Alerts & Information for (Thursday, March 5, 2015)
** All Buildings Affected **
360 Cedar Street
Duncan Falls, OH 43734
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!!!