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Come on out to Fisher Catholic this Friday night (December 19th) to cheer on our boys' basketball teams AND help us win the Lancaster Eagle Gazette cheering section contest!  Our student section needs help filling the
stands with HUNDREDS of enthusiastic Fighting Irish Fans wearing WHITE....with a Santa Hat or an Elf hat if you care to finish the look and match our kids' theme!  Our opponent is the Millersport Lakers. JV tips at
6:00 pm; Varsity at 7:30 pm.

*Catch the Irish Live Even if You Can't Make The Game *

For those of you who cannot attend the game in person, you can stream it live on your computer or mobile device thanks to Innerphase Video. This will be the first high school sporting event that Innerphase Video has ever
shown live. Here is the link for the game - just click on it at 7:15 pm on Friday, December 19th to Catch the Irish Live:

Also note: Immediately after the game til 11, we will have a black light dance in Alumni Gym. All students are welcome to attend (and may bring a guest). Admission to the dance is 2 Canned or Boxed food items per person
for the Interact Club holiday food drive for local families in need.

Parents of non-drivers: Please plan to be here right at 11 for pick up so that we can all head home and begin our much needed break!

May God bless you and yours this holiday season!
Thank you for sharing the gift of your children with us!
The Faculty & Staff of William V. Fisher Catholic High School

State Tests and Graduation Requirements
Ohio will replace its Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) with new end-of-course exams that better measure whether students will be ready for college or a position in the workforce. By law, the OGT will continue to be a requirement for earning a high school diploma for the classes of 2015 through 2017.

New exams will replace the OGT beginning with the class of 2018 (this year's 9th graders). Students who take high school English language arts I and II, algebra I , geometry, physical science, American history and American government will take end-of-course exams in these subjects. Students taking algebra I for high school credit in 8th grade will be required to take the algebra I end-of-course exam. The algebra I, geometry, English I & II assessments are being developed for the State of Ohio by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the social studies and science assessments are being developed by the American Institute of Research (AIR). Per a waiver granted to the Ohio Department of Education to eliminate double testing, EdChoice and Peterson Scholarship students enrolled in algebra I in 8th grade will not be required to take the grade level math assessment.

Students starting ninth grade this fall will have new state requirements for earning a high school diploma:
* Earn a passing score on a series of seven end-of-course exams in English, math, physical science, American history and American government
* Earn a "remediation-free" score on a nationally recognized college admission exam, such as the ACT or SAT.
* Earn an industry-recognized "credential" or state license to practice a vocation and receive a score on a job-skills test that shows the student is ready for employment.

Deadline for the February 7, 2015 ACT is January 9th. Go to

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION...Mark your calendars!!!

The 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will go live at on January 1, 2015. You will use your 2013 taxes to estimate as needed throughout the FAFSA, but then once you file your 2014
taxes, you will need to log back into the FAFSA to update the information.

If you wait to file your FAFSA (after 2/1/15), parents and students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool(IRS DRT) to access their IRS tax information and have it automatically inserted into the FAFSA. The
2015-16 FAFSA will offer IRS DRT functionality beginning February 1, 2015.

Students and families are welcome to join FAFSA professionals at 5 p.m. Eastern time on the last Wednesday of each month for #AskFAFSA office hours. This is a live Q&A session on Twitter designed to give students and
parents the opportunity to get questions answered by experts.

College Goal Sunday is February 8th at 2 pm at OU-Lancaster. This annual event provides free FAFSA assistance to students and families. Financial Aid professionals will be on hand to assist and answer questions.

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Fairfield County is pleased to announce scholarships to outstanding high school seniors of Fairfield County who plan to attend OSU. The scholarship selection committee is
looking forward to interviewing students sometime in early February. Please contact or call Jean Hammer at 740-687-6134 for more information and an application. Dr. Lozada also has
applications in the Guidance Office.

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Hocking County is also pleased to announce scholarships to outstanding high school seniors. The scholarship chair person made it clear that IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE THE STUDENT
ATTENDS HIGH SCHOOL and encourages Fisher Catholic seniors who plan to attend OSU to apply. For additional information, please contact Christy Barnhart at 740-603-4267 or Dr. Lozada has
applications available in the Guidance Office.

