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Reminder: Class of 2020 diploma ceremonies, Light the Path initiative scheduled for this Saturday, May 23 Light the Path on Saturday, May 23, 2020
Board of Education to hold May 18 meeting via videoconference
REMINDER: Community invited to “Light the Path for the Class of 2020”
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
NEWSBRIEFS 5.1.20
PUBLIC NOTICE: Federal Application for IDEA Part B
Board of Education to hold April 20 meeting via videoconference
The 14th annual LEGO competition turns virtual
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
Online event scheduled to help 7th and 8th grade families prepare children for high school and the road ahead
“Tips for the College-Bound” online event, scheduled for 8th through 10th grade families of students with IEP or 504 plans, benefits all students
NEWSBRIEFS 3.27.20
Tutor.com soon available for free with your Westerville Public Library card
Blendon student advances to state level competition in 2020 National Geographic GeoBee Blendon 2020 GeoBee winner
Westerville students advance to Ohio History Day Statewide Competition
URGENT: Westerville Schools now CLOSED Monday, March 16
Scholarships send select middle school students to annual Be WISE Camp
Blendon recognizes students’ recent achievements through Renaissance Awards Blendon Renaissance
Middle Schools Prepare for Regional Mock Trial Competition Mock trial teams
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
Blendon Middle School Drama Club Proudly Presents The Music Man Jr. Blendon Drama Banner
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
Read-In event will feature works of African-American poets, authors, illustrators
M.O.D.E.L Mentoring Hosts Third Annual Girls in STEM Day STEM M.O.D.E.L. example
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Seeking Nominations for 2020 Community Service Award
School Board to Meet in February
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
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 Summer Theater Enrichment returns in June with Legally Blonde Legally Blonde: Westerville Summer Theatre Enrichment
Blendon Middle School’s Black History Month celebration activities will include dinner, concert fundraiser
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
Middle and High School Conferences Planned
Deadline to Nominate GEMs is February 7
High School Academic Information Night, Activities Fair scheduled for February 5
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
International Baccalaureate meeting set for January 23, 2020, to help middle school students plan future participation in program
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
Blendon choir students hone singing skills, spread holiday joy while caroling in the community Blendon students caroling in the community
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 Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications are Available
Blendon Middle School Students Learn from Maria Wolfe about Immigrating from Cuba Maria Wolfe
BOE to hold Special Emergency Meeting
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Recognizes Multitude of Honorees Award Recipients
Blendon Middle School Students Host Spectacular Parade of the Earth Advanced Science earth projects
Blendon Middle School Celebrates 313 Renaissance Students Students at Skate Zone 71
Winter Break Draws Near
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
College Credit Plus Meeting Slated for December 4
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
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Finances Four Projects Totaling $1,082
Crowd Gathers to Reminisce at Blendon Middle School’s 50th Birthday Celebration Blendon 50th
October 31 Proves to be Fun Day of Learning for Students and Staff Alike 2019_Halloween
Thank You Voters! (A Message to the Community from Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg) Thank You Voters Logo
Westerville Educator Day is Tuesday, November 5
A+ Awards Bestowed Upon Ten Exemplary Westerville City School District Employees
Westerville City School District’s Second Early Release Date is Thursday, November 14
School Board to Meet in November
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
Full Scale Reunification Drill Helps Westerville School District Prepare for Emergencies Students board a school bus during the district's reunification drill on October 16.
Westerville South Theatre Department Hosts Drama Day Camp on December 21
Alston Award Nominations Sought by Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy Project
October 29 Information Session to Detail STEM Trip to England and Scotland in 2021
Westerville Educator Day is Tuesday, November 5; COSI to Open for Families
Westerville Caring & Sharing Seeking Volunteers, Donations, Families in Need
IMPORTANT: Full-Scale Safety Drill on October 18, 2019
College Seminar for Students with an IEP or 504 Slated for November 12
Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned
Ten to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards during October 28 Board Meeting
Westerville Parent Council Releases 2018-2019 Volunteer Support Report
Blendon Middle School Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 6 Flier
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
Blendon Alum Cattrell Returns to Share Details about Firefighting/Paramedic Career Blendon Cattrell
Prescription Drug Abuse to be Addressed at October 3rd One Choice Seminar
Blendon Middle School Celebrates Fourth Quarter Renaissance Students  t-shirt winners
Education First Travel to Greece Informational Meeting is Tuesday, September 24
Westerville City School District’s First Early Release Date is September 26
International Travel Adventures Open to High School Students in the Westerville District
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
Sixth Grade Students in the Westerville School District receive a Warm WEB Welcome Middle school students participate in activities
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
Ohio Law Requires Vaccinations for 7th and 12th Grade Students
Help Keep Our Schools Safe with the Safe School Helpline
Middle Schools Schedule Pick-Up Times
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 Middle School Students Participate in Mock Trial Competition
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Honors Retiring Employees ELC retirees
Westerville City Schools Transportation Department Participates in Red Nose Day Transportation Red Nose Day
Westerville City Schools Students Blasting Off with Books This Summer Pointview library books
Westerville Education Foundation Announces Spring Grant Recipients
COTA is Offering Summer Youth Bus Passes for $62
Blendon Middle School Celebrates Third Quarter Renaissance Students Renaissance Students
MODEL Alumna Kara Johnson Returns to Blendon to Speak with Current Students Kara Johnson
Ninth Annual Middle School Chip Challenge Winners Selected Chip Challenge Selection
Newspaper Bridge Design Challenge Building Winners Announced Bridge Design Challenge Winners
Rotary Service to Youth Award Video for 2018-19

Courtesy of Dennis Blair, Westerville Sunrise Rotary.

