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Celebrating Career Tech Education Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Orchard Park Elementary We are FIREBIRDS! Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School
Celebrating Career Tech Education Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Orchard Park Elementary We are FIREBIRDS! Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School

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Registration for Students NEW to Kettering for 18-19 School Year Now Open

Registration for students NEW to our district for the 2018-19 school year is now open.

End-of-School-Year Information Kettering Fairmont Graduation is Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m.

As we wind down the 2017-18 school year, we want to provide families with important end-of-year information related to graduation and the last day of school. If you have any questions about end-of-year events and activities specific to your child's school, please contact your child's building/unit principal, or contact Kari Basson in the Community Relations Office kari.basson@ketteringschools.org or at (937) 499-1458

Registration Now Open for 2018 Summer Sports Camps Registration Now Open for 2018 Sport Camps

Registration is open for the 2018 Firebird Sports Camps. Camp opportunities are available for a variety of sports for children as young as incoming kindergartners and through the 12th grade.

Kettering Safety Village 2018 Registration Now Open Safety Village Registration is now Open

Kettering Safety Village, sponsored by the Dor-Wood Optimist Club is a FREE week-long transportation and life-safety program for children who will be entering Kindergarten in Kettering in August 2018.

Fairmont Theatre Department to Present Children's Play on April 28 Fairmont Presents its Children's Play on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Kettering Fairmont Theatre Department presents the 2018 Children's Play, Gran's Guide to Stop an Ogre (Also Works for Witches and Bullies) by Stephanie Demaree on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Fairmont High School Recital Hall. 

 

Get Ready for Kindergarten Extravaganza! Set for April 19 Get Ready for Kindergarten Extravaganza! April 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Members of the Class of 2031: You are cordially invited to Get Ready for Kindergarten Extravaganza 2018!

District Safety Tipline -- See Something...Say Something See Something Say Something

School safety and security are priorities here in the Kettering City Schools and in schools and communities across the nation. Fortunately, many incidents are preventable if the school community actively monitors and reports unsafe behavior. 

Family Fun Day - Volunteers Needed - Sat. 3/3 at Orchard Park OP Family Fun Day
Chester A. Roush Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted Chester A. Roush Hall of Fame -- Nominations now Being Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Chester A. Roush Educational Hall of Fame. 

Preschool Registration for 2018-19 School Year Set for March 13-15 Preschool Registration March 13-15

The Kettering City School District offers two preschool options for our youngest learners, including the Integrated Preschool Program and the Pathfinders Preschool Program.
 

Kindergarten Registration Set for February 20-23 Kindergarten Registration 2018-19 - February 20-23

We are excited to welcome new Firebirds to the fold! Kindergarten Registration for 2018-19 school year will be held Februry 20-23.

Portrait of a Graduate Portrait of a Graduate

What should we expect of a Fairmont graduate in the 21st Century?  Come to this community forum and give us you opinion: Jan 16th, Jan 29th, or Feb 5th.  

 

Community Input Sought on Grant Funding Kettering City Schools Logo

The Kettering City School District will hold a special meeting on February 8, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. to gather input from the community regarding the use of funds the district receives through the Ohio Department of Education, via the Consolidated Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP).

Weather Delays & Closings Snowman - weather delay
Football Play-off Ticket Info Firebirds in Play-offs Friday Night

ATTENTION FIREBIRD FANS!  This football season has been one to remember for the Firebirds, finishing the regular season with a 7-3 record and ranked 19th out of 73 Division I programs in strength of schedule.

 

Halloween Fun Night Halloween dance

OP's Junior Optimist club will host a Halloween Fun Night on Friday, Oct. 27th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Gym. We will have dancing, snacks, games, & a costume contest. This year the Junior Optimist will be accepting donations for Hurricane victims. Entrance to Fun Night will be $2.00 for students, $5.00 for adults or $10.00 per family.  

STEAM Night at OP Bridge
This Thursday, 9/28/17 is the first annual STEAM Night for all OP families. We invite all to come and join us for a fun evening of Science / Technology/ Engineering events. We will have events planned for all to enjoy from 6:00 - 7:30pm. Please call the office and register for the evening at # 499-1910
Tough Turkey Challenge Turkey running away
If you are interested in being a part of the Tough Turkey Challenge, you can order a T-shirt for the event. The Tough Turkey Challenge will be on Saturday, 11/4/17. T-Shirt Orders will be needed by Oct. 6th. The cost is $5.00 - $ 6.00 depending on the size of shirt. Click here to download a shirt order form. 
Midwest Fundraising Midwest Fundraising

We are selling candy, wrapping paper, magazines and gift items to support extra-curricular activities at our school.

