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Alcott’s Genius Hour Exhibition Celebrates Personalized Approach to Learning
Heritage Student Lily Vennemeyer Captures Third Place at National Reflections Contest Lily
Kayley Orders is the 2017-2018 Educational Options for Success Graduate of the Year Kayley Orders with family and friends
High School Pupils Earn Accolades as Health Pathway Continues to Grow
Increased Revenues, Decreased Expenditures Yield Positive Results in Latest Forecast
Three Westerville Central Students Earn Ohio STEM Honors Diplomas STEM Honors
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Honors Retiring Employees Retiring Employees
North Hosts First Annual All-Sports Recognition Ceremony for Spring Athletes Softball team
Chip Challenge Winners Selected by Judging Panel at Early Learning Center Chip Judges
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for May
Jennifer Fry Earns Certified Education Technology Leader Designation
Wilder Fifth Grade Pupils Focus on Western Hemisphere Countries Looking down, the Commons is filled with colorful displays
Awards Presented to Huber Ridge and Genoa as Top Borrowers of Library Materials
Sixth and Seventh Grade Battle of the Books Competitions Yield Champions Winning teams
Alcott Third Graders Show their Support for the Westerville Division of Police Third grade students wearing matching t-shirts
Wilder’s April and May Trailblazers Organize Multiple Spring Projects Group picture of the Wilder Trailblazers
Westerville Middle School Students Accepted into OWjL Camp
Westerville North Pupils Sign Letters of Intent to Row at Collegiate Level Ben and Aidan
Blendon Third Quarter Renaissance Students Enjoy some Fun in the Sun Renaissance students eating lunch at park
Central Biomedical Science Pupils Attend Public Health Conference Biomedical demonstration
Westerville Middle School Students Succeed in Laws of Life Essay Contest
Blendon Video Game Group Celebrates Successful Year of Gaming Blendon Video Game Group
Board of Education Fills Two Key District-level Leadership Vacancies
The Ohio Energy Project Celebrates Student Leadership in Westerville Nix, Trigg and Monacelli
Alcott’s “El Toro Loco” Garners Rave Reviews Chefs Depompei and Tadak
Westerville South High School Hosts its Second Fine Arts Signing Day Fine Arts Signees
Westerville North High School Named 2018 Purple Star Designee
Whittier Singers Entertain at the Alum Creek Park Amphitheater Whittier families enjoy the Alum Creek Amphitheater.
Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund Awards $3,194 in Grants
City of Columbus Provides Each Hawthorne Student with Free Bike Helmet Scott Ulrich talks about bicycle safety with Hawthorne students
Sunrise Rotary Recognizes 2017-2018 Service to Youth Award Winners Service to Youth award winners
Westerville Library Gives Away Free Books to Jumpstart Summer Reading
Heritage Athletes Excel at OHSAA State Track and Field Meet
Spring Test Results – When Parents Can Expect to Receive Them
Westerville Parent Council Awards Nine $500 Scholarships to Outstanding Seniors Scholarship winners
Chess Champions Compete at District Middle School Tournament Chess Champions
Westerville Educational Support Staff Association Awards Three Scholarships
South’s Leo Fagge Earns $650 Scholarship to Compete at National Invention Convention Westerville South High School student Leo Fagge
Emerson Third Graders, Immersed in Asian Culture, are Visited by Samurai Expert Traditional samurai armor
Pointview Elementary Hosts its Second Annual Leadership Day Students answer questions about Safety Patrol
Wilder’s Second Annual Pioneer 5K Run/Walk Raises Money for PTA and NAMI
Annehurst Students Showcase their Writing at Barnes & Noble Author’s Night Annehurst students on stage at Barnes & Noble. 
