We’re Making It Easier To Access The Information You Need

Olentangy Local Schools has been working hard to implement a longtime vision of streamlining our methods of sharing information with parents and families. We want you to easily be able to access the information you need, when you need it. To that end, we are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our new district website. The new site is more dynamic, responsive, and easier to navigate. It includes features that make accessing the important information you need a simple process, regardless of the device you use to get the information. The new website will also have a mobile communications app for iPhone and Android phones, so no matter where you are, you can quickly access what you need.

The new website will go live later this summer and feature a colorful and uncluttered design. We’ve also streamlined the process to access student information by placing more content in PowerSchool, the district’s web-based student information system. In addition to attendance information and student grade history, you will now be able to find the following in PowerSchool:

  • All school report cards, including elementary school report cards. The report cards will appear as a new tab in PowerSchool, which will be accessible via the Parents Resources page on the website, accessible no matter where you are by using the app from any device.
  • All gifted plans for students, if applicable.
  • All school fees and lunch fees will now be paid via a new tab in PowerSchool. This system will replace the previous SPS EZ Pay program, which required a separate login password.
  • All bus pick-up schedules and bus number assignments will appear under a new tab in PowerSchool.

Furthermore, we are expanding the use of Schoology, an innovative communication tool that makes it easier for teachers to share academic content with both students and parents. Schoology connects students and teachers together in a secure academic environment as well as gives parents access to the conversation via our app on any device.

Look for more detailed information to be sent to you regarding instructions for setting up a PowerSchool and Schoology account in July. We look forward to sharing our new and improved site and systems with you!

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