Earth Day Celebrated with Recycled Artwork

Oak Creek LidArtwork - croppedIn recognition of Earth Day 2015, the Oak Creek Recycling Leadership Team made plastic lid artwork and displayed them in front of the school. The team’s mission is to recycle all year long by collecting paper, aluminum cans, pop can tabs, and plastic lids. The team also researches more ways to reuse materials at school and find ways to incorporate recycling during the school day.

September Leadership Luncheon

The September Leaders of the month were invited to a Leadership Luncheon.  This luncheon was held in the library and OCES parent Adrienne Selsor was the speaker.  She is the Vice President of Development for YWCA Columbus.  She spoke to the Oak Creek Leaders of the Month about being Proactive.IMG_4090 IMG_4094 IMG_4096 IMG_4097

Student Leadership Teams

As a part of the Leader In Me program, the Oak Creek students will get to be on a Student Leadership Team.  This Leadership Team will include students from every grade and will meet once or twice a month during school to work on their team goals.  The students are being introduced to the different Leadership Teams this week.  Each student will get to fill out an application with their top preferences for the Leadership Team they would like to be on this year.  To see more information about the Leader in Me program and the various Leadership Teams, click here.

Oak Creek Elementary School Welcomes New Assistant Principal

bridgetWe are pleased to announce that Bridget McMillen will serve as the new assistant principal at Oak Creek Elementary (OCES) for the 2014-2015 school year. The recommendation, made by Superintendent Wade Lucas, was approved during an April 10, 2014, business meeting of the Olentangy Board of Education. McMillen currently serves as a first-grade teacher at Tyler Run Elementary School (TRES).

McMillen began serving with the Olentangy Schools in 2005, soon after graduating from Miami University with a bachelor’s in early-childhood education. She has since earned her master’s in Educational Administration from Ashland University.

Julie Lather, principal of Oak Creek Elementary School (OCES) will further introduce McMillen to the Oak Creek community during its 14th annual VIP (Very Important People) Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Please join us both in welcoming her to the Oak Creek Elementary School family.


Jennifer Mazza,
Principal – Tyler Run Elementary
580 Salisbury Drive
Powell, OH 43065
Ph: 740- 657- 4900

Julie Lather,
Principal – Oak Creek Elementary
1256 Westwood Drive
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Ph: (740) 657-4700

Superstars Serve Up Healthy Reminder

In recognition of National School Breakfast Week, students at Arrowhead and Oak Creek elementary schools were reminded of the importance of eating a nutritious breakfast. The reminder came in the form of  “Superstar Servers” — community role models invited to the schools to serve breakfast to students and help reinforce the need to eat a healthy, balanced breakfast every day.

The Superstar Servers included City of Columbus SWAT team members Sgt. Ron Jacobs and Officer Sprague; Dr. Heather Grunkemeyer, a professor of Chemistry at Ohio Wesleyan University; City of Dublin Canine Unit Officer Eric Cocrhun and his four-legged partner Barrie; and the Otterbein University Women’s Soccer Team.

National School Breakfast Week was held March 3-7. Seven of the Olentangy Local School District’s 15 elementary schools participate in the breakfast program. Every secondary school offers breakfast daily.