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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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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

New WCSD website offers resources for families of incoming middle school students Middle School Ready banner

Families of incoming sixth-graders can visit a new Westerville City Schools’ webpage that provides resources on the transition to middle school. The online site provides information on key dates, virtual middle school music meetings and the Moving Up Night virtual event on April 28.

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. 

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.