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Special Board Meeting

West Branch Board of Education
Special Board Meeting -- West Branch High School Conference Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
5:00 p.m.

This meeting is to discuss:

employment , appointment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, compensation of a public employer
to consider legal matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or regulations or state statutes
to consider confidential information related to marketing plans, specific business strategy, or production techniques

This meeting will be held in Executive Session.  No action to be taken.

Upcoming Spring Performances

West Branch High School Music Department


HS Band Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 24 @ 6:00 p.m.

HS Choir Pops Concert
Friday, May 27 @ 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Band Performance @ Beloit Village Park
Tuesday, May 31 @ 6:00 p.m.

Softball Appreciation Night

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 the game.  Congratulations to all the honored educators.

Honored Educators 2022     Cake 2022

Pasta Dinner & Festival of Bands

Pasta Dinner & Festival of Bands

Friday, May 6, 2022


4:00 -- 7:00
West Branch High School Cafeteria
All Tickets $7

Festival of Bands to Follow
Will feature bands in grades five through twelve, including Jazz Bands

7:30 -- High School Gym
Free and Open to the Public


Plant Sale

flowerEnvironmental Club
Buy Plants, Grow Our Future

Plant Sale @ Rivers Bend Farm Market
Friday, May 6th & Saturday, May 7th

Show This Flyer (Printed or on Mobile Device)

We Earn a Percentage on All Sales


Ryan Johnson Memorial 5K Run/Walk runnersbelieve

Ryan Johnson
Memorial 5 K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Ryan Johnson was a special person. He loved life and everything about it.  A spirited, lighthearted and energetic young man, Ryan tragically passed while competing in the sport he loved: running. Each year, we run/walk a 5k in his hometown Beloit, OH in his honor. Whether you’re someone who shares his passion for running, who cares for him or who loves life as much as he did, we welcome you.

Please join us in celebrating Ryan’s life on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Proceeds from the race help to sponsor a scholarship awarded to a member of the graduating class at WB each year.

Online registration:


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 to building secretaries:
High School - or
Middle School -
Intermediate -

Assistance Available

Food Pantry Available

If you are interested in weekend meals (sent home on Fridays),
or food items for the Easter Holiday,
please call Mrs. Hall, School Nurse @ 330-938-4300, Ext. 37420.

All names are kept confidential.


Student Vaccinations Available

Attention Class of 2023 & Class of 2028
(Upcoming Seniors & Seventh Graders)

Tdap & Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines are required for all Seventh Grade & Senior Students.

West Branch Local Schools & Mahoning County Public Health are providing
an opportunity for students to receive these vaccinations on May 6, 2022.
Vaccinations will be administered in their respective school building.

Parents need to call Mahoning County Public Health to register their child for this
vaccination clinic prior to April 29, 2022.  If registration is not complete, students will not be vaccinated.

To Register of if you have questions call -- 330-270-2855, Ext. 125.


Mahoning & Trumbull Health Departments Need Your Help


Community Health Survey

Please complete the below survey to help 
Mahoning & Trumbull Counties Health Departments

to create action plans regarding health issues in our area.

Survey Link

WBHS Enters Esports Gaming League

Twenty West Branch High School students are actively gaming on behalf of the district in the school’s new esports program.

WBHS esports

Read more about esports, the West Branch team, and the opportunities this brings for Warriors in the future.

Winter Band Concert




Winter Band Concert

March 20, 2022
3:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium


Performances will include:
Eighth Grade Band
High School Concert Band
High School Jazz Band

Concert is free & is open to the public.

Substitutes Needed

West Branch Local Schools Seeking
Long Term Substitutes for the Spring of 2022

Early Childhood
Intervention Specialist
Language Arts (High School)
Guidance Counselor


If qualified and interested, please call 330-938-9324 for additional information.

Marra State Qualifier

Congratulations & Good Luck
Steven Marra
State Wrestling



West Branch Presents

Sound of Music

On Stage This Weekend
At West Branch High School





WB Students and Staff Donate Blood to Save Nearly 100 Lives

West Branch National Honor Society sponsored this week's blood drive at the high school. 36 donors registered for the drive.

WBHS Blood Drive

Two Hour Delay -- Cancelled

Two Hour Delay
Scheduled for March 22, 2022

Has Been Cancelled

Due to the excessive snow days we've experienced, school will be in regular session on March 22nd. 
The 2 hour delay has been cancelled.  We will have a regular school day on the 22nd
with regular start and end times at each building.



Call or text (330)938-4477 to report a concern about a student.  To report using the online system, click the link above.  Either way, you will receive an incident number after submitting your concern.  Use this number to follow up anonymously with your concern.  Please provide ample information in order to allow us to properly follow through with investigating your concern.

CLICK HERE FOR EXPLANATORY VIDEO showing how to utilize this service.


ODE Invites Ohio high school students to Armed Forces Career Commitment Ceremony

All-Ohio US Armed Forces Commitment Ceremony

Students in grades 11 and 12 with plans to attend a service academy or enter active duty service, the Reserve or the National Guard are invited to attend the All-Ohio United States Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration.

The ceremony will be March 9, 11:30 a.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus.

Attendees must register here to join the All-Ohio United States Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration. Registration closes Feb. 28 or sooner if seating is full.

West Branch Presents

Sound of Music

Friday & Saturday, March 11 & 12, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 13, 2022
3:00 p.m.

Adult Tickets -- $12            Student Tickets -- $10

All seats are reserved on a first come basis.
For tickets call 330-938-2183, Ext. 37358
or visit

Additional Information

2022-23 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

March 29, 2022

Please call 330-938-9324 between the hours of
9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

Online registration needs to be completed prior to March 29th. 
Please click --

Order Your WB Clothing Now! clothing22

Warrior Softball Selling
West Branch Apparel

February 10 - February 21, 2022

The Warrior Softball team is selling Warrior Apparel online.

Click Here for Website

All items must be ordered by February 21st.
Email Sis Woods @

Volleyball Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

Texas Roadhouse Fund Raiser
Monday, March 7, 2022
3:00 - 10:00

Benefits West Branch Volleyball

Show This Flyer

Project Prom

2022 Project Prom

Dress Shopping by Appointment Only
Call 330-332-0316 to Schedule an Appointment
@ Salem Administration Building

1226 East State Street, Salem

Student driven community service project to help make prom affordable to all girls!

Donations of dresses (any size, color and length) are also being accepted at West Branch High School!




Special Board Meeting Scheduled
for Friday, February 4, 2022


Has Been Cancelled

West Branch Closed

West Branch


Friday, February 4, 2022

Junior Class Fundraiser

Prom Fundraiser

Pepperoni Rolls
(Made by Toni Ruggles)

February 1 - February 15
$4 Per Roll
(Money due at time of ordering.)

To order contact any junior class member or 
Cori Sands in the high school office at 330-938-2183, Ext. 37309.

Pepperoni Roll Sale


Covid Updates

Updated Covid-19 Guidelines

Superintendent Letter

Department of Health




Weather Cancellation

West Branch Will Be Closed

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Wally Armour Drives Fundraising Campaign for West Branch Booster Club

The West Branch Booster Club is the latest recipient of Wally Armour’s community sports fundraising campaigns, receiving nearly $1,400 at last Friday’s basketball game.

Wally Armour Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Alliance served up hot dogs and french fries, and sponsored a 4 Shot Shootout for halftime to raise funds to support the district’s athletic programs.


West Branch Senior Selected as Presidential Scholar Nominee

Isabella Baird
Nominee for Presidential Scholar

Isabella Baird

WFMJ Featured News Article


NHS Holiday Food Drive Feeds More Than 50 Families

More than fifty district families received food for the holiday and winter break, toys, and more from the generousity of West Branch High School students, local churches, area businesses, and individuals from the community.

Students with donated food

Covid Update

Masks Update -- 12/20/21

Effective tomorrow 12-21-21, there will be a mask mandate at West Branch High School for the last 2 days before break.  This is in effect due to a large increase in the number of positive cases at that building.  At this exact moment in time, positive numbers at all other buildings remain extremely low and they will NOT be required to have a mask mandate.  The High School is the only building with a mask mandate at this time.

Additionally, there will not be any large group gatherings during the school day at any of the buildings over the next 2 days. With the increase in numbers I do not feel it is wise to gather entire school buildings into the auditorium or gymnasiums at one time.​​​​​​

Food for the Holidays

Food for the Holidays

The West Branch Middle School food drive this year was so successful that we have a surplus!!

If anyone in the district is in need of some help with food for the holiday break, please contact Beth Hall at 330-938-4300, Ext. 37420.
We would be glad to help out as we can. 

This will be available on a first come first serve basis.


Board Meeting

West Branch Board of Education
December Meeting

December 16, 2021
West Branch High School Auditorium

Work Session to Begin at 4:30
Regular Meeting to Immediately Follow

Holiday Spirit

CBI Shares Their Holiday Spirit

Jingle Bell Rock

Frosty the Snowman


Transportation Update

Transportation Update
(Information During Driver Shortages)

Dozens of Veterans Honored at Drive-Thru Thank You Event

Fifty-five veterans from all branches of service came to the Veterans Day Drive-Thru Thank You event at West Branch High School where they received tokens of thanks from students and words of appreciation from district administration.

West Branch Veterans Day Drive Thru Thank You Event

Community Forum


Support Warrior Softball at Chipotle

Warrior Softball Fundraiser @ Chipotle

1630 State Street -- Alliance
Tuesday, November 2
4:00 -- 8:00

Take in flyer, show it on your phone or tell the cashier for
the softball team to earn their proceeds.
Order online, use code PR9YATQ in promo field before checking out.


