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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!

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 session called, “Tech Safety” will be held on Thursday January 17th in Community Room A at West Clermont High School. There will be two sessions:  4:30pm-5:30pm and 6:00pm - 7:00pm.  The session will feature a presentation from Stephen Smith of Cincinnati Bell.  The session is 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.

2018-19 School Supply Lists

Looking for a 2018-19 School Supply List for Amelia Elementary?

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.

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.

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

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up soon! Click here to learn more and to sign up for a conference date and time.

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.

New Standards-Based Report Cards Info.

Elementary schools in West Clermont are transitioning to "standards-based" report cards in order to provide parents with meaningful feedback about their child's mastery of key academic concepts. Click here to learn more.

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 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.

Welcome back to school, 2017!

Back to school letter from Amelia Elementary

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.

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.

Security for May Special Election

Information for parents and community members concerning building security at Amelia Elementary on May 2, 2017.

AE Thursday Update (3/2/17)

A message from our principal, Mr. Riel.

Amelia Elementary Dismissed at 12:30pm

Due to a water main break on route 125 near Amelia Elementary all students are being disimissed at 12:30pm.  The water main break has caused the building to lose water.  If your child normally rides the bus home from school, they will still ride the bus home.  If you would like to pick your child up instead, please arrive at the school by no later than 12:15pm.  Any student that normally rides the bus home still at the school after 12:15pm will ride the bus home.  

If your child does not normally ride the bus home you can pick your child up at 12:30pm.  The early dismissal also means that afternoon pre-school and extended day services at Amelia Elementary are cancelled for the day.

First WCMS PTSO Meeting

ATTENTION 5th GRADE PARENTS!  The first WCMS PTSO meeting is coming soon... And we need all hands in the WOLF DEN!!!  The first meeting is Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 pm in the Amelia Middle School Library.

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]

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.

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.

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.

Holiday Shop!

From December 12th-16th your child will be able to experience the joy of giving by purchasing gifts for family, friends (and even pets) at our PTA-spondored HOLIDAY SHOP!

December Newsletter

Check out the December PTA Newsletter for information about our annual Holiday Shop, Candy Grams, the Amelia Christmas Parade and more!

Fall Book Fair was a success!

Did you know that our sales goal for our fall Book Fair was $7,000...but we ended up beating our goal at $8,600!

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.

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. 

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.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Tuesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 17th.

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. 

AE 2016-17 Open House

Our annual Open House will be on Monday, August 15, 2016.  In order to accommodate our increased enrollment and to manage our limited parking, we have scheduled our grade levels as outlined below 

Open House times:

5:00-6:00 PM – 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

6:00-7:00 PM – 1st and 2nd grade

7:00-8:30 PM – Kindergarten orientation

 

AE 2016-17 School Supply List

Looking for the 2016-17 school supply list for Amelia Elementary?  You can pick up copies at local grocery stores arround town and can also download it here.

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!

Attention 2015-16 Kindergarten Parents!

Thank you for joining us for our Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony yesterday! We are honored that we had the opportunity to partner with you in your child's education this year and look forward to next year. We hope that you and your FIRST GRADE Amelia Tiger have a great summer! :) Some of you have asked for the link to the videos that we used at the end of the program. Here ya go!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5hvH4wWIFAaCOlo1kEPebRwOmg1A7pf-

All-Call from Mr. Riel on May 24, 2016

Missed the All-Call from Mr. Riel on Tuesday, May 24th?  Click here for the recording and the transcript.

 

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. 

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.

 

AHS Juniors recognized

AHS Juniors attended the National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS) Safe Driving Summit in Washington D.C. 

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.

Dismissal Today (3/1/16)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
 

Dear Amelia Tiger Families,

Shortly before dismissal today, we had a medical concern with a student so I asked for medical personnel to come and provide assistance to make sure everything was okay. I know that many of you were worried when you pulled into school at dismissal and saw an ambulance here, especially with the tragic incident at another school in Ohio yesterday.

Thankfully, everything with the student turned out to be okay. I care about each and every Amelia Tiger, so I always err on the side of caution when it concerns a student's health or safety.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let me know!


Yours in service,

Mr. Riel, Principal
Mrs. Webber, Assistant Principal

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.

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.  

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.

5th grade choir club

                 

Click here to view the concert. 

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.

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. 

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

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. 

Information for Parents on our School Safety Drill
School Safety Update from the West Clermont Director of Operations
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.

Veterans Day at Amelia Elementary

Each grade level at Amelia Elementary observed Veterans Day in unique and thought-provoking ways.  To learn more about what students in each grade level experienced, click here.


Photo: Mrs. Carter’s 1st grade students at Amelia Elementary spent time learning about Veterans Day through Scholastic News and then they created their own printed books entitled, "My Veterans Day."

Go see The Peanuts Movie and our school makes money!

Planning to see the new Peanuts Movie this weekend? Purchase your tickets through FilmRaiser and our Amelia Elementary PTA will get a percentage of your ticket price back! The prices are the same as you would pay in the theaters and you can get tickets for any theater that offers tickets on Fandango. It's an easy way to support your Amelia Tigers!

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Click here to view the flyer.

