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District Announces Adjustment to First Day of School for Students in 2015-16

Westerville City School District officials today announced that the first day of class for students in grades 1-12 has been changed for next school year from Wednesday, August 12, 2015, to Thursday, August 13, 2015.  Kindergarten and preschool students will still have a gentle start to the school year with their first day of class scheduled for August 17, 2015.

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Board Authorizes Superintendent to Enact Staffing Plan, Enhance Learning Opportunities

During the Board of Education meeting on May 18, 2015, Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg delivered a report to Board members entitled, “Strategic Planning and Opportunities for Students: A Two-Year Staffing Plan.”  Kellogg noted in his report that the district was still operating under fiscal parameters established several years ago by previous Board members as they enacted budget reductions following a failed ballot appearance.

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School Board, Superintendent, Wish Retirees a Fond Farewell

“Kind, compassionate, and caring” were just some of the words used to describe 66 retiring Westerville City Schools employees, who were honored at the Board of Education meeting on Monday evening, May 18.

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Board Authorizes Superintendent to Enact Staffing Plan, Enhance Student Learning Opportunities
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Financial forecast indicates district is stretching Emergency Levy dollars at least four years beyond original estimates
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Westerville South Theatre Department Car Wash is Tomorrow

If your car is dirty, you might consider heading over to Fazoli’s at the corner of Heatherdown and State Street in Westerville on Saturday, May 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Have some lunch while members of the Westerville South Theatre Department wash your car.  Donations will be greatly appreciated.

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Drivers Compete in Regional Road-e-o; Gary Case Moves On to State Finals

Seventeen Westerville City Schools bus drivers competed recently in the Central Ohio Region Road-e-o, held on April 18 at Reynoldsburg Summit High School.  More than 100 individuals showed up to take a written exam and test their driving skills.  At the end of the day, Westerville’s Gary Case earned top honors, scoring 700 out of 725 possible points.  He advances to the State event, which will be held at Licking Heights High School in Pataskala tomorrow.  Winners from the State move on to an international competition in July.

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Student Creativity is Celebrated at Elementary and Secondary Art Shows

Large crowds of students, families and community members gathered on Sunday afternoon, April 26, to view and celebrate some of the best art created by Westerville City Schools pupils during this school year.  The Elementary Art Show was held at the Westerville Community Center, followed by the Secondary Art Show at the Westerville Public Library.  Phyllis Self, President of the Arts Council of Westerville, Inc., and Jan Fedorenko, Ph.D., Arts Curriculum Coordinator for Westerville Schools, welcomed attendees at both events.  Superintendent John Kellogg served as keynote speaker, sharing his belief about the importance of art in the curriculum.  The programs for both events included a quote from President John F. Kennedy:  “As the arts inspire creativity in each of us individually, they breathe life into our communities.”

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BOE to meet in May
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Westerville South Students Lauded at Columbus Technical Council Banquet

Westerville South High School seniors Hartlee Johnston and Sarah Leonard were honored at the Columbus Technical Council banquet on April 22.  Leonard won the Ethics Award from the Association for Women in Science for her research project on bees.  Johnston won First Place in the Chemistry Research award category (along with a monetary prize), and also received the Association for Women in Science Research Award for her research in organic synthesis.  Johnston is being recognized as Westerville South’s Outstanding Senior Science Student. 

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Upcoming Building Events
@The Celeste Center at the Franklin County Fairgrounds
Saturday, 5/23/2015 - 10:00 AM
Grade Cards (MS & HS)
@All Middle & High Schools
Thursday, 6/4/2015
BOE Meeting
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 6/8/2015 - 6:00 PM
BOE Meeting
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 6/29/2015 - 6:00 PM
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