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.

Olentangy Kindergarten Registration – Phone Lines Open Jan. 21

The Olentangy Local Schools Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin Wednesday January 21, 2015.

Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) for the online registration process will be given in the order of each school’s kindergarten screening dates listed below. This PIN will allow families to access online registration forms to enter basic demographic, health and emergency contact information. After completing the online registration, parents will be prompted to schedule an appointment for kindergarten screening at the school their child(ren) will attend.

Parents/Guardians may contact the New Student Welcome Center to receive their PIN based on the following schedule:

  • Tyler Run, Arrowhead - Wednesday, January 21
  • Scioto Ridge, Glen Oak, – Thursday, January 22nd
  • Alum Creek and Oak Creek – Friday, January 23rd
  • Indian Springs and Heritage – Monday, January 26th
  • Freedom Trail and Liberty Tree – Tuesday, January 27th
  • Olentangy Meadows and Walnut Creek – Wednesday, January 28
  • Wyandot Run and Cheshire – Thursday, January 29
  • Johnnycake Corners – Friday, January 30

The New Student Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p. m. To obtain your PIN, please call 740-657-4030 or 740-657-4033 on your designated day. Detailed information regarding kindergarten and the registration process is available here.

The elementary schools will hold kindergarten screenings by appointment only on the following days.  You will schedule your appointment at the school after you have called the Welcome Center, obtained your PIN, and filled out the online forms. The forms will instruct you on how to make your school appointment.

  • Tyler Run – February 9th -10th
  • Arrowhead – March 5th-6th
  • Scioto Ridge – March 5th-6th
  •  Glen Oak – March 11th -12th
  •  Alum Creek – March 12th-13th
  •  Oak Creek – March 17th-18th
  • Indian Springs – March 24th-25th
  • Heritage –March 24th-25th
  • Freedom Trail – April 8th-9th
  • Liberty Tree – April 9th-10th
  • Olentangy Meadows – April 13th-14th
  • Walnut Creek – April 15th-16th
  • Wyandot Run – April 16th-17th
  • Cheshire – April 30th – May 1st
  • Johnnycake Corners - May 6th-7th

Registration for grades 1 through 12 for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in the spring.

Additional information will be posted on the district’s website as it becomes available.

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