Tribute to Fall Athletes

Tribute to Fall Athletes

Football Play-off Hype

Starting Line Up

Football Hype

A special thank you to  Mrs. Buckley's Media Class for producing these videos!



Football Tournament Tickets
Tickets On Sale
Covid 19 Update

Covid 19 Updates

October 25, 2021

October 21, 2021



The Senior Class (2022) will have a group picture taken on Friday, October 15 at 7:15 a.m. in the Old Gym.  Please wear school attire or Green, White or Black.  Students arriving late will not be in the picture and there are no retakes!   A bus will be available after the picture for students who normally ride the bus to the Career Center.

COVID Information

Face Masks Information


Meet the Candidate Night

Meet the Candidate Night

October 25, 2021
High School  Auditorium
6:30 p.m.

Candidates:  Joe Courtwright, Bryan Hobbins,
Courtney Stryffeler, David Yaggi

Fall Homecoming Court


Fall Homecoming 2021

Our Fall Homecoming Queen will be crowned on September 24th just prior to the  beginning of the Varsity Football game vs. Howland.  Congratulations to the young ladies who were selected to serve on the court:    Bottom row L to R: Katie Kent, Mara Woost, Morgan Loudon, Addyson Jones.  Top row L to R:  Kiersten Hofmann, Samantha Tubbs, Alyssa Barnett.       

Board Meeting Rescheduled

West Branch Board of Education
September Meeting

Rescheduled for September 25, 2021

West Branch High School Auditorium
8:00 a.m.

Community Game

Lady Warriors Soccer vs. United
Community Game
Saturday, September 25, 2021
10:00 a.m. Kick Off


Mum Sale - Environmental Club & NHS

mumsMum Sale

Sale -- Through September 17th
(Money Due When Ordering)

Pick Up Day -- September 21, 2021

8" Pot -- $7 -- 8 Different Colors

(See Attached Flyer for Colors)

Plants Grown & Provided by Rivers Bend Farm Market

       Sponsored by West Branch High School Environmental Club & NHS.
Any questions, please call 330-938-2183, Ext. 37344.

Additional Information

West Branch Looking for Substitutes


Substitutes Needed

West Branch is currently hiring for substitute positions, which includes aides, bus drivers, nurses, teachers and custodians.

This is a perfect job for someone who might be retired, looking for extra cash, or a stay at home parent.  All applicants must obtain a BCI/FBI background check; teachers, aides and bus drivers must have appropriate certification. 

If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact 330-938-9324.

Back to School Information

West Branch's Safe Return Plan

2021 - 2022

Personalized Senior Parking Spots

Attention Class of 2022

Reserve Your Parking Space

($20 for the spot and $30 for parking tag)

Information can be found in the High School Office.

Final forms must be completed and payment must be made BEFORE you can paint!


Welcome Back to School
Warrior Football Clothing Sale


West Branch Warrior Football
Clothing Sale
August 2 - August 7, 2021

Order Here


High School Volleyball Try Outs

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Grades 9 -- 12

Monday, August 2, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Back to School Supply Outreach

Back to School Supplies
Give Away

Saturday, August 7, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alliance Evangelical Friends Church
1307 West State Street

Free Backpacks & Basic School Supplies

Seeking First Aid Supplies

Emergency Go Bags
Donations Needed

Safety is a priority and this summer we are updating
our first aid and emergency supplies for all classrooms.

We have solicited area pharmacies for donations, but 
if any community members or businesses would like to
, please call 330-938-9324.

List of Needs

Board Meeting

West Branch Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Work Session -- 5:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting -- 6:30 p.m.

Will Be Held In High School Auditorium

Notice:  The general public will have the opportunity to speak about the
retire/rehire of Chris Adams.


Lifetouch Graduation Pictures


2021 Graduation Pictures can be viewed at:


Parking Attendants

Parking Attendants Needed
Canfield Fair
September 1 - 6, 2021

Additional Information Here


Congratulations! It's Official-You've Received a 2021 Best Communities for Music Education

West Branch Local Schools Once Again
Honored by NAMM

Additional Information

June Board Meeting

June Board of Education Meeting via Zoom

June 29, 2021
9:00 a.m. 
Zoom Link

Student Accident Insurance Plans

2021 - 2022 Student Accident Insurance Plans

Insurance for the 2021 -- 2022 school year is now available. 
Follow the link below for the information:

Accident Insurance


Report Cards

Mobile App Issues

We are currently experiencing issues with viewing report cards with the mobile app.  The software developers are working to fix this issue, but it could be another week.  During this time you are able to view report cards via a laptop or computer.  

Early Dismissal

2021 Early Dismissal
Last Day of School -- June 8, 2021

K - 7 Students
Middle School Dismissal/Bus Pick Up -- 1:30
Early Learning Center & Intermediate School Dismissal/Bus Pick Up -- 2:15

High School Students
June 7 -- Exams All Day
Students with rides will be dismissed at 1:25.  Busses will run at normal time.

June 8 -- Exams All Day
All students will be dismissed at 1:30 -- busses running at this time.

Regional Softball

Regional Championship Softball Game Rescheduled

New Date & Time
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Now 3:00 p.m.

Akron Firestone Park
Tickets Can Be Purchased Online @

Softball Sweet Sixteen Shirts

Warrior Softball T-Shirts


$10 Each      $12 for 2XL     $13 for 3XL

Order from any softball player, coach or drop off your order at the High School office
by no later than 10:00 a.m. on Monday.

Sports Physicals sports

Free Sports Physicals
(Grades 6 - 11)

Friday, May 28th

During School Hours

-  Create a Final Form Account
-  Complete all Online Forms
-  Print the physical form and bring to school by:

6th & 7th Graders -- Wednesday, May 26
8th - 11th Graders -- Thursday, May 27

Any questions, please call the Athletic Office -- 330-938-4408.

County Art Show

Virtual County Art Show

West Branch Students under the direction of Mr. Steve Mountz received various awards at the recent virtual County Art Show .  Congratulations to our winners and participants.  

Virtual Art Show



Choral Concert

Saturday, May 15, 2021
7:00 p.m.

High School Choral Concert

(Featuring All High School Choirs & Young & Alive)

Admission is Free

In the Community Auditorium


The Marvelous Wonderettes


May 28 - 30, 2021
7:30 pm
West Branch High School Cafeteria


Knowledge Bowl Competition

Career Based Intervention Students
Participate in Knowledge Bowl Competition

See Complete Article

Get Your Tickets Now

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Cow Pie Bingo


Important Senior Information

Important Senior Information Updated2021
(Exams, Assembly, Picnic, Graduation)

Senior Updates

Prom Information

Junior/Senior Prom
May 1, 2021

Click Here for Promenade & Prom Info


Ohio Healthy Youth Environment Survey
(Grades 7 - 12)

Week of May 17, 2021

Information About Survey

Opt Out Form

Special Board Meeting

Special Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -- Zoom Meeting
6:30 p.m.

Zoom Link

Vaccines for Students

Covid 19 Vaccination Clinic
For 16 - 19 year old Students


Fact Sheet

Consent Form

Warrior Academy 2021 - 22

Warrior Academy 2021 - 22
Digital Learning
Grades 6 - 12


Explanation of Warrior Academy

Registration Form


Computer Science Update

Eighth Grade Computer Science
NASA Breathe Safely Project


Eighth Grade Computer Science has been hard at work piloting the NASA Breathe Safely Project with kits provided by Inventor Cloud. 

Students worked in Space Crews and used Tinkercad and Arduino R3 Uno boards to program an ambient light sensor and gas sensor to monitor hazardous gas levels in a space suit (3D printed space helmet). Students set up different limit levels that would then trip warning lights if the hazardous gas levels were too high in the environment. 

Their next "Mission" will be to program an additional distance/proximity sensor to add to the project. 
                                     nasa             nasa

Waiver Day Announced

West Branch Announces Waiver Day
May 10, 2021

There will be no in person classes due to staff professional development.

Accepting Nominations

West Branch Hall of Fame Nominations

West Branch Local Schools is accepting nominations for the 2021 West Branch Hall of Fame. There are two categories for nominations.

You may nominate a candidate as an athlete by using the nomination form at the following link:  Athlete Nomination Form

You may also nominate a candidate under the Distinguished  Alumni and Friends category at the following link: Community Nomination Form

Please remember, nominations that are not selected, are kept for consideration in subsequent years.

Nominations can be emailed to the athletic director Mike Helm at or dropped of at the main office in the high school.  Remember, deserving people cannot be selected if they are not nominated. Please take the time to nominate.

Open Enrollment for the 2021-22 School Year is now Open

Open Enrollment Forms
Due -- Friday, May 14, 2021

The West Branch Local School District will accept Open Enrollment forms between April 15th and May 14, 2021. Please use the form below when applying.  For questions regarding our Open Enrollment forms and guidelines, please call the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324.

Open Enrollment Regulations & Procedures

Open Enrollment Form

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

Meeting Date

West Branch Board of Education
April Meeting
Rescheduled for April 19, 2021


West Branch High School Auditorium
Work Session -- 5:30 p.m.          Regular Meeting -- 6:30 p.m.

