December 18, 2019
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
She’s 16 and Wants to Be President: Meet the Teenagers Planning Their Campaigns


Research shows that Generation Z is the first in which women are more likely than their male peers to be engaged in politics. Here’s what some of them told us.

“I remember being in second grade and looking at a poster of all the U.S. presidents and wondering why there wasn’t a woman,” said Haley Zaker, 17, a high school senior in Lancaster. “I would joke about being the first female president. But I hope it doesn’t come to that, because I’m not eligible to run for president until 2040.”

National Art Education Association's Holiday Card Features Artwork by LHS Student
The 2019 Nation Art Education Association's (NAEA) holiday card features a painting by Lancaster High School senior Brook Matthews. Brook's painting is of the red and blue fluorescent Poppy flowers.

NAEA members include elementary, middle, and high school art teachers; college and university professors; university students studying art education; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators--as well as more than 54,000 students who are members of the National Art Honor Society. NAEA is represented in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbis, U.S. Possessions, most Canadian Provinces, U.S. military bases around the world, and 25 foreign countries.

Congratulations, Brook!

What Children should "Say, Do, Know" by Age Two

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 are some developmental tips your child should be able to do by the time they are two years old. #LancasterCitySchools #ThePlacetoBe
What's Happening in Our Schools...

Great job, Gorsuch West for collecting 53,776 pennies!!!! That is $537.76 for the Salvation Army.

We did our part to fill the largest kettle.

Huge thank you to all kids and staff who participated in our annual PTO/Student Council Coin Wars. We raised $900.00 and we had an anonymous donor give an additional $1,500.00! This money is going to be divided up to help several Tarhe Trails Families over the Holiday Season. The same anonymous donor came to Tarhe Trails on Monday and paid off all outstanding lunch charges!!! A huge thank you to this anonymous donor!

Germs, bacteria and viruses. . . Oh my! Juniors and seniors from Lancaster High School share their Biomed knowledge with GALES students.

Did you know that our school has a K-1 Jr. Sign Language Club? Here are some photos of the kids learning signs!

Mrs. Barber is embracing our new reading program with her 1st grade students focusing on tools and work!

Some General Sherman Junior High School students found clay animals can be just as uncooperative as real animals in their latest art project.

Karla Young, the seventh and eighth grade art teacher at General Sherman Junior High School, wanted to raise awareness among her students on the Fairfield Area Humane Society and its mission. Keep reading...

Our teachers had a blast wearing their ugly sweaters to school last week!
LHS students raised almost $800 for Charity Newsies and the Gales United PBIS Program at their Hot Chocolate Social on Friday December 13th. 
Our 1st semester ROX groups had a celebration. The girls were energized by the retreat. The girls loved practicing yoga and making crafts. They showed courage and interest while speaking with our guests. The girls loved the food provided during the expo.
Junior High Construction Update
At Thomas Ewing, final preparations continue for the opening of school on January 6th. Orientation activities have been scheduled for students, parents and staff. On December 17th, students will report to the new Thomas Ewing by 7:30 am for an orientation to the building. Buses will deliver students to the new building. Students will be bused back to the current Thomas Ewing building after 9 am for the remainder of the school day. On December 18th, students will be bused to the new Thomas Ewing building in the afternoon for dismissal at 2:27 pm. Parent pickup and busing will be from the new building to practice dismissal procedures. An open house for parents is scheduled for January 6th from 3:30 - 7pm.
At General Sherman, HVAC units, ceiling grid, control and technology wire are being installed on the second floor of the two story classroom section while internal caulking is complete. On the first floor, the first coat of color paint is complete. In the cafeteria section, the metal roof over the stage area is complete, the stage area sprinkler system is installed, and stage walls are framed. In the locker rooms, plumbing is being installed. Electric wires are being pulled and terminated at the breaker boxes. On the site, the courtyard is complete and lights are being installed on the light poles.  

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