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Attention All Seniors & Parents of Seniors

Financial Aid Parent Session

Wednesday, November 15
6:30 - 7:30
High School Auditorium

Presenter:  Mr. Keith Martig

Topics:  FAFSA, Krizay Scholarship, College Financial Aid

Support Warrior Softball at Chipotle

Warrior Softball Fundraiser @ Chipotle

1630 State Street -- Alliance
Wednesday, November 8th
4:00 -- 8:00

Take in flyer, show it on your phone or tell the cashier for
the softball team to earn their proceeds.

Flyer

Upcoming Athletic Activities

Winter Sports Parent Meeting
November 8th @ 6:00 p.m.

Fall Awards Night
November 13th @ 6:30 p.m.

Football Awards Night
November 16th @ 6:30 p.m.

Meet the Candidate Night

Meet the Candidate Night

November 1, 2017
High School Cafeteria

5:30 -- 6:30 -- Informal Meet & Greet

6:30 -- 7:30 -- Formal Question & Answer Session

West Branch High School Presents

Addams Family

November 3 & 4 -- 7:30 p.m.
November 5 -- 2:00 p.m.

Adults -- $12         Students & Seniors -- $10
Call 330-938-4442 to reserve your tickets.

More Info

Freshman Honors English Fundraiser

fundraiserStudents in Mrs. Lesnett's Freshman Honors English classes are preparing for their last fundraiser to help animals affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma this fall. After researching several charities, students voted to fundraise for the Humane Society of America Disaster Relief Fund.  Earlier this fall they sold popcorn and Gatorade at the girls tennis matches.  This final fundraiser will be Tuesday, October 24th at Chipotle in Alliance.  Students are encouraged to purchase dinner between 5:00-9:00 and should mention West Branch and the Humane Society.  Thank you in advance for your support of this effort. 

Girls' Soccer

NBC Champs

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Congratulations, Girls' Soccer for winning their fourth consecutive
NBC Championship!

ALICE Informational Parent Meeting

ALICE Informational Parent Meeting

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

West Branch High School Auditorium

Additional Information

SPIRIT WEEK

spirit weekSpirit Week News

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

yearbookPickup Information 

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

warriorheadFootball Parent Meeting
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


Poster

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.
Poster

 

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

young&alive

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

Lozier to Compete at State

This past Saturday, Rob Lozier placed third in the 300m hurdles at the Division II OHSAA Northeast Regional Meet.  His time of 39.5 seconds earns him an opportunity to compete this weekend at the state meet. Congratulations to Rob on his accomplishment.

Damascus Spelling Bee Champs

Congratulations to all the contestants in the Damascus Spelling Bee.  We thank you for your courage to stand before students and families. Everyone was awesome!   The contestants were: Shelby Grimm, Aaron Tucker, Eden Kutz, Cole Sanor, Kyle Day, Elena Mackall, Nicole Stoffer, Kenneth Starcher, Isaac Holbrook, Logan Klemann, Max Cutchall, Isabella Threet, Grant Boyle, Justus Mohr, Rylie Hendershott, Lauren Gossett, Boston Mulinix, Lane Lippiatt, Aydin Creque, Bryant Madison, Morgan Tennis.

Elena Mackall was the champion and Aaron Tucker was the runner-up. Both received Barnes and Noble giftcards from PIE!

Damascus Right to Read week Activities

Be a superhero! Read.............................. We have lots of activities for the week of May 16. You can be any charachter you like! Click on the link and examine all the activities.

 

Right to Read Week Activities

 

 

 

Warrior Football Golf Scramble

Warrior Football
Annual Golf Scramble
Saturday, June 4, 2016 -- 1:00 p.m.


Sleepy Hollow Country Club
374 Homeworth Rd
Alliance, Ohio 44601

18 Hole Four Man Scramble
Cart, Dinner, Beverages
$60 per Person ~ $240 a Team

Additional Information

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 Nosak 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. Nosak 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 Nosak 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.

DM Zero Waste Lunch

Damascus Elementary would like thank the Mahoning County Green Team and PIE for helping to pay for the Grade 1 field trip to OH WOW. Click on the link below for lunch instructions.

LUNCH

Football Camp
Grades 1 - 9
June 6 - 7, 2016
$20 -- Early Registration

Additional Information

One Call Regarding Bed Bugs

We have confirmed that one bed bug was found in one of the pre-school rooms located at West Branch Middle School this morning (March 31, 2016).

The room has been isolated and afternoon pre-school has been cancelled for this afternoon.  We are having the room professionally sanitized.

I am sure you are aware this area of Ohio is experiencing a lot of reports of bed bugs.  Bed bugs are a nuisance, but not disease carriers (please see the link below for additional information) or go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov.  

Additional Information

One For the Team

West Branch Track & Field Night
@ Chipotle


Monday, February 22, 2016
5:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

50% of Proceeds will benefit the Track Team --

just show the attached flyer.

Flyer

Teens for Jeans

West Branch High School & Teens for Jeans

Collecting Gently Worn Jeans
(For Homeless in America)


February 19 - February 29, 2016


Collection Bins in High School Cafeteria

Classes to Resume

The Ohio EPA has completed water testing at West Branch High School, West Branch Middle School, and the West Branch Athletic Building.  We are pleased to report that there was no detection of lead in the water at any of the buildings.  West Branch High School, Middle School, and Pre-School will re-open Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

All after school practices, activities, and games will take place as scheduled today, Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  High School Varsity and J.V. Basketball Games vs. Carrollton will be held at West Branch High School tonight, as scheduled.

The Administration and School Board wish to thank students, parents and staff for their understanding.

Damascus Students Attend YSU Game

Damascus Elementary went loud and proud to support freshman Melinda Trimmer as the YSU Penguins crushed Lake Erie College. The Lady Penguins improved to 8 and 1 on the season with their only loss coming to Penn State. Melinda Trimmer finished with 8 pts, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.

YSU TRIP PICTURES

 

 

High School Band Concert

WEST BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS
 

BAND CONCERT
Sunday, December 13, 2015
3:00 pm
High School Auditorium
Knox Christmas is for Sharing Needs Your Help

There are still 50 tags left on our Sharing Tree.  Please think about coming in and taking one to help our local families out during this holiday season.  All gifts need to be back by Monday, December 14th.  Thank you!!

Blood Drive

Monday, November 23, 2015
3:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.
Blood Drive Bus in Front of Middle School

 

Flyer

 

Youngstown Symphony Performs at West Branch For Grades 3/4

The Yougstown Symphony Orchestra performed for Grades 3/4 students from Damascus & Knox Elementary on Tuesday October 20, 2015. The show was arranged by elementary music instructor  Mrs. Melissa Brand. The interactive show included children songs, rap, movie themes, layering and classics. The symphony is under the direction of Mr. Randall Craig Fleischer and concertmaster Ms. Rachel Stegeman. Click on the links from twitter to enjoy some of the concert. Mr. Robert Barnett  former West Branch Band Director played with the symphony.

From Twitter

STAR WARS

STUDENTS SINGING

NBC Cross Country Meet

West Branch Set to Host the

2015 NBC Cross Country Championships

Race Info

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 15, 2015

 

West Branch 
Clothing Closet

VARSITY FOOTBALL AT ALLIANCE
UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION STADIUM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015 -- 7:00 PM

PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE
STUDENTS $4.00           ADULTS $6.00
                                  ALL TICKETS $6.00 AT THE GATE

 

  • Tickets at the High School available at lunch time in the cafeteria and at Athletic Office from 9:00 – 3:00
  • Tickets at Middle School, Damascus, and Knox must be pre-ordered in the office by Friday morning.

 

9/21 DISTRICT WIDE SPIRIT WEEK

Hey dude, are you cool?  Well, we know that you are because you are a WARRIOR! Then show us!  Catch the spirit and dress for the Warrior Nation and be in Wonderland.

  • 9/21 Favorite Sports team
  • 9/22 Throwback Day
  • 9/23 Pink
  • 9/24 Madhatter Day
  • 9/25 Green and White
Varsity Football Ticket Sales

Varsity Football at Southeast High School

8423 TALLMADGE RD, RAVENNA

Friday, September 11, 2015
7:00 PM

BUY YOUR

STUDENT TICKETS
IN ADVANCE FOR $4.00

West Branch High School Athletic Office
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

General Admission $6.00 at gate

We regret no adult pre-sale tickets will be available for this game.   
Call the Athletic Office 330-938-4408 with any questions.

West Branch Football Tough

The West Branch Football Team will kick off the 2015 football season at Crestwood on Friday August 29, 2015. The Warriors will play 3 straight road games before their home opener on Friday September 18, 2015. All Games are at 7:00 PM

VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Senior Leadership (Picture Courtesy of Dunlap Photography)

Open House

WBMS - Grade 5 students 4 - 5:30 open House; Grade 5 Parent meeting at 5:30

Knox & Damascus 4:00 - 6:00 PM Open House; Kindergarten Parent meeting 5:30 PM

Dr. Weingart Honored for Years of Service

The West Branch Board of Education recognized Dr. Weingart for his years of service at West Branch Local Schools.  He has been with West Branch for twenty years; the last eleven years as Superintendent.  Thank you Dr. Weingart for your leadership.  Dr. Weingart will retire as Superintendent effective July 31st.

MS CROSS COUNTRY

Saturday, August 1 @ 7:30 @ WBHS Track.

 

All physicals & paperwork must be completed by August 1.

 

Questions?  Call Mr. Buckley @ 330-831-4901.

MS GOLF TRYOUTS

Monday, August 3 @ 7:00 AM @ Westville Golf Course

 

Students must have their own clubs and golf balls.  A physical packet must be completed by the first day of tryouts in order to compete.

 

Questions?  Call Mr. Falasca @ 330-506-4904.

Seventh & Eighth Grade Volleyball Open Gym
July 20, 23, 24, 30 & 31
8:30 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.

July 27, 28, 29
6:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

West Branch Middle School


Seventh Grade Try Outs
August 3rd -- 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

August 4th -- 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

August 5th -- 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

August 6th -- 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

August 7th -- 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

August 8th -- 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Eighth Grade Try Outs
August 3 -- 6:00 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m.
August 4 -- 6:00 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m.
August 5 -- 7:30 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.
August 6 -- 7:30 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.
August 7 -- 5:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

West Branch Telephone Issues

West Branch is currently experiencing telephone issues. If you are in need of contacting one of our staff, please email them. 

Email addresses can be found below;

Please click the following link for a directory

Staff List

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.

football clothing

West Branch Stadium Track Renovation - Revised Bid

 

Sealed bids will be received by the Treasurer of West Branch (Ohio) Local School District, 14277 Main Street, Beloit, Ohio 44609 for the following project:

Stadium Track Renovation Phase 1

Retiring Teachers

    

Congratulations and Best Wishes to our High School Retiring Teachers:
L to R:  Mr. Lou Sellaroli, Mr. Mike Bardo, Mr. Terry Romigh, Mrs. Barb Sulka and Mrs. Nancy Whinnery.  We appreciate all the dedication that they have shown to the students and community of West Branch.  You will be missed.  

 

 

Honors English Charity Project

 

 

Pictured here from left to right are the top three finalists in Mrs. Lesnett's Freshman Honors English Charity project: Allison Slutz (Street Life Ministries), Kylie Coffelt (Children's Cancer Research), and Zeina Katabi (National Eating Disorders). Students selected a charity, conducted fundraising, created a Public Service Announcement, completed an application/essay, and delivered a presentation on their charity.  This year's winners were interviewed by Mr. Coffee, Miss Herman, and Mrs. Hartzell (retired teacher). 

Damascus Right to Read Week

The Week of May 18th is Right to Read Week at Damascus.The buy one get one book fair will be May 19 and 20th.  A letter was sent home and here are some key details

May 18 - Hat Day...Hats off to reading

May19 Readable TShirt (Reading is everywhere)

May 20 - School Photo Day (Grades K,2,4 wear blue...grades 1/3 in Green)

May 21 - Animal print or Camoflouge

May 22 - Wear Something recycled

Girls Basketball Game on 2-21-15 is POSTPONED

Today's girls basketball sectional tournament  game vs. Niles is postponed! it is rescheduled for Monday February 23 at 7:00 PM at West Branch High School Fieldhouse. 

Support the state ranked girls....Beat the Dragons!

 

Damascus yearbook Pictures Postponed today due to 2 HR Delay
Peter Pan Practice Canceled 1-22-15 & 1-24-15

Peter Pan practice has been canceled for... Thursday, January 22, 2015 and also for Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Softball Clinic Rescheduled

The WBHS Girls Softball Clinic (Grades 3-8) has been cancelled for tonight, 1/12/15 and is rescheduled for this Thursday, 1/15/15 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

ALL WEST BRANCH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES ARE ON FOR JANUARY 9/10, 2015

ALL WEST BRANCH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES ARE ON FOR JANUARY 9/10, 2015.

Friday 1/9 boys at Canton South....6:00 (JV)/7:30 (Varsity)

Saturday 1/10 Girls at Home vs Salem....12:00 (JV)/1:30(Varsity)

Saturday 1/10 Boys at Home vs Big Red...6:00 (JV)/7:30 (Varsity)

 

Saturday 1/10 Wrestling on at Fitch

Softball Clinic

The Softball Clinic for Girls Grades 3-8 will be held as scheduled for tonight at West Branch High School. Clinic times are 6:30-7:30 pm.

Citizens of Damascus....

We thank you for attending the Royal Banquet and reception in honor of the Holidays. Princess Anna and Princess Elsa thank you for the warm reception. Have a wonderful break and a wonderful 2015!!! Click below to see pictures!

 

PICTURES FROM DAMASCUS HOLIDAY DINNER 

 

 

 

Light Up Damascus...December 13, 2014

Come and join a DISTRICT wide and community wide celebration honoring the holiday season. There are many activities!  Hanford Dixon, former Cleveland Browns Player will be at the events for pictures from 1 - 3. The tree lighting is at 5;30 PM with the West Branch Band Ensemble playing at 5:00 PM. Young and Alive will perform at 6;30 PM. There is games, art, music, food and shopping. Click below for a full list of times and locations.

LIGHT UP DAMASCUS EVENTS AND SCHEDULE

Damascus Kindergarten Celebrate 50 days of School!

Damascus kindergarten students counted to 50 and used the number 50 as the basis for all subjects on November 13,2014. The poodle skirts, leather jackets, and slick backed hair made for a fun day of learning that concluded in a sock hop.

WBMS Band Students Selected For OMEA Honors Band

Congratulations to Mikayla Fetters, Olivia Sexton, Geoff Galida, and Brogan Fisher who were selected for the Ohio Music Educators Association District 5 Honors Band this year! They will be rehearsing at Stambaugh Auditorium on Friday and then take part in the Honors Band concert on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Great job guys!

Fall Clean Up at Damascus Community Center Park

Attention All NHS Members and Those Students Seeking NHS Membership!

Clean Up day at Damascus Community Center Park is Saturday November 15th from 9:00am until 12:00pm.  Bring a rake!  This is a great opportunity to help the community and earn service credit or volunteer opportunites on an NHS application.  Please see Mr. Fairfield to sign up.

Student Input Needed

We need your ideas about our school! Click the link below to answer a short survey.

 

Damascus and Knox Students

 

Middle School and High School Students

October Board of Education Meeting

 

The West Branch Board of Education will be holding their regular monthly meeting this Thursday, October 30, 2014. The meeting will take place at Knox Elementary School Cafeteria, 2900 Knox School Road, Alliance, Ohio 44601. The Study Session will begin at 6:00 pm and the Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

What do Teachers do on a 2 HR Delay?

Many nights and week-ends you can find instructors preparing lessons in their rooms until 7:00 PM.  The State of Ohio has intiatied many changes in a short time. The picture below shows teachers working on common assessments on October 10, 2014. Our teachers will be working on co-teaching and (FIP) Formative Instructional Practices on November 7, 2014.  

 

NEXT 2 HR EDUCATIONAL DELAY 11-7-14

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Conferences will begin at the conclusion of the school day.

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.

Some parents have already received conference requests, if not please contact your respective building and request a specific time for a conference.

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

Knox Experiencing Telephone Issues

Knox Elementary is currently experiencing telephone issues.  If you have an emergency, please call the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324.

Thanks and have a great day.

West Branch High School Named Blue Ribbon School

West Branch High School has been named a Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education.The official announcement was made yesterday in Washington, DC.  West Branch High School is one of only four Ohio high schools that was honored this year.  There were 48 high schools in the United Sates that received this recognition.  The Blue Ribbon Award recognizes high-performing schools that exceed the academic and co-curricular needs of students.

What a great day for the Warriors!

High School Student Schedule Pick-Up

Where:  High School Office

When:  August 28, 2014 from 9:00-3:00

*Please note that students may only pick up their own schedules or it may be picked up by a parent.  Also remember that schedules must be brought to school on September 3rd.  Students who do not pick up their schedules may do so on the first day before school begins.

Alumni Game

Soccer Alumni

Green & White Games

Saturday, August 9th
1:00 p.m.

Girls' Soccer Car Wash


Saturday, August 9th
3:00 p.m. -- 6:00 p.m.
Westville Subway/Marathon

Football Parent Meeting

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
6:00 p.m.

High School Cafeteria

Volleyball Try Outs
Grades 9 -- 12

Friday, August 1, 2014

8:30 -- 10:30 and 11:15 -- 12:45 (Double Session)
Must Attend Both

Football Golf Scramble

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Flying "B" Golf Course
8:00 a.m. -- Shotgun Start

Additional Information

WBMS "Lip Dub"

We had a great time creating our own "Lib Dub" during TRFCC time on the last Friday of school.  Please watch our video!  Have a great summer!

