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A Tradition of Excellence
2021 Graduates – Over $3.7 million dollars in scholarship awards were awarded to approximately 100 students.
Findlay City Schools is located in the heart of Hancock County and is an excellent public school system. Serving a growing cultural and economically diverse population the Findlay City Schools encompasses approximately 37 square miles. Presently, the district is comprised of one high school, two middle schools, three intermediate buildings, three primary buildings, one preschool building, and the Findlay Learning Center serving over 5,566 students. The Findlay Trojan tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and all extracurricular activities is based on collaboration between our students, staff, administrators, parents and community who take great interest in our students. The well-qualified and caring staff is committed to creating an outstanding learning environment and a culture for excellence that supports and encourages our students and staff in their academic, extra-curricular, and personal growth.
Findlay City Schools considers “facilitating student achievement” in a safe and caring environment as one of our top priorities (Strategic Plan – Strategy I & II). In many of our core subject areas, the district is using the Ohio Department of Education academic content standards which ensures the written curriculum, classroom instruction, and assessments of all learning to match in an alignment in which research suggests makes a powerful achievement tool for our students.
For the seventh consecutive year, Findlay, Ohio has been ranked the top micropolitan community in the United States for new and expanding facilities by Site Selection magazine, the official publication of the Global FDI Association and the Industrial Asset Management Council. The magazine ranked 575 of the nation’s micropolitan areas, cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people that cover at least one county. Rankings are based on qualified projects meeting one or more of three criteria: $1 MM or more invested, 20 or more jobs created, or 20,000 or more square feet constructed.
Findlay has also been named an Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometown as well a three-time choice in America’s Best Places for Kids. Findlay City Schools is a major factor in attaining that award. Working closely with the Community Foundation and many other community agencies Findlay City Schools continues to offer programs that help nurture the whole child including service learning, guidance, wellness, award-winning music programs, nationally recognized journalism, fine arts courses, intramural and competitive sports, and provide continued special services for special needs and gifted students. We also believe that promoting character is important as part of our student’s experience at Findlay. The nine virtues are focused on one inspirational word of the month and are created to support our community’s shared values.
Congratulations FHS Athletes!
Kristen Scherger – Volleyball – Otterbein
Lexi Coward – Soccer – Defiance
Leea Ibarra – Softball – Akron
Larkin Warner – XC, Indoor/Outdoor Track – ONU
Micah Gremling – Track & Field – Walsh
Ayden Hansen – Football – Findlay
Nicolas Lavelle – Baseball – Heidleberg
Andrew Stechschulte – Baseball – ONU
Garit Krupp – Baseball – Southeastern Academy
Seth Sleasman – Baseball – UF
Morgan Foos – Track – Tiffin University
Andrew Petiniot – Football Manchester University
Andrew Kostendt – Football – Manchester University
Max Farmer – Wrestling – Baldwin Wallace
Adam Hellman – Track & CC – ONU
Findlay First Edition Awards
- Marion Harding Singsational – Grand Champion Class A
- Olentangy Keynote Classic – Overall Grand Champion
- Heart of America National Finals – Overall Grand Champion
The Athletic Program of the Findlay City Schools is an integral part of the total educational program. Emphasis is on sportsmanship, skill development and personal satisfaction. Offering students quality programs to develop meaningful standards, leadership, community service, and sportsmanship within the educational and social environment of Findlay High School.
