Alerts & Information for (Friday, January 30, 2015)
All-Day Closure


** All Buildings Affected **
 
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 

1/19  NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Day
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Principal's Pen
I can’t believe we are already in November, time flies when you having fun!!! Our 8th grade students just finished up their ACT ASPIRE testing, and now are preparing for our class trip to Washington DC. If you have a child going on the trip please be sure to refer to the DC informational packet for ideas on what to pack, departure/ pick-up times, and other useful information pertaining to our trip (if you/your child need another copy of the packet we have extras in our Office).

We received news in October that PJH was named a “High Progress School of Promise” by the Ohio Department of Education. PJH was one of 27 schools in the state to be awarded this honor. This is a MAJOR accomplishment given that there are over 3500 schools in OHIO.  In order to win this award, PJH was in the 90th percentile for student growth during the past 5 school years, met our Annual Measurable Objective goal on the State Grade Card, and met Value-Added for the past 3 years. This is the result of a lot of hard work by students, staff, and of course parents (which without your help none of this would be possible).  So I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for all their hard-work!!!

In other news, we have had some really good activities for our students to participate in throughout the past few weeks (and many will continue). We are in full swing with our 8th grade recycling project which has been carried on for the past few school years, Mr. Tom has taken the lead on this project and to date PJH has recycled over 5 tons of paper (during the last 5 school years).  We also have had several “special” days to help raise money and collect canned food items for local agencies with the goal of providing food and resources to the needy in our area.

Please make sure you check out our upcoming events above.


Thanks for your time,

Rob Preston

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Mrs. Goss 6th Grade Language Arts

Welcome 2015!  We are starting the New Year with a continuation of where we left off…with Freak and Max.  Before break we concluded the novel, Freak the Mighty,  where we learned how a strong bond between two friends can change lives forever.  Now, we are beginning the new semester by watching the film in order to write a paper where we will compare and contrast the two.  After that, we will be doing a mini-research activity related to College and Career Readiness.  The students will be taking an interest survey and doing research on jobs and skills that interest them.  Lastly, we will be focusing our attention on non-fiction reading.  We will be working on skills and completing readings and writings centered on real-life events.  We will certainly be busy little bees in 2015, but my 6th grade language arts students can handle the honey!  


 

 

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Ms. Gray- Guidance Counselor
This year has been busy year at Philo Jr. High. Keisha Norris from Zane State is visiting Health classes each nine weeks to talk with all grade levels about educational opportunities beyond high school. In October, eighth grade students toured Mid-East Career and Technology Center. Mid-East recently completed an extensive renovation and PJH students had the opportunity to view the new facilities and talk with students in various programs.
Amy Sigman, Career Development Specialist from Mid-East will also be visiting the junior high during the third nine weeks. She will show students how to access the Ohio Means Jobs K-12 website to explore careers and identify job specific information, such as required educational background, duties/responsibilities, and salary levels.
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LIBRARY NEWS 
Wintertime brings a new year, cold days and colder nights, along with required independent reading by students so why not READ!
Your library is where you can meet some amazing people, go to amazing places and learn amazing things just by checking out a book and reading. The PJH library has been very busy so far this year by both students and staff. We received about 75 new books that we can't keep on the shelves. Series books have been very popular also this year. All the fiction books in the library have been Lexiled and /or have Accelerated Reading points listed in the front covers so the students can see what a book value is worth point wise or lexile wise for their reading level.
Posted on the library wall are the top 50 books that were checked out between Aug. 18, 2014to Dec. 19, 2014. Also posted are the top 50 students and how many books each of them have checked out during this time period.
Some interesting facts.... Between Aug. 18th - Dec. 19th time frame,   484 students came to the library, 78 books were put on hold, and a total of 2512 books were checked out. So whether your reading for school or reading for fun remember this...
"If you can read you can do anything in life!"

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6th Grade Student of the Month

 Lydia Fink has been chosen as the 6th grade student of the month for January!  Lydia has several brothers and sisters, including,  Clair who is 14 years old, Case is 10, Cannon is 8, Ella is 16, Clara is 13 and Alaina who is 10 yrs. old.    Math is Lydias’ favorite subject. She has two favorite teachers, Mrs. Thorne, and Mrs. McElfresh.  Lydia likes playing volleyball and cheering. She has enjoyed reading The Fault in our Stars. Lydia likes to watch The Carrie Diarries on tv and her favorite movie is The Hunger Game series.  Lydia said that going to the Santa Maria was  her favorite fieldtrip. Her favorite animal is a dog. Lydia would like everyone to know that Claire Fink and Maddie Ross are her best friends, her favorite food is tacos, and her favorite color is blue. Ohio State and the Pittsburg Steelers are Lydias’ favorite sports teams. Lydias' favorite place to go is North Carolina, The Outer Banks, because she loves the beach. Lydia likes to listen to the band, Foster the People and her favorite song is Best Friend.  Lydias’ hobbies are knitting and playing the guitar. Lydia would like everyone to know she has a new Laborador puppy named Griffy.  

Congrats to Lydia!

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7th Grade Student of the Month

Lacey Jarrett has been chosen as the 7th grade student of the month for January!  Lacey has a brother, Logan who is 16 years old . Her favorite teachers are Ms. Fuller, Mr. Brown and Mr. Lewellen.  Lacey likes cheerleading and Reading is her favorite subject. She has enjoyed reading The Maze Runner. Lacey likes to watch Pretty Little Liars on tv and her favorite movie is Ouija.  Lacey said that going to 6th grade camp was her favorite fieldtrip. Her favorite animal is a dog. Lacey would like everyone to know that Avery Bankes and Delaney Mumford are her best friends, her favorite food is Chipotle and her favorite color is peach. The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Philo Electrics are her favorite sports teams. Laceys' favorite place to go is the beach because it is warm. Lacey  likes to listen to Sam Hunt and her favorite song is Uptown Funk.  Laceys’ hobby is cheerleading. Lacey would like everyone to know she likes to hang out with her friends. Lacey has a  dog named Buckeye. 

Congrats to Lacey!

 

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8th Grade Student of the Month

Lexee Pletcher has been chosen as the 8th grade student of the month for January!  Lexee has two brothers, Shaun Jr. who is 12 years old and Zane who is 10 years old.  Reading is Lexee favorite subject. She has two favorite teachers, Mrs. Bathrick and Ms. Fuller. Lexee's favorite sports are basketball and softball.  She has enjoyed reading Twilight and If I Stay. Lexee likes to watch Vampire Diaries on tv and her favorite movie is If I Stay.  Lexee said that going to Washington, D.C. was her favorite fieldtrip. Her favorite animal is a penguin.  Lexee would like everyone to know that Graye Brannon is her best friend, her favorite food is pizza and her favorite color is blue.  Lexee's favorite place to go is the Outer Banks in North Carolina.   Lexee likes to listen to the band, One Direction and her favorite song is Thinking Out Loud. Lexee would also like everyone to know she really likes to shop!  Lexee's  other hobbies include reading, playing softball, and basketball.   Lexee  has two pets, a dog named Red and a cat named Tinker. 

Congrats to Lexee!

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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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