Westerville North’s Lucas Seibert Signs Letter of Intent to Wrestle at WVU Lucas Siebert
Westerville South’s Jordan Orr Signs Letter of Intent to Play Baseball at Walsh University Jordan Orr
Westerville City Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program Details
Community Service Highlighted at Elementary Leadership Fair Huber Ridge Leadership Kids
Westerville North Students Celebrate the Publication of their Work by the Wexner Center
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club to Serve Free Meals from May 29 to August 10
Westerville Students Wow the Crowds at the Columbus Maker Expo Westerville North Engineering students
Artful Affair is Largest Fundraiser in Westerville Education Foundation’s 25-Year History WEF President Erick Carter
North Principal and Head Custodian Switch Jobs for a Day to Raise Money for Charity Principal Kurt Yancey and Head Custodian John Edwards
Westerville Central Students Encouraged to Live Healthy Hep Free Medial skit in front of class
Westerville North’s Reese Burke to Play Lacrosse at Otterbein University Reese Burke pictured with family
Whittier’s ROX Empowers Girls to Live Healthy, Independent, Productive Lives
Westerville North Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Play Lacrosse at the Collegiate Level Picture of athletes who signed letters of intent
Robert Frost Students Tour Westerville, Thank Police Officers with Care Packages Police high-fives third graders
“Home of True American Heroes” Chosen as Rotary’s July 4th Parade Theme Aiden
Westerville South High School Inducts Three into Alumni Hall of Fame Officer Gary Allen, Mrs. Eric Joering, and Ron Smith
Westerville Schools Receives EPA Grant for Propane-Powered School Bus Components
Leadership Westerville Presents $500 Scholarship to Westerville North’s Richard Du
Whittier Elementary Students Celebrate First Ever Autism Awareness Day Marie and Susan assist with tabletop fun.
Westerville Commencement Ceremonies will Take Place on May 26
Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception Educators of the Year group picture
BOE to meet in May
Westerville North’s Odyssey Newspaper Rakes in Four Marty Awards Marty Award winners
McVay Teacher Scotti Smith is Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Scotti Smith, Principal Scott May, family members and Sunrise Rotarians
District’s Secondary Art Exhibit/Reception Celebrates Student Creativity Families view secondary artwork
Blendon Middle School Choir takes First Place at Music Showcase Festival Blendon Middle School Choir
Four Middle School Students Earn Scholarships to Be WISE Camp at Denison Scholarship winners
Meteorologist Rachel Penton Discusses Weather with Robert Frost Fourth Graders Meteorologist Rachael Penton visiting Robert Frost students.
Rotary Club of Westerville Names May Students of the Month
Westerville North Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Play Sports at the Collegiate Level
An Artful Affair Breaking Records for Westerville Education Foundation
Jerry Kelbley Field Dedication at South Draws Former Players, Crowd of Well-Wishers Group of former and current softball players, along with Coach Jerry Kelbley
Westerville Central High School Inducts Two into Alumni Hall of Fame Alyssa Shumaker and Brandon Edwards
Ten Exemplary Westerville City Schools Employees Receive A+ Awards A+ Award winners
Preschoolers Prove Children are Never Too Young for STEM STEM Night
Arts Council of Westerville Grant Enables Hawthorne Elementary to Purchase Mandolins Mick Broderick giving mandolin lessons to youngsters
Caroline Funt’s Class at Huber Ridge Elementary Treated to a Rotary Club Pizza Party Students enjoy pizza with their classmates.
