The Olentangy Local School District’s 2014-2015 Graduation Day will be held SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 at the Ohio Expo Center. Orange High School seniors will graduate at 10 a.m. Olentangy High School seniors will graduate at 2 p.m. and Liberty High School’s graduation will take place at 6 p.m. The move to Sunday is necessary to eliminate scheduling conflicts with extracurricular activities taking place that weekend.
It is recommended that students and their families use 17th Ave/Exit 111 on practice and graduation days. All graduation traffic will be exiting at the south end of the fairgrounds – 11th Ave after rehearsal and graduation.
In this Community Message, Superintendent Wade Lucas, Ed.D., highlights some of the maintenance work taking place throughout the school district this summer.
Liberty High School was well represented at the State Science Day held this spring at The Ohio State University. Three OLHS students were recognized during the event with awards for their science projects.
- A. Dubbaka, 11th grade, earned an “Excellent” rating for a project on the protein-coding gene “PRMT5 and its Regulation in the Cell Cycle.”
- S. Murthy, 11th grade, earned a “Superior” rating for a project titled “Studies on Oil-Water-Surfactant Ternary Phase Diagram.”
- S. Murthy, 10th grade, earned an “Excellent” rating for a project on “Cooking Healthy to Reduce the Calorie Intake Without Compromising the Taste.”
The students competed at the State Science Day after advancing to the event by winning district-level competitions.
More than 98 percent of Olentangy’s third-grade students passed state reading tests administered during the spring of the 2013-2014 school year.
Of the 1,547 Olentangy third-graders who took the Ohio Achievement Assessment tests (OAA), more than 87 percent earned accelerated or advanced levels in reading, according to preliminary OAA test results released June 17 by the Ohio Department of Education.
All but 27 of the students met the state requirement for promotion to the fourth grade under the state’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Nearly all of those 27 students have achieved a passing score on state-approved alternative assessments, or have otherwise met Third Grade Reading Guarantee exemption requirements. Under Ohio’s Third-Grade Reading Guarantee, students must pass the test to move on to the fourth grade.