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WCSD Board to meet June 13

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will convene in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 13 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. Proceedings will also be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel.

Westerville Division of Fire hosting training May 28

The Westerville Division of Fire will be conducting training Saturday, May 28 on the Westerville City Schools’ radio tower. The exercise includes placing a rescue dummy on the tower and utilizing an aerial ladder for the rescue simulation.

WCSD families invited to review courses, materials for middle and high schools Engineering class

Westerville City School District parents, families and community members are invited to review a variety of middle and high school courses and materials considered for adoption by the WCSD Board of Education.

WCSD Board to meet May 23 and May 31

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will convene in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville.

WCSD Board to Meet May 9

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. 

Genoa and Heritage art students dive into Ukrainian culture with decorated pysanky eggs Ukrainian pysanky eggs

The students in Juls Rathje’s art classes at Genoa and Heritage middle schools have spent the past week diving into Ukrainian culture by taking part in a springtime tradition of decorating Easter eggs known as pysanky.

Community event in honor of former WCSD Superintendent Dr. George Tombaugh is June 19 Dr. Tombaugh Dash – Family 5K & Fun Run logo

The third annual Dr. Tombaugh Dash – Family 5K & Fun Run, created in honor of former Westerville City Schools Superintendent and fitness enthusiast Dr. George Tombaugh, will be June 19.

Westerville Public Library seeking input from all WCSD residents Westerville Public Library logo

Westerville City School District residents can help shape the future goals and priorities of the Westerville Public Library by filling out an online survey.

Westerville World Wide celebrates upcoming Travel Week Westerville World Wide

Westerville World Wide, a district-wide travel club organized by educators from all three high schools, is hosting Travel Week starting Monday, April 25.

As part of the festivities, students in grades 4-11 can learn about many international educational traveling opportunities during summer 2024.

WCSD Board of Education to meet additional times in April (UPDATED 4.26.22)

The Westerville Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 for a special session at Westerville North High School for the GEM Awards and for a regular session at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at the Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Dr. Westerville, Ohio. The board will meet on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 7 p.m. for the annual City Council/Board of Education meeting in the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Dr., Westerville, Ohio. 

WCSD students, families can learn about immediate jobs, future careers from employers at Westerville Prepared Westerville Prepared logo

Westerville City Schools students and family members can learn about immediate job opportunities and future careers from local employers at Westerville Prepared, a one-of-a-kind event that brings industry leaders, community groups and educators together to build a talent pipeline that starts in the classroom.

WNHS alum leaves legacy through murals Sophia Soisson with mural at Walnut Springs Middle School

Westerville North High School alum Sophia Soisson is leaving their mark in the district — one mural at a time. 

WCSD Board to Meet April 11

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. 

District-wide virtual art show with the Arts Council of Westerville is now live WCSD 2022 Virtual Art Show poster

More than 200 drawings, paintings, sculptures and other pieces students across Westerville City Schools created this school year are now on virtual display as part of the annual art show sponsored by the district and the Arts Council of Westerville.

WCSD middle school art exhibit on display at Westerville Public Library Middle school art exhibit at the Westerville Public Library

For the month of April, the Westerville Public Library is hosting a living exhibit that celebrates middle school art in Westerville City Schools.

WCSD middle school students prepare for regional Mock Trial competition 2022 Middle School Mock Trial practice at City of Westerville

The Mock Trial teams at Genoa, Heritage and Walnut Springs middle schools came together at the City of Westerville’s City Council chambers on March 24 to practice for the upcoming Mock Trial competition. 

Westerville Prepared event connects students, families with employers, industry leaders Westerville Prepared flyer updated

Westerville City Schools students and family members are invited to a one-of-a-kind event that brings employers, industry leaders, community groups and educators together to build a talent pipeline that starts in the classroom.

Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund postpones grants to fall 2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bette Marschall Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation will not award monetary grants during the spring of the 2021-22 school year.  

Genoa and Walnut Springs students advance to Ohio History Day Statewide Competition Region 6 Ohio History Day Competition

Students from Genoa and Walnut Springs middle schools represented Westerville City Schools by participating in the Region 6 Ohio History Day Competition on March 12, which was held virtually this year.  

WCSD Board to meet March 14 and March 21

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will convene in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 14 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. The Board will also convene in a work session at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 21 at the district's Early Learning Center. 

WCSD early release scheduled March 17 for staff training

Westerville City Schools has a 1-hour early release date scheduled for the 2021-22 school year on March 17.

Registration for WCSD's Summer Ignite sessions opens March 9 Summer Ignite sessions for summer 2022

Westerville students can dive into the world of video editing, design and build model houses that use solar energy, learn Somali and dissect different creatures through Summer Ignite, a district-wide summer learning series created by Westerville educators and staff. 

Birds of Peace project features art exchange across Westerville schools Birds of Peace

The art teachers at Hawthorne Elementary and Genoa and Heritage middle schools are introducing their students to Oaxacan folk art as part of their first-ever art exchange across the district.

Westerville World Wide celebrates upcoming Travel Week Westerville World Wide

Westerville World Wide, a district-wide travel club organized by educators from all three high schools, is hosting Travel Week starting Monday, March 7.

WCSD Board to meet Feb. 28

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will convene in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28, and then transition to a work session for the purpose of discussing strategic plan priorities. The meeting will take place at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. 

Free dental services for ages 18 and younger on March 12 Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry logo

Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is hosting its sixth annual Biannual Community Day from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 at its offices, 5770 N. Hamilton Road, Suite A.

Genoa teacher selected for National History Day professional development National History Day logo

Lisa Lunn, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Genoa Middle School, is among five Ohio educators selected for a national professional development webinar series sponsored by National History Day this spring. 

Internal Revenue Service offers information to families regarding advance Child Tax Credit when filing 2021 tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has asked area school systems for their help in sharing tips with families regarding their 2021 tax returns and the advance Child Tax Credit.

Westerville Education Foundation accepting Spring Grant and Golden Butterfly Award applications through April 4 Westerville Education Foundation logo

The Westerville Education Foundation is accepting applications for its Spring 2022 grant cycle as well as the Golden Butterfly Award, where the community will “vote” with donations to fund the project of their choosing.

WCSD virtual African-American Read-In event to feature award-winning poet and children’s book author Marilyn Nelson

Westerville students, families, staff and community members are invited to a virtual African-American Read-In featuring Marilyn Nelson, an award-winning author, poet and educator at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 26.

WCSD students featured in Arts Council of Westerville’s WesterBall 2022 Arts Council of Westerville

Westerville City Schools students will be featured during The Arts Council of Westerville’s sold-out WesterBall 2022 event on Feb. 26 at The Point at Otterbein University. 

OSU Department of Mathematics hosting virtual workshop on the Rubik’s Cube for grades 6-12 Buckeye Aha! Math Moments logo

Middle and high school students interested in exploring math topics can participate in free, virtual workshops with the Ohio State University Department of Mathematics each month.

WCSD Board to meet Feb. 14

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville.

WCSD School Board to Meet Feb. 23

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a special board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, out of the district's Early Learning Center. 

WCSD launches video series on district’s Forward Together strategic plan Forward Together logo

Westerville parents and community members can learn more about the district’s ongoing initiatives, upcoming priorities, and plans to follow through on work that was interrupted due to the pandemic in a new video series the district launched this month.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is March 4

The A+ Award was initially intended to acknowledge the contributions of individual employees. Over the years the committee has reviewed nominations that have included a group of employees who worked together and went above and beyond. The award nomination process includes the option of a nominator presenting either an individual employee or a group of employees.

VFW Post 7883 announces winners of annual essay contests  Winners of 2021-22 Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy essay contests

The Ellis E. Woodrow Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7883 recognized the winners of the 2021-22 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests — both of which are VFW’s annual essay contests.

Westerville Parent Council’s annual Summer Camp Expo is March 19 WPC Summer Camp Expo

Westerville families can learn more about summer camps and activities for their kids through the Westerville Parent Council’s (WPC) annual Summer Camp Expo 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. March 19 at Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Road.

WCSD to cover EZPay convenience fees

Starting Feb. 1, Westerville City Schools will cover the $2.75 convenience fee currently paid by parents per transaction when using the EZPay online system to take care of student fees, activity fees, school meals and other fees. 

WCSD high school counselors to share scheduling information with Class of 2026 WCSD Pathways logo

Counselors at each Westerville high school will visit the district’s middle schools throughout the week of Jan. 31 to share information about scheduling classes for the 2022-23 school year. 

WCSD middle and high school students invited to share artistic response as part of WSHS’ upcoming production WSHS Theatre invites artistic response to The Outsiders

To celebrate Westerville South High School’s upcoming production of The Outsiders, WSHS Theatre Troupe 513 is inviting all middle and high school students to share an artistic response inspired by the characters and plot points of the play.

WCSD School Board to Meet Jan. 24

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville.

WCSD middle schools to host parent-teacher conferences in February

The four Westerville City Schools middle schools will be hosting another round of parent-teacher conferences on Feb. 17 and 24. Middle school staff will be reaching out to schedule conferences with students and families who need additional academic support. 

The remaining available appointments will be open to all other families beginning Feb. 11. Each middle school will send an email to families that includes a link to schedule a conference and additional conference information. Please note: Families can connect with students' teachers at any time throughout the school year where they can discuss students' progress.

WCSD High School Academic Information Night is Jan. 24 WCSD HS Academic Info Night

High school students, as well as current eighth-graders, interested in learning more about high school courses and activities for the 2022-23 school year can attend the Westerville City Schools High School Academic Information Night and Activities Fair. 

Westerville Education Challenge’s Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases WEC Mardi Gras Fundraiser

The Westerville Education Challenge’s Mardi Gras Masquerade Dueling Pianos event on Feb. 26 has been canceled due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, leaders announced this week.

School Board to Meet Jan. 10

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in an organizational/regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville.

Westerville Intra-District open enrollment applications available

Parents or guardians wishing to apply to have their children attend a school different from their school of attendance must complete and submit an Intra-district Open Enrollment Application.

WCSD expands trauma and resilience training to more staff this year WCSD Trauma and Resilience Training

Westerville City Schools is taking steps to move its schools towards becoming trauma-informed and resilience-focused spaces, starting with a series of trainings this year that equip educators and school staff with tools to better understand and support students.

Deadline to nominate annual GEM award is Jan. 31 Westerville Parent Council logo

Westerville students, staff and community are invited to nominate district staff and adult volunteers for a Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Award, which is presented to individuals who go the extra mile to make a positive impact in the classroom and schools.

One Westerville MLK Basketball Classic raises money for scholarships 2022 One Westerville MLK Classic

The One Westerville MLK Basketball Classic features four games with Westerville North and Westerville South teams, starting at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Westerville North.

Admission proceeds will go toward the “One Westerville” scholarship fund.

Deadline for 2022 Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest submissions is March 1

Westerville students can submit original written work to the 2022 Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library and the ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion newspaper. The entry deadline is March 1.

WCSD Food Services department temporarily revises elementary school lunch menu

Due to staffing shortages and product availability, the Westerville City Schools Food Services Department is scaling back the elementary school menu to two options starting Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Sixteen proposals awarded funding from the Westerville Education Foundation WEF logo

Recycling bins to start a school recycling program, more diverse books for school and classroom libraries, and math games during indoor recess are among the 16 proposals awarded funding from the recent Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) grant cycle. 

WCSD Board honored Vilardo at Dec. 13 meeting WCSD Board honors Vilardo

The Westerville City School District Board of Education at its Dec. 13 meeting honored outgoing board member Rev. Rick Vilardo with a resolution of appreciation for his service.

Vilardo, whose term expires Dec. 31, served eight years on the school board, including two years as president and two years as vice president. 

Donors provide gifts for more than 400 WCSD families Donors provide gifts for more than 400 WCSD students

Donors from organizations including Neighborhood Bridges, American Regent Collection and a local health care facility provided gifts and gift cards for more than 400 Westerville City Schools students.

Community input requested for federal funds to support special education needs

Westerville City Schools is poised to receive $772,772.34 as part of the American Rescue Plan Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Before the budget is finalized, the district is seeking input from the community on how the money could be used to best meet the needs of students with disabilities. 

The current proposal contains funding for two additional specialists, therapies, instructional materials, life skills classroom and two vans equipped with wheelchair accessibility. Community members can provide comments between Thursday, Dec. 16 to Thursday, Dec. 23 form that can be found here

Those interested in reviewing the proposed budget can visit here.

Winners selected in Genoa chip challenge Caley Nestor Baker holds winning container of Genoa's chip challenge

The sixth-graders in advanced math classes at Genoa Middle School were issued the same challenge: create a container to ship a single Pringles potato chip to Caley Nestor Baker, coordinator of Gifted Education and Professional Development at the district’s office in the Early Learning Center.

WCSD Board of Education Dec. 16 Meeting Canceled

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education special session scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 has been canceled. 

School Board to Meet Dec. 13

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. Space will be limited to 50 people to comply with health and safety protocols based on CDC guidance. Masks will be required and social distancing observed. Proceedings will also be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel.

Genoa and Heritage students create cards for patients, families at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Genoa and Heritage students create cards for patients, families at Mount Carmel St. Ann's

The students in Juls Rathje’s art classes at Genoa and Heritage middle schools wanted to offer messages of hope, well wishes and love to patients and families at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.

With bright colors and bold typography, they kept the messages on the cards they designed for them simple: “Have Hope.” “You are loved.” “Believe.” “No matter the storm, there’s always light.”

Special School Board Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 7 Canceled

The special Westerville City Schools Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec.  7 has been canceled. 

WCSD awarded Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting Cover of PAFR 2020

Westerville City Schools is receiving national accolades for its most recent Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR), a document that provides an overview of the district’s finances in a user-friendly approach for the community and other interested parties.

