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WNHS boys basketball coach named Coach of the Year, several students recognized in OHSAA Division I All-Ohio honors Shan Trusley

Shan Trusley, head boys basketball coach at Westerville North High School, has been named Coach of the Year and basketball players at WNHS and Westerville South High School received OHSAA Division I All-Ohio honors, according to an announcement by the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association this week.

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. 

WSHS students explore Ohio State research centers WSHS run through simulation of the UN Climate Conference

Students in Aislynn Valentine’s Ecology and Advanced Placement Environmental Science classes at Westerville South High School toured two research centers at Ohio State University on Tuesday.

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).

New club for EL students at WNHS and WSHS builds connections with peers, school and community Community Activity Club with WNHS and WSHS

Throughout the year, English Learner students at Westerville North and Westerville South high schools have gathered once a month to connect with each other and their school community and experience what it means to be a teenager in the U.S.

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.

WCHS and WSHS students earn top spots at 2023 Indoor State Track Championship 2023 Indoor State Track Meet

Several students at Westerville Central and Westerville South high school earned top spots during the 2023 Indoor State Track Championship on March 4 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva.

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. 

Five Westerville seniors named finalists for the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program National Merit Finalist 2022-23

Five Westerville seniors are finalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a recent announcement by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

They include:

  • Rohan S. Mawalkar and Isabella L. Williams at Westerville Central 

  • Caroline D. Kauh at Westerville North

  • Peter R. Stoycos and David W. Stuckey at Westerville South 

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. 

WCSD high school orchestras receive superior rating at OMEA contest 2023 OMEA Superior Rating for WNHS and WSHS

The Westerville North High School Sinfonia and the Westerville South High School Orchestra received superior ratings during the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Large Group Adjudicated Event on Feb. 24 and 25 at Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus.

WSHS student selected as a finalist in international graphing calculator art contest Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson, a freshman at Westerville South High School, was among 20 finalists selected in her age group for the 2022 Desmos Global Art Contest, an annual global contest featuring original artwork created with a Desmos graphing calculator.

Rotary Club of Westerville March 2023 Student of the Month Rotary Club of Westerville SOTM for March 2023

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its March 2023 Students of the Month during a March 2 meeting.

Heritage Middle School, WSHS host murals created during 2020 George Floyd protests Heritage mural

Murals once seen throughout downtown Columbus and the Short North following the 2020 George Floyd protests have been given another life at Heritage Middle School and Westerville South High School.

Local veterans serve as books at WSHS’ first-ever Living Library event WSHS hosts first-ever Living Library

Classes filtered in and out of Westerville South High School’s Joy Rose Center for Excellence on Wednesday for a new kind of reading experience.

As part of the school’s first-ever Living Library event, local veterans served as “books” that students could check out and read by listening to their stories and asking questions during a timed slot.

WSHS senior honored by local chapter of the National Football Foundation Trey Rutherford

Trey Rutherford, a senior at Westerville South High School, was among 14 Central Ohio high school football players honored for their achievements in the classroom, football field and community Monday by the Columbus Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame.

VFW Post 7883 announces winners of annual essay contests Voice of Democracy contest high school contest winner Claudia Stanton

The Ellis E. Woodrow Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7883 recognized the winners of the 2022-23 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests — both of which are VFW’s annual essay contests.

Rotary Club of Westerville February 2023 Student of the Month Rotary Club of Westerville SOTM for February 2023

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its February 2023 Students of the Month during a Feb. 2 meeting.

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.

Rotary Club of Westerville January 2023 Student of the Month Rotary Club of Westerville SOTM for January 2023

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its January 2023 Students of the Month during a Jan. 12 meeting.

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 www.wcsoh.org, where general guidelines can also be found.

Traffic anticipated during WCSD Class of 2023 commencement on May 27 Traffic anticipated during WCSD Class of 2023 commencement on May 27

Those attending the commencement ceremonies for Westerville City Schools’ three high schools on May 27 at the Celeste Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds should be prepared for heavy traffic around the area.

WSHS’ We are South podcast returns for second season We Are South podcast

The second season of Westerville South High School’s We Are South podcast kicks off Monday with a topic that organizers say sets the tone for the kind of conversations they would like to have for the rest of the school year.