Westerville Central’s Zach Gonzalez Ends the Bowling Season on a Perfect Note
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On Tuesday, February 9, in a very tight and competitive match, Westerville Central High School student Zach Gonzalez bowled a 300 game.  The conditions were perfect and the Columbus Square Bowling Palace was packed.  This was the last match of the year for Central’s senior bowlers, and even though Gonzalez is only a 9th grade student, he felt the pressure to make this a very memorable day for those bowlers who have given so much to the program.

History Comes to Life through Oral Interviews at Genoa Middle School
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Students in Tracy Jados’ sixth grade English Language Arts class at Genoa Middle School are learning about the value of firsthand knowledge by embarking on an oral history project designed to hone their interviewing and reporting skills. 

Pointview Elementary Students Get Excited About Joining Leadership Teams
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On Friday, February 5, the staff at Pointview Elementary School kicked off a Leadership Teams project as part of their adoption of the Seven Habits for Highly Effective Kids initiative.  Teachers presented their Leadership Team choices to the excited students in pep rally format.

Sixty at Westerville Middle School Science Fair Advance to District Competition
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The Westerville Middle School Science Fair was held on Saturday morning, February 6, at Walnut Springs Middle School.  The contest featured 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Walnut Springs, Blendon, Heritage, Genoa and Emerson in the Westerville City School District.  One hundred and thirty two participants enthusiastically shared their passion for science with nearly 30 judges.

School Board Celebrates Winter High School Graduates
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At the Regular Session on Monday evening, February 8, the Westerville City Schools Board of Education approved 38 student candidates for winter graduation who completed all local and state requirements.

Westerville Electric Division Hosts Engineer for a Day
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On Monday, February 8, 15 local high school students met at the Westerville Electric Division to participate in Engineer for a Day.  They were selected because they have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in engineering.  Electric Utility Manager Andrew Boatright, who organized the event, welcomed the pupils, who were paired up to shadow representatives from the City of Westerville’s Service, Planning & Development, Information Systems, Parks Maintenance and Electric Departments.

Westerville High Schools Commemorate Black History Month
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A number of activities are planned at Westerville high schools in celebration of Black History Month.

Westerville North’s Antonio Shelton to Play Football at Penn State
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On Wednesday, February 3, National Signing Day, Westerville North High School football great Antonio Shelton signed a Letter of Intent to play at Penn State University (PSU). 

McVay Elementary Celebrates its Terrific Kids
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A new “Terrific Kids” recognition program at McVay Elementary School kicked off on January 29 when parents were invited to attend breakfast and applaud as their students were honored for exemplifying Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable behavior.

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Alcott’s Annual Family Pancake Breakfast is February 20

On Saturday, February 20, the Alcott PTA will hold their annual Family Pancake Breakfast at Westerville Central High School.  Chris Cakes will be back to serve hot, fresh pancakes in their own unique way.  As part of the event, STEM stations are being made available for families to participate in various science, technology, engineering, and/or math activities.

Westerville South and Heritage 8th Grade Orchestra Students to Perform February 16

Orchestra students at Westerville South High School and 8th grade pupils from Heritage Middle School will perform in a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, in the Westerville South High School Auditorium.

Westerville Parent Council Sponsors ADHD Workshop on Supporting Students of All Ages

On Tuesday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m., Westerville Parent Council will host a unique workshop   titled, Homework Challenges, Executive Function Skills and Supporting Students of ALL Ages. It will be presented by Christine Kotik, a local advocate for individuals with ADHD. The event will take place at the Westerville Public Library, which is located at 126 South State Street.

Kathryn Cohan wins Emerson Geographic Bee

Kathryn Cohen, a fifth grade student at Emerson World Cultures Magnet School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on February 2 and now has a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.  The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 28th annual National Geographic Bee.

Westerville North’s Taylor Crumrine Cast in OSU’s She Kills Monsters

Westerville North High School senior Taylor Crumrine has been cast in a role for the All Ohio State Thespian show, She Kills Monsters.  Crumrine will play Vera, a foul mouthed guidance counselor who thinks she is better than she actually is at her job.  She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition, by Qui Nguyen, is the story of Average Agnes, who is finally leaving her childhood home following the death of her sister, Tilly.  When going through Tilly’s belongings, she stumbles upon her Dungeons & Dragons notebook and Agnes embarks on an action-packed adventure to discover more about her geeky sibling than she previously cared to know.  This show is a heartwarming comedy about loss, bullies, and dragons.

Wilder Family Movie Night Draws Big Crowd

Family Movie Night at Wilder Elementary, hosted by the PTA, is becoming a popular tradition, and this year was no exception.  The Minions movie was shown in the Commons; games were played in the gym; popcorn was popped and pizza was delivered for families to enjoy.  Wilder K-Kids sold baked goods, prepared by families, to fund school and community projects.  Twenty students practiced their entrepreneurial skills, raising $200.

Westerville South’s IB History Students Touch, Interact with Civil War History

On Friday, January 29, junior students in IB History of the Americas class at Westerville South High School got the opportunity to hear stories, hold authentic artifacts, and imagine the tales that might have gone with those relics as teacher Rich Schell and School Resource Office Corey Baker took them through an engaging tour of the Civil War time period.

It’s Energy Fair Season for Fifth Graders in Westerville

It is Energy Fair season for 5th graders in Westerville and every elementary school will be participating in a science day of discovery and learning.  Pupils learn about light, sound, sources of energy, heat, electricity, and more.  More than 375 students from all the high schools and middle schools in Westerville have trained to be part of an Energy Leadership Team. 

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