CHS students take home top county honors in Herald Pumpkin Show Art Contest

Six Circleville High School art students have been recognized for their art work as a part of the 2021 Circleville Pumpkin Show art contest. Circleville High School had the most artwork selected of any of the participating schools in the county.

Annually, the Circleville Herald hosts a contest where students submit Circleville Pumpkin Show related pieces of art for judging and for their Pumpkin Show Book publication. Additionally, students are paired with a local business sponsor who then receives the art and displays it in their office as Pumpkin Show décor leading up to “The Greatest Free Show on Earth!” Each Tiger will receive a $100 monetary award for being selected for this year’s art publication.

This year’s Circleville High School winners and corresponding sponsors of our students’ art is as follows:

Ella Jenkins (sponsored by Kingston National Bank)

Meg Warner (sponsored by the Savings Bank)

Kaylyn Milliron (sponsored by Jack Pine)

Jaymen Salas (sponsored by Circleville Post Acute)

Autumn Bartchy (sponsored by Horizon)

We would like to congratulate CHS art teacher Mrs. Soni Grady and all five of these Tigers on their award winning pieces of art! We look forward to seeing these displayed in these local businesses and we thank them for their support of local schools in our community.

Six Circleville High School students take home PCCYL Honors

Pictured left-to-right: Craig Fleck, Kat Stanley, Taaliya Fulgham, Addison Lowe, Jordan Rhymer, and Olivia Wastier.

On Sunday, September 12th, six Circleville High School seniors were recognized at the annual Pickaway County Youth Salute dinner and awards banquet hosted by the Pickaway County Council on Youth Leadership.

Seniors Craig Fleck, Taaliya Fulgham, Addison Lowe, Jordan Rhymer, Kat Stanley, and Olivia Wastier represented the Tigers at the 2021 ceremony.

The purpose of the Pickaway County Council on Youth Leadership is to recognize, encourage, and applaud the positive accomplishments of our community’s young leaders. Additionally, these individuals must meet qualifications that speak to their standing as good citizens, students, and they must have been elected to a leadership position by their peers within the past two years in school, church, youth, or community organizations.

Craig Fleck took home the Richard B. Fisher Outstanding Essay Award for the county and Olivia Wastier took home district representative honors for the upcoming national youth leadership conference.

Craig Fleck reads his award winning essay at the PCCYL ceremony.

Wastier is one of five county representatives to take home such honors from the Class of 2022.

Kat Stanley was named first alternate for the national youth leadership conference in the event one of the five county representatives can not go.

Congratulations to these students for their outstanding representation of Circleville High School and for their continued excellence in leadership in and out of the classroom. We would also like to thank the PCCYL and its council members for highlighting our students and students across the county for their exceptional contributions to youth leadership.

Olivia Wastier, Circleville City Schools’ district representative poses for a photo.

Circleville City Schools announces 8th grade D.C. Trip; 9th and 10th grade trip also planned for next spring

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few years has been the loss of the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip for the Class of 2024 and 2025. As a result, last month at the August meeting of the Board of Education, school leadership voted to approve not one, but TWO Washington D.C. Trips for students in grades 8, 9, and 10 this school year.

This year’s D.C. trip will take place during the last week of school running from May 23rd through May 25th. While these trips will take place at the same time, they will have separate itineraries and not be grouped together. Therefore, the 8th grade CMS D.C. trip students will not interact with the high school students on their trip.

On Wednesday, September 29th, Circleville City Schools will hold two mandatory parent meetings for any student in grades 8, 9, and 10 who plan to go on the Washington D.C. Trip next May.

The Circleville High School D.C. Trip meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium with the Circleville Middle School D.C. Trip meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school gymnasium for parents with students in both buildings and affected grade levels.

We are incredibly excited to bring back this experiential learning opportunity for students in grades 8-10 this coming May 2022 to visit the nation’s capital. As with many scheduled events during the pandemic, these trips may be subject to change based on health and safety protocols with an array of different travel partners, museums, and lodges.

A message from Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Halley

September 3rd, 2021

Hello Tiger Families! 

After 13 days of school, the Labor Day holiday weekend is upon us and we hope your family enjoys the long break! We have loved having your children back in school with our incredible staff who help them achieve.

During this short time, the COVID-19 active positive cases have increased significantly in Pickaway County and within our District. Additionally, the quarantine and positivity rates have significantly impacted student and staff attendance.

For up to date data and trends in Pickaway County, please visit

New Updates: This week the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) released new guidelines for schools regarding exposures, isolations, and quarantines. On Wednesday, the Pickaway County Public Health Department released an updated flowchart to correspond with the ODH guidelines when it comes to quarantines. As a reminder, we encourage students and staff to stay home if they are feeling unwell. A summary of the new ways to avoid quarantines (and stay safe) BEFORE they occur can be summed up in the following graphic:

It remains our goal to maintain a traditional school format of in-person learning, five days a week with your children! Therefore, we need the help of our parents and families to voluntarily choose to have your child mask at all times while inside our schools. If illness, positive cases, and quarantines continue to rise at debilitating rates, schools across the country and state will be forced to move again to hybrid schedules or fully remote (at home) learning. I do not want that for us in Circleville because I believe that students and staff function best when we are together inside our school buildings.

This new ODH guidance (mentioned above), CDC links, and the District COVID-19 Dashboard of data can all be found on the district website under the District Information Tab and on the COVID-19 Resource Page.

Head to to view.

We are working hard to provide accurate and timely communication updates to our Tiger families daily. 

Information on vaccine availability for eligible students with the health department can be found at Individuals can locate other providers by logging on to

Enjoy your long weekend, stay safe, and as always – Go Tigers!


Dr. Kimberly Halley

Superintendent of Schools