District Announces 2019-2020 Testing Calendar
Westerville Middle School Students Accepted into OWjL Camp
Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2018-2019 Service to Youth Award Winners Westerville Sunrise Rotary
Westerville Middle School Students Succeed in Laws of Life Essay Contest Laws of Life Essay winners
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
Students Can Learn to Scuba This Summer ... and Earn Required .5 PE Credit
Four Middle School Students Earn Scholarships to Be WISE Camp at Kenyon College Be WISE
GEM Award Recipients Honored by Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda GEM Winners
District Secondary Art Exhibit and Reception Celebrates Student Creativity Secondary Art Exhibit and Reception
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
Blendon’ Choir is Grand Champion at the Kings Island Music Showcase Festival Blendon’s choir
Mental Health Month Shines Light on Services offered by Westerville School District
Westerville Middle School Students Advance to Finals in Laws of Life Essay Contest
School Offices Closed on Memorial Day
USA Luge Visits Columbus May 4-5 Looking for Kids to Try the Sport on Wheeled Sleds
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
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.
Middle School Mock Trial Teams Practice in Westerville City Council Chamber Rose Lansana (Blendon Middle School) and Claudia Stanton (Walnut Springs) practice for the competition.
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.
Middle School Summer Camps Announced
Paper Airplane Design Challenge Building Winners Announced
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 Officer Ware advises employees how to stay safe.
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 North, South, and Central to go Crazy for You This Summer
M.O.D.E.L. Program brings Middle School, Elementary Pen Pals Together Huber Ridge student Ariana Campbell Sanchez greets her pen pals, Walnut Springs pupils Sarah Stadler and Miciah Yin.
Westerville High School Students Spend Stellar Spring Break in Italy and Iceland The breathtaking scenery captivated pupils in Iceland.
Amazing Tei Street Energizes Female Middle School Leaders The Amazing Tei Street challenged girls at Heritage to become change agents in their school.
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for March
Business Tech Tour and Science-Related Events Coming to Westerville in May
Walnut Springs Hosts First All-District Middle School Poetry Slam at Westerville North All-District Middle School Poetry Slam
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
Blendon Students Have Some Fun While Raising Money for Neighborhood Bridges Pie in face
Spring Session of the Westerville Drum Club Begins on April 4
Westerville Middle Schoolers Advance to National History Day Statewide Competition
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. 
Blendon Middle School Celebrates Second Quarter Renaissance Students Renaissance Students
OSU Professor Betty L. Anderson Visits Eighth Grade Students for STEM Activity Dr. Betty Anderson
School Board to Meet in March
Westerville Middle Schools Celebrate Black History Month Middle School Black History Month
School Board to Meet in March
Fifth Grade Energy Fairs Illuminate Understanding about Science and Conservation Fifth Grade Energy Fair
Schools Close for Spring Break
Award Winning Author Jason Reynolds Visits Spirit Club Students at Genoa Jason Reynolds
Middle School Bowling Club Nurtures New Friendships between Westerville Students Middle School Bowling Club
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is March 14
Four Scholarships Awarded to Westerville Middle School Girls for Be WISE Camp
Jeffrey McMillan is Rotary’s February Service to Youth Recipient Service to Youth recipient Jeffrey McMillan
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
More than 100 Students Compete at 2019 Westerville Middle School Science Fair Science Fair
Blendon Drama Club to Perform in Seussical Jr. the Musical March 1-3
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
M.O.D.E.L Mentoring Hosts Second Annual Girls in STEM Day STEM activities in the Engineering SHOP
Nine Westerville Students to Perform in 2019 OSU Middle School Honor Band Festival
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock This Town 80s Party on February 23rd and Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Supporting Kids Rock This Town 80s Party
January is School Board Recognition Month Westerville Board of Education members presented with certificates of appreciation and proclamations from the District and City.
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Approves Meeting Schedule for 2019
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
Blendon to Host Black History Month Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser and Concert
Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications are Available
District Updates Spring 2019 Testing Calendar Dates for Middle School Students
Annual Straw Tower Design Challenge Winners Announced Blendon winners
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is January 31
Dan Shields is Rotary’s December Service to Youth Recipient Dan Shields
Save-the-Date for High School Academic Information Night & Activities Fair
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
Kristen Larson’s Artwork Featured at RAW Columbus Event RAW Columbus Event Poster
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
Blendon Renaissance Students Enjoy a Day of Reward at Skate Zone 71 Skate Zone 71
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
Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting is December 4, for First Time Participants
Blendon Middle School Counselors Receive an OSCAR Award Amy Weinrich
Deadline to Register for MLK Youth Oratorical Contest is Monday, November 26
Civil Engineer Shane Morris Speaks to Blendon Students about Careers in STEM Shane Morris spearing with students
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
