Westfall Summer Meal Program
Today and every day, we express sincere gratitude to our fallen heroes. We honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. As we remember those lost, we also thank those serving, those who have served, and the military families that support them.
We made it, Mustangs! It has been a challenging year, but we have learned a lot and persevered. Thank you for your patience and flexibility in making it a great year. Have a safe and restful summer!
REMINDER: Districtwide 2-hour early dismissal for all students on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Have a wonderful summer, Mustangs!
Thank you to our custodian, maintenance, and grounds crew for all of your hard work and dedication to keeping our schools safe, clean, and sanitized! Throughout the pandemic, they have been on the frontlines, disinfecting and deep cleaning our buildings, working tirelessly to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, ensuring that our schools are a safe learning environment for all students and staff. Their dedication has provided us the opportunity for full-time instruction, with activities and athletics being able to continue.
Open enrollment applications are due May 15! Applications and guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year are available on our website https://www.westfall.k12.oh.us/article/427172
Happy School Nurse Appreciation Day to the best there is! Today and every day, we are grateful for the thoughtful leadership and care that District Nurse Nancy Downing provides for our school. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Janet Wright and her dedicated assistance this year, improving the health of our students and staff. We applaud you both for the tremendous work you do and wish you, with great respect and admiration, a happy and well-deserved National School Nurse Day!
Enrollment ends May 15, 2021! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Learning Aid Ohio aims to provide in-person supplemental learning support for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or Section 504 plans during this unique school year. The program will offer each qualifying student $2,000 to spend on services this summer, ranging from academic supports to related services. Please visit https://www.learningohio.com/ for more information and to apply!
Today is National School Communicators Day! We all know how important communication is in promoting the accomplishments of our district, staff, and students. Thank you to Emily Clark for her role as our Director of Communications! -from Mr. Sheets
School Lunch Hero Day showcases the professionals who serve our students each day. This year, our Food Services staff has gone above & beyond the call of duty. Our community saw firsthand their extraordinary efforts of feeding students during COVID-19, truly earning them the title of School Lunch Heroes! We celebrate their efforts and give them our gratitude!
Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! The school year has been full of ups and downs, but the one constant has always been teachers' unwavering commitment to their students. Thank you TEACHERS for all you do. We appreciate you, today and everyday!
Learning Aid Ohio aims to provide in-person supplemental learning support for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or Section 504 plans during this unique school year. The program will offer each qualifying student $2,000 to spend on services this summer, ranging from academic supports to related services. Enrollment is open now through May 15, 2021. Please visit https://www.learningohio.com/ for more information and to apply!
Today is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day! Our bus drivers play an important role in the safety of our students. They dedicate their time and talent to ensure our students are transported safely to and from school and activities each day. They are unsung heroes in our Westfall community, and we appreciate them not only today but every day!
Teachers inspire curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. In the past year, they persevered despite the challenges thrown their way amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While thanking teachers should not be a once-a-year event, we have an opportunity with Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7, to share our gratitude. This year, more than ever, we owe them our thanks for their unwavering dedication and commitment to their students and families. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Today, principals are so much more than a face behind the desk. They are educators, mentors, collaborators, and leaders. They are the motivating force for students, teachers, and support staff. Setting the tone for their entire building, it’s their guidance and leadership that helps everyone succeed. On May 1, 2021, join us in saying thank you to these individuals who go above and beyond as part of National School Principals’ Day. We celebrate, appreciate, and value Mr. Patete, Mr. Fife, and Mr. Dennis for their dedication to student growth and learning and their support and instruction for staff.
One of our preschool classes celebrated Earth Day by learning about reducing, reusing, and recycling. They saved their milk cartons to paint and plant sunflower seeds.
Today, we celebrate Administrative Professionals' Day! We are happy to share this special day with our incredible team of administrative support staff. We want to take a moment and thank these six individuals for their hard work and dedication to Westfall Local Schools. Janet Adams (WES), Carole Moore (WES), Tish Chenoweth (WMS), Liz Durflinger (WHS), Tammee Kaminski (WHS Guidance), and Paula Dumm (District). These six ladies are the glue that helps keep our school together! They keep our buildings running smoothly, make sure students are where they are supposed to be, and always provide a friendly face for parents and community members when they enter our school. Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!
Do you know an outstanding teacher that deserves recognition? Nominate them for the 2021 Westfall Education Foundation Teacher Appreciation Grant https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfuHGiAxXJ4c3mQ4hf_3aAvBXxkh53E9rOr65yEapA3J0RaQ/viewform Nominations accepted until May 7, 2021. The teacher appreciation grant will be awarded to three teachers from each school, WES, WMS, & WHS, earning them grant funds that will be spent on classroom resources, directly impacting student needs.
Happy National Assistant Principals Day to Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Pentiuk, and Mrs. Kelley! Our Assistant Principals give their best to our Mustangs every day, and we are so grateful for their leadership. Thank you for always going above and beyond supporting our school and making a difference in our student's lives. We appreciate you!
Attention elementary parents! If you would like to register your child for the before or after-school childcare through the Pickaway County YMCA, registration begins Monday, April 12. For more details, please visit ymcacolumbus.org/before-after-school-care