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The Robert Fanning Library is a community center located in the heart of our school. It is home to over 10,000 circulating items, as well as the Technology Help Desk.

From 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, students can be found collaborating on projects, working on homework, reading for pleasure, participating in maker-activities, receiving technology support, working with peer tutors, and taking advantage of the library’s inviting space and helpful resources.


  • Books, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and tablet chargers and accessories available for checkout
  • Printer and copier for student use
  • Ellison Die Cutting machine available for student and teacher projects
  • Online textbook support
  • Board games & Breakout EDU Boxes for escape room-style games
  • Quiet study space located in upstairs gallery
  • Peer tutoring offered through NHS and Mu Alpha Theta
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  • Research support and database access for high-quality, trustworthy information
  • MLA citation assistance
  • Readers’ Advisory—Need help finding the perfect book? Ask our librarian!
  • Student Art Gallery
  • The Rockets Read Book Club, which meets monthly
  • Weekly programs focused on literary topics
  • Guest speakers and author visits

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Academic News

McNicholas welcome three new faculty and staff members.

Please join us in welcoming three new faculty and staff members to the McNicholas family. Mr. Pete Collopy joins the Athletic Department as a strength and conditioning coach, Mrs. Julie Miller has returned to McNicholas as full-time math tutor and co-teacher, and Mrs. Andrea Wheeler joins us as a full-time co-teacher in the English Department.

McNicholas Athletic Director awards the inaugural Bonded Together Award.

Parents, coaches, and student athletes gathered in the Bogenschutz Gym to celebrate an exciting and successful fall sports season. During the Fall Sports Awards program, Athletic Director Drew Schmidt recognized the accomplishments of teams and individuals, applauded the spirit of the Launch Pad and Rocket fans, and thanked the seniors for four-year commitments to their school and their sport.

McNicholas High School student athlete Pierce Taylor who celebrates his intent to continue his athletic career as a Division

Congratulations to student athlete Pierce Taylor who celebrated his intent to continue his athletic career as a Division I wrestler at Ohio University. Pierce is a decorated three-sport athlete and is currently ranked in the Ohio Top 20 for the Class of 2022 wrestlers.

McNicholas celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a bilingual Mass

Over the past month, Hands Across Campus (HAC) has led our community in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognizing influential Hispanic Americans and their positive impact on society.

McNicholas band wins five first place trophies and Reserve Grand Champion

The Rocket Marching Band started their competition season off with two strong performances at the Lebanon High School Band Invitational and the Goshen Band Invitational, bringing home trophies as Lebanon’s Fan Favorite and Goshen’s Reserve Grand Champion.

McNicholas High School cheerleaders welcome Rockets with sign.

McNicholas is excited to celebrate Homecoming this weekend! We will kick off the celebration with a Homecoming Field Day & Pep Rally on Friday, Oct. 8. Weather permitting, the pep rally will be held at Penn Station Stadium beginning at 9:45 a.m. Parents are welcome to join us; students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

Sadly, due to a COVID cancellation, we are unable to play the Friday evening Homecoming football game. As such, there will be no on-campus activity on Friday evening.

McNicholas High School's three National Merit Semifinalists

McNicholas High School is proud to announce that seniors Ethan Koran, Erin McManus, and Jason Munzel are semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program. Semifinalists represent the top 1% of seniors nationwide based on the results of the PSAT/NMSQT test the students took as juniors.

Looking for a book?

Browse our Online Catalog or download an ebook or audiobook book via Sora.

Need help with research?

Students can access our research databases 24 hours a day, seven days a week from classrooms, from home, or anywhere with internet access. Visit the Library group in Schoology for access and login information.

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Chelsea Almer

Chelsea Almer