Westerville South High School News

RSS feed icon
WEC hosts Night of Hope 5K on Sept. 17 WEC's Night of Hope flyer

The Westerville Education Challenge is hosting a Night of Hope 5K and Family Fun Run to promote community, education and unity to raise awareness about mental health as well as combat mental health stigmas.

WCSD annual First Time Riders event is July 30 First Time Riders event is July 30

Students and families in the Westerville City School District are invited to the annual First Time Riders event 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 30 at Whittier Elementary, 130 E. Walnut St.

WSHS librarian named Ohio School Librarian of the Month for May Brandi Young

Brandi Young, librarian at Westerville South High School, has been named Rosen Publishing’s Ohio School Librarian of the Month Award for May.

WSHS theatre director receives top honor in Tony Awards’ national theatre educator award Matt Wolfe with student

Matthew Wolfe, theatre director at Westerville South High School and the district’s Summer Theatre Enrichment director, is among 18 educators in the country to receive an honorable mention in the Tony Awards’ 2022 Excellence in Theatre Education Award.

Projected ending balances grow slightly in updated Five-Year Financial Forecast

Westerville City School District’s (WCSD) Treasurer/CFO Nicole Marshall presented Board of Education members with a slightly improved Five-Year Financial Forecast to approve during their regular meeting on May 23.  

WSHS teachers, staff organize private graduation ceremony for student Gerhing graduation from WSHS

When Westerville South High School English teacher Sarah Detrick learned one of her students, Zoe Gerhing, couldn’t make the graduation ceremony on Saturday at the Celeste Center, she brought commencement to her.

Six WCSD high school students, grads admitted to summer program to develop entrepreneurs 2022 YEP Scholars from WCSD

Six incoming high school seniors and recent graduates at Westerville City Schools will spend the summer connecting with local tech startups and learn what it takes to start their own businesses.

Expiring USDA waivers end free school meal program Food service pic

The United States Department of Agriculture waivers that have provided no-cost school meals to all students across the nation expire at the end of the school year. This means Westerville City School District families will have to resume paying for breakfast and lunch school meals when students return to class after summer break. 

One Westerville Scholarship recipients for the 2021-22 school year announced 2022 One Westerville Scholarship recipients

The 2022 recipients of the One Westerville Scholarship are Leora Kayihura of Westerville Central High School, Maya Chaffin of Westerville North High School and Michael Donkor of Westerville South High School. Winners were announced at their respective Evening of Excellence events.

WSHS jazz band and orchestra earn top honors at Kings Island’s Festival of Music showcase

The Westerville South High School Wildcat Jazz Band and Orchestra received Superior ratings and earned first place at King Island’s Festival of Music showcase on May 14.

WSHS Evening of Excellence speech pays tribute to elementary teacher Westerville South High School senior Ama Oppong-Brago at Evening of Excellence awards ceremony

Westerville South High School senior Ama Oppong-Brago dedicated her speech during the school’s annual Evening of Excellence ceremony Thursday night to identity and how she has grown during her time in Westerville City Schools.

WSHS, WNHS students receive acting honors in 2022 CAPA Marquee Awards 2022 CAPA Marquee High School Musical Theatre Awards

Westerville South High School senior Bella Price and Westerville North High School freshman William Baumann received best acting honors during the 2022 CAPA Marquee High School Musical Theatre Awards on May 10.

WSHS hosts annual Fine Arts Signing Day WSHS Arts Signing Day 2022

Fourteen Westerville South High School seniors pursuing degrees in the arts were honored in the school’s annual Fine Arts Signing Day on Wednesday.

Hope Squads welcome new student leaders WCSD 2022 Hope Squad ceremony

The Hope Squads at all three Westerville high schools hosted events this week to welcome potential new student leaders for the 2022-23 school year.

Applications for Westerville Caring & Sharing back to school supply drive available starting May 10 Westerville Caring & Sharing Back to School Drive

Westerville Caring & Sharing will be offering school supplies for qualifying students for the 2022-23 school year.

Rotary Club of Westerville awards “Service Above Self” scholarships to WNHS, WSHS seniors Rotary Club of Westerville awards 2022 “Service Above Self” scholarships

Two Westerville City Schools seniors were recently awarded “Service Above Self” scholarships from the Rotary Club of Westerville for their active involvement in both school and the community.

Rotary Club of Westerville May 2022 Student of the Month Rotary Club of Westerville's May Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its May 2022 Student of the Month during its monthly meeting on May 5.

WCSD Summer Enrichment Theatre program to perform Legally Blonde the Musical UPDATED flyer for Legally Blonde the Musical

Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre program is bringing “Legally Blonde the Musical” to the stage. 

Ohio sales tax holiday starts Aug. 5 Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday starts Friday, Aug. 5

Save money on your back-to-school supplies and clothing by shopping during Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday, which starts midnight Friday, Aug. 5 and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.

Twinkle, a Canine Companions service dog, is the newest addition to WSHS, WCSD Twinkle

The newest member of the Wildcat family will make its debut on Monday at the side of social worker and mental health specialist Noelle Spriestersbach.

WSHS welcomes three new members to Alumni Hall of Fame WSHS 2022 Alumni Hall of Fame

Westerville South High School added three members to its 2022 Alumni Hall of Fame at a special ceremony Friday.

