We wouldn’t be such a successful district without the cooperation and support we receive from our students’ families. From cheering in the stands to attending our performances, their unwavering dedication to Licking Heights is visible throughout the community -- and one recent tangible show of support is visible to everyone from Summit Road!

The Licking Heights South Elementary Parent Teacher Organization recently purchased and installed a digital marquee in front of the building. As the multiyear project to finance this $20,000 building upgrade was shouldered entirely by the PTO, it is fitting that the first message displayed was “Thanks LH South PTO Parents!”

We were thrilled to debut this South addition at a small ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 8, with several elementary school classrooms and representatives from the PTO present. The students were very proud to show off their school building’s new sign, remarking that they couldn’t wait to see the next messages. We also were joined by Mayor Mike Compton, City Administrator BJ King and Councilwoman Melissa Carter. This project wouldn’t have been completed without their support for Hornets pride over the past several years.

Membership in your local building’s PTO is just one way to become involved with the Licking Heights Local Schools community. We are always looking for volunteer support in our classrooms, building offices or with one of our booster organizations. We believe we are stronger together, and the community is better with your involvement. It’s an exciting time to be a Hornet.

Dr. Philip Wagner is superintendent of Licking Heights Local Schools.