February 3, 2020
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Empowering girls, building confidence: National program grows in the local school district

LANCASTER – Growing up in today’s world can be confusing. Problems like fashion, school and dating are exacerbated by social media and the internet. It can be a difficult time to find one’s voice, but an organization in the school is helping girls find that voice.
For Shauna Bailey and Ella Clum, freshmen at Lancaster High School, it has been a little easier thanks to their time in ROX.

ROX stands for Ruling Our eXperience , a nation-wide program based in Columbus. The non-profit organization conducts studies on a variety of topics, like how confident the girls feel or how comfortable with their appearance they are. With the data from those studies, the administrators at ROX design exercises to boost confidence and understanding.

“It helped me get through middle school, especially as we were getting ready to go to high school. It was super helpful to get a confidence boost and to be able to look at yourself more,” Bailey said. “Plus, we made friends with people we hadn’t thought we would. Like, we’d see each other in the hallways, but before ROX, we didn’t really talk to each other.”

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The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster is in the process of evaluating their Summer Lunch Program. Please provide your honest feedback so the program can be the best it can be!

General Sherman Construction Update
Cabinets are being installed on the second floor of the two story classroom section of the building while lights and devices are being installed on the first floor. In the single story classroom section, HVAC chilled beams are being connected, while sprinkler drops, ceiling grid, and electrical devices are being installed. In the main entrance section, the art room floor is finished while HVAC chilled beams and electric wires are being installed. In the gymnasium section, the concrete locker bases have been poured, sprinkler drops are being installed and the first coat of paint applied. In the cafeteria section, the stage drywall is being taped and the concrete block walls are being prepared for painting.
Top Tip #2 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 #2 to know your child is ready for kindergarten. #LancasterCitySchools #ThePlacetoBe
What's Happening in Our Schools...

A big THANK YOU to H&R Block on East Main Street for their school supply donations. Candace Burns presented them to Mrs. Garrett last week. Thank you for supporting our schools and our students.

Check out the first Broadcasting News Club of 2020!

Preschool and school age children are invited to get “Wild About Reading”! Each day that kids spend at least 15 minutes reading, they mark their reading logs. For every seven days that they read, they earn a prize! Pick up reading logs at any Fairfield County District Library location and start recording your time to earn prizes. The program runs through March 14, 2020.

Congratulations to Our Citizens of the Week from last week. Thank you so much for showing us that you all know what it takes to be Great Leaders!

These kids rocked the Candy Bar fundraiser! Those who sold three or more boxes got to ride in a limo to Nancy's Scoops to enjoy their favorite ice cream! They had a great time!

Congratulations to 8th grade student Lily Bruenning, winner of our yearbook cover contest! Check out her awesome work!

Have you had the chance to check out our new building? "I cannot help but smile every time I walk into our new building and new rooms. I find myself feeling re-energized and constantly thinking of all the new opportunities this space affords us as a learning community. What an exciting time to be a part of the Lancaster City School District," Nathan Warvel.
We had a great turnout of students and staff this weekend for our GalesUNITED Attendance Breakfast. A HUGE THANK YOU to community partners McDonalds, Tim Hortons, Meijer, Kroger, and Giant Eagle for donating items for our students and staff!  #GalesUNITED  
February 17: ALL SCHOOLS DISMISSED for Presidents Day

February 18: ALL SCHOOLS DISMISSED for Professional Development Day

February 20: Interim Reports Sent to Parents
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