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Blendon Middle School recognizes inaugural class of Portrait of a Bulldog award recipients Portrait of a Bulldog

Blendon Middle School educators launched a new award that recognizes students who best demonstrate the skills and aptitudes the community has deemed most important for them to have upon graduation.

Winners of WCSD's 17th Annual Lego Tournament announced WCSD's 17th annual lego tournament

More than 130 Westerville elementary and middle school students built their own Lego designs as part of Westerville City Schools’ 17th Annual LEGO Competition on March 11 at Westerville North High School. 

Deadline to donate books for elementary school book drive is April 14 Elementary Book Drive flyer

The deadline to contribute gently-used books for Westerville elementary students is April 14.

Westerville Central High School senior Sidney Choo is organizing a book drive, collecting gently-used books from individuals and community members with plans to distribute them to elementary students. 

WCSD middle school students prepare for regional Mock Trial competition Middle schools prepare for regional Mock Trial competition

The Mock Trial teams at Genoa, Heritage and Walnut Springs middle schools came together at the City of Westerville’s City Council chambers on Thursday to practice for the upcoming Mock Trial competition. 

Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg announces resignation for new career opportunity Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg

The Westerville City School District (WCSD) Board of Education on Monday approved the resignation of Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg, who has accepted a new Superintendent in Residence position that will work jointly with Columbus State Community College (CSCC) and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO).

Four WCSD middle school students earn scholarships to Be WISE Camp at Muskingum University Be WISE camp logo

The Westerville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), with cooperation from the WCSD Gifted Education Department, has awarded four $325 partial scholarships to the Be WISE Camp at Muskingum University in New Concord this summer. 

Two WCSD middle school students shine at state MathCounts competition 2023 Math Counts

Two Westerville middle school students competed in the Ohio State MathCounts competition on March 11 at Columbus State Community College.

Mason Wu, an eighth-grader at Blendon, placed 29th while Anna McCracken, a seventh-grader at Walnut Springs, placed 43rd in the competition that featured 162 competitors across Ohio.

Westerville Parent Council announces 2022-23 GEM Award recipients 2022-23 GEM award winners

Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda of Westerville have announced the recipients of the 2022-23 Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Award, which is presented to individuals who go the extra mile to make a positive impact in the classroom and schools.

Blendon Middle School students join oboe and bassoon players across the region for Ohio State University’s Double Reed Day workshop Double Reed Day at Ohio State

Blendon Middle School students Ava Arnold, Escher Koh and Kai Irwin joined middle and high school oboe and bassoon players in the area for Ohio State University’s Double Reed Workshop on Feb. 25 at the new Timashev Family Music Building.

WCSD upgrades to new student health information platform SchoolCare logo

Westerville City Schools is upgrading its current student medical records program to a new, easy to use, family accessible platform called SchoolCare. SchoolCare adheres to strict privacy regulations (FERPA & HIPAA) to ensure the confidentiality and security of your student’s school required health information. 

WCSD middle school girls build leadership skills, prepare for the future through Girl Talk-Power Circle program Girl Talk-Power Circle at Heritage

For the next six weeks, members of the Girl Talk-Power Circle at Heritage and Genoa middle schools will develop their leadership skills, learn how to advocate for themselves and find their passion.

It’s a journey their peers at Blendon and Walnut Springs middle schools recently completed as part of a new empowerment program for middle school girls that was launched by the Educational Equity Department at the start of the year. 

Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre program to perform Barnum Barnum summer enrichment poster

Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre program is bringing the musical “Barnum” to the stage. 

Two WCSD middle school students advance to state MathCounts competition WCSD students advances to state MathCounts competition

Two Westerville middle school students have moved on in the MathCounts competition, advancing to the Ohio State Competition on March 11 at Columbus State Community College.

More WCSD schools opens doors for student voices through student equity councils WCHS Student Equity Council

The members of Westerville Central High School’s Student Equity Council gathered for the first time on Tuesday, getting to know each other and learning about the issues they want to tackle to make their school a more equitable and inclusive space. 

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.

Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications Available

The program is coordinated through the Deputy Superintendent’s Office for families who are enrolled full time in the Westerville City School District. Parents or guardians wishing to apply to have their children attend a school different from their school of attendance must complete and submit an Intra-district Open Enrollment Application. Application forms are available at each school building; at the Early Learning Center (936 Eastwind Drive); or at, where general guidelines can also be found.

Winners selected in 11th annual WCSD chip challenge 2022 STEM Chip Challenge

The sixth-graders in advanced math and science classes at Westerville City Schools’ middle schools were issued a challenge: create a container to ship a single Pringles potato chip to the district’s office in the Early Learning Center.

The goal was to design a package that had the smallest volume and smallest mass, which protected the chip so it would arrive at its destination undamaged.