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Blog Entries - November 2017

Students Brendon West and Michael Rothwell receive Good Samaritan Award from Springfield Township Fire Chief Robert Leininger

Good Samaritans still exist.

Posted on: November 28, 2017

When Finneytown High School students Brendon West and Michael Rothwell came upon a student hurt in an accident, they did the right thing -- stayed by him and then shared information with first responders. Springfield Township Fire Chief Robert Leininger said that kind of compassion isn't so common any more.

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Celebrating Grandparents Day at Brent Elementary

Welcome to all the Grandmas, Grandpas, Paw Paws, Nannas, Grammys and Granddads at Brent

Posted on: November 21, 2017

What a special morning at Brent Elementary School, where grandparents were treated to a special breakfast, time in their grandchildren's classroom and a charming assembly just for them! Grandparents, we are thankful for YOU! (More photos above!)

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Taylor McCollum, 7, was recognized at a Board of Education meeting.

A Heart for Giving

Posted on: November 21, 2017

At age 5, Taylor McCollum saw a need at her school -- kids who didn't have backpacks or school supplies. Now she's donated more than $700 of her own birthday money to help. http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/256984


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Students and staff enjoying Thanksgiving lunch at the Secondary Campus

Who says Thanksgiving dinner only comes once a year?

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Lights were strung, flowers were placed on tables and the smell of cinnamon, sage and turkey filled the Secondary Campus cafeteria. Thanks to Food Services Manager Tina Reynolds and her staff for the special Thanksgiving lunch for our students!

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Roberto Burlew, Delaney Murphy and Ben Perry received regional honors Nov. 12 at Sycamore High School.

FHS soccer standouts win regional honors

Posted on: November 13, 2017

Congratulations to sophomore Roberto Burlew, junior Delaney Murphy and senior Ben Perry for outstanding soccer seasons that resulted in top regional honors. The three were chosen for the All-Southwest Ohio soccer team and named first team, All-Cincinnati Hills League.



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drawing of Thanksgiving basket

The welcome gift of a Thanksgiving meal

Posted on: November 12, 2017

Capture the true holiday spirit by helping provide Thanksgiving dinner for Finneytown families in need. WildcatSERVE will provide the turkey and pie; your family can help with the rest. Here's how.

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Diamond Oaks offers career exploration for middle-school students & parents

Posted on: November 10, 2017

Middle school is a great time to begin to think about career goals. Great Oaks is offering three workshops on career planning for middle schoolers and their parents. More info here.

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Warm 98.5 personality Bob Goen and Media Specialist Lauren Martin and Superintendent Terri Noe accept donations of books

Now it's raining BOOKS!

Posted on: November 10, 2017

What a great day at Half Price Books in Colerain as Warm 98.5 hosted a book donation for Whitaker Elementary after flooding damaged the school's media center.

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A veteran stops by to thank a Finneytown student

Thank you -- from a veteran

Posted on: November 10, 2017

Army Specialist (Retired) Maria Hale was honored at Whitaker Elementary's Honoring Our Veterans celebration. Three days later, she visited the Secondary Campus to say a special thanks of her own.

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flooding of media center at Whitaker Elementary

A downpouring of rain; an outpouring of generosity

Posted on: November 9, 2017

After word got out about flooding at Whitaker Elementary School’s media center, community members, alumni and total strangers responded with touching generosity. Some people called to donate gently used books, and some started GoFundMe sites or

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Keeping Our Students Safe

Posted on: November 8, 2017

We want our students to be safe traveling to and from school, especially as winter approaches and the days are shorter. Here are a few simple but important reminders.

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Military veterans being honored at Whitaker Veterans Day celebration

Honoring the Men and Women Who Keep Us Safe

Posted on: November 7, 2017

It was a day of saying thank you for a contribution too great to repay. Whitaker Elementary's annual HONORing Our Veterans cookout and celebration on Nov. 5 recognized 13 local military members whose combined service spanned more than 60 years. The event raised $700+ to send military veterans on Honor Flights.

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Ch. 12 reporter Deborah Dixon interviews Spanish teacher Shannon Cleghorn

Channel 12 covers 'Dia de los Muertos' at Finneytown High School

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Reporter Deborah Dixon captured the color, culture and emotion as Finneytown High School Spanish students celebrated Dia de los Muertos:

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girl looking through shelf of books at Book Fair

Coming Soon: Book Fairs!

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Guilt-free, affordable, enriching, endearing -- there's no down-side to buying books for your children. Whether you're getting a head start on holiday shopping or just tucking a wonderful read away for a rainy day, please consider patronizing our

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