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District Announces Adjustment to First Day of School for Students in 2015-16

Westerville City School District officials today announced that the first day of class for students in grades 1-12 has been changed for next school year from Wednesday, August 12, 2015, to Thursday, August 13, 2015.  Kindergarten and preschool students will still have a gentle start to the school year with their first day of class scheduled for August 17, 2015.

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Board Authorizes Superintendent to Enact Staffing Plan, Enhance Learning Opportunities

During the Board of Education meeting on May 18, 2015, Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg delivered a report to Board members entitled, “Strategic Planning and Opportunities for Students: A Two-Year Staffing Plan.”  Kellogg noted in his report that the district was still operating under fiscal parameters established several years ago by previous Board members as they enacted budget reductions following a failed ballot appearance.

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School Board, Superintendent, Wish Retirees a Fond Farewell

“Kind, compassionate, and caring” were just some of the words used to describe 66 retiring Westerville City Schools employees, who were honored at the Board of Education meeting on Monday evening, May 18.

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Board Authorizes Superintendent to Enact Staffing Plan, Enhance Student Learning Opportunities
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Financial forecast indicates district is stretching Emergency Levy dollars at least four years beyond original estimates
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Westerville Central Physics Students Compete in COTC Egg Drop Contest

On Friday, April 24, 70 Westerville Central Physics students traveled to Newark, Ohio to participate in the 3rd annual Central Ohio Technical College Egg Drop Contest.  More than 350 students from Central Ohio took part in a simple challenge – to design a device to safely transport a standard large “grade A” egg and protect it from a fall of 22 feet using the fewest number of parts and having the lightest weight possible while accurately hitting a target.

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Drivers Compete in Regional Road-e-o; Gary Case Moves On to State Finals

Seventeen Westerville City Schools bus drivers competed recently in the Central Ohio Region Road-e-o, held on April 18 at Reynoldsburg Summit High School.  More than 100 individuals showed up to take a written exam and test their driving skills.  At the end of the day, Westerville’s Gary Case earned top honors, scoring 700 out of 725 possible points.  He advances to the State event, which will be held at Licking Heights High School in Pataskala tomorrow.  Winners from the State move on to an international competition in July.

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Student Creativity is Celebrated at Elementary and Secondary Art Shows

Large crowds of students, families and community members gathered on Sunday afternoon, April 26, to view and celebrate some of the best art created by Westerville City Schools pupils during this school year.  The Elementary Art Show was held at the Westerville Community Center, followed by the Secondary Art Show at the Westerville Public Library.  Phyllis Self, President of the Arts Council of Westerville, Inc., and Jan Fedorenko, Ph.D., Arts Curriculum Coordinator for Westerville Schools, welcomed attendees at both events.  Superintendent John Kellogg served as keynote speaker, sharing his belief about the importance of art in the curriculum.  The programs for both events included a quote from President John F. Kennedy:  “As the arts inspire creativity in each of us individually, they breathe life into our communities.”

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Senior Citizens get Red Carpet Treatment at Westerville Central Film Premiere

Thirteen special senior citizens received the red carpet rollout at Silver Screen, Golden Dreams, a film festival put on through a joint collaboration between Westerville Central High School’s Film and Literature students and the Westerville Senior Center.  Students interviewed the senior citizens at the Westerville Senior Center four times throughout the semester and then used the interviews, still photos, and other videos to craft films about their lives.

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BOE to meet in May
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Upcoming Building Events
@Ohio Expo/Celeste Center
Saturday, 5/23/2015 - 6:00 PM
Grade Cards (MS & HS)
@All Middle & High Schools
Thursday, 6/4/2015
BOE Meeting
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 6/8/2015 - 6:00 PM
BOE Meeting
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 6/29/2015 - 6:00 PM
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