Westerville community, civic groups recognize WCSD nurses and health aides Westerville community celebrates WCSD nurses and health aides

Westerville community partners, civic leaders and Westerville City Schools officials honored the district’s 34 nurses and health aides at a surprise gathering Wednesday at Westerville South High School.

District’s latest financial forecast improves slightly, reflects Ohio’s “Fair School Funding Plan”

Despite continuing to be underfunded by the State of Ohio, the Westerville City School District’s (WCSD) most recent Five Year Financial Forecast continues to improve due to federal pandemic relief funds, conservative budgeting practices and, most recently, the impact of the state’s new two-year budget, also known as the “Fair School Funding Plan.”

School Board to Meet Nov. 22 and Dec. 7

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville.

City of Westerville recognizes WCSD nurses and health aides in proclamation WCSD nurses and health aide recognized in City of Westerville proclamation

Westerville City School District nurses and health aides were among health care workers across the city that were recognized in a City of Westerville proclamation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. 

WSHS hosts Theatre Drama Camp on Dec. 18 Westerville South Drama Camp 2021

Westerville students in second through seventh grade can learn about all aspects of theatre during Westerville South High School’s Theatre Drama Camp.

Neighborhood Bridges launches annual winter clothing drive Westerville Winter Garment Drive

Neighborhood Bridges is collecting gently-used or new coats, hats and gloves as part of its annual winter coat drive from Nov. 22 to Dec. 3.

Westerville Community Bands to perform “Holiday Reunion” concert on Dec. 19 Westerville Community Bands perform its Holiday Reunion

The Westerville Community Bands is performing its “Holiday Reunion” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 at Westerville Central High School.

Westerville Education Challenge hosting Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser on Feb. 26 WEC Mardi Gras Fundraiser Save the Date

The Westerville Education Challenge is hosting a Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser on Feb. 26 for its work in supporting social and emotional wellness initiatives for students at Westerville City Schools.

Three WCSD classroom grant proposals up for community vote for WEF’s Golden Butterfly Award WEF's Golden Butterfly Award finalists

The Westerville community is invited to donate and cast their vote for their favorite of three Westerville City Schools classroom grant proposals for the Westerville Education Foundation’s first-ever Golden Butterfly Award. 

WCSD schools honor Veterans Day with events, videos Emerson's Veterans Day presentation

Schools across Westerville City School District celebrated Veterans Day in various ways, from producing videos to honor those who served in the military to creating informative displays.

Genoa and Heritage band students selected to perform in state middle school honor band Heritage band

Twelve band students at Genoa and Heritage middle schools will perform in the Ohio Music Education Association District 15 Middle School Honor Band at a free public performance 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 in Thomas Worthington High School’s auditorium.

WCSD to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students ages 5-11

The Westerville City School District is partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 attending Westerville City Schools.

WCSD launches COVID-19 Nurse Hotline

Westerville City School District has launched a new resource to help parents, caregivers and staff members better understand the district’s COVID-19 processes and protocols.

Statewide Family Engagement Center seeking parent representatives for state advisory council Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University logo

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University is seeking new parent and caregiver members for its State Advisory Council. 

International education experiences in Panama, Dominican Republic, England, and the Galapagos Islands available for students in 2023 Education Tours Logo

Westerville students currently in grades 4-11 can join an international education experience in Panama, London, the Dominican Republic and the Galapagos Islands in 2023.

WCSD students, families of new schools to suggest colors, mascots Renderings of Minerva France Elementary and Minerva Park Middle School

Families of students who will be attending Minerva France Elementary and Minerva Park Middle School can submit suggestions for mascots and colors in a ThoughtExchange starting Friday, Oct. 29.

Nominations now accepted for 2022 Westerville MLK awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Westerville MLK Fouse Award, which recognizes Westerville City School District students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated tolerance, respect for others and/or bravery in the face of adversity; or whose actions have inspired change in their school community and beyond.

Westerville Area Chamber annual fundraiser pivots to online auction Westerville Area Chamber logo

The Westerville Area Chamber's 35th Annual Fundraiser, traditionally known as the Evening of Elegance, will be pivoting again this year from an in-person gathering to a virtual auction experience: WeCARE 2.0 - your Westerville Chamber Advocating for Resources and Education.  

School Board to Meet Oct. 25

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. 

Minerva France set precedent for Black women in library science, higher education Minerva France portrait

Minerva France was relatively unheard of in Westerville — until last year.

WCSD awarded $1.7 million grant to purchase 4,000 Chromebooks Students working on Chromebooks.

The Westerville City School District has received a $1.7 million grant through the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund to expand students’ access to technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OSU Department of Mathematics hosting virtual workshops for grades 6-12 Buckeye Aha! Math Moments logo

Middle and high school students interested in exploring math topics can participate in free, virtual workshops with the Ohio State University Department of Mathematics each month.

Child Tax Credit expanded to help more families in need

The Child Tax Credit is a tax refund designed to help families with the expense of raising a child. This year, the benefit was expanded to help families with the most need, regardless of their level of income. More than 27 million children are newly eligible for the benefit.

WCSD names new buildings after local educator, Minerva Park community WCSD Board of Education names new buildings

The new elementary school slated to open fall 2022 has been named Minerva France Elementary School, its namesake a Westerville native who was among the first Black women to receive a library science degree.

School Board to Hold Special Meeting Oct. 19

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

Artist-in-Residence at Genoa and Heritage leaves footprint through murals Artist-in-Residence Vicki Murphy works with students at Genoa and Heritage middle schools.

The latest mural installations for Genoa and Heritage middle school have been taking shape since the start of the year in the teacher workspaces next to the art classrooms. 

Board modifies October 11 regular meeting agenda to conduct only that business required by law

Board members introduced a motion from the table to conduct only that business on the agenda that requires a Board vote under law. The motion was approved unanimously. The Board proceeded with only the required portions of its meeting, which lasted approximately two minutes and thirty seconds.

School Board to Meet Oct. 11

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. 

WCSD Food Service Department adapting to supply chain challenges, shortages Westerville South food service staff serve students.

Westerville City School District is facing food service challenges due to product shortfalls, delivery delays and staffing shortages among food vendors and distributors.

Genoa students transform bathroom into welcoming space for younger peers Madison “Lennon” Daniels paints a mushroom in the girls bathroom at Genoa Middle School.

Since the start of the school year, Genoa Middle School seventh-graders Sydney “Sam” Lisi-Huber and Madison “Lennon” Daniels have spent much of their free time in the sixth-grade girl’s bathroom.

Before the start of school and during their art period, the two have committed to covering the walls with bright artwork and positive messages, creating a welcoming space for their younger peers. 

Orchestra teacher recognized by Ohio State Marching Band alumni group Genoa's Diana Herak receives received the Elvin Donaldson Most Inspirational Bandsperson Award

Diana Droste Herak, an orchestra teacher at Genoa and Walnut Springs middle schools, has received the Elvin Donaldson Most Inspirational Bandsperson Award in recognition of her work and contributions to Ohio State’s TBDBITL Alumni Club.

Ohio Vax-2-School to award $2 million in scholarships Ohio Vax-2-School logo

Ohioans ages 12 - 25 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to enter a drawing for a chance to win a scholarship — including one for $100,000 — to an Ohio college or university for career or technical education.

WEF StoryBall fundraiser canceled due to pandemic StoryBall logo

The Westerville Education Foundation’s StoryBall fundraising event on Oct. 23 has been canceled due to the pandemic.

Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund postpones grants to spring 2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bette Marschall Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation will not award monetary grants during the fall of the 2021-22 school year.  

WestFest 2021 STEM event starts Oct. 11 WestFest logo

Families are invited to attend Ohio State University’s West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival — or WestFest 2021 — which highlights STEM research, sustainability initiatives and outreach programs at The Ohio State University and beyond.

Westerville North alum to run 24 hours to support suicide awareness and prevention WNHS alum Kevin Ford runs to raise awareness of suicide prevention

Kevin Ford, a 2011 Westerville North High School graduate, will run 24 hours and 120 miles or more to cast a spotlight on suicide awareness and prevention and raise money for the Westerville Education Challenge (WEC), which has supported Westerville students through various clubs, programs and activities including providing financial support for the Hope Squad — a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program all high schools have implemented this fall.

District announces 2021-22 testing calendar

Westerville City School District (WCSD) officials today announced the release of the district’s 2021-22 local testing calendar for students, along with an acknowledgment that the testing schedule remains subject to change.

Additional feedback sought for “Name the Schools” initiative Rendering of new elementary school in Minerva Park

Participants in the recent “Name the Schools” ThoughtExchange overwhelmingly recommended Minerva Park Middle School as the name for the Westerville City School District’s new secondary building.

School Board to Meet Sept. 27

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. 

Space will be limited to 50 people to comply with health and safety protocols based on CDC guidance. Masks will be required and social distancing observed. Proceedings will also be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel

Santa named Ohio School Counselor Association’s 2021 Advocate of the Year Tami Santa

Tami Santa, Director of Mental Health & Wellness for Westerville City Schools, has been named the 2021 Advocate of the Year by the Ohio School Counselor Association.

Tickets for Westerville Education Foundation’s StoryBall on sale WEF's StoryBall event

Purchase tickets for Westerville Education Foundation’s StoryBall event on Oct. 23, which supports WEF’s mission and promises to be “an unforgettable night celebrating education in Westerville City Schools.”

Westerville Central, Genoa students take virtual approach to explore career options Westerville students participate in virtual mentorship experience with design consultant group

Sophie Sneeringer, a ninth-grader at Westerville Central High School, and her younger sister, Lena Sneeringer, an eighth-grader at Genoa Middle School, participated in a virtual mentorship experience in late August with leftchannel, a design consultant group focused on content in motion. 

Applicants sought to serve on district’s audit committee

The Westerville City School District’s Board of Education is seeking applicants for three open positions on its audit committee, which serves as a professional link between the Board and external auditors. 

School Board to Meet Sept. 13

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. 

Genoa eighth-grader among Ohio Art Market’s featured artists Genoa Middle School student Addison Shoults

Genoa Middle School eighth-grader Addison Shoults has always been drawn to art, diving into different mediums such as painting and cross-stitching. 

When the state shut down schools at the start of the pandemic last year, she used her time at home to merge the two art forms — with satisfying results. 

With more than 50 pieces completed, Shoults is among the several local artists whose works are currently on display and for sale at the Ohio Art Market in Uptown Westerville. At 13, she was the youngest artist to participate in an outdoor event throughout Uptown last Friday where Ohio Art Market artists conducted live art demonstrations and shared how they create their works.

City of Westerville hosting special observance of the 20th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11 City of Westerville 9/11 observance

The City of Westerville is hosting a special evening observance of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at First Responders Park, 374 W. Main St. The exhibits will be on display from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Neighborhood bridges launch fifth annual “Fundies” drive Neighborhood bridges kicks off its annual “Fundies” drive

Neighborhood bridges — in collaboration with the City of Westerville, Neighbor2Neighbor, Roush Honda and Re/Max Affiliates — is kicking off the annual “Fundies” drive to support Westerville City School District students in need.  

Westerville Parent Council hosts Fall Truck Festival Oct. 16 Westerville Parent Council's Fall Food Truck Festival

The Westerville Parent Council (WPC) is hosting a Fall Food Truck Festival to support scholarships for Westerville students and WPC programming.

The festival is 4-8 p.m. Oct. 16 at Westerville North High School’s parking lot. 

Learn more about the council here.

Westerville VFW Post 7783 accepting submissions for national youth, teacher recognition programs VFW logo

The Westerville Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7783 is accepting submissions for the national VFW youth programs as well as nominations for teachers who promote civic responsibility and patriotism.

Westerville middle schools students to perform in the 2021-22 Capital University Junior Winds Westerville middle school students participating in the Capital University Junior Winds

Three Westerville middle school students have been selected to join the Capital University Junior Winds, a youth ensemble hosted by Capital University that provides high-level instruction and repertoire for band students in grades 8 and 9. 

Family-friendly activities planned at Alum Creek Dam over Labor Day weekend 2021 Labor Day event at the Alum Creek Dam

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Central Ohio (USACE) and the Scioto Area Corps Cooperating Association are hosting a Labor Day event at the Alum Creek Dam, including games, dam tours, concessions and water safety giveaways from Saturday, Sept. 4 to Monday, Sept. 6.

School Board to Meet Aug. 30 in Executive Session

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at the district's Early Learning Center located at 936 Eastwind Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to hold an executive session. The Board will immediately enter into Executive Session after roll call. Executive sessions are not open to the public and no action will be taken.

Tickets for Westerville Education Foundation’s StoryBall now on sale Westerville Education Foundation's StoryBall logo

Tickets are now on sale for Westerville Education Foundation’s StoryBall event on Oct. 23, which celebrates education in Westerville City Schools.

Homework help and library deliveries to schools now available Westerville Public Library logo

The Westerville Public Library is offering free delivery of library materials to Westerville City Schools students, teachers, and staff throughout the school year. 

School Board to Meet Aug. 23

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. 

Space will be limited to 50 people to comply with health and safety protocols based on CDC guidance. Masks will be required and social distancing observed. Proceedings will also be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel.

Where Everybody Belongs student leaders welcome sixth-graders Blendon WEB leaders welcome sixth graders to the 2021-22 school year.

Blendon Middle School eighth-grader Ava Bennett can relate to this year’s newest members of the Bulldog school family.

Westerville Education Day dedicated to learning, professional development for all staff Dr. Christopher Travers leads his WE Day session, “ When Do Black Boys Feel Smart?”

Three days before all of Westerville City Schools opened its doors to students, the district’s administrators, educators and support staff got some class time together. 

