Announcements

February 8, 2016

 

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7th GRADE T-DAP

Please e-mail the School Nurse, Amy Loehnis at loehnisa@wcsoh.org the date your child received their T-Dap Booster.

 

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Pride Period: Academic Assistance Available for Students

 

Tutoring – Are you having difficulty writing that paragraph for Language Arts? Still have questions about last night’s math homework? Do you need a hand getting organized for the day?

Pride Period is your answer to those questions and more.

Every Tuesday through Friday, from 7:40 to 8:00 AM there are teachers waiting to help you with Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies or organization. In the mornings you can get a pass from teachers with Hall Duty to go back to the academic wings for help. You can also ask your teacher for a pass the day before you go to get help. For the afternoon, the process is the same … all you need is a pass to drop in and get assistance from a content teacher.

Pride Period, where teachers are here to help!

 
 

Daily Announcements

Today is Monday, February 8th, and it’s an A day.

Happy Birthday today to Alexander H.. Happy Birthday!!!

The 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team led in their final game until the last two minutes, but lost at the end 41 to 35. The Jaguars couldn't overcome the big rebounding advantage of the taller Hilliard Weaver team. Will was leading scorer with 11 for the Jags hitting 3 big threes. Tyler, Jace and Evan each contributed 6 points. Evan led with 5 rebounds and Dylan handed out 3 assists. Final team record for the 8th grade boys was12 wins and 8 losses. They won seven of their last 9 games with only close game losses to the number one and two seeds in their tournament. Jaguar teammates were Lance, Dylan, Cam, Rickey, Aaron, Ryan, Will, Tyler, Jace, Evan, Andrew, Darius, Cole and Nick. The team appreciates the great  season support of the cheerleaders and student body, and are thankful for the privilege to represent Genoa Middle School as student athletes. Go Jags!

BOYS CLUB TENNIS TEAM Attention 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing tennis this Spring.  There will be an informational meeting for parents and students on Wednesday, February 17th at 6pm in the Genoa Media Center - this is open to all Westerville students.  Please RSVP to coachbradbaker@gmail.com. If you cannot attend and would like to play this season, please contact Coach Baker beforehand.

Hey Jags, it’s time for our annual lollipop sale!! If you don’t know how it works, here’s the drill! Lollipops are one dollar each. They will be sold on February 12, 16, 17, and 18 during your lunch. First you walk up to the table and ask to buy as many lollipops as you want. You can buy them for yourself or others, and include a handwritten message. Friends, secret admirers, siblings; whatever floats your boat! Have someone you want to buy for, but they’re in a different grade? No problem, that’s another awesome option. LISTEN UP! You absolutely HAVE to know your friends seminar or else you cannot purchase these delicious gourmet suckers. Also on all the mornings of the sell dates, we will be doing cash and carry by the front office. This is a great option if you’re craving a lollipop right then and there!

Attention 8th graders going on the Washington D.C. trip! The next deposit of $180 is due February 26. Please remind your parents! If you have any questions see Miss. Frownfelter or your history teacher.

Anyone interested in being part of the crew for drama club's spring production of Hamlet, there is a meeting in the Commons TODAY, from 3:00-3:30.  This includes anyone interested in costumes and makeup, lights and sound, publicity, and props and set design.  Again, the meeting is TODAY, from 3:00-3:30, in the Commons. See Mrs. Spears in room 198 with any questions

In the United States, the month of February is observed as Black History Month or national African American History Month, and we use the month to remember and honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans as well as important historic events that have occurred throughout our nation's history.  As a new month of remembrance begins, let's consider some of the many things with which the United States has been graced that have enriched our culture:

- Figure skater Debi Thomas became the first African American to win Women's Singles of the U.S. National Figure Skating Championship competition, was a pre-med student at Stanford University in 1986.

HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION SHEETS:

Will be distributed TODAY in Math classes. Please return to Ms. Ponzi by February 19th. Students must fill out the Registration Sheet AND enter their courses on-line.

 

 

Today is Friday, February 5th, and it’s a B day.

Happy Birthday today and this weekend to Mrs. Charleston, Hanna H. and Kamaya W.. Happy Birthday!!!

Ohio Dominican University is holding a cheer skills camp for all middle and high school students interested in becoming a better cheerleader. This clinic will be held Saturday, February 6th from 10am to noon and Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The clinic cost $5 per date. If you are interested please pick up a flyer from the front office.

