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.

Olentangy Announces 2014 Spelling Bee Winners

Spelling Bee at GOES

Spelling Bee at GOES

Olentangy Local Schools is pleased to announce the building winners of the district-wide oral spelling bee administered to students in December. Of these winners, seven of the top scoring students will be moving on to participate in the regional Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication Columbus Metro Regional Spelling Bee to be held March 22, 2014 in Athens, Ohio. Only 50 winners from the state of Ohio will move on to the competition in Athens. Olentangy is proud to claim seven! *indicates regional bee participant

Spelling Bee at HES

Spelling Bee at HES

  • Aryan S., – Alum Creek Elementary
  • Jackson D., – Arrowhead Elementary
  • Ellie F. – Cheshire Elementary
  • Catherine W., – Freedom Trail Elementary
  • Marjorie P., – Glen Oak Elementary
  • Benjamin G., – Heritage Elementary
  • Vanessa W., – Indian Springs Elementary
  • Livia Z., – Johnnycake Corners Elementary
  • Sindhu S., – Liberty Tree Elementary
  • Akshat S., – Oak Creek Elementary
  • Alexis W., – Olentangy Meadows Elementary
  • Mia P., – Scioto Ridge Elementary
  • Noah M., – Tyler Run Elementary
  • Mitchell L., – Walnut Creek Elementary
  • Adam R., – Wyandot Run Elementary
  • Hayden T., – Olentangy Berkshire Middle School
  • Sonam R., Olentangy Hyatts Middle School
  • Meileen W., – Olentangy Liberty Middle School
  • Lindsay B., – Olentangy Orange Middle School
  • Joshua G., – Olentangy Shanahan Middle School

Student Athletes Observe National Signing Day

Student athletes at both Olentangy High School and Olentangy Liberty High School observed National Signing Day in February with a public event sponsored by each of the school’s athletic departments.  A large crowd was present at the schools to watch the student athletes commit to their respective colleges and universities. Congratulations to the Brave and Patriot athletes as they prepare for the next phase of their athletic and educational careers. Olentangy Orange High School will hold its signing day event April 16.

From Olentangy Liberty High School (OLHS)

  • Julia B., Soccer – Miami University (Ohio)
  • Luke C., Football – University of Cincinnati
  • Devin C., Soccer – Wright State University
  • Andrew J., Cross Country – Air Force Academy
  • Eric L., Football – Mercyhurst University
  • Rachel M., Golf – Wittenburg University
  • Nicholas N., Baseball – Marshall University
  • Sydney O., Soccer – College of Saint Rose
  • Treasa O., Rowing – University of Notre Dame
  • Taylor S., Soccer – Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Cameron S., Lacrosse – University of Mt. Union
  • Skylar T., Football – University of Cincinnati
  • Melissa V., Basketball – Capital University
  • Joshua W., Cross Country – Arkansas State University

From Olentangy High School

  • Ganiru A., Volleyball – Case Western Reserve University
  • Marinice B., Track – Georgia Tech
  • Austin B., Lacrosse – Seton Hill University
  • Chase C., Football – Tiffin University
  • Jonah G., Lacrosse – Seton Hill University
  • Colleen M., Diving – Princeton
  • Adam M., Soccer  – Mt. Vernon Nazarene
  • Cole P., Lacrosse – Capital University
  • Emily P., Lacrosse – Alderson Broaddus College
  • Andy S., Football – Colgate University
  • Rachel S., Volleyball – Concord University
  • Hailey W., Softball – California University (PA)



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.