2015, december, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

North grad soaking up Japanese life, culture

WESTERVILLE NEWSWednesday December 16, 2015 5:04 PMEighteen-year-old Westerville North High School graduate Rex Lundstrom is spending a gap year in Japan, thanks to the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club.In March, he won the Youth Exchange Scholarship, a merit-based program that covers the cost of room, board, tuition and a monthly stipend for one academic year of high school… Continue reading North grad soaking up Japanese life, culture

2015, november, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

Craft show fundraiser will feature homemade wares

Wednesday November 25, 2015 1:51 PMAnyone looking for handmade gifts this Christmas might find potential purchases at the 18th annual Gingerbread Cottage Craft Show, a fundraiser hosted by the Westerville South High School Instrumental Music Boosters.The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at the school, 303 S. Otterbein Ave.The Gingerbread Cottage… Continue reading Craft show fundraiser will feature homemade wares

2015, december, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

Board gives Kellogg, Griffith updated contracts

WESTERVILLE NEWSWednesday December 2, 2015 11:58 AMThe top two leaders in the Westerville City School District each received a thumbs-up and a revised contract from the school board.The school board Nov. 23 gave Superintendent John Kellogg a new five-year contract and amended his current contract as the result of a positive performance evaluation.Kellogg received a 3… Continue reading Board gives Kellogg, Griffith updated contracts

2015, november, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

Program empowers girls through running

Wednesday November 18, 2015 4:16 PMA group of students at Pointview Elementary School trained for a 5K race while learning about empowerment through the new Girls on the Run club.School secretary Molly Bussard is one of the club leaders."We want to empower and strengthen as many girls as possible. It's a great program for all… Continue reading Program empowers girls through running

2015, october, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

Levy renewal could help keep district in black

FIVE-YEAR FORECASTThursday October 29, 2015 2:45 PMAccording to the Westerville City School District's updated five-year forecast for fiscal years 2016-2020, as long as a renewal levy is passed in 2016, the district will be in the black.District Treasurer Bart Griffith presented the forecast at a Westerville Board of Education meeting Monday, Oct. 26.In fiscal 2018… Continue reading Levy renewal could help keep district in black

2015, october, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

Puritan witchcraft trial headed to Central stage

'THE CRUCIBLE'Thursday October 29, 2015 2:01 PMWesterville Central High School students are getting into the Halloween spirit of witchcraft with their fall play, Arthur Miller's The Crucible.More than 25 students star in the creepy drama, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 29-31, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.Theater Director… Continue reading Puritan witchcraft trial headed to Central stage

2015, october, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

Westerville South play lets small cast shine

WESTERVILLE NEWSThursday October 29, 2015 2:18 PMWesterville South High School is bringing some southern flair to Ohio with its fall show, The Miss Firecracker Contest.Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in the auditorium of the school, 303 S. Otterbein Ave.Tickets cost $6,… Continue reading Westerville South play lets small cast shine

2015, october, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

Cotter, Lawson say local control vital to district’s future

Wednesday October 21, 2015 9:48 AMRegardless of the outcome of the Nov. 3 election, the Westerville Board of Education will have some new members next year.Of the four candidates for two seats, only one -- Richard Bird -- is an incumbent. He was appointed in June 2014 to complete the term of longtime board member… Continue reading Cotter, Lawson say local control vital to district’s future

2015, october, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

Zombies will take stage in ‘Night of the Living Dead’

Friday October 23, 2015 1:10 PMZombies will invade Westerville North High School from Oct. 22-24 with performances of Night of the Living Dead.Director Tina Gleason said she chose Night of the Living Dead because she is a fan of film-noir movies and wanted to give students a platform to show their skills."This play allows us… Continue reading Zombies will take stage in ‘Night of the Living Dead’

2015, october, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

Marching Warriors’ show centers on building a home

Friday October 23, 2015 1:10 PMIn this year's competition show, Westerville North High School marching band members are showing audiences what it means to build a home.The show, "To Build a Home," explores the themes of constructing a house as well as figuratively creating a home.The first piece of music employed is John Adams' The… Continue reading Marching Warriors’ show centers on building a home