Open vision bar

District News

View Archived News
Special Board Meeting

Special Board Meeting

Thursday, June 30, 2022
8:00 a.m.
High School Media Center

Open session to take action on financials and to consider the appointment or
employment of a public employee or official.

Five WB Students Participate in Buckeye State Programs

Five West Branch High School students spent last week deeply involved in learning about many facets of government at Buckeye State.

Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State are sponsored by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, respectively. The programs bring together hundreds of students from across the state in a workshop to learn about city, county, and state government, helping shape the students into informed and responsible citizens.

Last week, two West Branch High School students attended Buckeye Girls State at the University of Mount Union, and three students attended Buckeye Boys State at Miami University. These students were chosen through a selection process conducted by a local sponsoring American Legion and Auxiliary.

Buckeye Boys State

 Aaron Brown, Zachary Fediaczko and Michael Kanagy at Buckeye Boys State 2022 at Miami University

Buckeye Girls State

Morgan Brown and Chelsea Tharp at Buckeye Girls State 2022 at the University of Mount Union.

Student Accident & Health Insurance

Student Accident & Health Insurance

If your child needs insurance, West Branch has made arrangements with Guarantee Trust Life Insurance to provide student accident and health insurance for those wishing to purchase coverage this year. 

Insurance Application

2022 - 2023 Supply Lists

Please use the following lists when shopping for school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year.

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Seventh Grade Electives


West Branch STEM Camp for Students Entering Grades 1-5

STEM Adventure Summer Camp Logo

We invite our young Warriors entering grades 1-5 for a STEM Adventure Summer Camp!

Students will engage in a week-long day camp filled with creative challenges, games, and problem-solving activities to build the skills and teamwork amongst the group. There are two camp sessions available, but space is limited to 35 students in each week, so be sure to sign up early!

Click here to find more information and to register your student for this summer adventure!

West Branch’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition for 9th Year

West Branch Local School District has again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 23rd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

The school offers a robust music program and several extracurricular music activities throughout the schools.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, West Branch answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.

West Branch Matilda Production

West Branch to Showcase Programs and Honor Sponsors in STEM Night

West Branch invites the community to its STEM night on Thursday, May 26, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The doors open at 6:00 p.m., with students displaying projects and engaging with the community in conversations about their projects and classes. A program presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m., with recognition of community organizations and businesses that have sponsored the program.

The event will be in the Old Gym, at 14277 S. Main Street, Beloit. Visitors should park in the south lot.

Student displays will highlight projects from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) classes including engineering, biomedical science, computer science, design and modeling, coding, computer applications, and medical detectives.

West Branch STEM Night Invitation

West Branch School and Community Cultivating a Culture for Agriculture

West Branch Local Schools Vocational Agriculture Department is dedicated to promoting an understanding of agriculture and equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to farm or work in agriculture-related fields.

West Branch third grade students got a behind-the-scenes look at the field of agriculture during last week’s annual farm field trip hosted at local farms in partnership with the district’s high school vocational agriculture program. Students visited Conny and Martig Farms and got to plant their own plant alongside their high school peers in the ag room.

The vocational agricultural program at West Branch High School offers seven courses, with nearly a third of West Branch students taking at least one of these courses prior to graduation.

West Branch Farm Field trip

West Branch Girls Basketball Team Honored for High Academic Success

Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association presented the Academic Team Award to the West Branch Girls Basketball Team. The team ranked in the top 5 girls basketball teams in Ohio.

Girls basketball team receives plaque from the National Guard honoring their achievement

West Branch Community Sponsors Outdoor Basketball Court

Generous contributions from the community are funding the construction of an outdoor basketball court at West Branch.

West Branch Offers Widespread Intervention Programs to Increase Performance and Reduce Learning Lag

West Branch Local School District has implemented new practices and refreshed existing programs to improve the effectiveness of its intervention initiatives throughout the entire district. Intervention programs throughout the district provide additional instruction to help students reach grade-level performance goals.

Programs include phonics at the ELC and Intermediate Schools, Literacy Collaboratives at the Intermediate and Middle Schools, Math at the Intermediate and Middle Schools, and a number of supports for students during the INVEST period at West Branch High School.

West Branch Intervention

WBMS Student Creates Green Message for All to See

In April, thousands of drivers will see West Branch seventh grade student Stella Zippay’s artwork celebrating Earth Day, inspiring everyone to ‘Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.’

The artwork was selected as the seventh grade winner for the Green Team's contest amongst Mahoning County schools and will be displayed along Route 224.

Stella's billboard artwork

Summer Camps Offered camps

West Branch Athletics are pleased to announce the sports camps offered during the summer. 
Please click on the link below for more information:

Girls' Basketball Camp -- June 6 - 8, 2022
Girls' Basketball Brochure

Football Camp -- June 6 & 7, 2022
Football Brochure

Boys' Basketball Camp -- June 27 - 29, 2022

Volleyball Camp -- July 18 - 20, 2022

Soccer Camp -- July 18 - 20, 2022