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Westerville City Schools Launch Student Connections Initiative with Support from Westerville Education Foundation

At the Westerville Education Foundation’s (WEF) inaugural Celebration of Education, Innovation & Inspiration, held at the Everal Barn this morning, Westerville City Schools Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg announced a new district initiative called Student Connections.  The program will connect students to diverse literature, mentors and tutors, as well as create opportunities to engage and address issues surrounding students’ social and emotional needs. Students also will focus on creating pathways that connect them to careers and college opportunities, as well as increase their academic achievement.


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Holocaust Survivor Sofiya Karpovich to Speak at ESL Parent Meeting

Holocaust survivor Sofiya Karpovich will speak about overcoming hardship and creating a happy life filled with love and success at an ESL Parent Meeting scheduled for Monday evening, May 4, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  The event will take place at Blendon Middle School.


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Families Pack Westerville North for Nationwide Children’s Starry Night

More than 1,100 people enjoyed the Nationwide Children’s Starry Night Family Learning Festival last Sunday.  Organized by the Westerville Partners for Education (WPE), this year’s event theme, “Movement,” brought together a variety of hands-on learning activities from protozoan motion to motors to sports medicine, dance, and more.  Local businesses and organizations generously offered exhibits and programs, including Westerville North Science students and the district’s Fab Lab.  Educators also enjoyed an “Educator Preview Hour,” connecting teachers with exhibitors to seed classroom collaboration.


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School Board to Meet

Prior to the Regular Session of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education on Monday evening, April 27, the Board will vote to go into Executive Session at 3:30 p.m. for the purpose of discussing negotiations.  No action will be taken.  The Regular Session will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Both meetings will take place in the Early Learning Center, which is located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville, Ohio.  


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Emerson’s Fifth Grade Students Earn Superior Rating at District Seven Science Day

In February, Jennifer Findell’s class of gifted fifth graders traveled from Emerson Elementary to Walnut Springs in order to participate in the Middle School Science Fair.  Eight Emerson projects, the work of 10 students, were ranked Superior at that event.  Five of those students accepted the challenge to compete in the District Seven Science Day competition held at Columbus State in March.


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Family Feedback about Career Advising Policy Requested

Ohio law requires all school districts to adopt a local policy on career advising by the 2015-16 school year. Through career advising, students gain an understanding of how their interests and strengths connect to their academic and career goals.  They also begin to understand how their personal interests, strengths and values might predict satisfaction and success in school and related career fields.


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Nine Exemplary Employees Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards
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Westerville Education Foundation Mini-Golf Fundraiser Slated for May 16

The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) will be holding its seventh annual Mini-Golf Fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Westerville Mini-Golf & Batting Cages, 450 W. Schrock Rd. www.westervilleeducationfoundation.com


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Westerville Education Foundation Awards Innovation Grants

The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) has announced that five Innovation Grants will be awarded at a program called “Celebration of Education, Innovation and Inspiration.”  The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17 at the Everal Barn & Homestead. 


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BOE to Meet in April
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Upcoming Building Events
BOE Regular Meeting
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 4/27/2015 - 6:00 PM
BOE Regular Meeting
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 4/27/2015 - 6:00 PM
Volunteer Breakfast
@Emerson Magnet
Thursday, 4/30/2015 - 8:00 AM
BOE Regular Meeting
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 5/4/2015 - 6:00 PM
PTA Picnic
@Hoff Woods
Tuesday, 5/12/2015
PTA Meeting
@Emerson Magnet
Wednesday, 5/13/2015 - 7:00 PM
International Night
@North H.S.
Thursday, 5/14/2015 - 6:30 PM
Grade Cards (Elementary)
@All Elementary Schools
Thursday, 5/21/2015
Last Day of Classes (Fourth Grading Period)
@All Schools
Thursday, 5/21/2015
Teacher Professional Day (No School)
@All Schools
Friday, 5/22/2015
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