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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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ALICE Informational Parent Meeting

ALICE Informational Parent Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2017
6:00 p.m.

West Branch High School Auditorium

Additional Information


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West Branch Students  District Wide are encouraged to participate in our Spirit Week, September 25th - 29th.



Monday - PJ Day or Tye Dye               

Tuesday - Neon Day                                      

Wednesday - Hat Day
Thursday - America Day - Red, White and Blue
 Friday - Green and White Day  



BOE Meeting

September Meeting

Thursday, September 21st
7:30 p.m.
High School Media Center

Yearbooks have Arrived

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Attention WBHS 2017 Graduates and Current Student Body!

The 2016-17 yearbooks have arrived and are ready to be distributed to any student/graduate that has pre-purchased a yearbook. Graduates can pick up their yearbook from the high school office weekdays between 7:20 and 3:00 beginning September 19th  The books will be distributed to current students on Friday, September 15th.  


We have a very limited amount of extra books available and will sell the books on a first come, first serve basis.  The cost of the ALL COLOR yearbook is $85 and they can be purchased at the high school.  Any questions, please call  or email Mrs. Bock @ (330) 938-4463 or Gayla. Bock@WBWarriors.org.

Warrior Chromebook Pick-Up Information
High School Schedule Pick Up

Attention Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Schedule Pick Up

Friday, August 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. -- Noon

Schedules will only be given to the student or parent.
Schedules should be brought to school the first day of classes.


West Branch Local School District Performance Audit
Warrior 1:1 Initiative FAQ
Dress Code

Student handbooks will be distributed the first week of school.

Below please find a link to the approved dress code.

Dress Code

High School Golf Try Outs


golfteeHigh School Golf Try Outs

Tuesday, August 1 -- 7:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 2 -- 7:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 3 -- 7:00 a.m.

All Try Outs will be at Flying B Golf Course

Fall Athletic Parent Meetings

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Monday, July 31, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium

All Other Fall Sports' Parent Meeting
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium

Get Connected

Stay connected with West Branch Local Schools by signing up for e-Communication Notifications (email and/or text messages).  This can be done by going to the main webpage, scrolling down on the left hand side to "e-Communication" and completing the short survey indicating what type of information you want to receive and what method(s) of communication you would like to use.  If you have any questions, please call the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324.

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


Mascots Chosen


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


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


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.


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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.


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


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.  


Warrior Football Spirit Wear Sale

The West Branch football team is currently selling apparel through Promos Unlimited in Salem.  If you are interested in purchasing any merchandise, please visit shop.promos-unlimited.com.

Orders Taken July 20 - August 2, 2017

Delivery will be the week of August 14, 2017.

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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


West Branch to Present the Nutcracker & Of Mice and Mozart

Tuesday, Sept. 26th (2-4th only)
Thursday, Sept. 28th (5-8th only)

Location: High School Auditorium

Time: 6-? pm

Tryouts are for any 2-8th grader interested in being a main character in our show!!  There are also many outstanding parts for dancers.  You must have a tryout song prepared. It can be any song, but you must provide your own accompaniment, either sheet music or a CD. No one can sing A Cappella. You may sing a song such as Happy Birthday, or My Country Tis of Thee. You may be asked to read lines or dance during this audition- scripts will be provided there.

Any Questions? Please call Mrs. Melissa Carchedi at (330) 938-4441 or email her at  Melissa.Carchedi@wbwarriors.org.  SEE YOU THERE!!!!

Additional Information

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.


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).



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


West Branch High School Music Department


Spring Concert 2017

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


West Branch High School Presents


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.


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. 

West Branch Tour Group Headed to Europe

Calling all travelers! The West Branch Tour Group will be traveling to London, Paris, and Amsterdam in 2018. High school students (including current 8th graders who will be in high school next year), parents, staff, and West Branch graduates are welcome to participate. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 18th at 6pm in the high school library. You can reserve your spot that night with only a $50 deposit. See the flyer below for details. 

