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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.

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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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A very special evening: Dec. 2 PEM Memorial Vigil & Concert

Posted on: November 14, 2017

The annual PEM Memorial Candlelight Vigil & Alumni Concert is a beautiful evening of remembering Finneytown students who died at the 1979 Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum and raising funds for current FHS music 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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Finneytown Marching Band

Take a bow, Marching Band!

Posted on: October 31, 2017

Congratulations to the incredible Finneytown Marching Band and music staff. The band received a SUPERIOR -- the highest possible rating -- at Sunday's OMEA State Marching Band Contest. Come and cheer the band on at this Saturday's Mid-States Finals at Kings High School.

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Nominate an elementary staff member as FLSD's Educator of the Year

Posted on: October 30, 2017

The Finneytown Elementary PTA is accepting nominations for Finneytown PTA Educator of the Year. Anyone can nominate a deserving elementary teacher, counselor or administrator for the award. Here's the form, with details below.

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Join a focus group and help shape FLSD's future

Posted on: October 25, 2017

Be part of Finneytown Local Schools' strategic planning process by joining a focus group. Two sessions are available: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. in the Secondary Media Center; or Thursday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center on the Secondary Campus. We value your input.

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Local veterans are honored at Honoring Our Veterans grill-out on Nov. 5.

A very special day to honor our veterans

Posted on: October 24, 2017

Each year our HONORing Our Veterans cookout and celebration raises funds to send local military veterans on Honor Flights to see their military memorials in Washington D.C. This year's celebration is Sunday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Whitaker Elementary. Veterans eat free; entertainment and live music for everyone!

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Understanding and preventing concussions

Posted on: October 24, 2017

Each year, up to 2 million American youth suffer concussions while playing sports. On Nov. 9, the Finneytown Secondary PTA presents an informational session, Concussions and our Children, with local chiropractor, Dr. Stephan Moje. The session takes place at 7 p.m. in the PAC.

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Past 'Reflections' art contest winner of a little girl walking in the woods

Annual art awards program is where Finneytown students shine!

Posted on: October 23, 2017

Excellence in art is one of the things Finneytown is known for, and the annual national PTA 'Reflections' arts program is a place to showcase the work of our talented students! Parents and teachers, please encourage our students to enter! Deadline is Nov. 8.

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Bowls of soup for Whitaker Elementary's free soup dinner

Soup's on! You're invited to a delicious free dinner.

Posted on: October 23, 2017

The only thing better than great soup is great soup and great conversation! Please come and enjoy Whitaker Elementary's free Warm Soup Dinner on Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. Then --  if you'd like -- buy tickets and stay for a Whitaker

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Light up your house and help our House

Posted on: October 19, 2017

The Secondary Campus is holding a Yankee Candle fundraiser -- Oct. 23 to Nov. 8 -- to benefit the House System. The House System will receive 40 percent of every sale. Visit http://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter our group

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Finneytown Middle School Cross Country team

A run of successes for Finneytown Cross Country

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Months of running in rain, heat, wind and mud are paying off for our dedicated Finneytown cross country teams, who brought home honors from recent CHL and All-City races. Read on for results. Also, the high school CC team needs a couple more runners for the district championship meet this Saturday! 

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More honors for our amazing marching band

Posted on: October 8, 2017

What a year -- already -- for the Finneytown Marching Wildcats! They took first place in Class B at Saturday's Loveland Band Contest, along with Best Visual and Best Color Guard in Class

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Photography of a colorful waterfall by Lynda Rush Photography

Please save these dates!

Posted on: October 5, 2017

This time of year, things start to get busy so we're giving you advance notice of some especially fun coming events.

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National Merit Commended Students Xander Hatton and Allie Towner with FLSD staff members

More National Merit honors for FHS seniors

Posted on: September 25, 2017

The Finneytown Local School District is proud to announce that seniors Xander Hatton and Allie Towner have been named 2018 National Merit Commended Students. Of 1.6 million students taking the PSAT qualifying exam, only 50,000 students attain Commended Student status.

