The Marching Pioneers Roadshow

The Orange HS Marching Band will perform in the 108th Annual Circleville Pumpkin Show, Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The Orange HS Marching Band performed in the 108th Annual Circleville Pumpkin Show, Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The Orange High School Marching Band, under the direction of Marc Zirille, took its show on the road Thursday, October 16 to the 108th Annual Circleville Pumpkin Show. The band performed as part of the Little Miss Pumpkin Afternoon Parade of the Bands, an event favorite.

The Marching Pioneers also joined other local marching bands, including The Ohio State Marching Band, for the evening’s Miss Pumpkin Show, another event favorite.

The performance comes on the heels of a morning performance on the lawn of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The 45-minute show was held in hospital’s garden area, permitting the ambulatory patients to experience the band up close. It also allowed the other patients to listen in from their rooms. In addition, families at the neighboring Ronald McDonald House and its nearby research center could also hear the performance. Nationwide Children’s Hospital spokesperson Pam Barber said the 206-member band was the largest group to perform on behalf of the patients.

Columbus CEO Readers Vote Olentangy ‘Best School District’

The Olentangy Local School District has been named by readers of Columbus CEO magazine as a “Best of Business” winner for 2014. The magazine conducted a poll involving 35,000 readers from May to July 2014. Olentangy received more votes than any other school district in the “Best Public K-12 category.” The results are being published in the magazine’s November issue. In a letter to the district announcing the win, the editor of Columbus CEO said school districts such as Olentangy are “part of what helps our community thrive!” Read about the win here. Thanks to everyone who voted for Olentangy!

 

Liberty High School Named 2013-14 OCC All-Sports Champs

Olentangy Liberty High School

The Patriots will accept the award between the first and second quarters of the October 17 home football game against the Hilliard Davidson Wildcats.

Olentangy Liberty High School has been named the recipient of the 2013-2014 Ralph Young All Sports Award by the Ohio Capital Conference (OCC), the Central Division. The OCC is comprised of 16 school districts throughout central Ohio.

The Ralph Young All-Sports Award acknowledges the school with the greatest number of cumulative points of each league-sponsored team. This is the fourth overall award and the third consecutive award for Liberty HS.

The Liberty HS Patriots will accept the award from Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Young, as well as the OCC Commissioner Mr. Dave Cecutti at a brief ceremony between the first and second quarters of the Friday, October 17 home football game against the Hilliard Davidson HS Wildcats.  Additional representatives from the Liberty HS champion baseball and softball teams, along with Liberty High School Administrators will also be in attendance to accept the award.

Liberty’s Annual History Vs. Hollywood Is Underway

5:30 a.m. greeting - outside front doors

5:30 a.m. greeting – outside front doors

The Liberty High School (OLHS) sophomore interdisciplinary classes are conducting a film research study called History vs. Hollywood. Students choose a film to spend the next three months researching and deciding if the events in the film are portrayed accurately. The end result is a meaty research paper and a huge presentation night January 7. Each film can only be chosen once, so students compete for their choices by “camping out” outside the school (with parent chaperones) as early as 12:30 a.m. to ensure they get the film they want. This year, the first movies chosen were:

  1. Schindler’s List
  2. Wolf of Wall Street
  3. League of Their Own
  4. 12 Years A Slave
  5. Argo

The last movie chosen, when the last student arrived at 7:15 a.m. was Far and Away

Settled in the Hallway for "Camping" and waiting for movie selection

Settled in the Hallway for “Camping” and waiting for movie selection

The students had:

  1. 300 Timbits
  2. 5 dozen donuts
  3. too much coffee/hot chocolate
  4. lots of fun

See you in the OLHS Commons Wednesday, January 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. for the final presentation night of History Vs. Hollywood!