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.

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.  Olentangy Orange High School held its signing day April 16, and an additional signing was held May 2 at Olentangy High School.  A large crowd was present at all of the schools on all occasions to watch the student athletes commit to their respective colleges and universities. Congratulations to the Brave, Patriot and PIoneer athletes as they prepare for the next phase of their athletic and educational careers.

From Olentangy Liberty High School (OLHS)

  • Chase B., Cross Country/Track – Ferris State University
  • 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 (OHS)

  • Ganiru A., Volleyball – Case Western Reserve University
  • Donal B., Baseball – Walsh University
  • Marinice B., Track – Georgia Tech
  • Austin B., Lacrosse – Seton Hill University
  • Chase B. – Cross Country/Track – Ferris State University
  • Bailey B., Soccer – Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Chase C., Football – Tiffin University
  • Nick E., Baseball -  Otterbein University
  • Jonah G., Lacrosse – Seton Hill University
  • Colleen M., Diving – Princeton University
  • Adam M., Soccer  – Mt. Vernon Nazarene
  • Donovan M., Soccer – Tiffin University
  • Cole P., Lacrosse – Capital University
  • Emily P., Lacrosse – Alderson Broaddus College
  • Cody P., Wrestling – Baldwin Wallace University
  • Andy S., Football – Colgate University
  • Rachel S., Volleyball – Concord University
  • Hailey W., Softball – California University (PA)

 From Olentangy Orange High School

  • Emily B., Soccer – Gardner Webb University
  • Emylee B., Volleyball – Salem International University (W. Va.)
  • Rebecca K., Lacrosse – St. Francis University (PA)
  • Stephanie L., Soccer – Queens University (PA)
  • Sofie L., Soccer – Ashland University
  • Anna S., Tennis – Ohio State University

 

 

 

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.

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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.