November 30, 2020
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
A message from Superintendent Steve Wigton
Hello LCS family! I hope you are staying well as we continue to live, learn and work with Covid-19. I am proud of each and every one of you for rising to the challenges of this time and working together to keep our schools as safe as possible. Thank you for practicing social distancing, sanitizing, mask wearing and limiting gatherings outside of the classroom. You have done a great job so far, and I encourage you to stay vigilant so that we continue to stay in school together. Someday soon, the concerns from the virus will be in the past. Until then, keep up the hard work and know that by doing so, you are helping your fellow students, teachers, staff members and community stay as healthy as possible.
Salvation Army tours Lancaster, Fairfield County schools collecting donations

Thank you to our Lancaster City Schools' students and staff who donated to this amazing cause that helps the Fairfield County community.
On Friday, Nov. 20, the six-foot tall, eight-foot wide kettle passed through Lancaster City Schools collecting monetary donations from students.

Once donations were collected from the students, Mt. Pleasant's first-ever Student of the Month - fourth-grader Finn Winkel - was given the honor to drop the coins into the kettle.

The Salvation Army in Fairfield County has not had to close once during the pandemic. That has allowed them to continue serving those in need within area communities, and the money raised during the giant kettle event will go back to causes such as the food pantry.

What's Happening in Our Schools...

Congratulations to Gorsuch West Elementary School for earning a Silver Award for their success with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

PBIS Team: Kevin Boyer, Jocelyn Jackson, Elizabeth Flowers, Ashley Henwood, Laura Brown, Tammy Furness, Molly Saheli, Jeff Fisher Mary, Cathrine Raines and Shane Hart.


BLENDED STUDENTS will bring a hard copy home this week to be filled out and returned to school with their money. Kits will be sent home with students the week before Winter break.

VIRTUAL STUDENTS' parents will need to email a copy to the email on the form. You may drop off payment with your child's name/grade/teacher in a sealed baggie to the school office at any time. Pickup arrangements will be available soon.
DEADLINE is December 4th. A preview of each craft will be in the comment section of this Facebook post.

Show off your Medill Elementary school spirit this week with these awesome spirit week themes!

Congratulations to Mt. Pleasant Elementary School for earning a Silver Award for their success with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

PBIS Team: Erin Pennington, Mallory Pamphilis, Natalie Gunderson, Tara Swayne, Nikki Flick, Shannon Burke and Bryan Thompson.

On Saturday, December 5, 2020, beginning at noon, families with young children are invited to DRIVE THRU the new COVID version of a “Gift of Time” at the Municipal Court Parking Lot at 143 W. Chestnut Street.

Each child in the car, between the ages of birth and 8 years old, will be given a Gift of Time Bag full of crafts, treats and a free book, all donated by our wonderful community partners.

*Ends when supplies run out or 4 p.m., whichever comes first.

For more information, please call Cathy at 740-215-2667, or Michelle at 740-503-7927, or Laurie at 740-215-9846, or check the Facebook page: Fairfield County Early Childhood Association

The students in Mrs. Capretta and Mrs. Buckalew's classes have been working hard in adapted art and music with Ms. Young and Ms. Bull, and they wanted to share some of what they have been learning. Click here to watch!

Another successful TE Food Drive to help stock the Maywood Mission food bank for the upcoming holiday season.

Thank you to the TE families and community! #senatornation
Congratulations to these awesome students for becoming members of the Lancaster High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. These students have been recognized for their excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

The NHS Induction Ceremony will be Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. Please plan to arrive at 6:00 pm.

Only inducted students can attend the ceremony this year. We understand this is an important moment for your family so we will live stream the ceremony for your family and friends.
December 15: Board Meeting | 4:30 p.m. at 111 S. Broad Street, Large Meeting Room

December 21-January 1: All Students Dismissed for Christmas Vacation
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