Westerville Public Library seeking Board of Trustee applicants Westerville Public Library logo

Those interested in helping to shape the future of Westerville Public Library can apply to become a member of the Board of Trustees. The seven-year term begins Jan. 1, 2022, and the deadline to apply is Sept. 17.

More choices, homemade options offer fresh take on school meals New lunch items for the 2021-22 school year

This year’s lunch menu for Westerville City Schools’ elementary, middle and high schools features several new options that may not be so new to students.

COTA Plus rides free for Westerville middle and high school students COTAPlus Logo

Westerville middle and high school students are eligible for free COTA Plus rides from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays.

School Board to Meet Aug. 9

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. 

Ohio sales tax holiday starts Aug. 6 Sale tax holiday starts Aug. 6.

Save money on your back-to-school supplies and clothing by shopping during Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday, which starts midnight Friday, Aug. 6 and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8.

Westerville special needs baseball program hosts All-Star game Aug. 8 Blendon Westerville Little League Challenger Division logo

The Challenger Division of the Blendon Westerville Little League (BWLL) program is hosting its All-Star Game 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 at Hoff Woods Park, Diamond 5. 

Central Ohio museums offering discounted tickets to underserved families Museums for All logo

Six Columbus cultural institutions are offering free or discounted tickets to families who qualify for Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) benefits. 

Students and families are invited to the annual First Time Riders event Students doing bus activities

On Saturday, July 31, students and families will have an opportunity to learn about and explore school buses and the MyVan vehicles. This annual event is open to any student who might ride a bus or MyVan for the first time or who is apprehensive about the school transportation experience.

Administrative succession planning continues; Baldwin named Executive Director Anne Baldwin

The Westerville City School District (WCSD) Board of Education approved another organizational move during its June 28 regular board meeting as part of the district’s continuing succession planning initiative.

Anne Baldwin became the district’s Executive Director of Secondary Academic Affairs effective July 1, 2021, filling the vacancy created by Scott Reeves’ transition to Executive Director of Human Resources.

School Board to Meet July 12

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet in a special board meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 12, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

MoMM Foundation hosts Family Fun Night fundraiser July 10 MoMM Family Fun Night fundraiser

The Miracle of Mom's Memory (MoMM) Foundation is hosting its Family Fun Night Fundraiser 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at the Westerville Jaycee Pool.

School Board to Meet June 28

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

Tickets available for Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre production of Oklahoma! Oklahoma! Summer Theatre production

Tickets are now on sale for the outdoor production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic Oklahoma! by Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre program.

District continues administrative realignments for succession planning purposes Scott Reeves

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education approved another organizational move during its June 14  regular board meeting as part of the district’s succession planning initiative.

Westerville Virtual Academy do not need to re-enroll in the district Westerville Virtual Academy logo

Students who were enrolled in the Westerville Virtual Academy (WVA) for the 2020-21 school year are still considered to be enrolled in Westerville City Schools.  

New for the 2021-2022 School Year: SafeArrival Attendance Reporting SafeArrival image

Next school year, all Westerville City School District families will report student absences through a secure system called SafeArrival.  In addition to reducing the time it takes to verify student attendance, this system gives families more options to report a child’s absence and allows our staff to immediately investigate discrepancies. This is especially important when a child is reported absent during attendance and the office has not notified that the student would be missing school that day. 

Two Westerville students honored by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth logo

Anna C. McCracken, an incoming fifth-grader at Emerson Elementary, and Anthony H. Malek, an incoming freshman at Westerville Central High School, have been honored as two of the brightest students in the world by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Westerville Caring & Sharing back to school supply drive Westerville Caring & Sharing Back to School Drive

Westerville Caring & Sharing will be offering school supplies for qualifying students for the 2021-22 school year. 

Emergency Broadband Benefit available to households in need of internet services during the pandemic

Eligible families struggling to cover the costs for internet service during the pandemic can participate in the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program. 

Ohio State’s RealTalk webinar series covers popular topics for those raising young children RealTalk logo

Families are invited to tune into the RealTalk webinar series, presented in partnership with the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center and the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning at The Ohio State University.

5K Run/Walk organized by Westerville North student is Aug. 22 Diabetes Dash on Aug. 22

The third annual Diabetes Dash 5K Run/Walk organized by Westerville North High School student Ryan Washburn is Aug. 22 at the Westerville Sports Complex. 

Concord Counseling Services hosts summer programs for teens and children Concord Summer Programs

Concord Counseling Services is hosting free summer programs to students and families of Westerville City Schools from June 7 to July 22.

Federal pandemic funds, conservative spending improve district financial picture despite continued state challenges

Expansion of voucher program the latest legislative maneuver to fund private education at the expense of Ohio’s local taxpayers, public schools

Nine proposals awarded 2021 Spring Grant from the Westerville Education Foundation Westerville Education Foundation logo

New clubs to support student needs, school garden projects and an African-American Read-In are among the nine proposals awarded a 2021 Spring Grant from the Westerville Education Foundation (WEF). 

School Board to Meet May 24

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 24, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club to serve free meals from June 1 to August 11 Kids Lunch Club logo

The Kids Lunch Club will serve meals outdoors on weekdays, rain or shine, from June 1 to August 11.

Where Everybody Belongs student leaders connect with Spring Play Day WEB leaders at Blendon Middle School get started on their training during the 2020-21 school year.

The incoming student leaders in the Where Everybody Belongs program at all four Westerville middle schools got their first taste of training just days before the end of the school year.

Battle of the Books: Westerville South earns four consecutive win, middle school teams compete Westerville South Battle of the Books team for the 2020-21 school year

Westerville South High School’s (WSHS) Battle of the Books team took top honors against 10 Central Ohio teams in the Ohio Capital Conference, winning the competition for the fourth consecutive year. 

Heritage and Genoa teacher helps students find connection through art Compilation of art projects organized by Juls Rathje for the 2020-21 school year.

Juls Rathje embraced a common approach to all the projects she rolled out for her art students at Genoa and Heritage middle schools this year: creating meaningful connections.

McElroy named director of Safety & Security as part of administrative realignment plans Steve McElroy

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education approved another organizational move to meet the district’s succession planning needs at its May 10 board meeting.

Inaugural One Westerville Scholarship recipients announced One Westerville Scholarship recipients

The first recipients of the One Westerville Scholarship are Chiedza “Chi Chi” Guyo of Westerville Central High School, Emmanuel Okyere of Westerville South High School and Miya Martin of Westerville North High School.

Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund awards $2,359 in grants

Seven teachers have been awarded grants totaling $2,359 from The Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation.

Six Westerville middle school students earn top marks in 2021 Laws of Life essay competition Laws of Life winners for the 2020-21 school year

Students from Blendon, Genoa and Walnut Springs middle schools were recognized for their essays about perseverance, humility and compassion as part of the 2020 Laws of Life essay contest organized by the Better Business Bureau’s Center for Character Ethics.

Middle school students published in book about thrilling stories SOS Sagas: Hunted book cover

Several Westerville middle school students are now published authors.

Santa part of national workshop on the impact of COVID-19 on students’ learning and mental health Tami Santa

Tami Santa, director of Mental Health & Wellness for Westerville City Schools, is joining speakers from across the country in a national workshop, “Back in School: Addressing the Well-Being of Students in the Wake of COVID-19,” which will look at the impact of COVID-19 on students’ learning and mental health.

Zoom Duck Derby supports WCSD students, residents with disabilities 2021 Zoom Duck Derby

The Alpha Group will hold its signature fundraiser, the Zoom Duck Derby, on Sunday, July 25 where 5,000 rubber ducks race down Zoombezi Bay Water Park’s lazy river.

Genoa students host virtual talent show for their Westerville Virtual Academy peers Genoa Middle School Virtual Talent Show

Genoa Middle School’s Student Council hosted a virtual talent show last week for their peers attending the Westerville Virtual Academy as a way to provide some fun activities for the students staying at home during the pandemic.

Genoa Middle School students among national winners in Continental Math League Contest Continental Mathematics League logo

Westerville sixth-grade students in advanced math classes competed in the 2020-21 Continental Mathematics League Contest with the Genoa Middle School team taking the top spot as the Pythagorean Division Grade 6 national winners.

Community invited to participate in Portrait of a Graduate survey Portrait of a Graduate

Westerville City Schools is committed to collaborating with all stakeholders in the creation of the district’s Portrait of a Graduate. 

Vaccine event on May 17 is open to all

Otterbein University and the Westerville Division of Fire will be hosting a community-wide vaccine clinic for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine from 12-7 p.m. on Monday, May 17 at Otterbein’s Clements Recreation Center, 180 Center Street.

Deadline to apply for Many Voices: Diverse Classroom Library project is May 31 Many Voices logo

Thanks to a sponsorship from Alliance Data Card Services and other local sponsors, the Westerville Education Foundation is accepting applications for the next round of the Many Voices: Diverse Classroom Library project in Westerville City Schools.

Community event in honor of former WCSD Superintendent Dr. George Tombaugh is June 20 Former Superintendent Dr. George Tombaugh

The second annual Dr. Tombaugh Dash – Family 5K & Fun Run, created in honor of former Westerville City Schools Superintendent and fitness enthusiast Dr. George Tombaugh, will be June 20.

School Board to Meet May 10

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 10, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

Virtual LEGO competition winners announced Logo for 15th Annual Lego Competition

Students from 11 different schools earned the top spots in Westerville City School District’s 15th Annual LEGO Competition, which remained virtual this year. The competition is open to elementary and middle school students from Westerville City Schools and St. Paul School. Competitors can build anything they want, as long as they design it themselves; No pre-packaged LEGO sets are permitted to be built.

May 5th is National Bike to School Day May 5th is National Bike to School Day

May 5th is National Bike to School Day, which celebrates active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. The event also brings attention to the importance of creating safe routes to school. More than 60 percent of past Walk and Bike to School Day organizers said their events led to policy or environmental changes in their communities.   

A+ Award winners recognized at April 26 board meeting

Ten Westerville City Schools employees were honored for their contributions to students, dedication to their schools and their commitment to district values as part of the A+ Award recognition at Monday’s school board meeting.

Register now for WCSD’s new summer learning series based on student, staff interest Westerville City Schools' Summer Ignite program

Westerville students can dive into the world of gaming, design and build model houses that use solar energy, go on a simulated dig to explore fossils, and learn how to start their own podcast through Summer Ignite!, a new district-wide summer learning series created by Westerville educators and staff. 

Six WCSD middle school students published in book about thrilling stories Imagine book cover

Several Westerville middle school students are now published authors.

Westerville Police’s New Therapy Dog to Serve Schools, Community Chloe, a therapy dog-in-training for the Westerville Division of Police, greets students at Annehurst Elementary

If Westerville Police Officer Mark Wojciechowski has stopped by your school, then you’ve probably seen the newest member of the Division’s K-9 Program.

Chloe, a year-and-a-half-old English Labrador Retriever, is training to become the first-ever therapy dog for the Westerville Division of Police.  She will work with both the Westerville City Schools and the community.

Westerville North’s Strike Out Cancer event to honor, raise money for Friends of Faith Pruden Foundation Faith Pruden

The Westerville North High School community is dedicating next week to Faith Pruden, a Westerville student who passed away in 2010 from brain cancer at age 7. She would have been a senior at WNHS this year.

Schaublin to walk 56,000 steps in honor of wife and Westerville North teacher Natalie Schaublin

As a tribute to his late wife and former Westerville North High School teacher Natalie J. Schaublin, Mike Schaublin is walking 56,000 steps (or 28 miles) across Westerville on Saturday, April 24 — the two-year anniversary of her passing from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She was 56.

City of Westerville releases 2021 State of the Community Westerville State of the Community 2021

The City of Westerville’s 2021 State of the Community is now available online.

WCSD students recognized in Ohio PTA Reflections awards Ohio PTA 2020-21 Reflections

Students in seven Westerville schools received top honors in the 2020-21 Ohio PTA Reflections award program, which recognizes student achievement in literature, music, dance, film production, photography, music composition and visual arts.

School Board to Meet April 26

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 26, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

District continues administrative realignments for succession planning purposes Cynthia DeVese and Caley Nestor Baker

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education approved two more organizational moves to meet the district’s succession planning needs at its April 12 board meeting.

WCSD Food Services department testing new food options for student feedback Bento Box

Westerville’s Food Services department will be testing some new menu options at elementary schools across the district, starting Monday, April 19.

Live-streamed chick hatching makes popular project available across the district Livestream of egg hatch project

The countdown has started on when the living eggs will hatch in Deb Bergmann’s room at Genoa Middle School — a process all Westerville teachers and students can watch through a 24-hour livestream on the incubated eggs.

COTA Plus rides free for Westerville middle and high school students COTA Plus logo

Westerville middle and high school students are eligible for free COTA Plus rides from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. COTA Plus is an on-demand service that can be hailed via the COTA Plus App or by calling COTA’s Customer Care hotline at 614-228-1776.

Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre program to perform Oklahoma Informational banner for Westerville Summer Enrichment Theatre program, Oklahoma!

Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre program is bringing the musical “Oklahoma!” to the stage. 

The summer production, open to all Westerville middle and high school students, will be housed at Westerville South High School and performed July 15-18, 23 and 24 at the amphitheater in Alum Creek Park.

High schools finalizing plans for graduation, prom activities

All of the district’s high schools will be holding commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 in their respective stadiums on Saturday, May 29. High schools are also planning for Prom on May 8, which will comply with the newly streamlined Health Department orders that call for wearing masks and physical distancing.

