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Make Up Days Reminder - June 4, 2014 - Last Day for Students LCS Logo

The Lancaster City School District is required to make up two school days this year.  The school district has made up one day so far; Monday, April 21st.   The second make up day will be Wednesday, June 4th.  School districts are allowed by law to miss 5 days due to severe weather or other calamities.  Since we have missed 7 days due to severe weather, we are required to make up two school days.  Recent legislation has given extra calamity days for districts that have missed 10 or more days this school year, so our district does not qualify for extra calamity days.  Therefore, we will follow the Board of Education adopted calendar and use April 21st and June 4th for our two make up days.

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Save the Date - Ground Breaking Ceremony for Gorsuch West Elementary School LCS Logo



WHO: Everyone – Lancaster Community

WHAT: Ground Breaking Ceremony for Gorsuch West Elementary School

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: 440 Trace Drive – Lancaster, Ohio 43130 

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Thomas Ewing Band Students Earn 23 Superior Ratings

The Thomas Ewing Seventh and Eighth Grade band students recently competed in its annual Junior High Solo and Ensemble Contest on April 5.  The 48 students that participated earned a total of 23 Superior (I) and 6 Excellent (II) Ratings.

Thomas Ewing Wrestler Wins State Championship
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Ohio University Lancaster Kids in College

June 16-July 11, 2014
For students entering Grades 4-9
Each class is one week in length
(morning 9:30-11:30 a.m. or afternoon 12:30-2:30 p.m.)
*If you choose both a.m. and p.m. classes, bring a sack lunch to enjoy with your friends!

Kids in College Brochure

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Community Survey April 2014 The Place To Be

Dear LCS families,

We want to improve our understanding of our families' needs and concerns to serve you better. 

Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. The Lancaster City School District values your input. This is not a scientific survey.  This survey will be live from April 7 - April 28, 2014.

Click here to take survey

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Board of Education Recognizes Two New Master Teachers Master Teachers 2014

The Lancaster Board of Education recognized two teachers at its meeting on March 25, 2014 for attaining Master Teacher Certification.  The board recognized Holly Tipple, Science Teacher at Thomas Ewing Jr. High and Misty McClaskey, Language Arts Teacher at General Sherman Jr. High.  A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom. To become a master teacher in Ohio, a candidate must have at least seven years’ experience, be Highly Qualified in their certified teaching licensed content area, and/or be recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher. Master Teachers must demonstrate excellence in each of the following areas: Consistent Leadership, Focused Collaboration, Distinguished Teaching (Focus on Content and Students), and Professional Growth. Each teacher must complete a portfolio with a written narrative and  provide evidence from each of selected areas. A Master Teacher Committee scores each portfolio with an exemplary score needed in all areas to achieve Master Teacher status.  Lancaster City Schools now has 45 teachers who have meet the criteria to be Master Teachers.  

Pictured (L-R) Misty McClasky (Teacher), Nathan Hale (Director of Human Resources), Holly Tipple (Teacher)

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Get to Know: Music Teacher Carol Koksal
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Make Up Days
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Thomas Ewing Gas Leak Repaired, Tested, Safe - School Friday as Normal

We are pleased to announce that the gas leak in the line leading to Thomas Ewing Junior High School has been repaired, the gas line has been tested, and school will be in session at Thomas Ewing tomorrow. We wish to thank the students and staff of Thomas Ewing for adjusting to make the most of a challenging school day. We appreciate the Thomas Ewing parents for their cooperation and support; your students were exemplary throughout the day. We also wish to thank the City of Lancaster for providing their services to repair our gas line. It is because of the dedication of our city workers and the Lancaster City Schools maintenance department that we are able to resume school tomorrow. In addition, thanks to our transportation department for shuttling the students and getting everyone home safely, thanks to our food service ladies for providing students with a lunch, and thanks to the staffs at Stanbery, LHS, and the district office for coordinating activities and services for the Thomas Ewing students and parents.

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End of Day Release Information for Parents of Thomas Ewing students
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Thomas Ewing Students Evacuated
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Thomas Ewing - Upate
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Get to Know: LHS English Teacher Matt Gillispie )
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LCS Students Selected for National Honors Choir
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