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Apr 16, 2018
29 Staff Members Honored with 2018 POPs Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Pride of Pickerington (POPs) building-level winners! Fourteen educators and 15 support personnel have received the 2018 “Pride of Pickerington” (POP) employee-of-the-year awards for their individual buildings. These individuals were selected by their colleagues as representing the best of the best of our talented, dedicated staff. The 29 winners will now be considered for the […]

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Feb 23, 2018
Informational Session On School Safety Tuesday

The following open letter to the community is from Superintendent Chris Briggs Dear Pickerington Parents, School safety has been at the forefront of our minds in Pickerington Schools this week. We have dealt with a few issues in our buildings – as well as numerous rumors that have proven to be false – and this […]

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Feb 12, 2018
Board of Education Approves 2018-19 Calendar

The Board of Education approved the district’s 2018-2019 school calendar at the Feb. 12 board meeting. The calendar can be downloaded from the district website. Parents are encouraged to refer to this calendar when planning activities such as vacations, family trips, and doctor’s visits. The first day of school for grades 1-12 will be Wednesday, Aug. […]

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Feb 5, 2018
‘Start With Hello’ Returns to Address Loneliness, Student Isolation

What would happen if you said hello to three new people today? What new connections could you make? What could you discover? That’s what the Start with Hello campaign is about: Starting new conversations and creating awareness around loneliness and social isolation. For the second year, Pickerington Schools, alongside hundreds of schools across the United States, […]

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Feb 5, 2018
Elementary Schools Collecting for Food Pantry

Each February, Pickerington elementary schools host food drives to collect items for the Pickerington Area Food Pantry. Most of our schools will hold their drive this week from Feb. 5-9. Violet Elementary will hold its collection next week, Feb. 12-16.   Donations from the community are welcome at any of the schools, and of course […]

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Jan 23, 2018
2018 Kindergarten Registration Starts March 14

PLEASE NOTE: All families (whether new to the district or with existing students) should begin the kindergarten registration process by using the online registration form on March 14. Kindergarten registration for Fall 2018 begins in the district Wednesday, March 14. Children must be at least 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2018, to be registered for […]

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Jan 4, 2018
Are You Ready for Snow Days?

Happy 2018! With winter comes the possibility of bad weather. Pickerington Schools reminds parents to be prepared for the possibility of school delays and cancellations. Check contact info on Infinite Campus First, parents are reminded to make sure their contact information and preferences are up to date on Infinite Campus. Pickerington Schools announces emergency closings […]

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Dec 11, 2017
Tussing, District Mourns Loss of Teacher Pam Light

Update: Information on funeral services and a memorial event at Tussing Elementary have been announced for teacher Pam Light, who passed away unexpectedly last weekend. A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Pfeifer Funeral Home in Reynoldsburg. Tussing Elementary is planning a memorial service at the school at 6 to […]

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Dec 8, 2017
Olshefski Ends Second Term on BOE; Reception Monday

  During the past eight years while Cathy Olshefski has served as one of Pickerington’s school board members, she has seen one thing as a constant: Change. “The dominant theme over the past eight years has been change. I’m proud of the fact that I’ve been given the opportunity by this community to be a […]

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Dec 1, 2017
Interns Helping District Offer ‘Holistic’ Student Support

There’s a lot more to educating a child than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. Teachers and other educators know it’s critical to focus on the whole child, including the mental, emotional, and social challenges that occur inside and outside of the schools. Without supporting the foundations of children’s well being, getting kids to focus on […]

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