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

February 23 - February 27

  • The 3rd Annual Franklin Local Feeds Families community event was held on February 20th during the boy's basketball game against Maysville. With the help of community members, fans, and students we were able to donate over 1,400 canned food items to area food pantries. Thank you to Susan Lent and Misty Hill for being a part of the organization team. We would also like to thank the students who volunteered to help give back to our community. Your willingness to help will make a difference to those in need.
  • Students in grades 7, 8, and 9 participated in the first round of PARCC assessments, finally! Thank you to Mr. Mosebrook, Mr. Foreman, Mrs. White, and Ms. Earich for administering the tests and providing accommodations for our students.
  • Miss Bates helped to facilitate make-up testing sessions for students needing to finish their M.A.P. assessments.
  • Thank you to Mrs. Spears who has worked to maintain our sub schedule during all of the testing calendar changes!
  • Miss Daw's Physical Science students completed a lab on forces, motion, and friction. They built a six ramp system out of household items to show “How Slow Can You Go?” The object was to move a marble down their ramp as slow as possible without it stopping or moving backward.

  • Duncan Falls Elementary was highlighted at the February Board of Education Meeting. Teachers, Sherry Hampp and Mel Palko, presented on the overhaul of the organization of the library based on Lexiles. (Thank you both!) A video highlighted the transformation of the library thanks to the students and our PTO. Thank you Mr. Froelich and our DFE students for creating the video!
  • Mr. Gates has been selected to the state advisory writing committee for physical education. Congratulations Mr. Gates!
  • Thank you Mr. Davis for working on our phones last week!
  • Mrs. Hampp's third graders have been busy! They have presidential timelines, animal research projects and life cycle slideshows on display in the hall.
  • Parcc testing to date: 5th grade ELA - PBA Task 1 and PBA Task 2, 4th grade ELA - PBA Task 1
  • Kindergarten classrooms visited the Duncan Falls Library.

  • A HUGE THANK YOU to Deb Gray and Sheila Harper for all your work “behind the scenes” with testing the past 2 weeks. We couldn't stay organized and operational without you!!!
  • THANKS to Nick Hansel for “Producing” my video to present to the Department of Education for the “Principals at ED” event next week in Washington DC.
  • THANK YOU to all of our 8th Grade staff and students for taking the time this week to complete the MyCollege Options survey. This is another useful tool in the crucial process of students planning for life after high school.
  • GREAT JOB to Matt Philip and Rusty Butler for all your hard work keeping our buses running and warm in sub freezing temperatures the past few weeks.
  • Thanks to our FLSD bus drivers for your efforts to get our students to school on time, safe, and warm. You guys and gals are the first impression of school for most of our kids each day, and you do a GREAT JOB setting the tone for the day, Thanks!!!
  • The PJH Office window got a BIG UPGRADE on Thursday. Check it out!!!

Ohio Appalachian Collaborative
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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