It's almost here!  The 3rd Annual Amelia Trunk-or-Treat, sponsored by the Amelia Elementary PTA! For more information or a copy of the bracelet order form, click here!

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Friendly Reminder

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

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!

Labor Day

No school on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 7. 

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!

September AE PTA Newsletter

Want to know more about what's going on at Amelia Elementary and our PTA?  Check out the September PTA newsletter below or you can access it directly at: http://pub.lucidpress.com/46cf268b-875d-4447-bb2f-983d25426266/?src=fb

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.

           

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

Glen Este, Amelia high schools celebrate rich tradition.

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

First Week Update

Friday, August 21, 2015

 

Amelia Parents,

Happy first week of school!  It was an amazing week with our amazing students. Thank you for sharing them with us each day!

I want to update everyone on how our bus transportation is going. We totally revamped our dismissal procedures today (Friday) and we were able to get the afternoon buses rolling a lot sooner. Please let me know how we did!

We are committed to getting the buses safely out the door by shortly after 3 PM each day. We're almost there! Again, thank you for your patience as we continue to work with the transportation department to make sure your children arrive home safely and on time each day.

We know that our midday kindergarten drop-off needs to continue to improve. I spoke with the transportation department this afternoon and we are committed to finding ways we can accomplish that together. Next week, all of our students should be arriving at home on time. If not, I want to know so I can fix it!

We can't wait to share with you all the wonderful things your children will accomplish this year. It truly is going to be the #BestYearYet!

Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for a great first week of school! As always, let us know how we can serve you.

Yours in service,

Mr. Riel

All Call Message from Mr. Riel - 8.18.15

Missed the Back-to-School all-call phone call from Mr. Riel?  Listen to it here:

Ohio's first sales tax holiday

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

READYFEST coming soon!

SAVE THE DATE FOR READYFEST WEST! Click below for more information.

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. 

Order your pre-packaged School Supply Kits now!
Countdown to when School Supply Kit orders are due!

You can place online orders for our pre-packaged School Supply Kits at www.shopttkits.com through June 19th. 

To order, please use Amelia's School Code: 62013.

For more information, check out this link:  http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/5/News/33693#sthash.Y5pDmsaM.dpbs

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.

West Clermont High School Ground Breaking

                                     

WCHS UPDATE: Community Information / Input Sessions

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

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.

All Day Kindergarten Offered

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

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

Elementary Students Perform

Music is real in all WCSD Elementary schools.

This weekend's Art show is more than Art!

Legis, Duplos, Lincoln Logs, and more.

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.

 

 

 

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. 

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. 

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 

State Testing Information for Students in Grade 3, 4, and 5
UPDATE: CLOSED Feb. 20

UPDATE: CLOSED Feb. 20.

 

CLOSED Wed. 2/18/15.

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

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. 

An Important Message for West Clermont Parents about Testing

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

Online sign-up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Very soon, we will host Parent-Teacher Conferences here at Amelia Elementary.  These conferences will provide you a dedicated time to meet with your child’s teacher, see samples of your child’s work, and ask any questions you would like to have answered.  We believe this conference is vitally important for your child’s success.  We are urging all sets of parents or guardians to come to conferences, if possible.  We’re all on the same team for your child!

Our winter Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Thursday, February 5th and Tuesday, February 10th from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  We are using the same convenient online scheduler that we used in the fall.

To schedule a conference with your child’s teacher(s), please click on this link:

http://bit.ly/aeptcfeb15

NOTE:  IF YOU ARE TYPING THE ADDRESS DIRECTLY INTO YOUR WEB BROWSER, YOU MUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU TYPE “aeptcfeb15” ALL IN lowercase LETTERS IN ORDER FOR THIS LINK TO WORK.

If you do not have access to the internet, please call your child’s teacher and they will be glad to assist you and schedule your conferences for you.  In addition, if you have trouble signing up, please contact Danielle, our friendly Assistant Secretary, at 513.943.3805 or humphries_danielle@westcler.org.

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

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 

NO SCHOOL

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

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

 

 

2 HOUR DELAY FOR THURSDAY Jan. 8

No Morning Kindergarten or preschool.

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.

School is out for Winter Break

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

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 

2015-16 District Calendar

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

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,

 

RESCHEDULED: Third Grade Guarantee Informational Meeting

Our 3rd Grade Guarantee Informational Meeting that was canceled last week due to weather has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec 4th at 7 PM!  We hope to see everyone there!

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, ...

Board of Education meeting canceled

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

November AE PTA Newsletter

Did you get a chance to check out the new Amelia Elementary PTA Monthly Newsletter? We sent home paper copies of the November version in the Wednesday Folders but you can also check out an interactive version online! Click here to learn more.

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!!!

Sign up now for a Parent-Teacher Conference

Very soon, we will host Parent-Teacher Conferences here at Amelia Elementary. These conferences will provide you a dedicated time to meet with your child’s teacher, see samples of your child’s work, and ask any questions you would like to have answered. We believe this conference is vitally important for your child’s success. We are urging all sets of parents or guardians to come to conferences, if possible. We’re all on the same team for your child!

