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West Branch
District Office
14277 S Main St
Beloit, OH 44609
Phone: 330-938-9324
Fax: 330-938-6815
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District News

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Americorps Reading Tutors Needed

West Branch has four Americorps Reading tutor positions open for the 2017 -- 2018 school year.  Two positions will be at Knox Elementary and two at Damascus Elementary.  There is a small weekly stipend and an end of year tuition reimbursement.  Please contact Mr. Fowler at Stephen.Fowler@WBWarriors.org or Mrs. Reash at Caitlin.Reash@WBWarriors.org for additional information.  No degree is necessary.  This would be a perfect position for a recent high school graduate interested in public education.

Dance With the Warrior Jazz Band jazz band

Friday, June 2, 2017
6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.

Don Panchos Party Room -- Alliance


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Mascots Chosen

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West Branch Student Body has chosen new mascots for the 2017-18 school year.
Congratulations to Spencer Hoops, Warrior Chief, Canaan McDaniel, Assistant Chief and Mackenzie Erb, Warrior Princess.

Photo shows current mascots with newly chosen mascots.  

Picture - Bottom Row L-R:  Canaan McDaniel, Mackenzie Erb and Spencer Hoops
                 Top Row L-R:  Tommy Murphy, Deanna Pagnucco and Mike Minich

Elks Teenagers of the Year

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CONGRATULATIONS to Seniors, Bailey Polinori and Mitchell Craig for being selected as West Branch's Elks Teenagers of the Year 2017. 

Art Club

Spring Photo Contest Winners

Makayla Jennings -- First PlaceByers

 

Keep Calm and Parent On-Title I Family Night

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State Bound

Congratulations & Good Luck
Wrestling State Qualifiers


Dylan Miller
Ian Sharp
Christian Wayt


State Qualifiers
 

Robb to Compete at State Swim Meet

Good luck to Jamyson Robb as she competes at the State Swim Meet this weekend.

Jamyson

Classical Tea piano

West Branch Students Present

A Classical Tea
Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Murphy Auditorium @ Copeland Oaks


Refreshments will be served during intermission.

Featuring solo and ensemble vocal & instrumental students.
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School Cancelation

Due to the weather all West Branch Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

MS Band Concert Rescheduled

 

Due to the cancellation of the Band Concert on Tuesday, December 13, we have rescheduled the concert for Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 at the High School Auditorium at 7:00.  Students need to report at 6:30.

Middle School Band Concert Canceled

Middle School Concert Canceled for December 13, 2016

Show Choir Festival

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Show Choir Festival
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium

Special Board Meeting

Special Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
4:30 p.m.
High School Conference Room
(Discussion of Employment of Public Official -- Executive Session)

West Branch Middle School Title I Parent Meeting
Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

November 23 - November 28, 2016
(November 28 -- Inservice for Staff -- No Classes)

Middle School Honors Band

OMEA District 5

 Middle School Honors Band

 

Congratulations to Alaya Kiser, Justin Cederbloom, Abby Stephens, and Cheyenne Saulsberry of the West Branch Middle School Band for being selected to participate in the District 5 Middle School Honors Band. The honors band is sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association. Students are selected from all over Trumbull, Ashtabula, and Mahoning counties to participate in this special advanced musical ensemble.

An extra special congratulations goes out to Alaya Kiser for earning first chair clarinet in the ensemble!

Their experience will conclude with a concert at Stambaugh Auditorium on Saturday, November 19th at noon.

 

WBHS Honors Veterans

 

 

West Branch Students and Staff honored veterans in a ceremony on Veterans Day.  The Presentation of Colors was led by The George D. Worth #574.  Patriotic music and song was shared by the band and choir.  There were also readings by students.  The playing of Taps closed the ceremony.  

Following the ceremony, veterans and their families were invited to stay for refreshments.  Thank you Veterans for your service.  

