Westerville North Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
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Friends, family members, staff and coaches gathered in the Atrium at Westerville North High School on Wednesday, May 11, to watch and celebrate as three student athletes signed Letters of Intent to continue competing at the collegiate level.  Brandon Goldsmith will wrestle at Baldwin Wallace; Quinn Nicodemus will play Lacrosse at Sierra Nevada College; and Alex Stefanelli will play baseball at Hope College.

Alcott’s “El Toro Loco” Garners Rave Reviews
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“El Toro Loco (The Crazy Bull)” was the name of this year’s Spanish-themed first grade restaurant, run by students in Jim Ledford’s class at Alcott Elementary School.  The pupils have been working on learning Spanish words and sentences all year, and this marked the culminating activity.  Children filled all the jobs in the restaurant, including host/hostess, waiter/waitress, busser, manager, and cashier.

Hawthorne Girls on the Run Club Thanks Minerva Park Police Department
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The new Girls on the Run group at Hawthorne Elementary School concluded its first season on May 18 with a community impact project – thanking the Minerva Park Police Department for supporting the school community. Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program for females in grades 3-8. The 10-week curriculum incorporates lessons that empower girls, who also train for a 5k run.

Elementary Leadership Summit Inspires Teamwork
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The 10th annual Elementary Leadership Summit occurred on Friday, May 13, at Westerville North High School.  More than 140 third, fourth and fifth grade students from all Westerville elementary schools were in attendance.  Participants completed leadership and team building exercises, and shared the outcomes of their building community service projects.

Westerville Parent Council Awards Scholarships to Deserving Seniors
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Westerville’s Kurt Blaser Places Fifth at Ohio School Bus Driver Road-E-O Contest
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On Saturday, May 7, Westland High School in Galloway, Ohio, was the site of the state finals for school bus drivers and the driver skills Road-E-O.  Drivers from across the state competed at the regional level on April 23, and winners advancing to the state contest.  Representing Westerville City Schools were Kurt Blaser and Gary Case.

2nd & 7 Foundation Representatives Visit Cherrington Elementary Students
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The 2nd & 7 Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.

New Soccer Club at Walnut Springs is Popular with Students
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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.

Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2015-2016 Service to Youth Award Winners
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The Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club hosted a breakfast at the Old Bag of Nails on Wednesday morning, May 18, where Service to Youth award winners were honored.  The program began four years ago to recognize exceptional Westerville City Schools employees who have made a special contribution to youth; have served as a positive role model for young people; and have demonstrated service above and beyond the call of duty in performing their job responsibilities.

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Westerville City Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program

Westerville City Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.  (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or nonresidential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.)

2016 Central Ohio Invention Convention Winners Moving on to National Competition

Following the Regional Invention Convention Competition held at Tolles Career and Technical Center on May 7, a number of Westerville City Schools students have advanced to the national contest.

District Hosts 5th Annual Middle School Chess Tournament

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

Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,082 in Grants

The Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation has announced the recipients of 10 grant awards totaling $3,082 to Westerville City Schools personnel for applications submitted this spring.

Westerville North’s Bev Koenig Honored by OHSAA

Westerville North High School is pleased to announce Bev Koenig as this year’s selection for the State Award for Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity from the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA).

Genoa’s Jill Ponzi Named to Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame

Jill Ponzi, Genoa Middle School counselor, was recently named to the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Hall of Fame. Candidates for this most prestigious award are nominated by their peers, making this a most revered honor.

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.

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