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School Board to Meet May 24

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 24, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

Santa part of national workshop on the impact of COVID-19 on students’ learning and mental health Tami Santa

Tami Santa, director of Mental Health & Wellness for Westerville City Schools, is joining speakers from across the country in a national workshop, “Back in School: Addressing the Well-Being of Students in the Wake of COVID-19,” which will look at the impact of COVID-19 on students’ learning and mental health.

Community invited to participate in Portrait of a Graduate survey Portrait of a Graduate

Westerville City Schools is committed to collaborating with all stakeholders in the creation of the district’s Portrait of a Graduate. 

Vaccine event on May 17 is open to all

Otterbein University and the Westerville Division of Fire will be hosting a community-wide vaccine clinic for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine from 12-7 p.m. on Monday, May 17 at Otterbein’s Clements Recreation Center, 180 Center Street.

Deadline to apply for Many Voices: Diverse Classroom Library project is May 31 Many Voices logo

Thanks to a sponsorship from Alliance Data Card Services and other local sponsors, the Westerville Education Foundation is accepting applications for the next round of the Many Voices: Diverse Classroom Library project in Westerville City Schools.

School Board to Meet May 10

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 10, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

May 5th is National Bike to School Day May 5th is National Bike to School Day

May 5th is National Bike to School Day, which celebrates active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. The event also brings attention to the importance of creating safe routes to school. More than 60 percent of past Walk and Bike to School Day organizers said their events led to policy or environmental changes in their communities.   

Register now for WCSD’s new summer learning series based on student, staff interest Westerville City Schools' Summer Ignite program

Westerville students can dive into the world of gaming, design and build model houses that use solar energy, go on a simulated dig to explore fossils, and learn how to start their own podcast through Summer Ignite!, a new district-wide summer learning series created by Westerville educators and staff. 

Westerville North’s Strike Out Cancer event to honor, raise money for Friends of Faith Pruden Foundation Faith Pruden

The Westerville North High School community is dedicating next week to Faith Pruden, a Westerville student who passed away in 2010 from brain cancer at age 7. She would have been a senior at WNHS this year.

Schaublin to walk 56,000 steps in honor of wife and Westerville North teacher Natalie Schaublin

As a tribute to his late wife and former Westerville North High School teacher Natalie J. Schaublin, Mike Schaublin is walking 56,000 steps (or 28 miles) across Westerville on Saturday, April 24 — the two-year anniversary of her passing from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She was 56.

City of Westerville releases 2021 State of the Community Westerville State of the Community 2021

The City of Westerville’s 2021 State of the Community is now available online.

School Board to Meet April 26

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

WCSD Food Services department testing new food options for student feedback Bento Box

Westerville’s Food Services department will be testing some new menu options at elementary schools across the district, starting Monday, April 19.

High schools finalizing plans for graduation, prom activities

All of the district’s high schools will be holding commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 in their respective stadiums on Saturday, May 29. High schools are also planning for Prom on May 8, which will comply with the newly streamlined Health Department orders that call for wearing masks and physical distancing.

School Board to Meet April 12

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 12, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

Westerville Education Foundation Teachers of the Month for March Westerville Education Foundation logo

Beth O’Reilly at Wilder Elementary, Elizabeth Comella at Huber Ridge Elementary and Kathleen Waltman at Hawthorne Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s March Teachers of the Month.

Fresh food distribution at Hawthorne Elementary scheduled for April 11 Farmers to Families food distribution at Hawthorne Elementary on April 11

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families program will hold a free drive-through grocery distribution from noon to 2 p.m. (or while supplies last) April 11 at Hawthorne Elementary, 5001 Farview Road

DeVese featured in Ohio State podcast about racial disparities in schools Cynthia DeVese

Cynthia DeVese, coordinator of Educational Equity at Westerville City Schools, shared the district’s equity work and implicit bias training with Inspire, a podcast created by Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology.

Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is April 16

Applications for monetary grants from The Bette Marschall Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation are being accepted for worthy 2020-2021 school year projects not otherwise supported within the school budget.

Westerville City Schools to offer meningitis and Tdap vaccination drive-thru clinics Health Heroes, Inc. logo

Westerville City Schools is partnering with Health Heroes, Inc. to offer meningitis and Tdap vaccinations for any upcoming or current 7th-and 12th-grade student enrolled in the district. 

School Board to Meet March 22

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 22, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

WCSD qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction for ninth-consecutive year

Westerville City Schools has qualified for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction following its state audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. It is the ninth consecutive year the district has received the commendation.

Spring 2020 testing calendar released

Westerville City School officials announced the release of an updated Spring 2020 local testing calendar for students. 

Westerville Parent Council announces 2020-21 GEM Award recipients 2020-21 GEM Award logo

Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda have announced the recipients of the 2020-21 Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Award, which is presented to individuals who go the extra mile to make a positive impact in the classroom and schools.

District continues administrative realignments for succession planning purposes Tami Santa

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education approved another organizational move to meet the district’s succession planning needs at its Feb. 22 board meeting.

Tami Santa now serves as the director of Mental Health & Wellness, assuming some of the responsibilities of Debbie Meissner, director of Health and Safety, whose retirement is effective July 31. 

School Board to Meet March 8

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 8, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

WCSD to create Portrait of a Graduate: Reimagining the Student K-12 Experience

Westerville City Schools is committed to collaborating with all stakeholders in the creation of a Portrait of a Graduate. During a year filled with unpredictability and challenges, it is clear that students not only need to engage in learning experiences aligned with state standards, but they also need experiences that promote a variety of skills and competencies.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is March 12

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 12, for the spring 2021 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members. 

Board members voice opposition to state testing, unanimously approve resolution urging emergency legislative action by lawmakers

Westerville City School District Board of Education members on Monday discussed the merits of boycotting this year's administration of mandated state tests. They then unanimously approved a resolution urging the Ohio General Assembly to waive all state-mandated standardized testing requirements for the current school year. The resolution also encourages lawmakers to request a testing waiver from the U.S. Department of Education and declares the Board's support for House Bills 67 and 40. These bills would fulfill both requests and declare an emergency, thereby making the measures effective immediately.

School Board to Meet March 1

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet for a special meeting in a hybrid virtual work session 6 p.m. on Monday, March 1, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss board operations. 

WCSD rolls out implicit bias and racial equity training to address students’ experience in schools bias image

Since the start of the school year, the entire Westerville school community has taken steps to better understand the racial climate in their buildings and examine the barriers that prevent underrepresented students from access to opportunities. Across the district, school leaders, educators, staff members and parents have dived into the Be the Change!: Implicit and Institutional Bias training which explores implicit bias and racial equity in schools.

Black History Month programs at Westerville high schools inspired by national events Black History Month program at WCHS

The Black History Month programs at all three Westerville high schools this year share a common inspiration: the widespread protests over the death of George Floyd and the racial unrest that followed.

The students behind the programs at Westerville Central, Westerville North and Westerville South high schools have taken different approaches to respond to the conversations from the summer. 

Annual WCSD LEGO competition returns to virtual format 15th annual Lego Competition at Westerville City Schools

Westerville students in grades K-8 are invited to participate in the Westerville City Schools’ 15th annual LEGO competition, which is virtual this year. The competition is open to elementary and middle school students from Westerville City Schools and St. Paul School. Competitors can build anything they want, as long as they design it themselves; No pre-packaged LEGO sets are permitted to be built.

International education experiences in Dominican Republic, South Africa available for students in Summer 2022 Education Tours Logo

Westerville students currently in grades 4-11 can join an international education experience during the Summer of 2022. One option for those in grades 4-7 is a marine conservation service-learning opportunity in the Dominican Republic while another for grades 7-11 features an exploration into the history, cultures, geology and ecology of South Africa. The experience also includes a safari. 

School Board to Meet Feb. 22

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet for a hybrid virtual meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Upcoming Parent Prep workshops feature sessions on student well being, awareness and equity Parent Prep logo

As part of the Westerville City School District’s Parent Prep workshop series, parents and caregivers can take sessions on various topics including mindful parenting, pandemic parenting, equity, substance education and LGBTQ+ education. 

District leaders celebrate counselors as part of National School Counselor Week Tami Santa and Anne Baldwin provide gifts for counselors

To celebrate National School Counselor Week, the Student Well Being and Mental Health team kicked off the week with a pick-up breakfast for counselors. Tami Santa, coordinator of Student Well Being and Mental Health, and Anne Baldwin, coordinator of Career Tech and College Readiness, later gave counselors tumblers engraved by one of the district’s middle school engineering teachers.

District preparing to welcome all students back to school for in-person instruction beginning March 8 Together Again logo

Westerville City School District Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg on Monday announced the district’s “Together Again Plan” that will return all students to their schools and classrooms just prior to the final quarter of the 2020-21 academic year.

School Board to Meet Feb. 8

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

WCSD releases Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2020 Cover of PAFR 2020

The Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for Westerville City Schools’ Fiscal Year 2019-20 is now available to the community.

WCSD receives highest rating in open records compliance by Auditor of State Auditor of Ohio seal

Westerville City Schools has received the highest rating in Auditor of State Keith Faber’s new approach to monitoring transparency in government and measuring compliance to Ohio’s open records laws.

Upcoming Parent Prep workshops slated for March 3-6 Parent Prep logo

As part of the Westerville City School District’s Parent Prep workshop series, parents can take sessions on various topics including mindful parenting, pandemic parenting, equity, substance education and LGBTQ+ education. 

Virtual read-in event will feature works of African-American poets, authors, illustrators African-American Read-In Flyer 2021

Westerville students, families, staff and community members are invited to a virtual African-American Read-In featuring author Zetta Elliott at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 20.

Robert Frost’s new Black History Month program celebrates Westerville Black history Magnus Hunter in front of his ancestor's grave, Joseph Hannibal Caulker

All Magnus Hunter knew about Uncle Joseph was his name and that he was a prince.

When Robert Frost Elementary English Learners teacher Breanne Reamsnider wanted to profile his ancestor in the school’s Black History Month program this year, Hunter discovered that Uncle Joseph was Joseph Hannibal Caulker — the third Black student to attend Otterbein University. He traveled from Sierra Leone to attend Otterbein in 1896. 

Westerville Parent Council hosts Multicultural Food Truck Festival March 20 Westerville Parent Council's Multicultural Food Truck Fest

The Westerville Parent Council is hosting a Multicultural Food Truck Festival where families can pick up pre-ordered food and learn more about upcoming summer camps.

WCSD invites community to learn together with educators in new Black History Month video series Learn Together logo

In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, Westerville City Schools is starting a month-long video series in February where WCS families and community members can learn alongside educators on issues around race, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Middle and high school conferences planned

Due to parent-teacher conferences, classes will not take place at Westerville’s middle and high schools on Friday, Feb. 19. School will be in session at usual times, however, in all elementary school buildings.

Classes for all students will resume on Monday, Feb. 22. All middle school students will be in remote learning on March 3 to accommodate the conference schedule.

WEC launches educational opportunities on suicide prevention for Westerville community Westerville Education Challenge logo

In addition to its tremendous support for the Westerville City School District’s new “Hope Squad” suicide prevention initiative, the Westerville Education Challenge (WEC) organization is launching a community education component open to anyone interested in acquiring the skills needed to help prevent suicide as well as learn more about mental health.

