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District News

National Farm to School Month

October is National Farm to School month where students enjoy fresh food straight from the farm grown and delivered by local farmers here in Ohio. Items enjoyed by our students this week include: fresh spaghetti sauce, chicken wings, eggs, chick drumsticks, fingerling potatoes, and yes.....even beets! The kids really enjoyed the beets!

Thank you to our Child Nutrition Supervisor Tiffany McCleese and her entire team for all they do to make sure the students of West Clermont get delicious and health meals all week at school!

A Letter From West Clermont School District Superintendent Natasha Adams

Dear West Clermont Families:

As your new Superintendent over my first few months,  I have been spending my time listening and learning about the district. I have been truly impressed by the great things I have seen and the people I have met.  I now want to pause to reflect upon the important work we have ahead. As parents and partners in our school community, this work involves all of you and to varying degrees.

Project Lead The Way Leading Students on a Path to Being #FutureReady

Future Ready is not just a catch phrase, it is what we are doing every day in West Clermont. Preparing our students for their future after high school. See how our Project Lead The Way students at West Clermont High School are being prepared for good, high paying jobs in the highly in demand world of advanced manufacturing.

https://www.wlwt.com/article/cincinnati-looking-for-next-generation-of-manufacturing-workers/23619629

District Convocation

Due to District wide Convocation all West Clermont school buildings will be CLOSED Tuesday August 14th from 8:00am - 9:30am so all staff members can attend. All buildings will re-open as normal at 9:30am.

IDEIA FUNDS NOTICE

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 P.M in the Collegiate Room at 4350 Aicholtz Road, Suite 220, Cincinnati, Ohio  45245 the parents and the general public will have an opportunity to participate in the planning for the use of the IDEIA funds.

Please contact Dr. Tracy Quattrone, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Suite 220, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245, telephone number 1-513-943-5029.

Superintendent Finalists Meet and Greet

There will be a meet and greet session for 3 finalists for the position of Superintendent of the West Clermont Local Schools.  The session will be held from 6:00pm - 8:00pm TONIGHT in the cafeteria of West Clermont High School.  This is a chance for the entire community to come out and meet the candidates.  The 3 finalists are:

Gary Chapman - Superintendent, Jonathan Alder Local Schools

Craig Hockenberry - Superintendent, Three Rivers Local Schools

Natasha Adams - Executive Director of Curriculum/Instruction/Support, Forest Hills Local Schools

Hiding In Plain Sight

Parents and guardians, this is your opportunity to learn about warning signs that may be “hiding in plain sight” in your child’s room. We will have the “Hidden in Plain Sight” exhibit at West Clermont High School on Thursday April 26th from 6pm - 9pm.  This will be an open house format. Parents of all school aged children are welcome to come in at any time from 6pm-9pm.  The presentation includes, guest speakers and resource information to help prepare you for the difficult conversations with youth about alcohol and other drugs. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Superintendent Search Community Engagment

The West Clermont Board of Education and its superintendent search firm, CF Educational Solutions, has launched an online survey developed by CF Educational Solutions to enable district stakeholders to identify the top qualities they most desire in the next superintendent. Based on the feedback, the Board will establish the ideal candidate characteristics.  The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WestClermont.  The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 11, 2018.

Superintendent Search

The West Clermont Local School District Board of Education is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent. The successful candidate will assume the position upon the retirement of Dr. Keith Kline, who has served the district since 2012. CF Educational Solutions is conducting the search.  For more information please contact Dr. Robert Sommers of CF Educational Solutions at superintendentinfo@cfedsolutions.com or at 513-673-2733.

Pre School Applications Are Now Closed

We are no longer taking applications for pre-school for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you have already submitted an application you should receive word concerning your application by April 23rd.  If you have any questions please call our Student Services Division at 513-943-5042.

