Empowering all Students for Success

Upcoming Events

Spring Testing Dates:

March 10: 11th grade will take the ACT Test on this date. This is a state requirement. There is no cost to the student and students are automatically signed up. (Students w/ transportation may leave @ 11:15AM, those who need busing home will stay until the 2:15PM release.)

All 9th, 10th and 12th grade students will have an Alternate Learning Day- 9th/10th graders will have online assignments from teachers, students do not report to school. 12th grade students may set up their own job shadow experience or schedule a college visit. (No college visit forms are required by the office; students do not report to school.)

April 10-13: Spring Break

April 17: Junior & Senior Prom

May 4- May 8th: CWHS Throwback Book Fair! Open during school hours all shopping begins April 29th:

May 6th: Spring Exhibition Night 2020 & Family Night at the 1st ever HS Book Fair!

Career Expo 2020

On March 4th, students networked, practiced interview skills and acquired industry information at our annual career expo. Are you interested in showcasing your industry next year? Contact Kristin Ankrom at
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CWHS Author Visit

We welcomed Dusti Bowling, award-winning author, to CWHS on Tuesday, March 3rd. Author visits are valuable learning opportunities that build relationships between students and the written word, inspire creative endeavors and connect students to the wider world. The high school, in collaboration with the district librarians, hosted a community book signing where Dusti reminded us that gritty mindsets and passion are keys to being successful in whatever you choose to do. Thank you to all who helped make this experience so great for our students.
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Spread the Word: Inclusion

Did you know some of our CWHS students were featured in the national informational video to Spread the Word? Check it out here:

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Cisco Academy at CWHS

On February 18th, eight seniors in the Cisco Academy passed their CCNA exam on the first try! They are officially Cisco Certified Network Associates. This exam has a 90% fail rate, making this a huge accomplishment for the students.

Human Bodies

On February 14th, Mr. Harmon took 66 of his Human Bodies students to work with 6th graders at CWMS. High school students buddied with the middle schoolers to build clay digestive systems on the manikins they use in Human Bodies class. What a great collaborative learning experience for everyone involved.

Night to Shine

On February 7, 2020, several students from CWHS attended the Tim Tebow Foundation: Night to Shine! What a wonderful experience for our kids.

News You Can Use

The Mirror is an online student news site created and maintained by CWHS students in Mr. Natalie's high school journalism class. Our student journalists are independent collaborators, researchers and writers. Their articles are high-quality and well-researched. Click the link below for articles added regularly. If you are looking for a learning opportunity or community event to be covered by a student journalist, please contact

Business Professionals of America going to State

Canal Winchester High School hosted a BPA Regional Competition on January 29th with 220 students in attendance. This event was a huge success thanks to co-advisors David King and Sandy Thomaschek as well as several staff, teacher and student volunteers. Our BPA members received 41 awards at the Regional Awards Ceremony on January 31st and 16 students will be advancing to the state competition in March. CWHS took the top six places in Financial Math and Analysis Concepts, Computer Network Technology and Network Administration using Cisco. Way to go!
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Black History 365

Stop by the Library Learning Commons to check out these informative and engaging reads plus Mr. Sautter's African American Studies' Black History collaborations are on display. In addition, you will hear student-made playlists featuring Black artists from all eras.
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Drawing II with Mrs. Helser

Students are studying shaded values of white charcoal on black paper. Here you see how they apply the highlights and erase away the shadows, unlike "regular" drawing where the shadings are applied.

Poetry Out Loud

Three CWHS students advanced to the school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition on Wednesday evening, January 22. Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of literary history and contemporary life. The program focuses on public speaking and building self-confidence. Congratulations to Allison Kuck for taking first place and advancing to the state competition. Thank you to Ms. Wade and Ms. Charnes for hosting this wonderful event.
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Ohio Department of Education Awards CWHS for Commitment to Military Families

We were so excited to hear that our high school was selected as a 2020 Purple Star designee. We are committed to serving military-connected students and families in Canal Winchester and recognize the importance of supporting the needs of all of our students. We will continue to seek more ways to communicate, support and serve our students and are humbled by this special designation.

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CWHS Students in the Ohio Health Biomedical Program

Students pictured below recently presented their Emergency Room designs and defended their decisions to Ohio Health ER Nurse Manager, Seth. This is real-world learning!
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Empowering All Students for Success

Congratulations to these CWHS students who completed 80 hours of class, clinical work, & testing to earn their Nurse Aide Certificate! They are now ready and prepped to take their STNA Certification Test! Wow!

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CWHS Cisco Academy Alumni

These alumni students recently came back to CWHS to share their experiences and words of wisdom with current CWHS students in the Cisco Program who are interested in information technology.
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The CWHS Library Learning Commons

Although the new LLC is officially open, it's not completely finished yet! However, the students are loving the flexible layout, furniture for utility, technology integration and natural lighting. It is a place our students want to be! It's a future-ready space and we are thrilled to be open.
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The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio visits CWHS

Students extended their learning beyond the classroom and discovered the important roles in building and architecture trades in North America.
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CWHS Fall Exhibition

Canal Winchester High School

At CWHS we believe empowering all students for success means more than academic achievement. As we prepare our students for life beyond graduation and for meaningful, self-sustaining careers, we are focusing on the whole individual. This includes focusing on being: respectful citizens, problem solvers, self-aware individuals, responsible learners, collaborators and communicators. Our Canal Winchester Portrait of Graduate describes these qualities in detail.