New WCSD webpage offers stress-management, organizational support for students

In conversations with student well being staff this year, Westerville students said they need help managing stress, organizing their school work, and keeping track of their day-to-day activities. 

In response, the district’s Office of Student Well Being and Mental Health launched a new webpage that features 11 videos with tips and strategies to help students manage stress and develop skills to manage their tasks.

Three Westerville seniors earn full-ride scholarships to prestigious universities through QuestBridge QuestBridge recipients

Three Westerville students are now college-bound after receiving full four-year scholarships through QuestBridge’s National College Match, a program that connects high-achieving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with scholarships to the country’s top universities.

Westerville community invited to join community read project in author’s virtual talk Virtual author talk with Jason Reynolds

Westerville students, staff and community members are invited to join a virtual author talk with Jason Reynolds at 4 p.m. on January 24, 2021.

School Board to Meet Jan. 25

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 25, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Free school meals available through the end of the 2020-21 school year School lunch image

Families can sign up to receive meals for their students during their remote learning weeks.

January is School Board Recognition Month Westerville City Schools Board of Education 2021

Westerville City Schools joins more than 700 school districts throughout Ohio to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month. 

District begins succession planning, announces reorganization of leadership structure

Westerville City School District Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg this week announced a restructuring of his district-level leadership team, which is intended to address succession planning needs, as well as strengthen academic and operational support.

WCSD educators, board member, among those working to launch racial equity group in the Westerville-area community

An effort to launch a racial equity group in the Greater Westerville community includes several Westerville City School District educators, administrators, and a board member.

In all, 30 community members across various sectors in the area will serve as a launch team to establish the organization and hire a community chief diversity officer.

Educators and staff deliver meals, supplies to meet the needs of families Mark Twain counselor Serena Casale visits families at Abbey Lane Apartments

The backseat and trunk of Serena Casale’s SUV are packed with plastic bags filled with packaged meat, milk, eggs, cereal, fruit cups, noodles, juice and other food items for several students at Mark Twain Elementary.

Casale, a school counselor, has often visited students at home since the start of the pandemic, dropping off what families struggle to pick up: Chromebooks, class assignments, school supplies or — as was the case last Friday — food.

Elementary PE teachers collaborate to make remote lessons accessible to all Elementary PE teachers collaborate

After the 2019-20 school year ended, Westerville elementary physical education teachers came together to review their approach to teaching virtually for the first time.

Even though they received positive feedback from families, they wanted to do more. So they pooled their resources slated for updating their class equipment to purchase video recording gear.

The plan: Collaborate to design and produce video lessons that make PE accessible to all students. 

Westerville Education Foundation funds 33 requests in Many Voices: Diverse Library project Many Voices logo

More than 900 books will be distributed throughout Westerville schools as part of the Westerville Education Foundation’s Many Voices: Diverse Library Project.

The foundation was able to fund each of the 33 project requests in 15 schools. Collections will be delivered to teachers this month for use in their classrooms this winter.

Food Services Department focused, determined to keep students fed during COVID-19 pandemic Food Services staff greet families during Saturday meal pick-up

Whether Westerville students are in school or working remotely from home, they need to be fed. 

For the district’s Food Services department, it has meant adapting to the ever-changing environment this school year, from how they plan menus to adjusting their operations to ensure students have the meals they need.

Manager of Food Service and Purchasing Kari Dennis said that preparing meals with a cohort of students in school, another cohort at home, and those enrolled in Westerville Virtual Academy has sometimes been difficult. However, her staff has risen to the challenge.

Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications Available

Parents or guardians wishing to apply to have their children attend a school different from their school of attendance must complete and submit an Intra-district Open Enrollment Application. 

Deadline to nominate annual GEM award is Feb. 5

Westerville students, staff and community are invited to nominate district staff and adult volunteers for a Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Award, which is presented to individuals who go the extra mile to make a positive impact in the classroom and schools.

School Board to Meet Jan. 11

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual organizational/regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

URGENT: All WCSD Students on Remote Instruction beginning January 5
WCSD students and staff organize charitable projects for the holidays Collage of charitable projects throughout WCSD

Across the Westerville City Schools, students, teachers, staff members have rallied around charitable projects to support local community groups and school families for the holidays.

Partnership between Longfellow Elementary EL teacher and Ohio State Spanish faculty member creates stories for Spanish-speaking students and families Bilingual Storybook Project between Longfellow Elementary and Ohio State

Longfellow kindergartner Bridget Moreno Serrano likes superheroes, mermaids and monkeys — all of which have the makings for an interesting story. 

After learning more about Serrano, Patrick McNally and Juliana Reising, two Ohio State students enrolled in Honors Spanish Composition, each created personalized children’s stories written in English and Spanish so Serrano’s parents who are native Spanish speakers can read it to her at home.

WCSD Gifted Education department hosts Gifted Gatherings Gifted Gatherings image

To give students face-to-face time with each other and educators, Westerville City Schools’ Gifted Education department launched “Gifted Gatherings” for elementary students during their remote learning weeks this year.

In the fall, students in grades 3 to 5 across 14 elementaries attended virtual gatherings on various topics such as Book Clubs, Math Madness, Baffling Befuddlement and Community Service.

WSHS science teachers create games to help students deepen their understanding of biology unit Membrane Transport game at WSHS

Westerville South High science teacher Mark Schmidley admits the membrane transport unit in his biology class is not the most exciting topic.

“It’s hard to get some people fired up about ‘Oh man, glucose moving against the gradient. Transport proteins,’” he said.

Donation from Westbury Woods community absorbs school meal debt for all students; Neighborhood Bridges connection aides district homeless students Neighbors of Westbury Woods donation

The Neighbors of Westbury Woods (NOWW) community have organized several holiday giving projects for years. This year, they've helped a family in need, collected coats, hats, gloves and other winter apparel for those who are homeless and supported Westerville families and children.

Their latest effort will reach students across Westerville City Schools. Through their donation of $1,080, the neighborhood group has been able to resolve the school meal debt for all students in the district.

WCSD top school district in national Green Garage Contest

Westerville City Schools was the highest-ranked school district in the nation in a contest that recognizes progressive and environmentally-committed transportation fleets. 

Westerville Education Foundation Teachers of the Month for November and December Westerville Education Foundation logo

TJ Potterf, a teacher at Pointview Elementary; Katie Summers, a teacher at the ELC Preschool and Leslie Alicea, a teacher at Cherrington Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s December Teachers of the Month.

Teachers recognized for the foundation’s November Teachers of the Month award include Jennifer Steinher at Emerson Elementary, Angela Faust at Whittier Elementary and Kelly Balaz at Hanby Elementary.

More than 30 sponsors support Westerville Education Foundation’s Honor Roll program Westerville Education Foundation logo

The Westerville Education Foundation’s Honor Roll program allows community members to recognize educators who have made an impact on their lives. More than 30 sponsors have provided financial support for the program as well as WEF grants for innovative programs in the Westerville City School District. 

Sessions from November’s Parent Prep workshop series now available online Parent Prep logo

Parents who missed last month’s Parent Prep workshop series or wanted to revisit topics can now watch the recorded sessions online.

Director/producer behind documentary on gifted students joins WCSD gifted educators for professional development Images for The G Word documentary

As part of a seven-week professional development series for Westerville’s gifted educators, Marc Smolowitz met with teachers on Wednesday to discuss his documentary, “The G Word,” currently in post-production.

Deadline to apply for Many Voices: Diverse Classroom Library project is Dec. 15 Many Voices logo

Westerville educators interested in bringing more diverse books in their classroom libraries can still apply to the Westerville Education Foundation’s Many Voices: Diverse Classroom Library project. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

WCSD Kindergarten registration planned

The Westerville City School District (WCSD) is preparing to begin the registration process for its next kindergarten class. School officials look forward to meeting new families and greeting returning families. Kindergarten is required for children before entering first grade; families may register their children for kindergarten if they will be five years old on or before Sept. 30.

District-wide reading initiative for students, staff and Westerville community focuses on race and social justice Reading for Justice: One community One Book sponsors

Westerville students, staff and community members are invited to participate in a shared book read across the district and city to inspire conversations around race and social justice.

WCHS’ ASL students spread holiday cheer with virtual performance WCHS' ASL students performing Sleigh Ride

Westerville Central High School senior Ruthanne James was looking forward to her school’s annual assembly in December that features performances by the Jazz Central, orchestra, band and American Sign Language students.

School Board to Meet Dec. 14

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14.

Westerville Central High School named a SWACO School Recycling Champion SWACO School Recycling Champion

Westerville Central High School has been named a Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) School Recycling Champion thanks to science teacher Anthony Forrest and his efforts in building a sustainable and comprehensive school recycling program. 

Eleven proposals awarded 2020 Fall Grant from the Westerville Education Foundation Westerville Education Foundation

A girls empowerment program, classroom sets of ukuleles, and a community-wide reading initiative focused on books about anti-racism are among the 11 proposals awarded a 2020 Fall Grant from the Westerville Education Foundation (WEF). 

Westerville Education Challenge provides ‘rocks of support’ to teachers, staff Rocks of Support by the Westerville Education Challenge

To show support for Westerville teachers, staff and administrators, the Westerville Education Challenge (WEC) created more than 1,300 “rocks of support” that feature messages of encouragement for their work during the pandemic.

Bowling Green State University’s virtual choral festival on Saturday includes WNHS senior BGSU Choral Festival

Aliyah Giles, a senior member of Westerville North High School’s Notables and Symphonic Mixed Choir, will be among the performers featured in Bowling Green State University’s Falcon Choral Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday.

WCSD Resumes Blended Learning Instructional Model on December 7

Beginning December 7 and continuing through December 18, WCSD will resume Blended Learning, which allows each cohort of students to receive five more days of in-person instruction prior to Winter Break. WVA students will continue to receive their instruction through that program. Click the headline to read the Superintendent's message to families.

Westerville Education Challenge launches online social-emotional resource center for students, staff and families SERC image

To support the social and emotional needs of students in the Westerville City School District, the Westerville Education Challenge (WEC) launched an online social-emotional resource center available to students, families and staff on Tuesday.

WCSD Treasurer and Superintendent advocate for new school funding reform bill in testimony before Ohio House leaders

Westerville City Schools Treasurer Nicole Marshall and Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg presented testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee on Nov. 17 in support of the Fair School Funding plan, a new school funding formula that would reduce the state’s overreliance on local taxpayers to pay for public education and provide a more equitable state model for funding schools.

Twenty A+ Award winners recognized at Nov. 23 board meeting

Twenty Westerville City Schools employees were honored for their contributions to students, dedication to their schools and their commitment to district values as part of the A+ Award recognition at Monday’s school board meeting.

Conservative spending, strategic use of federal aid help reduce negative impact of coronavirus on district finances

Last spring, school systems across the nation were challenged to quickly assess, address, and adapt to the worldwide pandemic. Whether implementing remote instruction models to keep students learning, modifying meal service to keep students fed, stockpiling personal protective equipment to keep students and employees safe, or shifting resources to maintain operations, these rapid adjustments left school leaders concerned about the overall impact the coronavirus could have on their respective districts.

