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Preschool Lottery is NOW OPEN!

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.

2019-2020 Kindergarten Enrollment is NOW OPEN!

Welcome to the West Clermont Schools! A full-day, world class kindergarten experience is how we create a strong foundation for each student’s success. We know that engaging students through relevant and meaningful learning experiences is essential. Our students are taught by highly competent educators who are passionate, well developed and held accountable for providing learning results in a safe and nurturing environment. Registration is now underway! Use the link below to begin your online enrollment. 

 

All West Clermont Schools are CLOSED Friday 2/8

After receiving a definitive processional route map from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department for Detective Bill Brewer’s funeral it has been determined that there will be numerous road closures and for several hours during times that will directly impact the dismissal times at our elementary schools.  Given this development, school will be cancelled for all students within the West Clermont Schools this Friday, February 8, 2019.  We continue to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Detective Brewer and the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department and are proud to assist and support them during this very difficult time.

 

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

2019-2020 West Clermont Pre-School Information

Attention all parents and guardians who have students between the ages of 3 - 5 years old!  2019-2020 West Clermont Wolf Pup Pre-School information is now available.  Check out http://bit.ly/WC1920PreSchool to get all your questions answered.  The online lottery begins at 9:00am on Monday February 11th.

Building to Building Transfer Application CLOSES on FRIDAY.

The link to the online Building to Building Transfer request form CLOSES on FRIDAY. This link is available 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, 2019Make 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.

Kindergarten Information Night: Save The Date

Attention all parents/caregivers who have children that will be in Kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year!  Please plan to attend the West Clermont Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday February 5th beginning at 6:30 pm in the West Clermont High School Auditorium.  Come and meet elementary principals, kindergarten teachers, and district office staff to discuss topics such as the Kindergarten enrollment process, curriculum, and much more.  More information to follow in the coming weeks but please save the date!

Winter Break

All West Clermont Schools will be CLOSED for Winter Break December 24th - January 2nd.  School will resume on Thursday January 3rd, 2019.  We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

West Clermont High School Thanksgiving Dinner

West Clermont High School will be hosting the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 21st, from 5:00pm - 7:30pm in the cafeteria for families in need throughout the West Clermont School District. If you or someone you know would benefit from attending, please call 513-943-6868 and leave a message.

Last year, we helped nearly 100 families totaling over 200 people. We have plenty of open spots so please call TODAY and make a reservation!

Revised 2018-2019 District Calendar

The West Clermont Board of Education has approved a revised calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.  The start of the 2019-2020 school year has been moved back to Wednesday August 28th, 2018.  This will allow more time for the staff at Summerside and Willowville to transition into their new buildings and the staff from Clough Pike to transition to their temporary location at the former Brantner Elementary.

Calendar Public Hearing

The West Clermont Board of Education will hold a public hearing about the revised calendar for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday November 5th from 6:30pm - 7:00pm at the Union Township Civic Center (4350 Aicholtz Road).  

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.

West Clermont Words

West Clermont Words is a blog by West Clermont School District Superintendent Natasha Adams.  On this blog, Superintendent 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.  

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.

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.

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. 

WC Connects Parent Education Series

Our next #WCconnects Parent Education Series session entitled, "Mental Health Issues Part 2" will be held on Wednesday February 6th during Parent/Teacher Conferences at West Clermont High School.  There will be two sessions: 4:30pm - 5:30pm and 6:00pm - 7:00pm. The sessions are free and open to the public.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.  

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.

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

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.  

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.

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.

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.

WILLOWVILLE VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION

Please join us on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Health and Wellness Committee Member Invitation

The West Clermont School District recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of our students, including their ability to learn.

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.

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.

Lot 144

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.

Stuff The Bus Challenge

It is time once again for the Stuff The Bus Challenge.  You can donate non-perishable food and personal care items all throughout the week at your child's school. The items will be picked up on Friday October 20th. We will also be accepting donations at the West Clermont vs. Turpin football game on Friday night. All items will be donated to Interparrish Ministries and will stay right here in Clermont County! 

Bus Drivers Needed

Our transportation partner Petermann Transportation is now hiring bus drivers!  If interested, please visit www.petermannbus.com to apply and use Job Number 116133. If hired, Petermann will provide free CDL license training.  Apply today!

New Willowville Elementary Ground Breaking Ceremony

The ground breaking ceremony for the new Willowville Elementary School will take place at 7:15pm at Willowville Elementary (4529 Schoolhouse Road).  There will be light refreshments afterwards sponsorsed by the Willowville PTO.  The community is encouraged to attend.

New Attendance Laws for 2017-2018 School Year

The State of Ohio has made significant changes to school attendance laws for the 2017-2018 school year. It is important for all parents and students know and understand the new rules that are now in effect, not just for our West Clermont students but for ALL students across the State of Ohio.  Please see the attached link for further details.  http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/docs/district/DistrictDocs/Attendance%20Flyer-1.pdf

2017-2018 District Quality Profile

The 2017-2018 West Clermont Local Schools Quality Profile is now available!  Learn more about how we are improving academic performance across the district, removing barriers for our students to learn, and creating a courageous culture for our students and staff to thrive in.  You can view the 17-18 Quality Profile at http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/docs/district/DistrictDocs/QualityProfile.pdf

Labor Day Holiday

All West Clermont Local Schools will be closed on Monday September 4th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  School will resume Tuesday September 5th.

2017 Readyfest West

The Kiwanis Club of Union Township will be hosting their Back to School Readyfest on Wednesday August 9th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the East Cafeteria at Glen Este High School.  Students who qualify in grades K-5 for free/reduced lunch can attend and receive free school supplies to start the year.  Please bring a proof of residency (utility bill or rental agreement) and your medical card to the event.  If your child is newly enrolled into the West Clermont Local Schools you will need to provide proof of enrollment.

West Clermont Mercy HealthPlex Family Fun Night!

Interested in joining the West Clermont Mercy HealthPlex? Stop out this Thursday at Veterans Park from 5:00pm - 8:00pm for Family Fun Night to meet the staff and to learn more about what the HealthPlex will have to offer.

2017-2018 School Supply Lists

We are getting close to the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  To make things easier on parents we wanted to create a one stop shop for all of the school supply lists.  The high school is not included in this list.  Students will get more information on what they need for specific classes on the first day of school.  We look forward to seeing everyone on August 30th!

SnapCode Verification

Parents have you verified your child's information yet in InfoSnap using their SnapCode? This has to be completed before you child can receive their schedule (high school/middle school) or their class assignment (elementary school). If you have any questions, please contact Lesa Loudin in our Central Enrollment Department at loudin_l@westcler.org.

SUMMER FUN ACTIVITIES

Remember to have fun with the activities listed in the Willowville Elementary Summer Fun Activities packet

SUMMER READING CAMP AT WILLOWVILLE-DATE CHANGE

Join us at Willowville on August 17th and August 22nd

40th Anniversary of the WVES Memorial Day Parade!

Attention all former Willowville Elementary staff, students and community members. Join us this year for the 40th Anniversary of the Willowville Elementary Memorial Day Parade on Thursday May 25th at 1:30pm! Help us honor America and celebrate one of the greatest traditions of Willowville Elementary. http://bit.ly/2pgOsxR

2017-2018 School Year Start Times

With opening of West Clermont High School and West Clermont Middle School we knew there would be an increased demand on traffic in the area of the two schools and on bus transportation.  To help with the increased traffic in the area, Clough Pike will be widened between McMann Road, and Bach-Buxton Road.  The construction is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed by June 30th.  Additionally, West Clermont Middle School will begin the day at 7:00am and West Clermont High School will begin the day at 7:45am to allow the middle school traffic to filter out before the high school traffic arrives. 

To overcome transportation issues such as geography, the length of the routes, and the ability of a bus to complete the middle school route and then get to their elementary route the district has to absorb 8 buses to make sure they can make the run to West Clermont Middle School and then turn around and make their elementary routes.  To accommodate this, Brantner Elementary will be moved to being a late starting school beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.  The school day at Brantner will now run from 9:20am – 3:55pm. 

Brantner will join Holly Hill, Merwin,  Summerside, Willowville, and Withamsville Tobasco as late starting schools.  Both Amelia Elementary and Clough Pike Elementary will still begin the day at 8:20am.

 

 

Calling All Incoming 6th Graders!

Calling all incoming 6th Graders!  There will be a meeting on Thursday May 11th at 6:30pm in the Performing Arts Center at Glen Este High School to discuss all of the exciting changes coming for the 2017-2018 school year.  Get your questions answered and get ready to #JoinThePack!

WC Colorfun Run!

3rd Annual WC Colorfun RUN:

Colorfun Run is on April 22nd at 10am on the current Amelia campus.  Participants will run through 5 different color stations and be given a free white “Colorfun Run” t-shirt to wear. See the attached flyer for information on this exciting event!

5th Grade Students ONLY Beginning Band Information at WCMS Band

Please take a moment to review the material enclosed and offer your child the opportunity
to participate in something new and exciting – BAND! Participation in sixth grade band
is a prerequisite to participation in 7th and 8th grade band (beginning band instruction is
not offered in 7th and 8th grade). By encouraging your child to sign up for band, you are
providing your child with a learning experience he/she will have for the rest of their life.

Click HERE for more information!!

End of an AGE Farewell 5K Run/Walk

Help us say farewell to both Amelia High School and Glen Este High School on Saturday May 20th! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the End of an AGE Farewell 5K Run/Walk! The race will take place Saturday May 20th at 9:00am at the Batavia Township Community Center. Everyone who registers by May 10th at 4:00pm will be guaranteed a special commemorative event t-shirt and finishers medal. This event is open to the first 2,000 people that sign up. Don't miss out on this historic event. Get registered today! https://www.raceentry.com/race-rev…/end-of-an-age-5k-runwalk.

End of an AGE logo

WILLOWVILLE MOTHER/SON BOWLING

The Willowville PTO is sponsoring the Mother/Son Bowling event on Tuesday, April 18th,

PTO FAMILY NIGHT AT SCENE 75

Willowville PTO has teamed up with SCENE 75 to offer an amazing Deal!

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open!  This is for any child who will be 5 years old on or before 9/30/2017.  You can register your child at District Office or at the school they will attend on their registration night.  See the attached schedule for list of dates and times.  Contact our Central Enrollment Department with any questions.

[Kindergarten Registration Information]

"SOUPER" BOWL

WHO WILL BE YOUR “SOUPER” BOWL CHAMPION?

NO SCHOOL on Monday January 16th

Reminder that in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day all West Clermont Local Schools will be CLOSED on Monday January 16th.  School will resume on Tuesday January 17th.

Winter Break - School Resumes January 2nd

All West Clermont Local Schools are CLOSED for Winter Break.  School will resume on Monday January 2nd, 2017.  Happy Holidays from the staff and students of the West Clermont Local Schools.

Weather Notification Test Call

We will be conducting a test call of our weather notification system on Wednesday evening.  This system will be used to send out school closing and delay information in the event of inclement weather.  Please be on the lookout for the call and further information on how you can change your contact information.

BOOK FAIR Oct 24th - Oct 28th

The fall book fair begins Monday, October 24th and runs through Friday, October 28th.    Each class will be assigned a time to shop during the school day and students can shop during some lunch periods late in the week.  The book fair will be open during the Grandparents Dinner on Thursday, October 27th.  Payment can be made with cash, check or credit card.

To volunteer for the book fair please contact Dawn Craft at craft_d@westcler.org or 513-943-6800.

Look Up Your Bus Route Online!

You can now look up your child's bus route online!  This is for students in grades K-8 only.  Visit https://elink.nationalexpresscorp.com/ElinkWestClermontCincinnattiOH to find your child's bus route information. You will need your child's student ID number (ex: 000000) and their date of birth (ex: 01012016 no slashes).  If you need your child's student ID number please contact your child's school. 

WEST CLERMONT HANDS OUT 562 DIPLOMAS

Congratulations to West Clermont's 562 graduates who received their AHS and GEHS diplomas Friday, May 27 at the Cintas Center.  Best of luck Seniors!

SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER

Thank you students, staff and parents for another fantastic school year!  Great things are happening in West Clermont.  We look forward to seeing our students again on Wednesday, August 17th!

Happy Retirement!

Congratulations to the 2016 WCSD retirees. Thanks for your service, commitment and dedication to the youth of the WCSD.

Wolves Branch of Classic Federal Credit Union, now open

Amelia High School juniors from the Business Management Program have successfully opened the first student-run credit union in West Clermont, called the Wolves Branch of Classic Federal Credit Union! 

Happy summer!

                                                   

WC STEM students "Breakout!"

Breakout is a challenge where students have to work together to solve a mystery. This particular breakout required the students to open a wooden box that had several locks on it. 

Congratulations and thank you, Volunteer of the Year

The 2016 West Clermont School District Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Missy Bastin at last night’s Board of Education meeting.

GEHS Dance Company, "An Evening of Dance," success

The GEHS Dance company presented the 2016 "Evening of Dance," this past weekend. The show was a "hit". BRAVO! Click here to see pictures. 

Weekly construction update and look ahead

West Clermont High School, Weekly Summary and Look Ahead, 05/02/2016

West Clermont STEM to host contest

On Thursday, May 12, the West Clermont STEM Center will host the Invertebrate Games.

GEHS Dance Company presents, “An Evening of Dance.”

GEHS Dance Company presents, “An Evening of Dance.”

SAVE THE DATE - May 5 - 7, GEHS PAC, 7 PM. 

Child Focus Offers Summer Camp for Kids

SUMMER CAMP at Amelia & WT Elementary Schools for Grades K-2 & 3-5, May 31-August 5. 
Weekly Field Trips or Special Visitors! Weekly swimming at the ME Lyons YMCA!
Small Group Math & Reading Enrichment with a certified teacher twice a week!
Weekly awards, crafts and prizes!

Call 528-7224 or register online at http://bit.ly/1RfGiIP
Click on view more for information.

WCHS update and look ahead
2016 WCSD Art Show

Another WCSD Art Show is in the books. As always, students exceeded expectations. In case you missed it, you may see some of the art by clicking here

WCSD STEM 3D Invention Showcase

WCSD STEM 4th & 5th and fifth graders showed off their incredible displays at the GEHS Cafe east, recently. STEM Center students come from schools across the district. Teachers are: Heather Frost-Hauck & Matt Spangler. Pictures are here. 

Open enrollment for students living outside of the WCSD NOW

Families living outside of the West Clermont School District, but wishing to benefit from the many outstanding WCSD programs and opportunities may apply for open enrollment.

ATTN PARENTS: Parents must register students to InfoSnap

Are you sick of completing school forms every year? We can help!

West Clermont has added a secure administrative tool called InfoSnap, to the student data process. This process replaces the paper forms that are sent home at the beginning of each school year. If you have students enrolled in grades K - 11, please take a moment to read this important information. 

Volunteer Celebration

Willowville students gathered today to celebrate the many volunteers that give their time and dedication to our school.

5th Grade Parent Meeting-Transition to Grade 6

Parents of current 5th grade students:  There will be a meeting on May 12th at 6:30 pm to provide information to parents & students regarding the transition from 5th grade to 6th grade in the GEHS Performing Arts Center.  Representatives from Glen Este Middle School will be providing important information and answering any questions.  Please make plans to join GEMS and learn how their students and teams “SHINE” through Success, Honesty, Integrity, Nobility & Excellence!!

School to school transfer for students living within the WCSD area

Parents may apply to have their students attend school outside of their assigned attendance area.

ODE needs your help in updating educational standards

The Ohio Department of Education is asking for your input on Ohio’s Learning Standards Ohio is updating the standards that affect your child’s education. 

Spring Break

                         

Conversations regarding Phase II of the District’s Facilities Plan

Click here to view the District Facilities Plan. 

Community Conversations with District Superintendent Dr. Keith Kline are continuing. The primary topic is Phase II of the District’s Facilities Plan which involves the replacement and renovation of several elementary buildings.

Two more Community Conversations are scheduled for Monday, April 4 at Brantner Elementary (609 Brantner Avenue) and Wednesday, April 6 at Summerside Elementary (4639 Vermona Drive).  All sessions will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Community, parents and staff are invited to attend.

 

Seeking community input on the District Facilities Plan

Dr. Kline presented an update on the District Facilities Plan including Phase II which includes Elementary Schools.  Click here to view the slide presentation.

Please send your comments to: alberico_d@westcler.org.

Facilities update: WCHS, WCMS, Part 2

This coming Monday, March 14, West Clermont Superintendent Dr. Kline will present a district-wide facilities update.  Information will include status reports on the West Clermont High School and Middle School projects as well as new  information on Phase II of the project which includes elementary school reconfiguration, replacement and renovations.  The meeting will be held at the Glen Este High School Performing Arts Center starting at 7:00 p.m.  Parents and community members are invited to attend.

Annual spring art show

Save the date for the "Creativity in Bloom," annual spring art show: April 16th and 17th, 2016, 12 - 5pm, Glen Este HS East Cafeteria.

Last Chance to order a Yearbook!

YEARBOOK SALES END MARCH 18th!

It's not too late to preserve your Willowville memories with a yearbook!  You'll get to revisit all the moments that made this year one to remember!

FINAL DAYS- ORDER TODAY!

at ybpay.lifetouch.com

School # 2361716  or pick up an order form in the office!

 

All-day kindergarten set for next school year

State Reimbursement makes all-day kindergarten in West Clermont possible.

ODE seeking public input
A message from the Ohio Department of Education:19 minutes ago

Learn more about the process for updating Ohio’s Learning Standards. Click here for more information. Click here to submit input. CVlClick hereClick

Considering Weather Related Closings / Delays

Current weather conditions, weather forecasts, road conditions, wind chill and actual temperatures are essential information for determining a school weather emergency. The information comes from a number of sources.

Long weekend coming soon

   

WCHS progress update

West Clermont High School progress update. Pictures are below. 
Picture 1 - Looking into the Virtual Academy, Room D121
Picture 2 - In the Auditorium looking at the stage, Room D144
Picture 3 - In the corridor looking into the Piano Lab, Room D103
Picture 4 - Looking into the Instrumental Room, Room D109
Picture 5 - Storm water drains in the Courtyard
Picture 6 - The same view as picture 3, with poured footings

A Message from Superintendent Kline

Over the course of the next few weeks, the State will release report cards for school districts across Ohio.  For the most part, these “grades” are for assessments that were taken over the course of the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

3rd grade Rock Cycle

3rd grade students modeled the rock cycle with laffy taffy.

  1. Igneous Rock- 3 separate "rocks"
  2. Sedimentary Rock- laffy taffy stacked on top of each other to show layers
  3. Metamorphic Rock -heat and pressure applied from student hands,
  4. photo after heat and pressure applied,
  5. note taking on the rock cycle

100 days of school in 1st grade

The first grade students celebrated the 100th day of school by participating in many fun filled events revolving around the number 100.  They began their day by making a crown representing  100 jewels to show they were 100 days smarter.  Throughout the rest of the day, the children created a gumball machine with 100 gumballs, used their problem solving strategies to create a tower of 100 cups, created ice cream cones representing the 10 tens is equivalent to 100, used hershey kisses to find numbers on the 100th chart, rolled dice with a partner to see who could reach the number 100 first, and created 3 different structures using 3 types of manipulatives; pattern blocks; counting cubes; marshmallows and toothpicks.

100 Days of Kindergarten

Kindergarten celebrated the 100th day by practicing their counting skills by counting to 100 by 10s. We also made fun hats that showed that they were 100 days "brighter."

Progress at the new WCHS

The new West Clermont High School is going up...
Footers are going in and the prep for the new theater has begun. New building features are listed below. 

Kindergarten Registration

Calling the Class of 2029  
Future Wolves, join the pack!

If you live within the boundaries of West Clermont Local Schools and your child will turn five years old on or before September 30, 2016, he or she is eligible to begin kindergarten in the 2016-2017 school year. Kindergarten Registration begins Feb. 29.

Parent / Teacher Conferences - schedule now

The Ohio Department of Education offers tips to make the most of your parent / teacher conference. ODE Tips. Please use the following links to schedule a meeting on February 11th or 17th. 

Born Learning Academy

Do you have an infant, toddler or preschooler? Join us to learn about what it means to be ready for Kindergarten! Learn about proven strategies to maximize your child’s learning and development. 

Update: Making the new West Clermont High School

Click here to view the new aerial photos, Jan. 2016. The black areas indicate the base coat of paving for the parking lots. This area will be used to stage the contractors and material for the construction.

The WestCler Learning Conference benefits students

West Clermont students had the day off on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 to make room for The WestCler Learning Conference.  

Family Sports Night 1st, 3rd, and 5th!

Family Sports Night is back!   Everyone had a great time!     Watch for pictures added to the Photo gallery soon!
3 Legged Race

Scooter race

Family Sports Night KG, 2nd and 4th!

Family Sports Night is back!   Everyone had a great time!   Thursday, January 14th will be 1st, 3rd and 5th grade!   Watch for pictures added to the Photo gallery soon!
Basketball shoot!

3 Legged race!

Cup Stacking!

Family Sports Night KG, 2nd, 4th

DOORS WILL OPEN AT

6:15PM for

FAMILY SPORTS NIGHT!

 

TONIGHT:

KG, 2nd and 4th grade only!

5th grade Engineer Design Challenge!

5th graders took the Engineer Design Challenge in Ms. Hickey's classroom today.
They worked in groups and  were given some supplies, then challenged to build a lunar lander that could land on the moon while protecting two astronauts!
Their lunar lander was dropped from 1 meter.  Look for more pictures in the photo gallery!

KG and 1st grade in Art class!

In keeping with our theme of color, Kindergarten read Elmer yesterday.  It is about a very colorful elephant whose friends paint themselves in colorful patterns using shapes and lines and have a parade to celebrate being unique. During class, Kindergarteners had an oppourtunity to design their own colorful elephant for the parade.


 

In First grade, we read the bookFirst graders we read the book, Snowmen at Night and looked how the illustrator made the snowmen look 3D by using a variety of values.  Students used chalk pastel to create and shade their snowmen to look more realistic.  Our snowmen will be on display in the hallway soon!

Family Sports Night!

Family Sports Night Is Back!

In case you haven't heard, Family Sports Night is returning! Willowville Student Council is working hard to get everything organized. To help them in their pursuit, the PTO is helping organize the volunteers.

Click View All to read the rest of the information!

 
Speak up for school safety

Every West Clermont school participates in a safety resource that alerts local law enforcement to a possible school safety crisis. Call or text 1-844-SAFEROH.

Speak up about school safety

West Clermont participates in a safety resource that could prevent and alert local law enforcement to a school safety crisis.

Yearbooks on sale!

The Willowville Elementary 2015-2016 Yearbook is now available to order!
Click here for a printable flyer, or pick one up in the office.  You may also order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with yearbook ID code:  2361716.