- Wrestling – Hudson Goebel State Runner Up – 120 lb. weight class
- Boys Basketball – AJ Adams TRAC Player of the Year and Jim Rucki was Div. I NW District Coach of the Year
- Gymnastics – Emmy Omlor – State Qualifier in Vault
- Swim – State Qualifiers – Parker Stocker – 100 Fly & 100 Backstroke and $00 Freestyle Relay of Parker Stocker, Selby Wilt, Zane Laws & Ben Williams
- Boys Tennis – State Qualifiers – Max Hosey & Carson Dale and TRAC Player of the Year – Max Hosey – Team were Regional Champions and State Final Four
- Softball – TRAC Player of the Year – Leaa Ibarra
- Track – State Qualifiers – Bri Nichols – Discus, Micah Gremling 100 & Long Jump, Ben Ireland – 200 & 400, $ X 200 Relay Team of Elisha Baxter, Alex Theis, Ben Ireland and Micah Gremling
- TRAC Coach of the Year – Brian Rosendale
- Archie Griffin Scholarship Award Winners – Ethan Franks & Sophia Yu
- OSHAA Scholar Athlete Award Winners – Tyler Gurney, Elisha Baxter, Jayda Brant, Elaine Hohman
- Shannon Mills Award of Excellence – Katie Short
FCS Alumni Testimonials
Nichole Coleman, Class of 1990
“Findlay City Schools does an incredible job creating and administering programs that offer opportunities for students with different needs, interests and talents. Thanks to the tour of the Millstream programs at a young age our daughter decided to participate in the Millstream Culinary program. With hands-on training and mentoring from the instructor she quickly narrowed her career path to baking and pastry arts. The guidance and time that Mrs. Greiner puts into her students’ lives is remarkable and makes such a huge impact on their lives. My husband and I will be forever grateful for the tools Findlay City Schools and the Millstream program gave us in raising our daughter.”
Torri Coleman, Class of 2011
“The Millstream Culinary program is how I decided what career path I wanted to follow. It gave me the opportunity to understand how the industry works and with my ServSafe certificate I was able to get a good job right out of high school. The education was a good combination of book work and hands-on training, I’m glad it wasn’t just one or the other. I have went on to continue my education and will graduate with my Associate’s Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts December 16, 2012, only 18 months after I graduated from Findlay High School. Thank you Findlay City Schools and Mrs. Greiner.”
Bethany Maynard, Class of 2009
“The skills I learned in the Honors Mentorship both my junior and senior year have proved invaluable in my internships, and other interactions with the Cincinnati corporate world – it truly is a great program!“
Laura Moses Julien, Class of 1983
“Findlay High School was a life changer for me. Education did not start out to be something that I was exceptional at or wanted to be good at, however, as I progressed through high school taking a variety of classes including Millstream Business classes, general ed, vocational, theatre, and co-op classes…a lightbulb went off that showed me the direction that I should go in order to be successful. Today, I work at Findlay City Schools as Webmaster and I also teach Web Development at Findlay High School & Millstream Career Center. I know, without a doubt, that the choices I made after graduation were a direct reflection on the many choices of outstanding classes and faculty at Findlay High School.”
Teresa J. Line – Class of 1978
“I am a 1978 graduate of FHS and C.O.E. co-op program with Mr. Wohlgamuth (known today as Millstream). My co-op employment was with Whirlpool Corporation…after graduation, I filled in for the secretary that I shadowed while she went on vacation. While I was filling in for the secretary on vacation, a position came open in the Personnel Department…I interviewed and was hired. I held various secretarial positions within my 14 years of service with Whirlpool Corporation, before leaving to become a stay-at-home mom.”
Dawn Thomas Rose – Class of 1998
“I graduated in 1998 from FHS. I had many great experiences in the music department during my years at FHS. I was involved in marching band, orchestra, choirs, VIP, FFE, and the musicals. I have many wonderful memories of my years at FHS. My favorite teacher was Mr. Damon, best history teacher!!”
Pam Hamlin – Class of 1989
“As a 1989 FHS grad and now a Principal at Bigelow and Northview schools, I continue to be proud of my Alma Mater. I strive to provide a rich learning environment for my students just as I received going through the system. Findlay City Schools has given me the skills needed to be successful. I am now lucky enough to give back to those who gave to me. I am proud to say I am a TROJAN!”
Jeremy Logsdon – Class of 2005
“Though there are some things I would like to have changed during my high school years I can honestly say I’ve had some of the best times of my life participating in the music programs available. Choir, VIP, marching band, concert band, music tech, and Pantasia (by far the best group to be a part of) introduced me to a lot of great people. In fact I was talking with my co-worker Andy once about how the Freshman are supposed to be in their own wing and closed off from the rest of the high school. My freshman year I did not feel any smaller or less important than the upperclassmen even though we had our own wing of classrooms. I attribute this to the fact that I met many new friends my age and also upperclassmen during band camp, before school even started. I didn’t even want to go to band camp but my mom forced me to, since I had already signed up. Marching band turned out to be a great experience and I loved every performance. In short, I believe the music department helped shape my high school experience into a much more enjoyable one.”