Blendon Student Attends Camp in Colorado for Burn Victims
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
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
Middle School Empowerment Summits Offered at Blendon, Genoa, Heritage and Walnut Empowerment Summit
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
2018 CyberOhio Capture the Flag Challenge Slated for September 29 at OSU
Students Invited to Enter OSBA’s "Stand up for Ohio Public Schools" Video Contest
Blendon Renaissance Students Celebrated with Sunshine, Swimming and Skyline Chili Blendon Renaissance Students
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
Tenth Westerville Honor Flight is September 8 – Community Support Encouraged
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, September 21
Teachers and Support Staff Engage in Professional Development Prior to Schools’ Start Teachers lined up to exchange Chromebooks
Nestor-Baker Selected to Serve on OSBA’s Board Member Cabinet
Westerville Schools, Junior Achievement Partner to Win Community Connectors Grant
Neighborhood Bridges Undergarment Drive will Benefit 720 Pupils
Westerville Schools’ Ed Tech Team Speaks at Five Conferences during Summer Break
New Teachers Learn About Westerville City Schools at Orientation Meeting New Teacher Orientation
First Time School Bus Riders Gather to Learn About Safely Being Transported Buster the Bus interacting with kids
Help Keep Our Schools Safe with the Safe School Helpline
2018 Sales Tax Holiday Runs from Friday, August 3, to Sunday, August 5
Westerville City Schools Invites Families to First Time Riders Event Tomorrow
Westerville is “Crossing Borders” to Celebrate Diversity
School Board to Meet in August
Westerville School District’s Summer Learning Program Garners Community Support designing laser-cut Styrofoam pumpkins
Westerville City Schools Rolls Out New MyVan Transportation Program
School District’s Human Resources Department Hosts Classified Secretarial Orientation Secretarial Orientation
Back to School Information Go to www.wcsoh.org/backtoschool
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2018-2019 School Year in Westerville
Online Transportation Information and School Bus Route Schedules
Student Fees Cover Consumable Supplies; Families Can Opt to Pay Online
Westerville Schools Continue to Meet USDA Nutrition Standards, Meal Price Guidelines
Free and Reduced Eligibility Policy Announced
Ohio Law Requires Vaccinations for 7th and 12th Grade Students
Middle Schools Schedule Pick-Up Times
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
M.O.D.E.L. Mentoring Program Completes Third Year, Continues to Grow Karen Dorsey pictured with her mentees at Blendon Middle School.
Increased Revenues, Decreased Expenditures Yield Positive Results in Latest Forecast
Chip Challenge Winners Selected by Judging Panel at Early Learning Center Chip Judges
Sixth and Seventh Grade Battle of the Books Competitions Yield Champions Winning teams
Westerville Middle School Students Accepted into OWjL Camp
Blendon Third Quarter Renaissance Students Enjoy some Fun in the Sun Renaissance students eating lunch at park
Westerville Middle School Students Succeed in Laws of Life Essay Contest
Blendon Video Game Group Celebrates Successful Year of Gaming Blendon Video Game Group
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
Blendon Middle School Choir takes First Place at Music Showcase Festival Blendon Middle School Choir
Four Middle School Students Earn Scholarships to Be WISE Camp at Denison Scholarship winners
Ten Exemplary Westerville City Schools Employees Receive A+ Awards A+ Award winners
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for April
BOE to Meet
Westerville Educators to Present at NCTE Conference in Houston
Middle School Invention Convention Winners Announced
An Artful Affair Breaking Records for Westerville Education Foundation
Middle School Students Participate in Mock Trial Competition A Blendon Middle School student argues a case at the Middle School Mock Trial Competition
Middle School Chess Tournament Winners Advance to District Contest Middle School District Chess Tournament Representatives
Still Time to Sign Up for May 12 Run for Heroes at Sharon Woods Metro Park
State Testing Update
Blendon Middle School Takes First Place in Eighth Grade Battle of the Books
Middle School Newspaper Bridge Design Challenge Building Winners Announced Blendon and Walnut Springs winners
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
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for March
School Board to Meet
Neighborhood Bridges to Distribute Hand-Written Cards Written By Middle School Kids
Middle Schools Prepare for Regional Mock Trial Competition Mock Trial teams in Westerville City Council Chambers
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
Blendon’s Video Game Group Hosts a Smash Bros Tournament 8th grade Video Game Group
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
College Credit Plus Due Date Fast Approaching
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
Heritage Sixth Grade Students Take First Place in Annual Straw Tower Design Challenge Winners
Blendon Students Learn about Be WISE Camp; Registration Deadline is April 1 Blendon students hear remarks
BOE to meet in March
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is March 15
Black History Month Provides Learning Opportunity in Westerville Middle Schools TyShawn Colquitt performs
Schools Close for Spring Break
Four Middle School Students Awarded Scholarships to the Be WISE Camp
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
Blendon Drama Club Presents A Night of One Acts March 1-3
South’s Athletic Department Hosts Free College Recruiting Seminar on February 26
Technology in Our Classrooms Slated for March 19
Students Compete at Westerville Middle School Science Fair Science Fair Display
Blendon Librarian Karen Yingling is Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Karen Yingling with Sunrise Rotary Persons
Blendon Singers Perform at Columbus Children’s Choir Festival Blendon Singers
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