Beginner Band Information

If your child is interested in joining the Fifth Grade Band this fall, please see Mr. Stehura's web page. You will find a packet of information about beginner band as well as the registration form. Our free summer lesson program for beginners starts Monday, June 9th!

Please email bryan.stehura@wbwarriors.org with any questions, or call 330-938-4325.

Damascus Field Trips 5-27-14

Grades 1 & 2 Students need to be seated in their classoom by 8:00 AM. They need a packed lunch, sunscreen, and will return for normal dismissal.

 

Grades 3 & 4 students need to be in their classroom by 7:45 AM for their trip. Students in Grades 3 & 4 will return around 5:15 PM. No packed lunch is needed!

State Highway Patrol

On Tues. May 20th, 2014 the Pre-School at West Branch invited the State Highway Police to demonstrate a Police Dog in action.

West Branch Theater Class and Middle School Students Present

Friday, May 16 -- 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 17 -- 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 18 -- 3:00 p.m.

Tickets available from 10:00 -- 2:00 at the High School.
Adults -- $8.00                Students -- $6.00

If you have any questions,
please call 330-938-4442.

Girls' Softball Moved to Louisville

JV & Varsity Softball
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Moved to Louisville


 

One Book One Community

West Branch High School participates in One Book One Community each spring.  This event is a joint venture between Rodman Public Library, The Greater Alliance Foundation, The Alliance Review, and the University of Mount Union.  This year’s author is Mr. Robin Yocum, and his book is titled The Essay.  The story is set in the Appalachians of southeastern Ohio and features a 17-year old boy who belongs to a dysfunctional and desperately poor family.  He wins an essay contest, but his English teacher must go to great lengths to defend his ability to write to the rest of the community.  Mr. Yocum will be speaking to students in Mrs. Kidd’s and Mrs. Lesnett’s classes on Friday, March 21st in the auditorium.  Students from Sebring will also be in attendance.

Our students were asked to submit their own essay – similar to that of the protagonist, Jimmy Lee.  Avery Polinori’s essay was selected for submission to The Alliance Review. Please read his essay and that of runner-up, Destanee O’Neil, on this web page.  If anyone would like to borrow a copy of this book, please see Mrs. Kidd or Mrs. Lesnett. 
 

PolinoriEssay

O
'NeilEssay

Knox Students send off Girls Basketball Team

Warrior Chief Amy Mabbott and the Knox students and staff send off the West Branch Lady Warriors. Watch for LeBron Patterson!

KNOX VIDEO

MS Spirit Bus

West Branch Middle School is sponsoring a Spirit Bus to transport middle school students to Barberton to see the High School Girls Basketball Regional Game on Saturday, March 8th, 2014.
This Permission Form must be filled out and turned in to the MS office by Friday morning to participate!

Good Luck Wrestlers At State

The West Branch community would like to wish Mason Hughes and Logan Sharp the best of luck as they compete at the State Wrestling Tournament this weekend.

West Branch Experiencing Phone Problems

West Branch Local Schools are currently experiencing phone issues.  If you try to call the school it will ring busy.  We are currently working on this issue.

Basketball Double Header

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 the West Branch Athletic Department will be hosting both girls' and boys basketball.

The girls' basketball team will be playing Salem.  The JV game will begin at 12:00 with the Varsity girls' game beginning at approximately 1:30.

The boys' will be playing Louisville with the JV game beginning at 5:00 and the Varsity game beginning at approximately 6:30.

WEST BRANCH SATURDAY WEATHER CHANGE

WB Boys Basketball Game CANCELED at Salem on 1-25-14

West Branch Saturday Weather Changes

Girls Basketball vs.Marlington Canceled Saturday

Wizard of Oz Munchkin Practice Canceled Saturday

Time Change



Please note that the starting time for the Boys' JV/Varsity Basketball game vs. Canton South on Friday, January 3, 2014 has been changed.  The game will begin at 5:00 p.m. instead of 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the West Branch Field House.

Boys Basketball vs Louisville -- Canceled

This evening's boys basketball game against Lousville is canceled.

2013 Fall Homecoming

Crowning of Queen
October 11, 2013 -- Prior to Football Game
Approximately 6:40

Dance
October 12, 2013
7:00 - 10:00



Queen Candidates
Front Row:  Marina Moffett, Hayley Kozar, Erin Carver, Brianna Brown
Back Row:  Rachael Murphy, Allie Harris, Kaitlyn Edie

Environmental Club Annual Mum Sale

Sale Ends -- September 16th
Plant Pick Up -- September 18th

 

$5 -- 8" Pot
$10 -- 10" Pot

If you have any questions, please contact

Mrs. Davida Wagner at 330-938-2183.

 

MoreInfo

 

2013 Hall of Fame Induction Celebrations

Friday, September 20, 2013
Induction Ceremony -- 6:40 p.m.
Prior to WB vs. Marlington Football Game
Reception Following Game -- Meiter Building

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Dinner -- West Branch High School
6:00 Reception -- 6:30 Dinner

Tickets $20
RSVP -- Call Mona McNeely @ 330-938-9324

Beginning of School Menu

Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a fun filled summer vacation. 

Please click on the link below for the menu for the first three days of school.

Menu

Freshman Orientation Camp

August 23, 2013

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Parent Meeting @ 3:30 p.m.

Middle School Open House


Mark Your Calendars

West Branch Middle School
Open House
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 -- 3:00 p.m.

6th, 7th, 8th Grade @ Middle School
5th Grade @ High School Auditorium

Visit the school, pick up class schedules and meet your teachers!

Volleyball Practice/Try Outs

August 5, 6 & 7

Seventh Grade -- 9:00 -- 11:00
Eighth Grade -- 11:00 -- 1:00

STUDENTS DISMISS EARLY ON LAST DAY

Students and buses will be rolling home early on June 5, 2013 as students begin summer vacation!  The schedule for dismissal is ....

 

 

Middle School: 1:30 PM

High School: 1:40 PM

Elementary: 2:15 PM

HAPPY SUMMER!

Beginner Band Meeting - May 22 at 7:00 p.m.

A family informational meeting and instrument exploration will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Cafeteria.

State Bound

Good Luck
at State Wrestling


Kenny Faulkner
Connor Sharp
Logan Sharp

 

MS Staff, MS Student Council, and HS Cheerleaders Serve the Community

The West Branch Middle School Teachers prepared and served a meal for the Community Fellowship Dinner on Monday February 25, 2013. The dinner is held every other Monday during the year at BL Miller School in Sebring.  The dinner is for anyone in who seeks companionship or is in need of a hot meal. The meal was cooked and coordinated by Mrs. Diana Nordquest.  About a dozen teachers assisted in the cooking, delivery, and serving. The tables were served by our HS cheerleaders.  The excellent work crew was coordinated by cheerleading advisors Mrs. Denise Ginocchi and Mrs. Jackie Lyons. Student Council, under the direction of advisor Mrs. Amy Criss, provided snack packs for the guests to take home.  The crew served over 270 meals for those in need in our area.  Our staff and students demonstrate excellence not only in the classroom but in the community.  Thank You!

1-28-13 HS EXAMS TODAY - NO EARLY DISMISSAL

2 Hour Delay & Exams

 

9:45 – 9:53                Homeroom

9:56 – 10:56              1st Period

11:00 – 11:22           7th Period

11:26 – 11:48           8th Period

11:52 – 12:14           9th Period

12:18 – 12:40           10th Period

12:44 – 1:44              11-12th Period

1:48 – 2:48                4-5th Period

 

** Note – Students will not be dismissed early today.

Eighth Grade Students Look to Future on Career Day
2013 Winter Sports Homecoming Court Announced
Candle Sales
Sophomore Class is Currently Selling Candles

Great Deal on Candles -- Excellent Presents
$8 per candle
(Smell like Baking Cookies)

Please contact Mrs. Sharp by telephone at 330-938-4456 or through email at
Brenda.Sharp@WBWarriors.org
Congratulations Competition Squad
Places at Holiday Cheer Extravaganza

CompetitionTeam -- First Place
Marina Moffett -- First Place in 'Jump Off"
Jake McIlvain -- Third Place in "Tumble Off"
West Branch Alumni Association Holiday Show & Reception
Knox Distributes Food Baskets
The students, staff and community of Knox Elementary recently held their annual food drive for Thanksgiving. Students from each classroom brought in non-perishable and hygiene items that were collected by the 3rd and 4th grade student council members. The class that collected the most items won a pizza party donated by Hungry Howies of Alliance. This year's winning class was Mrs. Martig's 1st grade class by bringing in 23.6 items per student.
 
With the generous donations we were able to help twenty-five families in the Knox community. We also held a penny war and were able to purchase pumpkin pies for every family. Turkeys were donated once again this year by an anonymous donor.
 
We would like to thank everyone that helped and wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
Amahl & the Night Visitors

A Classical Showcase

Presented by the
West Branch High School
Choral Department


Saturday, December 1st -- 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 2nd -- 3:00 p.m.

West Branch Community Auditorium

Tickets:  $8 for Adults          $6 for Students
Call 330-938-4442
Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Please call your child's school for an appointment.
8th Grade Band Members Participate in Honors Band

Eighth Grade band members Erica Scarpitti, Mike Jones, and Amanda Dean will be taking part in the District 5 Ohio Music Education Association Middle School honors band at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown on November 16 and 17, with a performance concert at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.  Students from all over Mahoning, Trumbull, and Ashtabula counties will be participating in this wonderful music experience.  Congratulations to our fine young musicians!

Wrestling Shirts Now On Sale
Purchase Your Wrestling Shirts Now

Show Your School Spirit

College Financial Aid Night
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
6:00 p.m.
High School Cafeteria


MoreInfo
West Branch Honors Veterans
Veteran Day Assemblies will take place in all buildings over the next week. The public is welcome to attend and show their support for our military! Elementary students will sing and honor our Veterans. 
The Middle School and High School Bands will perform at their building's assembly to honor Veterans.

Friday, Nov 9th
HS - 8:00 AM Auditorium
Knox - 2:00 PM
MS - 2:00 PM Main Gym

Monday, Nov 12th
Damascus - 9:30 AM 
Little Mermaid Luncheon With the Characters
Special Parking
Drake Lohnes Wins Regional Cross Country Meet
DRAKE TO COMPETE FOR A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP ON 11/3/12
BEST OF LUCK, RUN LIKE A WARRIOR
!
New Parent Progress Book
A letter will come home to parents on Friday September 21, 2012 with instructions for establishing an account to view your child's grades on line.  The new set-up gives you a registration key to enter.  You will establish your own user name and password that can be emailed to you if you forget.  There is a way to set up your children with an account;(p.32 on-line manual); however, a new student version will be released in a few weeks.  We will then work with students at school to establish their account. Grades are viewable for parents with students in Grades 2 - 12.  You can always call your school for additional assistance.  If you need personal help, we will have a parent training on Tuesday September 25, 2012 in LAB A at West Branch Middle School.
West Branch Teachers and Board Reach Agreement on New Two Year Contract
The West Branch teachers and board finalized a contract agreement late Wednesday night. Thank you everyone for your work to make this happen!
We are...
West Branch
Benefit Dinner to be Held for Joe Rice
Saturday, September 8, 2012
3:00 - 7:00
West Branch Middle School
West Branch Welcomes New Teachers New Teachers 2012-2013
Superintendent Dr. Scott Weingart and the West Branch administrative team hosted a New Teacher Breakfast Meeting for teachers new to the district at West Branch High school.  The new teachers are (left to right) Kelly Brothers (high school language arts), Brooke Lancey (elementary art), Andrea Soltis (middle school language arts), Merrellyn Banks (high school intervention specialist), Dr. Weingart (superintendent), Beth Cooley (high school math), and Phil Rogers (high school biology).
Community Blood Drive February 19th

NHS and American Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, February 19, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

High School Gym

Knox and Damascus Schedule Open Houses Open House

Elementary Open House

High School Schedules to be Mailed
High School Student Schedules Will Be Mailed August 30, 2012
All that is Right with Schools!
The weather delayed the start of the West Branch  Streetsboro Football Game.  The crowd and the bands reported to the gym. The students cheered together and danced as one!  When the public criticizes our youth, use this video to prove all that is right with our youth and schools today.  We live in an outstanding community of welcoming kids.  This is a blessing!

Go Warriors

www.youtube.com/watch


Warrior Pride Day
West Branch named Excellent with Distinction
District to celebrate EXCELLENCE ON 10/26/12
Community Wide Green and White Day
Many Events Planned!
Read Dr. Weingart's Press Release
Lohnes Advances to State in Cross Country
Congratulations & Good Luck
Annie Chorus Selections Announced!
Practices Coming Soon 
3-25-13 WEST BRANCH SCHOOLS CLOSED
West Branch Presents
"Annie" On Stage

January 31 -- 7:30 p.m.
February 2 -- 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
February 3 -- 3:00 p.m.

All seats are reserved.
For ticket information, please call
330-938-4442.
 
Preview the show!
 
West Branch will make-up a day on Monday April 6, 2015

THE WEST BRANCH LOCAL SCHOOLS HAS NOW USED SIX SNOW DAYS. WE NOW HAVE TO MAKE-UP ONE DAY. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MONDAY APRIL 6, 2015. SCHOOL WILL NOW BE IN SESSION THE DAY AFTER EASTER

 

Come Support

the Lady Warrior

Track Team

TrackInfo

 

BYODevice Night

Postponed Due to Technical Difficulties

BYODevice

West Branch to Accept Open Enrollment Applications

Deadline to Apply is 4:00 pm today, May 15th!!

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

May Board Meeting Will Begin Early

Thursday, May 30, 2013

5:30 p.m.

High School Media Center

**Please Note Time Change


 

West Branch Track State Bound

10 Athletes Qualify to Compete

 

Girls 4 x 400 Relay Team
(Alex Tubbs, Erin Carver, Haley Davis & Kyla Sharp; Alternate - Rachel Carver)

1600 -- Haley Davis


 

Boys 4 x 800 Relay Team
(Tyler Ware, Dustin Greenawalt, Drake Lohnes, Jerry Sanor)

3200 -- Drake Lohnes

Discus -- Connor Sharp

Shot Put -- Andrew Filp


Good Luck Warriors!

 

West Branch Alumni Association Presents....
Rockin' Reunion (All Class Reunion)


Saturday, July 6, 2013
Salem Saxon Club
6:00 p.m. -- 11:00 p.m.

Music by: Cold Shot, The Marauders & DJ Earl Trimmer & Son

$10 per person

Winter Sports Parent Meeting

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium


All parents of high school and middle school winter athletes
are encouraged to attend
and get up to date information.

Mandatory OHSAA parent meeting!

Elementary Open House

September 3, 2013  from

4:00 - 6:00 PM at both elementaries.

Come and get essential information,meet your teachers, and bring in your school supplies!

Excellence and Efficiency
We ARE...WEST BRANCH
 

 

Did you know...

 
1) Open enrollment generated in excess of $1,611,000 during the 2012 - 2013 school year or approximately 9% of revenue that supported the operation of the school district.
 
2) Other than property tax collections and funds received from the State of Ohio, open enrollment was the third largest source of revenue for school operations during the 2012 - 2013 school year.
 
3) Over 277 students took advantage of the open enrollment option during the 2012 -2013 school year filling seats and programs that would otherwise have been vacant.
 

Warrior Excellence....Pass it ON!

Meet the Candidates

Come Meet the Board of Education Candidates
Monday, October 14, 2013
7:00 p.m.
West Branch Middle School Cafetorium

School levy facts will also be shared.

Sponsored by West Branch High School Student Council
and Advisor, Mrs. Crisan.

Feedback Needed

The West Branch Local Schools is involved in OIP (Ohio Improvement Process). This means that we have a district level team made up of a variety of people from our community that collectively meet to plan for our district. The district level teams are seeking input on the climate of our district. Please sign on and take the survey so that we may better plan for the future of the West Branch Local Schools. We need input from students, staff, parents, and the community.

West Branch Parent Survey

 

West Branch Community Member

 

West Branch Non-Teaching Staff

 

West Branch Teaching Staff

SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER ON 1/12/15

SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER ON 1/12/15

Young and Alive Lights Up Damascus

Young and Alive performs about 40 shows throughout the month of December. The group, directed by Mr. John Zamarelli is synonymous with the Holiday Season. The group has received national recognition and will travel to Florida to performs at the Festival of Lights and Walt Disney World on New Years Eve. They students will also be performing at Downtown Disney, universal Studios and Sea World. Thank you students for your outstanding work and honor for our community.  Listen into the sounds of the season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pud9_p424iM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

COMMUNITY DINNER 1-24-14

Creamed Chicken over Biscuits...with mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, drinks and desserts.

Adults: $8:00     Ages 4- 11 $5.00 4 and Under FREE

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 Before West Branch vs. Alliance Basketball Game

Chinese and Clipboard Silent Auction (Baskets worth hundreds)

Tickets on sale at all building offices.

West Branch CLOSED on TUESDAY 2-18-14

West Branch will be CLOSED on TUESDAY, February 18, 2014.

Please remember to check the website for your Blizzard Bag (Calamity Day) work for the day!

West Branch Closed

West Branch will be CLOSED today, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 due to the weather. REPORTS CARDS WILL GO HOME ON THURSDAY, WEATHER PERMITTING.

Girls Basketball plays for District Title

Good Luck Lady Warriors!  Beat Struthers for the District Title. Tickets are on sale in the Athletic Office. Game time 7:00 PM on Friday, February 28th @ Austintown Fitch!

For further information, please call the Athletic Office at 330-938-4408.

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

 

Levy Informational Meeting

West Branch Local Schools will hold a special meeting to provide information about the proposed school district income tax that will be on the ballot May 6, 2014.  The public meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in the West Branch Community Auditorium, located at the high school. The event will follow the regular March school board meeting which will precede the informational meeting.

