Category Archives: Franklin County High


This month’s featured STARS of EXCELLENCE are Sayla Sacksteder, Brookville Elementary; Doug Shoemaker, Brookville Middle School; Autumn Wert, Franklin County High School; Kelly Glardon, Laurel School; and Makayla Shepard, Mt. Carmel School.  >>Click HERE to read more.<<

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”  – Coach Pat Rileysoe-october

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

October Educator of the Month

Third year FCHS art teacher, Mrs. Elizabeth (Conese) Krehbiel, has been named as October’s “Educator of the Month”.  Mrs. Krehbiel was nominated for this recognition by a couple of former art students.  Both students mentioned the respect, support, and consideration that Mrs. Krehbiel displays for her students.  “She is cheerful and kind toward everyone.”

Mrs. Krehbiel is a graduate of Miami University.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Education with a minor in Ceramics.  While a student at Miami University, Krehbiel student taught at Brookville Elementary under the supervision of Ms. Mary Sorrells.  

In addition to her classroom duties, Ms. Krehbiel is sponsor of the FCHS art club.  She likes to brag that her art club has been awarded “Best Club Float” during the Homecoming Parade for the last three years.  She is also very proud of her students’ instagram page and welcomes followers at   

Outside of school, Ms. Krehbiel remains active with the Miami Art Education Alumni Group.  She also enjoys attending art exhibitions, creating her own art, and going to concerts.  

When asked about the best part of her job, Krehbiel stated, “The absolute best part of my job is getting to … Continue reading

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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 Elementary, 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

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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>>

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