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Since October, the inaugural members of Hawthorne Elementary’s Ruling Our Experiences (ROX) girls group have been gathering each week to explore topics to help them navigate relationships, experiences and decisions.
Melissa Gordon, a secretary at Walnut Springs Middle School, and Stephen Smalley, assistant principal at Genoa Middle School, have been recognized by the Westerville Sunrise Rotary for going above and beyond to serve students.
About 20 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from all five of Westerville City Schools’ middle schools participated in the 2023 Ohio Music Education District 15 Middle School Honor Band on Nov. 11 at Westerville Central High School.
Eighth-graders in Tina Bardwell’s science classes at Genoa Middle School joined the dozens of discussions taking place throughout Central Ohio on Oct. 11 as part of The Big Table — a community-wide conversation where participants are encouraged to imagine the next steps toward a kind and just future.
Artwork created by eighth-graders across the district’s middle schools will be featured in a special art exhibition as part of the Westerville Public Library’s Wizards and Wands Festival.
For the second consecutive year, Westerville City Schools has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation to provide training and resources for teachers interested in bringing a deeper learning approach into their lesson design.
For years, art teachers across Westerville’s middle schools have rolled out a trading card lesson, where students create mini-art works applying media, materials and techniques of their choosing.
Westerville community members interested in acquiring skills needed to help prevent suicide can participate in a virtual training hosted by Westerville City Schools, in partnership with the Westerville Education Challenge.
For Genoa Middle School eighth-grader Kylei Pinckney, wind power wasn’t just a science term she was assigned to study in class. She wondered if the renewable energy source could be used as a way to de-escalate hurricanes or create early warning alerts to those impacted by natural disasters.
Cambria Hudberg, a seventh-grader at Genoa Middle School, received the Outstanding Entry for Ohio, Junior level at the National History Day competition in June.
Cali Hejduk, an eighth-grader at Genoa Middle School, is a U.S. Youth Soccer National Champion after her U13 soccer team, Columbus United Lions, won their final match against Solar SC from Texas last month.
The Westerville City School District Records Commission will hold its annual meeting at 5:50 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2023, in the Board Training Room of the district's Early Learning Center, located at 936 Eastwind Drive.
For the past several years, Genoa Middle School’s sixth-grade Team Journey has recognized students who demonstrate kindness and inclusiveness while supporting their peers and teachers.
Westerville families can enjoy hands-on educational activities with WOSU Classroom as part of Second Saturday Kids Day during the Columbus Arts Festival 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 10 in front of COSI.
Westerville City School District (WCSD) Treasurer/CFO Nicole Marshall recently informed Board of Education members that her financial projections in November — where the district delayed entering deficit spending for at least one more fiscal year — have remained steady.
Julianne Schaffer, an English teacher at Westerville Central High School, Angela Zimmerman, a fourth-grade teacher at Whittier Elementary and Lowry Wisner, a third-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s (WEF) May Teachers of the Month.
Westerville City Schools’ Summer Enrichment Theatre program will now be bringing “Mean Girls the Musical” to the stage this summer.
The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at the district's Early Learning Center located at 936 Eastwind Drive.
Westerville parents and caregivers interested in learning more about how to navigate and access Google Drive can attend an upcoming course created by the Westerville Public Library.
The Ohio Department of Education is now accepting applications from families to establish Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Accounts for the 2022-23 school year.
The Westerville Sunrise Rotary recognized the eight recipients of this year’s Service to Youth awards at the group’s meeting on Wednesday.
The courtyard in Genoa Middle School is now filled with cement pavers covered in brightly-colored tiles and clay symbols — each representing the student artist who created them.
Genoa Middle School’s sixth-grade team earned top honors at a district-wide Battle of the Books competition on May 11 at Westerville North High School’s auditorium.
Rachel Shoemaker, a second-grade teacher at Wilder Elementary and Maureen Hogarth, a kindergarten teacher at Hawthorne Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s (WEF) March Teachers of the Month.
The WEF April Teachers of the Month recipients include Sarah Shaffer, music teacher at Genoa Middle School; Elizabeth Byers-Spurlock, a kindergarten teacher at Fouse Elementary and Jim Ledford, a first-grade teacher at Alcott Elementary.
