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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!

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 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. 

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.

Congratulations to Mrs. Edmondson!

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

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 Letter Mailed July 24, 2018

Click on the Family Letter 18 to view the mailing.

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.

Superintendent Finalists Meet and Greet

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

Gary Chapman - Superintendent, Jonathan Alder Local Schools

Craig Hockenberry - Superintendent, Three Rivers Local Schools

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

Hiding In Plain Sight

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

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.

6th grade Scheduling for 5th graders

 School Counselors conducted class presentations with important information about transitioning to West Clermont Middle School. Here is a video link with information about selector sheets, transitioning to WCMS and the band and chorus programs that are offered.

 Please click here to review a video that will provide needed information about 6th grade scheduling for next year.  


Wellness Committee

The Clough Pike Wellness Committee will meet Tuesday, February 6th from 3:15-4:15 in our library. Parents and/or business partners are welcome to join our team. If you are interested, please email Mr. Thacker at thacker_k@westcler.org.


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.  



MON, DEC 18TH        Dress Like A Candy Cane!

TUE, DEC 19TH         Wear Your Favorite Holiday Socks!

WED, DEC 20th          **Pajama Day..Wear Your Favorite PJ's..only $1.00!!

THUR, DEC 21st         Wear Your Favorite Holiday Hat!

FRI, DEC 22nd            Wear Your Favorite Sweater..Ugly??..Pretty??..Your Choice!

**We are asking each student to donate $1.00 to participate in Pajama Day.! 

The room with 100% participation plus the teacher will receive a donut party!!

Proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign!


IMPORTANT information for ALL incoming Kindergarteners and for 1st graders (new to the district only)

Attention Parents of ALL incoming Kindergarteners and for 1st graders that are new to the district....physical exams and immunization dates are due to school by August 15th.  Please make sure your child is up to date on all of their immunizations before school start.  If you cannot get their physical exam done before school starts, immunization dates must be provided and your doctor's office needs to fax us the appointment date of their physical exam to 752-7347.  Physical exams cannot be over a year old from August 15, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sparke/Health Clinic Assistant at 943-6703.

Click HERE to print a copy of our West Clermont Health Record to take to your appointment.




Lunch Menu Change for 11/15/18 turkey

Lunch Menu Change for Thursday, November 15th:

Thanksgiving Feast

Roast Turkey with Gravy

Whipped Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Seasoned Green Beans

Dinner Roll

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Topping 

OCTOBER "You're On Fire" Students of the Month October 2018 Student of the Month



Clough Pike Elementary is working this year with Union Twp. Fire Department, Corey Young and Firehouse Subs to bring the "YOU'RE ON FIRE" Student of the Month Program to Clough Pike.  Once a month Firehouse Subs and the Union Twp. Fire Department will recognize our Students of the Month with a certificate, coupon for a sub sandwich, and a fire helmet to wear for the day.

Firehouse Subs along with the Union Twp. Fire Department are proud to announce our OCTOBER Students of the Month. 



Since school was closed Monday, the FUNraiser for Snappy Tomato was moved to tonight. Attached is a flyer. Consider pizza this evening for dinner!


Please Click on OPEN


For those students that qualified to see our mobile dentist, we have rescheduled the date to Friday, April 6th.

Kids Care Club Pennies For Patients

CLOUGH PIKE KIDS CARE CLUB  Pennies for patients

Clough Students recently participated in "Join the Hero Squad" to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  With 220.6 lbs collected, our school was able to raise a total of $1,541.51 for this worthy charity.

Here is the break down per grade level:

5th    69.8 lbs.    $427.96

2nd   55.6 lbs.    $376.04

1st    55.4 lbs.    $392.79

4th    20.0 lbs.    $134.16

3rd    11.4 lbs.    $  60.28

KG      8.4 lbs.    $  71.13

Online & last minute monies   $79.15

We thank all the students for joining the HERO SQUAD and raising money for Leukemia & Lymphoma!

Test Dates for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

3rd Grade:

April 18th & 19th     ELA Testing

May 1st & 2nd         Math Testing


4th Grade:

April 10th & 11th     ELA Testing

May 3rd & 4th         Math Testing


5th Grade

April 12th & 13th     ELA Testing

April 26th & 27th     Science Testing

May 8th & 9th         Math Testing



Clough Pike's School Supply List click HERE for more information.


Clough Pike is participating in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart Program during the week of March 5th-9th.  We will be jump roping during assigned class times during the week.  Don't forget to send in your donations, checks can be written to the American Heart Association.

Monday, March 5th   Get your Heart Pumpin’ and your Body Jumpin’ Day- Wear Red the color of a healty heart.

Tuesday, March 6th   How do you stay active??  Wear your team uniform, team jacket, etc.

Wednesday, March 7th   Dress like a heart healthy hero  such as Olympic or Professional athlete, Dancer, Gymnast, etc.

Thursday, March 8th  Crazy Sock Day-Which socks make you jump high?

Friday, March 9th   Hat Day-Wear a hat/visor of your team or your favorite professional team.



SMILES Mobile Dental Program will be here in February!! dental




Great news! Our school has partnered with Smile Programs…the mobile dentists to offer in-school dental care. CLICK HERE (http://tinyurl.com/y776scay) to sign up your child today.

Even better, dental care is usually at no cost to you. All insurance is accepted including Medicaid and CHIP.

Convenient and comfortable

Our in-school dental program saves you time and provides a safe and comfortable place for your child to receive gentle dental care from licensed local professionals. Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.

Dental care for a healthy life

Children who see a dentist regularly may have fewer health issues like:

  • Early tooth loss due to dental decay
  • Gum disease
  • Heart disease
  • Impaired speech development

Help keep your child healthy, in school and learning.


SIMPLY CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ONLINE (http://tinyurl.com/y776scay)


Pennies For Patients Campaign

Clough Pike will be participating in the Pennies for Patients Campaign.  "Every HERO Needs A Squard" is a fundraiser that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

We will be having a grade level competition for the heaviest coin box. Grade level Boxes will be located in the cafeteria next week.  

The grade with the heaviest box at the end of the week will receive a prize. 


Mrs. Beth Testa
Fifth Grade Science & Math
Clough Pike Elementary School
e-mail- testa_b@westcler.org
phone- 943-6747

Kids Care Club is holding a Spring Cleaning Clothing Colleciton

Kids Care Club is holding a Spring Cleaning Clothing Collection to benefit students in our district.

Take some time to clean out your closets this week.  We are accepting elementary aged student gently used clothing only.  Please wash the clothes before bringing them in to schoo April 3rd thru 6th.

Any questions email Mrs. Testa at testa_b@westcler.org

SnapCode Verification

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

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!

Teacher of the Week

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

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.

Approval of Senate Bill 216


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.


Come out and support the Clough Pike Elementary PTO at the Cyclones games on January 26th!  $6.00 from each ticket sold will go back to the PTO as part of a fundraiser.  Click the link below for more information.



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.

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.

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.

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.  

Central Enrollment Summer Break

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

West Clermont Gifted Learning Center

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

West Clermont Words

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

2018-2019 Pre School Enrollment

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

2018 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.

WC Connects Parent Education Series

Our next #WCconnects Parent/Education session called, “Physical Wellness and Nutrition” will be held on Thursday November 15th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.  In Community Room A at West Clermont High School. The session will include wellness and nutirion information from our partners at MercyHealth and HealthSource of Ohio.  The session is free and open to the public.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.