Our fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Thursday, November 6th and Monday, November 10th from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. We are using a new and convenient online scheduler for conferences.

To schedule a conference with your child’s teacher(s), please go to this link:
http://ptcfast.com/schools/Amelia_Elementary

If you do not have access to the internet, please call your child’s teacher and they will be glad to assist you and schedule your conferences for you.

4th grade field trip

Parents: This afternoon (Tuesday, October 21st), on the way home from the 4th grade field trip, one of the school buses got a flat tire. All the students were safe but the buses were late getting back to school. They arrived back here to Amelia at 3:02 PM. I apologize for the delay during dismissal today!

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please let me know!

Mr. Riel

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. 

School Bus Safety Videos

Keep Kids Safe on the School Bus with New Online Videos

All Call Message from Mr. Riel - 9.1.14

Did you miss the all-call from Mr. Riel this week?  Click here to listen to the message online.

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

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. 

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.

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!                                                                              
                                                                                        

Today's "Cook's Choice" Lunch Menu

Good morning, Amelia Tigers!  Today's "Cook's Choice" lunch menu is:

Ravioli
Garlic breadsticks
Seasoned peas
Choice of milk

I hope everyone has a great morning and I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!  Stay safe!  —Mr. Riel

http://www.facebook.com/amelia.tigers/posts/657012161047739

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.

Amelia Middle School Principal Announcement

Beginning next school year, Norbert Martini will take over the principal’s duties at Amelia Middle School.  He replaces Stephanie Walker who is moving into the Amelia High School Principal position. 

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.

Employee Recognition

The Board of Education recognized the following employees for being chosen by their peers as someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to serve the stakeholders of WCSD. Congratulations to all.

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.

 

Ohio Achievement Testing schedule

Ohio Achievement Assessments begin this week, and we encourage all parents to discuss these important assessments with their children.  Throughout the school year, students have demonstrated academic growth and this is their chance to "show what they know".

Please see the schedule below.

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.

 

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.

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

Welcome Back! Classes Resume on Monday, April 7

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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:

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. 

Amelia Elementary Camp Kern meeting for 5th grade parents has been cancelled for tonight!

Attention all Amelia Tigers!  The Camp Kern meeting for Amelia Elementary 5th grade parents has been cancelled for this evening.  It has been rescheduled for this Thursday evening (March 6th) from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

 

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.

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

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.

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! 
AHS Science team qualifies for the regional tournament

Congratulations and good luck to the AHS science challenge team who placed second, overall, in the tournament. They will advance to the Regional Science Olympiad tournament in March.

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. 

Morning Announcements for Feb. 5, 2014

Hello all you Amelia Tigers! Are you sad that you didn't get to hear Mr. Riel's voice over the announcements this morning? Have no fear! We've got you covered! smiley

Click here to watch today's announcements.

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. 
All Call Message from Mr. Riel - 2.4.14

Did you miss the all-call from Mr. Riel tonight?  Click here to listen to the message online.

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!

Parent-Teacher Conferences Update

All West Clermont Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences that were scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 28, have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 4th.

Please see the attached letter from Mr. Riel.

2 hour delay for Wed. Jan 29.

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

Elementary parent - teacher conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 28, are postponed. When the reschedule is determined, it will be posted on this site.

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

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:

Amelia HS Basketball to play as scheduled

CNE will play @ Amelia High School, tonight as scheduled.

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.

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:

Happy Holidays! School resumes on Jan. 6, 2014.

2013 at - a glance. Click here 

Happy holidays to all!
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!

 

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.

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. 

 

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?
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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.

NON-EMERGENCY Lockdown Drill

Parents:  As you know, Amelia Elementary is committed to ensuring your child's safety while they are under our care.  Knowing how to respond quickly and efficiently in a crisis is critical to everyone's safety.  Because of this, I wanted to let you know that this afternoon (November 26th) we had a NON-EMERGENCY lockdown drill at Amelia Elementary.  This drill is required by Ohio law (ORC 3737.73 - D).  The students and the staff did an outstanding job of following our crisis protocol.  I pledge to continue to work with local law enforcement and emergency personnel to fine-tune and adjust our crisis plan based upon their feedback.  As always, your child's safety is our number one priority.

Yours in service,

Mr. Jeffrey Riel
Principal & Head Learner

Letter from Mr. Riel about pertussis

Dear AE Family,

I want to let you know that we have had four students diagnosed with confirmed cases of pertussis (also known as “whooping cough”) here at Amelia Elementary School.  I am not sending this letter to induce panic but rather to inform you of the situation and give you the information you need to make the best health decisions for your child.

To download a .PDF copy of the entire letter, please visit:
http://goo.gl/S4CoF2

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.

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!

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. 

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.
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.

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. 

 

Safe and secure schools update

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custodians and administrators gathered, to update their knowledge of prevention, deterrence, and response strategies. 

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..

 

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.

Popsicles with the Principal Amelia Tigers Paw

Mr. Riel would like to invite everyone in the Amelia Elementary family and the Amelia community to “Popsicles with the Principal” on Thurs., August 1st, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 PM in front of Amelia Elementary on the sidewalk by the main entrance. He'd like to meet each and every one of you so he hopes you’ll make plans to join him and his family there! Come and bring a friend, neighbor, student, teacher, staff member, parent, grandparent, or family member!

Visit our online flyer and share it with your friends!
https://smore.com/n89s

Free story time with Holly Hill

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. 

*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.

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.

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.

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.

Amelia Elementary School Principal announced

Jeffrey D. Riel has been named as the Principal of Amelia Elementary School.

Read more below.

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.

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.  

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.

OAA All Stars:

Look at 4th grade's OAA All-Stars! Tomorrow, Amelia students will be wild about the OAA. I invite students to wear their wildest and wackiest outfit. Have fun!!

2017-18 AE School Supply List

Amelia Elementary School Supply List for the 2017-18 School Year

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!

October AE PTA Newsletter

Click on the square fullscreen icon on the bottom righthand side of the window above to see the full-sized version.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BUS ROUTES
AE 2014-15 Awards Assembly (Grades 1-5)

We hope you join us for our Awards Assembly on Thursday, May 28 at 8:45 am! Click here for more information.

A New Beginning #Vision2025

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

Back-to-School All-Call from Mr. Riel

Missed tonight's back-to-school phone call from Mr. Riel?   Listen to it here!

August 1st: Back-to-School Update from Mr. Riel
Happy first-day-of-August, all you Amelia Tigers!

I hope everyone has had a relaxing, safe, and enjoyable summer!  There are a few important dates that are coming up...
Parent-Teacher Conferences

Hello Parents!  On Tuesday, November 12th we will host parent-teacher conferences here at Amelia Elementary.  These conferences will provide you a dedicated time to meet with your child’s teacher, see samples of your child’s work, and ask any questions you would like to have answered.  We believe this conference is vitally important for your child’s success.  We are urging all sets of parents or guardians to come to conferences, if possible.  We’re all on the same team for your child!

Kindergarten Graduation "B" Session:

Congratulations to Amelia Elementary's Tuesday/Thursday kindergartners for graduating today.  We can't wait to see you in first grade!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-XgfdIspHw

AE Flying Pig Marathon:

 

We can't believe that it's already time for the Flying Pig Kids Marathon!  The following information will help everyone have a great event on Saturday:   

  • Amelia Elementary will be in the 4th wave on Saturday (May 4th) and we should start our walk/run at approximately 12:20pm. 
  • We will all meet at the starting line at approximately 11:30 which is at Second Street and Joe Nuxhall way (outside Great American Ballpark). 
  • Look for the Amelia Elementary sign. 
  • T-shirts, bibs and maps will be coming home with your student today or Thursday. 
5th Grade Camp Kern:

The fifth grade students will be leaving for Camp Kern Tuesday, March 26.  The Camp Kern experience is three days and two nights of outdoor education.  Students stay in cabins and will participate in a variety of hands on learning experiences covering many science and history topics.  These activities cover Pioneer Life, Native Americans, Ecology, Survival Skills, Team Building, and much, much more! 

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.

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.

 

 

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!!

COMING SOON: Annual Stuff the Bus CAMPAIGN

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

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.

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

1st Quarter Report Cards available on ProgressBook on Oct. 31st

1st quarter report cards will be available on ProgressBook this Friday (October 31st). If you haven't activated your account yet, now is a great time to do so! If you've lost or forgotten your registration key, please contact your child's homeroom teacher and they can send home another copy of it to you. To access ProgressBook, visit: https://pbaccess.hccanet.org/

For another copy of the registration instructions, download this file: http://bit.ly/PBParentAccess

All Call Message from Mr. Riel - 10.7.14

Did you miss the all-call from Mr. Riel this week?  Click here to listen to the message online.

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. 

 

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.

 

All-call from Mr. Riel - 6.1.14

Missed the all-call from Mr. Riel tonight?  As always, you can listen to it here on our website, on Facebook, or on SoundCloud.  I hope everyone had a great day today and I can't wait to see everyone at school tomorrow for an AWESOME last week of school! —Mr. Riel

Grandparent Night - Tuesday, March 25th

Grandparent Night is almost here!  It's next Tuesday, March 25th from 6 to 8 PM.  Have you RSVP'd for your grandparent(s) yet?  If not, there's still time!  You can download a copy of the reservation form here: http://buff.ly/1iA0M05

5th Grade Solar Oven Activity:

 

Today 5th grade students harnessed the energy of the Sun to make the best snack ever invented.... S'mores! Yummmmm!

Did you know that a solar oven is a box that traps some of the Sun’s energy to make the air inside the box hotter than the air outside the box. In other words, the solar oven is like a super greenhouse. What a great activity for students! See the following website to make a solar oven at home:
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/smores/

 

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. 

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!

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!

New Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for 2015-16

Here are the new Amelia Elementary procedures for arrival and dismissal time for the 2015-16 school year.

Start / end times for 2015-16
Spring Break is Here!

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

Picture Retake Day - November 12th

Don't forget!  Picture retake day is coming up on November 12th!  If you are getting your pictures retaken, please bring your original picture package back to school and have your child give it to the photographer.  If you were absent or missed our fall picture day in October, please complete your child's picture day order form and send it with your child to school with your payment. In addition, you can also visit MyLifetouch.com to quickly and conveniently pay for and preorder your child's Lifetouch school portraits.

When is Picture Day?

Mobile App Designed to Enhance Two-Way Communication
3rd Grade Fall OAA in Reading on October 8th

Click here for information from Mr. Riel about the 3rd Grade Fall OAA in Reading that students will be taking on Wednesday, November 8th.

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

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

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!
Kindergarten Graduation "A" Session:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V341AMC5Xg&feature=youtu.be

Today Amelia Elementary's Monday/Wednesday Kindergartners graduated for kindergarten.  Caps, gowns, singing, diplomas and photos... what wonderful memories. We are very proud of our students and look forward to seeing them in first grade.

 

Field Day Fun... Making Memories!

 

AE Spring Book Fair Starts TODAY!

The Spring Book Fair begins today and will run throught the week.  Click here to see the schedule for book fair shopping. 

The online Book Fair is also open! Online shopping will be open from April 8 –April 27. To shop online visit: http://bookfairs.scholastic. com/homepage/ameliaelementary

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.  

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

A message from Superintendent Kline about transportation

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

Volunteers of the Year Recognized

                                 

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

AHS Musical *ANNIE* Coming Soon!

Amelia High School Theatre proudly presents the Broadway musical hit ANNIE

State of the District report
#VISION2025 Facilities Plan Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What about busing?

October AE PTA Newsletter

Did you get a chance to check out the new Amelia Elementary PTA Monthly Newsletter? We sent home paper copies of the October version in the Wednesday Folders but you can also check out an interactive version online! Click here to learn more.

School Supply List for 2014-15

Parents and Students:  As you begin your back-to-school shopping this fall, please make sure you take a copy of the AE school supply list with you so that you have everything you need when school starts!

You can download the list here:
http://bit.ly/AESupplyList1415

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. 

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

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.” 

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Congratulations to Amelia Elementary school and W-T Elementary school for receiving the "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Amelia Elementary Field Day Week Activities:

The following will be the schedule for field day:

  • Monday, May20th:  M/W KGD & 2nd Grade
  • Tuesday, May 21st:  T/R KDG & 1st Grade
  • Wednesday, May 22nd:  3rd & 4th Grade
  • Thursday, May 23rd:  5th Grade

A few tips to help make your child's field day a success:

  • Please dress in comfortable clothes and gym shoes
  • Bring a beach towel
  • Water bottle
  • Pack a sack lunch

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the field day chair at chrissyconrad@zoomtown.com.

What Parents Can Do to Help Their Child Learn to Read

Children who cannot read well by the end of the third grade can struggle to learn throughout their school years. If your child has trouble reading, there are ways you can help.

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.

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.

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.

PTSO Colorfun Run

        

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.

October-is-Farm-to-School-Month

Amelia Elementary students in Mrs. Marcotte's first grade class visited Sunrock Farm recently. Click on the picture to see more.

Flu season is near; Use proper hand washing techniques!

Amelia Tigers on Instagram!

August Office Hours

The Amelia Elementary office will be open from August 1st-August 19th from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  For any additional information or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 513.943.3800.

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.

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.

"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.

End of Year Activities:

It’s the middle of May which means teachers are racing against the clock to get through necessary learning material before the school year ends.    At the same time, we are busy preparing for next year with kindergarten enrollments and orientation, class list work and 5th grade middle school transition.  Spring time is very, very busy!  It is hard to believe that we only have 12 days left of the school year.

Click here for the end of the year highlights for all of my advance planners.

Have a wonderful week!

~Mrs. Walker

Amelia Has Spirit:

Many thanks to Amelia Elementary's WONDERFUL families who helped their children participate in the OAA Spirit Week.  Friday students were "Rockin the OAA" by dressing as rock stars.  What a great week of celebration! 

AE Back-to-School Open House

What?  Back-to-School Open House
When?  August 17, 2015 from 6-8 PM
Why?  Just us as we celebrate the start of the 2015-16 school year!

Kindergarten Registration 2015

           

                                 

Our December Library Stars from AE!

Our December Library Stars from AE!
(Click on the picture above to view a larger version.)

For more information about the Library Stars program through the Clermont County Public Library, please visit this link.

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 

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. 

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 

All Call Message from Mr. Riel - 8.10.14

Did you miss the all-call from Mr. Riel last night?  Click here to listen to the message online.

Need some extra summer practice?

Are you looking for some educational websites for additional summer practice?  My staff has started to compile a few sites for you to use over the summer.   smiley

Click to access websites: 

Amelia Tigers are Wacky and Wild about the OAA:

Wow, we certainly have some "wacky and wild" Amelia Tigers! Looking forward to tomorrow's "dress your best for the OAA test" day... I am not sure that it can top today's wild and wacky theme. :)

Amelia Youth Athletic 2013 Football and Cheerleading Registrations:

A flier came across my desk this morning and I wanted to share this with those that might be interested:

When: March 23rd & April 13th from 1-3:00

 Where: Batavia Township Park

Cheerleading registration $55 & Football Registration $90

 

The Importance of Regular School Attendance:

Amelia Elementary Data: As of today, March 7th, students have been in attendance 94.73% of the school year. Let’s continue to work together to increase the attendance percentage.

It’s a fact that students who attend school regularly learn more and are more successful in school than students who do not. Parents who make regular school attendance a priority also are helping their children learn to accept responsibility. And that’s an important lesson for a successful life. Attendance patterns are formed early in life. Children who develop good attendance habits in the early grades will be more likely to continue them throughout their school career. That’s important, because students who miss school miss out on carefully planned sequences of instruction. They miss out on active learning experiences and class participation. They miss out on the opportunity to ask questions. They are more likely to fall behind. And they are more likely to drop out.

What Parents Can Do:

1. Let your child know that you expect him/her to attend school every day. Explain that, just as you have a job, it’s her job to go to school and learn.

2. Set a time for doing homework each evening and a time for going to bed. Unfinished homework and too little sleep are common reasons why parents hear the words, “I don’t feel good,” on school mornings.

3. Get involved with your child’s school. When she sees you in the halls or the classrooms he or she will understand that school is important.

School Supply List for 2015-16

Need the link to the school supply list?

http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/docs/AE%202015-16%20Supply%20List%20Final.pdf

Also, if you ordered a "SchoolKidz" school supply kit, those will be delivered at Open House on the evening of August 17th.

Our November Library Stars from AE!

Our November Library Stars from AE!
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For more information about the Library Stars program through the Clermont County Public Library, please visit this link.

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

Exciting News: K-CAMP at Amelia Elementary!

Attention all parents and guardians of incoming kindergarten students!

Click here to learn about an exciting opportunity for your child called K-Camp!

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.

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. 

A Visit from Bambi:

Bambi came to visit Mrs. Heltzer's class on the playground... How adorable is this?

Modified Lunch Schedules due to Testing:

As mentioned on this evening's phone call, lunch schedules will be modified for grades 3, 4 and 5 for the next two weeks.  The following changes will be utilized in order to give testing grade levels the time needed in order to complete the OAA test.

April 23rd and 26th- 3rd grade will eat at 12:00-12:30 and 5th grade 11:45-12:15.

April 24th and May 1st-  4th grade will eat at 12:00-12:30 and 5th grade at 11:30-12:00.  Thank you for understanding!  Mrs. Walker

Our October Library Stars from AE!

Our October Library Stars from AE!
(Click on the picture above to view a larger version.)

For more information about the Library Stars program through the Clermont County Public Library, please visit this link.

Be a Library Star with the Clermont County Library
AHS receives OHSAA Sportsmanship Award

Congratulations to Amelia High School for receiving the Harold A. Meyer & Respect the Game Challenge Awards. AHS is one of a few schools to receive this prestigious recognition 

Amelia Public Library Events:

There are several exciting events that will be occuring at the Amelia Public Library over the summer months. 

  1. Summer Reading Kick-off Beach Party- June 8th
  2. Wreck-It Ralph Movie Matinee- June 22nd
  3. An Unexpected Hobbit Party- June 25th
  4. Indiana Jones and the Library Crusade- July 9th
  5. Walk Like an Egyptian- July 13th
  6. Shark Week- July 15-20th
  7. Last Bite of Summer Reading:  Sharks!- June 20th

Click below for specific information and to register for the programs.

OAA Letter to 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Parents:

The attached letter will be going home with students on Friday regarding the upcoming OAA tests.

 

  • Tuesday, April 23rd:                 3rd Grade Reading
  • Wednesday, April 24th:            4th Grade Reading
  • Thursday, April 25th:               5th Grade Reading
  • Friday, April 26th:                    3rd Grade Math
  • Tuesday, April 30th:                 5th Grade Math
  • Wednesday, May 1st:`             4th Grade Math
  • Thursday, May 2nd:                  5th Grade Math

 

Click for more information:  

AE PTA Spring Cookie Dough Fundraiser

AE PTA Spring Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Starts Today!

Today we are beginning a new Spring fundraiser with Otis Spunkmeyer to raise funds for our art programs as well as additional playground equipment.

Otis Spunkmeyer gourmet cookie dough, brownies and treats are preferred and trusted for their consistent quality. Otis products are made with the finest ingredients for a taste your family and friends will adore! Plus, Otis Spunkmeyer supports cancer research though the Pink Cookie and the Make a Wish Foundation through the Chocolate Crispy Cookie.

Brown Bag Lunch with Mr. Riel - October 10th

Have a question?  Got something you want to say?  Know of a problem or issue that someone at school should know about?  Want to know more about this place?  Click here to learn about Mr. Riel's monthly "Brown Bag Lunches!"

 

4th Grade Science Fair:

Amelia Elementary's 4th grade held a science fair on Tuesday, May 29th. Look out world, we have many spectacular scientists in the works. What a great event!

 

OAA Spirit Day Monday:

Look at these Amelia Elementary 1st graders... they have SPIRIT!  Remember that tomorrow's Spirit Day is "OAA All Stars"... Students are invited to wear their favorite college or sports team's shirts, jerseys, hats, etc.