School Board to Meet April 12

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 12, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

District-wide art show with the Arts Council of Westerville goes virtual 2021 Westerville Virtual Art Show

For years, Westerville City Schools and the Arts Council of Westerville have hosted an annual art show in April to recognize the work of students and their teachers.

Instead of an in-person event, the organizers decided to create a virtual art show this year where parents, educators and community members can view video slideshows featuring more than 160 drawings, paintings, sculptures and other pieces students created during the 2020-21 school year. 

Fresh food distribution at Hawthorne Elementary scheduled for April 11 Farmers to Families food distribution at Hawthorne Elementary on April 11

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families program will hold a free drive-through grocery distribution from noon to 2 p.m. (or while supplies last) April 11 at Hawthorne Elementary, 5001 Farview Road

Spring Student Leader Series for middle and high school students starts April 14 2021 Spring Student Leadership Series

Middle and high school students can participate in the Spring Student Leader Series, an interactive online workshop that covers various leadership topics such as decisiveness, integrity, relationship building, problem solving and dependability.

WCSD announces “Bridge Plan” collaborative with central Ohio districts to address needs of students & staff due to the pandemic

Westerville City Schools Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg on Monday announced the district’s comprehensive approach to addressing the academic and social-emotional needs of students and staff because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Whittier fifth-grader teams with mom to help young writers get published Charley Jones

Charley Jones was a third-grader at Whittier Elementary when she saw her words published for the first time. 

She submitted a story about a greedy turkey named Bob whose behavior led him to become a Thanksgiving entree for a writing contest sponsored by the Westerville Public Library. She didn’t win the contest but the story was printed in a book — an empowering moment she and her mother, Leanne, wanted to extend to others.

So they launched My Favorite Story, a nonprofit organization that gives young writers facing adversity the opportunity to creatively work through challenges by publishing their stories. 

DeVese featured in Ohio State podcast about racial disparities in schools Cynthia DeVese

Cynthia DeVese, coordinator of Educational Equity at Westerville City Schools, shared the district’s equity work and implicit bias training with Inspire, a podcast created by Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology.

Genoa, Heritage exchange art with students in Cameroon through Memory Project Heritage student creates art for the Memory Project.

The two Heritage Middle School students looked at the blank sheet of paper, thinking about the images they wanted to create to introduce themselves to students from the other side of the world.

They sat facing a laptop where Jan Fedorenko, a retired Westerville elementary principal and education coordinator for the Arts Council of Westerville, offered guidance on their new art project through a virtual meeting.

“You’re going to be creating some drawings and telling me something about you — things that you like, things that make you happy,” she said. 

Virtual Moving Up Night to focus on incoming sixth-grade students

Incoming sixth-grade students and their families can learn more about the transition from elementary to middle school during the district’s virtual Moving Up Night on Wednesday, April 28. More information about the event will be sent to families the week following Spring Break.

WCSD Board approves school fees for 2021-22 school year

The Westerville City School board approved school fees for the 2021-22 school year at their March 22 meeting. The fees, which include supplies, instructional materials, tests and athletics, will not increase next school year.

Genoa teacher excited to welcome back all students in-person Genoa Middle School teacher Tina Bardwell welcomes students back with some fanfare.

Genoa Middle School science teacher Tina Bardwell wanted to ease her students in their first week together with a friendly competition. 

“I wanted them to have some fun with their friends,” she said.

Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is April 16

Applications for monetary grants from The Bette Marschall Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation are being accepted for worthy 2020-2021 school year projects not otherwise supported within the school budget.

Westerville students advance to Ohio History Day statewide competition

Nineteen students at Genoa and Blendon middle schools are advancing to the statewide Ohio History Day contest on April 24, after being selected from the recent regional competition. 

Thirty Westerville middle school students advance to regional Laws of Life essay competition

Thirty students across Westerville’s middle schools are moving onto the regional 2021 Laws of Life essay contest, which challenges young people to discover through reflection and writing what matters most to them in their own lives and the principles they believe should guide their behaviors and choices.

Westerville City Schools to offer meningitis and Tdap vaccination drive-thru clinics Health Heroes, Inc. logo

Westerville City Schools is partnering with Health Heroes, Inc. to offer meningitis and Tdap vaccinations for any upcoming or current 7th-and 12th-grade student enrolled in the district. 

School Board to Meet March 22

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 22, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

District middle schoolers excel in national advanced math challenge Continental Mathematics League logo

WCSD students competed in the Pythagorean Contest Division during this year’s 39th annual event. The competition consisted of five meets in which students were challenged to complete six multi-step problems in just 30 minutes.

Genoa educator’s equal rights amendment lesson featured in national collection of U.S. history lessons Deanna McDaniel

Deanna McDaniel, a media specialist at Genoa Middle School, is one of 15 educators in the country who contributed to “Building a More Perfect Union,” a national collection of lesson plans and essays that help commemorate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

WCSD qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction for ninth-consecutive year

Westerville City Schools has qualified for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction following its state audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. It is the ninth consecutive year the district has received the commendation.

Spring 2020 testing calendar released

Westerville City School officials announced the release of an updated Spring 2020 local testing calendar for students. 

Westerville Parent Council announces 2020-21 GEM Award recipients 2020-21 GEM Award logo

Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda have announced the recipients of the 2020-21 Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Award, which is presented to individuals who go the extra mile to make a positive impact in the classroom and schools.

District continues administrative realignments for succession planning purposes Tami Santa

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education approved another organizational move to meet the district’s succession planning needs at its Feb. 22 board meeting.

Tami Santa now serves as the director of Mental Health & Wellness, assuming some of the responsibilities of Debbie Meissner, director of Health and Safety, whose retirement is effective July 31. 

School Board to Meet March 8

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 8, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

WCSD to create Portrait of a Graduate: Reimagining the Student K-12 Experience

Westerville City Schools is committed to collaborating with all stakeholders in the creation of a Portrait of a Graduate. During a year filled with unpredictability and challenges, it is clear that students not only need to engage in learning experiences aligned with state standards, but they also need experiences that promote a variety of skills and competencies.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is March 12

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 12, for the spring 2021 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members. 

Board members voice opposition to state testing, unanimously approve resolution urging emergency legislative action by lawmakers

Westerville City School District Board of Education members on Monday discussed the merits of boycotting this year's administration of mandated state tests. They then unanimously approved a resolution urging the Ohio General Assembly to waive all state-mandated standardized testing requirements for the current school year. The resolution also encourages lawmakers to request a testing waiver from the U.S. Department of Education and declares the Board's support for House Bills 67 and 40. These bills would fulfill both requests and declare an emergency, thereby making the measures effective immediately.

School Board to Meet March 1

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet for a special meeting in a hybrid virtual work session 6 p.m. on Monday, March 1, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss board operations. 

WCSD rolls out implicit bias and racial equity training to address students’ experience in schools bias image

Since the start of the school year, the entire Westerville school community has taken steps to better understand the racial climate in their buildings and examine the barriers that prevent underrepresented students from access to opportunities. Across the district, school leaders, educators, staff members and parents have dived into the Be the Change!: Implicit and Institutional Bias training which explores implicit bias and racial equity in schools.

Black History Month programs at Westerville high schools inspired by national events Black History Month program at WCHS

The Black History Month programs at all three Westerville high schools this year share a common inspiration: the widespread protests over the death of George Floyd and the racial unrest that followed.

The students behind the programs at Westerville Central, Westerville North and Westerville South high schools have taken different approaches to respond to the conversations from the summer. 

Annual WCSD LEGO competition returns to virtual format 15th annual Lego Competition at Westerville City Schools

Westerville students in grades K-8 are invited to participate in the Westerville City Schools’ 15th annual LEGO competition, which is virtual this year. The competition is open to elementary and middle school students from Westerville City Schools and St. Paul School. Competitors can build anything they want, as long as they design it themselves; No pre-packaged LEGO sets are permitted to be built.

International education experiences in Dominican Republic, South Africa available for students in Summer 2022 Education Tours Logo

Westerville students currently in grades 4-11 can join an international education experience during the Summer of 2022. One option for those in grades 4-7 is a marine conservation service-learning opportunity in the Dominican Republic while another for grades 7-11 features an exploration into the history, cultures, geology and ecology of South Africa. The experience also includes a safari. 

School Board to Meet Feb. 22

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will meet for a hybrid virtual meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Children’s Hunger Alliance recognizes WCSD for its response to feeding children during a pandemic Children's Hunger Alliance recognizes WCSD for its response to feeding children during a pandemic

Westerville City Schools has received the Children’s Hunger Alliance Child Nutrition Award for the Food Services department’s work in feeding students during the pandemic. 

Upcoming Parent Prep workshops feature sessions on student well being, awareness and equity Parent Prep logo

As part of the Westerville City School District’s Parent Prep workshop series, parents and caregivers can take sessions on various topics including mindful parenting, pandemic parenting, equity, substance education and LGBTQ+ education. 

District leaders celebrate counselors as part of National School Counselor Week Tami Santa and Anne Baldwin provide gifts for counselors

To celebrate National School Counselor Week, the Student Well Being and Mental Health team kicked off the week with a pick-up breakfast for counselors. Tami Santa, coordinator of Student Well Being and Mental Health, and Anne Baldwin, coordinator of Career Tech and College Readiness, later gave counselors tumblers engraved by one of the district’s middle school engineering teachers.

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District preparing to welcome all students back to school for in-person instruction beginning March 8 Together Again logo

Westerville City School District Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg on Monday announced the district’s “Together Again Plan” that will return all students to their schools and classrooms just prior to the final quarter of the 2020-21 academic year.

School Board to Meet Feb. 8

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

WCSD releases Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2020 Cover of PAFR 2020

The Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for Westerville City Schools’ Fiscal Year 2019-20 is now available to the community.

WCSD receives highest rating in open records compliance by Auditor of State Auditor of Ohio seal

Westerville City Schools has received the highest rating in Auditor of State Keith Faber’s new approach to monitoring transparency in government and measuring compliance to Ohio’s open records laws.

Genoa students connect with OSU engineering students for Future City project Collage of images of Genoa students

Since the start of the school year, the eighth-grade students in Tina Bardwell’s science class at Genoa Middle School had been designing a city of the future on the moon as part of this year’s Future City competition.

To get feedback on their designs, the group connected with engineering students in the National Society of Black Engineers at Ohio State University. 

Upcoming Parent Prep workshops slated for March 3-6 Parent Prep logo

As part of the Westerville City School District’s Parent Prep workshop series, parents can take sessions on various topics including mindful parenting, pandemic parenting, equity, substance education and LGBTQ+ education. 

Virtual read-in event will feature works of African-American poets, authors, illustrators African-American Read-In Flyer 2021

Westerville students, families, staff and community members are invited to a virtual African-American Read-In featuring author Zetta Elliott at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 20.

Robert Frost’s new Black History Month program celebrates Westerville Black history Magnus Hunter in front of his ancestor's grave, Joseph Hannibal Caulker

All Magnus Hunter knew about Uncle Joseph was his name and that he was a prince.

When Robert Frost Elementary English Learners teacher Breanne Reamsnider wanted to profile his ancestor in the school’s Black History Month program this year, Hunter discovered that Uncle Joseph was Joseph Hannibal Caulker — the third Black student to attend Otterbein University. He traveled from Sierra Leone to attend Otterbein in 1896. 

WCSD students and families invited to connect with OSU history professor as part of Black History Month Dr. Hasan Jeffries

As part of Black History Month activities, Westerville City Schools’ Educational Equity office is hosting an opportunity where families and middle and high school students can connect with Dr. Hasan Jeffries, an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University. 

Westerville Parent Council hosts Multicultural Food Truck Festival March 20 Westerville Parent Council's Multicultural Food Truck Fest

The Westerville Parent Council is hosting a Multicultural Food Truck Festival where families can pick up pre-ordered food and learn more about upcoming summer camps.

International education experiences in Spain, Portugal and Belize available for students in Spring Break 2022 Education Tours Logo

Westerville students currently in grades 8-11 can join an international education experience in either Spain and Portugal or Belize during Spring Break in 2022. 

WCSD invites community to learn together with educators in new Black History Month video series Learn Together logo

In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, Westerville City Schools is starting a month-long video series in February where WCS families and community members can learn alongside educators on issues around race, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Middle and high school conferences planned

Due to parent-teacher conferences, classes will not take place at Westerville’s middle and high schools on Friday, Feb. 19. School will be in session at usual times, however, in all elementary school buildings.

Classes for all students will resume on Monday, Feb. 22. All middle school students will be in remote learning on March 3 to accommodate the conference schedule.

WEC launches educational opportunities on suicide prevention for Westerville community Westerville Education Challenge logo

In addition to its tremendous support for the Westerville City School District’s new “Hope Squad” suicide prevention initiative, the Westerville Education Challenge (WEC) organization is launching a community education component open to anyone interested in acquiring the skills needed to help prevent suicide as well as learn more about mental health.

New WCSD webpage offers stress-management, organizational support for students

In conversations with student well being staff this year, Westerville students said they need help managing stress, organizing their school work, and keeping track of their day-to-day activities. 

In response, the district’s Office of Student Well Being and Mental Health launched a new webpage that features 11 videos with tips and strategies to help students manage stress and develop skills to manage their tasks.

Three Westerville seniors earn full-ride scholarships to prestigious universities through QuestBridge QuestBridge recipients

Three Westerville students are now college-bound after receiving full four-year scholarships through QuestBridge’s National College Match, a program that connects high-achieving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with scholarships to the country’s top universities.

Westerville community invited to join community read project in author’s virtual talk Virtual author talk with Jason Reynolds

Westerville students, staff and community members are invited to join a virtual author talk with Jason Reynolds at 4 p.m. on January 24, 2021.

Westerville City Schools Board of Education approves meeting schedule for 2021

Westerville City School District Board of Education members approved the following 2021 meeting calendar during their Jan. 11 organizational meeting.

School Board to Meet Jan. 25

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 25, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Free school meals available through the end of the 2020-21 school year School lunch image

Families can sign up to receive meals for their students during their remote learning weeks.

January is School Board Recognition Month Westerville City Schools Board of Education 2021

Westerville City Schools joins more than 700 school districts throughout Ohio to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month. 

District begins succession planning, announces reorganization of leadership structure

Westerville City School District Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg this week announced a restructuring of his district-level leadership team, which is intended to address succession planning needs, as well as strengthen academic and operational support.

WCSD educators, board member, among those working to launch racial equity group in the Westerville-area community

An effort to launch a racial equity group in the Greater Westerville community includes several Westerville City School District educators, administrators, and a board member.

In all, 30 community members across various sectors in the area will serve as a launch team to establish the organization and hire a community chief diversity officer.

Educators and staff deliver meals, supplies to meet the needs of families Mark Twain counselor Serena Casale visits families at Abbey Lane Apartments

The backseat and trunk of Serena Casale’s SUV are packed with plastic bags filled with packaged meat, milk, eggs, cereal, fruit cups, noodles, juice and other food items for several students at Mark Twain Elementary.

Casale, a school counselor, has often visited students at home since the start of the pandemic, dropping off what families struggle to pick up: Chromebooks, class assignments, school supplies or — as was the case last Friday — food.

Westerville Education Foundation funds 33 requests in Many Voices: Diverse Library project Many Voices logo

More than 900 books will be distributed throughout Westerville schools as part of the Westerville Education Foundation’s Many Voices: Diverse Library Project.

The foundation was able to fund each of the 33 project requests in 15 schools. Collections will be delivered to teachers this month for use in their classrooms this winter.

Genoa students launch 140 novels as part of National Novel Writing Month Genoa students writing

Each year, the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges participants to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. 

Genoa Middle School embraced the challenge with students from all three grade levels as well as those attending the Westerville Virtual Academy. In November, students wrote more than 613,811 words in 30 days, launching more than 140 novels.

Food Services Department focused, determined to keep students fed during COVID-19 pandemic Food Services staff greet families during Saturday meal pick-up

Whether Westerville students are in school or working remotely from home, they need to be fed. 

For the district’s Food Services department, it has meant adapting to the ever-changing environment this school year, from how they plan menus to adjusting their operations to ensure students have the meals they need.

Manager of Food Service and Purchasing Kari Dennis said that preparing meals with a cohort of students in school, another cohort at home, and those enrolled in Westerville Virtual Academy has sometimes been difficult. However, her staff has risen to the challenge.

Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications Available

Parents or guardians wishing to apply to have their children attend a school different from their school of attendance must complete and submit an Intra-district Open Enrollment Application. 

Deadline to nominate annual GEM award is Feb. 5

Westerville students, staff and community are invited to nominate district staff and adult volunteers for a Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Award, which is presented to individuals who go the extra mile to make a positive impact in the classroom and schools.

School Board to Meet Jan. 11

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual organizational/regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

URGENT: All WCSD Students on Remote Instruction beginning January 5
WCSD students and staff organize charitable projects for the holidays Collage of charitable projects throughout WCSD

Across the Westerville City Schools, students, teachers, staff members have rallied around charitable projects to support local community groups and school families for the holidays.

Partnership between Longfellow Elementary EL teacher and Ohio State Spanish faculty member creates stories for Spanish-speaking students and families Bilingual Storybook Project between Longfellow Elementary and Ohio State

Longfellow kindergartner Bridget Moreno Serrano likes superheroes, mermaids and monkeys — all of which have the makings for an interesting story. 

After learning more about Serrano, Patrick McNally and Juliana Reising, two Ohio State students enrolled in Honors Spanish Composition, each created personalized children’s stories written in English and Spanish so Serrano’s parents who are native Spanish speakers can read it to her at home.

WSHS science teachers create games to help students deepen their understanding of biology unit Membrane Transport game at WSHS

Westerville South High science teacher Mark Schmidley admits the membrane transport unit in his biology class is not the most exciting topic.

“It’s hard to get some people fired up about ‘Oh man, glucose moving against the gradient. Transport proteins,’” he said.

Donation from Westbury Woods community absorbs school meal debt for all students; Neighborhood Bridges connection aides district homeless students Neighbors of Westbury Woods donation

The Neighbors of Westbury Woods (NOWW) community have organized several holiday giving projects for years. This year, they've helped a family in need, collected coats, hats, gloves and other winter apparel for those who are homeless and supported Westerville families and children.

Their latest effort will reach students across Westerville City Schools. Through their donation of $1,080, the neighborhood group has been able to resolve the school meal debt for all students in the district.

WCSD top school district in national Green Garage Contest

Westerville City Schools was the highest-ranked school district in the nation in a contest that recognizes progressive and environmentally-committed transportation fleets. 

Westerville Education Foundation Teachers of the Month for November and December Westerville Education Foundation logo

TJ Potterf, a teacher at Pointview Elementary; Katie Summers, a teacher at the ELC Preschool and Leslie Alicea, a teacher at Cherrington Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s December Teachers of the Month.

Teachers recognized for the foundation’s November Teachers of the Month award include Jennifer Steinher at Emerson Elementary, Angela Faust at Whittier Elementary and Kelly Balaz at Hanby Elementary.

More than 30 sponsors support Westerville Education Foundation’s Honor Roll program Westerville Education Foundation logo

The Westerville Education Foundation’s Honor Roll program allows community members to recognize educators who have made an impact on their lives. More than 30 sponsors have provided financial support for the program as well as WEF grants for innovative programs in the Westerville City School District. 

Sessions from November’s Parent Prep workshop series now available online Parent Prep logo

Parents who missed last month’s Parent Prep workshop series or wanted to revisit topics can now watch the recorded sessions online.

Director/producer behind documentary on gifted students joins WCSD gifted educators for professional development Images for The G Word documentary

As part of a seven-week professional development series for Westerville’s gifted educators, Marc Smolowitz met with teachers on Wednesday to discuss his documentary, “The G Word,” currently in post-production.

Deadline to apply for Many Voices: Diverse Classroom Library project is Dec. 15 Many Voices logo

Westerville educators interested in bringing more diverse books in their classroom libraries can still apply to the Westerville Education Foundation’s Many Voices: Diverse Classroom Library project. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

District-wide reading initiative for students, staff and Westerville community focuses on race and social justice Reading for Justice: One community One Book sponsors

Westerville students, staff and community members are invited to participate in a shared book read across the district and city to inspire conversations around race and social justice.

WCHS’ ASL students spread holiday cheer with virtual performance WCHS' ASL students performing Sleigh Ride

Westerville Central High School senior Ruthanne James was looking forward to her school’s annual assembly in December that features performances by the Jazz Central, orchestra, band and American Sign Language students.

School Board to Meet Dec. 14

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14.

Westerville Central High School named a SWACO School Recycling Champion SWACO School Recycling Champion

Westerville Central High School has been named a Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) School Recycling Champion thanks to science teacher Anthony Forrest and his efforts in building a sustainable and comprehensive school recycling program. 

Eleven proposals awarded 2020 Fall Grant from the Westerville Education Foundation Westerville Education Foundation

A girls empowerment program, classroom sets of ukuleles, and a community-wide reading initiative focused on books about anti-racism are among the 11 proposals awarded a 2020 Fall Grant from the Westerville Education Foundation (WEF). 

Westerville Education Challenge provides ‘rocks of support’ to teachers, staff Rocks of Support by the Westerville Education Challenge

To show support for Westerville teachers, staff and administrators, the Westerville Education Challenge (WEC) created more than 1,300 “rocks of support” that feature messages of encouragement for their work during the pandemic.

Bowling Green State University’s virtual choral festival on Saturday includes WNHS senior BGSU Choral Festival

Aliyah Giles, a senior member of Westerville North High School’s Notables and Symphonic Mixed Choir, will be among the performers featured in Bowling Green State University’s Falcon Choral Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday.

WCSD Resumes Blended Learning Instructional Model on December 7

Beginning December 7 and continuing through December 18, WCSD will resume Blended Learning, which allows each cohort of students to receive five more days of in-person instruction prior to Winter Break. WVA students will continue to receive their instruction through that program. Click the headline to read the Superintendent's message to families.

Westerville Education Challenge launches online social-emotional resource center for students, staff and families SERC image

To support the social and emotional needs of students in the Westerville City School District, the Westerville Education Challenge (WEC) launched an online social-emotional resource center available to students, families and staff on Tuesday.

WCSD Treasurer and Superintendent advocate for new school funding reform bill in testimony before Ohio House leaders

Westerville City Schools Treasurer Nicole Marshall and Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg presented testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee on Nov. 17 in support of the Fair School Funding plan, a new school funding formula that would reduce the state’s overreliance on local taxpayers to pay for public education and provide a more equitable state model for funding schools.

Twenty A+ Award winners recognized at Nov. 23 board meeting

Twenty Westerville City Schools employees were honored for their contributions to students, dedication to their schools and their commitment to district values as part of the A+ Award recognition at Monday’s school board meeting.

Conservative spending, strategic use of federal aid help reduce negative impact of coronavirus on district finances

Last spring, school systems across the nation were challenged to quickly assess, address, and adapt to the worldwide pandemic. Whether implementing remote instruction models to keep students learning, modifying meal service to keep students fed, stockpiling personal protective equipment to keep students and employees safe, or shifting resources to maintain operations, these rapid adjustments left school leaders concerned about the overall impact the coronavirus could have on their respective districts.

Rotary Club of Westerville Students of the Month for November 2020 Rotary Club of Westerville's November Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its November 2020 Students of the Month during a virtual meeting Nov. 5.

WCSD transportation department and Walnut Springs engineering students team up to create seat belt lock Harness seat belt guard

The Westerville City Schools transportation department needed to find a way to lock the buckle on a seat belt harness specifically used by special needs students after learning a student was able to unbuckle the belt and leave his seat on the bus.

Bus driver raises alarm on Huber Ridge neighborhood house fire during early morning route Susie Lehman pic

Susie Lehman paused when she saw the black cloud billowing over a home along her early morning bus route through Huber Ridge neighborhood. At 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 29, it was pitch black with a mist of rain falling and she wasn’t sure if she saw low-hanging fog or smoke creeping above the ranch-style home.

WCSD launches new peer-led support initiative for high school students Hope Squad logo

Over the coming months, Westerville City Schools will be rolling out a new peer-led initiative focused on mental health and suicide prevention/education.

School Board to Meet Nov. 23

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel to comply with virtual meeting requirements and ensure compliance with the state's extension of its mass-gathering ban. Additional meeting details are available online.

WCSD announces Remote Instruction for students through at least Dec. 4

Westerville City School District (WCSD) Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg today announced to staff and families that the district would extend a planned, temporary return to Remote Instruction through at least December 4, 2020, due to worsening health conditions in the region.

Schools honor Veterans Day with virtual events, cards McVay Elementary's Veterans Day virtual assembly

Several WCSD schools revamped their Veterans Day programs this year to align with health and social distancing guidelines, creating school-wide virtual events to honor those who served in the military.

Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund awards $2,121 in grants

Six teachers have been awarded grants totaling $2,121 from The Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation. The fund was established in honor of former Westerville teacher and principal Bette Marschall, who died in 2001.

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County launches survey to assess community needs

The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County is conducting a community needs assessment to gauge needs surrounding mental health. 

Educators from elementary, middle schools recognized by Westerville Education Foundation Westerville Education Foundation logo

Olivia Bechtel, a first-grade teacher at McVay Elementary; Lisa Huelskamp, gifted education coordinator for Blendon and Walnut Springs middle schools; and Natalie Martin, a second-grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s October Teachers of the Month.

WCSD nurses outline COVID-19 procedures in schools

The school nurses at Westerville City School District have collaborated on communication to help families better understand the procedures they are following in school related to COVID-19.

Two Westerville schools recognized for facility design in national trade publication Pointview Elementary and Westerville North earn honors for educational design

Renovated learning spaces at Pointview Elementary and Westerville North High School have been recognized for their innovative design in the Fall 2020 Learning By Design Architectural and Interior Design Awards of Excellence.

Westerville South High School Troupe 513 hosts Halloween fundraiser Westerville South Troupe 513 Drive-By Spooktacular

Families can add Westerville South High School as part of their Beggar’s night festivities.

School Board to Meet Oct. 26

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville.

Rotary Club of Westerville Students of the Month for October 2020 Rotary Club of Westerville's October Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its October 2020 Students of the Month during a virtual meeting Oct. 1. Throughout the school year, from October through May, the Club honors four students from local high schools each month. Working with the school principals and counselors, one student each month is chosen from Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South and St. Francis DeSales high schools. The students, their parents, and the school administrators are introduced and honored at the Rotary Club’s first weekly luncheon each month.

Westerville North Cheerleading hosts shoe drive fundraiser through Nov. 30

Westerville North Cheerleading is collecting pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes as part of a fundraising drive for training and equipment needs for their competition and sideline teams. The shoe drive runs through Nov. 30.

School meals free through the 2020-21 school year

All students enrolled in the Westerville City School District can receive free school meals through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

The update stems from a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the free meal program for the rest of the school year.

WCSD officials announce opportunity for families to change instructional models

Westerville City School District (WCSD) officials this week provided families with preliminary information about enrolling their students in the Westerville Virtual Academy (WVA) for the second semester, or in the case of those already enrolled in WVA, how to withdraw and change to the established instructional model that is based upon and determined by regional health data.

School Board to Meet Oct. 12

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. 

