Food Service Adds Built-to-Order Burritos to Menu

A new item on the lunch menu at Olentangy photo 3Local Schools is proving to be a big hit with students. The district’s Food Service Department has introduced a Fiesta Bar that allows students to select their own toppings for a Chiptole-style burrito or bowl. The burritos and select toppings are available during lunch every Tuesday and Thursday at the district’s high schools, and every Thursday at the middle schools.

 

A chef from JTM Food Services, the manufacturer of the food products, was on hand at Liberty High School August 26 to help dish out the personalized burritos and promote the new FiestIMG_5770a Bar. Students began asking for a Chipotle-style burrito option last year, which prompted Olentangy’s Food Service Department to create the Fiesta Bar.

 

 

Olentangy Students Earn Perfect Scores

The Olentangy Local School district is proud to announce that 153 Olentangy students earned perfect scores on one or more sections of the Spring Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Fifty students scored perfect on the math portion of the test, 107 scored perfect on the reading test, and three students scored perfect on the science test

**See the list of students below:

  • Will Biggins ACES 3 Math
  • Aidan Bugayong ACES 3 Math
  • Karun Gopal ACES 3 Math
  • Dheeraj Gosula ACES 3 Math
  • Olivia Troxell CES 3 Math
  • Luke Border FTES 3 Math
  • Elizabeth Gruen FTES 3 Math
  • Matthew Scovic GOES 3 Math
  • Kaivalya Gupta HES 3 Math
  • Ali Hussein ISES 3 Math
  • Andrew Vermeer OCES 3 Math
  • Nixon Smith OMES 3 Math
  • Reed Kroeger SRES 3 Math
  • Felicia Park SRES 3 Math
  • Jacob Rygielski SRES 3 Math
  • David Cruise TRES 3 Math
  • Roland Tokarski TRES 3 Math
  • Noah Yanich WRES 3 Math
  • Mindy Condon ACES 3 Reading
  • Srikruthi Godavarthi ACES 3 Reading
  • Sai Kancharla ACES 3 Reading
  • Advik Marini ACES 3 Reading
  • Ashley Sideri ACES 3 Reading
  • Abigail Kezele AES 3 Reading
  • Ethan Koons AES 3 Reading
  • Gwendolyn Laber AES 3 Reading
  • Jack Steele AES 3 Reading
  • Emily Bush CES 3 Reading
  • Justin Henry CES 3 Reading
  • Logan Jones CES 3 Reading
  • Zoe Mattox CES 3 Reading
  • Carys Moore CES 3 Reading
  • Lauren Nahay CES 3 Reading
  • Bailey Allender FTES 3 Reading
  • Aryan Bommena FTES 3 Reading
  • Kayla Delmore FTES 3 Reading
  • Raeann Hedrick FTES 3 Reading
  • Jillian Hickman FTES 3 Reading
  • Jadia Kershaw FTES 3 Reading
  • Grace Luo FTES 3 Reading
  • Emily M. FTES 3 Reading
  • Eleni Rores FTES 3 Reading
  • Sonika Manakikar GOES 3 Reading
  • Luke Mercer GOES 3 Reading
  • Niharika Talele GOES 3 Reading
  • Jacob Thornton GOES 3 Reading
  • Elizabeth Weinberger GOES 3 Reading
  • Lucille Altieri HES 3 Reading
  • Kya Angle HES 3 Reading
  • Alissa Luchianova HES 3 Reading
  • Evan Waldo HES 3 Reading
  • Mia Kuharcik ISES 3 Reading
  • Aiden Milton ISES 3 Reading
  • Sadie Mittendorf ISES 3 Reading
  • Deven Philip ISES 3 Reading
  • Taylor Sessanna ISES 3 Reading
  • Ian Stanton ISES 3 Reading
  • Adrien Zhong ISES 3 Reading
  • Olivia Bauknecht JCES 3 Reading
  • Marin Curry JCES 3 Reading
  • Jack Delligatti JCES 3 Reading
  • Garrett Farver JCES 3 Reading
  • Ava Harl JCES 3 Reading
  • Aiden Miller JCES 3 Reading
  • Samantha Price JCES 3 Reading
  • Katherine Reinard JCES 3 Reading
  • Charlie Wagner JCES 3 Reading
  • Madison Harper LTES 3 Reading
  • Shreya Arunkumar OCES 3 Reading
  • Kali Jodrey OMES 3 Reading
  • Saisree Kona OMES 3 Reading
  • Carson Smith OMES 3 Reading
  • Gauri J. SRES 3 Reading
  • Porter Martin SRES 3 Reading
  • Claire Mrukowski SRES 3 Reading
  • Daniel Sanchez SRES 3 Reading
  • Jack Van Riper SRES 3 Reading
  • Ava Brenneman TRES 3 Reading
  • Jonah Brinkman TRES 3 Reading
  • Kathryn Dockery TRES 3 Reading
  • Esha Ghadi TRES 3 Reading
  • Madison Huret TRES 3 Reading
  • Ryan Jackman TRES 3 Reading
  • Eleanor Mohler TRES 3 Reading
  • Shlok Srikant TRES 3 Reading
  • Weston Waterstreet TRES 3 Reading
  • Quinn Barber WCES 3 Reading
  • Leila Glass WCES 3 Reading
  • Lauren Rudek WRES 3 Reading
  • Jerry Wang* FTES 3 Reading & Math
  • Colin Graham* HES 3 Reading & Math
  • Nathan Fifield* TRES 3 Reading & Math
  • Luke Woolard* WCES 3 Reading & Math
  • Andrew Yuschak FTES 4 Math
  • Rishika Gorai GOES 4 Math
  • Wyatt Bednar JCES 4 Math
  • Jessica Lilko SRES 4 Math
  • Leah Smith ACES 4 Reading
  • Sydney Shultz CES 4 Reading
  • Jennifer Kabealo FTES 4 Reading
  • Tanner Martin FTES 4 Reading
  • Alexander Shinn FTES 4 Reading
  • Tyler Zinn FTES 4 Reading
  • Alexander Smith ISES 4 Reading
  • Lacy Thompson LTES 4 Reading
  • Danielle Potts OCES 4 Reading
  • Sarah Boone OMES 4 Reading
  • Dilan Saucedo Lopez SRES 4 Reading
  • Dean Stack SRES 4 Reading
  • Hanna Wallace SRES 4 Reading
  • Connor Ingram TRES 4 Reading
  • Connor Churan WCES 4 Reading
  • Krish Patel WCES 4 Reading
  • Audrey Piero SRES 5 Reading
  • Grace Bezold OBMS 6 Math
  • Andrew Fate-Bolognone OBMS 6 Math
  • Sarah Latzke OHMS 6 Math
  • Brian Pang OLMS 6 Math
  • Christopher Johnson OHMS 6 Reading
  • Emily Rogers OOMS 6 Reading
  • Tyler McMaster OBMS 7 Math
  • Mackenzie Scott OBMS 7 Math
  • Pranjal Suri OBMS 7 Math
  • Schuyler Alexander OHMS 7 Math
  • Karen Chu OHMS 7 Math
  • John Galloway OLMS 7 Math
  • Mitchell Kershner OLMS 7 Math
  • Kelly Rothert OOMS 7 Math
  • Alex Wing OOMS 7 Math
  • Christian Bova OSMS 7 Math
  • Sonam Rustagi OHMS 7 Reading
  • Delaney Smith OHMS 7 Reading
  • Saarthak Gaur OHMS 8 Math
  • Alexander Miller OHMS 8 Math
  • Natalie Amodeo OLMS 8 Math
  • Nicolas Knowlton OLMS 8 Math
  • Melissa Pleasnick OOMS 8 Math
  • Asreeta Ushasri OSMS 8 Math
  • Rishilka Vinaykumar OSMS 8 Math
  • Erin Barr OBMS 8 Reading
  • Claire Jones OBMS 8 Reading
  • Abilasha Kandalu OBMS 8 Reading
  • Sarah Colvin OHMS 8 Reading
  • Maia Kropp OHMS 8 Reading
  • Cole Paluch OHMS 8 Reading
  • Emma Storer OOMS 8 Reading
  • Ella Mills OSMS 8 Reading
  • Alexis Baumeyer* OBMS 8 Reading & Math
  • Kelly Lawrence* OBMS 8 Reading & Math
  • Lindsay Borger* OOMS 8 Reading & Math
  • Luke Caskey OHMS 8 Science
  • Michael Monago OOMS 8 Science
  • Namrata Kantamneni OSMS 8 Science

