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Ten proposals awarded 2022 Fall Grant from the Westerville Education Foundation Huber Ridge Peaceful Playground

The playground at Huber Ridge Elementary will soon feature resources to help students play well with each other and resolve conflicts. 

As part of the Peaceful Playgrounds initiative, educators will promote monthly themes around friendship, social and conflict resolution skills on yard signs sprinkled across the playground area. The signs will also feature games and activity ideas for structured play.

Thanks to funding from the Westerville Education Foundation’s fall grant cycle, Huber Ridge staff plan to launch the initiative in March. Peaceful Playgrounds is among 10 projects awarded funding from WEF.

McVay Elementary kicks off annual One School, One Book reading program One School One Book at McVay

For weeks, McVay Elementary students looked to the display near the cafeteria for hints of the book they would be reading this year as part of the annual school-wide book read.

Pictures of dragons, New York, scenes from the book and author Zetta Elliot offered some clues. This week, the school hosted a spirit week where students could dress up in a daily theme such as animal print, a mythical creature and fiery colors — all hints of the title McVay staff revealed on Friday.

Westerville Education Foundation names Teachers of the Month for December WEF TOTM December 2022

Rebecca Armstrong, a teacher at the Preschool at the Early Learning Center; Lisa Dapoz, a first grade teacher at McVay Elementary; Michael Grant, a third grade teacher at Pointview Elementary and Melissa Hall, a speech/language pathologist at Cherrington Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s (WEF) December Teachers of the Month.

WNHS Senior-Directed One Act Plays run Feb. 2-4 Westerville North Senior-Directed One Act Plays

The Westerville community is invited to Westerville North High School’s One Act plays directed by WNHS seniors on Feb. 2-4 at the high school auditorium. Performances start at 7 p.m.

Walnut Springs Middle School MathCounts team to compete in regionals Walnut Springs MathCounts 2023 team

The Walnut Springs Middle School MathCounts team will compete at the regional chapter competition on Feb. 11 at Columbus State Community College, vying as individual competitors as well as a team to advance to the state competition. 

Genoa Middle School PTSA hosts Glow Run fundraiser on March 10 Genoa Middle School Glow Run

Genoa Middle School PTSA is hosting a Glow Run on Friday, March 10 at the middle school.

The fundraiser features a Kids Run at 6:45 p.m., a 1-mile Fun Run at 7 p.m. and a 5K Run at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the 5K and 1-mile run are $35 and include an event T-shirt. 

Entries now accepted for Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual conservation poster contest Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District logo

Westerville students in grades K-12 can now submit entries for the 2023 Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest. The theme for this year’s contest is One Water, focusing on watersheds and water quality. Entries are due March 22. 

Hope Week starts Jan. 23 at Westerville’s high schools 2023 Hope Week at Westerville's high schools

The Hope Squads at all three Westerville high schools are kicking off Hope Week on Monday, organizing events and activities that promote hope, spread kindness and raise awareness about suicide prevention.

Upcoming Parent Prep workshops feature sessions on student well being, healthy relationships and mindful parenting Parent Prep header

Westerville City School District’s “Parent Prep” returns to an in-person event this year after two years of a virtual format. The free workshop series provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to take sessions on various topics, including mindful parenting, healthy relationships, substance education, college and career planning and mental health and school resources. 

Three WCSD high school students awarded 2023 MLK Fouse Award 2023 Fouse Award recipients

Westerville Central High School juniors Chloe Abernathy and Delaney Compson and Westerville North High School senior Dezmon Howard are recipients of the 2023 MLK Fouse Award, which was announced during the 17th annual Westerville Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday. 

WCSD educators and staff get their first look at Minerva Park Middle School Minerva Park Middle School tour January

More than 60 educators and support staff from across Westerville City Schools got their first look at the building they are interested in working at next fall: the new Minerva Park Middle School.

WCHS registrar is WESSA’s January Staff Member of the Month WESSA Member of the Month for January

Molly Bussard, the registrar at Westerville Central High School, has been named the Westerville Educational Support Staff Association’s Staff Member of the Month for January.

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