Yearbooks are $20.00 and color pages, sturdy soft cover and Zoom, a current events insert that captures the top news stories of the year!   School name and year are imprinted in foil on the cover!

On the flyer it says that the yearbook sale ends February 26th, however, we have extended the deadline and will accept orders through March 18th!!
Order today, or send in money with the flyer when we return January 4th.  Call Mrs. Prewitt with any questions!  943-6800

By Request Sings at Willowville!

By Request, the select high school choir performed at Willowville on Friday, December 18th!   Our own 4th and 5th grade School of Rock choir got a chance to meet By Request before the performance and ask questions about Middle and High School choir.  They also had a chance to perform with them.



More pictures in the Photo Gallery!

KG Play!

AM and PM Kindergarten students performed a very cute play on Friday, December 18th!  More pictures in the Photo Gallery from practice to performance!

2nd grade in Whoville

2nd grade dressed up for Whoville on Friday, December 18th!



A few more pictures are available in the Photo Gallery!

4th grade Greek Mythology

Fourth graders learned about Greek Mythology in a fun and interactive way this week by performing puppet plays for their classmates.  Students were in plays that told the stories about Medusa, Pandora's Box, and King Midas' Golden Touch.  Each fourth grader had a speaking part and designed their own puppets and props for the plays.


A few more pictures are available in the Photo Gallery!

Willowville Staff Secret Santa Gift Exchange

The staff at Willowville Elementary participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange…with a little twist.  Each participant bought a toy or book that reminded them of their colleague which will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.  We wish everyone a Happy Holiday!

Last Crosstown Showdown

Glen Este High School and Amelia High School will play their final regular season basketball game against each other on Saturday December 19 at the Shoemaker Center on the campus at the University of Cincinnati.

Spelling Bee!

The 4th and 5th grade Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, December 16th.  The winner was 4th grader Lucy Hale.  The runner up was 5th grader Jackson Miller.  5th graders Alexis Lipps and Olivia Wroblewski rounded out the top four.  Congratulations to all students that particpated!


HOMEWORK CLUB 5th GRADE ONLY!

Today, Tuesday, December 15th, Homework Club will be 5th grade only!

This is a change for today only, and will resume to 3rd-5th grade in January!

Employee Recognition

Congratulations to Amelia Middle School's Tamara Nicoloff, Glen Este High School's Leslie Spangler, and Summerside Elementary's Peggy Simmons, who were recognized at tonight's Board of Education meeting. 

Cincinnati Zoo Cat Show!

On Friday, December 11th, the Cinicnnati Zoo brought in a Cat Show as part of the Cat Ambassador Program!   All grade levels got to see and learn about a Cheetah!


We also got to see and learn about a porcupine!

 

Volunteers needed for Santa's Workshop!

Want to help? Nothing that we do would be possible without the help of our volunteers! If you are available to help the children shop and/or gift wrap during school hours December 14-16, please click here to sign up.

Santa's Workshop!

Click here for printable flyer.

2nd Grade Culture Activity!

Mrs. Williams' 2nd grade students have been learning about Culture.  Students have focused on explaining how a person's culture includes their language, clothing, food, and shelter. The students created posters illustrating these four key components in culture for four dffferent countries. In this picture the students were learning about the culture in China. As they were working on their posters, they practiced using pencils (chop sticks) to pick up pinto beans. This demonstration engaged students in a discussion about how people in different countries may do many things differently than we do in our culture, but their differences should be accepted and celebrated, not criticized!

Mitten Tree

Friday, December 11th is the last day for our Mitten Tree!   Items donated will be picked up tomorrow by one of our Willowville Girl Scout Troops and delivered to the Batavia YWCA.  Donations are greatly appreciated!

5th grade Webinar

Today, during lunch and recess, some of the fifth graders stayed in to participate in a Webinar about how to make a PowToon.  PowToon is a  web-based animation software that allows users to create animated presentations by manipulating pre-created objects, imported images, provided music and user created voice-overs. The kids are making a presentation about their literature circle book that they read. Their PowToon will be a presentation for the other students to watch and decide if they want to read the book or not.  All of the kids are being very creative with this.


Breakfast with Santa

On Saturday, December 5th, PTO held Breakfast with Santa at Willowville Elementary!  Pictured below is Mrs. Kennedy and Santa and Mrs. Claus with Willowville students!

Thank you Veterans!

1st grade students wrote Thank You letters to Veterans on Veterans Day. 1st grade student Regan Evans in Mrs. Stidham's class received a reply from a greatful Veteran.
Pictured below is Regan with her response letter from the Veteran, her grandfather!


Don't Forget....SANTA BREAKAST!

We are still looking for volunteers for our Santa Breakfast on
Saturday, December 5. If you can help, please follow this link to sign up. 



 

Footprints on the wall!

One of the prize levels for the WV Walk-A-Thon is to put your footprints on the walls!   Pictured are students having their feet painted and put on the wall!


Strategies for talking with kids about the news

Talking about the news with kids happens in everyday moments. Children ask questions in the car on the way to school, in between pushes on the swings, and just when you're trying to rush out the door.   http://www.pbs.org/parents/talkingwithkids/news/talking.html

School of Rock Concert!

The School of Rock Concert last night was a success!  The 4th and 5th grade students under the direction of Mr. Endres put on a great performance!




 

School of Rock Concert

4th and 5th grade students in School of Rock will perform a concert tonight at Willowville Elementary at 6:30pm.  Students that are performing will need to be in the Music Room ready to warm up at 6:10pm.

4th/5th grade Spelling Bee finals!

Congratulations to the following 5th graders, who have made it to the Willowville Spelling Bee:

Hickey:  Alexis Lipps, Jackson Miller, Rylee Radcliffe, Libby Stout and Olivia Wroblewski

Stevens: Tristan Duggins, Paxton Dunford, Lilly Kleimeyer, Abril Shobbrook and Koury Warren

Crane: Savana Frysinger, Mya Gibson, Luke Johnson, Myles Locher, Jeffrey Morris and Ansh Patel

Congratulations to the following 4th graders who have made it to the Willowville Spelling Bee:

Flanigan:  Isaiah Fahey, Lilly Hosler, Alesha Morrison, Avery Hendrixson, Kyren Phann

Balmos:  Olivia Boyd, Brady Glass, Sarah Harvey, Chris Davies, Mason Campbell

Arnold:  Glenn Takam, Joey Young, Lucy Hale, Eva Flaugher, Aiden Taylor

The Spelling Bee will be on Wednesday, December 16th at 9:30am.

Santa Breakfast!

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Click below for a printable breakfast form. Please note that we will NOT be accepting reservations after Tuesday, December 1. This allows us to purchase the correct amount of food. Thank you for understand.
Printable Santa Breakfast Flyer
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We also need volunteers to help at our Santa Breakfast. We offer two shifts. Please consider helping during the seating that you will not be attending as a guest! To sign up, please click here.
What's the Buzz in 4th grade?

Fourth graders were challenged to find their vocabulary words being used in the "real world". Students finding 3 or more words for the month were rewarded with ice cream. Some students even found their words in displays at the Ft. Ancient Museum.


West Clermont bills the Ohio Department of Education over $8 million

The board approved a resolution granting the treasurer Alana Cropper, to bill the ODE for $8,607,259 in local funds from 2001-2015 for the state’s charter school system. 

Thank you Veterans!

1st grade students wrote Thank You letters to Veterans on Veterans Day.               1st grade student Cayden Ferguson in Mrs. Stidham's class received a reply from a greatful Veteran.
Pictured below is Cayden with his letter to the Veteran and the response letter.


Principal of the Day

Kindergarten student Grant Forney was Principal of the Day today Tuesday, November 24, 2015.  This was the Walk-A-Thon prize for raising the most money.  Grant joined Mrs. Kennedy for morning announcements, a building walk through, Student of the Month snack with KG AM, Student of the Month Lunch with Mrs. Kennedy, and afternoon announcements!
Great job Grant!

 

5th grade Fraction Puzzles

5th grade math students have fun putting puzzles together ordering fractions from least to greatest from 1/100 to 1 whole.  They have to be careful, however, because the fractions are given in simplest form.  The 75th piece will say '3/4,' not '75/100.' They have to create equivalent fractions with denominators of 100 in order to place the fractions correctly.  Look for more pictures in the Photo Gallery!


 

5th grade Cereal Box Presentation

5th grade students invented a cereal based on a fictional book they read.  They incorporated all elements of fiction in their cereal box.  Then students created a commercial informing the class about their product!




 

4th grade field trip to Ft. Ancient

Friday, November 20th, 4th grade took a field trip to Ft. Ancient!  Look for more pictures in the Photo Gallery!


 

WV Thanksgiving Feast!

Thursday, November 19th was our annual Thanksgiving Feast!  Thanks to our wonderful kitchen staff led by Mrs. Troxell, our guest servers led by Principal, Mrs. Kennedy,  our Willowville PTO members and volunteers for cutting and serving pies!   Everyone worked together to make this a wonderful day!
Look for more pictures in the Photo Gallery!


 

Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance 1st Quarter

Click Here to see the list of students that made Honor Roll 1st Honors and Honor 2nd Honors for 3rd through 5th grade!   Congratulations to all students!

 

Click Here to see the list of students that had Perfect Attendance for the 1st Quarter!  Great job!

Annual WV Thanksgiving Feast!

The Annual WV Thanksgiving Feast will be this Thursday, November 19, 2015.  Please note that there will only be a Turkey Feast lunch available that day!   No sandwiches will be made.  If your student does not want a Turkey dinner, please feel free to pack them something else to eat!
Also, please note that there will be additional parking in the field on the side of the building.
We hope to see you there!  Click here for printable flyer!

Wireless Keyboards

The students in Mrs. Flanigan's skills group were using the wireless keyboard provided by the PTO to answer questions about their weekly story.  Thank you PTO!!!  We love it!!

1st quarter Awards 3rd grade

3rd grade handed out 1st quarter awards today for Perfect Attendance, 2nd honors, 1st honors, and P.R.O. (People Respecting Others) award. 


Thanksgiving dinner at AHS for WCSD families in need

Amelia High School is proud to support Makenzie Mills and her project providing Thanksgiving dinner to any West Clermont family who is in need.  Please take a moment to click on view all and read a message from Makenzie.

3rd gr. Veterans Day

The students read rolls in a veterans day play called "Who is a Veteran?". They created their own props to help students visualize the American symbols and characters. Students learned that veterans are important men and women who served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force.

Veterans Day in Kindergarten

KG students in Mrs. M's class learn about Veterans Day!

1st grade writes to Veterans

Students in Ms. Merrell's 1st grade class are writing letters to veterans and learning/singing a veterans day song.  
       
      

4th grade White Table

As fourth graders entered Mrs. Arnold’s class today, they noticed an addition to the room---a small white clothed table.  The white clothed table honored the men and women who serve in America’s armed forces.  Students learned of the symbolism of the items on the table after reading the book, America's White Table by Margot Theis Raven.  

The small table with a white cloth represented a soldier's pure heart when he or she answers this country's call to duty.  A lemon slice and grains of salt on a plate showed a captive soldier's bitter fate and tears of families waiting for loved ones to return.  An empty chair at the table represented the missing soldiers. A black napkin symbolized the sorrow of captivity.  A glass represented the meal that won't be eaten.  A white candle on the table stands for peace, and a red rose in a vase tied with a red ribbon represented the hope that all our missing will return someday.

In addition to reading the book, students learned about the history behind Veteran’s Day, talked about the branches of the military, and listed the characteristics that make a veteran a true hero.  Finally, they composed opinion essays about the qualities they felt make Veterans a hero.  Look for their essays hanging in the fourth grade hallway.

Giving a hand to Veterans



2nd grade makes hearts for Veterans



 

3rd grade writes letters to Veterans

To celebrate Veteran's Day, third graders wrote letters to veterans.  They included questions, ways to show their appreciation to those who serve, and wrote notes of gratitude.  

WV Thanksgiving Feast

Our Thanksgiving Feast will be Thursday, November 19, 2015.  We all have a lot to be thankful for this year!  The Willowville Staff would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the wonderful things that are happening in our school with you and your children!

We have adjusted our lunch times to accommodate Kindergarten.  So feel free to join us for lunch.

Print the Feast flyer and fill out the bottom portion stating how many adults and non-Willowville students will be joining us for the Feast!  We want to make sure to prepare enough food for everyone!  Students will pay the normal lunch price, all adults and non-Willowville students will pay $3.45.  We will have Turkey with gravy, warm dinner roll, whipped potatoes with gravy, seasoned green beans, chilled strawberry cup, pumpkin pie with whipped cream!

Lunches may run a little behing on this day.  Please be flexible and plan a few extra minutes into your afternoon.

PTO will also be looking for Pie donations for the Feast!  Click here for donation flyer.

We hope you can join us!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

1st grade Sunrock Farm

1st graders took a field trip to Sunrock Farm on Friday, November 6th!

Walk-a-thon Prize level Limo Ride/Sweetfrog

Monday, November 9th, students that earned the Walk-A-Thon prize level of Limo Ride to Sweet Frog enjoyed a fun day with Mrs. Kennedy, Principal as they took a long limo ride to downtown Cincinnati and back to Sweet Frog for a delicious treat!
Watch for more pictures coming in the Photo Gallery!


BUS 93 Late

Bus  # 93 was late arriving at Willowville to pick up students, and just left WV about 5 minutes ago to take them home.  Please allow an extra 15-20 minutes for your student to get home.  If you have any questions, please call transportation at 513-752-4020.

Walk-a-thon Prize Breakfast with the Principal 2nd-5th.

Today, 2nd through 5th grade students that earned the Walk-A-Thon prize got to take a break, and have Breakfast with the Principal!

Look for more pictures from this event as well as the KG and 1st grade breakfast with the Principal in the Photo Gallery!

Walk-a-thon prize Breakfast with the Principal!

Pictured below are AM/PM KG and First grade students having breakfast with Mrs. Kennedy!

Picture Retake Day!

No School Tuesday, November 3rd!

Remember, NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 3rd for a Teacher In-Service Day!  We will see you on Wednesday, November 4th!

3rd Grade field trip Aronoff Center

3rd grade students went on a field trip to the Aronoff Center for the Junit B's Essential Survival Guide to School!

National Theater for Children

Today the National Theater for Children visited Willowville Elementary to do a show about Energy Conservation Programs!.
As you may know, a really cool perk of this program is that all of the students, faculty and staff at our school can request a free energy efficiency kit for their home, from Duke Energy. Schools like yours have made a BIG impact by taking advantage of these free kits and taking action to save energy.  Students will be bringing home a booklet with more information!

Grandparent's Dinner

Thanks to the Willowville PTO and all of the wonderful volunteers for a great Grandparent's Dinner!  Many thanks to Dawn Craft and volunteers for running the evening Book Fair!


More pictures in the Photo Gallery!

Round Up Day in 4th Grade

Fourth graders celebrate Roundup Day.  The vocabulary words and story of the week focused on cattle ranching and vaqueros, the Spanish word for cowboys.  Students learned about the difficulties, dangers, and traditions of ranching in the west during the 1930's, as well as what life in a one room schoolhouse may have been like. 


A few more pictures are in the photo gallery!
 

5th grade enjoys nice weather!

5th graders enjoy some nice weather at recess!


More photos in the Photo Gallery

Apple Tasting

Today the first grade students had an apple harvest celebration since we are learning about the life cycle of an apple. Here are some pictures for you. I will write something up this afternoon!

Pictured below "Apple Inspector" Ben!



 

3rd grade Timelines

Third graders have been studying timelines in Social Studies.  Each student created a personal timeline that included 5 personal events organized in chronological order.  We really enjoyed learning about each other's lives!

2016-17 and 2017-18 District Calendars approved

The Board of Education approved the District Calendars for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 School Years. 

Picture Retake Day

WAT Prize level Dance Party!

Students that hit the Prize Level for the Walk-A-Thon enjoyed a Dance Party during school today!   Pictured below are the AM KG students with Mrs. Kennedy and Some PM students at their Dance Party.   Watch for more pictures coming in the Photo Gallery!


2nd gr. Mrs. Williams class

The students were engaged in a phonics review game where they collaborate with a partner on spelling words using our phonics skill of the week. They rolled a die and spelled words from the game board using their marker boards. Students were excited that they could "BUMP" each other off spaces if they spelled something correctly!

Walk-A-Thon Mileage!

This year at the Walk-A-Thon we travelled over 1,800 miles!!   That is enough to get us to Disney World in Orlando, Florida and back!

Great job to everyone!

A message about emergency and crisis management

West Clermont Parents:

An Ohio school district, located to the northwest of West Clermont, experienced a tragic incident, recently. With that in mind, click here to learn more about the steps we take to make sure students and staff remain safe.

Grandparents Dinner 2015

The annual Willowville Grandparents Dinner is quickly approaching.  It will be held next Thursday, October 29.  There will be two seatings, 5:00 and 6:30.  To help us determine how many dinners we need, we are asking that all forms be returned no later than this Friday, October 23.  Click Here for a printable flyer!
We are also in need of volunteers for the evening!  There are plenty of spots still available.  Please consider helping.  To see what times and spots are available, please visit our sign up page
here.

Bus #36 Running Late today

Parents:

Bus # 36 is running late today. Allow approximately 25-30 extra minutes for your student to get home.

For further questions, please call transportation at 752-4020.

Parent Teacher Conferences for Elementary Schools

Schedule now for Nov.2 and Nov. 12. Links to appointment calendars and parent-teacher conference guides are below.

 

Stuff the Bus Campaign Complete

Thanks to all our school families for participating. Thanks to the Little Miami Fire Department and Aspire students for helping to unload the buses. Click here to see pictures. 

4th grade

4th grade students in Mrs Arnold's reading classes we're encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey on Monday. Students are reading a story about basketball and one of their vocabulary words is jersey.


Public Education Must be a Priority

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  Public schools have been under fire for a long time now. To provide support for a solution, staff, parents, students and community members demonstrated a united front at a meeting last week, to discuss making public education a priority.

Stuff the Bus

Students help load the bus with all of the donations for "Stuff the Bus"!
Pictured below:4th grade students Andrew Wilson, Noah Emery, Isaiah Fahey, Lilly Hosler, and Ellie Reynolds.  Thanks to everyone that donated!

                                         
 

Willowville Rainbow Mural

To start the school year off, every student at Willowville has created one square of this colorful mural in art class.

National School Lunch Week 2015!

Students and Staff celebrate National School Lunch Week!
Look for more Lunch pictures in the Photo Gallery!

WV PTO MEETING CANCELLED!

Due to the Public School Advocacy meeting on Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30 pm in the STEM Center on the GEHS campus, our PTO meeting will be cancelled.  The next PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 11th.

No School on Friday

Professional Development Day for staff. No School for students, Friday, Oct. 16. 

Board of Education Meeting, Mon. Oct. 12

The West Clermont Board of Education is meeting at 6:00 PM on Monday, Oct. 12, in Executive Session, which is not open to the public. The purpose of the session is to prepare for negotiations with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment.

The public Board Meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

 

AM KG PJ Day!

AM KG enjoys PJ Day!

Stand Up for West Clermont!

Please join West Clermont’s Public School Advocacy kickoff next Wednesday night, 10/14, 6:30 p.m. in the STEM Center at GEHS.  We will be discussing what is going on in Ohio around public schools, the facts about how much WC loses to charters and establish an internal network to influence public officials to treat public education with the respect it deserves.

Threatening call a hoax

All West Clermont Schools are safe and secure after a threatening phone call to Summerside Ele.

 

Library Stars 2015-2016

WV PTO Walk-A-Thon!

The WV PTO Walk-A-Thon was a great success.  Thanks to our PTO and all of our wonderful volunteers!   More pictures will be added to the photo gallery soon!

Student of the Month

Today was the first Student of the Month celebration for 2015-2016!  Students 1st-5th grade enjoyed a Marco's Pizza lunch with Mrs. Kennedy,   Pictured below, KG AM and KG PM had a snack with Mrs. Kennedy in her office!  Congratulations to all of the students who earned Student of the Month!

COMING SOON: Annual Stuff the Bus CAMPAIGN

The third annual WCSD Stuff the Bus Campaign starts on October 12. 

WV PTO WALK-A-THON 2015!

Our WV PTO Walk-a-thon will be on Friday, October 2, 2015.

All grade levels will have a group picture then start walking. All grade levels will also have times designated for play in the inflatables, and for popsicles.

It's not too late to turn in money for prize levels!
Parents are welcome to come walk with their student(s).  AM KG students can come with a parent/guardian at 2:00pm to walk with KG PM.  All parents need to sign in when entering the office.

Starting Times:

1:00pm 5th grade picture
1:10pm 4th grade picture
1:20pm 3rd grade picture 
1:30pm 2nd grade picture
1:45pm 1st grade picture
2:00pm KG Picture

Thanks to our wonderful WV PTO and to all of our families and community members for their support!

Pull Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House!

4th grader Avery Hendrixson brings in pull tabs that they have been collecting!   Thank you!

5th grade enjoying the weather!

5th graders enjoy the beautiful weather at recess!   Look for more pictures in the photo gallery!

West Clermont Education Foundation Fun Run!

Willowville received a trophy for having the most participants of West Clermont schools in the Fun Run held on Saturday, September 26, 2015! Pictured below:  WV Principal Mrs. Kennedy is pictured with our student participants, along with Dr. Klein, Superintendent.   The Trophy was presented by Denise Smith, from the West Clermont Education Foundation.  Congratulations to 1st grader Griffin Mountel for winning his age group, and also 4th grader Noah Emery for winning his age group!   Great job Willowville Elementary!

1st gr. Mrs. Mack's Class

Mrs. Mack's first graders are seen here as they celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with a pan on the head and an apple in the hand!  Several books about him were read to learn the characteristics of what  makes a folk tale.

4th grade plays Word Wizard!

Fourth grader, Oscar Sims plays the Word Wizard game. The word wizard must figure out the mystery vocabulary word based on clues given by his classmates.

Request for public input for future school calendars

The proposed 2016-17 and 2017-18 school district calendars are posted here.  If you have comments regarding the proposed calendars, please send them to alberico_d@westcler.org by Oct. 15.

Skallywag Tag WV Night!

Chick-Fil-A night!

Click Here for printable flyer!

PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY THE 21st!

Every student will have their picture taken for the yearbook!   if you would like to purchase the picture package, please send in the picture envelope with payment on Monday, or order online!

Willowville Elementary School
Picture Day: Monday, September 21
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Picture Day is Monday, September 21.

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Homework Club

Homework Club started Tuesday, September 15th, and was a great success!  Homework Club is for 3rd-5th grade for now!

Walk-A-Thon Kick Off!!

Today PTO hosted the Walk-A-Thon kick Off!   They shared with the students all of the different prize levels!   Every student gets a Tee Shirt and will participate!
The Collection envelope went home today!  

