Let’s Have Lunch!

CAM00286Each Friday in July I have been having lunch at the Urban Coffee / Subway shop located at 7838 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus 43235 (The Bottom of the Hill).  Kudos to the nearly 20 students, staff, parents and community members who conversed with me today during “Lunch with the Superintendent.”  This type of engagement, even mid-summer, helps Worthington Schools to be a remarkable place.

Due to popular demand, I’m extending my lunch conversations by one more week.  I hope to see you next Friday!

– Dr. Thomas Tucker, Superintendent


One Month…

Outdoor EdWith the recent weather in Worthington it has felt like early autumn.  Day time temperatures have been in the 70’s and the nights in the 50’s.  The feelings of autumn have also brought the realization that the 2014-2015 school year in Worthington will begin in exactly one month!  We open our doors to all students on August 18th!

The summer months are full of activity across the school district.  At Slate Hill Elementary over 400 students attended K-3 summer reading intervention and elementary summer school for a full six weeks.  Our high school programs served another several hundred students in both traditional and online course work.

Construction projects identified in the 2012 bond issue are being completed.   Students in many buildings will come back to school with new flooring, freshly painted walls, and new furniture.  We’ll park cars and buses on new black-top, and we’ll be able to utilize a refreshed outdoor education building.

Back to school communication is being delivered to many families.  Wilson Hill Principal Matt Keller (@Mrkeller1) tweeted out (and posted on the school website) a mid-summer update.  At my house we purchased school supplies for the kids and they’re labeled and hidden away so they make it until August.

Over the next month new playground equipment will be installed at Granby and construction projects will wrap-up.  Athletic practices will begin, and teachers will return to the classroom.  We’re only one month away from the 2014-2015 school year.  It feels like autumn outside.  I can’t wait!

– Trent Bowers, Assistant Superintendent