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Blog Entries - November 2015

5 Things You Need to Know about School Bus Safety

Posted on: November 30, 2015

Did you know that American schoolchildren are seven times safer on a school bus than in an automobile?

Finneytown's four brand-new buses have impressive standard safety features -- plus a host of new enhancements.

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Dear Bengals. . . .

Posted on: November 25, 2015

Just in case the Cincinnati Bengals need a pick-me-up, encouragement is on the way. Whitaker Elementary students sent the team tiger drawings and fan mail. Perhaps they'll hear a roar of approval in response. . .

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Fill the Bus. . . with Toys

Posted on: November 25, 2015

Leave it to cheerleaders to know how to fill the holiday season with cheer. For the third year, the Finneytown Sparkle Cats are hosting the Fill the Bus campaign to provide toys for patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and local families. Their goal: 2,000 toys!

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Basketball Academy for Grades 1 and 2

Posted on: November 20, 2015

Here's a great opportunity: First- and second-graders are invited to enroll in a winter basketball academy coached by the high school basketball staff and high school players. How cool is that?

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New Video Features XU Coach Chris Mack, Whitaker Students

Posted on: November 18, 2015

In October, Interact for Health and Xavier University invited five Whitaker students to be part of a series of videos on making healthy choices. Now the videos are complete and soon to show up at XU basketball games. Click here for a sneak peak.

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24 Years of Service to Finneytown

Posted on: November 17, 2015

  Jerri Green's dedication, humility and commitment have touched the lives of dozens of students with special needs. They've also earned her November Support Staff Member of the Month

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Put the 'Giving' in Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 11, 2015

The only thing better than enjoying a great Thanksgiving meal is knowing you helped another family enjoy one. This year, join WildcatSERVE in providing food baskets for dozens of Finneytown students and their families.

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A Community Conversation on Facilities

Posted on: November 11, 2015

School buildings affect how students learn and how they behave. They also affect home values and a community's image. Get an update on the condition of our schools, our enrollment trends and the opportunities and challenges facing our district at a community

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A Hero Among Us

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Chris Nelson served five deployments in the Middle East as a Marine. He taught Afghan soldiers how to drive and he taught them how to read. Now he's student-teaching at Finneytown. Watch his story

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Student Council President Aidan Matzko: "This District Does a Good Job of Setting Kids Up for Success."

Posted on: November 5, 2015

Bright. Modest. Hard-working. Kind. Loyal. You hear it again and again about Finneytown students. They’re a special breed. They follow their own interests, are motivated by their own standards and – in a close-knit district that has a

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New Book Recounts a Half-Century of Theater Arts History

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Ask any alumnus, parent or community member what Finneytown Schools are known for, and someone is sure to say, "The arts." Now legendary theater teacher Burt McCollom has captured the unfolding of the district's performing arts program in a new book. Sales will fund the new Finneytown Performing Arts Scholarship.

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