Announcements

Look Who's in the Kitchen!

posted Apr 28, 2017, 8:37 AM by Sonja Coble

Mr. Bonner and Mr. Seeger lent a hand to help with lunch last week!

          

2017-18 Scheduling Nights

posted Mar 20, 2017, 9:49 AM by Cliff Bonner   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 9:51 AM ]

Scheduling night is a time set aside to not only schedule students, but to find out more about classes and programs at Federal Hocking.  Following a short presentation to learn more about specific programs, parents and students will be able to schedule for the following year with the help of the guidance counselor, principal, and teachers. Those parents and students who attend scheduling night will be schedule first, which means they will get the schedule they choose. Those who do not attend will be scheduled thereafter.

The dates and times are as follows:     March 29: 6 - 7 pm  is for current sophomores and juniors.

                                                              March 29: 7 - 7:45 pm is for current freshmen.

                                                              April 19: 6 - 6:45 pm is current 8th graders

                                                              April 19: 6:45 - 7:15 pm is current 7th graders 

                                                              April 19: 7:15 - 8:00 pm is make-up for any parents and students who could not                                                                                                      make an earlier session. 

                                                              May 17: 6:00 - 6:45  is current 6th graders (that day is also 6th grade                                                                                                               orientation at the MS for students.

Read the Latest Issue of The Shield - Feb 2017

posted Feb 14, 2017, 7:47 AM by Sonja Coble

Hot off the presses -here it is!

HS Drama Club presents, "The Young, the Bold, and the Murdered"

posted Jan 25, 2017, 5:17 AM by Cliff Bonner   [ updated Jan 25, 2017, 5:18 AM ]

The performances will take place on Friday Jan. 27 at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 pm, and Sunday at 7 pm.  They will be held in the hs/ms auditorium.  Please come enjoy the show and support the arts at Federal Hocking High School!

Julia Olson: 1 of 50 Band Directors Who Make a Difference

posted Jan 9, 2017, 5:06 AM by Cliff Bonner

     Congratulations to our own Julia Olson, who was selected by School Band and Orchestra magazine as the one of the 50 Band Directors Who Make a Difference.

     Follow the link to read the profile on Julia.  As we already know that she is one of our many teachers who make a difference, we're very proud that she was also acknowledged by her profession.  Well done, Julia!

http://sbomagazine.com/resources/1434-directors-who-make-a-difference/5614-sbo-presents-the-19th-annual-50-directors-who-make-a-difference.html

New Date for FHHS/MS Academic Booster Meeting

posted Jan 9, 2017, 4:58 AM by Cliff Bonner

We have rescheduled the meeting for our FHMS/HS Academic Boosters.  As mentioned earlier, the administration and staff at FHHS/MS is re-introducing an old organization, the Federal Hocking Academic Boosters. This organization would be made up of administrators, teachers, parents, and community members and would be focused on collaboration and planning in order to provide academic opportunities and support for students and offering them the best possible secondary school experience. It is essential that this group be focused on positive communication and collaboration, with a mindset that together we can make our school even better.  We have scheduled an introductory meeting for 6 pm on Wednesday, January 25th in the HS/MS Library.  If you cannot attend but would like to be involved, please email me at cbonner@fhlancers.com, or feel free to call me at 740-662-6691.

Oral History Project Videos

posted Dec 9, 2016, 5:09 AM by Sonja Coble

Our Journalism class, with the support of OU CARE sophomores, interviewed community members and created short documentaries that showcased parts of their lives.  The objective of this project was to keep the stories of Southeastern Ohioans alive. We hope you take time to enjoy the work we have done. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Ripple's Journalism class

Please click on the link to take you to the YouTube video of each interview.


New Date for FHHS/MS Academic Boosters

posted Dec 7, 2016, 6:02 AM by Cliff Bonner   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 4:56 AM ]

We have rescheduled the meeting for our FHMS/HS Academic Boosters.  As mentioned earlier, the administration and staff at FHHS/MS is re-introducing an old organization, the Federal Hocking Academic Boosters. This organization would be made up of administrators, teachers, parents, and community members and would be focused on collaboration and planning in order to provide academic opportunities and support for students and offering them the best possible secondary school experience. It is essential that this group be focused on positive communication and collaboration, with a mindset that together we can make our school even better.  We have scheduled an introductory meeting for 6 pm on Wednesday, January 25th in the HS/MS Library.  If you cannot attend but would like to be involved, please email me at cbonner@fhlancers.com, or feel free to call me at 740-662-6691.


A Special Announcement from The Secondary School

posted Nov 5, 2016, 11:26 AM by Cliff Bonner

We want to share with you that we have been notified by the Athens County Health Department that one of our students has been diagnosed with and hospitalized for viral meningitis.  I am sure you join me in sending thoughts and prayers for this Lancer’s recovery. 

I do want to stress that while we received this information just recently, the student who is suffering has not been in school since last Wednesday.

In the meantime you may have some questions about your child’s health and well being with reference to this illness.  We have posted on the school web site a letter provided by the Athens County Health Department about meningitis.  This letter points out that the meningitis virus is present in the bowel movements and tae saliva of infected persons.  People become infected only by swallowing the virus, either from fecal material or from respiratory droplets from infected persons.

You should know the vast majority of our students did not come in contact with the student who has the illness and as I said, this student has not been in school since last Wednesday. Additionally, the student will not be in school until the student is cleared by health professionals. We have also taken additional steps to thoroughly clean and disinfect any areas where the student may have been.

In case you cannot get to the web site, you should know that symptoms of meningitis include fever, headache, lack of appetite, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, and a stiff neck.  These symptoms generally go away with no lasting damage within a few days.

While we feel confident that the proper steps have been taken to manage this and our main concern is with the student in the hospital, we did want to make you aware and hopefully prevent the spread of any rumors.

Again, please go to the Federal Hocking Web Site and review the Athens Health Department Letter if you have any other questions.

Cliff Bonner

 

                   Dr. James R. Gaskell, MD ~ Health Commissioner

                                    www.health.athens.oh.us

             

         

Dear Parents:

A case of aseptic meningitis has been confirmed in a child attending Federal Hocking HighSchool. Aseptic meningitis is generally caused by viruses and occurs primarily in young children. Meningitis is an irritation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms generally include fever, headache, lack of appetite, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting and stiff neck. These symptoms generally go away with no permanent damage after a few days to a week.

Should your child develop any of these symptoms in the next few weeks, contact your family doctor (or the health department, if you do not have a family doctor) and tell him or her that your child may have been exposed to aseptic meningitis and now is feeling unwell. You will be advised on further action needed, if any. The virus is present in the bowel movement and saliva of infected persons. People become infected only by swallowing the virus, either from fecal material or from respiratory droplets from infected persons. Spread of the virus can be reduced and controlled with a few simple measures:

• Wash your hands and your children's hands thoroughly after using the toilet.

• Wash your hands and your children's hands thoroughly before eating.

• Do not share drinking cups.

If you or your doctor has further questions, please contact the Athens City-County Health

Department at 740-592-4431.

 

Sincerely,

James R. Gaskell, M.D.

Health Commissioner

Read All About It! Latest Issue of The Shield!

posted Nov 3, 2016, 11:02 AM by Sonja Coble   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 11:03 AM ]

Our Journalism class has been working hard this semester. Read their latest installment of The Shield.

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