Warhawk News

Information/Updates about Westerville Central High School

Message from Mr. Lanier

Warhawk Nation

February is an extremely busy month. Students are feverishly working on their registration forms for the 2020-21 school year; 2nd semester parent/teacher conferences are right around the corner; students are leading the work to create this year's Black History Month program; theater students are putting the finishing touches on their shows; and our winter sports teams are entering tournament play.

Students have done a great job to start this semester in adapting to the new expectations during lunch and living the 3 CORE values each and every day. We want to continue to do our best work; treat each other with kindness; and embrace the uniqueness in ourselves and others.

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

"It's Time to Soar Warhawks"

Mr. Lanier

Important Dates


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)

17: No School (President's Day)

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

Tickets will be available for online purchase beginning 2/10/2020


4: SAT test administered to the Class of 2021. Classes begin after testing; double bus run available.

10: End of the 3rd grading period.

12: Early Release day for teacher professional development.

23-27: No School. Spring Break.

Class Registration Information: 2020-21 School Year

Warhawk Underclassmen Families

It is hard to believe but the class registration process for the 2020-21 school year is upon us. Students received their scheduling materials at the class meetings Tuesday, January 28. The scheduling process is a team effort and we want to make sure that student families have access to scheduling resources and know the deadlines of the process.

Please make a note of the important scheduling dates/deadlines below:

Tues January 28 Online registration window opens - Counselors may begin meeting individually with students to correct registration requests as soon as the registration window opens and students are ready.

Wed Feb 5th High School Curriculum Night: Central HS Info Night 6-8 p.m. All returning students and their families are invited to this event.

Feb 12 & Feb 13 High School Parent/Teacher Conferences – Counselors will offer student/parent registration support

Thurs February 13 Online registration window from upperclassmen closes. No changes can be made without counselor assistance.

Thurs February 13 Upperclassmen registration draft sheets due to homeroom/chosen subject area teachers.

Week of March 2 Course request verification forms are given to all scheduling HS students (rising freshmen included) and due by Friday, March 6th.

Fri March 13 Open Enrollment Deadline

Fri April 3 CCP Letter of Intent form due (mandatory for all students who wish to participate in CCP)

Feel free to reach out to your student's school counselor if you have any questions about scheduling for next year.

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Central Winter Grads Celebrated at the January 27 BOE meeting

Central students Hamda Omar and Hope Snively received their diplomas at the January 27 Board of Education meeting. Westerville does a wonderful job celebrating students when they complete their programming.

March 1 is an important date for seniors

Seniors, March 1 is an important deadline and it will be here before you know. This is the day that your PINK Senior Graduation forms are due to Mrs. Reed in the main office (feel free to turn them in prior to this date, though :-) ) along with your senior photo for the yearbook. Remember that yearbook will use the photo taken in October by HR Imaging if a separate photo is not submitted electronically to warhawksyearbook@gmail.com. Remember that senior photos should be head and shoulder pictures only and need to be submitted in JPEG format. All questions about the graduation forms and senior photos can be directed to Mrs. Reed in the main office.


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Central Students Attend the MLK, Jr. Celebration

Davien Thompson, Justus Roper, Emily Enyame, and Marije Rivers attended the Westerville area MLK, Jr. Legacy breakfast held January 13 at the Villa Milano. The students were inspired by the keynote speaker, our very own Pastor Vaughn Bell, who called on all of us to choose community over chaos. Pastor Bell's remarks expressed the importance of being active members of the community who work together to make it a better place for everyone.

Cafe Bistro Grand Opening is set for February 18

The LONG awaited opening of Central's Cafe Bistro is set for February 18. Students will be able to use their lunch accounts to purchase items in the satellite cafe store located on the 2nd floor in the Hawk's Nest (across from the library). Food selections will resemble a coffee shop style menu and all students are able to access the food regardless of their lunch status.

The Cafe will be open during the student day beginning at 6:40 a.m. Students can access the cafe in the morning before school starts; during their lunch time; and during non-academic time (SH, Early Release, Late Arrival). The Cafe will be closed during class changes so that students are not late to class. We also ask students to refrain from leaving an academic class to visit the cafe. The Cafe will provide Central with the first store of it's kind in the district (North and South students will also have a cafe in the future). The store will provide our students and staff with tremendous opportunities to extend learning outside of the classroom walls.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about this exciting new opportunity for our students and staff.

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January Students of the Month Honored

Congratulations to the following Central students for being named Student of the Month by their respective teachers:

From L-R: Front Row

Sophia Antonetz: Science department nominated by Mr. Alasti.

Ives Isaac: Counselor department nominated by Ms. Zoller.

Anna Granata: Math department nominated by Mr. Christoff.

From L-R: Back Row

Josh Douglas: World Language department nominated by Mrs. Day.

Kwabena Sarpong: World Language department nominated by Mrs. Day.

Eric Taylor: ELA department nominated by Mrs. Cargin.

Brady Patterson: Science department nominated by Mrs. Christy.

Andrew Bowerman: Music department nominated by Mr. Hildreth.

Not Pictured:

Marcus Blair: ELA department nominated by Ms. Kennedy.

Warhawk Academic Boosters

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Justus Roper Received a $5,000 Scholarship from Central Alum Ron Jordan for his exemplary character and attitude representing the Warhawk Football program!!

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Quinn Gallagher, Grace Welty, Josh Qian, and Ryan Dollenmayer presented a check for $18,500 to representatives from Freedom A La Cart

Grace Welty recruited members of the boys golf team to join her in her support of the non-profit group Freedom A La Cart and together the group raised over $18,000 this past fall season. Freedom A La Cart provides services to victims of human trafficking. Grace conducted a similar fund raiser last year and raised over $6,000 on her own. The combined efforts of the golfers really put this year's effort over the top. Congratulations to everyone involved...we are so proud of them!!
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Senior Bowlers celebrated senior night earlier this month!! Wes bowled a 290 that evening (1 pin shy of a perfect game).

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.

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Josh Takyi sneaks in a little extra reading everyday in the library during lunch. Ms. Farris provides a great space for students who wish to explore their love of reading.

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.

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Warhawk Football Team Presents a Signed Helmet

Members of the Warhawk Football team, along with Head Coach Brent Morrison, presented Cam with a signed helmet from every member of the program. Cam has been an integral part of the program over the last several years and the players and coaches wanted to thank him for his contribution.

Central Science Students Travel to Help Elementary Students in Westerville

Students from Central, led by science teacher Stephanie Martin, traveled to various elementary schools in the district to bring the Ohio Energy Project to them. The high school students led the elementary students through various learning activities and labs to increase their knowledge of energy. Mrs. Martin reported that the high school students did a phenomenal job representing Central and teaching the activities.



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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