2015 Graduation Day Set for Sunday, May 17

The Olentangy Local School District’s 2014-2015 Graduation Day will be held SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 at the Ohio Expo Center. The move to Sunday is necessary to eliminate scheduling conflicts with extracurricular activities taking place that weekend.

Liberty HS Students Shine at State Science Day

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.

40 Olentangy Students Earn Perfect Scores on Sections of Spring OGT

Congratulations are in order for 40 Olentangy students who earned perfect scores on one or more sections of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) administered during the spring of 2014. Thirty-one district students scored perfect on the Math test, nine scored perfect on the Social Studies test, and two earned perfect scores on the Science test. The students, the school they attend, and the section in which they earned perfect scores in are:

Math

  • John Bardash — OOHS
  • Jacob Bell — OHS
  • Sean Carney — OLHS
  • Spencer Channell — OOHS
  • Mohit Daga — OLHS
  • Lauren Douglas — OHS
  • Elizabeth Halter — OHS
  • Avery Hamilton — OLHS
  • Natalie Herning — OOHS
  • Adam Hiltz — OLHS
  • Shray Jain — OLHS
  • Megan Jones — OLHS
  • Myungwoo Ku — OOHS
  • Prabhat Kumar — OOHS
  • Rahul Mansukhani — OOHS
  • Maria Matyac — OOHS
  • Justin Miner — OHS
  • Andrew Palo — OLHS
  • Michael Sargent — OOHS
  • Kathryn Schnuerer — OHS
  • Jacob Schroeder — OOHS
  • Abirami Senthilvelan — OOHS
  • Michael Snider — OLHS
  • Adithya Sriram — OHS
  • Thanvi Vatti — OLHS
  • Lily Wang — OLHS
  • Christine Weaver — OHS
  • Zachary Whitenack — OHS
  • Monica William — OOHS
  • Shirley Wu — OHS
  • Meghan Zuelke —OHS

Social Studies

  • Sierra Bell — OHS
  • Isabel Gollmar — OHS
  • Olivia Gornichec — OHS
  • Samuel Haugh OOHS
  • Tyler Hill — OOHS
  • Bailey Holcomb — OHS
  • Prabhat Kumar — OOHS
  • Jennifer Patton — OHS
  • Elisabeth White — OHS

Science

  • Collin McAdoo — OHS
  • Thanvi Vatti — OLHS

(Full names printed with parent permission)

More Than 98 Percent of Olentangy Third-Graders Passed Reading Guarantee

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.