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WCSD officials announce opportunity for families to change instructional models

Westerville City School District (WCSD) officials this week provided families with preliminary information about enrolling their students in the Westerville Virtual Academy (WVA) for the second semester, or in the case of those already enrolled in WVA, how to withdraw and change to the established instructional model that is based upon and determined by regional health data.

School Board to Meet Oct. 26

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

Annehurst Elementary takes multiple approaches to connect with WVA families An Annehurst Elementary students attending Westerville Virtual Academy waves at the WVA teachers.

The Annehurst Elementary students living in Brookville Apartments gravitated to the complex’s playground where the teachers they had only seen on a computer screen were hosting an ice cream social. 

It was the first in-person meeting between these students — all enrolled in Westerville Virtual Academy — and their teachers, who shared treats, an Annehurst facemask and additional materials to support their learning at home.

Heritage Middle School reimagines lunchroom to account for students’ safety and social needs Lunchroom at Heritage Middle School

The administrators at Heritage Middle School approached their cafeteria set up with the same considerations school leaders everywhere faced: How do you create communal spaces for students to eat and socialize while taking into account health and social distancing guidelines?

Two Westerville schools recognized for facility design in national trade publication Pointview Elementary and Westerville North earn honors for educational design

Renovated learning spaces at Pointview Elementary and Westerville North High School have been recognized for their innovative design in the Fall 2020 Learning By Design Architectural and Interior Design Awards of Excellence.

Westerville South High School Troupe 513 hosts Halloween fundraiser Westerville South Troupe 513 Drive-By Spooktacular

Families can add Westerville South High School as part of their Beggar’s night festivities.

Rotary Club of Westerville Students of the Month for October 2020 Rotary Club of Westerville's October Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its October 2020 Students of the Month during a virtual meeting Oct. 1. Throughout the school year, from October through May, the Club honors four students from local high schools each month. Working with the school principals and counselors, one student each month is chosen from Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South and St. Francis DeSales high schools. The students, their parents, and the school administrators are introduced and honored at the Rotary Club’s first weekly luncheon each month.

Westerville North Cheerleading hosts shoe drive fundraiser through Nov. 30

Westerville North Cheerleading is collecting pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes as part of a fundraising drive for training and equipment needs for their competition and sideline teams. The shoe drive runs through Nov. 30.

New district-wide travel club kicks off Travel Week Westerville World Wide image

Explore new cultures and virtually travel — for now — to international destinations as part of Westerville World Wide, a new district-wide travel club organized by educators from all three high schools.

Wilder adds outdoor classroom, thanks to local tree service company Wilder outdoor classroom

As Wilder Elementary first-grade teacher Kate Mantenieks hiked along the Appalachian Trail this summer, she thought about what it would be like for her students to be outside learning among trees. 

Turns out, it was better than she imagined.

Soil lessons, erosion experiments go virtual Soil lesson with Linda Pettit

For years, Westerville elementary students got a deep dive into soil and erosion through in-person interactive demonstrations with Linda Pettit, an environmental education specialist with the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District.

School meals free through the 2020-21 school year

All students enrolled in the Westerville City School District can receive free school meals through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

The update stems from a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the free meal program for the rest of the school year.

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