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

Deadline to apply for Open Enrollment is Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

JUNE 4, 2014

FINAL DAY OF SCHOOL!

GRADES 5- 12 DISMISS AT 1:30

GRADES K-4 DISMISS AT 2:15

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

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.

Telephone Issues

Due to the weather over the weekend we are experiencing telephone issues.  We hope to have these issues resolved soon.

West Branch Announces Two Hour Delays

Mark Your Calendars...

West Branch Local Schools is participating in the Ohio Improvement Process and will be involved in a number of initiatives to help our staff prepare for the new learning content standards as well as a new series of State Tests for students.  To help our staff prepare for these new requirements and mandates, West Branch will follow the two hour delay schedule for the following dates:  September 19, October 10, November 7, December 5, February 6, March 27 and April 10. 

On these days, teachers will report to school at the usual start time and will be engaged in two hours of professional development prior to the students arriving. 

Parent Survey

The West Branch District Leadership Team is comprised of parents, teachers, board members and adminstrators. The group of 25, meet monthly to plan a vision for the West Branch Local Schools. Yearly, we will be surveying groups for feedback to assist in planning for the present and future of the West Branch Local Schools. We ask all parents to please provide us with some feedback so that we together can continue to meet the needs of our students.

Please take a few minutes to answer some questions....

 

PARENT SURVEY

 

Survey open through Halloween. Computers will be available at all buildings on October 16, 2014 during Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Softball Clinic Starts Jan 5, 2015

Additional Sign Ups for the Clinic will be Accepted on Monday, January 5, 2015 & Participants will be included in the tee shirt order!

Its never too early to think Spring! Come and get skill training from the HS Softball Staff and get ready to be a player this Spring. Click the link below for more information and registration FOR GIRLS IN GRADES 3 - 8. BEGINNING JAN 5, 2015

HS SOFTBALL CLINIC INFORMATION

Softball Camp for Girls Grades KG, 1st & 2nd

  Its never too early to think Spring! Come and get skill training from the HS Softball Staff and get ready to be a player this Spring. Click the link below for more information and registration FOR GIRLS IN GRADES K - 2. Camp will be held on February 2nd and 3rd.

Registration Form

Softball Camp for Grades 3-8

The Girls Softball Camp for Grade 3-8 will be extended from 6:00 - 8:00 pm this Thursday, January 29, 2015.  The Camp will be held in the HS Field House.

Athletic Schedule for Thursday, February 19, 2015

 

The Varsity Westling match vs. Salem will go on as scheduled at 7:00 pm tonight. This match will be held at West Branch High School.

 

All other levels of athletics are cancelled for tonight.

 

 

Band Fruit Delivery One Call

Attention Middle School & High School Band Parents:  This is a delivery update since the One Call earlier today.  The Delivery Truck is still delayed.  The Band Boosters are asking parents and students to please come to the Bus Garage between 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. tonight to pick up their fruit orders.  If you are unable to make it tonight, please call Kim Pigza at 216.262.6385 to make arrangements for pick up on Friday, March 6, 2015.  Please check back here for any additional delivery updates this evening.  Thank you.

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No School on Friday, March 20, 2015
Mark Your Calendar

The West Branch Local School District will be in session on Monday, April 6, 2015.  This is a calamity day make up day.  

Clothing Closet Open

Hey, are you in need of clothing? The Clothing Closet at the Middle School will be open on Thursday, January 21st from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 11th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  We have all types of clothing, outerwear, and sports gear!  Call Mrs. Hall at 330-938-4466 with any questions.  All Are Welcome!

Family Math Nights

Come and learn and explore math with your children! The West Branch elementaries are piloting a new math program called Everyday Mathematics. The staff has been through extensive training coordinated by math coach Rachael Basalla. Math is fun and there are many supports and online access for parents. Come and explore the world of numbers and be smarter than a 4th grader.

  • Knox - September 29, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Damascus - October 1, 2015 from 6:00  - 7:30 PM.

Warrior Wrestling Camp
For Students K - 6


Friday, October 16th
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

                         At West Branch High School

Flyer

 

Beat Salem: Community Bonfire

West Branch Warriors
Basketball Tip Off Dinner
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Timberlanes -- Salem
6:30 p.m.

$50 for one person or $75 for two


Sponsored by Girls & Boys Basketball
Please see any coach for a ticket.

 

Girls' Basketball Shirt Sale

Short Sleeve T -- $10
Long Sleeve T -- $12
Crew Sweatshirt -- $18
Hooded Sweatshirt -- $24

(Add $1 for 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)

Three Colors to Choose From:  Green, Black, White

All orders are due by November 14th.


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West Branch to Present the Nutcracker & Of Mice and Mozart

Auditions  
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

King & I Auditions

King & I Auditions

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.

For All Students Grades 2 - 8

Click Here for More Information

West Branch Warrior Track & Field
Apparel Fundraiser

Clothing Is In

Please Pick Up in High School Office

 

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.

Poster

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

music

West Branch High School Music Department

Presents

Spring Concert 2017



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


Flyer

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.

Poster

Freshman Orientation Camp

calendarFreshman Orientation Camp

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. 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Sponsored by Girls' Softball & Athletic Boosters

Saturday, February 16, 2013
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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.

2015-16 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
&
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Please call Anna for an Appointment

between the hours of 
9:00 am & 3:00 pm
330.938.9324
Times Set for Start of School
Classes Begin September 5th
MS Teachers Prepare for Camp WE Mrs. Mull and Mrs Albrecht prepare scientific mixtures for camp!
The Grades 5 & 6 staffs are not only busy preparing to open the year, but preparing for a two day camp for the new incoming students.  The staff has put in enormous hours to provide students with a two day experience focusing on Science, Technology, and team building.The students will stay into the evening both days for an extended learning opportunity.  The teachers work  collaboratively with  Mr. Kitzmiller, Mr. Walker and PIE to provide students with positive learning and life long memories.  Camp will occur on September 13/14.

(Pictured: New MS Grade 5 staff Mrs. Mull and Mrs. Albrecht developing scientific mixtures)
The Little Mermaid Comes to Life
West Branch High School's Fall Production
Middle School Craft Show

"Christmas in the Country"
November 3 from 10:00 - 4:00
West Branch Middle School

2 HR Weather Delay on 3/4/15

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Damascus Elementary

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) is the first prime-time animated TV special based upon the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. The Damascus Elementary cafeteria was transformed by parent volunteers who wanted to provide a special holiday meal for the students. During the meal the children were greeted by “Snoopy” himself.
In recent weeks the students participated in a competitive coin drive where they raised approximately $2500.00 dollars.  Additional community donations increased the total to approximately $5000.00 dollars. All contributions are distributed back to the community to guarantee qualifying families have a joyful holiday with gifts for their children.
    
Semester Exam Schedule High School Exams

High School Semester Exams Pushed Back 1 Day DUE TO WEATHER! 2 HR DELAY ON 1-23-13

High School Semester Exams will be Thursday January 24, 2013 & Monday January 28,2013

West Branch High School Presents

Hello, Dolly
 

Friday, April 5th (Dinner/Show)--$22
Dinner--6:00/Show 7:30


Saturday, April 6th -- 3:00 & 7:30
Sunday, April 7th -- 3:00

Tickets $8 Students & $10 Adults
All Seats Reserved

Call 330-938-4442 for Reservations

West Branch Schedule Adjustments

Tuesday May 14 School Delayed 2 HRS

Friday May 17 No School for Students, Teacher In-service

Congratulations & Good Luck Class of 2013

173 Diplomas Awarded
 

 

A special congratulations to our Valedictorians & Salutatorian:


Leila Katabi, Madeline Mitchell, Hanna Morelli,Jacob Ross, Megan Stainer, Valerie Weingart & Olivia Render

Volleyball Camp

West Branch 2013 Summer Volleyball Skills Camp

July 11 - 13, 2013

9:00 - 11:30 -- Seventh Graders
12:30 - 2:00 -- Fifth & Sixth Graders

RegistrationForm

Damascus Parent After School Pick-up

Safety is our first priority with children!  Our second priority is to keep children in class as long as possible.  Below is information for safety!

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Below is an application for parent pick-up passes!  You may drop off your application at Open House!

/userfiles/212/Parking%20Passes.pdf

Feedback Needed

The West Branch Local Schools is involved in OIP (Ohio Improvement Process). This means that we have a district level team made up of a variety of people from our community that collectively meet to plan for our district. The district level teams are seeking input on the climate of our district. Please sign on and take the survey so that we may better plan for the future of the West Branch Local Schools. We need input from students, staff, parents, and the community.

Grades K - 4 Student Survey
 

Grades 5 - 12 Student Survey

WBMS Wrestlers win Jackson Memorial Tournament

Congratulations to the WBMS Wrestling team for winning the Jackson Memorial Tournament on Saturday, December 7th!

WB Brass Ensemble shines at Light Up Damascus

Students at West Branch give to the community. The brass ensemble shared their talents for the tree lighting at Damascus on Saturday December 14, 2013.

Listen to the Sounds of the Season!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5_reJNWsLM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

The Wizard of Oz


7:30 p.m. Performances
Thursday, February 6th
Saturday, February 8th
Sunday, February 9th


Matinees -- 3:00 p.m. Performances
Saturday, February 8th
Sunday, February 9th

Lunch with Dorothy & Friends,  Saturday, February 8th
1:00 p.m. -- Lunch (Don Pancho's of Alliance)
$15 per ticket (includes lunch and show)


Call 330-938-4442 for Reservations and Tickets!

Regular Show Tickets -- $10 Adults; $8 Students

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER
(All You Can Eat)

Saturday, February 15, 2014
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

West Branch High School Cafeteria

Sponsored by the West Branch Athletic Boosters &
Girls's Softball


11 and Up -- $7.00
Children (4 – 10) -- $3.00
Three and Under -- Free

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

WBMS Power of the Pen takes First Place!

West Branch 8th grade team placed 1st out of 11 schools and the seventh grade team placed 4th

Damascus Elementary Hosts Wax Museum



Congratulations to the third grade students of Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Roelen and Mrs. Utt on their wax museum.  The hallways were adorned with dignitaries such as Emily Dickinson, Amelia Earhart, Daniel Boone, Stonewall Jackson, Sir Alexander Fleming and Sacajawea.

WARRIOR SUMMER READING BASH @ BARNES AND NOBLE

Sunday June 8, 2014 will mark the first annual WARRIOR reading party at Barnes and Noble in Boardman. The party will run from 12 - 4PM! Parents will have an ability to have their children get books. When a child reads 8 books, he or she will receive 1 FREE BOOK. Just keep records on the log sheet and return to Barnes and Noble. The log does not have to be purchased books.

 

The key to academic greatness is READ,READ,READ!   Children will come home with a flyer and voucher with their final report card. We also have them attached on-line. We have a log sheet to track summer reading.

 

Join us Sunday June 8, 2014 for a party.  We will even have book fishing. If you cannot make it that day, you can order on-line and use our voucher so that the schools receive credit through June 13, 2014. All proceeds will go to pay for supplies for RIGHT TO READ WEEK 2015! Your schools receive 10% OF ALL SALES.  So come and support your child and your schools. Guarantee academic success for the 2014 - 2015 school year. READ....READ...READ!

 

Happy Summer!

Barnes and Noble Flyer

Barnes and Noble Voucher

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Log

Pre-School Open House

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
3:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.

Volley for the Cure

Volley for the Cure

West Branch Warrior vs. Canton South Wild Cats

Thursday, October 2, 2014
JV Begins @ 5:00
Varsity Begins @ Approximately 6:00

(Pink Out -- Wear Pink)

Be an Advocate...Become a Special Education Surrogate
Young and Alive Bring Alive the Sounds of the Season

West Branch High School Choral Department

Presents....

“A Musical Yuletide Portrait”

 
   

Featuring

“The Warrior Women’s Chorus”

“The Concert Choir”&

“The Young & Alive”

Monday December 22nd 7:00 P.M.

West Branch Community Auditorium

Concert Free and Open to the Public

 

WBHS Shares the Gift of Food

   

  

Thanks to the generous contribution of students, the NHS and the VO-AG Department, WBHS was able to make a sizable donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank which services Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.  The donation also included fresh fruit provided by the Vo-AG Department.  

Vote for Pavin Heath for JJHuddle Girls Player of the Week

Click the link below to vote for Pavin Heath for JJHuddle's Girls Basketball player of the week.  Pavin hit 5 three point shots and surpassed 1000 points for her career in West Branch's win over Salem.  Pavin is the second nominee from West Branch.  Melinda Trimmer was previoulsy nominated.  You may vote as many times as you'd like.

 

http://www.jjhuddle.com/2015/01/13/jjhuddles-ohio-girls-basketball-honor-roll-national-guard-ohio-hs-athlete-of-the-week-finalists-hmvote-now-4/

January WB Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 29, 2015 will start at 7:00 pm in the West Branch High School Cafeteria. The meeting will honor all students who received all A's for the first grading period. All students who attend will recieve their all A's certificate and they will be entered into a drawing for an IPAD mini!

Make Up Time for Days Missed

The West Branch Local Schools cannot go to hours until the 2016 - 2017 school year. Some school districts have transitioned to hours this year due to starting a new collective bargaining agreement. 

According to the Record Courrier (1/6/15)..."The change in state law from days to hours does not apply to school districts with collective bargaining agreements that were executed prior to July 1, 2014."

This means that the closure for 2/20/15 means another make-up day. 

 

 

Click below for the district calendar adotped in February 2014 for make-up details. The district can add June 4th or look at extending days.  For those districts on days, the state allots FIVE calamity days!

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015 UNDER THE ADOPTED CALENDAR

 

DISTRICT CALENDAR 2014 - 2015 SCHOOL YEAR (ADOPTED FEB 2014)

Girls Basketball Plays for District Championship on Thursday

Girls District Championship Game on 3/5/14 @ Austintown Fitch @ 7:00 PM vs. FIELD

 

 

Tickets: $6.00 Adults....$4.00 Students....On Sale in Athletic Office (WB gets percentage of sales)

All Tickets at Gate are $6.00 (Money goes to OHSSA)

Lady Warriors District Champs

West Branch will meet Chagrin Falls in the Regional Semi-Finals on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:15 PM. Tickets are on sale NOW in the West Branch High School Office. Spirit buses will be going from the Middle School and High School.

DISTRICT CHAMPS

Bricker Memorial Scholarship

The Rebecca Bricker Memorial Scholarship Committee will award two scholarships to a college junior or senior majoring in Elementary Education.  Majors such as art, music, speech, etc. may be considered by the committee.  

Below please find the forms that must be completed and returned to the Superintendent's Office by no later than July 15th.

Application

Lady Warriors Welcome Home Rally

Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m.

Please join us in the High School Fieldhouse as we welcome home our Lady Warrior Basketball Team and Coaches!!

Mahoning County Art Show

    

West Branch Students under the direction of Mr. Steve Mountz received various awards at the recent Mahoning County Art Show that was held at the MCCTC.  Drew Fetters, pictured above, is shown receiving the Special District Award.  Connie Cross, pictured below, received the 2nd place in illustration award.  Taylor Vence received an honorable mention in pastels and Anissa Lautzenhauser received an honorable mention in sculpture.  Congratulations to our winners and participants.  

    

 

2015-2016 School Supply Lists

 

Kindergarten      Damascus Elementary      Knox Elementary

5th Grade           6th Grade           7th & 8th Grade

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Harlem Wizards
A Night of Family Fun
 
The Wizards vs. The WarriorNation

West Branch High School
                       Nov. 16th -- 6:30 pm
                        Doors Open -- 5:30 pm

Veterans' Day Programs

November 10 @ 9:15 a.m. -- Damascus Elementary
November 10 @ 2:00 p.m. -- Knox Elementary
November 11 @ 8:00 a.m. -- West Branch High School
                           November 12 @ 2:00 p.m. -- West Branch Middle School

High School Choir and Young & Alive

Monday, December 21, 2015

7:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium

 

 

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

West Branch Presents
King & I

Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14, 2016

7:30 Shows on Friday & Saturday
2:00 Shows on Saturday & Sunday

Please call 330-938-4442 for tickets.

Order Your WB Clothing Now!

West Branch Warrior Track & Field
Apparel Fundraiser


March 1 - March 21, 2016
(http://shop.promos-unlimited.com/)

Clothing Brochure

 

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!


Flyer

High School Spring Performance


Les Miserables

Friday, April 22 -- Dinner Show
5:30 Dinner -- 7:30 Show
$25 per person
Saturday, April 23
2:00 & 7:30
Adults -- $12     Students/Seniors -- $10
Sunday, April 24
2:00
Adults -- $12     Students/Seniors -- $10

For reservations call 330-938-4442 or online at www.wbmusic.org.

Poster

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 

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

      graduation        camera

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

Veterans Day Assembly patriotic eagle
West Branch Student Vocalists
Present Summer Recital

August 12, 2012
1:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
Salem, OH

Recital
Yearbooks Have Arrived
2011 -- 2012 High School Yearbooks Have Arrived
These can be picked up during regular school hours.
A few extras are available on a first come, first served basis.
If you have any questions, please call the high school at 330-938-2183.
West Branch Students Caught Reading
Why are we EXCELLENT WITH DISTINCTION? Even during a fire drill our students continue to work after exiting the building swiftly and safely! This is why our kids and staff are EXCELLENT WITH DISTINCTION!
Warriors Win NBC Title
Warriors overcame 0- 3 start to win first NBC Football Title in 11 years.  Senior Leadership lead Warriors to Championship! Victory over rival Salem seals OUTRIGHT Championship! Watch Postgame Alma Mater
New Middle School Counseling Page
Please visit our new School Counseling Page to find helpful information about counseling, emotional, educational, and career issues.
Damascus Elementary Spring Carnival

Saturday, May 9, 2015,

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

We are excited  to share this wonderful, fun-filled night with the children and families of our community. With your support we can make this a memorable moment for all. Your support is vital to our success. Below you can learn more and see an order form for pre-sale tickets and times of available volunteer shifts. Please return the forms with your student to school. Pre-Sale tickets purchased can be picked up in the office beginning Thursday, May 7th or picked up at the ticket booth the day of the carnival. Tickets are available for purchase in the school office until Friday, May 8th. No tickets will be sent home with students. Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Damascus Elementary PIE Spring Carnival.

 

 

Junior-Senior Prom

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Promenade will begin at 4:15 in the High School auditorium
and proceed out the doors to the buses.

Buses will leave at 5:00.

Information Fair

Thursday, May 16th

3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

West Branch Middle School Cafeteria

Sponsored by the West Branch Title I

Various community organizations, clubs, programs, and specialized businesses will be on hand to offer information and answer questions.  Parents can come and browse at their convenience to learn what kind of help, support, and activities are available in the West Branch area.  Free of charge!

 

Fifth Grade Band

Interested in joining the band? Go to Mr. Stehura's homepage for all the information from our beginner band meeting. You will find the meeting agenda, free lesson schedule, and the registration form. Please call or email Mr. Stehura with any questions or concerns."

 

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

 

West Branch Welcomes New Teachers

West Branch administrators and board members recently welcomed new teachers to the district at the new teacher breakfast.

Pictured are: (front row) Mrs. Gunning, Ms. Wallace, Ms. Fox, Mrs. McMaster, Ms. Bartolotta; (second row) Mrs. Kidd, Ms. Clendenin, Mrs. Sivula-Bowman, Superintendant Dr. Weingart, Mrs. Coffee, Ms. Sauline, Ms. Roe.  (Not pictured: Mr. Sambroak)

 

Super Saturday @ WBHS!! December 7, 2013!!

  

    

Athletic Auction Fundraiser

Saturday, February 15, 2014
3:00 p.m.
West Branch High School Auditorium

 

MoreInfo
 

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Damascus Staff

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.

End of the Year Parent Information

Report cards will be carried home on the final day of classes (June 4, 2014) in Kindergarten through Grade 8. All fees need to be paid to receive your final report card.

High School students will need to bring in a self-addressed stamped envelope to have their report card mailed home.  High school report cards will be mailed by June 13 pending the averaging of final exams.

Students in Grades 3 - 8 can receive a copy of their state testing results by bringing in a self-addressed stamped envelope to the office by June 4, 2014. Otherwise,students will receive state testing results at the beginning of the 2014 - 2015 school year. These should be mailed by June 27, 2014 pending the state shipment of results.

FFA Members Shine


We would like to congratulate the following FFA students that achieved high
awards at both the Columbiana and Mahoning County Fairs.  At Columbiana Fair the following members won awards;  Alec Courtney won Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull, Sarah Fraser won Grand Champion Dairy Beef Feeder, Maddie Pidgeon won first in her Class with her Steer, Jake Smith won Reserve Champion Market Hog and was Showman of Showman with his steer. Kira Sharp was Reserve Champion Project Steer and  Kyla Sharp won Reserve Market Steer and Grand Champion Project Steer.  Whitney Wallace won her class with her steer.

 

At the Mahoning County Fair the following members won awards; Mitchell Craig won Grand Champion Dairy Beef Feeder and Casey Ruthrauff won Grand Champion Cheese. 

 

Congratulations FFA Members on another successful fair season.  By winning these championships the FFA students earned over $30,000 in premium to be used for college expenses or to put back into their own herds. 

Shrek on Stage

West Branch High School
Presents
Shrek the Musical


November 14 - 16, 2014

Friday & Saturday Shows -- 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Matinees -- 2:00 p.m.
Adults -- $10     Students --- $8


Lunch with Shrek & Fairytale Gang -- Saturday -- 12:00
$15 for Lunch & Show

Call 330-938-4442 for reservations.

Click for Additional Information

WBMS PIE Spirit Wear Sale

Orders are due to the school by December 2nd

Checks made payable to WBMS PIE. 

All orders will be ready by no later than December 22nd, in time for Christmas.                       Questions Call Hardy Designs at 330-565-6117

Order Forms

Science is Alive in West Branch!

Mrs. Scofinsky and Mr. Tucker co-taught a unit on motion to Grade 1 students. The unit combines Math and Science. Students learned principals of motion and distribution. The students initially had one long row of 24 connected scooters. Students discovered that the one long row of 24 could not be moved. The students could be moved in 2 rows of 12 and 4 rows of 6. Every student now knows that 4 sixes and 2 twelves make 24. They also understand the system of pulleys and motion.  Students made a  hypothesis and performed their lab to experiment with their hypothesis.

Global Language Classes Celebrate

        

               

Global Language classes held a holiday celebration hosted by the French Classes.  Also, student Zach Quear shared a slide show presentation and spoke about his experiences traveling abroad this past summer.  

WB Lady Warriors Schedule Update

  Saturday, February 7, 2015

 

The Junior Varsity Girls Game will begin at 3:30 pm and the Varsity Girls Game will begin at approximately 5:00 pm.  West Branch High School Student Tickets are $1.00 for this game and are available at school this week.

 

Good Luck Lady Warriors!!

High School Scheduling Meeting for Parents of 8th Grade Students

When: Wednesday, February 25th 
Time: 5:30-6:30
Where: High School Auditorium
Who: All current 8th grade parents Topics to be covered: 1.Graduation Requirements 2.Honors Diploma/Presidential Award 3. College Credit Plus Options 4. Scheduling procedure 5. PARCC/AIR testing 6.Bell Schedule 7.Differences between middle school & high school 8.High School Counseling Webpage

For more information, contact the West Branch High School-Counseling Department:
Miss Emily Herman (A-J and IEP) (330)938-4407 Emily.Herman@WBWarriors.org
Mrs. Jana Stitle(K-Z and 504) (330)938-4405 Jana.Stitle@WBWarriors.org

Final Four T-Shirt Sales

Final Four T-shirts Sale

Final Four T-shirts will be on sale Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the High School Gym Lobby.  They are $10.00 each and all proceeds go to the Lady Warriors Basketball Team.  There are a limited number of shirts available.

Mary Poppins Tickets on Sale Now

 

Buy your tickets online at www.wbchoral.com

  

Teachers Receive Grants from Board of Education.

West Branch Board of Education has announced the first winners of the West Branch Local Schools Innovative Technology Grant. The board of education received 11 applications for classroom innovation for students. A grant review team comprised of four teachers, a county consultant and two board members met to review the applications. The West Branch teachers showed their dedication by writing their proposals. All applications were well done and the board dedicated over $45,000 to infuse new ideas into the district. Grant winners are Kevin Buckley and the high school science department, Measure, Analyze, Learn with Verner Equipment, $17,000; McKenzie Wallace, high school, grade nine writing lab, $12,000; Allyson Burkey, Damascus Elementary, Differentiating Instruction with Kindles, $1,900; Annie Cushman and Amber Wilson, Damascus Elementary, presentation and online assessment laptop cart, $12,000; Bridgit Scofinsky, Damascus Elementary, story builders with IPADS, $2,100. Pictured are, first row, from left, Cushman, Burkey, Wilson; second row, Wallace, Buckley, Scofinsky.

2015 WBMS Football Practice Info (click link)

 

Practices begin Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14 from 8:00-11:00 @ the Middle School Practice Field.

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.

Teachers Always Learning

8/6/15

Over the next two weeks of summer vacation, West Branch Teachers K- 4 are in Training on Math techniques and Everyday Math curriculum. Teachers will be using improved practice and materials to assist in student growth and development. Our new materials will have a home link component to assist parents in understanding what children are experiencing in classrooms.We will be scheduling Family Math Parent Nights in Late September or early October,so that parents can experience and understand how to use the new tools at home. Technology, gives us a chance for stronger connections between school and home.We hope that you will attend our Family Math Nights. 

West Branch Homecoming Court 15 - 16

Congratulations to the following seniors for being nominated for homecoming court. ( L-R) Morgon Erb, Kaylee Manning, Hannah Sprowl, Queen Carly Sedlacek, Kira Sharp, Shayna Sands, Destanee Goosby.

Damascus Zoo Grade 1 brings the wild to life!

On Friday, October 30th, the cafeteria at Damascus turned into the wilds of the world. Students presented their habitat as hundreds traveled through the zoo. The Grade 1 teachers combined to bring Science to life. Great Job...Students...Teachers...Community.

DAMASCUS ZOO PICTURES

 

WB Softball Chipotle Fundraiser

Damascus PIE Sponsors Outstanding Thanksgiving Feast

Students at Damascus Elementary celebrated Thanksgiving as a Damascus Family on 11/19/15. The meal was prepared by cooks Kathy Reichenbach, Stephanie Dailey, and Tracy Muckleroy. The food was served by our wonderful parent group. The parents spent two weeks decorating the cafeteria as students attended as Pilgrims and Indians. The decorations were highlighted by a giant turkey that had each child's name on feathers by class. Carol Bradway coordinated the parents in set-up and clean up.

Thanksgiving Feast Pictures

 

West Branch Hoop Shoot Winners & Participants

 

From Left to Right

Jaxon Robb, Beau Alazaus, Jed Smith, Anna Lippiatt, Adele Peters, Chloe Dennison.  This group advances to districts at Marlington on Jan 3, 2016.

Congratulations to all who qualified from Knox, Damascus, and the Middle School. Participants are pictured below:

A Classical Tea

West Branch Student Musicians
Present


A Classical Tea

Friday, January 22, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Superintendent Search

The West Branch Board of Education is currently searching for a new superintendent.  Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit their information by February 29th.  For additional information, please see the attached brochure.

Superintendent Search Brochure

West Branch High School Presents...

Church Basement Ladies
Dinner Theater

March 18 & 19, 2016
West Branch Middle School Cafetorium
Dinner 6:00 p.m. -- Show 7:30 p.m.
Dinner & Show -- $15

Call 330-938-4442 for reservations.


Church Ladies
 

West Branch Recognized for Music Programs

West Branch Local Schools is recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants as "Best Community for Music Education in the United States".  We are among 32 Ohio school districts and 476 across the country to earn this recognition.

The organization recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music-learning for all students as part of the school curriculum.

Damascus Families.... PIE need your feedback

PIE is busy planning for next school year. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Paper copies have already come home!

 

DAMASCUS PARENT SURVEY

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

West Branch Spirit Store warriorbasketball

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.    

 

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.


osba award

MS Yearbooks Have Arrived
Yearbook Pick-Up
6/19 9-12
6/20  9-12
6/21 3-6

Front Lobby MS
News and Information
Please click on the link below for the answers of frequently asked questions regarding contract negotiations..

Questions&Answers
Purchase Your Tribal Towel at School
Warrior White Out
Buy & Bring Your "Tribal Towel" to WB-Salem Football Game
Friday, October 26, 2012
Attention Active Military Families!!
Wrestling Enjoys Success at Painesville
Congratulations to the Warrior wrestlers on their victory in the Painesville Riverside Rumble, winning the tournament by over 100 points. Champions were Alec Schopfer, Travis Pidgeon, Zach Ruggles, and Connor Sharp.
MS Wrestlers are NBC CHAMPIONS!
From the Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Education Minute

The Ohio Education Minute is a series of one-minute spots designed to highlight interesting and relevant topics in education. Please feel free to download files for use in your radio broadcasts and podcasts.

 

What's Changing in Ohio Education

There are several initiatives impacting Ohio schools over the next few years. These are several one-page handouts that explain some of the big issues along with a timeline of key implementation dates.

 

Please select Learn More below

 

BYODevice Night

Learn to download and read free eBooks from the Library!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
West Branch Middle School

eBook Info
 

Grades 3 - 8 Students set to Conquer State OAA Tests

Good Luck Students.  You are so prepared to continue our tradition of excellence!  You have worked hard and so have your teachers! Get some sleep, and relax for you know the answers!  Good Luck on Reading, Math, and Science! Just Win!  Thank you parents for your help and support!

Testing 4-23; 4-25; 4-30

GO GREEN!

New Records Set

Congratulations to the Boys' Track Team!

New School Records Set

4 x 800 Relay -- 8:14.6
(Tyler Ware, Dustin Greenawalt, Jerry Sanor & Drake Lohnes)

1600 (Drake Lohnes) -- 4:26.8

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

Summer Youth Employment Program

May 15 thru August 31

Program for 14 to 24 year olds that meet certain requirements.

Freshman Honors English Charity Project Raises $3000 for Charity

Students in Mrs. Lesnett’s Honors English class worked on a charity project throughout the second semester. Each student chose a charitable organization and planned a course of action for fundraising. All charities were presented in class along with a Public Service Announcement created by the students.

Athletic Passes for Sale

Senior Citizens' Passes -- $25
(All HOME Athletic Events:  WBHS & WBMS; Excludes Tournaments)

10 Event Student Pass -- $25

10 Event Adult Pass -- $50

Student Pass -- $50

(All HOME Athletic Events:  WBHS & WBMS; Excludes Tournaments)

Family Pass -- $250
(All HOME Athletic Events:  WBHS & WBMS; Excludes Tournaments)

Please contact the Athletic Office (330-938-4408) for further information.

Voter Registration Ends 10-7-13

9-11 Patriots Day

9-17 Constitution Day

Freedom isn't Free...Our right to Vote makes us Free.

Register to Vote Now!

 

Middle School Craft Show Santa Pictures 2013

 

 

 

To download Santa Pictures free of charge, select a picture by clicking it, then select the download arrow near the bottom of the picture.  Merry Christmas!

Christmas Shoe Box Collection
The West Branch High School Future Teachers of America members are sponsoring a Christmas Shoebox Collection for children beginning Monday, November 4 and ending Friday, November 22.

There will be a contest between homerooms for items brought in during the weeks as follows:

Week 1 -- personal care items, such as toothbrushes, combs, brushes, soap, washcloths, etc.
Week 2 -- school supplies, such as pencils, pens, crayons, tablets, picture books, etc.
Week 3 -- small toys, t-shirts, stuffed animals, yo-yos, jump ropes, etc.

Extra points will be given for money donated any time.  The boxes will be shipped to needy children around the world.  The winning homeroom will win a special treat.
Grade 3 Choir concert a SMASH Hit

The Grade 3 students from Knox and Damascus combined for a concert on December 12 before about 700 people at the West Branch Auditorium. The theme of the holidays and the American Revolution combined to focus on traditions of 1776 vs. now.  The choir was superbly directed by Mrs. Melissa Brand.   Music is a staple of our schools and is a necessary component for our children.  Thank you Mrs. Brand and children for your gift of music.  

2014 School Board Members

The 2014 West Branch Board of Education will comprise of Eric Glista, Mikki Kanagy, Lori McLaughlin, Earl Trimmer and John Wallace.

This past November Mr. Glista was the newly elected member to replace the retiring member, Terry Criss.  Mr. Trimmer and Mr. Wallace were both re-elected for another four year term to expire in 2017, while Mrs. Kanagy and Mrs. McLaughlin are continuing their terms through 2015.

For additional information regarding each member, please click on the Board of Education tab on the right hand of this page and follow the links to their information.

Warrior Baseball Gear Now On Sale

T-Shirts -- $13
Long Sleeve T-Shirts -- $15
Hoodie -- $25

Please note, to order larger sizes add the following:  XX -- $2, XXX -- $3.

To order, please call Coach Alazaus at 330-938-4460
or see any player.

West Branch High School Presents..

Tarzan

Friday, April 11 -- 7:30 (Dinner @ 5:30)
Saturday, April 12 -- 3:00 (Dance Party @ 1:00)
Saturday, April 12 -- 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 -- 3:00 p.m.

Adult Tickets -- $10            Student Tickets -- $8
Dance & Show Tickets -- $15
Dinner & Show Tickets -- $25


All seats are reserved on a first come basis.
Box office opened Monday - Friday
from 10:00 - 2:00 or
call 330-938-4442.


Additional Information:  Click on Links Below

Tarzan

Dance

Dinner Theater
 

Ladies Night at Knox Elementary

Thursday, April 3rd from 5:00 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Knox Elementary Cafeteria

Looking for Easter Basket items, Mother's Day gifts or a treat for yourself?  Then, look no further than Knox Elementary PTO for all of your girly shopping needs!!

Bring your relatives, friends and neighbors and visit our 12+ vendors for a fun evening of shopping, raffles and refreshments!!

Sponsored by your Knox PTO!!  

New Records Set




Congratulations to Jake Zinni and Zach Robbins for setting new track records at West Branch High School.

Jake threw 53'8" in shot put, while Zach jumped 6'6" in the high jump.  Both individuals were the Mahoning County Champions for these great accomplishments.

Congratulations Jake & Zach! 

American Legion Post 574 Alumni Scholarship

American Legion Post 574
Offering One $500 Scholarship to a
West Branch Graduate

For further information and application, please click here.

 

High School Golf Practice

 

 

All athletes interested in participating in high school golf this Fall need to report to Flying "B" Golf course on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  Please contact Coach Allison at the high school office (330-938-2183).

ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE

Both Knox and Damascus will welcome parents for an Open House on Tuesday September 2, 2014. The rooms will be open from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  Students can bring their supplies in and meet their teachers. There will be a meeting for all kindergarten parents at 5:30PM in your child's kindergarten classroom. We will have child care available during the 5:30 PM kindergarten meeting.

Environmental Club's Mum Sale

Sale -- September 5 - 15, 2014

Pick Up Day -- September 17, 2014


8" Pot -- $5
10" Pot -- $10
(Choice of GiGi Yellow, Izola Orange, Edana Red,
Padre White, Savona Red or Patty Purple)


Plants Grown & Provided by Rivers Bend Farm Market

Any questions, please call Mrs. Wagner, Advisor at 330-938-4427.


Mum Information

Red Ribbon Week @ Damascus & Knox

    Monday: Wear Red

   Tuesday: Wear boots (Stomp Out Drugs)

   Wednesday: Wear shirts backwards (We turn our backs to drugs)

   Thursday: Sweats-being drug free is no sweat-focusing on healthy lifestyle

   Friday: "Green/White BOO" to drugs – Wear Green and White with the word BOO on your clothing. No costumes

Third Grade Christmas Program

Next Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 pm, our district 3rd graders will be presenting their Christmas program.

 

The children should wear nice clothes (Christmas if you have them). Girls should not have high heels, as we will be on the risers and this could pose a problem. Also, if you have bell necklace for your child to wear, we will be using bells during one of our songs.

 

We need to meet at the High School Cafeteria on Tuesday evening by 6:15. Children should leave their coats with their parents. 

 

The children will be having a group practice at the High School, in the morning, on Dec. 9. Car rider students need to be brought straight to the High School that morning. Bus riding students will be brought to the High School by bus.

 

Let’s have a great program! The kids are super excited to perform their songs for you! Merry Christmas!

 

 

Light Up Damascus: Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to these fine artists for winning the district wide art competition! The winners are:

Kindergarten: Emma Klingensmith

Grade 1: Mollie McDorman

Grade 2: Isabel Martig

Grade 3 Macalah Sutton

Grade 4 Daphne Snyder

The winners received a $25.00 gift card courtesy of Farmers National Bank

 

National Honor Society's Share-A-Christmas

                                                            

                                NHS STUDENTS IN ACTION 

Together with our student body and staff, NHS members were able to provide over 90 West Branch families with food baskets for the holidays.    

 

 

 

 

Wrestling Advances 3 Wrestlers to State Tournament

The Warriors have three wrestlers that earned a trip to Columbus. The state tournament begins Thursday, March 12, 2015. Best Of Luck Warrior Wrestlers! The following wrestlers advanced:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mason Hughes

Alec Schopfer

Ian Sharp

 

Community Spirit Bus to Columbus on Friday

Community Bus to Columbus on Friday, March 20, 2015

The West Branch Alumni Association will sponsor a Community Bus to the State Semi Final Play-Off Game in Columbus on Friday, March 20, 2015.  The cost is $40.00 and includes the ticket to the game and round trip transportation on a Deluxe Motor Coach.  We must have 40 riders signed up by Noon on Thursday, March 19, 2015, in order for the trip to go.  Those interested should call the Athletic Department at 330.938.4408 prior to noon on Thursday, March 19, 2015.  The bus will leave from the parking lot in front of the high school auditorium at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and return at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Congratulations! It's Official-You've Received a 2015 Best Communities for Music Education Designation
Knox 4th Grade End of Year Music Program

Vowelman Visits Damascus Kindergarten

It's a bird...a plane...NO it's VOWELMAN,  He is mean and GREEN  and able to put words together. Thanks for visiting Damascus Kindergarten!

Craft Show

 

Christmas in the Country

Saturday, November 7, 2015
10:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

Craft Show Info

 

Raffle Baskets for Chinese Auction:

 

Warrior Pride: Congratulations Fall Sports

Congratulations to fall athletes for an outstanding fall! We wish our class of 2016 seniors the best of luck! Thank you for your leadership! Your experiences on the field, court, and classroom makes you a leader prepared for life. Thank you to the band and cheerleaders for making our Warrior spirit strong! Your leadership inspires! 

1st Graders use applied learning through Lego's and Computers

Students in Mrs. Scofinsky's class are being recognized by the MahoningCounty Educational Service Center for their applied learning. Please click the link below to hear from Mrs. Ski and to view her students excellence,

Grade 1 Students Lego project Mrs Scofinsky

Share-a-Christmas

    

With the help of the student body and staff, NHS members were able to provide 96 food baskets to area families through the annual Share-a-Christmas campaign.  

Middle School Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all of the West Branch Middle School students who were selected to participate in this year's spelling bee, which was held on Tuesday, January 12th.  Special congratulations to the runner ups, Carleigh Loudon and Ally Zion and champion, Ashlyn Pinkerton.  Ashlyn will represent West Branch at the regional competition in Youngstown.  

West Branch FFA Presents

Donkey Basketball

March 9, 2016
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)

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.

Digital Danger

Are you aware of what your child may be doing on their cell phone? Be an informed parent and attend an evening seminar held at the Mahoning County Career Center on April 19th. Hit the link below and get more information!

DIGITAL DANGER FLYER

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)

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

Girls in First - Sixth Grades
Will practice basketball skills and ball handling.
Will perform at three girls' games.

$25


Flyer
 

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

Flyer

NBC Baseball Championship Gear


NBC Championship Gear

baseballsoftball


Order:  May 23 - May 29, 2017

Pick Up:  Week of June 5th


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

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.

National Honor Society Share A Christmas

The NHS Share A Christmas food drive collection begins December 4th.

District Tech Meeting
 MONDAY MAY 14 2012....IMPORTANT
MS CONFERENCE ROOM
4:00 P.M.
Athletic Department NOW on FACEBOOK & TWITTER
Did you know there is a charge for the West Branch vs. Southeast FB Scrimmage?


Did you know that you can now buy year long student and adult passes at a great discount?

You would KNOW if you friend us at WEST BRANCH ATHLETICS! Get in the game and stay connected!

Facebook:  West Branch Athletics
Twitter:  @WarriorsWB

Go Warriors!
Sports Passes Available Now!
Click for more information 
WB Teachers Always Learning
On Friday October 12, 2012, the West Branch students and teachers had a day off from the school. The WB Teachers work a day during the summer, so October 12th is a day off. However, many teachers still attended learning opportunities. Seven Teachers attended the Mc Tech conference at the Mahoning County Career Center. The teachers left with some outstanding tips on how to integrate technology into their classrooms. The teachers attending the Tech Conference were: Ms Brooke Lancey, Mrs. Cindy Helms, Mrs. Chris Lydic, Mrs. Treva Cline, Mr. Scott Helsley, Mr. Aaron Berstein, and Mrs. Necole Carlisle.
West Branch Punishes No. 1 Ranked Marlington
A physical defense and  a punishing running game that amassed 478 yards led West Branch to 35-14 victory over state ranked Marlington. Rival Salem Next!.NBC Title on the Line!
Boys' Cross Country Advances to Regionals
Good Luck Runners!
Victory Bell Rings Warriors Last Game 033.MP4
Watch the video and enjoy the championship.  West Branch NBC CHAMPS!
Yes Virginia,Craft Show A SUCCESS! Halloween and Craft show 2012 127.MP4
Thank you everyone for your patronage of the Annual MS Craft Show.  We had over 90 vendors this year and lots of great food.  The Craft Show was organized by Lana Tipton, Lori Mickey, and Sherri Gibbons.  The food was coordinated by Nancy Penrod.  Thank you to the many teachers, students, and parents that volunteered!

All pictures with Santa are at the left tab under Photo Galleries at both the district and MS web page.  Look on the left for Photo Galleries. In the meantime, enjoy the sounds of Ms. Kylie Dean!
The Sun will come up Tomorrow!

Thank you West Branch Community for your support of the Arts!  Annie closed its 4 performance run on February 3, 2013. The final show was a complete sell-out! The show directed by Mr. John Zamarelli featured over a 175 students in Grades k-12. Check out the finale on You Tube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs28agvRblE

Knox Jump Rope for Heart

$7,100 Raised to Help Fight Heart Disease & Strokes

Financial Meetings

West Branch Will Explain New State Funding Formula

The West Branch School Board and Administration will host a series of meetings to provide important information about the new Ohio School Funding Formula recently proposed by the Kasich Administration.  School District Treasurer Dan Telzrow will present information that explains how the Governor’s School Funding Proposal will impact West Branch Local Schools.  A question and answer session facilitated by Dr. Scott Weingart, superintendent, will follow the brief presentation.

The District has scheduled four meetings at all four buildings in the West Branch system.  The meetings are all open to the public.  The first meeting was held at Knox Elementary School on March 14, 2013.  A second meeting will be held in the West Branch High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:00 p.m.  On Thursday, March 21, a third meeting will be held in the cafetorium at West Branch Middle School at 7:00 p.m.  A final meeting will be held at Damascus Elementary School in the cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.

The West Branch School Board and Administration invite and encourage parents and community members to attend any meeting that is convenient.

Destination Imagination Competition
Seven members of the freshman class competed in Destination Imagination on Saturday, March 16th at YSU and ended up winning their classification!
Senior Citizens' Dinner & Dance

Saturday, April 20, 2013
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
West Branch High School Cafeteria

1950's Dinner & Dance

All Senior Citizens Welcome
Free Admission
For further information or to rsvp please call 330-938-4431.

Good Food!    Good Company!   Great Music!

Ruriteens Accepting Donations for Local Family

West Branch Ruriteen Club is currently taking donations during lunch for the family of a recent West Branch graduate who passed away in a fire last week.

Donations can be made to the West Branch Ruriteens and can be dropped of at West Branch High School.  For additional information, please call Mrs. Brenda Sharp at 330-938-4456.

Damascus Memorial Day Observance 2013-05-28 10.25.20

Listen to Bryan Stehura play TAPS at the Damascus Memorial Day Observance.  Then click Photo Galleries in the left column on the Damascus Elementary school page or the link below to see the day in pictures.

http://www.westbranch.k12.oh.us/school_photoGallery.aspx?schoolID=3

 

New Student Registration

2017-2018

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

Warrior Wipeout a Big Success
The Warrior Wipeout served to be a fun and challenging event for young, big, old and small in its inaugural debut.  The proceeds earned will be used for purchasing technology throughout the district, and a BIG “Thank You” goes out to the many sponsors, volunteers and participants that made this event such a great success.   Please check the link “Warrior Wipeout”, under the community section tab, to see official race times, pictures and to view sponsorships of this event.  Thank You Again!
Damascus Students Get Mental and Dental
Grades 1 & 4 students get exposed to dentistry.  The students learned their Science in an applied manner while building connections in the community.

 

Grade 1 students went through stations manned by the staff at Dietrich Orthodontics.  Students explored dentistry in a hands on manner. Grade 4 students visited Bailey orthodontics.  The students went through four stations and learned about the process of braces and healthy teeth.

Pictures from both trips are listed on the left side of the Damascus web page under photo galleries.

Mahoning County Green Team Partners with West Branch

Green Team recognizes West Branch for its recycling efforts.  Green Team to join community in a zero waste creamed chicken dinner on 1-24-14. Read the srticle below!

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West Branch Graduate Receives American FFA Degree


Congratulations to Millie Austin, a 2012 graduate of West Branch High School, for receiving the American FFA Degree in November 2013.  

The American FFA Degree is the highest degree you can receive in FFA.  It is also a degree that less than two percent of all FFA members receive!  This is such a huge accomplishment for Millie.  It takes countless hours of book work, individual work with farm animals and projects, and community service.

We are very proud of Millie for achieving this award.

Harlem Wizards coming to West Branch on April 7, 2014

Tickets go on sale for the Harlem Wizards on Saturday Feb 1, 2014 at the West Branch Athletic Office. The prices are: $8.00 students and $10.00 adults pre-sale only. Tickets cost $2.00 MORE on the day of the event. Buy early and Save! You will be able to purchase your tickets on the web for .99 CENT SURCHARGE PER TICKET. More information coming soon!

CLICK THE WORD WIZARDS FOR A VIDEO PREVIEW

To order tickets online: 
http://www.harlemwizards.com/schedules/index.php?ref=hwpix.  CHOOSE APRIL 7 BELOIT OHIO FROM THE CALENDAR

 

WBMS Wrestlers NBC Champions!

District Champs...We ARE....West Branch

Regional Game Tuesday March 5 @ Barberton @ 6:15

Tickets on Sale in AD Office!

Congratulations Coach Bonar

A special congratulations to Coach Bonar, Boys & Girls Tennis Coach, for being recognized by the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association for achieving 300 wins.

Great job, Coach Bonar!

Girls Basketball Summer Camp

West Branch Lady Warriors 2014 Elite 8 Summer Basketball Camp

 

Entering Grades:  (2nd - 6th) June 9 - 11
(8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Entering Grades:  (7th - 9th) June 9 -11
(12 Noon - 3:00 pm)

Camp Form

MS Fall Sports Practices Starting in August
Cross County:  Aug 1  7:00 AM @ High School Track
Golf:  Aug. 4  7:00 AM @ Westville Lake Golf Course
Volleyball:  Aug. 4  (Time TBD) @ M.S.
Football:  Aug. 11  8:00-11:00 AM @ M.S.
Warrior Football Clothing Sale

West Branch Warrior Football
Clothing Sale


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

Welcome Kindergarten

We welcome our new KINDERGARTEN students....THE CLASS OF 2027. We have had 60 incoming kindergarten students participate in Success by Six for three weeks this summer. All kindergarten students will report on September 3, 2014. There is no staggered start!!!!!!!

SCHOOL IS COOL....YOUR FUTURE BEGINS 9/3/14

Ameri Corps Volunteers needed

How would you like to use your talents to read with our youth?  If you are out of college and need some student loan relief, then you may make a strong classroom helper. Maybe you are older and could use some income. An AmeriCorps volunteer makes $640.00 a month.

Can you find it in your heart to impact our youth?  If you can, please call Mrs. Mabbott at Knox (330-938- 1121) or Mr. Manley at Damascus (330-938-4500) for more information. Click the link below for more specific information!

AMERICORPS READING HELPER

Volley for the Cure Was a Success

West Branch volleyball recently raised close to $1300 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Great job players, coaches and fans!

Mr. Morckel - Alliance Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to eighth grade Science teacher Mr. Dale Morckel who was selected as the Alliance Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month!  Mr. Morckel's name is synonymous with Science education at West Branch Middle School and he will be retiring at the end of this school year.  Mr. Morckel is pictured with Alliance Chamber member Mrs. Linda Harris who presented the award.

Frozen Characters visit Damascus Students

Two of our WBHS finest students Katie Stowe (Elsa) and Anissa Lautzebheiser (Anna) visited with Damascus Elementary Students during their Christmas Luncheon.  Elsa and Anna enjoyed meeting their fans and had many photos taken.  

WB Cheerleaders State Qualifiers

ATTN: Grade 3 Parents......

THE STATE OF OHIO HAS CANCELED THE NEW GENERATION READING TEST KNOWN AS PARCC FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR ONLY! GRADE 3 STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE OLDER ASSESSMENT KNOWN AS AN OAA ON APRIL 29, 2015. STUDENTS WILL NEED TO GET A SCORE OF 394 ON THE OAA TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE 3RD GRADE READING GUARANTEE. GRADE 3 STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE NEW ASSESSMENT,PARCC, IN MATH THIS YEAR. PLEASE REFER TO THE BUILDING PAGES FOR SPECIFIC TESTING SCHEDULES!

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THE 3RD GRADE READING GUARANTEE

2015 School Calendar Adopted

The adoption of a school calendar is a difficult decision that cannot make everyone happy. The decision has to incorporate the needs for students and the needs of families. We surveyed our kids, through Google survey, and know that about 15% of our kids have projects or animals at the fair. A committee of 15 worked through several meetings to come up with the best decision possible for all parties. Labor Day is late (Sept 7, 2015) which made the decision more difficult. We  knew that we needed to be closed during the fair; yet with state demands, we needed additional instructional days earlier.  Our 2015 - 2016 calendar attempts to accomplish both while giving families time together at the holidays.  The calendar is pretty consistent with most schools in our county. 

 

2015 - 2016 School Calendar

 

Final Four Basketball Ticket Sales & Directions to Columbus

 

Girls' Basketball State Semi Final tickets are on sale now in the Athletic Office!!  Tickets bought at WBHS are $8.00 and placed in the West Branch Fan Section.  All tickets will be $10.00 at the gate.

 

Tickets will be on sale:

Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.  West Branch receives 15% of all advanced ticket sales.

 

Directions to the Schottenstein Center:

Take I-71 South to I-270 West and proceed 2-3 miles to Route 315 South.  Follow approximately 4 miles.  Exit at Ackerman Road and turn left.  Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

Cheerleaders Excel at Disney

Congratulations to the West Branch Cheerleaders for finishing 3rd at the Ameri-Cheer Competition at Walt Disney World last week-end.

Jake Mcilvain was crowned Grand Champion in the individual competition!

Mrs. Denise Ginocchi was named 2015 Coach of the Year!

Extended School Days April 13 to May 1

The West Branch Local Schools will make up 2 calamity days with adding hours to existing days from April 13 - May 1, 2015. This will allow us to end the year as scheduled on June 3, 2015.

Start Time HS/MS = 7:20 AM

End Time HS/MS = 3:10 PM

Start Time Elementary = 8:30 AM

End Time Elementary = 3:50 PM

Open Enrollment for the 2015-16 School Year is now Open

The West Branch Local School District will accept Open Enrollment forms between April 15th and May 15, 2015 in the Superintendent's Office located inside West Branch High School.  Please use the correct form below when applying.  For questions regarding our Open Enrollment forms and guidelines, please call the Superintendent's Office at 330.938.9324 and ask for Anna.

INTER  Open Enrollment Form & Guidelines - Please use this form if you do not live in the West Branch Local School District.


INTRA  Open Enrollment Form & Guidelines - Please use this form if you are a West Branch Resident Grades KG - 4th ONLY.

Please Note:  One form needs to be filled out for each student applying.

2015 Summer Athletic Camps, Dates & Registration Forms

           

1st Annual Trash Bash a Success!