Friendly Reminder

No School on Friday, Sept. 18. Professional Development day for staff.

3rd grade

Judy Krebs from the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District visited 3rd grade on Tuesday, September 15th to introduce adaptations. Students played a riddle game in teams guessing the animal based on its adaptations.

 

Fun Run for elementary students coming soon

Attention Parents of students in grades K-5: 

Walk in clinic for student immunizations

The Health Dept. is having a walk in clinic on Sept. 21 for students who still need immunizations. Spread the word!

Fall Picture Day!

PICTURE ENVELOPES WILL COME HOME FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015.

Willowville Elementary School
Picture Day: Monday, September 21 
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Picture Day is Monday, September 21. 

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3rd graders learn multiplication

3rd grade students is Mrs. Smith's class learn multiplication using Smarties!

Labor Day

No school on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 7. 

WV PTO Spirit Wear Sale!

The WV PTO Spirit Wear Sale ends Monday, September 14th!

Click Here for a color flyer of different tees available!

Mrs. Stidham's 1st grade class!

Mrs. Stidham's First Grade class welcomes a visit from Mrs. Spencer our weekly reading volunteer. Soon students will be reading with her throughout the year.

Look in the photo gallery for more pictures!

Kids Helping Kids

We love this story. GEHS ladies soccer and Cinci Kids4kids combined resources to provide soccer shoes for the Withrow ladies soccer team. WKRC, channel 12 covered the story which can be seen here.  Way to go, ladies!

The Last Xtown Showdown was Aug. 28, 2015

Last Xtown Showdown was a success. Over 4,000 spectators attended the game and tailgate festival. Pictures are here

Welcome, West Clermont S.T.E.M Center

West Clermont's new STEM Center opened recently. It is located at GEHS and serves fourth and fifth grade students across the district who are identified as gifted.

           

FUN RUN UPDATED FORM

The Fun Run registration form has been updated!
Click here for printable version of new form!

Mrs. Mack's 1st grade class

First grade students in Mrs. Mack's class put on their listening ears to hear a story about Howard B. Wigglebottom, the rabbit who learns to listen. 

Noah Poynter and Bree Takam from Mrs. Mack's first grade class get ready to enjoy some "jitter juice". The class read the book, First Day Jitters and then discussed some of the "jitters" that they experienced on the first day of school. 

1st grade on the 1st day!

1st graders know the drill!   They know what to expect on the first day of school!
Look for more 1st day pictures posted on the Photo Gallery Soon!

5th grade

In 5th grade today all of the students were given the chance to practice using Science Process Skills with gummy worms and gummy bears.  A few of the skills the students practiced were: they measured their worms length, compared their masses to the mass of gummy bears, predicted how many segments each gummy worm had, and built clay models of their worms and then compared the two.  The kids even had to take some of their worms home to see how they would react in water overnight.  Of course, the kids were allowed to eat some of the candy after the lab. :)  Every one had a great time!

Large turnout for Friday's game expected

A message from Superintendent Kline:

Since this is the last football game between Glen Este and Amelia, we anticipate a very large turnout for the event. In order to accommodate as many fans as possible

WV School of Rock!

Click Here for the permission slip.

Glen Este, Amelia high schools celebrate rich tradition.

The West Clermont tradition known as the “Bell Game,” is scheduled for Friday Aug. 28. 

4th grade students!

Students in Mrs Arnold's class learned about each other's interest. Each student brought in personal items from home to share with the class. Not only was the activity fun, it gave students experience in speaking in front of classmates.

UPCOMING WILLOWVILLE EVENTS!

Willowville events will be posted on the calendar on the website, as well as in the monthly WV Newsletters, in the Sunday night All Calls from Mrs. Kennedy, and most will be posted on the sign out in front of our school!

Stay informed on all of the wonderful things happening at Willowville Elementary and with our wonderful WIllowville PTO!

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Prewitt at 943-6800!

Willowville PTO events, contact President Kristal Abel at wvpto@westcler.org

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BUS ROUTES
Mercy Health, Midtown Health partner with West Clermont Schools to bring HealthPlex to area

“We are extremely pleased that our district is able to partner with Mercy Health and Midtown Health to provide these facilities at no additional cost to taxpayers,” said West Clermont Board President John Bantjes. “We have intended this new high school to be community centered since its inception in January. This project will clearly increase the community’s access to school facilities and enhance the quality of life for everyone.” Local 12 reports.

New WV KG Students

Popsicles on the Playground went very well for our new KG students.   We estimate we had 35 families attend.  The students got to take a ride on the bus!  Look for more pictures in the Photo Gallery.

 

A message from Superintendent Kline about transportation

For important information regarding transportation for Preschool through 8th grade students click below.

1st Grade Students

1st GRADE STUDENTS!

With our increasing enrollment in first grade, I was informed today that we are able to hire an additional first grade teacher.   I am in the process of searching and interviewing for this position.  If your child is a first grade student, we have had to make changes to the class lists that were posted this past Friday.  New class lists have been posted.  I will inform you Monday night at Open House the name of the new teacher.

 

Class List Posting

August 7, 2015

Weekly Update

Hello WV family.  This is Mrs. Kennedy principal of WV Elementary.

Due to increased kindergarten enrollment across the district we are unable to post Kindergarten class lists until early next week.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.  However, class lists for grades 1 – 5 will be posted by 4 pm today.   We truly appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank you and have a great evening!

New WV Kindergarten Students!

Willowville PTO will have a Popsicle party on the playground for new Willowville Kindergarten students and parents on Thursday, August 13th from 6:30-7:30pm.

For questions, contact Kristal Abel, PTO President at wvpto@westcler.org 

Before and After school child care offered

Before and after school care for West Clermont students in grades K - 5.  For more info, click below.

Ohio's first sales tax holiday

A one-time sales tax holiday to occur only in 2015. The holiday starts on... 

Ready Fest West

SAVE THE DATE FOR READYFEST WEST! Please share. 
Thursday, Aug. 13, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at Glen Este High School 
West Clermont students on the free/reduced lunch program can obtain free school supplies. You will need to show a medical card or proof of income, and proof of residency in the form of a utility bill or rental agreement. If this is a problem, please call your case worker. 
This event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Union Township, Linda Bloom, Chair, and area businesses churches and fraternities.

5th grade Space Camp

The link below has pictures of 5th grade students at Space Camp!  The photos should be viewable even if you do not have a facebook page of your own.

Students will be returning from camp today (Wednesday, June 24th) at about 8:00pm,

https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCampWillowvilleMerwin

Summer Reading Camp!

Despite the rainy weather, we moved to the library and the  Reading camp was a success!  We will do it again August 4th and August 6th from 9:00-10:30am.


More picutres in the Photo Gallery!  

Don't forget about Reading Camp!

Brizzy the Reading Dog

Brizzy stopped in to let 1st grade students read to her!
Pictured below:  Alix Summers and Rocco DeMartino read to Brizzy.

Emma Campbell and Keegan Patterson read to Brizzy.

Summer Office Hours

WV Summer Office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm.

Our Office is Closed during the month of July.  We will reopen Monday August 3rd.   Our Class Lists will be posted on the front doors after 4:00pm on Friday, August 7th.

We will have an open house on Monday, August 17th. 
KG-1st gr. 5:00-6:00pm
2nd-3rd gr. 6:15-7:15pm
4th-5th gr. 7:30-8:30pm

1st day of school for students is Wednesday August 19th.

Click Here for the 2015-2016 Calendar

Click Here for the 2015-2016 Supply List

If you know of anyone that needs to enroll for KG, please have them call the District Office at 943-5000.

Have a safe and happy summer!

West Clermont Middle School Renovations Begin

Amelia High School and Middle School students will notice some changes to their campus when they return to school this fall.

West Clermont High School Artist Renderings

To view pictures and a description of features for the new WCHS, click here. 

5th grade recognition video

Thank you to Teresa Stone and family for the wonderful 5th grade recognition video that was played during the ceremony on the last day of school.   Below is a link and instructions for downloading the video!   Enjoy!
Teresa Stone wants to share a slideshow with you!

Click here to view the slideshow "5th Grade Slideshow"!<
http://www.kizoa.com/slideshow-maker/d20548769k7651332o1/5th-grade-slideshow>

 

Click View All and continue reading for instructions!
 

Retiring Teachers

Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Corotis and Mrs. Hanneken!!  We will miss you!

5th grade Recognition!

Congratulations 5th grade!!  Good luck to you next year!

WCHS Groundbreaking

Over 200 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new consolidated West Clermont High School. To view the complete groundbreaking ceremony, click here

Kindergarten Celebration!

KG AM and PM enjoyed a celebration today, with new caps and gowns!
Congratulations Kindergarten!!


Look for more pictures in the photo gallery!

Volunteers of the Year Recognized

                                 

The Board of Education recognized Volunteers of the Year. Pictured are:  

Summer Reading Camp at WV!

West Clermont Announces New Mascot, School Colors

After extensive community and student involvement, the Board of Education adopted a resolution announcing the school colors and a mascot for the new West Clermont High and Middle Schools.

38th Annual WV Memorial Day Parade!


Friday, May 22, 2015 Willowville celebrated the 38th annual Willowville Memorial Day Parade!  Many thanks go out to all of our Staff, PTO, Students and Volunteers who make this possible!  Pictured below, just a couple moments of today's festivities, look for more in the Photo Gallery.  More pictures will be added to the Photo Gallery next week!
The Town Crier gets the festivities started

A Warbird flyover was arranged by Mr. Hal Shevers, CEO/Founder of Sporty's.

Thanks for your service

Family and friends helped celebrate the 36 retirees who have accumulated a combined over 800 years of service to WCSD. Thanks, and congratulations to all. Click here for more pictures.

2nd grade field day!

2nd grade classes enjoyed a day outside for field day!


More pictures in the Photo Gallery!

4th graders perform!

Fourth grade students in Mrs Arnold's skill's group performed poetry written by Shel Silverstein. The students memorized their poems, created props, and wore costumes to help express their poems. They performed their poems for second, third, and fourth grade.


Look for more pictures in the Photo Gallery!

GEHS Senior Awards

Student Council representative and 5th grade student Isabel Stone presents the PTO Scholarship at the GEHS Class of 2015 Senior Awards to former Willowville student Haylee Bisig.


GEHS Class of 2015 and former Willowville students show their “W” pride! Willowville is also proud of their former student, Aatur Shah, who we congratulate for becoming the Valedictorian for the Class of 2015.  Included in the picture is 4th grade Willowville teacher Mrs. Flanigan!

 

Bengal Vinny Rey visits WV!

Cincinnati Bengal's linebacker Vinny Rey paid a visit to Willowville today to talk to students about the importance of working hard and doing well in school!

Vinny Rey shows Jenna Daniel a proper tackle!

K+ 2015-2016

For information on K+ or Extended Day for the 2015-2016 school year, please call Child Focus at 513-528-7224.

SWEET FROG!

Enjoy Sweet Frog today!!   11:00am-10:00pm.   Click Here for a flyer to take with you, and Willowville will receive a percentage of the profit!   Sweet deal!

West Clermont High School Ground Breaking

                                     

5th grade visits Kentucky Down Under!

The 5th grade field trip this year was to Kentucky Down Under.  Students had a great time touring caves, and visiting with animals, including Kangaroos!
More pictures are available in the Photo Gallery!


Rock the Mall Concert Series

4th and 5th grade students performed at Eastgate Mall on Saturday May 9th under the direction of Music Teacher Mr. Endres.  Everyone did a great job!

 

Right to Read Week

Students from 4th grade met with first graders to kick off Right to Read week. Fourth graders partnered up with a first grader and read them stories.

Students pictured are from Mrs Arnold's fourth grade and Mrs. Stidham's first grade.

Look for pictures of students reading in the Photo Gallery!

Rock the Mall Concert Series!

Please check out the  concert series going on this weekend at Eastgate Mall. The concerts will be held in front of Willis Music (near Sears) within the Eastgate Mall. Please come out and support the 4th and 5th graders from Clough Pike, Willowville, Summerside and Merwin Elementary. Each school has a separate concert. Here are the dates and start times for all four performances:

Saturday:

Willowville- 1pm

Summerside-3:30pm

Sunday:

Clough Pike- 1pm

Merwin- 3:30pm

Please come by and support our young musicians in their first ever performance together. It will be a great time!

WCHS UPDATE: Community Information / Input Sessions

Want to know more about the new West Clermont High School? Attend one of the

Memorial Day Parade

Willowville Elementary 38th Annual Memorial Day Parade will be Friday May 22nd.

The Staff and Students at Willowville Elementary are looking forward to celebrating Memorial Day.  Willowville will have many friends, family members, neighbors and honored veterans present to help celebrate.  If you have a family member, neighbor or friend who is a Veteran or is currently serving, we invite you to send us their name and invite them to the Memorial Day Parade.

Click Here for the form to fill out and send in so we can plan on how many Veterans will be participating!

Please call 513-943-6800 with any questions!

Students Vote for Mascot

We are closing in on the identification of the new WCHS Mascot. Kindergarten students through high school Seniors are invited to participate in an online student survey. The choices are: Raiders, Titans, Wolves.

Ice Cream Party!!

1st grade students celebrated winning the Coupon Wars with an Ice Cream Party!   Congratulations to 1st grade, who sent in the most coupons by weight!

Teacher Appreciation Week!

PTO decorated the front entry, lobby, front hall and teacher's lounge to show that at Willowville, our Teachers are Superstars!!

All Day Kindergarten Offered

Kindergarten Plus brought to you by a partnership with Child Focus. Enroll now!

2nd grade field trip

2nd grade took a field trip to Great American Ballpark on Friday, May 1st.  They took a tour of the stadium and learned about the history of the Cincinnati Reds!
There are pictures in the Photo Gallery, and as more pictures come in, they will be added.

3rd Grade 3rd quarter awards!

Third graders were acknowledged for achievements in attendance, AB honor roll, A honor roll and the P.R.O (People Respecting Others) Award. Congratulations for a great third quarter!


4th grade 3rd quarter awards!

4th grade gives certificates to students for Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance as well as other awards!   Congratulations to all students!


3rd Graders Special Lunch!

Third grade students (Joey Young, Addy Forthuber, Noah Emery, Lucy Hale, and Sophie Trevino) celebrated the fact that they completed Study Island ELA, and with all blue ribbons, and enjoyed a pizza, chips, pop, dessert lunch. Congratulations on a job well done!

Perfect Attendance

The following Students have Perfect Attendance for the 3rd quarter.

Congratulations to all students!

Honor Roll

The following students from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades made Honor Roll for the 3rd quarter.

Congratulations!!

West Clermont Moves Closer to Naming Mascot

Students to vote on final three choices: Raiders, Titans, Wolves. The online survey link will be distributed next week.

A Message from the Superintendent

We are currently hiring additional Art, Music, Physical Education and Technology teachers for our elementary schools starting in the fall. 2015-16 will also bring the start of our new

This weekend's Art show is more than Art!

Legis, Duplos, Lincoln Logs, and more.

Rock the Mall Concert Series

Performances by 4th and 5th Grade Chorus' plus more.

Earth day in Kindergarten

KG students share some recycled items they made in celebration of Earth Day!
More pictures available in the Photo Gallery!

Earth Day in 1st grade!

Earth Day without Dr. Seuss's Lorax?  Not happening in first grade!  Lots of Loraxes were to be found while lots of learning was going on.

Look for more pictures of 1st graders with the Lorax Moustache in the Photo Gallery!

Mrs. Mack's 1st grade class

Web of Life Bracelets were made in Mrs. Mack's class to remind us to be thankful for the environment that gives us life.  Using ecology beads to represent the living and non-living parts of our planet, students discussed how our life styles affect the earth.  If you see one, make sure to ask them to explain the meaning of the beads.

Mother Son Bowling!

The Mother Son Bowling night was a huge success.  Thanks to Kristy Emery and the WV PTO for this event!  There are more pictures in the photo gallery!

Flying Pig Hog Log!

This announcement is for anyone who will be participating in the Flying Pig Final Mile on Saturday, May 2nd.  All Hog Logs MUST be turned in to Mrs. Sears by Friday, April 24th (that is this Friday) in order for her to pick up your two complimentary Reds Tickets.  You should have received a letter today at Walk Club with an additional copy of the Hog Log.  Please email Mrs. Sears at sears_k@westcler.org if you have any questions.    Thank you and have a great evening!

Carnival Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out Friday and enjoyed the carnival! We had a great time and hope you did too! We would like to take a moment to thank EVERYONE who contributed. We had lots of families donate Pringles and 2 liters for our ring tosses. We also had several families donate items for our bid n buy baskets and raffle. We could not do these things without your support so we thank you! We also want to thank everyone who donated their time that night by working a game, serving in the concession stand, etc. Again, we could not put on a carnival without all of our volunteers! Willowville families are the best!!

There are also several businesses we would like to thank for donating items to our carnival. If you patronize any of these businesses, please let them know how much Willowville appreciates their support.

1. Wendy’s Eastgate
2. Golden Corral-Eastgate
3. Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant
4. Newport Aquarium
5. Cincinnati Bengals
6. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
7. Penn Station—Eastgate
8. Chick-fil-a—Eastgate
9. Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
10. The Melting Pot
11. BB Riverboats
12. Disney World
13. City Barbeque—Eastgate
14. Florence Freedom
15. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
16. Graeters
17. Cincinnati Museum Center
18. Barnes and Nobles—Fields Ertel
19. Skyline Chili—Eastgate
20. Cincinnati Museum Center
21. Cincinnati Reds
22. Kings Island
23. Cinemark Theater—Milford
24. Kroger
25. Chipotle—Eastgate
26. American Girl
27. Valentour’s Hair Boutique
28. AAA/Bob Sumerel—Cherry Grove
29. KOI Paint Center—Mt. Carmel

WV Chick-Fil-A Night!

Tonight is Willowville Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a from 5:00-8:00!  You WILL need to bring a flyer in order for Willowville to receive credit for your purchases.  Your child will bring home a flyer tonight, but a copy is also attached.  Please feel free to print a copy.  Just a reminder, copies of the flyer will not be available at Chick-fil-a nor are we allowed to pass out flyers at the restaurant.  Thank you for supporting Willowville students!

WV PTO CARNIVAL 2015

Thanks to our wonderful PTO and all of the volunteers!!   Our Carnival was a success!  Look for more pictures in the photo gallery!

Cincinnati Zoo Bird Show

Kindergarten Students enjoyed a visit from the Cincinnati Zoo Bird show!   They enjoyed learning about colorful birds, a cute penguin and a skunk!  Look for more pictures  in the photo gallery!

WV PTO MEETING DATE CHANGED!

The PTO meeting that was originally scheduled for tonight 04/15/2015 has been moved to next Wednesday 04/22/2015 at 6:30pm!

Coupon Wars

Student Council would like to thank everyone for their support and donations with the Coupon War!  As a school we collected 26.4 pounds of coupons to be sent to our military families stationed overseas.  The grade level that brought in the highest weight in coupons will receive and ice cream treat from the PTO.

The winning grade level with 8.3 pounds was 1st grade!   Congratulations and again, GREAT JOB and Thank you!
Pictured below is Student Council members organizing and weighing the coupons!


 

District Art Show This Weekend!

West Clermont is proud to present the 2015 District Art Show. Work by elementary, middle and high school students will be represented.

 

 

 

Fireman visits 2nd grade

Second grade students enjoyed a visit from firefighter Thomas Jackson! They were learning about why people should be responsible for doing a good job in their reading street unit.

Do you have a 5-year-old?

Kindergarten Registration - Enroll NOW for next year! Call 513-943-5042 or email weaver_v@westcler.org for an appointment. 

Marco's Pizza Day for WV!

Marco's Pizza and Willowville Elementary are working together on a fun and exciting monthly program. With your help and appetite, we can raise funds for our school on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  This month will be Tuesday, April 14th!

Students,
Tell your parents, friends, relatives and neighbors to order Marco's Pizza on this date. Make sure they tell the person taking the order your teacher's name.
The classroom that gets the most orders on that day will win a FREE pizza party! Marco's will also donate 15% of the sales generated by your school back to Willowville Elementary. Marco's will then schedule the FREE pizza party with the winning classroom's teacher and present the check to the school.
    THIS PROGRAM OCCURS ON THE 2ND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH!

At the Marco's Eastgate location!  Click here for flyer with coupons!!

Volunteer Celebration

Willowville celebrated Volunteers on Wednesday April 1st!   Many students spoke about how the volunteers help our school, and how much it means to the students and staff of Willowville!  We cannot thank our volunteers enough!



Spring Break is Here!

Coming Soon. Schools are closed Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10. Rest well, be safe, and have fun!  

Wendy's Eastgate Dinner night!

Today!!!!  Tuesday, March 31st, we are having our first Wendy's Eastgate fundraising event of the year.  Wendy's Eastgate is donating 20% of all sales (of all customers, not just Willowville families) from 5pm-8pm on Tuesday.  You do not need a flyer.  If you plan on eating out, please consider Wendy's Eastgate to thank them for their support!

3rd grade activity

On Thursday, March 26th, Judy Krebs from the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District presented a hands-on activity about animal adaptations to the 3rd grade at Willowville. Students, in small groups, used recycled materials to create birds. They named their bird, wrote about the adaptations, and presented.



 

Mother/Son Bowling!

Willowville

Mother/Son Bowling Night

 

When:  Tuesday, April 14th 6:00-8:00

Where:  Cherry Grove Lanes

Who:  Willowville Boys grades K-5 and the significant adult female in their life.  This can be a Mother, Stepmother, Grandmother or Aunt, etc.
(only Willowville students may attend)

Please RSVP by April 3rd

Contact Kristy Emery, 513-288-7029 or kemery04@yahoo.com with questions

$9.00 per person (Cash or Check made payable to Willowville Elementary PTO)

Price includes bowling, shoes and light snacks.  Drinks and additional food will be available for purchase at the Snack Bar.

Lanes will be assigned prior to the event.  Lane requests with friends can be listed below; otherwise, lanes will be assigned by grade level.

AHS Musical *ANNIE* Coming Soon!

Amelia High School Theatre proudly presents the Broadway musical hit ANNIE

Skate Night Tonight!

Don't forget.......Skate night tonight!!

6:30-8:30pm at Beechmont Rollarena

$3.00 for admission   $2.00 for skates if needed

District receives grant for Second Step Program

WCSD Preschool students will learn to identify and understand their own and others' emotions, reduce impulsiveness and choose positive goals, and manage their emotional reactions and decision making process when emotionally aroused. 

1st Grade Sock Hop!

First-graders really "socked it to 'em" when they collected over 120 pairs of socks.  Students were inspired after reading Dr. Seuss' book, "Fox in Socks".  A goal to collect 75 pairs was set and the kids surpassed it!  The classes celebrated with a "Sock Hop".  All socks are being donated to a local charity.