Blendon Students Lauded at Second Quarter Renaissance Celebration Blendon Students having fun at Gahanna Lanes
School Event Cancellations for 2.7.18
Middle School Students Contemplate the Future at Women in STEM Day Mentor Karen Dorsey
BOE to Meet in February
Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon is February 17
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
Noteworthy Testing Changes Detailed
Reminder: Mandatory College Credit Plus Information Session is January 30
Go Bucket Contributors Honored by Westerville City Schools Board of Education Representative from Lowe’s, OhioHealth, Roush Hardware, Status Solutions and the City of Westerville Division of Police
Westerville Board of Education Stands Up for Public Schools
Run for Heroes Slated for May 12 at Sharon Woods Metro Park
Westerville Parent Council Honors PTA Reflections Winners Reflections Winners: Primary, Intermediate and Middle
Kindergarten Registration Kicks Off with Kindergarten 101
Westerville City Schools Students and Staff Honored at Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Westerville City School District honorees at the community Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Westerville South High School Presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night February 1-4
Mary Poppins Pancake Breakfast Slated for February 3; Community Invited
Westerville Students to Perform in 2018 OSU Middle School Honor Band Festival
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 Board of Education Approves 2018 Meeting Calendar
International Baccalaureate Meeting Slated for January 25
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
Advanced Placement Overview Scheduled at Westerville North on January 29
High School Curriculum Nights Slated for January 29, January 31 and February 1
Mandatory College Credit Plus Information Session is January 30
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
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
Blendon Renaissance Students Skate to Celebrate Blendon students skating
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
Westerville Middle School Students Tour Capital University Students from Blendon, Genoa, Heritage and Walnut Springs
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
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
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
Blendon Students Who Received Perfect Scores on State Math Test are Celebrated Picture of students who received perfect scores
Westerville Partners for Education Presents Boo! For Books on October 27
Westerville Students to Dance in BalletMet’s Nutcracker
Blendon Student Lee Trimble Installs Five Little Free Libraries Lee and his father John Trimble
Honor your military hero, past or present, with a “My Hero” card USO My Hero Card
Ten Years of Challenge Day Commemorated with Planting of 5,000 Daffodil Bulbs
Community Donates 700 Go Buckets to 24 Westerville Schools for Use in Crisis Scenarios
Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned
Westerville Martin Luther King Jr. Fouse Award Nominations are Due October 27
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is October 19
Ninth Annual Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival is Sunday, October 1
Eleven to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards
Renowned Talent Scout Peter Sklar Speaks at Westerville North High School on October 3
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for September
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
Blendon’s 4th Quarter Renaissance Students Enjoy Sunshine, Swimming and Skyline Chili A student cools off on a water slide at the Jaycee Pool
Westerville Education Foundation Seeking Executive Director
Learning is the Focus of Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Fourth Friday Fall Fest on September 22
Moody’s Upgrades Westerville City Schools to Aa1 Rating Based on Solid Finances
Westerville City Schools Once Again Earns Auditor of State Award with Distinction
Westerville 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
Otterbein University Hosts National Young Entrepreneurs Academy
School Board to Meet in September
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
Middle Schools Schedule Pick-Up Times
Online Transportation and Bus Route Schedules - Notification Adjustments
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2017-2018 School Year in Westerville
Ohio Law Requires Vaccinations for 7th and 12th Grade Students
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
First Cohort of Students Completes Health Pathway and Earns Accolades Westerville City Schools students completing their health certification
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
Blendon and Walnut Springs Students Duke it Out in 6th and 7th Grade Battle of the Books First place Blendon Middle School students
Westerville School District Announces 2017-2018 Testing Calendar, State Testing Updates
Strategic Plan Community Engagement Outcomes Available for Public Inspection
Lyrical Westerville Collaboration is Music to our Ears Middle school students at WCBE 90.5
Westerville Educators are Applauded for Energy Efficiency Education Efforts
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club to Serve Free Meals from May 30 to August 11
Heritage Student Adam Kaiser Wins Middle School Chess Tournament Marv McDaniel, is pictured with chess champions
Super Inventors Invited to Ohio Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition
Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2016-2017 Service to Youth Award Winners Service to Youth award winners
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,194 in Grants
Westerville Caring & Sharing Garage Sale is May 19 and May 20
Westerville City Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program Details
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for April
Franklin County Public Health Releases 2017 Back-to-School Immunization Schedule
