District News

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!
Westerville North Notables create Virtual Alma Mater
Board of Education to hold May 4 meeting via videoconference
A new take on an old tradition at the Educational Options for Success program
NEWSBRIEFS 5.1.20
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
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
Board recognizes inaugural Westerville Student Education Foundation members, welcomes new members for 2020-21 school year Westerville Student Education Foundation
Middle school spelling bee winners advance to regional competition at Ohio University
Scholarships send select middle school students to annual Be WISE Camp
Blendon recognizes students’ recent achievements through Renaissance Awards Blendon Renaissance
Author Margaret Peterson Haddix Visits Alcott Elementary School Author Margaret Peterson
Local celebrities join forces, pick up paint brushes to support Westerville Student Education Foundation through annual fundraiser Celebrity art projects
“A Night at Old Town McVay” to benefit McVay Elementary PTA, school activities
Middle Schools Prepare for Regional Mock Trial Competition Mock trial teams
Cherrington compiles “Kindness Kits” to help central Ohio families facing hardships Cherrington Student Council
Westerville North’s Ricci will continue studies, play lacrosse at Heidelberg Ricci
Rotary Club of Westerville honors March Students of the Month
School Board to meet in March
Westerville City School District’s final Early Release date is Thursday, March 12
Schools close for Spring Break
Heritage Drama Club presents The Addams Family Young @ Part Performances on March 12, 13 & 14
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
Academic Enrichment Center spotlights upcoming Census Tom Cook with EOS students
Westerville Parent Council announces 2019-20 GEM Award recipients
Annual community Bowl-a-Thon supports educational initiatives of host organizations Bowl-a-Thon
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
Westerville Central’s Emily Enyame named Prudential Spirit of Community Award winner Emily Enyame
WEF Teachers of the Month for February 2020
Jennifer Carlson is Rotary’s January Service to Youth Recipient Jennifer Carlson
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
Hawthorne Elementary finalizing plans for inaugural Community Resource Fair
Westerville North thespians stage music-filled “Mamma Mia!” March 5-8
Everything will be awesome at the 14th annual LEGO competition
Annehurst’s AllStar Choir spreads Valentine’s Day cheer throughout community Annehurst AllStar Choir
Robert Frost’s Black History Month Celebration includes visit from guest author Author Christine Azeez reads to students
Rotary Club of Westerville Students of the Month for February 2020
Westerville North’s Burton signs to become dual-sport athlete at Bethany College Lynn Burton
NEWSBRIEFS 2.21.20
Read-In event will feature works of African-American poets, authors, illustrators
Information meeting set for STEM-based travel opportunity to England, Scotland
Six Westerville City Schools students named National Merit Finalists
Westerville North’s Grace Blanchong named one of Zonta Club’s Outstanding Young Women Grace Blanchong
M.O.D.E.L Mentoring Hosts Third Annual Girls in STEM Day STEM M.O.D.E.L. example
Board honors 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration award recipients Ann Morahan and Tracy Davidson
Cherrington Chess Club looks to continue winning ways during annual tournament Cherrington Chess Club members
Westerville North’s Yanichko to continue lacrosse career at Capital Austin Yanichko
Westerville North welcomes six new members to its Athletics Hall of Fame Westerville North Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Seeking Nominations for 2020 Community Service Award
School Board to Meet in February
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
REMINDER: Session on interpreting PSAT scores, preparing for SAT scheduled for February 13
District announces 2020-21 Magnet Program application dates, open house details
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, March 13
Spend your extra day this month at the Community Bowl-a-Thon Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace
WCHS alumnus pays it forward by presenting inaugural scholarship to deserving senior WCHS Scholarship
Westerville Summer Theater Enrichment returns in June with Legally Blonde Legally Blonde: Westerville Summer Theatre Enrichment
From Warrior to Tiger: Westerville North’s Hornyak signs letter of intent to play lacrosse at Georgetown College Courtney Hornyak
Student’s charitable work makes big impact on local organizations, leads to unforgettable experiences Whitehead group picture
Blendon Middle School’s Black History Month celebration activities will include dinner, concert fundraiser
Winter Graduates Receive their High School Diplomas Graduation
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
WSHS Theatre presents “The Jungle Book”
Westerville Parent Council Honors PTA Reflections Winners
15th Annual Westerville Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration Fouse award winners
WEF Teachers of the Month for January 2020
Warrior journalists hear from the pros during Columbus Blue Jackets event WNHS Journalismstudents
Westerville North students’ poetry selected for national publication
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
Official from The College Board presenting parent session on interpreting PSAT scores, helping students prepare for SAT
Space remains in Warhawk Theater Department’s upcoming camp
Third season’s the charm – The Emerson Challengers advance to FIRST LEGO State Championship Emerson Robotics
Rotary Club of Westerville Students of the Month for January 2020
Lisa Dapoz is Rotary’s January Service to Youth Recipient McVay Elementary’s Lisa Dapoz
Three Westerville North athletes sign to play baseball at the next level WNHS Baseball Signees
Westerville North’s Freeman signs with Massachusetts Maritime Academy for volleyball Ameena Freeman
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
Deadline approaches for Alumni Hall of Fame nominations
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
Warhawk Theater Department announces camp for experienced and aspiring performers in third through eighth grade
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
Westerville South American Sign Language Club brings holiday cheer to Ohio School for the Deaf preschoolers South ASL Club
School Board to Meet
Westerville High Schools Go All Out in Support of Caring and Sharing
Westerville North Senior Taweh Hunter Earns Full Ride to Columbia University Taweh Hunter
Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications are Available
Blendon Middle School Students Learn from Maria Wolfe about Immigrating from Cuba Maria Wolfe
Westerville Central Football Players to Continue Competing at the Collegiate Level football signing
Genoa Students Hear of Harrowing Journey from “Lost Boy” Bol Aweng Bol Aweng
Janet Carlson is Sunrise Rotary’s December Service to Youth Recipient Janet Carlson
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for December
Westerville North’s Jaiden Stokes Signs Letter of Intent to Attend Brown University Westerville North Stokes
Robert Frost Wins the 2019 Rudolph Run 5K Elementary Challenge Robert Frost 5K check
BOE to hold Special Emergency Meeting
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Recognizes Multitude of Honorees Award Recipients
Kindergarten Registration Kicks off with Kindergarten 101
Westerville Central High School Student Impresses with his Painting of Wall Murals Dev Patel
Westerville North High School’s Second Annual Chem Gems Soap Sale is Today Chem Gems soap
Fouse Award Winners to be Honored at Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on January 20
Genoa Students Write 1,086,766 Words for National Novel Writing Month
Emerson FLL Robotics Teams Compete at New Albany Regional Qualifier Emerson Challengers team and the Kinetic Koders team
Robert Frost Wins the 2019 Rudolph Run 5K Elementary Challenge
Westerville North Students Learn about Auto Maintenance during Shop Hangout Session Shop Hangout Session
Rotary’s Phil Brown Classic Basketball Tournament is December 27 at Rike Center
Blendon Middle School Students Host Spectacular Parade of the Earth Advanced Science earth projects
Warrior “Wearhouse” Shopping Event is Tuesday Evening, December 17
Blendon Middle School Celebrates 313 Renaissance Students Students at Skate Zone 71
Rotary Club of Westerville Names December Students of the Month
WNHS ChemGems 2019 Update
Winter Break Draws Near
Going, Going, Gone! Demolition of Central College
Westerville City Schools Kindergarten Registration Planned
Westerville Central’s Warhawk Theatre Presents Elf the Musical, Jr. December 8, 14 & 15
Westerville North High School Hosts Fall 2019 All-Sport Recognition Night Recognition Night
School Board to Meet in December & January
Heritage Alumna Abu Daramy-Swaray Inspires Pupils to Work Hard and Set Goals Students embrace a positive message
Six Honorees Slated for Induction into the Westerville North Athletics Hall of Fame
Westerville to Compete at the Collegiate Level North Athletes Mary & Grace
Blendon Woods Metro Park Observes International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Let’s Get Wilde About Math! Draws Families to Wilder Elementary School Wilde about Math participation
Westerville South Theatre Department Hosts Drama Day Camp on December 21
Pointview Career Day Shines the Spotlight on a Variety of Occupations Career Day
One Westerville Caroling and Concert is Friday Evening, December 13
Westerville North Athletes Publicly Declare their Future Plans to Study and Compete North signing
Tourniquets, Technology Help Strengthen District’s Comprehensive Safety Program Stop the Bleed training
WEF Funds 16 Traditional Grants Totaling $19,623.30; Alliance Data Provides $3,730 for Additional English Learner Program Grants
Challenge Day Provides Eye-Opening Experience for Students and Adults Challenge Day events
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Finances Additional Fall Grant
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
Senior-Directed One-Act Comedies Support Scholarships for North Theatre Students Student thespians at Westerville North High School
Westerville North, Central and South Rank in Newsweek’s Top 5,000 STEM High Schools
Westerville Parent Council and Volunteer Groups Lauded for Making a Difference Westerville Parent Council and Volunteer Group Recognition
Students from Nine Westerville Elementary Schools Perform in Nations Together in Song Nations Together group
Kari Dennis is Sunrise Rotary’s November Service to Youth Recipient Service to Youth recipient Kari Dennis
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for November
Alcott Student Council Food Drive Yields 2,120 Items for W.A.R.M. Student Council members with Alcott food drive items
Westerville North Graduate Rachel Gaddie Nominated for National Video Award
Westerville North’s Alaina Bernsdorf Signs Letter of Intent to Swim at Ashland University Alaina with her parents
Fouse Elementary School Students Participate in Columbus Metro Parks Design Expo
Westerville City School District Honors Military Heroes on Veteran’s Day Veteran's Day Events
College Credit Plus Meeting Slated for December 4
District Announces Temporary Change in Procedures for Families to Update PowerSchool Emergency Contact Information
Westerville South High School Recognizes Cats with Class Fall 2019 Cats with Class
Hawthorne Students Smash Bubble Run Goal by Raising $13,400+ for School Activities Assistant Principal Kristen Millet and Principal Ernest Clinkscale
Westerville City Schools Sophomores Experience Columbus Career Centers Sophomores Experience Columbus Career Centers
Westerville Central Athletes Commit to Play Sports/Study at the Collegiate Level Central Fall Athletes
Issue 8 Receives Thumbs Up from Voters in the Westerville City School District Supporters reacted with enthusiastic applause
Trimble Named COSI STEM Star and Grand Marshal of 2020 COSI Science Festival North Trimble
School District and Parks & Rec Partner with Blue Jackets; $42,000 in Equipment Donated Blue Jackets Street Hockey
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Finances Four Projects Totaling $1,082
Crowd Gathers to Reminisce at Blendon Middle School’s 50th Birthday Celebration Blendon 50th
Westerville South Marching Band Earns Superior Rating at OMEA Contest Westerville South band
Fouse Elementary Students Surprised to See Two New Inspirational Murals at School Fouse Murals
Renowned Children’s Musician/Author Jim Gill Visits Early Learning Center Preschool Jim Gill performing while students dance.
COSI on Wheels brings It’s Simply Chemistry to Students at Robert Frost Elementary Students enjoyed hands-on activity stations
South’s Matthew Christ is Sunrise Rotary’s October Service to Youth Recipient Service to Youth recipient Matthew Christ
Rotary Club of Westerville Names November Students of the Month
OSU Professor Opens Doors and Opportunities to Westerville City Schools Students work by Maya Lin
City Engineer Mentors Next Generation at Walnut Springs Westerville Engineer Nathan Lang
October 31 Proves to be Fun Day of Learning for Students and Staff Alike 2019_Halloween
Pointview Leaders Plan Parties, Enjoy Animal Ambassadors from Barn Hill Preserve Barn Hill Preserve
McVay Elementary School’s Spooky Read Night Brings out Hundreds of Little Goblins A Spooky Read
Challenge Day is Returning to All Three Westerville High Schools Challenge Day logo
Westerville Educator Day is Tuesday, November 5
A+ Awards Bestowed Upon Ten Exemplary Westerville City School District Employees
35th Annual Mark Twain Craft Bazaar Slated for Tomorrow at Westerville North High
High School Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for October
Westerville City School District’s Second Early Release Date is Thursday, November 14
Central Senior Conducts Live Forging Demonstration in Materials Science Class Luke Ottersbach forging
School Board to Meet in November
Mark Twain Students and Staff Dress in Orange to Support Unity Day Mark Twain Unity Day group photo
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
Otterbein to Host 2020 National Conversation on Board Diversity
Haunted Theatre Tours of the Warhawk Performing Arts Center Offered Tomorrow
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
October 9 Informational Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Travel to South Africa in 2021
South Marching Band Welcomes Veterans Home after Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. South Band offering an enthusiastic “welcome home.”
Education First Travel to Greece Informational Meeting is Tuesday, September 24
High School Conferences Planned
Westerville City School District’s First Early Release Date is September 26
Central Thespians Present "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" September 20-22
Westerville City Schools Fourth Graders and Parents Invited to Explore Panama
International Travel Adventures Open to High School Students in the Westerville District
Nick McIlwain and Kristen Millet Included in Leadership Westerville Class of 2020
One-Act Plays Slated at Westerville South on September 30
Schools Break for Labor Day
School Board to Meet in September
Westerville South Thespians Present Distracted, a Lisa Loomer Comedy, September 5-8
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, September 20
Eleventh Westerville Honor Flight is September 7 – Community Support Encouraged
Hawthorne: Safety Update (08-15-2019)
New Teachers Learn About Westerville City Schools at Annual Orientation Meeting Dr. John Kellogg speaking with new teachers
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
Elementary Schools Prepare to Welcome Students
YWCA Kids Place to Provide School-Age Childcare
Middle Schools Schedule Pick-Up Times
High School Schedule Pick-Up Announced
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
Steeler’s Running Back Benny Snell Hosts Youth Football Camp at Westerville Central Benny Snell
School Board to Meet in August
Student Fees Cover Consumable Supplies; Families Can Opt to Pay Online
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2019-2020 School Year in Westerville
WNHS Class of 1989 30th Reunion
Board of Education to Meet 7.15.19
Inaugural Summer Enrichment Series features Crazy for You, July 18-21 Crazy for You Logo
Westerville Class of ’69 Announces 50th Reunion Details
School Board Honors WCHS Track & Field Athletes, District Treasurer’s Office
Westerville Class of ’74 Announces 45th Reunion Details
Change in Board Meeting Start Time
1,100+ Diplomas Awarded to Westerville’s Class of 2019 on May 25 at Ohio Expo Center South graduation ceremonies.
Westerville North’s Marin Kalista Wins 2019 NCTE Achievement Award in Writing
Four Westerville Central High School Students Earn Ohio STEM Honors Diplomas Abigail Nuro, Jack Riccobono, Alexandria Kreuser and Shayla Ta earned their Ohio STEM Honors diplomas.
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
Westerville North Honors Spring Athletes at All-Sports Recognition Ceremony The Westerville North girls’ softball team (led by head coach Brian Anderson) won the “Team GPA Champions” award for a third consecutive season with an average team grade point average of 3.89.
Westerville North Graduate Aboubacar Keita Selected to Play in FIFA U-20 World Cup
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
Maria’s Message Campaign Offers Free Emergency Driving Drills for Teens on June 29
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Honors Retiring Employees ELC retirees
Alcott Elementary Bids its Fifth Graders a Fond Farewell Alcott graduation
Student-Created Great Pacific Garbage Patch Video Highlighted on Algalita Website
Westerville City Schools Transportation Department Participates in Red Nose Day Transportation Red Nose Day
Mark Twain Elementary Stone Garden Encourages Visitors to Stand Out, Not Fit In Mark Twain Stone Garden
North’s Jeff Bracken to Receive Jennings Arthur S. Holden Teacher Award for Excellence
Giant Barn Bill Plaque Finds a Home at Westerville Central High School Central Barn Bill plaque
Westerville City Schools Students Blasting Off with Books This Summer Pointview library books
Westerville Education Foundation Announces Spring Grant Recipients
Japanese Culture Club at Walnut Springs Concludes School Year with Food Festival Walnut Springs Japanese Club
Good Bus Behavior Pays Off in Ice Cream at Pointview Elementary School Pointview ice cream
COTA is Offering Summer Youth Bus Passes for $62
Westerville Teachers Recognized by Ohio Energy Project at Youth Energy Celebration Teachers Recognized by Ohio Energy Project
Blendon Middle School Celebrates Third Quarter Renaissance Students Renaissance Students
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for May
Middle School Chess Tournament Winners Revealed
Ninth Annual Middle School Chip Challenge Winners Selected Chip Challenge Selection
Westerville North’s Mikayla Martin to Play Division 1 Soccer at Hampton University Mikayla Martin
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.

Westerville City Schools Sweeps 2019 Teachers of the Year Competition 2019 Teachers of the Year
Westerville Central and North High Schools Host Military Signing Day Ceremonies
District Announces 2019-2020 Testing Calendar
Robert Frost Wax Museum Shines the Spotlight on a Variety of Historical Characters Robert Frost Wax Museum
North’s Casey Campbell, a DACC Student, Places Top 10 in the Nation for Original Film
Fouse Leader in Me Community Breakfast Allows Students to Share what they Learned Student shares
Westerville South Theatre Interest Night Slated for May 20
South Jazz Band to Perform at Renaissance Westerville-Polaris Hotel on May 22 Jazz Ensemble at Westerville South
Westerville Middle School Students Accepted into OWjL Camp
Westerville Parent Council Awards Nine $500 Scholarships to Graduating Seniors Scholarship winners
Westerville Central Hosts its First Fine Arts Signing Day Fine Arts Signing Day
South Students Visit Ohio State Reformatory, Thanks to WEF’s Fund-a-Project Students at the Ohio State Reformatory
Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2018-2019 Service to Youth Award Winners Westerville Sunrise Rotary
Kindergarteners at McVay Prove it is Never Too Early to Start Thinking about Careers Kindergarten students with hard hats, goggles and vests
Westerville Middle School Students Succeed in Laws of Life Essay Contest Laws of Life Essay winners
Whittier Students Entertain Audience with Uplifting Songs of Encouragement Avery sings
Pointview Hosts a Celebration of Leadership for Families Pointview Leadership
Pilot Program Connecting Gifted and Special Education Celebrated at Walnut Springs Connecting Gifted and Special Education Celebrate
Successful Annehurst International Night Celebrates Cultural Diversity International Night
Pen Pals from Westerville North and Robert Frost Meet for the Very First Time Students to shooting hoops
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Announces Spring Grant Recipients
Whittier Elementary Art Show Celebrates Student Creativity Whittier Art
Students Share Ideas at Alcott Elementary’s Designing Westerville Community Symposium Westerville Mayor Craig Treneff and Vice Mayor Kathy Cocuzzi
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
Mobile Dentist Day at Hawthorne Elementary Results in Bright Smiles Mobile Dentist Day
Rotary Club of Westerville Sends Two Students to Youth Leadership Conference
Pointview Panthers Host Third Annual Leadership Day on May 3 A leadership exercise
Students Can Learn to Scuba This Summer ... and Earn Required .5 PE Credit
Westerville Central’s Arts Alive Festival Showcases Creativity on Many Levels 300 original works of art
South Rakes In Multiple Nominations from First CAPA Marquee Awards Competition
OSU Representatives Lead STEM Activity for 8th Grade Students at Walnut Springs A STEM Activity for 8th Grade Students
Westerville North/DACC Student Abigail Jones Earns Full Ride to Otterbein University
Visitor Bearing Insects Bugs Robert Frost Students Mark Berman
North Students Philip Alston and Jeremiah Keene Sign Letters of Intent to Play Basketball Philip Alston and Jeremiah Keene Sign Letters of Intent
Four Middle School Students Earn Scholarships to Be WISE Camp at Kenyon College Be WISE
Westerville South High School Honors Student Athletes Signing Letters of Intent WSHS Student Athletes Signing Letters of Intent
Transition Specialist Cassandra Lawson Recognized by Westerville Board of Education Cassandra Lawson
Westerville North Standout Students Solidify Post High School Plans WNHS Crist and Stefanelli
Westerville Teachers Present at National Council of Teachers of English Conference Teachers Present at National Council of Teachers of English Conference
Emerson Students Hear of Harrowing Journey from “Lost Boy” Bol Aweng “Lost Boy” Bol Aweng
Wilder Spring Trail Blazers Conduct Fundraiser for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Wilder Spring Trail Blazers Fundraiser
Westerville South High School Presents 12 Angry Men Read by 12 Impassioned Women
Spring Session of the Westerville Drum Club Begins on April 4
Westerville South Marching Band Information Meeting Slated for Thursday, March 21 The Westerville South Marching Band
Westerville North’s Erica Mobley to Run Cross Country at Ohio Northern Erica Mobley
Hanby and Emerson Tour/Open House Magnet Fair Slated for Wednesday, March 6
Blendon Drama Club to Perform in Seussical Jr. the Musical March 1-3
Emerson Science Day Results in Four Students Picked to Compete at Middle School Level Emerson students view projects
Westerville Central Presents Annual Student Directed Scholarship Shows February 22, 23
GEM Nomination Deadline is Extended to Monday, February 11
Westerville City School District’s Early Release Date Rescheduled for February 21
Walnut Springs Students Challenged to Create Protective Shield for an Egg Student launch egg-carrying containers from a giant slingshot
Westerville International Tours Meeting Slated for Wednesday, February 20
Westerville Central’s Sweeney Todd Tells Dark Tale of Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Westerville South Stages First Date, the Broadway Musical Dress Rehearsal Tonight
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Westerville South Choir and Orchestra Present Sounds of the Season December 12
BOE to Meet December 3
Gingerbread Cottage Craft Show is Saturday, December 1, at Westerville South
Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting is December 4, for First Time Participants
Westerville North High School Stages A Christmas Carol December 6 - 9
Westerville Central ESL Teacher Jodie Brown is Rotary Service to Youth Recipient Central ESL Teacher Jodie Brown
Deadline to Register for MLK Youth Oratorical Contest is Monday, November 26
Hawthorne power restored; School as planned 11/16
Hawthorne Power Update: No afternoon kindergarten; Parents/Guardians may pick up students if able
Hawthorne Power Outage 11.15.18 -- Message from Principal
BOE to hold Special Meeting
Astronaut Scott Kelly Fascinates Walnut Springs Students and Staff with Tales from Space Astronaut Scott Kelly speaking to Walnut Springs Middle School students
McVay Elementary School’s Spooky Read Night brings out the Little Goblins in Droves McVay second grade teacher Arin Florence reads “Big Pumpkin” to captivated pupils
School Board to Meet
Westerville Education Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Our Schools Westerville Education Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration
Public Reviews Renovation Plans for Westerville South at October 29 Open House Westerville South Open House Presentation
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
Westerville South Marching Band Enjoys Successful String of Performances Westerville South Marching Band performs in state competitions
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
Acclaimed Actor Jonathan Weir Returns to Westerville South after 40 years Jonathan Weir with Westerville South students
Genoa Student Leaders Responsible for Obtaining Grill Donation from Home Depot Genoa Grill Donation
Rotary Club of Westerville Names November Students of the Month Rotary Students of the Month for November 2018
Westerville Board of Education Approves 2019-2020 School Year Calendar
Westerville City Schools Business Advisory Council to Meet on October 18
Attention All Percussionists – New Westerville Drum Club Starts October 25
Tenth Annual Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival is Sunday, October 7
Westerville South Victory Bell Memorial Unveiling and Dedication is October 18
Westerville South High School Presents Little Shop of Horrors October 12-14
OEA/NEA Day is October 19
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is October 18
College Board Parent Night Slated for October 1 at Westerville North High School
Students’ Cell Phones Likely to Receive National “Wireless Emergency Alert”
North to Receive Purple Star Award on September 28; Military Personnel Honored
Student Directed One-Acts Slated at Westerville South for September 26
BOE to meet in September
Westerville South Homecoming Festivities are This Weekend
"You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" Comes to Westerville North High School
Westerville South Hosts Free Transition Night Resource Fair on October 24
Sklar Offers Life and Career Advice for Aspiring Young Performers and their Parents
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
Great Westerville Food Truck Fest is Sunday, September 9
Schools Break for Labor Day
School Board to Meet in September
Westerville South Thespians to Perform in John Lennon and Me September 6-9
High School Conferences Planned
Cherrington Elementary Celebrates 50th Birthday at September 14 Open House
Westerville City School District’s First Early Release Date is September 27
South’s Ed Calo to be Inducted into the Ohio Capital Conference’s Hall of Fame
Westerville North High School Hosts Senior Yellow Rose Ceremony Students taking the Senior Pledge
Tenth Westerville Honor Flight is September 8 – Community Support Encouraged
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, September 21
Ball Kids Wanted for Westerville North Boys Varsity Soccer Home Games
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
Heritage Track Team Honored by Westerville City Schools Board of Education Heritage coaches Acocks and Miller pictured with student athletes
Heritage #HuskyStrong Transition Camp Helps New Students Feel Welcomed, Prepared Incoming Heritage sixth grade students
School District’s Human Resources Department Hosts Classified Secretarial Orientation Secretarial Orientation
School Board to Meet
1,146 Diplomas Awarded to Westerville’s Class of 2018 on May 26 at Ohio Expo Center
Alcott’s Genius Hour Exhibition Celebrates Personalized Approach to Learning
Heritage Student Lily Vennemeyer Captures Third Place at National Reflections Contest Lily
Kayley Orders is the 2017-2018 Educational Options for Success Graduate of the Year Kayley Orders with family and friends
High School Pupils Earn Accolades as Health Pathway Continues to Grow
Three Westerville Central Students Earn Ohio STEM Honors Diplomas STEM Honors
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Honors Retiring Employees Retiring Employees
North Hosts First Annual All-Sports Recognition Ceremony for Spring Athletes Softball team
Chip Challenge Winners Selected by Judging Panel at Early Learning Center Chip Judges
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for May
Jennifer Fry Earns Certified Education Technology Leader Designation
Wilder Fifth Grade Pupils Focus on Western Hemisphere Countries Looking down, the Commons is filled with colorful displays
Awards Presented to Huber Ridge and Genoa as Top Borrowers of Library Materials
