Information/Updates about Westerville Central High School
Message from Mr. Lanier
My wife and I recently saw the movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," which provides insight into how Fred Rogers (of the PBS children's program 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood') emphasized the importance of treating one another with kindness. The movie details the power of having empathy for others; the importance of being kind; and the essential need to treat everyone with decency. This philosophy fits right into the core values that we ask everyone at Central to adhere to everyday; 'Aways do your best; be kind; and embrace uniqueness.' Whether it be Fred Rogers' approach or Central's core values, let's make our community a better place by putting these values on display in our daily interactions with everyone in our lives.
I hope you have a great final two weeks of the first semester.
I hope you enjoy this month's edition of the Warhawk News.
"It's Time to Soar Warhawks"
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
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
PSAT Results Available this Week
Students will be able to access their October PSAT/NMSQT scores on Tuesday, December 10. Students should receive an email from College Board indicating their scores are available on December 10 if they put an email address on their test form. Students’ paper score report should arrive to the students' home the week of December 16. Please see below for helpful information regarding accessing and interpreting scores:
- Homepage for parents and students for understanding PSAT/NMSQT scores, direct link to a short video explaining scores
- Get free, personalized SAT practice! Your PSAT score unlocks a free, personalized practice plan through Official SAT Practice on Kahn Academy. Visit www.satpractice.org, create an account, and link your College Board and Khan Academy accounts for a plan based on your test results
- For student account issues, the student or guardian must contact College Board’s student customer support team: 866-433-7728 or email@example.com
Scholarship Info Night for the Class of 2020
There will be a Community Scholarship Informational Meeting for parents and students on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:30-7:30pm at Westerville SOUTH High School. During this meeting, we will go over the instruction for submitted the Community Scholarship application (due 1/10/2020).
All seniors are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Community Scholarship Application process. Many scholarships are offered with varying criteria (you do not have to have a 4.0 GPA to apply) and scholarship amounts vary.
Mark your calendar and plan to attend! If you have any questions, contact the Counseling Office at 614-797-6830.
Central Students and Staff Host the 2nd Annual 'Hour of Code'
Warhawk Academic Boosters
November Students of the Month
Nicholas Layne nominated by Mrs. Kiko
Sulekha Abdullahi nominated by Mrs. Kratofil
Bibes Biswa nominated by Mrs. Christy
Donnie Adkins nominated by Mrs. Cress
Josh South nominated by Mr. Heeren
Megan Sullivan nominated by Ms. Shaw
Teagan Cochern nominated by Mr. Hildreth AND Mr. Mize
Phillip Lubinksy nominated by Mr. Hildreth
Not Pictured: Avery (Rachel) Zygmunt nominated by Mrs. Snider
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! Visit http://westervilleparentcouncil.com/gem-awards-2/ to download the nomination form. Forms are due by February 21, with recipients being announced in late-February. Forms can be turned into the Front Office or mailed/hand-delivered to Westerville Parent Council. Please contact our Central GEM coordinator, Heidi Snow (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Girls Basketball Season Gets Underway
Another example of our Warhawks Soaring
There's Still Time to Donate to Caring and Sharing
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.
Boo Radley Club at Central
Central Celebrated 'Friendsgiving' November 26
Tom Lanier, Principal
Nick McIlwain, Assistant Principal
Eric Nickel, Assistant Principal
Roshawn Parker, Assistant Principal
Andy Ey, Athletic Director
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