*These students earned a perfect score in more than one subject area

**The parents of these students have been notified and gave permission for us to identify them in press releases or other public notifications.

Board Approves Teacher Contract Extension

The Olentangy Board of Education has approved a one-year contract extension with the Olentangy Teachers Association (OTA).

The agreement extends a three-year contract reached in 2012 that has helped the district realize more than $13 million in savings. The savings were, in large part, the result of changes to insurance and benefit offerings. The new contract renews the agreement and provides a 2 percent wage increase that is in line with recently approved teacher contracts throughout the region.

“This agreement reflects our efforts to be cost-efficient while also recognizing the excellent work being done by our teachers,” said Olentangy Local School Board President Kevin O’Brien. “It is a fair and equitable agreement.”

O’Brien noted that the district has exceeded a goal of making a levy passed by voters in 2011 last at least three years, in part, because of the 2012 OTA contract.

OLSD Board Vice Pesident Julie Wagner Feasel emphasized that, “for the 2011-12 school year, the teachers received 0 percent increase; for 2012-13 it was 1 percent; and it was 0.5 percent for 2013 through 2015. This extension through the 2015-2016 school year provides a 2 percent increase, for a 5-year average of 0.8 percent.”

OTA President Elaine Eddy said the OTA works to be a good partner with the community, while setting high expectations for academic achievement. She referenced preliminary data that indicates the district will earn a record-high Performance Index score based on state tests administered during the 2013-2014 school year.

“This agreement is a reflection of our partnership and the work that has resulted in Olentangy consistently being ranked among the best school districts in the state,” Eddy said.

The OTA represents approximately 1,150 teachers in the Olentangy Local School District. The Board approved the extension during its July 9th meeting. The current contract runs through June 30, 2015. The new agreement extends the contract through June 30, 2016.