Tiger Update

Information/Updates about Pickerington High School Central

Message from Mr. Lanier

Tiger Nation,

Congratulations Class of 2023!! We are so happy to celebrate our seniors at the 113th Commencement Ceremony at World Harvest. The Class of 2023 left an incredible legacy during their time at Central and they will be missed. My question to our underclassmen is what will you do to leave your legacy in the coming years? I know that you have had a great example to follow; let's enjoy these final moments with the Class of 2023 and get ready to make more memories next year.

This will be the last edition of the Tiger Update until July...thank you to everyone for a great school year.

Have a great weekend!!

Tiger Up,

Mr. Lanier

Important Dates

May 20: Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony; Noon @ World Harvest.

May 24: Last day for Underclassmen. Early dismissal for high school students (12:55 p.m.).

Early Release Bell Schedule Wednesday, May 24

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Senior Quote Announced

Central continued the tradition of selecting an original quote from one of our seniors to lead the way for future Tigers. This year's quote winner was Kian Simcox. Kian's quote said, "One minute you'll think that the future is far away, the next you'll be wishing the past was closer. Cherish the moments from the past, embrace yourself for the future, and live in the present."

Thank you, Kian, for the inspirational words.

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Class of 2023 Senior Breakfast Candids!!

Counselor Corner

PHSC Counseling Office Weekly Update

Final Transcripts

Seniors wishing to have their final transcripts sent to the college they are planning to attend in the fall, will need to complete the Senior Graduation Survey (above) to have their transcripts sent. Many colleges will send multiple emails requesting these final transcripts from now until when they receive them. Please know that our registrar will send these transcripts as soon as they are complete with all final grades, which will most likely be in mid June. If Seniors do not list the correct college for the transcript to be sent to in the graduation survey,, or if they change their mind over the summer, they will need to contact Hilary Snelling at hilary_snelling@plsd.us

Summer School

Any students with the quarter grade of a D or F in a core academic class (Math, Science, Social Studies or English) were sent summer school information this week. Students who received the letter should double check with their teachers to determine what they need to do to pass their classes. Students who earn credit in the classes with at least a D- average will not have to attend summer school.

Summer Experiences!

Summer is a great time for students to discover career interests, college opportunities or learn new skills. Each spring we create a list of summer opportunities for our students and encourage them to participate! Whether it be a summer camp, part time job, internship, job shadowing, or summer classes or college campus opportunities, it will be a great learning experience and will look pretty good on a college or job resume as well! We will keep adding to this list as we become aware of more summer events.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

The Free Application For Student Aid, is the most important thing Seniors can do to get money for college. Seniors can also start searching for and completing scholarship applications. Here is a list of the scholarships our high schools have put together to help students locate scholarship opportunities . Applying is the only way to receive free money for college! Many deadlines are impending!

Preparing for College Entrance Exams

All PHSC students have access to a ACT test prep through their Naviance Account on Classlink. Students can open the application on their chromebook, scroll to the bottom of the first page in Naviance and click on test prep. Summer is a great time to take the time to start preparing. Many students will earn scholarships for high ACT scores. Students may also take the ACT test over the summer. Locations and dates as well as registration can be found at act.org.

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. Brunner (Si-Z)

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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Here are the counseling department assignments and emails for the 2022-23 school year:

Hillary_Snelling@plsd.us Registrar
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Senior HUB.

Class of 2023...make sure you bookmark the link to the Senior HUB. It contains links to the important information that you will need to make your senior year run smoothly. Make sure you keep in contact with your school counselor if you have any questions about your credits, graduation status, and post high school plans.

Cap and Gown Ordering Links

Herff Jones is our official Graduation provider. If you have any questions or need help ordering, please call them at 740-357-2160." It's not too late to order your cap and gown...all orders placed now will be delivered directly to the home address.

Link: https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/school/OH/Pickerington%2BCentral/34005385000/1039/home?gradYear=2023

Grad Video: https://herffjones.wistia.com/medias/7mzombw9f9

Ring Video: https://herffjones.wistia.com/medias/4wsct41gsc

Important Announcement from Food Services

If your student has a negative balance in their food service account, please pay it off before the end of the school year. You can send cash, a check made payable to "PLSD Food Service" with your student to school, or pay online at mypaymentsplus.com. If you need assistance with My Payments Plus you can reach their parent helpline at 877-237-0946.