Annehurst First Graders, Now All Grown Up, Gather for Fond Farewell Former Annehurst first graders mini-reunion
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for April
Thirty Openings Left for Afternoon Classes in the Westerville Safety City Program
Genoa Students Earn Honors at National History Day Statewide Competition Westerville North Sophomores
Westerville Educators to Present at NCTE Conference in Houston
Middle School Invention Convention Winners Announced
Aerospace Engineer Visits Cherrington Students to Talk About Space Telescope Rob Chapman pictured Jaclyn Gafford
Westerville North’s Rodney Van Cleaf to Play Football at Wittenberg University Rodney Van Cleaf pictured with his parents
Wilder Brainstormers Volunteer to Tutor Peers in Math during Recess Wilder Brainstormers group picture
Emerson Third Grade Students Featured on Current Events Program in Cleveland
Middle School Students Participate in Mock Trial Competition A Blendon Middle School student argues a case at the Middle School Mock Trial Competition
District Elementary Art Exhibit/Reception Celebrates Student Creativity Gerrie Cotter addressing the audience at the District Elementary Art Show
Westerville School Bus Drivers Succeed at Central Region Road-E-O Transportation Department team members
Art is Alive and Well at Westerville Central High School Students looking at artwork
Fouse Principal Robb Stranges is Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Fouse Principal Robb Stranges
Westerville Kiwanis Honors Top Scholars at 56th Academic Varsity Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker Ron Stokes
Middle School Chess Tournament Winners Advance to District Contest Middle School District Chess Tournament Representatives
School Board Recognizes 14 PTA State Reflections Competition Participants PTA State Reflections Competition Participants
Westerville North Choir and Orchestra Students Travel to the Windy City Westerville North Orchestra and Choir students
Starry Night Draws Some 2,000 Community Members to Citizen Art and Science Event Columbus Ohio LEGO Users Club table
Heritage Middle School Future City Champions Recognized by Board of Education Team Heritage
Warriors and Wildcats Team Up to Raise Money for Friends of Faith Pruden Foundation "I Dream of a World" photo
South Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent during Recognition Ceremonies
Emerson Elementary Students Showcase International Arts and Music Third grade pupils perform
Westerville North’s Julian Slate Earns Full Ride to OSU as a Morrill Distinction Scholar Julian Slate
Heritage Student Matthew Sliwinski Finishes Sixth at Ohio State Geography Bee Student picture
Blendon Middle School Takes First Place in Eighth Grade Battle of the Books
Westerville North’s Nathan Scott to Wrestle at Ohio Wesleyan University Nathan Scott pictured with his parents.
Fouse Teacher Heather Griffith Honored by Westerville Board of Education Heather Griffith with Drew Farrell
Middle School Newspaper Bridge Design Challenge Building Winners Announced Blendon and Walnut Springs winners
School Board Lauds Westerville North State Swimming Champion Jason Mathews Two-time State swimming champion Jason Mathews
Westerville North High School Inducts Three into Alumni Hall of Fame Kara Hammond
Hawthorne Cultural Festival Celebrates Diversity among Mighty Mustang Family The Hawthorne Elementary Cultural Festival.
Central’s Kaii Brown Earns Honorable Mention in Letters about Literature Competition
Pointview Students Reach Top 10 in Eaglet Naming Contest – Vote Now!
Fouse Teacher Heather Griffith to Receive WOSU Classroom Outstanding Teacher Award
Westerville South’s Troupe 513 Shines at Ohio State Thespian Conference
Neighborhood Bridges to Distribute Hand-Written Cards Written By Middle School Kids
Middle Schools Prepare for Regional Mock Trial Competition Mock Trial teams in Westerville City Council Chambers
Rotary Club of Westerville Names April Students of the Month
Westerville North’s Corey Talmadge to Play Football at Wilmington College Corey signing letter of intent
Wilder Trail Blazers Lend Helping Hands in School and Community Wilder Trail Blazers
Technology in Our Classrooms Workshop Draws Inquisitive Crowd John Kellogg checks out some VR
Fourteen Westerville City Schools Students Place at State Reflections Competition
Pointview Parents are Enamored with Squirm and Disney Performances Pointview students performe
Ten to Receive Westerville City Schools A+ Awards
Westerville South Secretary Lyn Saari is Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Lyn Saari
Westerville North’s International Club Hosts Festive Cultural Celebration Students and staff at the Cultural Celebration
