FSC Principal's Update

February 25, 2022

Finneytown Families,

We have incredible students and they have awesome talents! For any of you who came to our BHM program, I know you will agree. Our performers did a fantastic job of representing our school and community. Special thanks to Kayla Lowe for spending countless hours on this with our students to make sure it was a success. It wouldn't have been possible without her. Additional thanks to Julie Ficke, Queylah Gaines and Joanna Kelly. One staff member commented, "That is the best thing I have seen in my 27 years in Finneytown". If you didn't get a chance to see it, the link will be on our website sometime after Spring Break! Be on the lookout for it; see for yourself all the talent our students possess!

Reminder that next Wednesday, March 2nd, only juniors report to school for ACT testing. All staff( Middle and High School) will be helping with testing. There are many guidelines that we have to follow for tests to be considered valid. We would never want something to happen to invalidate a test. One point difference on this test means more financial aid in many cases for our students.

If you have any questions, please reach out.

Carol Miller



Staff Spotlight (Julie Ficke)

Hello Finneytown,

My name is Julie Ficke. I have been an art teacher for the Finneytown Secondary Campus teaching grades 7-12, for 25 years. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Art Education from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. I earned my Masters of Arts in Art Education from the University of Miami of Oxford. I truly enjoy working at Finneytown. We have a wonderful, and caring staff that encourages all of our students to succeed.

I grew up in Finneytown, graduated ℅ 1990, played softball and loved the behind the scenes work doing set design, hair and make-up for the plays and musicals. I live in Finneytown with my husband Stuart [℅ 1989] and our two children who are students on the Secondary Campus. I have always enjoyed being part of the diverse, inclusive, and small community of Finneytown as a student, teacher and parent.

Testing Letter

Middle School

Testing Letter

High School

Dates to Remember

3/1/22 - World Culture Night at Brent (6:30-8)

3/2/22 - ACT Testing (Juniors ONLY)

3/9/22 - Music in our schools concert (7:00)

3/11/22- End 3rd Quarter

3/14-3/18 Spring Break


Boys Bowling finished 6th at the District Tournament and Nate Heath qualified for the State Tournament next week!!! Ways to represent!

Many thanks to the students who helped a parent unload a lot of heavy items at the concession stand recently. We love it when our students act with compassion and are helpful to others. This is a true representation of our kids at FSC.

Band Members of the Week:

6th grade: Jaydyn Stone-Knight

7th grade: Kendall Richard

8th grade: Jack Haarlammert

High School: Drew Ruffner

Counseling Update

  • ACT next week: All Finneytown juniors will be taking the ACT on Wednesday, March 2nd. Students have automatically been signed up. Students should bring their chromebook fully charged. Juniors will report to the high school lobby for check in between 7:30-7:45am. Students should be prepared to show ID for proof of identity (we have several helpers that morning that may not recognize each student) and bring a snack and drink, if desired during break times. Student release times could differ depending on the testing room they are in. The ACT is roughly 3 hours plus additional time for breaks and pre-registration. Students can access free test prep here.

  • 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.

  • High school 2022-2023 school year scheduling: Counselors will be meeting with students throughout February to help them select their course requests for the 2022-2023 school year. Resources can be found on our website by going to class information and selecting the student’s current grade level. Students must complete their Google Form before meeting with their counselor!