Sixth and Seventh Grade Battle of the Books Competitions Yield Champions Winning teams
Alcott Third Graders Show their Support for the Westerville Division of Police Third grade students wearing matching t-shirts
Wilder’s April and May Trailblazers Organize Multiple Spring Projects Group picture of the Wilder Trailblazers
Westerville Middle School Students Accepted into OWjL Camp
Westerville North Pupils Sign Letters of Intent to Row at Collegiate Level Ben and Aidan
Blendon Third Quarter Renaissance Students Enjoy some Fun in the Sun Renaissance students eating lunch at park
Central Biomedical Science Pupils Attend Public Health Conference Biomedical demonstration
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
The Ohio Energy Project Celebrates Student Leadership in Westerville Nix, Trigg and Monacelli
Alcott’s “El Toro Loco” Garners Rave Reviews Chefs Depompei and Tadak
Westerville South High School Hosts its Second Fine Arts Signing Day Fine Arts Signees
Whittier Singers Entertain at the Alum Creek Park Amphitheater Whittier families enjoy the Alum Creek Amphitheater.
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,194 in Grants
City of Columbus Provides Each Hawthorne Student with Free Bike Helmet Scott Ulrich talks about bicycle safety with Hawthorne students
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
Heritage Athletes Excel at OHSAA State Track and Field Meet
Spring Test Results – When Parents Can Expect to Receive Them
Westerville Parent Council Awards Nine $500 Scholarships to Outstanding Seniors Scholarship winners
Chess Champions Compete at District Middle School Tournament Chess Champions
Westerville Educational Support Staff Association Awards Three Scholarships
South’s Leo Fagge Earns $650 Scholarship to Compete at National Invention Convention Westerville South High School student Leo Fagge
Emerson Third Graders, Immersed in Asian Culture, are Visited by Samurai Expert Traditional samurai armor
Pointview Elementary Hosts its Second Annual Leadership Day Students answer questions about Safety Patrol
Wilder’s Second Annual Pioneer 5K Run/Walk Raises Money for PTA and NAMI
Annehurst Students Showcase their Writing at Barnes & Noble Author’s Night Annehurst students on stage at Barnes & Noble. 
Westerville North’s Lucas Seibert Signs Letter of Intent to Wrestle at WVU Lucas Siebert
Westerville South’s Jordan Orr Signs Letter of Intent to Play Baseball at Walsh University Jordan Orr
State Testing Update
Heritage Middle School Actors Wow the Crowd with Shrek the Musical Jr. Shrek on stage
Heritage Middle School Drama Club to Perform Shrek the Musical Jr. March 15-17
BOE to meet in March
Cherrington Elementary Hosts Olympic Family Math Night – a Gold Medal Event A father and son have fun with math games
Rotary Club of Westerville Names March Students of the Month
Westerville City Schools Announces Calamity Day for Friday, February 16, 2018
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock This Town 80s Party on February 16
School Event Cancellations for 2.7.18
Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon is February 17
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
Central Thespians to Perform in Student-Written Greeks and Geeks
Reminder: Mandatory College Credit Plus Information Session is January 30
High School Conferences Planned
Central Thespians Host Second Annual Cabaret Dinner Theatre on February 10
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 North’s AP Night Undergoes Name and Date Change
Westerville South High School Presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night February 1-4
Mary Poppins Pancake Breakfast Slated for February 3; Community Invited
Alcott’s Musical Watch Week Spreads Joy among Students and their Families Alcott’s Musical Watch Week Spreads Joy among Students and their Families
Westerville Students to Perform in 2018 OSU Middle School Honor Band Festival
Westerville North Athletes Honor Teachers during Educator Appreciation Night Westerville North basketball players and cheerleaders paused to recognize teachers they selected who have made a positive impact on their educational experience in the Westerville City School District.
Central Hosts Second Annual Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance on February 12
Rotary Club of Westerville Names January Students of the Month Rotary Club Students of the Month for January 2018
Little Warrior Cheer Clinic and Future Warrior Tryout Clinic is February 3
Aiden Montgomery Wins Walnut Springs Geography Bee Walnut Springs Geography Bee Participants
Westerville City Schools Kindergarten Registration Planned
International Baccalaureate Meeting Slated for January 25
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock This Town 80s Party on February 16
75 Years of Excellence in Theater Celebrated at Westerville South High School Westerville South Theater 75th Anniversary Photo
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for December
School Board to Meet
Westerville North Music Students Perform with Pros at the Southern Theater Westerville North students performed in the Pro Musica Chamber orchestra’s annual Messiah Sing Along and Side-by-Side concert.
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Hawthorne’s Pet Supply Drive Benefits Shelter Animals at Citizens for Humane Action Hawthorne Student Council members delivered a massive donation to the CHA animal shelter.
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is January 25
Westerville Central’s Theatre in the Round Production is Game of Tiaras
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
Two Westerville Educators Chosen to Serve on Columbus Zoo Advisory Council Shelli Speakman and Katie Ensell will help shape the Columbus Zoo’s educational opportunities for students.
Mark Twain Secretary Susan Kaul is Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Service to Youth Award Winner Susan Kaul
Westerville North’s Danielle Pratt Wins 10th Grade Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Strong Community Support Helps WEF Finish 2017 on a Positive Note
Westerville Students Compete at World Rubik’s Cube Event Rubik's Cube Competitors
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
Community Scholarship Informational Meeting Slated for December 12
Westerville South Choir and Orchestra Present Sounds of the Season on December 13
Westerville North High School’s Bath Bomb Bonanza is December 14 Westerville North bath bombs
Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted Student Parent Workshop Slated for December 6
Emerson Students Celebrate International Education Week Ceol performed traditional Irish music.
Westerville North High School Thespians Present Miracle on 34th Street
Alcott Students Raise $10,214 for their School; Top Sellers Ride in Limo to Shoe at OSU Top sellers in the school’s recent fundraiser
BOE to meet in December
Winter Break Draws Near
WSHS briefly evacuated due to HVAC unit failure
Griffith announces retirement as Westerville City School District Treasurer
We Honor Our Veterans Heritage Middle School pupils and a military Honor Guard
Twentieth Annual Gingerbread Cottage Craft Show is Saturday, December 2
Third Grade Students Wow Huge Crowd with Nations Together in Song Third grade students from five elementary schools
Eighteenth Annual Westerville South Erin McKenzie Scholarship Show is November 18 Dream On! logo
Westerville South High School Recognizes Cats with Class Fall 2017 Cats with Class. 
Central AP Biology and Medical Interventions Students attend Genetic Update Conference Central AP Biology and Medical Interventions Students
Westerville North Hosts First Annual All-Sports Recognition Ceremony for Fall Athletes North Athletic Director Wes Elifritz hosted the event.
District Marks 10 Years of Challenge Day Programs in Westerville High Schools South Challenge Day attendees
Shop at www.smile.amazon.com to Support the Westerville Education Foundation
Westerville South High School Theatre Department’s Drama Day Camp is December 16
Students Celebrate First Science Day at Emerson Elementary Emerson fourth graders with their displays
Families and Staff Participate in “School Culture on the Wilder Side” Wilder students
Fouse Students Sell Artwork to Help Feed Famine Victims in East Africa Teacher and students
Westerville South Theatre Department Celebrates 75 Years of Excellence on December 22 75 Years logo
Hawthorne Elementary Donates Nearly $200 to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico A fifth grader makes a donation. 
Three Westerville South High School Student Athletes Commit to Play at Collegiate Level Athletes Commit to Play
K-kids are Making a Difference at Wilder Elementary School Wilder’s K-kids served spaghetti dinners to veterans.
Westerville North Senior Class Officers Collect Food and Money for W.A.R.M. Westerville North senior class officers
Westerville Students Selected for All-Ohio Production of Letters to Sala
Westerville North Wins McDonald’s/NBC-4 High School Team Challenge – Again! Ronald McDonald in the Westerville North High School main gym.
Westerville South Running Back Jaelen Gill is a 2018 U.S. Army All-American Honorary jersey presentation
Veterans are Honored throughout the Westerville City School District Veterans Doris Ross Pickens and Craig Eberhard
BalletMet Performers Dance Their Way to Cherrington Elementary School BalletMet dancers
Decreased Expenditures, Increased Projected Revenue, Extend District’s Financial Stability in Latest Forecast
Emerson’s Adam Kauh Earns $500 “Agriculture is Cool” Scholarship Essay winner Adam Kauh
High School Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
Eleven Westerville City Schools Employees Earn A+ Awards A-plus Winners
Pointview Principal Sherry Birchem is Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Sherry Birchem
Acts of Kindness Result in Special Movie Screening for Robert Frost Students Pyke’s third grade students
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
Westerville Education Foundation Announces Annual Innovative Grants Competition
North Students Attend Ohio Scholastic Media Association Workshop at Otterbein North Students at Otterbein
Thirty-third Annual Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is November 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Westerville South Marching Band Earns Superior Rating at OMEA State Contest Westerville South High School Marching Band
October 31 Proves to be Fun Day of Learning for Students and Staff Alike Early Learning Center personnel dressed in costume
Westerville North Journalism Students Learn from Broadcast Pioneer Charles Osgood Westerville North’s Journalism II and Journalism III students
BOE to Meet in November
