As part of the kick-off to the 2016-17 school, all Franklin County students were asked to identify two things: 1) something they excelled in; and 2) something they wanted to get better at.  The staff wanted to send the message that everyone is already good at something, and at the same time everyone has room to improve.  These “stars of excellence” and “targets for improvement” are displayed throughout the school buildings serving as a visual cue that we are all on this gradual journey toward excellence.

Each month we will be featuring in this space, a student from each of our buildings.  We are proud of our students and their accomplishments and look forward to helping them achieve their goals.  

Click here to learn more about each student.soe-september2016

Posted in Announcement, Brookville Elemetnary, Brookville Middle School, Franklin County High, Laurel School, Mt Carmel School, Stars of Excellence

September Educator of the Month


FCHS Guidance Counselor, Whitney Gillman, recently received the good news that she had been nominated and selected for “Educator of the Month” recognition.  Gillman, a FCHS graduate and athletic standout, chose to return to her roots, here in Franklin County three years ago. Gillman was nominated for this honor by a parent of FCHS students.  The nominating parent stated, “Ms. Gillman has been a lifesaver for my children on more than one occasion.  She is easy going, approachable, and knows her stuff.  Her door is always open and she is ready to help.  She has gone above and beyond helping my children get their schedules correct.” After graduating from Franklin County High School, Gillman earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Xavier University.  Her first counseling position was at St. Joseph Orphanage in Cincinnati.  From there she went to Amelia, Ohio to serve as a school counselor for students in grades 8 and 9.  In 2014, Ms. Gillman made the decision to apply for a counseling position at FCHS.  The rest is history. In addition to her counseling duties, Gillman serves as Assistant Varsity Softball Coach at FCHS.  In … Continue reading

Posted in Educator of the Month, Franklin County High

Community Meetings Announced


The Franklin County Board of School Trustees and School Administration will conduct Special Board Meetings at both Laurel School and Mt. Carmel School to share information on declining enrollment and the associated loss in funding.  All stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

September 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel School Cafeteria

September 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Laurel School Cafeteria

September 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Brookville Middle School Cafeteria

Posted in Announcement, Laurel School, Mt Carmel School

FCHS FFA Program Receives Grant

ffaFranklin County High School Agriculture Education and FFA is receiving a $25,000 Monsanto America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant to implement their student-designed P.L.A.N.T.S. (Preparing Leaders in Agriculture and Nutrition Through Service) program in FCCSC schools. The program will feature construction and use of a greenhouse at FCHS as part of the educational sessions led by Agriculture Education students for elementary and middle school students. The produce grown in the greenhouse as a result of this program will be donated to food pantries in the Franklin County community.  <<Read More>>

Posted in Franklin County High, Press Release

Welcome Back

Click here to read Superintendent Howell’s Back to School message for August 2016.

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