Dec. - Fremont City Schools

December, 2014
Dear Parents/Guardians:
We hope your family is having a good Thanksgiving break, and we look forward to seeing the students back in school, ready to learn. As
we enter the holiday season, we want to reinforce the importance of school attendance. We know that just a few missed days here and
there, even if they are excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.
The 2nd quarter interim reports will be distributed to Ross students on Friday, December 5, 2014. Please contact the main office if you still
do not have access to your student’s grades on Progressbook. We will be more than willing to assist you. If you wish to discuss your
child’s progress, please feel free to contact your student’s teacher or grade level guidance counselor.
First semester exams will be taking place December 17, 18, and 19, 2014. Attached to this newsletter is the Ross exam schedule and
permission slip for students to leave the building if they are not scheduled for an exam. Please note, students who are currently earning a
D or F in a class will not be permitted to leave early and will be required to stay during the make-up times to complete missing
assignments. For those students required to stay the entire school day, a letter will be mailed to the parent/guardian notifying them of the
student’s current Ds and Fs.
Lastly, I invite all of you to attend our upcoming Ross Choir concert on December 4th, Ross Orchestra concert on December 9th, and Ross
Select Vocal and Show Choir concert on December 11th, all at 7:00 pm in the Little Theater. Happy Holidays!
Gracy Hinojosa-Lloyd
Principal
New Graduation Requirements and State Testing
School districts across the State of Ohio are preparing for a new level of accountability. Attached to this newsletter is a document
explaining the new graduation requirements for the Class of 2018.
In addition to the new graduation requirements, students in grades 9-12 are required to take Next Generation Assessments that are
computer based and will be given to students beginning in February. Ninth grade students (class of 2018) enrolled in English 9, Algebra I
and Geometry will take the PARC Performance Based Assessment and End of Course Exams. Ninth grade students enrolled in Physical
Science and Government, and 12th grade students enrolled in Government and 10th grade students enrolled in American History will take
the AIR Performance Based Assessment and End of Course Exams.
If you would like more information, please visit the Fremont City Schools District website. Click on the Curriculum tab and on the righthand side, click on Testing & Assessments. If you would like to voice concerns regarding the State of Ohio Next Generation
Assessments, please contact the Ohio Department of Education at 1-877-644-6338.
Mission of Fremont City Schools
The mission of Fremont City Schools is to develop well-educated life-long learners prepared to be responsible, productive and respectful members of
their communities.
The Fremont City School District will not discriminate nor tolerate harassment in its educational programs or activities for any reason, including on
the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, military status, sexual orientation or ancestry.
Additionally, it will not discriminate in its employment policies nor practices.
FREMONT ROSS HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL-1st QUARTER 2014-15
LITTLE GIANT PRIDE HONOR ROLL
SENIORS
Cassandra Beckman, Abby Burrell, Rodger Calvillo, Alec Carnicom, Paige Collier, Meghan Cook, Marquis Crawford,
Skylar Dayringer, Nathan Domiray, Elodia Erape, Zachary Ferguson, Christopher Finley, Haley Fisher, Maurene Fox,
Ivan Franks, Brianna Frost, Ashton Gomez, Kylie Guhn, Brittney Hellman, Karli Hineline, Lauren Hlodan, Nickolas
Hoffman, Brina Hrynciw, Robert Joerg, Kortni Lagrou, Theodore LeJeune, Odalys Lopez, Connor Martin, Grant
McConnell, Marissa Miller, Bryce Moreno, Danielle Osborn, Preet Patel, Hannah Rowe, Patrick Rusher, Jalen Slick,
Faye Sloma, Madalynne Snyder, Brooklyn Swaisgood, Karry Walls
JUNIORS
Johnicka Albrechta, Carter Aldrich, Johanna Alexander, Charlie Anstead, Veronika Bartson, Samuel Berlekamp,
Kendra Buchele, Dominique Darr, Samuel Detwiler, Micaela Eberhard, Haylee Farster, Kayla Foos, Samuel Franco,
Jacob Hasselbach, Geonavin Hernandez, Alexa Hess, Domonique Hinds, Jessica Holland, Devin Kupka, Lance Lopez,
Cassidi Lovell, Allison Miller, Julia Miller, Meghan Moses, Emily Muffler, Huy (Henry) Nguyen, Autumn Ollom,
Emly Ou, Mia Owen, Alexandria Rellinger, Valerie Samson, Tyler Schell, MaKenna Sears, Jessica Slick, Morgan
Waggoner, Trey Warner, Kyla Wax, McKinsey Whitaker, Trent Williams, Kit Wilson, Dylan Wolfe, Ann Wright,
Julia Zucker
SOPHOMORES
Zachary Baker, Michael Borjas, Caleb Calvillo, Charles Clark, Edward (Nick) Dorobek , Jared Fox, Brianna Goodwin,
Abigail Havice, Garrett Joseph, Kaity Kelly, Alayna Killmer, Logan Lamalie, Logan Laurer, Shelby Marshall,
Nathaniel Mayle, Kyle Montgomery, Matallyn Overmyer, Mann Patel, Jacob Paxson, Tiffany Peck, Abbi Riedmaier,
Jacob Schott, Dylan Smith, Kristen Widman, Carolyn Wiersma, Dylan Witt, Merica Wolf, Craig (Russ) Yeast
FRESHMEN
Sunni Brandon, Aaron Dorobek, Oliver Ellis, Olivia Henry, Bianca Hoang, Rachel Hofacker, Lexi Keegan, Savannah
Krueger, Emily McGilton, Mary Miller, Victoria Miller, Jacob Neiling, Elizabeth Nevarez, Sarah Schott, Alyssa
Sebastian, Miranda Shetzer, Trevor Weickert
LITTLE GIANT HONOR ROLL
SENIORS
Chase Abel, Erick Adams, Tanner Albert, Teresita Alonso, Joanna Arguelles, Shawna Atkins, Jeffery Barnett, Allison
Bates, James Blue, Nickolas Bork, Brett Bowman, Alexa Brown, Rashonda Brown, Travis Brown, Dominic
Cominsky, Eliseo Contreras, Kelsey Contreras, Samuel Contreras, Kara Cook, Seth Curl, Steven Dezanett, Bailey
Druckenmiller, Andrew Earnhart, Maeve Elder, Chevy Farmer, Holly Fisher, Garrett Fligor, Jacob Franks, Jacob Fry,
Derek Fuller, Ariana Garcia, Armonee Garcia, Lily Gardner, Maricela Garza, Jaime Glenn, Emily Guggisberg,
Gabriella Gutierrez, Cheyann Haas, Mallory Hamons, Nicholas Hatcher, Eric Haubert, Kayla Haubert, Garrett
Hausman, Derrek Heidelburg, Reghan Hineline, Kyle Hoffman, Torri Holmes, Erin Horne, Michael Hufford, Paige
Ickes, Elizabeth Jones, Angel Kauffman, Nathanial Kirsch, Kathryn Knight, Jacob Kreilick, Tyler Lane, Derek
Leasure, Christopher Liggins, Jessica Luberda, Nicholas Lynch, Gianni Manning, Gabriel Marker, Ethan Martin,
Marquise Matthews, Allen Mayle, Javon McDonald, Alonzo McGhee, Ashley McIntyre, Gabrielle McRobbie, Kylie
Mears, Nicklaus Michael, Aaron Miesle, Cole Miller, Matthew Miller, Hannah Nelson, Michaela Nickelson, Caleb
Ottney, Tahti Palojarvi, Tyrel Parker, Meghan Peicott, Hannah Pena, Jose Pina, Alek Polk, Mackayla Postlethwait,
Nicklas Pridemore, Aleiah Proffitt, Rico Puente, Andrea Ramirez, Devenn Reineck, Jennifer Rios, Ben Root, Kristapat
(Pond) Samruamdee, Alyssa Schwochow, Joseph Seefus, Miranda Sherman, Austin Shiets, Lauren Sieving, Emily
Slaughter, Alston Sloman, Jersie Spears, Brooke Strable, Sarah Szymanowski, Heather Toller, Jiayan Tong, Trevor
Tuckerman, Matthew Wadsworth, Mari Warwick, Jordan Weissinger, Hailey Willey, Juwan Williams
JUNIORS
Lauren Abel, Elayna Ackerman, Matthew Adams, Mirrea Alaniz, Dayvon Atkins, Leah Ballenger, Morgan Bates,
Lydia Baumann, Cole Beckley, Tajah Biehler, Kylie Blanchard, Steven Blodgett, Morgan Bowers, Avery Brandon,
Derek Brink, Allyson Brown, Maryann Brunner, Jacob Brunthaver, Trevon Bulger, Jacob Camacho, Eriana
Chavez, Bailey Chudzinski, Brody Chudzinski, Hannah Chudzinski, Madeline Cleveland, Tanner Cobleigh, Darby
Collison, Natalia Cruz, Alfonso Dominquez, Kayleigh Edmonds, Leah Estep, Jared Filby, Arturo Flores, Samantha
Foos, Maggie Foreman, Yosef Forney, Nathaniel Fry, Brianna Garner, Eric Gedeon, Peter Giles, Kalie Gleba,
Alejandra Gonzalez, Brea Gonzalez, Kathryn Green, Whitney Halbisen, Jarren Hampton, Kahli Hashman-Ladd,
Uriah Haun, Taylor Hayes, Corrina Haynes, Rakquan Heidelburg, Jordan Hershey, Austin Hill, Riara Holland,
Alexandrea Holmes, Jonathan Horn, Caleb Hoskins, Haley Ickes, DeNae James, Angeles Jimenez, Elijah Johnson,
Iasha Johnson, Celina Kimmet, Kaitlyn King, Adam Kleinschmit, Alaina Klingman, Daniel Kollman, Carissa
Krauss, Megan Kuyken, Bryce LeJeune, Evan LeJeune, Georgianna Lochotzki, Armando Longoria, Janessa Lopez,
Jonas Lopez, Lexus Lopez, D’aishalyne Magee, Ivan Maldonado, Katie Mapus, Brandon Mathia, Isaiah
McDonald, Savannah Meza, Timothy Michael, Gabriella Mista-Vasquez, Emily Monreal, Alejandra Montez,
Presley Moreland, Benjamin Moya, Livia Nitschke, Nathan Nitschke, Joshua Oliver, Amber Otermat, Mariah
Palmer, Sarai Perez, Jamie Powers, Ashlei Raifsnider, Garett Reinhart, Kane Roberts, Marissa Robles, Emerald
Rocha, Esperanza Romero, Allison Sanchez, Alyssa Sanchez, Joseph (Bo) Scheerer, Garrett Smith, Hawk Smith,
Hunter Smith, Kennedy Smith, Maranda Sorg, Amara Stover, Victoria Stuckman, Abigail Sweeney, Daja Taylor,
Alejandro Terraza-Cobo, Erin Thatcher, Bo Tong, Cody Tyler, Addyson Waldo, Darrion Walker, Parker Ward,
Cameron Weaver, Tatiyana Welch, Kaleb Young, Zachary Zimmerman
SOPHOMORES
Tylin Alliman, Madalyna Almeida, Nicholas Arnold, Gabriel Baker, Kirsten Baker, Brett Bartson, Makenzie Beck,
Kirstyn Bennett, Kira Bibler, Brandon Bliss, Scott Brown, Alexis Bryan, Alex Burtch, Austin Busold, William
Byington-Martin, Drake Cain, Efrain Calderon, Jr., Shawn Canter, Valerie Chavez, Katlin Cleveland, Andre
Coffee, Andrew Colston, Andre Crispen, Alicia Diaz, Taylor Druckenmiller, Jessica Duncan, Andrew Egbert,
Claire Elder, Savannah Endicott, Ivy Fegly, Lauren Felkel, Samantha Florez, Meghan Floriana, Evan Franks,
Larrissa Frey, Joshua Fultz, Grant Gallagher, Christian Garcia, Peyton Gerner, Cierra Gonzales, Tyler Grine,
Morgan Guhn, Manuel Gutierrez, Alexandria Guyton, Savanna Halm, Hannah Hamons, Brooke Hankins,
Anjelique Hardin, Riley Harkness, Morgan Hawk, Markel Heidelburg, Kimberly Hetrick, Cassandra Horn, Megan
Hrynciw, Jakob Jaeger, Aquisha Johnson, Tyler Jones, Kaydee Keim, Dakota Krause, Jacob Lewis, Chantel
Liggins, Jakiya Mann, Givanni Manning, Kaitlyn McGilton, Christian Metzger, Alyssa Meyer, Savannah Meza,
Cayden Michael, Alexis Miller, Nash Miller, Dylan Minch, Macie Molina, Keeojah Nason, Delanie Oglesbee,
Cassandrah Ottney, Cassie Overmyer, Karla Paredes-Gutierrez, Mayia Parson, Austin Payne, Fallon Powell, Niklas
Provard, Cassidy Ratliff, Macy Reffner, Brandon Richter, Ellegra Roberts, Logan Rogers, Kyle Rostetter,
Cheyenne Samson, Jamie Sellers, Aiyah Shepard, Matthew Sieving, Emily Sloan, Carianne Smith, Samantha
Smith, Jacob Snell, Jaylen Stallworth, Owen Starkweather, Cody Stults, Boston Swaisgood, Madalynn Thayer,
Paige Turner, David Valdovinos, Micaela Vargas, Cody Wagner, Jacob Weinheimer, Karina Whipple, Trevin
Whitman, Spencer Wightman, Jena Willey, Juan Williams, Kalee Young, Elias Ysasi, Ashtyn Zimmerman
FRESHMEN
Paige Ackerman, Davion Anderson, Maddison Baacke, Annora Balduff, Jacob Barnes, Garrett Barth, Spencer
Batey, Trey Beckley, Logan Biehler, Mattyson Blody, Madisyn Brown, Natalie Brown, Jazmin Bulger, Sierra
Bulger, Roger Burling, Addison Burmeister, Arianna Bustos, Gage Byington-Martin, Ethan Carnicom, Michael
Contreras, Josiah Cook, Morgan Cress, Xavier Damschroder, Savanah Dayringer, Joshua Deluca, Noah Detrich,
Clarita Diaz, Alexandria Dodson, Ashley Dodson, Samuel Durbin, Jerardo Eckford, Andrew Edmonds, Malik
Edwards, Tyree Edwards, Alissa Endicott, Elijah Esquivel, Alexis Estep, Andrew Evans, Noah Evans, Kyle
Farmer, Alyssa Farrier, Kyle Foos, Audrey Ford, Melissa Foreman, Isaac Fraley, Alyssa Fry, Alyssa Fuller,
Cristian Garcia, Brian Garza, Dylan Genzman, Kobe Gettys, Mikayla Glaspy, Mason Gluth, Lillian Gonzalez,
Corey Grove, Jessica Guyton, Elizabeth Haynes, William Heflinger, McKayla Henry, Brianna Hilton, Skyler Huff,
LITTLE GIANT HONOR ROLL
FRESHMEN (cont’d)
Christina Hull, Mallory Hutton, Trey Ickes, Alyssa Jackson, Deserae Jackson, Aubrianah Jaeger, Devyn
Jagodzinski, Portia Johnson, Amaiya Jones, Kamyron Jones, Kaleb Kaiser, Hannah Kelly, Jurni Kidd, Tanner