Occupational therapy session at Hawthorne Elementary includes check on students’ mental health Jasmine Hearne working with Hawthorne Elementary students on a lesson.

Jasmine Hearne, an occupational therapy student at Ohio State University, led a session for Hawthorne Elementary students in need of OT that included a mental health component. 

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

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its November 2020 Students of the Month during a virtual meeting Nov. 5.

WCSD transportation department and Walnut Springs engineering students team up to create seat belt lock Harness seat belt guard

The Westerville City Schools transportation department needed to find a way to lock the buckle on a seat belt harness specifically used by special needs students after learning a student was able to unbuckle the belt and leave his seat on the bus.

Bus driver raises alarm on Huber Ridge neighborhood house fire during early morning route Susie Lehman pic

Susie Lehman paused when she saw the black cloud billowing over a home along her early morning bus route through Huber Ridge neighborhood. At 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 29, it was pitch black with a mist of rain falling and she wasn’t sure if she saw low-hanging fog or smoke creeping above the ranch-style home.

WCSD launches new peer-led support initiative for high school students Hope Squad logo

Over the coming months, Westerville City Schools will be rolling out a new peer-led initiative focused on mental health and suicide prevention/education.

School Board to Meet Nov. 23

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel to comply with virtual meeting requirements and ensure compliance with the state's extension of its mass-gathering ban. Additional meeting details are available online.

WCSD announces Remote Instruction for students through at least Dec. 4

Westerville City School District (WCSD) Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg today announced to staff and families that the district would extend a planned, temporary return to Remote Instruction through at least December 4, 2020, due to worsening health conditions in the region.

Schools honor Veterans Day with virtual events, cards McVay Elementary's Veterans Day virtual assembly

Several WCSD schools revamped their Veterans Day programs this year to align with health and social distancing guidelines, creating school-wide virtual events to honor those who served in the military.

Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund awards $2,121 in grants

Six teachers have been awarded grants totaling $2,121 from The Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation. The fund was established in honor of former Westerville teacher and principal Bette Marschall, who died in 2001.

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County launches survey to assess community needs

The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County is conducting a community needs assessment to gauge needs surrounding mental health. 

Educators from elementary, middle schools recognized by Westerville Education Foundation Westerville Education Foundation logo

Olivia Bechtel, a first-grade teacher at McVay Elementary; Lisa Huelskamp, gifted education coordinator for Blendon and Walnut Springs middle schools; and Natalie Martin, a second-grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s October Teachers of the Month.

Hawthorne Elementary PTO engage families, show support for staff with care packages Hawthorne PTO distribute stress kits to staff

The new leadership behind Hawthorne Elementary’s PTO mapped out monthly packages to send to families as a way to remain connected and show their support this year.

They planned the themes of the packages with the school administrators, dedicating their first one to a topic parents said they needed support with: stress management.

And with all the stress and anxiety their teachers and staff are feeling this year, the PTO responded by creating “staff survival kits.”

WCSD nurses outline COVID-19 procedures in schools

The school nurses at Westerville City School District have collaborated on communication to help families better understand the procedures they are following in school related to COVID-19.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 12

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. 

Elementary and middle school conferences planned; no classes will be held on certain dates

Due to parent-teacher conferences, classes will not be held at Westerville elementary schools or the Early Learning Center preschool on Thursday, Oct. 29 or Friday, Oct. 30. District middle schools will only be closed on Friday, Oct. 30. They will be in session on Thursday, Oct. 29. School will take place as usual at all three high schools – Westerville Central, North and South. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 2.

Upcoming Parent Prep workshops feature sessions on technology, mental health Parent Prep logo

As part of the Westerville City School District’s Second Annual Parent Prep workshop series, parents can take sessions on various topics including technology, mental health, the college application process and adjusting to a changing school environment due to COVID-19.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Oct. 23

Applications are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 23, for the fall 2020 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members. 

Realignment Committee set to resume work

After completing only two meetings last spring, work of the volunteer community committee tasked with developing attendance boundaries for the district’s new elementary and middle school buildings came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Two Westerville City Schools educators honored at Kindness Rally October Kindness Heroes

Jeff Bracken, a chemistry teacher at Westerville North High School, and Mary Taylor, a retired teacher from Emerson Elementary and the founder of The Friends of Faith Pruden Foundation, were named Kindness Heroes for their service to the Westerville community and beyond at Neighbor2Neighbor Westerville’s Kindness Rally.

Hawthorne Elementary hosts drive-thru movie night Oct. 15 Hawthorne Drive Thru Movie Night

Hawthorne Elementary is hosting a virtual movie night 6:15-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 where families can watch the movie “Abominable” from home with food and snacks provided by the school.

Families can drive through Hawthorne’s parking lot to receive the digital Redbox code for the movie as well as pizzas and snacks for their movie night at home.

Educators from Westerville Central, Westerville North and Westerville South high schools recognized by Westerville Education Foundation Westerville Education Foundation logo

Susannah Lee, an English teacher at WCHS, Catherine Stathulis, an English teacher at WNHS, and Lauren Sefton, a science teacher at WSHS have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s September Teachers of the Month.

Westerville City Schools to offer flu vaccination drive-thru clinics for students

Westerville City Schools is partnering with Health Heroes, Inc. to offer flu vaccination clinics this year for any student enrolled in the district.

Applications for a Westerville Education Foundation Fall Grant due Oct. 16 Westerville Education Foundation logo

WCSD faculty, staff and students with an innovative idea or project that needs financial support can apply for a Westerville Education Foundation Fall Grant. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m.

Westerville South High School awarded 2020 Purple Star designation for commitment to serving military families ODE Purple Star

Westerville South High School has received the Purple Star designation for its commitment to serving military-connected students and their families, officials with the Ohio Department of Education announced this week.

 

School Board to Meet Oct. 5 in Executive Session

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020, in the Skybox of the Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive. Upon convening the meeting, the Board will vote to go into Executive Session to consider the employment of an employee. No action will be taken.

Westerville North football players celebrate teammate in victory Pasha Krantz on the football field

The Westerville North Warriors were up by two touchdowns with several minutes left in last Friday’s game against Canal Winchester. 

Ty O’Hearn and several other seniors on the football team approached Coach Bryan Johnson on the sidelines. 

“Coach, it’s Pash’s time,” O’Hearn said. “Let’s get him in there.”

MLK Legacy Project hosts Poetry Night Oct. 1 Poetry Night Oct. 1

The MLK Legacy Project is hosting a virtual Poetry Night Oct. 1 as part of its annual series of events to promote a better understanding of race and racism in the Westerville community.

The group — which started as a Leadership Westerville subcommittee that focused on the annual breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. — wanted to increase awareness of social justice through poetry with their upcoming event.

District officials planning virtual Parent Prep workshops for families this fall

Given the success of last year’s inaugural Parent Prep workshop series, Westerville City School District (WCSD) officials are finalizing details for a multi-day, all-virtual Parent Prep event later this fall. 

“Although we’re not yet ready to release specific dates or sessions, we simply want families to know that another Parent Prep event is in the works,” said Tami Santa, WCSD's coordinator of student well-being and mental health. “Feedback following last year’s workshops was so positive and supportive that we’re committed to overcoming the challenges before us and providing the experience virtually this year.”

Bette Marschall Grant Application deadline is Oct. 23

Applications for monetary grants from The Bette Marschall Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation are being accepted for worthy 2020-2021 school year projects not otherwise supported within the school budget. The grants are available to teachers, students, administrators, and non-teaching staff within the Westerville City School District. The submission deadline is midnight on Oct. 23.

School Board to Meet Sept. 28

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements and ensure compliance with the state's extension of its mass-gathering ban. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Register now for YWCA Kids Place program YWCA Kids Place program

The YWCA Kids Place School Year Program is offering Before and After School programs for students in Cohort A and Cohort B at several Westerville elementary schools. The YWCA will also offer an All-Day program for students when they are not in their classroom.

School meal benefits temporarily extended to all families School Meals announcement

All WCSD students can receive free school meals through December 31 or until federal funding runs out — whichever comes first. The changes came from a decision by the United States Department of Agriculture to extend free meal benefits.

Hawthorne Elementary team visits families for back to school parade Hawthorne Parade

The parents and students of Hawthorne Elementary lined up at the entrance of the Strawberry Farms subdivision, eager to welcome teachers and staff to their neighborhood as part of the school’s first-ever Back to School parade.

Several kids held signs with messages of love, support and excitement to return to school. Parents stood close by with their phones cued up to take pictures and videos. The parade hadn’t started and already Principal Ernest Clinkscale and Assistant Principal Kristen Millet were getting emotional.

“It was such a good reminder after having been away from kids for six months that they need us and we need them,” Millet said. “This is why we do what we do — to have those connections.”

Applicants sought to serve on district’s audit committee

The Westerville City School District’s Board of Education is seeking applicants for two open positions on its audit committee, which serves as a professional link between the Board and external auditors.

New Central Ohio pilot program provides computers, internet hotspots to families in need

A new broadband access pilot will provide refurbished computers and internet hotspots with a year’s worth of prepaid unlimited internet service, to low-income households with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

WCSD launches Instructional and COVID-19 Dashboard in response to state mandate

The Westerville City School District launched a new dashboard in response to a state mandate requiring all Ohio school districts to report cases of COVID-19 among its school populations.

School Board to Meet Sept. 14

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements and ensure compliance with the state's extension of its mass-gathering ban. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Health pathway program leads to a promising future for Westerville Central alum Kendel Seabury

It wasn’t long into Principles of Biomedical Science at Westerville Central High School (WCHS) when Kendel Seabury knew she was all in on the district’s health pathway program. 


She was fascinated by lessons on how the body works and considered applying her interest in science to becoming a teacher. But the more classes she took — including Diana Arko’s Medical Interventions course — the more she realized that nursing better aligned with her interests in health care and working with people.

District officials announce adjustment to Early Release Day details

Westerville City Schools had previously announced Sep. 24, Nov. 12, Jan. 28, and March 11 as early release dates. Under traditional school year operations, students would be released from school one hour earlier than normal dismissal times to allow for staff professional development.

Hawthorne Elementary continues community outreach efforts with back to school parade Hawthorne Parade Flyer

Many students at Hawthorne Elementary won’t have to wait until the district opens its doors to blended learning to connect with their school family. The teachers and staff will be coming to them.

Westerville South Theatre performs its first movie musical for fall production Ranked poster

Westerville South High School Troupe 513 is kicking off its 2020-21 season opener with “Ranked,” a musical set in a dystopian world where class rank — determined by grades and test scores — defines each students’ worth.

Seven Westerville seniors named semifinalists for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

Seven Westerville seniors are semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a recent announcement by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Eagle Scout project collects money, donations for Walnut Springs Middle School’s music program Alexandre Hedrick

During performances for Walnut Springs Middle School’s orchestra, Alexandre Hedrick noticed students sharing instruments and sitting out for different songs for an opportunity to play. 

He learned there weren’t enough instruments for all students and the realization sat with him as he considered a leadership service project for his bid to become an Eagle Scout. 

On Saturday, Hedrick is leading a car wash to raise money for used instruments for Walnut Springs’ music program. While there, he is also taking donations of instruments to share with the school. 

