April 14, 2015

Attention Seniors
The Olentangy Liberty High School Class of 2015 Baccalaureate Service is scheduled for Thursday evening, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Liberty Presbyterian Church. Baccalaureate is a church service for you, your classmates, and family to celebrate your upcoming graduation. At this time we are looking for seniors who would like to participate and/or help plan the service. If you want to participate and/or help plan your Baccalaureate Service, the planning meeting scheduled for this Sunday, April 19th at 4:30 pm in the health room. If you have any questions please see, Mrs. Chapman or Mr. Myers.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet on Thursday before school in the health room.
Everyone is welcome at FCA. You do not need to be involved in a sport to attend. Please join us Thursday at 6:30 in the Health Room. On Thursday’s start your day with FCA.
All Seniors were given their Senior Scholarship & Grant Report Form & Senior Final Destination Form in their English Classrooms. Please remember to turn in both completed forms to Student Services no later than Monday April 27th. If you need extra forms, they are located in Student Services.

Girls Volleyball

Attention all girls interested in playing volleyball next season, there will be an informational meeting in Coach Chapman’s room on Wednesday March 25th. There will be two options for times that you can attend.
Times will be at 6:50am or 2:50pm in room 1509. Please see Coach Chapman if you have any questions.

OLHS DECA Donates More Than $15K To Local Charities

Olentangy Liberty High School DECA students on March 6 presented checks totaling more than $15,000 to four area charitable organizations. IMG_6728

The DECA marketing students raised $6,400 for the OSU Ross Heart Hospital, $5,400 for the American Heart Association, $2,081 for the Wounded Warrior Project, and another $2,081 for Honor Flight Columbus.  Representatives with several of the organizations were on hand to accept the funds and thank the students.

Honor Flight is a national group begun in 2005 that celebrates veterans by giving them a free opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to visit the national war memorials built in their honor. Olentangy Liberty High School (OLHS) DECA has donated more than $45,000 to Honor Flight since 2008 to help sponsor flights for the veterans. The Wounded Warrior Project is a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the needs of injured servicemen and women. OLHS DECA has donated more than $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. IMG_6712

The funds were raised by the students using various classroom marketing projects, including shirt sales. Under the direction of Liberty High School DECA adviser/marketing teacher Mike Rees, the school’s DECA program has raised more than $140,000 for a variety of charities since 2005.




March 3, 2015

Please follow the link below for information on the Gifted Learner Parent Seminar if interested in attending.

Gifted Parent Seminar Flyer_March 2015


Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet on Thursday before school in the health room.

Everyone is welcome at FCA. You do not need to be involved in a sport to attend.Please join us Thursday at 6:30 in the Health Room.

On Thursday’s start your day with FCA.

Boys Volleyball

There will be a meeting for all boys planning to try out for volleyball this spring on Thursday March 5 – right after school in Coach Dave Hale’s room – 1215. If you are unable to attend please see Coach Hale.

Cheerleading Tryouts

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2015-2016 school year will be held Monday March 23rd-25th. All those interested in trying out please contact Coach Adkins by Monday March 9th via email: amy.tarquini@gmail.com. There will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting for all those interested in trying out on Monday March 16th at 6pm. Thank you!

February 9, 2015

Diversity and Inclusion Club
There will be an important meeting on Wednesday February 11th afterschool in room 1112. Please make an effort to attend, THANKS!
Recycling Announcement
Attention teachers and students: Please put PAPER ONLY in paper recycling bins, and PLASTIC BOTTLES ONLY in plastic bottle recycling bins. Thank you for your cooperation.
Liberty DECA competed against many of the best Marketing students in Central Ohio last Wednesday in the DECA District 8 Career Development Conference held at Easton. The following DECA members are District Champions!

• Bethany Cady and Shashank Rawale Finance Team event
• Ashley Mager and Erin Martinez Hospitality Tourism team even
• Jennifer Vance Quick Serve Restaurant marketing
• Wes Snyder Restaurant and Food Service marketing
• Owen Churchill and Mike Stump Entrepreneurship business plan
Overall, Liberty DECA had 29 students qualify for state level competition in last weeks’ competitions.
Liberty DECA members are working hard to qualify to attend the International DECA competition in Orlando, Florida this April. Good job Liberty DECA
Senior Video
Pictures for the Senior Video are due March 15th and I need your help to remind Seniors to submit their photos! Would you be able to make a video for the announcements to inform seniors of the senior video deadline?
See below for information about the senior video:
It is time to start submitting pictures for the senior video! The Senior Video is a picture slideshow of the class of 2015. The video will be shown during the senior farewell picnic in May, where each senior will receive a copy of the video as a keepsake.
Please follow the directions below for submitting pictures for the senior video:
1) Collect 4 photos of your child and friends from birth to current.
2) Scan photos onto your computer (if not digital).
3) Submit 4 photos with format of Firstnamelastname.number of grade.jpeg. You will need to make sure that all pictures are saved as a .jpeg
Ex: Haleyhickman.3.jpeg means it is for Haley Hickman in 3rd grade. (If before elementary school put 0.)
4) Submit them by email with attachment to Kelly Brooks at picturesseniorvideo@gmail.com
5) Please DO NOT submit more than four photos.
6) Pictures will be accepted January 5th through March 15th.Please note that failure to follow these directions could lead to a delay or omission of your son or daughter’s picture(s).
Students can pick up information from the bulletin board outside of room 2204.

It’s been a busy, two weeks for members of the OLHS orchestra program. Freshman, Kelly Gembara and senior, Abby Counts performed with the All-State ensembles in Cleveland this past weekend. Abby was one of only three oboe players from the state to be selected. We had many solos and ensembles perform in Granville on the 31st of January.

All in all, students brought home 33 Superior ratings, 13 Excellents, and 1 Good.
Members included:

Sonny Caradonna
Arielle Caradonna
Katie Middendorf
Adam Klim
Allen Zhu
Tiger Sun
Avivah Wang
Melissa Gu
Sandhya Nori
Sneha Sharba
Rebecca Park
Kelly Gembara
Aiden Behrens
Michael Kalmar
Timothy Kalmar
Samantha Kalmar
Collin Kelley
Carly Schoonover
Cameron McDowell
Tommy Hlinka
Lauren Hofer
Morgan Himmelstein
Maddy Stauffer
Adam Hiltz
Keely Dempsey
Andrew Runyan
Sravya Patibandla
Megan Lintner
Ini Ntukidem
Nick Darragh
Emily Damsen
Audrey Meeker
Raaga Dhabburi
Dylan Law
Abigail Jogan
Anna Pyo
Nolan Vondracek
Jlord Polinten
Rick Sarkar
Sahil Khatri
Ally Braun
Daniel Moran
Abby Counts
Mathias Dawitt
KJ Lawal
Ben Erd
Jasmine Suh
Joe Chapman
Jared Whitfield
Olivia Haimerl
Spencer Towne
Jordan Strife
Nuri El-Masri
Garrett Taylor