In the United States, the month of February is observed as Black History Month or national African American History Month, and we use the month to remember and honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans as well as important historic events that have occurred throughout our nation's history.  As a new month of remembrance begins, let's consider some of the many things with which the United States has been graced that have enriched our culture:

- Henry "Home Run King" Aaron, baseball superstar was born in 1934.

Anyone interested in being part of the crew for drama club's spring production of Hamlet, there is a meeting in the Commons on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30.  This includes anyone interested in costumes and makeup, lights and sound, publicity, and props and set design. Again, the meeting is on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30, in the Commons. See Mrs. Spears in room 198 with any questions

Attention 8th graders going on the Washington D.C. trip! The next deposit of $180 is due February 26. Please remind your parents! If you have any questions see Miss. Frownfelter or your history teacher.

Yearbook orders are due today! Please order online or turn your form and money into your seminar teacher. Teachers, please put any forms you receive in Mrs. Tisdale's mailbox. Check out if your parents have ordered a yearbook ONLINE by looking at the lists posted along the cafeteria wall

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing softball. Open gyms will start next week February 9th, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see Miss Rawson in room 159 for sign-ups and more details

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team for advancing to the Finals of the Worthington tournament. The Jags will take on the number 2 seed McCord in the championship game, game time 2:30! Go Jags! The 7th grade boys basketball team earned a trip to the CHAMPIONSHIP game of their tournament with an victory over #1 seed Picketington Ridgeview. This was a classic heavyweight battle between two titans, with both teams making run against each other.  Down 32-28 at the start of the 4th quarter, the Jaguars never quit attitude and out scored their opponent 17-6 the rest of the way.  Landon T. came up BIG in that stretch scoring 12  and finishing with a team high 17.  MJ D. scored 8 and and Tyler S. added 5 (all from the free throw line).  The Jaguars are 15-3 on the year,  and know they have 1 more game.  You should be proud of this group of young men and how they represent all of you.  They play on Saturday at 2:30 at Kilbourne Middle School.  Come out and watch them compete against Mccord Middle School.  Go Jags!

Hey Jags, it’s time for our annual lollipop sale!! If you don’t know how it works, here’s the drill! Lollipops are one dollar each. They will be sold on February 12, 16, 17, and 18 during your lunch. First you walk up to the table and ask to buy as many lollipops as you want. You can buy them for yourself or others, and include a handwritten message. Friends, secret admirers, siblings; whatever floats your boat! Have someone you want to buy for, but they’re in a different grade? No problem, that’s another awesome option. LISTEN UP! You absolutely HAVE to know your friends seminar or else you cannot purchase these delicious gourmet suckers. Also on all the mornings of the sell dates, we will be doing cash and carry by the front office. This is a great option if you’re craving a lollipop right then and there!

Today is Thursday, February 4th, and it’s an A day.

Happy Birthday today to Jack B., Jiani G. and Roman L.. Happy Birthday!!!

Ohio Dominican University is holding a cheer skills camp for all middle and high school students interested in becoming a better cheerleader. This clinic will be held Saturday, February 6th from 10am to noon and Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The clinic cost $5 per date. If you are interested please pick up a flyer from the front office.

In the United States, the month of February is observed as Black History Month or national African American History Month, and we use the month to remember and honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans as well as important historic events that have occurred throughout our nation's history.  As a new month of remembrance begins, let's consider some of the many things with which the United States has been graced that have enriched our culture:

- Today in 1986, a stamp of Sojourner Truth is issued by the U.S.

Service.

Anyone interested in being part of the crew for drama club's spring production of Hamlet, there is a meeting in the Commons on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30.  This includes anyone interested in costumes and makeup, lights and sound, publicity, and props and set design.  Again, the meeting is on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30, in the Commons. See Mrs. Spears in room 198 with any questions

Attention 8th graders going on the Washington D.C. trip! The next deposit of $180 is due February 26. Please remind your parents! If you have any questions see Miss. Frownfelter or your history teacher.

8th Grade Battle of the Books will meet during 8th grade lunch on Friday, February 5th.  Let Mrs. McDaniel know if you need books or cards.  We have 7 weeks left!

Yearbook orders are due tomorrow! Please order online or turn your form and money into your seminar teacher. Check out if your parents have ordered a yearbook ONLINE by looking at the lists posted along the cafeteria wall.

