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.

Mark Twain Students Stand Up for Learning
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Thanks to a generous grant from the Westerville Education Foundation in the amount of $5,984.23, thirty new desks and stools were purchased to help incorporate healthier habits into young people’s daily routines, and to evaluate the efficacy and effects of standing-bias desks versus the typical desk-and-chair configuration.  So far, the trial seems to be yielding rave reviews.

Educators Learn about Multi-Sensory Reading Instruction
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Intervention specialists, teachers, ESL staff, reading specialists, instructional coaches and paraprofessionals from across the Westerville City School District are learning about multi-sensory reading instruction as they participate in a 30-hour professional development workshop sponsored by the Pupil Services Department.

One School, One Book Brings out the Hamster in Everyone at McVay
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McVay Elementary School is embarking on a very special project, an all school book club called One School, One Book.  Thanks to a generous gift from the PTA, each student there has received a copy of the same paperback, The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney.

Hawthorne Students Help “Lost Boy” Fund Buckeye Clinic in Sudan
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Life has been a long and harrowing journey for artist Bol Aweng, but he has come a long way, as evidenced by his visit to Hawthorne Elementary School this week. 

North Hosts Members of OSU’s Block O Student Section
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On January 20, at a boys’ basketball game, Westerville North High School had the honor of hosting members of the Block O Student Section from The Ohio State University. This visit happened after North’s Warriors submitted a video showing their school spirit, featuring various themes throughout the fall football season.

Game Night Brings Out the Giggles at Whittier Elementary School
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On Wednesday evening, January 27, lots of laughter could be heard in the Whittier Elementary School cafeteria, where families gathered for Game Night, hosted by the school’s PTA.  Participants enjoyed spending a chilly winter evening socializing over a variety of board games and eating snacks.  A book fair was held in conjunction with the Game Night activity.

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Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting Slated for February 25

On Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m., an informational meeting will be held in the auditorium at Westerville South High School (303 South Otterbein Avenue) to discuss the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.  CCP allows eligible Ohio students in grades 7 through 12 to earn college and high school credit through the successful completion of college courses.  To participate in CCP for the 2016-2017 school year, which will include the 2016 Summer Term, students and families must attend this mandatory informational meeting.

Rotary Club of Westerville Names February Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville, which sponsors a Student of the Month program, recognized recipients at a luncheon at Villa Milano held on Thursday, February 4.  February students are:  Skylar Saba, Westerville Central High School; Emily Akkari, Westerville North High School; Brynner Jung, Westerville South High School, and Megan Javitch, St. Francis DeSales High School.

Westerville Middle School Parents Invited to College and Career Readiness Night

All Westerville City School District middle school parents are invited to attend a College and Career Readiness Night at Walnut Springs Middle School, which is located at 888 East Walnut Street.  The event will take place on Tuesday evening, March 1, with a focus on conveying valuable information about topics to help plan for student success in high school and beyond.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is March 18

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 18, for the fall 2016 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members.  Honorees will be invited to attend a Board of Education meeting where the superintendent and board members will recognize their contributions.

Westerville Educators Present at Ohio ACT State Organization Conference

Three Westerville City School (WCS) District employees – Charlie Runyan, Anne Baldwin, and Cynthia DeVese – recently presented at the Ohio ACT State Organization Conference.  The Creating Opportunities for Changing Times conference seeks to inform, educate and inspire those who spend time and energy working with individuals to prepare them for college and career success.  

Thoroughly Modern Millie is Coming to Westerville North High School

Thoroughly Modern Millie, the high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston, is coming to Westerville North High School March 3 - 6.  Performances will take place at 7:00 p.m., and tickets cost $10.  The show is based on a book written by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan.

Operation: Street Smart Adult Drug Education Program Slated for February 16

Westerville Parent Council is sponsoring an adults-only, community awareness event called Operation: Street Smart on Tuesday evening February 16, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Westerville South High School Media Center. The goal of the program, which will be presented by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information to individuals who deal with youth on a daily basis.

Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day

Classes will not be held in the Westerville City School District and offices will close on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents’ Day.  Classes will begin at regular starting times and offices will open on Tuesday, February 16.

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