FSC Principal's Update

April 22, 2022

Finneytown Families,


State testing has wrapped up besides some makeups for those who missed testing days. Now, we head into AP testing and all of our end of the year celebrations. I can't wait to enjoy all of these special moments/memories with this group. So many of them have really stepped up this year, matured, and taken care of business. I am proud and have told many that I look forward to shaking their hand at graduation. The list of senior events is below (the link). Please let me know if I missed anything!

It's not too late to write a note to a staff member. I know they love hearing about the impact they have on our kids. The link is below.


As always, if you have any questions, please reach out.


Carol Miller

Principal

carmiller@finneytown.org

Staff Spotlight (Heather Howard)

Hello Finneytown. I am Heather Howard (formally Neher), which makes Kathy Neher in the attendance office my momma. My husband Ron and I are Finneytown graduates ℅ 2002. While at Finneytown I participated in volleyball and basketball, where I had the privilege of having our very own Carol Miller as my coach (I can still clearly hear her yelling “on the line”). After Finneytown I attended Indiana University, where I received my undergraduates in Kinesiology and Health Education. In 2013 I added more debt with masters from Mount St. Joseph in Educational Leadership.


Funny story, in 2007 I came back to Finneytown about two weeks before school started to apply for a building sub position. While at school I visited with some of my favorite teachers (Lynn Volz, Julie Ficke and Chuck Grosser). The next morning, after returning back to Bloomington (IU) I got a phone call from then Principal Jack Fisher. Apparently, the Health teacher quit the very same day I had visited. Luckily, my favorite teachers put in a good word and here I am today.


I am in my 15th year of teaching (Health & PE), the Dean of Kopke and the fundraising/dance coordinator. I love spending time with my family: Leo, a 1st grader at Brent, Jordyn is 4.5 in preschool, and Ron recently started his own audio visual company. I have begun my new career as my kid’s personal shuttle driver, as they begin their sporting careers. In my free time, I love to eat (thank you yelp) and cook, spend time with friends, and constantly listen to audio books. This summer Ron and I are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary, and will be taking a second honeymoon to St, Lucia.


Senior Video

The senior video is being made! Please submit 3 pictures (baby, elementary, senior) of your senior and any fun group photos from the past (we will include as many as we can) to mistyalcorn@finneytown.org Please include the senior’s name as the Subject.

Dates to Remember

4/23/22- Jr/Sr Prom (8-11:30); After Prom 12-4:00 AM

4/26/22- PTA Meeting (7:00)

MAY

5/9/22- FMPA 7:00

5/11/22- Choir/Orchestra 7:00

5/13/22- Top 10 Academic (1-3:00); Thespian Induction (6-9:00)

5/16/22- Art Show (5-7:30); Color Guard (5:30-8:00); Board Meeting (6:30)

5/17/22- Book Fair (3-7:30); Art Show (5-7:30)

5/18/22- Book Fair (3-7:30); Art Show (5-7:30); Band Concert (7-9:00)

5/19/22- Senior Awards (7-9:00)

5/20/22- Senior Walk (9-12)/Last Day

5/24/22- Senior Dinner (6:30-8:00); PTA (7:00); Senior Video (7:30-9:00)

5/25/22- Exams (8-11:40)

5/26/22- Exams (8-11:40); Senior Breakfast (8-9); Graduation Practice (8-12); Graduation (7-9:00)

5/27/22- Exams (8-11:40); Last day for students

Celebrations

Congrats to Clark high school mentor group and Kopke middle school group for winning the 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

Congratulations to middle school Clark and high school PEM for winning the Jenga tournament!


Band Members of the Week:

6th grade: Jordan Frost

7th grade: Mariah Anderson

8th grade: Sanchu Lama

High school: Sean Stier

Counseling Update

Friday, April 22

  • Senior exit survey due ASAP: Seniors must complete this survey in order to receive their diploma. This information is very important as we help you transition from Finneytown to your next step.

  • AP exam schedule:

    • May 2, 8:00 a.m. AP Government

    • May 2, 12:00 p.m. AP Chemistry

    • May 3, 12:00 p.m. AP Psychology

    • May 4, 8:00 a.m. AP Literature

    • May 5, 8:00 a.m. AP Human Geography

    • May 6, 8:00 a.m. AP U.S. History

    • May 9, 8:00 a.m. AP Calculus

    • May 9, 12:00 p.m. AP Computer Science


Please note that AP students are permitted to miss their regular classes the day(s) of testing, but are expected to complete any classwork they missed.


  • AP study resources: AP is offering live review sessions April 18-28 on their YouTube channel. Recordings can be accessed by students through AP Classroom.

  • Questions about the changing graduation requirements for the Class of 2023 and beyond? Check out the resources on our website here. (Home Page > Academic Resources > Graduation Requirements)

  • Additional resources: