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Stuff The Bus Challenge

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

Bus Drivers Needed

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

New WCMS Drop Off/Pick Up Traffic Pattern

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

 

National Merit Scholarship Awards

3 students from West Clermont High School received Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their performance on the National Merit Scholarship exam.  The students are:

Karen Hufford

Rebecca Michel

Ian Morrison

Congratulations to all!

WCHS Homecoming Details

It’s Opening Night at the first ever Homecoming for West Clermont High School!  Tickets are now on sale for the Homecoming Dance during all lunches.  Cost is $15.  Tickets will be on sale through September 29th.  The Homecoming football game will be on Friday September 29th vs. Withrow at 7:00pm.  The Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday September 30th from 8pm - 11pm.

WCHS Curriculum Night

We invite you to our first ever Curriculum Night at West Clermont High School on Thursday September 7th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  Come and meet your child's teachers and experience a day at the school as they do.  The schedule for the evening is:

6:00-6:10 Introduction from Principal Mr. Randy Gebhardt

6:15-6:25 1st Bell

6:30-6:40 2nd Bell

6:45-6:55 3rd Bell

7:00-7:10 4th Bell

7:15-7:25 5th Bell

7:30-7:40 6th Bell

7:45-7:55 7th Bell

We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

WCHS Community Open House

Were you not able to make it to see the building on Dedication Day? No problem.  We are having a Community Open House on Monday August 28th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm.  Feel free to come up and see the brand new home of the Wolves!

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.

WCHS Schedule Pick Up and Open House

We are getting close to the opening of West Clermont High School!  The schedule is now set for the student schedule pick up nights and open house events.  The schedule is as follows:

Monday August 21st        Seniors -   Building Tours and Schedule Pick Up 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday August 22nd       Juniors -  Building Tours and Schedule Pick Up 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday August 23rd  Sophomores -  Building Tours and Schedule Pick Up 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Thursday August 24th      Freshmen -  Building Tours and Schedule Pick Up 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Monday August 28th         Make Up Day Open House For All Grade Levels 12:00pm - 4:00pm

During each schedule pick up night students will be able to:

  • Get their class schedule
  • Get their locker assignment
  • Get their school pictures taken (check website for more information)
  • Purchase a parking pass if needed
  • Tour the building
  • Purchase Wolves spirit wear and school supplies
  • Purchase pre-sale tickets for the inaugural football game vs. Princeton on 8/25.
  • Purchase athletic passes from the boosters
  • Use EZ Pay to set up money in their lunch accounts.

 

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.

Update On WCHS Principal Search

After an extensive process, led by the Hamilton County Educational Service Center (HCESC), we are now down to two finalists for the position of Principal of West Clermont High School. To ensure full transparency about the process we wanted to make sure we shared information with all of our stakeholders on how the process has played out.   Click on the link below to learn more information about the process.

Update on WCHS Principal Search

WCMS Q & A Session

Parents and students are invited to an informal Q & A session about West Clermont Middle School with Principal Mrs. Lori Crowe on Thursday, February 16th in the library of Amelia Middle School.  The sessions will be offered at 4:30pm and 6:00pm.  Mrs. Crowe will be avialble to answer questions after both sessions.

NO SCHOOL on Monday January 16th

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

Winter Break - School Resumes January 2nd

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

Weather Notification Test Call

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

West Clermont Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The staff and students of Amelia High School will once again be holding the West Clermont Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday November 23rd from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the cafeteria.  We are reaching out to the community to help ensure everyone in our community has a great Thanksgiving meal.

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.

#OneLastRide happens this Friday!

Friday is the FINAL home football game in the history of Glen Este High School! Come out and support your Trojans one more time vs Milford.  Kick off is at 7:00pm.  Seniors from Football, Marching Band, Cross Country, Girls Tennis, and Cheerleading will be honored beginning at 6:30pm.  #GoTrojans

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. 

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.

Evening Activities at AHS and AMS Cancelled

Due to the power still being out on the Amelia campus all evening activites scheduled for Thursday March 2nd are CANCELLED at both Amelia High School and Amelia Middle School.

Save The Date!