King, Kassandra Kirsch, Austin Kramer, Victoria Kramer, Matthew Kuyken, Kloerissa Lane, Taylre
Lehmann, Sierra Levario, Garret Lewis, Samuel Long, Aimee Martinez, Heidi Martinez, Marissa McDonald,
Noah Metzker, Drew Miesle, Santinia Minor, Mitchell Mullholand, Allidrea Mulvane, Breyari Nason, Kyle
Neill, Alexis Nickell, Mason Olds, Brentton Ollom, Evan Ortiz, Tyler Ottney, Jenny Ou, Miranda Palacios,
Elizabeth Palomo, Trenton Perkins, Brittney Pickard, Noelle Polk, Joshua Pridemore, Aliza Quick, Venessa
Ramirez, Whitney Ramsey, Troy Rathfelder, Chandler Ratliff, Joshua Recker, Liset Refugio Nostrosa, Mary
Reidenbach, Paige Risch, Jose Roa, Brissa Rodriguez, Benjamin Rozzell, Alison Rupp, Lesley Saam, Taylor
Sachs, Kiaria Sanchez, Darius Santiago, Iris Scott, Alyssa Seibert, Keyon Sewell, Christopher Sheetz, Cristian
Silvas, Ahlia Simms, Keevyn Skelton, Owen Smith, Jordan Speer, Janna Sutton, Susan Swanigan, Laura
Szymanowski, Jasmine Taguba, Hailey Taylor, William Taylor, Alexander Thatcher, Hunter Tolman, Zamara
Tucker, Zoe Tucker, Morgan Urban, Shelby Vallance, Jason Vollmar, Skyler Wagner, Kortney Wagoner,
Deidre Walls, Catherine Webb, Cayla Wenger, Sarah Widman, Tate Williams, Anaya Wise, Gabriella Zuniga
ACE Mentoring Program (Assisting Children to Excel)
We are proud of our 15 ACE students who achieved first quarter honor roll status. Also congratulations to
Jiayan (Ying) Tong and Little Giants’ football team captain, Jeffrey Barnett. Ying was crowned
Homecoming Queen and Jeffrey helped lead the team to the district playoffs.
Throughout the school year, ACE students participate in career-based workshops during lunch periods.
Workshop activities center on academic success and leadership skills. December Lunch Bunch will feature
study skills and test taking tips to help prepare for first semester final exams that are scheduled for December
17–19. There will be no mentoring during this week. Winter break begins Monday, December 22 - January 6,
2015.
We applaud our dedicated community mentors and appreciate their commitment to help our students succeed
and establish career goals. Funding for ACE is provided by the United Way of Sandusky County. There is no
cost for students to participate, but they must complete an application and parent permission is required.
The ACE newsletter is posted on the Fremont City Schools district website and program activities are listed.
For more information you may contact: Mrs. Violetta Rhea, ACE Mentoring Coordinator at (419)332-4453
or E-mail: [email protected]
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December 5
Senior Class Meeting – 9:42 a.m. – Jostens will distribute
catalogs and order forms for Caps, Gowns, Announcements and other
Graduation items.
December 5
Diploma Order Forms are due to the main office.
December 11
Caps, Gowns, Announcements and other Graduation items to be ordered
(Jostens) during lunch periods in the cafeteria.
December 17-19 Semester Exams
December 18
Additional order day for Caps, Gowns, Announcements and other
Graduation items to be ordered (Jostens) during lunch periods.