 

2016 Hall of Fame Festivities

Friday, September 9, 2016:

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Tailgate Party - South end of the Meiter Bldg. - Open to the Public

6:35 p.m. - HOF Inductee Introductions Track/50 Yard Line - Admission Required

7:00 p.m. - Varsity Football Game vs. Southeast Pirates - Admission Required

9:30 p.m. - Post Game Reception inside the Meiter Bldg. South end entrance - Open to the Public

Saturday, September 10, 2016:

6:30 p.m. HOF Dinner - WBHS Cafeteria

7:30 p.m. Induction Ceremony - WBHS Auditorium - Open to the Public


Congratulations to our Class of 2016 HOF Inductees

Carson Bonar (posthumously)     Jason Candle, Class of 1997

Michael Stock, Class of 1997     Anita Sposetta, Class of 1987

Lee Kirksey, Class of 1985     Mike Butcher, Class of 1979

Mrs. Bergen (Bauman) Bryan - Condolences and Grief Support

The West Branch Local School District was saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Bergen (Bauman) Bryan, kindergarten teacher at Damascus Elementary.  Mrs. Bryan passed away July 31, 2016.

The West Branch School District Staff, School Board, and Administration express their deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Bryan.  Bergen’s family has scheduled calling hours for Friday, August 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 and the funeral for Saturday, August 6th at 2:00.  All services will be held at Damascus United Methodist Church on Valley Road.

​Mr. Timothy Saxton, Superintendent and the administrative team have been in contact and are coordinating efforts to provide counseling and support.   Members of the West Branch Ministerial Association and staff members will be on hand to assist students and staff.  If further information becomes available, it will be shared via this website or by the “rapid call” system.

Band Lessons

Monday, July 11, 2016

Band Lessons Scheduled for Middle School

Will Be at High School Today

NBC Cross Country Meet

West Branch Set to Host 2016
NBC Cross Country Championships

                                             

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Copeland Oaks -- Sebring

click here -- Additional Information

Ryan Johnson Memorial 5K Run/Walk Registration Form

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ryan Johnson was a special person. He loved life and everything about it.  A spirited, lighthearted and energetic young man, Ryan tragically passed while competing in the sport he loved: running. Each year, we run/walk a 5k in his hometown Beloit, OH in his honor. Whether you’re someone who shares his passion for running, who cares for him or who loves life as much as he did, we welcome you.

Please join us in celebrating Ryan’s life on Saturday May 13, 2017.  The link below will provide the registration form with detailed information.  Proceeds from the race help to sponsor a scholarship awarded to a member of the graduating class at WB each year.

Registration Form or visit http://www.secondsoleohio.com


Also, please visit Ryan’s website at www.ryanjohnson5k.com

Girls' Regional Tournament Tickets on Sale

West Branch Lady Girls' Basketball Regional Championship Game
Saturday, March 11, 2017
7:00 -- Barberton High School
Advance Tickets -- $7.00
Tickets at Door -- $8.00


Tickets are on sale:
Thursday, March 9 -- 8:00 -- 7:00
Friday, March 10 -- 8:00 -- 6:00
(West Branch earns a portion of this money.)

Also Note:  $2 Parking at Barberton High School

 

Middle School Volleyball

(Revised Due to Gym Availability)

Middle School Volleyball
Seventh & Eighth Grade Girls

Open Gym @ Middle School
July 18, 20 & 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.

Try Outs @ Middle School
 August 2 - 5, 2016
 8:00 a.m. -- 10:30
(Seventh & Eighth Grade Combined on August 2nd -- Schedules for rest of week will be distributed.)

Team practices will begin on August 8th.
Physicals must be completed by August 1st.

Welcome New Teachers and Administrators

New staff orientation was held for all new teachers and administrators.  Welcome Danielle Aeschbacher, Treva Cline, Erin Gillingham, Stephanie Lantzer, Kent Paulini, Caitlin Reash, David Reel, Timothy Saxton, Jessica Scullion, Alyssa Stitzel, Lisa Tornincasa, Kerry Varble, Kathryn Whaley, Heidi Wilhelm and Jorri Zmuda.

Bus Garage Experiencing Telephone Issues

Due to wiring issues the bus garage has no access to telephones and internet, including email.  We are currently working on the issues, but will not be resolved for a few days.

If you need assistance during this time, please call your building principal/secretary or the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324.

Fall Homecoming Court

              

                    Congratulations to our Fall Homecoming Court

Homecoming festivities will begin on Friday, September 30 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Varsity Football Game vs. Alliance. Candidates are:

Bottom Row L-R:  Bailey Polinori, Deanna Pagnucco, Shae Haas  
Top Row L-R:  Taylor Miller, Brenna Rito, Alexis Hatton and Maddie Buehler

Community Survey

Student - Parent - Community Survey Link

I am gathering information during my entry period as the new Superintendent of Schools.