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant Enables Walnut Springs to Buy 100 Books purchased books
Rotary Club of Westerville Names November Students of the Month
Officer Day Visits Central to Discuss How Police Departments Interact with the Public
Classic Marching Band Competition is Tomorrow at Central’s Warhawk Stadium
Ninth Annual Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival is Sunday, October 1
Renowned Talent Scout Peter Sklar Speaks at Westerville North High School on October 3
Heritage Students Show RESPECT by Participating in Community Service Projects
Westerville City School District’s First Early Release Date is September 28
Learning is the Focus of Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Fourth Friday Fall Fest on September 22
High School Conferences Planned
Walnut Springs Welcomes Students with Enthusiastic All-School Pep Rally Walnut Springs Pep Rally
South Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award
Clifford the Big Red Dog Promotes Literacy at the Early Learning Center Clifford the Big Red Dog Visits Preschool Students
Student Ambassadors from Westerville Represent Ohio at NFHS Leadership Summit Westerville City School District Student Ambassadors to the National Federation of High Schools National Student Leadership Summit
Westerville Kiwanis Club Provides Birthday Books to Elementary School Children Birthday book shelf at Alcott Elementary
Westerville City Schools to Offer Flu Vaccination (Injection Only) Clinics for Students
Westerville North’s Ben Hartnell is Selling T-Shirts to Benefit Hunt for Hope
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
Westerville South Thespians to Perform in What I Did Last Summer
School Board to Meet in September
New Math Materials Information Meeting
Applicants Sought to Serve on District’s Audit Committee
Schools Break for Labor Day
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, September 22
Community Invited to Visit Kroger and Help “Stuff the Bus” with School Supplies
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
Westerville 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
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
Westerville North High School Dedicates Balconi Strength Room Dedication Pictures
School Board to Meet
South’s Jenna Johnston Earns National Merit Valparaiso University Scholarship
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
1,023 Diplomas Awarded to Westerville’s Class of 2017 on May 27 at Ohio Expo Center 2017 Graduation Ceremonies for Westerville City Schools
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
Westerville Central Biomedical Students Attend Health Department Panel Discussion Westerville Central High School Biomedical Students
View Graduation Ceremony Photos for the Class of 2017 Graduation Composite Photo Class of 2017
Special BOE Meeting Scheduled for May 30, 2017
Retirees are Wished a Fond Farewell Twenty-nine Retirees posing after the Board of Education reception.
Westerville South High School Hosts its First Ever Arts Signing Day Westerville South High School Arts Signing Day Participants
Westerville City School Board Approves 2018-2019 Calendar
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for May
Westerville Schools Raise $34,660 for the American Heart Association
Central Voice Club Members Show We the People Video at School Board Meeting Westerville Central Principal Todd Spinner pictured with Voice Club Members
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
Wilder Elementary School K-Kids Deliver Pop Tabs to Ronald McDonald House Wilder’s K-Kids Group Picture
Westerville City School Children to Perform in Lion King June 1-3 at Alum Creek Park
Ben Hartnell and Chris Henricksen Named VFW Educators of the Year
Genoa Middle School Relay Team Places Fourth in State Genoa Relay Team
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 North Senior Abbey Chaffin will Cheer at Youngstown State Abbey Chaffin pictured with her parents.
Westerville Middle School Students Excel in Laws of Life Essay Contest Emily Voneman, the Central Ohio Best Overall Essay award
Students and Staff Honor Departing Central Principal by Wearing Catch Phrase T-Shirts Picture of shirt
Girl2Girl Inspires Future STEM Leaders at Walnut Springs Middle School Grace Brown speaks to a class of sixth grade girls about STEM careers
Westerville South Students Embrace Documentary Filmmaking Students in the school library watching each other’s films.
Westerville Library Awards Mark Twain and Genoa Middle School as Top Borrowers
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club to Serve Free Meals from May 30 to August 11
Emerson’s 1,000 Paper Cranes will be Sent to Hiroshima’s Peace Park Picture of students with cranes display board.
Heritage Student Adam Kaiser Wins Middle School Chess Tournament Marv McDaniel, is pictured with chess champions
Walnut Springs Students Perform Reader’s Theater Scripts at Barnes & Noble Students perform their Reader’s Theater presentation
Super Inventors Invited to Ohio Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition
Cherrington Students Experience the Joy of Playing Disc Golf Cherrington students disc golf on a course at their school
Walnut Springs Geology Students Share their Books at Mark Twain Walnut Springs student reads to a third grade class
Westerville Driver Kurt Blaser Places Sixth at State School Bus Road-E-O Kurt Blaser
South’s Olivia Talamo Admitted to OU’s Med School Early Assurance Program
Eastman Family Receives 2016 Future LifeCare Alliance Leader Spirit Award
Westerville North’s McCade Pillow to Play Lacrosse at Lourdes University McCade Pillow pictured with his parents
Emerson Students Win Big at Science Days
Whittier Singers Entertain at the Alum Creek Park Amphitheater Whittier families outside in the Alum Creek Amphitheater.
Heritage Student Jeffrey Siefker Represents Ohio as an Invention League National Finalist
Westerville North’s Justin Hrinko Signs Letter of Intent to Play Baseball for Otterbein Justin Hrinko pictured with his parents
Alcott’s “El Toro Loco” Garners Rave Reviews Alcott student Chefs
Leadership Westerville Presents $500 Scholarship to Westerville North’s Mia Hoffman
Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2016-2017 Service to Youth Award Winners Service to Youth award winners
Westerville Parent Council Awards Scholarships to Deserving Seniors
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,194 in Grants
Pointview Students Share Newfound Insight on Leadership Day Mentoring Leadership Team
The Ohio Energy Project Celebrates Student Leadership in Westerville Students, teachers, and energy leaders pack a banquet room at COSI for the Youth Energy Celebration.
Schools Closed on Good Friday
It’s Kindness Week at Westerville Central High School
2017 Summer Camp/Activities Expo Slated for March 8
Robert Frost Students Travel Around the World Without Ever Leaving School A student stands in front of the South Africa tri-fold board she created
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock this Town 80s Party Tonight!
Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance Slated for February 9
Wonders of Westerville Challenge Harlem Wizards on February 6
Central’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Yard Sale Queen, Slated for February 10
GEM Nomination Deadline is Fast Approaching
Westerville North Hosts Warrior Winter Wonderland Workshop on January 28
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Westerville South Varsity Boys Basketball to Host Huntington Prep Academy
Westerville Central Music Boosters Host Pancake Breakfast with Santa Tomorrow
Westerville South Grad Micah Thomas Comes Home to Perform with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Caring and Sharing Needs Your Help
Cherrington’s Winterfest & Craft Show is This Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Winter Break Draws Near
BOE to meet in December
Meteorologist Erin Carroll Educates Robert Frost Students about Weather Meteorologist Erin Carroll talks with fourth grade students at Robert Frost on November 11. 
Westerville Schools Staff Enjoys Professional Learning Opportunities on Educator Day Jim McCann talks to a room of educators about customer service
Early Learning Center Preschool Students Thank Veterans for their Service Five pre-school students try on different military headgear.
"Uptown Scrooge" Takes "A Christmas Carol" to the Streets of Westerville
Westerville North Hosts Tipoff Preseason Basketball Showcase on November 16
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
Rotary Club of Westerville Names November Students of the Month
Westerville South’s “SOCKtober” Event Supports LIMBS International
Gingerbread Cottage Craft Show is Saturday, December 3, at Westerville South High
Community is Invited to Tour Pointview Elementary on November 14
Westerville Caring & Sharing Seeking Volunteers, Donations, Families in Need
32nd Annual Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is November 5
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
BOE to meet in November
Reading, Writing and Spelling Challenges to be Explored at November 16 Meeting
Top Fundraisers at Mark Twain Enjoy Lunch and a Limo Five students, a secretary and principal stand in front of a limo before taking a ride to lunch.
Westerville City Schools’ Spirit Book Club to Host Author Matt de la Peña on November 2 Picture of Matt de la Pena
High School Marching Band Competition Scheduled for October 15 at Westerville North
Westerville South Presents Bridge to Terabithia October 21-23
Second Annual Westerville Hunger Heroes 5K & Fun Run is October 22
High School Marching Band Competition Scheduled for October 15 at Westerville North
OEA/NEA Day is October 21
Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned
Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival is October 2 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is October 21, 2016
Fouse Fifth Graders Learn About Nature through Metro Parks’ SEED Program Students hit the trail to explore
Delayed Release for McVay May Impact Shuttled Students' Arrival Time Home
McVay Lock Out Information 9.22.16
Applicants Sought to Serve on District’s Audit Committee
A+ Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching
“4 Paws for Joey” Walk/Run will Help McVay Child Obtain Service Dog
Westerville Schools on Display September 23 at Last 4th Friday of the Season
Westerville Schools Awarded Local Government Innovation Council Grants
Professional Development Scheduled for September 29
High School Conferences Planned
Schools Break for Labor Day
School Board to Meet in September
High School Media Centers are “Not Your Grandfather’s Library” High School Media Centers are “Not Your Grandfather’s Library”
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.

