One of America's Best High Schools
It is my pleasure to annouce that Westerville North High School has been named one of the best high schools in the Nation by US News and World Report. We were ranked number 1270 in the nation and 63rd in the State of Ohio. This is an amazing accomplishment and I congratulate the entire learning community for their dedication, hard work, and excellence! If you would like more information about this ranking, please follow this link: US News and World Report Rankings
Prom King and Queen
Over the last couple of weeks, we have had the opportunity to recognize many of our students for wonderful accomplishments and I have also recently recieved some recognitions for some of our teachers that I would like to share with our learning community! Finally, I promised I would share some information about the new accountability system for the state of Ohio and how are school will be "graded" in the future.
Ohio's New Accountability System
Westerville North and the Westerville City Schools will no longer recieve ratings like "Excellent" or "Continuous Improvement" beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. Instead, we will receive letter grades on several measures in the same way a student receives grades for multiple classes. The new report card will be phased in over several years and will contain grades for 6 different components:
Kroger Community Rewards
The celebration will be held in the Media Center
Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club
Welcome back from what I hope was a restful Spring Break. The week before we left for break was a very exciting week with many wonderful recognitions and these accolades are ones we need to celebrate as we look forward to a positive close to this school year. I have included these recognitions as well some important information about college readiness.
Westerville North Mock Trial Team
The Westerville North Mock Trial Team participated in the annual Ohio Center for Law Related Education’s State High School Mock Trial competition held March 7-9. The team advanced to the state semi-finals for the third straight year, one of only three teams in the state to do so. The students placed first in both the district and the regional competition, earning the right to advance to the state tournament.
It is hard to believe but we are getting ready to enter the 4th quarter of our school year. We have just completed OGT week and are only one week away from Spring Break (March 25-29). As you know, we have enjoyed an incredible winter activities season together over the last few months. Both of our basketball programs earned OCC Championships, had Player of the Year (Simmons, Gibbs) honors, and Coach of the Year (Kloepfer, Thuman) honors. We had a State Champion Swimmer (Miller) and four wrestlers (Disabato, Struttman, Hinz, Durieux) qualify for State with one placing seventh (Disabato). Our Bowling team won the OCC Championship as well and Mock Trial finished in the top eight. Peter Sandvik was awarded the Godfrey Award for being the top scholar athlete in the OCC Cardinal Division and Peter Pan, directed by Kim Mollohan, was a huge hit and is easily the best high school production I have ever seen. B