Top Scorer Memorizes 167 Digits during Emerson Elementary School’s Pi Day Celebration Emerson Pi Day Contest Winners
North Hosts First Annual All-Sports Recognition Ceremony for Winter Athletes Senior boys basketball player Julian
Heritage Media Specialist Kris Konik Selected for OELMA Leadership Academy
Cherrington Chess Club’s First District Tournament Draws 85 Competitors Tournament winners proudly display their awards
Walnut Springs Students Explore STEM through Independent Study Eighth grade student presenting
Westerville North’s Kasyn Scarantine to Play Softball at John Carroll University Kasyn at her signing ceremony
Walnut Springs Students Visit National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Whittier Students Give their Regards to Broadway during Choral Showcase Whittier fourth graders performing
Blendon’s Video Game Group Hosts a Smash Bros Tournament 8th grade Video Game Group
World Irish Dance Champions Perform for Emerson Students Irish dance troupe performing
Westerville City Schools Releases its 2016-2017 Annual Report, Where You Belong Annual Report Cover
High School Students Sort, Recycle, Repurpose Blue Ribbons for the City of Westerville Sorting blue ribbons
Genoa Student Colin Smiley Wins Westerville City Schools LEGO Competition Dozens of students at the annual LEGO competition
School Board Recognizes Exemplary Students and Employees Picture of award winners
It is Official: March 19 is Emerson Elementary School Day Student speaking Council and a picture with Mayor Treneff
Robert Frost Students Make Generous Donation to My Very Own Blanket Jessica Hollins pictured with Principal Sarah Berka
Whimsical Whittier Musical Makes Audience Squirm! with Delight Whittier kindergarten and first grade students performing
Fouse Elementary Families Pack the Building for Lights! Camera! Read! A student and his father enjoy reading activities
Movies Shown at Hawthorne Inspire Students to Pledge to be Kind Picture of Hawthorne pledges to stop saying mean and hurtful words
Westerville North’s Madeline Szawranskyj to Play Volleyball at Heidelberg University Madeline pictured with her parents
Hawthorne Embraces Be YOURSELF Because Everyone Else is Taken Week Hawthorne staff wearing “Respect” shirts
Emerson Third Grade Students Visit Camp Lazarus to Learn About Maple Syrup Making Emerson youngsters watching how maple syrup is made
Former Hawthorne Student Gives Back by Donating Supplies to Teachers and Students Hawthorne supplies
Westerville Students Advance to National History Day Statewide Competition
Two Westerville City Schools Educators Nominated for Teacher of the Year
GEM Award Recipients Announced
State Superintendent Learns about Walnut Springs’ Success with Community Connectors Community Connectors discussion
Alcott’s Grammy Awards Ceremony Brings Out the First Grade Celebrities First grade friends sing the “Vowel Rap.”
Westerville South High School Recognizes Cats with Class The Fifty-two students at Westerville South High School
State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria Visits Westerville City School District Paolo DeMaria with the Westerville Educational Technology team
Pointview Elementary Hosts its Third Annual Career Day
Westerville South Student Adrian Self Wins Capture the Flag Cyber Security Event Event
District Begins Efforts to Track Students from Military Families per Federal Law
Nationwide Children’s Helps Students Explore Health Careers at Westerville Central
Heritage Sixth Grade Students Take First Place in Annual Straw Tower Design Challenge Winners
North’s Gregory “Tank” Shehee to Play Football at Wittenberg University Gregory Shehee is pictured at the signing ceremony
Wilder Celebrates Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Mr. Thoma reads to a class
Annehurst Elementary Authors Share their Work at Barnes & Noble Polaris Annehurst students on stage at Barnes & Nobel
Blendon Students Learn about Be WISE Camp; Registration Deadline is April 1 Blendon students hear remarks
Pizza and Third Grade Testing Prep is on the Menu for Wilder Elementary Families student and his mother work together
Westerville High School Students Perform in Stirring Black History Month Assemblies Black History event around district
Westerville City School District’s Next Early Release Date is March 15
Black History Month Provides Learning Opportunity in Westerville Middle Schools TyShawn Colquitt performs
Schools Close for Spring Break
Walnut’s Jill Shaffer Receives Westerville Civitan’s Special Education Professional Award Jill Shaffer receiving her award
WPE Distributes more than 5,000 Free Books to Elementary Students this School Year
Pointview Panthers Enjoy a MARVELous Night of Reading A fifth grade student shares a smile with his mom.