WCHS Two Hour Late Arrival Testing Schedule

West Clermont High School will be conducting the last of the End of Course (EOC) Exams on Wednesday May 2nd .  To accomodate testing during the day, the high school will operate on a TWO HOUR LATE ARRIVAL schedule.  See below for the testing schedule and the bell schedule on testing days. NOTE:  If your child is taking one of the exams listed below they should report at the normal arrival time of 7:45am.  If your child is not taking one of the exams listed below they should report by 9:45am on testing days.  Students can still be dropped off as early as 6:30am.

 

 

Building to Building Transfers

Applications for building to building transfers are now being accepted!  This is for current West Clermont students only.  Applications for building to building transfers will be accepted until May 1st.  Please visit our Central Enrollment page and click on 2018-2019 Building to Building Transfer to begin your application.

Spring Break

Spring Break is coming up!  All West Clermont Local Schools will be closed for Spring Break beginning on Monday March 26th.  School will resume as normal on Tuesday April 3rd.

State Recognition!

Congratualations to Maddie Walker for winning the State Championship in the 1600m at the OATCCC Indor Track and Field State Championships!  Maddie becomes the first ever State Champion in the history of West Clermont High School!  Congratulations also to Elijah Dunigan for qualifying for the OHSAA State Bowling Championships!  Good luck Elijah in Columbus!

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2018 Howl at the Moon

The West Clermont Athletic Boosters will be holding their annual fundraiser on Friday March 16th from 7:00pm - 12:00am at Norlyn Manner.  Howl at the Moon will feature a dinner dance and the induction of the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018.  Visit the West Clermont Athletic Boosters page to purchase your tickets.  All tickets include snacks, buffett dinner, desert, drinks, dancing, auctions, and raffles.  Contact Tara Kaiser at westclermontathleticboosters@gmail.com with any questions. 

2018-2019 Pre School Enrollment

West Clermont Preschool registration for 2018-2019 is now open!  Students must be current residents of the West Clermont School District. Students turning 3 before September 30, 2018 and are potty-trained are eligible to apply for consideration in the school’s preschool programs.  The application is designed for typically developing students ages 3, 4, and 5. Children being served through an Individual Education Plan should contact Dr. Tracy Quattrone, Director of Student Services for more information (Quattrone_t@westcler.org).

2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

Registration for Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year will open on February 26th!  Students must be 5 years old before September 30th, 2018 to qualify.  Registration appointments will be held at District Office (4350 Aicholtz Road Cincinnati, OH 45245).  Please review our registration flyer for instructions on how to set up an appoinment and to get more information.  You can also call Lesa Loudin in Central Enrollment at 513-943-5042.

WCHS Athletics College Signees

Congratulations to our 2018 Athletic College Signees from West Clermont High School:

1st Row from Left to Right   - Kayla Snyder - Track - University of Pikeville ,    Katie Delaney - Soccer - Marietta College ,     Anna Smith - Soccer - Hanover College,      Kayleigh Strauss - Soccer  - University of the Cumberlands.

2nd Row from Left to Right   - Nathan Lacey - Football -  Mount St. Joseph University,    Mitch Mentzel - Football - Mount St. Joseph University,    Joey Floccari - Football  -  Marian University,     Gunnar Johnson - Football - Marian University,    Hayden Cunningham - Football  -  Mount St. Joseph University,      Kyle Kaiser - Football  -   Lacrosse  -   Hanover College.

 

Heart and Hustle Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Morgan Southall, Diver at West Clermont High School for being named the Cincinnati Enquirer Heart and Hustle Athlete of the Week! https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/high-school-sports/2018/01/21/heart-hustle-west-clermonts-top-diver-southall-intimidated-nobody/1050021001/

It's Playoff Time!

The West Clermont Wolves are Co-Champions of the ECC and #PlayoffBound!  The Wolves will take on Mason High School in the first round of the OHSAA Divsion I Region IV Football Playoffs at Mason on Friday at 7:30pm.  #GoWolves

TWO HOUR EARLY RELEASE

Due to the predicted weather all West Clermont Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR EARLY RELEASE schedule on Friday January 12th with no AM or PM preschool.  

