Rob Preston | Principal
 
225 Market Street
Philo, Ohio 43771
Phone: 740-674-5210
Fax: 740-674-5217
 
 
Shawn Harper | Vice-Principal
 
225 Market Street
Philo, Ohio 43771
Phone: 740-674-5210
Fax: 740-674-5217
shawn.harper@franklinlocalschools.org
Philo Junior High School    225 Market Street • PO Box 178 • Philo, OH 43771 • (740) 674-5210

Upcoming Events at PJHS 

9/10/2014   Picture Day

9/12/2014   Non-Refundable deposit ($100) due for 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip

9/19/2014   Interim Reports (sent home or mailed)
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Principal's Pen

It has been a very “techy” start to the 2014-15 school year here at PJH.  It is always fun to meet the new students that enter our building each year in Grades 6 & 7 as well as see how much our returning students have “grown up”.  I would like to THANK everyone for their efforts to make the start of school as stress free as possible for everyone involved.  
As everyone likely knows by now, we have started the FLSD Straight A Grant  iPad initiative. This has allowed all of our students’ access to their own iPad throughout the school day and most of our students the ability to take their device home with them. This is very exciting and challenging (at times), but we have had the opportunity to open up internet access on all devices as well as add several educational apps that students and staff can use in classrooms and beyond. The goal of this initiative is to further personalize learning here at PJH. Research is very clear that students learn at a variety of paces, having personal iPads will greatly enhance our ability to challenge students at ALL levels and allow them to be successful.
In other news we recently received our OAA testing results and the state Report Card results. The results were extremely promising, PJH met 7 of the 8 state performance indicators, including the state attendance requirement, and improved our school performance index from 98.7 to 100.9 (the highest ever recorded at PJH for the third year in a row)!!! We feel very strongly that we are providing some of the best teaching and learning experiences not only in the area, but also in the state. We are extremely excited to continue with the initiatives we have used last 3 years with the idea of making adjustments to continue to further our growth. As you most likely know, every student at PJH will receive 94 minutes of instruction in both Math and Reading/English daily. We feel this focus on efficient use of instructional time has been a major contributor to our students increased achievement.

I would like to remind you to check out the upcoming events above.  

Thanks for your time,

Rob Preston



 

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Miss Watson’s 6th grade Language Arts Class

Aloha! Welcome to sixth grade language arts. Students started off the year completing a reading interest inventory/survey. This will help get the students ready when beginning Accelerated Reader (AR). This program allows students to read independently and take a test on the computer or their iPad. Students wrote a “letter” to themselves about their first week of school. They will get these “letters” back towards the end of the year and write about their 6th grade experience.  They have started on an interactive reading notebook, which will cover the new standards. They will be able to bring this notebook home to use as a study guide for the OAA in late April/early May.  Some things to look forward to during the school year are completing projects, OAA (Ohio Achievement Assessment) practice, doing presentations, and writing on a variety of topics. Homework will be posted on Remind, Progress Book, and on my class website. Be on the lookout for your child’s homework folder. Remind is an app a student can download to their phone or iPad. I can send out reminders about homework and other things. Students will receive a message from me. Check out Watson’s Window, my class website. You can find the website in the Philo Junior High School section of the Franklin Local District site.  A final thought: I would like to thank everyone who stopped by during Open House. I know it is going to be a fantastic year.

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7th Grade Student of the Month
Jackson Hargraves has been chosen as 7th grade student of the month for September!  Jackson has two sisters, Lilly is 1 year old and Gracie is 7 years old.  Reading and Math are his favorite subjects so it's no surprise that Mr. Lewellen and Ms. Fuller are his favorite teachers this year.  Jackson is into sports and likes playing basketball, reading sports books and riding dirt bikes.  Playing basketball and riding dirt bikes are also Jacksons' hobbies. Also OKC Thunder, Florida Gators and Cleveland Browns are the sports teams he enjoys watching.  Jackson likes to watch Chicago Fire on tv and his favorite movie is Let's be Cops.  Jackson said that 6th grade camp was his favorite fieldtrip and orange is his favorite color.  Jackson would like everyone to know that Austin Farus is his best friend, his favorite food is chicken, and he has a dog named Marley.  Florida is Jacksons' favorite place to go because it's fun and you get to be with your friends and with your family. Jackson likes to listen to the song This is How We Roll by Florida Georgia Line which happens to be his favorite band.  Congrats to Jackson!  Read More >
8th Grade Student of the Month

Kirstin Hawkins-White has been chosen as the 8th grade student of the month for September!  Kirstin has a brother, Rian who is 17 years old.  Math and Science are her favorite subjects, and Mrs. Durand has been her favorite teacher. Kirstin likes doing gymnastics and reading. She has enjoyed reading The Divergent series. Riding four-wheelers and raising rabbits are her hobbies. Also Kirstin favorite team is The Ohio State Buckeyes.  Kirstin likes to watch Grey's Anatomy on tv and her favorite movie is The Magic of Ordinary Days.   Kirstin said that going with the Honors Choir was her favorite field trip. Dancie and Shi are Kirstins' pets and her favorite animal is the giraffe. Kirstin would like everyone to know that Aliyah Potts, Elizabeth White and Chloe Thomas are her best friends, her favorite food is pizza, and her favorite color is blue.  Kirstins' favorite place to go is the lake because it's peaceful. Kirstin likes to listen to the song Stay with me by Sam Smith. Congrats to Kirstin!

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Progress Book - Parent Access
Parent Access to Progress Book has changed. Old login information from prior years no longer works. Parents and Students will now be able to create and manage their own accounts with a Registration Key.  You should have received the Registration Keys by now, if you haven't please call 674-5203 to request one. 
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Sep
18
FLSD Board Meeting
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Sep
19
Grading Period 1 (Interim Report)
Friday, September 19, 2014
Sep
19
Grading Period 1 - Interim Reports
Friday, September 19, 2014
Oct
7
Third Grade Ohio Reading Achievement Assessment
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
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