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2019-2020 6th Grade Registration

It is time to schedule your child for middle school for the 2019-2020 school year.  We look forward to working with you and your child during the process. Each student will receive their scheduling sheets for next school year.  The students will rate their encore classes 1, 2, 3, etc. with 1 being their FIRST choice for an encore, (I REALLY want that encore!) through their last choice . Some core classes (Math, ELA) were chosen based on teacher recommendations and testing scores.

West Clermont Wolf Pup Preschool

The lottery application for the West Clermont Wolf Pup Preschool enrollment is now closed.  If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Sara Jane Hutcherson at 943-5032. You will be contacted if there are any openings available after the lottery process and contacts are completed.  For more information on our preschool programming please visit http://bit.ly/WCWolfPupPreschool.

 

Preschool Lottery is NOW OPEN!

Attention all parents and guardians of preschool-age children! You are now able to apply for the West Clermont Wolf Pup preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year. The online lottery will be open until 5:00pm on February 20th.

2019-2020 Kindergarten Enrollment is NOW OPEN!

Welcome to the West Clermont Schools! A full-day, world class kindergarten experience is how we create a strong foundation for each student’s success. We know that engaging students through relevant and meaningful learning experiences is essential. Our students are taught by highly competent educators who are passionate, well developed and held accountable for providing learning results in a safe and nurturing environment. Registration is now underway! Use the link below to begin your online enrollment. 

 

All West Clermont Schools are CLOSED Friday 2/8

After receiving a definitive processional route map from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department for Detective Bill Brewer’s funeral it has been determined that there will be numerous road closures and for several hours during times that will directly impact the dismissal times at our elementary schools.  Given this development, school will be cancelled for all students within the West Clermont Schools this Friday, February 8, 2019.  We continue to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Detective Brewer and the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department and are proud to assist and support them during this very difficult time.

 

Harlem Wizards Coming to West Clermont High School

The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit West Clermont High School on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00) for an evening of great fun and fundraising. Get ready for a high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show!  The Wizards will play a game against a team of West Clermont administrators and teachers. All Proceeds will benefit our students and after prom.  To get more information and ticket prices visit:  http://bit.ly/2DhykBD

2019-2020 West Clermont Pre-School Information

Attention all parents and guardians who have students between the ages of 3 - 5 years old!  2019-2020 West Clermont Wolf Pup Pre-School information is now available.  Check out http://bit.ly/WC1920PreSchool to get all your questions answered.  The online lottery begins at 9:00am on Monday February 11th.

Building to Building Transfer Application CLOSES on FRIDAY.

The link to the online Building to Building Transfer request form CLOSES on FRIDAY. This link is available at https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=17403&culture=en&TriggerAutoLogOut=15.  The link will stay live through 5:00pm on Friday, February 15, 2019Make sure that you fill out a request for each child that you want to be considered for a building to building request, even if you put their names in the “siblings” box for one of your children. The siblings box helps us cross-connect families, but we need a request for each child.

Kindergarten Information Night: Save The Date

Attention all parents/caregivers who have children that will be in Kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year!  Please plan to attend the West Clermont Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday February 5th beginning at 6:30 pm in the West Clermont High School Auditorium.  Come and meet elementary principals, kindergarten teachers, and district office staff to discuss topics such as the Kindergarten enrollment process, curriculum, and much more.  More information to follow in the coming weeks but please save the date!

Winter Break

All West Clermont Schools will be CLOSED for Winter Break December 24th - January 2nd.  School will resume on Thursday January 3rd, 2019.  We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

Summerside Elementary Principal for 2019-2020 School Year

West Clermont has several changes underway for the next school year. The most recent changes come with the retirement of Bob Winterberger, principal at Summerside Elementary, who has spent his career at West Clermont and will retire at the end of the school year.

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.

Summerside Dining Night Out at Chick-Fila on Tuesday, October 2

Join us for dinner at Chick-Fila on Tuesday evening and 20% of sales will be donated to Summerside PTO.  Mention that you are with Summerside (you do not have to have the flyer to be counted)!

 

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. 

School Pictures are Coming Soon - Picture day is Friday, September 7th.

Strawbridge Studios will be at Summerside on Friday, September 7, 2018 for picture day!

Summerside PTO Meets the First Wednesday of Each Month - Next Meeting September 5th

Please join the Summerside PTO at their next monthly meeting.  The PTO meets at 6:30 on the first Wednesday of each month and free childcare is provided!

WC Connects Parent Education Series

Our next #WCconnects Parent Education Series session entitled, "Mental Health Issues Part 2" will be held on Wednesday February 6th during Parent/Teacher Conferences at West Clermont High School.  There will be two sessions: 4:30pm - 5:30pm and 6:00pm - 7:00pm. The sessions are 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.

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.

Summerside Plant Sale Plant sale photo

Summerside will host a plant sale on Friday, May 11.  Single flowers will be priced from .50 to $1.50.  Flats and hanging baskets will be priced at $15.  Students will have an opportunity to visit the sale during school hours and the sale will open to the public from 2 PM until 3 PM.  Please contact the Summerside PTO with questions at SummersidePTO@gmail.com.

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.

Mother Son Dance scheduled for March 23rd at 7 PM MS flyer

Mother Son Dance

Fifth Grade Skating Party Fifth Grade Skating Party flyer

fifth grade skating party

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.

Family Movie Night Friday, January 19th at 7 PM Family Movie Night - Boss Baby

Family Movie Night

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.  

Summerside PTO Shoe Fundraiser Shoe Fundraiser

Summerside PTO is raising money by collecting new and gently used shoes.

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

Summerside Elementary Night at the Cincinnati Cyclones

 

Get tickets for the Summerside Elementary Night at the Cincinnati Cyclones game on January 26 by going to: groupmatics.events/Summerside2018 

Summerside Night at the Cyclones

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! 

Thank you to our PTO childcare volunteers!

The Summerside PTO would like to sincerely thank the following students for volunteering to provide child care during our monthly PTO meetings.  

Please Submit your Box Tops Box Tops

We need your box tops!  We have reached 25% of our goal and our next submission date is November 1.  If we reach our goal of $300, the PTO will treat the kids to an ice cream party!!!

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 Summerside Elementary Ground Breaking!

The ground breaking ceremony for the new Summerside Elementary School will take place at 6:00pm at Summerside Elementary (4639 Verona Drive).  There will be light refreshments afterwards sponsorsed by the Summerside PTO.  The community is encouraged to attend.

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.

Bus Route Information

Your child's bus route information is now online.  To find your child’s bus route visit the district website at www.westcler.org. Under Quick Links on the right hand side of the page click on Bus Route E-Link. You can also visit http://ow.ly/MikF3039rbR.

Weekly Update 8/11/17
Open House Dates

Open House dates for the 2017-2018 school year will be:

August 28 for grades 1 through 5 will be 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

August 29 for kindergarten will be 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

2017-2018 School Year Update
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 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.

June Update

Hello Summerside Families!  Happy Friday!

Our Office Team, Custodial Team, and PTO are hard at work preparing Summerside for a terrific 2017-18.  Good things are happening at West Clermont!  I was able to tour the new West Clermont High School and am excited for the students who will be attending there.  Speaking of new buildings, I have been meeting Dr. Kline and members of the Central Office Team and planning is underway for the new Summerside Facility that is scheduled to open for the 2019-2020 school year.  Good things are happening!  Clear District Goals will center all West Clermont Schools so we are focused as a Team aiming high to provide our students in West Clermont a outstanding school experience.  The Clear District Goals which will serve as our compass are attached along with information that you will need to plan for a smooth transition into the 2017-18 School Year.

Our PTO Board under the leadership of Jennifer Teets our PTO President and I are meetiing regularly and we are planning a full slate of family events and after school student engagement opportunities for the 2017-18 school year. A detailed after school calendar of events will be placed on our school website in August.   

Our Office Team is here to serve you and do not hesitate to call me Mon-Sunday at 373-5735 if I can be of assistance. 

Life is good!

Bob

 

June Update PDF

District Calendar

Supply List
Kindergarten Registration

Weekly Update from Bob Winterberger May 26, 2017

Weekly Newsletter

InfoSnap
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger for May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

End of the Year Packet 2017
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger May 12, 2017 may12
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!

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!

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger March 24
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

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger March 17
Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger March 10
Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger March 3
Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger Feb. 24
Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger Feb. 17
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]

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger Feb 10
Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger Feb 3
Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger Jan 27
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger Jan 20
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger Jan 13
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.

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.

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.

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger Jan 6
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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger Dec 9
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger Dec 2
Breakfast With Santa @ Summerside
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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger Nov 18
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger Nov 11
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger Nov 4

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. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger Oct 28

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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger Oct 21st

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. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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!

                                                   

Weekly Update

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. 

Summerside Carnival!

Weekly Update!

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

Weekly Update

West Clermont STEM to host contest

On Thursday, May 12, the West Clermont STEM Center will host the Invertebrate Games.

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

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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.

 

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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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.

Father/Daughter Dance!

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.  

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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.

Happy Holidays from All of Us to You!

Happy Holidays from the Summerside Staff!

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. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

 

A heartfelt Happy Holidays to everyone.  As we celebrate the Holiday Season my wish is that everyone is able to spend quality time with family and friends.  I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Students, Staff, Volunteers, and Families who participated in our 4th and 5th grade Holiday concert this past Saturday.  We had a packed house in our gymnasium and it was wonderful to see our families gather to celebrate the Holiday Season together.  

We are here for Teaching and Learning.  I can say without reservation we had a very productive and focused week of learning in all classrooms.  One of the classrooms I observed was Mrs. Schreiber's first grade Language Arts class.  Her students were engaged in partner reading, where they read from their story of the week, "Who Works Here?" Students asked each other three pre-discussed comprehension questions about the story.  The “Schreiber Sharks” (Mrs. Schreiber’s Students) then participated in a hands-on word sort to review their spelling words for the week: long i and short i. The students colored, cut and pasted them into the correct categories and read them to their partners!   Students then traveled to centers around the room to practice their punctuation, rhyming words, nouns and blend sounds.   As you can see this class was filled with engaging academic learning.  Super job Mrs. Schreiber and her first grade Schreiber Sharks!!

 

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

PTO Holiday Event

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. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hi Summerside Families!

 

I want to begin this edition of the Summerside eCommunication with a heartfelt thank you.  Thanksgiving is coming and we have much to be thankful for as a Summerside School Family.  We will have a short week next week, so there will be no eCommunication the week of November 23rd.   We have school on Monday Nov 23rd and Tuesday Nov 24th.  There will be no school on Wednesday Nov 25, Thursday Nov 26, and Friday Nov 27th.    

Our Students were able to celebrate this week with our traditional District Thanksgiving Lunch.  It was a real feast and a sincere thank you to Lance Perry who is our Facilities Director at West Clermont, Ellie Preston who is our Curriculum Director, and our entire Cafeteria Staff for serving lunch to our students.  A great Team effort and a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch was had by all.  

