The Freddie Flight

January 20, 2023

From the Principal's Desk

January is a busy month, and it looks like it will get even busier as we head into February. Students are hard at work in their classes and on the courts and the mats. Mrs. Barta has met with all eighth grade through junior students to begin the scheduling process for next year. We have the following events coming up over the next few weeks. They are mentioned below. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Brent

Mark Your Calendar

February 6 will be a teacher workday. There will be no school.

Traveling Abroad- A Message From Mrs. Levering

Dear Fredericktown Schools families,


As you may have seen before we parted for break, your student is invited to join us on an upcoming educational travel experience to Italy in Summer 2024! This includes students who are currently in 9th to 11th grade and the KCCC students who are also Freddies.


Come hear all the details, including the itinerary, activities, fundraising opportunities, and the cost of our trip at our informational meeting on January 26 at 7:30 PM. The meeting will take place at the High School Library.


Please click here to register for the meeting ASAP to save your seat: https://bit.ly/3WydC6o. Those who pre-register for the meeting will be entered to win an additional $100 off the trip!


There are limited spots, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

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Value-Up Assembly and Parent Meeting Information

In collaboration with Centerburg and Danville schools, Fredericktown will be bringing in guest speaker, Mike Donahue, to present the Value-Up program to our 6-12 grade students on Friday, February 3. Value-up focuses on positive school culture. There will be two assemblies, one offered to students in grades 6-8 and one offered to students in grades 9-12.

A parent meeting will be offered at 5pm on February 3, in the elementary commons. Mike Donahue will share information about the Value-Up program and parents will be able to ask questions during this time. Click here to learn more about Mike Donahue and Value-Up.

Counselors' Corner

  • If your student is interested in taking CCP classes next year they need to pick up a Letter of Intent form outside of Mrs. Barta’s office. The form is due by April 1, 2023. There is also a packet of information about CCP next to the letter of intent form. The Letter of Intent form needs to be filled out every year your student plans to take CCP classes.

  • All juniors will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Check out this website for helping students get better scores on the ACT! https://prepaccelerator.com/actevents/

  • Fredericktown will be offering the PreACT this year. The test will be given on Tuesday, February 28th. The test will only be available for sophomores to take. The junior class will be taking the ACT on the same day. The PreACT assessments offer 10th graders an early experience with ACT test items, provides a predicted ACT test score, and offers a wealth of information to help students get the start they need to be college ready. The cost of the test is $17 and payment and signups are due by January 27, 2023. If you are a sophomore and interested in taking the PreACT please see Mrs. Barta in the counseling office.

  • Discovery Night will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 4-7pm. This evening is an opportunity to learn about the current and new classes that will be offered at Fredericktown High School next school year. Teachers and staff will be in the Commons to answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!

  • Mrs. Barta is meeting with grades 8-11 to give students information on scheduling for next year. We will be calling the students to the computer lab on January 30 so all students can register for classes they wish to take next year.

  • Fredericktown Local Schools, in collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is providing a training for the 7th and 9th graders called Signs of Suicide. The goal of the curriculum is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior by expanding the safety net for students experiencing mental and emotional distress. The 9th grade students who did no have health class last semester will be receiving the program in health classes on January 23 and 24. An Opt-Out form will be sent home with your student. You can access the Opt-Out form here. Please sign and return the form if you do not wish your child to participate. The Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program offers Parent/Caregiver training. You can find the schedule of available training dates here.

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