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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Outreach to families takes Mark Twain’s team to their front door Mark Twain teachers visit families at Abbey Lane apartments

The teachers and staff at Mark Twain Elementary visit Abbey Lane Apartments so frequently they are often swarmed by students eager to greet them once they arrive.

For years, the team at Mark Twain has connected with students and parents at the apartment complex where a majority of their Somali families and families of other English Learners reside. From the teachers to the principal to the school secretary, they have hosted potlucks, soccer games, tutoring, and other activities to ensure families feel supported while their kids are in school.

WCSD, three schools named top fundraisers in regional Pennies for Patients campaign

Westerville City School District led the region in raising the most money in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Central Ohio Chapter’s Pennies for Patients campaign while three schools -- Wilder Elementary, Genoa Middle School and Mark Twain Elementary -- were among the top 10 Central Ohio schools that raised the most money for the campaign during the 2019-20 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
WEF Teachers of the Month for February 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
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
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
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
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
35th Annual Mark Twain Craft Bazaar Slated for Tomorrow at Westerville North High
Westerville City School District’s Second Early Release Date is Thursday, November 14
School Board to Meet in November
Mark Twain Students and Staff Dress in Orange to Support Unity Day Mark Twain Unity Day group photo
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
Top Fundraisers at Mark Twain Elementary Win Limo Lunch with Principal Vicki Moss Top fundraisers outside the stretch Hummer Limousine
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mark Twain Elementary Stone Garden Encourages Visitors to Stand Out, Not Fit In Mark Twain Stone Garden
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
GEM Award Recipients Honored by Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda GEM Winners
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
Third Grade Class at Mark Twain Wins Columbus Blue Jackets Playoff Pep Rally Jenn Bichsel suited up
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.
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
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
Mark Twain Service Club Assists Marine Corps Family Support Community student and his mother pack boxes
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
Mark Twain Earns $400 from Lions Club for Successful Showing in Rudolph 5K Run Rudolph Run winners
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
State Board of Education Bestows Honors on Two Westerville Elementary Schools
South Thespians take Charlotte’s Web on Successful Road Tour to Elementary Schools Wilbur the Pig
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is January 31
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
Deadline to Register for MLK Youth Oratorical Contest is Monday, November 26
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
School Board Recognizes Student Inventors Moving on to National Competition Student inventors
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
Top Sellers at Mark Twain Elementary School Earn a Stylish Ride to Lunch at Sonic Students and staff riding in style.
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
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
Westerville Students Advance to National Invention and Entrepreneurship Expo
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
Abbey Lane Residents Celebrated at Back to School Potluck Dinner Abbey Lane Residents
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
Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2017-2018 Service to Youth Award Winners Service to Youth award winners
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
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
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
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
Mark Twain Service Club Packs Boxes for Marine Corps Family Support Community Service Club members holding packed boxes.
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
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 Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for January
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
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
Westerville City Schools Open Enrollment Applications Available
Mark Twain Secretary Susan Kaul is Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Service to Youth Award Winner Susan Kaul
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
Shop at www.smile.amazon.com to Support the Westerville Education Foundation
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
Thirty-third Annual Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is November 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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
Mark Twain Students Raise $12,150; Some Earn Lunch and Limo with Principal Moss MT student with limo
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
Mark Twain Students Remember Tucker Northeimer through Bucks for Tuck Campaign Former classmates of Tucker Northeimer
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
Students a Flutter for Mark Twain Educational Butterfly Garden, an Eagle Scout Project Students working in Mark Twain’s lovely new Butterfly Garden
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
Ben Hartnell and Chris Henricksen Named VFW Educators of the Year
Strategic Plan Community Engagement Outcomes Available for Public Inspection
Westerville Educators are Applauded for Energy Efficiency Education Efforts
Westerville Library Awards Mark Twain and Genoa Middle School as Top Borrowers
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club to Serve Free Meals from May 30 to August 11
Super Inventors Invited to Ohio Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition
Walnut Springs Geology Students Share their Books at Mark Twain Walnut Springs student reads to a third grade class
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
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for April
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
Irish Jig Tradition Continues at Mark Twain Elementary School
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
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
Mark Twain Service Club Assists Marine Corps Family Support Community Mark Twain Service Club
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
Westerville City Schools Participate in Hour of Code A Mark Twain fifth grade is advised by volunteer
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
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
32nd Annual Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is November 5
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
Haunted Gym has become Beloved Tradition at Mark Twain Elementary A third grade student runs and jumps through tires in an obstacle course
Top Fundraisers at Mark Twain Enjoy Lunch and a Limo Five students, a secretary and principal stand in front of a limo before taking a ride to lunch.
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
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"
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
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 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.

Library Link Awards Go to Heritage and Mark Twain Library Link Awards Go to Heritage and Mark Twain

Each school day, the Westerville Library’s Library Link service delivers books and other materials requested by students, faculty and staff at the school buildings in the Westerville district.  This spring, Library Link Awards were presented to the elementary and middle school receiving the most items delivered this school year:  Heritage Middle School (1,186 items) and Mark Twain Elementary (1,209 items).

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
Superintendent to Recommend New Westerville South Principal, Westerville North Athletic Director
Feedback Sought for Westerville City Schools’ 2017-2018 Calendar

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education is seeking feedback from families regarding the proposed 2017-2018 calendar.  The calendar, as it was presented in a first reading to the Board on May 23, 2016, can be viewed by visiting the district website at www.wcsoh.org or individual school websites, and clicking on the button marked “2017-2018 Calendar Review.”

District Encourages New Families to Enroll Children As Soon As Possible

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean the work stops in Westerville City Schools.  While some may anticipate a slower pace once the school year ends, employees at the district’s Enrollment & Family Resource Center actually hope for a significant increase to their workload and the number of enrollment applications they process over the summer months.