Westerville North’s Tiffany McCutcheon Lauded in "Letters about Literature" Contest
Otterbein Students Lend a Helpful Hand at Cherrington Otterbein Students Lend a Helpful Hand at Cherrington
Pointview Elementary Starts the New School Year on a High Note Pointview Elementary Starts the New School Year on a High Note
Caitlin Kilbane Named Head Coach for Westerville North’s Softball Program
Westerville Central Students Travel to St. John for Global Health Course Westerville Central Students Travel to St. John for Global Health Course
Westerville South’s Theatre Season Opens with "Bell, Book, and Candle"
Westerville Central’s "Warhawk Theatre Cabaret" Slated for September 8
Senior Yellow Rose Ceremony has become a Beloved Tradition at Westerville North Senior Yellow Rose Ceremony has become a Beloved Tradition at Westerville North
National History Day Competitors Lauded by Board of Education National History Day Competitors Lauded by Board of Education
Summer Graduates Receive their High School Diplomas Summer Graduates Receive their High School Diplomas
Central’s Band and Cheerleaders Perform at Back to School Expo Central’s Band and Cheerleaders Perform at Back to School Expo
Central Grad David Kile Earns Full-Tuition Scholarship to Berklee College of Music Central Grad David Kile Earns Full-Tuition Scholarship to Berklee College of Music
Schools, Community Join Forces to Sponsor All-Female Honor Flight on September 10
“Creation Station” Dedicated at Hawthorne Elementary School “Creation Station” Dedicated at Hawthorne Elementary School
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
Westerville Central Band and Cheerleaders to Perform at Back to School Expo Tomorrow
Early Learning Center Staff Donates School Supplies to Pupils in Need Early Learning Center Staff Donates School Supplies to Pupils in Need
South Theatre Boosters Host Car Wash at Fazoli’s Tomorrow
Westerville Students Head Back to School Next Week Westerville Students Head Back to School Next Week
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.