Westerville high schools highly ranked in Ohio by U.S. News and World report US News and World Report logo

Westerville high schools earned high marks in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings, which was published on Tuesday.

Building-level leadership teams take shape for next school year Dr. Garrett Carter

The end of an academic year sometimes brings about change to a school district’s leadership team, particularly at the building level. With the opening of Minerva France Elementary next August, followed by Minerva Park Middle School in 2023-24, several schools will welcome new leadership team members next year.

Feedback requested from those who attended Westerville Prepared event Westerville Prepared

Those who attended Westerville City Schools’ first-ever Westerville Prepared event on Wednesday are invited to share their feedback in an online form here. People who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card.

Feedback will be helpful in planning next year’s Westerville Prepared event.

WSHS, Wilder educators named neighborhood bridges’ 2021-22 Advocates of the Year 2021-22 neighborhood bridges’ Advocates of the Year

Candi Bartlett, an intervention specialist at Westerville South High School, and Elizabeth Wolfgang, a school counselor at Wilder Elementary, have been named neighborhood bridges’ Advocates of the Year for the 2021-22 school year. 

Student artwork submissions now accepted for Youth Art & Craft Exhibit at Westerville Music and Arts Festival Westerville Music & Arts Festival

Westerville children and teens can submit artwork for the Youth Art & Craft Exhibit at the 47th annual Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music & Arts Festival.

WCHS, WSHS take first and third in Central Ohio Battle of the Books competition Westerville Central and Westerville South 2022 Battle of the Books teams

Westerville Central and Westerville South high schools took top honors against central Ohio teams in the Ohio Capital Conference Battle of the Books competition. WCHS won the event while WSHS placed third. 

WSHS theatre students earn honors at Ohio State Thespian Conference Ohio Thespians logo

Westerville South High School’s Troupe 513 was honored at the Ohio State Thespian Conference last month at Westerville Central High School.

WCSD students and educators travel abroad during spring break Belize

Westerville City Schools teachers and students traveled to Central America and Europe over spring break — the first international tours organized by district educators since the pandemic started.

WCSD receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction for 10th consecutive year WCSD receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction for 10th consecutive year

For the 10th consecutive year, Westerville City Schools has received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction — a rare feat among the 6,000 public entities audited by the state.

Rotary Club of Westerville April 2022 Student of the Month Rotary Club of Westerville's April Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its April 2022 Student of the Month during an April 14 meeting.

Kiwanis Club of Westerville honors top Westerville high school scholars with 60th Annual Academic Varsity Awards Kiwanis Club of Westerville's 60th annual Academic Varsity Awards

The Kiwanis Club of Westerville recognized the top 10 graduates from Westerville Central, North and South high schools on Wednesday as part of its 60th annual Academic Varsity Awards.

WSHS student’s paintings selected in 2022 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition Diana Atieh

Two paintings created by Westerville South High School senior Diana Atieh will be featured in the 52nd Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, which opens April 24 at the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus.

WSHS teacher invites Westerville educators to participate in podcast Kelley Stocker

The latest episode of Kelley Stocker’s Government Girl podcast takes a new approach to explaining the biggest news stories through the lens of a high school government course. 

WSHS recognizes Spring 2022 Cats with Class Spring 2022 Cats with Class

More than 40 Westerville South High School students were recognized as “Cats with Class,” a long-standing WSHS tradition that honors students who demonstrate kindness and good school citizenship.

WCSD schools organize activities as part of Say Something Week WSHS Say Something

Since Monday, Westerville City Schools educators across the district have launched activities as part of the nationwide Say Something Week, which emphasizes the importance of learning warning signs that lead to violence and knowing how to “say something” to a trusted adult to get help.

Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund postpones grants to fall 2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bette Marschall Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation will not award monetary grants during the spring of the 2021-22 school year.  

Westerville Parent Council announces 2021-22 GEM Award recipients Westerville Parent Council logo

Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda have announced the recipients of the 2021-22 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.

WCSD launches video series on district’s Forward Together strategic plan Forward Together logo

Westerville parents and community members can learn more about the district’s ongoing initiatives, upcoming priorities, and plans to follow through on work that was interrupted due to the pandemic in a new video series the district launched this month.

Davidson, Meyer, Nestor-Baker sworn in as members of Westerville Board of Education WCSD BOE Oath of Office Jan. 10

Newly-elected board member Kristy Meyer and re-elected board members Tracy Davidson and Dr. Nancy Nestor-Baker were sworn into office of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education at an organizational/regular meeting on Jan. 10. 

Westerville City Schools Board of Education approves meeting schedule for 2022

Westerville City School District Board of Education members approved the following 2022 meeting calendar during their Jan. 11 organizational meeting.

Westerville community, civic groups recognize WCSD nurses and health aides Westerville community celebrates WCSD nurses and health aides

Westerville community partners, civic leaders and Westerville City Schools officials honored the district’s 34 nurses and health aides at a surprise gathering Wednesday at Westerville South High School.

Rotary Club of Westerville December 2021 Student of the Month Rotary Club of Westerville's December Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its December 2021 Students of the Month during a Dec. 2 meeting. Throughout the school year, from October through May, the Club honors four students from local high schools each month.