March 22, 2021
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
Lancaster High School Planning Update
The district has learned that we are one step closer to being allocated the state’s share of the cost for planning and construction of the new Lancaster High School (LHS). Through the next three months, we will be working with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission on cost updates and edits to the master facilities plan. Final approval for the allocation of funds this year is scheduled for July 2021.

Over the past two weeks, the plans for the new LHS and the former Ewing property continue to be refined. The practice soccer field and staff parking lots have been relocated to allow for better traffic flow and increased parking near the building on the high school site plan. The baseball and softball fields on the former Ewing property are being finalized in order to begin earthwork this spring.
Students lead park clean up, giving back to the city
Two Lancaster High School students have spent one Saturday a month since last October leading other students in clean up days throughout Lancaster, targeting areas around the bike path.

In the beginning of March, Liberty Sexton and Lydia Serra, both juniors at LHS, were joined by 11 others for a clean up day at Cenci Lake Park.

Sexton and Serra said they had started doing the clean up days to get more leadership hours for their applications to the National Honor Society but decided to continue doing them to help give back to the community.

"We were inspired by the school's Ecology Club," Sexton said. "It can't hurt to help pick up litter, and there's always so much of it, especially once you start looking. After the first clean up day in October, we've still been getting a lot of turn out. It feels good to help the community, plus it's a fun way to see friends."

What's Happening in Our Schools...

It's Spirit Week here at Gorsuch West! We are excited to see everyone's unique take on the themes.

Teachers and parents can send photos of the students participating in Spirit Week and send them to Mr. Boyer at [email protected] to be featured on School Story and our Facebook page!

Miss Schlosser's group B students recently joined Officer Cook outside to learn how different parts of his cop car are used. They had a great time talking on the speaker, testing out buttons, and seeing how officers lookup license plate numbers!

Claire Appelfeller, 4th grader at Medill Elementary, was chosen as an honored artist for the 41st annual Youth Art Month exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA).

There were eight regions in Ohio representing the OAEA, and this year’s show included 81 student artworks from all over the state.

Congratulations, Claire, on being a part of this year's Youth People's Art Exhibition!

Congratulations to three outstanding Mt. Pleasant students for placing in the top 10 in the Fairfield County Billboard Contest!
3rd place: Kyla W.
4th place: Cadaleigha C.
8th place: Daylin C.

All three students will have their entries displayed at the Recycling and Litter Prevention Center, and their classroom will receive $50 for having a student place in the top 3.

Don't miss out on ordering your 2020-21 Tallmadge Elementary yearbook! Last day to order is this Friday, March 26.

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We are thrilled to recognize three of our talented General Sherman students who get to perform with the Lancaster High School Drama Department's show of "Annie" on Friday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 27, at 1:30 p.m.

From left to right, we have Charlee McKisson, Miley Kemp, and Jayna Criser.

Order your tickets here!

Congratulations to these outstanding Thomas Ewing Junior High School students who auditioned for Lancaster High School Drama Department's show of "Annie" last November. They have been working extremely hard to prepare for this weekend's premier.

The show is Friday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 27, at 1:30 p.m.

Order your tickets here!
Congratulations to two of our talented Lancaster High School sophomores for their contributions to the Ohio Youth Art Month (YAM) celebration for 2021!

Samantha Thacker's graphic design placed first in Ohio and will be used throughout 2021 to promote the theme "Art Connects Us" across the state.

Destiny Hollyfield's YAM flag design placed second.

Both students will receive recognition from the Ohio Art Education Association and Sargent Art.
March 23: Board Meeting | 4:30 p.m. at 111 S. Broad Street, Large Meeting Room
March 29-April 2: Spring Break/Good Friday
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