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 June

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in Regular Session at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016; and Monday, June 27, 2016.

Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for May

The Westerville Education Foundation has named three educators Teacher of the Month for May – David Walker, McVay and Mark Twain elementary schools; Jillian Faulhaber, Walnut Springs Middle School; and Shannon Clegg, Westerville South High School.

Westerville’s EdTech Department Hosts Summer Learning Opportunities

The Westerville City Schools EdTech Department will host its annual EdTech Camp on June 1 and 2 at Blendon Middle School.  More than 40 teachers will lead sessions for some 150 attendees.

Westerville Education Foundation Mini-Golf Fundraiser Draws Families Westerville Education Foundation Mini-Golf Fundraiser Draws Families

Intermittent spring showers did not stop families from gathering at the Westerville Education Foundation’s (WEF) eighth annual Mini-Golf Fundraiser, which took place on Saturday, May 21 at the Westerville Mini-Golf & Batting Cages on Schrock Road.

Updated Financial Forecast Reflects Academic Program and Service Restorations, Maintains Prior Fiscal Timelines

Westerville City School District (WCSD) Treasurer/CFO Bart Griffith presented Board of Education members with a revised financial forecast indicating the district will end Fiscal Year 2020 with a cash balance of $37.14 million.  The balance reflects expenses the district has incurred while rebuilding academic programs and services impacted by significant budget cuts approximately four years ago.  Even during this rebuilding phase, district officials have stretched the March 2012 emergency operating levy five years longer than originally projected.

Retirees Honored at Board of Education Meeting Retirees Honored at Board of Education Meeting

Retiring Westerville City Schools personnel were honored at a reception prior to the Regular Session of the Board of Education on May 21, and at an official ceremony during the meeting.  This year 30 individuals are retiring from the district with a combined 667 years of service.

Westerville City Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program

Westerville City Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.  (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or nonresidential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.)

BOE to Meet

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in Executive Session, for the purpose of discussing personnel, at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016.

Elementary Leadership Summit Inspires Teamwork Elementary Leadership Summit Inspires Teamwork

The 10th annual Elementary Leadership Summit occurred on Friday, May 13, at Westerville North High School.  More than 140 third, fourth and fifth grade students from all Westerville elementary schools were in attendance.  Participants completed leadership and team building exercises, and shared the outcomes of their building community service projects.

2016 Central Ohio Invention Convention Winners Moving on to National Competition

Following the Regional Invention Convention Competition held at Tolles Career and Technical Center on May 7, a number of Westerville City Schools students have advanced to the national contest.

Celebration of Life Scheduled for John Justice on June 1
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,082 in Grants

The Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation has announced the recipients of 10 grant awards totaling $3,082 to Westerville City Schools personnel for applications submitted this spring.

Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2015-2016 Service to Youth Award Winners Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2015-2016 Service to Youth Award Winners

The Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club hosted a breakfast at the Old Bag of Nails on Wednesday morning, May 18, where Service to Youth award winners were honored.  The program began four years ago to recognize exceptional Westerville City Schools employees who have made a special contribution to youth; have served as a positive role model for young people; and have demonstrated service above and beyond the call of duty in performing their job responsibilities.

Last Day of Classes in Westerville is May 24; First Day Back Changed to August 18

The last day of classes for the 2015-2016 school year in the Westerville City School District is Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  A Teacher Professional Day will take place on Wednesday, May 25.

Franklin County Immunization Clinic offered Twice a Month at Westerville Fire Division

A Franklin County Immunization Clinic for children and adults is being offered at the Westerville Division of Fire (400 West Main Street) on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  This clinic is by appointment only. 

Staff Appreciation Events Taking Place throughout the School District Staff Appreciation
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception WEA Honorees
“Fireworks, Friends & Freedom” Chosen as the Theme for Rotary’s July 4th Parade
Continental Mathematics League Contest Results Announced
Westerville Drivers Walk Away with Top Honors at Central Ohio School Bus Road-E-O

School Transportation Professionals from across the Central Ohio region gathered at Reynoldsburg Elementary on Saturday, April 23, to sharpen their knowledge and behind-the-wheel driving/maneuvering skills at the Central Region School Bus Safety Road-E-O.  At the conclusion of the competition, Westerville City Schools bus drivers walked away with top honors.

District Art Shows Celebrate Student Creativity District Art Shows Celebrate Student Creativity

Families gathered at the Westerville Community Center and Westerville Public Library on Sunday afternoon, April 24, to see student artwork on display.  They were welcomed by Phyllis Self from the Arts Council of Westerville (pictured) and Dr. Jan Fedorenko, retired principal of Hanby Arts Magnet School.

BOE to meet in May

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet on Monday, May 9, and Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (Retirement Recognition) at the Early Learning Center.

Eight Stellar Employees Earn A+ Awards Eight Stellar Employees Earn A+ Awards

A+ Awards honor outstanding school employees whose actions demonstrate support of the district’s Mission Statement; willingness to go above and beyond normal expectations; and behavior consistent with one or more of the district’s values. 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Seeking Westerville Student as Patient Champion for 5th Annual Great Columbus Duck Race and Run

The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to partner with Westerville City Schools in an effort to raise awareness and funds for pediatric research.  The 5th Annual Great Columbus Duck Race and Run is a fundraising event put on by the Development Board at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  The money raised from the event supports The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Westerville Education Foundation Honors, Celebrates Educators during Annual Breakfast Westerville Education Foundation Honors, Celebrates Educators during Annual Breakfast

District employees, community members, business leaders, service organization representatives, government officials and special guests joined members of the Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) Board of Trustees on April 22 for the WEF’s second annual Celebration of Education, Innovation and Inspiration.

10TV Feature Highlights Westerville Education Foundation Crowdsourcing for WCSD Teachers, Staff

10TV Anchor Kristyn Hartman recently spent the morning at Westerville North High School to learn how teachers and students have benefited from the WEF's Adopt-a-Classroom and Fund-a-Project initiatives.

