Westerville North Blogs - Principal Yancey
The Ohio Graduation Tests were given the week of October 26 to those students in the Graduating Classes of 2015 and 2016 who had not yet passed them. We are also going to be recieving scores soon on the tests that last year's Freshman took in the Spring of 2015. To better understand the dates and tests for this year please see the Testing Calendar here and a letter from the district which should answer many of your questions.
I'm proud to share Westerville North's very own Rex Lundstrom and his journeys in Japan. Rex graduated from North in May 2015 and is now spending a gap year studying abroad in Japan. Check out his bio and first blog entry below. To continue receiving his updates, visit http://rye6690.com/rex/
Congratulations Rex, we wish you the best!
Please click here to read an important letter from Princpial Yancey regarding the ACT Aspire that will be administered on Monday, November 24th and Tuesday, November 25th.
Next Generation Assessments
With all of the changes in graduation requirements we want to make sure our community is informed on exactly what tests their student has to take this year and beyond. Below you will find your graduating class and the specific testing requirements.
Class of 2015:
North vs. Central
On Wednesday, October 8th from open to close, eat at Buffalo Wild Wings (2137 Polaris Parkway) and 10% of your total bill will go toward Westerville North's Caring and Sharing fundraiser.
This promotion is a competition agianst Westerville Central. The school with the most funds raised will be announced at the Westerville North vs. Westerville Central football game on Friday, October 10th. We will have a competition against South later in the month.
WCS Announces an Exciting Initiative
Dr. John Kellogg:
Dear Westerville City School District Families:
As part of our continuing effort to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners, the Westerville City School District soon will be providing students with an account for “Google Apps for Education.” All high school and middle school students, as well as some elementary students, will receive their accounts this school year. Remaining elementary student accounts will be phased in later.
School Closing Information
The Westerville City Schools are closed for Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Please check this blog post for updates regarding additional closures and canceled events.
All evening activities have been canceled for Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Thank you.
Yours in Education
Kurt J. Yancey, Principal
School Closing Information
The Westerville City School District is closed January 6, 2014 due to inclement weather. Please continue to follow us on twitter and facebook to ensure you have up to date information.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24. Teenagers experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and other fears while growing up. For some teenagers, divorce, the formation of a new family with step-parents and step-siblings, or moving to a new community can be very unsettling and can intensify self-doubts. For some teens, suicide may appear to be a solution to their problems and stress.
Help Support a Warrior in Need
Aubrey, a courageous 15 year old scholar athlete at Westerville North High School, previously of Walnut Springs Middle School, has been diagnosed recently with Medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer. Please visit Aubrey's Angels on Facebook or the web site to read her story.
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.
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.
Music Festival, Walk-a-Thon & Campout
Join us for Dinner & Enjoy Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family!
- Inflatable Bouncy Houses
- Laser Tag
- Super Water Balloon Launchers
- 50/50 and iPad Raffles
Get Walk-a-Thon pledge forms & details at: