West Clermont School District

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#WCconnects Parent Newsletter - February 11th, 2019

Kindergarten in West Clermont

Do you have a child that will be going to Kindergarten next during the 2019-2020 school year? Check out the video below about our tuition free, full day Kindergarten program and how you can enroll your child in our pack!


Kindergarten Information

Did you miss our Kindergarten Information Night? No problem. Get all of the Kindergarten information you need from they Kindergarten Information page on our website.

Thank You to Our Community

We want to thank you, our community for your outpouring of support for Detective Brewer, his family, the Clermont County Sheriff's Office, and all of our first responders. Your generosity and support during this difficult time was a shining example of what makes this community such a great place to be.

We are especially grateful for all of our first responder partner agencies that support our staff and students on a daily basis. To all of them we simply say, thank you!

Wolf Pup Pre-School Lottery is Now Live!

Attention all parents and guardians of preschool-age children! You are now able to apply for the West Clermont Wolf Pup preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year. The online lottery will be open until 5:00pm on February 20th.

Student Requirements for Enrollment:

  • Students must be 3 years of age on or before September 30, 2019.

  • Students who are 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2019, are not eligible for the WCSD preschool program.

  • Families must reside in the West Clermont School District.

  • Students must be toilet trained.

Click on the link below to submit your lottery application.

Building to Building Transfer Application CLOSING on Friday!

The link to the online Building to Building Transfer Request form is OPEN at https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=17403&culture=en&TriggerAutoLogOut=15. The link will stay live through 5:00pm on Friday February 15, 2019.

You will be required to fill out the following information:

- Parent name

- Residential address

- Child’s name

- Child’s grade level for the 2019-2020 school year

- Child’s home school for the 2019 – 2020 school year

- Child’s requested school for the 2019 – 2020 school year

- Names of Siblings

- A box for a reason for the request, including any additional information you want to share (500 characters or less).

Make sure that you fill out a request for each child that you want to be considered for a building to building request, even if you put their names in the “siblings” box for one of your children. The siblings box helps us cross-connect families, but we need a request for each child.

As a reminder, transportation will not be provided for building to building transfer students attending a district school outside of their home school attendance boundary. However, students approved for a building to building transfer may complete an Alternative Transportation Form http://www.westcler.org/docs/district/depts/22/TransportationDocs/WC%20transportation%20form%202017.pdf requesting transportation from an approved bus stop within the elementary attendance area for which the request was approved.

New Support Programs Coming to West Clermont High School

We are very excited about two programs that we will be introducing to students in the next few months. The first program will be Hope Squad. The Hope Squad program is a school-based peer support team that partners with local mental health agencies. Peers select students who are trustworthy and caring individuals to join the Hope Squad. Squad members are trained to watch for at-risk students, provide friendship, identify suicide-warning signs, and seek help from adults. HOPE Squad members are NOT taught to act as counselors, but are educated on recognizing suicide warning signs and how to properly and respectfully report concerns to an adult. Once invited to be a HOPE Squad member, students must get a permission form signed by their parents and go through training. Hope Squads seek to reduce self-destructive behavior and youth suicide by training, building, and creating change in schools and communities.

The second program that we will be implementing is Link Crew. Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Boomerang Project’s proven high school transition program trains mentors from your junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Leaders. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success. More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in high school, their chance for success increases dramatically. Link Crew provides the structure for freshmen to receive support and guidance from juniors and seniors who have been through the challenges that high school poses, and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.

Congratulations to the BPA Students from West Clermont High School!

Congratulations to the students from the Business Professionals of America chapter at West Clermont High School on their success at the Regional Competition. The following students placed within their region and the students starred placed in 1st or 2nd place and will attend the State Leadership Conference in Columbus March 13-15. We have 32 students attending the conference this year representing West Clermont!

Fundamental Accounting—Brendan Haught*, Ryan Shilling, Robert Long*
Payroll Accounting—Prince Kalala*, Emily Crouch*, Jenna Batchler
Banking & Finance—Savannah Kendle
Economic Research Project Individual—Jared Sunkes, Ester Tuke, Robert Long, Eli Ritter
Economic Research Project Team—Gabby Todd and Al Longnecker, Zack Franz & Noah Hollen, Ethan Fisher & Alex Koch, Ryan Bross & Lucas Kamphaus
Personal Financial Management—Ryan Shilling, Brenden Haught, Ashley Landon
Fundamental Word—Madyson Price, Shayne Clephane, Camerin Baer
Intermediate Word—Noah Hollen, Alyssa Folchi
Advanced Word—Al Longnecker, Jared Sunkes, Alyssa Carter, Maddie Lytle
Integrated Office—Trinity Meadowns, Savannah Kendle, Paige Ziska,
Basic Office—Shayler Adams
Advanced Office Systems—Emma Krebs, Emily LaGana*, Avery Danislavs*
Fundamental Spreadsheets—Alex Koch*, Lucas Kamphaus*, Nicholas Faulkner, Ryan Bross, Nathan Cox, Caleb Meyer
Advanced Spreadsheets—Hunter Lee*
Database—Abbey Marsh*, Hannah Thacker*, Carly Simons
Administrative Support Team—Paige Ziska, Madison Downs*, Emily LaGana and Abbey Marsh
Administrative Support Project—Individual—Trinity Meadows, Madison Downs
Business Law and Ethics—Keianna Coulter
Global Marketing Team—Shayler Adams and Emma Krebs*
Small Business Management Team—Emily Crouch, Chloe Lehn & Maddie Lytle*, Takum and Clephane
Interview Skills—Hunter Lee, Jenna Batchler
Advanced Interview Skills—Alyssa Carter*
Human Resource Management—Keianna Coulter*
Prepared Speech—Madyson Price*
Presentation Management—Ashley Landon

Harlem Wizards Coming to West Clermont High School

The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit West Clermont High School on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00) for an evening of great fun and fundraising. Get ready for a high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show! The Wizards will play a game against a team of West Clermont administrators and teachers. All Proceeds will benefit our students and after prom. To get more information and ticket prices visit: http://bit.ly/2DhykBD

#WCconnects Parent Education Series

Our next #WCconnects Parent Education Series session entitled, "Teen Driving Safety" will be held on Thursday March 28th at West Clermont High School. There will be one session from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. The session is free and open to the public.

Get to Know the Wolves Wellness Center at West Clermont Middle School

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: "Going to the Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care". 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!

MercyHealth West Clermont HealthPlex Upcoming Events

Get the latest information below from the MercyHealth West Clermont HealthPlex including information on the:

  • Alex Meacham Basketball Camp on February 18th
  • School's Out Plex Camp on February 15th and February 18th
  • Summer Plex Camp

Need a Flu Shot?

Need a flu shot? The Wolves Wellness School Based Health Center is currently offering flu vaccines. To schedule an appointment your child or yourself, please contact the center at 513-732-5082. Most insurances accepted.

Wolfpack Pantry

The WolfPack Pantry is open to all West Clermont families suffering from food insecurities. Maybe you only need help once during a difficult time or maybe you will make regular visits, we are here for you! The Pantry will be open from 5:30pm-6:30pm on the following dates:

  • February 14th
  • February 28th
  • March 14th
  • March 28th
  • April 11th
  • April 25th
  • May 9th
  • May 23rd

We are also happy to announce we have added a Blessing Box at Brantner Elementary! If you are in need of food, there is accessible food at all 7 of our blessing boxes: Amelia Elementary, Brantner Elementary, Clough Pike Elementary, Holly Hill Elementary, WT Elementary, Willowville Elementary and 1st Presbyterian Church in Batavia.