Please follow the link and answer the questions.  Thank you for your honest feedback and Go Warriors!

All responses remain anonymous, however, if you wish to be contacted for a follow up interview, please leave your name and telephone number at the end of the survey.

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Timothy Saxton, Superintendent

The Survey Link is:

https://docs.google.com/a/wbwarriors.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHwXcvBSKjpIMbnwnvEpWFUkhQgdgMtB7cgtjpg8Mxjv0Zsw/viewform

Lady Warrior Softball Fundraiser at Chipotle on Wednesday, November 9th!!

West Branch High School Presents Into the Woods


Into the Woods

Friday, February 10 @ 7:30
Saturday, February 11 @ 7:30
Sunday, February 12 @ 2:00


West Branch High School Auditorium


Adults -- $12             Students & Senior Citizens -- $10

Call 330-938-4442 for more information.

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Donkey Basketball

Donkey Basketball

April 19, 2017
7:00 p.m.
West Branch High School Gym

$6 Advanced Tickets     $8 Tickets At Door

Four Team Tournament
(Senior, High School, Middle School & Elementary Teachers)

Fun Friend/Family Event
Free donkey rides for all children who are accompanied by a parent.


If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets,
please call 330-938-2183.

Girls Basketball Moves On To Regional Play tournament

The Lady Warrior basketball team will move on to Regional tournament action on Wednesday, March 8.  They will play Padua Franciscan at Barberton High School at 8:00 p.m.

Pre-Sale tickets will be available the following times:

Sunday, March 5 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (High School Gym Lobby)
Monday, March 6 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (Athletic Office)
Tuesday, March 7 from 8:00 - 3:30 pm (Athletic Office)
Tuesday, March 7 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Gym Lobby)
Wednesday, March 8 from 8:00 - 2:30 (Athletic Office)

West Branch will receive a percentage of ALL pre-sale tickets sold,
so buy your tickets early and come out to
support your Lady Warriors!!  
All pre-sale tickets will be $7; all tickets at the door will be $8.

**Reiminder there is also a $2 parking fee at Barberton High School
(555 Barber Road, Barberton).

 

GO WARRIORS!

State Title Captured by Sharp sharptitle

A special congratulations to Ian Sharp, who captured the Division II Wrestling State Championship.  Ian beat his final opponent 1 - 0.

High School Instrumental Ensembles Spring Concert

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West Branch High School Music Department

Presents

Spring Concert 2017



Sunday, April 9, 2017
3:00 p.m.
West Branch Community Auditorium


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West Branch High School Presents

Evita

May 26, 27 & 28, 2017

Friday & Saturday -- 7:30 p.m.
Sunday -- 2:00 p.m.

High School Auditorium

Tickets can be purchased by calling 330-938-4442.

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Freshman Orientation Camp

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West Branch High School will host its Freshman Orientation Camp on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the West Branch Local Schools will conduct a “Parent /Teacher Conference Program”.  Conferences are held to develop a better understanding of a student’s progress and will be of mutual benefit as we work together on behalf of each student.

 

If you have not received a request to meet with your child's teacher and wish to do so, please contact your child's school.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti spaghetti dinner

Saturday, February 25, 2017

3:00 - 7:00 p.m at West Branch High School Cafeteria

Sponsored by the W.B. Athletic Boosters & Girls Softball

Meal consists of all you can eat spaghetti, toss salad, bread & butter, dessert and beverage.

11 and Up -- $8.00     Children (4-10) -- $4.00
Three and Under -- Free

Warrior Softball Apparel on Sale Now!

Get your softball gear -- T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, shorts & sweat pants.
Contact any player or Coach Woods (330-257-4283) to order.
 
All orders are due by Tuesday, March 7, 2017!


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Student Qualifies for National Pitch, Hit & Run

Congratulations and good luck to Sophia Gregory, fourth grader at Knox Elementary, as she travels to California this week to participate in the National Pitch, Hit, and Run competition. Sophia won in her age group at the local level during school in April.  She then moved on to compete in Kent where she advanced to Cleveland.  Sophia participated and won in Cleveland which sends her to California to participate in the National Competition.

There are three participants in each age group that move on to Nationals.  Sophia is participating against two girls from California.  Sophia will get to experience the Home Run Derby, All Star game, along with participating in the Pitch, Hit, and Run! Again, GOOD LUCK to Sophia! We are so proud of you!

Spirit Week!

Spirit Week (9/26-9/30)!  

Below are the themes:

Monday:  Tie-dye/Neon day

Tuesday: Twin Day/Look Alike Day

Wednesday: Mismatch/Crazy Outfit Day

Thursday: American Day

Friday: Green and White Day

GO WARRIORS!!!

Tackle Cancer & March for the Cure

West Branch Warriors vs. Salem Quakers Football Game

Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Pink Out -- Wear Pink

Sponsored by Chevy All Stars & Stratton Chevrolet

Advanced Tickets -- $7/Adults -- $4 Students
(Available at all West Branch Schools)

All tickets at the gate are $7.

Treasurer Search

West Branch Local School District is currently searching for a Treasurer.  All interested candidates should submit their information to Mr. Timothy Saxton, Superintendent by November 22, 2016.

Additional Information

Qualifications & Duties

It's Lady Warrior Softball Clinic Time!!

SoftballSoftball Clinics will be held for all girls in K - 6th grade in January and February.  Please click on the Grade Level flyers below to print, fill out and return to your child's gym teacher by no later than Friday, January 13, 2017

 

The Sebring-West Branch Girls Fastpitch League will be holding sign ups for the 2017 summer league at each clinic.  

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade                         3rd - 6th Grades

West Branch Band

Fruit Sale

February 3 - 17, 2017

Available:  Navel Oranges, Tangerines, Pears, Apples,
Red Grapefruit or Mixed Varieties

See any high school or middle school band member to order, or 
email to Mr. Zamarelli at
john.zamarelli@wbwarriors.org

Fruit Sale

Middle School Student Wins Regional Spelling Bee Macey

Congratulations to eighth grade student, Macey Stancato for placing first place at The Vindicator 84th Regional Spelling Bee by spelling "sarcoidosis" correctly.

She will now have the opportunity to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

Bed Bugs

A suspected bed bug was found at West Branch High School.  The classroom will be profesionally treated.  For further information, please see the information sheet attached or call the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324.

Information Sheet

Seniors Commit

Congratulations to two more seniors who have decided to continue their athletic and academic careers in the Fall.

Butcher 

Brett Butcher will attend the University of Mount Union and play football.

Glista
Blake Glista plans to attend Baldwin Wallace and play golf.

Congratulations to Brett & Blake!

Graduation Photos

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A Lifetouch photographer captured each graduate as they received their diploma. They also took candid photos before and after graduation.  Your graduation diploma and candid portraits will be available online to view and purchase.  Please allow one week after graduation for images to become available.
 

To view and purchase your graduation memories visit:  www.lifetouchevents.com;   enter guest password: WESTBRANCH2017WP.  If you need assistance, please contact Lifetouch @ 1-800-589-6411.

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Hall of Fame Golf Outing

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Westville Lake Golf Course

Four Person Scramble
$50 Per Person/$200 Per Team

(Includes Doughnuts & Coffee, Lunch, Beverages, 18 Holes
of Golf, Prize Money, Cart and More)

Flyer/Registration

 

Mrs. Reash Named Damascus Principal

Mr. Timothy Saxton, Superintendent of West Branch Local Schools is pleased to announce that Mrs. Caitlin Reash has been named as the new Damascus Elementary School Principal.  She will replace Mr. Matthew Manley who was recently named Superintendent of the Crestview Local School District and will officially begin her new duties on August 12th.

Mrs. Reash is a graduate of West Branch High School and received her undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Mount Union.  She has a background in early childhood education and psychology.  She has taught the last six years in the East Liverpool and Crestview school districts.

Mrs. Reash added,” I would like to thank the West Branch Board of Education for giving me the opportunity to come home and work with the community that helped make me who I am today.  I am honored to take over where Mr. Manley left off.  These are big shoes to fill, but I am excited and ready for the challenge.”

Mrs. Reash looks forward to working with the staff, students and parents.  Please stop by and meet her during the Damascus Elementary Open House on Tuesday, September 6th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

West Branch Wrestling Camp Wrestling


(Open to K - 6 Students)

Friday, October 14, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

West Branch High School Gym

Powder Puff Football The Tradition Continues!

Come out and support your favorite team as the Junior Girls take on the Senior Girls in a game of Football.  This fun filled event is open to all sports fans. Your attendance is appreciated!  Any Junior or Senior girl interested in playing must sign up in the HS Main Office.

Date:  November 1, 2016

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Location:  Clinton Heacock Stadium @ West Branch High School

Cost:  $2 per person

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New This Year
West Branch Spirit Store


Where:  Fieldhouse Lobby
When:   During Boys' Basketball Games
What:    West Branch Spirit Items (Shirts, Hoodies and Other Spirit Items)

Free t-shirt will be given with the first 100 purchases beginning Saturday, December 3!

See you at the game.

Athletes Commit

Congratulations to Jenna Smith and Ian Sharp for continuing their athletic careers after graduation.  Jenna signed with Edinboro, while Ian signed with Wayne State.

 

Smith    Sharp

Governor Kasich's School Funding Plan - What Can You Do?

 

Please see the attachment for proposed changes and a list of state legislators you may contact.

Proposal

Open Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year

Open Enrollment forms will be accepted at West Branch High School beginning at 8:00 am on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 through Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm.  Please click on the links below for the appropriate applications and guidelines.  If you have any additional questions about Open Enrollment, please call the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324 during school hours.

 

Inter Open Enrollment - (choose this option if you live outside of the WBLSD)

 

Intra Open Enrollment -- (Elementary Grades KG - 4th ONLY, if you live in the WBLSD)

Geometry Class Tests Bridges

Students in Mrs. Beth Cooley's Geometry classes built popsicle bridges. The bridges only weighed 4 ounces and were tested to see how much weight they could hold.  

bridge           cooley 1st place Winners:  Brandie Sihock, Jenna Greeneisen, Gillian Koneval and Kristina Pazzelli.  

  2nd Place Winners:  Mason Earnest, Mitchell Sharp, Thomas Kemp and Courtney McKenzie.    

 

Summer Camps Offered footballcamp

West Branch Athletics are pleased to announce that we have several sports camps offered during the summer.  Please click below on the one you are interested in:


Football Camp -- June 12 - 13, 2017
Football Brochure


Boys' Basketball Camp -- June 14 - 16, 2017
Basketball Brochure

Girls' Basketball Camp -- June 12 - 14, 2017

Girls' Basketball Brochure

Volleyball -- July 27 - 28, 2017
Incoming 6th - 8th Graders
Incoming 9th - 12th Graders

Soccer Camp -- July 31 - August 3, 2017
K - 8 Grade Flyer

WBMS Beginning of School Year Dates and Times

August 26 - 8:00-3:00 - Schedule Pick-up for students in grades 6-8 in front of building

August 29 - 4:30-5:30 - Grade 5 Schedule Pick-up and Open House - in front of building & grade 5 classrooms

August 29 - 5:30-6:30 - Grade 5 and New Student Orientation in the Cafeteria

September 7 - First Day of School

     7:10-7:30 - Students arrive - Students riding in cars need to arrive at the back of the building

     7:35 - Tardy Bell

     2:40 - Student Dismissal - Parents who pick up their children in cars need to use the back of the building

Cheerleading Camp
(Open to K - 8 Students)


Friday, October 14, 2016
8:30 - 12:30

West Branch Middle School


Any questions, please contact Mrs. Ginocchi at 330-938-4336.

 

Lady Warrior Wizards Basketball

Lady Warrior Wizards

Parent Meeting/Sign Ups
Wednesday, November 2nd -- 7:30 p.m.
High School Field House

Girls in Third - Sixth Grades
$25


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Basketball Tip Off Dinner basketball

The Boys’ and Girls’ Warrior Basketball programs will be holding their 2nd Annual Basketball Tip Off Dinner on Saturday, November 12th at 6:00 at Boneshakers in Salem!  The event includes: Dinner, Music, a Silent Auction, a Reverse Raffle and fun for all that attend.
 

Silent Auction items include:
Mid Court Cleveland Cavs Tickets
Cleveland Browns Tickets
Home Items
Gifts and Much More!
 

Tickets are: $50 for one or $75 for two and can be purchased from any basketball parent.  You can also call Coach Montgomery (330-704-7199) or Coach DeShields (330-717-4672) for more information!

Hope to see you there

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration

 

Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
&
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am


Please call Anna for an appointment between the hours of 9:00 am & 3:00 pm at 330.938.9324.

Scholarship Breakfast

Bergen Bauman Bryan
Scholarship Breakfast


Sunday, May 7, 2017
8:00 -- 11:30
Sebring American Legion


$7 -- Adults
$3 -- Children

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NBC Baseball Championship Gear


NBC Championship Gear

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Order:  May 23 - May 29, 2017

Pick Up:  Week of June 5th


http://shop.promos-unlimited.com/

New Student Registration

2017-2018

New Student Registration for Kindergarten Only begins June 1, 2017

New Student Registration for Grades 1 - 12 begins August 1, 2017

New Student Registration will take place in the Superintendent's Office

located inside West Branch High School between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The Superintendent's Office will be closed the weeks of July 3rd & July 24th
New Student Registration Forms

Warrior Football Clothing Sale

West Branch Warrior Football
Clothing Sale


July 25 -- August 15.2016
Delivery -- Week of August 29

Athletic Passes

Student All-Event Pass -- $50

Adult 10 Game Pass -- $50

Senior Citizen's Pass (Age 62+) -- $50

Family Pass -- $250
(2 Adults/Up to 4 Children)

General ticket prices have increased:
JV/Varsity Events
$7 (adults) & $4 (students)

Freshmen & Middle School events
$5 (adults) & $2 (students)

 

Please call the Athletic Office @ 330-938-4408 for additional information.

High School Will Present South Pacific south

South Pacific

November 4 -- 7:30
November 5 -- 7:30
November 6 -- 2:00

Adults $12          Students/Seniors $10
Call 330-938-4442 for reservations.
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Knox Food To Begin On Monday, November 7th Cornucopia

Our Knox annual food drive will begin on Monday, November 7th.  Our bonus items/days are:

Monday 11/7 - Spaghetti noodles and sauce, canned spaghetti and ravioli

Tuesday 11/8 - Personal hygiene items (ex: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner) NO TRAVEL ITEMS PLEASE, also canned veggies

Wednesday 11/9 - Tuna, peanut butter, jelly and sloppy joe sauce

Thursday 11/10 - Soups and hamburger/tuna helper and stuffing

Friday 11/11 - Breakfast foods and MONEY ($1.00 = 1 item), boxed/instant potatoes

WBMS & Knox Receive Excellence in Education Awards!

 

The Eastern Ohio Education Partnerships issued Knox & WBMS the Excellence in Education Award for Progress (Value-Added) on the 2015-2016 School Report Card.

 

Congratulations to ALL staff and students for their efforts to achieve this success!

2017-2018 PreSchool Screenings

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Please click on the link below for our preschool application.  All applications are due by March 10, 2017.  Please mail completed applications to West Branch Middle School, 14409 Beloit Snodes Road, Beloit, OH  44609.  Applications may also be dropped off to the Middle School Office.

Preschool Flyer                    Preschool Application

Griffith Will Attend University of Mount Union

Congratulations Ethan Griffith!  He will attend the University of Mount Union in the Fall to continue his track career.

 

Griffin

West Branch Presents Lion King Jr.

The Lion King Jr.

April 21, 22 & 23, 2017

Call 330-938-4442 for Reservations &
Additional Information

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West Branch Launches Mobile App

 

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In an effort to improve communication the West Branch Local School District is providing parents, students and community members with a new way to stay connected with the schools. The district launched a free mobile app on April 27, 2017. This app allows users to receive customizable school news, school building and district calendars, push notifications, texts messages and more - all directly on their smartphone and mobile devices.
 

The “West Branch Local School District” app is available for download for iPhone and Android users in the App Store, and the online iTunes and Google Play app stores.  Parents are not required to download the app to continue to receive school communications, but app users have access to a number of tools that will make those communications more convenient.

Designed to make it more convenient and easier than ever for parents and families to stay informed the mobile app offers a regularly updated feed of important school news and events.  Users can customize the app by selecting the schools they are most interested i for news and updates. Users can also choose to receive push notifications to quickly get news and updates about school closures and emergencies, events and more.
 

It is our belief that our students are more successful in school when parents are engaged in their learning and school activities. With our new mobile app, individuals can stay connected with our schools and with the activities our students are engaged in every day.

Girls' Basketball Shirt Sale

Show Your Warrior Spirit

Order Your Girls' Basketball Shirts Now - November 19th

Short Sleeve T-Shirt -- $10
Long Sleeve T-Shirt -- $12
Crew Sweatshirt -- $18
Hooded Sweatshirt -- $24
(Green, Black or White Available)

West Branch Athletic Physicals -- Middle School & High School Students physicals

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Cost:  $20 cash

Physical packets are available in the Athletic
Office and Middle School/High School Offices.


**Note -- All paperwork must be filled out with parent and
student signatures prior to the actual physical.

Code of Conduct
Physical Form
Concussion Info
Insurance Coverage

Have You Moved and changed Addresses or Telephone Numbers?

Please contact the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324.

All address and telephone number changes must be reported to the Superintendent's Office.  Proof of Residency is required to be brought in too if you have moved over the summer. Acceptable forms of Proof of Residency are your rental/purchase agreement or gas/electric bill.  Proof is requried for all students and is also necessary if you want to be placed on a bus route for the new school year.  Thank you.

Vaccine Update

Attention Students Entering
7th & 12th Grades


Effective 2016 -- 2017 School Year
All students entering the seventh & twelfth grades must have the meningococcal vaccine.

Seventh grade students must also receive Tdap/Td.

All updated immunization records must be received in the office by August 26, 2016.

 

ODE Information

Hoop Shoot Winners

 

Congratulations to Camden Lane, Xander Culbertson, Nick Wilson,  Alex Jones, Chloe Dennison, and Josie Milliken!

Great Job to all of our participants!

 

Go WARRIORS!!!

WB PreSchool Staff

West Branch Preschool recently received a 5-Star Rating from the State of Ohio. This rating means that West Branch Preschool engages in the highest quality education for all preschool students and families. We would not be able to achieve this honor without our students, parents and especially our amazing staff! West Branch would like to extend a special congratulations to the Preschool Staff, lead teachers, Kathie Menegay, Tricia Barkee and Katie Whaley, assistant teachers, Hannah Dunn, Jackie Mabry and Sarah Francis, as well as program coordinator, Allison Krupko and administrator, Micki Egli. What a wonderful accomplishment by all!

Seniors Moving On

Congratulations to two more seniors who have decided to continue their athletic careers in the Fall.

Maddie Pidgeon will attend the University of Mount Union and participate in Softball.
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While, Ashley Weber will play Tennis at Mount Vernon Nazarene.

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Congratulations and best wishes.

Innovative Technology Grant Winners

Last night the West Branch Board of Education awarded six Innovative Technology Grants.  Congratulations to Susan Baldwin (Middle School), Marian Gainor (Knox Elementary), Liz Kadvan/Jessica Crider (Damascus Elementary), Carrie Utt (Damascus Elementary), McKenzie Wallace (High School) and Abigail Zimmerman/Karen Coffee (Knox Elementary).

These grants are based on proposals of innovative use of technology in the classroom that are aligned with Ohio's Learning Standards and that will lead to increased student achievement, growth, learning and engagement.  

A special thank you to the West Branch Board of Education for being committed to awarding educators money to create a more efficient learning environment and to increase student productivity.

Elementary Open House

Open House

September 6, 2016
4:00 - 6:00

 

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Dinner Show
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Friday, November 25 -- Dinner 6:00/Show 7:30
Saturday, November 26 -- Dinner 6:00/Show 7:30
Sunday, November 27 -- Dinner 4:00/Show 5:30

Cavatelli Dinner & Show -- $15
All Seats Reserved
Available Online @ wbmusic.org or Call 330-938-4442
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West Branch Business Directory

The West Branch Middle School PIE is starting a WB Community Business Directory page on the West Branch Local Schools' webpage.  This directory will be a way our community can support local businesses by having a reference place to find contact information for these businesses.  Whether you have a business located in our school district, or you live in our community and own a business, we would like to help others find out about you and support you!