Mrs. Mack's Sock Hop!

 Mrs. Sears class

PTSO Colorfun Run

        

Mrs. Williams Honored by DBU!
Dream Builders University honors Willowville 
Elementary teacher Leslie Williams as the 
February Dream Builder of the Month. Mrs. 
Williams was nominated by one of her second 
grade students for exemplifying what a true 
Dream Builder is by “going above and beyond 
for her students, making learning fun and 
simply, the students enjoy school because of her.”
Leslie has been teaching at Willowville for 
6 years after falling in love with the students 
and school during her student teaching. Outside 
of school, she loves to read and is currently 
training to run the Flying Pig Half Marathon in 
May. She recently moved to Amelia with her husband 
Drake and  their daughter, Lucy. 
She is very excited about the changes coming 
to the West Clermont School District. “It is a 
wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. 
I am blessed to have such a rewarding job.”


A Call for Suggestions; WCHS Colors and Mascot

The West Clermont School District and the Branding Committee for the new West Clermont High School are actively soliciting suggestions for the new school’s mascot and colors. Below you will find the guidelines. The deadline for the submission of ideas is 11:59, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

The New West Clermont High School requests ECC status

The March 9, 2015 Board of Education meeting featured resolutions that allow Superintendent Keith Kline to request entry of the new West Clermont High School into the 

Coupon Wars are Coming!!

Coupon Wars are Coming!

Starting March 9th-March 27th, Student Council will be collecting coupons for military families overseas.

The families can use coupons up to six months over their expiration date.

Most needed coupons are:

FOOD:  Dary, bread, canned goods, beverages, water, candy, gum, meat and frozen foods!

NON-FOOD: Baby/child care, cleaners, toiletries, make-up, paper produces, vitamins, medicines and pet products.

Please do not send whole sheets of coupons, they must be cut out to make sorting easier.

The winning grade level will receive an ice cream sundae party sponsored by the PTO!

Student Council thanks you in advance for your support of this service project!!
Click here for information flyer.

WV KG Registration

             KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

March 9-13, 2015   At the District Office

4350 Aicholtz Rd. Suite 220,  Cincinnati, Ohio 45245

                      Tuesday, March 10 will be here at WV 2:00-6:30pm

Registration is by appointment only.

                       Don’t wait……call Veronica to schedule at 943-5042

SPRING PICTURE DAY!!

Willowville Elementary School
Picture Day: Thursday, March 12

It's easy to create your own package
Ordering online is quick, easy, and gives you a wide selection of choices:

  1. Go to mylifetouch.com.
  2. Create your own package with the sizes and quantities you want.
  3. Pay online and your order is complete!

REMEMBER, only students with payment envelope will receive indivdual pictures.

All students will be photographed in their Class Room picture.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 513-943-6800 or Lifetouch
customer service at 513-772-2110!

 
2 Hour Early Dismissal schedule

March 4, 2015

Update

Hello WV families.  This is Mrs. Kennedy principal of WV Elementary.

Thank you for listening to the following announcement…

As you heard from Dr. Kline this morning, we will be releasing two hours early.  I would like to try to clarify a few questions.

  • Two hours early means WV will release at 1:45 pm.
  • Please follow the normal procedures and traffic pattern for pick-up.
  • There is no PM kindergarten.
  • K plus must pick up at noon today.
  • Morning kindergarten will also pick up at noon which is their normal time.
  • There is no extended day in the afternoon.  Please make arrangements for your child.
  • All students will receive lunch at normal time except 2nd grade will eat at 11:15 pm.
  • All 1st – 5th grade students will have specials on a revised schedule.
  • All 5th grade students will be testing this morning as planned.

Thank you for your cooperation so everything remains organized and we can all get home safely today.

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Today, many grades celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday!   Pictured below, 3rd grade and KG share pictures!   Look for more pictures in the Photo Gallery!



3rd Grade Biography

Third graders read a biography. Each child shared their biography through an art project and oral presentation.

Penny Wars!

Due to school cancellation this week, the Penny Wars will be extended to Wednesday February 25th!!

All American Heart Association donations are due by Friday February 27th!  You can donate to the American Heart Association online at heart.org/jump.

There is a Splatter Duck and lanyard for a $5.00 donation, and if you donate online you get an additional Scribbles Ninja Duck!   Online Donations of $75.00 also receive a Ms. Cool Duck.  Click Here to see all of the prize levels!

Thank you to everyone who has donated.   Remember, all donations in the Jump for Heart Envelope and online go directly to the American Heart Association.  All proceeds raised from the Penny War are split in half going to the American Heart Association and the Katie Haumesser Foundation!

4th grade 2nd quarter awards

4th graders with their 2nd quarter awards for Honor Roll 1st Honors, 2nd Honors, and perfect Attendance.  Congratulations to all students for their hard work!


UPDATE: CLOSED Feb. 20

UPDATE: CLOSED Feb. 20.

 

CLOSED Wed. 2/18/15.

West Clermont on CLOSED FOR Wed. 2/18/15.

WV Skate Night Cancelled due to weather

February 17, 2015  Update

Hello WV family.  This is Mrs. Kennedy principal of WV Elementary.

Thank you for listening to the following announcement…

Due to the weather conditions and the predicted freezing temperatures for this evening, our Family Skate Night for tonight, Tuesday the 17th is cancelled.  Please stay warm and safe this evening!  Our next Skate Night will be March 16th.  Thank you!

NO SCHOOL February 17, 2015.

Tues, Feb.17 all schools are closed due to weather conditions.

Involvement in New High School Begins #VISION2025

A message from Superintendent Kline.  

The excitement in our community continues to grow as we begin building the new West Clermont High School and kick off #VISION2025. My intent is to provide periodic updates for the community on what is taking place in the district. There is much to be done and we will need everyone’s help to make sure our students have what they need to be productive and successful citizens. 

Sweetheart Dance!

Pictures from the Sweetheart dance are now available in the Photo Gallery!
Look for a montage of the Sweetheart Dance pictures from the Photo Booth on You Tube.  Search for Willowville Elementary PTO, 2015 Sweetheart Dance!

KG Jump for Heart

Today, KG AM and PM participated in Jump For Heart!  See below for a video of KG PM Jumping!



 

3rd Grade 2nd Quarter Awards!

3rd grade had an assembly today to award the students who earned 1st and 2nd Honors for 2nd quarter, Perfect Attendance for 2nd quarter, and the P.R.O. award!  Congratulations to all students for their hard work!

Dr. Kline at Willowville

Wednesday, February 11, 2015  6:30pm

Dr. Keith Kline will be at Willowville to discuss the future of the district.

This will not be a regular PTO meeting, The PTO is stepping aside to give the floor to Dr. Kline.

ALL are welcome!  We meet in the library!

An Important Message for West Clermont Parents about Testing

An Important Message for West Clermont Parents about Testing from Superintendent Keith Kline.

Sweetheart Dance

Fathers and Daughters danced the night away at the Sweetheart Dance on Friday night!  Thanks to WV PTO for setting up this event!   Watch for more pictures in the Photo Gallery!



Click Here for the link to You Tube to see the 2015 Sweetheart Dance Photo Booth Montage. It's all of the photos from the photo booth.   

5th Grade 2nd Quarter Awards

5th Grade students were recognized for their effort, attendance and achievement today at Willowville.

Congratulations to those students with perfect attendance, outstanding grades and those making a great effort in the classrooms.


Penny Wars

Students are adding pennies to their grade level penny jars during lunch!   Penny Wars will end on Friday February 20th, and the winning grade level will win a pizza party on Friday March 6th!

Jump for Heart

Willowville participated in Jump for Heart on Thursday February 5th.   Mrs. Shebetka (P.E. teacher) showed students how to jump rope, Mr. Endres (Music teacher) played music so the students could dance, and Mr. Conklin (Art teacher) had the students working on a mural for Heart Healthy month!




More pictures available in the photo gallery!

100th day of School

KG celebrated the 100th day of school by relaxing in pajamas, and sharing 100 pieces of snacks!

More pictures on the Photo Gallery!

100 Days of School

Monday February 2nd was the 100th day of school.  Students in 1st grade dressed for the '100' occasion!

SWEETHEART DANCE!

IT"S NOT TOO LATE!   Click Here for the Sweetheart Dance Flyer!

Friday February 6th from 6:00pm-9:30pm at the Holiday Inn Eastgate!!

Willowville girls K-5 and the significant adult male in their likfe!  $5.00 per person (Cash or Check made payable to Willowville Elementary PTO).  YOU MAY PAY AT THE DOOR!

You will have the opportunity to purchase pictures at the dance for $2.00 each!

All of today's popular songs that are heard on the radio as well as older music for the men will be played.

E-mail wvpto@westcler.org with questions!

American Heart Association

February is Heart Healthy Month!   WV is participating in Jump for Heart!

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
All money collected in the Jump Rope for Heart envelope will
be donated to the American Heart Association only.

You can also participate online!  Visit heart.org/jump and
click on the "Students Sign Up" button.

For more information about Jump for Heart and the
American Heart Association, go to www.heart.org/jump

There are prize levels for all donations!

 

Perfect Attendance 2nd Quarter

The following students have perfect attendance for the 2nd quarter!   Congratulations!

KG: Emma Conn, Aiden Harvey, Kevin Hunter, Seth Jones, Tenschwa Lewis, Caleb Mansfield, Jack Minano, Chase Poling

1st:  Bailey Davis, Kiley Hendricks, Kendall Hertel, Kayden Montgomery, October Von Bargen

2nd:  Noah Cagel, Alex Creager, Narendra Deshmukh, Daniel Flores, Gwen Freeman, Abigayle Hatfield, Julian Hinkston, Sydney Humfleet, Rowan Younger 

3rd:  Madison Beatty, Melanie Burns, Kyra Campbell, Sarah Lamb, Melody Younger 

4th:  Cole Harrington, Chyenne Hoge, Ian Keeley, Dakota Kirker, Myles Locher, Alexis Lovejoy, Nicholas McEwan, Mitchell McGraw, Melanie Naji, Aman Patel, Ansh Patel, Trinity Powell, Elizabeth Stout

5th:  Jack Boshears, Anthony Davidson, Alaina Glass, Isabel Griner, Madeline Hanna, Jimi Hatfield, Jessica Hatton, Kelby Kearns, Ben Murray, Ryan Patrick, Ben Svintsitsky, Logan West, Sam Westendorf

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all of the students that worked so hard  to make Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter!   Click View All button to see all students!

Yearbook Club Meeting Date Change

I need to change the Yearbook dates! The meetings were originally scheduled to avoid conflict with Conferences this Thursday, however due to the deadline of the yearbook, I would like to move the meetings up a week! So the new meeting dates are:

Feb. 5, Feb. 19 and Mar. 5. until 4:45pm each day. After the last meeting date of Mar. 5, I will have 1 week to finalize everything for print!

Thank you for your understanding!

Please call me with any questions! Mrs. Prewitt 943-6800

A New Beginning #Vision2025

 #Vision2025 A new beginning. You will find this sign at the corner of Bach-Buxton Road and Clough Pike. 

1st grade

Mrs. Mack's 1st grade wrote letters to the veterans at the Georgetown Veterans Home and other veterans that the class knew back in November.  The response was so positive that we decided to do another project that would make people smile.  We made over 120 scarfs for the people who live in the Georgetown Veterans Home and other nursing homes.  Many of the kids took material home and it became a family project.  We also designed cards with warm and fuzzy messages.  Two of the girls actually made poems with their families.  We took the designed cards and put one of the two poems on the backside of the cards.  The pictures show the scarfs and cards and they are all ready for delivery.

 

Kindergarten Registration 2015

           

                                 

PENNY WARS!

The American Heart Association and The Katie Haumesser Foundation

                                  February is Heart Healthy Month!

February 2-6, 2015, Willowville Elementary and Mrs. Shebetka will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump for Heart.  We will also be conducting our annual penny wars!   Heart Healthy facts will be read during AM and PM announcements

  • A schedule has been created for each class to participate in Jump for Heart on February 5, 2015.  KG classes will have a different schedule.
  • There will be a “PENNY WAR” between the grade levels with the winner receiving a pizza party on March 6th.
    • The money collected in the Penny War will be divided between the American Heart Association and the Katie Haumesser Foundation.
"Souper" Bowl

Student Council set up boxes in the lobby this week for "Souper" Bowl Challenge.
Students and Staff were asked to choose who they thought would be the 2015 Super Bowl Champion, by bringing in 1 can of Soup and placing it in the designated box.  The boxes were marked New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks.  All soup cans will be given to the Batavia Food Pantry.  The results were 62 cans for the Seahawks and 36 cans for the Patriots.  Thanks to Student Council for setting this up and running it, and thanks to everyone to donated!

 

5th grade solar ovens

More 5th graders build Solar Ovens, and make S'Mores!   Then they get to eat the finished product!



5th grade

5th graders are working hard building Solar Ovens!


State of the District report
Closings and delays due to weather

Two hour delay calls went out at 5:15 AM. If you did not get a call, please make sure that the school has your correct contact info. If you need to make a change, call the office or send an email. See the link for contact info. http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/SchoolsList.aspx

"Souper" Bowl

The Willowville Student Council invites you to pick.........
Who will be your "Souper" Bowl Champion?

Through the week of January 26-30, Student Council is asking the students and staff to choose who they think will be the 2015 Super Bowl Champion.  Everyone can choose their winner by brining in 1 can of soup and placing it in a designated box on the stage.  The boxes will be marked New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks.  This is a fun event that combines friendly competition and generosity.  All of the soup cans will be given to the Batavia Food Pantry!
Pictured:  Trinity Powell

Clay Art Project

Students have the opportunity to work with Clay with Mrs. Pellegrini (retired teacher).   Pictured are students working with Clay, and also some of the finished product!



 

Teacher Learning Day

West Clermont School District teachers spent Friday, January 16, honing their skills to better serve students and parents. The Hamilton County Educational 

Conferences

Conference information will come home this Friday, January 23, 2015.  Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 5th and Tuesday, February 10th from 4:30-8:00pm.  KG:  Mrs. Hertel will be available at WV on Tuesday, February 10th only!

You can sign up for your conferences online using the link to the left.  This link will also be open on Friday, January 23rd.

Please e-mail or call your teacher or Mrs. Prewitt if you have questions!

NO SCHOOL

NO SCHOOL Friday, January 16, professional development day for staff.

NO SCHOOL Monday, January 19, Martin Luther King Day.

 

 

Cinderella's Closet

The Father/Daughter Dance is right around the corner.  Please consider donating your new or gently used Princess and King attire.

Fancy dance dresses, shoes, jewelry for the girls, dress shirts, tie, dress shoes and slacks for the dads.

These items will be shared with our Willowville Family regardless of income.

Date, time and location of Cinderella's Closet will be announced in the coming weeks.

Donations can be dropped off in the Willowville Office.  Please turn in donations no later than January 30, 2015.  If you have questions please call, text or e-mail Teresa Stone.  (513) 368-4924  wvpto@westcler.org

Click Here for Information flyer

Building a Future of Learners and Leaders Begins with You

The next two Board of Education meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 and Monday, February 9. Prior to each meeting, an "Open House" event is 

Yearbooks for sale!

UPDATE: THE CORRECT LINK FOR THE YEARBOOK IS:

ybpay.lifetouch.com          School code 2361715

The 2014-2015 WiIllowville Yearbook is on sale! Information flyer is available in the office, or you can order online. Orders will be accepted through March 6, 2015. You may send in the order form with payment, or order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

Call Mrs. Prewitt in the office for questions! 943-6800

2015 Spelling Bee

Today the WIllowville finalists participated in the 2015 Spelling Bee!  Our winner was Olivia Wroblewski (4th grade) and the runner up was Logan West (5th grade).  All of our finalists did a fantastic job!   The moderator was Mrs. Crane (5th grade teacher) and our judges were Ms. Balmos (4th grade teacher) and Dr. Storer and Mrs. Preston from the District Office. 

1st-5th place:

1st place:  Olivia Wroblewski
2nd place:  Logan West
3rd place:  Jeffrey Morris
4th place:  Marcus Smith and Conrad Hale (tie)
5th place:  Ben Murray, Trinity Powell and Julia Vernier (tie)

Finalists:

4th grade:
Mrs. Flanigan
Gracie McNeal, Mallory Henderson, Ian Keeley, Kaden Bradburn, Devin Annis
Ms. Balmos
Will Fryman, Jackson Miller, Adam Miller, Julia Vernier, Myles Locher
Mrs. Arnold
Landyn McEvoy, Olivia Wroblewski, Trinity Powell, Mitchell McGraw, Jeffrey Morris

5th grade:
Ms. Hickey
Nick Keating, Kaden Buckman, Izzy Stone, Marcus Smith, Jackson Pawlowicz
Mrs. Crane
Abby Miles, Kailey Shull, Conrad Hale, Sydney Taylor, Logan West
Mrs. Stevens
Joey French, Dylan Castle, Kylee Gillman, Caleb Reynolds, Ben Murray

Congratulations to all of our finalists!


Look for more pictures from the Spelling Bee in the photo gallery.

Clay Art Project is back!

We are looking for volunteers to help our students with their Clay Art projects.  Starting January 12-26, we will once again have Mrs. Pellegrini (retired Art teacher) come in and help our students with a Clay Art project.  This is not during our regular Specials week, Mrs. Pellegrini is volunteering her time and can use at least 2 volunteers per day during this project!  Attached is the schedule. There are several ways you can let us know when you are available.  You can e-mail wvpto@westcler.org , call the office at 513-943-6800, or fill our the information form attached and return form to school with your student!   Please let us know as soon as possible if you are available for any time on any of the days!

Click here to sign up to Volunteer!

 

Art project complete!

2nd grade completes their art projects!  


Specials

 

Pictured below, Mr. Endres has the class sing along!



Mr. Conklin explains how to make the next project!
Mrs. Shebetka gets the class stretched out before they play!

2nd grade lines up for Gym!

Mrs. Hanneken's 2nd grade class lines up waiting to go in for gym class!  
We are so excited to have specials!

2 HOUR DELAY FOR THURSDAY Jan. 8

No Morning Kindergarten or preschool.

#VISION2025 Facilities Plan Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What about busing?

West Clermont Local to Get a Consolidated, New High School

Under Progressive Township Agreement Much-needed construction project is at zero additional cost to residents; Will provide access to modern science, chemistry labs and technology.

Superintendent Kline discusses details here.

YEARBOOK ON SALE!

UPDATE:   THE CORRECT LINK FOR THE YEARBOOK IS:

ybpay.lifetouch.com     School code 2361715

The 2014-2015 WiIllowville Yearbook is on sale! Information flyer is available in the office, or you can order online. Orders will be accepted through March 6, 2015. You may send in the order form with payment, or order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

Call Mrs. Prewitt in the office for questions!   943-6800

 

Free Safety Tip Line Available to Schools

Every West Clermont school is registered for a new safety resource that could prevent and alert local law enforcement to a school safety crisis. 

Board of Education 2015 Organizational Meeting

The West Clermont Board of Education has scheduled the 2015 Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Union Township Civic Center. 

The Board will elect a new president and vice-president, assign committes, set the schedule of meeting dates for 2015, and more.

Spelling Bee

4th and 5th grade classroom finalists will compete in the Spelling Bee on Friday January 9, 2015.

4th grade:
Mrs. Flanigan
Gracie McNeal, Mallory Henderson, Ian Keeley, Kaden Bradburn, Devin Annis
Ms. Balmos
Will Fryman, Jackson Miller, Adam Miller, Julia Vernier, Myles Locher
Mrs. Arnold
Landyn McEvoy, Olivia Wroblewski, Trinity Powell, Mitchell McGraw, Jeffrey Morris

5th grade:
Ms. Hickey
Nick Keating, Kaden Buckman, Izzy Stone, Marcus Smith, Jackson Pawlowicz
Mrs. Crane
Abby Miles, Kailey Shull, Conrad Hale, Sydney Taylor, Logan West
Mrs. Stevens
Joey French, Dylan Castle, Kylee Gillman, Caleb Reynolds, Ben Murray

Congratulations to all of our finalists!

Sing a Long

Willowville hosted the annual Sing-a-long on Friday December 19th with special guests By Request!  Students not only listened to this wonderful select choir sing many songs, but also had By Request sit with the students to sing along with some of our Holiday favorites!  Thanks again to By Request for joining us, we look forward to having them join us again next year!


4th grade

4th graders in Mrs.Arnold's reading classes have been learning about the features of a drama.  All students took an active role in their learning by performing  in one of three plays about mythological characters. After doing some research on the internet students made authentic looking puppets of their characters.  Each class performed their plays on Thursday for third and first grade students.

SEE MORE PHOTOS IN THE PHOTO GALLERY!!

School is out for Winter Break

Winter break starts on Monday, December 22. Classes resume on Monday, January 5, 2015. Stay safe & warm!

2nd grade PJ Day

2nd grade enjoyed Pajama Day!   Several of the students "Whoville" hair!

KG PM Performance

KG PM Students put on a Christmas Play.  They did a fantastic job! 

Look for more pictures in the photo gallery!

 

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

The 2014-2015 WiIllowville Yearbook is on sale!   Information flyer with order form will come home Friday December 19, 2014.  Orders will be accepted through March 6, 2015.  You may send in the order form with payment, or order online at YBP.lifetouch.com.

Click here to go to ybp.lifetouch.com

Secret Santa Workshop

PTO will have a Secret Santa Workshop set up here at Willowville Elementary December 15th-18th.  A shopping schedule and for each class as well as a Gift Guide Envelope will be sent home Friday December 12th.  View some of the items and prices below.

Santa Breakfast 2014

The Santa Breakfast was held last Saturday December 6th, and a lot of fun and good food was enjoyed by all. 



Thanks WV PTO and all of our wonderful Volunteers!

Employee Recognition

                            

Employee Recognition

Our own Willowville evening custodian Donnie Morris was recognized at the Board meeting last night.  Mr. Morris was recognized by Dr. Kline along with six other West Clermont employees.  Mr. Morris was nominated by our teachers for his dedication to our building, and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty for our staff and students.  Congratulations Mr. Morris!!

New Calamity Day Rules from the ODE

West Clermont has the equivalent of 32 days that can be used for calamity purposes without dipping below the state minimum hours for 

Limo Ride to Sweet Frog

In support of our WV PTO Walk-A-Thon, 18 students hit the prize level for the Limo Ride to Sweet Frog!!  Pictured below: Mrs. Kennedy and students board the Limo, go to downtown Cincinnati, and then to Sweet Frog for Yogurt.  More photos available in the Photo Gallery.


2015-16 District Calendar

The Board of Education recently approved the 2015-16 School District Calendar. Click here for important dates.