Westerville Central High School teacher offers his original works to district educators as background music for videos Matt Rees

When Westerville Central High School social studies teacher Matt Rees stumbled onto an article outlining how videos with copyrighted music are taken down, he immediately thought of his peers who are creating videos for their classes and students. 

He said teaching is considered “fair use” and an exception for copyright protection but the software that catches it and the companies that take it down don't check that. 

Rees, a singer/songwriter away from the classroom, is offering a resource he hopes can be useful to fellow educators: instrumental versions of his original music.

WCSD counseling team maintains social-emotional support for students through virtual offices Virtual offices for school counselors

To help connect Westerville students and families to social-emotional support services this year, the district’s counseling team set up virtual offices that aim to engage students while maintaining a semblance of a school environment.

Drive-up clinic available for required Meningitis and Tdap vaccinations

The Westerville City School District’s nurses are working with local agencies to help students get their required vaccinations.

Westerville City School District will phase in students’ transition to Blended Learning beginning September 21, 2020 BLTP Banner

Westerville City School District officials today announced details regarding how students will transition to a Blended Learning model of instruction beginning Monday, September 21, 2020, after approximately one month of fully remote instruction

Board of Education to meet Sept. 2 via videoconference

The Westerville City School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Sept. 2, 2020, via videoconference. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. and will be streamed over the district’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements, as well as to ensure compliance with the state’s recent extension of its mass-gathering ban. The purpose of the special meeting is to consider the district's transition to a Blended Learning model of instruction for the 2020-21 academic year.

New high school courses focus on African American, Race and Equity studies Collage of images for the new African American, Race and Equity studies courses

This year, Westerville’s high schools launched new courses that approach topics such as Black history and culture and social justice in a way that has never been done before in the district. 

Attendance policy changes to be considered as district opens schools remotely

The Westerville City School District is reviewing its attendance policy to adapt to remote instruction for the 2020-21 school year. 

District announces restrictions on staff passes, Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Cards for athletic events Image of Superintendent Gold Appreciation Card

Due to recent state-ordered restrictions on event attendance and venue capacity, the Westerville City School District (WCSD) will not be issuing athletic passes to staff this fall and community members holding a Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Card (Gold Card) cannot be guaranteed admission to events.

District announces 2020-2021 testing calendar

Westerville City School District (WCSD) officials today announced the release of the district’s 2020-2021 local testing calendar for students, along with an acknowledgment that the testing schedule remains subject to change.

Welcome (back) to Westerville Homegrown teachers video cover image

This year, a dozen of the 47 new educators are returning to the site that inspired them to pursue a career in education. They were athletes, student council leaders, class representatives, choir, and band members. 

They left a Westerville graduate. Now, they are a Westerville teacher. 

Meet some of the Westerville alumni who’ve returned to the district as an educator this year.

 
District partners in a community-wide virtual discussion on social justice and anti-discrimination efforts King's Dream Revisited event image

Westerville City School District (WCSD) will be part of a virtual community discussion, “King's Dream Revisited: Where do we go from here - Chaos or Community?” at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28.

School Board to meet Aug. 24

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel to comply with virtual meeting requirements and ensure compliance with the state's extension of its mass-gathering ban. The opportunity to submit public comment will open at 12 p.m. on Friday, August 21, and be received electronically using the process detailed at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Report: Financial impact of COVID-19 on WCSD budget

As part of state budget cuts to offset the loss of tax revenue stemming from the coronavirus crisis, Westerville City Schools saw a total reduction of $5.6 million as of July 31 -- with more state budget cuts anticipated for the future. 

Treasurer Nicole Marshall outlined the financial impact of COVID-19 on the district’s budget at the Aug. 10 board meeting. 

Fees for All-Day Kindergarten adjusted for the 2020-21 school year

Families will pay an adjusted fee for all-day kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. The tuition will be based on the educational models outlined in the district’s Responsible Restart Plan: traditional, blended, and fully-remote.

Parents and students welcome return of teachers, staff Collage of chalk art and positive messages at different schools

Monday marked the return to school for all Westerville educators and staff and across the district, families and students took to the streets to show just how much their school teams mean to them.

Viebranz receives 2020 Innovator Award by the Ohio School Public Relations Association Image of Greg Viebranz

Greg Viebranz, executive director of communication and technology for the district, has been honored by the Ohio School Public Relations Association with their 2020 Innovator Award, which recognizes individuals who have introduced or utilized new methods of communication to impact school public relations locally, in the state or nationwide.

Westerville principals to families: We’re in this together Image of popcorn

Westerville’s principals recorded a special message to students and families ahead of the 2020-21 school year. 

Opt-in required for school meals for the 2020-21 school year

Due to recent decisions by the United States Department of Agriculture, Westerville families must opt-in for a school breakfast and/or lunch during virtual and/or blended instruction in the 2020-21 school year.

Revamped WCSD website goes live Aug. 14

The Westerville City Schools website is getting a facelift.

Starting the evening of Aug. 14, wcsoh.org will feature new tools to allow visitors to customize their viewing experience, whether it’s on a computer, tablet or phone, based on their personal needs. The site will adapt and function well regardless of the type of device thanks to an enhanced responsive design.

Westerville City Schools switch to all Virtual Instruction to open 2020-21 School Year

Westerville City School District Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg announced Wednesday, July 29 that district officials have decided to open the 2020-21 school year in a 100% remote instructional model, rather than the blended learning model originally announced. 

District ramps up efforts to safeguard students and staff when schools reopen

As the Westerville City School District prepares to reopen schools for the 2020-21 academic year, members of the leadership team have taken a multifaceted approach to address concerns about COVID-19 and safeguard the health and well-being of students and staff.

Westerville Virtual Academy available for grades K-12 for 2020-21 school year

At the Board of Education’s direction to develop a fully remote learning option for students, the Westerville City School District is pleased to offer the Westerville Virtual Academy to families interested in an alternative to in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year.

Board of Education to hold July 20 meeting via videoconference
Proposed return to school plan for the 2020-21 school year announced Westerville City School District Responsible Restart plan for the 2020-21 academic year

Superintendent John Kellogg today released to staff and families the Westerville City School District’s proposed plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year.

The plan, which represents months of work by a variety of teams and reflects input gathered during surveys of families and staff, outlines educational delivery scenarios, including a fully-online option, as well as health and safety measures that will be put in place when students return for in-person learning. The plan includes the following:

Board of Education to hold July 6 meeting via videoconference
Board joins planned legal proceedings over constitutionality of state vouchers Board joins planned legal proceedings
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club serving free meals through August 7
Westerville Caring & Sharing Back to School Supply Drive Westerville Caring & Sharing Back to School Supply Drive
Board of Education to hold June 22 meeting via videoconference
Survey emailed to families regarding 2020-21 school year; weekly back-to-school e-newsletter launched for parents, guardians
Zoom Duck Derby goes virtual – there’s still time to adopt a duck and support this cause! Sunday, July 26, 2020
StoryBox initiative provides free books to students and their summer teachers StoryBox
REMINDER: “Dr. Tombaugh Dash – Family 5K & Fun Run” goes virtual Dr. Tombaugh Dash will be a virtual event on Father’s Day, June 21.
Families urged to watch for, complete survey regarding 2020-21 school year
Board of Education to hold June 8 meeting via videoconference
Local organizations partner in new initiative to prevent “summer slide” in student learning StoryBox will provide four books to each K-3 student in WCSD
Superintendent's Message to Families and the Community
NEWSBRIEFS 5.29.20

WNHS Notables alumni create musical magic with virtual performance  

A recent Facebook post by Meredith Rea Casto shared a project that she and her friends from the 2004-2005 Westerville North Notables had been working on since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. Fifteen years later and “they still got it.” Casto provides additional background on the musical project in her post, which is viewable at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/170500053/posts/10100596102239836/

Reminder: Class of 2020 diploma ceremonies, Light the Path initiative scheduled for this Saturday, May 23 Light the Path on Saturday, May 23, 2020
Westerville City School District Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction
Retirees honored with tribute video during virtual Board meeting Retirees Banner 2020
Summer Theatre Enrichment goes virtual this season Summer Theatre Enrichment Banner
WEF and WPE Announce StoryBox - Summer Reading Initiative
Virtual LEGO competition winners announced
NEWSBRIEFS 5.22.20
Board of Education to hold May 18 meeting via videoconference
REMINDER: Community invited to “Light the Path for the Class of 2020”
“Dr. Tombaugh Dash – Family 5K & Fun Run” goes virtual Dr. Tombaugh Dash logo
Help us “Light the Path” May 23 and celebrate our Westerville City Schools Class of 2020!
Board of Education to hold May 4 meeting via videoconference
District releases Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2019 2018-2019 Popular Annual Financial Report now available

Westerville City Schools’ Treasurer/CFO Nicole Marshall today announced that a Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the district’s Fiscal Year 2018-19 is now available to the community.

District employees honored with A+ Awards
Westerville Education Challenge Sends Message of Gratitude to District Staff
NEWSBRIEFS 5.1.20
PUBLIC NOTICE: Federal Application for IDEA Part B
Local youth earn accolades in 14th annual Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest
NEWSBRIEFS 4.24.20
Board of Education to hold April 20 meeting via videoconference
The 14th annual LEGO competition turns virtual
Zoom Duck Derby supports district students, residents with disabilities Duck Derby Ducks in water
NEWSBRIEFS 4.15.20
District officials offer update on Summer School (Grades 9-12) and Summer Intervention (Grades K-8) programs
Board of Education to hold April 6 meeting via videoconference
Special Board of Education meeting to recognize GEM Award recipients cancelled
NEWSBRIEFS 3.27.20
Tutor.com soon available for free with your Westerville Public Library card
Westerville students advance to Ohio History Day Statewide Competition
URGENT: Westerville Schools now CLOSED Monday, March 16
Coronavirus Communication Information & Resources COVID-19 Information click here

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School Board to meet in March
Westerville City School District’s final Early Release date is Thursday, March 12
Schools close for Spring Break
Blendon Middle School student takes center stage during Columbus Foundation event Student Baumann
Attendance boundary committee members roll up sleeves, begin work Middle School Realignment Committee
Westerville Parent Council announces 2019-20 GEM Award recipients
NEWSBRIEFS 3.6.20
Information meetings scheduled for summer travel opportunities
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is March 20, 2020
NEWSBRIEFS 2.28.20
Westerville City Schools well represented in EdChoice Voucher debate Some of the many community members who provided testimony before the House Bill 9 Conference Committee
Final Reminder – Join us at the annual Community Bowl-a-Thon! Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon, slated for Saturday, February 29, 2020
Hawthorne Elementary finalizing plans for inaugural Community Resource Fair
Everything will be awesome at the 14th annual LEGO competition
Truth or consequences: imaginary threats mean real penalties for students, families
NEWSBRIEFS 2.21.20
District announces start of attendance boundary work, committee meeting schedule

The future opening of a new elementary and a new middle school in the Westerville City School District has created a need for the realignment of attendance boundaries at those instructional levels. Two committees, one to develop elementary boundaries and one to develop middle school boundaries, will begin their work in February 2020.

