Warhawk News

Information/Updates about Westerville Central High School

Message from Mr. Lanier

Warhawk Nation

This edition of Warhawks News is loaded with all of the fun activities that our students and staff have done the past month. The holidays are quickly approaching and the 2nd quarter will be over before you know it. Now is the time to put in the work to be successful. This is also a time when stress levels and anxiety can increase. Take a look at this article about how to get ahead of stress and maintain balance in your daily life.

Stress Management Tips for Students

I hope you enjoy this month's edition of the Warhawk News.

"It's Time to Soar Warhawks"

Mr. Lanier

Important Dates


27-29: No School Thanksgiving Break


8, 14-15: Winter Play @ Central (3 p.m. each day)

11: Holiday Band/Choir Concert (7:30 p.m.)

12: Orchestra/Jazz Band Concert (7:30 p.m.)

13: Caring and Sharing Assembly (A.M. Assembly Schedule; 9:00 a.m.)

16-19: Exam Week (New exam schedule)

19: End of the 2nd grading period/1st semester

20-Jan. 6: Holiday Break

New Exam Schedule Debuts in December

All three Westerville High schools will use a new exam schedule this year beginning with the semester exams in December. The new schedule is very simple for parents and students to understand. Students will follow their normal schedule each day. Exams will be woven into the regular school day. Teachers have been working to update their assessments to work with the new approach as well. Exams will now occur over the final 4 days of the semester. As always, we ask that students/families plan accordingly and avoid unnecessary absences.

The new schedule is below:

Monday: 12/16 & Tuesday: 12/17

Period 1: Exam

Period 2: Class

Period 3: Exam

Period 4: Class

Period 5: Exam

Period 6: Class

Period 7: Exam

Period 8: Class

Wednesday: 12/18 & Thursday: 12/19

Period 1: Class

Period 2: Exam

Period 3: Class

Period 4: Exam

Period 5: Class

Period 6: Exam

Period 7: Class

Period 8: Exam

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AP Environmental Students Win Competition

Early in November, Central had a team of some of Mr. Forrest's AP Environmental Science students go to the Columbus Zoo Teen EcoSummit. They were challenged to come up with a Conservation Action Plan, present a grant proposal in front of a board composed of members from Kroger, Battelle, SWACO, the Zoo and AEP. They won! So if you see Kenedy Witherow, Stephanie Carson, Muheeb Hijazen, Remi Schultz, Megan Elkins, Sarina Motts or Zach Smith today be sure to congratulate them!
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October Students of the Month

Front Row (L-R):

Nisha Sapkota by Mrs.Kuhn (English Learners)

Yavian Webster by Mrs. Cargin (English)

Gianna Deanley by Mr. Morrison/Mrs. Cress (Social Studies)

Lucy West by Mrs. Yarano (Fine Arts)

Emily Enyame by Mr. Hildreth (Band)

Spencer Saeulang by Ms. Nietert (Math)

Back Row (L-R):

Michael Jaros by Mrs. Bailey/Mr. Heeren (Business)

Madison Dudgeon by Mr. Wolfe (Theater)

Samara Davis by Mrs. Nicol/Mr.Whitlatch (Peer Collaboration)

Rachel Fields by Mr. Alasti (Science)

Heliana Campos-Duran by Mrs. Moehl (World Language)

Warhawk Academic Boosters

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Athletics Info

Please visit our Athletic Webpage for the latest in Warhawk Athletic News and upcoming contests.

Athletic Director Andy Ey at eya@westerville.k12.oh.us.

Central Students Sign their National Letters of Intent

Central celebrated November signing day by honoring 7 student athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to further their athletic careers at the the collegiate level.

Pictured from L-R:

Front Row:

Emily Ruck: Softball, The Ohio State University

Nya Olmstead: Soccer, University of Southern Indiana

Grace Welty: Golf, Indiana State University

Macy Swearing: Swimming, Marshal University

Back Row:

Cameron Compson: Softball, Wright State University

Hannah Fowler: Rowing, Robert Morris University

Juliet Bernard: Track, Hillsdale University

Not pictured:

Kendall George: Gymnastics, Northern Illinois

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Attendance Info

Students who attend school regularly will experience greater success than students who have poor attendance. Helping students with attendance issues is a team effort that includes the family, school counselors, administration and health care providers. Proactive communication around attendance will help the team work together to support students in their efforts to be successful in their academic experience.

Please find some helpful hints from our attendance clerk below to help get the school year started off on the right foot:

Attendance Office Phone #: 614-797-6820

Please call when you know that your student is going to be absent from school for any reason.


Occasionally students have a medical or dental appointment during school hours. In the event that such an appointment is necessary, the following procedure must be used or that student will be considered unexcused: A note from the parent/guardian prior to the appointment is appropriate. A phone call/voice mail message at least 1 hour prior to the student’s necessary dismissal time is acceptable. Parental/guardian calls and notes must be specific about the reason for and the time of the appointment and the approximate time of return. Prior to leaving the building, the student must stop in the attendance office to sign out. Upon return, the student must sign in to the attendance office and bring verification of his/her doctor, dentist, or court appointment.

Thanks for your help in helping us track your child's attendance.



Tom Lanier, Principal

Nick McIlwain, Assistant Principal

Eric Nickel, Assistant Principal

Roshawn Parker, Assistant Principal

Andy Ey, Athletic Director

School Counselors:

Monica Johnson, Counselor A-CO

Jim Kloepfer, Counselor CR-HE

Megan Lemmon, Counselor HI-ME

Erica Guice, Counselor MI-SA

Carrie Ackermann, Counselor SC-Z

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