Prinicpals of the Day

5th grader Isabel Stone and Kindergartener Jacob Lyons were Principals of the Day today!   They got to help Mrs. Kennedy with announcements, Line up PM KG, building walk throughs, among many other duties today!


4th grade Awards Day

Pictured below, 4th grade students receive awards for perfect attendance for the 1st quarter.  There were other awards given as well for Honor Roll, and Principal Awards etc.  Congratulations 4th graders!

Owl Art

5th graders show off their artistic talents with their Owl drawings!

P.E. at WV

Pictured below, the 5th graders take turns riding on the scooters, trying to get bean bags to their color circle!

Santa Breakfast!

December 6th is Breakfast with Santa!  Enjoy a catered breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice & milk.

Shop for treasures and get your picture taken with Santa!

American Legion Post 72
497B Old St. Rt. 74

9:00am or 10:30am

$5.00 per person.

If you have any questions, please call Tim Meyer (513) 304-2847 or e-mail Tim at tim.meyer72@yahoo.com

Click here for Reservation flyer.

Footprints on the Wall

One of the Walk-A-Thon prize levels was to spin the prize wheel, and to get your foot prints on the wall.  Pictured below, 4th grader Jace gets his feet painted,
and 5th grader Isabel spins the prize wheel.


Look for more pictures in the photo gallery!

District-wide lockdown drills

On Monday, November 24th, all West Clermont schools will be conducting lockdown safety drills. Prior to conducting the drill, elementary school teachers will read the first part of a child-friendly book entitled,

 

Student of the Month lunch

Pictured below:  Third grade students enjoying Marco's Pizza with Principal, Mrs. Kennedy, and KG PM students enjoying a snack with the Principal.   Congratulations to all of the Students of the Month for November!

WV Thanksgiving Feast

The annual Willowville Thanksgiving Feast was a huge success as usual!
Thanks to Mrs. Troxell (Cafe Mgr.), all of our cafe workers, our wonderful PTO and Volunteers, and of course our Principal, Mrs. Kennedy who served, dinner was enjoyed by all!



 

Dental Education

Today WV students learned about Dental Health Education from staff at Eastgate Dental Excellence.  Pictured below, students from 1st and 2nd grade learn about what foods are healthy foods for your teeth.

WV Canned food drive

The week of November 17-21, WV PTO with the help of Cub Scout Pack 464 will be collecting canned goods and dry goods to donate to the YWCA Eastern Area.
Pictured below is 2nd grader Travis Haag, who has a large donation that was collected from different family members!   Thank you!

Family Skate night Cancelled

Due to the weather conditions and the predicted freezing temperatures this evening, the Family Skate Night at Beechmont Rollarena for tonight Monday, November 17th is cancelled.

The next Family Skate Night will be December 15th.

Considering Weather Related Closings / Delays

In West Clermont, Superintendent Keith Kline makes the decision about emergency weather school opening delays or full school day closings.  Current weather conditions, weather forecasts, road conditions, ...

Veteran's Day at WV

Fourth graders were read a book called America's White Table in honor of Veteran's Day.  The book discussed the sybolism of  a white table that  has been set across America in mess halls and at military events to honor America’s Armed Forces, especially those missing in action and those held prisoner of war.  It is a solitary, small table where no one will ever sit.  The small table with a white cloth honors a soldier's pure heart when he or she answers this country's call to duty.  A lemon slice and grains of salt on a plate show a captive soldier's bitter fate and tears of families waiting for loved ones to return.  An empty chair at the table represents the missing soldiers. A black napkin symbolizes the sorrow of captivity. A glass represents the meal that won't be eaten. A white candle is on the table for peace and a red rose is in a vase tied with a red ribbon for the hope that all our missing will return someday.

Students shared reasons about why it is important to honor, admire, and respect our veterans and wrote thoughtful essays to be displayed in the hall.


Click Here to download form

5th grade visit from Raptor Inc.

Willowville Fifth graders have spent many weeks studying Ecosystems.  They have built food webs, dissected owl pellets and today they wrapped up their unit with a visit from Raptor Inc. The representatives from Raptor brought three different birds of prey to the school.  The students were able to see a scavenger (Turkey Vulture), and 2 predators (Red Shoulder Hawk and a Screech Owl) up close.  They discussed the birds’ roles and importance in the ecosystem.

Pictured above:  The Eastern Screech Owl

1st grade visits Sunrock Farm

Friday, November 7th, 1st grade classes visited Sunrock Farm to experience the basic needs of living things and the environment in which they live.


Look for more pictures in the photo gallery!

Board of Education meeting canceled

The board meeting scheduled for Monday, November 10, has been canceled.

Movie and Popcorn

One of the prize levels for Walk-A-Thon was a Movie and Popcorn during school. 


Perfect Attendance 1st Quarter

In order for a student to have perfect attendance for the quarter or year, a student must be in the classroom from the beginning of the school day to the end of the school day.

Click View All to see a list of students with Perfect Attendance for the 1st quarter!

Picture Retakes

Get Ready for Picture Retake day coming up this Thursday November 6th from 1:00-2:00pm only!

If you would like a retake, please return your picture packet to the photographer for a retake.

If you did not get a picture taken back in September, you may order this time.  Visit mylifetouch.com and enter picture day ID JC124105Q1

Order and print the receipt to give to the photographer on Picture Day.

We have some picture envelopes left in the office.

KG AM can stop in between 1:00-2:00pm for a retake, just stop in the office to sign in.

Cotton Candy Party

One of the Walk-A-Thon prize levels was a cotton candy party!   Thanks to PTO for making all of the cotton candy!


WALK-A-THON RESULTS

Congratulations to all of the students who walked a total of 3,100 laps!  Since each lap is about a 1/2 mile, we walked 1,550 miles!  This means we could have travelled to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, then to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, then on to New York City to see the Statue of Liberty, then to visit the Chocolate Facotry and Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, then to Washington D.C. to see the White House, then back home.

Mrs. Steven's 5th grade class walked the most laps, they went 317 laps or 158-1/2 miles!   Great Job!!

There will be a map on display in the 3rd grade hallway near the gym showing all the miles.  Be sure to check it out when you are in for conferences!

Thanks to Mrs. Shebetka, our P.E. teacher for counting all of the punch cards and providing us with all of this information!!

Making the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference

Elementary School Fall conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 6th and Monday, November 10th from 5 – 8:30 pm. Don't forget to sign up at your school.

Making the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference
 

NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS Tuesday, Nov. 4

Tuesday, November 4 is a professional development day for all West Clermont Staff. It's also Election Day. Don't forget to VOTE!!!

3rd Grade visits Nature Center

3rd grade students visited the Cincinnati Nature Center to investigate the importance of soil and rock layers, how they vary and how they show geologic change.

HONOR ROLL

HONOR ROLL 1ST QUARTER 2014-2015

1st HONORS:

3rd gr.:  Noah Emery, Addyson Forthuber, Lucy Hale, Sarah Harvey, Avery Hendrixson, Lillian Hosler, Emma Langendorfer, Alesha Morrison, Carter Schoumacher, Sophie Trevino, Andrew Wilson, Joseph Young   4th gr.;  Charlize Jones, Dagen Lahman, Landyn McEvoy, Trinity Powell,   Olivia Wroblewski  5th gr.:  Emily Ayers, Victoria Brandenburg, Dylan Castly, Allison Copas, Jackson Fite, Joseph French, Isabel Griner,     Conrad Hale, Xander Jump, Benjamin Murray, Kaden Nutter, Caleb   Reynolds, Sydney Taylor, Kaeden Warren, Logan West

2nd HONORS:

3rd gr.:  Madison Beatty, Melanie Burns, Mason Campbell, Madison Clark, Caylee Crowell, Isaiah Fahey, Eva Flaugher, Robert French,  Brady Glass, Tyler Heuberger, Bell Houston, Connor Kasten, Keller Moore,     Ellie Reynolds, Jonathan Schutte, Logan Shaw, Oscar Sims, Glenn Takam, Sydny Valentour, Piper Williams  4th gr.:  Colton Covert,  Campbell  Cowell, Paxton Dunford, Emily Evans, William Fryman, Savana Frysinger, Mya Gibson, Mallory Henderson, Chyenne Hoge, Logan Hoskins, Luke Johnson, Ian Keeley, Dylan Leytze, Myles Locher, Alexis Lovejoy,    Nicholas McEwan, Mitchell McGraw, Aiden McLaughlin, Adam Miller, Jackson Miller, Jeffrey Morris, Rylee Radcliffe, Abril Shobbrook, Roxanne Stamper, Elizabeth Stout, Levi Titkemeyer, Julia Vernier, Jackson Wahl, Koury Warren  5th gr.:  Loren Broughton, Anthony      Davidson, Morgan Gregory, Madeline Hanna, Jessica Hatton, Elizabeth Johnston, Thinh Ngan Mai, Abigail Miles, Ryan Patrick, Jackson         Pawlowicz, Gween Retes, Ciaran Sapelli, Wyatt Smiddy, Marcus Smith, Isabel Stone, Chloe Stringer, Camryn Taktak, Anthony Wasilkoff, Sam Westendorf

Congratulations!!

 

Music Matters

Mr. Endres, the music teacher for Willowville, Clough Pike, Summerside and Merwin Elementaries now has a Newsletter available.  Please CLICK HERE to see the newsletter!

There is a link added to the left for you to check upcoming Music Matters newsletters!

Walk-A-Thon Dance Party

More pictures from the Walk-A-Thon Dance Party!

Be sure to see more pictures on the Photo Gallery!

Shop at AmazonSmile

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Amazon will donatte 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WIllowville Elementary PTO whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service.

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Thank you!

Keeping our schools safe and parents informed

The West Clermont School District’s safety committee made up of district administrators, ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) trainers, and local law enforcement representatives from Union Township, and the 

Fall Evening Conferences

This year, we are offering online Conference Scheduling.

Below is the link to schedule conferences with our teachers here at Willowville Elementary School.   If you do not have access to the internet, please call your teacher or the office to schedule, 943-6800.   Conferences are on Thursday, November 6th and Monday, November 10th from 4:30-8:00pm.  Conferences last 15 minutes, and if you schedule more than one, you will need to make sure you leave time in between conferences for traveling from room to room.

Mrs. Hertel (KG) will only be here on the evening of November 10th.  

An additional day for each Kindergarten teacher will be held during the school day.

Mrs. Garman-Wednesday, November 5 from 8:30-11:45am

Mrs. Hertel-Wednesday, November 5 from 1:00 pm–3:45pm

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE THAN ONE TEACHER IN THE SAME GRADE LEVEL ONLY, please sign up for the same time slot for each of those teachers.  Please e-mail teachers with questions, or call

943-6800.

Conference Link:

http://ptcfast.com/schools/Willowville_Elementary

Or you can go to our website at www.westcler.k12.oh.us  and select Willowville from the Schools menu, and click on the Conference online sign up link.

If you wish to get updates via email from Mrs. Kennedy please click on the E-communication link on our website and you will receive additional updates as well for the district and your school.  http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us

Thank you for taking a part in your child’s education.

Walk-A-Thon Dance Party

One of the prize levels for the Walk-A-Thon was a Dance Party during school!
KG AM had their own celebration this morning, and the rest of the classes got to Dance in the afternoon.  Everyone had a great time.






 

Student of the Month

Students in KG have a snack with Mrs. Kennedy in the Principal's Office for Student of the Month!   Pictured are the October Students from Mrs. Garman's and Mrs. Hertel's PM classes; Jacob and Caleb.  Congratulations!

WV Skate Night October

WV Skate night in October was full of fun costumes.  November Skate night is coming up November 17th!

Look for more pictures from skate night in the photo gallery!

 

Grandparent's Dinner and Book Fair!

Thanks to our wonderful WV PTO and many fantastic volunteers, we had another successful Grandparent's Dinner tonight!   Many many thanks to Dawn Craft and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped work the evening Book Fair!!  





Watch for more pictures coming soon to the photo gallery!

Technology Changes Everything

Preparing students for a future of excellence. Watch this video which describes the progression of information technology.?

If you would like to comment, please email alberico_d@westcler.org

Stuff the Bus!

Willowville did a great job collecting for Stuff the Bus, collecting just under 380 items!  Thanks to all of our wonderful Willowville families for their generosity!

Pumpkin Patch Raffle!

Pumpkin Patch Raffle tickets will be sold during lunches October 20-22, and at the Grandparent's Dinner.
This is your chance to win a pumpkin decorated by staff members.  There will be 20 pumkins to choose from.  The more tickets you buy, the better your chances.

The raffle tickets are just .25 cents each, and these pumpkins can be used over and over for years to come!
Pictured below are some of the pumpkins that are up for raffle!   Great job to the staff for their creative decorating!


 

Hot Chocolate with the principal

Today was Hot Chocolate with the principal for students that collected $50.00 for the WV PTO Walk-a-thon!

It was also pajama day for all students that collected $10.00 for the Walk-a-thon.
 

Walk a thon Pajama Day

Friday October 17th is a Prize level day, if you received a pass to wear Pajamas to school for raising $10.00 for the Walk-A-Thon.  

Students who raised $50.00 will also have Hot Chocolate and Cookies in the morning with Mrs. Kennedy!

Thanks to everyone for all of their hard work raising money for the Walk-A-Thon!

WV at GEHS Homecoming Parade

On Friday October 10th, Willowville students, parents and staff participated in the Glen Este High School Homecoming Parade.  Though it was rainy, everyone showed great spirit for Willowville!!

WV Skate Night coming October 20th

WV Skate night for October will be Monday October 20th!   Students may wear a costume, however for safety reasons no masks will be allowed!
Admission is $3.00, skate rental is $2.00 or bring your own skates!
Pictured below are students enjoying the first skate party in September!

Mobile App Designed to Enhance 2-Way Communication

Willowville Spirit Day

Students and staff showed their Willowville Spirit today by wearing WV wear.

WV Spirit Week, Principal Day!

Thursday October 9th was "Dress like a Principal Day" at Willowville as part of our spirit week! Staff and Students did a great job!   Look for more pictures on the Photo Gallery!


A LOT MORE PICTURES ON THE PHOTO GALLERY!



 

WV Cafe Bad to the Bone!

Willowville Cafe workers sport their WV tee shirts during spirit week!  

Spirit Week Continues......

Tuesday October 7th was Mustache/Beard day, and Wednesday October 8th was Crazy Hat day!  


More beard, mustache and hat pictures are on the photo gallery!
 

WV 3rd Grade receives inspiration from 4th Grade

3rd grade students will take the OAA test on Wednesday October 8th.  4th grade students wrote letters of inspiration and encouragement to do their best on the test.

Pictured:  4th grade students read their letters to 3rd grade students.



 

Backwards Day

Willowville celebrates the first day of Spirit Week, Backwards day!   Mrs. Williams and many students had fun with their backwards attire!


More pictures in the photo gallery!

Flu season is near; Use proper hand washing techniques!

Halloween Costume Collection

There will be a donation bin this week (Oct. 6-10) at Willowville to collect used/doanted Halloween Costumes.

All sizes are welcome.

This collection os a collaboration of Willowville Girl Scout troops and local community organizations.  The costumes will be distributed to needy families on Oct. 22 & 23, at a local food pantry.

If you need a costume, register by calling MercyWorks at 346-4090.

Thank you so much for helping the Community!

Click here for the flyer!

WV Spirit Week October 6-10!

We have Spirit Week October 6-10!

Monday is "Dress Backwards" Day

Tuesday is "Mustache/Beard" Day

Wednesday is "Crazy Hat" Day

Thursday is "Dress like a Principal" Day

Friday is "Willowville Spirit" Day

Walk-A-Thon is on, Rain or Shine!

The walk-a-thon will be on rain or shine! 

Please make sure to wear shoes that are good for walking.  Also bring a water bottle, there will be water refills at the snack station.  If you have not already turned in your envelope, you can bring it in today!   Students will receive their Willowville Walkathon  t-shirt this morning to wear.  Please keep these t-shirts for future use here at school and for possible field trips.  If you are planning on walking with your child, please sign in at the office and we will tell you where to meet your child.

P.E. class at WV

5th grade enjoys P.E. activities on a beautiful sunny day!

Music Class at WV

Mr. Endres and the fifth grade choir rehearsing the song "Home" by Phillip Phillips. Their sound is amazing!

Art class at WV

Students today learned all about jellyfish and how to create great realistic looking jellyfish in a very simple way. Students painted half circles with watered down tempera paint and then lifted up their papers to form their tentacles with the dripping paint. Students discovered how if they turned their paper the tentacles would flow in that direction.

Once painting was complete students knew we would finish our pictures tomorrow when our papers had had time to dry. So for the rest of class they practiced drawing all sorts of ocean creatures on their papers.

Tomorrow students will use crayons, markers and cut paper to decorate their ocean scene. Students will add all sorts of animals, plants, rocks and corrals to their pictures tomorrow. We will also learn how to draw realistically like famous artist Robert Wyland. We will learn how to draw by putting simple shapes together to form more complex shapes.

4th grade Mrs. Arnold's Class

Students in Mrs. Arnold 4th Grade Writing class have been practicing their keyboarding skills on a free web based site called BBC Dance Mat Typing.  Students are learning how to hold their fingers properly starting with the home row keys and working their way through the levels.  After several weeks of practice, students were ready to test their keyboarding skills by composing a paragraph about their Halloween costumes directly on the computer.  Mrs. Arnold was able to create this assignment using the Study Island software purchased by the PTO.   Once students were finished typing, they submitted their paragraphs on line through the Study Island Program.

Here is Nick McEwan’s unedited paragraph:

 I want to be a ninja for Halloween because I think ninja's are cool. One reason I want to be a ninja Is because they do all kind's of flip's and I think that is cool. The second reason  I want to be a ninja is because they wear mask's and that is cool. My ninja costume is going to be red and I will carry a sythe for my weapon. I am excited for Halloween and I can't wait for it to get here because I like candy!

        

 

Picture Day Questions

Answers to some frequently asked questions for Lifetouch!

*Absent child on Picture Day?
Lifetouch will be returning to WV on November 6th for retakes and make up    pictures.  Simply send your order with your child on that day!

*Forgotten money and Late orders:
NEW THIS YEAR, parents will have 48 hours after picture day to go online and place an order for their child(ren).

*If the child forgets the boarding pass or the parent cannot print the boarding pass:
No worries.  The lab will match up all onine orders and print the package as ordered.

FINALLY, all students who did not purchase a package will receive a proof of the portrait taken with instructions how to order.

Please feel free to call Lifetouch Customer Service at 513-772-2110 or Out of Area 1-800-299-5016 should you have any other questions!

PICTURE DAY MONDAY

Picture day is coming on Monday September 22nd. Picture envelopes will come home Friday September 5th. Every student will have their picture taken for the yearbook and school ID. Only students with a payment envelope will receive pictures. You may also order online, by going to mylifetouch.com

Enter picture day ID: JC124105Q0

Receive 10% off of your online order only by entering coupon code: 10FORANY

Details at lifetouchdeals.com/10FORANY

Question? Call Lifetouch customer service at 513-772-2110 or 1-800-299-5016.

Exact Payment required on picture day, photographer cannot make change!

Walk-A-Thon Kick Off!

Today at the Walk-A-Thon kick off, students learned that if the whole school raises $25,000.00, Mrs. Kennedy will spend an entire day riding around the school on a very small bike!

Here are the prize levels:

Every student will receive a Tee Shirt that they will wear for field trips and other school functions as needed.

$10.00- P.J. day and Homework/Hat Pass
$25.00-Cotton Candy Party during school
$40.00-Hot Chocolate & Cookies w/Principal
$75.00-1 hour Dance Party during school!
$100.00-Movie & Popcorn During School!
$150.00-Footprints on the Walk of Fame & Spin the Prize Wheel
$175.00-Skallywag Tag During School in our gym!
$200.00-LONG Limo Bus Ride w/Sweet Frog Treat!
$300.00-4 Tickets to a Cyclones Game
$400.00-Standard Family Zoo Membership
$600.00-Kindle Fire
$1,000.00-4 pack King's Island Gold Passes

If the whole school raises $20,000.00, all students and Staff, will be able to wear a costume to school on October 31st.  (No masks, nothing scary, must be school appropriate!)

If the whole school raises $25,000.00, Mrs Kennedy will ride the small bike ALL DAY at school on October 10th!

Become a member of the PTO today!  Click here

Walk-A-Thon Kick off

Skallywag Pirate Ship comes to WV

Friday September 19th is the kick off for our WV PTO Walk-A-Thon!!   Look for collection envelopes to come home today!   One of the prize levels will be a Skallywag Tag party here at WV!

 

WV Skate night

The first WV Skate night for the 2014-2015 school year was a blast! 

Make sure to join us for the next skate night October 20th! 

Admission $3.00, skate rental is $2.00 or bring your own!

Explaining News to Our Kids

The anniversary of 9/11 brings up many emotional stories. When the 9/11 attacks play over + over again on TV, conversations with kids won't be easy. Here's help from Common Sense Media. 

PM Kindergarteners give school a 'Thumbs Up"

Our PM Kindergarten classes give WV a "Thumbs Up" as they come in for school!

Summer Packet Treat

Students were given summer packets at the end of the school year last year.  Those students that completed those packets were treated to donuts and chocolate milk with Mrs. Kennedy!

KG learning Math!

Here are some kindergartners learning beginning math skills using yummy treats!

Students pictured: Donnie Meyer, Bree Takam, Blaise Valentour, Jacob Lyons, and Delaney Reynolds.

 

WV fall Picture Day

Picture day is coming on Monday September 22nd.  Picture envelopes will come home Friday September 5th.  Every student will have their picture taken for the yearbook and school ID.  Only students with a payment envelope will receive pictures.  You may also order online, by going to mylifetouch.com

Enter picture day ID:  JC124105Q0

Receive 10% off of your online order only by entering coupon code: 10FORANY

Details at lifetouchdeals.com/10FORANY

Question?  Call Lifetouch customer service at 513-772-2110 or 1-800-299-5016.

Exact Payment required on picture day, photographer cannot make change!

 

Willowville Elementary Art Class is Back!

Fourth grade Willowville students learn about the very first artists (Cavemen). They learned all about what was important to cavemen and how they created their paint. They looked at actual cave paintings that are thousands of years old and created their own cave paintings.

Physical Education class at Willowville Elementary

Mrs. Flanigan's fourth grade Willowville Elementary students enjoy P.E. on Tuesday September 2nd. After warming up and stretching, students engaged in a game of 'See Ya!' Tag.

Willowville Student on Billboard

Willowville's own local celebrity Luke Cooley, 4th grader, was spotted on a billboard at the corner of Beechmont Ave and 8 Mile.

Luke is pictured front right side holding the football!

Congratulations Luke!