Click here to on-line: http://midwestfundraising.com/

 > Go to Online Store > Fundraising Store

Our school group ID is: RSOPE17

The last date for orders is Tuesday, 9/19/17.

 

September is Attendance Awareness Month Attendance Awareness Month

The Kettering City Schools are committed to encouraging and assisting parents/guardians and students in establishing good attendance habits for school! 

 

Athletic Boosters Labor Day Pancake Breakfast Labor Day Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., in the Fairmont Cafeteria

Fairmont High School's Cross Country Parent Group is hosting the Athletic Boosters Annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast on September 4, from 7-10 p.m.

FHS Auditorium Commemorative Brick Sale Commemorative Brick Sale -- September 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fairmont High School's United Student Body will be selling Commemorative Bricks from the FHS Auditorium on September 3, with proceeds benefiting Fairmont's 2017 Spirit Chain.

Solar Eclipse 2017 Eclipse 2017 Map

On August 21, at 2:25 p.m., millions of people across the U.S. had the opportunity to view the first Total Eclipse to cross the 48 contiguous states since 1979. 

Join us for Open House Open House

Open House for Orchard Park families and the community will be held: 

Monday, 8/14/17 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Please meet us in the Gym at 5:00 PM. Our PTO will have hot dogs and dessert for everyone. Come in to see your new classroom and say "Hello" to your teacher. We look forward to seeing you then. WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL. yes We are going to have a great year!!  

KCS Preschool Programs Top-Rated Kettering's Integrated Preschool Programs are now 5-Star Rated, the ODE's highest rating for preschool programs

Indian Riffle, Oakview and Greenmont elementary schools join the Kettering Early Childhood Education Center (KECEC) in achieving a 5-Star Rating from the Ohio Department of Education. All of Kettering's preschool programs are now 5-Star Rated.

2017-18 Supply List Photo of Supplies
Athletic Booster's Craft Show November 18 Fairmont Craft Show Set for November 18

The Fairmont Athletic Booster’s will host its Craft Show on Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

'Calamity Day' Phone Notification Sign-ups Winter can mean "Calamity Days." Plan ahead for notifications

We are in the process of updating the call-out list we use for "Calamity Day" Phone Notifications.

District Seeking Subs for a Variety of Positions

The Kettering City School District is seeking substitutes for Food & Nutrition Services helpers, bus drivers and bus aides, clerical staff, custodial and buildings and grounds staff and papaprofessionals.

Fairmont High School to Host 'Operation Street Smart' "Operation Street Smart" Presented on August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kettering Fairmont High School will host "Operation Street Smart" on August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Victoria Theatre Association 2017-18 Fundraising Partnership with Fairmont Theatre Department Victoria Theatre Association Fundraiser for Fairmont Theatre Department

The Victoria Theatre Association gives theater-goers the opportunity to buy discounted ticekts to shows..and to benefit the Fairmont Theatre Department at the same time!

Online Registration for CURRENT Students Current Student Online Registration Now Available

Parents/Guardians of CURRENT students in the Kettering Schools can complete beginning-of-the-year registration paperwork online.

Information Regarding 'Starter Kits' for Safety Village Attendees Kettering Supplies for Safety Provides 'Starter Kits' to Kindergartners who Complete the Safety Village Program

If your child attended Safety Village this summer, he/she is eligible for a FREE "Starter Kit," provided by Kettering Supplies for Safety.

Kettering: Facing the Epidemic Kettering: Facing the Epidemic Together

The Kettering City Schools and the City Of Kettering: Committed to Informing, Educating and Supporting our Community in this Crisis.

STAR Summer School Transportation Information Summer STAR Program Transportation Information

If your incoming third grader will be participating in the STAR Summer School Program, information regarding transportation to the camp can be found on the Transportation home page.

Summer Lunch Program at Five Sites in Moraine Moraine Summer Lunch Program Runs June 12 to August 4

The City of Moraine will once again host Summer Lunch Sites, where free lunches and activities will be available to anyone under the age of 18.

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