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School News

Pickerington preschool screenings scheduled

Pickerington Local Preschool will hold screenings for fall 2015-16 on March 5, 6 and 9 at Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities Pickerington Center.

The center is at 7140 Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road.

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Updates and info on calamity days

Given this morning’s unusual weather, we wanted to take a few minutes to talk about how the district goes about making the decision to cancel or delay school, to update you on the status of calamity days in the district, and to acknowledge the work our bus drivers did to get children to school safely today.

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State offers info about new graduation requirements

The transition to multiple options for earning a high school diploma is an exciting one for students who will have more flexibility for success in school and preparing for their futures after high school. The Ohio Department of Education is providing three tools to communicate effectively these options.

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2015 State of the Schools address, Celebration of Excellence Expo planned for Feb. 23

The community is invited to learn about the programs, people and plans for Pickerington Local Schools at the first State of the Schools and Celebration of Excellence Expo.

The event will be in the Pickerington High School North Performing Arts Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23. The evening is co-sponsored by the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce.

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PHS Central Band Director Mike Sewell Honored by Tournament of Roses Association

Pickerington High School Central Band Director Mike Sewell was recently honored for the band’s four performances in the Tournament of Roses Parade at a special brunch hosted in Pasadena, California.

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North Percussion Ensemble invited to OMEA conference

The Pickerington High School North Percussion Ensemble recently was among fewer than 30 music groups in the state invited to perform at an Ohio Music Education Association conference next month.

The PHS North Percussion Ensemble will travel to Cleveland Feb. 5 to perform during the OMEA's Professional Development Conference.

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2015-16 online course registration info, resources available

Students entering the junior high and high schools next year will request their 2015-16 courses through their Infinite Campus portal accounts.

The web-based process, which allows students and parents to select courses and alternates through their own portal account, was successfully used last year at the junior high schools. Online Course Registration.

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Parent information on new tests for 2015

Beginning with this school year (2014-15), Ohio school districts will switch from the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) and Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) to a new set of exams. These Next Generation Assessments more closely align with the state’s new learning standards and with the PLSD curriculum. These assessments also encourage students to use the critical thinking skills necessary to prepare them for college and career. Click HERE for complete information.

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Next Generation Assessment Toolkit

As you may be aware, the state has adopted new Learning Standards for Ohio school districts. PLSD has invested a great deal of time translating those standards into a high-quality curriculum for our students. Beginning with this school year (2014-15), Ohio’s state assessments will also change from the traditional Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) and Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) to what are now referred to as Next Generation Assessments. These Next Generation Assessments more closely align with the new Learning Standards and our curriculum. The new assessments also encourage students to use the critical thinking skills necessary to prepare them for college and career. Below is an overview of the plan for assessments.

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School Events
Friday, 2/6/2015
Interims
Monday, 2/9/2015 - 7:00 PM
Board of Education regular meeting
@District Office, Heritage Elementary Auditorium, 90 East Street
Thursday, 2/12/2015
K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
Monday, 2/16/2015
Calamity make-up day
Wednesday, 2/18/2015
K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
Monday, 2/23/2015 - 6:00 PM
State of the Schools
@Pickerington North High School PAC
Tuesday, 2/24/2015 - 4:00 AM
Board of Education regular work session
@District Office, Heritage Elementary Auditorium
Friday, 3/6/2015
End of 3rd Grading Period
Monday, 3/9/2015 - 7:00 PM
Board of Education regular meeting
@District Office, Heritage Elementary Auditorium
Thursday, 3/12/2015 - 7:00 PM
Orchestra Concert
@Performing Arts Center
Friday, 3/13/2015
Grade Cards
Friday, 3/13/2015 - 12:30 PM
PTO Meeting
@Main Office
Saturday, 3/14/2015 - 7:00 PM
Percussion Ensemble Concert
@Performing Arts Center
Monday, 3/23/2015 - 4:00 PM
Board of Education regular work session
@District Office, Heritage Elementary Auditorium
3/30/2015 - 4/3/2015
No School - Spring Break
Monday, 4/6/2015
Classes Resume
Monday, 4/13/2015 - 7:00 PM
Board of Education regular meeting
@District Office, Heritage Elementary Auditorium
Thursday, 4/16/2015
Interims
Friday, 4/17/2015
No School - Professional Development Day
Friday, 4/17/2015
After Prom Set Up
Saturday, 4/18/2015
Prom
@Hyat Regency, Columbus Ohio
4/18/2015 - 4/19/2015 - 11:30 PM
After Prom
@Field House
4/23/2015 - 4/26/2015 - 8:00 PM
PHSN Spring Musical
@Performing Arts Center
Monday, 4/27/2015 - 4:00 PM
Board of Education regular work session
@District Office, Heritage Elementary Auditorium
Wednesday, 4/29/2015 - 6:00 PM
PHSN Distinguished Scholar Banquet
School Calendar