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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 - Thank You from Summerside Elementary

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

 

We charged into the month of November as a Summerside Learning Community and had a great week of school. I was in multiple classrooms this week and want to highlight one of the great lessons I observed. I stopped in Becky Finke's 5th Grade classroom and a language arts lesson about identifying the point of view in written text was taking place. The students were deciding between first person and third person. If they decided third person they had to then decide was it third person objective, third person omniscient, or third person limited. The students had to provide proof from the text to support their answer. What impressed me most was the teamwork in that classroom and the student engagement. Great job Ms. Finke, Ms. Bose, and Ms. Hain!

I want to thank everyone who participated in our Summerside Bookfair this week. We had a nice turnout of families and the selection of books from Joseph Beth Bookstores was of high quality. We will continue to build relationships with our local businesses and vendors to improve the opportunities for our school community.  A special thank you to Joseph Beth Bookstores!

 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Elementary Families!

We are in full swing at Summerside as we head into the month of November.  This edition of the eCommunication will highlight the many positive accomplishments we made this week as a Team and will include opportunities for you to gather and get involved at our School.  You are family here!

Teaching and Learning will always be our core focus at Summerside and our classrooms were hitting on all cylinders this week.  I was in multiple classrooms this week and the common theme was focused Teaching and Learning.  I couldn't be more proud of our Students and Staff!  I dropped in to observe the learning taking place in Ms. Armstrong's third grade classroom and they were working hard in their Language Arts groups.  While some students were independently working on their reading goal, others students were working on their typing skills at the word work station.   Students in the teacher led group were working together on making inferences and being able to show evidence for their conclusions.  What a terrific class!!

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. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families and Happy Friday!

 

We just completed another super week at Summerside in our classrooms!  I encourage you to stop by tomorrow, Saturday October 24th, for our Arts and Craft Show at Summerside from 9:00am-3:00pm.  We will have over 32 craft vendors who will be selling their handmade crafts.  A special thank you to Jennifer Teets, who is one of our parents and a member of our PTO, for organizing this family event!

Teaching and Learning is our Core Business at Summerside and I will always showcase the learning taking place in our classrooms every week so our families get a glimpse into life here at Summerside.  Our Kindergarten students are always a joy to see and I am very proud of them.  Mrs. Huntington's students were engaged in a learning activity in Mathematics.  Two of our students were counting dominoes as they "park" them in the corresponding parking space on their mat.  Several number and numeration skills are practiced with this fun activity.  Keep up the good work Mrs. Huntington and her Kindergarten Students.  Keep up the good work!

 

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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

We are closing in on the weekend and what a beautiful day it is outside today.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we have much to be thankful for.  Just taking a few minutes to inventory the many good things in our lives keeps things in perspective:  Our families, our close friends and neighbors, where we live, the community we are a part of, our schools, our health, and much more.

I couldn't be more thankful for the effort I am observing in our classrooms daily. Hats off to our Staff and Students.  Recently in art class the third graders learned about the famous artist Henri Matisse.  Students created shape collages based on his paper cut-outs.  Students learned how to layer geometric and organic shapes to create an eye-catching collage.  This project is on display right outside the media center.   Creative and engaging lessons are taking place in our classrooms daily.    Nice work Mrs. Williams and her Summerside Art students!! 
 

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No School on Friday

Professional Development Day for staff. No School for students, Friday, Oct. 16. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!  

Happy Friday!! I wish everyone a terrific weekend with family and friends.  This Fall weather is here and it’s always nice to see the Fall colors in the area this time of year.  In this busy world we live in, sometimes it's good to just stop and look at the beauty around us and enjoy the precious time we have with family.

As always I am in many classrooms every week and like to showcase teaching and learning at Summerside.  Mrs. Cann’s second graders were playing a game in class where students were taking turns practicing reading “R-controlled” vowel words which is a second grade reading foundations standard.  They were introduced to the weekly targeted skill through spelling words. They were reading spelling words as well as applying the skill to new words.  I want to take this moment to thank Mrs. Cann for the terrific job she does daily teaching our second grade students!  Also, I couldn't be more proud of our students work!

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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.

 

Music Matters!

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Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!!

We are charging forward as an academic community into the month of October.  Each day brings everyone an opportunity in our classrooms to engage in meaningful learning linked to the curriculum.  We started our second round of Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology Classes this week.  I stopped in with Mr. Endres’ Music class this week to observe the teaching and learning taking place.

During the next eight days all students will be finishing their first unit of the school year in music. The first unit focused on rhythm reading skills as well as understanding meter signatures. Grades 1 through 3 focused on rhythm reading with half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests; while 4th and 5th grade focused on understanding meter and how it relates to writing complete measures of music on the staff. 

During the 1st-3rd grade’s final class on this unit they took part in a classroom rhythm composition. These compositions were recorded on the computer program Muse Score. After the students wrote a short composition, it was performed in small groups using drums, cowbell, cabasa, and other various classroom instruments. The compositions were uploaded on a public domain library. Here are the links to check out each classes projects so far:

COMING SOON: Annual Stuff the Bus CAMPAIGN

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

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

 

First and foremost, I want to thank you for your teamwork as we have moved through the months of August and September.  Our Staff and Students are rolling up their sleeves and working in concert daily to improve our academic performance.  There is work to be done and always room for improvement and collectively I will keep you informed as we aim high every day.

The classroom is the "Hub" of Summerside Elementary during the day and all of our energy is focused on delivering engaging lessons.  I observed Mr. Wilson's 3rd Grade Mathematics class this week.  The Students were spinning the "fact power" wheel and doing a hands-on fact practice session.  As math concepts increase in difficulty, having a solid knowledge of basic math facts is critical in learning some of the more complex math concepts that are being introduced in the 3rd grade.  Mastering addition facts, for example, will give kids a head start on the future operation of multiplication.  Similarly, subtraction fact masters will have a much easier time learning about division later in the year.  By having basic math facts committed to memory, more complex computations become much easier.   Hat's off to Mr. Wilson for planning and executing this engaging hands on lesson for his students!!   

Labels for Education!
Friendly Reminder

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

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!

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. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BUS ROUTES
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.

A message from Superintendent Kline about transportation

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

The Vineyard Church Open House

The Vineyard Church on Old St. Rte. 74, is sponsoring an Open House to our community on August 23, 2:00-4:00.  They will be providing a grilled out lunch, children's used clothing, and vouchers for Payless Shoes on a first come, first serve basis. If interested, please bring an ID, and a second piece of information, such as a utility bill including your current address.  Any questions can be directed to the MercyWorks Helpline 513-346-4090. 

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. 

Summer Reading Challenge

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

Start / end times for 2015-16
Volunteers of the Year Recognized

                                 

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

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

It's hard to believe we are closing in on the end of the school year.  I want to personally thank everyone for working hand in hand at Summerside for our children.  Teamwork makes all of the difference!  Our classrooms were humming right along academically this week.  

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.

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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Family!

We have just completed a banner week at Summerside Elementary which kicked off with our Right to Read Week.  One special gift all educators receive is being a part of teaching a child how to read and honing those reading skills which will have a huge impact on each Child' academic future.  Reading is the platform for all future academic success and it is our top priority at Summerside.  Likewise, I view everyone at Summerside as a Reading Teacher.  That includes all of our Staff, Parents, Grandparents and others who are part a child's life.   Everyone can make an impact and we are at our best when we work as a Team.   Right to Read Week will be featured in this edition of the eCommunication.  A special thank you to our Title 1 Reading Teachers (Kendra Alexander and Ellen Beavers) who designed our Right to Week activities for our students this week!

 

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West Clermont High School Ground Breaking

                                     

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,


We are closing in on the last Student School Day for the 2014-2015 School Year (which is Thursday May 28th).  It's hard to believe how fast this year flew by.  I want to thank everyone for the support and teamwork in making this a excellent year for our children at Summerside Elementary.  

Our Classrooms are humming right along during the month of May.  The classrooms are the "Hub" of our school and I will continue to provide you snapshots of the important work taking place there.  Mr. Wilson's 3rd Grade Students are studying Geology and they did an experiment in which they had to sift sandy soil and rocks. Students then sorted the rocks by their properties and observed what the sand and silt did in water. This mimics how sedimentary rocks are formed by layers of sediment being changed into rock by water pressure.  Nice work Mr. Wilson and our 3rd Grade Geologist!   
 

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Rock the Mall!!

Tomorrow our Summerside students get to Rock the Mall!

Hit View All Below to see a message from Mr. Endres about the event!

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!

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

We closed out the month of April with a strong academic week in our classrooms and are powering up academically for the month of May.  The month of May is an important month in our school and is a key time of year to engage in rigorous work in our classrooms.  I stopped in multiple classrooms this week at Summerside and am very pleased with our focus.  One of the classrooms I want to highlight in this edition of the eCommunication is Miss Armstrong's third grade classroom. 

 

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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

This weekend's Art show is more than Art!

Legis, Duplos, Lincoln Logs, and more.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families and Happy Friday!

The month of April is flying by and we have had a strong week of teaching and learning in our classrooms.  Our classrooms are the “Hub” of our school and they are hitting on all cylinders as we close out the month of April.  I couldn’t be more proud of the work being produced here daily by our staff and students alike.

 

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Rock the Mall Concert Series

Performances by 4th and 5th Grade Chorus' plus more.

Kindergarten Orientation Meeting

There will be a parent orientation meeting on Wednesday May 20, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Summerside conference room.  This meeting is an informational meeting for parents only.  The Summerside Kindergarten teaching team and Mr. Winterberger, the school principal, will provide an overview of our kindergarten program and have an open forum for parents to ask questions.  Kris Amshoff the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)  president will also be here with information on how to join.  Welcome to Summerside Elementary and the West Clermont School District.   

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

Our Staff, Students, and Volunteers are full speed ahead after coming back from Spring Vacation. We had a strong week of Teaching and Learning in our classrooms. I was in multiple classes this week and was very impressed with our focus and work ethic. The academic classrooms are definitely the engine of Summerside Elementary.

I stopped in Kendra Alexander and Ellen Beavers’ Title 1 Reading class. Reading is a fundamental skill that we focus on at Summerside. A sincere thank you to Kendra Alexander and Ellen Beavers for the terrific job they do in their classrooms daily!!

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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. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

It's hard to believe that March has come and gone and we are in the month of April.  I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Spring Vacation.  Information in this edition will keep you informed of upcoming events as we close out this school year.  There is much work to be done and I couldn't be more proud of the work ethic I see daily from our staff and students.

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Spring Break is Here!

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

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers at Summerside Elementary who invest their time and talents at our school.   Our school is a better place for students, staff, and families due to their work.  Volunteers make a difference in many different ways at Summerside, even after school hours.  If you are interested in volunteering at Summerside we certainly would love to have you on the team and I'm sure you would enjoy the rewarding experience.  It's noble to serve others and it definitely makes one feel good inside. 

 Attached is a photo of the flower arrangements Erin Murry and Jennifer Teets (Summerside Parents) designed and placed at our front entry doors.  The students and staff appreciate making our entry welcoming to the families and guest we serve daily.  Feel free to contact me at winterberger_b@westcler.org if you are interested in Volunteering. Thank you Erin and Jennifer, we appreciate you!!   

AHS Musical *ANNIE* Coming Soon!

Amelia High School Theatre proudly presents the Broadway musical hit ANNIE

Family Night

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

We have had a banner week at Summerside Elementary chalk full of academic instruction, March Madness Family Night out at Buffalo Wild Wings, after school clubs, and our PTO meeting where Dr. Kline provided an update on Vision 2025 and the excitement that it is building as West Clermont begins to chart the course for the 2015-2016 school year.

Teaching and learning is always our priority focus at Summerside Elementary each day.  Every day provides an opportunity to engage our students in meaningful learning and also to integrate some fun in the process.  In Mr. Wilson's class the students have been observing a shamrock plant in science while preparing for St. Patrick’s Day.  Our classrooms are hitting on all cylinders heading into Spring Vacation.

Family Night

 Just a friendly reminder!  I want to personally invite all Summerside Staff and Families to our first ever Buffalo Wings Family Night from 10:00am to the close of business on Wednesday, March 18th.  We set this event up so our families have another opportunity gather and timed it so it occurs during the March Madness Basketball Tournament.   On the reverse side of this communication is additional information for Buffalo Wild Wings on Beechmont Avenue.   This is another opportunity for our families to gather and build relationships.  If you have any questions about the event do not hesitate contacting our School Office Staff at 947-7900.

Also, I want to invite our families to our monthly PTO meeting on Thursday March 19th at 6:00pm at Summerside Elementary.  Our Superintendent Dr. Keith Kline will be at the meeting to update those in attendance about the excitement that is building as West Clermont begins to chart the course for the 2015-2016 school year.  We are looking forward to Dr. Kline updating our Families who attend  the PTO meeting.  If you have any questions about the PTO meeting  do not hesitate contacting our School Office Staff at 947-7900.

Have a super day!!

Bob Winterberger

UPDATE: CLOSED Feb. 20

UPDATE: CLOSED Feb. 20.

 

NO SCHOOL February 17, 2015.

Tues, Feb.17 all schools are closed due to weather conditions.

A New Beginning #Vision2025

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

Mother/Son Dance

Summerside will be having its Mother/Son Dance on Friday, February 6th.  Please see the attached flyer for ticket information.

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.

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,

 

Board of Education meeting canceled

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

Welcome Back! Classes Resume on Monday, April 7

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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.

ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES WILL PROCEED, 2/6/14

ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES, including elementary parent teacher conferences, WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED, for Thursday, Feb. 6.

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. 

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. 
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!

Glen Este's Tyler Flanigan recognized

Congratulations to Glen Este's Tyler Flanigan, who was voted the Beacon Orthopaedics Primetime Performer of the Week for Jan. 24. View video

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.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 --2 hour delay

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 --2 hour delay

GEHS Boys Basketball game postponed

The GEHS game boys Basketball game scheduled for tonight, 1/7, is postponed. The rescheduled date is to be announced.

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 to all!
GEHS "By Request" performance

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.

Due to the snow day we had on Tuesday, December 10th, the Book Fair and Grandparents Day has been rescheduled. We will have Grandparents Day on Wednesday, December 11th for grades K-2 and the times will be the same:

 

Kdg. A-Group from 9:30 - 10:00 A.M.

1st Grade from 10:15 - 11:00 A.M.

2nd grade from 1:00 - 1:45 P.M.

 

 

The Kdg. B-Group will have Grandparents Day on Thursday, December 12th from 12:00 - 12:30 P.M. Attached is the Book Fair schedule showing the times and the location. Please note that the location of the Book Fair has been changed to the Library instead of the Gym. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

 

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. 

 

SE Revised Book Fair Schedule

Revised Grandparent Day ( K-2) and Book Fair Schedule for Summerside Elementary School

Tuesday 12/10/13 – 2 Hour Snow Delay   School Begins for Students at 11:00 am 

***Lunch Schedule will be on a 15 minutes delay for all grades*****

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.

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. 

Congratulations, Glen Este fall athletes!

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Pilcher is up for the Ohio National Guard Cincinnati High School Player of the Year. Vote here:http://www.bengals.com/fanzone/ong-hs-playerofweek.html


Makenna Lavatori, junior soccer player has been selected to the All Southwest Soccer Team.

 

Jenny Howell, senior volleyball player, has been selected to play in the southwest district all- star volleyball game.

Clough Pike closed due to gas line leak
Elementary school Parent - Teacher conferences
Parent - Teacher Conferences for all elementary students will be on Thurs., November 7th & Tues., November 12th from 5-8:30 PM. If you have not yet set up a conference with your child's teacher, please contact your school's office.
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.
Looking for something to do this Friday night?
 

The Union Township Public Library will be open after-hours this coming Friday, November 1st for a very special event: Children's Book Night presented by the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Children's Literature Conference.

 

It is free and open to the public, no registration necessary!

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!
5th Grade Camp
 

Dear Summerside Community,

Thank you so much for linking your Kroger Rewards card to Summerside Elementary.  In doing this, we were able to reduce the cost of camp for each 5th grader by $40!  This is awesome!  We are not finished however.  We need your continued help to assist our future 5th graders.  If you have not already done so, please go to www.kroger.com, click on Community and then click on Community Rewards Program, register your Kroger rewards card with Summerside Elementary and you are finished.  The Summerside camp fund received 4% of all purchases.  Our goal is to make camp free for all students.  We are getting closer and closer to that goal but we can only do it with your help!  If you have questions, feel free to contact Becky Finke at finke_r@westcler.org or 947-7935.

Click here for the camp supply list.

Santa is coming to Eastgate Mall
 

Join the Parade to celebrate Santa's arrival at Eastgate Mall!  November 9, 2013 the parade begins at 10am.  Click here for the flier.

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
Summerside Spaghetti Dinner & Trunk or Treat
Thursday October 24, 2013 Summerside is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner & Trunk or Treat.  Everyone is invited and costumes are optional.  Fill out the attached form for advance tickets.
Stuff The Bus October 14-18
Help West Clermont Stuff The Bus with food items for Inter Parish Ministry.  Increasing numbers of West Clermont families rely on IPM to provide non-perishable items to take care of their kids.  Here is our chance to help those in need.  Click here for the most needed items.
Kiki Thorpe
Summerside will be having a girls only Assembly (grades 1-4) with Kiki Thorpe, author of The Never Girls series.  If you would like to pre-order and have the books signed by Kiki Thorpe, please fill out and return the attached order form by Monday October 14th.
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.

Showdown at Resource Ranch
Help REWARD our School with CASH PRIZES!  Duke Energy is providing one free "Resource Reward" kit to every household associated with our school.  If our school can get 100 people to sign up for 'Resource Rewards" we earn $100.00 and we are entered into a drawing for $2,000.00.  Click here for more infomration.
Verteran's Tribute

In October, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute will visit the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park. This includes an 80% scale replica of the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The wall is 350 feet long and 8 feet tall at the apex. It contains the names of over 58,000 Vietnam War heroes. Visit www.AVTT.org for more information.

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. 

 

PTO Announcement

Jennifer Teets has resigned form the Summerside PTO board.  The board would like to hold an election at the September PTO meeting to fill this position.  Please attend the board meeting.

Give with TARGET

TargetTargetTargetGive with Target-  Facebook fans- go to www.target.com to earn 1$ for Summerside Elementary school with just 1 click.  It’s fast and free!!!  You can vote once every seven days from NOW until 9/21/13.   WE NEED YOUR HELP  every dollar we earn goes directly into your child’s school and classroom!  Spread the word and vote often.

Sunday Night Call for 8/26/13

SUMMERSIDE SUNDAY NIGHT WEEKLY CALL

WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2013

 

 

e-Communication sign- up

Would you like to get a text or an email that automatically updates you with the Sunday Night call?  Sign up for e- communication on our website: www.westcler.k12.oh.us  It’s free and you get to pick how the school and district communicate with you electronically.

 

Summerside 2013-2014 Open House Schedule
Family Transportation Tag Pick-UP
2013-14 Kinder-Kamp is HERE!

Kinder-Kamp is happening at Summerside  the week of 8/12/13 -8/15/13 from 9:00am-11:00am daily( M-TH).  Kinder-Kamp is free and open to all enrolled in-coming kindergarten students who may need a little extra time to transition from home to school.  Perfect for boys and girls who have never gone to a pre-school class, shy children, or children who are worried about going to school.

Call 513-947-7900 and ask for Mrs. Fields if you need more information or to sign up for Summerside Elementary’s Kinder-Kamp.  

Schools and students support community food bank
In April, students from GEHS spent the day on four sites in Cincinnati, conducting a major video shoot for the Free Store Food Bank (FSFB).

Forty students from Eric Hammer's Photography class, Intro to Video class, Broadcasting class, and Kathy Lach's Journalism class, chaperoned by Eric and Kathy, divided up into teams that were dropped off at four FSFB locations.

 
 
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..

 

New GEHS "By Request" choir director

Mrs. Christie Halaby, a familiar face around West Clermont has just been named the next director of West Clermont By Request. She will replace Jeffrey Riel, who was recently hired as the principal at Amelia Elementary.

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.

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.

Welcome to the new Glen Este Principal

The Board of Education recently announced Bob Walker as the Glen Este High School Principal. Mr. Walker comes to the West Clermont School District from the Felicity-Franklin School District where he was the high school principal. Prior to his time at Felicity-Franklin, he taught Science and Ecology at Milford and Batavia High Schools.

 

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.

2013-14 School Supply List

Take advantage of upcoming school supply sales. See the list below.

Teachers are taking classes during the summer

Glen Este Middle School Math teacher Emily Malone, is testing the power output of her group's self-designed turbine blades.

This particular wind turbine challenge is one project in Michelle Shafer's classroom at Mount Notre Dame High School. Her class is one of many teachers will be participating in within the larger Summer Institute for Teachers at UC. It's a two-year, National Science Foundation grant-funded program for 6-12 math and science teachers. "We are learning math and science content while building our own units focusing on challenge-based learning principles," said Malone. "It is a supportive way for teachers to move towards engineering-type teaching and learning in the classroom," she added.

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.

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.

GLEN ESTE BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

GLEN ESTE BOYS

BASKETBALL CAMP
JUNE 17-18-19     
9:00 – NOON
$50 fee…Lowest around!

 

"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.

New GEMS Principal announced

Welcome to Lori Crowe, who will take the leadership position at Glen Este Middle School.

Ms. Crowe comes to West Clermont from the Forest Hills School District where she was the Assistant Principal of Academics at Nagle Middle School.  Prior to her position at Nagel, she was a Curriculum Specialist and Director of Instrumental Music.

 
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.  

2013 Carnival

A very large THANK YOU goes to everyone who helped with our school Carnival!  We had a great turn out and were so excited to see families come out and support our school.  We would especially like to thank those families and individuals who donated time, money and effort to helping make this a successful event.  A special thank you goes to the following companies who donated items for our raffle baskets:

 

Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Nature Center

Scallywag Tag

Aunt Annie's

Graeters

Sweet Frog

Frischs

City Barbeque

Chik-fil-A

 

We look forward to spending another evening celebrating a wonderful school year next year!

 

Becky Finke and Krista Brown

Carnival Chair

2013 Summerside Volunteer of 2013

Summerside is proud to announce Mrs. Monica Geygan is the 2013 Volunteer of the Year.  Summerside thanks Mrs. Geygan for all of her years of volunteer service.

Mrs. Geygan

2013 Ready School Fest

Ready School Fest will be on Thursday August 15, 2013 at Glen Este High School.

Ready School Fest

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. 
 
Eastgate Mall partners with district for ‘Storytime’

Eastgate Mall has recently formed a partnership with West Clermont Schools to hold a monthly story time in the play area near JCPenney’s.

The partnership came from a desire to better connect the schools to the community.
 
“Research says that engaging school districts builds strong vibrant communities which support thriving businesses,” says Linda Austin, principal of Summerside Elementary. “Two-way communication with staff, parents, students, and residents of West Clermont Local schools is one of our top priorities.”
 
 
 
Teachers receive "Master Teacher" status from the ODE

Congratulations to the following teachers for receiving the Ohio Department of Education's Master Teacher status.

Seated, left to right: Eileen Gorman, GEMS;;Kim Sears, WV; Mary DiOrio, GEMS. Standing, left to right: Alicia Walls, Brantner; Kelly Taylor, GEMS; Sue Crane, WV; Kate Jansen, Summerside.

According to the ODE, A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. A master teacher strives for distinguished teaching and continued professional growth as specified by The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession: A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. A master teacher strives for distinguished teaching and continued professional growth as specified by The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession: 

Smarter spending is key to efficiency

The West Clermont Local School District is doing business differently. Superintendent Keith Kline said that the district has four areas of operations in which to concentrate. “In order to move forward, we must focus on four key areas: Safe, secure and inviting schools; 21st century teaching and learning; Communication; and Financial stability."

Despite $7.4 million in reductions including 92 teaching positions, 32 support staff positions, and seven administrative positions, the district’s five year forecast reflects a $5.2 million deficit in the year 2014. 

 “It’s important to me as the leader of the district to make sure that we’re using our resources as effectively as possible,” Kline said. “For that reason, we will tighten – up operations to improve efficiency.“ Kline’s plan includes $1.5 million in reductions for the upcoming school year. 

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.

Glen Este Choir Concert this weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger Oct 14

Basketball at Summerside with Ohio Crossover Athletics!

Sign Up For InfoSnap!

Friendly Reminder!

For your Child to be placed on a class list this coming August, you need to have them registered on InfoSnap!  Signing up is easy!  Just follow the instructions listed on the left hand navigation menu and click on the sign up button.

 Don't have or lost your child's InfoSnap code?  Need additional assistance?  Just call the Summerside School Office at 513-947-7900 and we will be happy to assist you!  

Have a great summer!!

Eagle Theatre Presents: All About Improv

GlowGolf w/ Summerside PTO!!

Lunar Golf w/ Summerside at EastGate Mall!!

Summerside PTO Craft Show!!

The Summerside Elementary PTO is holding an Arts & Craft Show October 24th. Proceeds from the booth rentals support students and teachers. Click below for details!

Yearbooks

2014-15 Yearbook order forms were sent home with students on Friday, January 30th. The cost is $16.00.  Yearbooks may be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID code #2005515.  If you need an additional form or have questions, please call Mrs. Fields in the school office at 947-7901.  The deadline to order is March 20, 2015.

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

No School

There will be no school on  Friday, January 16, 2015  for a Staff Professional Work Day and on Monday, January 19, 2015 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

School will resume on Tuesday January 20, 2015.

 

Skating Party

The next Summerside skating party will be on Thursday, January 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Beachmont Rollarena.

School is out for Winter Break

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

PTO Meeting Location Changed

** The December PTO meeting will be held at Marco's Pizza Eastgate on December 18, 2014.

Cookie Dough Order Pickup

Cookie Dough Order Pickup will be on December 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.in the school gym.  In order to process the delivery of orders and set up, no early pick up will be available. All cookie dough will need to be picked up during the pick up time (Summerside does not have the ability to store orders.) If you have any questions please contact Kris Amshoff by email at kamshoff@yahoo.com.

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

Sweet Frog Fundraiser

                           Please join us at

 Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt  

Present the attached flyer to a Sweet Frog team member at the time of your purchase and 10% of your sale will be given to Summerside PTO.  

When: September 25th, 2014

Time: 11 am- 10 pm

Location: Sweet Frog Eastgate

(Located in the Jungle Jim’s Plaza in Eastgate)

Thank You for all your support! 

Picture Day

Picture Day at Summerside is Monday, September 22,2014.  

Click here for the picture day flyer.

Skating Party

                         Summerside Elementary
          Skating Party Fundraiser @ Beechmont Rollarena
          
TUESDAY SEPT. 9, 2014 From 6:30pm—8:30pm
                                      
$2.00 for regular skate rental
 

THE GRADE WITH THE MOST STUDENTS THAT SHOW UP WILL RECEIVE A FREE ADMISSION PASS FOR A RETURN SKATE!

3rd Grade Guarantee Meeting

Dear Parents of Third Grade Students at Summerside,

We are off to a great start and I could be more proud of your children in our classrooms.  One item across the State of Ohio that is unique to just Third Grade is the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.  In a nutshell it is a piece of legislation that requires public schools to assess all 3rd grade students in reading in the Fall and again in the Spring.  Students must pass the 3rd grade reading test to move on to 4th grade next year in reading.

Our focus at Summerside is to make sure we prepare all of our student this year to pass the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee.  100% of our students passed last year.  I am inviting all parents of 3rd graders to a meeting this Wednesday at 7:00PM if you would like more information about the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.  This will be open forum session where I will provide you detailed and information regarding the reading guarantee and  provide time for our families to ask any question you may have about it.

This meeting is optional and is just another opportunity for anyone who would like more information.  In them meantime I have attached information to ensure our families are well educated on this high stakes test.  If you have any questions after reading this letter don't hesistate to call me on my direct cell line at 373-5735.  Have a super day!!

Bob Winterberger/Principal at Summerside Elementary!

Click here for more information.

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.

5th Grade Farewell

The fifth grade farewell will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 7:00 P.M.  We will hold the event in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) located on the Glen Este High School Campus (East).

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.

Summerside Skating Party

Summerside will be having a Skating Party this Thursday, April 10th at Beachmont Rollarena from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Click here for further information

 

Join us at SweetFrog

Celebrate the first day of Spring on March 20th with your Summerside Family at SweetFrog in Eastgate.  Bring the attached Flyer to help support the Summerside PTO.

Skating Party

Be there or be square! The next skating party is scheduled for February 27th. Check out the flyer for all of the details. Hope to see you there.

2 hour delay for Wed. Jan 29.

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

New Principal for Summerside Elementary School

Summerside Elementary Principal Linda Austin, has resigned to move out of state with her family. Her replacement is former Lakota Union Elementary Principal, Bob Winterberger.

During the transition period, he will work in the building with Mrs. Austin. Mr. Winterberger assumes full responsibility as principal when school resumes in January.

 

Kindergarten Parent Survey

Kindergarten parents please take a moment to complete a Parent Survey. 

Click here

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.

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger May 5th
Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger Oct 7

Summer Dates and Hours

Summerside Carnival

Carnival is just over a week away and we are still desperately short on volunteers. For those of you who have already signed up to work a booth; THANK YOU. As it stands now, we only have a couple of people signed up to work booths from the noon - 2 shifts. We may have to eliminate games if we have no workers. Please consider donating one hour of time to help us give our kids a carnival to remember.

You can sign up to volunteer by going tohttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e45a8ae23a3fa7-summerside OR complete the form that came home with the kids last week (Click View All to see the form) OR email summersidePTO@gmail.com to let us know how you can help. It you have High School kids in the house that needs service hours, this would be a great way to earn some hours.

We thank you for your support!

 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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.

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.

Ohio's first sales tax holiday

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

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. 

Chick Fil-A Night Cancelled

The Chick Fil-A Spirit Night that was scheduled for tonight (2/18/15) from 5:00-8:00PM has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. It will be rescheduled at a later date.  

Picture Retakes and 5th Grade Group Photo

Picture retakes will take place on Wednesday, November19th.  Lifetouch will also be here to take the 5th grade group photo.  

Click here for Lifetouch order information for retakes.

Click here for Lifetouch information on the 5th grade group photo.

Father/Daughter Dance

                       

 

 Sadie Hawkins Father/Daughter Dance 

Friday October 17, 2014  

from 7:00 – 9:00pm in the

 Summerside Elementary Gymnasium 

*Ckick here for ticket info and order form. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. Moms and Sons your turn will be in February, we couldn’t forget YOU! 

No School Friday, September 26th

There will be no school on Friday, September 26th.  This is a professional day for teachers.

Author's Visit

Right to Read Week is May 12-16.  Summerside is hosting an author visit for grades 3-5 on Thursday, May 15th.

Students may purchase a copy of author, Scott Stoll's books.  Please send in the book order form and payment by Wednesday, May 14th. 

Click here for book order form.

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.

Spring Picture Day

Wednesday February 26, 2014 is Picture Day for grades 1, 2, 4, 5 and Kdg. A; Thursday February 27, 2014 is Picture Day for grades 3, and Kdg. B.

Schools are CLOSED for Tuesday, Jan. 28

Schools are closed for Tuesday, Jan. 28 because of hazardous weather conditions. Be safe. Stay warm.

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. 

 

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. 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger April 28
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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. 

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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families and Happy Friday!

A positive attitude makes all the difference when tackling our day to day responsibilities.   We often talk in society about role models.  One role model I get to observe in action every day is your children.  Children have it right, they arrive daily with a spring in their step and charge into the day.  Their positive spirit is contagious!  A sincere thank you for the privilege of serving you and your children daily.

I often speak about the classroom being the "Hub" of our school where Teaching and Learning is our focus.  Our Media Center is one location in our school where students are introduced to books and reading.  Below are photos of Mrs. Jansen's second graders engaged in reading in the Media Center this week.  Our students are learning how to navigate the Media Center and how to select books of interest.  Way to go Mrs. Jansen's super readers!!

 

*See Photos and More 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.

Skating Party

Skating Party

Our next skating party will be on Thursday, November 13th at Beechmont Rollarena from 6:30 to 8:30p.m.  We hope to see all of you there!

No School

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is a staff development for the West Clermont School Distict.  There will be no school for students on  Tuesday, November 4th.

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. 

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.

 

Book Fair

Summerside is hosting a book fair on Friday, May 16th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Media Center. 

Click her for more information.

Yearbooks

The last day to order Year books is Friday February 28, 2014.  No extra's will be available.

Online attendance reporting

In order to make reporting absences more convenient, we have incorporated an on-line option.  Feel free to use the following link in order to report your child’s absence. Click here for the link.

Of course, feel free to continue to access the school's attendance line if this is a preferred reporting method.

Fantastic Fundraising Fair

Jungel Jim's Eastgate location now has Joseph-Beth Express inside it's store.  It is easy for 20% of your purchase to benefit Summerside.  Take the voucher to the store and select from hundreds of discounted items 10%-70% off.  Every little bit counts!

Voucher   

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.  

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger April 21
Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger Sept 30th

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!

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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.

Long weekend coming soon

   

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Summerside Skating Party

PTO Meeting With Dr. Kline

Dr. Kline will be attending the March 19th Summerside PTO meeting to share details of the District's Facilities Plan and solicit input from parents and community members.   Please feel free to come hear about how West Clermont is moving forward to set our young people up for their future. The PTO meeting will begin at 6p.m.

CLOSED Wed. 2/18/15.

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

End of the 2nd Quarter

The last day of the second quarter is Thursday, January 15, 2015.  Report cards will be available on Progress Book on Friday, January 23, 2015. If you have any questions regarding Progress Book access please contact Mrs. Fields at 947-7901.

 

School of Rock Club

Attention 5th Graders!  If you are interested in more music instruction, please see the attached flyer for information on our School of Rock Club.  First come, first serve!

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Our cookie dough fundraiser has begun!  Please participate in this year’s Classic Recipes® Cookie Dough and Entertainment® Book* fundraiser to raise funds to support materials for our new Physical Education and Music Specials, as well as books for our Media Center.  Enjoy delicious cookies and save money for your family with the new  2015 Entertainment book, while 40% of each purchase will help us raise money for our student programs and classroom enhancements to benefit ALL of our students!  Our sale runs from October 20th-November 3rd. Information and order forms were sent home with students on Monday.  If you have any questions or need additional materials please contact Mary Johnston from PTO by email at whodeynut@hotmail.com  Click here for more information.  *Please remember to turn in all order forms no later than Monday, November 3rd.

First Quarter Interims

Interim reports for the first quarter will be available on Progress Book Friday, September 19th.  If you need assistance with your Progress Book login information, please contact Karen Fields in the school office at 947-7901.

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

A sincere thank you to everyone for the getting Summerside off to a great start for the 2014-2015 school year.  I couldn't be more proud of our Students, Staff, and Families.  When we work together as a Team the sky is the limit and I appreciate what we accomplished this week.

Teaching and Learning will be our key focus during the school day and I was in multiple classrooms this week.  We had a great academic start this week and will strive to make our classrooms the hub of our school.  

In the meantime we are here to serve you.   Please visit our website at www.westcler.org it will provide you all of the information you need to link to all of the happenings at Summerside Elementary.  Also, sign up for our weekly updates that are sent every Thursday which will highlight  teaching and learning in our classroom and upcoming events.

In closing, have a super weekend with your family and thank you for allowing our Staff  the privilege to work with your children. They are awesome!!  Feel free to call me on my direct cell line Monday-Sunday if I can be of assistance to you at 373-5735.

 

Summerside Carnival

Get ready for summer with Summerside's annual Carnival on
Friday, May 16th.

Click here for more information.

Girl Scout Opportunity for Kdg.-2nd

Ready to be a Girl Scout? Come explore yourself and make new friends during our "It's Your Story-Tell It!" series. Girls will learn about storytelling and how to tell their own story, all while having fun with girls their own age.

Click here for registration information.

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.

 

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

2013 at - a glance. Click here 

Father Daughter or Mother Son Dance

On May 18, 2013 Summerside will be having our Spring Dance at Beechmont Rollarena.  This dance is a Father Daughter or Mother Son Dance, No child coupals will be allowed.  Grades k-5 are invited.  For more information click here.

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger April 13
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!

Summerside Carnival Volunteer Search 2016!!

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

 

Our Students, Staff, and Volunteers have rolled up their sleeves and this week has been a very productive week in our classrooms, with our after school events student enrichment classes, and a special thank you to everyone who attended our conferences this week.

Teaching and Learning is our core focus during the day and we were able to tie Veterans Day into a meaningful classroom experience for our students linked to the curriculum.  The Tri-State Honor Flight organization takes local WWII Veterans and Korean War Veterans to the Washington D.C. memorials built in their honor.  On the return home from their flight they have a "Mail Call".  Our students wrote the Honor Flight Veterans friendly letters encouraging them for the sacrifices they have made for our nation.  These letters will be permanent keepsakes for the Veterans.  I couldn’t think of a better way for our Summerside students to develop a shared understanding of these great Veterans and the Country we are all fortunate to live in.   Nice work Summerside Students!!

 

Fun Run for elementary students coming soon

Attention Parents of students in grades K-5: 

READYFEST coming soon!

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

Summerside Elementary; Where Dreams Begin

Video presentation to the Board of Education on March 9, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyYApJPflgc

 

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. 

GEHS After Prom Holiday Bazaar

GEHS After Prom is having a holiday craft and vendor bazaar on Friday November 14th.

Click here for more information.

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

Snowie Ice

Snowie Ice will be at Summerside Elementary on Thursday, June 5th.  Students may purchase a Snowie treat during their recess time.

Click here for more information.

National School Breakfast Week

 March 3 – March 7, is National School Breakfast Week. We take this time to emphasize the importance of a healthy, balanced school breakfast. Students need to eat breakfast to get the nutrition they need to fuel their busy school days. Research shows starting the day with a school breakfast can improve classroom behavior, better attention span, and better performance in the classroom and on standardized tests.

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

Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday February 4, 2014 and Thursday February 6, 2014.

Kindergarten

Grades 1-4

Ms. Finke's 5th grade

Mrs. Kunkle and Mrs. Raymond

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. 

Right To Read Week

On Wednesday May 8, 2013 Jennifer Neilson the author of The Runaway King was scheduled to be at Summerside Elementary.  Due to a scheduling conflict she will be unable to attend.  This event was sponsered by Joseph-Beth Book store and they will be sending another author in the fall to Summerside. 

 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger April 7
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

We had a terrific week in our classrooms and the recent drop in temperature has been a welcome change!  Fall is right around the corner!  I observed several classrooms this week and it is always a joy to stop in our Kindergarten classrooms.  There is nothing better in this world than being in presence of Kindergarten students and the positive energy the project every day.  We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Emery on our Staff teaching our Kindergarten students.  Her students are engaged and excited every time I am in her classroom.  In Mrs. Emery’s classes the students have been busy with listening for words that have the same ending sounds, or Rhyme. The students match picture cards with Rhyming words, then are given word and they will give a word or words that Rhyme. After that, the students are given sets of words to determine if they are Rhyming words or not.  Each skill is different; matching, saying and then listening for Rhyming words. This practice helps the students at assessment time when they need to demonstrate all three skills.

In Ms. Finke’s 5th Grade Class, students have been learning about the classification of animals and how they are grouped within the animal kingdom.  Using dichotomous keys, students identified the skulls of various animals.  They then used their knowledge of consumers to identify whether these animals were predators or prey based on the position of their eye sockets.  They also had to identify them as carnivores, omnivores or herbivores based on their teeth.  After this, students were asked where these animals would be within their ecosystem's food web.  Hats off to our 5th Grade Scientists!

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

A heart felt hello to everyone.  I hope this first week of summer vacation for your children has been relaxing and enjoyable.  I will be sending out eCommunications over the summer when needed to keep everyone well informed. 

*See the rest of the message and more by clicking view all below!*

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 

PTSO Colorfun Run

        

Employee Recognition

                            

Report Cards

First quarter report cards will be available on Progress Book on Friday, October 31, 2014.  If you need assistance accessing your child’s progress book account, please contact Mrs. Fields in the school office at 947-7901.

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. 

Beach Bags

"Beach Bags" give parents an easy way to keep their children's reading skills sharp with fun summer activities arranged around five themes: weather, pets, transportation, food, and neighborhoods. Each online Beach Bag includes two free "little books" you can print out at home, two related activities, a list of classic picture books for further reading, and suggested websites to explore. Beach Bags are offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education.

 

Click "view all" for website information.

 

Kyle Lenhardt Scholarship information

The Summerside PTO is accepting applications for the Kyle Lenhardt Scholarship.  Click here for further information.

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.

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!

 

Raptor Assembly

The students at Summerside participated in "The Raptor Assembly".  They saw a Great Horned Owl, a Barn Owl and a Falcon.  All of the birds have be rescued after having a wing injured.  They can not be returned to the wild since they are unable to fly.

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!!

A Farewell to Good Friends and Great Staff

Weekly Update

Jump Rope for Heart!

Dear students and families of Summerside Elementary,

 

We are now approximately two weeks away from our Jump Rope For Heart Event at Summerside Elementary School. I have heard from many of you and I am excited the event is fast approaching. I just wanted to send out a few reminders for you.

We already have a few online team members – that is a student who has chosen to set up a donation page online and raise money that way. There is still plenty of time to do that for those of you who have not yet done so but would like to create a page. Remember, you can send emails to far away family members and/or friends to get them involved in the event as well. To do so, visit www.heart.org/jump. Click on ‘Register Now’ and it will prompt you through the rest of the set up. If you have any problems or questions, please email me

Summerside's Mural

This year we are thinking BIG in art! To start the school year off, every student at Summerside is creating a small work of art that when combined with their classmates, will become a colorful mural that plays with shape , color and line.  In class, students are learning about line as a very important element of art and how to use it as a building block to design. Each student divided a circle into 4 equal parts and drew a variety of lines and designs on each, making it symmetrical.  Once their designs were drawn, the pieces were flipped and glued into the corners of a square to create a diamond shape.  When the pieces are put side-by-by to one another, they fit together to create a circle pattern.  They are reminiscent of how quilt squares fit together to create a pattern. Each grade has been assigned a color from the rainbow and when assembled together, the mural will flow effortlessly from one color to the next. The project is bigger than just in its size. My goal of the mural is to create a sense of community through art.  The squares represent our students.  Each student is an important part of our school and masterpiece.  When you look closer, you will notice the differences in design that make each square or student unique.

*Check out the rest of the Photos from Mrs. Williams' Art Classes Below!*

 

 

2015-16 School Supply List

This is the school supply list for Summerisde's 2015-2016 School year.

A link to the supply list will also be on our navigation menu to the left year round for your use!

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.

#VISION2025 Facilities Plan Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What about busing?

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 

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
 

Flu season is near; Use proper hand washing techniques!

Summer Meal Program

New Richmond Exempted Village Schools will be hosting the Summer Meal Program this year.

Click here for more information.

4th Quarter Interim Grades

Interim Grades for 4th Quarter will be available on Progress Book Friday, May 9th.  Grades.westcler.org 

SEUSSICAL the MUSICAL

Amelia High School Drama presents SEUSSICAL the MUSICAL Thursday, April 24 at 7pm; Friday, April 25 at 7pm; Saturday, April 26 at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday, April 27 at 2pm.

All performances held at the Amelia High School Performing Arts Center, 1351
Clough Pike. Tickets are sold at the door, $8-$10 and children under 5 are free!
For more information, call (513) 947-7492

MAP Testing

 

Students in grades 2nd to 5th are currently participating in MAP testing.  MAP is new to West Clermont, this is the first year we have participated.  Students are tested in the fall, winter and spring.  Below is a link for parents about MAP

 

MAP Parent Guide:

 

Glen Este rolls loud and proud

Click to see the video on Cincinnati .com. Glen Este bowling dominates.

Learning is Fun

Summerisde has been treated to several assemblies this week compliments of the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District. Mrs. Judy Krebs presented Wildlife/Animal Tracks to grades 2 and 3, Fred the Fish to grades K & 1 and Watershed Assemblies for students in grades 4 & 5. Each assembly teaches students important facts and lessons about our environment and the importance of “going-green” in a fun and entertaining manner.  These assemblies are a great way to celebrate OAA testing week and thank our students for all their hard work learning this year. 

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. 

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. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families and Happy Friday!

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we are proud of our work ethic at Summerside.  One thing I can assure you of is that our Students, Staff, and Volunteers work hard as a Team each day.  Monday September 7th is the Labor Day Holiday and we hope everyone is able to enjoy the fruits of their Labor by enjoying this day off with family and friends.  Hope you find a cool place to celebrate!

A key lifelong skill we work on daily at Summerside is modeling a strong work ethic.   Our classrooms are the "Hub" of our school and I will be showcasing several classrooms I stopped in to observe this week and will give you a taste of the Teaching and Learning taking place.  I was in Mrs. Williams Art Class this week and our students under the guidance of Mrs. Williams have created a new Mural for our school which is located in one of our hallways.
Each student contributed by making a square.  The message of this mural is when we put everyone's square together we will have something great to be proud of and colorful to brighten up the hallways.   We are a team at Summerside and the new Mural is a visual reminder that together the sky is the limit for our school community.  Hats off to Mrs. Williams and our Artist!!

*See the Rest of Mr. Winterberger's Message and photos below!*

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, ...

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.

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.

Author Visit

On Thursday, May 15th Grades 3-5 attended an author assembly where they met Scott Stoll, an author who rode his bike around the world.  His adventures are shared in "Falling Uphill," a story that  tells of his moments of survival and insight.  During the assembly, Mr. Stoll encouraged students to start the journey of  turning their dreams into reality.

 

March into Literacy Month

 

The month of March is "March into Literacy Month". The Union Township Library branch is hosting activities and workshops throughout the month. The first event is on March 7th from 6 to 8 pm.

 
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. 

Homework Help Night

 

All Saints Lutheran Church in Mt. Carmel at Beechwood Road and Route 32 is starting a Homework Help Night for students in grades 1-8. This will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the church.  It is a free, non-religious  service that members of the congregation will be offering to students in this area.

Thank you Summerside Parents

A huge Thank You to all the Summerside parents who help make the father daughter dance a wonderful night.  Click here for a Thank You Letter.

Student assessment

 

Three times a year all of the students at Summerside participate in literacy assessments called DIBELS.  The assessments are given in the fall, winter and spring.  We have just completed the winter assessment, below are links for parents to answer questions and provide information about the assessment.

 

DIBELS Parent Letter:
 
DIBELS Parent Guide
Encouraging Each Other

                        

Our youngest eaglets in grades Kindergarten thru 2rd grade decorated the doors of their older friends as they prepared to take their OAA reading, math and science tests.   Students wrote encouraging notes to the older children which included positive messages and encouraging words.   At Summerside, learning is a group effort.  We are a caring school community.

 

 

 

 

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

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

 

We just completed our first full week at Summerside Elementary and it was GREAT!  I couldn't be more proud of our Students, Staff, and Parents who worked together as a Team striving to be the best that we can be.  Nice work!

Our Students closed out the week very excited about tonight’s Glen Este vs Amelia High School game.   It was really neat to see our students displaying West Clermont Spirit today. 

Teaching and Learning was in full gear at Summerside this week.  Our Students have been engaged in their first week of Specials and this week I want to showcase our technology class that all students are receiving this year.  We are excited to be offering a technology class as a special this year taught by our own Mr. White.  We will be teaching keyboarding, computer coding, looking at digital citizenship, robotics, digital communications, google docs and internet research during Mr. White’s class this year.  I couldn't be excited about this new specials class being offered at Summerside and at all West Clermont Schools! 

 

Child Find

WEST CLERMONT LOCAL SCHOOLS

CHILD FIND

 

School Districts throughout Ohio ensure that Child Find include all children with disabilities residing within the district, including children with disabilities who are homeless children or are wards of the state, and children with disabilities attending nonpublic schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, December 2004 (IDEA) and federal regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 300 (October 13, 2006) pertaining to child find, including the regulations at 34 C.F.R. 300.111 and 300.646 (October 13, 2006) and as required by the provisions of this rule.


If you know of a child with a disability within the West Clermont School District, Please contact Laura Nazzarine, Director of Student Services and Special Education, at 943-5029.

 

An Important Message for West Clermont Parents about Testing

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

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.

2015-16 District Calendar

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

Summerside Families

A heartfelt hello from our entire Summerside Elementary Team! I view it as an honor and privilege to lead Summerside Elementary and to serve this community.  I look forward to greeting you when you return for the upcoming school year.  In order to ensure you have a smooth transition into the new school year detailed information is provided to keep you well informed.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to call our School Office at 947-7900.  We are here to serve you.  My direct cell line is 373-5735 and I can be reached Mon-Sun.

I encourage you to sign up for the weekly e-communication.  Every Thursday, I will send out a Weekly update to all Summerside families (once we start school on Wednesday, August 20th). Follow the link on the left of the page to sign up.   Please look for a first day packet to come home with your child containing all the important forms and information needed for a successful year. I cannot wait to see your children!!  In the meantime, I'm confident that together as a Team we are going to have a terrific year and make a difference.

Respesctfully,
Bob Winterberger/Principal

School Supply List

Click here for 2014-2015 school supply list.

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. 

Right To Read Week

The theme this year was "Reading Takes You Places".  During Right to Read Week, students went on a reading race around the world!  Each student was given their own passport to use for the week as they "visited" different continents.


Congratulations Mrs. Frey

Congratulations to Mrs. Bonnie Frey on her retirement of 39 years from Summerside Elementary and the West Clermont School District. 

 

 

Mrs. Bonnie Frey has taught at Summerside Elementary for thirty-nine years. Three of those years she taught fifth grade.  Thirty-six of those years she has taught fourth grade.  Her dedication to her students and West Clermont is reflected in her many achievements.  Master mentor teacher, Teacher of the Week, and Teacher of the Year to name a few. 

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.

 

Skill Groups

The following teachers have demonstrated excellence in advancing their students in their skills group, showing significant growth in their target skill area:  Mrs. Beavers, Miss Finke, Mrs. Anderson, Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Frey, Mrs. Hayden, Mrs. Bose, Mrs. Raymond, Miss Tabar, Mrs. Glenn, Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. Cann and Mrs. Jansen (not pictured).

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.

It is with sadness that Mrs. Austin announses that she has resigned as Principal of Summerside.  Please see the attached Letter from Mrs. Austin.  Mrs. Austin will be missed and we wish her well in the future.

Getting to Know You

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

 

On May 14, 2013 and May 22, 2013 Summerside Elementary will hold a Kindergarten “Getting to Know You” for parents and students who have registered for the 2013-2014 school year. 

 

Spring Litter Clean Up

Please join the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District and Valley View Foundation for the 2013 Spring Litter Clean-Up on Saturday, April 20th! This is a great service opportunity for students and any group/individual interested in helping out their community! Online registration is available at: http://clermontswcd.org/cleanup.aspx.

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. 

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

 

A sincere thank you to everyone for making our first three days of school a huge success.  Our classrooms are the “Hub” of our school and I am proud of the Teaching and Learning that took place this week.  I will showcase classroom work every week in this Friday eCommunication. 

I dropped in Ms. Fink’s 5th Grade Language Arts class and  was very impressed with the student engagement there.  Students were working on a Making Words activity.  This activity was part of the weekly word study where we look at the formation of words, meanings of prefixes, suffixes and root words, spelling patterns and vocabulary growth.  Students are learning the meanings of prefixes and suffixes to understand meanings of unknown words and looking at spelling patterns by forming words with a given set of letters.  Using all letters to create one word, students then work on grammar lessons, syllabication, antonyms and synonyms for the given word, inferring meaning and then creating written responses based on the entire lesson.  It is a multidisciplinary lesson which engages all students in the study of the English language.

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

State of the District report
First Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our first quarter honor roll students!

Keep up the great work!!

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. 

 

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:

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!
 

 

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.

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?
Nov. 26, 2013   |    Comments
  
3rd Grade Guarantee

Click here for information on the 3rd Grade Guarantee.

Electronic Communication and the Law

Child Focus, Inc. is collaborating with local law enforcement to facilitate a training that educates parents/caregivers/teachers about the ways students are communicating electronically and the laws that impact them. The program is offered at no cost to participants.

 

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.
Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!!  

Our entire Summerside Staff gives you a warm welcome to the upcoming 2015-16 School Year.  I couldn't be more excited to launch the 2015-16 school year and we are set for our best year yet.  Great things are happening in West Clermont and at Summerside Elementary.  This is your school and I want you to know you are family here.

Teaching and Learning is always priority one at Summerside.   We are gifted with this precious time each day to grow your children's skills in our classrooms.  We will aim high academically and the sky is the limit for our students when we work in concert together.   Our Staff will challenge our students to be the best they can be and most importantly our students will know we believe in them and care about them. 

I am very proud of our Staff and Students and will use the weekly eCommunication to provide you regularly updates of the teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms during the day.  

 

Click Below to see more!

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.

Third Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students in grades 3-5 who earned academic honors during the third quarter. We are so proud of your high academic achievement. Great Job!

Click Here for Honor Roll List

Disney's Tarzan

Glen Este High School's Spring Musical, Disney's  Tarzan will be held on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd at the GEHS Performing Arts Center.

Click here for more information.

Summerside Food Drive

Thank you to all those who participated in the Food Drive at Summerside on Thursday, April17th, sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 338.  It was a great success!

          

All items collected were donated to Mercy Works at Vineyard Eastgate.  Vineyard Eastgate supplies weekend food packs for Summerside families in need every Friday throughout the school year.  This event will help to resupply the food pantry and help families in the Summerside community.   In addition to delivering the items, the scouts will be working with the church to serve meals and make care packages to distribute.

 

Book It

Congratulations to Mrs. Halladay and her class and Mrs. Raymond and her class for the being our top Book It classrooms for the month of February at Summerside Elementary. Mrs. Raymond’s class had 100% participation and Mrs. Halladay’s class had 73% participation in this voluntary reading program. The goal of this program is to increase student involvement and engagement in reading at home.

Summer Bridge Preschool

What's New in West Clermont for 2014-15

The West Clermont School District continues to work to bring high quality educational experiences to all our students.  Click here to see the flier.

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.

Birth - Six Early Learning Forum

West Clermont, Child Focus, and Help Me Grow have worked together to present the Birth - 6 Early Learning Forum.

4th Grade Field Trip

On February 27, 2014 the 4th Graders at Summerside will be going to Pattison Park to learn about Maple Syrup.  To Attend the Field Trip parents must complete the permission slip, fill out an emergency medical form and pay $7.00.

Teamwork at Summerside

On Friday April 12, 2013 Mrs. Austin held Town Hall meetings for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  The meetings focused upon an anti-bullying theme  using children’s literature (“Buzzy the Bumblebee” gr.K-3 and “A Dog Named Jack “gr. 4&5) combined with an arts and craft project to teach self- confidence and belief in oneself.  Pictured here are 4th and 5th grade students who used modeling dough to create figurines of a favorite pet.  The student’s sculptures were air dried and then taken home to be decorated.  The primary students made bumblebees containing “I can” messages which will be featured on the May lobby bulletin board at school.  We had a great day of team building and learning together!

 

Kroger Community Rewards Program

It's that time of year to enroll or re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Supports must enroll or re-enroll their Kroger Plus Card online during the month of April to participate in generating money to send Summerside Students to camp. The program will run May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.

 

Click Here

If you have questions please contact Mark Duff .

Summerside's PTO Wants Your Input!

Hello parents,

Local tax dollars are the primary source of funding for Summerside Elementary, but fundraising is a very important part of our livelihood as well. Support from parents and the community through fundraising provides funds needed to purchase school supplies, playground equipment, and to support events & special programming. Your child’s educational experience is greatly enriched through these efforts.

To ensure fundraising is as effective as possible, we would like you to complete a short & confidential survey to understand your views around fundraising. Please click the link below or the Button on the left navigation menu to complete the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3LDHDCH

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.

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!!  

We are flying through the Month of June at Summerside School.  I am excited about what we will accomplish as Summerside School Family in 2015-16!  The sky is the limit when we work together as a Team.  Our Summerside Office Team, Custodial Team, Tech Staff, and District Maintenance Staff are hard at working preparing Summerside Elementary for the upcoming 2015-16 School Year.  Photos of Staff and Volunteers who work hand in hand over the summer to ensure we are set for a terrific school year are included in this edition of the eCommunication.  I appreciate the work they deliver daily behind the scenes and the noble service they provide.  A sincere thank you!

Summer is a very busy time at Summerside Elementary.  Recruiting and recommending new staff for hiring to our Human Resources Department is taking place.  We are in the people business and the success of our School hinges directly on hiring top employees in every role.  I'm proud of our Summerside Staff and we are continually looking to improve our level of service to you by recruiting new staff to fill vacant positions.  We will field a strong team of professionals in every role for the 2015-16 school year.  We are here to serve you!

 

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December Artist of the Month

Congratulations to Logan Judd from Mrs. Raymond's 5th grade class!  He was chosen by Mr. Conklin as Summerside's December Artist of the Month!

 Great Work Logan!

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 

COSI

A special thanks to our PTO for bringing COSI (Center for Science and Industry) to Summerside Elementary on March 11th.  The students were provided a hands-on science experience aligned with our curriculum.  Ecology was the theme.  Our students were engaged and excited to have this rich learning experience.  Thank you also to our volunteers for helping to make this learning experience come alive for our students.

                   

 

Summer Bridge Center Based

Reading is Fun

 

Reading is an essential skill for all children to master.  At Summerside we want all children to be successful readers and to love doing it.

 

Tips for reading with your child:
 
ODE 3rd Grade Guarantee Family Resource:
 
Clermont County Public Library:
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

Go Cards

Help Summerside get new playground equipment.

Click here for more information

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

I hope everyone had a nice week.  Old Man Winter seems to be hanging on this weekend and we have flown through the month of January. Every day moves us closer to Spring.  That is my story and I am sticking to it!   We had a super week at Summerside and below I want to highlight a few key points.

Teaching and learning is heart of our day and I am extremely proud of the work taking place in our classrooms.  Mrs. Simmons' class is always engaged in top notch instruction when I stop in the classroom. Students were practicing their weekly word work and reading comprehension goals individually and in small groups during Bell Work time.  It is a busy time of day moving in and out of groups with Mrs. Simmons.   Super job Mrs. Simmons and her students!!

Our after school clubs are off and running. I am excited to publish the first round of articles written by students in our Journalism Club.  Take a peek inside this edition of the weekly update for the articles.  Hats off to our Summerside Journalism Team!!

 

 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

We are quickly moving through the month of January.   This short week has been filled with engaging academics in our core classrooms.  I will continue to provide you a weekly snapshot of the academic work taking place in our classrooms.  We are right on track!!

I stopped in Mrs. Duncan's fourth grade social studies class and they were hard at work engaged in meaningful learning.  For their daily geography work, students were learning the differences between physical and human characteristics on maps.  In the  lesson, students were identifying landforms and waterways on a physical map of Africa.  I was very impressed with the student focus today.  Hats off to Mrs. Duncan and her students!!

 

If you have visited our school lately then you have seen the new photographs mounted in our lobby and hallways with our students depicted in real word roles, such as a Newscaster, Chemist, Engineer, and Film Crew to name a few.  The work we do with children at Summerside impacts their future and we want to inspire our students to aim high.  A special thank you to Lisa Hezlep who took the photographs and displayed them in our lobby.  Most importantly for inspiring our students to dream big for their future.  I'm proud of our students and am confident big things are ahead for our students in their futures.

 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

A heartfelt Happy Holidays to everyone.  I hope everyone has pleasant Winter Holiday with family and friends.  We have much to be thankful for at Summerside as 2014 comes to an end.   I couldn’t be more proud of our Staff, Parents, Students, and Volunteers who have worked together as a Team!

Our School will be closed for the Holiday Break from Monday, December 22, 2015 until Friday, January 2, 2015.  School will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.  In the meantime, if you need to connect with me over the Holiday Break feel free to call me on my direct cell line at 373-5735.  I am here to serve you and it is a gift to work with your children daily at Summerside.

Have an enjoyable Holiday!!
Bob Winterberger

 

School Bus Safety Videos

Keep Kids Safe on the School Bus with New Online Videos

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!                                                                              
                                                                                        

Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to our recipients of Perfect Attendance for the 2013-2014 School Year! Great Job!

The Energized Guyz

Help our school save the world and win $2,000!  To get your free energy efficiency kit click here  or call 1-855-38MYKIT.  Please see the attached flyer.

Summerside Jump Rope for Heart!

 

Dear Families of Summerside Elementary students,

This week your student(s) will be bringing home a flyer for the Jump Rope for Heart Program. This is a fantastic program put on by the American Heart Association in an effort to educate the public about heart disease and heart health.  There are two different portions to this program. Students will be participating in a Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) Event here at Summerside scheduled for February 10th, 2016. The event will be held in the gym. Students will get the opportunity to participate in an activity involving all four of the specials areas – art, music, technology and physical education. A schedule will be sent closer to the event date.

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

We are at our best when we work together as a team with Home and School.  A great example of that team effort was our conferences this week.  Families and teaching staff worked together on conference night for our children and that approach is a winning combination every time.   I had the chance to speak with many parents and I can confidently say the Summerside family is well. 

Our classrooms are the engine of our school.  The classrooms are the heart of our daily business, and everything we do at Summerside supports a top notch instructional day for our students. The day is set up so our teachers can focus on teaching.  Mathematics is a content area which is crucial for our students' long term academic success.  A strong background in Mathematics opens many doors for students in their future.   This week I stopped in Miss Tabar's 4th Grade Math class.  Students were learning how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominators. The students learned that when they add and subtract these fractions, they only add or subtract the numerator and the denominator stays the same.  Students used fraction tiles for a visual in order for them to understand why the denominator does not change when performing the operations. Students were then required to draw a model in their math journals to represent the equation given.   Super job Mrs. Tabar and her students!!!

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Wow!  What a terrific week we had at Summerside.  Each week I reflect on what we accomplished as a team and I couldn't be more proud of the focus, work ethic, data driven instruction, and teamwork I observed.  We are hitting on all cylinders as a Professional Learning Community!   I want to thank all of our Staff, Students, Parents, and Volunteers for working together to make a difference. 

I stopped in Mr. Endres Music class and the students were excited and engaged in their new learning. Second grade students were learning a system of organizing sounds in music called the treble clef and exploring the string instruments commonly found in the orchestra. The learning goals for these students were; I will learn the lines and spaces of the treble clef using the hand method , and I will explore the instruments found in the orchestra and around the world.  It's great to see Art, Music, and Physical Education back at West Clermont.  Good things are happening my friends! 

Boys Basketball Camp

Glen Este is hosting a Boys Basketball Camp this Summer.

Click here for registration form.

Golf Outing

Glen Este High School is hosting a Golf Outing.

Click here for registration form.

Blizzard Bags

 

Here is the latest information for parents on Blizzard Bags.  This letter will be coming home with your child this afternoon.

4th Grade Field Trip

The 4th graders will be attending the Applalachian Festival at Coney Island on Friday May 10, 2013.

 

Contact Mrs. Glenn for questions

 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Happy New Year to everyone!  I'm proud to say our Staff, Students, and Volunteers have charged head-first into the new year in our Academic Classrooms.  We have come out of the blocks with a strong first week of school and I am proud of our Team.  I will continue to provide you candid updates of teaching and learning in our classrooms where your children are engaged in meaningful academics every day.  I wish everyone nothing but the best in 2015 and I'm confident together we will make this a special year for our students.

The classrooms at Summerside are the "Hub" of our school and I am in them daily, observing the quality instruction provided by our teaching staff.  I dropped into Mrs. Feldkamp’s math lesson on estimating and measuring liquid volume using liters. Earlier this year, the students learned how scientists measure volume and the tools and units that are used when measuring volume. The students were able to use their prior knowledge about volume, to discuss, estimate, and measure the liquid volume of different sized containers. The students had to estimate how many liters they thought it would take to fill up each container. Then, a beaker was used to measure one liter of water at a time and poured into each container. Once it was full, they identified the amount of liquid volume that the container could hold. The students recorded their information for each container in a table in their Go Math books.  Terrific work Mrs. Feldkamp and her Third Grade Scientist!!
 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

It's hard to believe the month of September has flown by and we are headed into October. Fall is upon us.  What a beautiful time of year in Cincinnati.  In our daily lives things tend to move very quickly and sometimes we need to slow down and lift our heads long enough to enjoy the simple things that mean the most.  I was working  PM car dismissal this week and looking out in the back of our property at Summerside; and what a sight it is to see the colors changing on the trees. What a beautiful canvass to behold, nature at its best!   A special thank you to all of our families and staff that are working together to make drop off and pick up run safely and smoothly for our kids.  A sincere thank you to everyone!!

Teaching and Learning during the day is something I am extremely proud of at Summerside.  We just completed a great month of September in our classrooms.  I will always showcase one of our classrooms every week and this week is Mrs. Simmons’ first grade class.  

Today, Mrs. Simmons' 1st grade class practiced decoding and reading words fluently.  They listened to individual words, determined the vowel sound and held up their vowel letter tents for Mrs. Simmons to see.   They read 3 letter words to multiple friends in the classroom and then finished by reading their sight word poem of the week to each other.  The poem was about pets.  The students are using this poem in their literacy block to help them study about the needs of pets.   There is nothing more enjoyable than observing a great teacher work with a great group of kids in a classroom.  Super job Mrs. Simmons and her First Grade Class!!

