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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!

Athlete Physicals

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

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

8th Grade Dance: An Evening in Paris Paris

8th Grade Dance Friday, May 4th!

The PTSO will be hosting the WCMS 8th Grade Dance “An Evening in Paris” on Friday, May 4 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  This dance is just for 8th grade students!

Students must be eligible to attend.  Eligibility consists of: No more than 1 failed course in 3rd Quarter; Not habitually truant; No office referrals resulting in ISI or out of school suspension. 

Dance tickets will be on sale for $5 during lunch on 5/3-5/4. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! Ticket price includes the student to visit the snack table twice during the dance. There will also be a photo booth set up for students to take their own pictures.

Parents/guardians will drop student off & pick students up from the dance by entering off of Clough Pike and parking 2 by 2 in the circle.  Volunteers will come to the vehicles and call out to get students to the correct vehicle.  All parents/guardians will exit using the Amelia Olive Branch exit.

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.

2018 Howl at the Moon

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

2018-2019 Course Registration

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

8th to 9th Grade Transition

2019-19 Course Registration Information now available on the WCHS webpage.  Find the page under "For Parents and Students" on the WCHS page, titled "2018-19 Course Registration Information".  You can also use the direct link below.  

 

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.  

College Credit Plus Information Night

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

6th chorus concert cancelled

6th grade chorus concert on Monday, January 8 is cancelled. Next concert for the 6th grade chorus is on February 27th!

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 Healthy Living

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. We are looking for parents, community members, and local businesses to partner with in forming a West Clermont Middle School Wellness Committee.  

Mental Health Screening for WCMS Students Mental Health Awareness

West Clermont Middle School is partnering with Child Focus, Inc., with funding from the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board Levy, to bring a mental health education and screening program to our students.

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

"Patchy's" Memorial Fund at Sharefax Credit Union
"Patchy's" Memorial Fund at Sharefax Credit Union
 
As the community support grows, a fund has been created to accept donations to help support Patrick Barkey's family.
Memorial Service for Patrick
A memorial service for Patrick Barkey will be held at Mt. Carmel Christian Church (right across from WCHS) on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 9am. Service will begin at 9:00am. Family is requesting gently used or new shoes be given in lieu of flowers. All students, staff and friends are encouraged to attend the service.
Sad News
We recently received permission from Patrick's mother to post the following:
 
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.

November 3rd Dance

Glow Dance! November 3

WCMS Spirit Week!

WCMS Spirit Week – October 30 through November 3

Veteran's Day Breakfast

Veteran’s Day Breakfast – November 10

 

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 WCMS Drop Off/Pick Up Traffic Pattern

The West Clermont School District, after consulting with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office and The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit, has evaluated the traffic flow pattern for parent drop off and pick up at West Clermont Middle School.  It has been determined that there will be a change in the traffic pattern effective October 2, 2017.  There will be one entrance and one exit during parent drop off and pick up.  The maps below highlight the new routes.  The yellow arrows indicate the current parent entrance, drop off and pick up.  This entrance, drop off and pick up will remain the same.  The blue arrows indicate the new exit behind the football field.  

 

6th grade Band Instrument Rental Meeting

There is an important meeting for the parnets/guardians of 6th grade band students on Thursday, September 28th at 7pm in the WCMS PAC!

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

Dismissal - September 1, 2017

Due to an accident Clough Pike is closed between Veterans Park and Riddle Road.  Middle School buses will likely be delayed arriving on the campus which means students will be arriving home later than scheduled.  We will work to get the buses on campus as soon as possible.  This will impact high school traffic as well.

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.

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 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. 

Incoming 6th Grade Transition Meetings

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

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

7th Grade Immunization Requirements

As you begin planning for the upcoming school year we wanted to remind you that all students entering the 7th grade are required by Ohio law to provide proof of the following vaccinations BEFORE the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

TDap and Meningicoccal (MCV4) vaccination

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.  

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!

Current Student SnapCode Verification

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

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

WCHS Athletic Boosters Family Athletic Pass

2017 Familty Athletic Passes are on sale now through the West Clermont Athletic Boosters.  There are 4 different levels to join:  Wolves Den, Lone Wolf, Wolf Pack, and Reserved Seat.  For more information download the membership applicaiton or email westclermontboosters@gmail.com.

Weekly Announcements - May 21st

Here are the announcements for the week of May 21st!

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 3 more meets throughout the summer on June 28th, July 12th, and July 19th..  All meets are 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. 

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.  

2018 WCHS PTSO Golf Outing

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

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.

Weekly Announcements

Here are the announcements for the week of May 7th. 

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.  

3Q Honor Roll

3rd Quarter Honor Roll 

WCMS Volleyball

See below fro information regarding WCMS Volleyball!

Weekly Announcements - April 30

Here are the announcements for the week of April 30:

WCMS Football

Interested in FOOTBALL:
Wolfpack Nation! We need your help to spread the word!