Second grade students enjoy music class

Second grade Willowville students prepare to sing "A Beat in My Feet" which incorporates the concept of keeping a steady beat, marching and singing. In this picture Music teacher Mr. Endres is doing some quick vocal warm ups with his students so they can begin to use proper vocal technique to make some wonderful music.

School Bus Safety Videos

Keep Kids Safe on the School Bus with New Online Videos

WV PTO Tee Shirt Order form!!

 

ORDER TODAY!   LAST DAY TO ORDER IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2014!

Click here for a printable order form!

WV PTO Tee Shirt Order form!!

 

ORDER TODAY!   LAST DAY TO ORDER IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2014!

Sept. 9 WV Marco's Pizza Day

September 9th is Willowville Marco's Pizza Day!

Willowville Elementary has partnered with Marco’s Pizza for the Home Room Challenge – everybody wins! On Tuesday, September 9th order Marco’s Pizza (dine-in, carry-out, or delivery) and Willowville Elementary will receive a kickback of 15% of the order. It’s simple – when ordering, just mention the name of your Home Room teacher (and feel free to use your existing coupons or take advantage of the Daily Specials). Marco’s will tally the total for all the Home Room teachers and send Willowville Elementary a check for 15% of that total. AND the Home Room teacher with the highest individual total wins a free Pizza Lunch for that class!  So please mark your calendar and encourage your friends and neighbors to join our cause.

Click here for the Marco's Pizza flyer with Coupons!!

4th graders back to work!

Fourth grade working in the library to stay cool.

4th grade shares favorite items

Four graders shared items that were important to them in order for teachers and classmates to get to know them.

Donations from former students

Former WV students Madison Brown and Haven Dwyer are off to 6th grade this year.  Madison and Haven have done joint birthdays since 1st grade.  Every year they think of something they haven't done before.  This year, they were having trouble coming up with a theme they hadn't done before.  I think it was then that they decided to do something to help others.  They both decided to ask their party guests to bring school supplies to donate,  rather than gifts.  Once collected, they decided the best place to donate was Willowville.  Thank you Madison and Haven!!

WV Sweet Frog day

Click here to print flyer

AHS vs GEHS coming soon

They are "The Walkers." @Stephanie Walker, AHS Principal, and @Bob Walker GEHS Principal, look forward to the friendly rivalry. Football game day opener, Aug. 29.  Cincinnati Enquirer story is here

Building closed 8:00am-Noon Tuesday

All West Clermont buildings will be closed from 8:00am until noon tomorrow Tuesday, August 19th.  All of our staff will be participating in school safety training.  We appreciate your understanding.

 

 

WV OPEN HOUSE

WV Open House will be Monday August 18, 2014.  There will be 2 sessions:

K-2    5:30-6:30
3-5    6:45-7:45

Child Focus will be at the Open House.

1st day of school is Wednesday August 20th, 9:05am-3:45pm.  Doors will open for students at 8:55am.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 943-6800!

 

Fifth Board Member Appointed by Judge

Welcome to the newly named West Clermont school board member John Bantjes, who moved to the district in 2012 from Massachusetts where he sat on a regional board of education. 

Safe Schools; ALiCE Training

“Schools are some of the safest places for our children because most schools practice evacuation drills for fires and protective measures for tornadoes,” said West Clermont School District Superintendent Keith Kline. “However, just like practicing monthly fire drills, it’s important that staff knows how to respond in the very unlikely event of an armed intruder,” he added. 

 

Class Lists and Packet Pick Up!

Class Lists will be posted on our front doors on Tuesday August 5th at 4:00pm.

Packet Pick Up will be Friday August 8th from 8:00am-3:00pm in the front office.

Packets will include new car tags for the 2014-2015 school year, arrival and dismissal information as well as information for the Open House on August 18th!

New for 2014-2015, school hours are 9:05am-3:45pm.

AM KG- 9:05am-12:00pm

PM KG- 12:50pm-3:45pm

Breakfast will be offered from 8:55am-9:05am for $1.15

Lunch will be $2.55

First day of school is Wednesday August 20th!

For questions or additional information, please call our office at 943-6800!

Elementary schools to post class lists soon

All elementary school classroom assignments will be posted on the door of each elementary school by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, 8/5/2014.

 

Welcome to West Clermont; Enroll now!

The Central Enrollment office takes appointments Mon. - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. If you need an evening appointment, Central Enrollment will be open until 8:45 pm on August 12, 14 and 18. Call for your appointment now! 513-943-5042. Enrollment information is here.

Summer Packets

Summer packets were sent home, or links were provided for the summer packet.  When students complete the work for the summer packet and have their parent sign off on it, then turn it in by August 29th, they will receive a treat with the principal!

 

Click here for the summer packet!

Board of Education Meeting

6/26/2014 7:00 PM. This meeting will be held in the Media Center at Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary, 3950 Britton Ave.

Readyfest 2014

2014 READYFEST WEST

PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF NEW DAY!

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 13, 2014  3:00-7:00PM

WHERE:  Glen Este High School, 4342 Glen Este Withamsville Rd.

This is a day when West Clermont Elementary School children on the free/reduced lunch program can obtain free school supplies.  Please bring either your medical card or proof of income.  If this is a problem, please call your case worker.  You will also need to bring proof of residency in the form of a utility bill or a rental agreement.  If your child is newly enrolled you will need to provide proof of enrollment.

Sponsored by:  Kiwanis Club of Union Township, Linda Bloom, Chair.

Area Businesses, Churches and Fraternities.

Free School Supplies for students K-5!

East West Football All-Stars

Congratulations WC Football players... the Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association East-West All Star Football Game was played on June 12th at Kings High School. We had 2 players from West Clermont that were selected to play in this game. Cohen Canter #36 (Amelia) and Tyler Flanigan #12 (Glen Este), both represented the East squad as team captains.  Congratulations to these fine young men!                                                                              
                                                                                        

5th grade Celebration

The 2014 5th grade class celebrated the end of the school year on Thursday June 5th.  4th graders lined the hallway to say farewell and wish the 5th graders good luck as they made their way to the celebration, led by Principal Mrs. Kennedy.

Congratulations 5th grade!!   Good luck at GEMS!

Watch the 5th grade graduation video by clicking here.

KG A Celebration

KG A Celebration was Wednesday June 4th.    Both Kindergarten classes did a wonderful job with their songs they learned!   Thank you Mrs. Garman and Mrs. Dodds!

KG B Celebration!

KG B class had their Celebration today, they have come so far this year!

They did a wonderful job performing their songs and are now ready for a break before starting 1st grade!

4th grade Puff Mobiles

4th grade students created their own Puff Mobiles, then tested to see how far they would go!

5th grade heads to COSI

5th grade students, parents and teachers head off to COSI at 8:00am on Tuesday June 3rd.

4th gr. Economics Fair

4th grade held their annual Economics Fair on Tuesday June 3rd.   Different grade levels and staff travel to the 4th grade rooms to purchase (with play money)  items made by 4th grade students.

more pictures in the photo gallery!

5th grade Rockets

5th grade launched rockets on Monday June 2nd!

More pictures in the photo gallery!

COSI on Wheels

On Friday May 30th, COSI on Wheels came to Willowville Elementary.  The show was "The Human Machine".     Thanks Willowville PTO foro your support in bringing this informational and fun to Willowville for the students!

More pictures in the Photo Gallery!

 

2nd grade visits Cincinnati Nature Center

2nd grade classes went on a field trip to the Cincinnati Nature Center.

Pictured below:  Students are studying pond habitat and the plants and animals that live there.

More pictures in the photo gallery!

Summer Meals Program!

Summer Meal Program for ages 1/18

Sponsor:  New Richmond Exempted Village Schools

Cost:  Free

When:  June 2, 2014-August 1, 2014 11:30am-12:00pm

Where:  New Richmond Exempted Village Schools, 1141 Bethel-New Richmond Road, New Richmond

AND

New RIchmond's Boys & Girls Club, 213 Union Street, New Richmond

Phone # 513-553-2616

Click here to view the flyer!

Volunteers of the 2013-14 School Year

Congratulations to the following volunteers for being selected as a Volunteer of the Year in their school or district. 

WV Memorial Day Parade

Thursday May 22nd, Willowville celebrated their37th annual Memorial Day Parade.  We were joined by many honored guests, veterans, parents and community members.  Pictured below is the Town Crier Mr. Bill Knepp, who starts the parade!

Mrs. Kennedy and Principal of the Day Morgan Meyer

Students stand to honor Veterans that cannot be here with them today.

Watch for more pictures coming soon to the photo gallery!

 

 

Upcoming BOE meeting location changed

The Tuesday, May 27 Board of Education meeting location has been changed to Amelia High School’s Performing Arts Center. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

5th grade and 2nd grade

5th grade classes teamed up with 2nd grade classes before the OAA tests.  2nd grade students made a banner for 5th grade celebrating the end of OAA testing.  5th graders brought in their favorite story books and read to their 2nd grade classmates.

More pictures in the photo gallery!

 

Right to Read Bookmarks
4th Graders made bookmarks for Right to Read week! Pictured below are the bookmark 
winners from Mrs. Arnold's class.

4th Grade Luau Lunch!

4th grade had a Pizza Luau for students who 'stayed on the Island' for seven weeks for the OAA/Study Island challenge!   Great job!

Sam had the highest percentage and Dylan answered the most questions.

More pictures in the Photo Gallery!

Right to Read week

4th graders drop everything to read during "Right to Read" week.

More pictures in the photo gallery!

Study Island Rewards

Third graders who earned all Blue Ribbons on Study Island Math celebrated their achievement  with a pizza lunch. Congratulations to all of the children who worked hard in both math and reading!

Snowie Ice

All students received Snowie Ice on Monday May 12th!

Pictured above:  1st grade enjoys Snowie Ice.  More pictures available in the Photo Gallery!

3rd grade Study Island Rewards

Third graders celebrated earning all Blue Ribbons for Study Island Language Arts today with ice cream sundaes.  Great job students!

4th Grade attends Appalachian Festival

Fourth Graders attended the Appalachian Festival at Coney Island on May 9th.  The field trip was a culminating activity for our unit about cultures that impacted Ohio.  Students learned about soap making, basket weaving, and the importance of coal to the Appalachian culture.  Students enjoyed interacting with the presenters.

More pictures available in the Photo Gallery.

Blast into Kindergarten

Please join us for "Blast into Kindergarten", our orientation program, on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 12:00 noon.  There is nothing more exciting in a child's life than the first day of school.  It is important to attend the Curriculum Overview in order to prepare your child for the 2014-2015 school year.  Our Kindergarten teachers will share the academic program and other items of importance at this time.  If you have not enrolled for the 2014-2015 school year, you may still attend!

Please call Mrs. Prewitt at 513-943-6800 if you have any questions.

 

Art, Music, & Physical Education Return to Elementary

Congratulations to the following teachers who the Board of Education approved, (on April 14,)  to teach Art, Music, and Physical Education at the elementary school level. 

The teachers are divided into two teams, each comprised of an Art teacher, a Music teacher and a PE teacher. Each team will serve their assigned elementary schools on a schedule that will allow studens to have each subject twice per month.

Master Teachers Recognized

The Board of Education recognized the following teachers for achieving the status of Master Teacher. Congratulations to all.

Pictured left to right: Elizabeth Hanke Roelker - Willowville Elementary, Sharon Maynard - Amelia Middle School, Millie Walsh - Withamsville - Tobasco, Tina Reno - Withamsville - Tobasco, Melissa Koester - Amelia Elementary.

 

COSI on Wheels comes to Willowville!

COSI on Wheels will be coming to Willowville on May 30th.  We will need 20 volunteers to work that day.  There will be a training at 8:00am for 45 minutes for parent volunteers to learn the stations.  There will be a break for lunch, then the last class will end by 2:45, a 15 minute clean up, and dismissal at 3:00pm!

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for COSI - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:    1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/ecFizB
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually

Flying Pig Final Mile

Students, parents and staff participated in the Flying Pig Final Mile on Saturday May 3rd!   Thanks to Mrs. Sears for organizing this event!   More pictures in the Photo Gallery!

Cinco De Mayo

Mrs. Moyer with students Logan and Ian, celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

2nd grade visits GABP

2nd grade took a field trip to Great American Ball Park Musium and Hall of Fame!

More pictures in the Photo Gallery!

Happiness Sprinkling

Willowville parent, Tony Brown, organized the “Happiness Sprinkling” to encourage our students and start our state testing on a “Happy” note.  Several parents participated by holding signs, playing music, blowing bubbles and praising the students as they arrived this morning.  What a cheerful way to start the morning!  Thank you Tony!!!

MORE PICTURES IN THE PHOTO GALLERY!

Willowville Spring Carnival

The Willowville Carnival is back!!   PTO is putting on the spring carnival this Friday April 11th from 5:00-9:00pm.   Each student will come home with a flyer on Friday, and will have free tickets attached to it!   More tickets will be available for purchase at the Carnival.    If you would like to volunteer to work a shift at the Carnival, please call Teresa Stone at 947-9661.   We hope to see everyone there!

WV Spring Book Fair BOGO

This week is our Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair!

CLICK HERE to see when each class is attending.

The book fair will be open Friday night from 5-8pm during our Spring Carnival!

Welcome Back! Classes Resume on Monday, April 7

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Volunteer Celebration

Willowville loves our Volunteers!   If you have volunteered in any capacity at Willowville Elementary this school year, you are invited to the Volunteer Celebration on Wednesday April 9th at 9:15am.  We appreciate all of your hard work, time and dedication!

No babsitter?  No problem.  Bring younger siblings with you.

We hope to see you there!

Kindergarten fun

KG A has a pajama day, and KG B is making nonsense words with gummy worms!

More pictures available in the photo gallery!

Times are Changing

We are working to transform education in West Clermont to better meet the needs and expectations of our students and their families. Next school year, elementary students will have 116 more hours of instructional time, and secondary students will have 43 more hours with teachers. 

Start and end times for the 2014-15 school year:

5th grade Bottle People

5th grade students self-selected nonfiction material, a biography or autobiography.  Then students created their person using a plastic bottle resembling/reflecting a likeness.  They presented to their information and "bottle person" to their reading class.

More pictures of all the Bottle People are on the Photo Gallery!

4th grade Inventions

Students in Mrs. Arnold’s fourth grade skills group recently were given the challenge of thinking like an inventor.  The students were asked to brainstorm problems people might have and to come up with creative inventions to help solve these problems.  The students created either a model or sketch of their ideas, wrote  paragraphs explaining their inventions, and finally created an advertisement that would persuade others to want to buy their invention.  Many students chose to create commercials or Animoto videos promoting their product.  One student even wrote a catchy jingle.  You can come see these creative inventions on display in the Willowville Library and fourth grade hallway!

Thanks, National Guard

Leprachaun Traps

Mrs. Mack's 1st grade class shows off their display of Leprechan Traps!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Kindergarten Plus

First come, first served! Space is limited! K-Plus is an optional, tuition based, enrichment program that complements half-day kindergarten. Click here for more information. The Pre Registration form is here

Extended Day; Before and After School Child Care

West Clermont is partnering with Child Focus to offer Extended Day programming for elementary students K-5th (both before and/or after school hours). Pre registration form is here. For more information, click here

GEHS Cheerleaders Win National Competition

Glen Este High School Cheerleaders competed in the National High School Cheerleading Championship on February 9, 2014.  

Marco's Pizza Challenge Winner

Mrs. Corotis' 3rd grade class won the February Marco's Pizza Challenge, and received a free Pizza Party courtesy of Marco's Pizza Eastgate!!  The next Marco's Pizza Challenge will be Tuesday March 11th!

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day is coming!

Friday March 14th is Spring Picture Day for KG A and grades 1-5.  Tuesday March 18th is picture day for KG B and any make ups!
 

Each classroom will have their class picture taken on their picture day!

To order pictures online, Click Here and enter Picture Day ID:  JC123851Q0

 

Quick Q & A regarding snow day

Q. Will any more Blizzard Bags be assigned? 
A. No, the state allowed schools to assign up to three Blizzard Bags. WCSD has assigned all three BBs, with the last one due to teachers, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4. 
 
Q. Will the state allow more calamity days?
A. Unsure. The Senate and House haven't yet reached an agreement on Gov. Kasich's call to increase in the number of calamity days beyond the five days schools are allotted. The bill has been sent to a joint conference committee, which may take a couple more weeks, which leaves us unsure.

Q. Will we have to make up days at the end of the school year? 
A. As things stand right now, Yes. The state allows five calamity days annually, plus three Blizzard Bags days = eight days. Today is our ninth day closed due to snow. We have to make up one day at the end of the year. 
PENDING LEGISLATION: The House of representatives passed a bill one week prior to the Senate passing a different bill. Sounds like the House and Senate need to get it together. You might want to contact your favorite legislator. 

Schools are CLOSED for Monday, March 3.

STATUS UPDATE: Closed.  Blizzard bags that are due today, will be due tomorrow.  Today is a great day to get those done! Stay warm and safe.

Penny Wars

Kindergarten Students cheer as Rocco DeMartino adds pennies to the KG jar.  Today was the last day for the Penny Wars and for turning in the Jump for Heart envelopes!  Penny jars were taken to the bank immediately after the last lunch today, and we will let you know as soon as we have the grade level totals!

All money collected from the Penny Wars will be split between the American Heart Association, and the Katie Haumesser Foundation!  

Student of the Month February

Celebrating our Students of the Month for February.

Each month 1 student from each class is picked to have pizza for lunch with the Principal.   February student of the month inclues:  KG: Emily Hanks, Emma Waldron, Hailey Moore   1st: Lauren Stietzel, Mia Huffer, Maddox Ziegler   2nd:  Jayden Beduya, Olivia Boyd, Breanna Tonkovich   3rd: Sara Knake, Jace Beasley, Charli Jones   4th: Izzy Stone, Jackson Fite, Hailey Moore   5th: Daniel McEwan, Tessa Abrams, Lexi Rieck.   Congratulations to our February Students of the Month!

Willowville 1st Grade celebrates 100 days of school

First-grade students celebrated the 100th Day of School by dressing to show what they would look like when they are 100.  Students also shared 100 items brought from home to add to the class trail mix and wrote stories of what they thought they would be doing when they are 100.

Before & After School Child Care Survey

Attention West Clermont Families
West Clermont School District is looking at options for Extended Day (Before & After School Care) Services in our Elementary buildings and would like parental input as we work on building programming. Your opinion is important, please complete this brief on-line survey to help us with planning!
 

 

Birth - Six Early Learning Forum

West Clermont, Child Focus, and Help Me Grow have worked together to present the Birth - 6 Early Learning Forum.

Schools evacuated today

Early this afternoon, Kentucky law enforcement received a 911 call indicating that there were bombs in all New Richmond Schools and Amelia Schools. Amelia Elementary, Amelia Middle School, Amelia High School, Holly Hill and Merwin Elementary were evacuated. Fire and law enforcement officials checked each building. Keeping the safety and security of our staff and students as our top priority, we kept them out of the buildings until we received a green light from law enforcement and police. Teachers stayed with their students until we received clearance to reenter our building. The District’s security system and crisis process worked well. Currently, students are back in school, and everyone is safe

Willlowville Skate Night

The Willowville Skate night for February has been rescheduled to February 24th!   When Conferences were moved to Feb. 11 due to snow days, our Skate night was cancelled.  We will now have it next Monday night February 24th!   This will also be a prize night!   6:30-8:30pm at Beechmont Rollarena, $3.25 admission, and $1.75 for skates if needed, or bring your own!   See you there!

                                                     

 

ATTENTION: Parents of 2014 Kindergarten Students

ATTENTION: All West Clermont  2014-2015 Kindergarten Families

Your opinion is important, please complete this brief on-line survey to help us in our future planning! Click here to take the survey.

Kindergarten enrollment is now in progress. For information, click here.

Kindergarten Bird Show

The Cincinnati Zoo brought in the "Wings of Wonder" Bird show for our Kindergarten class on Thursday February 13th.  They will be coming back on Wednesday February 19th for our KG A class.   The students loved learning all about the different types of birds including a parrot, an owl and a penguin!

Jump for Heart

All Classes participated in Jump Rope for Heart to celebrate Heart Healthy month in February.  Pictured below:  Miss Crawford's 3rd grade class has fun jumping rope!

Skate Night Cancelled

Due to the Conferences being rescheduled for tonight February 11th, Skate Night for this evening is cancelled.

Calamity Day Update from Superintendent Kline

At this time, West Clermont has lost 8 days of instruction due to inclement weather. Those dates are 12/6, 12/10, 1/6, 1/7, 1/21, 1/28, 2/5 and 2/6. The first five of those are covered under current law. The two February days are being counted as days of instruction through the use of Blizzard Bags. At this point, calamity day #6 (1/28) still needs to be made up.

Employee recognition

The Board of Education recognized the following West Clermont employees for performing above and beyond the call of duty.

Congratulations to all! 
Class of 2014 Fall Athletes National Day of Signing

Eleven GEHS fall athletes signed National Letters of Intent or committed to a Division lll school to continue their collegiate and athletic career. Pictures are here.  Video report is here.

Clay Art Project

Students have the opportunity to participate in a clay art project, thanks to retired art teachers Mrs. Pellegrini, Mrs. Mansfield, and many wonderful volunteers that are helping in the Art room!

More pictures available in the Photo Gallery!

ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES WILL PROCEED, 2/6/14

ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES, including elementary parent teacher conferences, WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED, for Thursday, Feb. 6.

Blizzard Bags

The West Clermont Board of Education has approved the use of what the state has termed "blizzard bags" or take-home assignments.

A reminder about Blizzard Bag due dates: Blizzard Bag #1 – due 2/19/2014, Blizzard Bag #2 – due 2/20/2014, Blizzard Bag #3 – due 3/3/2014.

CLOSED for Thursday, Feb. 6. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.

CLOSED for Thursday, Feb. 6. Please do assignment #2 in "Blizzard Bags" which will be posted by 10:00 am. 

All evening activities are cancelled for Wednesday, Feb. 5.

All evening activities are cancelled for Wednesday, Feb. 5. Be careful out there.

Schools are CLOSED for Wed. Feb 5
Get your "Blizzard Bags" here. 
Letter to parents regarding "Blizzard Bags"

Dear West Clermont Parents:

By current law, schools in Ohio are permitted to use up to five calamity days for emergency circumstances including hazardous weather conditions. As of today, West Clermont has used six calamity days and, unfortunately, winter continues to have a grip on our area. Currently, the State Legislature is considering giving Ohio’s schools additional calamity days due to the severity of this year’s winter. We will not know if that is going to happen until mid-to-late February.


 

ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED 2/4/14

ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED FOR TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014. Elementary conferences are now rescheduled for next Tuesday, February 11.

Dr. Kline is  monitoring hourly weather forecasts. We will let you know, later, about tomorrow's school status.