Additional Information

Parent Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the West Branch Local Schools will conduct a "Parent/Teacher Conference Program".  Conferences at the high school and middle school will be scheduled between 3:00 - 8:30 and at the elementaries from 3:30 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.   Each school will also break for dinner.  Please call the school for their exact times.

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 wish to meet with your child's teacher and do not get a request from the school, please contact the office to schedule an appointment. 

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!


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

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.


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

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.

West Branch Tour Group

Have an interest in international travel?  We are exploring the possibility of a West Branch Tour Group. If there is enough interest, the West Branch Tour Group would travel internationally every other year. Please take the survey below so we have an idea of how many people may be interested. We will then hold an informational meeting in October. 


Click here to take the survey

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Have You Moved & changed Addresses &/or Telephone Numbers?

Please click on our New link on the left hand side of this webpage and fill out our online form.  Please note that Proof of Residency is required to be turned in, in order to finish this process and to set up busing, if needed.  Thank you.

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.


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.    


Middle School Receives Honor

West Branch Middle School was recently honored at the Ohio School Boards Association annual Northeast Region Fall Conference. WBMS was presented with a certificate for being designated an Ohio Department of Education SCHOOL OF MOMENTUM after receiving all "A's" on the state report card for student growth in 2016.  The staff at WBMS truly deserves to be recognize for all their hard work and dedication in helping their students to grow in so many ways!  Accepting the award for the Middle School was Brian Baldwin, Susan Baldwin, John Young (Assistant Principal), Amy Criss, and Rachelle Ring.

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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

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


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


NBC Baseball Championship Gear

NBC Championship Gear


Order:  May 23 - May 29, 2017

Pick Up:  Week of June 5th


NBC Leadership

High school students recently attended the NBC Leadership Camp at Camp Muskingum. They participated in team building activites with other students from NBC Schools and heard guest speaker, David Kohout, give an inspirational and heart felt talk on leadership.   Students representing West Branch were Spencer Hoops, Mackenzie Erb, Kirsten Plocher, Canaan McDaniel, Jonathan Ross, Reese Leone, Delaney Rito, Bailey Boosz, Bailey Campbell, and Brock Smith.

New Student Registration


New Student Registration (Grades K-12) is now closed and will reopen on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  Registration hours are 7:30 am - 2:30 pm.  New Student Registration will take place in the Superintendent's Office located inside West Branch High School. 

New Student Registration Forms

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.

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


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.



West Branch Presents Lion King Jr.

The Lion King Jr.

April 21, 22 & 23, 2017

Call 330-938-4442 for Reservations &
Additional Information


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.

Department of Education Releases School Report Cards

Ohio Department of Education Releases District and School Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education will release the 2017 Ohio School Report Cards.  At this link, you will find spreadsheets which have district, school, community school, dropout recovery and prevention school, and career tech school grades, along with the Report Card Guide.

There are no new measures on the 2016 - 2017 report cards. Districts and schools are graded on six components - Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success. Districts and schools received an A-F grade on each of the six components and most of the individual measures.

 Miss Kirsten Plocher Crowned Fall Homecoming Queen!
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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

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!



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.

While, Ashley Weber will play Tennis at Mount Vernon Nazarene.


Congratulations and best wishes.

Substitutes Needed

West Branch Local School District is currently accepting applications for substitutes in all classifications (teachers, custodians, bus drivers, secretaries, aides, and cafeteria workers).

If you wish to serve as a substitute, you will need to complete an application and provide us with a BCI and FBI background report (dated within one year).  Applications can be found under the employment tab located on the left.  For information please contact Mona McNeely at 330-938-9324.

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Dinner Show

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

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.

Visual Arts Honors mask

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

Student Insurance

Student Accident & Health Insurance

If your child needs insurance, West Branch has made arrangements with Student Protective Agency to provide student accident and health insurance for those wishing to purchase coverage this year. 

Insurance Application

House Bill 410 - New Attendance Law
Middle School Volleyball


Middle School (7th & 8th Grade) Volleyball

Open Gym
@ Middle School

July 17, 19 & 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
             (Schedule for the rest of tryouts will be given out.)


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.



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.  















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)



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