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing softball. Open gyms will start next week February 9th, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see Miss Rawson in room 159 for sign-ups and more details

Hey Jags, it’s time for our annual Lollipop Sale!! If you don’t know how it works, here’s the drill! Lollipops are one dollar each. They will be sold on February 12, 16, 17, and 18 during your lunch. First you walk up to the table and ask to buy as many suckers as you want. You can buy them for yourself or others, and include a handwritten message. Friends, secret admirers, siblings; whatever floats your boat! Have someone you want to buy for, but they’re in a different grade? No problem, that’s another awesome option. LISTEN UP! You absolutely HAVE to know your friends seminar or else you cannot purchase these delicious gourmet suckers. Also on all the mornings of the sell dates, we will be doing cash and carry by the front office. This is a great option if you’re craving a lollipop right then and there! See ya’ suckers! (Pun intended)

Our Jaguar Student Council is proud to announce that last nights Blood Drive was a huge success. We had 34 presenting donors & total of 30 units of blood were collected saving 90 lives!  Thanks to all the teachers who donated blood or Goodies, we couldn't have done it without you! Way to go Jaguar Family & the community of Westerville, THANK YOU!

Leading 30 to 25 after three quarters, the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team out scored Dublin Sells in the fourth quarter 18 to 2, winning 48 to 27. Jace led again with 15 points, 9 in the 4th quarter. Tyler scored 7 with Evan and Rickey hitting for 6. Cam had two big buckets in the decisive 4th quarter. Leading rebounders were Evan, followed by Jace then Ryan. Ryan and Jace had three assists, Dylan 4 steals. Stats of course kept by Cole and Nick. The Jaguars play their final game Saturday morning at 10:30 against the tournament host, Hilliard Weaver. Go Jags.

 

Today is Wednesday, February 3rd, and it’s a B day.

Happy Birthday today to Corinne D.. Happy Birthday!!!

Ohio Dominican University is holding a cheer skills camp for all middle and high school students interested in becoming a better cheerleader. This clinic will be held Saturday, February 6th from 10am to noon and Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The clinic cost $5 per date. If you are interested please pick up a flyer from the front office.

In the United States, the month of February is observed as Black History Month or national African American History Month, and we use the month to remember and honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans as well as important historic events that have occurred throughout our nation's history.  As a new month of remembrance begins, let's consider some of the many things with which the United States has been graced that have enriched our culture:

Six time All-Star Bill White was named president of National League in1989. Former Saint Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White is named president of the National League. He is the first African American to head a major sports league. On February 3, 1903; Jack Johnson became the first Negro Heavyweight Champion, The Negro Baseball League founded in 1920.

Anyone interested in being part of the crew for drama club's spring production of Hamlet, there is a meeting in the Commons on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30.  This includes anyone interested in costumes and makeup, lights and sound, publicity, and props and set design. Again, the meeting is on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30, in the Commons. See Mrs. Spears in room 198 with any questions

Attention 8th graders going on the Washington D.C. trip! The next deposit of $180 is due February 26. Please remind your parents! If you have any questions see Miss. Frownfelter or your history teacher.

8th grade Battle of the Books will meet during 8th grade lunch on Friday, February 5th. Let Mrs. McDaniel know if you need books or cards. We have 7 weeks left!

There will be no after school session on Wednesday for National History Day students due to the blood drive taking place in the library.  See you next week!

Yearbook orders are due this Friday! Please order online or turn your form and money into your seminar teacher. Teachers, please put any forms you receive in Mrs. Tisdale's mailbox. Check out if your parents have ordered a yearbook ONLINE by looking at the lists posted along the cafeteria wall.

Starting Wednesday, February 10th the Track and Field teams will start optional conditioning for the upcoming track and field season which officially begins March 7th. If you have any questions please see Mr. Hoogeveen or Ms. Reiter.

The 7th grade boys basketball team raised their season record to 14-3 after two big wins in their post season tournament.  They beat Olentangy Hyatts 51-23 last Saturday and beat #5 seed Olentangy Liberty 43-37 last night to reach the tournament semi-finals.  The team has won 8 straight ball games.  Next up for the Jaguars is #1 seed Pickerington Ridgeview Thursday night.  Please congratulate the boys for their outstanding team play. In last night’s game Landon T. made two clutch free throws late in the 4th quarter along with key baskets by Tyler S. and Tasos C. to seal the victory.  Will J. led the team with 14 points and Landon T. had 10. Go Jags!

 

 

Today is Tuesday, February 2nd, and it’s an A day.