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.”

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.

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.

Celebration of Life Scheduled for John Justice on June 1
New Soccer Club at Walnut Springs is Popular with Students New Soccer Club at Walnut Springs is Popular with Students

During the 2015-2016 school year, Walnut Springs Middle School was proud to introduce its very first Soccer Club.  The initial idea for the club was presented to the school administrative staff by a small group of students eager for opportunities to play soccer with their peers.  Word spread quickly throughout the school about the new extracurricular activity, and soon there were between 50 and 60 pupils ready to join the team.

School’s Almost Out! School’s Almost Out!

On Thursday, May 19, the Whittier Elementary PTA brought Super Games to school, and the playground was transformed with the addition of giant inflatables and field day type games. The weather, like the students, seemed to be celebrating the end of a great school year.

South’s Ed Calo is Westerville Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient South’s Ed Calo is Westerville Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient

Ed Calo, head basketball coach at Westerville South High School, was surprised on May 11 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.

Westerville North Soccer Players Sign Letters of Intent for Denison and Case Western Westerville North Soccer Players Sign Letters of Intent for Denison and Case Western

Friends, family members, teachers, coaches and administrators gathered in the gallery at Westerville North High School on Friday afternoon, May 6, to watch and celebrate as two soccer standouts – Riley Hammond and Jennifer Markley – signed Letters of Intent to play for Denison and Case Western Reserve universities, respectively.

Westerville Commencement Ceremonies will Take Place on May 28

Commencement exercises for Westerville’s graduating class of 2016 will take place on Saturday, May 28, at the Ohio Expo/Celeste Center. Westerville Central High School ceremonies will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by Westerville South High School at 2:00 p.m. and Westerville North High School at 6:00 p.m.

Staff Appreciation Events Taking Place throughout the School District Staff Appreciation
Extra Credit Assignment at Westerville Central Yields Spectacular Results WCHS Reading Initiative
APO Service Fraternity Guides Heritage Students on “Spruce Up for Spring” Day
Four Be WISE Camp Scholarships Awarded to Middle School Girls by AAUW
Mathematics Tutoring Program Piloted by Westerville Partners for Education Mathematics Tutoring Program Piloted by Westerville Partners for Education
Alcott Reading Fair Showcases Excitement for Books
Genoa Students Amend House Bill 143 Genoa Students Proposing Amendment

The amendment proposes making the barn the state historical architectural structure for the State of Ohio.

Eighth Grade Westerville Students Participate in Mock Trial Competition Middle School Mock Trial Teams
Westerville Middle School Students Advance to National History Day Competition
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception WEA Honorees
Alcott’s Student Council Learns about Compassion from Visit to W.A.R.M. Alcott at W.A.R.M.
Pointview Elementary and Heritage Christian Church Host First Career Day Guest Speaker Dr. Fosselman
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
Westerville North and South Join Forces to Celebrate Senior Track & Field Athletes Westerville North and South Join Forces to Celebrate Senior Track & Field Athletes
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.

Arts are Alive and Well at Westerville Central High School Student Artists

The annual Arts Alive festival featured more than 160 four-foot-square chalk murals created in one day by 350 artists.

Everything’s Coming Up Poppies at Rotary Sunrise’s Memorial Day Flag Display Everything’s Coming Up Poppies at Rotary Sunrise’s Memorial Day Flag Display

In addition to the display of 3,000 American flags, thousands of ceramic poppies will be added to the Field of Heroes in tribute to women who have served in the military.

Joshua Manoharan is Alcott’s Principal for a Day
Continental Mathematics League Contest Results Announced
Westerville North’s Ben Hartnell to be recognized at Northwestern Honors Ceremony Ben Hartnell

Westerville North High School history teacher Ben Hartnell is one of five high school teachers who will receive a special award during an honors ceremony (June 16) and commencement (June 17) at Northwestern.

Central’s New Makerspace Christened “The Hawk’s Perch” Hawk's Perch Opening

Recently, in partnership with the Renaissance team, Principal Todd Spinner, an anonymous parent donor, the library, and funding from the Westerville City Schools Educational Technology Department, a new makerspace area, nicknamed “The Hawk’s Perch,” was dedicated.

Longfellow Playground Spruced Up Thanks to Eagle Scout, Volunteers, and WEF Funding Longfellow Playground Spruced Up Thanks to Eagle Scout, Volunteers, and WEF Funding

Longfellow Kindergarten students are very excited about their new outdoor play activities.  On April 16, Justin Baker, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 560, completed his Eagle Scout project on the play space at Longfellow.

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.

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.

Westerville Educators Spend a Weekend in New York Studying Shakespeare

Three Westerville English Language Arts teachers – Blair Gabalis, Cat Stathulis and Kirsten Allen – spent last weekend in New York at a Shakespeare workshop.  They traveled with a large group of Central Ohio teachers, MFA grad students, and undergrad students via OSU charter bus to New York City.  There, they had the opportunity to see four of Shakespeare's histories – Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V.  Before a weekend of viewing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music took place, they had a chance to attend a Q & A session with some of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s actors and directors, who gave them a better idea of what it takes to both rehearse and direct a play.

Walnut Springs Center for Inspiration Earns Outstanding Project Award Walnut Springs Center for Inspiration Earns Outstanding Project Award

Learning by Design has released its much-anticipated Spring 2016 edition, showcasing the nation’s best education design and construction projects, from pre-K to 12 to college and university facilities.  The spring 2016 awards program was comprised of 58 projects, each impartially judged and independently scored by a multidisciplinary and geographically diverse group of five jurors.  When the dust settled, it was announced that the Walnut Springs Middle School Center for Inspiration, designed by TRIAD Architects, earned a prestigious Outstanding Project award.

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.

Community Members Enjoy Hanby Elementary School’s Spring Bazaar Community Members Enjoy Hanby Elementary School’s Spring Bazaar

The Hanby Elementary School Spring Bazaar took place on Sunday, April 17, attracting hundreds of community members.

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.

Hawthorne’s Trash to Fashion Event Brings out the Creativity Hawthorne’s Trash to Fashion Event Brings out the Creativity

Hawthorne Elementary School children participated in a Trash to Fashion event on Wednesday, March 23.  Ten teams presented a number of unique fashions which were judged by School Board member Tracy Davidson, volunteer Linda Ferguson and representatives from Ohio Reading Corps.

Genoa Jaguars Gather to Remember Thomas Knox and Don Manley

On Tuesday, April 12, a crowd gathered at Genoa Middle School in memory of Thomas Knox, a former student, and Don Manley, a retired educator and coach.  Knox, a hockey player at St. Charles, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 14.  Manley was 63 when he died from health complications. 

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.

Genoa Police Department Encourages Central Students to Stay Safe during Prom Genoa Police Department Encourages Central Students to Stay Safe during Prom

Genoa Township police officers greeted Westerville Central High School students bright and early on Thursday morning, April 21, with an important message about staying safe during the upcoming prom.  Students were asked to sign a pledge agreeing to make good decisions, avoid alcohol and drugs, wear a seat belt, and never drive under the influence or ride with an impaired driver.

Families Enjoy Wilder’s Spring Fling Families Enjoy Wilder’s Spring Fling

Wilder Elementary was the place to be on Thursday, March 24.  The school’s PTA sponsored Spring Fling, which featured a number of learning stations like making oobleck (a slimy concoction), riding an energy bike, making original creations in LEGOLAND and visiting the book fair.

Westerville South High School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on April 13

Friends, teammates, family members, staff and coaches gathered in the Westerville South High School auditorium on April 13 to watch and celebrate as a number student athletes signed Letters of Intent to pursue sports and educational endeavors at the college level.