 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

I hope all is well and that you are having a great week.  We are having a strong week in our classrooms and I always lead off my update with our Teaching and Learning in the classrooms.  This week, I will be featuring Mrs. Hayden's second grade classroom.   Every day I stop in multiple classrooms and keep my finger on the pulse of the academic work taking place there; and we have just completed a strong academic week in our classrooms.  Mrs. Hayden’s students were being introduced to synonyms, practicing matching synonyms in their Reader's and Writer's Notebooks, and finding synonyms for words from their weekly selection, Congratulations Mrs. Hayden's class!  Great job!!

                 

Our students are always learning and growing and it's crucial that we have that same mentality when it comes to our staff at West Clermont.  On September 26th, there will be no school for students it is a professional development for our staff.  They will be engaged in learning best practice strategies which will be applied in our daily work to improve student learning.  I can assure you our team will be engaged in meaningful skill building to improve our productivity. 

EZ Pay

EzPay allows parents to pay the annual $50 school fee and deposit money onto their child's lunch account.  To use EzPay, click the link on the left-hand side of the page.

After creating an account, you may simply log in to check your child's balances and send your payments to the school directly. In order to display your child's balance information, you must know your child’s student ID. which you can obtain by calling the Karen Fields in the school office at 947-7901.

*Ezpay has a $3 per transaction fee.

Volunteers Needed

Summerside is currently looking for volunteers to help in our Media Center and the Office.  If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please call the office at 947-7900.  We would love to have your help!  West Clermont School District requires all those interested in volunteering at school to undergo a background check.  This involves a visit to the West Clermont District Office to be fingerprinted. 

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

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.” 

GEHS students write and read poetry

 

Students share their own poetry at Glen Este High School's Cafe Poetica

Written by Mark Motz at the Community Journal
 
The dim corner of the Glen Este High School library radiates with only sunlight streaming in from one window, two small track lights aimed at a lectern and tiny tea lights on the tables.

Click here to see the rest of the story and video.

Summerside Carnival

Summerside will be having a carnival on May 31, 2013 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.  Fliers will be sent home at a later date asking for donations.  Interested in volunteering or helping?  Contact Becky Finke .

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.

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

I attended the Board of Education meeting on Monday, December 8th and a presentation was given by Dr. Kline detailing key improvements that are coming to West Clermont to ensure we are the school system of choice for families.  Many exciting changes are coming that will improve how we do business and serve our families and their children with a first class education.  Detailed information from Dr. Kline is included in this edition for you to review.  He will be speaking at our February 19th PTO meeting at 6:30pm to provide a brief update of these positive changes coming to our district. Good things are happening!!  A sincere thank you to Dr. Kline (our Superintendent) and the Board of Education for their Leadership!

Our staff and students are working hard in our classrooms.  I stopped in Mrs. Feldkamp’s 3rd grade classroom and the students were practicing telling and writing time using AM and PM. In 2nd grade, the students learned to tell time to the five minutes and in the 3rd grade they expand on that knowledge, by learning how to tell time to the one minute. The students took their time telling skills even farther and learned how to use AM or PM to describe a time of day.

 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, I tend to reflect on the many things to be thankful for: our families, our close friends, the community we live in, our school community, and the people who make a difference in our lives with a simple kind word.  I want to wish everyone a fun-filled upcoming Thanksgiving vacation.  There will be no school for students on November 26, November 27, and November 28th.   Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving with your family.

We have had a great week of Teaching and Learning at Summerside.  Our work ethic is strong heading into the Thanksgiving break and I couldn't be more proud of our staff, students, volunteers, and our PTO.  Typically, I showcase a classroom every week. However, this week I want to showcase that "kids learn from teachers; and teachers learn from kids"!  Last week, we had a training session where one of our teachers (Mrs.Karen Kunkel) taught a lesson to a small group of students while several of our teachers observed the process to hone their teaching delivery, to use Junior Great Books effectively with the skills groups and to challenge their students in the classroom.   

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger
Hello Summerside Families!  

Each week my goal is to provide our families a snapshot of the important work taking place in the most important part of our school, which is our classrooms.  I was in multiple classrooms this week and one of them was Mrs. Feldkamp’s Third Grade. Her students were practicing solving one and two step word problems. The students practiced together as a whole class on the small
dry erase boards; and then they solved a few problems working with a partner. The students were encouraged to look for addition or subtraction "key words" like total, sum, difference, and left over. Hats off to all of the students in Mrs. Feldkamp’s class. Super job!
Progress Book

Progress Book allows parents and students online access to grades, interims and report cards.  Usernames and passwords we sent home with your child the first week of September. Use the link on the left-hand side to access the parent user guide and/or login to view your child's progress. Please call Karen Fields at 947-7901 with any questions.

 

GEHS Youth Cheer Camp

Glen Este High School Cheerleaders are hosting a Youth Cheer Camp.

Click here for registration form.

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.

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

Employee recognition

The Board of Education recognized the following West Clermont employees for performing above and beyond the call of duty.

Congratulations to all! 
MIDDLE SCHOOL REORGANIZATION

                     

Changes coming to Middle Schools for 2013-14

 

Spring Book Fair & Grandparents Day

Summerside will be hosting a Spring Book Fair.  Students and families will be able to "Buy One Get One" Free!  A schedule will be sent home with students so they will know when they are shopping.  May 22, 2013 is also Grandparents day for A Kindergarten students and students in grades 3-5. 

Interested in volunteering at the Book Fair please contact Kristie Amshoff 

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 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

It's hard to believe we are in the month of December already and we are closing in on the Winter Holiday.  Time flies when you are having fun!   We have 3 weeks of school in the month of December and I can assure you we are making the most of every day at Summerside.   Just today, I stopped in Ms. Finke's  Language Arts Class and the students were engaged in a Poetry lesson analyzing the main idea and theme of the poem "I Dream A World".  Our students were focused and excited about their new learning in the classroom.  Super job Ms. Finke and her classroom.  We had a great week of teaching and learning in all of our classroom this week!

Our 3rd grade students took the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment in the fall.  All parents of 3rd graders at Summerside will be mailed their student’s results on Wednesday, December 10th.  We are working to ensure 100% of our students not only meet the Reading target, but that our students excel on this assessment.  I'm confident we will deliver the results due to our focus on strong academics every day.  Our hard work will pay off!

 

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards help fund our annual 5th Grade Camp Trip.  Please click here for more infromation.

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

A heartfelt hello from Summerside Elementary!!   We had a great academic week in our classrooms.  I couldn't be more proud this week of our staff and students.  We are rolling up our sleeves and making a difference in our classrooms.  We are focused and on target academically.  Great job everyone!

I am proud to say we lifted off with our first week of Art, Music, and Gym.  What a sight is was seeing our kids excited and back in their Unified Arts Classes!  West Clermont is on the move and this is another example of our district moving forward and making a difference.  We'll continue to strive to work hard to provide our kids with the top notch school day they deserve.   Working with your children is a gift that I do not take for granted.  It is a privilege!

 

Summerside at Channel 12 News

Summerside receives recognition from Josh Gumm and Channel 12 news.

 

Click to view the video clip.

 

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

Thanks, National Guard

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.

GEHS students will participate in county-wide mock emergency drill

Twenty Glen Este High School students have been invited to participate in a Mock Emergency under the direction of The University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the American Red Cross.  As a part of the Glen Este High School Health Education Curriculum, Instructor Joan Stear has for years used “Moulage” (Special Effects Makeup) as a teaching technique for instruction of types of wounds during her first aid curriculum.  According to Ms. Stear, “Creating the fake wounds on their own arm helps the students demonstrate learning in a concrete way!  Using their skills to help create fake injuries in a mock disaster training drill drives that knowledge home.  I know of no more rewarding situation than to use your knowledge to help save others!"

GEHS students write and read personal poetry

Students share their own poetry at Glen Este High School's Cafe Poetica

Written by Mark Motz at the Community Journal
 
The dim corner of the Glen Este High School library radiates with only sunlight streaming in from one window, two small track lights aimed at a lectern and tiny tea lights on the tables.

 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

We are having a great week of school at Summerside.  Our classrooms are humming right along this week.  The classrooms are the heart of our school and I have been impressed with our focus and work ethic.  A letter will be sent home with all students today which has the process that parents can apply to access 
their child's information such as interim reports, quarterly grades, and most importantly daily work.  Progress Book is your vehicle for staying in direct touch with your child's academic work at Summerside. 

One goal this time of year is to get into a nice daily flow of business, to work on jelling as a school family, and to build our academic stamina in the classroom.  The good news is we are right on track and I see our student confidence building daily.

Family is important!  As we work through the school year and the many twists and turns that occur during the year, I want everyone to know together we can tackle anything.  I want you to know I view you as family.  Our Staff cares about you and your children! 

Feel free to contact our school office if you need assistance at 947-7901 or feel free to contact me on my direct cell line at 373-5735.  Have a super weekend with your family and friends.

 

Market Day

Participating in Market Day is an easy way to help the school raise money.  Please the attached information about Market Day.

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 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

Wow! We are having a great week in our academic classrooms. I have been in multiple classrooms and we are right on track.  Our classrooms are the "Hub" of our school and one subject that is crucial is Reading. This week I stopped in Mrs. Alexander and Mrs. Beavers’ Reading Skills Group classes.  All students at Summerside receive 30 targeted minutes daily of small group reading at their reading level.  This is in addition to their core reading class time.  

Reading is the foundation for all learning in all subject areas and I can guarantee you that it is a priority at Summerside every day.  Mrs. Beavers’ first grade skill group was reviewing letter names and sounds, as well as correct letter formation.  Students were practicing listening comprehension as Mrs. Beavers read a story aloud to the group. These bedrock skills will prepare her students to excel in reading.  Super job Mrs. Beavers and her students!!  Mrs. Alexander’s

 first grade skill group was working on decoding short vowel words and reading fluency.  Students were practicing listening comprehension as Mrs. Alexander read a story aloud.   As you can see these two first grade skills groups are working on specific skills tailored to the students’ needs.  We are differentiating instruction to meet individual student needs.  

 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Summerside Families,

We are closing in on our first full week of school and I couldn’t be more proud of what our students, staff, volunteers, and families have accomplished together as a Team.  We are off to a great academic start. The Academic Work taking place in our classrooms daily will be our priority focus during the school year.  Our Staff’s charge is to provide engaging academic lessons that challenge and excite your children about learning.  I have been in multiple classrooms daily and we are right on track.

Many new improvements have been added in the West Clermont Schools to provide opportunities for our students and families. We have much to be excited about! We have added 45 minutes of academic time to this year’s school day, which we are committed to using wisely to increase student learning.  We now have on-site before and after school extended daycare, which is an excellent option for our working parents who need child care.  More good news!  A special thank you to Child Focus who operates this quality program. We also have added K-Plus as an option for families who have Kindergartens. Another new quality option!  Last but not least, we will add back Art, Music, and Gym for grades 1-5 on a rotating basis one week per month. We are excited about this for our kids! The week of September 8th will be our first rotation. For your planning purposes, First Graders will have Specials on Monday, Sept 8th, Second will have Specials on Tuesday, September 9th, Third will have Specials on Wednesday, September 10th, Fourth on September 11th,  and Fifth on September 12th. 
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.

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. 

GEHS Cheerleaders Win National Competition

Glen Este High School Cheerleaders competed in the National High School Cheerleading Championship on February 9, 2014.