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High schools finalizing plans for graduation, prom activities

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

Westerville Wild Warbots endure uncertainty to compete in virtual 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition Westerville Wild Warbots compete in virtual 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition

For the seniors on the Westerville Wild Warbots, this was the best robot they’ve built since they’ve been part of the district’s robotics team. And at the start of the school year, they weren’t sure if they’d be able to work with it again. 

District-wide art show with the Arts Council of Westerville goes virtual 2021 Westerville Virtual Art Show

For years, Westerville City Schools and the Arts Council of Westerville have hosted an annual art show in April to recognize the work of students and their teachers.

Instead of an in-person event, the organizers decided to create a virtual art show this year where parents, educators and community members can view video slideshows featuring more than 160 drawings, paintings, sculptures and other pieces students created during the 2020-21 school year. 

Kiwanis Club of Westerville honors top scholars at Westerville South with 59th Annual Academic Varsity Awards 2021 Academic Varsity Awards - WSHS

The Kiwanis Club of Westerville recognized the top 10 graduates from Westerville South High School on Wednesday as part of its 58th annual Academic Varsity Awards.

Virtual Wellness webinar for Westerville high school students scheduled for May 3-8 Wellness Week Webinar from May 3-8

Westerville high school students are invited to participate in a week-long Wellness webinar focused on meditation, self-care and positivity on May 3-8.

Rotary Club of Westerville April 2021 Student of the Month Rotary Club of Westerville's April Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its April 2021 Students of the Month during a virtual meeting April 1.

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

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

Spring Student Leader Series for middle and high school students starts April 14 2021 Spring Student Leadership Series

Middle and high school students can participate in the Spring Student Leader Series, an interactive online workshop that covers various leadership topics such as decisiveness, integrity, relationship building, problem solving and dependability.

Blendon’s National Junior Honor Society raises money for Friends of Faith Pruden Foundation Blendon eighth-grader Grace Rutherford dressed as Principal Kendall Harris during 2021 Spirit Week.

Blendon Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society raised more than $400 for the Friends of Faith Pruden Foundation during the school’s Spirit Week last month. 

WCSD announces “Bridge Plan” collaborative with central Ohio districts to address needs of students & staff due to the pandemic

Westerville City Schools Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg on Monday announced the district’s comprehensive approach to addressing the academic and social-emotional needs of students and staff because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Westerville North’s band director to march in the 2022 Rose Bowl Parade Westerville North High School band director Sara Loney

Westerville North High School’s band director Sara Loney will join up to 300 band directors from across the country to march in the annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Parade on Jan. 1.

Heritage school community creates engaging outdoor space for students, teachers Heritage seventh-grader Jana Mohammed plays hopscotch at the school's new outdoor recess area.

Without access to basketballs, footballs and soccer balls, the recess options were limited for students at Heritage Middle School this year.

Principal Dr. Dru Tomlin started thinking about how the school could make recess more engaging last March and plans started to gain steam in August. He worked with the school’s National Junior Honors Society and PTSA to research what other schools were doing and what kind of supplies were needed. 

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