34 Pallets of Books are Headed to Liberia, thanks to Westerville’s Zuulu Cooper

Thirty-four pallets (2,040 boxes) of reading material and textbooks, along with 12 computer systems, are on their way to the Liberian Girls Guides headquarters in Paynesville, Liberia, thanks to the ongoing efforts of Westerville City Schools technology technician Zuulu Cooper.  The material will benefit about 3,500 students in six urban and two rural schools.

Crowds Pack Westerville North High School for Family-Friendly Starry Night Event Crowds Pack Westerville North High School for Family-Friendly Starry Night Event

On Sunday, April 10, families packed Westerville North High School for the 4th annual Starry Night learning festival, sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Westerville Partners for Education.  The festival offered dynamic learning experiences with experts from Columbus’ premier educational, business, and community organizations.  Geared toward students in preschool through grade 8, along with their caregivers and families, the event highlighted the connection between arts and science.  The theme this year was, Art and Science – Fueling Imagination.

Westerville Education Foundation Minigolf Fundraiser is Saturday, May 21

The 8th annual Westerville Education Foundation Minigolf Fundraiser will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Westerville Mini-Golf & Batting Cages, 450 West Schrock Road.  Mark your calendars now and don’t miss this fun, family-friendly community event!

School Board Recognizes Students who Competed in Ohio PTA State Reflections Contest School Board Recognizes Students who Competed in Ohio PTA State Reflections Contest

Locally, Westerville Parent Council hosted the contest which celebrates student achievement in literature, music, dance, film/video production, photography and visual arts.  This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly.”  Volunteer Lisa Wood organized the event, along with co-chairs Jill French and Sarah Strauss.  This year, 355 students from 15 Westerville schools participated, with 57 district winners advancing to the State finals. 

GEM Award Recipients Honored on April 18

Westerville Parent Council, Roush Honda, the Deputy Superintendent of Schools, the Treasurer and the Westerville City Schools Board of Education recognized Great Educator and Mentor (GEM) award winners at a reception and special ceremony held at Westerville North High School on Monday evening, April 18.  GEM awards are given to individuals who make a difference in the lives of the students in the Westerville School District.

Debbie Imhoff is Westerville Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Debbie Imhoff is Westerville Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient

Debbie Imhoff, Custodial Services secretary for Westerville City Schools, was surprised on April 6 when a group of Sunrise Rotarians showed up to present her with the Diane J. Conley Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise Service to Youth award.

Fouse Student Wins Top Honors at District’s 10th Annual Lego Competition Fouse Student Wins Top Honors at District’s 10th Annual Lego Competition

Fourth grade Fouse Elementary School student Finn Mitchell was named Overall Grand Winner at the 10th annual Westerville City Schools Lego Competition held April 9 at Heritage Middle School.  Dr. Scott Ebbrecht, facilitator of the annual event, proclaimed to the nearly 125 student participants and their family members that “Perseverance has paid off!”

Westerville City Schools Once Again Earns Auditor of State Award with Distinction
Westerville South Presents Big Fish the Musical
School Board to Meet
Dr. Lisa Huelskamp to Receive Distinguished Service Award from OATE

The Ohio Association of Teacher Educators (OATE) has announced that this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award is Lisa Huelskamp, PhD.  Dr. Huelskamp has taught at Westerville City Schools for 18 years as a science teacher, administrator, and is currently a middle school gifted facilitator.  This award is designed to formally recognize members of OATE for outstanding service to the organization and to teacher education.

Westerville City Schools Posts 2014-2015 Annual Report

Westerville City Schools has posted its 2014-2015 annual report, titled Where You Belong, on its website.  It features a building directory plus highlights and photos of the 2014-2015 school year, along with school calendars and information about human resources, district departments, and school finances.

Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is April 22

Applications for monetary grants from The Bette Marschall Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation are being accepted for worthy 2016-2017 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.

Irish Jig Tradition Continues at Mark Twain Elementary School Irish Jig Tradition Continues at Mark Twain Elementary School

Every year on or around St. Patrick’s Day, students and staff at Mark Twain Elementary School can be seen dancing an Irish Jig, a beloved tradition which began way back in 1980 – 36 years ago.

Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for March

The Westerville Education Foundation has named three educators Teacher of the Month for March – Tonia Tombaugh, Longfellow Elementary; Jennifer Hesseltine, Blendon Middle School; and Jessica Waites, Westerville North High School. The Mission of the Westerville Education Foundation is to enrich the learning experience and broaden the minds of our students through the funding and support of innovative educational programs

Time to Nominate Your Favorite School Bus Driver for a Ferdie Award

Each year the Westerville City Schools Transportation Department bestows a “Ferdie Award” to honor the Bus Driver of the Year.  Please consider nominating your favorite driver.

Westerville Students Succeed at State Reflections Contest; Five Advance to Nationals

Fifteen Westerville City Schools students earned honors at the Ohio PTA State Reflections Competition, and five who received Awards of Excellence will advance to the national contest.  Results were announced by Westerville Parent Council, which hosted the 2015-2016 challenge in the Westerville district.  Students submit original work in literature, music, dance, film/video production, photography and visual arts.  This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly.”

Dave O’Bryan is Westerville Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Dave O’Bryan is Westerville Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient

Dave O’Bryan, a mechanic in the Westerville City Schools Transportation Department, was surprised on March 16 when a group of Sunrise Rotarians showed up to present him with the Diane J. Conley Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise Service to Youth award.

Network Access to be Restricted during State Testing

During the Westerville City School District’s real-time technology analysis on February 26, district officials learned a great deal to prepare for upcoming online assessments.  By restricting guest Internet access, as well as reducing districtwide access to certain Internet-based services such as streaming music and video sites, the district realized an approximate 45 percent reduction to the bandwidth being used.  Technology officials also evaluated the backup internet firewall and determined it to be fully operational within established parameters.