Elementary and middle school conferences planned; no classes will be held on certain dates

Due to parent-teacher conferences, classes will not be held at Westerville elementary schools or the Early Learning Center preschool on Thursday, Oct. 29 or Friday, Oct. 30. District middle schools will only be closed on Friday, Oct. 30. They will be in session on Thursday, Oct. 29. School will take place as usual at all three high schools – Westerville Central, North and South. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 2.

Upcoming Parent Prep workshops feature sessions on technology, mental health Parent Prep logo

As part of the Westerville City School District’s Second Annual Parent Prep workshop series, parents can take sessions on various topics including technology, mental health, the college application process and adjusting to a changing school environment due to COVID-19.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Oct. 23

Applications are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 23, for the fall 2020 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members. 

Realignment Committee set to resume work

After completing only two meetings last spring, work of the volunteer community committee tasked with developing attendance boundaries for the district’s new elementary and middle school buildings came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Two Westerville City Schools educators honored at Kindness Rally October Kindness Heroes

Jeff Bracken, a chemistry teacher at Westerville North High School, and Mary Taylor, a retired teacher from Emerson Elementary and the founder of The Friends of Faith Pruden Foundation, were named Kindness Heroes for their service to the Westerville community and beyond at Neighbor2Neighbor Westerville’s Kindness Rally.

Genoa teacher uses music, lights to inspire writing and engagement Tracy Jados' sixth-grade language arts class

It’s 7:45 a.m. on a Wednesday in Room 254 at Genoa Middle School. The classroom lights are low. Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” is blaring from the computer speakers with the music video playing on the whiteboard. LED lights frame the board, flashing in tandem with the occasional elevated sound — laughter, a round of applause or language arts teacher Tracy Jados’ voice.

Educators from Westerville Central, Westerville North and Westerville South high schools recognized by Westerville Education Foundation Westerville Education Foundation logo

Susannah Lee, an English teacher at WCHS, Catherine Stathulis, an English teacher at WNHS, and Lauren Sefton, a science teacher at WSHS have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s September Teachers of the Month.

Westerville City Schools to offer flu vaccination drive-thru clinics for students

Westerville City Schools is partnering with Health Heroes, Inc. to offer flu vaccination clinics this year for any student enrolled in the district.

Applications for a Westerville Education Foundation Fall Grant due Oct. 16 Westerville Education Foundation logo

WCSD faculty, staff and students with an innovative idea or project that needs financial support can apply for a Westerville Education Foundation Fall Grant. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m.

Westerville South High School awarded 2020 Purple Star designation for commitment to serving military families ODE Purple Star

Westerville South High School has received the Purple Star designation for its commitment to serving military-connected students and their families, officials with the Ohio Department of Education announced this week.

 

School Board to Meet Oct. 5 in Executive Session

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020, in the Skybox of the Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive. Upon convening the meeting, the Board will vote to go into Executive Session to consider the employment of an employee. No action will be taken.

Westerville North football players celebrate teammate in victory Pasha Krantz on the football field

The Westerville North Warriors were up by two touchdowns with several minutes left in last Friday’s game against Canal Winchester. 

Ty O’Hearn and several other seniors on the football team approached Coach Bryan Johnson on the sidelines. 

“Coach, it’s Pash’s time,” O’Hearn said. “Let’s get him in there.”

MLK Legacy Project hosts Poetry Night Oct. 1 Poetry Night Oct. 1

The MLK Legacy Project is hosting a virtual Poetry Night Oct. 1 as part of its annual series of events to promote a better understanding of race and racism in the Westerville community.

The group — which started as a Leadership Westerville subcommittee that focused on the annual breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. — wanted to increase awareness of social justice through poetry with their upcoming event.

District officials planning virtual Parent Prep workshops for families this fall

Given the success of last year’s inaugural Parent Prep workshop series, Westerville City School District (WCSD) officials are finalizing details for a multi-day, all-virtual Parent Prep event later this fall. 

“Although we’re not yet ready to release specific dates or sessions, we simply want families to know that another Parent Prep event is in the works,” said Tami Santa, WCSD's coordinator of student well-being and mental health. “Feedback following last year’s workshops was so positive and supportive that we’re committed to overcoming the challenges before us and providing the experience virtually this year.”

Bette Marschall Grant Application deadline is Oct. 23

Applications for monetary grants from The Bette Marschall Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation are being accepted for worthy 2020-2021 school year projects not otherwise supported within the school budget. The grants are available to teachers, students, administrators, and non-teaching staff within the Westerville City School District. The submission deadline is midnight on Oct. 23.

School Board to Meet Sept. 28

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements and ensure compliance with the state's extension of its mass-gathering ban. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Register now for YWCA Kids Place program YWCA Kids Place program

The YWCA Kids Place School Year Program is offering Before and After School programs for students in Cohort A and Cohort B at several Westerville elementary schools. The YWCA will also offer an All-Day program for students when they are not in their classroom.

School meal benefits temporarily extended to all families School Meals announcement

All WCSD students can receive free school meals through December 31 or until federal funding runs out — whichever comes first. The changes came from a decision by the United States Department of Agriculture to extend free meal benefits.

Middle school engineering teachers team up to provide experiences for students Middle school engineering teachers team up to provide experiences for students

With classes starting remotely this year, Genoa Middle School teacher Lee Smith was looking for ways to provide hands-on learning experiences for his engineering students from home.

His counterparts at the district’s other middle schools were doing the same. So they decided to work together, taking a cohesive approach to curriculum for all middle school engineering students for the first time.

“We can’t do what we’ve done before,” Smith said. 

These middle school engineering classes give students a foundation on the problem-solving and critical-  and creative-thinking skills needed to thrive in engineering programs in high school and beyond. By shifting from in-person to remote learning, the engineering teachers have had to put into practice what they preach: think outside of the box to find innovative solutions for real-world problems.

Where Everybody Belongs program goes virtual to connect students and mentors Where Everybody Belongs program

Dylan Woodruff is eager to meet the group of sixth-graders he’s been paired to support and mentor at Blendon Middle School this school year.

Woodruff, one of Blendon’s 40 eighth-grade student leaders in the Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) program, recalls how helpful his WEB leaders were when he first came to middle school.

“The WEB leaders were my inspiration and who I looked up to,” he said. “They said I would be perfect for it so I’ve been wanting to do this since sixth grade.”

Applicants sought to serve on district’s audit committee

The Westerville City School District’s Board of Education is seeking applicants for two open positions on its audit committee, which serves as a professional link between the Board and external auditors.

New Central Ohio pilot program provides computers, internet hotspots to families in need

A new broadband access pilot will provide refurbished computers and internet hotspots with a year’s worth of prepaid unlimited internet service, to low-income households with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

(ARCHIVED) WCSD launches Instructional and COVID-19 Dashboard in response to state mandate

The Westerville City School District launched a new dashboard in response to a state mandate requiring all Ohio school districts to report cases of COVID-19 among its school populations.

School Board to Meet Sept. 14

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements and ensure compliance with the state's extension of its mass-gathering ban. Additional meeting details are available online at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Health pathway program leads to a promising future for Westerville Central alum Kendel Seabury

It wasn’t long into Principles of Biomedical Science at Westerville Central High School (WCHS) when Kendel Seabury knew she was all in on the district’s health pathway program. 


She was fascinated by lessons on how the body works and considered applying her interest in science to becoming a teacher. But the more classes she took — including Diana Arko’s Medical Interventions course — the more she realized that nursing better aligned with her interests in health care and working with people.

District officials announce adjustment to Early Release Day details

Westerville City Schools had previously announced Sep. 24, Nov. 12, Jan. 28, and March 11 as early release dates. Under traditional school year operations, students would be released from school one hour earlier than normal dismissal times to allow for staff professional development.

Westerville South Theatre performs its first movie musical for fall production Ranked poster

Westerville South High School Troupe 513 is kicking off its 2020-21 season opener with “Ranked,” a musical set in a dystopian world where class rank — determined by grades and test scores — defines each students’ worth.

Seven Westerville seniors named semifinalists for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

Seven Westerville seniors are semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a recent announcement by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Eagle Scout project collects money, donations for Walnut Springs Middle School’s music program Alexandre Hedrick

During performances for Walnut Springs Middle School’s orchestra, Alexandre Hedrick noticed students sharing instruments and sitting out for different songs for an opportunity to play. 

He learned there weren’t enough instruments for all students and the realization sat with him as he considered a leadership service project for his bid to become an Eagle Scout. 

On Saturday, Hedrick is leading a car wash to raise money for used instruments for Walnut Springs’ music program. While there, he is also taking donations of instruments to share with the school. 

Westerville Central High School teacher offers his original works to district educators as background music for videos Matt Rees

When Westerville Central High School social studies teacher Matt Rees stumbled onto an article outlining how videos with copyrighted music are taken down, he immediately thought of his peers who are creating videos for their classes and students. 

He said teaching is considered “fair use” and an exception for copyright protection but the software that catches it and the companies that take it down don't check that. 

Rees, a singer/songwriter away from the classroom, is offering a resource he hopes can be useful to fellow educators: instrumental versions of his original music.

Five Westerville middle school students earn top marks in regional Better Business Bureau essay contest Laws of Life Booklet cover

Students from Genoa, Heritage and Walnut Springs middle schools were recognized for their essays about perseverance, humility and compassion as part of the 2020 Laws of Life essay contest organized by the Better Business Bureau’s Center for Character Ethics.

WCSD counseling team maintains social-emotional support for students through virtual offices Virtual offices for school counselors

To help connect Westerville students and families to social-emotional support services this year, the district’s counseling team set up virtual offices that aim to engage students while maintaining a semblance of a school environment.

Drive-up clinic available for required Meningitis and Tdap vaccinations

The Westerville City School District’s nurses are working with local agencies to help students get their required vaccinations.

Westerville City School District will phase in students’ transition to Blended Learning beginning September 21, 2020 BLTP Banner

Westerville City School District officials today announced details regarding how students will transition to a Blended Learning model of instruction beginning Monday, September 21, 2020, after approximately one month of fully remote instruction

Board of Education to meet Sept. 2 via videoconference

The Westerville City School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Sept. 2, 2020, via videoconference. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. and will be streamed over the district’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wcsdohio to comply with virtual meeting requirements, as well as to ensure compliance with the state’s recent extension of its mass-gathering ban. The purpose of the special meeting is to consider the district's transition to a Blended Learning model of instruction for the 2020-21 academic year.

New high school courses focus on African American, Race and Equity studies Collage of images for the new African American, Race and Equity studies courses

This year, Westerville’s high schools launched new courses that approach topics such as Black history and culture and social justice in a way that has never been done before in the district. 

Attendance policy changes to be considered as district opens schools remotely

The Westerville City School District is reviewing its attendance policy to adapt to remote instruction for the 2020-21 school year. 

District announces restrictions on staff passes, Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Cards for athletic events Image of Superintendent Gold Appreciation Card

Due to recent state-ordered restrictions on event attendance and venue capacity, the Westerville City School District (WCSD) will not be issuing athletic passes to staff this fall and community members holding a Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Card (Gold Card) cannot be guaranteed admission to events.

District announces 2020-2021 testing calendar

Westerville City School District (WCSD) officials today announced the release of the district’s 2020-2021 local testing calendar for students, along with an acknowledgment that the testing schedule remains subject to change.

Welcome (back) to Westerville Homegrown teachers video cover image

This year, a dozen of the 47 new educators are returning to the site that inspired them to pursue a career in education. They were athletes, student council leaders, class representatives, choir, and band members. 

They left a Westerville graduate. Now, they are a Westerville teacher. 

Meet some of the Westerville alumni who’ve returned to the district as an educator this year.

 
District partners in a community-wide virtual discussion on social justice and anti-discrimination efforts King's Dream Revisited event image

Westerville City School District (WCSD) will be part of a virtual community discussion, “King's Dream Revisited: Where do we go from here - Chaos or Community?” at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28.

School Board to meet Aug. 24

The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a hybrid virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, out of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive in Westerville. Proceedings will be streamed live over the district's YouTube Channel to comply with virtual meeting requirements and ensure compliance with the state's extension of its mass-gathering ban. The opportunity to submit public comment will open at 12 p.m. on Friday, August 21, and be received electronically using the process detailed at the www.wcsoh.org/VirtualBOE web page.

Report: Financial impact of COVID-19 on WCSD budget

As part of state budget cuts to offset the loss of tax revenue stemming from the coronavirus crisis, Westerville City Schools saw a total reduction of $5.6 million as of July 31 -- with more state budget cuts anticipated for the future. 

Treasurer Nicole Marshall outlined the financial impact of COVID-19 on the district’s budget at the Aug. 10 board meeting. 

Parents and students welcome return of teachers, staff Collage of chalk art and positive messages at different schools

Monday marked the return to school for all Westerville educators and staff and across the district, families and students took to the streets to show just how much their school teams mean to them.

Viebranz receives 2020 Innovator Award by the Ohio School Public Relations Association Image of Greg Viebranz

Greg Viebranz, executive director of communication and technology for the district, has been honored by the Ohio School Public Relations Association with their 2020 Innovator Award, which recognizes individuals who have introduced or utilized new methods of communication to impact school public relations locally, in the state or nationwide.

Westerville principals to families: We’re in this together Image of popcorn

Westerville’s principals recorded a special message to students and families ahead of the 2020-21 school year. 

Opt-in required for school meals for the 2020-21 school year

Due to recent decisions by the United States Department of Agriculture, Westerville families must opt-in for a school breakfast and/or lunch during virtual and/or blended instruction in the 2020-21 school year.

