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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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Families Pack Whittier for Annual Fall Festival

Families came out in droves to pack Whittier Elementary School on Friday evening, October 10, for the annual Fall Festival.  The popular event, sponsored by the PTA, featured food and fun.  High school students and parent volunteers manned a number of games, which were played in the gymnasium, where attendees could also have their fingernails and face painted and their hair sprayed with bright colors.


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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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Elementary and Middle School Conferences Planned

Because of Parent-Teacher Conferences, classes will not be held in Westerville City elementary schools, middle schools or the Early Learning Center/preschool on Thursday, October 23 or Friday, October 24, 2014.  School will take place as usual at all three high schools – Westerville Central, North and South.  Classes will resume for all students at regular starting times on Monday, October 27.


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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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Upcoming Building Events
BOE Meeting
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 10/27/2014 - 6:00 PM
Club Whitter
@Whittier E.S.
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 - 3:30 PM
One (1) Hour Early Release
@All Schools
Thursday, 10/30/2014
Whittier Fall Room Parties
@Whittier E.S.
Friday, 10/31/2014 - 2:30 PM
Boots, BBQ and Buckeyes Event
@The Weiler Barn, 5265 Hoovergate Lane, Westerville, OH 43082
Saturday, 11/8/2014 - 6:00 PM
Interim Reports
@All Schools
Friday, 11/21/2014
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
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
Classes resume (Third Grading Period)
@All Schools
Monday, 1/5/2015
Grade Cards
@All Schools
Wednesday, 1/7/2015
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