Teaming Up With ESCEO

West Branch Local School District Teams Up
with Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio
to Provide Pre-Apprenticeships & Alternative Graduation Pathways

Additional Information

Grant Funded by the CARES Act

Job Fair

School Bus Driver Job Fair

jobfairSaturday, May 1
9:00 - 11:00
West Branch Bus Garage

part-time substitute drivers needed
holidays off
summers off
training provided


West Branch Presents


May 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2021

Tickets Available Online -
Limited Seating Available



Learning Recovery

Learning Recovery & Extended Learning Plan 

Click Here for Detailed Plan

Testing Schedule

State Testing

State Testing will take place during April and May.  Students need their Chromebooks fully charged for the test.  Please view the following schedule for specifics.   Do your best not to miss a testing day!

Click HERE for the testing schedule.

State Testing -- Warrior Academy Students

Warrior Academy Students
State Testing Schedule

Schedule & Instructions

STEM Community NIght stem

Warrior STEM
Community Night

Monday, April 19, 2021
High School Gym
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

6:00 Student Displays Available for Viewing
7:00 -- Presentation & Sponsor Recognition

Come celebrate science, technology, and math offerings 
available at West Branch!


Board of Education Will Name New Superintendent

West Branch Board
Plans to Name Micki Egli

New Superintendent

at Next Week's Board Meeting

Press Release

Board of Education Special Meeting

West Branch Board of Education
Special Board Meeting -- West Branch High School

Thursday, March 18, 2021
6:00 p.m.

This meeting is to discuss employment and matters required
to be kept confidential by federal law or rules or state statutes. 
This meeting will be held in Executive Session.  No action to be taken.


West Branch High School Prom

Masquerade Party

May 1, 2021
Boneshakers (Salem)

$30 per person/$60 per couple.

Tickets go on sale April 7th in the Main Office and during lunch.
Tickets must be purchased by April 26th.

Informational sheets and guest forms are available in the Main Office.

See Mr. Coffee with questions.



State Wrestling

Good Luck at State Wrestling

Kenny Marra

Steven Marra (Alternate)

goodluck       wrestling        marraboys

Special Board Meeting

March 11, 2021 --  Special Meeting -- 6:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

March 13, 2021 -- WBHS (Special Meeting) -- 8:00 a.m.
Executive Session Only -- Consider the employment and
compensation of a school employee. 
No action will be taken. 

March 14, 2021 -- WBHS (Special Meeting) -- 12:30 p.m.
Executive Session Only -- Consider the employment and
compensation of a school employee. 
No action will be taken. 

Cinderella Auditions

shoeCinderella Auditions
High School Choir Room

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
(Grades 8 - 12)
6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
(Grades 3 - 7)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pre-School Cancellation

Pre-School Cancelled

March 1, 2021

Board Meeting -- Executive Session

West Branch Board of Education
Special Meeting -- Executive Session
March 1, 2021 -- 6:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting

To be held in executive session
to discuss employment and compensation
of a school employee.  No action will be taken.

Immunization Requirements

WBHS Class of 2023
School Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements

Spring Athletics Kick Off

Spring Athletics Kick Off

Spring sports will kick off on the following dates.  If you have questions, regarding practices, etc., 
please contact the coach (emails are listed).

Track -- March 1
athleticsBoys -- Mr. Preisse @
Girls Track -- Mr. Falasca @

Softball -- February 22
Miss Woods @
Baseball -- February 22
Mr. Mulinix @

Boys' Tennis
Mrs. Bonar @

Kindergarten Registration

2021 - 2022 Kindergarten Registration -- Remotely

Call 330-938-9324 to Sign Up
(Must be 5 years old by September 30, 2021)

Click Here for Additional Information

West Branch CLOSED

West Branch CLOSED

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Warrior Head Sale

Warrior Head Fundraiser

warrior head

Orders Being Taken Through February 26, 2021
$40 Each

Order Form

Proceeds to Benefit Staff Relations


West Branch High School
Fiddler on the Roof

February 26 - 28, 2021

Friday & Saturday Shows -- 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Matinees -- 2:00 p.m.
Adults -- $12     Students/Seniors --- $10

All Seats Reserved -- Socially Distanced Seats Each Performance

Tickets @

Click for Additional Information

Attention All Seniors

John Krizay Scholarship Now Available
Offered by the Sebring/West Branch Community Foundation
Deadline -- February 28, 2021

Criteria -- 2.5 GPA and/or a Composite Score of 18 on the ACT

Approximately 20 Scholarships Awarded Annually


Updated Menu

Menus for January 27
K - 7 Students -- Salisbury Steak, Rice/Gravy, Green Beans, Multi Grain Roll, Diced Pears
8 - 12 Students -- Spaghetti & Meatballs, Mixed Green Salad, Garlic Bread, Jello with Fruit, Fruit Cup

Menus for January 28
K - 7 -- Warrior Sub, Waffle Fries, Baby Carrots, Strawberries
8 - 12 -- Hot Italian Sub, French Fries, Vegetables & Dip, Fresh Fruit, Cookie


Two Hour Delay

West Branch Two Hour Delay

January 20, 2021


Covid Updates

This is a follow up to the video that Mrs. Egli, Acting Superintendent placed on the West Branch Schools' Facebook Page.
Below please find copies of the documents she was referencing.

Department of Health Fact Sheet

OHSAA Guidelines

Upcoming Board Meetings

Upcoming Board Meetings

Wednesday, January 13th -- Organizational Meeting
7:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium -- Live-Streamed

One Call

Free & Reduced Lunch Application




Link to Complete Lunch Form --

FFA Now Selling

Fruit Sale
FFA Currently Has Available
 Navel Oranges, Apples,
Red Grapefruit  and Clementines

Please call the High School @ 330-938-2183, Ext. 37357.
Pick Up During Regular School Hours

Meals Available

Attention West Branch Students

Meals (Breakfasts & Lunches) Are Available
Tuesday, December 15th and Thursday, December 17th
Orders Due by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 14th.

Please Complete this Google Form

Meals scan be picked up at five different locations
on December 15 & 17  from 10:00 - 12:00.
Please indicate which location you will be picking up your meals.

Orders Must Be Placed Each Week

Employment Opportunities

Posting of Vacancies

  • Cashier (Breafast & Lunch) @ West Branch High School
  • Varsity Boys' Soccer Coach (2021 - 2022 School Year)
  • Substitutes -- Teachers, Aides, Bus Drivers, Cashiers/Cooks, Custodians, Nurse

    All applications for Cashier & Boys' Soccer Coach should be turned in to Mrs Egli ( by no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 18th.

    Applications can be found under the employment tab, which is located on the District tab near the top of our webpage.  For information please contact Mona McNeely at 330-938-9324.
Alliance Review Difference Maker

Congratulations Mr. Keven Williams, Custodian at West Branch Intermediate and Middle School for being selected as the Alliance Review's Make the Grade Difference Maker for December.

Click Here to see The Alliance Review Article


December Board Meeting

Saturday, December 19, 2020
High School Auditorium

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. -- Work Session
9:00 a.m. -- Regular Meeting

Both sessions are open to the public.
Masks, temperature screening, and social distancing will be required.
Meeting will also be streamed via Facebook Live.

Guide for Level of Health Care & Evaluation

Below please find a guide to assist you in determining the correct level of service needed for out-patient evaluation for Covid-19, flu and colds.

MercyHealth Guide

Salem Regional Medical Center

Boys' Basketball Fund Raiser

Boys' Basketball Teams Up With Zeps Pizza

Monday, November 30th

10% of Your Bill Will Be Donated to Boys' Basketball by
showing a flyer, showing it on your smartphone or telling the cashier you are
supporting the West Branch Boys' Basketball Program.


Remote Learning Update

Mrs. Egli - Acting Superintendent 
Remote Learning Update


Remote Learning

Students will be learning remotely beginning November 23 thru December 4.  The following link will help students and families understand the expectations during this time:

Remote Learning-Students

Please be sure to review the remote attendance procedures and call the school if you have any questions.

West Branch High Will Go Remote Learning

West Branch High School Will Be Remote Learning
November 10 through November 16, 2020

After working closely with the Health Departments in both Columbiana and Mahoning Counties, it has been determined that a large number of high school students have been in close contact to positive COVID-19 cases.  Therefore, beginning on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, students in Grades 8 - 12 will begin remote learning.  It is our plan to resume face to face instruction on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

All students in Grades Pre-School through seventh grade, as well as MCCTC students will attend school as normal.  

Letter from Micki Egli, Acting Superintendent
Students' Expectations


West Branch to Honor Veterans

veterans day

Veterans' Day Salute 

West Branch Local Schools would like to honor all Veterans
with a "Thank You" Drive-Thru.

November 11, 2020
West Branch High School South Parking Lot
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Please drive up to the Fieldhouse Lobby doors to receive a small token of our appreciation.
You will not even have to exit your car.
Video will also be posted on the District Website on November 11th.


Project Lead the Way/STEM Campaign

2021 - 2022 STEM (Project Lead the Way) Campaign

We are asking your help to continue and grow our STEM classes.

Sponsorship Letter
Sponsorship Opportunities


Warrior Explosion Cancelled

Due to the spread of Covid-19, Warrior Explosion has been cancelled for the winter.  The Music Department will look into having it in the Spring.

Treasurer Search

Treasurer Search

Thursday, October 22nd the Board of Education accepted the resignation of Julia Rozsnyai, Treasurer.  Her resignation will be effective November 27, 2020.

Therefore West Branch Local School District is currently searching for a Treasurer.  All interested candidates should submit their information to Mrs. Micki Egli, Acting Superintendent by November 6, 2020 (


Emergency Board Meeting

Emergency Board Meeting

October 20, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Executive Session Only

Consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline of a public employee, or official; investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee; discussion, with the Board's legal counsel, of disputes involving the Board that are the subject of pending or imminent court action. 
No action will be taken.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 22, 2020

All conferences will be held remotely this year!

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.

We Are West Branch

West Branch Football
Playoff Ready

Warrior Football News

Special thank you to Matt Manley and Josh Steer for their work in creating the video!

October Board of Education Meeting

The WBLSD Board of Education will hold the October meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Please see below:
West Branch Local School District
Board of Education Meeting -- COVID-19

Public Participation:  The District will livestream the meeting via Facebook utilizing the districts Facebook page and physical attendance by non-invited personnel will not be permitted.

One View Technical Issues

One View Issues

We are experiencing issues with One View.  

We apologize if you are currently trying to update your child's
emergency medical forms at this time.

One View is currently working on the issues and will hopefully have 
them resolved soon.  Thanks for your patience.

Boys' Basketball Update

West Branch Boys' Basketball
basketballOpen Gym and Tryouts

Grades 7 -12

Open Gym @ High School - Thursday, October 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 
Tryouts @ High School - Saturday, October 31 from 1:00 - 3:00

Updated List of Coaches and Additional Details from Coach Brown

Covid FAQ

Covid Frequently Asked Questions




Buses Running Late

Attention All Parents

West Branch Buses Running Late
October 5, 2020

Due to an accident (not school related) all buses
are running late.

Girls' Golf Post Season Tournament

Girls' golf placed 5th overall (out of 15) in the Tri County Tournament, 3rd out of 7 in the EBC, with a 395.

Scoring for West Branch was Shaylee Muckleroy with a 87, Lachlan Cameron with a 91, Anna Lippiatt with a 100, and Gabby Leek with a 117

Shaylee received a medal for having the 13th lowest score, placing her in the top 20 overall, she received the Second Team All League Tri County Medal for this. She also received a medal for First Team All League for placing within the top 10 in points in the EBC.  In addition, Shaylee has broken and set a new school record this year for a shooting par at our home course. She has also been the only golfer to gain the title of First Team in any event.

Lachlan tied for 16th overall, securing a spot on the Second Team All League Tri County, and receiving a medal. She also received the Second Team All League medal for being within the top 20 in points in the EBC.

Sidney received a Second Team All League Medal for being within the top 20 in points in the EBC. Sidney is a senior this year and was unfortunately unable to participate today, but even without participating she still placed!

Sectionals are scheduled for October 5th at Pine Lakes in Hubbard. Good luck Warriors!

                                                                         Warrior Golf

Ellett Road Entrance Will Be Closed

Ellett Road Entrance Closed

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Due to Cross Country Meet

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
cross country

Homecoming Court Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the Fall Homecoming Court! The Queen will be crowned Friday night before the game vs. Canton South.  Candidates include:

Destany Blake, Emma Egli, Gabby Harrison, Alaya Kiser, Sidney Milliken, Jaci Thomas, Riley Tuel

Community Activities

Community Activity Flyers

This year we will not be sending flyers home with our students for community activities. 
All activities sponsored by Little Warrior Programs and other community sports programs,
Boy Scouts, YMCA, etc. will be posted on our website
under the Community Tab.  The Community Tab is a pull down menu 
that is located toward the top of our website.

District Updates

Updates from Mrs. Egli
Acting Superintendent
September 23, 2020




Spirit Week
September 28 - October 2


  • 9/28 Hat Day
  • 9/29 Sports Day (favorite sports apparel)
  • 9/30 Pajama Day
  • 10/1 Pink Day (support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
  • 10/2 Green and White
Patriot Day

West Branch Local Schools observed Patriot Day with a moment of silence and flying all flags at half staff.  Today marks the 19th year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 193, which crashed in Pennsylvania.


Reset and Restart

Please review the updated information regarding the start of school.


Parent Guide

Warrior Academy Chromebook Issues

We are experiencing issues with Google and are currently working to fix the issues.  Most Warrior Academy students will not be able to log in at this time.  We hope to have the issue resolved by noon.  Thanks for your patience.

Staggered Starts

Beginning of School
Staggered Starts


Students in Grades 1-12 will start school on a staggered start plan.

Students with a last name beginning A-J will attend on Wednesday, September 9.

Students with a last name beginning K-Z will attend on Thursday, September 10.

All 1-12 grade students will attend on Friday, September 11.

Kindergarten students will start school a week later, using a staggered start plan.

Students with a last name beginning A-J will attend on Monday, September 14.

Students with a last name beginning K-Z will attend on Tuesday, September 15.

All kindergarten students will attend on Wednesday, September 16.

National School Lunch Program Temporarily Offers Free Meals

The National School Lunch Program is temporarily offering students free meals (breakfast and lunch). According to the USDA, students will have free meals until December 31, 2020, or until funding runs out to help children have nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Beginning on our first day of school, all students K-12 may receive a free tray. Students are encouraged to still have money on their PaySchools account for additional purchases such as snacks, extra entrees, extra milk, etc. 

Free and Reduced School Meal Applications are available on our website (, located under Parent Tab, Cafeteria & Fee On Line Payment) for the 2020-2021 school year.  We encourage all eligible families to fill out the application in order to be ready to resume the Free and Reduced School Lunch program and for other qualifying purposes. 

Cafeteria Menu

Cafeteria Menu -- September 9 - September 11

Wednesday, September 9th
Breakfast – Pop Tart, Fruit, Juice
Lunch – Pizza Hut Pizza, Green Beans, Hash Brown, Diced Peaches

Thursday, September 10th
Breakfast – Flapstick, Fruit, Juice
Lunch – Chicken Patty on a Bun, Lettuce & Tomato, Carrots/Cucumbers, Pasta Salad, Assorted Fruit

Friday, September 11th
Breakfast – Cereal, Teddy Grahams, Fruit
Lunch – Mini Corn Dog, Mixed Green Salad, Corn, Fruit

Welcome Back

Welcome Back




District Seeks Board Member

West Branch Board of Education is currently accepting applications to fill the unexpired term of School Board Member John Wallace.  If interested, please complete and return the application along with a one page summary explaining why you want to serve on the board to Treasurer Julia Rozsnyai by no later than 3:00 p.m. on September 4th.

Applicants must be a registered voter and district resident.  The newly appointed school board member will serve until December 31, 2021 and will have to seek election to continue in the post. 


Athletic Attendance Policy


West Branch High School & Middle School
2020 Athletic Attendance/Spectators' Policy


WBHS Restart Information Sheet

High School Restart Guidelines
(8th - 12th Grade Students)

Informational Sheet

West Branch Local School District --2020-2021 School Opening

Important Reminders and Frequently Asked Questions
Opening Information

2020 FAQ Sheet


2020 - 2021 Essential Information

2020 - 2021 Beginning of School Essential Information

Drop Off & Pick Up Times
Latch Key Information
Open Houses/Orientations

2020-2021 Information

Additional information will be posted later this week.

Finance Committee Information/Search

Finance Committee Application and Selection Process

Community members who are interested in learning more about financial issues impacting West Branch Local School District should send a letter of interest and the attached application to the Treasurer by September 10th. 

Committee members will be selected and approved by the Board for a two year term at the September regular Board meeting and the Treasurer will be in touch with you shortly after that meeting. 

Download Finance Committee Application

Learning Option & Transportation Survey

Please complete the survey below for each student enrolled.

2020-2021 Survey


Warrior Academy Supply List

Warrior Academy Supply Lists

Kindergarten - Fifth Grade
Warrior Academy students will have a different supply/materials list for online schooling via the Warrior Academy.  If you are planning to utilize this option, please do not purchase materials listed for traditional West Branch students.  Many of the items needed are common household items such as 'milk jugs' and 'paper plates'.

Grades Sixth - Twelfth
These students will not need additional supplies.

Cross Country T-Shirt Sale

Cross Country T-Shirts Available

Order Here

$11 per shirt


Reset and Restart

West Branch has released an update on school for this fall.  Please look at the Reset and Restart block on the webpage --

Prom Cancelled

cancellation                Prom

For the health and safety of our students the prom, which was tentatively scheduled for August 1st, is now cancelled.

We apologize for the inconvenience but we have to think of everybody's health during this trying time.  Thanks for your understanding.

New Student Registration

New Student Registration

All new student registration is currently online.

If you currently have a student enrolled at West Branch, you will need to log into your Online Forms/One View and enroll a new student.

If you are new to the district, you will need to complete new student registration.  This can be found under the "Parent" pull down menu at the top of this page.  First you will need to set up an account with your information, and then add a new student.


Immunization Requirements


The Ohio Department of Health requires all students prior to entering 7th and 12th grades receive immunization updates.  The required immunizations are as follows:

7th Grade:  Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) booster and a Meningitis (MCV4) vaccine

12th Grade: A second dose of Meningitis (MCV4) vaccine or may be the first dose if it’s given after the age of 16.

Documentation of having received these vaccines must be provided to the school or provide a medical, religious, or philosophical exemption form. (Ohio Revised Code 3701.13)


Reset & Restart Survey

West Branch Parents

We Need Your Input

Please complete this survey regarding school re-opening in the Fall.