Late Arrival For WCHS Only February 7th

West Clermont High School will operate on a one hour late arrival schedule on Wednesday February 7th for teacher professional development. This is only for West Clermont High School.  Students can still be dropped off as early as 6:30am.  The Oaks busses will still operate on their normal schedule.  First bell for students will begin at 8:45am. 

2018-2019 Immunization Requirements For Students Entering Grades 12 and 7

All students entering the 12th  and 7th grade in the fall of 2018 are now required by Ohio law to provide proof of the following immunizations BEFORE starting school in the 2018/2019 year:

Any student who has not had the Meningicoccal (MCV4) vaccination prior to entering the 12th grade will not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been received by the school.

WCHS Theater Spring Performance

The West Clermont High School Theater Department presents, "Footloose".  Performances will be held on Friday May 18th, and Saturday May 19th at 7:00pm.  There will be a matinee performance on Sunday May 20th at 2:00pm.  Tickets:  $8 for students and seniors.  $10 Pre-sale and $12 at the door.  Come out and support our tremendous and talented drama students.

Athlete Physicals

Does your middle school or high school athlete need a physical for the upcoming season?  Our partners at MercyHealth will be offering athlete physicals for only $20 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm on Monday June 11th at the MercyHealth West Clermont HealthPlex on the campus of West Clermont High School.  Click here to get more information.

Back to School FAQ

We can't wait to begin the school year on Wednesday August 15th!  We know you have a lot of questions as we get ready to go.  We have created a one stop shop to help answer your questions.  Check out our Back to School FAQ page to get your questions answered.  If you do not see your question listed feel free to contact us at info@westcler.org and we can direct you to the appropriate school or department.

Teacher of the Week

Congratulations to Sandy Lemmink, Teacher at Clough Pike Elementary School for being named the Warm 98 Teacher of the Week!

West Clermont Words

West Clermont Words is a blog by West Clermont School District Superintendent Natasha Adams.  On this blog, Superintendnet Adams will discuss a variety of timely issues and provide information that will be helpful to West Clermont students, staff, parents, business partners and community members. It's entitled West Clermont Words because words can help us tell our story, make us more connected, and help us see hope and possibility for our future.  

Night of One Acts

The West Clermont Theater Department presents, "A Night of One Acts".  The performances will be held on Thursday November 2nd beginning at 7:00pm in the West Clermont High School Theater.  Tickets are $5 at the door.

WCHS Teacher Running 12 Marathon In 12 Months!

West Clermont High School Teacher Robin Hornberger is running 12 marathons in 12 months to help raise scholarship money for the West Clermont Education Foundation.  Check out her story to see how you can be involved.

WCHS Class of 2018 Graduation Information

Graduation for the inaugural graduating class from West Clermont High School will be held on Friday May 25th at 7:00pm.  The event will take place at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University.  Please see the information below for further details:

Parking - Please see the map that is attached.   Handicap parking is indicated as SR in the front of the building. Cintas will have attendants with wheelchairs available for guests and will have handicap seating available.  Graduates should park in C-1 or R-1. Graduates and staff should enter the building on the C-1 side. Audience must enter from the front. General Parking – C-2, C-3, C-4, R-2 and R-3

Tickets - you will not need tickets as Cintas has a capacity of 10,000.

Glen Este Collectibles Internet Auction

Our latest internet auction is now live!  This auction is for collectible items from Glen Este High School.  The auction runs until 8:00pm on July 16th.  Click on the link to see the auction to bid on items and for further details.  

Back To School/Open House

We are getting close to starting up the 2018-2019 school year.  In an effort to make all of the back to school information easy to find we have created a one stop shop with all of the Back to School/Open House information for all of our schools.  Click on the link to find out the Back to School/Open House information for your child.  If you have any questions you should contact the individual schools directly.

Congratulations to Mr. Stahl and Mr. Olson!

Congratulations to Joe Stahl, Teacher at Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School for being named the 2018 Southwest District Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics!  Congratulations also to Mr. Jared Olson, 5th Grade Teacher for winning the 2018 Kenneth Cummins Emerging Leader Award from the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics!  

West Clermont Gifted Learning Center

For the month of October we are featuring the West Clermont Experience and highlighting people and programs that make an education in the West Clermont School District unique. In this issue, see the video below on how we are building a foundation and challenging our elementary students to be critical thinkers and work collaboratively at the West Clermont Gifted Learning Center.

West Clermont Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Together, we make a family.​ On Wednesday, November 22nd from 5:00-7:30 pm, WCHS will be hosting the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Feast for families in need throughout the West Clermont School District.  Please consider helping make this a warm and welcome holiday for all community members by making a donation to the dinner. 

District Online Auctions

The West Clermont Local School District is holding online acutions to auction off surplus items.  You can view the link to the auction below.  Lot 144 closes on Sunday November 26th at 7:30pm.  At this time NO PAST ATHLETIC TROPHIES are included in any of the auctions.

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Approval of Senate Bill 216

WEST CLERMONT BOARD APPROVES LOCAL CONTROL LEGISLATION

West Clermont Needs Your Help!

The West Clermont Board of Education has unanimously approved a resolution supporting swift action to approve Senate Bill 216 – Deregulation of Public Schools.  This bill is the first step in returning LOCAL CONTROL of our schools back to our community and away from bureaucrats in Columbus.

College Credit Plus Information Night

Are you interented in earning college credit while attending high school?  Then you need to attend the College Credit Plus informational meeting on Thursday January 18th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in the Auditorium of West Clermont High School.  This meeting is open to all current 7th - 12th grade students. If you have any questions please contact Linda Mehas in the counseling office at mehas_l@westcler.org.

Wolves Wellness Student Based Health Center

HealthSource of Ohio is proud to partner with the West Clermont School District to provide primary care services at its newly constructed School-based Health Center opening February 5.  A School Based Health Center (SBHC) is a health care delivery model that acknowledges and supports this strong link between health and academics.

Incoming 6th Grade Transition Meetings

Incoming 6th grade students will tour West Clermont Middle School this week!. The following schools will visit WCMS on the dates and times listed below.  

There will also be two Parent Transition Nights. On Wednesday, May 16th from 6:30 pm to 7:15pm the following schools will be invited to WCMS: Amelia, Brantner, WT & Clough. On Thursday, May 17th from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm the following schools will be invited to WCMS: Merwin, Holly Hill, Willowville and Summerside.  Your family can attend the Parent Transition Night that works best for your schedule if you are unable to attend your school’s designated date.  Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our pack!

Congratulations to Mrs. Edmondson!

Congratulations to Nancy Edmondson, 3rd Grade Teacher for being named an Ohio Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching! Thank you for all that you do to impact that students of West Clermont! #WCconnects

WC Connects Parent Education Series

In partnership with local community partners, the West Clermont School District is launching the West Clermont Connects Parent Education Series. These monthly sessions will focus on different topics ranging from: Mental Health, Teen Substance Abuse, Physical Wellness/Nutrition, Technology Safety, and Teen Driving. Our next session called, “Hidden in Plain Sight - Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention” will be held on Thursday October 18th during Parent/Teacher Conferences at West Clermont High School.  

 

WCHS Yearbook Now Available

The TRACKER is the official yearbook of the West Clermont HS Wolves!  At over 300 pages, it’s one of the biggest, most extensive yearbooks in Ohio!  Each page is filled with interesting information and photos that Wolves will cherish for a lifetime!

Go online to http://yearbookforever.com for your copy. Yearbooks are $75, but the cost now includes the book to be shipped home!

District Calendar Input

The West Clermont School District has begun the development of district calendars for 2018-19 and 2019-2020 and is seeking input from parents and staff before a final recommendation is made to the Board of Education in late November.