SOPHOMORE INFORMATION
On December 5th the sophomores will have the opportunity to visit Vanguard Tech Center. Each student will be following a
schedule to visit the labs they have chosen to explore. This is a great opportunity for sophomores to begin the career exploration
process and to see what Vanguard Tech Center has to offer them. The students have many labs from which to choose for this
visit. Vanguard Tech Center has 18 programs, some of which prepare students to go directly into the workforce while others
give them a college experience while still in high school. If you have any questions about Vanguard Tech Center, feel free to
contact the sophomore counselor, Ms. Blanton, at 419-334-5479 or [email protected]
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HONORED STUDENTS
Rotary:
Lions Club:
November –
November –
Brina Hrynciw
Maeve Elder and Grant McConnell
BRICK LAYERS
With consistency, support, and enthusiasm, our Freshman Academy partnership has been handed the unique
opportunity to lay the foundation for the future of Fremont Ross High School. Our students will earn the right to
enter their upperclassman experience through their freshman academy year.
The following students were nominated by their core teachers as “Brick Layer” students of the week for the month
of November.
Team Purple: Jenna Acevedo, Kyle Farmer, Kyle Foos, Portia Johnson, Alyssa Fuller, Drew
Miesle
Team White: Aaron Dorobek, Kayla White, Samuel Long, Catherine Webb, Arianna
Bustos, John Leonard
Team Silver: Kaitlyn Martin, Alex Thatcher, Andrew Evans, Heidi Martinez,
Mike Kelly, Randi Taylor
IMPORTANT INFO
If you would like to receive the daily announcements via e-mail, please send your e-mail address to Paula Schepflin
at [email protected]
If you lost your username or password to ProgressBook, please call the office at 419/332-8221 and we will be glad
to help you.
CHANGES???? Please contact Mrs. Schepflin in the school's main office with any address, phone, or
custody/guardianship changes that may occur for your student during the school year. By law, we must keep copies of
custody papers in students' permanent records. You may contact Mrs. Schepflin at 419-334-6742 or e-mail to
[email protected]
ORCHESTRA
Ross and FMS Orchestras will present their annual Christmas/Holiday Season Concert on December 9, 2014, in the
Ross Little Theatre at 7 PM. Come and enjoy music of the holiday season.
YEARBOOKS
Yearbooks make wonderful Christmas gifts! Consider purchasing a yearbook for your favorite student for a lifetime
of memories! Cost will increase after the holidays, so see Mrs. Mohr in the Finance Office or go online
to www.yearbookforever.com.
LEARN MORE ABOUT FREMONT CITY SCHOOLS
Want to read more about Fremont City Schools? The FCS 2013-2014 Annual Report will be sent home with the youngest
and/or only student to all families on December 5th. The report will also be available on the district’s web site at
www.fremontschools.net and will be included in the December 6th edition of The News Messenger. Extra reports will be
available at all school buildings and the FCS District Office.
We will be conducting semester exams on December 17, 18, and 19. During these days, Ross will operate on an
open exam schedule, which means students are required to be present only for their scheduled exams. With parent
permission, students are allowed to leave school property when not taking an exam. Study areas will be available
for students who wish to stay, and the buses will run at their normally scheduled times. A permission form is
included at the bottom of this page to allow your student to leave school property when not taking an exam. These
forms must be completed and turned in to their homeroom teachers by December 12.
First Semester Exam Schedule
Wednesday, December 17
7:30 – 8:45
8:55 – 10:10
10:20 – 11:35
11:35 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:15
1st Period Exams
2nd Period Exams
3rd Period Exams
Lunch
Make-up Exams
Thursday, December 18
7:30 – 8:45
8:55 – 10:10
10:20 – 11:35
11:35 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:15
4th/5th/6th Period Exam
6th/7th/8th Periods Exams
8th/9th/10th Period Exams
Lunch
Make-up Exams.
Friday, December 19
7:30 – 8:45
8:55 – 10:10
10:20 – 11:35
11:35 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:15
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11th Period Exams
12th Period Exams
Make-up Exams
Lunch
Make-up Exams
In case of a calamity day with school being
closed during one of the exam days, the exams
for the closed day will be held the next school
day, i.e., school is closed December 18, we will
have exams for periods 4-10 on Friday,
December 19. If calamity days cause exams to
be made up after the break, we will begin them
on the 2nd day back – January 6, 2015.