Questions? Please call the food service office at 614-833-3645.

Honoring our Seniors and Coach Bobby Middendorf

Tiger Baseball honored 11 seniors and Coach Bobby Middendorf during senior day this past Friday, May 19. Coach Wilson did an excellent job leading this team this year. 2023 OCC Champs and tremendous in the classroom and the community.
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Athletics Corner

Welcome Back Tigers

Season tickets are now on sale for all Athletic Games. You can find ticket sales through the Central HS Box Office @

Pickerington Central High School Box Office

Tiger Club Passes for PHSC Students $53.00 - All Home Games All Seasons


Thank you for supporting the Pickerington Central Tigers by making a reserved season pass purchase! Like last year, season passes will be available in the form of digital passes (PDF via email or mobile app). We continue to prepare for the 2022 Tiger Athletic Season and truly appreciate your loyal support of Pickerington Athletics!


  • Visit our Official Ticketing Page
  • Choose Get Passes for 2022-2023 Season Pass.
  • Under the event name & pricing, select Have a passcode?
  • Enter your passcode (insert PHSCTigers), then Apply.
  • Select the seats you would like to purchase
  • Review your order by confirming your seat locations or remove any you don't wish to purchase.
  • Click "Check Out" to continue.

Year passes are also available at this time (Championship Club, Conference Club, and Tiger Club).




Central Art Students Participate in the Governor's Day for the Arts Recognition

Central was asked to participate in the Governor's Day for the Arts this past Wednesday at the Statehouse.

Since its beginning in 1971, the Governor's Awards has recognized individuals and organizations who have been vital to the growth and development of Ohio's cultural resources. One of the most prestigious arts events in Ohio, the Governor's Awards showcases and celebrates exceptional Ohio artists, arts organizations, arts leaders and patrons, and business support of the arts. Governor's Awards recipients are honored at a luncheon ceremony in Columbus, where they are presented with the only arts award in the state that is conferred by the governor. Each award winner receives an original piece of artwork created specifically for the event by an Ohio artist and the opportunity to share their story with other arts supporters statewide. This is also a time for legislators to be made aware of the impact of the arts on their community.

Students met with senators and legislation to pass out information on behalf of the Ohio Arts Council. The hope was that as the legislators went into chambers they were aware of the impact of the arts on our young people as they look to pass a $50 million dollar arts budget. The largest in recent history. They were given a tour of the statehouse and then recognized at the awards.

It was an honor to help out with this event.

The students were:

1. Alaysia Winters

2. Grace O'Grady

3. Sydney Olsen

4. Rome Jenkins

5. Courtney Fant

6. Daranii Asoba

They represented visual arts, theater, orchestra, choir, and band.

Tiger Tea: Student News Site

A new Tiger Team Room edition has been published this week! The 7th Edition topics include the 2023 MLB Rule Changes, the Addams Family Production, and an interview with art teacher, Mr. Young. Check it out on the Tiger Tea website found through Classlink or clicking this link.

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Athletic Teams Host Fundraisers and Camps

Mods Pizza - Soccer on 5/11/23

Upcoming Camps:

Girls Volleyball Youth Camp June 12-15

Little Tigers Football Camp July 17-19

Tiger Parent Hub

The attached pdf contains links to important school resources. Keep this handy throughout the year for quick access.

Immunization Notice to the Class of 2024.

Please review the pdf below for important immunization information for the Class of 2024. Failure to complete this process will prevent students from attending school.

PLSD e-Sports Team Wins 1st Ever State Championship

Congratulations to the PLSD e-Sports team as they won the first ever State Championship in e-Sports this past weekend in Akron. Central was represented by Will Gorgas and Jayden Berger. PLSD played the game League of Legends.
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PHSC Administrators and School Counselors

Administrators: Tom Lanier, Principal

  • A-D - Heather Tinsley, Assistant Principal

  • E-K - Tom Lombardi, Assistant Principal

  • L-Ri - Roshawn Parker, Lead Assistant Principal

  • Ro-Z - Ryan Wells, Assistant Principal


  • A-Co - Jennifer Dashner

  • Cr-Ha - Maria Perez

  • He-Me - Ashlee Hoffman

  • Mi-Sh - Chris Peirano

  • Si-Z - Julie Brunner

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Pickerington High School Central

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Pickerington, Ohio 43147