Great Things Happening In West Clermont

Check out your weekly update on the great things happening in the West Clermont Local Schools!

 

West Clermont High School Craft Show

Make your holiday plans now.  Visit the 1st Annual West Clermont High School Craft Show on Saturday November 25th.  The show will be open from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

West Clermont Education Foundation Grant Award Winners

Thank you to the West Clermont Education Foundation for awarding the following teacher and school based grants:

West Clermont High School - $2,750 for PBIS implementation

West Clermont Middle School - $2,250 for PBIS implementation

Kurt Whitford - West Clermont High School - Turtles and Telemetry

Sandra Pierce-Stricker - West Clermont Middle School - Why Try?

Jared Nissan - West Clermont Middle School - The Great Car Race

Jared Olson - Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School - Guys with Bow Ties

Thank you to the West Clermont Education Foundation for your continued support of the staff and students of the West Clermont Local Schools!

West Clermont High School Explorers Program!

Do you have an interest in technology, aviation, education, or leadership?  Then check out the Explorer Programs at West Clermont High School.  This program is designed to help you learn about different career pathways including technology, aviation, education, and leadership. You can learn more by checking out the introductory video.   These opportunites are open to all students in grades 9-12.

WCHS Wellness Committee Meeting

The West Clermont High School Wellness Committee will meet on Thursday, February 15th starting at 5pm in the Lower Media Center. Parents, community members, and/or business partners are welcome to join our team. If you are interested, please email Mr. Baughman (Assistant Principal) at baughman_n@westcler.org.

2018 ReadyFest West

The Kiwanis Club of Union Township presents ReadyFest West!  ReadyFest West will be on Thursday August 2nd from 3:00pm - 7:00pm at West Clermont High School.  Students who are on enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program and will be in Grades K-5 can attend and get school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year for free!  Check out the flyer for more program information.

Central Enrollment Summer Break

The West Clermont Local Schools Central Enrollment Department will be closed for Summer Break July 2nd - July 6th.  They will re-open on Monday July 9th at 8:00am.  

West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K Run/Walk

The inaugural West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K will be a cross-country type run/walk that will take place entirely on the West Clermont High School campus. The race will be held on Saturday, September 29, and it will begin with a mass start at 8:00 AM. Participants will follow a course that loops throughout the fields and parking lots of the high school property, and all runners/walkers will finish inside the football stadium.  To register for the West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Cincinnati/WestClermontEducationFoundation5K. 

Clough Pike Fall Festival

Come join Clough Pike Elementary at their Fall Festival event on Friday October 12th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.  There will be carnival games, a petting zoo, and food available including:  Johnny's Creamy Whip, The Hot Dog Cart, LaRosas's Pizza, Kona Ice, and more!  All procedes help benefit the Clough Pike Elementary PTO.  We hope you can join us for a great night of family fun!

Holly Hill Wins The Momentum Award

Holly Hill Elementary School has been named as a Momentum Award Winner by the Ohio State Board of Education.  Now in its third year, the Momentum Award is awarded to schools that showed larger than expected growth in both reading and math on their 2016-2017 school report card.  Congratulations to Principal Mr. Shane Short and the entire staff and students at Holly Hill on this outstanding accomplishment!

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all of the students at West Clermont High School who made the Honor Roll in the 2nd Quarter.  The Honor Roll was broken down into two categories:  Principal's Award (GPA of 3.5 - and above) and Honors (GPA 3.0 - 3.49).

2018 WCHS PTSO Golf Outing

Join us on Monday June 11th at Legendary Run Golf Club for the 2nd Annual West Clermont High School PTSO Golf Outing. The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 12:00pm, and will be a 4 person scramble format. All proceeds from the outing will be applied to a student scholarship and student recognition programs. 

