ISES Launches Pennies for Patients Campaign with Tribute Video

Students at Indian Springs Elementary School created this special video to help kick off the school’s second annual Pennies for Patients campaign. For a three-week period, students donate spare change for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in tribute to a classmate. This year’s campaign runs through March 14.


Olympic Spirit on Display at Shanahan Middle School

Shanahan Middle School students have been getting into the spirit of the Winter Olympics thanks to their Physical Education (P.E.) and Health classes. During the month of February, students in P.E. and Health were placed on teams with uniforms representing different countries. The teams competed in traditional Winter Olympic sports including curling, biathlon and (floor) hockey. Medals were awarded daily and an overall medal count was recorded.

The students also did research on their respective countries and presented facts about the countries to their classmates as part of an academic Olympic event. The students enjoyed competing against each other while also displaying sportsmanship and learning about different countries and the Winter Olympics.

History Comes Alive at OCES

Second-grade students at Oak Creek Elementary School (OCES) recently chose a historical figure to study and then created a costume and monologue to represent how that person contributed to society. They then posed as wax museum figures of their chosen person during the school’s Night at the Wax Museum event, held February 11. OCES parents were invited in and given a pretend remote control. The students stood silently until someone used a “remote control” to start their speech.

OLMS Students Get Career Advice From Professionals

Students at Olentangy Liberty Middle School are learning what it’s like to work as a firefighter, dentist, veterinarian, and a news anchor by hearing first-hand from professionals in those fields.

Olentangy Liberty Middle School’s first-ever Career Day, being held through February 13, features guest speakers discussing what a typical workday is like for them. The format, which resembles a talk show with both a host and a guest, allows students to ask the professionals how they got into their chosen fields and what classes they took to get there.

Career Day kicked off February 3 with Dr. Debbie Heidrich from Best Friends Veterinary Hospital and motivational speaker John Petz. Other guests include Liberty Township Fire Captain James Reardon, Ryan Miller of M2 Marketing and co-founder of Second and Seven Foundation, orthodontist Dr. Larry Hutta, Channel 10 news anchor Tracy Townsend, Ron Stokes, president of Three Leaf Productions and radio analyst for OSU basketball.

The event will conclude February 13 with a presentation from Lindsay Lake, assistant director of admissions for Otterbein University, and Jennifer Markovich, admissions counselor with The Ohio State University.


Dr. Larry Hutta, of Hutta Orthodontics, describes what it’s like to be a dentist while speaking to students participating in Olentangy Liberty Middle School’s Career Days. The event allowed students to hear from various professionals in different career fields. Guest speakers included a Liberty Township firefighter, a veterinarian, and a news anchor. The students also heard from college admission counselors.


Olentangy Artists Fare Well at 2014 County Art Show

BEST OF SHOW The Delaware County Arts Castle has announced the winners of its annual High School Art Exhibit, a juried show featuring two-and three-dimensional art in eight categories.  Eighteen student artists from Olentangy Local Schools received first, second and third place awards. A reception was held to honor all of the county’s high school artists Sunday, February 2. The exhibit will be on display until February 26th at the Arts Castle, 190 W. Winter St. in Delaware.  The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The winners from Olentangy and the names of their pieces are:

Best of Show

  • Amanda B., “Spectacular Catastrophe”  Painting. – Olentangy Orange High School (OOHS)


  • First Place – Boston L., “Warmth” –  Olentangy High School (OHS)
  • Second Place – Erica S., “Unleashed” – Olentangy Liberty High School (OLHS)
  • Third Place – Madison K., “Vibrant” – OLHS


  • Third Place – Sue Jee L., “A Lost Art” – OOHS


  • First Place – Makenzie S .,  ”Faceless to a Fault”- Olentangy Orange High School – OOHS
  • Second Place – Marissa S., untitled – OHS
  • Third Place – Jessica T., “Locked up” – OOHS

Digital Art

  • First Place – Sadie B., “Toxic Drip” – OHS
  • Second Place – Lindsay B., “Lost” – OHS

Mixed Media

  • First Place – Nathan I., “Death by Fire” – OOHS

Wearable Art

  • First Place – Hannah K., “Rivet Bracelet” – OOHS
  • Third Place – Emma M., “A Dream”  – OHS

  • First Place  – Elizabeth H.,  “Cultural Vessel” – OHS
  • Second Place – Lauren W., “Itsy Tipsy Teapot” – OHS


  • First Place  – Doha H.,  “Hand” – OHS

 Honorable Mention

  • Elizabeth W., “Sarge” – OHS
  • Charles N., untitled – OLHS