Dayton Cincinnati Technology Services Donates 15 Chromebooks to Art Room at McVay
Whittier Students Share the Love in Heartwarming Performance Whittier students performed with enthusiasm
Early Learning Center Preschool Celebrates Read Across America with Guest Readers Pete Scalia shares his favorite book with appreciative preschool students.
South Students Attend Otterbein’s Anne Frank in support of Desmond Fernandez South Students Attend Otterbein’s Anne Frank
North’s Bodi Bien Signs a Letter of Intent to Play Football at Otterbein University Bodi signing a Letter of Intent to play football
Westerville Community Makes a Striking Difference at the 2018 Bowl-A-Thon Executive Challenge participants
Educators from Other Districts Visit Westerville to Observe Bridges in Mathematics Visiting educators
Third Grade Pupil Jazlyn Edwards Serves as Hanby’s Principal for a Day Jazlyn Edwards filling in for Monica Brown
Volunteer Opportunities are Plentiful for Starry Night Art & Science Festival on April 8
Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for February
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation 2018 Grant Criteria Announced
Genoa Middle School’s Mathcounts Team Excels at Regional Chapter Competition The Genoa Middle School Mathcounts team
Funds Being Raised for Ailing Robert Frost Elementary School Student
Valentine’s Day Dance Brings Joy to Westerville Preschool Students and their Parents Preschool students dancing
Westerville North’s Katie Moc Commits to Play Soccer at Baldwin-Wallace University Katie pictured with her parents
Wilder Families Learn about Emotional Self-Regulation
Westerville’s Dr. Lisa Huelskamp Lectures at Ohio State STEM Education Seminar
Lofton Departs Westerville Schools to become Assistant Superintendent for New Albany
Robert Frost Sweetheart Dance Generates Massive Enthusiasm Students dancing
Mark Twain Service Club Packs Boxes for Marine Corps Family Support Community Service Club members holding packed boxes.
All Pro Dads at Cherrington Brings Fathers and Children Closer A dad sitting with his daughter
School Board Congratulates Winter High School Graduates Student being congratulated by members of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education
Students Compete at Westerville Middle School Science Fair Science Fair Display
Blendon Librarian Karen Yingling is Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient Karen Yingling with Sunrise Rotary Persons
Westerville South Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Compete at Collegiate Level South Athletes Signing Letters of Intent
Storyteller Hank Fincken Captivates Fouse Elementary Students with Tall Tales Hank Fincken’s portraying John Chapmen
Westerville North’s Alek Downs to Play Football at the Air Force Academy Alek with his parents
Westerville Ed Foundation Nominates Annehurst’s Kelley Moff for Teacher of the Year Educator of the Year nominee Kelley Moff
Westerville North’s William Steele and Mia Stefanelli are National Merit® Finalists
Heating and Cooling Professional Speaks to EOS Students about Careers in Skilled Labor Bob Anglin talking with students
Blendon Singers Perform at Columbus Children’s Choir Festival Blendon Singers
ODE Invites Public to Share Stories about the Great Educators in Their Lives
South’s John Laswell Earns Columbus Symphony’s 2018 Secondary Educator Award
Wilder Students Prepare for JA BizTown by Interviewing with Local Professionals Students being interviewed
COSI on Wheels Generates Excitement at Cherrington with its ENERGY! Program Fifth graders uses blocks to transfer energy
McVay Second Graders Feel Inspired to Create after Visit from Some Pros Author Jenny McCray with her sister, illustrator Jessica Donehue. 
Westerville Alumni Return through OSU’s Engineering Hometown Ambassadors Program Recent graduates speaking with students
Blendon Students Lauded at Second Quarter Renaissance Celebration Blendon Students having fun at Gahanna Lanes
Wilder Students Enjoy Columbus Children’s Theater’s The Three Little Pigs Actors from the Columbus Children’s Theater
Noteworthy Testing Changes Detailed
Westerville City Schools Board of Education Approves 2018 Meeting Calendar
Special Needs Preschool Now Accepting Peer Model Applications for Next School Year