Westerville School District Treasures its Volunteers
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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.

Mark Twain’s Empty Bowls Charity Luncheon Benefits W.A.R.M.
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On Thursday, January 14, Mark Twain Elementary School hosted its annual Empty Bowls Charity Luncheon.  The 4th grade students made ceramic bowls and 5th graders made ceramic plates, with guidance from art teacher Lindsay Gietz.  Parents were invited to join their children for a soup and salad lunch costing $5.00, with proceeds going to the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.).  Each got to take home the bowl or plate their child made.  Entertainment was provided by the pupils themselves, who practiced may weeks in preparation and sang under the direction of music teacher Ian Murphy.  Leadership Summit delegates volunteered their time on the day of the luncheon to assist with reservations, help parents locate their child’s bowl/plate and serve the soup and salad.  This year, the benefit raised more than $200.  

Westerville Parent Council Recognizes PTA Reflections Winners
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The Westerville Parent Council hosted the 2015-2016 PTA Reflections ceremony on Tuesday evening, January 12, recognizing student achievement in literature, music, dance, film/video production, photography and visual arts.  This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly.” 

January is School Board Recognition Month
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The Ohio School Boards Association is celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January 2016 to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society.  School Board Recognition Month honors the members of Ohio’s more than 700 city, exempted village, local and joint vocational boards of education and educational service centers governing boards for their commitment to providing quality public education to Ohio’s school children.

Student Becomes the Teacher in Room 32 at Mark Twain Elementary School
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Jenn Bichsel just can’t get enough of room 32 at Mark Twain Elementary School.  She spent her third grade year there being taught by a favorite educator, Jane Henson.  Since that time, Henson has retired and Bichsel, now all grown up, has become a teacher.  Her assignment?  Mark Twain Elementary School, room 32.

Westerville, Genoa Township Officials Tour Westerville Schools
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One of Westerville City Schools Superintendent John Kellogg’s goals is to strengthen partnerships with the various government entities the district serves.  Toward that end, he invited officials from Westerville and Genoa Township to tour parts of the school district, visiting classrooms, teachers and students, to see what is being done to improve the educational experience for families in the area.

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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.

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.

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 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.

BOE to Meet in February
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.

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.

Westerville City Schools Magnet Program Fair, School Tours Scheduled

Westerville City Schools will host a Magnet Program Fair from, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at Heritage Middle School, which is located at 390 North Spring Road.  During the Magnet Fair, families will have the opportunity to learn about the three program options available.

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