FSC Principal's Update

February 4, 2022

Finneytown Families,


This was Cincinnati weather at its finest this week. Hopefully all of you are safe, have power, and are staying warm! I never really know whether to believe that a storm is coming or not but they definitely were spot on with this one.

We had a great week at school prior to the winter storm celebrating the Bengals and our own HS girls basketball team. They had senior night Wednesday and we honored the following seniors: Hailey Rozier, Briona Alcorn, and Erin Ruth. Thanks to these three ladies for being the leaders that they are on the court and in the school. All three will be missed next year! Thanks also to our pep band for coming to the game and rocking it!

Please look at the testing letters that are linked below. On testing days, only students who test will come at the normal start time. Students not testing will begin their day at 10:00.


If you have any questions, please reach out.


Carol Miller

Principal

carmiller@finneytown.org

Staff Spotlight (Jill Parker and Lara Walker)

Although they are often mistaken for each other (rightfully so--they are both housed in the library, have similar hair color/hairstyles, glasses, last names that end in -er, and have helpful dispositions), Ms. Parker and Ms. Walker are actually two different people who are not even related!


Ms. Parker, who is on the left in each of these photos, is the Secondary Campus ESL (English as a Second Language) Coordinator. She is with Hamilton County ESC and has been stationed in Finneytown for nine years, along with Mariemont and North College Hill. Ms. Parker is married to an ESL teacher, and they have one son at Ohio State. In her free time, she’s an adjunct faculty member at Xavier University. When she’s not working, she’s out running all the miles.


On the right is Ms. Walker (coincidentally not related to Mr. Walker, one of our Assistant Principals), and she is the Secondary Campus library media specialist. Ms. Walker was born and raised in Canada (a very small town in Northern Ontario) and graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in English & History and a Bachelor of Education. Ms. Walker taught English for 2 years in Medellin, Colombia, and met her husband there. When he moved back to Cincinnati, she joined him, and they were married within a few months. He already had 3 sons, and they had a daughter together, Olivia, who is now a junior studying Publishing at Belmont University in Nashville. Ms. Walker did a lot of subbing before & after Olivia was born, but her favorite gig was a maternity leave in the library at Mariemont High School. When Olivia was in preschool, Ms. Walker decided to go back to school and pursue a Master’s in Library and Information Science so that she could be a library media specialist. She has been at Finneytown for the past 15 years and can’t imagine doing anything more fulfilling. In her spare time, Ms. Walker loves to read (duh), travel, and laugh until her stomach hurts with her family and friends.

Testing Letter

Middle School

Basketball/ Wrestling Concessions

Help the Athletic Boosters keep the concession stand open for basketball & wrestling by signing up to work a shift. Email Maggie at magsmomof3@yahoo.com with questions. Thank you!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0E44ADAB23A31-winter

Testing Letter

High School

Dates to Remember

2/7/22 - Girls MS Bball (5:30); Varsity Girls (6:00)

2/9/22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (4-7:30); Girls HS Bball (6:00)

2/11/22- Boys HS Bball (4:30/6/7:30)

2/14/22- No School (Calamity Day); FMPA (7:00)

2/15/22- PTA (7:00)

2/17/22- Parent/Teacher Conferences (4-7:30)

2/18/22- No School (Conference Release Day)

2/19/22- HS Wrestling (10:00)

2/21/22- No School (Presidents Day)

Bengals Spirit Week

Wednesday 2/9/22 - Wear orange/and or black from head to toe


Thursday 2/10/22 - Wear your favorite kicks and crazy or Bengals themed socks (Evan, Money McPherson) OR wear some cool shades and Big Bling (Joe Burrow)


Friday 2/11/22 - Wear your best Bengals gear in honor of the Super Bowl

Celebrations


Band Members of the Week:

6th Grade: BJ Hawkins

7th Grade: Biwas Moktan

8th Grade: Addison Hinton

Counseling Update

  • CCP update: Missed the CCP lunch meeting? The presentation is available on our website. All students planning to participate in CCP during the 2022-2023 school year need to complete the CCP Intent Form by April 1, which is also 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.

  • High school scheduling Q&A for parents/guardians during conferences: High school counselors will be available during conferences on Feb. 9 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to answer questions about scheduling and credits. (Please drop by, no appointment necessary!)

  • ACT update: All Finneytown juniors will be taking the ACT on Wednesday, March 2nd. Students have automatically been signed up. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

  • 10th grade Great Oaks applications open: Applications for 10th grade students interested in applying to the Great Oaks Career Programs are now open. The priority deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 8. Virtual program tours are available here and the course catalogue is available here.

  • Additional resources: