From Coach Mike Young: 2020-2021 upcoming Football season, interested participants, Jr High thru High School!! It seems as if we will be able to begin conditioning and strength training the middle to end of June with the Govenors permission?? I will be the HS & Co- Jr High coach for the upcoming season and moving forward. Any students who are interested, or who are curious in regards to playing this season please message the high school Facebook page or DM me directly. I know alot of you and I have already spoken, and are ready to get this season in motion! We need all who are interested and their friends and neighbors too!! Lets do this Western, no more questions about Friday night lights, lets make it a reality!!! GO INDIANS!!
Anyone interested in playing High School Volleyball for Western (will be in 9th-12th grade) in the fall, please contact me,(Jenny Wheeler) on Facebook with your name and what grade you will be in! Even if you played last year, please still contact me so I can get a rough estimate of interested girls! Thank you 🏐
2020 WHS Scholarship Recipients are as follows. Congratulations to all! Jadah Pearson- - Fluor –BWXT’s STEAM Scholarship $2,000 - Eddie Robbins Scholarship $1,000 - Western Scholarship $1,500 Maveric Ferneau- - Homer Dale Family Scholarship $250 - Alumni Scholarship $500 - Eddie Robbins Scholarship $1,000 - Western Scholarship $1,500 Terrell Francis- - Western Scholarship $1,500 Erika Gray- - Tristan Miller Music Scholarship $500 - Hydro-clean Give Back Scholarship $500 - OUC Excellence Scholarship- Full Tuition - Atomic Credit Union $500 - JB Wilson Chloe Legg- - Rotary Scholarship $1,000 - JB Wilson - Moose Lodge Scholarship $500 - Pike County Educational Assistance Fund $500 - Shawnee State University Excellence Scholarship- ½ tuition ($4,750 per year renewable) - Marshall University Board of Governors Scholarship $5000 Hanah Barnhart- - Western Scholarship $500 Shelden Richardson- - South Central Power Scholarship $1,000 Coleman Gibson- - Tristan Miller Music Scholarship $500 - Atomic Credit Union Scholarship $500 - Western Scholarship $500 Chelsey Penwell- - South Central Power Scholarship $1,000 - Atomic Credit Union $500 - Eddie Robbins Scholarship $1,000 - Western Scholarship $500 Broc Jordan- - Pepsi Athletic Scholarship $500 - John Blackburn/Sunfish Valley White Tail Scholarship $500 - Shawnee State University Blue & Gray Scholarship $2,750 per yr. renewable for 4 years - Marshall University – A. Michael Perry Scholarship $2,500 - Campbell University- $20,000 a year renewable scholarship and $2,000 Scott- Ellis Scholarship for housing scholarship - Eddie Robbins Scholarship $1,000 - Western Scholarship $1,500 Carigan Haggy- - Pepsi Athletic Scholarship $500 - 4 H Advisory Scholarship $1,000 - Sibling Scholarship for Shawnee State University $500 per yr. for a total of $2,000 - Homer Dale Smith Family Scholarship - $250 - 4 H Alumni Scholarship $500 - Pike Community Fund $250 - Sonny Brewster Memorial Scholarship $500 - First National Bank $2,000 per yr. renewable - Western Scholarship $1,450 - Eddie Robbins Scholarship $1,000 CTC Western Awards Brooklyn Daniel - Shawnee State University Business 12 credit hours Draden Davis – National Technical Honor Society, CCP 5 hours Chemistry, Career Tech. CT2 College Credit 4 hours Jack Heffner– National Technical Honor Society, Top Building & Maintenance Student Emma Jones - Shawnee State University Business 12 credit hours Beronica Logan - Shawnee State University Business 15 credit hours Caitlin Mullins - Business Management Scholarship $250, Shawnee State University Business 15 credit hours Mary Tong - Shawnee State University Business 3 credit hours Tyanna Turner - Shawnee State University Business 15 credit hours
Hello students and parents. We are trying to hand out all awards both academic and athletic on one day for each grade. This way, students and parents only have to come in once. Please wear clothing that you’d like to get your picture taken in. Your picture will be included on our virtual awards video. The following students will come in on their specified days: *All athletic awards are high school. *All HS Boys and Girls basketball, HS cheerleaders, HS softball, Baseball, and Track athletic awards will be given out when students come in to take their picture for academic awards. (Please refer to the day your grade comes in below.) *Times are 9am-1pm each day. Tuesday, May 26 juniors and seniors can come in to get their picture taken with their athletic awards and their academic awards. Diplomas can be picked up as well with a student signature. Wednesday, May 27 will be ninth and 10th graders. Thursday, May 28 will be seventh and eighth graders. *All students will be contacted individually for academic awards if they are receiving them. *All 8th graders need to come in on their day (May 28th) for 8th grade graduation pictures. If you have any questions, please contact the high school or message the high school Facebook page.
Attention all students K-12 Last Thursday we posted on our Western Elementary Facebook page asking two questions about internet service. That post has been removed. We are not sure why or how that happened. We just posted this again on the district and elementary FB pages. If you already answered the questions through FB messenger, you do not have to resend. However, if you commented on the post, you will need to answer the questions again. We apologize for any inconveniences. Please answer the following questions for ALL current students in your home (even those who just graduated). 1. Do students at this address have home Internet Connectivity? If yes, what type? Satellite, wireless, Frontier/Spectrum 2. Do students at this address have home access to a device to connect to the Internet? If yes, what type? Phone, desk top computer, laptop, I Pad. We need a response ASAP. You can message the school through FB messenger or call 740-493-2881. If no one answers, please leave a message. Again, this is for EVERY current student in our district.
Youth league softball and baseball update The Western Youth league committee is disappointed to inform you, that we will be canceling spring baseball and softball. We are also grateful for all of the parents, coaches and players support and patience throughout this difficult time. We want to make sure we are doing what’s best for our kids and community, and with everything going on we feel canceling is the only option. Unfortunately shirts and hats have already been purchased and are non-refundable. We will be adding a $25 credit for kids to play next year. If for any reason your child doesn’t play next year we will give you the $25 in a refund after signups. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that everyone understands that we are doing the best we can to keep everyone safe. We will be at the school Tuesday May 12th 5-7 Wednesday 13th 9-12pm so you can pick up your child’s shirt, hats and parent shirts that were ordered! We will be set up in the JUNIOR HIGH BUBBLE. Please call or message Lisa Knisley ( 740-648-9608) if these times do not work for you! Please do not call the school.
Primary/elementary families There are still several students who have not turned in work and/or picked up their belongings. We are extending the date for both to Wed. May 13th. Work can be turned in two ways: 1. Emailing completed work to teachers 2. Dropping off completed work to the school and placing in the bin. The office will be open Monday-Friday from 8-3:00 for student belonging pick up. However, school work can be dropped off at any time and placed in the bin. There is also a table outside with lost and found items. We realize this is a lot on the families and students. However, we are asking for an effort to be made on the work. The teachers are available to answer any questions you have.
This is a reminder to all students in grades 7-12 that all work for the last nine weeks is due today. There is a student drop box outside in front of the high school office for you to drop your work in. Also, please remember that lockers have been cleaned out. Student belongings are in the front high school office if you have not yet picked up your things out of your lockers. Please call ahead if you would like to come and pick up your belongings.
Just a reminder today, Fri. May 8th, is the last day to pick up student belongings for students in grades K-6. We will be here until 1:00p.m. today. Today is also the due date for work sent home the week of April 6. There is a black tub outside the office door if you need to turn in papers, or you can email pictures to the teachers.
Western primary/elementary students Reminder: you can pick up your child’s belongings tomorrow and Friday from 9-1:00. 5th/6th your items have been bagged and can be picked up in the main office. Also all work needs to be turned in by Friday, May 8th.
The following is a message concerning our academic banquet, academic awards ceremonies, 8th grade graduation, and 2020 prom. We are in the process of preparing awards for the academic banquet, awards day ceremony and 8th grade graduation. All awards and certificates have been ordered and are being printed out. Awards and certificates will be given out by appointment. Students will have their picture taken with their awards/certificates and will be posted on our school Facebook pages. Any student who cannot get their picture taken with their certificates will have them mailed home. Some senior scholarships have been pushed back so we are going to hold off until we can have as many scholarship recipients in as possible in order to accurately represent each students actual awards. We are still holding out hope that we can still have 2020 prom in some form. We will let students know as soon as possible what our plans are. It is postponed indefinitely but it has not been canceled in hopes that we will be able to have this special event for our seniors.
Dear students, parents and guardians, To the class of 2020, “The Class that Couldn’t be Stopped.” We apologize that we couldn’t get a detailed plan out to you earlier but the directions for graduation from Governor Dewine were very fast-changing and we are just now able to get a detailed plan in place. Seniors, a letter explaining the specifics of graduation is being sent out Monday. We have gone through many different possible plans and scenarios in order to determine the best possible way to honor our graduates while also keeping the social distancing requirements in place in order to keep everyone safe. We believe that we have found the best way to accomplish both goals and get as close to a typical graduation ceremony as possible. * We will be hosting a 2020 graduation parade where graduates will arrive in their caps and gowns for a parade throughout the community prior to the graduation ceremony on Friday, May 15th. More specific information on the parade will follow shortly. This our way of honoring our seniors. This will be a very special time for everyone in the community to show up to wish them well and let them know how much we support, appreciate and love our graduates. * WHS is hosting a drive-in style graduation beginning at 6:30pm on Friday, May 15th. Graduate’s vehicles will enter and park according to the following order: Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Class President. Students will be parked alphabetically following Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Class President. * The letter being sent out Monday will have 2 tickets in it. Each senior may have two vehicles attend. Graduates must not ride together but must ride in their own vehicles. Vehicle drivers will present the tickets when entering the parking lot in the back of the high school where the graduation will take place. Each vehicle must have a ticket when entering the parking lot. We would like to have more people attend but this is all that our parking lot will allow while still maintaining social distancing rules. Saying two vehicles allows for more people to possibly attend per graduate and family while not limiting to a certain number of persons. * Vehicles will line up when the time comes in the order that graduates will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. One at a time, seniors will get out of their car in front of the stage which will be outside in front of the back high school gym entrance. The graduate’s name will be announced as they walk across the stage and receive their diploma. The family may get out of the vehicle to take pictures during this time. Only individuals from the two vehicles designated by the graduate are permitted to get out to take pictures when the graduate walks across the stage. Professional pictures will be taken on the stage as the senior receives their diploma and another picture of the graduate will be taken after they step off the stage. Picture packets will be provided and collected before the graduate walks across the stage. * After pictures are taken, the graduate will get back into their vehicle and drive back around to their orginal parking spot until all the graduates have received their diplomas. * We will have professional videos being taken both from ground view and from above weather permitting, which will be posted on our school social media pages. * As the graduation concludes, graduates will step out of their cars when given the direction, to switch their tassels to the other side of their cap to signify their new title of official 2020 graduate of Western High School. * There will be a video of the graduation ceremony made available to all graduates. Congratulations to each and every graduate! You are an amazing group of young ladies and gentlemen. We couldn’t be more proud of you for handling these tough situations with so much grace and dignity. You will always stand out among the classes as the “class that couldn’t be stopped”. You will go on to amazing things and do amazing things even though you had to endure tough disheartening situations your senior year, you will continue to rise above it. If anyone has questions after you receive your letters in the mail, please don’t hesitate to call. Ms. Gast- High school principal: 740-493-2514 Mr. Brewster- Superintendent: 740-493-3113
Student belonging pick up information: 1. Grades Pre-K through 4th grade: families may pick up belongings beginning Monday May 4th-Friday May 8th from 9:00-1:00. You will need to ring the bell and give the secretary the names of who you are picking up for and we will bring the items out to you. 2. There are x’s marked on the sidewalk starting at the door. Please be mindful of social distancing. 3. Grades 5th & 6th: students will need to come to the school to clean out their lockers on Monday and/or Tuesday from 9-1:00. They will use the 5th/6th grade step entrance and come in one at a time. Again, using the x’s on the sidewalk for social distancing. 4. We will also have an evening pick up for all students on Tuesday, May 5th from 5:00-7:00. If you have any questions please contact us at 740-493-2881 on Monday.
Hello seniors! This message is to let you know that we have important letters about graduation going out Monday. These letters will have the tickets included (2 per graduate). Each graduate may have two vehicles for family to attend. The letters will have the two tickets in them that MUST be presented when pulling in the school parking lot. One for the car that the graduate will be in and one extra car. No more than two vehicles per graduate will be permitted because that’s all the room we will have for parking with staying within the social distancing guidelines. *Also, we need each graduate to send us your t-shirt size. ASAP! We need it no later than Monday! You can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or message the high school Facebook page. Make sure to include your first and last name and t-shirt size. *We have more announcements coming Monday with some fun end-of-the-year plans so stay tuned!
Friday, April 24th An update concerning student work, student belongings, and awards. 1. Students will not receive any additional work. Please complete the work that was given to you for April. The deadline has been extended to May 8th. 2. Our teachers are coming in next week to clear their rooms and bag student belongings, The following week, May 4th-8th, families may come to pick up these belongings from 9-1:00. 3. ATTENTION 5th/6th grade students: you will be responsible for cleaning out your lockers. 5th grade students are asked to come on Monday-May 4th and 6th grade on Tuesday-May 5th. If you have a child in both grades, they can come on the same day. You will use the 5th/6th entrance in front of the school. Mrs. Whitt will be there to monitor and only one student at a time will be allowed to enter. 4. Citizenship awards, Principal's award, and perfect attendance trophies will be given when students pick up their belongings. 5. Mrs.Thompson is currently working with the pre-school and kindergarten teachers to finalize a plan for Pre-K and K graduations. Thank you, Mrs. Whitt
Hello to all of our wonderful students that we are missing so much!!! *This is the student Schedule to clean out lockers. (You may turn your packet work in on these days too but you have until May 8th. Can enter the building each day from 9am-1pm. Monday April 27th: Juniors and Seniors Come to the back entrance of the senior hallway entrance (the hallway where your lockers are) in the back to enter the building. You can park in the back parking lot. Tuesday, April 28th: 10th Grade, enter through the back entrance of the senior hallway entrance in the back. You can park in the back parking lot. Wednesday, April 29th: 9th Grade, (enter through the junior high doors in the front of the building. You can park in the front high school parking lot. Someone will be in the junior high doorway entrance to let you in.) Thursday, April 30th: 8th Grade, (enter through the junior high doors in the front of the building. You can park in the front high school parking lot. Someone will be in the junior high doorway entrance to let you in.) Friday, May 1st: 7th Grade, (enter through the junior high doors in the front of the building. You can park in the front high school parking lot. Someone will be in the junior high doorway entrance to let you in.) *If you cannot come on your scheduled day, contact the school and we'll make arrangements for you to come in. Thank you and we will get information out soon about how we will be doing end of the year awards. Take care and be safe!
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This message is for all students in grades 7-12. Students should either be working on packets or they should be working online. All work is due by May 8th. If you have packets to turn in, you may turn them in the dropbox which is in front of the high school office entrance. Students will be graded based on their effort to complete and turn in their work. Obviously, we cannot give a grade to someone who does not make an effort to complete their assignments and turn in their class work. All the work is review because we realize that new content would be very difficult for students to complete without regular classroom access to their teacher and we want to make sure that students are retaining what they’ve learned to some extent this year.p If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the high school office from 8 AM to 1 PM or message us through the high school Facebook page and we will get back to you. College Credit students, please make sure you are completing your work as you normally would for college credit. We miss you all greatly and hope you’re all doing well. Take care and be safe.
This message is for any 10th grade student planning on attending the Career and Technology Center next school year. The CTC is sending applications out to all students who completed a Hands on Day application. Families, please be looking for these applications in the mail! Thank you!
Attention seniors! Please send to: email@example.com This is for your yearbooks! We are trying to get as many pictures as we can! Please email a caption (what you’d like the picture to say or who the picture has in it) with it too. 1. Order yearbooks by May 20, 2020. www.walsworthyearbooks.com 2. Ms. Mohr needs Softball, Baseball, Track, and Powerlifting pictures from your high school years. 3. Prom memory pictures from previous years.
The following message is for any student who wants to take college credit classes next school year through Shawnee State University. ————————————————- COVID-19 Update: We understand that many people still need to take the Accuplacer exam in order to start as new students (if you are over 21), take College Credit Plus courses, or to test out of the Bridge Program. In order to help protect our staff and prospective students from the coronavirus, we are currently only able to conduct Accuplacer exams online. Your exam will be given through Zoom and proctored by a Shawnee State Testing Proctor. To take the exam you must have access to a quiet room where you can be alone, a computer with a webcam and a microphone, and reliable internet access. If you do not have these items, unfortunately, you cannot take the Accuplacer exam at this time. You can take your exam: Monday: 1pm-5pm Tuesday: 1pm-5pm Wednesday: 1pm-5pm Thursday: 8am-12pm Friday: 2pm-6pm Saturday: 8am-12pm You can register for the exam by going to: https://calendly.com/shawneestatetesting. We have limited space each day, so please select a different day if your first choice is not available. After you register, you will be e-mailed a list of instructions for how to take your exam. If you have any questions, please e-mail Rebecca Childers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Success Center at 740-351-3594.
Good morning primary and elementary families! The office will be closed today for Good Friday. Packets can be picked up next week Monday-Friday from 8:00-1:00. Also starting next week food service will be on Monday and Thursday only, same time 11:00-12:00. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter! Mrs. Whitt & Mrs. Thompson
Reminder for high school students!Students may choose to do online work or packet work. They do not have to do both. If your student is choosing to do packet work, tomorrow is the last day for any junior high/high school student to pick up a packet. Packets can be picked up from 9am to 1pm tomorrow. Call the high school office with any questions or concerns. There will be someone in the office from 9am to 1 pm. This work is required and will be graded. This work will count for the last nine weeks grade. All work is due by May 8th or before and must be put in the dropbox in front of the high school office. Thank you and have a wonderful Easter! Stay safe.
Reminder to K-6th grade families. Student work packets can be picked up Tuesday-Friday from 8:00-1:00. We will also have pick up tomorrow evening, Tues, from 5:00-8:PM. The work in the packet will be graded so it’s very important that your child receives the packet. Thank you! Stay safe!
This is just a reminder about hot meal pick up tomorrow and Wednesday from 11 to 12:00 for those on the food service list. We will not have food service on Friday but will give extra on Wednesday to cover until the following Monday. As always if you are in need of food and not on the list please contact Mr. Brewster at 740-222-8311
*This reminder is for students in grades 7-12. *We will have your packets (please remember, this work is required and will be graded for your final 9 weeks grades) ready for pickup Monday through Friday of this week only from 9 am-1 pm each day. *If you are completing your work online, you do not need to pick up a packet. *Students on the food service plan will have packets ready with their food. *Please park in the front high school parking lot and come to the front high school entrance to pick up your packets. *As always, to keep everyone safe we are practicing social distancing. Please send one person for each family to the front high school entrance. Please stay in your vehicle until it’s your turn to get your packet. We have packets by name and grade ready to go. If these times of pick up do not work for you, please call the high school office 740-493-2514 and we will find another time that works. Thank you.
Reminder to parents of students in K-6th Student work packets can be picked up this week Monday through Friday from 8:00 until 1:00 and Tuesday from 5 until 8 PM. You will use the intercom to let the secretary know who you were picking up for and she will hand the packet to you. If you come to the school and someone is already at the door please wait in your car until they are back in their car. If you are part of the food service, you will receive your packets with your food. ALL K-6 Students will need a packet and the work will be graded. Instructions are in the packet as far as how to return the work to the teachers. Thank you! Stay safe.
This is just a reminder about hot meal pick up today from 11 to 12. Same process as we’ve been doing. If you need food service and aren’t on the list please contact me at 740-222-8311.
Junior high and high school students, your teachers have been trying to contact you. Some of you have either talked to your teachers or have communicated through email. Please check your school emails and responses as soon as possible. We are trying to find out which students have high speed internet and which students will need to pick up a packet. Thank you.
This message is for all students who plan to take college classes for the 2020-21 school year. All students must declare their intent to participate in College credit plus by April 1 each year, even if they participated last year. If you have not completed this form this school year, Please print the form from our website, complete, and mail to Western High School Guidance 7959 State Route 124 Latham, Ohio 45646.
Based on the governor’s new recommendations we will not be delivering the power packs until further notice. However, the power packs will be ready for pick up from 11 to 1 in the bubble area in front of the junior high gym. We want to make sure all of our students get food while at the same time maintaining the safety of our staff members and complying with orders from the state government. We are permitted to do this because we are in the act of helping others. The powerpacks will be available to all students who are on the list and have been receiving them from 11 to 1 tomorrow. Anyone who is unable to pick up the power packs due to an unavoidable situation please message me through Facebook or call 740-493-3113 after 8 AM tomorrow.
There are now Facebook pages for 2nd and 3rd grade families where teachers will post educational materials, videos and information for your students. The pages are called Western Indians 2nd grade Western Indians 3rd grade
There are now Facebook pages for our kindergarten and 1st grades where teachers will post educational materials, videos and information for your students. The pages are called Western Indians kindergarten Western Indians 1st grade
We have prepared hot meals for all students who have requested food service during our time off of school. This is only for people who have requested the service or who already receive power packs each week. If you do not receive power packs but are in need of food during our time off school please contact me at 740-493-3113 or through our Facebook page and we will get you added to the list. Pick up time today is from 11 until 1 PM at the back of the elementary building. Again if you need service but have not requested it yet please do so so we can get you on the list. I will be sending out additional messages to keep people informed of other food service opportunities.
CCP (College credit students), we have chrome books in the high school office for you to sign out. They will be available today until 3 PM today. After that, you will need to schedule a time to come and pick them up. College classes online are continuing as planned. If you need Internet access and do not have it available to you at home, please contact the board office at 740-493-3113 or message us through the high school Facebook page.
Educational packets can be picked up for students in K-12 grades in the office on the following days/times. JH/HS students Your packets will be ready beginning tomorrow Tuesday 12-3:00 and Wednesday 8:00-3:00 Primary/elementary students can pick up packets on Tuesday & Wednesday from 8-3:00. We will not be mailing packets, you will have to pick them up at the school. They do not have to be returned to school.
To help serve the health needs of our community, the SOMC Western Family Practice, located at 7959 State Route 124, Latham will remain open during this extended break. They can be reached by calling 740-493-1800. The clinic is open to the public, and its hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you’d like to request food services for your Western student(s), please fill out the link below. We will be in contact with you soon. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetYHlTstnHYUSOLC3rDz3SebfTBdNfjnSWKvEXhxceblw8gw/viewform
To our students and parents, we have created a post on our high school Facebook page which has links to websites that students can use to keep up on what they’ve already learned this year and to review. This list is from our junior high and high school teachers. I will continue to update as I get information from teachers. Let me know if you need anything printed off on a paper copy by messaging the high school page and I’ll get it to you! Thank you and take care everyone!
All practices have been canceled for the upcoming week. No practices next week.
Right now we have very limited information beyond the fact that school will be canceled for the next three weeks. Our first day back will be April 6 as of now. We have a meeting tomorrow with all the superintendents in Ross and Pike Counties. After that I will have much more information, hopefully. I don’t have an answer for questions about athletics or musicals or anything else in reality, unfortunately! As soon as I get information I will relay it to you. I know this is all crazy and new and concerning so I will do my best to keep you updated not only about school issues but also about precautions and advice from health officials. You can follow the Pike County General Health District Facebook page for updated information.
I should’ve added this to the earlier call but I forgot. Students will also be out on Tuesday for the primary election. We were going to have a professional development day on March 20 anyway. It has been scheduled for the entire school year but due to the primary election using our school as a polling place we changed the date and will be closed on Tuesday in order to allow the public to use our school as a polling place with no interference in the educational process. There will be no school on Friday or Tuesday but students will be going to school on March 20.
Due to a sharp increase in the number of flu cases in the past week we will be closing on Friday in order to give our custodians a chance to thoroughly clean both buildings. We’ve had at least 21 confirmed flu cases in just the elementary building since Friday morning. We had 100 students out today with 71 being in the elementary building. This has nothing to do with the coronavirus but it has everything to do with the flu which has definitely had a major impact on us throughout the winter. We hope that giving the kids an extra day away from each other will reduce the spread. If you have kids who are showing any signs please don’t send them to school. We have kids coming to school every single day with a fever over 100 when they walk in the building. That is just causing this to go on and on. Believe me if your kid is sick we will work with you on the attendance side so please keep them home so they can get better and not make anyone else sick.
Hat Day Tomorrow! Bring $1 and wear your hat all day! All proceeds go to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters!
PreK-6th Grade Dr. Seuss Literacy Night this evening from 6:00-7:00.0
SOMC Western Family Practice will be closed today from 11:15-1:15 due to a staff meeting. Sorry for any inconvenience.
We apologize for the inconvenience but due to an unexpected bus situation we’re going to have to do a short double route for Marvin Mustard‘s bus number 10. Students who ride his bus will be arriving home around 20 to 30 minutes later than normal. Penny May will be taking Marvin‘s kids after she runs her route. We are getting her out of here at a soon as possible to minimize the change in drop off time.
Seniors, Herff Jones will be at the High School Friday morning (and then go to the CTC) to pass out graduation items. If you have paid your balance you will be able to take home your items. If you still owe a balance, it will remain at the high school until it is paid. Please see Mrs. Schuler is you have any questions.
News for primary/elementary: Week of March 2nd-6th BOOK FAIR Homerooms will go to the book fair on their scheduled library day. Monday-Durham, Hamilton, Mosteller, Crace Tuesday-Riggs, Triplett, Taylor, S.Morgensen, Richardson, Henderson, Masters, Rhoades Wednesday-Savely, Wayland, Wells,Williams, Walls, Pernell, Setty Thursday-Edler, McClay, Davis, Leeth, Durham, Greene, Crace Dr. Seuss Week Pre K-3rd Monday-Wear your favorite hat and black and white Tuesday-Wear a shirt you can read and or crazy glasses Wednesday-Wacky Wednesday-Dress silly-backwards, inside out, etc. Thursday-Wear silly or mismatched socks Friday-Wear the color green 4th-6th-Focus on Oh the Places You'll Go Monday-Favorite Dr. Seuss Characters Tuesday-Mexican attire Wednesday-Hawaiian attire Thursday-Chinese attire Friday-Afarian safari attire Monday Musical Practice 3-4:30 Full Cast Tuesday LEAD 5th Musical Practice 3-4:30 Full Cast Wednesday Credit Union LEAD 4th Musical Practice 3-4:30 Full cast Thursday LEAD 3rd/6th Musical Practice 3-4:30 Full Cast Literacy Night 6-7:00 Grades Pre K-6th Friday Spring Pictures Musical Practice 3-4:00 Full Cast Looking ahead Tuesday, March 17th-No School, Professional development day for staff. Aladdin the Musical, Friday March 27th at 6:00 and Saturday, March 28th 2:00 & 6:00
Do to the to the potential for black ice we will be having a two hour delay for February 27, 2020. Most of what I’m seeing on the road is standing water and hasn’t frozen but there is a potential for those places to freeze as it gets more toward daylight. There are some definite slick spots out there but I’m afraid they will get worse as it drops a few degrees before daylight so in the name of safety we’re going to have a two hour delay
We are having a practice lockdown drill this morning at 9:30. All of your students have been informed and we have explained the process in detail to the younger students. This is just a notification to parents so if you hear anything about a lockdown you will know it is a drill. The sheriffs office has been notified, also.
7th grade student, Piper Martin will be representing Western High School at the Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication Region 1 Spelling Bee on March 21. Congratulations and good luck!
There will be a Lady Indian Softball Parent/player meeting tomorrow evening after practice at 5:30 in the middle school gym.
Western Local Board of Education meeting 2/18 @ 6pm.
All biddy basketball kids (boys & girls) will be recognized tonight at the high school game, between the JV and varsity games. They will get in free and they need to wear their t-shirt. Please arrive by 6:30. Championship game tomorrow 10:00 in the JH gym Lakers vs Warriors. FINAL summer baseball and softball sign up tomorrow from 9-11:00 in the JH bubble.
I didn't do a very good job of explaining our situation on the phone last night. I was making the call from a ballgame and trying to get it out quickly in order to make it better for parents and kids. Please let me clarify our situation Our primary reason for cancelling is because of the combination of school staff, bus driver, and student illnesses. This is the worst that combination has been. The elementary absences are actually down a little but the high school absences were up yesterday, as were the number of high school students leaving due to illness. If it weren't for the number of bus drivers out sick we would not have cancelled. We were definitely on the borderline but that was the deciding factor. I have bus drivers that would drive on their deathbeds if I asked them to but it's not fair to them or the kids to have them driving when they're sick. There are 7 high school staff members who are sick in addition to the 5 bus drivers. I also want to clarify the CTC open house situation. The open house is at the CTC. It has nothing to do with us. I was letting our kids and parents know that the CTC still wants our kids to come to the open house tonight. They didn't want our kids to think they couldn't come because we're closed. The open house is for any student interested in going to the CTC next year. I'm sorry I didn't clearly explain. I knew the sophomores would understand what I was meaning. I didn't think about people thinking we were having an open house here. I apologize for the confusion. I also understand there will always be different opinions about continuing athletic activities when school is closed. Of the 65 students out yesterday at the high school, none were high school basketball players or cheerleaders. If you would like to call me and chew on me about the decision to continue athletic events when we're closed please feel free to do so. My number is 740 493 3113. Believe me, I see both sides. I will do my best to explain all sides of the situation. If you want an answer then a personal call or message is the only way to do that. I do want to reiterate that this closure is as much about busing and sick staff members as the total number of students sick. We are hoping that this long weekend combined with some colder weather will help.
WHS Art Club Fundraiser!! This FRIDAY!! February 14 at the Western High School Boy’s Basketball Game!! Come “bail” out your favorite staff member, or pay money to keep them in! Prisoners will be taken into “custody” by our Art Police during the reserve halftime! 100% of the proceeds go directly to our students’ NYC trips! Thank you for supporting our students and the Arts in our schools!!
Youth League announcements 1. Boys biddy basketball games are still on for this evening to be held in the JH gym 6:00 Lakers vs Nets 7:00 Cavs vs Warriors 2. Summer baseball and softball sign ups this evening from 6-8:00 in the Jr high bubble. 3. Biddy Basketball pictures are in and can be picked up this evening from 6-8:00 in the Jr high bubble. Those not picked up will be sent home with students on Tuesday.
Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel Thursday and Friday due to illness. Today was the worst day of the year so far at the high school. Had over 110 kids out with lots leaving sick. Hopefully these two days plus the three day weekend will get everything cleared out. The CTC open house is still on for our students for tomorrow night.
If any area schools cancel tomorrow, the spelling bee will be rescheduled for the 18th of this month.
We are having school tomorrow!!! Hoping the flu has left Latham!! If your student exhibits any signs of the flu please keep them home. Hoping to get back on track tomorrow. Please send us your flu-free children! There are lots of illnesses going around. Better to be safe.
Girls biddy basketball is cancelled for today due to back road conditions. It will be moved to next Saturday, Feb 15th.
Since our original date for homecoming was canceled (visiting school canceling due to illness) our homecoming queen and her court will be announced at the February 12th game against Green.
Basketball schedule changes: The rescheduled high school boys game against Green that was to be played tonight has been rescheduled once again (due to Green’s students still dealing with flu)- will now be played Feb 12th. New Boston also had to cancel the jr high game for today due to too many out sick.
Homecoming update: The homecoming ceremony will start at 7pm this Saturday, February 1st. The ceremony will be held in the high school gym. The homecoming dance will follow the homecoming ceremony and will be held in the high school cafeteria as already planned. The homecoming ceremony will also take place again on Tuesday, February 4th at the rescheduled Green game.
I apologize for messing this up. I should have gotten it right the first time but I wasn’t really prepared to do this tonight. We will have the homecoming ceremony and dance on Saturday night. There will not be a game. We will get details out to the kids first thing tomorrow morning about how it will all work and whether or not they want to redo the ceremony at our last home game. Either way we will be having our homecoming ceremony and dance on Saturday night. It’s impossible to make everyone happy in this situation so I am choosing to think about the kids who have spent lots of time and money preparing for Saturday night. We did this one other time and it worked out fine.
There’s a possibility that we could have a dance on Saturday night and do the whole thing then. We will talk about it in the morning and let students know as soon as possible. We will meet with all the kids in the homecoming first thing in the morning and make a decision and let everyone know.
I should know better than to make an announcement from home without looking at the schedule. We are away next Friday night. We will reschedule the homecoming game and dance for the night we play East. We will confirm everything in the morning and let the students know. Sorry for the inconvenience. We tried our best to work it out but were unable to.
We just received a message from the athletic director at Green high school. Due to a flu outbreak and school being canceled they have canceled our game for tomorrow night. Their district policy doesn’t allow them to travel if they don’t have school. I wanted to get the message out as soon as possible so kids would know tonight that the homecoming game and dance have been postponed. The plan is to have both next Friday night. We will confirm that tomorrow morning and give students the details.
Tomorrow is Mathlete vs. Athlete for Homecoming week!
Saturday Biddy ball and picture information Pictures in high school gym 10:00 Cavs 10:15 Nets (game Cavs vs Nets 10:30) 10:30 2nd/3rd girls (they will have ball after pictures until 12:00) 11:00 Warriors 11:15 Celtics 11:30 Lakers 11:45 4th-6th girls pictures 12:00 Celtics vs Lakers game
Senior baby pictures and senior wills are past due. Ms. Mohr needs them by 01/31/2020
The Western Local Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7pm on Monday, January 13 in the Richard H. Walls boardroom.
Reminders: there will be no game tonight. It has been moved to January 15th due to New Boston needing to change the date. This coming Saturday is a super Saturday and also our Hall of Fame night. Games on Saturday will begin at 4:30 pm against Paint Valley. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place between the boys and girls varsity games. Also, please bring cash to bid on Silent Action fundraiser items to benefit our National Honor Society. Many of the baked goods have been donated by some of our best cooks in the community! They will be well worth the bidding!
Sorry for the second text but I have a correction. The open house is 3 to 7 tonight. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is shortly after three but they will be open until seven for the open house.
Just a reminder about the open house for the SOMC Western clinic tonight from 3-5. I think people will be shocked when they see it in person. Please come out and see the clinic and meet the staff. Also, we mailed home consent forms to every student. The form must be filled out before your student can be treated so please look for them in the mail if you have not already received it. If you don’t want to return them advance that’s fine but please keep the form on hand in case it is needed in the future.
Girls and boys info for Saturday, Jan 4th Girls 2nd & 3rd grade 10:00-11:30 elementary gym 4th-6th 12:00-2:00 high school gym Boys games JH gym Warriors vs Lakers 10:00 Nets vs Celtics 12:00
Western High School boys basketball has a schedule change. The game scheduled for 1/10 has been moved to 1/15. We will play a freshman game at 5 followed by jv and varsity
Western will not have a Jr High boys or girls basketball game today 1/2. This cancellation is due to Glenwood being unable to play.
We will not have a jr high boys or girls game tonight.
Holiday Classic Game information: Friday, Dec. 27th JV tournament held at Western Western vs. Alexander 12:00, Piketon vs. Waverly after Varsity will play at Waverly, Downtown gym Western vs. Alexander 6:00, Piketon vs. Waverly after Saturday, Dec. 28th JV games will begin at 10:00, consolation game, followed by the championship game Varsity games will be played at 2:00 & 4:00 due to the evening Ohio State football game. Monday, Dec. 30th Varsity girls will play Eastern at 6:00 @ Piketon High School in the consolation game.
2 hour delay for tomorrow. Monday 12/16
Just a reminder that the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will begin tonight at 5:30 PM in the high school cafeteria. The tree lighting will begin at 6 o’clock but we will have activities for kids in the cafeteria starting at 5:30 and then Santa Claus will be showing up during the tree lighting and will be available for pictures with kids after the tree lighting ceremony is finished outside
WHS Christmas Band Concert is today at 3pm. Come on out and support them. They have worked very hard. 🌲❤️💚 On behalf of all the high school we’d like to wish them good luck in their performance. We know it will be amazing! Thank you Mr. Cooper for all the time and effort in preparing them!
Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no freshman boys game Friday 12/6.
Junior High fall sports awards will be December 11th at 2pm
Reminder to students in K-6th grade: Batman will be here tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec 3rd for an assembly. You may dress like your favorite superhero! 🦸🏼♀️🦸🏻♂️
Penguin Patch Holiday Shop info. Students in Pre-K-6th will have the opportunity to shop for their friends and families for Christmas. Here is when each homeroom will be going: Tuesday-Durham, Riggs, Williams, Leeth, Morgensen, Setty, Mosteller, Crace Wednesday-Wayland, Richardson, Greene, Henderson, Rhoades, Pernell, Masters Thursday-Triplett, Walls, Wells, Taylor, Davis, Hamilton Friday-Edler (Hatfield), Savely, McClay
Reminder: Thanksgiving break starts tomorrow. Students will return to school on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd. From the staff of Western Local School District we would like to wish our students and their families a Happy Thanksgiving!🍁🍽🦃
Regular board meeting November 25 at 6 PM in the Richard Walls board room.
Athletic pictures and retakes will be Nov. 19th starting at 7:45. We will be doing our sports pictures first so CTC students can get to school at a decent time.
No school 11/12/2019 for Western Local Schools.
Due to some very slick spots on our hills we will be operating on a two hour delay. I know it’s way too early to start this crap but I am on some major ice right now so there’s not much of an option!!
Fall picture retakes will be tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov 12th for all grades as well as winter sports pictures for Jr. high and high school students.
Trunk or treat tonight from 6-8:00 in the elementary gym.
WHAT’S HAPPENING @ WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL TUES. NOV. 5 PD DAY – NO STUDENTS WED. NOV. 6 ASVAB RESULTS IN RM. 101 @ 8:30. HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS BANQUET @ 6:00 THUR. NOV. 7 VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY/BREAKFAST. EARLY DISMISSAL P/T CONFERENCE 1:00-8:00 FRI. NOV. 8 NO SCHOOL! UPCOMING EVENTS: NOV. 11 – NO SCHOOL
Click link to see the Western Local Schools activity calendar. https://westernlocalschools.gofmx.com/calendar?date=2019-10-18
Reminder Tuesday’s Red Ribbon Theme High school theme: Decade Day Primary/elementary theme: Future Career
Red Ribbon Week Themes Monday - Wear Red/Hat Day Tuesday - Decade Day Wednesday - Hillbilly/Camo Day Thursday - Costume Day Friday - Favorite Jersey Day
http://redribbon.org/ This week is Red Ribbon Week at Western. Click on the link for information. Elementary Themes Monday-wear red, silly hats/socks Tuesday-Future career day Wednesday-PJ day Thursday-Costume Day Friday-Team Spirit Day
Grade cards will be out Friday, October 25th!!
Reminder that our awesome 3rd Grade students will be taking their state English Language Arts Test on Tuesday, October 22 & Thursday, October 24. Attendance and a positive attitude are important on both of these days.
Just a reminder that we will be dismissing school for all students tomorrow at 12:30. CTC students do not have school at all tomorrow so you will have the entire day off. Also Herff Jones reps will be at school tomorrow at 11 o’clock to talk about graduation packets and class rings.
Due to a tree being down on Aeurville Road bus 1 and bus 12 had to switch route. Doug will be picking up Penny’s kids and he’s running about 15 minutes behind. Penny is picking up Doug’s kids and is running just a little behind.
Due to a breakdown this morning bus eight is running about 30 minutes behind.
Reminder: there is no school tomorrow, Monday October 14th for Columbus Day. Also, on Friday, October 18th we will be dismissing at 12:30.
Seniors- Herff Jones will be at Western on Friday, October 18th during lunch from 11:00- 11:45 in room 101 to collect graduation orders and class ring orders. If any CTC student did not get their order in when Herff Jones came to the CTC can come at this time also. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Schuler. Thank you!
Western Local Board of Education will meet on 9/30 @ 4pm in the Richard H. Walls boardroom.
Thank you Western students and staff for your donations totaling $1030.00 to the family of Chase Rowe. #indianpride
Reminder tomorrow, Thursday, September 26 is fall picture day for students in preschool through sixth grade.
We will be conducting our annual required school safety drill tomorrow beginning at 12 o’clock. We plan to have all students on ready to head out by one. Please be aware that the entrances to the school will be closed off starting at 12 o’clock and will not be re-openEd until the drill is over so anyone needing to pick up a student must be in and out before 12 o’clock. The goal is to prepare our students not to scare them but we will be conducting the drill in the same manner as if there were a real emergency however we will not be attending to scare the students but procedurally we will do it the same way. We will be explaining to your students in the morning that this is only a drill so we will not scare them but we do want to encourage you to talk to your student tonight about the importance of safety drills.
I apologize for the late notice but we will have to double route for bus 15 in the morning. The first pick up should be approximately 745 or 750
Change in the 5th and 6th volleyball practice for this week Practice will be tonight,Tuesday Sept 10 5th 6-7:00 6th 7-8:00 Jr. high gym
Buy your 2020 Western Primary & Elementary yearbook now. Go to yearbookforever.com and enter Western Elementary. Yearbooks are $10.00 and can be purchased online or at the school with cash or check made out to Western High School.
Picture day for athletes and school pictures has been changed to September 25th. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our photographer will be unable to attend. This is the reason for the change in picture day.
Any student in kindergarten that has not had their required immunizations for school will need to get the immunizations and turn in proof to the school before September 4, 2019. Letters were sent home in book bags last week with students who still need to get the immunizations. If the student’s immunization record is not up-to-date, or we have not received written proof of your child receiving the vaccine, you will be in violation of Ohio law, and it will become necessary to exclude this student from school until we receive the updated information. This absence will be unexcused. If you have any questions please contact Holly Tackett, school nurse, at 740-493-2831. Thank you.
I apologize for the inconvenience but we will be double routing for bus 15 tomorrow morning due to some on expected family issues. We will send out the first bus that comes to the school which should be around 730 so the first pick up should be around 7:45 to 7:50. Bus 15 picks up McKinney Road, Leeth Creek, and part of 124.
We will be having our individual picture day along with fall sports picture day September 4th. Picture forms have been sent home with students. They can also pick them up in the office. This is for high school and junior high students only.
This is a reminder for the first day of school! We have a new bell schedule at the high school and junior high. Students need to be in the building by 745 for breakfast. The bell to begin the school day is at 8 AM. If you purchased a senior shirt they will be ready for you in the high school office. CTC students make sure you stop by the high school office if you purchased a shirt. We are all very excited to begin this new school year can’t wait to see you all in the morning!
Reminder the community Back to School Bash will be held tonight, Thursday, Aug. 8 from 6-8:00 in the elementary cafeteria. Please use the elementary entrance. Doors will open at 6:00. Free school supplies, personal hygiene products and hair cuts to all students pre-K-12th grade
Please disregard the jumbled up grammar in the text message. I was using voice to text and the voice to text lady just couldn’t quite keep up!!! It is much better on the Facebook post
And he stated he plans to play football this year and has not contacted Coach Reese needs to contact him today either through the Western Indians Football Facebook page or by contacting him directly at 740-771-6955. We have to have an accurate number of players and we can’t just banking on the kids showing up when school starts because there are rules about number of days of conditioning before full practice. If you plan to play football in grades seven through 12 this year you must contact Coach Reese today either directly or through Facebook. We will assume anyone he does not contact him today is not planning to play and we will base our numbers on that.
The community Back-to-school bash will be held Thursday, Aug.8th from 6-8:00 in the elementary cafeteria. We will have free school supplies, personal hygiene packs, and free hair cuts for Western students.
Thursday, August 1 at 10 AM at Dogwood Hills golf course will be the first golf practice of the year. If for any reason someone is interested but unable to attend please contact Coach Harrop. 740-493-2514
Girls biddy ball basketball camp (for grades 2-6) starts this evening at 5:00 pm. Registration will be at the door this evening and the cost is $25.00. Participants will receive a tee shirt. Park in back of the high school. Enter through back high school gym entrance.
Letters went out yesterday for any student going into 7th or 12th grade that still needs immunizations required by law to attend school. Students who receive a letter will need to get the immunizations and turn in proof to the school before school starts. Also any student who will need to take medication this coming school year will be required to have the proper medication form filled out by the doctor and parent. This form will need to be given to the school nurse before school starts or on the first day of school. No medication will be given to any student including diabetic students, unless the proper forms are turned into the school by the first day of school. There are forms available at the school if you need one. Thank you -- Holly Tackett BSN, RN
The varsity volleyball team will be having a car wash from 10 AM to 3 PM at Fruth pharmacy in Waverly. The girls thank you in advance for your support!
Attention Western Boys Basketball Youth: Due to low number of kids signed up for camp (3 with paper turned in and 3 other phone calls that aren’t 100%) we are going to cancel youth camp for this summer. If you have turned stuff in we will get you your things back. We are not abandoning the idea of working with the youth. Instead we are going to put on some free clinics during the fall and winter for our young guys and try to get enough interest to start youth camp back up next summer. Sorry for any inconvenience but we cannot run a youth camp with three kids. Our staff is excited about the opportunity to learn and grow with our youth starting in the fall. Stay tuned for dates and information on our free clinics!
Youth Basketball Camp information Both camps will be held in the high school gym. Girls grades 2nd-6th July 15-18 5:00-8:00 pm Cost $25 includes a t-shirt You can register on the first day of camp. Boys grades 2nd-8th July 15-18 8 am-12:00 Cost $40 includes a t shirt and awards will be given. Forms are located in the elementary office.
Mr. Remington ask this Announcement! Our first soccer open field will be Monday July 8th for any student 7th thru 12rh grade. 6-8 pm. Also any alumni or parents are welcome. Then Open Field will be held 6-to 8 Then open field will be held 6-8 every Monday Tuesday and Thursday in JULY
2019 Indian Youth Summer basketball camp for boys leaving grades 2nd-8th. July 15-18th, 8:00-12:00. Cost $40.00 forms available in both offices.
Girls junior high basketball open gym has been canceled for tonight. The next open gym will be Monday at 6:30pm
Any student planning on taking college credit courses through southern state community college needs to schedule their placement test before the end of July. You should’ve received a letter in the mail from Southern State community college telling you the phone number to call and how to schedule your placement test. If you have not received a letter in the mail from southern state, please contact Mrs. Long at 740-493-2514 as soon as possible.
Junior high volleyball open gym Monday from 5-6:30 PM. Junior high girls basketball open gym will follow volleyball from 6:30-7:30 PM
There will be a junior high boys basketball open gym tonight from 7-8 pm in the junior high gym. The junior high boys will also be participating in a summer basketball program at Shawnee State University. If you are interested, you must attend tonight’s open gym or call Bryce Brewster at 740-835-7792.
Reminder: Graduation begins at 7:30 pm tomorrow evening. Seniors, be in the high school gym ready to take your senior class group picture at 6 pm. Parents and family members can come into the gym at 6 pm as well. Band members, be in the band room by 6:45 pm.
We will be dismissing all students tomorrow at noon. Thanks for another great school year and we hope everyone enjoys the summer.
Reminder: Tomorrow is 8th grade graduation beginning at 9am. Awards Day for grades 7-11 will directly follow the 8th grade graduation ceremony and will take place in the high school gym.
Good Evening, Mrs. Guilkey will be selling Yo-Yo’s during lunch this week. These are the Yo-Yo’s from the Ned Show. Prices range from $8 to $15.
I apologize for having to do this we are sending all students home except for eighth graders who were planning on going on the field trip today and also the seniors will have their graduation practice also. We have no power and AEP estimates it won’t be on until at least 11. We have no phone service at all at school and can’t make lunch and only about half the rooms have light on the generator. All students except 8th grade have been sent home.
Graduation practice will be 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the high school. Bring cap and gown/ may dress casual. After practice there will be a parade down the elementary hallways. And then lunch afterwards! The actual Graduation- be at the high school on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Seniors be here at 6 p.m. for pictures.
Because we had a tree down on Aeurville Rd., Penny and Doug are switching routes this morning. Bus 12 will be picking up for Bus 1 and Bus 1 will be driving for bus 12 this morning. The 124 route should be on time but Penny will be running approximately 15 minutes late picking up for Doug.
This is a reminder about College Credit Plus classes at the high school through Southern State for next school year. If you are going to be in grades nine through 12 next year and want to participate in college credit plus you must turn in an application to Mrs. long before the last day of school this year and contact Southern State in order to schedule for your placement test. Current Freshmen, if you plan to take Mr. Holbrook’s college science classes next year you will need to apply to Southern State and go take your placement test. These applications must be turned in to the guidance office before the last day of school. Thank you!!
I apologize for the late notice but we just got a call from a bus driver and she is unable to drive this evening. We will be sending Penny May’s bus 12 students home today at 2:30. If you want to make other arrangements please call your child’s building. Thank you and I apologize yet again for busing issues.
Students who live on Lapperell, Stewart, Wallace, Purdue who ride Donna’s bus will be picked up late in the morning. Donna is unable to drive tomorrow. The only students who will be affected or the Lapperell kids. The 124 and Grassyfork kids will be picked up by other drivers. We will send out the first bus that comes in the school which should be around 735 in the morning. First kids should be picked up around 745 or so. I apologize for the inconvenience but we have been trying to figure out a way to do this without double routing but had no option.
Anyone participating in Grand March needs to be at the high school by 4:30PM tomorrow!
Can you send this out in a one call? We will have free sports physicals Tuesday the 14th. The students will be bringing home physical forms please fill these out and return them to school by Monday. Please check each form and make sure everything is signed and filled out. thanks
Bonjour, everyone! We at Western High are working with EF Tours and are taking a trip to the “City of Love” itself Paris, France as well as the city-state of Monaco. This will be an 8 day trip to these countries with many experiences to come. Many experiences as viewing Louis XIV’ glorious Palace of Versailles, traveling by train from Paris to Nice by high speed train,take a walking tour exploring the French Riviera, Arc de Triomphe, and many more! More information about this tour will be presented during the LAST enrollment meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019. We encourage both parents and students to join us as we will be providing refreshments and light snacks inspired by our trip. In the meantime, avoir une journée!
We will take Senior Superlative pictures beginning at 7:45 on Monday, May 13th in room 101. We will begin activity pictures right after senior superlatives.
We will be double routing this afternoon. Penny’s students will be leaving at 2:30. She will take her kids home and then return and take Will’s kids home on her bus.
We are excited to announce: Monday May 6th, Western High School will be hosting a book signing! The non-fiction series was written by Arnold Robinson who is a native of Pike County, Ohio! Mr. Robinson writes about his boyhood home. “The true story takes place in the 50s and 60s on Lapperell, Stewart Holler, and other well-known spots in our neck of the woods”! The signing will begin next Monday the 6th at 9am in the high school library! Books can be purchased for $10.50 soft back and $15.00 hardback. Enter through the front high school entrance.
Tomorrow and Wednesday our 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will be taking their state math assessment. Students you will need to eat your breakfast in the cafeteria. Families make sure they get a good nights rest so they can do their best on the test tomorrow.
The elementary musical, Jungle Book is still on for this evening. Show time is at 6:00. If you can’t make it tonight, there are two shows tomorrow at 1:00 and 5:00. Tickets are $5.00.
We are going to send Red Bridge and McCoy Road kids home today at 11:15. The water isn’t close now but it’s heading that way.
Bus is leaving the school now. First pick up for bus 16 will be around 8 o’clock.
We had a substitute driver called off this morning and is unable to drive. Therefore we will have to double route bus 16. I will try to send a bus out as soon as the first one comes in this morning so we will be leaving the school approximately at 7:40 so the first pick up should be around 8 o’clock or so. This only affects students to ride Lori Henderson‘s bus 16. Sorry for the inconvenience but we didn’t get the call until 530 and tried until now to find a driver.
Prom tickets are now on sale! The cost is $32 for a couple and $18 for a single. Tickets can be bought through the High School Office or through Miss Reed. Tickets must be bought by Monday, May 6.
Reminder: tomorrow early dismissal for students at 12:00 Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00-8:00 Spring Break April 19th-23rd Staff will return on April 23rd for a Professional Development day and students will return on April 24th.
Juniors and seniors attending prom, make sure you bring your permission forms in tomorrow in order to attend the mock crash at the Pike County Fairgrounds. Students will be back in time for lunch.
REMINDER: AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE Let's save lives together. Western High School National Honor Society is hosting a BLOOD DRIVE on Wednesday March 27, 2019 from 8:30 -2:00 in the high school gym and WE NEED YOU TO DONATE BLOOD! About 20% of all blood donations in the U.S. come from donors, like YOU. The role you play by donating blood in the lives of a car accident victim or someone fighting cancer is so important. Visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive and enter code WesternHS to schedule your appointment today. Or contact DeeDee Long at 740-493-2514 or email email@example.com Tip: Speed up your donation by completing a RapidPass® online or on the Blood Donor app on the day of your donation. Thank you! Western High School National Honor Society
Bus 10 and bus 15 will be 10 to 15 minutes late today because we had to reroute.
Due to several drivers out today and a field trip to Columbus that won’t return until after school we’re going to have to double route bus 18. Student to ride bus 18 will leave school today at 2 PM.
All of our buses are running about 30 minutes behind this evening due to a power line down before you get to the school.
Bus 16 is on the road and will be running about 20 minutes later than normal
St. Patrick’s Day Dance Thursday! It’s from 8-10 on Thursday. We don’t have school Friday that’s why we’re having it Thursday. $3 admission and there will be concessions. All proceeds go to benefit Prom.
Jr high recognition day Wednesday. The kids will eat at 12:05-2:30. At 2:30 participation certificates will be passed out if parents would like to attend at that time.
This message is for bus 19 students. Just got a call this morning around 630 that Honda isn’t going to be able to drive due to medical issue. We will be double routing her route this morning. Contacted all the subs and no one can drive. Bus 19 students will pick up approximately an hour later than normal.
Reminder: Juniors are taking the ACT Tuesday March 12th. Please be at the high school by 7:45AM. Also, there is a Mandatory college credit plus meeting on Wednesday March 13th at 6:00PM in room 101.
Seniors- Herff Jones will be at the CTC on the morning of March 20 and at the High School during lunch to pass out cap and gown orders. If you have a balance this will need to be paid before you can pick up your graduation items. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Schuler.
Elementary weekly news, March 11-15 Book Fair Week Monday-Miss Lori, Miss Ashley, Rhoades Tuesday-Triplett, Riggs, Taylor, Greene, Walls, Leeth, Setty Wednesday-Wayland, Savely, Wells, Pernell, Richardson, Williams, masters Thursday-McClay, Hatfield, Davis, Henderson, Durham, Lawson, Crace Monday Creatopia Musical practice 3-4:00 Tuesday Lead 5th Wednesday Lead 4th Credit Union Day Quiz bowl practice after school until 4 musical practice after school until 4 Thursday Lead 3rd/6th Musical Practice after school until 4 6th grade quiz bowl meet Shake your shamrock dance grades 3-6th from 6:00-8:00 free admission
As much as I do not want to I’m going to have to cancel today. The other three schools and the CTC have already canceled which means our CTC kids would be out anyway. Most of our roads are in good shape but the hills are slick in spots. Even my biggest supporters would think I’m an idiot if we are the only school in the county to go and there was an accident with a bus or a student driver. If you think I’m nuts for canceling then you have a good argument but I’m not willing to be the only want to go to school in the county and risk an accident because some of the roads are definitely slick in spots. With that being said Western will be out today. ￼
Two hour delay for Western this morning. Roads are bad and I don’t anticipate having to close but the radar shows that it is going to keep snowing for a while so more than anything just want to make sure we don’t hit something really hard coming down while buses are out and a delay should take care of that problem.
The Heart for Art field trio for students in k-6th has been cancelled for tomorrow. Reschedule date is March 22nd.
Bus 9 will be running about 15 to 20 minutes late this morning due to an unexpected driver call off this morning.
The Health department will be coming in today from 10:00 until 2:00 to give immunizations for any student going into 7th and 12th grade next fall. Parents must come in to complete a permission slip if you did not send one in with your student. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of getting your kids shots. This is required by law for your student to attend school.
Track practice is canceled for today 3/4/2019.
Due to no school, we are canceling tonight’s workshop. We will not reschedule but will just have one workshop tomorrow. Please make plans to attend. 3:30-5:30.
We will be operating on a two hour delay for Monday, March 4, 2018. The main roads are in pretty good shape but most or all of the hills are snow-covered.
Students who ride Penny May’s bus 12 will be leaving early today. We will be sending them out of here at 2:15 today. If you have any questions or concerns about your students leaving early please call 740-493-3113.
Students who ride bus 14 will have an alternate bus schedule in the morning. I made a one call explaining the changes. If you have a student on bus 14 and did not receive the one call please call me at 740-222-8311 and I will explain the changes.
Marvin just left the school headed to start Brandis’ route. He should be at the first pick up around 7:55 which would make the entire route running about an hour late.
We will have to double route for bus five this morning due to an unexpected situation. All of our subs are currently driving. Soon to ride bus five will be picked up approximately one hour later than normal today. We will be sending a bus from school at around 730 and I will make a call and text to let you know when the first students will be picked up. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Health Department will be coming on March 5 to give immunizations for any student going into 7th and 12th grade next fall. Permission slips need to be turned in by the March 4th. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of getting your kid shots.
Prom will be Saturday, May 11th at Christopher’s Conference Center in Chillicothe. We will have the grand march at the school as always before students leave to go to prom venue.
Bus eight is now picking up her students.
Bus eight had bus trouble this morning and we will be running late. First pick up won’t be until around 745 or so so I wanted to let you know so your kids are not be standing out in longer than they have to. I will send a message as soon as the bus starts getting ready to pick kids up.
Just a reminder that tonight is the boys sectional final game at 8:30 at Waverly. They will clear the stands tonight after the North Adams Piketon game if you go to the first game you will have to pay again to get into the western game. We want to pack the stands with green and white so all the fans wear green and white tonight and we want a huge pep section so all students make sure you sit in the pep section tonight to support the boys. Good luck tonight boys we will see you there! Go Indians!!!💚🏀👍
Sect. final game tomorrow at Waverly @8:30. We need ALL of our students to fill the pep section! Come cheer on our boys to a W! 🏀💚
Due to several conflicts, the theater workshops that were scheduled for Feb. 20th and 21st and the auditions that were scheduled for February 23rd are canceled. We will reschedule within the next week or so.
As if we haven’t had enough bad luck we now are in a power outage and the electric will not be on until at least 930 according to AEP. In order to have school we have to have lunch started by no later than 8 o’clock so it’s not gonna be possible to have school today due to a major power outage that is affecting almost the entire district in addition to the school itself.
Juniors will not be testing for the ACT today. We will reschedule
2 hour delay for 2/20. Hoping to be able to have school after the delay but will make decision by 6:45. We have had heavy rain and right now it is icing. Hopefully the temperature will come up in the next hour.
Due to several conflicts, the theater workshops that were scheduled for Feb. 20th and 21st and the auditions that were scheduled for February 23rd are canceled. We will reschedule within the next week or so.
Tonight is senior night for our boys teams. Games begin at 6pm. Also, We will make up the girls glenwood game Tuesday. Varsity only at 6pm. Good luck tonight boys! 🏀👍💚
Sectional Finals today at Northwest for our girls team against Clay! 2:45 game time!!! Let’s Go Indians!!! 💚🏀👍 Good Luck Girls!!!!
INDIAN FANS-we need you in the stands on Sat. 2/16 at Northwest @ 2:45 to cheer on the Lady Indians in their sectional championship game vs. Clay. Tickets on sale in the hs office. 🏀💚🖤
The state required ACT test for Juniors will be Wednesday February 20th. All juniors (those who attend the CTC and the high school) will need to be at the high school at 7:45 Wednesday morning for the test.
I apologize for taking so long to do this drive and fighting this all evening but I have decided to go ahead and call a two hour delay for tomorrow morning. I’ve driven several county roads and almost all of them have standing water covering part of the road. Some roads like red bridge and Bell Hollow have water completely covering them right now. I’m also concerned about downed trees and I want to give a drivers the best chance to see any potential hazards left over from flooding or from the wind so we will be operating on a two hour delay for tomorrow morning. I think we will be able to have school tomorrow but I’m afraid I can’t get all of the roads checked in the morning before 6 AM to make the best decision possible.
Softball conditioning is canceled for tonight due to roads becoming potentially worse than they are now with more rain forecasted. Apologies for any confusion!
Softball conditioning isn’t mandatory. Do not attempt traveling your roads if there’s any flooding.
Softball conditioning will start at 4:30 today and go to 5:30
Softball conditioning is still on 4:00 to 5:30
The boys games for tonight are canceled. We will let you know when they are rescheduled as soon as possible.
Bus 1 may be running a few minutes late because of a tree down on the route
Junior high boys and girls game is still on for tonight. Varsity girls game is still on for tonight at home also. Reminder that tonight is senior night for the girls! Western Lady Indians Softball Conditioning is still on for today Monday Feb 11 4:30-5:30. Junior high Gym. Dress for success in shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt, and tennis shoes! (Dress appropriately) Also, bring a water bottle! Go Indians! 💚
5th/6th grade students: The due date for the scientific research report is now due Thursday, Feb. 14th. The whole science fair project that consists of the report and display board, to get a chance of moving on to the district science fair, will be due on Tuesday, February 19
Western will be closed on Monday due to icy roads.
We are going to be operating on a two hour delay for Monday due to icy road conditions and cold temperatures overnight. Expecting everything to be fine in the morning but roads are terrible right now and we are afraid that they won’t warm up enough to melt overnight. We’d rather have daylight to navigate the roads.
The boys games for tonight are still on. Basketball players and cheerleaders can be at the school by 3:30 pm. You will be fed today before the game.
Unfortunately due to 3 Major Rd. closures in the district we are going to have to cancel today. That in addition to the fact it is going to only be 26 by the time we let out of school forces me to have to cancel. Redbridge Road, Beavers Ridge Road, and 124 below Idaho are all underwater. Beavers Ridge being closed is always our biggest issue because we have buses that have to get off of there trough Idaho to get to other routes.
We will be operating on a two hour delay for Friday, February 8.
Senior night for our girls is rescheduled for Monday night.
The high school girls and Jr. High games have been cancelled for this evening. A make up day for the game and senior night has not been determined at this time.
I have never canceled school on a forecast but after yesterday and with the forecast of rain coming today my fear is that we would have to have an early dismissal again after the delay which wouldn’t make any sense because we would.be spending more time on buses today than in the classroom. Forecast says anywhere between 3/4 of an inch and 2 inches. We could possibly handle 3/4 that we couldn’t handle anymore than that without the ditches being in the same condition as yesterday. If we don’t get the rain I will apologize for canceling on a forecast. If we do it will look like a smart idea! That’s the world I live in every day!
I’m going to go ahead and call a two hour delay for tomorrow morning. The forecast isn’t talking about a lot more rain through the night but I’m more worried about ditches and back roads still being flooded in the morning and also the likelihood of debris laying on the road. I would much rather deal with that in the daylight than the dark.
All students will be dismissing at 1:30 except students who ride Tonda Hatfields bus number 10 will be leaving today at 12:30
I think this may be an unnecessary precaution however I promised I would never take a chance with flooded roads so we are going to dismiss today at 1:30. Right now sunfish is pretty good but there is a storm coming through around 1 o’clock according to the radar that could be heavy rain and I don’t want to get an inch dumped on us before we can get out of here. We may find out that everything was fine but I don’t want to take that kind of chance.
College credit plus meeting reminder for Wednesday, February 6 at 6 PM in room 101. This is for any student and their parents grades seven through 12. Also, tournament tickets for girls are now on sale in the high school office. Cost for tickets is $5
We would like to send out a reminder about our trip to Europe meeting. It will be held in the high school library on Wednesday, February 6th at 5pm. This meeting is for anyone who wants to attend our 2020 trip or just wants more information. Light refreshments will be served.
The homecoming game and festivities will go on tonight as scheduled. We will be having a black out tonight so students and fans wear black tonight for the black out. If you are participating in the flash mob dance tonight for homecoming we will be having practice during the JV halftime in the junior high gym. See you all tonight! Go Indians!💚
No school for Western Local on Friday due to snow covered roads
In honor of homecoming! Free Jeans day tomorrow for all elementary and high school staff with spirit shirts! Go Indians!
Due to a winter weather advisory tonight with a chance of freezing rain and snow we will be operating on a two hour delay for Friday
Games are still on for today. Junior high boys and cheerleaders bus leaves at 3:30 and junior high girls and high school girls bus will leave at 4:00 the first game starts at 5:00 and that will be the junior high boys followed by junior girls and then high school girls.
There will be no school on Thursday, January 31 due to extreme temperatures and snow covered roads.
No school tomorrow for Western Local due to extreme cold temperatures
Girls high school game against Clay has been rescheduled for Wednesday February 6th at home @ 6pm. Boys and girls junior high teams will also play February 6th at Clay. Girls will play at 5:30 with boys game following.
Due to weather forecast, we are going to cancel our College Credit Plus Parent/Student meeting on January 30, 2019 at 6:00. It is being rescheduled for Wednesday February 6th at 6pm. Thank you!
Thursday January 31st, our high school girls and our junior high boys and girls will play at Green at Green. We will start with junior high boys at five followed by junior high girls then high school girls.
Homecoming Dance is Saturday February 2nd. Pictures starting at 6. Dance is from 7pm-10:30.
Due to weather forecast, we are going to cancel our College Credit Plus Parent/Student meeting on January 30, 2019 at 6:00. We will let you know as soon as we get this rescheduled. Thank you!
Hey Indian Fans! Prepare for a black-out against Eastern tonight! Good luck tonight to our boys team! Go Indians!💚🏀
Western will be on a two hour delay for Friday
The girls varsity game is canceled for this evening. The junior high games are also canceled for this evening. We will let you know rescheduled dates ASAP.
Literacy & Parent Night scheduled for Grades Pre-K-3rd, this evening,Thursday, January 24 has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 31 from 5:30-6:30. The Jungle Book Musical practice scheduled until 4:30 today followed by a mandatory parent meeting, will be rescheduled for a later date.
We are going to go ahead and close for Thursday due to the high water and ice on the roads. They’re getting ready to close 124 in Idaho and we have several roads that have water issues and we are also dealing with ice. Although it looks good by this afternoon this morning is definitely going to be a no go so everyone have a great day.
I apologize for the late notice but I have had a terrible time getting this message sent. We are going to have a two hour delay tomorrow mainly due to flooded ditches and standing water on the roads and also the possibility of ice tomorrow morning. I don’t want student drivers or buses coming up on flooded roadways in the dark in the morning especially with the possibility of ice due to the 26° forecasted temperature. Again I apologize for the late call but it has not been due to lack of effort!!!
We will be running Red Bridge this afternoon so any students who live on Red Bridge who are here today can be taken home by bus
Bus eight will not be running on the steep end of Leeth Creek this morning
Bus 19 will not be running on Redbridge this morning past McCoy. Tonda will be at the end of McCoy between 7:15 and 7:20for any Redbridge students who want to meet the bus there. Red bridge students who do not attend will be excused
We will be having school at normal time tomorrow. However students who attend the ECFC in Piketon will not attend tomorrow due to water problems at the school. Also bus 18 will not run Hackleshin Road and bus 14 will not run Davis Road
No school tomorrow for Western Local.
On January 30th, at 5:00 P.M. we will be having an informative meeting for any Jr. High or High School student and parents who are interested in traveling internationally. We will be serving light refreshments and discussing a trip with EF Tours we have planned for the summer of 2020 to tour the country of France. We will be presenting all information including the cost, benefits, sights, and timetable for the trip. If your student, or yourself have ever wanted to see the world, this is an excellent opportunity to experience. Again, we will meet at 5pm on January 30th in room 101, we hope to see you there!
Our college Credit Plus Parent/Student Informational Meeting Meeting will be held Wednesday January 30th at 6pm in room 101 at high school. It is required by the Ohio Department of Education for parents and students to attend this meeting if your son or daughter plans to participate in College Credit Plus for the 2019-2020 school year! If you have any questions please contact DeeDee Long at 740-493-2514 Thank You!
Bus 14 will not be running Davis Road this morning. Just a word of caution to anyone driving back roads warning that there is a fine mist and when it hits the cold road that has any snow cover it is slick so please use extra caution this morning when driving. Main roads are good at this point
Tomorrow night, Tuesday Jan 15th will be a triple header game vs Peebles at home 5:00 Jr. High boys followed by JV boys then varsity boys. Go Indians! 💚🏀
High School Make-Up Basketball Game Dates: Boys 1/29 @ Paint Valley Girls 1/16 @ Paint Valley
The 3rd-6th grade youth league basketball games have been cancelled for today. They will be rescheduled at the end of the season.