Moving Up Nights to Focus on Incoming Sixth Grade Students

Westerville City Schools invites incoming sixth grade students and their parents to attend Moving Up Night, an evening of orientation focused on the transition from elementary to middle school. 

Health and Activity Nights Enjoyed by Families at Mark Twain and Robert Frost Health and Activity Nights Enjoyed by Families at Mark Twain and Robert Frost

Otterbein University students in Patti Wilson’s Leadership DYAD class, along with 3rd grade students from Jenn Bichsel and Alyssa Burkhart’s classes at Mark Twain Elementary and 4th grade students from Kari Tucker’s class at Robert Frost Elementary, joined together to plan Health and Activity nights for their respective schools on March 8 and 10.  The evenings included fun fitness stations and health information booths prepared by Otterbein and Westerville Best of Both Worlds students.

Board Approves Westerville Educator Days; School Starts August 18

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education, at its meeting on Monday, March 7, approved two District Professional Development Days for the next school year – Monday, August 15, 2016 and Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Classes will not be held on these days. As a result, school will begin for students in grades 1-12 on Thursday, August 18.  Kindergarten will begin on Tuesday, August 23, following three days of “gentle start.” 

2015-2016 GEM Award Recipients Announced

Sponsors Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s GEM Awards.  Now in its thirteenth year, the GEM Awards program, which stands for “Great Educator Mentor,” recognizes volunteers and district staff who go above and beyond for students in Westerville schools.

WSHS Basketball Tournament Tickets
WSHS Lockdown Information
South Semi-Final Regional Basketball Tickets on Sale
The Westerville South Boys Basketball Team has advanced in the tournament to the Regional Semi Finals.  We will be playing Pickerington Central on Wednesday March 9th at 7pm at Ohio Dominican University.
 
Presale Tickets are on sale in the Westerville South Athletic Office on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8am-3pm.
 
Presale Tickets are $7 each and they guarantee your admission to the game.  Tickets at the Gate are $8 each and are available until sold out, and the game will most likely sell out.
 
Parking at Ohio Dominican is $3.
Schools Close for Spring Break

Classes will not be held in the Westerville City School District from March 25 through April 1, 2016 – Spring Break.  Classes will resume at normal starting times on Monday, April 4.  

Leadership Westerville Participants Get a Reality Check about Westerville Schools

What’s it really like to work in a school district the size of Westerville, where more than 15,000 students are educated each and every day?  Sixteen Leadership Westerville participants got the chance to experience some of the inner-workings of the school district on Wednesday, March 2, when they spent the morning shadowing principals at Central, North, the Early Learning Center Preschool, Fouse, Cherrington, Huber Ridge, Mark Twain and Whittier.

Westerville City School District Selected to Join National Equity Initiative

Westerville City Schools was recently accepted to the Lead Higher Initiative, a national effort spearheaded by the non-profit Equal Opportunity Schools, with support from the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, the U.S. Department of Education, International Baccalaureate and the College Board.  Lead Higher is also backed by generous contributions from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Tableau, and Google.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program Draws Near

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 18, for the spring 2016 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members. Awards are presented twice during each school year – once in the fall, and once in the spring – to employees who distinguish themselves through a single or ongoing demonstration of exemplary performance.

BOE to Meet in March

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:00 p.m. in Regular Session on Monday, March 7, and Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive.  The District shall make reasonable accommodation for disabled persons to be able to participate in this activity.  Please call 797-5713 or e-mail BeckJ@westerville.k12.oh.us

2016 Summer Camp/Activities Expo Slated for March 9

The 2016 Summer Camp/Activities Expo will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 9, at Westerville North High School, which is located at 950 County Line Road.  The event is sponsored by the Westerville Parent Council PTA.  Admission is free and open to the public, and everyone in attendance will have a chance to win raffle prizes.

Mark Twain Service Club Works to Support the Troops

On Friday evening, February 12, several members from the Mark Twain Elementary School Service Club and their parents joined Marine Corp Family Support Community (MCFSC) members to help pack 120 boxes for men and women who are deployed in service to our country.

Westerville Parent Council Sponsors Assessment Literacy Night for Parents on March 15

The Westerville Parent Council is sponsoring a parent workshop entitled, Assessment Literacy Night for Parents.  The session will be presented by Dr. Scott Ebbrecht, director of assessment and alternative education for Westerville City Schools.  The free event will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in the Westerville Central High School auditorium.

Community Bowl-a-thon Raises Money to Support Education Initiatives of Local Organizations Community Bowl-a-thon Raises Money to Support Education Initiatives of Local Organizations

Approximately 540 community members filled the lanes at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace on Saturday, February 13, to raise more than $40,000 for the Westerville Chamber Foundation, the Westerville Education Foundation, and the Westerville Symphony. Event proceeds fund scholarships, provide grants and bring musical performances and programs to the classroom for students.

School Board Celebrates Winter High School Graduates School Board Celebrates Winter High School Graduates

At the Regular Session on Monday evening, February 8, the Westerville City Schools Board of Education approved 38 student candidates for winter graduation who completed all local and state requirements.

Westerville Parent Council Sponsors ADHD Workshop on Supporting Students of All Ages

On Tuesday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m., Westerville Parent Council will host a unique workshop   titled, Homework Challenges, Executive Function Skills and Supporting Students of ALL Ages. It will be presented by Christine Kotik, a local advocate for individuals with ADHD. The event will take place at the Westerville Public Library, which is located at 126 South State Street.

