West Branch
High School
14277 Main St.
Beloit, OH 44609
Phone: 330.938.2183
Fax: 330.938.4444
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School News

Voice of Democracy Winners

Students in Mrs. Lesnett’s Freshman Honors English classes at West Branch High School competed again this year in the national Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

The 2015 topic was “My Vision for America.” Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in the contest and are required to submit an original 3-5 minute audio recording to the local VFW post. Camryn Sutton and Olyvia Bates both placed at the local level and received a monetary prize. This was the first year that students at West Branch had their competition entries divided between various VFW posts since the Sebring VFW is not operational at this time.

Special thanks go to the members of the Sebring VFW and Commander Terry Frasher for their dedication to this project.

(Pictured Left to Right:   Mrs. Adrienne Lesnett (teacher), Olyvia Bates, Commander Terry Frasher, Camryn Sutton, and Mr. Brian Coffee (principal)

High School honored with Flag

In December, the West Branch Ruriteens collected items to send to a 1989 West Branch Grad in the military.   Col. Paul Nosek in the United States Air Force is a 1989 West Branch Graduate and was stationed at the embassy in Afghanistan at that time.  The Ruriteens sent him a box of items to let him know how much his sacrifices are appreciated by those of us here at home. 

Col. Nosek has recently returned to the States and was in the area visiting family.  He stopped by the high school to present the Ruriteens and the High School with a flag that he flew over the embassy during his deployment.  He presented the flag encased in a beautiful plaque that can be viewed in the office area.  The Ruriteens would like to thank Col. Paul Nosek and his family for the sacrifices that they have made in service to our country in the Armed Services and wish him continued safety in his service. (photo L to R)  Olivia Brunner, Mrs. Brenda Sharp, Col. Paul Nosak, Ian Sharp, Courtney Banks and Derek Reed.

Buckeye Boys State Delegates

Delegates Chosen

Derek Reed, Matthew Steer and Ronald Yarwood have been chosen by American Legion Post 574  located in North Georgetown, to participate in the American Legion Buckeye Boys State.  This is an eight day intensive education program on Ohio government for high school students, where each participant becomes part of the operation of a mythical 51st state, local, count and state government.  

Photo L to R:  Derek Reed, Matthew Steer and Ronald Yarwood

Biology Students Explore Fish

Students in Biology ll are currently learning about fish through a variety of different lessons.

Students created pop bottle fish to learn about body shape, tail type, and mouth type.  Students then dissected a fish to learn the external and internal structures. inally, students are learning about human impact and recently completed a lab to learn about overfishing.

WBEA Year End Picnic

2016 WBEA Year-end Picnic and Recognition Night
on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Pavilion 
at the home of Phil and Glenda Sharp
12995 Beloit-Snodes Rd, Beloit, OH 44609

Invitation Form to RSVP 

Senior earns prestigious awards

Miss Brianna Long, West Branch senior, won several prestigious awards through The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competitions.  Brianna won four Silver and four Gold Keys for various writing projects in the Regional Awards. She also won the Gold Medal at the National Competition.  

Bri played Varsity Soccer and currently competes on the Girls Track Team where she was won First Team NBC Champion in the high jump (2015).  She is a member of the National Honor Society and The West Branch Academic Challenge Team.  Bri plans to attend The Ohio State University in the fall.  Congratulations Brianna!  She is a success in the classroom and on the field. 

Honored Educators


Teachers throughout the district were recently honored by the Varsity and J. V. Softball team.  Each player was able to select a teacher to honor.  Teachers were given a T-shirt and attended the games against Canton South and reception afterward.  

2016-2017 Open Enrollment Guidelines and Applications


The West Branch Local School District will accept Open Enrollment applications for the 2016-2017 school year starting at 8:00 am on Friday, April 15th through Friday, May 13, 2016 until 4:00 pm.  Completed applications need to be returned to the Superintendent's Office located inside West Branch High School.  


Inter OE Guidelines & Application

(This is for all K-12 students who live outside of the WBLSD)


Intra OE Guidelines & Application

(This is for West Branch Residents ONLY for Grades K-4th)

Prom Information

       Let the Good Times Roll

"Old Time Rock n' Roll" is the theme for our upcoming prom sponsored by the class of 2017. All WBHS Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend.   

Date:  Saturday, May 7th 
Location:  Salem Golf Club
Dinner/Dance begins:  6:30
Promenade: WBHS Auditorium 5:00
Cost:  $50 Single/$100 Couple


Summer Camps Offered

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 6 - 7, 2016
Football Brochure

Boys Basketball Camp -- June 8 - 10, 2016
Boys' Basketball Brochure

Girls Basketball Camp -- June 13 - 15, 2016
Girls' Basketball Brochure

Ryan Johnson Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 7, 2016

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 7, 2016.  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.

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