Due to 124 being closed above the fish hatchery student to ride bus number five and best number 18 will be arriving home possibly a few minutes later or a few minutes earlier than normal because we have had to reroute the buses. Students should be home close to normal time but a couple of the routes had to run backwards because of the road closure.
We had a sub driver not show up this afternoon so Marvin’s students will be arriving home around 25 minutes later than normal. Students who ride bus 10 will be coming home on bus nine today and will arrive around 25 minutes later than normal.
Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting for College Credit Plus for the 2019-2020 School Year is Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 6:00. A representative from Shawnee State University will be here as well as information will be provided by Southern State Community College.
Good evening! I wanted to make sure everyone is aware that students do not report tomorrow to school. The first day back for students will be Thursday. Tomorrow is a staff professional development day. Kids enjoy one more vacation day!!
Western fans we are going to black out the Eastern Eagles Saturday night in the championship game of the Holiday Classic at Waverly’s downtown gym. Wear black and come pack the stands! Game time around 7:30. 🖤💚🏀
Western fans, we need you to pack the stands at our girls and boys Holiday Classic games this week. All games will be played at Waverly’s downtown gym. Thursday our girls take on Waverly for the championship. Game time around 7:30 Friday our boys play Piketon @ 6:00 and Saturday’s time will be determined from Friday’s results. Come out and support your girls and boys high school teams! Go Indians! 🏀💚
Next Western Lady Indians softball practice will be Sunday 12/30/18 2-4pm. Hope you all are having an awesome break! Merry Christmas! Thanks! Coach Cindy
The junior high game for December 19th has been changed to December 22nd at 10:00 am.
The high school girls basketball game tomorrow at home against Piketon will be played at 4:00. The schedule says 6:00.
We will be sending home all students who ride bus nine and live on Lapperell, Purdue, and Stewart Hollow Road at 2:45 today. This only applies to Donna bus 9. Students who live on Grassyfork will be leaving at normal time
The junior high boys game that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for December 19. Also, Friday’s game at Notre Dame the JV boys will only be playing 2 quarters. The varsity boys game will start earlier.
Unfortunately we will be canceling today due to snow covered roads. Everyone have a great day.
The Christmas tree lighting festivities will go on as planned no matter the weather. Everything will be inside except for the actual tree lighting at 7 PM. Everyone can come into the high school cafeteria starting at 6 PM.
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, December 1st, we will have our second annual Christmas tree lighting at Western in front of the schools at 7 pm. Come early at 6 PM (in the high school cafeteria) and your children can decorate the tree with ornaments that they can make. We will also have Santa has also decided to come! Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies too! Hope to see you all there it will be a great evening!
The sewer issue has been fixed. We will be having school tomorrow, Friday Nov. 30th.
The JH and HS girls games will be played as scheduled. JH at home and HS girls @ Notre Dame.
We are going to have to cancel the blood drive tomorrow because we don’t think the turnout will be good enough. We will notify you as soon as we have a make up date.
I know this is not a message anyone was expecting tonight but Western will not have school tomorrow due to a sewer back up in the elementary building. We have worked on it all night and haven’t been able to get it fixed. Everyone enjoy your free day off.
Tonda had trouble getting her bus started and will be running about 15 to 20 minutes late this morning
Bus 18’s first pick up is normally at 6:40. We will try to have the bus leaving here by 7:40 so the first pick up should be around 7:50. Students should get picked up around one hour and 10 minutes later than normal. We will run the route in the same way it normally runs in the morning.
I have already sent the voice call about this but I want to put it out in print also. We do not have a driver for Bus 18 tomorrow. Therefore we will have to do a double route. We will send a bus from the school at around 7:40 to begin Teresa’s route. First pick up should be around 8 AM or a little after. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Bus 16 cannot get past Shannon‘s house on Beekman Ridge due to an electric fire and so the back end of Beekman Ridge Road will not be picked up. Students will be excused.
The last message was for students who ride bus 15 only.
Shannon Beekman has a tree on fire in her driveway and has to wait for it to be moved. She will be running late and I don’t want everyone to stand outside and wait so I will notify you when she leaves her house.
This message is going out to everyone for safety but it is only for students to ride Kelly May’s bus 14. We were unable to get a sub driver for Kelly this morning and by the time we would double route students would get here after 11:30. Students who ride Kelly’s bus are not required to attend today and will be given an excused absence if they do not come to school. Any student who wants to come to school today from that bus is more than welcome to but we will not be able to take you home this afternoon so you would have to be picked up. I am very sorry for the inconvenience but the delay caused a double route not to work as it normally would.
We have ice in the tree tops but the roads are fine. Temperature is 32 now and rising. We will be having school. Drivers be careful on bridges and we will see everyone at 10 o’clock.
Western Local Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for 11/15.
Veterans Breakfast Tomorrow at 8:30 am in the high school cafeteria followed by Veterans Day assembly beginning at 9:30. Everyone is welcome to attend!
We will be having school today for every one except for students who live on Red Bridge and McCoy. Students on those roads will be excused from school today.
FAFSA Night is November 8 from 4-6 pm. All seniors and parents are encouraged to attend. Please see Mrs. Schuler if you have any questions.
Picture re-takes are tomorrow beginning at 8:15 am for high school students.
Western High School Theater will be hosting a haunted Fields of Horror at the Pike County Fairgrounds OCTOBER 27th from 8 pm to midnight. Admission is $5. The event will take place in the Arts building and outlying areas near the building.
Reminder about HS pictures tomorrow. Seniors please be sure to dress appropriately. The picture on the wall will be there forever!!!! All guys wear shirts and ties. If you don’t have a tie for a dress shirt we have some available for you.
Students to ride bus 9 will be leaving school today at approximately 3:15 to 3:30 due to the same driver issue that we had this morning.
Due to an expected illness bus 9 will be running late this morning. Will be leaving the school at approximately 740 so first students will be picked up at approximately 8 o’clock.
The home football game scheduled for Saturday, September 1st has been rescheduled for Friday, October 26th at 7pm! Friday night lights! We’ll be having a pep rally also for our volleyball and football teams as well. More on that to come! Go INDIANS!
Attention Parents of 7th and 12th graders! The deadline for immunizations is 9/7/18. Any student who hasn't had the required immunizations will not be permitted to attend school per state law and will accumulate unexcused absences until the immunizations are completed.
Congratulations to our senior class officers! President: Haley Whitt Vice President: Eli Montgomery Secretary: McKenzie Evans Treasurer: Katie Miller Student Council Representatives are: Maddy Barnett from the High School and Shalee Gray from the CTC.
Fall school pictures will be 9/25 for high school and 9/26 for elementary students.
It's that time of year!!! School starts on August 16th for students!! Open house August 14th from 5-7.
Backpacks Reminder: Parents/Guardians, when shopping for backpacks for students in grades 7-12, backpacks must be mesh or see-through in order for students to carry them around during the school day. If a student does not have a mesh or see-through backpack, all other types of backpacks/duffle bags will be kept in lockers/locker rooms.
It’s not too late to join junior high football! The boys will be practicing every day Monday through Friday at 10 AM if you would like to attend the practice or you can call the school for more information about joining the team!
Attention junior high girls!!! Junior high girls that are interested in playing basketball- there will be a meeting at 6:30 following the junior high volleyball open gym on Wednesday!
Great news for students and parents!! School starts on August 16th!!!!
The varsity boys basketball staff will be hosting a youth camp on Monday July 23rd to Wednesday July 25th. The camp will be ran with grades 3-6 taking place between 9am and 11am. The camp for players in Grades 7-9 will take place between 12:00pm and 2:30pm. Multi-athlete discounts are available. For more information, contact Coach Fitch at 740-821-2577.
School starts August 16th!
Eighth grade graduation is this coming Thursday, May 31 at 9 AM in the morning. Parents, please plan to attend your child’s eighth grade graduation. The graduation will be held in the high school gymnasium. Also students may sign out with parents after their graduation is over. Directly following the eighth grade graduation, we will have awards day for the rest of the students in grades 7-11.
Spring sports banquet (high school) tonight at 6pm @ Long’s Retreat.
This is for all seniors- there will be a senior picnic on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00 at the high school followed by burying of the time capsule. All seniors are welcome. On Friday, the 25th there is a mandatory graduation practice at 8:00 am at the high school gymnasium. Bring your cap and gown with you to practice if you would like to participate in a parade through the elementary hallways. Seniors need to be back at the school at 6:00 pm for a group picture and to begin lining up. Graduation ceremony begins promptly at 7:30 pm. Each student gets 5 reserved seats on the floor but the bleachers are open for everyone. There will be a photographer taking pictures that you may purchase if you would like. There are flyers available in the high school and CTC office. If any student owes lunch charges they will not receive their diploma until the charges are paid. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Schuler. Just to be clear, CTC students should only be at the high school for the senior picnic and for graduation practice and the ceremony and the academic banquet in you received an invitation. Recap Monday the 21st at 6 pm academic banquet - if received an invitation Wednesday the 23rd at 11 - picnic Friday the 25th at 8 am graduation practice 6:00 be back at the school for group picture 7:30 ceremony begins
8th graders will return from field trip today around 5:30 due to storms in Columbus
This message is for students who are already on the list to participate in Grand March. Please be at the school at 6pm tomorrow to line up. Grand March will begin at 6:30.
Western local schools Board of Education meeting May 7, 2018
Congratulations to the following students for completing their CPR training and earning their certification! Hunter Nichols, Dezeray Shelpman, Madison Sparks, Alison Massie, Lance Smith, Joey Urbina, Jazmin McJunkin, Emily Evans, Kylie Tong, Jade Russell, Joryn Haggy, Jacob Branscomb, Conner Ferneau, Makayla Livingston, Seth Ward, Tyler Woods, and Ryan Woods. Great job!
Letting everyone know that we are now in the testing window for our students. Over the next month nearly every student in the district will be tested in multiple subjects. Prayers are appreciated!
Junior High National Honor Society Inductions. Congratulations to you all! We are so proud of each and every one of our new members! Thank you to our High School NHS students for the great job you did presenting and thank you to Mrs. Long for organizing the ceremony. Lots of reasons for some Indian pride here!!!
Be a Part of the Run4Beau!! Anyone interested in participating in the Run4Beau 5K Run/Walk at Waverly Schools on April 21- its a Saturday evening run that begins at 8:30 pm. The entrance fee is $20 if you pay before April 7 or $25 after that date. You will also receive a really cool shirt. If you cannot afford the $20 there are sponsors who will support you. Please see Mrs. Schuler for details.
Shake Your Shamrock Glow in the Dark Dance Grades 3-6 March 16 from 6-8 $2 Admission Live DJ and Concession
Just a quick reminder today is the last day for 2018 senior composite portraits. 11am-1pm at Treasured Images Studio in Waverly.
First mandatory high school softball practice is tomorrow in the junior high gym from 3:00-4:30pm.
Sorry for the late notice but tonight‘s pep section theme has been changed to Spirit wear. So everyone wear your green black and white.
WHS Boys @ Sciotoville tonight will have only 2 quarters of JV prior to varsity game. It will be the same on Friday.
No school today for Monday, February 12th due to icy road conditions and level 3 snow emergency.
Boys JV and Varsity home game tonight against Huntington. JV begins at 6pm
Just a reminder that all district events (including youth league) can be viewed on our website and by clicking this link. https://westernlocalschools.gofmx.com/calendar
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS (Grades 7-12) WANTING TO PARTICIPATE IN COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019! Wednesday January 24, 2018 there will be a mandatory parent and student meeting scheduled for all students interested in participating in College Credit Plus (CCP or dual credit classes at our school). There will be representatives from Shawnee State and Southern State present to discuss information. The meeting will take place in room 101 starting at 6:00.
Just a reminder about our school/community online calendar. Click to see all school and youth league events (practices, games, etc.) https://westernlocalschools.gofmx.com/calendar
Due to being on a level 2 Snow emergency and icy back roads and bridges we are going to have to close today. No school January 9, 2018
School is on a two hour delay for Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Game date and time changes: Girls game vs Zane trace will be played along with boys on 1/23 so girls will not play on 1/22.
High School girls make-up game dates: Symmes Valley- 1/29 New Boston make-up game date will be 2/8.
No basketball practice for junior high girls or high school girls today.
Western is closed today
Western and the rest of southern Ohio are on a two hour delay tomorrow!!!
Tonight boys game versus Manchester is still on!!!!
The high school boys game at Manchester is on for tonight!
We will be operating on a two hour delay on Thursday morning and Friday mornings due to extreme cold temperatures
Reminder: No school for students tomorrow! We have a professional development day scheduled for teachers. See you all Thursday! Dress warm! It’s going to be COLD outside!
Holiday Classic Basketball Schedule: Girls Holiday Classic at Western Wednesday & Thursday. Wednesday-Eastern vs. Waverly at 6 PM. Western vs. Piketon following the first game. Boys holiday classic: Friday and Saturday at Waverly. Friday-Eastern vs. Piketon at 6 PM. Western vs. Waverly following the first game.
All basketball games for tomorrow December 21st are postponed. This includes high school girls, junior high girls at home and our junior high boys away. We will announce rescheduled dates at a later time.
Boys home game tonight at 6 PM against Clay. Pep band needs to be there by 6 PM.
Congratulations to boys and girls JH teams and to the varsity Lady Indians on wins last night against East.
Due to this evening’s snow coupled eith the cold overnight temperatures we will be having a two hour delay tomorrow
The boys game tonight is at home against Symmes Valley.
What’s Happening at WHS this week! Students do NOT have school January 3rd.! Staff will have a professional development day.
PreK-6th Grade Christmas Musical will be December 11 at 6:00p.m. in the Jr. High Gym.
Reminder: School starts back tomorrow!
We have had a few phone calls about the law enforcement activity on Lapperel. We are not on lockdown. Law enforcement presence is not impacting school. We do have our deputy on site as usual.
Winter Sports "Meet the Teams" tonight @ 6. JH and HS athletes. Pulled pork meal!!!!!
WHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 11/17 @ 9:30. Jenni Leeth Logan is our honored speaker. Congratulations to all inductees!!!!
Reminder: sports pictures today at noon for jr. High and high school athletes & teams.
High school girls basketball practice has been moved to 4:30 p.m. today.
Update! We are moving the mandatory winter sports meeting for all parents at 6 PM in room 101 to Tuesday, November 7th. Parents will also meet our new coaches! We will have a boosters meeting directly following the parent meeting. The reason for the time change is because some of our junior/senior parents have a FAFSA meeting at 5 pm already on Tuesday and we are trying to schedule as many meetings on one night as we can do that parents don’t have to spend more nights than necessary at the high school.
Great on lady Indians on winning Sectionals!
Congratulations to the Lady Indians on a sectional win!!! Great job girls and coaches!!
There will be a mandatory winter sports meeting for all parents at 6 PM in room 101 on Monday, November 6. Parents will also meet our new coaches!
Red Ribbon Week is Next Week!! Prizes for every day that you participate! All those who participate will be entered for a drawing to win a $50 visa gift certificate!
Our JV volleyball team won 2nd in the county tri-match today!! Congratulations on a great season girls!
Congratulations to our junior high volleyball teams on their wins against Clay yesterday! Awsome job!
Good luck Lady Indians in your senior night game against Green. Come out and support your seniors!!!
Great job JV volleyball team on a win against Portsmouth Clay!
Check out our new school newspaper! Go to our school website and check out the school newspaper link! We are now on instagram too!!! Here is the link to the Daily Pow-Wow news!!! https://sites.google.com/westernlocalschools.com/the-daily-pow-wow/home
Congratulations to our Western Indians junior high football team for their win this evening!
Congratulations to our varsity girls volleyball team for winning against Peebles yesterday evening. Congratulations to our junior high teams for winning yesterday evening as well. Our golf team placed fourth out of 14 teams in sectionals and is moving on as a team to districts! And last but not least, congratulations to our JV girls volletball team for winning against Symmes Valley this evening!
Congratulations to our JV volleyball team! They won against Notre Dame last night which tied them for first in the league!!! Great job girls!
School pictures are tomorrow!
Kindergarten Camp for any new Kindergarten students attending Western will be August 14-18 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The camp is voluntary, not mandatory.
Boys and girls 7-12 interested in running cross country be at high school track Wednesday, Aug. 9 @ 6pm
Western Local Board of Education meeting 8/7 @ 7pm.
Cheerleading, Volleyball, and Football Sign-ups Monday, July 31st at the youth league ballfields from 7:00-8:00. If you are playing football and have not got sized yet, you will need to come this evening and get sized. Practices will start on Monday, August 7th at 6:00. Football K-2 Flag, 3rd & 4th tackle, 5th & 6th tackle.
Football Camp is August 14th-18th. All kis in grades K-8 can partcipate. Grades 7-8 will have camp from 4-6 pm. K-6 will have camp from 6-8 pm. The cost of the camp is $20 & kids will recieve a T-shirt!
School begins August 23 for the 2017-2018 school year. Please keep in mind that Ohio has a sales tax free weekend August 4-6. For more information, please view http://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/salestaxholiday.aspx We will get school supply lists out asap!
Western Local Board meeting 6/13 @ 7pm.
WHS graduation Friday 5/26 @ 7:30pm.
Academic Awards Banquet tonight at 6pm.
Westerns 4 x 100 relay finished sixth in the district. Great job!
Congratulations to the Lady Indians softball team on a sectional win against New Boston. Now on to Leesburg to face the Fairfield Lady Lions on Thursday in the championship!!!
District Art Show May 3,4,5th in HS Gym!!!! 5-7 pm each evening.
Kindergarten Registration Coming Soon! Call Debbie Jones at 740-493-2881 for registration information and to schedule your appointment, or visit our website and click on the news section or visit our Facebook page.
Our annual WHS Academic Banquet is scheduled for May 22nd.
Prom - Prom is on May 13th this year, not May 14th as previously advertised!!!! Everyone can relax a little!!!!
Get your yearbooks!! $40.00 and you can pay with PayPal at www.yearbookforever.com or at the school. Cash or check made out to Western High School.com Don't wait! Yearbook sales end April 28th!!
Western Local Schools Board of Education meeting April 3 @ 7pm in the board office.
Our community football meeting will be held on March 30th at 6 pm in HS room 101. Please plan to attend if you have any interest in helping with football this summer and fall.
As most of you know, we are having a t shirt fundraiser for Aydon Satterfield, a 3rd grade student who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. The orders and money need to be turned into the high school or elementary office by this Friday, March 17th. The form stated that checks need to be made to Western Elementary. However, they need to be made to Dream Love Design. If you have already turned in your order with a check made to the school, we are asking that you send in another check made payable to Dream Love Design. We are sorry for any inconveniences and we want to thank you for supporting a wonderful cause. If you have any questions, please contact the school.
12-12 end of first.
Boys sectional tournament game tonight at Northwest High School at 7pm vs. Manchester. We have tickets on sale in the high school office.
Good luck to the lady Indians in their sectional championship game today. We hope to see you at Northwest at 1 PM to cheer the girls on
Congratulations to the Lady Indians on a sectional win. Now it's on to the finals on Saturday.
It's tournament time!!! WHS girls vs. Eastern @ Northwest HS on 2/15 @ 6:15. HS Boys vs. Manchester @ Northwest HS on 2/21 @ 7pm.
Two hour delay for Western Local Schools tomorrow due to freezing temperatures and wet roads.
There will only be 2 quarters of JV tonight @ New Boston. JV will start at 6:00 as scheduled but there will only be 2 quarters so the varsity game will start early.
Come out tonight for our retired staff night. All retired staff members and board members have been invited. Come out for a ballgame and a night of looking back and recognition!!!
Unfortunately we have to cancel today because there is still ice on the road and the temperature is still 29°. I realize it is going to be 55 today and this is going to look like a really dumb decis
I am giving everyone the day off tomorrow so you all can enjoy the wonderful weather!!! Kids we will see you on Monday.
I am giving everyone the day off tomorrow so you all can enjoy the wonderful weather!!! Kids we will see you on Monday.
No School on January 5th due to the promise of bad weather!!!!
Back to school on Tuesday. Enjoy the last day of break!!
Holiday Classic update: end of 1st 19-13 Waverly.
Great win tonight by our Western Indians!! Next up Waverly in the championship game tomorrow night!!!
Our Twitter name is WesternLSD. Please be patient with me as I learn to use technology that everyone else has been using for 5 years!
We're Tweet"able" now!!! Western Local Schools is now on Twitter!! I have no idea how to use it but I guess I'll figure it out. I'll be posting updates to Twitter like the rest of the world now!
The WHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction 2016 will be held on January 21st between the girls and boys varsity games vs. Zane Trace. Individuals and teams from the 1990s will be honored.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We are looking forward to an exciting 2017! Remember the Waverly Holiday Classic is on Thursday with tipoff at 6pm vs. Eastern.
Great win for WHS boys tonight. First win against Peebles since 2006!!!!
Big sports day at WHS. JV boys play at 4 followed by varsity girls with the varsity boys as the nightcap! Come out to West LA tonight for some great basketball action.
Big sports night at WHS. JH Girls, JH Boys, and HS Girls at playing at home tonight!!!! Please come out and support our kids.
24-20 WHS end of 1st
We have a big sports week coming up in Latham. Monday - JH Girls and Boys @ Home/HS Girls @ Notre Dame Tuesday - JH Girls and Boys @ Home Thursday - HS Girls @ SV Friday - Boys @ East
Our junior high girls to won against Paint Valley tonight 44 to 10. Great job girls!
Congratulations to our varsity girls team for a great win against East!
Congratulations to our varsity girls team for a great win against East!
Good luck WHS girls tonight @ Sciotoville!!!
Just a reminder that we don't have school today!!!
National Honor Society inductions at 9:00 Friday.
Board meeting Monday November 7th @ 7pm
Attention students in k-6th grade: The Great American Fundraiser orders, including money, are due tomorrow Nov. 7th.
Attention students in k-6th grade: The Great American Fundraiser orders, including money, are due tomorrow Nov. 7th.
Attention parents of seniors!!!! Reminder: FAFSA Workshop at the High School on Thursday, November 3 from 4-6 p.m. in room 301. Bring FAFSA ID and 2015 tax info. See Mrs. Schuler if have any questions.
Good morning! Just a reminder that we are doing our P/T conferences a little different this year so no parents have to choose which teachers to see. Nov. 1st K-3 Nov. 2nd 4-6 Nov. 3rd 7-12
There will be an informational meeting on November 4th at 7pm to lay out the district plan for junior high football. There have been lots of questions regarding our plans so we want to make sure that everyone understands what is going on. This meeting is being held on the same night as the PTO Fall Carnival intentionally in order to convenience parents.
YLA Halloween dance Friday from 8-11 grades 7-12.
YLA Halloween dance Friday from 8-11 grades 7-12.
Congratulations to Bryce Brewster and CC Shanks - Wendy's High School Heisman School Winners!!!!
Welcome to our new website!!! We hope you enjoy the new look and content! We will do our very best to keep you as updated as you want to be about everything going on at Western.
Red Ribbon Week at Western Local Schools. Please join us in being DRUG FREE!!!!
Congratulations Broc Jordan top 20 state golf meet!!!
Reminder: WHS Volleyball Sectional Tourney Western vs. South Webster @ Western High School