WCSD, three schools named top fundraisers in regional Pennies for Patients campaign

Westerville City School District led the region in raising the most money in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Central Ohio Chapter’s Pennies for Patients campaign while three schools -- Wilder Elementary, Genoa Middle School and Mark Twain Elementary -- were among the top 10 Central Ohio schools that raised the most money for the campaign during the 2019-20 school year.

Revamped WCSD website goes live Aug. 14

The Westerville City Schools website is getting a facelift.

Starting the evening of Aug. 14, wcsoh.org will feature new tools to allow visitors to customize their viewing experience, whether it’s on a computer, tablet or phone, based on their personal needs. The site will adapt and function well regardless of the type of device thanks to an enhanced responsive design.

Westerville City Schools switch to all Virtual Instruction to open 2020-21 School Year

Westerville City School District Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg announced Wednesday, July 29 that district officials have decided to open the 2020-21 school year in a 100% remote instructional model, rather than the blended learning model originally announced. 

District ramps up efforts to safeguard students and staff when schools reopen

As the Westerville City School District prepares to reopen schools for the 2020-21 academic year, members of the leadership team have taken a multifaceted approach to address concerns about COVID-19 and safeguard the health and well-being of students and staff.

Westerville Virtual Academy available for grades K-12 for 2020-21 school year

At the Board of Education’s direction to develop a fully remote learning option for students, the Westerville City School District is pleased to offer the Westerville Virtual Academy to families interested in an alternative to in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year.

Fall sports details available online

High school and middle school parents can visit their school’s website for details on fall sports.

Board of Education to hold July 20 meeting via videoconference
Proposed return to school plan for the 2020-21 school year announced Westerville City School District Responsible Restart plan for the 2020-21 academic year

Superintendent John Kellogg today released to staff and families the Westerville City School District’s proposed plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year.

The plan, which represents months of work by a variety of teams and reflects input gathered during surveys of families and staff, outlines educational delivery scenarios, including a fully-online option, as well as health and safety measures that will be put in place when students return for in-person learning. The plan includes the following:

Board of Education to hold July 6 meeting via videoconference
Board joins planned legal proceedings over constitutionality of state vouchers Board joins planned legal proceedings
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club serving free meals through August 7
Westerville Caring & Sharing Back to School Supply Drive Westerville Caring & Sharing Back to School Supply Drive
Board of Education to hold June 22 meeting via videoconference
Survey emailed to families regarding 2020-21 school year; weekly back-to-school e-newsletter launched for parents, guardians
Zoom Duck Derby goes virtual – there’s still time to adopt a duck and support this cause! Sunday, July 26, 2020
StoryBox initiative provides free books to students and their summer teachers StoryBox
REMINDER: “Dr. Tombaugh Dash – Family 5K & Fun Run” goes virtual Dr. Tombaugh Dash will be a virtual event on Father’s Day, June 21.
Families urged to watch for, complete survey regarding 2020-21 school year
Board of Education to hold June 8 meeting via videoconference
Superintendent's Message to Families and the Community
NEWSBRIEFS 5.29.20

WNHS Notables alumni create musical magic with virtual performance  

A recent Facebook post by Meredith Rea Casto shared a project that she and her friends from the 2004-2005 Westerville North Notables had been working on since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. Fifteen years later and “they still got it.” Casto provides additional background on the musical project in her post, which is viewable at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/170500053/posts/10100596102239836/

Reminder: Class of 2020 diploma ceremonies, Light the Path initiative scheduled for this Saturday, May 23 Light the Path on Saturday, May 23, 2020
Westerville City School District Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction
Retirees honored with tribute video during virtual Board meeting Retirees Banner 2020
Summer Theatre Enrichment goes virtual this season Summer Theatre Enrichment Banner
WEF and WPE Announce StoryBox - Summer Reading Initiative
Virtual LEGO competition winners announced
NEWSBRIEFS 5.22.20
Board of Education to hold May 18 meeting via videoconference
REMINDER: Community invited to “Light the Path for the Class of 2020”
“Dr. Tombaugh Dash – Family 5K & Fun Run” goes virtual Dr. Tombaugh Dash logo
Help us “Light the Path” May 23 and celebrate our Westerville City Schools Class of 2020!
District middle schoolers excel in national advanced math challenge
Middle School Straw Tower Design Challenge tests students’ application of STEM principles Straw Tower Design Challenge teams
Genoa Middle is inaugural participant in virtual “Realeyes” program Matt works with Genoa students
Board of Education to hold May 4 meeting via videoconference
District releases Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2019 2018-2019 Popular Annual Financial Report now available

Westerville City Schools’ Treasurer/CFO Nicole Marshall today announced that a Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the district’s Fiscal Year 2018-19 is now available to the community.

District employees honored with A+ Awards
Westerville Education Challenge Sends Message of Gratitude to District Staff
NEWSBRIEFS 5.1.20
PUBLIC NOTICE: Federal Application for IDEA Part B
Local youth earn accolades in 14th annual Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest
NEWSBRIEFS 4.24.20
Board of Education to hold April 20 meeting via videoconference
The 14th annual LEGO competition turns virtual
Zoom Duck Derby supports district students, residents with disabilities Duck Derby Ducks in water
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
Westerville middle school MathCounts Teams fared well in February’s regional contest Middle school MathCounts Teams
NEWSBRIEFS 3.27.20
Tutor.com soon available for free with your Westerville Public Library card
Westerville students advance to Ohio History Day Statewide Competition
URGENT: Westerville Schools now CLOSED Monday, March 16
Scholarships send select middle school students to annual Be WISE Camp
Middle Schools Prepare for Regional Mock Trial Competition Mock trial teams
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School Board to meet in March
Westerville City School District’s final Early Release date is Thursday, March 12
Schools close for Spring Break
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
Westerville Parent Council announces 2019-20 GEM Award recipients
NEWSBRIEFS 3.6.20
Information meetings scheduled for summer travel opportunities
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is March 20, 2020
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
Everything will be awesome at the 14th annual LEGO competition
Truth or consequences: imaginary threats mean real penalties for students, families
NEWSBRIEFS 2.21.20
District announces start of attendance boundary work, committee meeting schedule

The future opening of a new elementary and a new middle school in the Westerville City School District has created a need for the realignment of attendance boundaries at those instructional levels. Two committees, one to develop elementary boundaries and one to develop middle school boundaries, will begin their work in February 2020.

Read-In event will feature works of African-American poets, authors, illustrators
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Seeking Nominations for 2020 Community Service Award
School Board to Meet in February
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
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
Westerville Summer Theater Enrichment returns in June with Legally Blonde Legally Blonde: Westerville Summer Theatre Enrichment
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
Westerville Parent Council Honors PTA Reflections Winners
Aultman and Bell sworn in, leadership established during Board’s annual organizational meeting BOE Swearing In Ceremony
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Approves Meeting Schedule for 2020

Westerville City School District Board of Education members approved the following 2020 meeting calendar during their January 13, 2020, organizational meeting:

