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

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

WCHS senior among youth conservation leaders behind Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Teen Eco Summit Emma Snyder

Westerville Central High School senior Emma Snyder was part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Summit Squad, a group of youth conservation leaders who helped plan and present the Teen ECO Summit on Jan. 13. 

Westerville City Schools Board of Education approves meeting schedule for 2021

Westerville City School District Board of Education members approved the following 2021 meeting calendar during their Jan. 11 organizational meeting.

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

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

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

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

District begins succession planning, announces reorganization of leadership structure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Genoa students launch 140 novels as part of National Novel Writing Month Genoa students writing

Each year, the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges participants to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. 

Genoa Middle School embraced the challenge with students from all three grade levels as well as those attending the Westerville Virtual Academy. In November, students wrote more than 613,811 words in 30 days, launching more than 140 novels.

WCHS student places first in poetry competition focused on future careers Alyssa Boyd

Alyssa Boyd, a Westerville Central High School junior attending the Westerville Virtual Academy, placed first among Ohio teens and adults in the National Career Development Association 2020 Art & Poetry Contest.

The Ohio Career Development Association will now send her poem, “Unlocked,” to the national level to compete with other submissions across the United States.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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