February 19, 2020
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Lancaster City Schools trains teachers, administrative staff on “Stop The Bleed”

LANCASTER, OH - Lancaster City Schools’ teachers and administrative staff are participating in a nationwide program on bleeding control and tourniquet use. The American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed campaign is designed to make the nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. Lancaster City Schools’ commitment to instruct all teachers and staff on Stop the Bleed is the largest class to ever occur in Central Ohio.

“Our district is committed to the health and safety of all,” said Steve Wigton, LCS Superintendent. “Stop the Bleed training is another tool our employees can add to their toolbox in order to uphold his commitment.”

Stop the Bleed trains participants on recognizing life-threatening bleeding, how to intervene effectively, and the three quick actions necessary to control serious bleeding.

Stop the Bleed trainings in Fairfield County are sponsored by the Fairfield County Health Coalition and funded through grants provided by the Central Ohio Trauma System and Columbus Medical Association. Trainings are provided by county-wide medical professionals, many from the Lancaster Fire Department.

“Stop the Bleed is one of the single most important forms of outreach we are involved in,” said John Kochis, Director of Fairfield County Emergency Management. “This class is literally teaching teachers how to save lives.”

For more information on Stop the Bleed, visit https://www.stopthebleed.org/
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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
Cabinetry is being installed in the first floor classrooms of the two story section of the building while caulking and sealing are taking place on the second floor. Operable windows, window blinds, and metal roof gutters are being installed throughout the building. In the single story classroom section, the HVAC chilled beam units are all connected while electronic devices and lighting controls are being installed. HVAC chilled beam units and ceiling grids are being installed in the main entrance section. Data wires are being pulled in the gymnasium section while electric wires are being pulled in the cafeteria section. The first coat of paint is complete in the kitchen and mechanical areas.
Top Tip #3 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 #3 to know your child is ready for kindergarten. #LancasterCitySchools #ThePlacetoBe
What's Happening in Our Schools...

February is the month of Caring at Gorsuch West. Thanks to our staff and students, the hallways are lined with hearts about how Mrs. Garrett is a kind person. Now, for the next two weeks, students will be able to show off their caring skills, and possibly be recognized with our Random Acts of Kindness bracelets and lanyards!

Our Watch D.O.G.S program has started again at Tarhe Trails! Check out some of our Dads Of Great Students who volunteered their time the last few weeks!

ABC6/FOX28 forecaster Karaline Cohen visited our school to educate our kindergartners on different types of clouds and storms. It was a blast!

Last week a representative from the Fairfield County Recycling Center visited today to talk to our 3rd graders about the important of recycling.

Students in the Afterschool Program at Tallmadge crafted some lovely Valentine's for their parents last week!

Did you miss Freshmen SPIN last week? Not to worry - you can attend in April! Mark you calendars for April 27th so you can learn all you need to know about LHS and how to prepare your freshman.

Have you had the chance to check out our new building? "I love the crisp, clean environment that kids and staff have. I appreciate the technology upgrades as it enhances learning experiences and student engagement. Thanks for the new building!" - Amanda Kolbe.
GALES WRAP: Valentine’s Day at LHS; Senior basketball Maizee Rigsby; Cupid Edition Adventures of Stanbery; LHS Pep Rally; Scholarship info and more.

February 20: Interim Reports Sent to Parents

February 25: Board Meeting | 4:30pm at 111 S. Broad Street, Large Meeting Room
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