Whitaker Teacher is the Celebrate Excellence Educator of the Year for Finneytown Local Schools

Lauren Woodward, third grade teacher at Whitaker Elementary, has been nominated as Educator of the Year for Celebrate Excellence through the Hamilton County Education Foundation. “Lauren is an all-star teacher! As a third grade teacher, she and the third grade team rise to the challenge of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee each year,” proudly stated Grant Anderson, Whitaker Elementary Principal. It’s no wonder Lauren was nominated as she is a leader in the school with Restorative Practices, which serves the …

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Finneytown Secondary Principal Awarded PTA Educator of the Year For Finneytown Local Schools

Dr. Jen Dinan is in her 20th year at Finneytown Local Schools, but nothing seems to slow her down as she strives for excellence as principal. Her commitment and dedication to the students and staff of the Secondary Campus as well as the community is evident through the relationships she has developed with students, staff, and families, the programs she and her team have introduced in the middle and high school, and her passionate but quiet call for change in …

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Finneytown Student Earns State Recognition With The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition

Finneytown senior, Amanda Gast, earned state recognition with The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. Her hand drawing titled, “Mocha View”, will be on display at the Ohio Statehouse for several weeks. Additionally, three other Finneytown High School students earned regional recognition for their art pieces. Karina Ahangkari was recognized for her fiber piece “Dream House”, Oliver Orue earned support for his colorful drawing “Decay”, Brennan Jones received an award for his digital photograph “Light Bulb”, and Olivia Perry was acknowledged …

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Whitaker students Visit The National Underground Museum and Freedom Center

Fourth graders from Whitaker Elementary recently visited the National Underground Museum and Freedom Center to participate in a self-guided scavenger hunt with the help of parent chaperones. Mrs. Knight’s, Mr. Hutchinson’s, Mrs.Huber’s, Mr. Dirr’s, Mrs. Smith’s and Mr. Duke’s classes learned about Aminah Brenda-Lynn Robinson’s RagGonNon a “three dimensional cloth painting made from found-objects: fabric, beads, shells, leaves, ties, and much more.”

Brent Elementary Earns Overall “A” Award From The Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio State Board of Education commended Brent Elementary School for earning an Overall “A” Award and provided a banner to be displayed in the school. The award was earned due to “high academic performance and building bright futures for students of every background and ability level.” The criteria for the award is based on Ohio’s strategic plan, Each Child, Our Future, to “ensure each student is challenged, prepared, and empowered for his or her future by way of an …

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Finneytown Needs You!

Substitute Teacher Hiring Fair March 27th, 2019 for (District).  Registration / Information at www.SubSolutions.org. Sub Solutions is excited to announce our Substitute Teacher Hiring Fair on March 27th, 2019.  See attached flyer for more information. Please help us attract substitute teacher candidates for the busy spring season! Print, post, or distribute the attached Hiring Fair flyer within your district and community. Post the attached Facebook image with the blurb below. Tweet the attached Twitter image with the blurb below.

High School Students Attend Art Exhibition

In February, 35 Finneytown High School students attended the Scholastic Regional Winners Art Exhibition at the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine campus, where they were able to view the 19 pieces that received recognition through Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Above is a gallery of some of the pictures.