April 19, 2021
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
State of the Schools: LCS announces plans for new high school, athletic fields by 2025
Last week during the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce's State of the Schools address, Superintendent Steve Wigton announced the plans to construct a new high school with a tentative opening date of January 2025 and hopes to break ground by spring 2022. 

Early estimates have the total cost of the new building and athletic fields being $120 million, with the State of Ohio footing approximately $45 million of that amount. Wigton said additional funding from taxpayers shouldn't be necessary after voters approved a bond levy in May 2019.

The full plans for the new high school and athletic fields are detailed in this Lancaster Eagle-Gazette article.
19th Annual Mary Good Humanitarian Award Presented to Heather Pool
Heather Pool, teacher for Lancaster City Preschools, received the 19th annual Mary Good Humanitarian Award. She was nominated by Brenda Zeiders and Sandra Herzog from Lancaster City Schools who were mentored by Mary Good early in their careers.

The Fairfield County FACF Council along with United Way created this award as a tribute to Mary Good for her exceptional service to the community on behalf of children and families. Mary was a teacher with the Lancaster City Schools, Christian educator at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, park leader with the United Way Summer Park program in Pleasantville, Peace School coordinator, social worker, and scout leader. This annual award has honored Mary’s memory since 2003 by recognizing a special person who exemplifies her compassion and daily devotion to the cause of nurturing and protecting children and families.

Thank you, Heather, for your dedication to families and children, and congratulations on receiving this well-deserved recognition!
LCS named Community Partner of the Year by OUL
Lancaster City School received the 2021 Community Partner of the Year Award by Ohio-University Lancaster (OUL). This award recognizes local organizations that distinguish themselves in supporting the the OUL and Pickerington campuses.

LCS partners with OUL in many different ways, like providing placement and student-teaching opportunities to OUL’s education students and providing workforce development programs. LCS also partners with OUL’s student services department on a mutually beneficial mentoring program, fostering successful students and community leaders.

“Lancaster City Schools has demonstrated excellence in collaborating with the campus and has shown their commitment for many years to our students, faculty and staff as well as the community,” said Dr. Jarrod Tudor, Dean of Campus and Community Relations at Ohio University Lancaster-Pickerington. “The Community Partner of the Year Award serves to recognize and honor the vital role of campus partners, and we are pleased to recognize LCS as the recipient of this year’s award.”

What's Happening in Our Schools...

Our 4th and 5th grade students have been learning about and creating 3D designs in the computer lab. Check out some of their final products. Amazing work!

Have you checked out our latest edition of Tarhe Trails News?

Check it out here!

Congratulations to Henry Whiteley for coming in 1st place out of 1,200 entries for the 3rd grade Recycling Billboard Contest.

Great job being a leader!

Ms. Amber created the Life Ninja Club where she teaches life skills to her students. Here is a great example of her teaching them valuable knowledge about cars.

If you haven't yet read the April Tallmadge Talk newsletter, check it out here!

As we wrap up the school year, we have some busy weeks ahead. Be sure to view the daily schedules for April and May for both in-person and online students.

View the schedule here!

Mark your calendars! Registration for virtual summer school will be posted on April 28, 2021.

It's FREE to any LCS student in grades 6, 7, 8.
Prom tickets are now on sale for $10 per ticket.

Tickets will be sold on April 19-29 during lunch periods and on April 20 (Senior Day) in the gym before 7:15 a.m. and periods 1-3.


If you are bringing a non-LHS guest, you must have an approved request slip to turn in when you buy the tickets.

Prom playlist suggestions will be open until Friday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Prom Donations Needed: Prom committee has come up with a great idea for a picture backdrop. However, they need your help. They are in need of paperback book donations. You can donate books at the donation bin in room 158, put them in Mrs. Etherington's mailbox in the main office, or give it to one of your senior class officers.

REMINDER: Prom will be held on Saturday, May 1 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds (Ed Sands and AAA Building).
April 27: Board Meeting | 4:30 p.m. at 111 S. Broad Street, Large Meeting Room
April 29: Interim Reports Sent to Parents
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