School Board Celebrates Winter High School Graduates
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At the Regular Session on Monday evening, February 8, the Westerville City Schools Board of Education approved 38 student candidates for winter graduation who completed all local and state requirements.

Westerville Electric Division Hosts Engineer for a Day
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On Monday, February 8, 15 local high school students met at the Westerville Electric Division to participate in Engineer for a Day.  They were selected because they have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in engineering.  Electric Utility Manager Andrew Boatright, who organized the event, welcomed the pupils, who were paired up to shadow representatives from the City of Westerville’s Service, Planning & Development, Information Systems, Parks Maintenance and Electric Departments.

Westerville High Schools Commemorate Black History Month
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A number of activities are planned at Westerville high schools in celebration of Black History Month.

Westerville North’s Antonio Shelton to Play Football at Penn State
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On Wednesday, February 3, National Signing Day, Westerville North High School football great Antonio Shelton signed a Letter of Intent to play at Penn State University (PSU). 

Educators Learn about Multi-Sensory Reading Instruction
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Intervention specialists, teachers, ESL staff, reading specialists, instructional coaches and paraprofessionals from across the Westerville City School District are learning about multi-sensory reading instruction as they participate in a 30-hour professional development workshop sponsored by the Pupil Services Department.

North Hosts Members of OSU’s Block O Student Section
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On January 20, at a boys’ basketball game, Westerville North High School had the honor of hosting members of the Block O Student Section from The Ohio State University. This visit happened after North’s Warriors submitted a video showing their school spirit, featuring various themes throughout the fall football season.

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Westerville Parent Council Sponsors ADHD Workshop on Supporting Students of All Ages

On Tuesday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m., Westerville Parent Council will host a unique workshop   titled, Homework Challenges, Executive Function Skills and Supporting Students of ALL Ages. It will be presented by Christine Kotik, a local advocate for individuals with ADHD. The event will take place at the Westerville Public Library, which is located at 126 South State Street.

Westerville North’s Taylor Crumrine Cast in OSU’s She Kills Monsters

Westerville North High School senior Taylor Crumrine has been cast in a role for the All Ohio State Thespian show, She Kills Monsters.  Crumrine will play Vera, a foul mouthed guidance counselor who thinks she is better than she actually is at her job.  She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition, by Qui Nguyen, is the story of Average Agnes, who is finally leaving her childhood home following the death of her sister, Tilly.  When going through Tilly’s belongings, she stumbles upon her Dungeons & Dragons notebook and Agnes embarks on an action-packed adventure to discover more about her geeky sibling than she previously cared to know.  This show is a heartwarming comedy about loss, bullies, and dragons.

Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting Slated for February 25

On Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m., an informational meeting will be held in the auditorium at Westerville South High School (303 South Otterbein Avenue) to discuss the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.  CCP allows eligible Ohio students in grades 7 through 12 to earn college and high school credit through the successful completion of college courses.  To participate in CCP for the 2016-2017 school year, which will include the 2016 Summer Term, students and families must attend this mandatory informational meeting.

Rotary Club of Westerville Names February Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville, which sponsors a Student of the Month program, recognized recipients at a luncheon at Villa Milano held on Thursday, February 4.  February students are:  Skylar Saba, Westerville Central High School; Emily Akkari, Westerville North High School; Brynner Jung, Westerville South High School, and Megan Javitch, St. Francis DeSales High School.

Application Deadline for A+ Employee Recognition Program is March 18

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 18, for the fall 2016 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members.  Honorees will be invited to attend a Board of Education meeting where the superintendent and board members will recognize their contributions.

Westerville Educators Present at Ohio ACT State Organization Conference

Three Westerville City School (WCS) District employees – Charlie Runyan, Anne Baldwin, and Cynthia DeVese – recently presented at the Ohio ACT State Organization Conference.  The Creating Opportunities for Changing Times conference seeks to inform, educate and inspire those who spend time and energy working with individuals to prepare them for college and career success.  

Thoroughly Modern Millie is Coming to Westerville North High School

Thoroughly Modern Millie, the high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston, is coming to Westerville North High School March 3 - 6.  Performances will take place at 7:00 p.m., and tickets cost $10.  The show is based on a book written by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan.

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.

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