March 8, 2021
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
Lancaster High School Planning Update
Throughout February, we have held meetings to develop the plans for the new high school. Several meetings have focused on the site plans for the athletic fields and band practice lot. We have finalized the following plans. Two baseball fields, one varsity and one JV/freshman field, will be located on the old Thomas Ewing site. Two softball fields, one varsity and one JV/freshman field, will be located on the current LHS building site after the building is demolished. The JV/freshman baseball field will serve as a temporary varsity softball field until the softball fields are built. A practice soccer/field hockey field and the band practice lot will also be built on the current LHS building site after the building is demolished.

The new high school building plans continue to be developed as well. Meetings between district administrators and the architects have been held to refine the interior spaces and design the exterior of the building. In addition, meetings have been held with the mechanical engineers and city officials. 

We will continue to provide updates to the community as we finalize the plans. Thank you for your support and we are eager to bring these plans to fruition.

Superintendent Steve Wigton
What's Happening in Our Schools...

The 5th grade students who are a part of the Red Block Club have been doing a great job of meeting with their kindergarten and 1st grade buddies to read.

Keep up the awesome work!

The Spring Book Fair begins today! Browse the selection here.

Be sure to check Facebook this week for wishlists for the teachers.

Our elementary students are doing amazing work with Lexia.

Congratulations to these students for making the top 100 Club!

Next week starts Mt. Pleasant Elementary School's Spirit Week!

We are excited to celebrate our first week back together with some school spirit!

Sandy Walker, principal at Tallmadge Elementary School, applied for and received a grant from South Center Power Company Foundation in the amount of $6,720 for her students to purchase books at the Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser.

Way to go, Sandy!

Upcoming State Testing dates:

April 12 - All-Online Students ELA Testing (6th, 7th and 8th grade)

April 13- In-Person ELA Part 1

April 14- In-Person ELA Part 2

April 19- All-Online Students Math Testing (6th, 7th and 8th grade)

April 20- In-Person Math Part 1

April 21- In-Person Math Part 2

April 26- All-Online Students Science Testing (8th graders

April 27- In-Person Science Part 1 (8th graders ONLY)

April 28 - In-Person Science Part 2 (8th graders ONLY)

When the all-online students are at school to test on Mondays, they will take both parts of the tests and have a break for lunch. We will provide more information for the all-online students such as times they will need to be at school, protocol for being at school, transportation provided, etc. within the next month.

Our new medical detectives learned how to check blood pressure, respiratory rate, body temperature and more in class!
Congratulations to our February LHS Students of the Month sponsored by Raising Canes!

Sarah Woo
Baylee Poling
Vada Sahyonne
Alexander Lupher-Rathka
Alexia Nelson
Jacob Nicholson
Jaylynn Wright
Jenna Sutton

These students were nominated by our art department.
March 19: End of Grading Period
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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