Tiger Update

Information/Updates about Pickerington High School Central

Message from Mr. Lanier

Tiger Nation,

We are officially at the midway point of the first quarter with the interim date of September 15 coming this Friday. We have had an excellent start to the school year and I've seen great work happening in the classrooms in my visits. Continue to encourage your student(s) to build the good habits in their approach to school to help them find success. Central teachers and staff are some of the hardest working educators that I'm proud to be associated with. They are here to help and will do what it takes to assist students in finding success. Let's all commit to finishing this first quarter strong!!

Tiger Up,

Mr. Lanier

Important Dates

Sept. 15: Deadline for 10th and 11th graders to register to take the 2023 PSAT. See below for more information.

Sept. 28, Oct. 3: Fall Parent Teacher conference dates. More information to come in future Tiger Updates.

Sept. 30, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. @ Central: 2nd Annual Fall Community/Festival event.

Oct. 6/7: Homecoming football game and dance.

Oct. 11-12: No School (teacher professional development days)

Oct. 13: No School.

Last day of the first quarter.

Oct. 17: Picture Retake Day.

PSAT Registration Information

PHSC is administering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 18th this year. The cost is $20 per student. All sophomore and junior students are eligible to take the assessment.

Click here to see the PSAT Information letter.

Click here to sign up to take the 2023 PSAT test in October. The deadline to register is SEPTEMBER 15.

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PLSD Notice of Language Assistance

In English:

Pickerington Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of PLSD to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students. All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-833-2110.

(In Nepali)

भाषा सहायतासम्बन्धी सूचना:

Pickerington Schools ले सीमित अङ्ग्रेजी प्रवीणता (LEP) भएका व्यक्तिहरूसँग डिस्ट्रिक्टभर उपलब्ध सबै सेवा, क्रियाकलाप र कार्यक्रमहरूमा अर्थपूर्ण पहुँच र सहभागी हुन पाउने समान अवसर छ भनी सुनिश्चित गर्नका लागि उचित कदमहरू चाल्ने छ। LEP भएका विद्यार्थी र परिवारहरूसँग अर्थपूर्ण सञ्चार सुनिश्चित गर्ने र सबै विद्यार्थीहरूको शिक्षासँग सम्बन्धित जानकारी सञ्चार गर्ने PLSD को नीति हो। यो नीतिको अनुपालन गर्न आवश्यक पर्ने सबै सेवाहरू यस प्रकारको सहायता आवश्यक भएका विद्यार्थी र उहाँहरूका परिवारहरूलाई निःशुल्क रूपमा उपलब्ध गराइने छ। सहायताको लागि, कृपया 614-833-2110 मा कल गर्नुहोस्

En Español:

Las escuelas de Pickerington tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de PLSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP, sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-833-2110.

En Francais:

Le district scolaire de Pickerington prendra des mesures raisonnables pour s'assurer que les personnes ayant une compétence limitée en anglais (LEP) ont un accès adapté et une chance égale de participer à tous les services, activités et programmes disponibles dans le district. La politique du PLSD est d'assurer une communication efficace avec les étudiants et les familles LEP et de communiquer les informations relatives à l'éducation de tous les élèves. Tous les services nécessaires pour se conformer à cette politique seront fournis gratuitement aux élèves et à leurs familles qui en nécessitent. Pour toute assistance, veuillez composer le 614-833-2110.

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Athletics Corner

Athletic Department:

Lisa Morelli - Athletic Director (lisa_morelli@plsd.us)

Evan Doughty - Assistant Athletic Director (evan_doughty@plsd.us)

Mary Jo Carlisle - Athletic Secretary (maryjo_carlisle@plsd.us)

Office Number - (614) 548-1827

Tigers in Action


Purchase Students Tiger Pass for $53.00

This pass allows you to attend ALL home games, ALL sports, ALL year


2023 - 2024 PHSC YEARLY PASSES(adults)

Pickerington High School Central for $103.00


Get the latest Tiger Teams information visit our new

PHSC Athletic Website

All Teams, ALL Seasons


  • Final Forms for Parent/Athlete Registration


  • NFHS Live Streaming Link for all Home Events





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Fall Play Auditions are Coming 9/12 and 9/13

Scan the QR code for details or contact Mr. Martin for more information about this year's fall play.
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Zap Team Information

Zap Team is a student led academic support program that is new to Central this year. The Zap team will consist of student volunteers who are strong in their area of academic support (e.g. math, english, social studies, science, etc.). The Zap team will push into study halls based upon student and teacher requests. Click the link below to sign up to participate on the Zap team this year. The goal is to get the Zap teams up and running in September.

Student Recommendation form.

Take a Trip to France and Italy in the Summer of 2025!!

