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

Wellness Committee

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


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



MON, DEC 18TH        Dress Like A Candy Cane!

TUE, DEC 19TH         Wear Your Favorite Holiday Socks!

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

THUR, DEC 21st         Wear Your Favorite Holiday Hat!

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

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

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

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


West Clermont High School Craft Show

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

District Online Auctions

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

Lot 144

District Calendar Input

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

Stuff The Bus Challenge

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

Clough Pike PTO FALL Festival Needs Volunteers!!

We are having our annual Fall Festival this coming Friday, October 13th from 5-8pm.  We need a lot of help to run the booths and games. If you are able to help, please sign up at website below: 


Lots of volunteers needed.  Thanks for considering!

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


Cincy Kids 4 Kids Carnival is a wonderful event that does great things for those in need. Cincy Kids 4 Kids does a lot throughout the year to help feed hundreds of families in our community. Please consider having fun this Saturday and helping others at the same time.


Click HERE for Cincy Kids 4 Kids Carnival Flyer!

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.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run program begins again this fall for our 3-5 grade girls. Mrs. Lund, Ms. Mayerle, and Mrs. Palmisano are running it this year and would love for your 3rd, 4th, or 5th-grade daughter to participate. Click here for registration information.   

To Find Out Your Child's Bus Number Instructions bus


To find out what time the bus will pick up and drop off your child, follow these steps below.

1. Go to the West Clermont website.

2. Click on the departments tab and choose transportation.

3. On the right hand side of the page, click bus Bus Rout E-Link.

4. The user name is your child's student ID number. The password is their 8 digit date of birth. For example, (08282009).

5. From there you can click on a tab. I think it says something related to students and choose your child's name. I'm not looking at that part of the site right now but it says something like that. It will then show a page of where the bus stop is and the estimated times.

 If you don't know your child's student ID, call us at 943-6700.

Please be patient the first week of school as the busses normally take longer to drop off and then it speeds up the next couple of weeks.


Kevin Thacker


Please click HERE for the Welcome Letter.


We will be having two transportation nights for ALL students to help clarify your child's mode of transportation at the end of the school day.  Every child will receive a backpack tag this year representing their mode of transportation.  We will have bus tags, walker tags, after-school daycare tags, car rider tags, and new placards for parent pick-up.  Transportation tag pick up for families with last names beginning with letters from A-M will take place on August 22nd and families with last names N-Z will take place on August 24th.  Each session will run from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

It is very important that a parent attend one of these sessions.

Parents of ALL incoming Kindergarteners and for 1st graders (new to the district only)

Attention Parents of ALL incoming Kindergarteners and for 1st graders that are new to the district....physical exams and immunization dates are due to school by August 29th.  Please make sure your child is up to date on all of their immunizations before school start.  If you cannot get their physical exam done before school starts, immunization dates must be provided and your doctor's office needs to fax us the appointment date of their physical exam to 752-7347.  Physical exams cannot be over a year old from August 30, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sparke/Health Clinic Assistant at 943-6703.




2017-18 Class List To Be Posted

Class list for the 2017-18 school year will be posted on the front doors of the building at 4 PM on August 11th.

2017 Readyfest West

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

West Clermont Mercy HealthPlex Family Fun Night!

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

2017-2018 Student Supply List

Clough Pike Elementary School      

2017-2018 Student Supply List

2017-2018 School Supply Lists

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

SnapCode Verification

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

Medication Authorization Form to have Medications at school.

If your child is in need of having medications at school, please print this medication authorization form and take to your child's doctor to have it filled out.  This form and medications must be brought to school by an adult only.  Please DO NOT send medications to school with your child.

Please CLICK here to print the medication authorization form.


“Shine Your Smile Day” dentist program has been cancelled until the Fall of the upcoming school year.

 It was scheduled for Monday, May 22nd.

When we get a new date for them to come back and visit, we will pass that information to you.


Winning class gets a pizza party before the end of the school year!!

For more information CLICK here.

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.




Thanks to Missy Bastin and Cincy Kids 4 Kids, Clough Pike has its own version of a Blessing Box.  We have named it the "Sharing Shack".  A Blessing box is a place for people in need to take food they need and for others to give what they can.  The box is located at the East end of the school near the front side door.  The Kids Care Club members will monitor the box and help keep it stocked.  If you are interested in helping, you can drop off boxed and canned non perishable items.  You may put them in the box yourself or you may give them to me and I will make sure they get where they need.  This is just another way for us to help those in need one "paw" at a time.


Mrs. Beth Testa
Fifth Grade Science & Social Studies
Clough Pike Elementary School

Baked Goods Needed for Sweetheart Dance this Friday!

The Sweetheart Dance is this Friday at the Holiday Inn in Eastgate.  They are in need of baked goods! If you would like to donate baked goods, please send them to school by 4:00 pm on Friday. 2 liters of Sprite or 7 up are also greatly appreciated! 


Our Book Fair is Coming!

March 14th-17th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Science Lab 

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books are headed our way!  At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.

The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.

