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Blog Entries - May 2016

Building Learning, Community and a Garden

Posted on: May 26, 2016
Community gardens are sprouting across the U.S., and Finneytown Secondary School is part of the trend, with a gorgeous garden that's fostering learning, friendships and community.
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Thank you for being devoted to our students

Posted on: May 24, 2016

At the May 23 Board of Education meeting, Brenda Dennis, Sherry Enderle and Jerry Ward were given the extraordinary honor of being named a 'Friend of Children' by the Secondary PTA.

 

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Nominations being accepted for Finneytown Hall of Fame

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Finneytown Schools Educational Foundation Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations through June 30 for the newest members to be inducted into the Finneytown Hall of Fame. Nominations are accepted through the Finneytown Schools Educational Foundation

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Amazing! Whitaker Writers Club Publishes Book

Posted on: May 19, 2016

How many elementary students do you know who are published authors? Nineteen -- and they're all members of the Whitaker Writers Club! Hot off the press: Do Not Open: A Pick-Your-Path Adventure.

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The Bengals Come to Brent!

Posted on: May 18, 2016

All year long, Brent students and staff have worked on being 'respectful, responsible, safe problem solvers.' A number of super heroes have helped them along the way. This week they included two Cincinnati Bengals!

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Senior Class Sets Record for Scholarship Dollars

Posted on: May 17, 2016

As class historian Sarah Germann said of the Class of 2016 at Senior Awards Night, "When something needs to be done, we buckle down and do it well." So well, in fact, that this year's senior class smashed the record for scholarship dollars, being offered more than $4.5 million.

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Meet District Nurse Andrea Lewis: "I kept thinking I wanted to help people on a deeper level."

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Andrea Lewis has an aura of calm about her that makes Finneytown secondary students feel everything is going to be OK. It's a byproduct of her nursing degree, innate sense of competence, and years of being a mom. It's also why -- in her first year as Secondary Campus nurse -- she's impressed everyone.

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Thank You and Congratulations to Connie Warren

Posted on: May 13, 2016

For 19 years, Connie Warren has shared her love of books -- and young people -- with Finneytown Schools. Thank you, Connie, and congratulations for being chosen Support Staff Member of the Month for June!

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2016 Celebrate Excellence Award Winner: Tammy Dietz

Posted on: May 13, 2016

It's been a week of tributes for Finneytown Secondary Campus math teacher Tammy Dietz, from emotional thank-yous from the Class of 2016's top scholars at the Academic Signing Celebration to being named a 2016 Celebrate Excellence Award winner for Hamilton County.

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Next Fall's School Supplies -- Signed, Sealed, Delivered, They're Yours

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Middle-school parents, act now and save yourself some hassles next fall. Order next year's school supplies online, and they'll be waiting for your students when they head back to school.

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Finneytown Middle School in the news: "Our school district is very, very supportive of the arts."

Posted on: May 13, 2016

JumpStart Theatre offered three Greater Cincinnati middle schools the chance to develop a musical theater program -- along with $12,000 in production support -- and Finneytown Middle School was one of them.

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Theresa Noe Named New Superintendent of Finneytown Local School District

Posted on: May 12, 2016

The Finneytown Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Theresa Noe as superintendent of

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Helen Murphy: "I have a job that makes me smile every day."

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Helen Murphy has served Finneytown Local Schools in a host of roles, from crossing guard to bus aide to part of the district's custodial crew. Her enthusiasm and dedication have made her a favorite of staff and students at Brent Elementary -- and May's Support Staff Member of the Month for the district.

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"You have some extraordinary students sitting before you today."

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Scholars, artists, athletes, volunteers, leaders. Those are the roles played by the top-ranked students in Finneytown's Class of 2016. At this week's Academic Signing, the Top 10 were welcomed by the lucky universities they'll attend.

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Come Read with Us!

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Reading is never out of season, but summer seems especially  well-suited for it. Join us May 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McNulty Football Field for a collective hour of uninterrupted reading.

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Wanted: More Sparkle Cats

Posted on: May 9, 2016

 Finneytown High School cheerleaders are recruiting students for next year's Sparkle Cats program. It is open to students of any age, grade level or ability level. Here's the sign-up

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A Random Act of Kindness by the Springfield Twp. Police Department

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Springfield Township Police Sgt. Nick Peterson thought it would be nice to reward young people who consistently do the right thing. It turned into a special night at Great American Ballpark for six Finneytown Middle School students.

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A Big Thanks for Supporting Our Staff

Posted on: May 3, 2016

This is Staff Appreciation Week here at Finneytown, and the district is grateful for a host of local businesses that contributed to gift cards and treats for our great staff.

 

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Finneytown Proud: Donavon Clark Drafted by the San Diego Chargers

Posted on: May 2, 2016

This weekend, standout Michigan State guard Donavon Clark was drafted by the San Diego Chargers. As he said in an interview, it all started right here at Finneytown.

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