January is School Board Recognition Month Board Recognition Singing
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
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
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
School Board to Meet
Westerville Board of Education Passes a Resolution Opposing EdChoice Vouchers
Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications are Available
Genoa Students Hear of Harrowing Journey from “Lost Boy” Bol Aweng Bol Aweng
BOE to hold Special Emergency Meeting
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Recognizes Multitude of Honorees Award Recipients
Genoa Students Write 1,086,766 Words for National Novel Writing Month
Winter Break Draws Near
School Board to Meet in December & January
One Westerville Caroling and Concert is Friday Evening, December 13
WEF Funds 16 Traditional Grants Totaling $19,623.30; Alliance Data Provides $3,730 for Additional English Learner Program Grants
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
Westerville Parent Council and Volunteer Groups Lauded for Making a Difference Westerville Parent Council and Volunteer Group Recognition
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
College Credit Plus Meeting Slated for December 4
District’s Upcoming Parent Prep Offers Variety of Helpful Information Sessions to Families Parent Prep Ad-Logo
District Announces Temporary Change in Procedures for Families to Update PowerSchool Emergency Contact Information
Issue 8 Receives Thumbs Up from Voters in the Westerville City School District Supporters reacted with enthusiastic applause
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Finances Four Projects Totaling $1,082
October 31 Proves to be Fun Day of Learning for Students and Staff Alike 2019_Halloween
Thank You Voters! (A Message to the Community from Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg) Thank You Voters Logo
Westerville Educator Day is Tuesday, November 5
A+ Awards Bestowed Upon Ten Exemplary Westerville City School District Employees
Westerville City School District’s Second Early Release Date is Thursday, November 14
School Board to Meet in November
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
Full Scale Reunification Drill Helps Westerville School District Prepare for Emergencies Students board a school bus during the district's reunification drill on October 16.
Westerville South Theatre Department Hosts Drama Day Camp on December 21
Westerville Cross Country Runners Excel at OHSAA 7th & 8th Grade State Meet Walnut Springs Runner Ben Gabelman on the podium at a recent competition.
Alston Award Nominations Sought by Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy Project
October 29 Information Session to Detail STEM Trip to England and Scotland in 2021
Westerville Educator Day is Tuesday, November 5; COSI to Open for Families
Westerville Caring & Sharing Seeking Volunteers, Donations, Families in Need
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
Ten to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards during October 28 Board Meeting
Westerville Parent Council Releases 2018-2019 Volunteer Support Report
Westerville City Schools Announces Early Release for October 15, 2019; Previous Early Release for October 17, 2019, Moved to November 14, 2019
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is October 25, 2019
Westerville City School Officials to Host Three Community Forums Regarding Issue 8
School Board to Meet in October
OEA/NEA Day is October 18
October 23rd Transition Resource Fair Targets Students with Developmental Disabilities
Transportation Employees Enchant Youngsters with School Bus the Musical School Bus the Musical
Westerville City Schools Human Resources Department Launches New Website
Prescription Drug Abuse to be Addressed at October 3rd One Choice Seminar
Education First Travel to Greece Informational Meeting is Tuesday, September 24
Westerville City School District’s First Early Release Date is September 26
International Travel Adventures Open to High School Students in the Westerville District
Schools Break for Labor Day
Neighborhood Bridges’ Supply Drive Expands to Benefit All Westerville Schools
1989 Student Prognostications about the Future Revealed in Newly Found Document Central College future documents
School Board to Meet in September
Thomas James Knox Memorial Street Hockey Rink Honors Former Genoa Student James and Lisa Knox encourage students
Westerville City School District Welcomes Five New Principals 5 Principals
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, September 20
Teachers and Support Staff Engage in Professional Development Prior to Schools’ Start Chrome lab with employees
Eleventh Westerville Honor Flight is September 7 – Community Support Encouraged
Sixth Grade Students in the Westerville School District receive a Warm WEB Welcome Middle school students participate in activities
New Teachers Learn About Westerville City Schools at Annual Orientation Meeting Dr. John Kellogg speaking with new teachers
First Time School Bus Riders Gather to Learn About Safely Being Transported Children and parents with Buster the Bus.
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
Middle Schools Schedule Pick-Up Times
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
School Board to Meet in August
Back-to-School Information Now Available Online Back-to-school information
Student Fees Cover Consumable Supplies; Families Can Opt to Pay Online
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2019-2020 School Year in Westerville
Board authorizes November ballot issue to enhance safety and security at every school, manage enrollment growth
Board of Education to Meet 7.15.19
Westerville City Schools Invites Families to First Time Riders Event on August 3 First Time Riders open house at Whittier Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 3, 2019. 
Inaugural Summer Enrichment Series features Crazy for You, July 18-21 Crazy for You Logo
School Board Honors WCHS Track & Field Athletes, District Treasurer’s Office
School Board Approves Measures to Accept State Facilities Findings, Request Local Funding in November
Westerville Class of ’74 Announces 45th Reunion Details
Change in Board Meeting Start Time
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
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
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Honors Retiring Employees ELC retirees
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
Westerville City Schools Students Blasting Off with Books This Summer Pointview library books
Westerville Education Foundation Announces Spring Grant Recipients
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
Middle School Chess Tournament Winners Revealed
MODEL Alumna Kara Johnson Returns to Blendon to Speak with Current Students Kara Johnson
Ninth Annual Middle School Chip Challenge Winners Selected Chip Challenge Selection
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
District Announces 2019-2020 Testing Calendar
Westerville Middle School Students Accepted into OWjL Camp
Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2018-2019 Service to Youth Award Winners Westerville Sunrise Rotary
Westerville Middle School Students Succeed in Laws of Life Essay Contest Laws of Life Essay winners
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Announces Spring Grant Recipients
Updated Financial Forecast Avoids Deficit Spending One More Year
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
Students Can Learn to Scuba This Summer ... and Earn Required .5 PE Credit
Four Middle School Students Earn Scholarships to Be WISE Camp at Kenyon College Be WISE
GEM Award Recipients Honored by Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda GEM Winners
District Secondary Art Exhibit and Reception Celebrates Student Creativity Secondary Art Exhibit and Reception
Westerville Education Foundation’s Artful Affair Raises more than $95,000 WEF President Bob Gibson and Executive Director Colleen Moidu
Westerville Education Foundation’s Artful Affair Raises more than $95,000 WEF President Bob Gibson and Executive Director Colleen Moidu
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception Group shot of Educators of the Year.
School Board to Meet in May
Mental Health Month Shines Light on Services offered by Westerville School District
Westerville Middle School Students Advance to Finals in Laws of Life Essay Contest
Westerville Students Receive Honors at National History Day Statewide Competition
Author Sharon Draper Speaks at Genoa Middle School and Huber Ridge Elementary Sharon Draper
School Offices Closed on Memorial Day
USA Luge Visits Columbus May 4-5 Looking for Kids to Try the Sport on Wheeled Sleds
Westerville School District Earns Achievement Award from Capital Area Safety Council
Board Passes Resolutions Supporting Fair School Funding, Repeal of H.B. 70
Ten Exemplary Employees Receive A+ Awards at April 22 School Board Meeting Spring 2019 A+ Award winners
Westerville Schools Cost Avoidance for Utilities Passes $20 Million Mark
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for April
Local Celebrity Artwork will be Sold to Benefit Student Initiatives at An Artful Affair
Genoa and Huber Ridge Earn Westerville Library Visit from Author Sharon M. Draper
Westerville City School District Public Notice
Health Career Exploration Experience Expands in its Second Year Students shared their most memorable experiences during an Afternoon of Reflection on April 4.
Middle School Mock Trial Teams Practice in Westerville City Council Chamber Rose Lansana (Blendon Middle School) and Claudia Stanton (Walnut Springs) practice for the competition.
Westerville South’s Catch Me If You Can Boasts 62-Person, High Energy Cast
Westerville Central Warhawk Theatre Department to Stage Hello Dolly!
Westerville Board of Education Recognizes State PTA Reflections Winners Westerville pupils who were recognized at the state level Ohio PTA Reflections competition were honored Monday evening by the Board of Education.
Westerville Board of Education Approves 2020-2021 School Calendar
Westerville Educators Partake in Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching Class A number of Westerville teachers chose to attend a CLR class offered at the Early Learning Center.  Included among the distinguished panel of speakers was Iraq’s Bashar Salem, Resettlement Manager for US Together.
Middle School Summer Camps Announced
Westerville City Schools’ Health Pathway Students Participate in First Annual Skills Lab Physician Assistant Scott Naples intubates a mannequin as Westerville Central pupils Kaycee Johnston and Mackenzie Little observe.
Early Learning Center Employees Trained by Westerville Police to Run, Hide, Fight
Westerville City School District Launches Mobile App Westerville City Schools Launches New App
Westerville South High School Presents 12 Angry Men Read by 12 Impassioned Women
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is May 1, 2019
Westerville North, South, and Central to go Crazy for You This Summer
M.O.D.E.L. Program brings Middle School, Elementary Pen Pals Together Huber Ridge student Ariana Campbell Sanchez greets her pen pals, Walnut Springs pupils Sarah Stadler and Miciah Yin.
Westerville High School Students Spend Stellar Spring Break in Italy and Iceland The breathtaking scenery captivated pupils in Iceland.
Amazing Tei Street Energizes Female Middle School Leaders The Amazing Tei Street challenged girls at Heritage to become change agents in their school.
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for March
Business Tech Tour and Science-Related Events Coming to Westerville in May
Walnut Springs Hosts First All-District Middle School Poetry Slam at Westerville North All-District Middle School Poetry Slam
GEM Award Recipients Announced
Moving Up Nights to Focus on Incoming Sixth Grade Students
Emerson Student Brayden Burgess Wins Westerville City Schools LEGO Competition Westerville City Schools LEGO Competition
Ten to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards during April 22 Board Meeting
Schools Closed on Good Friday
School Board to Meet in April
Spring Session of the Westerville Drum Club Begins on April 4
Westerville Middle Schoolers Advance to National History Day Statewide Competition
Genoa Middle School Team Places Fifth at MATHCOUNTS State Competition Genoa MATHCOUNTS Team
Starry Night on “Pause” for 2019; Volunteers Needed
Patriot’s Pen, Voice of Democracy Winners Lauded by Board and Superintendent Voice of Democracy Winners
Four Westerville Educators in the Running for 2019 Teacher of the Year Westerville Educators in the Running for 2019 Teacher of the Year; Abby DeChant, Scott Delligatti, Jim Ledford and Caitlyn Maloy. 
School Board to Meet in March
Westerville Middle Schools Celebrate Black History Month Middle School Black History Month
School Board to Meet in March
Schools Close for Spring Break
Award Winning Author Jason Reynolds Visits Spirit Club Students at Genoa Jason Reynolds
Middle School Bowling Club Nurtures New Friendships between Westerville Students Middle School Bowling Club
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is March 14
Four Scholarships Awarded to Westerville Middle School Girls for Be WISE Camp
Still Time to Register for Westerville City Schools 13th Annual LEGO Competition
Westerville City School District Mourns the Passing of Former Superintendent Dr. George Tombaugh
More than 100 Students Compete at 2019 Westerville Middle School Science Fair Science Fair
Genoa Middle School Competitors Excel at MathCounts Chapter Competition
Students/Educators Honored for Passage of the Long Sought-After “Barn Bill” Students/Educators Honored
March 16 LEGO Competition to Include High School Students this Year
GEM Nomination Deadline is Extended to Monday, February 11
Westerville City School District’s Early Release Date Rescheduled for February 21
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, March 15
Central and Genoa Volleyball Teams Raise $750 for Stefanie Spielman Fund
Westerville Lauded for Providing Exceptional Educational Options Educators from other school systems tour the Westerville City School District's Academic Enrichment Center
Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day
School Board to Meet in February
Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon is February 16
Westerville Ed Foundation Sip & Sketch Brings out the Picasso in Local Celebrities Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for January
Fouse, Alston Awards Given During Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock This Town 80s Party on February 23 80s_flier
Nine Westerville Students to Perform in 2019 OSU Middle School Honor Band Festival
Westerville Education Challenge Hosts Rock This Town 80s Party on February 23rd and Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Supporting Kids Rock This Town 80s Party
January is School Board Recognition Month Westerville Board of Education members presented with certificates of appreciation and proclamations from the District and City.
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Approves Meeting Schedule for 2019
State Farm and OASC Join Forces to Provide Student Leadership Opportunities State Farm
Westerville City Schools Releases its 2017-2018 Annual Report, Where You Belong Cover of the Westerville City Schools 2017-2018 Annual Report
Westerville Parent Council Honors PTA Reflections Winners
Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications are Available
Perseverance Pays – Student Created Barn Bill Finally Passes after Five Year Wait
District Updates Spring 2019 Testing Calendar Dates for Middle School Students
Schools Break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is January 31
Genoa Students Write 985,772 Words for National Novel Writing Month
Literacy Skills Students at Genoa Middle School Exposed to Real Life Choices Literacy Skills Students at Genoa Middle School
Dan Shields is Rotary’s December Service to Youth Recipient Dan Shields
Save-the-Date for High School Academic Information Night & Activities Fair
BOE to meet in January
School Board Recognizes Westerville Parent Council and Member Group Volunteers Westerville Parent Council and member group representatives
School Board to Meet in December
Winter Break Draws Near
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards Grants Totaling $3,068
Rev. Vaughn Bell Sworn in as Member of Westerville Board of Education Marshall administers the Oath of Office to Rev. Bell
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for November
Barn Bill Efforts Featured in Farm and Dairy Newspaper Article
WCSD Board of Education Facilities Work Session Summary
BOE to Meet December 3
Westerville Education Foundation Awards Record-Setting Grant Total During Golden Anniversary Year
We Honor Our Veterans pupils stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance
Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting is December 4, for First Time Participants
Deadline to Register for MLK Youth Oratorical Contest is Monday, November 26
Teachers and Support Staff Engage in Professional Development on November 6 Professional Development Pictures
BOE to hold Special Meeting
School Board to Meet
Westerville Education Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Our Schools Westerville Education Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration
High School Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break
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
Genoa Student Leaders Responsible for Obtaining Grill Donation from Home Depot Genoa Grill Donation
Times Change: Modern, Safer Spaces – Facilities Plan Conversations Scheduled
Westerville Board of Education Approves 2019-2020 School Year Calendar
Westerville School Employees Make the Most of COTA Day through Varied Activities COTA Activities
Ten A+ Awards Bestowed to Exemplary Employees at School Board Meeting A+ award winners
Junior Achievement Day at Genoa Empowers Students to Focus on a Productive Future Students in activities designed to make them concentrate on success
School Bus Evacuation Drills Completed as Required by State Law Youngsters practice emergency bus evacuations
Bird Announces Resignation from School Board; Process to Fill Vacancy Begins
Westerville City Schools Business Advisory Council to Meet on October 18
Ten to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards during October 22 Board Meeting
Columbus Crossing Borders Project Viewed by Some 3,000 in the Westerville Community Hanby students observe the art
Attention All Percussionists – New Westerville Drum Club Starts October 25
Community Culture Celebration Attracts Hundreds to the Point at Otterbein University ESL students dance
Community Members Turn Out in Support of Hands Across Westerville Hands Across Westerville
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is October 31, 2018
Westerville South Victory Bell Memorial Unveiling and Dedication is October 18
District’s Latest Financial Forecast Continues to Reflect Conservative Revenue Projections
Westerville Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg to Receive BASA Leadership Award
BOE to meet in October
OEA/NEA Day is October 19
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is October 18
WEF Lauded for 25 Years of Enhancing the Educational Experience in Westerville WEF Resolution
Genoa Honored as Longest Participating School in Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Genoa Honored
Westerville Parent Council Releases 2017-2018 Volunteer Support Report
Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned
Westerville Caring & Sharing Seeking Volunteers, Donations, Families in Need
Students’ Cell Phones Likely to Receive National “Wireless Emergency Alert”
Westerville City Schools Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction Treasure's Department receiving the Auditor's award
Middle School Empowerment Summits Offered at Blendon, Genoa, Heritage and Walnut Empowerment Summit
BOE to meet in September
Westerville Reps Participate in OSBA School Security and Safety Solutions Summit Westerville City School District representatives
Westerville South Hosts Free Transition Night Resource Fair on October 24
Curriculum Specialist Dr. Jill Williams to Receive CEL Innovative Leadership Award
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
BOE to Meet in September
Great Westerville Food Truck Fest is Sunday, September 9
Schools Break for Labor Day
School Board to Meet in September
Westerville City School District’s First Early Release Date is September 27
Deputy Superintendent Mark Hershiser Honored by Board and Superintendent Mark Hershiser with Resolution of Commendation
Neighborhood Bridges to Expand Number of Personal Care Pantries; Donations Needed
Tenth Westerville Honor Flight is September 8 – Community Support Encouraged
Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is Friday, September 21
Teachers and Support Staff Engage in Professional Development Prior to Schools’ Start Teachers lined up to exchange Chromebooks
Nestor-Baker Selected to Serve on OSBA’s Board Member Cabinet
Westerville Schools, Junior Achievement Partner to Win Community Connectors Grant
Westerville City Schools Welcomes Four New Principals New principal portraits
Neighborhood Bridges Undergarment Drive will Benefit 720 Pupils
Westerville Schools’ Ed Tech Team Speaks at Five Conferences during Summer Break
New Teachers Learn About Westerville City Schools at Orientation Meeting New Teacher Orientation
First Time School Bus Riders Gather to Learn About Safely Being Transported Buster the Bus interacting with kids
Help Keep Our Schools Safe with the Safe School Helpline
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
Westerville School District’s Summer Learning Program Garners Community Support designing laser-cut Styrofoam pumpkins
Westerville City Schools Rolls Out New MyVan Transportation Program
School District’s Human Resources Department Hosts Classified Secretarial Orientation Secretarial Orientation
Back to School Information Go to www.wcsoh.org/backtoschool
Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2018-2019 School Year in Westerville
Online Transportation Information and School Bus Route Schedules
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
Middle Schools Schedule Pick-Up Times
Westerville High Schools Offer Football Season Tickets
Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Cards Available
Child Find: Children with Disabilities
Professional Development Scheduled
Westerville City Schools 2018-2019 School Year Calendar
WEF will Provide Funding for Innovative Programs in Westerville Schools this Summer
Genoa’s Rohan Mawalkar Earns Scholar of Distinction Award at Duke University
School Board to Meet
M.O.D.E.L. Mentoring Program Completes Third Year, Continues to Grow Karen Dorsey pictured with her mentees at Blendon Middle School.
Increased Revenues, Decreased Expenditures Yield Positive Results in Latest Forecast
Chip Challenge Winners Selected by Judging Panel at Early Learning Center Chip Judges
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
Westerville Middle School Students Accepted into OWjL Camp
Westerville Middle School Students Succeed in Laws of Life Essay Contest
Board of Education Fills Two Key District-level Leadership Vacancies
The Ohio Energy Project Celebrates Student Leadership in Westerville Nix, Trigg and Monacelli
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,194 in Grants
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
Spring Test Results – When Parents Can Expect to Receive Them
Westerville City Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program Details
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club to Serve Free Meals from May 29 to August 10
GEM Award Recipients Honored on April 30 GEM award winners
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception Educators of the Year group picture
BOE to meet in May
District’s Secondary Art Exhibit/Reception Celebrates Student Creativity Families view secondary artwork
Four Middle School Students Earn Scholarships to Be WISE Camp at Denison Scholarship winners
Ten Exemplary Westerville City Schools Employees Receive A+ Awards A+ Award winners
BOE to Meet
Westerville Educators to Present at NCTE Conference in Houston
Middle School Invention Convention Winners Announced
An Artful Affair Breaking Records for Westerville Education Foundation
Middle School Students Participate in Mock Trial Competition A Blendon Middle School student argues a case at the Middle School Mock Trial Competition
Middle School Chess Tournament Winners Advance to District Contest Middle School District Chess Tournament Representatives
Still Time to Sign Up for May 12 Run for Heroes at Sharon Woods Metro Park
State Testing Update
Blendon Middle School Takes First Place in Eighth Grade Battle of the Books
Starry Night Draws Some 2,000 Community Members to Citizen Art and Science Event Columbus Ohio LEGO Users Club table
Last Call for Art Submissions and Sponsorships for An Artful Affair
Bette Marschall Grant Application Deadline is April 27
School Board to Meet
Neighborhood Bridges to Distribute Hand-Written Cards Written By Middle School Kids
Middle Schools Prepare for Regional Mock Trial Competition