FSC Principal's Update

March 25, 2022

Finneytown Families,

Thanks for a great first day of testing Wednesday. We will have the same students at 8:00 next Wednesday for Part 2 of ELA (6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th (ELA 2). The others (9,11, and 12) report again at 10:00. Most of our students showed up, were on time, and worked really hard on their test. That is all that we can ask for.

We have some exciting events coming up on campus: The Sound of Music, Wildcat Cup, PTA carnival tomorrow at Whitaker, and all of our senior celebrations. I look forward to seeing many of you and getting a chance to chat outside of our normal workday. If I don't know you, please stop me and introduce yourself!!

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

Carol Miller



Staff Spotlight (Mike Grote)

Hi my name is Mike Grote, and I am the "new guy" that has been sending out PPE and recycling emails; and the one who has taken over in the MD classroom at the high school level. I have also recently taken on the bottle cap collection project and will be sharing more information on that soon. So, as for me, I have been in education for the last 16 years. I was an instructional assistant in a multiple disabilities class for almost 7 years. During that time, I decided to go back to school and get my degree in special education at Miami University. I taught at Lakota as a multiple disabilities teacher for 8 years and then decided to move on. I am super excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Finneytown family!

I currently live in Wyoming, OH with my wife Tisha, my three crazy kids Fira (Fear-uh) who is 8, Tyce (7), and Elis (5). During my free time - what is that?- I enjoy spending time with my family, riding my mountain bike, and photography. I love everything about music, and enjoy listening to it, singing it, and playing it. Please feel free to stop in and say hi (room 241) at any time.

Summer Learning (ELO)

Mark your calendar! Finneytown’s summer Extended Learning Opportunity will be Monday, August 15th through Friday, August 19th. All students currently enrolled in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade are invited to attend. It will take place from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day at Brent Elementary. More details and the opportunity to sign your child/children up will follow soon!

FMPA Fundraiser

Did you know that FMPA (Finneytown Music Parents Association) provides additional funds beyond what the district provides to implement & support our K-12 music programs? We hope you will support a music student by purchasing some Butter Braids.

These scrumptious pastries arrive frozen & come in several flavors. They are perfect for parties, holidays or a special weekend treat. Our fundraiser runs through Monday, 4/4.

Delicious Butter Braids in 3 Easy Steps - Online Ordering

1. Go to https://bit.ly/fmpa-spring2022 .

2. Type in or scroll for the seller/student name.

3. Click the seller/student name, then shop & pay with credit card.


Questions? Please contact Maggie Laird, magsmomof3@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting FMPA and our Music Programs!

Testing Letter

Middle School

Finneytown Class of '22 Senior Events Volunteer Sign Up

PTA Carnival Tomorrow!

This year’s Elementary PTA Carnival will be at Whitaker Elementary on Saturday, March 26, from 11am-3pm. We need lots of volunteers to work games and concessions along with people to help set up the night before and clean up immediately afterward. Games are simple, and instructions will be provided. Teen volunteers are welcome to help with concessions, face painting, and games! Please contact volunteer chair Stephanie Haarlammert at 513-295-2677 (call or text) or steph.haarlammert@gmail.com if you have questions about volunteering. If you have general questions about the carnival, you can contact carnival chair April Statt at april.statt@gmail.com. Many hands make light work, and the carnival is always so much fun! We’d love to have you join us!


Testing Letter

High School

Dates to Remember

3/26/22- PTA Elementary Carnival (11-3 at Whitaker)

3/30/22- ELA Part 2 (EOC test, 8-10 am)

3/31/22- Local Scholarships due for seniors


4/8/22- Sound of Music (7:00)

4/9/22- Sound of Music (7:00)

4/10/22- Sound of Music (2:00)

4/11/22- FMPA (7:00)

4/15/22- Inservice Day (No School)

4/18/22- Inservice Day (No School)

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

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


February Student of the Month for 6th grade:

Academics: Junny Aburto-Rivera

Character: Dilasha Tamang

Effort: Gabe Cottrill

Spirit: Logan Young

The first ever episode from our Global Media class aired today! Click on the link to enjoy!

FinnCat News Episode 1

Band Members of the Week:

6th grade: Carter Neefus

7th grade: Wyatt Miller

8th grade: Brianna Webb

High School: Hasaan Peeples

There are many students representing our art courses at the Northminster Art Fair this Saturday. The fair, which has local artists selling everything from paintings, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, wood working, glass [like mine!], and fair trade goods, runs from 10-4. The student artwork exhibition is on display in the Blue Room for all to see!

Last weekend, two of our regionally recognized pieces were selected to be on display in Columbus for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition: Deja Mobley and Abby Jeffries!

Counseling Update

  • Local scholarship deadline extended to March 31: 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.


Finneytown's Enchanted Forest Prom is on April 23 and tickets are available now via SchoolPay.com. Tickets are $50/each during the month of March. Prices will go up as the date gets closer. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Howard

The Sound of Music

"Tickets for Finneytown High School's production of The Sound of Music are officially on sale! Performances take place Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at 7pm, as well as Sunday, April 10th at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students with a service fee for each transaction and can be purchased by visiting the secondary campus website. We hope you'll join us as we bring the theater alive with one of Broadway's timeless classics! For questions, please contact Zach Jung via email (zachjung@finneytown.org)."