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Parent Letter

            2019 – 20

Dear parents:

Welcome back to another great year at West Branch High School (Home of the Warriors).  My name is Mr. Walt DeShields and this is my 35th year of teaching.  I am thrilled to have your child in my classroom.  I am confident that we will have a great year together. This letter is to give you a brief glimpse of what this year will hold for your child.  I would also like to give you some details about my background.

            I am a graduate of Salem High School and received Bachelors of Science degrees from Ohio Northern and Kent State Universities.  I also attained a Masters of Education degree from Ashland University.  I have been married for 26 years to Penny (Butcher) a graduate of West Branch, who is also the Assistant Principal at West Branch High School. We have three sons: Kip (25 years old), Tyler (T. J.) (22 years old) and Dru (17 years old).  I am the Head Coach of the Lady Warriors Basketball Program.

I expect a quality effort and positive behavior from each and every student daily. Hopefully, with encouragement and cooperation from you at home and me at school, we can achieve this goal.  You are a very important link in the success of you child’s education. You may check on your child’s progress/grades and information on the EDGENUITY Website:

Please, feel free to contact me, for any reason, by:  phone: (330) 938- 2183 Extension 37353 (School)  or a written note from home.



                                                                                   Mr. Walt DeShields