2023

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McVay Elementary kicks off annual One School, One Book reading program One School One Book at McVay

For weeks, McVay Elementary students looked to the display near the cafeteria for hints of the book they would be reading this year as part of the annual school-wide book read.

Pictures of dragons, New York, scenes from the book and author Zetta Elliot offered some clues. This week, the school hosted a spirit week where students could dress up in a daily theme such as animal print, a mythical creature and fiery colors — all hints of the title McVay staff revealed on Friday.

Westerville Education Foundation names Teachers of the Month for December WEF TOTM December 2022

Rebecca Armstrong, a teacher at the Preschool at the Early Learning Center; Lisa Dapoz, a first grade teacher at McVay Elementary; Michael Grant, a third grade teacher at Pointview Elementary and Melissa Hall, a speech/language pathologist at Cherrington Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s (WEF) December Teachers of the Month.

Upcoming Parent Prep workshops feature sessions on student well being, healthy relationships and mindful parenting Parent Prep header

Westerville City School District’s “Parent Prep” returns to an in-person event this year after two years of a virtual format. The free workshop series provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to take sessions on various topics, including mindful parenting, healthy relationships, substance education, college and career planning and mental health and school resources. 

Westerville Intra-District Open Enrollment Applications Available

The program is coordinated through the Deputy Superintendent’s Office for families who are enrolled full time in the Westerville City School District. Parents or guardians wishing to apply to have their children attend a school different from their school of attendance must complete and submit an Intra-district Open Enrollment Application. Application forms are available at each school building; at the Early Learning Center (936 Eastwind Drive); or at www.wcsoh.org, where general guidelines can also be found.

Westerville City Schools kindergarten registration begins Jan. 17 Kindergarten registration for 2023-24

Westerville families can register their incoming kindergarten students for the 2023-24 school year starting Jan. 17. 

Kindergarten is required for children before entering first grade; families may register their children for kindergarten if they will be five years old on or before Sept. 30.

McVay Elementary teacher brings passion for yoga through new club Sunshine Yoga Club at McVay Elementary

The inaugural members of McVay Elementary’s Sunshine Yoga Club stepped into their weekly gathering spot Monday for their last practice of 2022.

McVay’s motor room, which also supports students who receive occupational and physical therapy during school, has been set for the club’s 30-minute session: Mats were laid out facing the front of the space. A projection of pink and purple lights flashed along one of the walls where a tapestry of roses hung. Two children’s books focused on yoga — “I Am Yoga” by Susan Verde and “Hello, Sun” by Sarah Jane Hinder — were on display nearby. 

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