May 11, 2020
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High schools grapple with missed traditions, finding options to honor 2020 graduates

LANCASTER — High school graduation is considered a rite of passage to adulthood, a traditional way to recognize students' dedication to learning and their accomplishments.

This year, Fairfield County seniors will still be recognized, but in the interest of safety during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, their ceremonies will not be like the traditions of previous years.

Some ceremonies will be held online, some will be celebrated in school parking lots, and for at least one school, the graduation will take place at the  drive-in movie theater.

Lancaster High School Principal Scott Burre  said while the graduation ceremonies can't be done like other years, it was important to hold them.

At Home Activities

What toddler or baby doesn’t love getting messy with their food? Try this Cookie Sheet Sensory Play for an easy baby and toddler activity.
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In honor of the previously scheduled 2020 Summer Olympics, here are five Olympics activities for kids that are easy to do at home. Kids will connect and learn with these STEM activities while learning about the Olympics! CLICK HERE for the activities.

Dig deep into some exciting experiments with this super fun popcorn and salt Science Experiment! CLICK HERE for the experiment.

Looking for great ways to inspire your high school student at the end of the school year? Here are 11 motivational TED Talks for students would definitely help!
Top Tip #8 to Know My Child is Ready for Kindergarten

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 is our Top Tip #8 to know your child is ready for kindergarten. #LancasterCitySchools #ThePlacetoBe
Junior High Construction Update
The final coat of paint is complete on the second floor of the two story classroom section of the building and is being applied to the first floor. Ceiling tile is being installed in the extended learning areas and the cafeteria. In the main entrance section, the carpet is complete in the administration area and overhead electric devices are being installed in the main corridor and library. The gymnasium floor is being installed. Pipe installation and equipment wiring is underway in the mechanical room. In the kitchen, the floor is being installed along with electrical devices. Glass caulking, water line testing, access point wiring, and sprinkler system wiring continue throughout the building.
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