Westerville School District Treasures its Volunteers
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At the January 25 meeting of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education, Westerville Parent Council (WPC), along with 34 member groups it represents, including PTAs, PTOs, booster and community organizations, was recognized for its outstanding service to the Westerville City School District.

Walnut Springs Students Learn from “The Most Famous Person You Don’t Know”
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Walnut Springs advanced 6th and 7th grade science and social studies students were treated on January 20 to a presentation by Ronald Blatchley, a reenactor of chemist Joseph Priestly.  He shared, “Joseph Priestley is probably the most famous person you don’t know.”  As an explorer of chemistry, Priestley identified more gases than any other scientist but also worked with electricity and other sciences.

Westerville Parent Council Recognizes PTA Reflections Winners
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The Westerville Parent Council hosted the 2015-2016 PTA Reflections ceremony on Tuesday evening, January 12, recognizing student achievement in literature, music, dance, film/video production, photography and visual arts.  This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly.” 

January is School Board Recognition Month
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The Ohio School Boards Association is celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January 2016 to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society.  School Board Recognition Month honors the members of Ohio’s more than 700 city, exempted village, local and joint vocational boards of education and educational service centers governing boards for their commitment to providing quality public education to Ohio’s school children.

Professionals Tell Walnut Springs Students Middle School Matters
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Career Day at Walnut Springs Middle School was held this year on Friday, December 4.  Approximately two dozen presenters from the community volunteered to speak with students, representing occupations including architects, nurses, nutritionists, cosmetologists, police officers, construction workers, firefighters, admission counselors, hazardous waste inspectors and much more.

Westerville, Genoa Township Officials Tour Westerville Schools
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One of Westerville City Schools Superintendent John Kellogg’s goals is to strengthen partnerships with the various government entities the district serves.  Toward that end, he invited officials from Westerville and Genoa Township to tour parts of the school district, visiting classrooms, teachers and students, to see what is being done to improve the educational experience for families in the area.

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Operation: Street Smart Adult Drug Education Program Slated for February 16

Westerville Parent Council is sponsoring an adults-only, community awareness event called Operation: Street Smart on Tuesday evening February 16, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Westerville South High School Media Center. The goal of the program, which will be presented by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information to individuals who deal with youth on a daily basis.

Westerville City Schools Close for Presidents’ Day

Classes will not be held in the Westerville City School District and offices will close on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents’ Day.  Classes will begin at regular starting times and offices will open on Tuesday, February 16.

Westerville Education Foundation Names Teachers of the Month for January

The Westerville Education Foundation has named three educators Teacher of the Month for January – Derek Geist, Fouse Elementary: Ashlee Wagner, McVay Elementary; and Kate Mantenieks, Emerson Elementary.

BOE to Meet in February
Daniel Hager Will Represent Walnut Springs in Geography Bee

Daniel Hager and Anna Whiting were the two finalists in the 2016 Walnut Springs Geography Bee. They competed against 33 other semifinalists in six rounds of competition.  After three questions, Hager won the school bee to become the Walnut Springs Geography Bee Champion.  He will take an online test in an attempt to qualify for the National Geographic State Bee.  

Trash to Fashion Contest Hopes to Inspire Project Runway Wannabees

It certainly won’t be your typical design competition, but the creations that will emerge from the upcoming Trash to Fashion contest will likely generate lots of buzz around the water cooler.  Westerville City Schools librarians have partnered with the Arts Council of Westerville and Westerville Partners for Education to challenge students to come up with clothing made from trash.

High School 101 is February 10

Westerville City Schools invites parents to attend High School 101 at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, at Westerville Central High School. This program is designed for parents of eighth grade students.

Top Spellers at Blendon and Walnut Springs to Represent their Schools in Spelling Bee

January is Spelling Bee Month and Scripps Spelling Bees were held at Blendon and Walnut Springs middle schools. From in-class spelling tests to school-wide bees, one student from each building proved to be the top speller and will move on to represent their school and the district.

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