OAA Spirit Week:

Next week will be SPIRIT WEEK for all students at Amelia Elementary in preparation for the Ohio Achievement Assessments (grades 3-5)!  I encourage ALL students to participate!  Let's see how creative we can be and most importantly... let's have FUN!!   Mark your calendars and have fun with the scheduled activities:  Monday students will have sweet dreams about the OAA.  Students will wear their pajamas to school.  Tuesday students will be OAA All Stars.  Students will wear their favorite college or sports team's shirt, jersey or hat.  Wednesday students will be wild about the OAA.  Students will wear their wildest and wackiest outfit.  Thursday students will dress for success.  Students will wear their nicest, fanciest outfit.  Friday students will "rock out" the OAA.  Students will dress like a rock star.  I can't wait for the fun to begin!!

  

 

West Clermont Quality Profile

A successful school district places a high degree of importance on ensuring that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential inside and outside of the classroom. A Quality Profile helps characterize the overall educational value of your school district in areas that matter most in our community.

Have you checked out the West Clermont Quality Profile yet? You can access it at this link: http://bit.ly/WestClerQP1314

Happy Retirement Mrs. Knapke!!

Today was Mrs. Knapke Day at Amelia Elemenary in honor of Mrs. Knapke's outstanding career in education.  As students were exiting the building, the cheered, hugged and gave hi-fives to our popular 2nd grade teacher.  Best wishes to Mrs. Knapke.  We will miss you!

October Lunch Menu

Need an October lunch menu for Amelia Elementary?  Here ya go!

 

Click here:
October Lunch Menu

Letter from Mrs. Walker:

Families of Amelia Elementary,

It is with heartfelt words that I write to inform you that at tonight’s board meeting I was named as the new principal of Amelia Middle School beginning the 2013-14 school year.

I am excited about the new challenge yet sad to be leaving the place that I have come to love during the past seven years.  During this time, I have had the privilege of working with many wonderful children, families and educators… all of which hold a special place in my heart.

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you, your children and this outstanding school community.  I hope that you know I am especially proud of our students.  I look forward to hearing great things about their accomplishments as they continue through their elementary school experience.  Know that I will be looking forward to working with your children yet again as they transition to middle school.

Sincerely,

 

Stephanie

 

Amelia Elementary April 2013 PTA Newsletter

 

Click here for the April 2013 PTA Newsletter. 

Items included in this months newsletter:  Calendar of events, bookfair and fundraiser information, Administrative Professional Day, Kroger Community Rewards Program, Market Day, Public Library Information and Box Tops.

Amelia Public Library Events:

I wanted to share some upcoming library programs that may interest your
children held at the Amelia Public Library.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Lego Plus (ages 4-11)

Participants ages 4-11 are invited to attempt the LEGO challenge of the month or build something of your own design, plus our extra building activity this month will be cup stacking. For more information or to register, call the library at 752-5580 or register online at:

http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsRegister.cfm?SiteID=5338&BranchID=1000001523&Branch=Amelia%20Branch&EventID=162553

Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 2 PM – 4 PM: Tunes and Times of the Renaissance (All Ages)

Step into “ye days of olde” as Renaissance performers take you back in time. See the fashions up close and learn the history behind them. Also sing a song, learn a dance or just sit back and enjoy the show! All ages. For more information or to register, call the library at 752-5580 or register online at:

http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsRegister.cfm?SiteID=5338&BranchID=1000001523&Branch=Amelia%20Branch&EventID=160548

Click on this site to access additional exciting library events.

3rd Grade Architects:

Amelia Elementary 3rd grade students worked on 2D & 3D architecture designs today with retired art teacher (and published illustrator) Mrs. Deb Kern. Students discussed Frank Lloyd Wright and M.C. Escher who were famous architects. What fun!

Understanding Ohio's "Third Grade Guarantee"

Confused about what Ohio's "Third Grade Guarantee" means for you and your child? Click here to learn more.

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. 
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL REORGANIZATION

                     

Changes coming to Middle Schools for 2013-14

 

Amelia Elementary Spring Book Fair Online Shoppers:

The Spring Book Fair for Amelia Elementary has started early for online shoppers.  Online shopping will be open from April 8 – April 27. 

Here is the web address to shop online. 

http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ameliaelementary

Have questions about K+ or Extended Day?

Have questions about the new programs from Child Focus called K+ and Extended Day?  Find out more here!

Middle School, Here we Come:

Amelia Elementary 5th grade students had the opportunity to visit the middle school on Tuesday, May 21st.  Students were able to tour the building in order to help with the transition to Amelia Middle School.  Many thanks to the middle school staff for helping students get excited for the 2013-14 school year. 

Scholastic Book Fair Collections for Needy Students:

Starting tomorrow through April 12, we will be collecting change for our spring book fair next month April 15-19.  The change will be added up and some lucky students will win money to spend at the upcoming book fair.  There will be buckets for each grade level on the table by the cafeteria.  The grade level that collects the most change will win a pajama day and 15 min of extra recess!  So start bringing in that change and let the fun begin!!  This is a great way to help needy students participate and have a book to purchase at the fair.  Thanks for your help!

 

Happy Retirement Mrs. Knapke!!

