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Aug 10, 2018
How Are Technology Protection Fees Used by District?

When Pickerington Schools began providing either a Chromebook or iPad to every student in the district through its one-to-one technology program, we also made a technology protection plan available to act as insurance to cover the cost of possible repairs and replacement of damaged devices. Because fees for repairs to uninsured devices can cost parents […]

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Aug 8, 2018
Teachers Head Out Into Community to Meet Families Before First Day

Summer break is winding down, and Pickerington teachers are busy setting the groundwork for an amazing year. Staff members from several Pickerington schools are taking time during back-to-school preparation to head out into the community to meet students and families before the first day of class. For six years, the staff at Tussing Elementary has […]

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Jul 30, 2018
Parents May Apply For Free, Reduced Meals Starting Aug. 6

Pickerington Schools has announced its 2018-2019 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. Applications […]

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Jul 24, 2018
High-Tech ‘Playground’ Blends Mental, Physical Learning

In a darkened gymnasium, a handful of students stand side by side, their faces basked in a pale, purplish light bouncing off the wall 15 feet away. The kids are here to learn a math lesson, but instead of holding pencils and paper their hands clutch yellow and purple rubber balls about the size of […]

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Jul 19, 2018
District Receives Financial Report Awards for PAFR, CAFR

Pickerington Schools and the district’s Treasurer’s Office have recently received two awards for excellence in financial reporting. Popular Annual Financial Report Following a review by a panel of independent reviewers, the district’s Fiscal Year 2017 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) has received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from the  Government Finance Officers Association […]

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Jun 6, 2018
Summer Lunch Program Plates Up Healthy Meals

On Monday, the air in Tussing Elementary School’s cafeteria carried the distinct aroma of pepperoni and echoed with the sounds and happy kids. It was the second day of the Pickerington Schools Food Services Department’s annual June Summer Lunch Program. The meals are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and help ensure all children […]

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May 31, 2018
Pickerington Schools Wins Award for VR Technology

Pickerington Schools is one of 22 schools and districts being recognized for education technology initiatives as part of the Schools of TechXcellence program. This is the second year for this national recognition program. The district is being recognized for its use of virtual reality, in which students use virtual reality headsets to experience far-off worlds, […]

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May 18, 2018
Pickerington Schools Wins Coveted ISTE Tech Award

Pickerington Schools has received the 2018 Distinguished District Award from the International Society for Technology in Education for the district’s innovative approaches to using technology in our schools. Pickerington Schools will be among those honored with 2018 ISTE awards and the organization’s annual conference in Chicago June 24-27. “Each year, ISTE honors (those) who are […]

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May 7, 2018
One-to-One Device Collection Starts May 11

Students in grades 5-12 will start turning their Chromebooks and tablets in to the district on May 11. Here’s some key information parents and students must know to make this process as smooth as possible! Preparing your device Your child’s Chromebook or tablet must be charged on the collection dates listed below to allow for […]

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Apr 30, 2018
Summer Lunch Program Returns to Tussing in June

School will soon be out until fall, but lunch is still available! The Pickerington Schools Food Services Department’s Summer Meals Program returns to Tussing Elementary this summer, with opportunities to “Pick Lunch: Eat, Play, and Have Fun!” Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays in June. “When school lets out, learning […]

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