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Emerson Pays it Forward by Donating 675 Books to WPE’s Book Bonanza

During the week of October 6, Emerson Magnet School held a not-so-ordinary Scholastic Book Fair.  Students and staff were inspired by a recent visit from Westerville Partners for Education representatives, who, through their Book Bonanza! program, provided each third grade student with a book to take home and keep.

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Successful Junior Mentoring Program Benefits All

Transitioning from middle to high school creates apprehension for most students, but that uneasiness has been diminished thanks to the Westerville City School District’s Junior Mentoring Program.  Juniors from each Westerville high school visit with eighth grade students at all four middle schools to build relationships and answer questions.  The eleventh graders become role models for the eighth graders, who often grow up to become Junior Mentors themselves.

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Westerville Parent Council Report Shows Volunteer Efforts Continue to Grow

Westerville City Schools gain the equivalent of nearly 67 full-time employees and hundreds of thousands of dollars toward student enrichment from parent and community support groups in the school district, according to a report released this week from Westerville Parent Council.

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Head-Start Preschool Students Sought for New Central College Location

The Child Development Council of Franklin County Inc. is now enrolling Head-Start preschool students for the 2014-15 school year at its new Westerville Central College location.  Head-Start is an early learning program for preschool aged children of families in poverty, designed to promote school readiness and meet each child’s emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs.

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Westerville Education Foundation Offering Sponsorships for “GAP Initiative” Website

“We’re offering local businesses a limited opportunity to become involved in this initiative by sponsoring our three new modules on the WEF website,” explained Fawaz Hamoui, chair of the WEF Development Committee.  “There are two sponsorship levels: Varsity and Junior Varsity. Only six Varsity sponsorships are available, while nine Junior Varsity sponsorships are available.”

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Boots, BBQ and Buckeyes Event Scheduled for November 8

Boots, BBQ and the Buckeyes!  Join Westerville Education Challenge on Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. for the party of the year and help bring the successful Challenge Day anti-bullying program to all Westerville City School freshmen.

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Westerville Education Foundation Launches GAP Initiative to Support Innovative Educational Practices in Westerville City Schools

The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) on September 30, 2014, launched its latest endeavor to support quality education in Westerville City Schools.  Officially known as the “GAP Initiative,” the WEF’s latest project puts the power of online fundraising and crowdsourcing directly into the hands of classroom teachers and other licensed educators.

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School Board to Meet in October
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Big Crowds Turn Out for School Daze, Westerville’s Final 4th Friday of the Season

Crowds turned out en masse for School Daze on September 26, Westerville’s last 4th Friday of the season. Students, staff and administrators gathered on the front lawn of Hanby Elementary to present activities and achievements in subject areas including math, science, technology, language arts, performing and visual arts, social studies, health and wellness and extracurriculars. The District also had its new FabLab on display, a mobile facility that will introduce students to advanced manufacturing skills and tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers and robotics.

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Board, Superintendent Recognize Parent Volunteer Groups

At its meeting on Monday evening, September 22, the Westerville City Schools Board of Education and Superintendent recognized all 35 parent support organizations, including each booster group, each Parent Teacher Association, each Parent Teacher Organization, each Parent Teacher Student Association, the Westerville African American Parent Association, Westerville Partners for Education and the Westerville Parent Council for selflessly volunteering their time and talents for the betterment of students and staff in the Westerville City School District.

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Upcoming Building Events
One (1) Hour Early Release
@All Schools
Thursday, 10/30/2014
Boots, BBQ and Buckeyes Event
@The Weiler Barn, 5265 Hoovergate Lane, Westerville, OH 43082
Saturday, 11/8/2014 - 6:00 PM
PTA Meeting / Reflections Reception
@Emerson Magnet
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 - 6:00 PM
International Week
@Emerson Magnet
11/17/2014 - 11/21/2014
Interim Reports
@All Schools
Friday, 11/21/2014
Picture Make-Up Day
@Emerson Magnet
Monday, 11/24/2014
BOE Meeting
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 11/24/2014 - 6:00 PM
No School
@All Schools
Wednesday, 11/26/2014
Thanksgiving Break (No School)
@All Schools
11/27/2014 - 11/28/2014
BOE End of Year Retreat
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 12/8/2014 - 9:00 AM
Yearbook Pictures
@Emerson Magnet
Tuesday, 12/9/2014
Talent Show
@Central H.S.
Friday, 12/12/2014 - 6:30 PM
Last Day of Classes (Second Grading Period)
@All Schools
Friday, 12/19/2014
Winter Break (No School)
@All Schools
12/22/2014 - 1/1/2015
Teacher Professional Day (No School)
@All Schools
Friday, 1/2/2015
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