorite movies and inspirations as we create our own little farm. Our family also owns a food truck, Jon Jon’s BBQ, that we open April-October. This will be our 8th season, so make sure to look for the big orange food truck all around Cincinnati.

Besides teaching, working on our little farm and on the truck, I am the dean of Ebenezer house and one of the Garden Club faculty advisors. I love Finneytown and our school community! Feel free to stop by room 206 and visit me.

Finneytown Class of '22 Senior Events Volunteer Sign Up

Testing Letter

Middle School

PTA Carnival

This year’s Elementary PTA Carnival will be at Whitaker Elementary on Saturday, March 26, from 11am-3pm. We need lots of volunteers to work games and concessions along with people to help set up the night before and clean up immediately afterward. Games are simple, and instructions will be provided. Teen volunteers are welcome to help with concessions, face painting, and games! Please contact volunteer chair Stephanie Haarlammert at 513-295-2677 (call or text) or steph.haarlammert@gmail.com if you have questions about volunteering. If you have general questions about the carnival, you can contact carnival chair April Statt at april.statt@gmail.com. Many hands make light work, and the carnival is always so much fun! We’d love to have you join us!


Testing Letter

High School

Dates to Remember

3/11/22- End 3rd Quarter

3/14-3/18 Spring Break

3/14/22- FMPA Meeting (7-8:30)

3/21/22- Board of Education Meeting (6:30-8)

3/22/22- PTA Meeting (7-9)

3/23/22- ELA Part 1 (EOC test, 8-10 am)

3/24/22- 3rd Quarter Grades are available on Progress Book

3/26/22- PTA Elementary Carnival (11-3 at Whitaker)

3/30/22- ELA Part 2 (EOC test, 8-10 am)


4/8/22- Sound of Music (7:00)

4/9/22- Dinner Before the Show (5:00); Sound of Music (7:00)

4/10/22- Sound of Music (2:00)

4/11/22- FMPA (7:00)

4/15/22- Inservice Day (No School)

4/18/22- Inservice Day (No School)


Nate Heath represented Finneytown at the State Bowling Tournament on Friday!

Band Members of the Week:

6th grade: Junny Aburto-Rivera

7th grade: Samia Foster

8th grade: Shane Portman

High School: Malik Williams

Counseling Update

  • Local scholarships due March 23: Applications can be accessed on our website. Students must be using their Finneytown email in order to access the applications.

  • CCP intent forms due April 1: All students planning to participate in CCP during the 2022-2023 school year need to complete the CCP Intent Form by April 1, available on our website.

The Sound of Music

"Tickets for Finneytown High School's production of The Sound of Music are officially on sale! Performances take place Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at 7pm, as well as Sunday, April 10th at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students with a service fee for each transaction and can be purchased by visiting the secondary campus website. We hope you'll join us as we bring the theater alive with one of Broadway's timeless classics! For questions, please contact Zach Jung via email (zachjung@finneytown.org)."