Blendon Middle School Choir Wins Kings Island Music in the Parks Competition Blendon Middle School Choir at Kings Island “Music in the Parks” competition.
Blendon’s Renaissance Students are Showered with Rewards
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception
Spring Test Results – When Parents Can Expect to Receive Them
Middle Schools Invention Convention Winners Announced
Last Day of Classes in Westerville is May 25
Westerville Students Receive Four Scholarships to Be WISE Camp from AAUW Scholarship recipients
Westerville Schools are among National Winners in Continental Math League Contest
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
Westerville Schools Annual Middle and High School Sports Physical Schedule Released
GEM Award Recipients Honored on April 17 Picture of GEM Award winners on stage
College Admission 101 and Case Studies Program Slated for May 9
Westerville Middle School Students Participate in Mock Trial Competition Picuter of Westerville’s Middle School Mock Trial team photographed outside of Columbus City Council chambers
A+ Award Winners Honored at School Board Meeting Picture of A plus Award winners
Five Westerville Middle School Students are Laws of Life Finalists
Seventh Annual Chip Challenge Winners Selected Picture of Debbie Pellington, Doctor Lisa Huelskamp and Deputy Superintendent Mark Hershiser
Community Input Sought Regarding New and Revised Courses of Study
Feedback Sought for Westerville City Schools’ 2018-2019 Calendar
Twelve Westerville Students Move On to Compete at State Science Day
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is April 28
Schools Closed on Good Friday
BOE to Meet in April
Nine to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards
Starry Night Takes on “Maker” Theme April 23 Starry Night information logo
Cardinal Health Invites Middle and High School Students to Attend Fuse Code Camp
Moving Up Nights to Focus on Incoming Sixth Grade Students (UPDATED)
Future Nights Target Students Transitioning from Middle to High School
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
Heritage Middle School Wins This Year’s 8th Grade Battle of the Books
Community Invited to Shape the Future of Westerville City Schools
Westerville City Schools Posts 2015-2016 Annual Report
District Summer Learning Opportunities Survey Provides Input Opportunity
Middle Schools Prepare for Regional Mock Trial Competition Walnut Springs “attorney”
Update: Network Restrictions During Testing
Plan for Early Release on March 16
Schools Close for Spring Break
Blendon Drama Club Presents The Hound of the Baskervilles March 9-11
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
Video Game Group at Blendon Generates Interest among Students Blendon Video Game Group Meeting
2017 Summer Camp/Activities Expo Slated for March 8
108 Compete in Westerville’s Middle School Science Fair – 38 Move on to Districts Student talks about his project with a judge
Four Hundred Twenty Five Westerville Community Members make a Striking Difference Bowl-A-Thon Executive Challenge Participants
Blendon Middle School Announces Geography Bee Results
Student and Adult Creations Needed for An Artful Affair
Blendon Students Celebrate Second Quarter Renaissance Blendon Bowlers
Annual Middle School Straw Tower Design Challenge Winners Selected
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!
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
Westerville Middle School Students Excel at Future City Competition
Options Abound for High School Students Preparing for College or Careers
State Assessments are Upcoming
High School Course Description Guide Available on District’s Website
Top Spellers to Represent their Middle Schools in Spelling Bee
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for January
Westerville Parent Council Honors PTA Reflections Winners
Westerville Students to Perform in 2017 OSU Middle School Honor Band Festival Picture of 2017 OSU Middle School Honor Band
Parents of Eighth Grade Students Invited to Attend High School 101 on February 9
Advanced Placement Overview Scheduled for January 30 at Westerville North
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
College Credit Plus Program Informational Meeting is January 25
School and Police Personnel Complete Youth Mental Health First Aid Course School and Police Personnel
International Baccalaureate Program Informational Meeting is January 26
Wonders of Westerville will take on Harlem Wizards February 6
Blendon Students Serenade Whittier Children with Songs of the Season Blendon Students Serenade Whittier Students
Time to Nominate Your Favorite GEM
Intra-District Open Enrollment Application Deadlines are Announced
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock this Town 80s Party on February 3
Visual and Performing Arts Call for Nominations
Blendon First Quarter Renaissance Students Skate to Celebrate Picture of three Blendon First Quarter Renaissance Students
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
Upcoming Meetings Will Provide Information for Prospective IB Students
High School Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
Westerville Caring & Sharing Seeking Volunteers, Donations, Families in Need
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
Westerville Middle School Students Tour Capital University Forty students from Blendon, Genoa, Heritage and Walnut Springs Middle Schools sit in front the Capital University Seal
BOE to meet in November
Reading, Writing and Spelling Challenges to be Explored at November 16 Meeting
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for October
Nine Westerville City Schools Employees Earn A+ Awards Nine Westerville City Schools employees pose after receiving their A+ Awards
Westerville City Schools’ Spirit Book Club to Host Author Matt de la Peña on November 2 Picture of Matt de la Pena
OEA/NEA Day Provides Learning Opportunities for Westerville School Employees Staff members at a table work with each other on PowerSchool training skills
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
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.