Fall 2020

2020 Graduation

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Graduation Ceremony


Online Summer School

Online Summer School Credit Recovery
(High School & Middle School Students Failing a Core Subject)

June 15 - July 10, 2020

All Classes Online

High School Information & Registration

Middle School Information & Registration

$150 per 1 credit course/$75 per .5 credit course

Registration Forms & Payment Due by Friday, June 12th by Noon.
Limited Amount of Seats -- First Come, First Served


Virtual Career Fair

Attention Seventh - Twelfth Grade Students

Virtual Career Fair
Over 100 Careers on this YouTube Channel

Virtual Career Fair

Student Letter
Career Choices

Keeping You Informed

Keeping You Informed

Board Actions & Updates

May 28, 2020

2020 Athletic Summer Protocols

West Branch Athletic Summer Protocols
June 3rd Until Fall Practices Begin

Attached please find the protocols for summer coni​​​​​​ditioning
due to the State mandates for  the Coronavirus.



Mascot Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2020 -2021
Warrior Mascots









Lunch Reminder


Friday, May 22, 2020
Lunches Served (Four Meals)
11:00 - 12:30

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
No Meals

Friday, May 29, 2020
Last Three Meals Served
11:00 - 12:30


Important Dates & Activities important

District Update

Please see the attached document for
upcoming dates and activities.


Senior Parade Scheduled as Planned

Senior Parade

Sunday, May 17, 2020

4:00 - 6:00

Community Members Please Enter at Ellett Road Entrance

Come help Celebrate the Class of 2020!

Softball Senior Night

West Branch Warrior Softball

Senior Tribute

Peyton Alazaus & Riley Mesler

Preliminary Warrior Princess Voting

Preliminary Warrior Princess Voting

Tuesday, May 12th at 3:00 p.m. is the deadline to vote for Warrior Princess in the Preliminary round.  Students may vote up to 5 candidates thru their email account.  Call the High School if you are having difficulties.

Senior Information

The attached document outlines Senior Activities for the rest of the year.  This information has also been posted in The Class of 2020 Google Classroom and individuals should regularly check for changes to this live document.  Students should regularly check their Google Classroom for updates to events.

2020 Cheerleading Try-out Information

Anyone currently in Grades 6-11 who are interested in trying out for West Branch Cheerleading, please email Mrs. Ginocchi at: by Friday, May 8th.  A Google Classroom code will be emailed back to you with all the try-out information.

District Update

District Update

April 27, 2020

Please click on the link below regarding updates from Mr. Saxton, Superintendent,
regarding changes in lunch delivery, graduation, Washington DC trip, etc.

Update Click Here

West Branch Announces Facebook Live Event

Tuesday, March  31 at 6:00 p.m. 

pdates for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Tune into the live stream on the official West Branch Local School District Facebook page at

Meal Program Updates

Breakfast & Lunch Grab and Go Meals Update

We are updating and changing our delivery plan beginning this Friday March 27th.

Meals will be available Tuesdays and Fridays - beginning this Friday 3/27/2020.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Project Prom -- Cancelled

       Cancelled -- Cancelled -- Cancelled -- Cancelled     


Due to the schools being closed, we are sorry to announce that Project Prom is cancelled for this year.

Cancellation Updates

School is Cancelled on Monday, March 16, 2020

Information on Chromebook Pick Up & Assignments


West Branch Announces Waiver Day -- March 13, 2020

Greetings Warrior Nation - Out of an abundance of caution, the West Branch Local School District will be scheduling a Waiver Day this Friday, March 13th. There will be no classes for students. 

Classes will resume as scheduled Monday, March 16th if allowable. 

As the presence of the COVID-19 Virus looms in Ohio, staff members will report to work this Friday and prepare for alternative instructional protocols should the need arise. 

The District continues to monitor the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Health. Our teachers will proactively spend the upcoming weekend to prepare. We would ask your families to begin to plan for arrangements should the District be forced to interrupt normal operations. Thank you, Timothy Saxton, Superintendent.

School Will Be In Session on Thursday, March 12th

The OHSAA has released information to us as a participating school in the girls' basketball tournament that the general public will not be permitted to attend with the exception of parents of players, coaches, and administrators or other predetermined officials, statisticians, trainers, etc..

This is a developing situation and all the details have not been released. 

At this time, school will be in session for all buildings on Thursday March 12, 2020.


Robb Earns Her Second State Championship

Congratulations to Jamyson Robb on finishing first in the 100 yard breaststroke in the State Meet, for the second straight year.

Jamyson also broke her previous record set last year.  Her new record is 1:01.65.


All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner


(All You Can Eat)

Saturday, February 29, 2020
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

West Branch High School Cafeteria

Sponsored by the West Branch Girls' Softball

11 and Up -- $8.00
Children (4 – 10) -- $4.00
Three and Under -- Free

Meal consists of all you can eat spaghetti and sauce.  Meatballs, toss salad,
bread & butter, dessert and beverage will accompany spaghetti & meat sauce.

Carryout Available!

Down Syndrome Awareness

Lots of Socks Campaign
Accept, Include and Respect People of All Abilities

March 19, 2020


We will be holding a district wide event on March 19th in which we will be participating with The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley's "Lots of Socks" campaign to Accept, Include and Respect people of ALL abilities.  Why Socks?? Well because chromosomes look like socks and people with Down's Syndrome have an extra chromosome.

We are encouraging all staff members and students to wear crazy socks this day to support our Lucky Few students who have Down's Syndrome.  Additionally we will be selling t-shirts ($15 S - XL, $17 XXL, $18 XXXL)  to show our support on the 19th.  For those of you who don't know, the names listed on the t-shirts are West Branch students with Down's Syndrome (see the picture below) .  If you want to order a t-shirt, order forms will be in the offices.  Orders and money need to be submitted by March 6th.
    downrighttshirtdownright back



Homecoming Week/Spirit Week

Homecoming/Spirit Week

homecoming court

February 10 - February 14

Monday -- Hat Day
Tuesday -- Jersey Day
Wednesday -- Flannel Day
Thursday -- Color Wars

(Seniors - Black, Juniors - Green, Sophomores - White, Freshman - Gray,
Eighth - Black, Seventh - Green, Sixth - White, Fifth - Gray,
Fourth - Black, Third - Green, Second - White, First - Gray, PreK & Kindergarten - Green)

Classical Recital recital

West Branch Students Present

A Classical Recital
Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Murphy Auditorium @ Copeland Oaks

Refreshments will be served after the program.

Featuring solo and ensemble vocal & instrumental students.

An evening of beautiful music representing songs from the
Greatest Classical Composers.



Basketball Shoot Out basketball

West Branch - Aultman Ambassador
Basketball Shoot Out
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Half Court Shot -- During Varsity Half-time
4th Grade and Under -- 3 point line

Gift cards first five winners.

Proposed Reconfiguration

Proposed Reconfiguration & Cost Savings Options

At the January 28th Board of Education Meeting
Mr. Saxton, Superintendent presented options on how
the district can implement changes to save money.

Click Here for the Information

Public Meeting
February 11, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Middle School Cafetorium

2020-2021 Preschool Registration


Preschool Registration/Screening
Appointments Are Required

Friday, March 13, 2020       8:30 - 2:30
Friday, March 20, 2020       12:30 - 2:30

West Branch Middle School -- Preschool Hallway

Call 330-938-9324 to schedule an appointment.

West Branch Presents
"Annie" On Stage

February 21 & February 22 -- 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee, February 23 -- 2:00 p.m.
All seats are reserved.
Adults $12          Students/Seniors $10
For ticket information and reservations,
please call 330-938-2183, Ext. 37358
or online at
Cafeteria Fun

Nutrition Inc.
Announces Exciting Activities in Cafeteria

donutDamascus Elementary
January 23, 2020
Decorate a Donut for Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
$.75 per student (free & reduced  breakfasts available)

High School & Middle Schoolcookie
January 23, 2020
Celebrate Chinese New Year @ Lunch
(General Tso Chicken Bowl, Chicken Egg Roll, Oriental
Vegetables, Citrusy Mandarin Oranges & Fortune Cookie)





Students with rides are dismissed at 1:25.  Pick-up is in the Lot between the HS and MS!

**NO SCHOOL 1/20 AND 1/24

Winter Homecoming

homecomingMasquerade Ball

Winter Homecoming
Saturday, February 15, 2020
7:00 - 10:00
High School Cafeteria

$10 per ticket
Tickets on sale the week of February 10th.

S.T.E.M. Academy

West Branch Local Schools' 
S.T.E.M. Academy
Introduction Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2020
7:00 p.m.
West Branch High School Auditorium

Come and learn about our current STEM initiatives
and the new STEM Academy.  


Softball Breakfast Fundraiser breakfast

Support West Branch High School Softball

All You Can Eat Breakfast
Sunday, January 5, 2019                  8:00 -- 11:30

American Legion Post 76
395 West California Avenue,  Sebring

$7 for Adults     $3 for Kids Under 10

All you can eat includes eggs, bacon, potatoes, sausage, toast, pancakes,
french toast, biscuits and gravy, ham, coffee or juice.

Tickets available from any softball player or at the door.

Student Council Hosts Community Event

West Branch Holiday Bash

Tuesday, December 17th
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
West Branch High School Cafeteria


Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk with Superintendent

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
West Branch Middle School

Clothing Closet Has Arrived


Clothing Closet Now Open
New Location -- High School Library

Open the Second & Fourth Tuesday Every Month 
(When School is in Session)
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Enter through the Library door on the north end of the building.)

