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    URGENT: Annehurst 1 hour delay 12/8/21

    To ensure coverage of all Westerville City Schools bus routes, the start time for Annehurst Elementary School is being delayed by one hour today, Wednesday, December 8. For Annehurst students who ride the bus to school, their scheduled pickup time is also delayed by one hour. Dismissal this afternoon is at the normal time. Teachers and other staff members will be reporting to school at the normal time, so if your child walks to school, or if you are able to take them to school at the normal start time, staff will be there to care for them.

    URGENT: Middle and High School Early Release 12/8/21

    To ensure coverage of all Westerville City Schools bus routes, all Westerville City School District high schools will be on a one-hour early release and students will follow the early release schedule today, Wednesday, December 8. Additionally, all middle school students will be on a 30 minute early release today, Wednesday, December 8.

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Wilder Students Prepare for JA BizTown by Interviewing with Local Professionals

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Westerville Mayor Craig Treneff was one of many distinguished community members who volunteered to interview students.




Wilder Elementary School conducted JA BizTown interviews on February 1 with an all-star list of interviewers, including the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Westerville, a School Board member, a local doctor, a veterinarian, an airplane mechanic, a real estate agent, an interpreter, an accountant, a school counselor, a Kiwanis member, and an ESL coordinator. 

The JA BizTown program provides students with a realistic opportunity to see how basic economic concepts are applied in the real world.  By participating in JA BizTown, youngsters experience the responsibilities and opportunities of citizenship in a free enterprise system.  Designed for pupils in grades 4-6, JA BizTown is presented in three progressive stages: 

  • Students complete a four-week classroom curriculum on economics, in which they choose jobs, develop business plans, and discuss the importance of citizen rights and responsibilities. 
  • Pupils take on the roles of citizens, business owners, employees, and consumers during a daylong JA BizTown simulation.  Teachers and volunteers receive training to help facilitate the program.  In the JA BizTown facility, children operate many businesses including retail stores, manufacturing shops, media outlets, a utility service, a restaurant, a bank, and City Hall.  All businesses are outfitted with modern office equipment and supplies.  Students learn firsthand what it takes to create and run a business, as well as personally earn and manage money.
  • Students return to school and complete a follow-up classroom curriculum. 

Fifth grade teachers Haley Dorne, Reuben Chapman, Lynn Holland, and Debbie Miller expressed their gratitude towards everyone who helped to make this wonderful experience possible for their students.