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Nov 16, 2017
Get to Know: Board Member Elect Clay Lopez

For Clay Lopez, being elected to the Pickerington Schools Board of Education Nov. 7 is a bit like coming home. That’s because Lopez – who was elected as a write-in candidate – previously served on the school board from 2008 to 2013. (Incumbent candidates Lori Sanders and Vanessa Niekamp also were re-elected.) “In my previous […]

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Nov 16, 2017
Players: Crosstown Rivalry Doesn’t Affect Game Prep

It’s no secret that when Pickerington’s two high schools meet on the football field, there’s plenty of talk of the rivalry between the Tigers and Panthers. And while students don’t deny the rivalry gets a lot of attention, four of the players interviewed this week in preparation for Friday night’s regional final game between North […]

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Nov 9, 2017
Schools Paying Tribute to Veterans

Every year, students and staff members in Pickerington Schools create ways to honor and celebrate our nation’s military personnel and their service on Veterans Day. This year, we want to highlight how some of our schools are paying tribute to veterans in a special way. In observance, on Friday, Nov. 10, Violet Elementary will be […]

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Nov 2, 2017
Interactive, Augmented Reality Sandbox in Junior High Schools

A new, innovative sandbox has made its way into Pickerington classrooms, and it’s not for building sandcastles. The augmented reality sandbox, developed and created by researchers at The University of California, Davis, is an educational tool used to help students understand topographic maps and elevation maps by integrating a true, hands-on approach. UC Davis offers […]

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Oct 30, 2017
‘Lead Higher’ Inspiring More Students Into AP Courses

For ChaKira Flenory, enrolling in her first Advanced Placement class in 2016 put a lot of challenging questions in her mind – none of which had to do with Shakespeare’s sonnets or the nature of chemical bonds. “I took my first AP class, often wondering what I was doing in the class,” she said. “Some […]

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Oct 30, 2017
Aprile To Be Inducted into OCC Hall of Fame

Pickerington Schools Director of Student Services Mark Aprile will be inducted into the Ohio Capital Conference Hall of Fame on Nov. 6. The ceremony will be held at The Medallion Club in Westerville. “It is humbling to be recognized by colleagues and peers in the OCC,” Aprile said. “To be recognized in a similar way […]

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Oct 26, 2017
Tickets to Antique and Craft Show Now Available Online

Tickets to the 33rd annual Pickerington Antique and Craft Show are available online this year through the Pickerington High School North and Pickerington High School Central box offices. Tickets are $4 for general admission and $2 for seniors. Children 12 and under are admitted free. This year’s festival will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, […]

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Oct 26, 2017
Upcoming High School Theater Performances

Mark your calendars. Fall theater performances are weeks away and you don’t want to miss the work of these talented high school students. This season, Pickerington High School Central is presenting ‘Father of the Bride’ and Pickerington High School North is presenting ‘You Can’t Beat the House.’ Pickerington High School Central ‘Father of the Bride’ […]

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Oct 12, 2017
Preparation For Parent/Teacher Conferences

Have you ever asked your child how their day at school was or about what they learned? Have you gotten one word answers like, “good,” and “stuff”? Well, luckily parent teacher conferences are approaching. Chad Rice, principal at Heritage Elementary School, says parents should schedule a conference with their child’s teacher to help paint the […]

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Oct 11, 2017
North-Central Students Collecting For Pantry During Game Week

It’s that time of year again. Crisp, fall nights, football rivalries, pumpkin spice everything, and the Central vs. North food drive competition! Every year, the student councils at Pickerington High School Central and Pickerington High School North hold a canned food drive competition during the week of the Central vs. North football game. Both schools […]

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