On Friday May 19, 2015 the Damascus building highlighted the Right to Read week theme of reduce, reuse and recylcle. The school in conjunction with the Mahoning County Green Team held its first annual "Trash Bash!" Each classroom had to design an outfit of recycled material for their teacher. Students had to create a powerpoint and speak about their outfit while the teachers paraded down the runway. Click Below for some pictures of the outfits.

Damascus Trash Bash Pictures

2015 - 2016 Hall of Fame Induction

Congratulations to the 2015 - 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee's. (L-R) Taylor Kring, Bob McCosky, Jay/Mona McNeely, Katie Meissner, John Wallace (Missing from picture: Ashley Armstrong). BIOGRAPHIES

Knox PTO Spirit Wear Sale
Join the Warpath . . . Donate Today

The Warpath Athletic Renovations Committee is a collaborative effort in the West Branch Local School District among parents, community members, business leaders and the West Branch Board of Education. This year, West Branch is partnering with #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving. 

West Branch is currently undergoing a multi-phase project that will ultimately allow for a renovated stadium and athletic complex, located next to West Branch High School.  With the completion of Phase 1, Phase 2 of the renovations will include upgrading the existing bleachers to more functional seating, with handicap accessible access.  Also, a new, more advanced scoreboard, with video display, will be added for better viewing by all at athletic events.

With the growth of the athletic programs, the continued maintenance of the athletic facilities is a necessity in the years to come in order to see these programs' continual success. The financing and support can be completed by donors like you!  Taking place this year on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, #GivingTuesday reminds people about the importance of giving by inspiring them to improve their communities and support causes.

By donating to the Warpath in support of these upgrades, you are helping improve thousands of students, parents, community members and guests experience.  Show your warrior pride and donate today.   We’ve joined the Warpath… Will you? 

Damascus Celebrates Random Acts of Kindness in Dec

Take the WHO challenge!!!!  Can you make the Grinch's heart Grow? You can do that by donating to the Penny Wars AND by performing Random Acts of Kindness!

  •  Wear a Grinch Shirt or Green Clothes on Dec 1! Please do not wear costumes, masks, or colored hair.
  • Bring pennies for the Penny War!You’ll get a small heart to add to the Grinch display to make his heart grow 3 sizes! Money collected will be used to help families from our community.
  •  Watch for Cindy Lou Who’s Daily Kindness Challenge!Will you help her change the Grinch? Check the cafeteria board daily! Return the attached certificate!
  • We will hang them in the cafeteria to fill the Grinch’s Bag with Good Deeds! We will mail all of the certificates to Random House Publishing before Christmas Break. For every certificate returned, First Book will donate a book to a child in need.
  • Get Grinched!Have your picture taken at lunch with the Grinch Cam. Downloadable pictures will be posted to our web site to show we are growing our hearts together! Cindy Lou Here Dec 1/18
  • GRINCH CERTIFICATES

 

DAMASCUS STUDENTS GETTING GRINCHED CLICK HERE

 

PreSchool Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year

Please click on the link below for our preschool application.  All applications are due by March 31, 2016.  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

Warrior Softball Clinic

Come Learn Fundamental Softball Skills from our High School Softball Team & Coaches

 

Please click on the Registration Form links below and submit all registrations and payments by Monday, January 18, 2016.

 

Kindergarten - 2nd Graders          3rd - 8th Graders

 

The Sebring-West Branch Girls Fastpitch League will be at each clinic taking sign ups for the 2016 Summer League

Environmental Club
Plant Sale

Orders Taken Through April 29th
Plant Pick Up Day -- May 4th


Brochure

For additional information, please contact
Mrs. Wagner at 330-938-4427.

 

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.
Poster

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

Poster

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.

Thank You Moms!
Thank you to all the women that are a significant influence on our children.  They may be mom, grandma, aunt, sister, or cousin!  Thank you guardians for making a difference!

What 'Mother' Means

M... is for the million things she gave me,

O... means only that she's growing old,

T... is for the tears she shed to save me,

H... is for her heart of purest gold;

E... is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

R... means right, and right she'll always be.

Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me
Author Unknown
 
New Student Enrollment
Will Resume on
Thursday, September 6, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Superintendent's Office -- High School
West Branch Schools Rated Excellent with Distinction
Highest Rating Ever!
Excellent Again for 5 Years in a Row
1st Time Excellent with Distinction for 2011 - 2012!
Congratulations Staff, Students, and Community!
Go Green!
Little Warriors Basketball Sign Ups
Sign ups dates are Sept. 27 6-8 p.m., Oct. 4 6-8 p.m., and Oct. 11 6-8 p.m.
more information is available at the Little Warriors Basketball website.
 Miss Kirsten Plocher Crowned Fall Homecoming Queen!
 
homecoming queen
 
New Ohio Law Mandates a Grade 3 Reading Guarantee
 Students needing reading help to be notified in writing on 10/19/12 by mail!
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)

Fifth Grade Student Wins WBMS Spelling Bee!

 

Pictured left to right are Spelling Bee winner Ashlyn Pinkerton (gr. 5) and runner up Elizabeth Witham (gr. 8) who competed with 28 other WBMS students...
West Branch Local Schools Rated Excellent With Distinction

The State of Ohio has released the official state report card from the 2011 - 2012 school year.  Click the link below to view the Excellence of our Schools!

Click Here for District Report Card!

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/reportcardfiles/2011-2012/DIST/048389.pdf

2012 Voice of Democracy Contest
Freshmen Honors English students in Mrs. Lesnett's class competed in the 2012 Voice of Democracy Contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars on the topic - "Is Our Constitution Still Relevent?"
Warrior Football to Host Golf Scramble

Saturday, June 1, 2013
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Flying “B” Golf Course
13223 West Middletown Road,  Salem

18 Hole – Four Man Scramble$50 Per Person -- $200 Per Team
Includes: Cart, Food (Hot Dogs at Turn/Meal Following), Beverages

TeamRegistration

SponsorshipForm

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

Warrior staff gets schooled

 

Warrior Staff Always Learning

What do we do on a waiver day?

ALICE

All building staff attended a 3 hour workshop on how to deal with an active shooter. The West Branch Local School takes a proactive approach to protect our children.  The session was conducted by former School Resource Officer Craig Crider.   All building staff learned strategies to assist in keeping our children safe.  The West Branch Local Schools thank Office Crider for his expertise!  We also thank the Salem Police Department for allowing Officer Crider to be with us!

 

Differentiating Instruction

All teaching staff attended a 3 hour workshop to assist in strategies to meet the needs of all students in a classroom.  The workshop was taught by Dr. Lisa Dieker from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Dieker is a Gates Foundation Scholar and one of her books is on the best seller’s. Dr. Dieker had a busy week.  She went from Orlando to New York City to be with the Cast of Sesame Street before joining us! 

On Saturday May 18 27 West Branch Teachers attended a workshop focusing on co-teaching strategies from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Their dedication exemplifies why this community chooses to send their kids to our schools.  Teaching is not an 8 – 3 job.  Teaching is a passion!!!!!!

Behavior Management

All bus drivers, aides and nurses were trained in deescalating aggressive behavior. The session taught by Mrs. Alana Niemiec, Psychologist and Miss Liz Crawford had staff moving an examining ways to deal with aggressive behavior. 

 

New Student Registration is now open.  Registration Hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Superintendent's Office located inside West Branch High School.  Please click on the following link for Registration Requirements and Forms.

New Student Registration Forms

Middle School Craft Show

Christmas in the Country
November 2, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Wonderful Crafts
  • Live Entertainment
  • Bake Sale
  • Chinese Auction
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Delicious Hot Lunch Available

Bring in a new toy for our toy drive to help needy families in our community and receive free Chinese auction tickets.

Bring your camera for pictures with Santa!

For more information on becoming a participant, please call Lana Tipton at 330-550-4190.

Warrior Softball Clinic

West Branch High Softball will be hosting a softball clinic for any girls in kindergarten through 8th grade.  The clinic will be held at West Branch High School and they will meet in the gym lobby.  The dates and times for the clinic are Tuesday, February 4th; Wednesday, February 5th and Thursday, February 6th, 5:45-8:00 p.m.  The cost is $25 and the registration deadline is Tuesday, January 21st.  All checks are to be made payable to West Branch Softball.  Sign ups will be accepted through the first day of the clinic, but if you sign up after the deadline you are not guaranteed a t shirt.  Sign up forms are available in the school offices.  Participants should bring their own glove, a bat if they have one, sweat pants to slide in and tennis shoes, NO SPIKES.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Woods at Knox Elementary 330-938-1138 or email her at sis.woods@wbwarriors.org.

Blizzard Bag/Calamity Day Activities

Ohio weather is very unpredictable and we never know how many calamity days our school district will use.  Currently, the State of Ohio permits five calamity days that do not have to be made up.  In addition to these five days, West Branch has been granted an additional three days known as “Blizzard Bag” make up days.  According to current state guidelines, we are able to make up an additional three days by using “Blizzard Bag/Calamity Day Activities.”

As of January 31, 2014, West Branch has exceeded the five calamity days allotted by the State and we are using Blizzard Bag/Calamity Day Activities to make up work.  As of January 31, 2014, Knox students need to complete two blizzard bag day activities.  All other West Branch students need to complete one day of Blizzard Bay/Calamity Day activities.

Teachers have posted Blizzard Bag/Calamity Day Activities on their web pages.  Students will have two weeks from the date of the school closure to complete the Blizzard Bag/Calamity Day Activities.  Students who do not have access to the internet from home, will receive their “Blizzard Bag” assignments when they return to school.  If parents have questions or concerns, please contact the principal of your child’s school.

Congratulations Academic Challenge Team

The WBMS Academic Challenge Team competed against Marlington and Alliance on Feb. 25th at the Dewalt Chapel at the University of Mount Union.  Team members are (left to right): Camryn Sutton, Allison Slutz, and Kylie Dean.  Gifted teacher, Mrs. Susan Hartzell (not pictured) is the team advisor.  The girls did a great job!

Academic Challenge County Tournament and Awards

Saturday, March 8, 2014, the Academic Challenge team competed in the county tournament which marks the official end of the season.  Several awards and recognitions were given to the West Branch team:

  • The team has qualified for the national championships in Chicago on May 31 and June 1, but cannot attend due to graduation activities.
  • Fritzie Schlueter was recognized for making the All-County First Team and for scoring over 100 points per round in more than one match.
  • The team scored the most points in computational math in the league this year.
  • Plans are underway to attend Ohio state competition on April 5, 2014 in Columbus.

Featured in this picture are the team members who competed in the county tournament.

Back Row (left to right): Daniel Phillis, Fritzie Schlueter, Tom Korda, Ben Dickerhoof
Front Row: Cody Park, Shawnee Bowman, Brittany Ring, Mrs. Adrienne Lesnett, Coach

Football Summer Camp Registration


Students Entering First - Ninth Grade

June 9 -- 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.

Camp Brochure

Transcript/Shot Record Requests

Attention All Alumni & Former Students

Effective August 1, 2014, West Branch High School will charge a $5 processing fee for all transcript and shot record requests.

Please see attached request form for further information.

Transcript Request Form

Girls Soccer Captures NBC Title

Congratulations to the West Branch Girls Soccer team and Coach Wallace for winning the NBC League Title with a record of 13-1-2. 

Good luck in tournaments!

Parent: Do you know what your child's room is telling you?

WEST BRANCH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HOST “HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT”

Looks can be deceiving.
That’s the message behind a unique traveling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township Police Departments. The display is called “Hidden in Plain Sight.” The departments constructed what appears to be at first glance the bedroom of the average teenager.  But amidst the clutter of clothing scattered on the floor, school supplies on a desk and personal care products on a vanity are more than 150 items that can actually be signals that a young person could be involved in risky, dangerous and even illegal activity.

“Hidden in Plain Sight” will be on display at West Branch Middle School, 14409 Beloit Snodes Rd., Beloit, OH 44609 on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  Doors open for browsing at 6:00 PM with a presentation from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM.   The exhibit is open to adults only.   There is no charge for admittance.

The audience is encouraged to explore and interact with items in the display which may be indicative that a teenager is involved in substance abuse, underage drinking, eating disorders, sexual activity and more.  Participants will be enlightened, educated and astonished. 

The Goshen Police Department will also be involved in presenting the exhibit.  For further information, contact West Branch Middle School at (330)938-4300.

PARENT WORKSHOP INFORMATIONAL FLYER   

Peter Pan

 

Please call 330-938-4442 for tickets.

Damascus Transverse Wall set to open on 2/19/15

A special thanks to the Damascus PIE for a donation of $4700 for a transverse climbing wall.  The wall will open with a Math and PE lesson on February 19, 2015.  The lesson will focus on physical well being and math.

 

First Grade students will be climbing the walls to demonstrate what they know about the attributes of 2D shapes.  PE Teacher Chris Tucker and the Damascus PIE recently installed a 4 panel Traverse Wall in the Gym. Groups of 4 students will analyze  the traverse wall filled with shape magnets and determine whether to sort the shapes into two or three groups based upon the defining attributes of the shapes.  Defining attributes include sides, angles, and vertices. If they use non-defining attributes, such as size or color, they will have to revise their plan and move the shapes again.

 

CHECK OUT OUR 2 BIG KIDS ON THE WALL!

District Potholes

The West Branch Maintenance Department is aware of the numerous potholes located in each of our school driveways and parking lots.  We have asphalt on site and will patch them as weather permits.  Thank you for your patience.

LADY WARRIORS REGIONAL CHAMPS

West Branch will play at The Ohio State University on Friday March 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM vs Toledo Rogers in the state semi-finals. The lady Warriors took a 20 to 0 lead against Geneva and never looked back to stamp their ticket to Columbus. 

Ticket information and details coming soon!

2015 WBEA Banquet on Gilligan's Island

Attention all retired WB Teachers, we would love to have you join us for our Annual Banquet on Tuesday, May 19th.

 

We will honor our retirees, service award winners, 
technology grant winners, our scholarship recipient,
and our Golden Apple winner.

WBEA Banquet RSVP

 

Honors English Charity Project

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSA's created for Charities 

Pictured here from left to right are the top three finalists in Mrs. Lesnett's Freshman Honors English Charity project: Allison Slutz (Street Life Ministries), Kylie Coffelt (Children's Cancer Research), and Zeina Katabi (National Eating Disorders). Students selected a charity, conducted fundraising, created a Public Service Announcement, completed an application/essay, and delivered a presentation on their charity.  This year's winners were interviewed by Mr. Coffee, Miss Herman, and Mrs. Hartzell (retired teacher).

NBC Champs

Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball team on capturing back-to-back NBC championships!

 

Warrior Nation: Something Special

The Warrior Nation is something special! Our school is the center of the community. Our strength is that if life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! Friday night we lost lighting at a packed football game. Listen and watch the crowd on how they took a negative and joined as a community. Special Thanks to the Minerva Lions for joining us. Both communities demonstrated all that is right with education and sports. No more words are necessary! (video courtesy of Randy Weber)

 

 

 

Script Ohio

West Branch High School band performs script Ohio during Friday night's performance.  Great job!

 

 

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year
 
Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
&
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Please call Anna for an Appointment

between the hours of 
9:00 am & 3:00 pm
330.938.9324
French Students Celebrate

Students in Mrs. Madeleine Clendenin's French classes ushered in the new year with a special French dessert "Glaette Des Rois" in celebration of l'Epophaine, a  French holiday.  Merci et Bonne Annee a tous!

DM State Testing Schedule

Parents,

Please click the link below to see which classes test on what days. we will be testing almost everyday for a month. It is vital that students attend.

 

TESTING DATES

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.
Maddie

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

Ashley

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.

Last MS Track Meet
MS County Track Meet moved to Canfield High School
5/14/12 @ 4:30
West Branch Schools Always Growing

The West Branch Local Schools, rated Excellent with Distinction, is going through the (OIP) Ohio Improvement Process.  The process uses data to design and implement two focused priorities for our district.  The district is a GREAT organization, but great organizations stay on top by always improving.  The (DLT) District Leadership Team is comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, and board members.  The group will serve as an advisory council to assist in making recommendations to Dr. Weingart and the School Board.  The short, five minute video will give some insight into the process from some of the participants!  The video was filmed and edited by Mr. Terrence Grimm from the Mahoning County Educational Service Center.   The Warrior logo is the design of Mr. Steve Mountz, West Branch High School Art Instructor.

Middle School Students Shine at Solo and Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to all of the West Branch Middle School Band students for their hard work and diligent preparation for the Ohio Music Education Association’s Solo and Ensemble Contest. The students received an amazing 17 “Superior” ratings and 7 “Excellent” ratings at the event on Saturday March 23rd at Struthers High School!

click to read more...
Physics Students Place Third

Congratulations WB Students!

New Discipline Plan at WBMS
Jekyll & Hyde

October 31, November 2, 3 & 4
West Branch High School Auditorium

All Seats Reserved             Adults $10 -- Students $8

Call 330-938-4442 for Reservations

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Damascus and Knox Help Akron Children's Hospital Oncology Unit
Before and after the holiday break, Damascus and Knox students collected donations of DVDs and Keurig K-Cups to benefit the families that stay at the onocology unit of Akron Children's Hospital.  We are pleased to announce that the elementary schools combined donated a total of 227 DVDs and 679 K-Cups!  WOW!  This truly shows how caring our families and staff are in this district.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness; this will surely be a gift to Akron Children's.  
Any further donations throughout the year can be dropped off to Miss Crawford. 
Cosmic Bowling

Cosmic Bowling. Bring the Community together! $7.00 for 2 hours of unlimited bowling and your shoes. $8.00 day of the event. Let's sell out the lanes. Let's knock down negativity. WE ARE WEST BRANCH! Sunday March 2, 2014 at College Lanes from 3- 5

Trimmer Scores 1000 Point

Junior, Melinda Trimmer scored her 1,000 career point on Monday, February 3rd. To date her career totals are 1,015 points and 502 assists.  Last year she was NBC League Player of the Year.  In addition, earlier this season she verbally committed to Youngstown State University.

