Nicholas News

2/1/16 - 2/7/16

We Love West Carrollton Schools!

WE NEED YOUR HELP to protect and preserve the educational options for all of the 3,911 students.

  • 5.5 for 3,911 on Tuesday, March 15 we will be on the ballot. This is a revenue issue - not an expenditure issue.
  • We spend significantly more General Fund dollars on instruction and significantly less on administration than the state average.
  • The cost of operating our schools and our expenditure per equivalent student is less than the state average.
  • Our food service department is one of a handful in Ohio that are 100% self-sufficient.
  • Cost of the levy on a home valued at $100,000 is $16.04/month.

If you have any questions of need more information please contact Superintendent Rusty Clifford at 937-859-5121, Ext. 1118.

Black Beard's Birthdays of the Week

2/1/16 - Donald Johnson

2/3/16 - James Simpson

2/3/16 - Jailey Woods

2/5/16 - Abdurahman Ismail

2/6/16 - Jordan Campbell

Chili Cook-Off

First Annual Chili Cook-Off

Join us as Firefighters from West Carrollton, Moraine an Miami Township battle it out in the search for the area's top chili chefs!

Chili Contest - Face Painting - 50/50 Raffle - Music

Half-time free throw shoot-out between Fire Departments

WC Elementary Basketball Parade of Teams

2/12/16, 5:00-7:00 pm

West Carrollton HS


Beef or Vegetarian Chili

Chili Fixin's Bar (Cheese, Crackers, Onion, etc.)

Tortilla Chips

Hot Dogs


Soda and Water

The cost of entry is a donation in the amount you choose.

100% of your donation will support Pirate Packs, a local organization that feeds hungry West Carrollton students on the weekends.



Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Pirate Parent Page


Standardized test season will soon be here. This is the time of year where students and teachers experience test anxiety. Parents here is one way you can help prepare your child for testing:

Give your child a chance to practice

If your child has trouble taking tests, try practicing test questions and studying new words at home. Your child's school or the library may have some samples to use. Keep the sessions short, and set small, manageable goals so that the extra practice boosts your child's confidence (Narang, 2008).

Tutoring, Mentoring and Test Preparation!

The West Carrollton National Honors Society, Frank Nicholas and Miami Shores Baptist Church have partnered to offer afterschool tutoring to Nicholas students. The sessions will be held at Miami Shores Baptist Church (next door to Nicholas) on Wednesdays beginning February 17th through May 18th. Sessions will run from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Each session will include both math and literacy instruction and a light snack. Additional social and mentoring activities will be available as well. Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend. For more information or permission slips, contact the main office at 937- 859 - 5121.

February's Asset Builder of the Month - Betsy Baker

Betsy Baker is a first grade student at Frank Nicholas Elementary and is our choice for Asset Builder of the Month. Betsy exemplifies many of the 42 Developmental Assets. At home, she has a lot of family support from her mom, dad, and two older sisters (Asset #1). She also spends a lot of time with her grandma (Asset #3) and attends church (Asset #19) whenever she can. She is responsible for feeding and taking care of her pet cats, dogs, and bunnies (Asset #30). At school, Betsy is respectful and caring (Asset #26). She is honest (Asset #29) and turns her homework in on time each week (Asset #23). In fact, doing homework is her favorite asset. She is a member of the Junior Youth Leadership Board (Asset #9) that helped with the homecoming parade and took ornaments to the local nursing home. Betsy likes playing sports such as soccer, basketball, and softball (Asset #18). In her spare time, she loves to read (Asset#25) books about princesses. When Betsy grows up, she would like to be a teacher, just like her role model Mrs. Corbeil (Asset #40). Congratulations, Betsy, for being our Asset Builder of the Month.


Gorden - Cailey Maloney

Corbeil - Colton Holtzman

Druffel - Jasia Harrison

Siler - Brady Harker

Reumann/Vikan - Jailyn Agins

Cripps - Vincent Leal

Whitaker - Kamryn Motley

Teemer - Taylor Byers

Fiorentini - Jimmy Simpson

Shockey - Riahna Dixon

Feola - Hayden Midkiff

Events of the High Seas


2/1 - 2/19 Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

2/15 - President's Day - No school

2/17 - 5/18 - Afterschool Tutoring/Mentoring (Miami Shore Baptist Church)

2/29 - PTO Meeting, 4:00PM

Here's What's Going on in our Classrooms!