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Schools Closed on April 18, 2014

Classes will not be held in the Westerville City School District and offices will be closed on Friday, April 18. School will resume at regular starting times on Monday, April 21.

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Heritage Students Learn About Freedom Riders at Ohio Historical Society

Eighth grade Advanced Language Arts classes taught by Candace Shicks at Heritage Middle School enjoyed a recent trip to the Ohio Historical Society to hear a presentation and see a movie about the Freedom Riders.  They learned about the mass effort to challenge the racial status quo in the Deep South, when hundreds of volunteers from various walks of life boarded buses and headed south, risking being jailed, beaten or killed. 

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Chamber Strings Orchestra Performs for Students at Huber Ridge

The Chamber Strings Orchestra performed a mid-day assembly for the students of Huber Ridge on March 4. The orchestra, consisting of Columbus area 6-9 graders, played a variety of music including classical pieces and show tunes. Conductor Dr. Robert Gillespie had the performers show the elementary students how to pluck the stringed instruments.  A few Huber Ridge students got to sit in the performers’ chairs to perform during one song.

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Westerville High School Students View “Chasing Ice” Documentary

Students at all three Westerville high schools got the opportunity during the month of May to view Chasing Ice, an Academy Award-nominated documentary film that captures visual evidence of climate change through the use of time-lapse photography.  The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, has been shown in 172 countries, and has won nearly 40 awards from festivals around the world.  It was also screened at the United Nations, before Congress, and at the White House.

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Math Integrated Enrichment Project Inspires Fouse Students to Ponder Vacation Time

Where would you go if you could go anywhere on vacation?  What would you do when you got there?  Where would you stay?  How much would it cost?  These are some of the questions students in Janelle Genth’s third grade class at Fouse Elementary School were asked to ponder, thanks to a math-integrated enrichment project led by retired teacher Connie Himes.

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Westerville North Students Learn Valuable Lessons from KEMBA Simulation

For the past few years at Westerville North High School, representatives from Kemba Financial have spoken with U.S. Government students about financial literacy. They share information about the importance of having a budget, a bank and a savings plan in order to obtain financial security. 

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Westerville Education Foundation Receives Donation

The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) has received a generous donation in the amount of $10,000 from Alliance Data.

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Wilder Hosts OAA Events for Students and Parents

Parents of fourth and fifth grade students gathered at Wilder on March 13 to listen as Principal Victoria Hazlett and Instructional Coach Kim Wickham shared tips on preparing youngsters for Ohio Achievement Assessments.

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Rotary Club of Westerville Names March 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, March 6.  March students are: Morgan Beck, Westerville Central High School; and Katelyn Pollock, St. Francis DeSales.

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Westerville Safety City Program Announces New Registration Procedure

Parents of children who will be attending kindergarten this fall are eligible to register their youngsters online for Safety City beginning on April 21.  The program will be held Monday through Friday, June 2-13, at Robert Frost Elementary School, which is located at 270 North Spring Road.  Two sessions will take place each day – one from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., and one from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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Upcoming Building Events
**BOE Special Session (GEM Awards)
@North H.S.
Monday, 4/28/2014 - 7:00 PM
BOE Work Session
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 5/5/2014 - 6:00 PM
BOE Regular Session
@Early Learning Center-936 Eastwind Dr.
Monday, 5/19/2014 - 6:00 PM
Grade Cards (Elementary)
@All Elementary Schools
Friday, 5/23/2014
Last Day of Classes (4th Grading Period)
@All Schools
Friday, 5/23/2014
Commencement-North HS
@Ohio Expo/Celeste Center-717 E. 17th St.
Saturday, 5/24/2014 - 10:00 AM
Commencement-Central HS
@Ohio Expo/Celeste Center-717 E. 17th St.
Saturday, 5/24/2014 - 2:00 PM
Commencement-South HS
@Ohio Expo/Celeste Center-717 E. 17th St.
Saturday, 5/24/2014 - 6:00 PM
Memorial Day (No School)
@All Schools
Monday, 5/26/2014
Teacher Professional Day (No School)
@All Schools
Tuesday, 5/27/2014
Grade Cards (MS & HS)
@All Middle & High Schools
Friday, 6/6/2014
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