West Clermont School District

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#WCconnects Parent Newsletter - November 1st, 2018

The West Clermont Experience

For the month of October we are featuring the West Clermont Experience and highlighting people and programs that make an education in the West Clermont School District unique. In this issue, check out how Future Ready is not just a catch phrase, it is what we are doing every day here in West Clermont. See how our Project Lead The Way students at West Clermont High School are being prepared for good, high paying jobs in the highly in demand world of advanced manufacturing.

West Clermont Words - By Natasha L. Adams, Superintendent

With this blog, I will discuss a variety of timely issues and provide information that I hope will be helpful to West Clermont students, staff, parents, business partners and community members. It's entitled West Clermont Words because words can help us tell our story, make us more connected, and help us see hope and possibility for our future.

Summerside and Willowville Construction Update

Construction on the new Summerside and Willowville continues with a push to get the buildings under roof and closed in to facilitate working on the interior finishes throughout the winter months. The masonry contractors are working on finishing the first floor outside walls and are working on the second floor walls as the structural steel is secured into place. The structural steel contractors are currently erecting bar joist, beams and decking to support the second floor. The concrete contractors are pouring the concrete floors on the second level as soon as the released by the steel contractors.

The utility contractors are on site and working to keep up with the masonry contractors. Duke Energy has installed gas into each site with electric to follow. We expect roofing to start mid-November.

Both buildings are being built by Conger Construction with the work being staged to best facilitate the schedule and budget, therefore, as you drive by the sites you may notice a difference in appearance. We are still on schedule to demolish the existing buildings in June 2019 and open both new buildings for the 2019-2020 school year. You can see updated pictures on each building below.

B-105 Monster Makeover

Congratulations to Mr. Kevin Thacker, Principal at Clough Pike Elementary School. He won the B-105 Big Dave Show Monster Makeover! Check out the before and after pictures below. The kids loved it! You can watch the full reveal to the kids from our Facebook page by clicking here or on the link below.

West Clermont Connects Parent Education Series

Our next #WCconnects Parent/Education session called, “Physical Wellness and Nutrition” will be held on Thursday November 15th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. In Community Room A at West Clermont High School. The session will include wellness and nutrition information from our partners at MercyHealth and HealthSource of Ohio. The session is free and open to the public.

Below you will also find information from previous sessions as well as an article on the link between alcohol abuse and sexual assault. If you have any questions, please let us know at info@westcler.org.

West Clermont High School Thanksgiving Dinner

The 4th Annual West Clermont High School Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 21st, from 5:00pm - 7:30pm. This event helps provide a Thanksgiving dinner for families in need throughout the West Clermont School District.

Please consider helping to make this a warm and enjoyable holiday for all community members by making a donation to the dinner. Any amount is greatly appreciated. $25 will feed two and $50 will feed a family of four. All donations received will be matched by our generous partners at General Electric!

Last year, your generosity helped nearly 100 families totaling over 200 people. Please consider helping our West Clermont family again.

Send donations to:

West Clermont Community Thanksgiving Dinner

℅ West Clermont High School

4101 Bach-Buxton Drive

Batavia, Ohio 45103

Need a Flu Shot?

Need a flu shot? The Wolves Wellness School Based Health Center is currently offering flu vaccines. To schedule an appointment your child or yourself, please contact the center at 513-732-5082. Most insurances accepted.

Meet The Nurse Practitioner at the Wolves Wellness Center

Dena Richter is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and she provides medical care at the Wolves Wellness School-based Health Center located at West Clermont Middle School. Dena can provide complete primary care to all ages but she has a particular interest in adolescent health, patient education and preventive care.

Dena explains, “Adolescence is such a changing time in a person’s life that can be difficult for some. I feel this is the time for health care providers to talk to and educate their patients in this age group. They need physical, mental and emotional support through this changing time in their life. I enjoy educating patients. When people understand why something is happening, they are more likely to be compliant with their plan of care. Preventive care is very important to me. If we can prevent illness and diseases, we keep the community healthy. School Based Health is important to the community due to the convenience of care. This helps decrease absenteeism and tardiness for the students and their parents. I am excited to return to the district where I went to high school as a nurse practitioner and give back to the West Clermont community.”

Prior to getting her Master's Degree in Nursing and her Post Master's Degree Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati, Dena attended Glen Este High School and is a proud member of the Class of 1992.

MercyHealth Medical Minute

Our partners at MercyHealth will be providing medical tips on how our students, staff, and community members can stay safe and healthy. The topic for this issue: Is Your Teenage Daughter More Susceptible to Sports Injuries. You can read the full article at the link below. Thank you to MercyHealth for being the official healthcare provider for the West Clermont Wolves!

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Family Engagement Series

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is holding a series entitled, The Family Engagement Series. It is designed to unlock your strength, build a foundation, and learn skills and strategies to manage family stressors. These hands-on sessions will teach you practical ways to manage pressure, patience, and learn creative ways to modify your existing methods of coping and caring for those you love. We must care for ourselves first in order to care for others in our family.

To learn more about the Family Engagement Series check out the video below. You can register for the sessions at the link below or by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southwest-ohio-family-engagement-series-tickets-51561878968.


Cincy Kids 4 Kids Wolfpack Pantry

Did you know that the West Clermont School District has a food pantry for our families that cope with food insecurity? The WolfPack Pantry is a team effort between the local non-profit group Cincy Kids 4 Kids, the Freestore Foodbank, the West Clermont School District, and our amazing community!

The Wolfpack Pantry is located inside of West Clermont Middle School and is open twice a month from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. In an emergency, contact the Wolfpack Pantry at cincykids4kids@zoomtown.com.

2018 Wolfpack Pantry Day of Operation (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

  • November 1st
  • November 15th

What items are available at the Wolfpack Pantry?

Canned goods, frozen meat and foods, occasional fresh produce, breakfast foods, feminine items, personal care items, detergents, toilet paper and more. (All items are based on availability from the Freestore Foodbank and donations from our community.

How can I help the Wolfpack Pantry?

You can check out the Cincy Kids 4 Kids Facebook page for the latest information. Our current needs are:

  • Pasta Sauce - Any variety
  • Laundry Pods - Can be any size containers, we portion them out.
  • Fabric Softener sheets
  • Dish Detergent - small liquid bottles (dollar tree size)
  • Small bottles of cleaning supplies
  • Kid Friendly Cereal
  • Pop tarts
  • Deodorant
  • Canned Skyline - Not a necessity but our families would LOVE this.
  • Microwaveable meals - Like hormel small complete meals, ravioli
  • Can openers

You can turn items in to the collection buckets at both West Clermont Middle School (7th/8th grade office) and West Clermont High School (main office). You can also donate items at Everything Bagels.