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.

Westerville South’s IB Science Students Collaborate, Create and Communicate
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On January 22 the Westerville South High School Media Center was filled with scientific inquiry and communication as International Baccalaureate (IB) students presented the findings of their Group 4 Science Projects.

Westerville South Receives Golden Football in Honor of NFL Player Lance Moore
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Westerville South High School Principal Steve Andersson recently received a very special gift and letter from National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.  Goodell congratulated the school and welcomed it to the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll community.

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.

Sarah Detrick is Westerville Sunrise Rotary’s Service to Youth Recipient
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Sarah Detrick, English teacher at Westerville South High School, was surprised on December 14 when a group of Sunrise Rotarians showed up in her classroom to present her with the Diane J. Conley Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise Service to Youth award.

High Schools bring in more than $41,700 for Caring & Sharing
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The holiday season will be brighter for many local families who are struggling this year, thanks to the efforts of students and staff in the Westerville City School District.  When totals were tallied on Friday, December 11, Caring & Sharing received approximately $41,720 to help needy families in the community.  Westerville Central High School led the pack by raising $17,061.83 Key Club advisor Jennifer Horn coordinated the effort.  Westerville North brought in $10,297, led by Key Club advisor Lauren Mattioda and guidance counselor Melissa Simashkevich.

Current News

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
High School Conferences Planned

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on February 17 and 18 at Westerville Central High School from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.; at Westerville North High School from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.; and at Westerville South High School from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Classes will not be held in the high schools on Friday, February 19.  School will be in session at usual times, however, in all elementary and middle school buildings.

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.

Rotary Club of Westerville Names January 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, January 14.  January students are:  Ty Bealer, Westerville North High School; and Nimo Suleyman, Westerville South High School.

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.

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