Blendon Celebrates Fourth Quarter Renaissance Students Blendon Celebrates Fourth Quarter Renaissance Students
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.

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.

District Hosts 5th Annual Middle School Chess Tournament

On May 18, each Westerville middle school sent their building Chess Club champion to participate in the Middle School Chess Tournament, hosted by Blendon Middle School.  Families, friends, and staff eagerly watched the round-robin matches.

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.

Middle School Chess Tournament Winners Advance to District Competition

All students at each of the middle schools are invited to participate in school-wide chess activities leading to the selection of a building representative to compete in the Middle School District Chess Tournament on May 18.

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.

Middle School Invention Convention Winners Announced

The 7th annual Westerville Middle School Invention Convention season concluded recently as Westerville’s four Middle Schools each held their building Invention Convention Competitions.  Sponsored by the Gifted Education Department with support from the PTO/PSTA, students set up displays and were judged by a panel of distinguished educators, administrators, and community members.

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. 

Forty Blendon Students Receive Top Award at Spring Bulldog Breakfast Forty Blendon Students Receive Top Award at Spring Bulldog Breakfast

Blendon Middle School recently held its Spring Bulldog Breakfast recognizing 40 fantastic Blendon students.  Bulldog Breakfast honors those students who “make the day” of a staff member and go above and beyond to exemplify the Bulldog Spirit.

Sixth Annual Chip Challenge Winners Selected Sixth Annual Chip Challenge Winners Selected

Sixth graders from advanced science classes in the Westerville City School District took part in the sixth annual Chip Challenge, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiative.  Teams of students were asked to design and test a container for shipping a single Pringles potato chip to Superintendent John Kellogg at the Early Learning Center.  Upon arrival, the packages and the chip they contained were evaluated and scored.  The goal was to design a package having the smallest volume and smallest mass, which protected the chip so it would arrive at its destination undamaged.

Staff Appreciation Events Taking Place throughout the School District Staff Appreciation
Four Be WISE Camp Scholarships Awarded to Middle School Girls by AAUW
Eighth Grade Westerville Students Participate in Mock Trial Competition Middle School Mock Trial Teams
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception WEA Honorees
Middle Schoolers Attend Annual Career-Based Art Exploration Trip Middle School Artist Field Trip

Forty highly talented visual artists and their art teachers from district middle schools participated in the 6th Annual Career Exploration in the Visual Arts field trip.

“Fireworks, Friends & Freedom” Chosen as the Theme for Rotary’s July 4th Parade
Blendon’s Third Quarter Renaissance Pupils Rewarded for Being Stellar Students Blendon Renaissance Awards

Pupils who met stringent goals in academic achievement, community service, attendance, attitude, and school spirit, were treated to a day of fun at Alum Creek Park on April 28, courtesy of the Blendon PTO.

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.

Blendon Middle School Wins Eighth Grade Battle of the Books Competition Blendon Middle School Wins Eighth Grade Battle of the Books Competition

The 8th annual Central Ohio 8th Grade Battle of the Books Competition, hosted by Heritage Middle School, took place at Westerville North High School on Tuesday, March 22.  Each of Westerville’s four middle schools competed, along with other Central Ohio teams from Olentangy, Gahanna, and Teays Valley.

Westerville Middle School Students Place in 2016 Laws of Life Contest

The Central Ohio BBB Laws of Life Essay Contest is a competition of the best Laws of Life essays written by middle grade students in the 22 county Central Ohio service area and is facilitated at the middle school level through the Westerville Gifted Education, Art, and English Language Arts Departments.

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!”

8th Grade Westerville Students Prepare for Regional Mock Trial Competition 8th Grade Westerville Students Prepare for Regional Mock Trial Competition
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.

Blendon Middle School Geography Bee Winners Announced

Supported by the Westerville City Schools Gifted Education and Social Studies departments, 36 students from all three grade levels at Blendon Middle School participated in a Geography Bee recently, after passing a qualifying test.  Eighth grade student Anthony Vilardo took first place and was the overall 8th grade winner.  Taking second place was 8th grader Samuel Woldesmait. Third place and overall 6th grade winner was Ben Moseley, with 6th grade pupil Miriam Abdulkadir coming in fourth.  The building’s top 7th grader was Britton Berk.

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.

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

Four Westerville Middle School Students Earn Be WISE Camp Scholarships

The Westerville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW; http://www.aauw.org), in cooperation with the Westerville City Schools Gifted Education Department, has awarded four $300 scholarships to the Be WISE Camp at Denison University this summer.  Founded in 1881 and with nearly 1,000 branches across the country, AAUW is a national organization promoting equity and education for women and girls.

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.

Students at Blendon Middle School are All Smiles Students at Blendon Middle School are All Smiles

March 10 was Shine Your Smile Day at Blendon Middle School, which hosted a Mobile Dentists/Smile Program.  The team set up a mini dental office in the building to provide dental examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays and sealants (if necessary) for children whose families opted to participate.  Blendon has two days reserved for March 2017 so more students’ dental needs can be served.