Click the pdf to learn more about how to take advantage of the opportunity to travel to France and Italy in the summer of 2025.

Counselor Office Update

PHSC School Counselor Weekly Update 9/8/23

Seeing your School Counselor

Students may request an appointment to see their school counselor, using the same form linked above, for a variety of reasons including:

•Struggling academically, socially or emotionally


•Career and College Counseling

•Conflict resolution

•Any general concerns

Mrs. Dashner (A-Co)

Ms. Perez (Cr-Ha)

Miss Hoffman (He-Me)

Mr. Peirano (Mi-Sh)

Mrs Mattox (Si-Z)

Senior Meetings

Starting the week of September 18th, counselors will be meeting with all our assigned Seniors to discuss post-high school plans, college applications, graduation requirements, etc.

Graduation Seals Requirements

Ohio law requires that seals earned by students using these graduation requirements be affixed to the student’s diploma. The Ohio Department of Education has designed the seals linked below for this purpose. Students may earn two state seals or one state and one local seal. Each student can see which seals they have already completed by looking at Academic Planner in Infinite Campus.

Attention Seniors! Here is a Senior year timeline that we’ve put together for our Seniors and their parents. We will be scheduling time to meet with all Seniors during the month of September to go over the following information.

  • College Applications

  • Career Planning

  • Scholarship Applications

  • Financial Aid process

  • Transcript Request process

College Fair Coming Soon

Mark your calendars now for the Fairfield County College Fair which will be held at Ohio University Lancaster on October 4th from 6-8 pm. Over 100 colleges will be represented and information on financial aid will be available. More information to come.

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Let’s Taco Bout College!

Meet college admissions representatives and learn about different college options.

College Admissions Representatives will be coming in for visits on Tuesday’s this school year.

To register to attend a college visit Log in to Naviance (in Classlink).

Once logged in → Colleges → College Visits (under Research Colleges) → Register for a visit(s)

September Upcoming Visits

Kent State University

University of Louisville

Ohio University - Lancaster

The Ohio State University

John Carroll University

Kent State University

Miami (Ohio) University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Defiance College

Bowling Green State University

PSAT/NMSQT DEADLINE REMINDER - Juniors and Sophomores:

The deadline to sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT is fast approaching. Fill out the Google Form by September 15th, 2023. The test is Wednesday, October 18th at 8:00am. This voluntary test is only administered at PHSC once each school year. It is highly recommended that all college-bound juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT. If you choose to take it, a $20 fee, paid on Infinite Campus, will be charged to your account after September 20th. If payment is not made by the test day, students will not be permitted to test.

The test will be online this year. More detailed information will be provided to all the students who register. There will not be a paper "Student Bulletin” this year. Links with resources to prepare for the test will be emailed to all the students who register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tom_Lombardi@plsd.us or Maria_Perez@plsd.us.

Attention Sophomores!

During the week of October 10th, representatives from the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools will be presenting to all Sophomores about programs available to them during their Junior and Senior years. If you are interested, please check out their website: Eastland Fairfield Career and Technical Schools

Please join the School Counselor’s Google Classrooms

The Counseling office will be keeping you informed of important information regarding your future plans and events and deadlines that the School Counselors work with. If you have not already done so, please join our google classrooms to stay informed:

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Local College Fair Opportunity

Attention Parents and Students!

We hope you’ll join us for our Fairfield County College Fair on October 4th from 6-8 pm at Ohio University Lancaster, 1570 Granville Pike Lancaster, Ohio. High school students and their parents are invited to visit approximately 100 different colleges as well as attend a financial aid presentation at 6:00 or 6:30 in the auditorium. Students are asked to register for a barcode before the fair at www.StriveFair.com. During the fair, colleges will scan the barcode so that they can send students more information about their schools. The day after the fair, students will receive a report with information on the colleges that were scanned.

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PHSC Administrators and School Counselors

Administrators: Tom Lanier, Principal

  • A-D - Carly Wells, Assistant Principal

  • E-K - Tom Lombardi, Assistant Principal

  • L-Ri - Roshawn Parker, Lead Assistant Principal

  • Ro-Z - LaToya DeJesus, Assistant Principal


  • A-Co - Jennifer Dashner

  • Cr-Ha - Maria Perez

  • He-Me - Ashlee Hoffman

  • Mi-Sh - Chris Peirano

  • Si-Z - Marieca Mattox

Click below if you have a question for your Counselor:

Dashner - Students with Last Names A ~ Co

Perez - Students with Last Names Cr ~ Ha

Hoffman - Students with Last Names He ~ Me

Peirano - Students with Last Names Mi ~ Sh

Mattox - Students with Last Names Si ~ Z

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Pickerington High School Central

300 Opportunity Way

Pickerington, Ohio 43147