Mark Twain Students Stand Up for Learning Mark Twain Students Stand Up for Learning

Thanks to a generous grant from the Westerville Education Foundation in the amount of $5,984.23, thirty new desks and stools were purchased to help incorporate healthier habits into young people’s daily routines, and to evaluate the efficacy and effects of standing-bias desks versus the typical desk-and-chair configuration.  So far, the trial seems to be yielding rave reviews.

Westerville Educators Present at Ohio ACT State Organization Conference

Three Westerville City School (WCS) District employees – Charlie Runyan, Anne Baldwin, and Cynthia DeVese – recently presented at the Ohio ACT State Organization Conference.  The Creating Opportunities for Changing Times conference seeks to inform, educate and inspire those who spend time and energy working with individuals to prepare them for college and career success.  

Educators Learn about Multi-Sensory Reading Instruction Educators Learn about Multi-Sensory Reading Instruction

Intervention specialists, teachers, ESL staff, reading specialists, instructional coaches and paraprofessionals from across the Westerville City School District are learning about multi-sensory reading instruction as they participate in a 30-hour professional development workshop sponsored by the Pupil Services Department.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is March 18

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 18, for the fall 2016 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members.  Honorees will be invited to attend a Board of Education meeting where the superintendent and board members will recognize their contributions.

Trash to Fashion Contest Hopes to Inspire Project Runway Wannabees

It certainly won’t be your typical design competition, but the creations that will emerge from the upcoming Trash to Fashion contest will likely generate lots of buzz around the water cooler.  Westerville City Schools librarians have partnered with the Arts Council of Westerville and Westerville Partners for Education to challenge students to come up with clothing made from trash.

10th Annual Westerville City School District LEGO Competition Scheduled for April 9

The Westerville City School District is hosting the 10th annual Elementary LEGO Competition on Saturday morning, April 9, at Heritage Middle School. The event is open to all Westerville City School and St. Paul School students in grades K-5. Proceeds from the event benefit Westerville’s annual Elementary Leadership Summit and the Children Supporting Children Foundation.

Operation: Street Smart Adult Drug Education Program Slated for February 16

Westerville Parent Council is sponsoring an adults-only, community awareness event called Operation: Street Smart on Tuesday evening February 16, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Westerville South High School Media Center. The goal of the program, which will be presented by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information to individuals who deal with youth on a daily basis.

Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for January

The Westerville Education Foundation has named three educators Teacher of the Month for January – Derek Geist, Fouse Elementary: Ashlee Wagner, McVay Elementary; and Kate Mantenieks, Emerson Elementary.

Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day

Classes will not be held in the Westerville City School District and offices will close on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents’ Day.  Classes will begin at regular starting times and offices will open on Tuesday, February 16.

Westerville School District Treasures its Volunteers Westerville School District Treasures its Volunteers

At the January 25 meeting of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education, Westerville Parent Council (WPC), along with 34 member groups it represents, including PTAs, PTOs, booster and community organizations, was recognized for its outstanding service to the Westerville City School District.

BOE to Meet in February
Kindergarten Registration Kicks off with Kindergarten 101

Westerville City Schools invites parents to attend Kindergarten 101 - A Basic Introduction to Kindergarten in Westerville.  This will take place from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9 or Thursday, February 11, at each elementary school.  The same presentation will be given during each building’s designated Kindergarten 101 night.

Mark Twain’s Empty Bowls Charity Luncheon Benefits W.A.R.M. Mark Twain’s Empty Bowls Charity Luncheon Benefits W.A.R.M.

On Thursday, January 14, Mark Twain Elementary School hosted its annual Empty Bowls Charity Luncheon.  The 4th grade students made ceramic bowls and 5th graders made ceramic plates, with guidance from art teacher Lindsay Gietz.  Parents were invited to join their children for a soup and salad lunch costing $5.00, with proceeds going to the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.).  Each got to take home the bowl or plate their child made.  Entertainment was provided by the pupils themselves, who practiced may weeks in preparation and sang under the direction of music teacher Ian Murphy.  Leadership Summit delegates volunteered their time on the day of the luncheon to assist with reservations, help parents locate their child’s bowl/plate and serve the soup and salad.  This year, the benefit raised more than $200.  

Westerville Parent Council Recognizes PTA Reflections Winners Westerville Parent Council Recognizes PTA Reflections Winners

The Westerville Parent Council hosted the 2015-2016 PTA Reflections ceremony on Tuesday evening, January 12, recognizing student achievement in literature, music, dance, film/video production, photography and visual arts.  This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly.” 

Westerville City Schools Magnet Program Fair, School Tours Scheduled

Westerville City Schools will host a Magnet Program Fair from, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at Heritage Middle School, which is located at 390 North Spring Road.  During the Magnet Fair, families will have the opportunity to learn about the three program options available.

Intra-District Open Enrollment

Intra-District Open Enrollment applications are being accepted for the 2016-17 school year. The deadline for applications for middle and high schools is March 15, 2016.  For elementary schools, the cutoff date is May 1, 2016.

2016 Meeting Calendar Approved by Westerville City Schools Board of Education
“Bowl Season” is Not Over in Westerville!

The Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon is fast approaching!  Your support helps raise money to fund scholarships, provide grants and bring musical performances and programs to the classroom for our students.  This year’s event will be held on February 13 at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd. This event fills fast, so register early to ensure you get your preferred time!

Westerville City Schools 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 September 30, 2016.

January is School Board Recognition Month January is School Board Recognition Month

The Ohio School Boards Association is celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January 2016 to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society.  School Board Recognition Month honors the members of Ohio’s more than 700 city, exempted village, local and joint vocational boards of education and educational service centers governing boards for their commitment to providing quality public education to Ohio’s school children.

Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for December

The Westerville Education Foundation has named three educators Teacher of the Month for December – Keith Alasti, Westerville Central High School; Karol Hanley, Fouse Elementary School; and Nell Liston, Blendon Middle School.

Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Classes in the Westerville City School District will not be held and offices will close on Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

Offices will open and classes will resume at regular starting times on Tuesday, January 19.