Save the date for the grand opening of West Clermont HIgh School!  The building will officially open on Friday August 25th!  Events include:

  • 1:00pm West Clermont High School Dedication Ceremony
  • 1:30pm Building Open For Public Tours
  • 4:30pm Community Tailgate Party
  • 6:30pm West Clermont High School Stadium Dedication Ceremony
  • 7:00pm Inaugual Football Game - West Clermont High School vs. Princeton
Mike Overbey named as Assistant Superintendent

The Board of Education of the West Clermont Local School District is proud to announce that Mr. Mike Overbey has been selected as the new Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Overbey comes to West Clermont after serving the last two years as the Principal at Anderson High School in the Forrest Hills Local School District. This is a bit of a homecoming for Mr. Overbey as he spent an early part of his 22 year career in education as a teacher at Glen Este Middle School from 1998-2001. 

Ground Breaking Ceremonies Set For Monday

We will officially break ground on the new Summerside and Willowville Elementary Schools on Monday September 18th!  The Summerside Elementary Ground Breaking Cermony will begin at 6:00pm at Summerside.  The Willowville Elementary Ground Breaking Ceremony will begin at 7:15pm at Willowville.  The community is encouraged to attend both ceremonies.  There will be light refreshments available after each ceremony at the schools courtesy of the Summerside and Willowville PTO.

High School Information/Registration Night

The West Clermont High School  information/registration night for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Thursday January 26th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Eastgate Mall.  Come and learn about the new course offerings, register for your classes, get updates on the construction progress, and purchase Wolves spirit wear!  

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.

WCHS Summer Assignments

Don't forget! The 2017-2018 school year begins on August 30th.  Make sure you are up to date on your summer assignments!  Below is a list of summer assignments for each subject area at West Clermont High School.  More assignments will be added so please check back for updated information.

Labor Day Holiday

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

2017-2018 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

WCHS Names 11 New Head Coaches

The West Clermont Board of Education has officially named 11 head coaches that will lead teams at West Clermont High School during their inaugural fall 2017 seasons.  All head coaches were interviewed by a district committee consisting of the Principals and Athletic Directors from both Amelia High School, and Glen Este High School, the District Director of Human Resources, and Superintendent Dr. Keith Kline.  The following coaches were approved by the West Clermont Board of Education at their regularly scheduled meeting on November 22nd:

Check Out The Latest Images From Inside West Clermont High School

We are getting close!  The new West Clermont High School opens in August!  Check out the latest images from inside the new high school.

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]

National Merit Finalists!

We are proud to announce that Kristina Cass of Amelia High School and Andrew Rowland of Glen Este High School have been selected as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist!  Congratulations Kristina and Andrew on this tremeondous accomplishment!

CassPhoto   Roland Photo

 

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

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!

12th Grade Immunization Clinic

All students in 12th grade in the fall of 2017, are required by Ohio school law to show proof of the following immunization BEFORE starting school:

• Meningococcal (MCV4) (to protect from Meningitis)

  • If your student received a Meningitis vaccine before the age of 16years, a second dose is required for attendance in 12th grade.
  • If your student will be receiving the first dose of the Meningitis (MCV4) and is now 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required for school attendance in the 12th grade.

 

Any 12th grade student who has not shown proof of receiving the vaccination will be excluded from school beginning on Monday October 2nd.  

To help with this process our partners at Health Source Ohio will be holding clinic hours for any Senior at West Clermont High School to get their updated vaccine.  The clinic hours will be held on Thursday September 14th from 5:00pm - 7:15pm in the Community Rooms at West Clermont High School.  All students must complete and bring with them their drivers license or School ID and the Health Source Ohio registration packet linked below.  If you have any questions please contact District Nurse Heather Burns at  burns_h@westcler.org.

[Health Source Ohio Registration Packet]

Pre School Earns 5 Star Rating!

Congratulations to our Pre School Supervisor Lauren Hanna and our 8 preschools for all earning a 5 star step up to quality rating from Early Childhood Ohio!

West Clermont Education Foundation Awards $1,800 In Grants!

The West Clermont Education Foundation awarded $1,800 in total grants to 4 different projects as part of their 2016 Teacher Grant program.  The projects include: $250 - The Finance of Cash Handling - Lori McAfee - Project Director, $300 - Transportation Transformation: Cincinnati Museum Center's Program on Wheels - Lauren Razor and Gail Borchers - Program Directors, $500 - Young Adult Holocaust Literature - Brandi Calton - Project Manager, $750 - West Clermont STEM Center 3D Grand Prix - Heather Frost-Hauck, Karen Kunkel, and Matt Spangler - Program Directors.

NEW Wolves Online Spirit Wear Shop!

It is time to #JoinThePack!  We are proud to announce our NEW West Clermont Wolves online spirt wear shop!  Get all of the latest Wolves gear at www.wcwolvesonline.com!  We offer the latest in Wolves apparel for men, women, and youth from brands such as Nike, Sport Tek, and Badger.  You can place your order online and have the items shipped directly to your location, or you can pick the items up at District Office (4350 Aicholtz Road).  If you have questions about the online shop please contact us at info@westcler.org.

Leader of The Pack Award

The Board of Education has decided to establish a new award with the new high school and middle school opening up later this year.  The award is called the Leader of the Pack Award.  The purpose of the award is to recognize any district employee that goes above and beyond the call of duty in service to our students and to our community.  

We could not think of a better recipient for the first Leader of the Pack Award than Tyler Hopper, the Athletic Trainer at Glen Este High School.  Three weeks ago, one of the girls basketball players at Glen Este suffered a major medical episode towards the end of practice.  Tyler was called to the gym and immediately began performing CPR.  His actions truly saved this young lady’s life.  We are happy to report that because of his actions, the young lady is doing much better and working everyday towards making a full recovery.

For his quick action and dedicated service to the student athletes at Glen Este High School we are proud to name Tyler Hopper as the first ever recipient of the West Clermont Local Schools Leader of the Pack Award.

GEHS Athletic Trainer Tyler Hopper Named Leader Of The Pack Award Winner

District Adds Three Administrators For 17-18 School Year

The West Clermont Board of Education has approved three Administrators for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Randy Gebhardt will be the Principal of the new West Clermont High School when it opens in August. Mrs. Julie Nichols, and Mr. Joshua Young will be serving as Assistant Principals at West Clermont Middle School.

WCHS Golf Outing June 26th!

Join us on Monday June 26th at Elks Run Golf Club for the 1st Annual West Clermont High School Athletic Boosters Golf Outing. The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 1:30pm. All proceeds from the outing will help offset the cost of athletic fees for our students. FEES: $75/player (Includes a grilled lunch, unlimited range balls, and your greens fees). After you submit your registration form, please mail your registration fee check (made out to WCHS Athletic Boosters) to: Glen Este High School c/o Mr. Damadeo 4342 Glen Este-Withamsville Road Cincinnati, OH 45245

Visit https://goo.gl/forms/Je8FI3pGEDre8zjG2 to register as an individual or as a team.

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.

 

 

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

17-18 WCHS Program of Studies Now Available!

The 2017-2017 Program of Studies for West Clermont High School is now available.  Check out all of the course offerings that will be available when we open the new high school and plan your schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.  

WCHS Dance Team Information Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in being on the West Clermont High School Dance Team on Tuesday March 7th at 7:00pm in the Queen City Room at the Union Township Administration Building (4350 Aicholtz Road).  Contact Anne Erwin if you have any questions.

Amelia High School Presents Shrek The Musical

Amelia High School presents Shrek The Musical.  Shows will run April 6th - 8th at 7:00pm.  There will also be shows at 2:00pm on April 8th and April 9th.  All performances will take place in the Performing Arts Center at Amelia High School.  Tickets are #10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.  Children 5 and under are admitted free.

Evening of Dance

The West Clermont Education Foundation presents, "An Evening of Dance" featuring the West Clermont Dance Company on Wednesday May 10th at the Holiday Inn Eastgate.  Cost $50 a plate or $400 for a table of 8.  Tickets must be purchased by Monday May 1st.  The schedule includes:

  • 6:00pm-6:30pm - Networking/Open Cash Bar
  • 6:30pm-7:15pm - Dinner
  • 7:15pm - 8:00pm - An Evening of Dance
NEW WCHS Traffic Flow Information

To ease the traffic congestion entering and leaving the campus during drop off and dismissal time we will be implementing a new traffic pattern around campus beginning on Wednesday September 6th.  This was done in conjunction with the Union Township Police Department, and the Clermont County Engineers Office.  You can review the new traffic pattern here.  There will also be additional signage on campus to help everyone learn the new pattern.  

 

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!

7th and 12th Grade Immunizations

Parents of incoming 7th grade and 12th grade students....please make sure your child is up to date on all of their immunizations before school starts. Visit http://bit.ly/2vqe1PB for 7th grade immunization information and http://bit.ly/2vqiW3e for 12th grade immunization information.

Class of 2017 Graduation

Graduation for the Class of 2017 will be held on Friday May 26th.  The Amelia High School ceremony will take place at 5:00pm.  The Glen Este High School ceremony will take place at 8:00pm.  Both ceremonies will take place at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University.