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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.

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.

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.

WCHS senior pens book that documents his Boy Scout journey, offers advice for aspiring Scouts Haden Fulkerson

During his Eagle Scout service project last year, Westerville Central High School senior Haden Fulkerson decided to document his steps, laying out a road map on how others can get the most out of their Scouts experience.

His journal eventually became “SOAR: An Eagle Scout’s Guide to Advancement and Leadership,” a self-published guide that offers insight and advice for Scouts at every point of their journey from one of their own. 

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.

Blendon sixth-grader invited to Regional Spelling Bee meet Avery Long

Avery Long, a sixth-grader at Blendon Middle School, has been invited to compete in a regional spelling competition this spring sponsored by Ohio University School of Business after taking first place in a school-wide competition.

Fouse WVA students send valentines to healthcare workers Fouse WVA students send valentines to health care workers

When second-grade students at Fouse Elementary attending the Westerville Virtual Academy realized they would not be exchanging Valentine’s Day cards in person this year, they wondered who they could show their love to in keeping with their classroom tradition.

Nine WCSD middle school students published in book about thrilling stories

Several Westerville middle school students are now published authors.

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. 

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. 

Pointview’s new Fitness Drumming Project merges COVID-friendly music and physical education lessons First-grade students at Pointview participate in the Fitness Drumming Project

The first-graders walked into Alex Chapman’s music room at Pointview Elementary with their sights set on the stability balls at the side of the room.

The last time they were in his class they got a preview of an upcoming music lesson by pounding on the large vinyl balls with pool noodles as drum sticks. 

Today, they were going to spend their class time with the drum sets, learning about steady beats while getting a workout at the same time. 

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.

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