Fredericktown Middle School
September 8, 2023
September Lunch Menu
Suicide Prevention Week
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10-16
- Monday: Suicide Prevention bracelets
- Tuesday: Pamphlets and Information
- Wednesday: Popcorn & 988 cards
- Thursday: Suicide prevention ribbons
- Volley for Awareness game is Thursday, Sept. 14 against Centerburg. 4:30 pm is the start of the 9th grade game.
- We will have 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets, and a resource table set up with information on local resources available at the game
Student Medication Authorization Forms
6th Grade Music with Mrs. Overholt
6th grade students in Mrs. Overholt’s General Music class spent the week learning how to play Bucket Drums. We started off exploring basic rhythm patterns and by the end of the week we were composing our own Bucket drum songs!”
8th Grade Choir with Mrs. Dearth
Members of the 8th Grade Choir are invited to sing the National Anthem with the High School Choirs at the Sept. 29th Homecoming Football Game. Parents can expect information coming home soon.
Middle School Band with Mr. Hollenbaugh
7th and 8th grade band students are joining the High School Marching Band tonight for the annual Middle School Band Night. Students should report to the band practice field at 5:15 in their middle school band shirt, jeans and tennis shoes. Students may be signed out by a parent or guardian after halftime on the away side of the stadium. We are looking forward to a great performance this evening!
6th Grade Math with Mrs. Briggs
Students have been working on fraction division story problems following a review of simplifying and multiplying fractions.
6th Grade English with Mrs. Sherman
7th Grade Math with Mrs. Pletcher
Students get to design their own dream house. Students will make the floor plan for their dream house and include flooring costs.
Project Lead the Way with Mrs. Webb
Students have been utilizing their measurement skills to create a skimmer that launches. The launchers went anywhere from 10-70 feet down the hallway. They tracked the distances and analyzed their data to draw conclusions about their design and construction while considering the importance of measurement.
School Counselor - Mrs. Barta
Reminder: Students may not drop any classes at this time. Per handbook, it states that students may only drop or add a class within the first 5 days of school.
September 4 - Labor Day, No School
September 15 - No School
Green Team Club
Join the Green Team! They meet at 3:30 on Tuesday after school. More information will be coming home from the Science Department about this great club. If you have any questions you can contact Miss Gniewek or Miss Tate.
Counselor/Social Worker Update
Supporting Our Freddies
Our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. We encourage everyone to actively participate in creating a nurturing environment that promotes open communication, empathy, and understanding. If you know a student who may need support, or if you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our social workers or school counselors. Working together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of our students.
Hannah Art, Social Worker
740-694-2781 ext. 3412
Cindy Truex, Social Worker
740-694-2781 ext. 3412
Karen Barta, HS/MS School Counselor
740-694-2726 ext 3411
Melissa White, Elementary School Counselor
740-694-2781 ext. 3410
School Nurse News
School Districts across Knox County have been experiencing cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) over the past couple of weeks.
Just a reminder for HFMD:
Incubation: 3-6 days.
Symptoms: Can begin with symptoms of fever, sore throat, runny nose, upset stomach and loss of appetite. Progress to a raised rash, usually on palms of hands, soles of feet and on the area around the mouth. Progressing to blisters then scabs.
Transmission: Direct contact with droplets of an infected person that are spread through sneezing, coughing, or talking; the direct spray is less than 3 feet. Then those droplets are inhaled or rubbed into eyes, nose and/or mouth after touching a contaminated surface. Fecal-oral transmission as well.
Communicable Period: Most contagious during the first week of illness.
Exclusion: Although very contagious, exclusion is only recommended when the student has a fever and until 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication. Also, if they have many open, oozing blisters, they are too ill to participate in school or other activities, and/or are unable to practice good hand hygiene.
Control: Wash hands often. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Please check out the links below for the most recent COVID-19 guidelines:
8th Grade Washington DC Trip
We have over the number needed to make the trip happen. If you have not done so already, you can submit your initial deposit to reserve your spot.
We are excited to bring back the Washington DC trip to the 8th grade. This is an optional trip for students. It will be a great learning experience along with creating exciting memories together.
Dates: April 28-30
The link below explains how to pay and about your initial deposit.
Fredericktown Middle School 2024 Washington DC Trip in Washington D.C., DC, USA
Highland Middle School 8th Grade is proud to offer our students an experience of a lifetime. We will visit the nations capital, Washington DC. This trip is offered to 8th grade students at our school and has been a tradition for many years. This trip is not offered to parents.
Middle School Yearbook
We will have a Middle School yearbook this year for students. You can purchase them throughout the year at the link below. They will be delivered in May before the students leave for the summer.