Day time appointments can be made by calling the High School Office
at 330-938-2183.

Clothing closet is open to the whole West Branch community.

National Honor Society Share A Christmas

Share A Christmas Food Drive

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

Community Blood Drive redcross

NHS and American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, November 25, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

High School Gym


Please contact Mrs. Tice @ 


Coming Soon

Clothing Closet
(Housed at West Branch High School)

Additional Information Coming Soon
Stay Tuned

 coats   closet

Social Media Safety Event social media

Social Media Safety Presentation

Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:30 p.m.
High School Auditorium

Presented by:  Josh Ochs, Social Media Safety Speaker

The goal of this presentation is to keep our students safe and to
give our parents a proactive way to start a dialog with their kids
about being smart on social media.


Seniors Commit

Congratulations to the seniors who have decided to continue their athletic and academic careers after graduation.

Back Pack Program

Back Pack Food Program

The West Branch staff is teaming up with local churches, community organizations and the community to provide food to students on weekends.

If you would like to donate (even just one item), please feel free to drop your donation off to any school office and we will put it on our shelves for distribution.  These donations will be accepted throughout the school year.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Boxes of Cereal, Cereal Bars, Pop Tarts
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly (plastic jars please), Crackers with cheese
  • Snacks - pudding cups, fruit cups, granola bars
  • Canned food - meats, pastas, soups, veggies
  • Monetary donations to purchase bread products
  • Any other non-perishable items that could be used for breakfast or lunches

Thanks for your continued support.

West Branch Presents....

mamma mia

November 8 - 10, 2019
Friday & Saturday Shows at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee at 2:00 p.m.
All Seats Reserved
Adults -- $12         Students & Seniors  -- $10

Call 330-938-2183, Ext. 37358 for Reservations
or Online @


Freshman EBC Champions



Congratulations to the Freshman Football Team
2019 EBC Champions

Lady Warrior Softball Fundraiser

Girls' Softball Fundraiser
Buffalo Wild Wings -- Alliance Location Only
Monday, March 15, 2021

Mention West Branch Girls' Softball When Ordering
15% Will be Donated to the Program


Coffee Talk


Coffee Talk with Mr. Saxton

Friday, November 1, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Knox Elementary

Recognition of 1994 Football Team & Alumni Cheerleading

Recognition Night @ West Branch Football Game
football                     Friday, October 18, 2019
West Branch vs. West Holmes @ 7:00 p.m.

1994 State Championship Football Team & Coaches (25th Anniversary)
All Previous Cheerleaders & Mascots

Light Snacks & Refreshments @ 5:30 p.m.
Outside of Meiter Building

RSVP to the Athletic Office @ 330-938-4408 or
by clicking this link:

Proud to be a Warrior

Proud to be a Warrior

Congratulations to all our athletes!

Girls' soccer captured the EBC title!
      girls soccer

Boys' Golf will compete at State!!!


Open Letter To West Branch High School Parents
FFA Harvest Bash

FFA Harvest Bash

BBQ Dinner, Food & Activities

October 25, 2019
4:00 - 6:30
$8 per person
(Take Out Available)

(BBQ Dinner, Dessert & Drinks)

Activities:  Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Tomahawk Building & Corn Hole Tournament

PreSale tickets available from any FFA member or by calling 330-938-2183, Ext. 37357.


Fees & Chromebook Insurance


School Fees

Due October 18, 2019

Fee Letter
Participation Fee Letter


Armed Staff Survey

The West Branch Local School District is asking for your opinion - Parents, Students, and Community Members...

Volley for the Cure

Volley for the Cure Fundraiser

West Branch Warrior Volleyball and Salem Quakers
are teaming up to raise money for the Salem Oncology Department.

Currently on Sale:  T-Shirts & Pint Ice Cream from Handels

All orders are due to a middle school volleyball player, by 
September 17th.  Checks made payable to
West Branch Athletic Boosters.

T-Shirt Info          Ice Cream Info

Environmental Club Annual Mum Sale

Sale Ends -- September 16th

Plant Pick Up -- September 18th
(From 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. @ East end of High School)

$6 -- 8" Pot
Color Choices:  Arluno Yellow, Danielle Red, Edana Red, Gigi Coral,
Milano White, Afterglow Orange, Afterglow Purple, Igloo Red, Igloo Pumpkin, Igloo Yellow

Pay by cash or check.  Money due by September 16th.
Makes checks out to West Branch Environmental Club.


Vaping: Fact or Fiction

Short anti-vaping film made by the West Branch students and staff regarding the dangers of vaping.

Please watch the video and "like" the video so our students will be eligible to win OK, Inc.'s 7th Annual Friends4Friends Campaign Film Festival.

Vaping:  Fact or Fiction

Congratulations to the students and staff for a job well done!

Back to School Bash

Young & Alive 50th Anniversary

Young & Alive
50th Anniversary

Friday, October 4, 2019

Dinner, Rehearsal & Singing National Anthem @ Football Game
(Shirts available for sale!)

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Alumni Music Party




West Branch High School


Freshmen Orientation

Transportation/Latchkey Information


At the July Board of Education meeting it was decided to reinstate two tier busing.  In order to plan for a smooth school year, please read the information below and notify us of your needs for the 2019 – 2020 school year.


Orientation and Open Houses

Student Orientation
Fifth Graders -- August 23, 2019 -- 3:00 -- 6:00

Freshmen -- August 23, 2019 -- 1:00 - 4:00

Open Houses
Damascus Elementary & Knox Elementary
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
4:30 -- 6:30

Middle School
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
4:00 -- 6:00

West Branch Surveys

Reminder to Complete Surveys

Transportation Survey
Due by July 19th


  • Complete one for each student enrolled (regardless of riding the bus or not)
  • Complete one for MCCTC and STEM students needing transportation to Canfield
  • Open enrollment students are ineligible for transportation -- do not complete survey


If you are unable to access this survey or complete it online, please call the transportation department at 330-938-6246.


Strategic Plan Survey

Strategic Planning Survey

This anonymous survey is open to any student, parent, staff member or community member in the West Branch Local School District.

Transportation Survey


Transportation Survey

Due by July 19th


So we can efficiently coordinate the transportation routes for the 2019 -- 2020 school year, please complete the survey by clicking on the following link:

Please note a new survey must be completed for each child/student.  Deadline for submitting these surveys is July 19th.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

If you are unable to access this survey or complete it online, please call the transportation department at 330-938-6246.


Lady Warrior Basketball to Host Car Wash

West Branch Lady Warriors Basketball

Car Wash

Saturday, June 22
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Marathon Gas Station -- Subway
Corner of Route 62 and Westville


Request for Proposal - Food Service Management Program

Request for Proposal - Food Service Management Program


This Solicitation is for the purpose of entering into a contract for the operation of a food service management program for West Branch Local Schools



Senior Honored for Dyslexia App

Congratulations to Senior, Cassie Madison for being presented with the Congressional App Challenge Award.  Cassie created the app "Dysulator" and hopes that parents and teachers can use the app to understand dyslexics and make a positive change for their future.  The app consists of three main components:  dyslexia information tab, interactive game simulator and a help & support tab.  She is one of four students from Ohio to be selected.  Congratulations Cassie!

Dinner at Boneshakers to Benefit Girls' Softball

Guest Chef (Jim Rito) Takeover Day
Monday, April 29, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Serving Rito's Italian Trio
Eggplant/Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta
$10.95 -- 10% of Proceeds to Softball (Boneshakers will match)


Open Enrollment for 2019-2020 School Year


Open Enrollment forms will be accepted at West Branch High School beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, April 15 through Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  Please click on the links below for the appropriate guidelines and applications.  If you have any additional questions about Open Enrollment, please call the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324 during school hours.

Inter-District Open Enrollment Guidelines - students who live outside the WBLSD
Inter-District Open Enrollment Application - students who live outside of the WBLSD

Intra-District Open Enrollment Guidelines -- Kindergarten - Fourth only, if you live in WBLSD
Intra-District Open Enrollment Application -- Kindergarten - Fourth only, if you live in WBLSD


West Branch Presents Beauty and the Beast

April 26 - 28, 2019

Friday, April 26
Dinner @ 6:00 p.m.
Show @ 7:30

Saturday, April 27
Enchanted Lunch with Belle & Friends --12:00
Saturday Matinee -- 2:00
Evening Show -- 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 28
Matinee -- 2:00

Additional Information


Scholarship Breakfast

Bergen Bauman Bryan
Scholarship Breakfast

Sunday, May 5, 2019
8:00 -- 11:30
Sebring American Legion

$7 -- Adults
$3 -- Children



Prom 2019

May 4, 2019
 La Pizzeria in North Canton
Cost:  $60.00 each
Tickets Sales -- April 1 - April 29 -- See Mr. Zamarelli

If you are bringing an outside guest, you must have a completed guest verification form before purchasing their ticket. 
Guest verification forms are available in the office.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Zamarelli. 


Levy Committee Meeting

Levy Committee Meeting

April 1, 2019
6:00 p.m.
West Branch High School Library

Superintendent Issues Letter Regarding Internet Safety
Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

2019 Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Ten West Branch high school artists recently participated in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  Their work was displayed in Bliss Hall at Youngstown State University.

Receiving honorable mentions were Emily Algaier, Jayden Boggs, Olivia Buehler, Ray McDonald, Katelynn McCullough, Rylee Milat, Dakarli Pagnucco and Molly St. John.  Jayden Boggs, Hannah Schuber and Molly St. John came away with Silver Key Awards, while Abie Davis took one of the highest honors with a Gold Key.