Westerville City School District Board of Education members and district leaders will be on hand in front of Hanby Elementary during Uptown Westerville’s 4th Friday event on May 26 to share community stakeholder survey as part of the search for the district’s next Superintendent.
The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will convene in a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 22 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville.
Genoa Middle School eighth-graders’ recent trip to Washington D.C. included a special stop: a visit with Westerville North High School alum Vijay Shanker, who serves as a judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals D.C. Court of Appeals.
Westerville City Schools Treasurer/CFO Nicole Marshall presented testimony before the Ohio Senate Education Committee on May 10 on House Bill 33, the state’s budget bill for fiscal years 2024 and 2025.
The bill includes proposals to expand eligibility for the state’s EdChoice scholarship program and continue implementation of the Fair School Funding Plan — both of which were the focus of Marshall’s testimony.
Westerville City Schools parents, staff and community members will soon be able to share feedback that will help inform the search for the district’s next Superintendent.
Westerville sixth-grade students in advanced math classes competed in the 2022-23 Continental Mathematics League Contest, which tests students’ problem solving, analytical reasoning, mathematical computation, and reading skills.
Genoa Middle School art teacher Juls Rathje has taken a new approach to teaching perspective with her eighth-grade students thanks to a new project in partnership with the Arts Council of Westerville and Westerville Public Library.
Westerville City Schools students have multiple opportunities to receive meals over the summer.
Following interviews on May 1 with three finalists, the Westerville City School District (WCSD) Board of Education selected Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to lead its upcoming Superintendent search.
The Westerville Education Association honored educators at its annual Spring Reception on Wednesday, recognizing the 2022-23 Educators of the Year and celebrating the 10 teachers retiring this spring.
The upcoming Westerville Prepared event offers Westerville students and families a unique opportunity to connect with employers in a way that can help shape students’ career path after high school.
The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will convene in a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 8 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville.
Diverse books, robotics materials and a variety of instruments to foster multiple creative pathways to music learning are among the seven proposals awarded a 2023 Spring Grant from the Westerville Education Foundation (WEF).
Eight students at Genoa and Walnut Springs middle schools were awarded for their projects in the Ohio History Day competition, with one student advancing to the National History Day contest in June at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the district's Early Learning Center located at 936 Eastwind Drive.
The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will convene in a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville.
Deanna McDaniel, a media specialist at Genoa Middle School, is among 47 educators from National History Day programs who have been nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award.
Westerville students can dive into the world of robotics and coding, learn about the ecology of Westerville, build friendship skills, design and build marble roller coasters and immerse in Greek mythology through Summer Ignite, a district-wide summer learning series created by Westerville educators and staff.
More than 200 drawings, paintings, sculptures and other pieces students across Westerville City Schools created this school year are now on display — in-person and virtually — as part of the annual art show sponsored by the district and the Arts Council of Westerville.
The Westerville City Schools Board of Education will convene in a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 10 at the district's Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive, in Westerville. Board meetings are open to the public. Archived recordings of recent regular Board of Education meetings are uploaded and available for viewing on the district's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/WCSDOhio. The District shall make reasonable accommodation for disabled persons to be able to participate in these activities. Please call 614-797-5756 or e-mail FarrisJ@westerville.k12.oh.us if such accommodations are needed.
Terry VanHuffel, the secretary at Genoa Middle School, has been named the Westerville Educational Support Staff Association’s Staff Member of the Month for March.
Nineteen students from Genoa Middle School and Walnut Springs Middle School are moving on to the state competition after participating in the Region 6 Ohio History Day Competition on March 11 at the Ohio Statehouse.
The Mock Trial teams at Genoa, Heritage and Walnut Springs middle schools came together at the City of Westerville’s City Council chambers on Thursday to practice for the upcoming Mock Trial competition.
The deadline to contribute gently-used books for Westerville elementary students is April 14.
Westerville Central High School senior Sidney Choo is organizing a book drive, collecting gently-used books from individuals and community members with plans to distribute them to elementary students.