West Clermont School District

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#WCconnects Parent Newsletter - September 24th, 2018

National School Attendance Awareness Month

September is National School Attendance Awareness Month. When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. Whether the days missed are due to illness, truancy or for any other reason, the end result for the student is the same – learning time is lost. Children and adolescents will get sick at times and may need to stay at home, but we want to work with you to help minimize the number of days your student misses school. See the graphic below to help guide you on making a decision on when to send your student to school and when to keep them home.

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Congratulations to our District Award Winners!

Career Prep Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Aaron Stahley of West Clermont Middle School for being named the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Career Prep Educator of the Year!

Business Parter of the Year

Congratulations to Mercy Health for being named the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Business Partner of the Year. Thank you to Mercy Health for being the official health care provider for the West Clermont Wolves!

It's Homecoming Week in the Den!

Today marks the beginning of Homecoming Week at West Clermont High School! The Homecoming football game will be on Friday September 28th vs. Loveland at 7:00pm. The Homecoming Dance, "A Night in the City" will be on Saturday September 29th 8:00pm - 11:00pm at the high school.

Tickets for the dance are $15 and will be on sale through Friday September 28th. Students will need to have valid ID, have at least half of their school fees paid, and sign a behavior contract to purchase a ticket.

West Clermont Education Foundation Run to the Future 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run

The inaugural West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K will be a cross-country type run/walk that will take place entirely on the West Clermont High School campus. The race will be held on Saturday, September 29, and it will begin with a mass start at 8:00 AM. Participants will follow a course that loops throughout the fields and parking lots of the high school property, and all runners/walkers will finish inside the football stadium.

To register for the West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Cincinnati/WestClermontEducationFoundation5K.

The annual West Clermont Education Foundation Fun Run will begin after the 5K Run/Walk at 9:00am. All participants need to be checked in 10 minutes before their race time. The divisions include:

9:15am - Grades 6-8 2 Miles

9:45am - Grades 4-5 1 Mile

10:15am - Grades 2-3 1/2 Mile

10:30am - Grades K-1 1/4 Mile

11:00am - Awards

A trophy will be presented to the school with the most participants. Medals will be awarded to the Top 10 runners in each heat. Registration is $10 on the day of the event. All participants will receive a Fun Run t-shirt!

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.

Get to Know the Wolves Wellness Center

By Brandi Miller, HealthSource of Ohio

School-based health centers are exactly what the name implies: the center of health in the schools where they are based. Students and their families rely on school-based health centers to meet their needs for a full range of age-appropriate health care services, typically including:

· primary medical care

· mental/behavioral health care

· vision services

· health education and promotion

· case management

· nutrition education

Students can be treated for acute illnesses, such as flu, and chronic conditions, including asthma and diabetes. With an emphasis on prevention, early intervention and risk reduction, school-based health centers counsel students on healthy habits and how to prevent injury, violence and other threats. School-based health centers often are operated as a partnership between the school and a community health organization, such as a community health center, like HealthSource of Ohio—West Clermont’s health partner.

Nearly 2,000 school-based health centers operate nationwide, according to the most recent National Assembly on School-Based Health Care census. The Wolves Wellness Center, located at West Clermont Middle School, is the School-based Health Center in the West Clermont School District. Parents can enroll their children in the program to access its services and benefits.

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 4th
  • 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. We are ALWAYS in need of the following items:

  • kid friendly cereal
  • pop tarts
  • toilet paper
  • small dish detergent (dollar store size)
  • razors
  • feminine products
  • shampoo and conditioners
  • microwavable meals
  • tuna cracker packs

There are also collection buckets at both West Clermont Middle School (7th/8th grade office) and West Clermont High School (main office).