A slide show of their work is currently on display in the High School hallway across from the art room.

Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Abie's Mask             Molly's Sun Room

Report Cards -- Second Nine Weeks

Attention Fifth - Twelfth Grade Parents

Report Cards for Second Nine Weeks
Now Available Through Parent Access

Information Letter

Oliver Directed by High School Students

Student Directors

This year's production of Oliver will be directed by Seniors, Mitchell Sharp and Tessa Wells, while Mr.  John Zamarelli, Teacher and Director, will be in the performing cast.

Through the years West Branch theater department has produced many musicals.  The departments prides itself in being able to provide so many opportunities to the students.

Directors Tessa Wells and Mitchell Sharp held auditions in December with some guidance from Mr. Zamarelli.  The students chose the cast, established rehearsal schedule, designed the set, and will design the choreography.  Other responsibilities include:  designing the poster, the program and costumes.   

Oliver will take stage February 22 - 24, 2019.  

West Branch Presents

West Branch High School Auditorium

February 22, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m.
February 23, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m.
February 24, 2019 -- 2:00 p.m.

All Seats Reserved
Adults $12          Student/Seniors $10

 Order your tickets online at

or email Mr. Zamarelli



2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration



Thursday, March 21, 2019       10:00 - 5:00
Friday, March 22, 2019        8:00 - 11:15

By appointment only.
Please call 330-938-9324 to schedule!

Winter Homecoming Dance

homecoming flyer

Winter Sports Homecoming Tickets will go on sale the week of January 28th.  If a student is bringing an outside guest a completed guest verification sheet must be returned to the High School Office by January 24th.  Guest verification sheets are available in the High School Office, online and at the link list below.  

All You Can Eat Breakfast

Support West Branch High School Softball

All You Can Eat Breakfast


Sunday, January 6, 2019
8:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.
American Legion Post 76
California Avenue, Sebring, OH
Adults $7          Children 10 & Under:  $3

Tickets Are Available at the Door or From Any Player

Holiday Activities Christmas

West Branch High School students have been extremely busy over the last few weeks.  Students in Mrs. Starr Fisher's Warrior Grille have been busy making gingerbread houses.

While members of the Art Club recently made Christmas cards and shared them with a local nursing home.  The Art Club is led by Mr. Steven Mountz.


Transportation Update

Effective January 2, 2019, West Branch will operate on single tier busing.

  • No busing for high school students.
  • No busing if you live 2 miles from the school.
  • No open enrollment busing.
  • Earlier start for elementary students.

Complete Busing Information Here

Latch Key Information

Latch Key Application


Transportation  Change -- Map

Holiday Performances

All are invited and welcome to join us for the upcoming holiday performances:

  • December 4 - Fifth & Sixth Grade Choral Concert @ 7:00, HS Auditorium
  • December  5 - Young & Alive/Warrior Explosion @ 7:00, MS Cafeteria 
  • December 9 - HS Band Concert @ 3:00, HS Auditorium 
  • December 11 - MS Band Concert @ 7:00, HS Auditorium
  • December 12 - Sounds of the Season @ 7:00, HS Auditorium
  • December 13 - Seventh & Eighth Grade Choir Concert @ 7:00, HS Auditorium
  • December 18 - Damascus, First Grade @ 9:30, Second Grade @ 2:30
  • December 19 - Damascus, Third Grade @ 9:30, Fourth Grade @ 2:15
Cap & Gown

Senior  Cap & Gown

Orders Due
December 14th
Either order @ or
mail order in by December 8th.

Mental Health Awareness

Red Flags

Mental Health Awareness
For Parents & Students

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Damascus Friends Church



Temporary Phone Numbers
School Cancellation

Two Hour Delay
School is Closed

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving feast will be served on Friday.

Weather Delay & Cancellation Procedures

West Branch will follow the attached procedures for all delays and cancellations
for the 2018 -- 2019 school year:

Delays & Cancellations

Christmas is for Sharing Christmas tree2

Knox Share a Christmas program is now passing out tags.

West Branch Honors Veterans veterans' day
Veterans' 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! 

Friday, Nov 9th
Damascus Elementary -- 9:30
Middle School -- 1:45

Monday, November 12th
High School -- 8:00
Knox Elementary -- 9:15
District Newsletter
Earned Income Tax Levy on Ballot

Make Your Vote Count

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Superintendent Saxton's Letter


Cheerleaders & Softball Players Present

Designer Purse Bingo
Friday, November 16, 2018

Doors Open @ 6:00 p.m.
Begins @ 7:00

West Branch Bingo Hall
26701 US 62 - Beloit

Pre Sale Tickets -- $25
Tickets @ Door -- $30

Please see any West Branch Cheerleader or softball player for tickets. 
Also can contact the Athletic Office at 330-938-4408.


Technology Fair

WBHS Technology Fair

Thursday, November 8
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

West Branch to Perform


Friday, November 9 & Saturday, November 10
7:30 pm

Sunday, November 11
2:00 pm

All Seats Reserved
Adults -- $12           Students/Seniors -- $10

Call 330-938-4442 for Reservations or
online at






Homecoming Court

courtFall Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our Fall Homecoming Court.  The queen will be crowned Friday, October 5th just before the Varsity Football Game vs. Canton South.  

First Row, L -R:  Delaney Rito, Brandie Sihock and Teghan Boggs,

Second Row, L-R:  Jaylynn LaNave, Ann Menegay, Mikayla Wallace and Tessa Wells.  


DIRECTORDate:  October 6, 2018

Time:  7:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

Cost:  $10.00 per person

Tickets go on sale October 1st during the lunch periods.  Outside guests must have a guest verification sheet on file by September 28th.  

If you can not purchase tickets during the lunch periods, you can purchase them immediately before or after school  in the cafeteria on October 3rd or email Mrs. Beech at to make arrangements.  No tickets are sold at the door.  

Yearbooks Have Arrived

yearbook2017-18 YEARBOOKS ARE HERE.....

2018 West Branch Graduates.... you will able to pick up your purchased yearbooks school days from 8:00 - 3:00.   

There are a few extra yearbooks available for sale.  They will be sold on a first come basis.  The cost is $85.00.  Contact Mrs. Bock @ 330.938.4463 if you would like to reserve one.  

Ohio Department of Education District Report Card Release Date is Scheduled for Thursday 9/13/2018
School Pictures

cameraSchool Pictures

All students in grades 9-11 will have their picture taken Friday, September 14th.   Picture forms were distributed in homeroom.  Seniors may also purchase a picture pack.  

Extra picture forms are available in the office.  

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

On Line Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

We have implemented QuikApps, an online free and reduced meal application system, for the families in our district. QuikApps makes it easy for parents to apply for free or reduced meal status for their children using a simple, secure, step-by-step online form. Applications can be signed electronically, and eligibility for meal benefits is automatically determined once the application is complete.

Click Here

On Line Forms

OneView Account
(On Line Forms)


We are excited to announce that all back to school forms will be completed using the district's online system OneView.

This system simplifies the process of filling out forms for your children because much of the information you will be asked to complete will be automatically imported from our student information system.  Additional information you provide will be saved in the system for next school year.

Parents will need their children's Student IDs (same as lunch number) to complete this process.  This number was provided in a letter mailed home in late August. If you know this number and are ready to get started, please log on and create an account!


The WBLSD OneView web portal is:

If you do not have internet access or computers at home, for your convenience computer labs will be available at the open houses scheduled at both elementary buildings and West Branch Middle School on September 4th.  West Branch High School will also open their media center on September 4th from 4:00 - 6:00 for any parent wishing to use our computers and internet.   If you cannot attend that night, please feel free to call your child's school to schedule a convenient time to complete these forms.

Additional Information Click Here


Homecoming Information

danceFall Homecoming Information

Homecoming Dance Date:  Saturday, October 6th

Homecoming and Prom Dress Code:

Girls are not permitted to wear dresses that are extremely low cut in the front.
Girls are permitted to wear two-piece dresses so long as the midriff is not exposed.
Girls' dresses may have slits up the side so long as the slit does not extend higher than the girl's fingertips.
Girls are not permitted to wear backless dresses or dresses where the back is completely exposed however cut out designs and V's are acceptable.
All dresses must be tasteful.
Boys must wear a tuxedo/suit to the prom and dress shoes.  Casual shoes are acceptable for Homecoming.  Athletic shoes are not acceptable under any circumstance.
No extremely tight clothing. 
More Details will Follow.  


Freshmen and New Student Orientation

Freshmen Orientation

Freshmen Orientation Camp will be held on August 24, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m.  All Freshmen students are encouraged to attend this important day to prepare you for High School.  Students will receive their schedule, get a building tour, learn more about the high school, receive their locker, practice changing classes following the bells, enjoy a snack and much more!  Don't miss this opportunity to start out on the right foot!  All Freshmen should report to the Auditorium by 1:00 using the lobby entrance doors! 

Parents are encouraged to attend a parent meeting at 3:30 pm. in the Auditorium. All activities will conclude by 4:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation

Upperclass students NEW to West Branch High School will have an Orientation on August 29, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend this session.  

Expectations, opportunities and schedules will be discussed.  A building tour will be given and locker information shared.  This Orientation usually lasts approximately 1.25 hours. 

