Notice of Opportunity to Object to Student Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.

 

August 29, 2014

Liberty Theater Workshop
The next Liberty Theater Workshop general meeting is Wednesday, September 10 after school in the Theater. If you have any interest in trying out for the Spring musical, you should attend this meeting to learn about the fundraisers we are holding that are needed to produce it. Production Staff and Crew positions for fall will be discussed in detail with the opportunity to sign up for the crew of your choice. We will be conducting an audition workshop for anybody interested in trying out for the Fall Play as well, and we will distribute an updated and corrected calendar of this year’s season. Liberty Theater Workshop — it’s what’s on stage!
Liberty United
Liberty United will have their kick off event of the year on Thursday, September 11th. We will have games, music, and a visit from Kona Ice after school until 4pm. Please stop by room 1400 and see Mrs. Imbrogno to sign up.
Diversity Club
Hey Liberty! Are you interested in joining the Diversity Club this year? Our first meeting will be Wednesday September 3rd afterschool in room 1112. All our welcome!
FCA
Fellowship of Christian Athletes will have its first meeting of the year on Thursday before school in the health room. We will be discussing different ideas and activities for the upcoming year school year.
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.

 

Instructional Technology Parent Night

Olentangy parents who would like to know more about the digital tools their children use, as well as the tools parents can use to keep informed about their child’s progress, are invited to attend an Instructional Technology Parent Night.

Being a parent of an Olentangy student in the digital age brings with it questions about Schoology, Google Drive, digital safety, and more. To help you understand the various digital programs used by students and parents, we will spend the evening sharing information and providing instruction on these various tools.

A separate Instructional Technology Parent Night will be held for elementary, middle and high school parents. Follow the link below to register.

 

High School Instructional Technology Parent Night

Olentangy High School Theater, September 17, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

August 26, 2014

Math Team
Attention Liberty students! Are you a great problem solver? Do you LOOOOOVE math? The OLHS MATH TEAM wants YOU! Last year we had a lot of success with local, state-wide, and national competitions. The first meeting of the year is Tuesday, August 26th after school in Ms. McClaskey’s room, 1211. Be there or be square! It’s definitely one meeting you won’t want to miss!

Interact Service Club
Interact Service Club will have their first meeting of the year Thursday 8/28 after school in the upstairs study hall. Come learn about how to sign up, new service opportunities, and how to help us plan for the upcoming Blood Drive in September!

Teen Advocates
Hey LHS…..if you want to make new friends, be a leader and role model, and make a difference in your school and community, then Teen Advocates is the group for you! Find out more about it at our Open Invite Night, this Thursday August 28, from 6:00-7:30. Did someone say Ice Cream? Applications are now available in Student Services for Teen Advocates, Liberty’s drug free leadership program.
See Ms. Marvel in Student Services for more details.
FCA

Fellowship of Christian Athletes will have its first meeting of the year on Thursday before school in the health room. We will be discussing different ideas and activities for the upcoming year school year.
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.
Library Advisory

Would you like to help improve the library? Do you like talking about what you’re reading? If so, come to the Library Advisory Meeting this Wednesday after school in the library! If you have questions, please see Mrs. Poindexter.

Ping Pong Club
Attention ping-pongers! If you’re interested in showing off your skills with other classmates join the OLHS Ping-Pong Club! There will be a brief informational meeting after school on Wednesday, 8/27, in Mr. Greve’s room, 2293. If you can’t attend make sure you stop by room 2115 or 2293 to pick up a permission form in order to join.

August 20, 2014

Environmental Club
The Environmental Club will have their first meeting of the year on August 21. Meetings are in Mr. Greve’s room, 2101, and are held before school, at 7:00 am and after school at 2:45 pm. Come to the Environmental Club meeting to find out how to make the world a better place.
German Club
The first German Club meeting will be Thursday August 28th. We will meet in room 2116 right after school to elect officers, plan something fun, eat something delicious, and take over the hallway! Don’t miss it because “Deutschklub (doy-ch kloob) ist der Hammer (hah-ma)!!”
(pronounced: Doych kloob ist dare ha-ma)
Ukulele Club
Do you play the ukulele or want to learn? If so, come to the first meeting of the OLHS Ukulele Club on Tuesday, August 26 at 2:45 PM in the Choir Room. We learn a new song every club meeting day.
You do need a ukulele or will need to see Mr. O’Neal prior to the club meeting to see if a “loaner” is available