Buildings Closed for Summer Break

As a reminder most of our buildings will be closed for the summer as of July 1st.  There will be limited hours at both West Clermont Middle School and West Clermont High School.  All buildings will re-open on August 1st.  If you need to contact someone at one of our schools during the month of July please use the contact information listed below.  If may take a few days to get a response.  If you have questions or concerns that require immediate attention you can email us at info@westcler.org.  Have a great rest of the summer!

Kelly Sininger Named New Treasurer/CFO

The West Clermont Board of Education is proud to announce the hiring of Kelly Sininger as the new Treasurer/CFO. Mrs. Sininger will replace Alana Cropper who is retiring after 25 years of being a school Treasurer/CFO which includes 14 years of service to the West Clermont School District. Mrs. Sininger will oversee the financial operations of the district which includes: developing the annual district budget, developing the district’s Five-Year Forecast, and all state and federal reporting.

2018-2019 Course Registration

Course registration for the 2018-2019 school year for all current 8th Grade - 11th Grade students is now underway.  To get the latest information visit our one stop shop for all course registration information.  You can find the program of studies, parent presentations, registration timelines, and college credit plus information at http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/WCHS/Content/1819registrationinfo.

WCHS Boys Basketball Camps

Join us this summer for the West Clermont Wolves Boys Basketball Camps!  Two Camps will be offered this year:  Youth Camp (Grades 2-8) June 19th - 22nd and the Shooting Camp (Grades 4 - 8) June 26th - June 28th.  Click here to get more information or to register your child.  

Current Student SnapCode Verification

In preparation for the 2018-2019 school year, current student Snapcode verification information will be sent to families by email and by regular mail to the student's home address.  Snapcode verification must be completed and submitted in order for your child to receive their schedule or to be placed on a class list for 18-19 school year. 

Open enrolled students will not receive their Snapcode information until they have been approved for open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please contact our Central Enrollment Department at 943-5042 with any questions.

WCHS Near the Top in the State in One Year Academic Growth!

Preliminary state testing data from the 17-18 school year is out and we can proudly say that West Clermont High School will be one of the top schools in Ohio in one year academic growth! Some of the highlights for West Clermont High School from the preliminary state testing data includes:

Calamity Day Schedules

To keep you as informed as possible please check out our calamity day schedule information.  The page contains the schedule for the day in the event of a 2 hour early release, 2 hour delay, and 1 hour delay.  If you have any questions, please contact us at info@westcler.org.

SnapCode Verification

Attention parents of current West Clermont students!  The portal to verify your SnapCode information for the 2018-2019 school year will open on May 23rd.  You will receive an email with the SnapCode for each child you have enrolled in the West Clermont Schools.  To verify your enrollment information using your child's SnapCode please vist our Central Enrollment Department page at http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/Content/CentralEnrollment.  Once the portal is open please complete the process as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please contact Lesa Loudin at loudin_l@westcler.org.  

WCHS Summer Assignments

A list of summer assignments for students at West Clermont High School is now availaable!  Students enrolled in any IB, AP, or Honors level class will have a summer assignment. You can view all summer assignments at https://tinyurl.com/WCHSSummer18.  Keep checking back as more assignments will be added.  

Junior Police Academy

The Union Township Police Department in collaboration with the Clermont County Sheriff's Office, the Pierce Township Police Department, the Amelia Village Police Department, the Batavia Township Police Department, and the Williamsburg Police Department will be holding a Junior Police Academy for students between the ages of 13-17 June 11th - 15th.  The Academy will be held at Amelia Elementary from 9:00am - 3:00pm.  To register for the Junior Police Academy please fill out the registration form at http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/docs/district/DistrictDocs/JPA2018.pdf.

WCHS Summer Track Series

Looking to get in shape or stay in shape this Summer?  We have the event for you.  West Clermont High School will be holding their Summer Track and Field Series this year thanks to Tri State Running Company.  There will be 1 more meet this Summer on July 19th..  The meet is FREE and open to any age!  All meets will be held on the beautiful track at West Clermont High School.  Click here to get more information.