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Poster for the Fire Department Open House

How cool is this? See fire trucks, tour a firehouse, meet Sparky the Fire Dog!

Posted on: September 24, 2017

Our good friends at the Springfield Township Fire Department invite families to an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 7. See firefighters in action. Watch a University Air Care Helicopter landing. Spray water from a fire hose!

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An important night for Whitaker parents!

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Like to master ProgressBook but not sure where to get help? Wondering if there's more you should know about the Third Grade Guarantee? Come to the Oct. 5th Family and Community Engagement event to find answers and support!

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Festive floats always make the homecoming parade special

Always a Special Weekend: Homecoming 2017

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Finneytown Local Schools have a host of wonderful traditions, but none is more community-minded than Homecoming. It's a time for students, parents, residents and staff to come together and remember what makes this such a special, welcoming place. Here's what's happening Sept. 28-30.

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Another winning season for the marching band!

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Really, who qualifies for state finals at the FIRST marching band contest of the season? The Finneytown Marching Band, of course! Check out this video and read on for all the glorious details!

 

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A father shooting a photo of his daughter at graduation.

Senior Parents' Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19

Posted on: September 15, 2017

The senior year is full of so many poignant, memorable moments -- and so many deadlines and important dates. Get an overview of the year's activities at this important meeting for senior parents, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Secondary Media Center.

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Senior Joel Steimle is honored as a National Merit Semifinalist

The top of the top: Joel Steimle named a National Merit Semifinalist

Posted on: September 13, 2017

National Merit honors are among the highest distinctions a U.S. high school senior can earn. On Sept. 13, Finneytown's own Joel Steimle was named a National Merit Semifinalist -- putting him in the top 1 percent of seniors across the nation.

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Finneytown Middle School cross country team sitting on rock

Run, Wildcats, Run!

Posted on: September 12, 2017

Finneytown Cross Country ran strong at Saturday's Mason Invitational, a very large meet that included the area's best runners.

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A Brent family lines up in front of a Pete the Cat mural at the entrance of Brent Elementary

A Purrfect Evening: Brent Family Reading Night

Posted on: September 8, 2017

The children's-book favorite, Pete the Cat, made his presence known everywhere at Brent Elementary's spectacular Family Reading Night, Sept. 7. Brent students and their families listened to Pete stories, ate snacks mentioned in Pete books and played games and made crafts that had Pete's paw prints all over them.

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Musicians in Black Violin performance at the Aronoff Center

A little help from our friends. . .

Posted on: September 8, 2017

FLSD is sending sincere thanks to the Cincinnati Arts Association for awarding Whitaker Elementary music teacher Heidi Johnson a transportation grant that will give Whitaker fourth graders the opportunity to see Black Violin at the Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts in October.

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State honors go to music students Alexander Eberhardt, Zachary Wuorinen, LaValle Coleman and Cooper Burton

These honors are music to our ears!

Posted on: September 7, 2017

We're always happy when good things happen to good people so it's a pleasure to announce statewide music honors for four Finneytown students: Alexander Eberhardt, Zachary Wuorinen, LaValle Coleman and Cooper Burton. Well done!

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Whitaker Principal L'Juana Booker and Brent Principal Lana Gerber at opening day breakfast

Two ways to get to know our elementary principals. . .

Posted on: September 6, 2017

The first: Stop by for coffee with Brent Elementary Principal Lana Gerber and Whitaker Elementary Principal L'Juana Booker tonight (9/6) at 6 p.m., Brent Elementary. The second: Read a Q&A with each of these wonderful educational leaders below.

 

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Finneytown Secondary Campus sending support to Texas

Posted on: September 5, 2017

Finneytown Secondary Campus students and staff are with you, Texas. They've set a goal of sending $1,000 your way -- and this video full of Wildcat heart and hope: https://youtu.be/xegvYv6G7d0.

