Information/Updates about Westerville Central High School
Message from Mr. Lanier
Whew...the First Semester is flying by us!! I hope everyone had a chance to spend time with family and enjoy the Thanksgiving Break. I know I did!!
In this busy time of year, be sure to take a moment to pause, reflect, and stay focused on what is most important. Often times the best 'present' you can give to someone is to be 'present' to one another. Give the gift of time well spent with family during this holiday season.
This edition of Warhawk News contains information about end of the semester activities.
We are so excited for our upcoming events and can't wait to share them with the Warhawk Community.
"It's Time to Soar Warhawks"
November 27-December 5: Caring and Sharing donations collected through Homeroom.
December 1: Music Boosters present Breakfast with Santa at Central. 8:30 a.m.-Noon. admission for breakfast is 7$ for 13 and older; $5 for 12 and under. Come to Central and take advantage of the opportunity for the kids to talk to Santa. Music/entertainment provided by students in Central's music programs.
December 4: Mandatory College Credit Plus meeting for First Time takers only. 7 p.m. at Central.
December 3-7: Winter OST testing for student re-takes only. Information found below.
December 7: Caring and Sharing Assembly. 8:55 a.m.-9:35 a.m.
December 17-19: Semester Exams (schedule found below).
December 20-January2: Winter Break (No School)
January 3: Classes resume.
OST Re-Take Information
Central will administer Ohio State Tests to seniors needing to take, or re-take, graduation tests. We will have approximately 80 students testing each day. Central will operate on a normal bell schedule during testing.
Testing dates for OST's in December:
Dec 3: ELA 1 and ELA 2
Dec 4: Algebra 1 and Geometry
Dec 5: American History and Government
Dec 6: Biology
Dec 7, 10, 11: Make-up testing
Testing will begin at 7:30 each morning. Students should confirm their testing location with Mr. McIlwain if they have questions.
Semester Exam Schedule
Please feel free to contact the office with any questions about the exam schedule.
Central Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Westerville Caring and Sharing
Diane Conley Service to Youth Award Presented to Mrs. Brown
Rotary Student of the Month
Central Students Visit Nationwide Children's Hospital
Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting December 4 for First Time Participants
Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting is December 4, for First Time Participants
Current students in grades 6 - 11 who are interested in participating in College Credit Plus (CCP) next school year are invited to attend a mandatory CCP information session on Tuesday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. at Westerville Central High School, which is located at 7118 Mt. Royal Avenue.
The CCP Program allows eligible Ohio students in grades 7 through 12 to earn college and high school credit through the successful completion of college courses. To participate in CCP for the 2019-2020 school year, which will include the 2019 Summer Term, students and their families participating in CCP for the first time must attend this mandatory informational meeting.
Students interested in CCP (which includes, but is not limited to, specialized programs such as the John Glenn Internship as well as CCP courses offered on a student’s high school campus) must demonstrate college-readiness and be accepted by the college/university they wish to attend. Each college/university has their own GPA and standardized test minimums. Academic Advisors from Columbus State Community College, Otterbein University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Toledo, will be available to discuss opportunities on their campuses beginning at 6:30 p.m.
In addition to attending the informational meeting, students and families must complete and return an Intent to Participate Form to their high school counselor by April 5, 2019 to participate during the 2019-2020 school year. Intent forms will be available at the information session on December 4.
Current CCP students will be able to review a refresher presentation online and are not required to attend the annual information session again. Current CCP students must also return an Intent to Participate Form by April 5, 2019 to their school counselor to participate during the 2019-2020 school year.
Additional details, including the link to the online presentation and intent form, will be sent to current students and families via email on January 7, 2019.
More information about College Credit Plus can be found on the district’s website http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/administrativeDepartment.aspx?aid=155.
Questions can also be directed to school counselors.
Central Art Students Create their Own Crossing Borders Project
What a great example of Embracing the Uniqueness that is WCHS.
Central Students Score Well on Americanism and Government Test
American Legion Young-Budd Post 171 has tabulated results from the local 2018 Americanism and Government Test, and Test Coordinator Dr. William G. Golden says,
“We should have some very competitive scores to submit to further competitions."
The winners from Central are:
* Top scoring junior boy – Joseph Clegg, Westerville Central
* Top scoring junior girl – Jessica Baker, Westerville Central
Top students in the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior categories will receive a check for $100 from Westerville Young-Budd Post 171 of the American Legion and their names and test papers will be sent to District 12 headquarters. If they win at that level, they will be entered in the state competition.
The students with the top three scores from each high school are:
* Westerville Central – Joseph Clegg (first), Ted Lau (second), and Jessica Baker (third)
Top Scorers in their schools will receive checks in the following amounts: First place, $100;
second place, $75.00; and third place, $50.
Each winner will be given an American Legion lapel pin during a future meeting of the
Westerville Young-Budd Post 171 of the American Legion.
Legionnaires of Ohio created the Americanism and Government Test program of the Ohio
American Legion, in 1936. It is open to students in grades 10, 11, and 12, and consists of six
true/false questions, 44 multiple-choice questions, and a 300-word essay. On average, more than 65,000 students participate in the Test program annually.
Officer Graham Helps Students in Health Class
Officer Graham, Central's SRO, does so much more than just police work in his role at Central. You can often find him working with teachers in the classroom doing demonstrations, lectures, and answering student questions. He recently visited Health classes with impairment goggles to help students understand the dangers of driving under the influence.
Officer Graham Helps Students in Health Class
WCHS Marching Band Performs Before Columbus Blue Jackets Game
Academic Boosters Update
Some highlights of what this group supports includes:
* College Scholarships: Over $30k in scholarships were awarded to students in the class of '18 this past school year.
* Educator Grants: Teachers at Central can apply for $$$ to support cool ideas and programs in their classrooms that benefit our students.
* Purchase the awards for the Underclassmen Awards Night and the Senior Evening of Excellence events.
* Sponsor the Student of the Month program that recognizes students throughout the school year for their excellence in doing their best, exhibiting kindness, and embracing uniqueness in themselves and others.
* Conduct several Teacher Appreciation events throughout the school year.
* Sponsor the Senior breakfast during Senior Week in May.
Please consider supporting this group by joining the Boosters and volunteering some of your time. Single membership costs just $5 and family membership costs $10. Many hands make light work!! Click the links below to learn more about the great work that our Academic Boosters do for Warhawk Nation and where to buy your Warhawk Spirit gear for the '18-'19 school year.
Beat North Spirit Shirts on Sale December 5, 6, 7
Congratulations to Central Student Athletes
Friends, family members, coaches, teachers and administrators gathered at Westerville Central on Wednesday afternoon, November 14, to watch and celebrate as 5 student athletes signed Letters of Intent to play sports and continue their education at the collegiate level.
Five students signed at Westerville Central High School. They are:
* Tiffany Zuelzke, Capital University, softball
* Lily Linke, Defiance College, softball
* Sydney Stepp, Bowling Green State University, softball
* Avery Schumacher, Youngstown State University, softball
* Esther Holtzclaw, Ohio Dominican University, volleyball.
Powderpuff Game Wrap-up
CBJ Student Achievers Program
Central Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations
Westerville Central High School is now accepting nominations for their Alumni Hall of Fame. The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee at Central coordinates this program.
The Hall of Fame is open to candidates who graduated from WCHS at least 10 years ago.
Nominations are particularly sought of men and women who have achieved success in their career and made significant contributions in their field, as well as to society in general.
The Advisory Committee welcomes the nomination of any Westerville Central, graduate. Deadline for nominations is Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Mail in attached form to the following address:
Attn: Kellie Reed
7118 Mt. Royal Ave
Westerville, Ohio 43082
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.
Central will use the following means of communication throughout the year:
* Daily announcements are found on our webpage.
* School Messenger: School wide messages will be delivered via phone calls and emails through our School Messenger account.
* Newsletter: I will send a monthly newsletter (Warhawk News) updating Warhawk Nation about the great things our students and staff are doing during the school year. The newsletter is electronic and will be emailed and distributed via Twitter.
* Remind 101: To receive text messages directly, consider signing up for Central's Remind 101 service. It's easy...text @6k39d7 to 81010.
* Twitter: Consider following me on Twitter @ThomasWLanier. I share lots of fun events and great pics about Warhawk Nation via Twitter. Be sure to tweet @ThomasWLanier and use the hashtag, #hawkssoar when you see great things that our Warhawks are doing.
Tom Lanier, Principal
Brad Adams, Assistant Principal
Nick McIlwain, Assistant Principal
Eric Nickel, 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