Congratulations, Melinda Trimmer.

 

Boys' Basketball Summer Camp

June 23, 24 & 25
Second - Eighth Graders (Fall of 2014)


Camp Form

 

Damascus Grandparents Night: Highlighting Family

Bring your grandparents and extended family to Damascus Elementary School on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. The Book Fair will be open in the library.  Come and join us!   Activities throughout the building!

Damascus Students Honor Veterans...Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thank you veterans!  Did you see the Mayflower in the DAMASCUS cafeteria? Have you seen talent and togetherness OF OUR STUDENTS?  Then click on the link below and let a picture say a 1000 words!

DAMASCUS VETERANS DAY AND THANKSGIVING PICTURES

 

Softball Camp for Grades K, 1 & 2

WB Softball Camp is cancelled for tonight, February 2, 2015. SWB Fastpitch sign ups are also cancelled for this evening. Both are rescheduled for this Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 pm @ WBHS.  Camp & Sign Ups will go on as scheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Congratulations to the West Branch High School students who recently participated in the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The work of four students was submitted for judging for the show held at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Hall. Congratulations to Katie Stevens, Cheyenne DeLuna, Taylor Vence, and Eli Page for their honorable mention entries.

Special congratulations go out to Taylor and Eli who, on their other entries, received Gold Key awards. Additionally, the pieces that were recognized with gold Key awards were nominated for the American Vision Award. Of over 550 entries, only five were selected for this prestigious honor. Good luck Taylor and Eli for the judging in New York City.

State Testing Meeting Draws Crowd

Special Thanks to our parents nd Sen Joe Schiavoni for hosting a meeting on the new state assessments. Below is the powerpoint with information about the new testing and its affect on students, staff, and district.

 

West Branch Testing Powerpoint from 2/9/15 Parent Meeting

 

 

Track Records Broken

Congratulations to Jake Zinni and Josiah Ross who broke WBHS track records.  Jake shot put record was at 54'8"  and Josiah ran the 300 hurdles in 39.82 seconds.  

Way to Go!

Middle School Golf Team Wins the NBC!

Congratulations to the Middle School golf team as they defeated Marlington by the score of 181 - 199 and captured the NBC League Championship.

Their season record now stands at 13 wins and 1 loss and gives them a perfect 8 - 0 record in the NBC.

West Branch High School
Presents
Bye Bye Birdie

                     November 13 - 15, 2015 

After School STEM Program begins Oct 29

This year at WBMS we will be offering a STEM program after school from 2:45-4:15pm every Thursday starting October 29th. We are so excited to bring the “Believe in Ohio” program to West Branch! The Believe in Ohio program is a student entrepreneurship program that focuses on developing Ohio’s next generation of STEM innovators.  Students in this program will be engaging in problem solving activities and will take their idea and design to a local competition in the spring.  

 

Click here for Permission Slip for the program.

 

Click here for more information that was presented October 15.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls - MS PIE Fund-raiser

PIE is doing a fund-raiser of Texas Roadhouse Legendary Rolls.  Cinnamon Butter is also available for purchase.

 

Orders are due in the school office by Friday, November 6 & Rolls will be delivered frozen on November 23rd, just in time for your Thanksgiving meal!

 

Cost - $4 per dozen for rolls & $2 for Honey Cinnamon Butter

 

Click here for an order form.  All money must be collected when taking the orders.

WBMS Christmas Concerts

All are invited and welcome to join us for the upcoming Christmas Concerts where WBMS students will be performing:

  • December 2 - "Moods of Christmas" Dessert Show - MS Cafeteria @ 7:00 with HS "Young and Alive" and MS "Warrior Explosion" and HS Jazz Band performing.  Cost of tickets is $8, including dessert, and tickets are available by calling 330-938-4442.
  • December 10 - Grade 6 Choir Concert @ 7:00 @ HS Auditorium 
  • December 15 - MS Band Concert @ 7:00 @ HS Auditorium 
  • December 18 - 7th Grade  Choir Concert @ 6:30 @ HS Auditorium 
  • December 18 - 8th Grade Choir  Concert @ 8:00 @ HS Auditorium 
Middle School Power of the Pen

Middle School Power of the Pen recently competed at the district tournament held at the University of Mount Union.  Seventh grade captured a first place finish, while Camille Boals placed eighth overall and Anna Fye placed fifth overall.  Congratulations to both teams on all their hard work.

Pictures

2016 Winter Homecoming Queen

Miss Elsa Buehler

Spaghetti Dinner & Festival of Bands

West Branch High School
Friday, April 29, 2016

Spaghetti Dinner
4:30 - 7:00
Tickets -- $7.00


Festival of Bands
7:30 p.m.
High School Gym

Concert is free to the public and presented by the
West Branch Band Students (Grades 5 - 12).


Sponsored by West Branch Band Boosters

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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

 

Nunsense Dinner Show nunsense

Dinner Show
Nunsense


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
Poster

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

WYTV Honors Rebekah Zets
Student Athlete of the Week
Middle School Drop-off and Pick-up Improvements starting Oct. 8 New drop-off and pick-up location.
Student in cars for drop-off and pick-up will be in the back of the middle school starting Monday, October 8.  This information flyer was passed out to drivers on Oct. 5.
Support Boys' Track Team

Dining to Donate

Applebee's Restaurant
2600 West State Street
Alliance, OH  44601


Wednesday, March 20, 2013
11:00 a.m. -- 9:00 p.m.


Eat at this Applebee's Restaurant, present the attached flyer 
and they will donate 15% of your bill to the West Branch Boys' Track Team.

PrintFlyer

 

Stay Informed of District Events

Get a text or email when school is postponed or an event is changed or delayed

Video Instructions Below

Hit Learn more for written instructions.

http://www.dynacal.com/demos/mydynacal/My%20DynaCal%202010_demo.htm

Our Teachers Love Gizmo
Are you old enough to remember the movie Gremlins? The Star Gizmo had a cuddly but yet destructive manner. Today Gizmos are Virtual Math and Science manipulatives. On October 18, 2013, 14 West Branch Teachers attended a workshop on how to use these exploratory tools in their classroom. The teachers received no pay and gave up their personal time for learning. West Branch Excellence.... Pass it On! Thank you teachers. Check out gizmos under the student link! These learning modules are similiar to our new state assessments. See your teacher for an account!
West Branch Schools Vision

How do you reach goals? What do we stand for as a a district? Monthly a leadership team made up of teachers, parents, board members and administrators meet to plan strategies to focus on always striving to improve. Our goals are listed on the left tab under OIP goals. You can also click the link below for more information.

http://www.westbranch.k12.oh.us/docs/WB%20District%20Goals%204.pdf

Cosmic Bowling a Success

On Sunday March 2, 2014, the community packed College Lanes in Alliance for a family day of bowling. We had 38 lane sponsors and 160 bowlers. Families celebrated West Branch! Thanks to Mrs. Jen Smith who ccordinated the prizes.  Also to Carol Bradway who got the most lane sponsors. Mrs Marsha Coffee assited in advertising  and decorations and Mrs. Jen. Greenisien and Mrs. Kim Lewis for welcoming everyone to the lanes.

THE FACES OF COSMIC BOWLING

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 Receives Auditor of State Award
Middle School Volleyball

volleyball

Middle School (7th & 8th Grade) Volleyball

Open Gym
@ Middle School

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

 

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

                            

Elementary Start Time:  8:55

Elementary End Time 3:25

Parent Pick-up begins @ 3:20

Same Procedure as Last Year!

2014 Hall of Fame Induction

The West Branch Hall of Fame Committee has announced the Hall of Fame Inductees for 2014.  Hall of Fame Inductees include:  community members Karen Elsner, former school treasurer, Sam Martig, former board of education member, and athletic stand-outs Jeff  Heacock, Todd Muckleroy, Ben Swallow and Emilee Zets.
 

The inductees will be introduced on Friday, September 26, 2014, before the West Branch High School Home Football Game vs. Canton South.  A reception to honor the Hall of Fame Inductees will be held immediately following the football game in the Meiter Athletic Building in back of the stadium.  The event is open to the public at no charge.  The West Branch Alumni Association will also host a tailgate barbeque outside the entrance gate to the stadium prior to the home varsity football game.  The event is open to all alumni and friends and is free of charge.
 

On Saturday night, September 27, 2014, the West Branch Alumni Association will host a dinner at West Branch High School in honor of the Hall of Fame Inductees.  Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling the superintendent’s office at 330.938.9324.  Social time is at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m.  The formal induction ceremony will take place in the West Branch Community Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.  The induction ceremony is free and open to the public.
 

The West Branch Hall of Fame Award seeks to highlight significant athletic accomplishments and/or outstanding contributions to the West Branch Community.  The West Branch Hall of Fame Committee and the West Branch Alumni Association are pleased to sponsor the Hall of Fame Events and invite and encourage the Community to join in the celebration.

Boys Soccer Earns Top Honors

Congratulations to the West Branch Boys' Soccer team for defending its NBC title this year with a 6-1-0 conference record.  This is the first time they have won back to back conference titles.

The Warriors are led by eight senior starters:   Kyle Zeigler, Alec Schopfer, Danny Schlueter, Nick Sams, Josiah Ross, Hunter Nielsen, Zach Minich and Steve Koneval.  The other seniors that contributed to the repeat championship were Zach Robbins, Nick Sinley, Josh Petkash, George Leppert and Alex Buga.

Light Up Damascus Breakfast Seeks Volunteers!

Attention NHS Members and/or Students Needing Service Credit!

The Damascus Community Center Park Trustees are looking for students to volunteer to help with the Light Up Damascus Breakfast at the Damascus Friends Church Canyon View Room.  Volunteers are needed from 7:00am until 11:00am on Saturday, December 13th.  This is a great opportunity to earn service credit towards NHS or an NHS application.  Please see Mr. Fairfield to sign up.

West Branch Hoop Shoot Winners

The following won the West Branch Hoop Shoot and will go to districts on Sunday January 4, 2015.at Marlington. Congratulations to all participants!

Boys
8-9 Jaxon Robb 
10-11 Jed Smith 
12-13 Nick Pidgeon 
 
Girls
8-9 Mikalyn Fitts 
10-11 Anna Lippiatt 
12-13 Bailey Boosz 
 
Damascus PIE Spring Fundraiser at the Cross Eyed Moose

We invite all adults ages 21 and over to an adult evening out to raise funds to defer the cost of spring field trips and to buy additional technologies for Damascus Elementary.  Activities will begin promptly at 7:00 PM on Friday March 6, 2015 at the Cross Eyed Moose in Homeworth. Doors open at 6:30 PM For $15.00 a person you get a buffet of appetizers and admission. All Damascus families have been mailed home information on the event. There will be games and a Chinese auction. We have heard that many times students sell material that are described as "invaluable." This one night event has the potential to bring people together for FUN and support the needs of our kids. Information will be posted throughout the community and tickets can be attained from any PIE parent.

Parent Informational Meetings

West Branch High School Counseling Department will be hosting two parent/student meetings on Thursday, February 12th in the auditorium.

 5:30 - 7:00 p.m an informational meeting on the College Credit Plus Initiative.  Representatives from YSU, KSU and Stark State College will be in attendance.  This state initiative is offered to qualified students in grades 7 -12 (2015-16). 

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mr. Keith Martig will share information about the Krizay Scholarship and the FAFSA. 

Interested parents and students are encouraged to attend,  No reservations needed.

Yearbooks

2014-15 Yearbooks have Arrived!

Attention Class of 2015:  If you ordered a yearbook, please stop by and pick it up.  You may stop by from 7:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.  

Warrior News

Please check out

Superintendent Phillips' November Newsletter

Located Under Superintendent's Message

(Left Hand Side Bar)

Award Winning Art

This year there were five West Branch High School art students entered in the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Congratulations to Dayle Arnold for her honorable mention in mixed media with her submission “Carnaval”, to Zoie Bailey for her mixed media honorable mention titled “Golden Mistress of Death”, to Miranda Barnett for her honorable mention with her sculpture “Storm”, and to Bailey Snyder for her honorable mention on her painting “Stormy Night”.

Winning a Silver Key for her sculpture “Eyespy” was Samantha Haidet. Also, winning two silver keys, was Taylor Vence for her paintings “Wild Child” and “She’s Beauty, She’s Grace”

Taylor Vence also brought home three gold keys with her portfolio submission titled “Girls Will Be Girls”, her painting “1,2,3”, and her painting “Gracie” .

Special congratulations go out to Taylor for the additional distinction of “Gracie” being nominated for the American Vision Award which will be presented in New York City this summer.  Only a few pieces out of hundreds of entries are chosen to receive this honor.

2016-2017 School Supply Lists
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.   

 

 

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 keithmartig@gmail.com.  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.


Application

Release

Academic Verification

Choir Concerts

Grade 7 Concert 5/8/12  Report time 6:00 p.m. HS GYM Stage
Concert 6:30 P.M.  HS Auditorium

Grade 8 Concert 5/8/12  Report Time 7:30 p.m. HS GYM Stage
Concert 8:00 p.m. HS Auditorium

Attire for all Concerts

 

Girls: Choir Polo Shirt (if needed, order forms will be available)

Khaki Pants

Dress shoes (no flip-flops or tennis shoes)

Boys: Choir Polo Shirt (if needed, order forms will be available)

Khaki Pants

Dress shoes (no flip-flops or tennis shoes)

*****All clothing must meet the school dress code*****

Free....Free....
Free

Warrior Bands On Sale
Show Your Spirit
Akron Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares Community Giving Program

Damascus Elementary is fortunate to collaborate with Akron Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares Community Giving Program.  We recently received a grant for a program that will offer noncompetitive activities to promote health, fitness, good eating habits, and safe and gradual weight loss. The program, intended to assist and encourage children from kindergarten through age 18, has been successful at the Akron Children’s main campus. These issues are important because the childhood obesity rate has skyrocketed nationwide.  The program will be used throughout physical education classes at Damascus Elementary School.  Damascus Elementary would like to “Thank” Akron Children’s Hospital and the Kohl’s Cares Program.  Melody Case, Wellness Specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital of Mahoning Valley states, “We are very proud to be able to offer this program at Damascus Elementary and we thank Mr. Tucker and Mr. Bowen for allowing for this collaboration, and for all your support now, and in the future.”

 

Raising the Bar in Education

PARCC’s Next Generation Assessments

Beginning in 2014 - 2015 School Year

State leaders in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers share one fundamental goal: building their collective capacity to dramatically increase the rates at which students graduate from high school prepared for success in college and the workplace

PARCC’s next-generation assessment system will provide students, educators, policymakers and the public with the tools needed to identify whether students — from grade 3 through high school — are on track for postsecondary success and, critically, where gaps may exist and how they can be addressed well before students enter college or the workforce.

Click here to find PARCC Advances in Assessment and Sample Items.

Interested in current year OAA practice?
http://ohio3-8.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/PracticeTest/Default.aspx?transition=None

Click: Student
Click: Take a Test without Logging In

NHS Inducts New Members

The West Branch High School Athena Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted new members for the 2013/14 school year at a ceremony at the West Branch High School Community Auditorium

WARRIOR WIPEOUT TO BENEFIT CLINTON HEACOCK STADIUM PROJECT


Are you Warrior Enough?
 

Third Annual 5K Charity Obstacle Course

October 3, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM
HS-MS Campus


Registration Fee before 9/19/15 -- $25
Registration Fee after 9/19/15 -- $30

All proceeds will go to the Clinton Heacock Stadium Project.
 

For additional information  CLICK HERE

The Wizard of Oz

Click the picture and hear from OZ himself! We are not in Kansas any more!

Performances

February 6th @ 7:30 PM

February 8th @ 3:00 & 7:30 PM

February 9th @ 3:00 & 7:30 PM

Tickets: $10.00 Adults             $8.00 Students

Lunch with Dorothy Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 PM  ($15.00 includes 3:00 PM show)

Call (330-938-4442) for more information and tickets...sell-outs expected!

Congratulations Wrestling! Logan Sharp State Runner-Up

New Student Registration

New Student Registration will resume on Thursday, September 4, 2014.  Click Here for the New Student Registration Packet.  Forms must be completed before you come in to register.  Please bring all of the required documents listed in the registration packet.  Registration Hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm in the Superintendent's Office.  Registration Questions, please call 330-938-9324.

MS Power of the Pen Advances to State

On Saturday March 1st our 7th and 8th grade Power of the Pen teams competed in Power of the Pen's regional tournament at Malone University. Students who rank in the top 50% of finishers at District competition are invited to participate in a Regional tournament—the second level of competition. Our regional qualifers were Kylie Dean, Paige Miller, Courtney McKenzie, Camryn Sutton, Emilee Sanor, Kirsten Plocher, Micah Burns, Valerie Mobley, and Hannah Sprague.

 
Our 8th grade team placed 3rd overall at the regional tournament. 7th grader, Kylie Dean, and 8th graders, Kirsten Plocher and Micah Burns, will advance to the State competition in May. Great job writers!
Envirothon

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. 

FRESHMEN ORIENTATION CAMP

WHO:  All Incoming Freshmen Students

WHERE:  West Branch High School Auditorium

WHEN:  Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

(Mark your calendar and don't miss this opportunity.  All students should be in attendance to help create an smooth transition to High School)

All West Branch Hoop Shoot Participants

YSU offers "Women In Science and Engineering" Career Workshop

Youngstown State University will offer a career workshop titled "Women In Science and Engineering" on Saturday, February 21, 2015 featuring keynote speaker Rhonda Franklin.  This workshop is designed for young women and girls in grades 6 through 12.  More information and registration can be found at www.ysu.edu/WIS.