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. 

Westerville Central High School Inducts Two into its First Alumni Hall of Fame Westerville Central High School Inducts Two into its First Alumni Hall of Fame

Westerville Central High School inducted two graduates into its first Alumni Hall of Fame at a luncheon and ceremony held April 15 – Dr. Robert J. Fresch and James “JD” Pisula.  Both men received their diplomas from Central in 2006.  The school’s Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee selected those honored from a pool of applicants who graduated at least 10 years ago, have demonstrated success in their career, and have made significant contributions to their community.

Westerville City Schools High School Delegates Chosen for Buckeye Boys and Girls State

Since its inception in 1935, the Boys and Girls State Programs of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary have helped to educate high school students about politics, current events and the workings of government through a week of hands-on activities.  All but one state hosts these programs and Ohio is known to have one of the most outstanding events in the nation, known as Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State.    

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.

Westerville City Schools Students Afforded the Opportunity to Study Abroad

Westerville high school students have an amazing opportunity to embark on a number of upcoming educational travel experiences. Any pupil attending Westerville Central, Westerville North, or Westerville South is eligible to participate.

Board Recognizes South’s State Basketball Champions; Names Court for Coach Calo Board Recognizes South’s State Basketball Champions; Names Court for Coach Calo

The Westerville South High School varsity basketball team was honored April 11 by the Westerville City Schools Board of Education for becoming State Champions by defeating Lima Senior in a thrilling 57 - 55 victory at Value City Arena on March 19.

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!”

Shrek the Musical to be Performed at Westerville Central

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film.  Please join Westerville Central Theatre for its production of Shrek the Musical April 28 – May 1.  Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Westerville North High School Inducts Three into Alumni Hall of Fame Westerville North High School Inducts Three into Alumni Hall of Fame

Westerville North High School inducted three alumni into its Hall of Fame at a luncheon and ceremony held April 8 – Jeff Cashman, Jeannette Giamarco Frashier and Lori Peters.  The school’s Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee selected those honored from a pool of applicants who graduated at least 10 years ago, have demonstrated success in their career, and have made significant contributions to their community.

Westerville Kiwanis Honors South Scholars at 54th Academic Varsity Awards Banquet Westerville Kiwanis Honors South Scholars at 54th Academic Varsity Awards Banquet

The Westerville Kiwanis Club held its 54th annual Academic Varsity Awards Banquet on Wednesday evening, April 13, when the top 30 senior scholars from Westerville high schools were honored.

Westerville Kiwanis Honors North Scholars at 54th Academic Varsity Awards Banquet Westerville Kiwanis Honors North Scholars at 54th Academic Varsity Awards Banquet

The Westerville Kiwanis Club held its 54th annual Academic Varsity Awards Banquet on Wednesday evening, April 13, when the top 30 senior scholars from Westerville high schools were honored.

Westerville Kiwanis Honors Central Scholars at 54th Academic Varsity Awards Banquet Westerville Kiwanis Honors Central Scholars at 54th Academic Varsity Awards Banquet

The Westerville Kiwanis Club held its 54th annual Academic Varsity Awards Banquet on Wednesday evening, April 13, when the top 30 senior scholars from Westerville high schools were honored.

Come Celebrate the WSHS Boys Basketball State Champions

Everyone is invited to a Pep Rally celebrating the Westerville South Boys Basketball, Division I, State Champions. The Pep Rally will be held on Tuesday, March 22, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Westerville South High School main gym. Westerville South High School is located at 303 S. Otterbein Ave., Westerville, OH 43081.
 

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.

Hanby’s “Beauty and the Beast” Dance Wows Appreciative Crowd Hanby’s “Beauty and the Beast” Dance Wows Appreciative Crowd

Combine happy little girls in princess costumes with young boys who are willing to dance, throw in a Disney score, fill the Westerville South High School auditorium with proud parents, and you have a show that can’t be beat.  Second grade Hanby Elementary students in the classrooms of Emily Kessler and Kelly Balaz have been collaborating with dancers from the Generations Performing Arts Center to learn an ambitious routine to a Beauty and the Beast medley.

Morning Evacuation at Walnut Springs Due to Unusual Odor
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.  

Rotary Club of Westerville Names March 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, March 3.  March students are:  Ryan Menapace, Westerville Central High School; Matt Gerardi, Westerville North High School; and Nicole Friedel, St. Francis DeSales High School.

Heritage Middle School Drama Club to Perform Hairspray Jr. March 17-19

Under the direction of Kellie Sheely and Kimberly Marcum, the Heritage Middle School Drama Club will present Hairspray Jr. at 7:30 p.m. on March 17, 18, and 19.  The event will take place in the Westerville North High School auditorium, which is located at 950 County Line Road.  General admission is $7 and tickets will be available at the door.

Westerville High School Students Selected to Participate in She Kills Monsters

Westerville High Schools are well represented in the All-Ohio Thespian Show, She Kills Monsters, by Qui Nguyen.  The All-Ohio show is an annual production put on by the International Thespian Society: Ohio Chapter.  It is supported by the State Thespian Board and participants of the show. 

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.

Alcott’s Annual Family Pancake Breakfast is February 20

On Saturday, February 20, the Alcott PTA will hold their annual Family Pancake Breakfast at Westerville Central High School.  Chris Cakes will be back to serve hot, fresh pancakes in their own unique way.  As part of the event, STEM stations are being made available for families to participate in various science, technology, engineering, and/or math activities.

Kathryn Cohan wins Emerson Geographic Bee

Kathryn Cohen, a fifth grade student at Emerson World Cultures Magnet School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on February 2 and now has a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.  The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 28th annual National Geographic Bee.

Westerville South and Heritage 8th Grade Orchestra Students to Perform February 16

Orchestra students at Westerville South High School and 8th grade pupils from Heritage Middle School will perform in a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, in the Westerville South High School Auditorium.

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.

Rotary Club of Westerville Names February 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, February 4.  February students are:  Skylar Saba, Westerville Central High School; Emily Akkari, Westerville North High School; Brynner Jung, Westerville South High School, and Megan Javitch, St. Francis DeSales High School.

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.  

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.

North Hosts Members of OSU’s Block O Student Section North Hosts Members of OSU’s Block O Student Section

On January 20, at a boys’ basketball game, Westerville North High School had the honor of hosting members of the Block O Student Section from The Ohio State University. This visit happened after North’s Warriors submitted a video showing their school spirit, featuring various themes throughout the fall football season.

Game Night Brings Out the Giggles at Whittier Elementary School Game Night Brings Out the Giggles at Whittier Elementary School

On Wednesday evening, January 27, lots of laughter could be heard in the Whittier Elementary School cafeteria, where families gathered for Game Night, hosted by the school’s PTA.  Participants enjoyed spending a chilly winter evening socializing over a variety of board games and eating snacks.  A book fair was held in conjunction with the Game Night activity.

Central’s Lauren Tucker Makes Top 10 in GROOVE U High School Battle of the Bands

Lauren Tucker, a freshman at Westerville Central High School, has been selected as one of 10 semifinalists (and one of two solo acts) in the 2016 East Instaband Central Ohio High School Battle of the Bands.

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.

Daniel Hager Will Represent Walnut Springs in Geography Bee

Daniel Hager and Anna Whiting were the two finalists in the 2016 Walnut Springs Geography Bee. They competed against 33 other semifinalists in six rounds of competition.  After three questions, Hager won the school bee to become the Walnut Springs Geography Bee Champion.  He will take an online test in an attempt to qualify for the National Geographic State Bee.  

North’s Morris to Participate in Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Program

Westerville North High School Senior Marissa Morris has been selected as a participant in the 2016 Distinguished Young Women of Ohio program. The program inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through fun, transformative experiences.

Trash to Fashion Contest Hopes to Inspire Project Runway Wannabees

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

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

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

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

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

Pointview Family Engagement Night Draws Big Crowd Pointview Family Engagement Night Draws Big Crowd

Pointview Elementary School hosted a Family Engagement Night for parents and students on Thursday evening, January 21, which drew an enthusiastic crowd of learners.  Following a pizza dinner, participants visited classrooms where teachers were present to organize activities and answer questions.  The primary purpose of the event was to help parents learn engaging ways to support student learning by utilizing everyday objects.

High School Conferences Planned

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on February 17 and 18 at Westerville Central High School from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.; at Westerville North High School from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.; and at Westerville South High School from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Classes will not be held in the high schools on Friday, February 19.  School will be in session at usual times, however, in all elementary and middle school buildings.

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
Westerville South’s IB Science Students Collaborate, Create and Communicate Westerville South’s IB Science Students Collaborate, Create and Communicate

On January 22 the Westerville South High School Media Center was filled with scientific inquiry and communication as International Baccalaureate (IB) students presented the findings of their Group 4 Science Projects.

Kindergarten Registration Kicks off with Kindergarten 101

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

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.

Genoa MS Ski Trip Buses Delayed in Return from Snow Trails 1.21.16
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.

