Sharon McDermott
360 Cedar Street
Duncan Falls, OH 43734
Phone: 740-674-5203
Fax: 740-674-5214

April 27 - May 1

District Office
  • FLSD is featured in another Battelle video! The video is ALL about Franklin! Cameos and featured speakers include: Mike Boysel, Cindy Brownrigg, Traci Ehrick, Mike Fain, Heather Fisher, Stephanie Fuller, Nick Hansel, David Lafferty, Thelma Leese-Graham, Sharon McDermott, Jeremy Mull, Kevin Neal, Melodie Palko, Martha Pollock, Rob Preston, Lindsay Rayner, Taylor Roberts, Robin Stutes, and Eric Woodard. Check it out...
Duncan Falls
  • Mrs. Scott's Kindergarten studied transportation and ways of getting from 'here to there' this week. In math they were introduced to measuring and learned words like height, length, longer, shorter, taller, and capacity. The students really loved saying 'CAPACITY'! They said it's their favorite math word of the week!
  • 5th grade math is researching some numbers/data about coyotes...probability experiments are coming soon!
  • Miss Blake's class is learning map skills and cardinal directions using a scavenger hunt. They are also reviewing how to summarize using popular movies, books and the strategy SWBST (Somebody, Wanted, But, So Then). Students wrote about how they can help "heal the earth" on Earth Day. They used the story "Once There Was A Bull...Frog" and a matching game to learn compound words.
  • Mrs. Roberts' class has been pretending to be architects this week and designing houses based on a customer's request of area and perimeter of each room.
  • Mrs. Stemm's class is learning about the continents, countries, states and cities. They are learning about how our government works and are even getting to create a new "Law" that they would like. They will have to convince their fellow classmates (the city council) that this new law should be passed.
  • Mrs. Palko's students are in full 'science mode'. They are planting seeds, collecting solar energy, exploring magnets, testing soil types, discussing renewable and nonrenewable resources, examining the life cycle of tadpoles, starting an ant farm, and watching the effects of erosion...with many more topics to come!
  • 4th Grade System 44 is working on their version of the story of Jack and the Beanstalk called Styler and the Beanstalk!
  • Mrs. Tysinger's students are completing a grocery shopping project on a budget! Students have $100 to spend for a family of five for one week. They are creating recipes, making grocery lists, shopping through grocery ads, comparing prices, adding up totals and deciding how much change they will receive.
  • Abe Parker was here on Tuesday to perform for students.
  • Mrs. Reed's students just finished an Eric Carle unit where the children have been learning about Eric Carle as an author and illustrator and have watched several videos showing how he creates his characters/paintings. The children were very excited to have the chance to paint like Eric Carle with paintbrushes, sponges, plastic forks/knifes, Q-tips and cotton balls. This project took lots of time and patience, but they have a beautiful painting of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that they created all by themselves. Students are now talking about seeds and their life cycle. The children have learned what a seed needs in order to grow and also the parts of a plant.
  • Mrs. Mercer's students are currently working on a language arts unit that focuses on the concepts being a good citizen, cooperating, heroes, preserving our earth, and our rights. They began the ABC countdown to incorporate fun activities into the daily schedule as the end school year approaches. They are continuing to build upon knowledge of measurement and time and doing daily spiral review of all the math concepts studied this year.
  • Gracie Settles earned the GOOD shirt!

Philo Junior High
  • Thanks to Stephanie Bathrick for all your efforts getting our 8th Grade Promotion t-shirts organized and ordered, as well as setting up final end of the year activities for our 8th Graders.
  • Thank You to Traci Hansel and Dave Lafferty for the awesome displays of student artwork that are currently covering the walls of our cafeteria. This artwork completely changes the atmosphere in our lunchroom and allows every student in the building to see the talented artists you have helped create!
  • Thank You to Teresa Tharp (and Mr. Rice) for allowing Darla Deal to spend Wednesday in 5th Grade classroom(s) getting to know some of our future 6th Graders. This collaboration will help make the transition from DFE to PJH a smooth one.
  • This week the 7th Grade hallway was filled with student work created by Mrs. Gibson and Ms. Clawson's 7/8 ELA block. The project focused on the Holocaust and its lasting effects on the world. This is a GREAT precursor to the 8th Grade Washington DC trip next fall which includes a trip to the National Holocaust Museum!

Roseville Elementary
  • Roseville Elementary PTC sponsored the 14th annual Muffins with Mom program on April 28th. We had 303 guests for the event and representatives from Perry County Children Services who offered prizes for the students. The theme was taken from a letter written to a child from a parent, thus encouraging our attendees to write notes to their children before they left for the day to tell them they love them and to have a good day!
  • Mrs. Wickerham's students were playing the role of scientists as they classified living and nonliving things.
  • Mrs. Beardsley was nominated as Roseville Elementary School's 2015 Rotary Daybreak Outstanding Educator for her years of teaching Kindergarten students how to read, write, do math, and most importantly, get along with each other.
  • Mr. Rex's 2nd grade students determined which graphic organizer would be the best to help organize the information they were getting from a reading selection.
  • Thanks to Mrs. Archibald, Mrs. Head and Mrs. Rupe for preparing and serving great lunches to our staff and students with a smile. You are appreciated!
  • Students from Mrs. Kidwell's class wrote book reports in creative and eye-catching ways.

Ohio Appalachian Collaborative
Free Beach Bags and virtual summer camp offer parents learning activities for K-6 children
With two new sets of free materials – Beach Bags and Camp INFOhio – parents now have more fun ways to keep their children learning at home this summer. 

The Beach Bags and Camp INFOhio are offered free to all Ohio families and schools by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education.

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Sports Physicals for Philo Athletes
On Saturday, May 9th Zanesville Orthaepedic Associates will be offering Philo athletes in grades 6-11 a free physical exam for the 2015-16 school year starting at 8 AM. Any athlete wishing to participate or try out for a sport must have a physical exam before they are allowed to practice. You may complete an online physical form at or pick up a physical form at your child’s school. On May 6th pre-physical testing will take place at Philo High School and Philo Junior High School. If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director Pete Woods at 674-4355.  Read More >
Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. Hlad were recognized by OSBA for their Veterans Celebration presentation at the 2014 Student Achievement Fair.   Read More >
Make-Up Days:
  • May 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
  • June 1, 2, 3
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Franklin Local District Spelling Bee Champion
Congratulations to our Franklin Local District Spelling Bee Champion, Holly Sealover and our Runner Up, Jarrett Reed! Both competed in the District Spelling Bee on January 13th along with District Qualifiers: Michael Allen, Darbi Henderson, Ryleigh Lawhorne, Kendall Lent, Kate Morehouse, Andrew Rush and Luc Scott. Holly will go on to compete in the Semifinal Level of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication Regional Spelling Bee. Good luck Holly!  Read More >
January is Board Appreciation Month
We thank all of the Board members for their service to Franklin Local School District. Please send your thanks to them. Their email addresses are located here.   Read More >
Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release
A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit...  Read More >
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