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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Podcast for Westerville North’s African American studies courses showcase students’ stories, demonstrate learning Student recording episode for True North podcast.

The True North podcast started as a possible assignment for Westerville North High School’s African American history and literature courses. 

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 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.

Blendon Middle School students collect granola bars for WARM Blendon Middle School's NJHS granola bar drive

Members of Blendon Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society helped collect granola bars for the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM). 

Alcott Elementary PTA reimagines fundraising with October Owl Prowl Alcott Elementary Owl Fundraiser

Students at Alcott Elementary had a hoot waking up to find their front yards decorated with large, colorful owl cutouts as part of a fundraiser organized by the school’s PTA.

Westerville South Theatre teacher named director of the Ohio Chapter of the Educational Theatre Association Matt Wolfe pic

Matthew Wolfe, director of theatre at Westerville South High School and the district’s Summer Theatre Enrichment director, has been named the next director of the Ohio Chapter of the Educational Theatre Association. The four-year term will begin in August.

Occupational therapy session at Hawthorne Elementary includes check on students’ mental health Jasmine Hearne working with Hawthorne Elementary students on a lesson.

Jasmine Hearne, an occupational therapy student at Ohio State University, led a session for Hawthorne Elementary students in need of OT that included a mental health component. 

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