Warhawk News

Information/Updates about Westerville Central High School

Message from Mr. Lanier

Warhawk Nation

Welcome to 2020!! We are excited to get started with the 2nd semester. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break and is ready to return and get back to the important work at hand. Make sure you return with a vision of your future along with the focus you need to make sure that your vision is realized. :-)

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

"It's Time to Soar Warhawks"

Mr. Lanier

Important Dates


6: Classes resume.

15: Class Meetings to discuss 2nd semester goals/expectations

20: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No school)

25: Westerville Parent Prep Workshop (9 a.m.-3 p.m. @ WNHS)

30: Early Release Day (Students dismissed at 1:05 p.m.)


12-13: Parent/Teacher Conferences (4 p.m.-8 p.m.)

12: Black History Month Performance (7 p.m. at Central Theater, $5 admission at the door)

14: No School (Conference comp day)

22: Winter Formal Dance (8-11 p.m.)

17: No School (President's Day)

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Westerville Parent Prep Workshop: January 25 9 a.m.-3 p.m. @ WNHS

Westerville City School District officials invite parents and guardians to mark their calendars for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 25, 2020, and encourage them to attend one or more Parent Prep sessions that day at Westerville North High School (950 County Line Road). Parent Prep is a new district initiative offering several 45-minute sessions in which participants will learn hands-on strategies in the areas of Mental Health, Wellness & Student Well Being; Technology; College & Career Readiness; School Safety, Culture & Climate; and Study Skills, Organizational Skills & Family Resources.

Parent Prep sessions offer valuable information to families of children at all grade levels and will address Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) topics such as such as Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making, and Relationship Skills. An electronic registration form is being finalized and soon will be distributed for parents/guardians to select up to six class offerings. Attendees will be able to leave and return as they please throughout the day in order to participate in the classes of most interest to them. Classes will target age-appropriate strategies for Stress Management, Anxiety, Test Taking & Executive Functioning Skills, and Parenting Basics. Law enforcement experts also will provide information about school safety and various issues faced by today’s youth. Due to the sensitive nature of some topics being presented throughout the day, this event is for adults only; students or other children are not permitted to attend. Additional details soon will be available at http://www.wcsoh.org/ParentPrep.

SEL is the process of developing self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills necessary for school, work, and life success. According to the Committee for Children, people with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially. Children thrive. Schools win. Workplaces benefit. Society strengthens. Learn more at https://www.cfchildren.org. The Westerville City School District thanks Westerville Education Challenge (WEC) for its support of this inaugural Parent Prep event. While no lunch break is planned, WEC is providing free box lunches from Canes, which will be available between classes. Water will also be offered, along with a vegetarian option.

Warhawk Academic Boosters

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Accepting GEM Nominations for 2020

It's time once again to nominate a spectacular member of our Central community for the Westerville Parent Council / Roush Honda GEM Award. Think about an adult volunteer or staff member who has gone the “extra mile” to enrich the lives of our students. When you stop to think about it, we all know someone who exemplifies this award! Click here to access the nomination form. Forms are due by February 7, with recipients being announced in late-February. More information is available on the Westerville Parent Council website.

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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 Caring and Sharing raises over $15k

Thank you to Mrs. Horn and our Key Club students for conducting another successful Caring and Sharing fundraising effort in support of the Westerville Caring and Sharing organization. Thanks to the generosity of Warhawk Nation, over $15,000 was raised to purchase gifts for families in need. The community celebrated their efforts with an assembly December 13.
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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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