Ava Moore

Ava Moore, a first grader at Fredericktown Elementary School, plays a game called "Yeti In My Spaghetti" during the district's before-school latchkey session on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

FREDERICKTOWN — It's just after 6 o'clock on a misty, 60-degree Thursday morning in Fredericktown, and Ava Moore is full of energy.

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Ava Moore, a first grader at Fredericktown Elementary School, plays a game during the district's before-school latchkey session on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

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Decorations in Fredericktown Local Schools' latchkey classroom.

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Several Fredericktown students play a game during the district's before-school latchkey session on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

Fredericktown Local Schools

Fredericktown's administrative building – the new home of the district's latchkey program – is located at 117 Columbus Road.

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Fredericktown's latchkey program now has its own room in the district's administrative building.

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Pam Walters, a staff member with Fredericktown's latchkey program, interacts with two first graders during the before-school session on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Walters works as a teacher's aide at Fredericktown Elementary School during the day.

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Decorations in Fredericktown Local Schools' latchkey classroom.

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Pam Walters, a staff member with Fredericktown's latchkey program, leads students down the stairs in the district's administrative building during the before-school session on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

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Several Fredericktown students play a game during the district's before-school latchkey session on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

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Decorations in Fredericktown Local Schools' latchkey classroom.

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Pam Walters, a staff member with Fredericktown's latchkey program, leads students down the stairs in the district's administrative building during the before-school session on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

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Brenda Payne, a staff member with Fredericktown's latchkey program, waits with students for the bus during the before-school session on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

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Fredericktown latchkey staff members Brenda Payne (far left) and Pam Walters (far right) hold the doors open for their students as they head toward the school bus on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.