West Clermont School District

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#WCconnects Parent Newsletter - October 12th, 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, see the video below on how we are building a foundation and challenging our elementary students to be critical thinkers and work collaboratively at the West Clermont Gifted Learning Center.

https://youtu.be/vu31KxhBHMU

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.

Congratulations to our District Award Winners!

Teacher of the Week!

Congratulations to Sandy Lemmink, Teacher at Clough Pike Elementary School for being named the Warm 98 Teacher of the Week!

Congratulations Mr. Whitford!

Congratulations to Kurt Whitford, Teacher at West Clermont High School for receiving a $2,100 grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation to conduct water sample surveys at the high school.

West Clermont Connects Parent Education Series

Our next #WCconnects Parent Education session called, “Hidden in Plain Sight - Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention” will be held on Thursday October 18th during Parent/Teacher Conferences at West Clermont High School. To get more information about the risk factors associated with drug addiction please download the document listed below.


There will be two sessions: 4:30pm-5:30pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm. All sessions will be held in Community Room A. The sessions are free and the entire community is welcome to attend.


If you missed the last session entitled, "Trauma and Grief in Teens/Hope Squad" you can download the information from the session below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@westcler.org.

Weather All Call Test Notification

With the winter months coming up, we will be conducting a test call of our weather notification system on Tuesday October 23rd. This system will be used to notify you in the event of a school closing or delay. If you do not receive the call, if you would like to change your number, or if you would like your number excluded from the future notifications please contact your child's school.


As a reminder, the fastest way to get district notifications and information is to follow us on Twitter (@WestCler) or on Facebook at Facebook.com/westclermont.

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, Signs of a Concussion in Young Athletes. 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!

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)

  • October 18th
  • 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.