2 hour delay for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Monday, Feb. 3 all schools are on a two hour delay. Be safe!

Glen Este's Tyler Flanigan recognized

Congratulations to Glen Este's Tyler Flanigan, who was voted the Beacon Orthopaedics Primetime Performer of the Week for Jan. 24. View video

Jump for Heart and Penny Wars

Jump Rope for Heart and Penny Wars begins February 3rd.  Thanks to Mrs. Mills for running the Jump Rope sessions for our class rooms.

CLICK HERE for an informational flyer on Penny War rules and our .

All money collected in the Jump Rope for Heart envelope will be donated to the American Heart Association only.  In addition, half of the Penny War money will also be donated to the American Heart Association.  The other half of the Penny War money will be donated to the Katie Haumesser Foundation.

For more information on the American Heart Association;

www.heart.org/jump

For more information on the Katie Haumesser Foundationl

www.katiesspecialkids.org

2 hour delay for Wed. Jan 29.

Wednesday, Jan. 29. 2 hour. delay. Be safe.

Principal receives honorary Black Belt

On Friday, January 24th, Mrs. Kennedy, principal at Willowville Elementary, was the keynote speaker for the Martial Arts America Black Belt Banquet representing ten karate schools in this area. 

 
Elementary school parent - teacher conferences

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for Tuesday evening, February 4, are rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11.

Board to consider use of "Blizzard Bags"

The Ohio Department of Education requires local Boards of Education to approve a resolution adopting the utilization of Blizzard Bags. After the Board takes action, the ODE must approve the content of the material. The WCSD BOE is scheduled to consider the usage of Blizzard Bags tomorrow evening at a special meeting: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Union Township Hall.

 

Schools are CLOSED for Tuesday, Jan. 28

Schools are closed for Tuesday, Jan. 28 because of hazardous weather conditions. Be safe. Stay warm.

WEST CLERMONT BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING

The West Clermont Board of Education will hold a special meeting Saturday, February 1st, 9:00-noon.  At that time, West Clermont Treasurer Alana Cropper will present updated district budget information and respond to questions about the revised five year forecast. 

The meeting will be held in the Union Township Civic Center’s Township Hall and is open to the public.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 --2 hour delay

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 --2 hour delay

Whisper Phones

KG students in Mrs. Garman's class use the Whisper Phones that were provided by PTO.   The whisper phone is a great learning tool to help students learn to read.  It really helps the younger student because it enhances their voices so they can hear each sound in a word. The phones also help the student read more fluently and comprehend the text better.  Thank you PTO for these wonderful learning tools!

More Whisper phone pictures in the Photo Gallery!

WV Spelling Bee 2014

Fourth and Fifth graders at Willowville had Spelling challenges in their classrooms.  The finalists from each room took place in the Spelling Bee on January 9th 2014.  Mrs. Kennedy congratulates the winner 4th grader Nick Barber.

Mrs. Kennedy congratulates the winner as well as the 1st runner up 5th grader Colleen Arrasmith.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our finalists!

 

Dover the Fire Dog visits WV

Dover the Fire Dog along with Lt. Deimling paid a visit to Willowville Elementary School after a fire drill.   Mrs. Garman's KG B class enjoyed his visit!

GEHS Boys Basketball game postponed

The GEHS game boys Basketball game scheduled for tonight, 1/7, is postponed. The rescheduled date is to be announced.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - ALL WEST CLERMONT SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED

All West Clermont Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 due to dangerously low temperatures and wind chill factors.  We expect to be back in session on Wednesday,  January 8.

Former WV students

By Request performed at Willowville Elementary on Friday December 20th.  These 5 students are former Willowville students!  Pictured are Emily Doppes, Erika Von Bargen, Amanda Berger, Cody Scales and Tyler Colyer.  Willowville students love to hear By Request songs, and to be able to sing Christmas songs along with them .  Thank you to Christie Halaby for coordinating the time on the 20th to be able to come to Willowville!

January 6, 2014 - ALL WEST CLERMONT SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED

All West Clermont Schools will be closed on January 6, 2014 due to dangerously low temperatures and wind chill factors.  We expect to be back in session on Tuesday, January 7.

ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED.

How emergency weather decisions are made

In West Clermont, Superintendent Keith Kline makes the decision about emergency weather school opening delays or full school day closings.  Current weather conditions, weather forecasts, road conditions, wind chill and actual temperatures are essential information for determining a school weather emergency. The information comes from a number of sources:

Kids Helping Kids

The first grade students from Mrs. Mack's class helped the children who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.  They let people choose a lanyard for their donation.  $3.00 for a small (wrist size) and $4.00 for a large (neck size).  All lanyards were donated so all proceeds will go directly to the children.  Mrs. Mack's class along with parent volunteers sold 150 lanyards, raising $540.00!

WV KG A

The Kindergarten A group had their Christmas program today, they all did a wonderful job!

WV Mitten Tree

The annual Mitten Tree looks amazing with all of the hats, scarves, gloves and mittens.  Thanks to everyone that donated, the Girl Scouts will be packing up the tree on Friday December 20th to take to the YWCA.

Reception for outgoing Board members

A "Reception of Appreciation" for outgoing Board members Jo Ann Beamer, Doug Young, and Denise Smith, is scheduled for Monday, December 16, at the Union Township Civic Center from 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.

Cincinnati Art Museum LookSeeDo program visits WV.

4th grade Willowville students enjoy Lookseedo, a program from the Cincinnati Art Museum. The program is designed to be flexible and fun for grades 1st--5th and as a point of departure for exploring various subjects,  connecting art with other curricular areas. This program was paid for with walk-a-thon funds.

Employee Recognitions

Congratulations to the following employees who were recognized at tonight's Board of Education Meeting. Dr. Kline said that each of these employees go above and beyond the call of duty for our students, parents and fellow staff members. 

 

WILLOWVILLE CLOSED TODAY

Due to the weather, all West Clermont Schools are closed today, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013.

WV Santa Breakfast Cancelled

December 4, 2013

Special Weekly Update

Unfortunately, due to the low participation for the Santa Breakfast this Saturday, we will need to cancel the breakfast.  Again, the Santa Breakfast is cancelled for Saturday, December 7, 2013.  We will reimburse all participants who paid cash next week and send original checks home on Friday with the child.  In lieu, we will do our best to have Santa visit during lunch on December 20th.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Kennedy

SNOW DAY OR DELAY?

 SNOW DAY OR DELAY??

When Willowville is delayed or closed for weather, you will receive a phone call from our District Office.  You may also call our School Closing Information line at 943-6898, or look on the District Website www.westcler.k12.oh.us

On television or on radio, it will be announced as West Clermont Local Schools.Please do not call the school office or transportation as we need to keep the line open for emergency information.

 

Interim reports coming soon

West Clermont now uses a paperless format for interim reports and report cards. Interim reports for 2nd quarter will be released on December 6. If you need assistance, please click here for the parent access guide. If you would like a paper report, please call your school.

WV Principal of the Day

The Willowville Principal of the Day is 5th grader Morgan Meyer. 

The Principal of the Day reports to the office for morning announcements, visits classrooms with Mrs. Kennedy as well as helps supervise lunch duty, afternoon announcements and dismissal of students.  Morgan was the top fundraiser for the WV Walk-a-thon.

Morgan Meyer leads the school in the Pledge of Allegiance.

WV Movie and Pizza with Principal

One of the Walk-a-thon prize levels is a Movie and Pizza with the Principal.

Skallywag visits Willowville

One of the prize levels from the Willowville Walk-a-thon is a Skallywag Tag adventure here at school!   Students along with Mrs. Kennedy enjoyed many rounds of Skallywag on Monday morning!   Way to start the day!

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is back

Whooping cough has come marching back to the Cincinnati region this fall. Please click here to read the letter from the Clermont County Health Department. 

Form more information, click here to read the facts about Pertussis.

WV Spirit Wear for sale!

Willowville PTO is taking orders for spirit wear.  Sale ends November 26th!

Please contact Teresa Stone with quetions.  wvpto.westcler.org

 

Click here for a printable version.

NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving break

Schools will be closed from November 27 to November 29 so that staff and students can spend time with their families on this occasion. School resumes on Monday, December 2.  Have a great holiday!

4th grade field trip

Willowville 4th graders visit Ft. Ancient on a field trip!

The fourth grade students visited Fort Ancient Archaeological Park on Friday, November 15th.  The field trip was a culmination of their study about the Prehistoric Indians of Ohio.  Students participated in hands on learning experiences that reinforced the concepts that they had been learning in class.  For example, students had the opportunity to learn how to throw a spear with an atlatl, play the game double ball, and view many artifacts related to the Indian cultures in the museum.

Pictured from left are:  Jackson Pawlowicz, Jessica Hatton, Jeremy Hueberger, and Trinity Jeffers getting ready to throw with the atlatl.

A few more pictures of the field trip are available in the photo gallery!

 

New payment system to be installed in cafeterias

The Food Service Department is installing a new food payment program in the cafeterias during the Christmas break.  
Starting on January 6, 2014, all payments for meal accounts will have to be made through EZ Pay. There will be a button on all school websites that will direct you to the EZ Pay page. 
The last day for parents to make payments to the meal accounts on myschoolaccount.com will be December 6, 2013.  During the transition time, students will have to buy food with cash.

Families are not required to use EZ pay. Students may continue using cash to purchase food without a fee.
We are trying to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. Thanks, in advance, for your patience. 

Congratulations, Glen Este fall athletes!

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Pilcher is up for the Ohio National Guard Cincinnati High School Player of the Year. Vote here:http://www.bengals.com/fanzone/ong-hs-playerofweek.html


Makenna Lavatori, junior soccer player has been selected to the All Southwest Soccer Team.

 

Jenny Howell, senior volleyball player, has been selected to play in the southwest district all- star volleyball game.

Elementary school Parent - Teacher conferences
Parent - Teacher Conferences for all elementary students will be on Thurs., November 7th & Tues., November 12th from 5-8:30 PM. If you have not yet set up a conference with your child's teacher, please contact your school's office.
WV GRANDPARENTS DINNER

Willowville Elementary hosted a Grandparents Dinner and Evening Book Fair on Tuesday October22nd.  Thanks to all of our PTO volunteers for all of their hard work and thanks to Dawn Craft and volunteers for working the Book Fair!

More pictures of the evening available in the Photo Gallery.

11/6/13 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING CANCELLED
Due to travel and illness, the Board of Education meeting for tonight, November 6th, has been cancelled.  We do not have a quorum to conduct business.

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Township Civic Center.

WLW 700 AM radio's Scott Sloan talks school levies
Scott talks with... his wife! Michelle Sloan checks in to talk about how school levies affect your property values. This is an audio presentation. No video is present. 

 
Levy, at - a - glance
Taxpayers will pay $17 per month on each $100,000 of real estate value. This 5.8 mill levy will generate $7.2 million for operating the school district, annually. 

- Elementary School students will again enjoy Art, Music, Physical Education, and Library during the school day. 
- Our youngest learners will experience Kindergarten all day, every day. 
- Two thousand more K—8 students will receive school bus service to and from school, (with a reduction of the two mile exclusion zone to one mile.)
- Elementary buildings and facilities will be open for community use in the evenings.
- Protect Middle School "Teaming."
- Protect International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement and Honors level courses.
- Protect plans to modernize our curriculum to be sure that all of our graduates are college and career ready when they graduate. 
- Protect extracurricular activities.

Vote early
Did you know that you can vote today at the Clermont County Board of Elections? Avoid the lines! Early voting is open today from 8a-6p. If there's any chance that you may not make it to the polls on Tuesday, go now! YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!! Clermont elections
Trick or treat postponed
Trick or treat night in Amelia, Batavia, and UnionTownship are postponed until tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 1.
West Clermont makes a difference...Thank You!
West Clermont families make a difference in the lives of the needy. The "Stuff the Bus" food drive was a huge success. The food drive started on Monday, Oct. 14 and ended on Friday, Oct. 18. In total, over 10,000 non-perishable food items were stuffed in the bus for Inter Parish Ministries. Recently, bus drivers delivered the food to the Inter Parish Ministries. Students, maintenance employees, bus drivers, teachers, administrators and superintendent unloaded the over 10,000 items that West Clermont School students collected for the Inter Parish Ministries. Pictures are here!
WV Scholastic Book Fair
The Willowville Scholastic Book Fair is back!!

October 21-25, 2013.  A schedule will be sent home with your student(s) for their class schedule to visit the Book Fair.

On Tuesday October 22nd, the Book Fair will also be open in the evening 5:00-7:30pm during the Grandparent's Dinner!!

 

Click here to see the Scholastic Book Fair online.

Candidates forum - SAVE THE DATE
The League of Women Voters and the West Clermont School District are parterning
to sponsor a Meet the Candidates Forum on Monday, October 21st, 7:00-8:30 in the Union Township Civic Center. 
The following seven candidates are running for three seats on the Board of Education:  Sara Heimbold, Jim Lewis, Mark Merchant, David Schaeff, Denise Smith, Jim Rudy, Steve Waldmann.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

 

 

Superintendent Kline to answer levy questions
Vote by mail

As of January 2006, any qualified elector may vote by absentee ballot.

You may vote by mail if you print and complete the application at this link, and send it address below. 

Clermont County Board of Elections 
76 S. Riverside Dr.
Batavia, OH   45103

OR

Contact the Board of Elections to request an application for absentee voting by emailing elections@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Your application must be received by the board of Elections by 6:00 PM on Friday, Nov. 1.

Reading Volunteers come to WIllowville Elementary

Reading Volunteers come to Willowville Elementary!   Mrs. Kennedy, Principal of Willowville Elementary worked with community members to organize reading volunteers.  Our volunteers have been trained and fingerprinted, and come into the school for 1 hour a week to read with students.  Thanks to all of our volunteers for making a difference!

 

 

 

GEHS Homecoming Parade

Click Here to learn more about the 2013 GEHS Fall Homecoming Parade!!

 

 

 

Chuck E. Cheese visits WV

Chuck E. Cheese stopped by Willowville Elementary on Friday September 27th to visit with our students.  Today is the first Willowville dinner night at the Eastgate Chuck E. Cheese.  Students received stickers for Chuck E. Cheese, and they will receive 10 free tokens when they wear it on Friday!

WV visit from Skallywag Pirate Ship!

 

WV Staff and students were greeted this morning by the Skallywag Tag Pirate Ship!

Willowville is having a Walk-A-Thon kick off assembly on Thursday September 26th, and a Skallywag Tag party is one of the prize levels.

Students will be bringing home the Walk-A-Thon information packet after the kick off!

Chuck E. Cheese Fundraising event

WIllowville will host our first Chuck E. Cheese Fundraising event on Friday September 27th from 3:00-9:00pm.

Click here for information on how to recieve 10 free tokens!!

 

WV Sweet Frog Yogurt Day!

Monday September 9, 2013 is the first Willowville Sweet Frog Yogurt day,  from 11:00am-10:00pm, when you bring the flyer,

Click here for the Willowville Sweet Frog flyer!

Sweet Frog is located by Jungle Jim's.

WV Marco's Pizza Day

Tuesday September 10, 2013 is Willowville Marco's pizza day!

Mention Willowville and your teachers name.  The class with the most orders will win a pizza party for that class!

Click here for more information and coupons, and remember to make Tuesday your Pizza dinner night!

Technology in use at Willowville Elementary

 

Technology in use at Willowville Elementary! 

Fourth grade students in Mrs. Flanigan's class are using the district purchased Chrome books to enter their answers from a math pre-test.  This will provide the students with instant feedback on how well they performed as well as the teacher with data to be used for instruction. The students are excited to use the Chrome books and are looking forward to more opportunities to use them throughout the school year.

Pictured are 4th grade students, Madeline and Isabel from Mrs. Flanigan's class at Willowville Elementary.

WV PTO Meeting for September

The first PTO meeting of this school year will be September 11th at 6:30pm..  Please make note, as it was listed as the 12th in the newsletter.

The correct date is the 11th.  Market Day pickup will also be on the 11th from 5:00-6:00pm.

Everyone is welcome, we would love to see our parents there!  (It is air conditioned!)

E-mail wvpto@westcler.org with any questions.

Board of Education meeting

The WCSD Board of Education meets Monday, July 29, 7:00 PM at the Union Township Civic Center. View the agenda on Board Docs.

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Levy Options Survey. The Board of Education will use the information to determine the upcoming levy plan. The Board is expected to announce the plan at their meeting on Monday, July 29, 7:00 pm, at the Union Township Civic Center.

West Clermont requests levy option feedback

West Clermont requests levy option feedback

Written by Roxanna Swift
Jul. 5, 2013 1:28 PM | cincinnati.com
UNION TWP. — West Clermont officials are working to narrow levy options using resident feedback.

GLEN ESTE BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

GLEN ESTE BOYS

BASKETBALL CAMP
JUNE 17-18-19     
9:00 – NOON
$50 fee…Lowest around!

 

Free story time at the Eastgate Mall

On Saturday, June 8th at 10:00 am  Merwin Elementary will host a story hour at Eastgate Mall starting at 10:00 – 11:00 am in the children’s play area located near JC Pennys.  In addition to listening to Merwin teacher Mrs. Greer read favorite children’s books aloud, Willis Music will have an instrument “petting zoo” for students to listen to, look at, touch and learn about musical instruments.    This event is FREE and open to children of all ages.  It will last about 1 hour.  We hope to see you there.  

Last week of school!

June 3rd-June 6th is the last four days of school.  There is a lot going on these 4 days, from field days to celebrations.

If you have any questions about times for these events, please call!  All times for field days are subject to change, so please be flexible. 

Please call 943-6800 if you have any questions!!

 

 

School in session

All West Clermont Schools are in session on May 3. The staff Professional Development day is May 24. School is not in session for students on May 24.

Leprechaun Traps

 

1st grade students used their creativity to create Leprechaun Traps for St. Patrick's Day.

Pictured from left to right:  Jacob Akel, Joshua Musselman, Aiden Luman, Isaiah Fahey, Mason Campbell, Macy Adams, Emery Williams, Ava Barclay, Lillian Hosler, Avery Hendrixson, Kyra Campbell, Sydny Valentour, Samantha Mills, Ben Buckman

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART PROGRAM

This week your student(s) will be bringing home a flyer for a Jump Rope for Heart Program. This is afantastic program put on by the American Heart Association in an effort to educate the public aboutheart disease and heart health.  There are two different portions to this program. Students will be participating in a Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) Event here at Willowville scheduled for February 24th, 2017. The event will be held in the gym. Students will get the opportunity to participate in activities involving all four of the specials areas – art, music, technology and physical education.

2016 GRANDPARENTS DINNER Thursday, October 27th

Reservations are due by Monday, October 24th

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Changes made to transportation services for 2015-16

All students in grades Preschool - eight will receive transportation services, within their assigned attendance areas, to and from school in 2015-16. High School students may register for the pay to shuttle system with Petermann Transportation. Since we are serving many more students, we had to make some modifications to the transportation protocol.

4th grade OAA testing

4th graders from Mrs. Arnold`class stand by their candy-gram message reminding them to do their best on the OAA. After the test, the candy and other prizes were raffled off to the class.

WV Carnival a hit!

Willowville celebrates the PTO Carnival!   Mrs. Kennedy gets duct taped to the wall, and 5th grade students surprise her with silly string!

THANK YOU WV PTO and all of our WONDERFUL WILLOWVILLE VOLUNTEERS, for a great Carnival!

More carnival pictures are available on the Photo Gallery!

WV Online Conference Sign up

New this year, we are offering online conference scheduling.  Below is the link to schedule conferences with our teachers here at Willowville Elementary School.  If you do not have access to the internet, please call or e-mail your teacher to schedule.  Conferences are on January 28th and February 6th.  Conferences last 15 minutes, and if you schedule more than one, you will need to make sure you leave time in between conferences for traveling from room to room.  Mrs. Dodds (KG) will only be here on the evening of February 6th.

3RD -5TH:  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE THAN ONE TEACHER IN THE SAME GRADE LEVEL, please sign up for the same time slot for each of those teachers.  Please e-mail teachers with questions, or call 943-6800.

Conference link:

http://ptcfast.com/schools/WIllowville_Elementary

Willowville Fall Pictures

Picture day is Monday September 23rd.  This is a KG A day.  KG B students are welcome to stop by for pictures at any time before 1:00pm, or they can have their picture taken on Retake day, Thursday November 7th.  All pictures will be in by Christmas and make great gifts!

You can order pictures online as well.  Visit mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID JC123105YO, order and print the receipt to give to the photographer on Picture Day.

Click here for more information!

Willowville August News

Willowville will have a packet pick up on Monday August 19th from 8:00am to 3:00pm.  The packet will include your car/bookbag tags, traffic pattern information, PTO information etc.

WV Open House will be Wednesday August 21st.  K-2 is 5:30-6:30pm.              3rd-5th grade is at 6:45pm.

1st day of school will be Monday August 26th.

Click here for 2013-2014 Supply List!

Preschool Experience Survey.  Kindergarten Parents, please fill out a Preschool Experience Survey.  Click on the link to do this electronically.  Thank you!

Call the WV office at (513) 943-6800 with questions!

Glen Este Choir Concert this weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother/Son Bowling Night

Willowville Mother/Son Bowling Night is April 16th from 6:00-8:00pm at Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005 Hopper Hill Rd.

Time Capsule Opening

WIllowville Elementary will open a 20 year old Time Capsule on May 13, 2013, at 9:30am.  

 

Click here for more information.

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.

2016 FOOD DRIVE November 14th through November 18th

Willowville is collecting non-perishable food items and personal care items that will be donated to various organizations.  These organizations will distribute the items to families in the West Clermont area. 

Yearbook Orders

Don't miss out, it is time to order your 2016-2017 Willowville Yearbook.

Summer Office Hours

WV Summer Office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm.

Our Office is Closed during the month of July. We will reopen Monday August 3rd. Our Class Lists will be posted on the front doors after 4:00pm on Friday, August 7th.

We will have an open house on Monday, August 17th.
KG-1st gr. 5:00-6:00pm
2nd-3rd gr. 6:15-7:15pm
4th-5th gr. 7:30-8:30pm

1st day of school for students is Wednesday August 19th.

Our NEW hours will be 9:20am-4:00pm.

Click Here for the 2015-2016 Calendar

Click Here for the 2015-2016 Supply List

If you know of anyone that needs to enroll for KG, please have them call the District Office at 943-5000.

Have a safe and happy summer!

WV Happiness Sprinkling

Willowville parent, Tony Brown, organized the “Happiness Sprinkling” to encourage our students and start our state testing on a “Happy” note.  Several parents participated by holding signs, playing music, blowing bubbles and praising the students as they arrived this morning.  What a cheerful way to start the morning!  Thank you Tony!!!

MORE PICTURES IN THE PHOTO GALLERY!