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Finneytown bus driver welcoming students onboard

Ever considered driving a school bus?

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Bus drivers are a crucial part of the Finneytown Schools' staff. We are now looking for a few more great drivers. Paid training and hiring bonuses. Call 728-7220 for more information.

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Senior Ben Perry passing the ball at soccer practice

Vote for Ben Perry for Player of the Week!

Posted on: August 30, 2017

Senior Ben Perry is in the running for the Cincinnati Enquirer's Boys Soccer Player of the Week. Our votes can help Ben earn this well-deserved honor!

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Finneytown Marching Wildcats performing at the Loveland band contest last year

A great offer from the Finneytown Music Department

Posted on: August 28, 2017

Our students benefit so much from the affordable private lessons offered through the Finneytown Music Department. Check out the video below for details.

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The Finneytown Middle School girls' cross country team climbs a hill at the Clark Montessori meet

A run of success

Posted on: August 23, 2017

Finneytown Cross Country had an 'Amazing Race' of its own at the Clark Montessori two-mile meet on Aug. 22. Read on for a list of honors.

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Finneytown students in green t-shirts at House System assembly

Thanks for supporting our new House System!

Posted on: August 22, 2017

The Secondary Campus sends a huge thank you to the following people and companies for supporting 'Opening Day' for the new House System -- Patty Leesemann and the Kroger Company; Jason Osborne and Jersey Mike's Sandwiches; Dwayne Elam and Hey Graphics Screen Printing; and Jeff and Jamie Eschenbach and Crown Trophy.

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The Scoop: Back-to-School Dates, School Hours, Fees, Etc.

Posted on: August 8, 2017

Here's a one-stop look at back-to-school information you'll need.

 

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Like Finneytown Local School District on Facebook!

Posted on: June 28, 2017

It's an easy way to keep up on school events, activities and the everyday life of Finneytown Schools.

 

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Finding out all about the Class of 2030

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Know and be known -- that's the thinking behind Brent Elementary's kindergarten assessments. New this year, the assessments help kindergarten teachers gauge their students' social and intellectual development before they set foot in their new classroom.

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Michele Huber is Battelle Distinguished Educator

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Whitaker fourth grade math and science teacher Michele Huber is one of 33 teachers across Ohio to win the Battelle for Kids Celebrate Distinguished Educator Award for 2017. It's a well-deserved honor for a teacher who invests so much in her students, her school and her district.

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A bench-mark

Posted on: June 5, 2017

A bit of history returned to the Secondary Campus as alumni and current staff re-installed benches along the main walkway. For current students, they're an invitation to sit, reflect and connect with classmates and friends.

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Commencement: n., a beginning or a start

Posted on: June 1, 2017

It was a night of looking ahead and looking back, of letting go of high school and grabbing hold of life. Read on for the speeches that made Commencement 2017 so special.

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One of the nights that just says 'Finneytown'

Posted on: May 24, 2017

The Senior Dinner is a tradition that captures the spirit of this special place -- the closeness of a small community and school system, the goodness of our students, the love of our parents, the civility that is a hallmark Finneytown trait. Enjoy some glimpses (above) of this special night.

 

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Our favorite Top Ten list: Leaders of the Class of 2017

Posted on: May 16, 2017

After 13 years of taking notes, quizzes, tests and (occasionally) breaks, here in alphabetical order are the 2017 Top Ten Seniors, the colleges they'll attend, and some of the speeches they gave at their recognition ceremony.

 

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Nancy Rouse is Finneytown's 'Celebrate Excellence' Honoree

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congratulations to Brent Elementary counselor Nancy Rouse, who received Hamilton County Education Foundation's highest award for public-school educators.

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Tina Reynolds' Amazing Lemon Blueberry Bread

Posted on: May 9, 2017

Here's a great recipe from Food Service Manager Tina Reynolds. Check this month's district newsletter -- delivered to your email -- for her award-winning Frito Mac Attack Mac and Cheese.

