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Principal Yancey


ACT Boot Camp

We are hosting this event at WNHS on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 7:45 - 2:00.  This boot camp is designed to give our Warriors effective test-taking and time-management strategies that will help them realize a significant increase in their ACT scores. We had 183 students take this seminar last year and our school's overall composite score increased by 0.8 composite points. Translation: our students jumped over about 100,000 other students in the country who are competing for the same college enrollment options.  Please consider taking advantage of this amazing opportunity!

The safety and security of students is a top priority for Westerville City Schools and here at Westerville North.  The purpose of this letter is to inform you that today, as part of the district's comprehensive safety plan, our students participated in a lockdown drill as required by Section 3737.73 of the Ohio Revised Code.  The purpose of such safety drills is to help students understand the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency in which they would need to be secured in the school building.

Special thanks to our local law enforcement officials from the Westerville Police Department who facilitated and observed today's drills.  We will be reviewing the results of today's drill and making improvements to our procedures in order to maintain a safe and secure learning environment for our students.

Sincerely,

Principal Yancey


Ohio's New Accountability System

This month, the state of Ohio will release the new school report card, which will give insight into how well schools are performing. It is designed to give parents more information about their students as well as provide data for individual schools to make informed instructional decisions. The state is no longer using ratings such as "Excellent with Distinction." Instead, schools will be given specific letter grades (A-F) on various performance measures, including the following: achievement, performance Index, 4-year graduation rate, 5-year graduation rate, and gap closure. Attendance percentages do not receive a specific grade, but still may affect the gap closing grade.  The best measure of a school's success is the success of its students, and the new report card takes a more comprehensive look at all of the elements that make up a great school.

North High School Certified as a WILD School Site

The WILD School Site program was established by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife in 1994 to encourage schools to take action in order to improve their school yard habitat for wildlife while using the site to learn lessons in the many subjects of their curriculum. Since then, 130 school sites statewide have been certified.  Westerville North High School is now the 131st and twelfth in Franklin County.  The WILD School Site certification serves as recognition for the hard work of both our teachers and our students.

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