Kindergarten Registration


2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration Information


Appointments are required, please call the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324

West Branch to Accept Open Enrollment for the 2014-15 School Year
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April Board Meeting

April's Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held at Damascus Elementary.

West Branch Receives Auditor of State Award

Clean Audit

Future Teachers of America

Our Future Teachers of America will be sponsoring a Community Children's Night on April 29, 2014.  Members pictured above from the left to right: Kerigan Richmond, Cheyenne Vaughn, Hannah Schultheis, Jenna Patterson, Christa Pearson, Marryssa Smith Mizik, Brittany Ring (Activities Coordinator), and Anna Buratti.  Mrs. Barbara Sulka is the advisor. 


West Branch Middle School was afforded the opportunity to participate in the Mahoning County Soil and Water Conservation Districts Junior Envirothon on April 10, 2014 at the Mill Creek Metro Park Farm in Canfield. 

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What will the school district income tax cost a citizen?

Schools CAN give information on a  levy. For the average citizen the school district income tax will cost less than .90 a day. Remember that Social Security, welfare, railroad pensions and disability are exempt from the tax.

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West Branch Local Schools Recognized for Music Education Efforts

West Branch ranks among nation’s top communities for support of music education

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Voice of Democracy Winners

Every year, Mrs. Lesnett's Freshman Honors English classes participate in the Voice of Democracy contest.  This year, freshman Emma Griffith captured Third Place in the V.F.W. District 8 Voice of Democracy speech contest and First Place for Sebring Post 6730.  The theme for the contest was "Why I'm Optimistic about our Nation's Future". Also, freshman Mariah Saulsberry took Third Place for the Sebring Post 6730.  The girls received $100 and $25 for their respective places.


Pictured here from left to right:  Terry Frasher (Post Commander), Nancy Horner (Auxiliary Secy/Treas), Nikita McMullen (Sebring McKinley winner), Mariah Saulsberry, Emma Griffith, Mrs. Adrienne Lesnett, and Mrs. JoAnn Jones.


Levy Information

Keep Current on School Issues

5 yr. 3/4% Income Tax Levy on Ballot -- May 6, 2014

Levy Info

Enrollment History

Reductions to Date

Did you know that Senior Citizens on Social Security pay ZERO school income tax?

Read below specifics on a school income tax from the State of Ohio


Rebecca Bricker Memorial Scholarship

The Rebecca Bricker Scholarship Committee and the Sebring – West Branch Area Community Foundation are pleased to announce that applications are now available for the scholarship.  Mrs. Bricker was a long time kindergarten teacher with the West Branch Local School District.

The scholarship will be awarded each summer for the 15 years.  This year will be the third year of the scholarship.  Candidates for the scholarship must be current sophomores or juniors at the college level and must be majoring in elementary education or a related field (art, music, physical education, reading specialist, etc).  The applicant must have a 2.2 college grade point average.

Two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded with preference being given to junior students.  

Application forms and a list of required documents are listed below or by emailing  All application materials must be submitted to the scholarship committee by July 15, 2014.

Last year's awards were presented to Amanda Donithan and Claire Funkhouser.



Academic Verification

State Testing Adjustments for Grades 3- 8

The state has pushed backed state testing with all the weather this winter. We need to make sure that all students are in school everyday, but especially the dates listed below.

Grade 3 & 4  -  May 1 and May 6

Grades 5 & 8 - April 29, May 1, and May 6

Grades 6 & 7 - April 29 and May 1

The Grade Levels with two tests will have Reading first and Math second.  The Grade levels with three tests will have Reading first, Math second, and Science third.

Communication a Key: Levy Informational Meetings

Informational meetings about the upcoming school levy will be held in all 4 buildings. We look forward to sharing information as to the need, terms, and future of the West Branch Local Schools. All levy meetings will offer games and activities in the gym for children, so that parents can attend.  There will be prize giveaways at all meetings. Everyone will receive a FREE raffle ticket for attending. A drawing will occur at the end of every meeting. In addition, if you would like to hold a club or neighborhood meeting, we will come to you!  Please call Mona in the Superintendent's Office (330-938- 9324) for scheduling

3-27-14  HS Auditorium     7:30 PM

4-8-14   Damascus Cafeteria   6:30 PM

4-14-14  WBMS Cafeteria    6;30 PM

4-28-14  Knox Cafeteria      6:30 PM

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West Branch Local Schools
14277 Main St.
Beloit, OH 44609

Phone: 330-938-9324
Fax: 330-938-6815