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Doug Dirr Named Ohio PTA Educator of the Year

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Whitaker fourth-grade teacher Doug Dirr's impressive run of awards started last spring, as Finneytown PTA's Educator of the Year. Then Mr. Dirr went on to county, regional and statewide honors.

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A Pampered Chef fundraiser for Finneytown athletics

Posted on: May 1, 2017

Here's a low-key way to raise needed funds for all FHS athletic programs: Order Pampered Chef cooking wares online, or stop by a cooking demo/Pampered Chef open house on May 7, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. in the MP.

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Finneytown Board of Education meeting Monday, May 22

Posted on: May 1, 2017

The public is invited to attend this month's Finneytown Board of Education meeting on May 22, 7:30 p.m., in the Secondary Media Center. An incorrect date was mentioned at the last board meeting.

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Kick off a summer of reading!

Posted on: May 1, 2017

It's another great Finneytown tradition -- the K-12 Summer Literacy Kickoff Celebration, May 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., McNulty Stadium. Bring your family, friends and something delicious to read!

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April Support Staff Member Peggy Battistone: "I love living and working here."

Posted on: May 1, 2017

For her 21 years of service to the Finneytown Local School District -- and her constant helpfulness and love for the children she serves -- Peggy Battistone has been named support staff member of the month for April.

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Nancy Rouse named Finneytown's Educator of the Year: "She's a superstar in a school filled with superheroes."

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Overseeing exemplary counseling programs, organizing World Culture Night, initiating Staff Wellness Week, supporting students and staff and connecting with families -- Finneytown native Nancy Rouse was a natural fit for Hamilton County's top public-school honor.

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Basketball standout Nia McCormick chooses the University of Rio Grande

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Nia McCormick brought so much to Finneytown High School as a student, athlete and friend. Now the University of Rio Grande is thrilled to enroll her.

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Hayley Richardson commits to Transylvania University

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Hayley Richardson's accomplishments on the softball mound and in the classroom made her an attractive candidate for colleges. Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., is awfully glad she's coming its way.

 

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Joey Gerbus signs with Earlham College

Posted on: April 21, 2017

As his parents, teachers, teammates and friends looked on, senior Joey Gerbus signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. "He puts his heart into everything he does," Coach Julian Deese said.

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Kindergarten Camp 2017 -- Welcome, Class of 2030!

Posted on: April 20, 2017

On May 5, incoming kindergartners and their parents can enjoy a fun afternoon of touring Brent Elementary, meeting some staff members (and other kindergarten families!), and getting the scoop on the kindergarten program.

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Wildcats pitcher Joey Gerbus: 'The game is in your hands.'

Posted on: April 20, 2017

Finneytown fans got an inkling that it was going to be an exceptional year for spring sports when senior Joey Gerbus opened the baseball season with a no-hitter. He calls himself “a sports guy,” but he’s also a dedicated student -- and a

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Carol Miller to be inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Whitaker Elementary fourth-grade teacher Carol Madsen Miller left a basketball legacy during her playing days at Xavier University. It's being recognized with her state's highest honor for her sport.

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A little help for the Easter bunny

Posted on: April 7, 2017

How much candy does it take to fill 2,020 plastic Easter eggs? Students in the Secondary Campus's multiple handicapped class know because -- to help out a Northside non-profit -- that's just how many they stuffed.

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Learn the Life: Sending hope to Tanzania

Posted on: April 6, 2017

All week Finneytown Secondary students are learning about the struggles of three Tanzanian villages -- and finding creative ways to help.

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Finneytown Softball: A golden season for Hayley Richardson

Posted on: April 5, 2017

Hayley Richardson started her final season of Finneytown softball in spectacular fashion. She threw 13 strikeouts and hit a grand slam to bury Mount Healthy 14-4. Then she topped it on April 3 with a perfect game against league rival, Mariemont. Read on to learn more about Hayley.

