Music and Art Students Join Dr. Lucas at Benefit Concert

Olentangy was well represented at a recent concert entitled “Playing From the Heart” to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital Heart Center.  This event has been presented for over twenty years by the Benefit Concert Association as a fund-raisng activity for the hospital.  An art competition was also part of the event this year, and Olentangy’s art teachers Beth Lucek, Sarah Zwick, Robin Schorr, Teresa Shawberry, Briana Kindberg and their students submitted pieces that would hopefully create joy and inspire sick children.  Winners of the art competition were judged by the members of the Benefit Concert Association and David Hinds, theatre director at Olentangy High School.  The art winners were:

  • Ivy D., Olentangy Liberty High School
  • Brigid F., Olentangy High School
  • Lauren W., Olentangy High School
  • Paul P., Olentangy Orange High School
  • Baylie B., Olentangy Orange High School

The jazz band and chamber orchestra from Olentangy High School performed under the directon of Ian Brun and Michelle Moss and Olentangy’s superintendent Dr. Wade Lucas was the keynote speaker.  The program celebrated the completion of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital campus expansion.

Invention Convention Winners Announced

Students from all over Ohio recently submitted inventions to Invention Convention and a whopping thirty-six students have been selected as representatives of Olentangy Local Schools at this year’s convention.  The students below and their inventions will be competing at the Columbus Invention Convention at Columbus State Community College on May 19th!  Congratulations and good luck to:

  • Regan, Alum Creek Elementary School (ACES), Marble Master
  • Riley, ACES, Marble Master
  • Katie, ACES, Dog-Away
  • Ella, Arrowhead Elementary School (AES), Mr. Lungs
  • Maclane, Chesire Elementary School (CES), Safe Distance Cars
  • Allie, Freedom Trail Elementary School (FTES), Cleaning Caddy
  • Amira, Glen Oak Elementary School (GOES), Polly Pocket Purse
  • Cade, Indian Springs Elementary School (ISES), The Pillow Proper
  • Paige, ISES, The Recycling Bin Topper
  • Rylie, Johnnycake Corners Elementary School (JCES), Hug-a-boo
  • Audrey, JCES, Kicking Boss
  • Alaina, JCES, The Pawtastic Snow Melter
  • Lily, Liberty Tree Elementary School (LTES), Scratch Free
  • Emma, LTES, The Stand Out – Yard Bug Stand
  • Spencer, LTES, Vel-couch
  • Cole, LTES, P.E.T.T.S
  • Sindhu, LTES, A Bug (Automatic Backpack Umbrella)
  • Peyton, Oak Creek Elementary School (OCES), Wet Floor, No More!
  • Alexandria B., Olentangy Hyatts Middle School (OHMS), The Tidy Spoon
  • Alex, Olentangy Meadows Elementary School (OMES), Multi-Frame
  • Stevie, OMES, Stevie’s Football Factors
  • Eli, Scioto Ridge Elementary School (SRES), Puck Dispenser
  • Olivia, SRES, The Bag Helper
  • Dominic, Tyler Run Elementary School (TRES), Adjustable Seat Belt Cell Phone Holder
  • Dominick, TRES, The Working Hat
  • Jack, TRES, Attention 5000
  • Jenna, TRES, The Safety Stand
  • Heather, Walnut Creek Elementary School (WCES), Scat Cat!
  • Mitchell, WCES, Fact Football
  • Dominic, WCES, Thunder & Lightning Silencer
  • Abigail, WCES, The Athlete’s Towel
  • McKenna, Wyandot Run Elementary School (WRES), The Auto iDesk
  • Evan,WRES, The Quick Change
  • Benjamin, WRES, Hands-Free Trash Cabinet
  • Ryan, WRES, Aqua All-Terrain Vehicle

Students Earn Perfect Scores on State Assessments

Forty-four Olentangy students earned perfect scores on a section of the spring 2011 Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) or Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).

The tests are state-standards based assessments. The OGT is for high school students, while the OAA is for students in grades three through eight. Students in each of those grades are tested in reading and mathematics. Students in grades five and eight are also tested in science. OAA and OGT results account for 24 of the 26 indicators included in the Ohio Department of Education’s annual local report card. Olentangy met all 26 indicators on the 2010-11 report card.

The students who earned perfect scores, and their 2010-11 buildings of attendance, are as follows:

Third-Grade Reading
Allison, Alum Creek Elementary School (ACES)
Tyler, Scioto Ridge Elementary School (SRES)
Joshua, Wyandot Run Elementary School (WRES)
Gabriel, Olentangy Meadows Elementary School (OMES)
Anna, Tyler Run Elementary School (TRES)
Ariana, Freedom Trail Elementary School (FTES)
Emma, OMES
Miranda, Liberty Tree Elementary School (LTES)
Elinor, Walnut Creek Elementary School (WCES)

Fourth-Grade Reading
Kevin, LTES

Fifth-Grade Reading
Claire, Johnnycake Corners Elementary School (JCES)
Kelly, WCES

Eighth-Grade Reading
Tyler, Olentangy Shanahan Middle School (OSMS)

Third-Grade Math
Corey, WCES
Timothy, OMES
Jack, LTES
John, WRES
Jack, TRES
Joshua, SRES
Ethan, TRES
Joshua, WRES
Edion, SRES
Beckett, TRES
Jacob, SRES
William, Arrowhead Elementary School (AES)
Mitchell, WRES

Fourth-Grade Math
Ainsley, SRES
Manav, LTES
Karen, LTES
Benjamin, JCES
Baron, Oak Creek Elementary School (OCES)
John, WRES
Mitchell, TRES
Rithvik, LTES
Reema, ACES
Joshua, SRES
Abigail, WRES
Nicholas, SRES

Fifth-Grade Math
Jack, JCES

Sixth-Grade Math
Cassidy, Olentangy Liberty Middle School (OLMS)

OGT Math
Morgan D., Olentangy Liberty High School (OLHS)
Neil G., OLHS
Deborah S., Olentangy High School (OHS)
Corey S., OHS

Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Eleven Olentangy student athletes from Olentangy High School (OHS) and Olentangy Orange High School (OOHS) signed letters of intent to participate in college athletics this week.  Please join the district in congratulating the students pictured below:

Four OOHS students and football teammates signed letters of intent February 7. They are, from left to right: Jared L., Morehead State University; Marquise B., Notre Dame College; Blake Joe, Notre Dame College; and Pablo K., Notre Dame College.

Seven OHS students signed letters of intent February 7. They are, from left to right: Alexander B., soccer, Bowling Green State University; Tyler F., football, Notre Dame College; Reid D., football, Ohio Dominican University; Adaora A., track and field, Miami University; Mason E., football, University of Findlay; William G., football, Concord University; and Bryce C., football, University of Akron.

OOMS Students Sow Seeds of Thanks at OOHS

Olentangy Orange Middle School students in teams 604 and 605 planted daffodils and other bulbs in several locations outside of Olentangy Orange High School (OOHS) this week. The landscaping project was part of the students’ observance of Make a Difference Day as well as a way to thank the school for hosting them for the 2010-11 school year.