Read-In event will feature works of African-American poets, authors, illustrators
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Seeking Nominations for 2020 Community Service Award
School Board to Meet in February
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
District announces 2020-21 Magnet Program application dates, open house details
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, March 13
Spend your extra day this month at the Community Bowl-a-Thon Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace
Westerville Community Band invites families, community members on a Musical Tour of the U.S.A. during 2020 Young Person’s Concert
One week left until WEC’s Rock This Town 80s Party! Rock This Town Ad
Deadline to Nominate GEMs is February 7
Westerville Parent Council Honors PTA Reflections Winners
Aultman and Bell sworn in, leadership established during Board’s annual organizational meeting BOE Swearing In Ceremony
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Approves Meeting Schedule for 2020

Westerville City School District Board of Education members approved the following 2020 meeting calendar during their January 13, 2020, organizational meeting:

January is School Board Recognition Month Board Recognition Singing
Final Reminder – Parent Prep Registration Closes January 17
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20, 2020
Westerville City School District’s third Early Release date is Thursday, January 30
Westerville Education Challenge Rock This Town 80s Party slated for February 8, 2020 Rock This Town 80s Party slated for February 8, 2020
Community Bowl-a-Thon scheduled for February 29, 2020
Westerville City Schools Releases its 2018-2019 Annual Report, Where You Belong 2018-2019 Annual Report cover
District leaders invite public to session on negative local impact of state voucher expansion
School Board to Meet
Westerville Board of Education Passes a Resolution Opposing EdChoice Vouchers
Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications are Available
BOE to hold Special Emergency Meeting
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Recognizes Multitude of Honorees Award Recipients
Kindergarten Registration Kicks off with Kindergarten 101
Winter Break Draws Near
Westerville City Schools Kindergarten Registration Planned
School Board to Meet in December & January
One Westerville Caroling and Concert is Friday Evening, December 13
WEF Funds 16 Traditional Grants Totaling $19,623.30; Alliance Data Provides $3,730 for Additional English Learner Program Grants
Our Community, Our Schools Thanked by Board of Education for Efforts to Pass Issue #8 Volunteers from Our Community, Our Schools
Updated Financial Forecast Shows Negative Impact of State’s Latest Biennial Budget
Westerville Parent Council and Volunteer Groups Lauded for Making a Difference Westerville Parent Council and Volunteer Group Recognition
Students from Nine Westerville Elementary Schools Perform in Nations Together in Song Nations Together group
Kari Dennis is Sunrise Rotary’s November Service to Youth Recipient Service to Youth recipient Kari Dennis
District’s Upcoming Parent Prep Offers Variety of Helpful Information Sessions to Families Parent Prep Ad-Logo
District Announces Temporary Change in Procedures for Families to Update PowerSchool Emergency Contact Information
Hawthorne Students Smash Bubble Run Goal by Raising $13,400+ for School Activities Assistant Principal Kristen Millet and Principal Ernest Clinkscale
Issue 8 Receives Thumbs Up from Voters in the Westerville City School District Supporters reacted with enthusiastic applause
School District and Parks & Rec Partner with Blue Jackets; $42,000 in Equipment Donated Blue Jackets Street Hockey
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Finances Four Projects Totaling $1,082
October 31 Proves to be Fun Day of Learning for Students and Staff Alike 2019_Halloween
Thank You Voters! (A Message to the Community from Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg) Thank You Voters Logo
Westerville Educator Day is Tuesday, November 5
A+ Awards Bestowed Upon Ten Exemplary Westerville City School District Employees
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for October
Westerville City School District’s Second Early Release Date is Thursday, November 14
School Board to Meet in November
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
Full Scale Reunification Drill Helps Westerville School District Prepare for Emergencies Students board a school bus during the district's reunification drill on October 16.
Westerville South Theatre Department Hosts Drama Day Camp on December 21
Alston Award Nominations Sought by Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy Project
October 29 Information Session to Detail STEM Trip to England and Scotland in 2021
Westerville Educator Day is Tuesday, November 5; COSI to Open for Families
Westerville Caring & Sharing Seeking Volunteers, Donations, Families in Need
IMPORTANT: Full-Scale Safety Drill on October 18, 2019
Hawthorne Elementary School’s First Block Party Extravaganza Draws Huge Crowd Hawthorne block party
Ten to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards during October 28 Board Meeting
Westerville Parent Council Releases 2018-2019 Volunteer Support Report
Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned
Westerville City Schools Announces Early Release for October 15, 2019; Previous Early Release for October 17, 2019, Moved to November 14, 2019
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is October 25, 2019
Westerville City School Officials to Host Three Community Forums Regarding Issue 8
School Board to Meet in October
OEA/NEA Day is October 18
Five Westerville Elementary Schools Raise $24,193 for the American Heart Association
October 23rd Transition Resource Fair Targets Students with Developmental Disabilities
Transportation Employees Enchant Youngsters with School Bus the Musical School Bus the Musical
Westerville City Schools Human Resources Department Launches New Website
Prescription Drug Abuse to be Addressed at October 3rd One Choice Seminar
Westerville City School District’s First Early Release Date is September 26
Westerville City Schools Fourth Graders and Parents Invited to Explore Panama
Nick McIlwain and Kristen Millet Included in Leadership Westerville Class of 2020
Schools Break for Labor Day
Neighborhood Bridges’ Supply Drive Expands to Benefit All Westerville Schools
1989 Student Prognostications about the Future Revealed in Newly Found Document Central College future documents
School Board to Meet in September
Hawthorne Students and Staff Start the New School Year with Team Building Activities Hawthorne teambuilding
Westerville City School District Welcomes Five New Principals 5 Principals
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, September 20
Teachers and Support Staff Engage in Professional Development Prior to Schools’ Start Chrome lab with employees
Eleventh Westerville Honor Flight is September 7 – Community Support Encouraged
Hawthorne: Safety Update (08-15-2019)
New Teachers Learn About Westerville City Schools at Annual Orientation Meeting Dr. John Kellogg speaking with new teachers
First Time School Bus Riders Gather to Learn About Safely Being Transported Children and parents with Buster the Bus.
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2019-2020 School Year in Westerville
School Bus Route Schedule Access Announced; District Seeking Additional Drivers
Student Fees Cover Consumable Supplies; Families Can Opt to Pay Online
Westerville Schools Continue to Meet USDA Nutrition Standards, Meal Price Guidelines
Free and Reduced Eligibility Policy Announced
Help Keep Our Schools Safe with the Safe School Helpline
Elementary Schools Prepare to Welcome Students
YWCA Kids Place to Provide School-Age Childcare
Westerville High School Athletic Departments Announce Fall Sports Information
Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Cards Available
Child Find: Children with Disabilities
Professional Development Scheduled
Westerville City Schools 2019-2020 School Year Calendar
School Board to Meet in August
Back-to-School Information Now Available Online Back-to-school information
Student Fees Cover Consumable Supplies; Families Can Opt to Pay Online
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2019-2020 School Year in Westerville
Board authorizes November ballot issue to enhance safety and security at every school, manage enrollment growth
Board of Education to Meet 7.15.19
Westerville City Schools Invites Families to First Time Riders Event on August 3 First Time Riders open house at Whittier Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 3, 2019. 
Inaugural Summer Enrichment Series features Crazy for You, July 18-21 Crazy for You Logo
School Board Honors WCHS Track & Field Athletes, District Treasurer’s Office
School Board Approves Measures to Accept State Facilities Findings, Request Local Funding in November
Westerville Class of ’74 Announces 45th Reunion Details
Change in Board Meeting Start Time
Jean Trimble Named Innovation Space Leader for Westerville City Schools
Linda Weiler Earns Rotary Club of Westerville’s Courtright Volunteer Service Award The Rotary Club of Westerville, on May 23, honored Linda Weiler with its 43rd annual A. Monroe Courtright Volunteer Service Award.
School Board to Meet
This Year’s MODEL Mentoring Program Focused on Paying it Forward Mentor Davia Stevenson works with her group to create a board of inspiration for the Heritage Middle School community.
Ryan Washburn 5K on July 7 will Benefit Junior Diabetics Research Foundation
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Honors Retiring Employees ELC retirees
Westerville City Schools Transportation Department Participates in Red Nose Day Transportation Red Nose Day
Westerville City Schools Students Blasting Off with Books This Summer Pointview library books
Westerville Education Foundation Announces Spring Grant Recipients
COTA is Offering Summer Youth Bus Passes for $62
Rotary Service to Youth Award Video for 2018-19

Courtesy of Dennis Blair, Westerville Sunrise Rotary.