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Reminder: Extended Care registration begins Monday, April 24

Posted on: April 3, 2017

The Extended Care Program is for children whose parents work and are not able to be home before or after regular school hours. Elementary students in K-Grade 6 who attend Finneytown Local Schools are eligible.

 

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We watch college sports. These FLSD staff members played them.

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Their students -- and often even their co-workers -- may not know it, but Matt Breines, Cathy Counts, Craig Dukes, Sharon Furlong, Mark Hafner Lora LeMay, Carol Miller and Joe Nichols were all gifted college athletes.

 

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Way to open the season! A no-hitter for the Wildcat baseball team

Posted on: March 27, 2017

It doesn't get much better than this -- senior Joey Gerbus pulled out 14 strikeouts and a no-hitter, and the Finneytown High School baseball team opened the season by beating Roger Bacon 2-0!

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FHS students' work is part of Columbus exhibit

Posted on: March 22, 2017

The bounty of awards to Finneytown art students continues as the work of sophomore Bella Garcia and senior Annalise Barber is chosen for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition in Columbus.

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NATIONAL Scholastic Art Awards winner: Annalise Barber

Posted on: March 21, 2017

This year, 331,000 students from around the world competed for the highly coveted Scholastic Art and Writing Awards this year. Finneytown senior Annalise Barber's hauntingly handsome "Phantom" captured a Silver Award at the national level.

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Well done, February Students of the Month!

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for February: Joelle Reid, seventh grade; Neveah Burks-Maye, eighth grade; Sonee' McBride, ninth grade; Alleson Arnold, 10th grade; Leslie Noble, 11th grade; and Mark Crawford, 12th grade.

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Support Staff Member of the Month: Mike Fairman

Posted on: March 21, 2017

For the past 14 years, Mike Fairman has played a host of supportive roles at the Secondary Campus, earning him the gratitude of staff members and the distinction of March Support Staff of the Month.

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Four Finneytown students win statewide PTA honors

Posted on: March 14, 2017

Organizers of the Ohio PTA Reflections arts awards program have announced the District 6 state-level winners. Of 11 local winners, four are Finneytown students.

 

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Read Aloud 15 Minutes.

Posted on: March 6, 2017
March is National Read Aloud Month, and Brent Elementary is joining the national campaign to get every child and every parent to read aloud together every day.
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Tryouts for 2017-18 cheerleading

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Cheerleading is an important part of the Finneytown athletic program. Here's information for how to try out for varsity, junior varsity and middle-school cheerleading.

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Love it! Whitaker Elementary's all-school book club

Posted on: February 24, 2017

The only thing better than reading a good book is reading it with your friends. And the only thing better than that is reading it with your mom and dad, and teachers and principal and everybody else at your school. That's what's happening right now at Whitaker Elementary. 

 

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Congratulations to Al Meyer, February Support Staff Member of the Month

Posted on: February 23, 2017

As a custodian at Finneytown Secondary Campus, Al Meyer is a familiar face but quiet presence. His 18 years of service to the district -- first, at Cottonwood Elementary, then at the Secondary Campus -- are being recognized by this award.

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2017 School Counseling Recognition Award goes to Carolyn Ottke-Moore

Posted on: February 22, 2017

Wise, insightful, supportive and kind, Secondary College and Career Counselor Carolyn Ottke-Moore sends Finneytown students on to lives of purpose and accomplishment. On Feb. 21, she was honored for her contributions.

 

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Kindergarten registration begins March 2

Posted on: February 22, 2017

Parents can register their children at Brent Elementary School on March 2, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., or Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays at the Finneytown Board Office, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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Congratulations to Nia McCormick, LaRosa's MVP of the Week!

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Finneytown phenom point guard Nia McCormick -- who topped 1,000 career points this season -- is this week's LaRosa's MVP of the Week!