BOE to Meet in January

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold its organizational meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, at the Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive.  A Regular Session is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at the same place on Monday, January 25.

Time to Nominate Your Favorite GEM

The deadline for GEM nominations is Friday, February 5, 2016.  Sponsored by Roush Honda and Westerville Parent Council, the annual GEM Awards, which stands for “Great Educator Mentors,” honors community members, volunteers, teachers and staff who consistently go above and beyond for students in Westerville schools.

Westerville City Schools to Host Job Fairs January 4 and 5

The Westerville City School District will be holding job fairs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 4; and from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5.

Westerville City Schools Publishes 2016 Calendar

The Westerville City School District has published its 2016 calendar, this year featuring student artwork.  The award-winning publication was underwritten by OhioHealth.  For quick reference, it contains important dates with color screens marking the days when school is not in session.

Board Members Briefed on District Finances, Initiatives during Day-Long Retreat

Westerville City School District (WCSD) Board of Education members, along with incoming member Gerrie Cotter, met on Monday, December 14, in a day-long retreat at the district Early Learning Center, during which time members of the district leadership team presented updates on various academic and operational initiatives.

Seven Westerville Student Acts Advance to Finals in Arnold Quest for Talent

Following preliminary auditions on November 7 and 8, twenty finalists have been chosen to perform at the Arnold SportsWorld EXPO for Kids & Teens on Saturday, March 5.  Seven of the acts moving forward (and eight performers) are Westerville City Schools students:

  • Maria Dalanno (Genoa Middle School), singer;
  • Sarah Parton (Westerville Central High School) and Morgan Davis (Heritage Middle School), dance duet;
  • Leah Hall (Westerville South High School), acoustic guitar, cello, singer;
  • Madeline McMahon (Westerville Central High School), guitar and singer;
  • Trinity Madison (McVay Elementary School), jazz routine;
  • Cory Conkel (Westerville Central), banjo player; and
  • Emma Best (Westerville North High School), tap dance.  

The top 20 will perform from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Arnold SportsWorld EXPO for Kids & Teens in the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center before an esteemed panel of judges, who will announce the best act at the festival.  Awards include a $2,500 scholarship, an iPad, lunch with Arnold Schwarzenegger and more.  Arnold himself will present the awards. 

The Columbus Children’s Theatre partnered with the Arnold Sports Festival to coordinate this contest and find the most talented performers.  

Westerville Civic Theatre Presents A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast

The Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre presents A Miracle on 34th Street, classic radiocast, at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12; and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13.

District Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Westerville City Schools is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website. The new website uses a Responsive Design framework that automatically adjusts to the device or operating system being used to view the site, thereby giving visitors the best possible user experience.

Student Becomes the Teacher in Room 32 at Mark Twain Elementary School Student Becomes the Teacher in Room 32 at Mark Twain Elementary School

Jenn Bichsel just can’t get enough of room 32 at Mark Twain Elementary School.  She spent her third grade year there being taught by a favorite educator, Jane Henson.  Since that time, Henson has retired and Bichsel, now all grown up, has become a teacher.  Her assignment?  Mark Twain Elementary School, room 32.

Westerville, Genoa Township Officials Tour Westerville Schools Westerville, Genoa Township Officials Tour Westerville Schools

One of Westerville City Schools Superintendent John Kellogg’s goals is to strengthen partnerships with the various government entities the district serves.  Toward that end, he invited officials from Westerville and Genoa Township to tour parts of the school district, visiting classrooms, teachers and students, to see what is being done to improve the educational experience for families in the area.

Winter Break Draws Near

Classes in the Westerville City School District will not be held during winter break from December 21, 2015 to January 4, 2016.  A Teacher Professional Day will take place on Tuesday, January 5.  School will resume at regular starting times on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. 

District offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24; Friday, December 25; and Friday, January 1.  

BOE to Meet in December
WCSD Officials Dispute Columbus Dispatch State Test Results Chart
BOE to Meet in November

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015, for the purpose of conferring with an attorney concerning disputes involving the Board of Education that are the subject of pending or imminent court action.

10th Annual Elementary Leadership Summit Focuses on Team Building 10th Annual Elementary Leadership Summit Focuses on Team Building

The 10th Annual Elementary Leadership Summit occurred on Friday, November 13 at Westerville Central High School.  More than 140 third, fourth and fifth grade students from all Westerville elementary schools were in attendance.  Participants were selected based on essays, projects or interviews they completed earlier in the school year.

Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,216 in Grants

The Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation has announced the recipients of nine grant awards totaling $3,216 to Westerville City Schools personnel for applications submitted this fall.

Westerville Education Foundation Awards $17,472.68 in Grants

The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF), an independent, volunteer, non-profit organization, founded in 1993 for the purpose of enhancing the education of Westerville students, has announced that 10 new grants will be funded.  

Elementary Schools Celebrate Veterans Elementary Schools Celebrate Veterans

Students throughout the Westerville City School District commemorated Veteran’s Day in a variety of ways on Wednesday, November 11. At McVay Elementary, for example, an all-school assembly was held that packed the house, featuring the presentation of flags by a color guard; singing of patriotic songs; flag waving; student speeches of thanks; and a moving Taps rendition to close the program. Dozens of local veterans were introduced to the crowd, some of whom spoke to the children about their service.

Westerville City Schools Earns Readers’ Choice Award from ThisWeek Community News

The seventh annual Readers’ Choice awards were announced in the November 5 edition of ThisWeek Community News, where it was revealed that Westerville City Schools was top pick in the Favorite Public School category. 

High School Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

Westerville Central, North and South High Schools are now accepting nominations for their Alumni Halls of Fame.  The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee at each building coordinates this program.  The Hall of Fame is open to candidates who graduated from one of these high schools at least 10 years ago.  This marks the first year graduates from Westerville Central will be eligible for induction.