Cinderella's Closet will be open March 7th-16th Cinderella

New and gently used dresses are available for girls who would like to attend our Sweetheart Dance but may not be able to afford a fancy dress.  Please contact Mrs. Little at 943-6700 if your daughter needs a dress.  She will set an appointment for you and your daughter to "SHOP" the Closet. There is no charge for these dresses.

Cinderella's Closet is also collecting donations of dresses, shoes, and accessories!!


Parent/Teacher Night Out

Parents/Teachers Night Out!!!

This Sunday March 5th at the Cherry Grove Lanes.

Click HERE for more information!

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. 


Boys Night Out
At Cherry Grove Bowling Lanes





We cannot take outside drinks into the bowling alley.  Please do NOT send drinks!

Please have donations delivered to the school office by 3 pm on Friday, April 28th.

Thank you for your support in making this a wonderful event for the boys of Clough!


Blessing Box at Clough Pike Elementary Kendall

Cincy Kids 4 Kids recently installed one of their free food exchange Blessing Boxes at Clough Pike Elementary School. Pictured is student Kendall Patton, fourth grade.

Megan Alley journalist with the Clermont Sun did a recent article on the Blessing Box at Clough.


To read the news article CLICK here:


JANUARY "You're On Fire" Students of the Month January Student of the Month

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

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


BOYS NIGHT OUT at Cherry Grove Lanes bowling

This will be a special evening for the boys of Clough Pike Elementary and their Moms or significant adult female figure in their life.  The night will include two hours of bowling, shoe retnal, a photo, and light refreshments.

Click HERE for more information on how to sign up:

Deadline date to RSVP is Friday, April 21st.


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


Please Click on OPEN

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.


This year Heidi Roland's PE class at Clough Pike raised $5,407.87 in their Jump Rope for Heart Event for the American Heart Association.


5th GRADE ONLY Skating Party hosted by Summerside Elementary skating


Summerside is hosting a 5th grade ONLY Skating Party.

May 16, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Beechmont Rollarena.

Meet and greet your future fellow  West Clermont Middle School classmates.



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




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

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

Convenient and comfortable

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

Dental care for a healthy life

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

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

Help keep your child healthy, in school and learning.


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


Pennies For Patients Campaign

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

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

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


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

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.

West Clermont Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Together, we make a family.‚Äč 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. 

Spring FUNd-a-thon shoes

Fundraising for our spring FUNd-a-athon kicks off today.  FUNd-a-thon will be a day filled with lots of fun, games, walking and raising money for our school.  Money PTO raises allows us to sponsor field trips and make purchases that support our students and staff.  This school year PTO was able to provide playground and safety equipment, new carpets for classrooms, fun computer learning programs and so much more!  


Approval of Senate Bill 216


West Clermont Needs Your Help!

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


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



Calamity Day Schedules

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

"Shine Your Smile Day" is coming to Clough Pike Elementary happy tooth

“Shine Your Smile Day” is coming to Clough Pike Elementary on May 22, 2017

The Smiles Program mobile dentists will coordinate on-site dental care at our school because they know how important taking care of your children’s teeth is to keeping them healthy.  Best of all, your child can receive dental care at NO COST TO YOU, as Medicaid, CHIP and most other insurance cover 100% of prevention.  Dental services can be provided to families who need financial assistance as well!

Tooth decay is the most common chronic and infectious disease among children.  In addition, kids with oral disease can suffer with pain and difficulty eating.  The dental team will set up a mini-dental office at Clough Pike and provide dental services for all children who return completed forms.  The Smile Program has been servicing schools, and creating healthy smiles, for over 18 years.  All dentists are state licensed and will conduct a complete dental exam on your child.  Signing up your children to see the mobile dental team is an easy and convenient way for them to get necessary dental care.  If you want your child to see the dentist on “Shine Your Smile Day” all you have to do is fill out the dental permission slip that will be sent home next week and return it back to school.

You can learn more about the Smile Program at www.mobiledentists.com

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!

Food Needed for Sharing Shack Sharing

As the weather gets colder, the need for food for those visiting our "Sharing Shack" will be increasing.  We are currently looking for the following items:  Cereal, is a BIG item in need along with  hot chocolate, oatmeal, bagged rice, soups, canned fruits, pasta meals, granola bars, canned tuna/chicken, canned ravioli, and hygiene products.  We can really use help in getting a supply together for the winter months.  If you happen to be at the store and think of it, please throw a few extra items in your cart and drop them off at Clough. 


Special thank you to Mrs. Testa and the Kids Care Club for taking on this HUGE project.

5th Grade Students ONLY Beginning Band Information at WCMS Band

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

Click HERE for more information!!

End of an AGE Farewell 5K Run/Walk

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

End of an AGE logo

Future Leaders of the WolfPack Program


Coach Nick Ayers and the West Clermont High School Football program are excited to announce the offering of a new after school program called Future Leaders of the WolfPack Program (FLOW).   Over the next three months they will visit each elementary school in our district 3 times for a FREE after school program that is available to any boy or girl inside that specific elementary school.  Click here to find the program flyer with dates and times for each school.  Click here to find the permission slip.