January 6, 2020
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
Echoes of the past sound through empty hallways of historic junior high

With empty lockers and classrooms packed away, the halls of Thomas Ewing Junior High School were quiet Thursday night [December 19], empty as the staff and students prepare to start the next term in the new building.

The school was open to those who wanted to say farewell as the next chapter of Thomas Ewing starts after the new year.

Bob Urig, former principal at the junior high, looked down the hall and at the collected memorabilia outside the auditorium. He said he hadn't been sure if he'd wanted to come to the dedication ceremony to commemorate the building.

"I knew that once I came in here, there would be a lot of good memories from my time here, and it'd be bittersweet to come back," he said.

What Children should "Say, Do, Know" by Age Three

Lancaster City Schools and the Fairfield County Early Literacy & Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative have partnered and put together its Say, Do, Know: Get Ready for Kindergarten initiative to encourage and educate families on the importance of getting their child ready for kindergarten. Here are some developmental tips your child should be able to do by the time they are three years old. #LancasterCitySchools #ThePlacetoBe
What's Happening in Our Schools...

Before they left for holiday break, Ms. Hintz's 1st graders did a Christmas STEM activity to see if they could get their elf to balance on their shelf!

Before holiday break, 4th and 5th grade students who completed their TinkerCad assignments in the computer lab were able to create and have printed a 3D key chain or ornament!

The students and staff enjoyed a visit from The Columbus Children’s Theater before winter break. They performed “Mr. Scrooge” for us.

Students are getting a fresh look at STEM learning at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. 

Art teacher Keri Rodenbaugh has used concepts typically seen in science and math classes and is applying them to the world of art.


Mrs. Barber is embracing our new reading program with her 1st grade students focusing on tools and work! Before our students headed out for winter break, Mrs. Barber's 1st grade students enjoyed Christmas stories and hot coca with Mrs. Seevers' 5th grade students.

Check out one of thewinners of our Deck the Doors holiday contest at Sherman! LOVE this look from Ms. Dunkel!

Thomas Ewing teachers packed up the last of their belongings at the old school before holiday break. Today marks the first school day in the new Thomas Ewing Jr. High!
Sometimes a student finds a spark early that can set the course for the rest of his education. For Lancaster High School senior Xander Haroon, it was in fifth grade when he first met Mr. Gerken and started learning about percussion. When he's not banging the sticks, Xander is working hard in the STEM BioMed sequence, making sure that whatever he chooses, he'll be successful.
January 6: Thomas Ewing Jr. High Open House | 3:30 - 7:00pm at the new Thomas Ewing Jr. High

January 7: Reorganizational Meeting @4:30pm | Stanbery Board Conference Room

January 17: ALL STUDENTS DISMISSED for Professional Development Day. End of grading period

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