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. 

Future Night to Focus on the Transition from Middle to High School

Westerville City Schools invites parents to attend “Future Night: Transition from Middle to High School” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.  Each high school will host the event for their incoming 9th graders.  Families may arrive at 6:30 p.m. for an informational fair.

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.

Blendon Students Put the Fun in Fund Raising Blendon Students Put the Fun in Fund Raising

Student members of Builder’s Club and Student Council at Blendon Middle School collected more than $800 this year for the Pennies for Patients program, sponsored by the Lymphoma and Leukemia Association.  This included a penny war that was won by the 8th grade class. 

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.

Westerville Schools’ FabLab Showcased at Otterbein’s STEAM Innovation Center Event Westerville Schools’ FabLab Showcased at Otterbein’s STEAM Innovation Center Event

Westerville City Schools was excited to showcase the district’s Mobile FabLab and highlight a partnership with Otterbein University last Friday at Otterbein’s STEAM Center announcement event. Otterbein University is partnering with leading organizations from the private and public sectors in Central Ohio to create a new science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) Innovation Center that will combine academics with the business and manufacturing needs of the Westerville community.

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

Four Students to Represent their Middle Schools in Scripp’s Regional Spelling Bee March 19

From in-class spelling tests to school-wide bees, one student from each Westerville middle school proved to be the top speller and will represent their building and the Westerville City School District (WCSD) at the regional Scripps Spelling Bee.  Middle school champions are: Finn Tan (Blendon), grade 7; Ema Rennie (Genoa), grade 8; Catherine Adams (Heritage), grade 7; and Muna Ali (Walnut Springs), grade 7.

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.

High School Athletic Trainers Organize Toiletry Drive to Benefit WARM High School Athletic Trainers Organize Toiletry Drive to Benefit WARM

Athletic trainers from all three Westerville high schools worked together over a period of three weeks recently to organize their annual toiletries drive to benefit WARM.  The drive began January 19 and ran through February 5, with many students and faculty members donating items.

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.

Sixty at Westerville Middle School Science Fair Advance to District Competition Sixty at Westerville Middle School Science Fair Advance to District Competition

The Westerville Middle School Science Fair was held on Saturday morning, February 6, at Walnut Springs Middle School.  The contest featured 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Walnut Springs, Blendon, Heritage, Genoa and Emerson in the Westerville City School District.  One hundred and thirty two participants enthusiastically shared their passion for science with nearly 30 judges.

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.

Westerville Middle School Parents Invited to College and Career Readiness Night

All Westerville City School District middle school parents are invited to attend a College and Career Readiness Night at Walnut Springs Middle School, which is located at 888 East Walnut Street.  The event will take place on Tuesday evening, March 1, with a focus on conveying valuable information about topics to help plan for student success in high school and beyond.

Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting Slated for February 25

On Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m., an informational meeting will be held in the auditorium at Westerville South High School (303 South Otterbein Avenue) to discuss the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.  CCP allows eligible Ohio students in grades 7 through 12 to earn college and high school credit through the successful completion of college courses.  To participate in CCP for the 2016-2017 school year, which will include the 2016 Summer Term, students and families must attend this mandatory informational meeting.

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.

Blendon Renaissance Students Skate to Celebrate Blendon Renaissance Students Skate to Celebrate

On January 20, 263 Blendon Middle School students celebrated their academic and community service achievements, which qualified them for the 2nd Quarter 2015-2016 Renaissance Awards.  In order to participate, pupils must meet high standards in academics, community service, attendance, attitude, and school spirit.

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.

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
Blendon Jazz Students Learn from the Pros Blendon Jazz Students Learn from the Pros

Beautiful music filled the halls of Blendon Middle School on Thursday afternoon, January 21.  Six members of the Jazz Arts Group (JAG) of Columbus performed for students in the gymnasium and if that wasn’t amazing enough, they stuck around for two hours after the show to work with members of the school’s jazz band.

Top Spellers at Blendon and Walnut Springs to Represent their Schools in Spelling Bee

January is Spelling Bee Month and Scripps Spelling Bees were held at Blendon and Walnut Springs middle schools. From in-class spelling tests to school-wide bees, one student from each building proved to be the top speller and will move on to represent their school and the district.

Westerville Students to Perform in 2016 OSU Middle School Honor Band Festival

Nearly 800 individual nominations from across six states were received by organizers of the 2016 Ohio State University Middle School Honor Band Festival.  369 students were selected for participation, including 11 from Westerville middle schools

High School 101 is February 10

Westerville City Schools invites parents to attend High School 101 at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, at Westerville Central High School. This program is designed for parents of eighth grade students.

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.” 

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 North Presents Understanding AP: Courses, Content and College Credit

“Understanding AP: Courses, Content, and College Credit” will be presented on Monday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Westerville North High School auditorium.  This overview of the Advanced Placement program will explain the benefits of taking AP courses and exams.