Friday, May 31st will be Mrs. Knapke’s last day as a second grade teacher at Amelia Elementary after a 33 year career (24 years at Amelia Elementary). Thank you for all that you have done over the years for the students of Amelia Elementary. We love you Mrs. Knapke and wish you a WONDERFUL retirement! 
 

4th Grade Metric Olympics:

The fourth graders at Amelia Elementary competed in the Metric Olympics today.  They worked as teams estimating and measuring metric units through various activities. One of the activities included Left-Handed Sponge Squeeze, which allowed the students to measure the amount of water in milliliters they were able to squeeze out of a sponge.

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

OAA Celebration:

Mr. Wolfer and students had an OAA celebration last week. Several local companies made donations including Grammas Pizza, Larosa's, Rave Motion Pictures in Milford and McDonald's in order to make the celebration a success.

May/June Lunch Menu:

5th Grade Camp Kern:

 

 

The 2013 5th grade Camp Kern trip was a success.  Students experienced an active and exciting outdoor education with a character development focus.  The three day adventure was rich in natural history and science.  Students learned about pioneer life in Ohio and there were several team building and camp activities included in their camping experience. 

 

1st Grade Field Trip Cincinnati Zoo:

Amelia Elementary 1st graders spent a wonderful day exploring the Cincinnati Zoo on Wednesday, May 8th.  Many thanks to the parent volunteers and the PTA for making this day a success.

 

Kindergarten KinderPETS:
All of the children in Mrs. Wells' Kindergarten class received a KinderPET this year.  Our goal was to see where the children would take or send their KinderPETS.
Here are the pictures we have received:
Jessica's KinderLEOPARD went to Israel
Austin's KinderHUSKEY DOG went to the Zoo
Gretchen's KinderCAT went to the Salon
Josh's KinderPIG went to the beach in North Carolina
Merrill's KinderDOG went swimming in Florida
Paeton's KinderKITTEN went to the doctors with big sister
Miahs KinderUNICORN went to the airport with daddy
 
Kindergarten will continue to send in updates as our KinderPETS travel around the world!!
Mrs. Wells and the Kids in Room 105

 

 

Liam Visits Japan:

Did you know that one of Amelia Elementary's 4th grade student's, Liam, visited Japan earlier in the school year. I wanted to share a few of his photos that I thought might interest you. One is of a shopping mall and another is of a McDonalds. Wow, how are these different from what we see in Eastgate, Ohio? Thank you Liam for letting me share with our AE students. What an experience!

 

Madcap Puppets Visit AE:

On May 7th and 8th, Amelia Elementary’s students were treated to a Madcap Puppets production of “The Cinderella Files” in celebration of Right to Read Week.  This event was planned by Stacey Fuller and Jennifer Burgess, Title I reading specialists.  Many thanks from Amelia students. 

Happy Adminsitrative Professionals Day:

Happy Administrative Professionals Day to Amelia Elementary's Office staff... Mrs. Knudsen, Mrs. Rooks and Mrs. Johnston. Thank you for helping our school run smoothly.

Love,

Mrs. Walker and Amelia Tigers

Kindergarten Artists:

Mrs. Smith's kindergarten class (Monday/Wednesday session) had a wonderful art class with Mrs. Kern. They made fish bowls practicing gluing techniques. They were happy to show off their creations. What fun!

Kindergarten New Addition:

http://youtu.be/cRD3ibasV2Y

 

Kindergarten Students at Amelia Elementary School have been studying the life cycle of chickens. This week kindergarten students witnessed a baby chick hatch from its egg. This video is not the best quality, but well worth the watch! Enjoy!

Troop 41541 Celebrates Earth Day:

 

Girl Scout troop 41541 joined Mrs. Walker for morning announcements today in order to celebrate Earth Day. The girls shared ideas in order to conserve water... turn off the faucet when brushing teeth, take shorter showers and use reusable water bottles. Thank you girls!!!!

 

Amelia Elementary Flying Pig:

Thank you to all of the Amelia Elementary families that participated in the 2013 Flying Pig Kids Marathon. What an AMAZING event with WONDERFUL students! 

A Visit from the Cincinnati Zoo:

Several Amelia Elementary classrooms were visited by "Zookeeper Mike" from the Cincinnati Zoo on Friday, April 12th.  Students had the opportunity to see a rat snake up close.  Students were fascinated to hear that the rat snake can hang in caves and catch flying bats for dinner... yikes, Mrs. Walker stayed safely tucked in the corner of the classroom.  :)

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.
Free summer reading events

Children and their parents attended a free story hour at the Eastgate Mall on Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Mrs. Simmon's from Summerside Elementary was the featured reader.  Join us on Saturday June 8, 2013 for a featured teacher from Merwin.  The mall will be giving away some freebies to all that attend. 

 

Kindergarten Field Trip:

On Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd, Amelia Elementary kindergarten students visited the Cincinnati Childrens Museum.  Look at these future veterinarians.  How exciting!!

The Class of 2020:

It is hard to believe that the 5th grade students are about to leave Amelia Elementary in a few weeks.  It seems like yesterday that they were just starting their elementary experience.  The class of 2020!  They have made us proud!!  ~Mrs. Walker