January 5, 2022
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
Recognizing our outstanding staff members
This school year, we began recognizing the extraordinary, hardworking staff members who have gone above and beyond at our Board of Education meetings. 
Below are the staff members who've been recognized thus far.
Sarah McGraw-Thimmes was recognized for receiving the 2021 Exemplary School Employee Award by the Central Region OSBA. 
We also recognized 13 bus drivers for their perfect attendance during the bus driver shortage. Those individuals were Daniel Binner, Gary Philbrick, Betty Gregg, Julia Sanders, Todd Holbrook, Joseph Schneider, Renee Horan, Margie Stevens, Christopher O'Donnell, Mark Williams, Jody O'Donnell, Melisa Workman and Tammy Wright.

Natalie Gunderson was recognized for receiving the 2020-21 Ohio PBIS GOLD Award.
Chelsea Durdel was recognized for going above and beyond in coordinating Ghoulish Gales Trick or Treat night.
Cyndi Lavere was recognized for being an outstanding contributor to the success of Lancaster High School.

Stay tuned as we continue to recognize amazing staff members in our school district in 2022!
LCS Art Teacher opens downtown art school and studio for youths called Young at Art
Lancaster City Schools Art Teacher Karla Young can't get enough of teaching art.

She teaches it during the day at LCS and recently opened her own art studio called Young at Art at 110 W. Chestnut St. to teach at night. She teaches students of all skill levels from ages 7 to 17.

"My goal is to teach each person on an individual basis and kind of meet them where they're at," Young said. 

Young had previously given private art lessons when her children were younger but got away from them when they got older.

"But about three years ago, I decided I had so many people asking if I knew anyone or if I might be interested (in teaching)," she said. "So I started out just teaching a few kids in my home, then word got out and it grew to about 30 kids in my home just this past September."

What's Happening in Our Schools...

Check out the January newsletter!

It includes information about the Student Leadership Club (Red Block Club) who will be collecting and creating care packages for homeless shelters on Jan 10-21, as well as important dates.

Have you heard of the Fairfield County Family, Adult and Children First Council's parenting education classes? This month's upcoming classes are outlined here. The topics include Dealing with Disobedience, Developing Bedtime Routine, Managing Aggression and Handling Hassle-Free Outings.

Click here to learn more.

Check out the first Medill newsletter of the new year! It includes a message from Principal Woods, school tips, upcoming events and more.

Click here!

Get your 2021-22 Mt. Pleasant yearbook NOW!
Click here to order online.

Check out this month's Tallmadge Talk! It features a message from Mrs. Walker, tech tips, upcoming events and more.

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Congratulations to the December Students of the Month! Students are nominated by teachers as someone who demonstrates great leadership, citizenship and academics. Click here to read about each recipient.

6th grader Owen McFarland
7th grader Karlie Beyer
8th grader Carter Persinger

Congratulations to Mr. Smith and the bands for their outstanding performance in December. The Gold Band even dressed up in festive attire!

Congratulations to the December LHS Raising Canes Students of the Month! These students were nominated by our social studies department.

Keep up the great work, Gales!
January 11: Reorganizational Meeting | 4:30 p.m. at 345 E. Mulberry Street, Stanbery Board Conference Room
January 14: End of Grading Period
January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day | All Schools Dismissed
January 18: Professional Development Day | No School for Students
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