Congratulations High School Band Students

Congratulations to all of the West Branch High School Band student participants for their hard work and diligent preparation for the Ohio Music Education Association’s Solo and Ensemble Contest. Our amazing students’ events received 15 “Superior” ratings and 6 “Excellent” ratings on Saturday January 31st at Harding High School!

The “Superior” soloist awards went to Kaylen Sanor, Kassie Steed, Keilah Mason, Amanda Dean, and Carly Sedlacek on Flute; Taylor Vence on Clarinet; Elizabeth Jarvis on Bass Clarinet; Peyton Zamarelli on Alto Saxophone; Emilee Sanor on Tenor Saxophone; Lauren Stitle on Trombone; and Jon Brand on Tuba.

Soloists who received the “Excellent” rating were Lindsey Fugett, Grayce McDaniel, and Brittany Ring on Flute; Sadie Fuson on Clarinet; and Joe Mitchell as a baritone vocalist.

A “Superior” rating was also awarded to the Flute Trio, the Trombone Quartet, the Flute Choir, and the Clarinet Choir.  The Saxophone Quartet earned an “Excellent” rating.


The next opportunity to hear West Branch band students perform will be at the annual Winter Concert on Tuesday March 10th at 7:00 PM in the High School Auditoriom. The concert will feature performances by the high school symphonic as well as the Jazz Band. Admission is free and open to the public.

HS Band Concert Moved

The HS Band Concert scheduled for 3/10/15 has been moved! We thank Mr. Stehura and Mr. Zamarelli for making it possible for all students and families to attend the HS Girls Game on Tuesday Night. Good Luck Lady Warriors.....Go BAND!

 

New Band Concert Date:

3/22/15 at 3:00 PM in  HS Auditorium

West Branch Student Earns Multiple Writing Awards

Brianna Long, West Branch High School senior, has recently won several prestigious awards through The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.  

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

mcctc       MCCTC INDUCTION

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.  

 

Support the West Branch Boys' Track Team

Applebees Restaurant -- Alliance
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
11:00 a.m. -- 9:00 p.m.


Present the attached flyer toyour server and Boys' Track Program will receive 15% of your check when you dine in.

Flyer

West Branch Students Eating Healthier
More Fruits & Vegetables Being Served
21st Century Skills-Collaborating, Communicating, and Creating with West Boulevard Elementary in Boardman, Ohio

Mrs. Kibby and Mrs. Hannay are co-teaching a biography unit in their Language Arts' classes this month. The students are reading biographies, creating posters, and sharing information about famous people.  As an extension, the students are skyping with penpals from West Boulevard Elementary School in Boardman, Ohio where Mrs. Kibby's husband teaches Kindergarten.

Phone Book Recycling

We are happy to announce Damascus Elementary has once again been invited to participate in Project ReDirectory.  Please recycle your unwanted phonebooks in the back of the Damascus Building by April 30th.   Phone books collected will reduce waist to our landfills while bringing positive recognition to our school.  Students work hard all year and learn responsibility through the importance of caring for the environment.  The event is sponsored by YP and the Mahoning County Green Team.   Thank you in advance for your cooperation and willingness to support Damascus Elementary and our environment.

Project ReDirectory Flyer

FTA to Host Pre-school Community Night

West Branch Future Teachers of America, along with Mrs. Barbara Sulka, advisor, will sponsor their annual Pre-school Community Night at the West Branch High School library on Monday, May 20th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Please call 330-938-4430 or 330-938-4476 for reservations and questions.

Steps taken for School Levy

West Branch takes first step to place levy on ballot

Have you Moved or Changed Telephone Numbers?

Please contact the Superintendent's Office if you have moved and/or changed Telephone Numbers this Summer.  Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Phone:  330-938-9324.  Acceptable forms of Proof of Residency are:  Rental/Purchase Agreement, Gas or Electric Bill.  Proof of Residency is required before your Student's Bus Route can be adjusted for the 2014-15 School Year.  Telephone Number changes can be called in to the Superintendent's Office during the office hours listed above.

Report Card Date Moved Back

The second grading period report card will be carried home on Wednesday February 5, 2014 due to all the weather delays.

Damascus Students Excel in Service to Others
St. Balderick's Update
Thank you all students, parents, and staff who donated to St. Balderick's, which funds for childhood cancer research. Damascus raised $1,311.52!!!  WOW!!!!! Students were allowed to wear "wacky " clothes to school for their donation. Since we exceeded our goal, Mr. Manley will be dressing up as a leprechaun to school on Friday, March 14. We had fun here at Damascus, and even better, we helped to make a difference. Thanks again!
 
More money will be coming by the end of the week. We have students selling purses, hair bows, and bracelets. All are made out of duct tape and bands. The students exemplify the giving at all our buildings!
 
GO WARRIORS!
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.

Click below for more information!

What will it cost?

Kindergarten Supply List 2014-15 School Year
  • Standard size book bag (large enough for a folder, with no wheels)
  • 1 Plastic 3 prong folder with pockets
  • A box of tissues
  • Container of Clorox/Lysol wipes
  • EasyZip Ziploc Bags (gallon and quart size)
  • A pair of tennis shoes to wear for gym class (these do not need to stay at school)
  • A paint shirt (labeled with name to be kept in the classroom) (Damascus only)
One Call Announcements are now located on our District Website

Please look to the left navigation buttons (located on the District Home Page Only) labeled "One Call Announcements" for a printed version of recent One Call Announcements.

How many snow days do we get?

The West Branch Local Schools has FIVE snow days this year. There are NO Blizzard Bags this year. Our two hour delays DO NOT count against this total. As of 2-9-15, we have used FIVE snow days. if we go over 5, here are some options on how days may be made up!

 

Statewide Testing Information
Ohio testing continues to change as we move throughout the year. Ohio students will no longer be taking the PARCC exams. All testing will happen through AIR, the American Institute of Research. This is good news for our students as they only need to learn one testing interface to complete the assessments. Testing time has also been reduced to better meet the needs of our schools. 
 
The Power Point information below is from the Ohio Department of Education and explains the changes with testing. Please see your building's principal if you have any questions. 
 
Innovative Technology Grants

For the 2015 – 2016 school year the West Branch Board of Education offered Innovative Technology Grants and awarded funds based on proposals of innovative use of technology in the classrooms.  All West Branch teachers had the opportunity to submit a proposal for materials and programs.  After the committee ranked the proposals, the board was able to fund six teachers.

This year’s recipients included Amber Wilson and Anne Cushman, second grade Damascus; Bridget Scofinsky, first grade Damascus; Allyson Burkey, second grade Damascus; McKenzie Wallace, High School English; and Kevin Buckley, High School Science.

Please see the attached video on how these teachers integrated the new technology and programs into their classrooms.

 

2016-2017 WBMS Open Houses
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.     

Support Girls' Softball
Dine at CiCi's Pizza Buffet
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ohio EPA Test Results for Knox & Damascus Drinking Water
Jump Rope for Heart

Knox Celebrates 21 Years
Participating in Jump Rope for Heart!

West Branch Band Fruit Sale

Help the band while helping yourself.  Fruit is a major source of Vitamin C, so get your fruit and help fight off cold and flu symptoms.  See a band member or call the number listed below

                                                

                              WEST BRANCH BAND FRUIT SALE 

January 23 – February 12 

Contact any band member

or call 

330-584-5580

"Mulan" Middle School Musical

Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18 @ 7:30 at the High School Auditorium

Tickets are on sale at the Middle School Office and will be available at the door.

Fifth Grade Band

There is still time to enroll in Fifth Grade Band for the 2013-2014 school year.

Please contact Middle School Band Director Mr. Stehura at 330-938-4325 or by email at Bryan.Stehura@wbwarriors.org. Band forms and other information are avaiable at Mr. Stehura's Teacher Website.

West Branch Local Schools Recognized for Music Education Efforts

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

2014 -- 2015 Supply Lists

Please use the following lists when shopping for school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year.

Damascus Supply List

Knox Supply List (revised)

Grade 5 Supply List

Grade 6 Supply List

Grade 7 Supply List

Grade 8 Supply List

National Honor Society's Share-A-Christmas

                                    

West Branch National Honor Society is once again sponsoring our annual 
Share-A-Christmas Campaign.  Donated food items and money will be collected from students and staff to help provide a Christmas food basket for members of our West Branch Community.  Donations will be accepted from December 3rd -December 12th.  

 

If you are a West Branch family in need of a Christmas Food Basket, please contact WBHS @ 330.938.2183.  NHS will host a basket pick-up day on December 20th from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Warrior Boys Basketball Weekly Newsletter

Follow the Warriors Boys Basketball Team by reading the weekly newsletter Full Court Press at:

FULL COURT PRESS NEWSLETTER

 

Superintendent Search Survey

As we prepare our search for a new superintendent the School Board would like to gather information about what our staff and community believe are important qualities for a superintendent to be successful at West Branch Local Schools.

To participate in this survey just click on the link below and answer the short survey.  Information will be compiled by the County Office and should be completed by Friday, March 20, 2015.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BYJ52TD

Damascus Grandparents' Night

We would like to thank our grandparents for visiting Damascus Elementary School with your grandchild. You have such a positive impact on our future! We had over 300 people visit for a scavenger hunt, bingo, pictures and Book Fair. Thank you so much. Thank you PIE for a wonderful evening.

GRANDPARENTS NIGHT PICTURES

 

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.

LCpl McVicker Scholarship Breakfast
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Knox Run / Walk Recess Program
Knox Run / Walk Recess Program
Knox Hoop Shoot Participants

Knox Hoop Shoot Participants

“It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”

 

District

Damascus Elementary

Knox Elementary

Beloit Elementary

Middle School

High School

 

 

Coming Soon…

Ohio’s New School Report Card

Ohio is changing the way it measures and rates the performance of schools and districts. The 2012-2013 school and district report cards will grade schools and districts on a mix of new and previously used items with an A-F letter-grade system.

Schedule Change.....IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WEST BRANCH STUDENTS AND PARENTS

TO: West Branch Parents April 9, 2013

 FROM: Dr. Scott Weingart, Superintendent

 REGARDING: Teacher In-Service Day and Two-Hour Delays

 West Branch Local Schools will follow an adjusted schedule for three days in the month of May. I wanted to get this out to all parents as soon as possible to assist you in your planning.

 FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013: Students will not be in session on this day. The West Branch Staff will be engaged in School Safety Training that day. This is the ALICE SAFETY TRAINING that many of our neighboring school districts are using with their staffs.

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013 AND TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013: West Branch Local Schools will follow a Two-Hour Delay Schedule these days. The State of Ohio has mandated a number of educational initiatives and the West Branch Staff will be working on those initiatives during these two days.

 We appreciate the support and understanding of our parents as we engage in these important in-services for our staff.

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.

 

Santa Pictures from WBMS Craft Show

Check out the Santa Pictures from the WBMS Craft Show that was held on November 1st.  You may download and print or share as you need.  Thanks to all who attended this year's Craft Show!
 

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

Poster

Coupon Class at the Middle School
Hey its tax time!  Are you looking for a way to save money?  Then please come to class and get some cost saving tips.
When: 2/23/2012
Time: 630 - 7:30 P.M.
Place: WBMS
 Reservations required call 938-4332
Cookies and Refreshments Provided
Dedicated Professional Staff

We are pleased to announce the staff continues to seek opportunities to integrate 21st Century Skills in the classroom.  Students create, collaborate, research and explore in all grades and in varying contents.  Teachers use assessments to guide their future lessons based on students’ needs.  We maintain high expectations for all stakeholders and continue to grow as a staff. We are fortunate to have a professional staff willing to embrace the ever changing mandates in public education.  Please take time to review the  building report cards.Please take time to review the article on what responsibilities have been added to teachers since 1900.Click LEARN MORE BELOW to view building report cards and an educational article. Go Warriors!

 

Kindergarten Pow Wow

May 14, 2013

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Damascus and Knox Locations

The Kindergarten Pow Wow provides parents and children a chance to see what Kindergarten is all about!  Attending this event will be beneficial for both parents and children as information will be provided about the upcoming school year. Parents and children will have an opportunity to become familiar with the school building and staff, as well as learn about community programs.  We strongly encourage all 2013 upcoming Kindergarten students to attend.

Click Here to RSVP

This form can be completed and turned in during Kindergarten registration.

Right to Read Week

Car Show

Saturday, May 18, 2013

3:00 -- 6:00 p.m.

 

CarShowInfo

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

1/19/12 Grade 8 Boys Basketball Practice Canceled
Grade 8 Boys basketball practice canceled tonight!
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

STATE OF OHIO SCHOOL DISTRICT INCOME TAX GUIDE

Beloit and MS StayAfter ARE ON! 1/13/12
The K-8 Complex will host a stay after tonight!  Pick-up is at 5:45 in the Beloit Gym for elementary children.  MS Pick-up for students NOT ATTENDING the HS game is 6:15 in the rear of the building. Students attending the game will be picked up at the HS after the game.  (usually between 8:30 - 9:00 P.M.)
1/3/12
School Closed...Snow Day
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. 

Warrior Explosion Ends Concert Season with Student Performance wARRIOR eXPLOSION 12-22-11 002.mkv
The Grades 6 - 8 Show Choir performed for the k-8 complex to close out  their busy holiday season. The Choir is directed by Mrs. Krista Clay. Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus!  Drag the Slider to 1:45 seconds to hear the beautiful sounds of the season!
Happy Holidays!
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

West Branch Boys Basketball Stun Salem
Buzzer Beater!!!!! Catch it on You Tube! Click link in article!
Winter Sports To Tip Off

Warriors Back In Action This Week

Fund Raiser for Sophomore Class
Cheese Sale
Winter Wonderettes
November 25th, 26th and 27th
Power of the Pen wins Championship at Mount Union 1/6/12
Grade 8 Team Finishes 1st!
Boys' Basketball Schedule Changes
West Branch Warriors @ Alliance High School

West Branch High School To Present Sound of Music

February 10 - 12, 2012

Basketball Tournament Ticket Info
Purchase Your Tickets at the High School
Girls Basketball vs. Cardinal Mooney
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Time Change
No Reserve Game
Varsity Game Begins at 6:30
Connor Sharp State Bound
OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Band Students Shine at Solo/Ensemble Contest WBMS Solo/Ensemble participating students


Ryan N. Johnson Memorial 5K Run
Saturday, May 12, 2012
9:00 a.m.
West Branch High School/
K-8 Complex
Car Show
Saturday, May 19, 2012
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine
Congratulations Class of 2012
Senior Class Activities Planned
Good Luck Evan Campbell and Kent State in College World Series
West Branch Graduate Evan Campbell will be playing in the College World Series for Kent State University.  Kent State is one of only eight teams left in the nation.  Evan had two big catches and a HR to assist the Golden Flashes in advancing.  His sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the 9th  against Oregon, moved the winning run into scoring position.  Evan had a great year on the field and with his studies! Evan played at West Branch for coaching legend Lynn Grove!

The Andrews Brothers
Come and "Swing" with the West Branch Alumni Jazz Combo...
Zac Wells, Paige Kasten, Evan Park and West Branch Director John Zamarelli

HS Girls Basketball Summer League
Catch some wonderful Girls Basketball Action with many areas teams on Monday and Thursday Nights.  Admission is FREE!  There are over 16 teams competing here at the BRANCH.  Click the link below for full scheduling details!

userfiles/212/WB_GIRLS_BB_Summer_2012.pdf
Damascus & Knox Open Houses
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Festival of Bands
TUESDAY APRIL 17, 2012
ALL BANDS GRADES 5-12
ADMISSION FREE
HIGH SCHOOL GYM
7:00 p.m.
MS Orientation and Open House

West Branch Student Receives Award for Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
Possible Changes in the School District
Girls' Sectional Basketball
Tickets On Sale
MS Students Help Community
West Branch Middle School students raised $2600 for the week-end food programs that assist local families in need. 
West Branch High School Celebrates the Holidays candycane

Choral Concert

High School Special Education Parent Information Meeting
What will my child's future look like after graduation?
November 22 at 6:00p.m. Room 101
West Branch Hoop Shoot Winners Shine
Winners advance to Marlington district competition on January 8, 2012 @ 1:00 P.M.
MS Drama set for March 2 & 3
The West Branch Middle School Drama Department will be presenting the play “American Idol: Murdering the Music.” This play is a parody of the hit television show “American Idol,” with the added twist of a murder mystery subplot. Students in grades 6-8 are participating in the performance as judges, singers, stage crew, and much more! Performances will be Friday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 3rd at 5:00 p.m. in the Middle School cafeteria. Ticket costs will be $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for students, and there will be no cost for children under 5 years of age. Refreshments, such as water, chips and candy bars, will also be sold at the beginning of the performances. Proceeds will benefit the West Branch Middle School Drama Club. We hope to see you at show time!
"O" How Proud We Are!
WB Grad 's Enthusiasm Continues
Freshman Orientation
Class of 2016 Orientation
West Branch High School class of 2016 freshman and parents
West Branch Presents Beauty and the Beast
April 19 - 23, 2012
Staff Training Coming Soon
Staff

Check your e-mail

Information on staff training has arrived!

Register early and get the dates you want!

Small group training like the opening of last school year!

Training Dates

August 6,9,14 HS Staff

August 7,9,14 MS Staff

August 8, 9, 15 Grades 3/4  Staff

August  16, 17 Grades K-2 Staff

Locations
Web Page Training - High School
Google Docs Training - Middle School
Ipad - Damascus Elementary School

Registration limited to 15 per session.  Info will have links for electronic sign up!
New Band Students Welcome
Beginner Band Information and Registration
7:00pm Wednesday May 23, 2012
Middle School Cafeteria
Sports Physicals
Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Cost -- $15 (Cash Only Accepted)
Sectional Wrestling Tournament