Central Actors to Perform in Lend Me a Tenor January 21-24

This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. World famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener...and that’s when things go very wrong.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Westerville Central Music Boosters Hosts Breakfast with Santa on December 5

Santa and Mrs. Clause, along with the Westerville Central Music Boosters, cordially invites the community to breakfast in the Westerville Central High School Commons (7118 Mount Royal Avenue) on Saturday morning, December 5, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under the age of five.  Tickets will be available at the door, or in advance from the Westerville Central Music Department.  All you can eat pancakes, link sausage, coffee and orange drink will be served, and live music will be performed by Central students.  

Wilder’s International Families Luncheon Celebrates Diversity Wilder’s International Families Luncheon Celebrates Diversity

The Wilder Elementary principal, teachers and staff held an International Families Luncheon on Thursday, November 19.  Wilder is fortunate to have a community of learners from many diverse backgrounds.  The student population represents families from all over the world, including Nepal, Vietnam, Ghana, Somalia, China, and India.  Parents had the opportunity to meet and “break bread” with their child’s teacher during the luncheon.  The spirit of “community” and “peace” was the main dish served up at this affair.

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.  

McVay Elementary Students Raise $13,000+ from Walk-a-Thon McVay Elementary Students Raise $13,000+ from Walk-a-Thon

McVay Elementary students capped off their school’s annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser on Friday, November 6, with a popular Dunk the Principal activity.  Pupils who raised more than $100 for the Walk-A-Thon, held in late September, were able to dunk Principal Scott May in a tank.  This happened more than 100 times!

Westerville South Marching Band Earns Superior Rating at State Contest Westerville South Marching Band Earns Superior Rating at State Contest

On October 31 the Westerville South High School Marching Band, directed by John Laswell, traveled to Hilliard Bradley High School to compete at the Ohio Music Education Associated State Marching Band Finals.  At the contest the band earned a final rating of Superior, for the second year in a row, which is the highest ranking earned at the state level.

Alcott’s Student Council Collects Socks for the Homeless during “Socktober” Alcott’s Student Council Collects Socks for the Homeless during “Socktober”

Third grade students at Alcott Elementary School are enjoying the addition of “The Nest,” a 21st century learning space created in the building’s former computer lab. Monthly challenges for pupils are theme-based and range from collaborative to individual activities which are differentiated for children from kindergarten to grade five, including special needs units. Within the activities, teachers encourage youngsters to use a growth mindset to problem solve together to work through the challenges.

ABC 6/FOX 28 Meteorologist Bill Kelly Wows the Crowd at Pointview ABC 6/FOX 28 Meteorologist Bill Kelly Wows the Crowd at Pointview

Bill Kelly, Chief Meteorologist for ABC 6/FOX 28, visited third and fourth grade students at Pointview Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon, November 17, to talk about weather and answer questions from the inquisitive crowd.

Westerville South High School Recognizes Cats with Class Westerville South High School Recognizes Cats with Class

Thirty-six students at Westerville South High School were recognized as “Cats with Class” at a breakfast and ceremony held bright and early on Wednesday morning, November 18.  “Cats with Class” honors pupils who have demonstrated acts of kindness, good school citizenship, or service, which help make South a wonderful place for learning and teaching.

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).

Elander Resigns as Head Coach of Westerville North Varsity Football Program

Westerville North High School (WNHS) Principal Kurt Yancey today announced that Rodger Elander has submitted his resignation as Head Coach of the Varsity Football Program.  Elander became the head football coach at WNHS in 2012, replacing Mike Owens, who resigned and became head football coach at Franklin Heights High School.

Thanks to Technology, Emerson Students Get to “See” their Chinese Pen Pals Students in Kate Manteniek’s classroom chat with kids in China via video conferencing

Emerson World Culture Magnet School is enhancing programming this year by creating global connections with other students.  Contacts and interactions are underway with other schools and students in Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, China, and soon to begin in Nicaragua.

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.

Challenge Day is Making a Difference for Westerville High School Students Challenge Day is Making a Difference for Westerville High School Students

Challenge Day programs were held at Westerville Central, North and South high schools this week, where students learned how to listen, share, and appreciate themselves and others for who they really are.  Over the past eight years, Challenge Day has made a difference in the lives of more than 4,000 Westerville students and helped to create a school climate that fosters greater understanding and acceptance.

Westerville’s Emerson Elementary School Ranked in Top 20 by Columbus Monthly

Emerson Elementary School in Westerville was ranked 19th in Columbus Monthly’s “Top 20 Elementary Schools” listing, published in the November 2015 edition.  The magazine provided a ranking of the area’s best public elementary schools, based on student-teacher ratio, teacher experience and spending per student.  

Westerville Central Fans Turn Out in Force for Powderpuff Football Game Westerville Central Fans Turn Out in Force for Powderpuff Football Game

Westerville Central High School’s varsity boys’ football team aren’t the only ones who can pack a stadium.  That was proven on Friday evening, November 6, when some 400 fans turned out to watch and cheer for female students who played their hearts out in a Powderpuff flag football tournament to benefit Renaissance.

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 North’s Andrew Malick Organizes “Warrior to Warrior Project” Westerville North’s Andrew Malick Organizes “Warrior to Warrior Project”

One passionate person with a great idea can move mountains. Andrew Malick, a senior at Westerville North High School, proved that on Veteran’s Day with the culmination of his “Warrior to Warrior Project.”

Heritage Middle School Students Working to Support Our Troops Heritage Middle School Students Working to Support Our Troops

Students and staff at Heritage Middle School have celebrated Tolerance Month with many school wide initiatives. Several weeks leading up to Veterans’ Day, pupils were presented with the Military Core Values: Respect, Integrity, Honor, Duty, Courage, Loyalty and Service. Each child was asked to choose one of the values, write about it, and set goals for how they would live their word every day while showing tolerance to others.

Elementary Schools Celebrate Veterans Elementary Schools Celebrate Veterans

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

Dine at Chipotle on November 9 to Support Westerville South Theater Department

Community members who purchase food at the Chipotle at 641 South State Street in Westerville on Monday, November 9, between the hours of 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., can support the Westerville South High School Theater Department, in addition to getting a great meal.

Cherrington Elementary to Host Winterfest & Craft Show on November 21

The Cherrington Winterfest & Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  Community members are invited to come out for a few hours of fun to browse the one-of-a-kind items created by a variety of vendors and crafters.

South Theatre Troupe Takes to the Road with A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Westerville South High School Theatre Troupe is accepting reservations for its traveling show, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Performances in early December can still be booked by...

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.

Award-Winning Writer/Photographer Michael Patrick O’Neill Visits Elementary Schools Award-Winning Writer/Photographer Michael Patrick O’Neill Visits Elementary Schools

Students at Cherrington and Wilder Elementary schools enjoyed a special visit from Michael Patrick O’Neill on Wednesday, November 4.  Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, O’Neill is an award-winning photographer and author specializing in marine wildlife and environmental issues.  He lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and, according to his website, has spent the last 23 years traveling extensively worldwide photographing diverse aquatic animals, habitats and man’s impact on them.

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 South Cheerleaders Perform on WBNS 10-TV Westerville South Cheerleaders Perform on WBNS 10-TV

Westerville South High School’s varsity cheerleaders got the opportunity to participate in the “First and Ten” segment of WBNS 10-TV’s morning news broadcast, which aired at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30.  The squad showed their Wildcat pride by cheering and dancing as anchors Jeff Hogan and Angela An went to commercial break.  “They cheered their heart out in order to prepare the city for the final football game against Westerville North High School,” said Coach Victoria Alamo.  At the conclusion of the show, the cheerleaders got to tour the studio, meet the anchors, and take pictures. 

Gingerbread Cottage Craft Show is Saturday, December 5

The 18th annual Gingerbread Cottage Craft Show will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, at Westerville South High School.

Westerville Walmart Supercenter Donates 20 $50 Gift Cards to Hawthorne Teachers Westerville Walmart Supercenter Donates 20 $50 Gift Cards to Hawthorne Teachers

Westerville Walmart Supercenter representatives visited Hawthorne Elementary School on Friday afternoon, October 30, to surprise 20 lucky teachers with $50 gift cards.  Names were drawn randomly from a bowl and Principal Angela Ervin, along with Walmart Store Manager Jennifer Wingo and Assistant Manager Jamie Baum, visited classrooms to present the cards to grateful recipients.

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 .  

Longfellow’s Open House Draws Crowd of Well Wishers Longfellow’s Open House Draws Crowd of Well Wishers

Sunday afternoon, November 1, proved to be a memorable day at Longfellow Elementary School, which hosted an open house for friends, neighbors, community members, and former and current students and staff.

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

Emerson’s Audrey Mylin Published in New Moon Magazine

Emerson Magnet School fifth grade pupil Audrey Mylin can add “published author” to her resume, following distribution of the September/October edition of New Moon magazine.  Mylin wrote a feature article entitled Rock Some Rocket-Making! about building and launching a model rocket with her father.

Westerville School Employees Embrace the Trick or Treat Spirit Westerville School Employees Embrace the Trick or Treat Spirit