In case of a 2 hour delay on any of the exam
days, we will follow this schedule:
Two Hour Delay Exam Schedule
9:30 – 10:45
Exam
10:55 – 12:10
Exam
12:10 – 1:15
Lunch
1:15 – 2:30
Exam
Students must stay in the classroom the entire exam period.
Students who have an unexcused tardy to an exam, will be in ISA for that exam period, and the exam
will be made up during the make-up time (1:00-2:15).
Students on an IEP will have an adjusted exam schedule that will be sent home individually
STUDENTS WITH A “D” OR “F” IN A CLASS WILL BE REQUIRED TO STAY DURING
MAKE-UP EXAMS TO COMPLETE MISSING WORK, PROJECTS, QUIZZES, TESTS, ETC.
DURING THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF EXAMS.
Lunch will be served in the cafeteria during exam days.
Students will be notified via The Alert Now System in case of a delay or cancellation during exam
days.
STUDENTS MUST RETURN ATTACHED FORM TO HOMEROOM TO LEAVE WHEN THEY DON’T
HAVE AN EXAM
I give ________________________________________ (print student name) who is in _________Grade
permission to leave school property when he/she is not taking an exam or *making up work or getting help.
*Students with a “D” or an “F” in a class will be required to stay during make-up exams to complete missing work,
projects, quizzes, tests, etc. on the first two days of exams.
Parent Signature ________________________________________________ Date ________________
FCS Belief Statement #7
We believe in and promote the importance of physical, mental and
emotional wellness as essential components of
successful learning and achievement.
TheFCSWellnessCenter
DECEMBER 2014
ENTEROVIRUS D68: WHAT P ARENTS SHOULD KNOW
Symptoms:
EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness and may sound like a child has asthma. Mild
symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Severe
symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing.
How Does it Spread:
Since EV-D68 causes respiratory illness, the virus can be found in an infected person’s respiratory
secretions, such as saliva, nasal mucus or sputum. EV-D68 likely spreads from person to person
when an infected person coughs, sneezes or touches a surface that is then touched by others.
Who is at Risk?
In general, infants, children, and teenagers are most likely to get infected with enteroviruses and
become ill. That's because they do not yet have immunity (protection) from previous exposures to
these viruses. We believe this is also true for EV-D68. Adults can get infected with enteroviruses,
but they are more likely to have no symptoms or mild symptoms. Children with asthma may have
a higher risk for severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 infection.
How can I Protect Myself?
There are no vaccines for EV-D68. However, you can help prevent yourself from getting and
spreading EV-D68 and other respiratory illnesses by following these steps:
STUDENT WELLNESS GOALS:
1. Reduce student alcohol and drug
use at Ross High School as evidenced by pre and post survey
data and discipline referrals.
2. Increase nutrition/fitness
knowledge as evidenced by pre
and post survey data.
3. Decrease student bullying/
harassment and insubordination
incidents at all grade levels as
measured by pre and post survey
data and discipline referrals.
4. Improve district/building climate
as measured by pre and post “My
Voice” survey data.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
Save the Date!
December 4, 2014
Walk to School Day Event @
Croghan Elementary School
December 11, 2014
“Be There or Be Spare” Event @ Plaza Lanes
for Ross Staff and Students
January 21, 2015
Operation Street Smart @
Fremont Middle School 7:00 p.m.
More information on these events will be sent
home with students.
HEY ROSS STUDENTS - GET MOVING!
Winter weather doesn’t have to mean sitting inside and hanging out by yourself.
Get active and enjoy the fresh, cold air of winter! Winter weather brings a great
opportunity to enjoy a snowball fight, sledding, or a brisk walk on the walking trail.