Rotary Club of Westerville Names November Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville, which sponsors a Student of the Month program, recognized recipients at a luncheon at Villa Milano held on Thursday, November 5.  November students are:  Jacquelyn Birchak, Westerville Central High School; Leah Gaus, Westerville North High School; Matt Hoffman, Westerville South High School; and Joe Braun, St. Francis DeSales High School.

Westerville Parent Council Releases 2014-2015 Volunteer Support Report

Westerville Parent Council has released its report regarding volunteer efforts put forth during the 2014-2015 school year for the betterment of the Westerville City School District. This is a compilation of volunteer hours, donations and scholarships gathered from Westerville Parent Council members (PTAs, PTSAs, PTOs, Booster groups and Community groups), in support of students and families in the Westerville City School District .  

Westerville Arts Council Seeking Input Regarding Community Choir

The Westerville Arts Council is seeking input regarding the possibility of creating a community choir.  They would like public feedback about interest in youth, adult, and/or multigenerational choirs.  To take the survey, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/westervillechoir

31st Annual Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is November 7

The Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is one of the most highly anticipated holiday bazaars in Westerville.  As it enters its 31st year, the event has grown to include over 140 unique artists from throughout Ohio and welcomed some 2,000 patrons last year.  All items are beautifully hand crafted.

Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, classes in the Westerville City School District will not be held on Wednesday, November 25; Thursday, November 26; or Friday, November 27.  Offices will be closed November 26 and November 27.  Classes will resume at regular starting times and offices will open on Monday, November 30.  

BOE to Meet in November

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in Regular Session at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, in the Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville, Ohio.

Five Westerville City Schools Employees Receive A+ Awards Five Westerville City Schools Employees Receive A+ Awards

A+ Awards honor outstanding school employees whose actions demonstrate support of the district’s Mission Statement; willingness to go above and beyond normal expectations; and behavior consistent with one or more of the district’s values.  

Professional Development Day is Tuesday, November 3

Classes will not be held in the Westerville City School District on Tuesday, November 3 – Election Day and a Professional Development Day for employees.  Teachers and classified staff will participate in learning sessions, many of which will be led by Westerville educators who have demonstrated expertise in particular areas.

Board approves Financial Forecast featuring greater cash balance, stretching Emergency Levy one more year

Board also casts unanimous vote to reduce Pay-to-Participate, other activity fees

Health Heroes Flu Vaccination Clinics Held for Westerville Students October 21, 22 Health Heroes Flu Vaccination Clinics Held for Westerville Students October 21, 22

Westerville City Schools hosted Health Heroes Flu Vaccination Clinics for pupils at all school buildings on October 21 and 22, with the goal of improving student achievement by reducing absenteeism.  The District was first to pilot the program in the State of Ohio last year.

Knights of Columbus Presents Special Education Department with Generous Donation Knights of Columbus Presents Special Education Department with Generous Donation

Knights of Columbus representative Scott Muehlbauer visited the administrative offices of the Westerville City School District on October 15 to present a check in the amount of $3,789.18 to the Special Education Department.  This generous donation will enable the District to support the equine-assisted learning and therapy program, which is provided through PBJ Connections.

District’s Wellness Committee Provides Opportunities for Westerville Schools Staff District’s Wellness Committee Provides Opportunities for Westerville Schools Staff

Friday, October 16, was Ohio Education Association/National Education Association Day. Teachers and staff members throughout the state attended professional development workshops and seminars. Thanks to the Westerville City School District’s Employee Wellness Committee staff in the Westerville City School District had the opportunity to participate in a number of special activities.

Westerville Education Foundation Announces Adopt-a-Classroom Drive, Teacher of the Month Program

The Westerville Education Foundation today announced two upcoming initiatives to support and recognize Westerville City School District educators for their hard work and dedication to students, families, and their profession.

Feedback Sought for Westerville City Schools’ 2016-2017 Calendar

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education is seeking feedback from families regarding the proposed 2016-2017 calendar.  The calendar, as it was presented in a first reading to the Board on October 12, can be viewed by visiting www.wcsoh.org, and clicking on the box marked “2016-2017 Calendar Review & Feedback.”

BOE to Meet October 19

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in Executive Session at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2015, for the purpose of discussing personnel.  No action will be taken.  The meeting will take place at the Early Learning Center, which is located at 936 Eastwind Drive.

Westerville School District Announces 2015-2016 Testing Calendar, State Testing Updates

The Ohio Department of Education, over the past several weeks, has made frequent changes to assessments that will be administered this school year to students across the state. Westerville City School District officials have remained informed of these changes and recently finalized the local testing calendar for district students.

School board preparing to reduce Pay-to-Participate, other activity fees

The Westerville City School District Board of Education yesterday authorized district officials to establish a new fee structure for students participating in athletics and other activities. Once approved, the measure would reduce extracurricular “Pay-to-Participate” fees, as well as phase in the suspension of fees for club activities and co-curricular activities in which students receive a grade.

Westerville City Schools to Offer Flu Mist Clinics for Students

The Westerville City School District is partnering with Health Heroes, Inc. to offer flu mist clinics again this year to elementary and middle school students on October 21; and to high school students on October 22.  The district piloted the Flu Mist program for the State of Ohio last school year, with the goal of reducing absenteeism.

Mark Twain Students Raise $11,000; Principal Moss “Becomes” an Ice Cream Sundae Mark Twain Students Raise $11,000; Principal Moss “Becomes” an Ice Cream Sundae

The promise that they would get to turn Mark Twain Elementary School Principal Vicki Moss into an ice cream sundae motivated students to raise more than $11,000 during their annual Walk-a-Thon.  Pupils walked to earn money for their school, got some exercise, and fostered friendships and school spirit. 