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Katie Deitsch wins regional honor as a 'Difference Maker'

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Each year, a very select group of adults, youth and businesses are named Duke Energy Children's Museum Difference Makers for outstanding service to Greater Cincinnati youth. This year Finneytown senior Katie Deitsch is one of the winners!

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Hold on, fun is coming soon! PTA Carnival, March 4

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Games! Food! Entertainment! Hanging out with friends! The PTA Carnival is Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Whitaker Elementary.

 

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Eat pancakes, support a renovated Senior Lounge

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Enjoy a first-ever PJs and Pancakes Breakfast, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and help support renovation of the Senior Lounge -- a cool, student-led school improvement project!

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Voices of Whitaker perform at NKU game

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Congratulations to the Voices of Whitaker and their director, Faith Diehl, for being chosen to perform the National Anthem at the Feb. 9 Northern Kentucky University men's basketball game against Green Bay.

 

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A sign of spring: softball & baseball tryouts!

Posted on: February 12, 2017

Blue skies, warm temperatures and the chance to hit, run, slide and steal! Here's the scoop on tryouts.

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Meet new School Resource Officer Frank McPherson

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Officer McPherson brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to his new role as Finneytown's School Resource Officer. Learn more about him in this Q&A.

 

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Vote for Nia McCormick for LaRosa's MVP of the Week!

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Lady Wildcats senior Nia McCormick, who is capping off an amazing basketball career, is one of three finalists for the LaRosa's award. Vote for Nia at http://larosasmvp.com/.

 

 

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Fastpitch softball clinic at Finneytown Feb. 25

Posted on: February 9, 2017

The Finneytown High School softball team is hosting an instructional clinic March 11, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for girls and coaches.

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The World Comes to Finneytown: World Culture Night 2017

Posted on: February 6, 2017

To prepare students for the world, schools have to look like the world. World Culture Night at Brent Elementary School is a chance to celebrate -- and show off -- our district's amazing diversity!

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Planning for next fall's 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C.

Posted on: February 6, 2017

Interested in your child attending the annual Eighth Grade trip to Washington, D.C.?  An informational meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., in Secondary Campus Media Center. Trip details, costs, sights, lodging accommodations, etc., will be discussed.

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The Making of a Meteorologist: COSI on Wheels comes to Whitaker Elementary

Posted on: February 2, 2017

Thanks to funding from the Finneytown Elementary PTA, Whitaker students spent a day learning about wind, rain, clouds -- and even how to create their own mini-tornado.

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Congratulations to the December Students of the Month

Posted on: January 31, 2017

The Secondary Campus faculty recognized these students: Miles Pickens, Grade 7; Daylon Fischer, Grade 8; Jacob Martin, Grade 9; Nate Stevens, Grade 10; Maddie Martens, Grade 11; and Denver Humphries, Grade 12. Well done!

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Whitaker families take part in Linus Project

Posted on: January 30, 2017

For children facing tough times, security often comes in the form of a blanket. For the last five years, Whitaker Elementary families have helped supply blankets to kids in need as part of the Linus Project.

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Congratulations to our members of OMEA Honor Bands

Posted on: January 30, 2017

It's been an amazing year for Finneytown Schools' music program! The recognition continues with seven Secondary students named to Ohio Music Education Association District 14 Honor Bands.

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20 -- yes, 20! -- Scholastic Art Awards winners

Posted on: January 29, 2017

The Scholastic Art Awards is the most prestigious secondary art-recognition program in the nation. This year, Finneytown has 20 regional winners. http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/244443

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Show your Wildcat spirit!

Posted on: January 23, 2017
Finneytown Elementary PTA spiritwear is available until Jan. 31. It's always the right time to show your spirit for Finneytown Schools, and it's an especially good time to tuck away a t-shirt or jacket for Valentine's Day gifts or for birthdays.
 
 
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