Happy Birthday today to Maya C.. Happy Birthday!!!

Ohio Dominican University is holding a cheer skills camp for all middle and high school students interested in becoming a better cheerleader. This clinic will be held Saturday, February 6th from 10am to noon and Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The clinic cost $5 per date. If you are interested please pick up a flyer from the front office.

In the United States, the month of February is observed as Black History Month or national African American History Month, and we use the month to remember and honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans as well as important historic events that have occurred throughout our nation's history.  As a new month of remembrance begins, let's consider some of the many things with which the United States has been graced that have enriched our culture:

- Today in 1914, artist William Ellisworth is born in Washington, North Carolina. Educated at Syracuse University, he was a student of Florida artist Augusta Centuries of the Black American Art exhibit, Fisk University, Hampton University, the North Carolina Museum of Art and private collectors.

Anyone interested in being part of the crew for drama club's spring production of Hamlet, there is a meeting in the Commons on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30.  This includes anyone interested in costumes and makeup, lights and sound, publicity, and props and set design. Again, the meeting is on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30, in the Commons. See Mrs. Spears in room 198 with any questions

Attention 8th graders going on the Washington D.C. trip! The next deposit of $180 is due February 26. Please remind your parents! If you have any questions see Miss. Frownfelter or your history teacher.

Ok Jags, this is your last chance to ask a healthy person over 16 to donate blood at our Red Cross Blood Drive tomorrow. The blood drive will be from 3pm-8pm Wednesday Feb. 3. Pleases help save lives! See Mrs Hinkle for details!

8th grade Battle of the Books will meet during 8th grade lunch on Friday, February 5th. Let Mrs. McDaniel know if you need books or cards.  We have 7 weeks left!

There will be no after school session on Wednesday for National History Day students due to the blood drive taking place in the library. See you next week!

The 8th grade Jaguar Boys Basketball Team were knocked out of the championship bracket last night, losing to number one seed Hilliard Memorial 38 to 24. Our leading scorers were Will with 7 and Evan with 6. Tyler, Jace and Evan were tops on the board.  Also, Jace had 5 steals and and Dylan 4. Stats by Cole and Nick. The Jaguars return to tournament action on Wednesday at 6:15 against Dublin Sells. Go Jags!

 

Today is Monday, February 1st, and it’s a B day.

Happy Birthday today to Kennedy C. and Mikey C.. Happy Birthday!!!

The 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team won their opening tournament game Saturday morning in convincing style over nemesis Mount Vernon. The Jaguars jumped off to big first quarter lead, saw Mount Vernon come back to within 5, then won going away 41 to 29. Jace was leading scorer again, matching his season high with 21 points. Rickey and Will each scored 5. Jace, Evan and Rickey were team leading rebounders. Stats were handled by Cole and Nick.  The Jaguars go tonight at 6:15 in Hilliard against the tournament number one seed Hilliard Heritage. Go Jags!

Attention 8th graders going on the Washington D.C. trip! The next deposit of $180 is due February 26. Please remind your parents! If you have any questions see Miss. Frownfelter or your history teacher.

Anyone interested in being part of the crew for drama club's spring production of Hamlet, there is a meeting in the Commons on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30.  This includes anyone interested in costumes and makeup, lights and sound, publicity, and props and set design. Again, the meeting is on Monday, 2/8, from 3:00-3:30, in the Commons. See Mrs. Spears in room 198 with any questions

In the United States, the month of February is observed as Black History Month or national African American History Month, and we use the month to remember and honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans as well as important historic events that have occurred throughout our nation's history.  As a new month of remembrance begins, let's consider some of the many things with which the United States has been graced that have enriched our culture:

The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, was adopted by the 38th Congress. Ratification was completed December 6, 1865. Also, in 1870, Jonathan Jasper Wright was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Ohio Dominican University is holding a cheer skills camp for all middle and high school students interested in becoming a better cheerleader. This clinic will be held Saturday, February 6th from 10am to noon and Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The clinic cost $5 per date. If you are interested please pick up a flyer from the front office.

It is time for the annual GEM awards program. Now in year thirteen, the GEM awards program honors adult volunteers and staff in Westerville School who go above and beyond for students during the previous year ( Feb. 2015-Feb2016) . The nomination period goes from now until February 5, 2016. Please take the time to fill out a nomination form for someone who makes a difference in our amazing district.  Nominations forms can be found in the front office and on the Westerville Parent Council website. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Weiler at linskipw@aol.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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