District Announces 2019-2020 Testing Calendar
Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2018-2019 Service to Youth Award Winners Westerville Sunrise Rotary
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Announces Spring Grant Recipients
Updated Financial Forecast Avoids Deficit Spending One More Year
Westerville City Schools Summer Food Service Program Details Announced
OEP Celebrates “Kids Teaching Kids” at Columbus Zoo; Westerville’s Efforts Honored OEP Celebrates “Kids Teaching Kids”
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Grant Application Deadline Extended through the End of May
Mobile Dentist Day at Hawthorne Elementary Results in Bright Smiles Mobile Dentist Day
GEM Award Recipients Honored by Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda GEM Winners
Author/Illustrator Jason Tharp Encourages Hawthorne Students to Dream Big Tharp Encouraging Students
Westerville Education Foundation’s Artful Affair Raises more than $95,000 WEF President Bob Gibson and Executive Director Colleen Moidu
Westerville Education Foundation’s Artful Affair Raises more than $95,000 WEF President Bob Gibson and Executive Director Colleen Moidu
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception Group shot of Educators of the Year.
School Board to Meet in May
Mental Health Month Shines Light on Services offered by Westerville School District
School Offices Closed on Memorial Day
Westerville School District Earns Achievement Award from Capital Area Safety Council
Board Passes Resolutions Supporting Fair School Funding, Repeal of H.B. 70
Ten Exemplary Employees Receive A+ Awards at April 22 School Board Meeting Spring 2019 A+ Award winners
Westerville Schools Cost Avoidance for Utilities Passes $20 Million Mark
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for April
Local Celebrity Artwork will be Sold to Benefit Student Initiatives at An Artful Affair
District Elementary Art Exhibit and Reception Celebrates Student Creativity Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg addressed the standing-room-only audience
Calling All Elementary School Students – South’s Science Family Fun Night is April 25
Westerville City School District Public Notice
Health Career Exploration Experience Expands in its Second Year Students shared their most memorable experiences during an Afternoon of Reflection on April 4.
Hawthorne Elementary School’s Cultural and Arts Festival Draws Large Crowd Fourth grade pupils, directed by Sarah McPeak, played a variety of international songs on their recorders, before a packed gymnasium of proud parents.
Westerville South’s Catch Me If You Can Boasts 62-Person, High Energy Cast
Westerville Central Warhawk Theatre Department to Stage Hello Dolly!
Westerville Board of Education Recognizes State PTA Reflections Winners Westerville pupils who were recognized at the state level Ohio PTA Reflections competition were honored Monday evening by the Board of Education.
Westerville Board of Education Approves 2020-2021 School Calendar
Westerville Educators Partake in Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching Class A number of Westerville teachers chose to attend a CLR class offered at the Early Learning Center.  Included among the distinguished panel of speakers was Iraq’s Bashar Salem, Resettlement Manager for US Together.
Westerville City Schools’ Health Pathway Students Participate in First Annual Skills Lab Physician Assistant Scott Naples intubates a mannequin as Westerville Central pupils Kaycee Johnston and Mackenzie Little observe.
Early Learning Center Employees Trained by Westerville Police to Run, Hide, Fight
Westerville City School District Launches Mobile App Westerville City Schools Launches New App
Westerville South High School Presents 12 Angry Men Read by 12 Impassioned Women
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is May 1, 2019
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for March
Business Tech Tour and Science-Related Events Coming to Westerville in May
Hawthorne’s Trash 2 Fashion Catwalk Show Wows the Crowd with Creative Designs Hawthorne’s Trash 2 Fashion Catwalk Show
GEM Award Recipients Announced
Moving Up Nights to Focus on Incoming Sixth Grade Students
Emerson Student Brayden Burgess Wins Westerville City Schools LEGO Competition Westerville City Schools LEGO Competition
Ten to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards during April 22 Board Meeting
Schools Closed on Good Friday
School Board to Meet in April
Starry Night on “Pause” for 2019; Volunteers Needed
Four Westerville Educators in the Running for 2019 Teacher of the Year Westerville Educators in the Running for 2019 Teacher of the Year; Abby DeChant, Scott Delligatti, Jim Ledford and Caitlyn Maloy. 
School Board to Meet in March
School Board to Meet in March
Schools Close for Spring Break
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is March 14
Still Time to Register for Westerville City Schools 13th Annual LEGO Competition
Westerville City School District Mourns the Passing of Former Superintendent Dr. George Tombaugh
Hanby and Emerson Tour/Open House Magnet Fair Slated for Wednesday, March 6
March 16 LEGO Competition to Include High School Students this Year
GEM Nomination Deadline is Extended to Monday, February 11
Westerville City School District’s Early Release Date Rescheduled for February 21
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, March 15
Westerville Lauded for Providing Exceptional Educational Options Educators from other school systems tour the Westerville City School District's Academic Enrichment Center
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
School Board to Meet in February
Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon is February 16
Westerville Ed Foundation Sip & Sketch Brings out the Picasso in Local Celebrities Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for January
Fouse, Alston Awards Given During Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock This Town 80s Party on February 23 80s_flier
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock This Town 80s Party on February 23rd and Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Supporting Kids Rock This Town 80s Party
January is School Board Recognition Month Westerville Board of Education members presented with certificates of appreciation and proclamations from the District and City.
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Approves Meeting Schedule for 2019
Kindergarten Registration Kicks Off with Kindergarten 101
Westerville City Schools Releases its 2017-2018 Annual Report, Where You Belong Cover of the Westerville City Schools 2017-2018 Annual Report
Westerville Parent Council Honors PTA Reflections Winners
Westerville City Schools Kindergarten Registration Planned
Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications are Available
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is January 31
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for December
Local Elementary Students Participate in Rudolph 5K Run/Walk Rudolph 5K Run/Walk
Dan Shields is Rotary’s December Service to Youth Recipient Dan Shields
BOE to meet in January
School Board Recognizes Westerville Parent Council and Member Group Volunteers Westerville Parent Council and member group representatives
School Board to Meet in December
Winter Break Draws Near
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards Grants Totaling $3,068
Rev. Vaughn Bell Sworn in as Member of Westerville Board of Education Marshall administers the Oath of Office to Rev. Bell
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for November
WCSD Board of Education Facilities Work Session Summary
BOE to Meet December 3
Westerville Education Foundation Awards Record-Setting Grant Total During Golden Anniversary Year
We Honor Our Veterans pupils stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance
Students Wow the Crowd during Nations Together in Song Performances at the Vineyard Nations Together in Song Performances at the Vineyard
Deadline to Register for MLK Youth Oratorical Contest is Monday, November 26
Hawthorne power restored; School as planned 11/16
Hawthorne Power Update: No afternoon kindergarten; Parents/Guardians may pick up students if able
Hawthorne Power Outage 11.15.18 -- Message from Principal
Teachers and Support Staff Engage in Professional Development on November 6 Professional Development Pictures
BOE to hold Special Meeting
School Board to Meet
Westerville Education Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Our Schools Westerville Education Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration
High School Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
Westerville Educator Day is Tuesday, November 6
Westerville Caring and Sharing Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Those in Need Caring and Sharing 30th Anniversary
October 31 Proves to be Fun Day of Learning for Students and Staff Alike Transportation Staff in Halloween Costumes
Times Change: Modern, Safer Spaces – Facilities Plan Conversations Scheduled
Westerville Board of Education Approves 2019-2020 School Year Calendar
Westerville School Employees Make the Most of COTA Day through Varied Activities COTA Activities
Ten A+ Awards Bestowed to Exemplary Employees at School Board Meeting A+ award winners
School Bus Evacuation Drills Completed as Required by State Law Youngsters practice emergency bus evacuations
Bird Announces Resignation from School Board; Process to Fill Vacancy Begins
Westerville City Schools Business Advisory Council to Meet on October 18
Grammy-Award Winning Singer/Author Ketch Secor Entertains Hawthorne Students Ketch Secor performing to delighted children at Hawthorne
Columbus Crossing Borders Project Viewed by Some 3,000 in the Westerville Community Hanby students observe the art
Attention All Percussionists – New Westerville Drum Club Starts October 25
Community Culture Celebration Attracts Hundreds to the Point at Otterbein University ESL students dance
Community Members Turn Out in Support of Hands Across Westerville Hands Across Westerville
Enthusiastic Hawthorne Students Rake in $9,500 during First Annual Bubble Run Bubble Run
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is October 31, 2018
Westerville South Victory Bell Memorial Unveiling and Dedication is October 18
District’s Latest Financial Forecast Continues to Reflect Conservative Revenue Projections
Westerville Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg to Receive BASA Leadership Award
BOE to meet in October
OEA/NEA Day is October 19
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is October 18
WEF Lauded for 25 Years of Enhancing the Educational Experience in Westerville WEF Resolution
Westerville Parent Council Releases 2017-2018 Volunteer Support Report
Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned
Westerville Caring & Sharing Seeking Volunteers, Donations, Families in Need
Students’ Cell Phones Likely to Receive National “Wireless Emergency Alert”
Westerville City Schools Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction Treasure's Department receiving the Auditor's award
BOE to meet in September
Westerville Reps Participate in OSBA School Security and Safety Solutions Summit Westerville City School District representatives
Westerville South Hosts Free Transition Night Resource Fair on October 24
Curriculum Specialist Dr. Jill Williams to Receive CEL Innovative Leadership Award
Students Invited to Enter OSBA’s "Stand up for Ohio Public Schools" Video Contest
BOE to Meet in September
Great Westerville Food Truck Fest is Sunday, September 9
Schools Break for Labor Day
School Board to Meet in September
Heritage Christian Church Surprises Hawthorne with Eight Crates of School Supplies Crates of School Supplies
Westerville City School District’s First Early Release Date is September 27
Deputy Superintendent Mark Hershiser Honored by Board and Superintendent Mark Hershiser with Resolution of Commendation
Neighborhood Bridges to Expand Number of Personal Care Pantries; Donations Needed
Westerville City Schools Welcomes its Youngest Learners on August 21 Early Learning Center
Tenth Westerville Honor Flight is September 8 – Community Support Encouraged
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, September 21
Teachers and Support Staff Engage in Professional Development Prior to Schools’ Start Teachers lined up to exchange Chromebooks
Nestor-Baker Selected to Serve on OSBA’s Board Member Cabinet
Westerville Schools, Junior Achievement Partner to Win Community Connectors Grant
Neighborhood Bridges Undergarment Drive will Benefit 720 Pupils
Westerville Schools’ Ed Tech Team Speaks at Five Conferences during Summer Break
New Teachers Learn About Westerville City Schools at Orientation Meeting New Teacher Orientation
First Time School Bus Riders Gather to Learn About Safely Being Transported Buster the Bus interacting with kids
Help Keep Our Schools Safe with the Safe School Helpline
2018 Sales Tax Holiday Runs from Friday, August 3, to Sunday, August 5
Westerville City Schools Invites Families to First Time Riders Event Tomorrow
Westerville is “Crossing Borders” to Celebrate Diversity
School Board to Meet in August
Westerville School District’s Summer Learning Program Garners Community Support designing laser-cut Styrofoam pumpkins
Westerville City Schools Rolls Out New MyVan Transportation Program
School District’s Human Resources Department Hosts Classified Secretarial Orientation Secretarial Orientation
Back to School Information Go to www.wcsoh.org/backtoschool
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2018-2019 School Year in Westerville
Online Transportation Information and School Bus Route Schedules
Student Fees Cover Consumable Supplies; Families Can Opt to Pay Online
Westerville Schools Continue to Meet USDA Nutrition Standards, Meal Price Guidelines
Free and Reduced Eligibility Policy Announced
Elementary Schools Prepare to Welcome Students
YWCA Kids Place to Provide School-Age Childcare
Westerville High Schools Offer Football Season Tickets
Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Cards Available
Child Find: Children with Disabilities
Professional Development Scheduled
Westerville City Schools 2018-2019 School Year Calendar
WEF will Provide Funding for Innovative Programs in Westerville Schools this Summer
School Board to Meet
Increased Revenues, Decreased Expenditures Yield Positive Results in Latest Forecast
Board of Education Fills Two Key District-level Leadership Vacancies
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,194 in Grants
City of Columbus Provides Each Hawthorne Student with Free Bike Helmet Scott Ulrich talks about bicycle safety with Hawthorne students
Westerville Library Gives Away Free Books to Jumpstart Summer Reading
Spring Test Results – When Parents Can Expect to Receive Them
Westerville City Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program Details
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club to Serve Free Meals from May 29 to August 10
GEM Award Recipients Honored on April 30 GEM award winners
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception Educators of the Year group picture
BOE to meet in May
District’s Secondary Art Exhibit/Reception Celebrates Student Creativity Families view secondary artwork
Ten Exemplary Westerville City Schools Employees Receive A+ Awards A+ Award winners
Arts Council of Westerville Grant Enables Hawthorne Elementary to Purchase Mandolins Mick Broderick giving mandolin lessons to youngsters
BOE to Meet
Thirty Openings Left for Afternoon Classes in the Westerville Safety City Program
Westerville Educators to Present at NCTE Conference in Houston
An Artful Affair Breaking Records for Westerville Education Foundation
District Elementary Art Exhibit/Reception Celebrates Student Creativity Gerrie Cotter addressing the audience at the District Elementary Art Show
Still Time to Sign Up for May 12 Run for Heroes at Sharon Woods Metro Park
State Testing Update
School Board Recognizes 14 PTA State Reflections Competition Participants PTA State Reflections Competition Participants
Hawthorne Cultural Festival Celebrates Diversity among Mighty Mustang Family The Hawthorne Elementary Cultural Festival.
Starry Night Draws Some 2,000 Community Members to Citizen Art and Science Event Columbus Ohio LEGO Users Club table
Last Call for Art Submissions and Sponsorships for An Artful Affair
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is April 27
School Board to Meet
Neighborhood Bridges to Distribute Hand-Written Cards Written By Middle School Kids
Starry Night Art & Science Festival is This Sunday, April 8
Technology in Our Classrooms Workshop Draws Inquisitive Crowd John Kellogg checks out some VR
Fourteen Westerville City Schools Students Place at State Reflections Competition
Ten to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards
Westerville City Schools Releases its 2016-2017 Annual Report, Where You Belong Annual Report Cover
Movies Shown at Hawthorne Inspire Students to Pledge to be Kind Picture of Hawthorne pledges to stop saying mean and hurtful words
Hawthorne Embraces Be YOURSELF Because Everyone Else is Taken Week Hawthorne staff wearing “Respect” shirts
Former Hawthorne Student Gives Back by Donating Supplies to Teachers and Students Hawthorne supplies
Moving Up Nights to Focus on Incoming Sixth Grade Students
WEF Seeking Original Works of Art for An Artful Affair Auction May 5
Families are Invited to Free Starry Night Art & Science Festival on April 8
GEM Award Recipients Announced
Education First and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s are Presenting Sponsors for An Artful Affair
State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria Visits Westerville City School District Paolo DeMaria with the Westerville Educational Technology team
District Begins Efforts to Track Students from Military Families per Federal Law
BOE to meet in March
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is March 15
Schools Close for Spring Break
WPE Distributes more than 5,000 Free Books to Elementary Students this School Year
Volunteer Opportunities are Plentiful for Starry Night Art & Science Festival on April 8
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation 2018 Grant Criteria Announced
Spring Testing in Westerville will Require Modified Transportation Schedules
Lofton Departs Westerville Schools to become Assistant Superintendent for New Albany
Westerville City Schools’ Twelfth Annual LEGO Competition is Saturday, March 10
Westerville City Schools to Host Cybersecurity Competition
Technology in Our Classrooms Slated for March 19
ODE Invites Public to Share Stories about the Great Educators in Their Lives
Westerville City Schools Announces Calamity Day for Friday, February 16, 2018
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, March 16
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock This Town 80s Party on February 16
Westerville Parent Council’s Summer Camp & Activities Expo Slated for March 7
School Event Cancellations for 2.7.18
BOE to Meet in February
Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon is February 17
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
Energy Fairs are Taking Place throughout the Westerville School District Westerville North energy leaders talking about reverse images and mirrors
Emerson and Hanby Schedule Open Houses and Magnet Fairs on March 7
Noteworthy Testing Changes Detailed
Go Bucket Contributors Honored by Westerville City Schools Board of Education Representative from Lowe’s, OhioHealth, Roush Hardware, Status Solutions and the City of Westerville Division of Police
Westerville Board of Education Stands Up for Public Schools