High School Course Description Guide Now Available for Review Online

In preparation for upcoming high school registration, the 2016-2017 High School Course Description Guide is now available on the Westerville City School District’s website, www.wcsoh.org.  Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors will begin registering the week of January 25.  Please check out the latest guide and Superintendent John Kellogg’s message regarding educational opportunities for high school students.

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.

Sarah Krause Memorial Science Fund Leaves a Lasting Impact

Sarah Krause was a student in every sense of the word.  She danced to Westerville North High School every day.  She couldn’t wait to get to science classes and could barely contain her enthusiasm about learning everything she could about chemistry and geology.  She was a founding member and president of the Science Olympiad Team, where Sarah and her friends came up with the slogan, “Science Olympiad:  Where it’s Cool to Be a Nerd.”

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.

International Baccalaureate Program Informational Meeting Slated for January 27

An informational meeting for current 8th grade students and their parents regarding the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program will be held on Wednesday, January 27 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Westerville South High School Media Center.

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.

District Seeks Input on High School Course Offerings

The Westerville City School District (WCSD) Board of Education on December 14, 2015, held a first reading to consider the approval of several high school courses of study, as well as resources for the new and revised English language arts (ELA) courses effective for the 2016-2017 school year.

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.

Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for November Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for November

The Westerville Education Foundation has named three educators Teacher of the Month for November – Michelle Andears, Hanby Elementary; Victoria Cook, Blendon Middle School; and Rachel Schultz, McVay Elementary.

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.

Blendon’s Hats for Heroes Event Raises $426 for Honor Flight Columbus Blendon’s Hats for Heroes Event Raises $426 for Honor Flight Columbus

Blendon Middle School members of National Junior Honor Society organized a “Hats for Heroes” event to raise money for Honor Flight Columbus, in honor of Veteran’s Day.  Students and staff were invited to wear a creative hat to school on Veteran’s Day for a $1.00 donation. $426.00 was raised for the organization, which recognizes and celebrates World War II and Korean War veterans by flying them to Washington, D.C. at no cost to visit memorials dedicated to their important service.  

Middle School Science Classes take on the STEM ‘Straw Tower Challenge’ Middle School Science Classes take on the STEM ‘Straw Tower Challenge’

Sixth graders from the Westerville City Schools Advanced Science classes took part in the annual Straw Tower Challenge, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiative.  Teams of students were asked to design and build the tallest straw tower possible capable of supporting the weight of a tennis ball for up to one minute, spending no more than $10,000 in building materials (straws - $200 a piece/limit 50 and masking tape - $100 an inch/limit three feet).

Blendon Students Celebrate First Quarter Achievements through Renaissance Blendon Students Celebrate First Quarter Achievements through Renaissance

A record-setting total of 267 Blendon Middle School students celebrated their academic and community service achievements by enjoying an afternoon of bowling at Gahanna Lanes on November 5.  To qualify for the 1st quarter 2015-2016 Renaissance Awards program, pupils had to meet high standards in academics, community service, attendance, attitude, and school spirit.  In the six years Blendon has been celebrating Renaissance, this marks the most pupils to qualify.

Staff at Genoa Middle School is Seeing Double – and Triple! Staff at Genoa Middle School is Seeing Double – and Triple!

Walk through the halls at Genoa Middle School and you may feel like you’re experiencing double vision.  Chances are you’re not, but what you are seeing is a remarkable and unusual number of twins (16 pairs) and triplets (two sets).

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.  

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.

Eighth Graders Interested in Engineering Tour Worthington Cylinders Eighth Graders Interested in Engineering Tour Worthington Cylinders

Worthington Cylinders generously opened its doors this week to eighth grade students in the Westerville City School District who have expressed interest in engineering as a potential career path.  Selected pupils from all four middle schools – Blendon, Genoa, Heritage, and Walnut Springs – participated in a two-hour tour of the facility, where they had the opportunity to ask questions and learn from the staff at Worthington Cylinders.

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

International Baccalaureate Program Informational Meeting Slated for November 18

An informational meeting about the Westerville City Schools International Baccalaureate (IB) Program will be held for parents of current sophomores on Wednesday, November 18 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Westerville South High School Media Center.

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

Jazz Arts Group Offers Improvisation Workshop at Blendon Middle School Jazz Arts Group Offers Improvisation Workshop at Blendon Middle School

Beautiful music was flowing through the halls of Blendon Middle School on Friday morning, October 16, as professional musicians from the Jazz Arts Group conducted an improvisation workshop for interested students. 

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.

Spirit Book Clubs Commence in Westerville Middle Schools Spirit Book Clubs Commence in Westerville Middle Schools

Genoa and Heritage recently kicked-off newly created “Spirit Book Clubs” for middle school students.  Spirit Book Club is an initiative funded through the Westerville Education Foundation under the Student Connections umbrella.  An important goal of the Spirit Book Club is to offer a diverse group of male and female students in all four middle schools the opportunity to experience culturally rich learning materials and expose them to ethnic diversity in literature.

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.”