Sledding at local hang outs will be sure to bring fun when you grab a friend and hit
the hill! Hospital Hill, Walsh Park or St. Joseph’s Cemetery are all great places to
sled. A great way to add an extra boost of exercise to your sledding is to challenge
your sledding partners a race back up to the top!
Another great way to stay active during the
second semester is to add an activity course to
your schedule.
Ross High School offers
semester long courses that will provide you with
physical activity. Check with the guidance
office to see if you can fit Swim, Physical
Education, Personal Fitness or Strength and
Conditioning in your schedule.
The Wellness Center will feature monthly wellness facts, tips and articles that correspond to the district’s four
student wellness goals. We hope our Fremont families find the wellness information beneficial.
T HE FCS W ELLNESS CENTER
KNOW ! THE F ACTS, RESPECT THE MEDS
Did you KNOW! teen medicine abuse is on the rise? According to the Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), there was a 33%
increase in American teens abusing prescription drugs over a five-year period. Prescription meds now rank in the top three most popular
drugs of choice among youth, just after marijuana and alcohol. Statistics reveal that ONE in FOUR teens have misused or abused
prescription drugs.
What exactly is prescription drug abuse? Anytime a person takes a medication prescribed for someone else, or takes his/her own
prescription for reasons not intended by his/her physician – like getting high.
What drugs are teens abusing? The most common drugs of abuse are OPIOIDS (painkillers), DEPRESSANTS (to relieve anxiety or
induce sleep) and STIMULANTS (especially those used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - ADHD).
Where are teens getting such drugs? The majority of youth obtain prescription meds from the home medicine cabinets of family and
friends - many times without them even knowing.
Why are young people abusing prescription drugs? Teens abuse prescription drugs for a number of reasons. They may use not only
to get high, but to stay alert, go to sleep, lose weight, stop pain or as a study aid. Many teens and adults falsely believe prescription drugs
are safer than illegal drugs; and many say they’d be in less trouble if caught using a prescription drug vs. an illicit “street” drug – both of
which contribute to teen use.
Why should you be concerned? Regardless of why young people choose to abuse prescription drugs, their developing bodies and
minds are negatively impacted (in addition to the legal, social, educational and personal ramifications it can cause). Depending on the
drug and what it is mixed with, physical side-effects may include anything from chest pains and decreased breathing to seizures and loss
of consciousness – which can ultimately lead to death. Prescription drugs also change a person’s brain chemistry, potentially leading to
addiction and interfering with the brain’s neurotransmitters which can impact everything from basic survival functions, like breathing, to
more complex functions, like the ability to think, solve problems and make decisions.
Respect the meds! Prescription medications have many beneficial effects. When used under proper medical supervision, they can help
us live longer, healthier lives. But these same medications have the potential to produce dangerous and even deadly side-effects,
especially when misused or abused. Because of this potential for harm, prescription medications should be used precisely as prescribed,
and only by the person for which they are intended.
HEALTHY MEAL PLANNING IDEA
CHICKEN SOUP
WITH BEANS
Directions:
In a small skillet, sauté onion
and garlic in oil until tender.
Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the chicken, beans,
corn, tomatoes, water, chopped
green chilies, lime juice, and
seasoning. Cover and cook on
low for 6-7 hours or until heated through.
Ingredients:
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 ¼ pounds, boneless skinless chicken breasts,
cooked and cubed
2 cans (15 ½ ounces each) great northern beans,
rinsed and drained
2 cans (11 ounces each) white corn, drained
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green
chilies, undrained
3 cups water
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt & ¼ teaspoon pepper
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ANONYMOUS. SIMPLE. TEXT.
Students can now anonymously report
incidents of other students participating in
risky/dangerous behaviors or illegal activities,
such as bullying, child abuse, assaults,
cutting, dating violence, eating disorders,
suicidal threats, fights, weapons, underage
drinking, planned parties, alcohol/drug/
tobacco use, etc.