Glenna R. Joyce Scholarship was established in 1961 to support students in central Ohio who enroll at The Ohio State University or University of Notre Dame. The scholarship covers the standard expenses of attendance.
Students must be from Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties. For additional information contact The Ohio State University University Honors & Scholars Center at 614-292-3135 or or University of Notre Dame Office of Student Financial Aid at 574-631-6436 or

John H. McConnell Scholarship was established by The Columbus Blue Jackets players and Foundation to honor the life and legacy of the team's late founder, John H. McConnell. Mr. Mac had a deep-rooted belief in the importance of giving back to the community and this fund was created to recognize a high school senior who closely personifies the character and leadership that Mr. Mac valued. One local high school senior will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

The Fairfield County Foundation Scholarships can be applied for after January 1, 2015. Be sure to look at their website for scholarships that are just for you!

The Bader, Campbell, Febus, Herzberger, Kindler, Lehman and Taylor Scholarships awards over $6,000 each year for 4 years, to qualified seniors from Fairfield and Hocking Counties. Obtain an application by visiting: Completed applications must be received by March 15, 2015.

Other great sites to look for scholarships:

Gateway to Success at Ohio University Lancaster is a program that aims to help Fairfield County high school students with disabilities who may be considering or could benefit from college or additional training after
their high school graduation. The program offices informational programs and activities March 20-21 on the OU-L campus. Applications will be available on January 15, 2015 at The deadline
to apply in February 13, 2015.

The premier STEM summer program available to students from around the world. Last year students from nine countries attended the Game Experience, learning how games are made from concept to design and development.

This 3 week summer program is hosted at the University of Washington in Seattle. Students will live in the university dorms and attend class on campus instructed by professional game developers from Seattle's thriving
Video Game industry. Students will also visit some of the world's leading game studios creating an immersive experience where students get an insiders look at game development while forging relationships with like
minded students from around the world. Experience America prides themselves on providing the next level in summer programs combining high value education, high level of services and fun with technology to create a seamless and elevated experience for students.

You can get more detailed information about the Game Experience 2015 on our website or with our detailed program brochure. You can also see reviews from last year's students on our Google+ page. For more information:
Sarah Nilsson 206-330-7020 or

Allie McCrady and Christina Bryant auditioned for a spot in the 2015 All-County Band. They were accepted into the group of 81 musicians representing 10 different school systems in Fairfield County. This is
quite an honor.

The concert will be 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at Fairfield Union High School.
The price for admission is $3.00.

Our representatives for the Jr. High division of the All-County Band are Olivia Proctor and Caroline Messerly.
Both girls are 8th graders at St. Mary.

Fisher Catholic High School Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Place: Fisher Catholic High School
1803 Granville Pike
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Price: Adults: $7 / 12 & under: $5

Authentic Spaghetti dinner served with salad, rolls, and dessert.
Dine in or carry out.
Tickets available at the door.

Proceeds Benefit: Fisher Catholic Athletics

Friday, December 19
Boys JV & Varsity Basketball vs. Millersport
**Fans wear WHITE with a Santa hat
Black Light Dance 6:00 & 7:30 pm After Game

Saturday, December 20
Girls JV & Varsity Basketball vs. Grove City Christian 6:00 pm

Monday, December 22

Girls JV & Varsity Basketball vs. Sheridan
Swim Meet - Teays ValleyTri Match @ Circleville YMCA 6:00 & 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 23
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Granville Christian 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 27
Yule at the Pool @ Grandview

Monday, December 29
Boys JV & Varsity Basketball vs. Watkins Memorial 6:00 & 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 30
Boys JV & Varsity Basketball @ Madison Christian  6:00 & 7:30 pm
Girls JV & Varsity Basketball @ Liberty Union 6:00 & 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 3
Boys JV & Varsity Basketball @ Grove City Chr.  6:00 & 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 6
Boys & Girls Bowling @ Madison Lanes  5:00 pm
Boys Freshmen Basketball @ Madison Christian  7:30 pm 
Girls JV & Varsity Basketball vs. Berne Union  6:00 & 7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 7
Boys & Girls Bowling vs. Zane Trace (Tiki Lanes) 5:00 pm

Thursday, January 8
Boys & Girls Bowling @ Zanesville (Sunrise Lanes) 4:30 pm

Friday, January 9
Boys Basketball Triple Header @ Berne Union 4:45/6:00 & 7:30

Saturday, January 10
Boys Basketball Triple Header @ Bishop Ready    11/12:30 & 2:00
Boys & Girls Bowling vs. Logan Elm ( Tiki Lanes)  12:30 pm
Girls JV & Varsity Basketball @ Fairfield Christian   6:00 & 7:30 pm