Third Quarter Grades Available Now

Third quarter grades are available on Progress Book. If you need help with your username or password, please contact the school. 

Paper copies of the report card are available. Please contact your school.

Happy Holidays! School resumes on Jan. 6, 2014.

2013 at - a glance. Click here 

WV Yearbooks on sale

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE!!

Yearbooks for the 2013-2014 School year will be on sale January 6 through February 28, 2014.  Yearbooks are $20.00, cash or check made payable toWillowville Elementary PTO.   Order forms available in the office.  Please return order forms with payment to your homeroom teacher, or the front office.  If you have taken any pictures of classroom activities that you would like to have considered for the yearbook, please send them to Kim Prewitt in the front office, or e-mail them to prewitt_k@westcler.org

 

ORDER ONLINE with Yearbook ID Code:  2361714

 

WC has two 2014 National Merit Semi-Finalists!

Congratulations to Glen Este High School Senior Andy Berger, and Amelia High School Senior Sam Casavant, for being named a 2014 National Merit Semi-Finalist! They represent less than one percent of the 1.5 million junior students nationwide who took the PSAT last year. 

Berger has been a WC student since Kindergarten, attending Willowville Elementary and Glen Este Middle School.  He is a member of the GEHS football, wrestling and track teams. 

Casavant attended Withamsville -Tobasco Elementary, Clough Pike Elementary and Glen Este Middle School. He is involved in National Honor Society, Academic Team, and Cross Country.  He is also a Boy Scout, currently working towards his Eagle Scout.

Both students will compete to become National Merit Finalist. Finalists are named in February. 

 

Free story time with Holly Hill

Volunteer Breakfast

Willowville celebrates our Volunteers with a breakfast

Transitioning to Middle School

Transitioning to Middle School is an exciting time!

FAMILY SPORTS NIGHT

Student Council is sponsoring Family Sports Night.

Start / end times for 2015-16
Animoto video

4th grade students make an Animoto video about preparing for the OAA tests.   They sent this encouringing video to 3rd grade students, with tips and strategies to take the OAA test!

http://animoto.com/play/H4FzjEimNQL6dOZ8KiumUQ

Great job 4th grade students!

Willowville Volunteer Celebration

Willowville had a Volunteer Celebration on Wednesday.  Students showed their appreciation for all of the hard work our volunteers do.  From our awesome dedicated PTO, to our Reading Volunteers and copy moms, all are celebrated!    Willowville is great because of our community support!

More pictures of the celebration in the Photo Gallery!

Thank you again to everyone who works hard, this is a community supporting education!

How weather related school delays and closings are decided

In West Clermont, Superintendent Keith Kline makes the decision about emergency weather school opening delays or full school day closings. Current weather conditions, weather forecasts, road conditions, wind chill and actual temperatures are essential information for determining a school weather emergency. The information comes from a number of sources:

Happy holidays to all!
Schools and students support community food bank
In April, students from GEHS spent the day on four sites in Cincinnati, conducting a major video shoot for the Free Store Food Bank (FSFB).

Forty students from Eric Hammer's Photography class, Intro to Video class, Broadcasting class, and Kathy Lach's Journalism class, chaperoned by Eric and Kathy, divided up into teams that were dropped off at four FSFB locations.

 
 
Safe and secure schools update

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custodians and administrators gathered, to update their knowledge of prevention, deterrence, and response strategies. 

Levy Options Survey - expires July 25

The Board of Education is considering a property tax levy for the purpose of operations in November, 2013. Last month, a menu of options was presented to the community. In an effort to "build" a levy that the community will support the Board asked the community to review the menu of options and submit their opinions. After reviewing community feedback the Board has narrowed the levy options to three. The good news is that because the state is increasing funding for West Clermont, the Board was able to reduce the base millage amount to 2.9 mills. 

The Board is interested in your opinion. Click here to take the survey.

If you have trouble accessing the survey, email Debbie Alberico. A survey will be emailed to you. Board is interested in your opinion. 

Cincinnati Zoo visits WV Kindergarten

The Cincinnati Zoo brought 4 Birds  to visit Willowville Elementary school Kindergartners on Monday March 25th. 

Spring Book Fair

The week of April 8th is our Spring BOGO Book Fair!  Each homeroom class is scheduled to attend the Book Fair during the school day but the most exciting news is that the Book Fair will be open Wednesday evening, April 10th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm for parents, relatives, and community members!  Additionally, in case you are interested in donating your free book to the library, a list of books will be posted.  Donated books will be marked as “Donatated by the family of (child’s name), April 2013.”  Those books will be cataloged over the summer and will be available to check-out next school year.

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. 

SWEETHEART DANCE

The Willowville Sweetheart Dance sponsored by the PTO will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia.

OAA Testing Schedule

Tuesday April 29-  4th gr. Reading

Wednesday April 30-  5th gr. Reading

Thursday May 1-  3rd gr. Reading

Friday May 2-  4th gr. Math

Tuesday May 6-  5th gr. Math

Wednesday May 7--3rd gr. Math

Thursday May 8-  5th gr. Science

 

Make sure to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast!

 

We are changing to improve the lives of our students

The West Clermont School District is working hard to bring high quality educational experiences to all students.

4th Grade Play

Students in Mrs. Arnold's Reading class have been studying about Greek Mythology.  As a culminating activity to the unit, students created puppets and performed plays based on some famous Mythological characters.  The activity allowed students to practice their reading fluency as well as their acting skills.  All agreed that they had fun learning about these characters.

Willowville Spelling Bee

Fouth and Fifth graders at Willowville have had Spelling challenges in their classrooms.  Now the finalists from each room will take place in the Spelling Bee on January 9th 2014.  The finalists are:

5th graders:  Colleen Arrasmith, Luke Clem, Devin Cole, Haven Dwyer, Cailey Fritz, Landon Hatley, Madison Keeley, Ryan Miller, Isabel Nataren, Lexi Rieck, Kiah Royse, Mobeen Sumra, Chandrika Vasan, Emma Wilson, Matthew Yauger

4th graders:  Nick Barber, Kian Bozorg Grayli, Dylan Castle, Jackson Fite, Landen Goad, Isabel Griner, Adam Hale, Conrad Hale, Xander Knox, Thinh Ngan Mai, Abby Miles, Jeremiah Myers, Kaden Nutter, Michael Nyam, Sydney Taylor

Parents are welcome to attend the event on January 9th at 9:15am.

Congratulations and good luck to all of our finalists.

*Levy Options UPDATE!

The Board of Education has narrowed November levy options to three (6.3 mills, 5.8 mills, 4.8 mills). To view the components of each option, click the "view all" button.

Eastgate Mall /WCLSD free story hour

Willis Music helped make the Eastgate Mall’s Story Hour hosted by Merwin Elementary school a huge success.  Principal Jackie Hospelhorn and teacher Mrs. Jolene Greer read to students in the Children’s play area recently.   

Reading to young children and exploring musical instruments is a great way to beat the summer heat! 

Read more to find out about the next story time.

WV SUMMER INFORMATION

Summer office hours: June 7:30am-3:30pm

July CLOSED

August 7:30am-3:30pm

1st day of school will be August 26, 2013.

Watch for more information regarding a packet pick up and an open house in August before school starts!

Click here for 2013-2014 Supply List!

Class lists will be posted on the first Friday in August after 4:00pm.

Nasa Speaker visits Willowville

NASA Chief Engineer of Exploration, Betsy McKinley spoke to 5th grade students at Willowville Elementary connecting her knowledge, expertise and experiences to our curriculum unit on space.  Students were enlightened by the information and pictures Ms. McKinley shared which most cannot be found on the internet.  Students had an opportunity to ask several impressive questions and Ms. McKinley answered what she was able to without releasing confidential information.

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.  

WCLSD Accepting Applications for Board Vacancy

The West Clermont Board of Education has announced that it will consider applications from district residents to fill the vacant seat on the five member board.  This seat is being vacated by Mr. Steve Waldmann, who has served on the board since January of 2013, for personal reasons.  Mr. Waldmann’s resignation is effective the end of the day on Monday, March 13, 2017.

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. 

Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Each year Willowville collects pull tabs as a community service.  Ms. Balmos takes the pull tabs to the Ronald McDonald House.  Last year we collected 120 pounds!    The 4th grade students are helping load all of the pull tabs collected this year, and Ms. Balmos will take them to the Ronald McDonald this weekend.

Thank you so much for all of the generous donations!

Glen Este rolls loud and proud

Click to see the video on Cincinnati .com. Glen Este bowling dominates.

Kindergarten Registration: Schedule Now

To provide the best possible experience for parents and students, Kindergarten registration is scheduled by appointment only. Please call 513-943-5000 to make an appointment. 

Pertussis Information from County Health Commissioner

Parents:

Recently, the number of Pertussis cases throughout Clermont County and the State of Ohio have been on the rise.  The Clermont County Health Commissioner has asked that we share information about pertussis and what you should do over the holiday break if your child shows symptoms.

Please click here for the letter from the Health Commissioner.  If you have additional concerns, please contact your family physician.

Thanks and happy holidays!

 

READYFEST WEST

Thanks to Linda Bloom, the Kiwanis of Union Township and the various churches, organizations and businesses who support READYFEST WEST. 

Click "view all"to read the article in the Community Press..

 

Community Input Sessions for levy options

The third and final Levy Options Community Input Session is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 6:30 pm at the Union Township Civic Center.The meeting begins with a very brief presentation of the options. Participants will then break out into small discussion groups. Each group will report the results of the discussions.

We hope to see you there. To review the options, click here.

GEHS students will participate in county-wide mock emergency drill

Twenty Glen Este High School students have been invited to participate in a Mock Emergency under the direction of The University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the American Red Cross.  As a part of the Glen Este High School Health Education Curriculum, Instructor Joan Stear has for years used “Moulage” (Special Effects Makeup) as a teaching technique for instruction of types of wounds during her first aid curriculum.  According to Ms. Stear, “Creating the fake wounds on their own arm helps the students demonstrate learning in a concrete way!  Using their skills to help create fake injuries in a mock disaster training drill drives that knowledge home.  I know of no more rewarding situation than to use your knowledge to help save others!"

MIDDLE SCHOOL REORGANIZATION

                     

Changes coming to Middle Schools for 2013-14

 

SALUTE TO LEADERS AWARD

Congratulations to Beth Flanigan and the Willowville staff!

Gabby Smiddy is Willowville Elementary Principal of the day! November 22, 2016. Gabby and Mrs. Kennedy prepare for morning announcements

Having collected the highest amount of donations for the 2016-2017 Walk-a-thon, Gabby served as Principal of the Day.

Wolves Holiday Spirit Shop Closing Soon!

Time is running out to place your order for the holidays from the Wolves Spirit Wear Shop!  The shop features the newest Wolves gear from Nike plus some NEW camo gear.  All orders need to be received by November 23rd in order to arrive before the holidays.  Click on the Wolves logo to begin placing your order.  Click on the READ MORE link below to begin placing your order.

Magician visits WV

Professor Pryor from Henry & Philip Magicians stopped by Willowville today for a Magic Show called "Reading is Magic".   Some students got to help Professor Pryor, and we all learned the magic word "Please".

Pictured below:  Riley Watson KG waves the magic wand, and Preston Smith pulls out the color changing scarves.

 

Report cards coming soon

The second quarter grading period ends on Friday, January 17.  Report cards will be available on Progress Book on Friday, January 24.  If you need help accessing Progress Book, please call the school office or click here

New GEHS "By Request" choir director

Mrs. Christie Halaby, a familiar face around West Clermont has just been named the next director of West Clermont By Request. She will replace Jeffrey Riel, who was recently hired as the principal at Amelia Elementary.

Board seeks community input on levy options

A recent Board of Education meeting featured Superintendent Keith Kline's presentation outlined how much it would cost to restore transportation, elementary art, music, and physical education; all day - every day kindergarten; and, operational modifications for safety and security reasons.

Treasurer Alana Cropper presented the base amount needed to make-up for inflation. Each option presented by Dr. Kline was added to the base amount.

We hope that you will review the options and send comments by clicking on the link in the story below.

Celebration!

 

Third grade students at Willowville Elementary who completed all parts of the Reading section for Study Island before the OAA test earned an Ice Cream Sundae Party.  We had a total of 17 students who worked extremely hard and we know their efforts will be seen when the scores are returned.  A Pizza Party will be provided for all the third grade students who completed the Math section.  We thank our Willowville PTO for purchasing the Study Island program and providing the parties.
 
Pictured starting with blue shirt and going left to right:
Audrey Mills
Abby Miles
Isabel Griner
Allison Copas
At the back table: Ben Murray and Joey French
 
GEHS students write and read personal poetry

Students share their own poetry at Glen Este High School's Cafe Poetica

Written by Mark Motz at the Community Journal
 
The dim corner of the Glen Este High School library radiates with only sunlight streaming in from one window, two small track lights aimed at a lectern and tiny tea lights on the tables.

 

Volunteer Breakfast

On April 11, 2013, Willowville will celebrate our wonderful Volunteers with a breakfast at 9:00am in the Media Center.  We appreciate all you do to make Willowville an Excellent school.  Call Mrs. Prewitt at 943-6800 to R.S.V.P., or with any questions.

Willowville recognizes Veteran’s Day throughout the classrooms 4th grade veterans recognition

Students are learning about Veteran’s Day and ways to remember our veterans.

WILLOWVILLE THANKSGIVING FEAST, save the date!

Willowville Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Thursday, November 17th during lunches.  Parents and grandparents are invited to join the students for this tradition.  Please watch for a flyer coming home with more information and details about signing up.

3rd grade gets ready for OAA testing!

Mrs. Garman's kindergarten class came to wish us good luck on the OAA.  They made a poster that says, "Kindergarten knows you will do great" and the KG children signed it.  Each child made a card for a third grader and gave them Starbursts.

 

State audit says WCSD saves $2.9 million in 2013-14

For Immediate Release
December 24, 2013
West Clermont Local School District Saves $2.9 Million

Columbus – West Clermont Local School District (WCLSD) has saved more than $2 million during the 2013-14 school year by implementing recommendations from a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

“West Clermont is my new poster child for performance audits,” Auditor Yost said. “The school officials’ proactive approach has already saved taxpayers millions, and put the district back on track towards fiscal stability.” 

Online attendance reporting

In order to make reporting absences more convenient, we have incorporated an on-line option.  Feel free to use the following link in order to report your child’s absence. Click here for the link.

Of course, feel free to continue to access the school's attendance line if this is a preferred reporting method.

Top 10 questions and answers regarding the 2013-14 start/dismiss times

We have heard many questions from parents about the 2013/14 start/dismiss times. 

Elementary schools 9-3
Middle schools 7-2
High schools 7:15-2:15
 
Here are the top 10 questions and answers. 
 
GEMS teacher featured in Cincinnati Enquirer article

Eileen Gorman, Glen Este Middle School eighth-grade Math teacher is featured in a Cincinnati Enquirer article written about the Common Core. 

The article's headline: "Stop 'holding students' hands and start making them THINK" is the first in a series of articles abouto the Common Core. 

A link to the article, written by Denise Smith Amos, is below. 

Electronic Communication and the Law

Child Focus, Inc. is collaborating with local law enforcement to facilitate a training that educates parents/caregivers/teachers about the ways students are communicating electronically and the laws that impact them. The program is offered at no cost to participants.

 

The Willowville Spelling Bee

The following students have qualified to participate in the Willowville Spelling Bee on December 15th.  Please join us in wishing good luck to each of these students. 

What's new for 2014-15; Elementary Schools

Elementary Schools

  • Students will have 116 more hours of instructional time throughout the year.
    • New times: Holly Hill, Merwin, Summerside, Willowville and WT  Elementary Schools - 9:05 AM - 3:45 PM.  Amelia, Brantner and Clough Pike Elementary Schools - 8:20 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Return to 1/2 day, every day Kindergarten, and four days per week Preschool 
    • Midday transportation provided
  • Return Art, Music, Physical Education “Lite” grades K-5
    • Provided during the school day
  • *K+ a tuition based opportunity for Kindergarten students to attend school all day
  • *Fee based Extended Day Care before and after school for students K through fifth grade

*Operated in partnership with Child Focus, as enrollment warrants.

 

2014 - 15 district calendar At - A - Glance

The Board of Education approved the district calendar for the 2014 - 15 school year. Click here for the At - A - Glance version.

How can we fix West Clermont Schools?
Oded Zmora did some research and discovered some real facts about West Clermont. 
 
Column: How can we fix West Clermont Schools?
Nov. 26, 2013   |    Comments
  
Welcome to the new Glen Este Principal

The Board of Education recently announced Bob Walker as the Glen Este High School Principal. Mr. Walker comes to the West Clermont School District from the Felicity-Franklin School District where he was the high school principal. Prior to his time at Felicity-Franklin, he taught Science and Ecology at Milford and Batavia High Schools.

 

Teachers are taking classes during the summer

Glen Este Middle School Math teacher Emily Malone, is testing the power output of her group's self-designed turbine blades.

This particular wind turbine challenge is one project in Michelle Shafer's classroom at Mount Notre Dame High School. Her class is one of many teachers will be participating in within the larger Summer Institute for Teachers at UC. It's a two-year, National Science Foundation grant-funded program for 6-12 math and science teachers. "We are learning math and science content while building our own units focusing on challenge-based learning principles," said Malone. "It is a supportive way for teachers to move towards engineering-type teaching and learning in the classroom," she added.

Superintendent's forum

The West Clermont Local School District has a distinct focus on four main areas of operation: safe, secure and  inviting schools; twenty-first century teaching and learning; communication; and financial stability.

WC Superintendent Dr. Keith Kline, has held a series of forums to collect input from parents and community members about the district's focus. The final forum is scheduled for... 

Monday, April 15, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM, Union Township Library

Those interested in participating in these forums should R.S.V.P. to Becky at 943-5039 as soon as possible. Please join Dr. Kline as we work together to improve education in the West Clermont Local School District.

Elementary Schools now open longer

The doors of West Clermont elementary schools will remain open a little longer each day. In addition, the buildings will begin offering limited evening hours.In the wake of budget constraints, each of the district’s eight elementary schools now close daily at 4 p.m.

However, the West Clermont Local School District Board of Education voted unanimously March 11 to keep the buildings open for administration, faculty and staff until 5 p.m. daily. Board member Denise Smith said the additional hour for faculty to be in the building will be a benefit.  More

Written by Mark D. Motz, www.cincinnati.com

Dr. Kline hired as West Clermont Superintendent

 

Jan. 28, 2013, Union Township    
At tonight’s Board of Education meeting, the West Clermont 
Board of Education approved Keith Kline as the district’s next Superintendent.
MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Willowville has many opportunities for you to volunteer!

Coming up April 29th, we will have a 'Happiness Sprinkling' here at Willowville first thing in the morning.  We will make signs, and wish the students good luck as they enter in the morning to help them get ready for OAA testing!   Click here to sign up online for this event!   Or call Teresa Stone at 947-9661 wvpto@westcler.org

We also have COSI on Wheels coming to Willowville, and we will need many volunteers for the day to run the stations!   Click here to sign up to volunteer onine for this event!  Or call Teresa Stone at 947-9661 wvpto@westcler.org

Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Willowville Memorial day Parade

 

 

 

Willowville Elementary held its 36th Annual Memorial Day Parade on Thursday, May 23rd which is the longest running elementary school Memorial Day Parade in the State of Ohio.  We honored and celebrated many of our family and community veterans through our praise, songs and poems.  We also took time to remember our fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price so we may continue to live in “The Land of the Free.”  As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, please take time to remember, celebrate, honor and thank our American Heroes!

WV Mother Son Bowling night!

Mother/Son Bowling night  was April 15th at Cherry Grove Lanes.  This was a huge success, all lanes were filled and everyone had a great time.  Thanks to Kristy Emery and PTO for sponsoring this event!   More pictures available in our photo album!

4th grade video producers

Fourth Graders at Willowville Elementary in Mrs. Flanigan, Ms. Balmos, and Mrs. Arnold’s classes were asked to create videos promoting the importance of reading for Right to Read Week.  Students worked cooperatively to plan and design videos using Animoto.  Animoto is a web application that produces videos from user-selected photos, video clips and music.  Click on the links below to access two  of the videos created by the fourth graders Haven Dwyer, Mitchell Bullard, Alexis Rieck, Kelsey Beck, and Daniel McEwan.

 
It's Time for Kindergarten Enrollment

It's time to register you child for Kindergarten. Please call 513-943-5000 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Enrollment information is here

"State of the District" report

Superintendent Keith Kline presented the "State of the District," report on Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Union Township Civic Center. Dr. Kline discussed the past, the present, and his vision for the future.

"Student learning opportunities, and operating efficiencies are driving changes. We are doing business differently, these days," Kline said.

Flying Pig

 

Staff and students at Willowville Elementary participated in the One Mile Flying Pig Marathon on Saturday, May 4th.  Organized by first grade teacher, Mrs. Sears, students have been building their stamina during our Walk Club at recess since March.  Additionally, staff, parents and students met a couple of times after school at the Veteran’s Park.  Congratulations to all who walked, especially Kristine Durand, mother of 1st grade student Jack Durand who won the 5K Flying Pig Marathon in 19 minutes 41 seconds.
 
New GEMS Principal announced

Welcome to Lori Crowe, who will take the leadership position at Glen Este Middle School.

Ms. Crowe comes to West Clermont from the Forest Hills School District where she was the Assistant Principal of Academics at Nagle Middle School.  Prior to her position at Nagel, she was a Curriculum Specialist and Director of Instrumental Music.

 
Teachers receive "Master Teacher" status from the ODE

Congratulations to the following teachers for receiving the Ohio Department of Education's Master Teacher status.

Seated, left to right: Eileen Gorman, GEMS;;Kim Sears, WV; Mary DiOrio, GEMS. Standing, left to right: Alicia Walls, Brantner; Kelly Taylor, GEMS; Sue Crane, WV; Kate Jansen, Summerside.

According to the ODE, A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. A master teacher strives for distinguished teaching and continued professional growth as specified by The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession: A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. A master teacher strives for distinguished teaching and continued professional growth as specified by The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession: 

Smarter spending is key to efficiency

The West Clermont Local School District is doing business differently. Superintendent Keith Kline said that the district has four areas of operations in which to concentrate. “In order to move forward, we must focus on four key areas: Safe, secure and inviting schools; 21st century teaching and learning; Communication; and Financial stability."

Despite $7.4 million in reductions including 92 teaching positions, 32 support staff positions, and seven administrative positions, the district’s five year forecast reflects a $5.2 million deficit in the year 2014. 

 “It’s important to me as the leader of the district to make sure that we’re using our resources as effectively as possible,” Kline said. “For that reason, we will tighten – up operations to improve efficiency.“ Kline’s plan includes $1.5 million in reductions for the upcoming school year.