Weekly Announcements

Here are the announcements for the week of April 23:

Junior Police Academy

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

Incoming 6th Grade Registration

It is time to schedule your child for middle school for the 2018-2019 school year.  We look forward to working with you and your child during the process. 

Weekly Announcements - Week of March 26

Here are the announcements for the week of March 26, 2018

 

Weekly Announcements - Week of March 19, 2018

Here are the weekly announcements - Week of March 19, 2018

Weekly Announcements - March 5th, 2018

Here are the announcements for the week of March 5, 2018

Weekly Announcements - Week of February 26, 2018

Here are the announcements for the week of February 26th, 2018

 

Weekly Announcements - Week of February 19, 2018

Here are the announcements for the week of February 19th, 2018

 

 

 

Weekly Announcements - February 12, 2018

 Weekly Announcements  for the week of February 12, 2018

Wolves Wellness Center Now Open!

Wolves Wellness Center Now Open!

Weekly Announcements - Week of February 5, 2018

Here are the announcements for the week of February 5th, 2018

 

 

 

Weekly Announcements - January 29, 2018

Here are the announcements for the week of January 29th:

 

Weekly Announcements for 1/22/2018

Weekly News for Parents and Students

WCMS Honor Roll!

Please see the attached documents below for the WCMS Honor Roll Recipients for each grade level - congratulations to these students for their academic achievement!

Weekly Announcements

Here are the announcements fir the week of January 15th:

Weekly Announcements January 8th

Here are the announcements for the week of January 8th:

Weekly Announcements 12/15/17

Here are the weekly announcements for the week of December 15th:

Weekly Announcements

Here are the announcements for the week of December of 4th:

Giving Tree

Hello WCMS Family –

This year we have many families that are in need of assistance for the holiday season. Below are links to our sign-up genius that has all of the gifts currently being requested by our families. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and willingness to help our school community members that are in need. All gifts should be returned to one of the middle school office wrapped with a tag that states the color and shape of the ornament, gender and age of the children. The deadline to return gifts to school will be Friday, December 15th. If you have any questions about the tree or sign-up genius please contact school at 943-5000. Here are the links:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72da2fc1-wcms

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72da2fc1-wcms1

Weekly Announcements- Week of November 20th

Here are the announcements for the week of November 20th:

 

Weekly Announcements- Week of November 13th

Here are the announcements for the week of November 13th:

Weekly Announcements- Week of November 6th

Here are the announcements for the week of November 6th:

Weekly Announcements- Week of October 30th

Here are the announcements fo rthe week of october 30th:

Weekly Announcements- Week of October 23rd

Here are the announcements for the week of October 23rd:

Weekly Announcements- Week of October 16th

Here are the announcements for the week of October 16th:

Weekly Announcements- Week of October 9th

Here are the announcements for the week of October 9th:

Weekly Announcements- Week of October 2nd

Here are the announcements for the week of October 2nd:

Weekly Announcements- Week of September 25th

Here are the announcements for the week of September 25th:

Weekly Announcements- Week of September 18th

Here are the announcements for the week of September 18th:

Chrome Book Insurance

Please see below for information regarding chrome book insurnace and chargers:

Weekly Announcements- Week of September 11th

Here are the announcements for the week of September 11th:

Chrome Book Insurance

Interested in chrome book insurance or a carrying bag for your student?  Click this link, fill out an dturn in to the main office or give to yuor advisor.  Make checks out to "West Clermont Schools". /userfiles/922/my files/wcms chrome book insurance form.docx?id=10549

WCMS Attendance Line 947-7404

WCMS Attendance Line 947-7404

Weekly Announcements- Week of September 5th

Here are the announcements for the week of September 5th:

Parent Drop-off & Pick-up

Please see the attached map for parent drop-off and pick-up procedures.

Revised WCMS master schedule

See the attached for the 2017-18 WCMS Master Schedule.  Please note that on paper it seems that students are only given 2 minutes to get to their next class but in reality, teachers are giving a warm-up and not officially starting class until 3 minutes in to accommodate those students who are traveling far!

Bus Route e-link

See below for instructions on how to look up information regarding your child's bus route inofrmation:


 

Free WiFi in Clermont County

West Clermont Local School District has compiled a list of organizations that advertise free wireless Internet service. This list is by no means all-inclusive, but should provide a good place to start when thinking about locating Internet access.

One to Wolf Technology

The mission of the One-to-Wolf program is to provide the tools each student needs to pursue the education each student deserves.

West Clermont Local School District (District) is proud to announce, One To Wolf, the improved 1 To 1 (1:1) Chromebook program designed from the feedback of parents, administrators, staff, and students, to better meet the needs of all West Clermont students. Beginning with all students at West Clermont Middle School (WCMS) in the 2017-2018 school year, One To Wolf will eventually grow to include all students in grades 6 through 12.