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WPE Starry Night Festival Draws more than 1,500 Participants

More than 1,500 people packed into Westerville South High School for the Westerville Partners for Education’s Starry Night family festival on Sunday afternoon, April 6.  Critters, robots, origami, LEGOs, music, costumes, bonsai trees and over 60 different exhibits from Columbus’ premier educational organizations were on hand to present interactive experiences for students and families.  Students watched puppet shows, drove robots, acted out dramas, explored live insects, learned about 3-D printing, and watched sky shows from within the indoor planetarium.  Dr. Tom Burns from Perkins Observatory and the Ohio State University’s Meteorology Club presented to auditorium audiences and Tim Kaiser demonstrated handmade instruments.

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Pointview Activities Engage Families

Pointview Elementary School hosted a number of extracurricular activities in recent weeks designed to engage families.

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Wilder Student Wins Top Honors at Eighth Annual Lego Competition

Fifth grade Wilder Elementary School student David Osborne (pictured above) was named Overall Grand Winner at the eighth annual Westerville City Schools Lego Competition held April 5 at Heritage Middle School.  Dr. Scott Ebbrecht, facilitator of the annual event, commented to the nearly 130 student participants and their family members, “Perseverance paid off for David in that he has competed each year since kindergarten, and on his final attempt, took home the grand prize!”  Proceeds from the event benefited Westerville’s Elementary Leadership Summit and the Children Supporting Children Foundation.

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Students Spread the Word to End the Word

From April 7-11, the Otterbein University Special Olympics Club, along with Westerville City Schools students from the Best of Both Worlds program, engaged in a campaign to get individuals to sign a pledge to stop using the ‘R’ word – retard(ed).  The R word hurts those with intellectual disabilities because it is exclusive, offensive and derogatory.

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Westerville Education Foundation Receives Donation

The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) has received a generous donation in the amount of $10,000 from Alliance Data.

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Westerville Safety City Program Announces New Registration Procedure

Parents of children who will be attending kindergarten this fall are eligible to register their youngsters online for Safety City beginning on April 21.  The program will be held Monday through Friday, June 2-13, at Robert Frost Elementary School, which is located at 270 North Spring Road.  Two sessions will take place each day – one from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., and one from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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Pointview Students Raise Money to Purchase Activity Kits for Children Battling Cancer

Every school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.  These youngsters spend from weeks to months at a time in hospitals as they undergo chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and other procedures.  In order to help make their stay a little more pleasant, the Pointview Elementary Leadership Team, along with The Friends of Faith Pruden Foundation, raised money to buy items for activity kits, which contain puzzles, puzzle books, card games, markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.

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School Board to Meet in April
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Starry Night STEAM Festival Returns to Westerville

On Sunday, April 6, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Westerville Partners for Education (WPE) will host the second annual “Nationwide Children’s Hospital Starry Night” family learning festival at Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Avenue.  The festival will offer the community interactive learning opportunities with experts from Columbus’ premier educational and non-profit organizations.

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GEM Award Winners to be Honored 4/28/14

The Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda are pleased to announce the 11th annual Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Award winners.  GEM awards are given to individuals who make a difference in the lives of the students in the Westerville School District.  All GEM winners promote the welfare of students in the home, school and community, and each goes above and beyond the call of duty. 

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Upcoming Building Events
Family Reading Night
@Pointview E.S.
3/20/2014 - 3/20/2104 - 6:00 PM
Student of the Month Celebration
@Pointview E.S.
Friday, 4/25/2014 - 11:30 AM
Elementary Art Show
@Westerville Community Center
Sunday, 4/27/2014 - 1:00 PM
**BOE Special Session (GEM Awards)
@North H.S.
Monday, 4/28/2014 - 7:00 PM
OAA Reading Test (3rd - 5th Grade)
@Pointview E.S.
Thursday, 5/1/2014
Spring Cleanup
@Pointview E.S.
5/2/2014 - 5/3/2014
Teacher Appreciation Week
5/5/2014 - 5/9/2014
BOE Work Session
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 5/5/2014 - 6:00 PM
OAA Math Test (Grades 3 - 5)
Tuesday, 5/6/2014
OAA Science Test (5th grade)
Thursday, 5/8/2014
Spirit Weeks
@Pointview E.S.
5/12/2014 - 5/23/2014
All School Assembly
@Pointview E.S.
Wednesday, 5/14/2014 - 2:00 PM
Walk-A-Thon and Field Day
@Pointview E.S.
Friday, 5/16/2014 - 9:00 AM
BOE Regular Session
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 5/19/2014 - 6:00 PM
5th Grade Field Trip to Biztown
@Pointview E.S.
Monday, 5/19/2014 - 9:15 AM
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