November 11, 2019
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
US Air Force Airman Surprises Her Sister at Mt. Pleasant

The people in Lancaster City Schools have always appreciated the service and sacrifices made from the armed services. For those with family in the service, it hits a bit harder when they get to come home. For Mt. Pleasant fifth grader Elaina Irwin, seeing her sister, Airman First Class Kayla Ivory, come home from USAF Security Forces tech school was just about the best thing ever. From all of us at LCS, thank you to all the veterans who have made America what it is today. #theplacetobe
ROX Club Spreading Throughout LCS

Last year Ewing teacher Molly DiTomasso started a local chapter of Ruling Our Experiences, or ROX, a club that uses a data-driven curriculum to help girls deal with the pressures and insecurities that plague modern teens and tweens. This year the club has spread to Lancaster High School, General Sherman Junior High, and even Mt. Pleasant Elementary, giving even more girls access to the growing community of ROX superstars! #theplacetobe
LHS Senior Conversation: Xander Haroon

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. #theplacetobe #granvillepike #galesunited
A Farewell from Kyle Lewis...

         I’ll get the tough news out of the way first: this is my last newsletter as a member of the Lancaster City Schools staff. Starting in December I will be working with the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board as the communications director and ombudsman. The newsletters will continue on a bi-weekly basis with a mix of articles, photos, and news from inside the district.
           As the Content Manager for LCS I have had the opportunity to take the fantastic things that were happening inside the district and communicate them to the community. This means that one day I would be recording our award winning high school choir and the next getting video of a five-year-old making her first strides toward being a lifelong learner. The scale and scope of media that came from my office meant I was never bored.
           I came to Lancaster City Schools from the world of NCAA athletics in 2011. When I told my peers that I was taking a job in public education their reactions were all pretty similar: “Won’t you miss the excitement?” It was a valid question, considering I had been spending my days working with Heisman trophy winners, future Super Bowl heroes, and Olympians. What I didn’t know then was that I was coming to work with the most dedicated, kindest, smartest, caring, and empathetic professionals and spend time with some truly wonderful kids. I haven’t missed the rush from college athletics because being part of a school district and a community like Lancaster means you’re a part of something bigger than yourself.
           From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for your support when we came to you with a need for new schools. Thank you for accepting my family and me with open arms. Thank you for making Lancaster City Schools the place to be for learning, caring, and succeeding. And lastly, thanks for watching.

Kyle Lewis
Junior High Construction Update

At Thomas Ewing, we are in the final month of construction and final inspections are being scheduled. Touchscreen classroom TVs, furniture, lockers, bathroom partitions, and cameras are being installed throughout the building. On the exterior of the building, cameras, card readers, handicap door openers, and the entryway canopy are being installed. Final cleaning is complete in the single story classroom section and second floor of the two story classroom section of the building. The gymnasium floor is finished and the gymnasium bleachers are being installed. Kitchen hood installation is underway. On the site, turn lane construction and athletic field fencing continues.

At General Sherman, the large parking lot is paved and the bus loop driveway has been rough graded while curb and sidewalk installation continues on the site. Hangers, electric conduit, hydronic pipes, and pipe insulation are in progress while fire alarm wires are being pulled throughout the building. Entryway glass is being installed, mechanical room plumbing, and locker room chase walls are being installed. 
November 14: Special Ed Liaison Committee Meeting @4pm | LEA Office

November 20: LEA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (Secondary Members 3:15pm, Elementary members 4:00pm) | LEA Office

November 26: Board Meeting @4:30pm | 111 S. Broad Street Large Meeting Room

November 27-29: All Students Dismissed
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