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Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg announces resignation for new career opportunity Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg

The Westerville City School District (WCSD) Board of Education on Monday approved the resignation of Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg, who has accepted a new Superintendent in Residence position that will work jointly with Columbus State Community College (CSCC) and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO).

Heritage Middle School engineering students create indoor recess games for peers Heritage engineering students create indoor recess games

Heritage Middle School students now have new game options for indoor recess in the school’s media center thanks to Jason Siwek’s engineering students. 

Four WCSD middle school students earn scholarships to Be WISE Camp at Muskingum University Be WISE camp logo

The Westerville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), with cooperation from the WCSD Gifted Education Department, has awarded four $325 partial scholarships to the Be WISE Camp at Muskingum University in New Concord this summer. 

Westerville Parent Council announces 2022-23 GEM Award recipients 2022-23 GEM award winners

Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda of Westerville have announced the recipients of the 2022-23 Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Award, which is presented to individuals who go the extra mile to make a positive impact in the classroom and schools.

Heritage Middle School athletic director pens book in honor of granddaughter Carmen Dobbins and book

Carmen Dobbins, the athletic director at Heritage Middle School, has treasured her time with her granddaughter, who has been living with her for more than seven years.

WCSD upgrades to new student health information platform SchoolCare logo

Westerville City Schools is upgrading its current student medical records program to a new, easy to use, family accessible platform called SchoolCare. SchoolCare adheres to strict privacy regulations (FERPA & HIPAA) to ensure the confidentiality and security of your student’s school required health information. 

WCSD middle school girls build leadership skills, prepare for the future through Girl Talk-Power Circle program Girl Talk-Power Circle at Heritage

For the next six weeks, members of the Girl Talk-Power Circle at Heritage and Genoa middle schools will develop their leadership skills, learn how to advocate for themselves and find their passion.

It’s a journey their peers at Blendon and Walnut Springs middle schools recently completed as part of a new empowerment program for middle school girls that was launched by the Educational Equity Department at the start of the year. 

Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre program to perform Barnum Barnum summer enrichment poster

Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre program is bringing the musical “Barnum” to the stage. 

WCHS senior hosting elementary school book drive Elementary Book Drive flyer

Westerville Central High School senior Sidney Choo is organizing a book drive throughout March to support elementary schools throughout Westerville City Schools.

Westerville Education Foundation names Teachers of the Month for January WEF TOTM January 2023

Lindsey Lonchnya, a Spanish teacher at Walnut Springs Middle School; Kim Marcum, the choir director at Heritage Middle School; Colin Ullom-Morse, a third-grade teacher at Robert Frost Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s (WEF) January Teachers of the Month.

Heritage Middle School, WSHS host murals created during 2020 George Floyd protests Heritage mural

Murals once seen throughout downtown Columbus and the Short North following the 2020 George Floyd protests have been given another life at Heritage Middle School and Westerville South High School.

More WCSD schools opens doors for student voices through student equity councils WCHS Student Equity Council

The members of Westerville Central High School’s Student Equity Council gathered for the first time on Tuesday, getting to know each other and learning about the issues they want to tackle to make their school a more equitable and inclusive space. 

Heritage Middle School sixth-graders dive into counseling lessons during FLEX periods FLEX period activities at Heritage Middle School

Sixth-graders at Heritage Middle School recently spent their FLEX periods diving into friendships, talking about what healthy relationships look like, the dangers of gossip and rumors and the negative impact they can have on friends and peers. 

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.

Winners selected in 11th annual WCSD chip challenge 2022 STEM Chip Challenge

The sixth-graders in advanced math and science classes at Westerville City Schools’ middle schools were issued a challenge: create a container to ship a single Pringles potato chip to the district’s office in the Early Learning Center.

The goal was to design a package that had the smallest volume and smallest mass, which protected the chip so it would arrive at its destination undamaged. 

District delays deficit spending additional year

Westerville City School District (WCSD) Treasurer/CFO Nicole Marshall recently informed Board of Education members that the district’s strategic use of federal pandemic relief dollars, combined with a one-time influx of revenue from property tax settlements and increased interest rates on investments, is projected to allow  the district to delay entering deficit spending for at least one more fiscal year.