WSHS Boys Basketball Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 10th

All proceeds will benefit the Westerville South Basketball Team. 

Five to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards

At the Westerville City Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, October 26, five exemplary employees will receive A+ Awards; Jim Cowman, Holly Hughes-Carroll, Vicki Jarrell, Rodney Johnson, and Diana Tisdale.

Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is October 21

Applications for monetary grants from The Bette Marschall Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation are being accepted for worthy 2015-2016 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.

OEA/NEA Day is October 16

Classes will not be held in the Westerville City School District on Friday, October 16, due to Ohio Education Association/National Education Association (OEA/NEA) Day.  Teachers and staff members will attend professional development workshops and seminars.  School will resume at regular starting times on Monday, October 19.  

Westerville Community Culture Celebration Promotes Dialogue, Awareness Westerville Community Culture Celebration Promotes Dialogue, Awareness

Local citizens gathered on Sunday afternoon, September 27, for the Westerville Community Culture Celebration, designed to inspire open dialogue, educate, break down bias, and promote peace, acceptance, inclusion and one humanity.  Booths were set up displaying arts, crafts and wares of various cultures, and Lott of Tales storyteller Teri Lott shared stories from around the world.

Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned

Because of Parent-Teacher Conferences, classes will not be held in Westerville City elementary schools, middle schools or the Early Learning Center/preschool on Thursday, October 22 or Friday, October 23, 2015.  School will take place as usual at all three high schools – Westerville Central, North and South.  Classes will resume for all students at regular starting times on Monday, October 26.  

Education is Featured at Fall Fest, Westerville’s Final 4th Friday of the Season Education is Featured at <i>Fall Fest</i>, Westerville’s Final 4th Friday of the Season

Crowds turned out en masse for Fall Fest on September 25, Westerville’s last 4th Friday of the season.  Students, staff and administrators gathered on the front lawn of Hanby Elementary to present programs ranging from pre-k to high school, as well as a district slide show and a table dedicated to the Student Connections Initiative and Head Start.  The Fab Lab was also on site to show visitors technology available to pupils participating in the Innovation Generation program.

BOE to Meet in October

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in Regular Session at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12 and Monday, October 26, 2015, at the Early Learning Center, which is located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville, Ohio.

Veterans Return from Washington D.C. to a Much Deserved Hero’s Welcome Home Veterans Return from Washington D.C. to a Much Deserved Hero’s Welcome Home

Another successful Honor Flight took place on Saturday, September 19, when 76 World War II and Korean Conflict veterans traveled, with their escorts, to Washington, D.C. to see monuments in honor of their service to our country.  A number of Westerville pupils and educators served as guardians.

Minority Scholar Student Leaders Train as Peer Tutors and Mentors Students participating in the Minority Scholars Program

Approximately 50 students from all three Westerville high schools met Friday, September 18 at the Summit Vision Teambuilding facility in Westerville for a full day of training to become Minority Scholar Student Leaders. The training prepared them for their roles as peer tutors and mentors for the Minority Scholars Program.

M.O.D.E.L. Program is off to an Exciting Start at Heritage Middle School M.O.D.E.L. Program is off to an Exciting Start at Heritage Middle School

Westerville City School District employees Cynthia DeVese, Tami Santa and Jill Ponzi were awarded a grant to facilitate the M.O.D.E.L. program at Heritage Middle School this school year. In collaboration with Role Model Magazine, nine female adult volunteers from the community and WCSD staff, the project aims to increase girls’ sense of self-worth; improve perspective toward education; provide positive support and encouragement; and help them become self-sufficient young adult leaders and ultimately increase their school performance.

State Auditor Dave Yost Bestows Westerville Schools with Award for Financial Reporting State Auditor Dave Yost Bestows Westerville Schools with Award for Financial Reporting

Dave Yost, Auditor of the State of Ohio, visited the Westerville City School District on Tuesday morning, September 22, to present the Treasurer’s Department with an Award with Distinction for excellence in financial reporting for their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended 2014.  Inscribed on the plaque are the words, “Your exemplary reporting serves as the standard for clean, accountable government, representing the highest level of service to Ohioans.”

Sendoff for a Hero Sendoff for a Hero

On the final day of preschool last year, the staff, PTA and parents surprised army veteran Craig Eberhard, their custodian, with the trip of a lifetime – the opportunity to escort a senior veteran to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight program.  They also purchased a flag in his name at the Field of Heroes.  Honor Flight flies senior veterans from WWII and the Korean conflict to the nation’s capitol to see their monuments, free of charge, as a way of thanking them for their service to our country.  Guardians donate $300 each to offset costs for the privilege of escorting the senior military personnel.   To date, thousands of dollars have been raised in Westerville for this program.  Eberhard just learned he will be escorting 82-year-old Hershel Green, who served in Korea.  “I can’t wait to meet him,” he said.

Sendoff for a Hero

The 2015 Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday season will wrap up with Fall Fest (formerly known as School Daze) on September 25 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Historic Uptown Westerville.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program Draws Near

Applications are being accepted through Friday, September 25, for the fall 2015 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members.  Honorees will be invited to attend a Board of Education meeting where the superintendent and board members will recognize their contributions.  Awards are presented twice during each school year – once in the fall, and once in the spring – to employees who distinguish themselves through a single or ongoing demonstration of exemplary performance.

Westerville Education Foundation Now Accepting Innovation Grant Applications

The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) is now accepting applications from faculty and staff of the Westerville City School District for Innovation Grants.  Grant proposals (with principal/supervisor endorsement) are due by October 2.

Arnold’s Got Talent Auditions Slated for November 7 and 8

The Columbus Children’s Theatre is thrilled to partner with the Arnold Sports Festival in an effort to find the most talented performers.  They are on the hunt for singers, dancers, jugglers, ventriloquists, magicians and talents of all kind from youth ages 8-18.