 

Click here for additional advertising information in the directory.

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Congratulations to the West Branch High School visual arts students who recently participated in the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The work of thirteen students was submitted for judging for the show held at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Hall. Congratulations to Jayden Boggs, Bailey Byers, Isabella Campos, Barbara Cernakova, Willow Daley, Hunter Gillingham, Canaan McDaniel, Paige Miller, Amber Mondak, Olivia Ormiston, Bailey Snyder, Sarrah Tennfoss, and Whitney Wallace for their honorable mention entries.

 A special congratulations goes out to Isabella Campos who, on her mixed media entry, received a Gold Key award. This gold key award makes her eligible for a possible national gold key.

2017 - 2018 Supply Lists by Grade Level

School Supplies

 

Damascus               Knox               5th Grade               6th Grade
 

7th & 8th Grades

Freshmen Orientation

Freshmen Orientation
Friday, August 26, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

3:30 p.m. Parent Meeting

 

 

All incoming Freshmen are encouraged to attend!  Students will receive their schedules, receive a building tour, get their locker information, have a practice run of the schedule including lunch, fun, prizes and so much more.  Don't miss this event to help prepare you for your first day of High School.  

NEW SAFETY TIP LINE ADDED!

 

 

Threats or suspicious activity can be reported by calling or texting 844-SAFEROH or follow the link for more information.

 

https://saferschools.ohio.gov/content/tip_line_information

 

2016 -- 2017 Calendar Revision

On December 22, 2016 the West Branch Board of Education took action to revise the 2016 -- 2017 school calendar.  Please be aware that two new professional development days were added for this school year.   Therefore, school WILL NOT be in session on Friday, March 10th and Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.  These will now be staff in-service days.

National Honor Society Induction

NHSInduction Ceremony Held

Recently our National Honor Society inducted thirty-three new members. The four pillars of the NHS are:  Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service.  Mrs. Tracy Wyatt is the advisor.  Pictured are the new inductees.  

Pictured L-R 1st row:  Emilee Sanor, Savanna Triplett, Skylee Bowlin, Kailee Gibbons, Hannah Sprague, Seth Schroeder, Carrie Barnes and Willow Daley. 2nd row:  Valerie Mobley, Sarrah Tennefoss, Kirsten Plocher, Jarrod Sutton, Delanie Pagnucco, Peyton Zamarelli, Kylie Coffelt and Zeina Katabi.  Row 3:  Sarah Jarvis, Claire Smith, Kayla Hovorka, Jade Papic, Addie Morris, Connor Francis, Canaan Mc Daniel, Jon Brand and Brianna Biery.  Row 4:  Maddie Dustman, Allison Slutz, Shannon Wolfe, Kyle Linhart, Tyler DeShields, Brant Alazaus, Jordan Brown and Julia Bock.   

 

 

West Branch Vo Ag 
50th Anniversary


Yearly Banquet
April 26, 2017

All former members are invited to attend.  
All RSVPs are due by April 19th.
Please call Mr. Greg Sharp @ 330-938-4438 for additional information.

MCCTC NHS INDUCTION

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Three Students from West Branch were inducted into the MCCTC National Honor Society.  Connor Francis, grade 11, Macie Schrecengost, grade 11 and Andrew Stainer, grade 12.  Congratulations!

 

Pictured L-R , Connor Francis and Andrew Stainer.  Macie Schrecengost was absent.  

 

TALENT SHOW

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West Branch Academic Team is hosting a Talent Show for High School and Middle School Students.  

WHERE:  High School Auditorium

WHEN:  Friday, May 19th @ 6:00

COST - $5.00  (tickets on sale at the door)

COME, CHEER ON THE CONTESTANTS!

 

Follow the link below and submit the online form to become a contestant.     

Softball Appreciation Night Appreciation

The West Branch High School softball teams recently hosted a teacher appreciation night.  Each player had the opportunity to invite an educator to honor at the game and at the reception immediately following.  Congratulations to all the honored educators.

Band Boosters Sponsor

Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, April 28, 2017
4:30 -- 7:00
West Branch High School Cafeteria

All Tickets $7

Festival of Bands to Follow @ 7:30

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