Run for Heroes Slated for May 12 at Sharon Woods Metro Park
Westerville Parent Council Honors PTA Reflections Winners Reflections Winners: Primary, Intermediate and Middle
Kindergarten Registration Kicks Off with Kindergarten 101
Westerville City Schools Students and Staff Honored at Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Westerville City School District honorees at the community Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Westerville South High School Presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night February 1-4
Mary Poppins Pancake Breakfast Slated for February 3; Community Invited
Central Hosts Second Annual Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance on February 12
Little Warrior Cheer Clinic and Future Warrior Tryout Clinic is February 3
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Donates Books and Money to Westerville School District Sunrise Rotary Donating Books and Money to Westerville School District
Community Input Sought Regarding Facilities Master Plan; Public Meetings Scheduled
January is School Board Recognition Month; Three Take Oath of Office New School Board Swearing In
Westerville City Schools Kindergarten Registration Planned
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Approves 2018 Meeting Calendar
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock This Town 80s Party on February 16
School Board to Meet
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Hawthorne’s Pet Supply Drive Benefits Shelter Animals at Citizens for Humane Action Hawthorne Student Council members delivered a massive donation to the CHA animal shelter.
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is January 25
Westerville Library Presents Guest Storytime with Lula Mohamed Abdulle on January 31
Deadline to Nominate GEMs is February 9
Special Needs Preschool Now Accepting Peer Model Applications for Next School Year
Two Westerville Educators Chosen to Serve on Columbus Zoo Advisory Council Shelli Speakman and Katie Ensell will help shape the Columbus Zoo’s educational opportunities for students.
Westerville City Schools Open Enrollment Applications Available
Strong Community Support Helps WEF Finish 2017 on a Positive Note
Westerville Education Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Recipients, Final Days of "Double Donation December" Drive
Arts Council of Westerville to Fund Grants for Westerville City Schools Teachers
Lyrical Westerville 2017 Concludes Successful First Year with Funding from the WEF
WEF Announces Double Donation December – Contributions will be Matched
Nine Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Grants Awarded
Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted Student Parent Workshop Slated for December 6
Westerville Caring & Sharing Collecting Toys until December 15
Colleen Moidu is Westerville Education Foundation’s First Executive Director
BOE to meet in December
School Board Recognizes Ten Years of Challenge Day Programming in Westerville District Challenge Day organizer and colleagues, addressed the Board and Superintendent
Winter Break Draws Near
Griffith announces retirement as Westerville City School District Treasurer
Third Grade Students Wow Huge Crowd with Nations Together in Song Third grade students from five elementary schools
Shop at www.smile.amazon.com to Support the Westerville Education Foundation
Hawthorne Elementary Donates Nearly $200 to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico A fifth grader makes a donation. 
Teachers/Support Staff Engage in Professional Development on Westerville Educator Day Classified staff in class at Westerville South High School
Decreased Expenditures, Increased Projected Revenue, Extend District’s Financial Stability in Latest Forecast
Eleven Westerville City Schools Employees Earn A+ Awards A-plus Winners
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
Westerville Education Foundation Announces Annual Innovative Grants Competition
BOE to Meet in November
Volunteers Pack 700 Go Buckets for Use in Westerville Schools during Crisis Scenarios Volunteers packing Go Buckets
WESSA Meets on October 20; Story Stones Community Service Project Completed Kellie Reed and Kym Mahovlic
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for October
Hawthorne goes Orange for National Kindness and Unity Day Students wearing orange
Westerville Educator’s Day is Tuesday, November 7
Westerville Caring & Sharing Seeking Volunteers, Donations, Families in Need
Community Donates 700 Go Buckets to 24 Westerville Schools for Use in Crisis Scenarios
Ten Years of Challenge Day Commemorated with Planting of 5,000 Daffodil Bulbs
Westerville Partners for Education Presents Boo! For Books on October 27
Honor your military hero, past or present, with a “My Hero” card USO My Hero Card
Ten Years of Challenge Day Commemorated with Planting of 5,000 Daffodil Bulbs
Community Donates 700 Go Buckets to 24 Westerville Schools for Use in Crisis Scenarios
Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned
Westerville Martin Luther King Jr. Fouse Award Nominations are Due October 27
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is October 19
Ninth Annual Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival is Sunday, October 1
Eleven to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards
Renowned Talent Scout Peter Sklar Speaks at Westerville North High School on October 3
BOE to Meet in October
OEA/NEA Day is October 20
School Board Recognizes Teachers, Endorses Neighbor2Neighbor Month Teachers Jenny Findell and Erik Ekis, and Westerville Mayor Kathy Cocuzzi
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is October 27, 2017
Free and Reduced Price Meal Application Deadline is September 28
Westerville City School District’s First Early Release Date is September 28
Westerville Education Foundation Seeking Executive Director
Learning is the Focus of Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Fourth Friday Fall Fest on September 22
Moody’s Upgrades Westerville City Schools to Aa1 Rating Based on Solid Finances
Westerville City Schools Once Again Earns Auditor of State Award with Distinction
Westerville Kiwanis Club Provides Birthday Books to Elementary School Children Birthday book shelf at Alcott Elementary
Westerville McDonalds Donates Meals, Backpacks and School Supplies to Local Children Ronald McDonald  at Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club location distributing book bags and school supplies.
Westerville City Schools to Offer Flu Vaccination (Injection Only) Clinics for Students
Two-Day Community Culture Celebration Slated for Westerville Citizens
Westerville Honor Flight is September 30 – Community Support Encouraged
WPE and WCS Present Emotional Health In and Out of the Classroom
School Board to Meet in September
New Math Materials Information Meeting
Applicants Sought to Serve on District’s Audit Committee
Schools Break for Labor Day
Educator Day Training Helps Teachers and Staff Prepare for Influx of Students Teacher learn on computers during Educator Day
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, September 22
New Teachers Learn About Westerville City Schools at Orientation Meeting Dr. John Kellogg addresses new teachers
Westerville Students Excel at Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition Invention Convention participants
Westerville School District Receives Supplies for Students from Stuff the Bus Campaign  Superintendent John Kellogg, along with Board of Education members unload school supplies.
First Time School Bus Riders Gather to Learn About Safely Being Transported A bus driver demonstrates both the right and wrong way to cross the street
Community Invited to Visit Kroger and Help “Stuff the Bus” with School Supplies
Westerville Educators are Gearing Up for the 2017-2018 School Year Leigh Hoskins
German Youth Orchestra to Perform at Westerville South High School on August 6 German Youth Orchestra
Westerville Schools Continue to Meet USDA Nutrition Standards & Meal Price Guidelines
Free and Reduced Eligibility Policy Announced
Student Fees Cover Consumable Supplies; Families Can Opt to Pay Online
WCSD 2017-2018 School Year Calendar
Professional Development Scheduled
Child Find: Children with Disabilities
Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Cards Available
Westerville High Schools Offer Football Season Tickets
YWCA Kids Place to Provide School-Age Childcare
Elementary Schools Prepare to Welcome Students
Online Transportation and Bus Route Schedules - Notification Adjustments
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2017-2018 School Year in Westerville
Westerville Caring & Sharing Sponsors Raffle Basket Fundraiser at 4th Friday
EZPay Information Provided for Westerville City Schools Parents
School Board to Meet
Teachers Attend Ed Tech Camp to Learn about Integrating Technology into the Classroom Educators train on technology
Westerville City Schools Invites Families to First Time Riders Event on August 5
IMPORTANT: June 26 Summer Intervention scheduled system upgrade
Strategic Plan Community Engagement Outcomes Available for Public Inspection
Special BOE Meeting Scheduled for May 30, 2017
Retirees are Wished a Fond Farewell Twenty-nine Retirees posing after the Board of Education reception.
Updated Financial Forecast Reflects Fiscal Stability Resulting from Levy Renewal
Westerville City School Board Approves 2018-2019 Calendar
BOE to Meet in June
Westerville School District Announces 2017-2018 Testing Calendar, State Testing Updates
Strategic Plan Community Engagement Outcomes Available for Public Inspection
Westerville Educators are Applauded for Energy Efficiency Education Efforts
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club to Serve Free Meals from May 30 to August 11
Super Inventors Invited to Ohio Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition
Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2016-2017 Service to Youth Award Winners Service to Youth award winners
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,194 in Grants
Westerville Caring & Sharing Garage Sale is May 19 and May 20
Westerville City Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program Details
Franklin County Public Health Releases 2017 Back-to-School Immunization Schedule
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception
Spring Test Results – When Parents Can Expect to Receive Them
Last Day of Classes in Westerville is May 25
District Art Shows Celebrate Student Creativity Artwork hanging on display.
"Starry Night" Attracts 1,600 Enthusiastic Participants Jerry Seabaugh explains cutting and measuring to McVay students.
"An Artful Affair" Benefits Westerville City School District Overhead picture of attendees viewing artwork
BOE to Meet in May
State Reflection Winners Recognized by Board of Education Thirteen State Reflections competition students sit on a couch after being recognized at a Board meeting.
Elementary Leadership Summit Community Service Fair Showcases Projects Overhead view showing the crowds of families viewing displays.
GEM Award Recipients Honored on April 17 Picture of GEM Award winners on stage
A+ Award Winners Honored at School Board Meeting Picture of A plus Award winners
Community Input Sought Regarding New and Revised Courses of Study
Feedback Sought for Westerville City Schools’ 2018-2019 Calendar
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is April 28
Schools Closed on Good Friday
BOE to Meet in April
Nine to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards
Starry Night Takes on “Maker” Theme April 23 Starry Night information logo
Moving Up Nights to Focus on Incoming Sixth Grade Students (UPDATED)
Public Invited to Review Westerville City School District’s K-5 Mathematics Curriculum
Hawthorne Cultural Night Draws Big Crowd Two students representing their Palestine culture
College Credit Plus Intent to Participate Form is Due April 7
WEF Announces "An Artful Affair" An Artful Affair Event Logo
Twenty Westerville City Schools Students Place at State Reflections Competition
2016-2017 GEM Award Recipients Announced
Families Embrace Family Literacy Night Family Literacy Night
Community Invited to Shape the Future of Westerville City Schools
11th Annual Westerville City Schools District LEGO Competition Scheduled for April
Westerville City Schools Posts 2015-2016 Annual Report
District Summer Learning Opportunities Survey Provides Input Opportunity
Update: Network Restrictions During Testing
Plan for Early Release on March 16
Schools Close for Spring Break
BOE to Meet in March
2017 Summer Camp/Activities Expo Slated for March 8
Graduating Seniors Visit Fouse Mural they Helped to Create Graduating seniors from each high school stand in front of the mural they helped create while students at Fouse Elementary School.
Central’s Dominic Carpenter Receives Civilian Service Award from Westerville Police Dominic Carpenter displays his Civilian Service Award from the Westerville Division of Police.
It’s Energy Fair Season in Westerville City Schools! Westerville South High School junior Abby Ingersoll leads an activity called Energy Jumble.
Please Join us for “Tomorrow’s Learning Today” -- Series Starts March 6 with The SHOP Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow's Learning Today Invitation with same information as the press release
Scouts Recognize School District for Helping to Promote Values Scout representatives thank the Board of Education for its support of promoting values in children.
School Board Issues Statement of “Grace and Hope”
School Administrators Gain Insight from Leadership Westerville
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for January February 2017 Teacher of the Month Recipients
2017 Summer Camp/Activities Expo Slated for March 8
Four Hundred Twenty Five Westerville Community Members make a Striking Difference Bowl-A-Thon Executive Challenge Participants
Student and Adult Creations Needed for An Artful Affair
Westerville City Schools Magnet Program Fair, School Tours Scheduled
Westerville Education Challenge’s Rock This Town 80s Party Raises $50,000 People wearing their finest 80s attire
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock this Town 80s Party Tonight!
Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance Slated for February 9
Wonders of Westerville Challenge Harlem Wizards on February 6
GEM Nomination Deadline is Fast Approaching
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is March 10
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
BOE to Meet in February
State Assessments are Upcoming
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for January
Special Needs Preschool Now Accepting Applications for Peer Role Models
Westerville Parent Council Honors PTA Reflections Winners
Kindergarten Registration Kicks off with Kindergarten 101
Plan for Early Release on January 26
Westerville Education Foundation Awards $6,763.75 in Grants
District Curriculum Specialist Appointed to State Science Standards Revision Committee
School Board Approves 2017 Meeting Calendar
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
BOE to Meet in January
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for December
School and Police Personnel Complete Youth Mental Health First Aid Course School and Police Personnel
Wonders of Westerville will take on Harlem Wizards February 6
Westerville City Schools Kindergarten Registration Planned
Time to Nominate Your Favorite GEM
Intra-District Open Enrollment Application Deadlines are Announced
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock this Town 80s Party on February 3
Visual and Performing Arts Call for Nominations
Students Thrive at 11th Annual Elementary Leadership Summit Students help blindfolded peers find balls and place them in a basket
Caring and Sharing Needs Your Help
Winter Break Draws Near
BOE to meet in December
Third Graders Wow Huge Crowd with Nations Together in Song Third grade students from Emerson, Hanby, Hawthorne, Huber Ridge, and Whittier elementary school perform a world cultures concert titled Nations Together in Song
Thank You Veterans! Heritage Veterans
Westerville Schools Staff Enjoys Professional Learning Opportunities on Educator Day Jim McCann talks to a room of educators about customer service
"Uptown Scrooge" Takes "A Christmas Carol" to the Streets of Westerville
Bowl-A-Thon Preparations are Underway; Executive Bowlers Sought
Westerville’s Mike Ward Publishes Common Sense Approach to Custodial Work Mike Ward holds his recently published a book titled, Who Swings Your Mop?  The Common Sense Approach to Custodial Work.
Shopping at smile.amazon.com will Benefit Westerville Education Foundation
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,082 in Grants
Thank You Voters! Issue 59 Co-Chair Mollie Lynch is pictured with Co-Chair Rick Bannister, Westerville City Schools Board of Education President Richard Byrd and Westerville City Schools Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg.
Thank You! Thank you voters for approval of Issue #59
No School on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
High School Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
Westerville Caring & Sharing Seeking Volunteers, Donations, Families in Need
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
BOE to meet in November
Reading, Writing and Spelling Challenges to be Explored at November 16 Meeting
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for October
Nine Westerville City Schools Employees Earn A+ Awards Nine Westerville City Schools employees pose after receiving their A+ Awards
Westerville City Schools’ Spirit Book Club to Host Author Matt de la Peña on November 2 Picture of Matt de la Pena
OEA/NEA Day Provides Learning Opportunities for Westerville School Employees Staff members at a table work with each other on PowerSchool training skills
Hawthorne’s Kathleen Waltman is Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient
District’s Concerted Effort to Increase Bandwidth Over Summer Leads to No Anticipated Network Restrictions During Upcoming Online State Assessments
WPE’s “Boo! for Books” is Friday Evening, October 28
Westerville Education Foundation Announces Annual Innovative Grants Competition
Book Bonanza! is Back First grade students at Mark Twain Elementary School ponder their choice of books that are placed on a very large table
Calling All Bowlers!
School Fees are Due on Monday, October 17
District Earns Financial Management Award from "Facility Maintenance Decisions"
Home Depot Reps Help Hawthorne Students Make Birdhouses Hawthorne bird houses
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for September
Second Annual Westerville Hunger Heroes 5K & Fun Run is October 22
Nine to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards
EZPay is now live for all payments.
Deadline to Pay School Fees has been Changed to Monday, October 17
District Continues to Stretch Resources as Reflected in Latest Financial Forecast
BOE to meet in October
OEA/NEA Day is October 21
Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned
Westerville North Teachers Receive a $2,000 Voya Unsung Heroes Award Dozens of children enjoyed the Maker-Space hands-on activity stations.
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is October 21, 2016
EZPay – PowerSchool Update
Delayed Release for McVay May Impact Shuttled Students' Arrival Time Home
Applicants Sought to Serve on District’s Audit Committee
A+ Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching
District Announces 2016-2017 Testing Calendar, State Testing Updates
Westerville Schools on Display September 23 at Last 4th Friday of the Season
State Report Card Results for Westerville City Schools Expected to Mirror Local, State Trends

High-performing school districts throughout the state will meet fewer standards and receive lower letter grades on this year’s State Report Card due to ongoing changes to Ohio’s accountability system.

Westerville Schools Awarded Local Government Innovation Council Grants
Professional Development Scheduled for September 29
Schools Break for Labor Day
School Board to Meet in September
“Performance Accountability Report” spotlights district progress, use of resources since 2012 emergency levy approval

The document is intended to help residents understand how financial resources have been used since voters approved a five-year emergency levy in 2012.

Westerville City Schools to Offer Flu Vaccination (Injection Only) Clinics for Students
Superintendent schedules “Community Coffee Chats” to discuss district progress, plans and finances

Westerville City School District Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg today announced that he and members of the district’s leadership team will hold a series of “Community Coffee Chats” to discuss recent progress and future considerations for the district, as well as answer questions about the district’s levy renewal on the November 8, 2016, ballot.

Board of Education Unanimously Approves Win-Win Transition Agreement
Shopping at smile.amazon.com will Benefit Westerville Education Foundation
Westerville City Schools’ Spirit Book Club to Host Author Matt de la Peña on November 2 Picture of Matt de la Pena
Board of Education Unanimously Approves Win-Win Transition Agreement
Schools, Community Join Forces to Sponsor All-Female Honor Flight on September 10
“Creation Station” Dedicated at Hawthorne Elementary School “Creation Station” Dedicated at Hawthorne Elementary School
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is September 23
August 18 was Back to School Day for Westerville City Schools Students August 18 was Back to School Day for Westerville City Schools Students
New Teachers Learn About Westerville Schools at Orientation Meeting New Teachers Learn About Westerville Schools at Orientation Meeting
Early Learning Center Staff Donates School Supplies to Pupils in Need Early Learning Center Staff Donates School Supplies to Pupils in Need
2016-17 Academic Calendar
Professional Development Scheduled
Child Find: Children with Disabilities
Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Cards Available
High Schools Offer Football Season Tickets
High School Schedule Pick-Up Announced
Middle Schools Schedule Pick-Up Times
YWCA Kids Place to Provide School-Age Childcare
Elementary Schools Prepare to Welcome Students
Student Fees Cover Consumable Supplies; Families Can Opt to Pay Online This Year
Free and Reduced Eligibility Policy Announced
Westerville City Schools Continue to Meet Tough USDA Nutrition Standards
Online Transportation and Bus Route Schedules - Notification Adjustments
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2016-2017 School Year in Westerville
Ohio Law Requires New Vaccinations This School Year
Westerville Schools Raise $40,000 for the American Heart Association

Eleven Westerville City schools participated in Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart and Red Out for Heart activities this year to earn money for the American Heart Association.  At the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year, a whopping $40,097.70 had been raised for the organization.

Westerville Students are Patient Champions in the Great Columbus Duck Race and Run

Westerville City Schools are proud to partner with The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in support of the 5th annual Great Columbus Duck Race and Run, presented by Meijer.  This family friendly activity benefits the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Robert Frost Elementary students Megan Dickerson and Olan Ross, along with Whittier Elementary pupil Doug Spayde, are serving as Patient Champions for the event, to highlight the life-saving research and medical care that is provide by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

BOE to meet in August

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in Regular Session at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2016; and on Monday, August 22, 2016.  The meetings will take place at the Early Learning Center in Westerville.

Westerville City Schools Invites Families to First Time Riders Event Tomorrow

Students in the Westerville City School District who will be riding a school bus for the first time this fall are invited, along with their parents or guardians, to attend the annual First Time Riders open house, which will be held at Whittier Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 30. Whittier is located at 130 E. Walnut St. in Westerville.

Important Change to “Health Heroes” Flu Immunization Clinics
July Board of Education Meeting Updates

The Westerville City School District Board of Education is scheduled to meet on July 7, 2016, and July 25, 2016.

IMPORTANT: New Vaccination Requirements