November 2018 Newsletter
In this edition...
District Newsletter:
  • Upcoming District Events
  • Save the Date! Steam Camp 2019
  • OLSAT Testing
  • Thanksgiving Lunch
  • New Solar Flashers
  • Safety Week
  • Triple P Parenting Seminar
Upcoming District Events
Save the Date! Steam Camp 2019
SWL’s STEAM Camp will occur June 24 th through June 28 th . Camp involves STEAM Challenges, Coding, Art projects, Robotics, and so much more! Camp is open to current SWL students in grades K – 8. Camp is held at Watkins Middle School from 8:30 – 12:30. Cost for the camp is $45.00 per student and includes daily snack, materials, and a t-shirt. Registration for camp will occur in February. The camp will fill up, so register early. If you have any questions, please contact Paula Ball, at
OLSAT Testing
Students in 2 nd and 5 th grade will take the OLSAT test for cognitive ability. Testing will occur the week of November 5 th . The test provides the district with information regarding a student’s intellectual ability. It is also used for placement decisions for our gifted services. Students who score in the 95% or higher are identified as gifted superior cognitive. If you have any questions, please contact Paula Ball, at

Thanksgiving Feast Meal
T o allow for all of our students to have a traditional Thanksgiving Meal, we are making the following changes to the menu for the week of November 12th. Please note that due to enrollment and space constraints, we are NOT able to offer this meal to parents or guests who may visit. This meal will be free for those qualifying, $.40 for reduced and $2.50 for all paid students in elementary , $2.75 at Middle and $3.00 at the High School, please plan accordingly. 

Weds 11/14- Delivery Pizza (cheese or pepperoni)

Thursday 11/15- Turkey and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fresh Fruit, Dinner Roll/Butter, Pumpkin Pie Bar and Milk and/or Water.  Vegetarian option for the day will be a Bento Box.  

School Zone Solar Flashers
We are excited about the new school speed zone signs that we were able to install at Kirkersville Elementary. The previous signs were very old and we were unable to program the timers. Since the new system is solar powered we will see a savings on electric, and the cost of replacement bulbs will be less expensive. 

Thanks to Robertson Construction for donating the posts and to the Village of Kirkersville for agreeing to help fund the project.  The safety of our students is important to us, please obey the signs.
School Safety Week
State law requires school districts in Ohio to conduct three types of safety management tests over a three-year cycle. Over the past two years, the district has conducted tabletop exercises and functional exercises. This year, we were required to complete the most complex of the tests, which is a full-scale exercise. Those exercises were completed during the last week of October. Students did a phenomenal job following the drill procedures. We will continue to ensure a safe-learning environment for all of our students by practicing our drills and staying current on all safety updates.
Triple P Parenting Seminar
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Contact Information
Southwest Licking District Office
927-A South Street
Pataskala, OH 43062
District Office Line: 740-927-3941
Fax: 740-927-4648
Robert Jennell, Superintendent

Kasey Perkins, Assistant Superintendent

Paula Brunton, Director of Pupil Services

Tanya Moore, Director of Curriculum