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

April 6 - April 10

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...
  • Trevor Tom did a lesson on gravity that had his students determine how far they were able to jump on each of the planets in the Solar System. The students had to measure their actual weight and measure how far they were able to jump on earth. Then, they converted their measurements to account for gravity differences on each planet. Very cool Science and Math lesson!
  • Thank you to Pete Woods for speaking to our Leadership Groups Friday about college athletics, scholarship opportunities, and goal setting. We have done this for several years now and each time our students come away with very useful information about their future!
  • Linda Campbell used the board game "Battle Cry" to have her 8th Grade History students recreate the Battle of Gettysburg! They had to make decisions as though they were commanders in the Army for the Confederate or Union troops (Meade and Lee) and use strategy to try to defeat their opponent! What an interesting hands-on way to help the students imagine what the Battle may have been like. A HUGE THANK YOU to her husband, Burt, who volunteered his time on Wednesday and Thursday to help with the activity and lend his VAST historical knowledge, it was an AWESOME activity!

  • Two students were chosen as winners in the carnival t-shirt design contest. The designs of Emma Wahl and Kennady Omen will be on the carnival shirts this year.
  • First graders enjoyed a trip to the Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena for ice skating.
  • The PTO meeting was held on Thursday.
  • Mr. Gates' Local Youth Fitness Education (LYFE) Program is underway. Students are enjoying staying fit.
  • Mr. Gates showed students a variety of workout routines to assist them in creating their own routine.
  • Students of Mrs. Henderson and Mr. Lincicome are working on an idiom project.
  • Students of Mrs. Hlad and Mrs. Tharp are working on a hyperbole project.
  • Mrs. Daley's students are experts at their morning meeting! They are skip counting by 10's, identifying the parts of a letter, and are also peer editing.
  • The Health Department noticed the pictures in the cafeteria and thought that they were great! The paints were paid for by the department.
  • Mrs. Grubb's class is working on identifying nouns.

  • Mrs. Johnson conducted a lesson on author point of view that involved stories, pictures and poems to show how viewpoints can be different.
  • Mrs. Miller had her students writing predictions, recording events in a journal, and reading stories from the iPad.
  • Mrs. Hinkle continues to work with students on their keyboarding skills during library time.
  • We had 175 guests for today's event with 70 adults and 105 students. We had representatives from Forever Dad's and Perry County Children Services present and offered door prizes to the guests. We had volunteers help in serving including: Barb Stoneburner (retired teacher from RES), Julie Spring, president of PTC, and Crystal Green member of PTC. Chadonn Cummings, student social worker took pictures. We are glad to offer this program thanks to our PTC (parent support group). Thanks to Mrs. Bell taking the lead on this event.
  • Thanks to Mr. Blake and Mr. Bell for installing our TV in the office to make viewing the surveillance cameras easier.

Ohio Appalachian Collaborative
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 >
Snow Make-Up Days:
  • April 6
  • March 27
  • 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 >
Philo Junior High - High Progress School of Honor
The Ohio Department of Education has named Philo Junior High School a "High Progress School of Honor"! This is based on the 2013-2014 Ohio School Report Card data on student reading and math performance. The program looks at schools with a high percentage of students from economically disadvantaged homes and tracks the performance of all students in these areas for the five most recent years. It spotlights schools that have shown sustained progress in student performance by all students over that time period. There are around 3800 schools in Ohio, and we were 1 of 27 identified for this honor, requirements include: 
  • A school’s combined gains in reading and math proficiency results over the past five school years will need to meet or exceed the 90th percentile of all statewide gains. For example, in 2014 the change from 2014-2010 must meet or exceed the 90th percentile. 
  • If the school has a value-added measure, the school will need to have met or exceeded this measure for the three most recent school years. 
  • Finally, the school’s AMO grade must be an A, B, or C. 
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