High School Schedule Pick-Up


High School Schedule Pick-Up

Students in grades 10 - 12 may pick up their schedule on August 24th between 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Report to the lobby between the High School Office and the Library. Students may only pick up their own schedule, not their friend's.  Make sure to bring your schedule with you the first day of school!

Freshmen will receive their schedule during Freshmen Orientation on the 24th. 

Community Levy Forum Presentation
West Branch Golf Try Outs

West Branch High School Boys and Girls Golf Tryouts
(JV & Varsity)

August 1, 2 & 3, 2018
Flying B Golf Course
7:00 a.m.

Spirit Wear Sale


Warrior Nation Spirit Sale
July 17 - July 30, 2018
(Shirts can be ordered in Black, Green or Gray -- with or without football.)

Orders can be turned into Coach Dota or Jackie Lyons.
Checks should be made payable to West Branch Football.


Levy Informational Community Forum

School Levy Informational Community Forum
West Branch Local School District - Board of Education

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.

West Branch High School Auditorium

The West Branch Board of Education, Superintendent and Treasurer will be hosting a Community Forum on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The Board is interested in input from school district residents on a proposed levy to be placed on the November 6, 2018 ballot. The community will be able to hear a presentation regarding recent levy attempts, current operating expenditures, and forecasted deficits. A question and answer period will be included in this meeting for residents to actively participate and share their opinions with the Board and administration.

Alumni Address Updates

Alumni Address Updates

It is that time of year to start thinking about class reunions.  We have been contacted by several classes for updated addresses.  So far we have individuals from the Classes of 1969, 1978, 1979, 1988 and 1993 working in updating contact information.

Please call us at 330-938-9324 or drop us an email ( to make sure we have your current address.

2018-2019 New Student Registration Information

New Student Registration LogoPlease click on the following link:

2018-19 New Student Registration Packet

Packets are also available on the counter in the West Branch High School Office during summer office hours of 7:00 am - 2:30 pm, M-F.

Moving this Summer or Changing Telephone Numbers?

Change of AddressPlease click on the following link and fill out our student address-telephone number change form

Student Address-Telephone Number Change Form

Proof of Residency must be dropped off in the Superintendent's Office for all address changes.  Acceptable proofs are:  rental/purchase agreement, utility bill or the change of address confirmation letter from the Post Office.  Proof of Residency must be received by no later than August 24, 2018 in order to receive your new bus stop info in time for the new school year.  Parents/Guardians who change telephone numbers over the summer are also being asked to fill out the form as well so that we can update your student(s) contact information and so that you don't miss any One Calls prior to the new school year starting.  For questions, please call the Superintendent's Office at 330-938.9324.  

Warrior Chromebook Collection

Warrior Chromebook Collection Day Schedule
June 5 & 6, 2018

Please click on the links below for additional information:
Condition Form
gle App Information

Softball State Championship Game

Knox Third graders

Lady Warrior Softball Team

State Championship Game

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Akron Firestone Stadium
1575 Firestone Parkway, Akron, OH

No Pre-Sale Tickets -- All Tickets Can Be Purchased at Stadium Box Office -- $8

Send Off @ 7:10 AM High School South (Gym) Parking Lot

All times for game & send off are tentative -- subject to change due to weather.
Check back for updates.


Game will air on tape delay for Spectrum customers on Channels 311 and 1311
on Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00 p.m.


4 x 200 Relay to State


Best of Luck

4 x 200 Relay @ State
Relay consists of Logan Caserta, David McKeiver, Cohen Lamp & Griffin Lough

Good Luck Lady Warriors



Good Luck Lady Warriors

State Semi Final Game
Akron Firestone Stadium
Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Memorial Day Parade


                                                                                          Memorial Day Parade

                                                                                                   May 28, 2018

                                      Highland Memorial Park

                                    Parade Kicks Off at 9:00 a.m.

Summer School - Credit Recovery

summerSummer School/Credit Recovery

JUNE 11th - July 6th 2018

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

No classes on July 4th


West Branch High School is offering Credit Recovery for students that have failed a core subject.  Subjects are:  Math, Science, Social Studies and English.  

Form with additional details are attached.  





Sports Physicals

Physical Day

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
(Middle School -- AM, High School -- PM)

$20 Cash

Second Option:  Hometown Urgent Care (1939 West State Street; Alliance, OH) is offering $20 physicals until June 1st.  Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-7:00 pm or Sat-Sun 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

Physical packets can be picked up at Middle School & High School offices, as well as the Athletic Office,
or by clicking the link below.

Physical Packet

Seniors Sign

Congratulations Wolfe and Sabatine

Congraulations to Shannon Wolfe and Gino Sabatine, who both have decided to continue their athletic careers next year.

Shannon will attend Geneva College and will play basketball, while Gino will play baseball at Marietta College.  

Best of luck to Shannon and Gino!

Wolfe       Sabatine

Warrior Chromebook Program - Parent Meeting Presentation

In case you missed it, here is the presentation from the parent meeting...

West Branch Local School District Evacuation Drills
Warrior 1:1 Meeting

Warrior 1:1 Meeting

Monday, May 14, 2018
6:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium

All parents and students entering Grades 5, 6, 9, 10 for the 2018 -- 2019 school year
are invited to attend.



Mythology in Action

LesnettStudents in Mrs. Lesnett's Mythology class staged the story of the hero Perseus this week.  In this picture, Maddie Dustman plays Perseus who confronts Ben Castelucci, the evil ruler Polydectes,  with the head of Medusa. He is immediately turned to stone. 

English Festival

FestivalYSU English Festival 

Students in Mrs. Lesnett's Young Adult Literature class wore matching shirts designed by Bariah Wade's mother to English Festival on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. 






25 students in grades 10-12 attended the 40th anniversary session of English Festival on the campus of Youngstown State University on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Everyone had the opportunity to see featured authors Laurie Halse Anderson and Chris Crutcher. The students also attended various individual sessions focused on writing and literature.

Telephone Issues

Telephone Issues

We are experiencing telephone issues and are currently working to resolve them

Thank you for your patience.

School Safety Meeting

School Community Safety Meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:30 p.m.
West Branch High School Auditorium

Informational Sheet

Testing Schedule

testSpring Testing Schedule

Winter Band Concert

West Branch High School
Winter Band Concert
Sunday, March 25, 2018
3:00 p.m.

Will include Jazz Band, Selected Ensembles & Concert Band.
Winter Band Concert

WB Coding Club

WB Coding Club is CANCELLED for tonight. Due to an overwhelming response (60 kids! Woo!) and the need to prepare the space, access to more devices/supplies we will definitely start next Tuesday 3/27. I will be setting up a Facebook group page for parents to join and a Google Classroom for the kids in order to push out future information and sign up weekly volunteers so we can give the kids the best experience possible. Thank you for your cooperation and happy first day of spring! ~Miss Wallace

Art Club visits local Museum

art clubRecently the Art Club visited The Butler Museum of American Art on the YSU campus in Youngstown. They were given great docent-guided tours of their top notch museum where students were were treated to some of the finest and most famous works of American artists. Students were also given fascinating historical details regarding many of the works. Special thanks to the museum for giving us such an awesome experience.

Coach Helm Inducted into OHSAA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Coach Mike Helm for being inducted into the OHSAA Hall of Fame at this year's state tournament.  Coach Helm has coached for over thirty years and has touched many lives in our community.  Congratulations, Mike Helm!  What a great honor!


Informational Meeting

A Light In a Dark Place:
A Suicide Awareness Night

Bringing hope, help and healing to the topic of suicide.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Damascus Friends Church

Presented By:

Help Network of Northeast Ohio in Association With
DFC Celebrate Recovery & West Branch Local Schools


Art Club Visits Butler Art Museum


West Branch High School Art Club recently visited the Butler Museum of American Art on the YSU campus.  All members were given a great docent-guided tour of the top notch museum, where students were treated to some of the finest and most famous works of American artists.  Fascinating details regarding many of the works were provided.  

WBHS Presents West Side Story

West Branch High School
West Side Story

Friday, April 6 -- Dinner Show
5:30 Dinner
7:30 Show

Saturday, April 7 -- 7:30

Sunday, Apri 8 -- 2:00

Call 330-938-4442 for reservations or
online @



Weather Focus

lesnettAs part of the book What Stands in a Storm,  Mrs. Lesnett's and Mrs. Wiesemann's sophomore English classes are filming a weather video of the tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011.  This project is planned in collaboration with Mr. Scott Davis who is providing the green screen equipment and  technology to produce the weather videos.

Tournament Ticket Sales

Tickets for the girls' basketball Regional Semi Final at Barberton on Tuesday are on sale now. 
Tickets can be purchased:

Tonight at the boys' basketball game
Saturday morning from 9-10 am in the fieldhouse lobby
Sunday evening from 6-8 pm in the fieldhouse lobby 
Monday at the High School until 2:30 pm
Tuesday at the High School until 2:30 pm (cash only from noon to 2:30)

All tickets that are bought during the pre-sale time are $7.00 and West Branch receives a portion of sales.  All tickets bought at the door are $8.00.

Academic Challenge

ACRecently, the Varsity and JV Academic Challenge teams participated in the Twenty-Eighth Annual Mahoning Quizbowl Tournament in Boardman @ the Fourth Division Championship.  TJ Stephens won awards for scoring over 100 points in one round and being the JV High Scorer in the League.  

Emily Sanor won an award for scoring over 100 points and was named to First Team for the second year in a row.  JV tied for 5th place in the tournament and Varsity placed 12th.  


Tournament Tickets on Sale basketball

Pre-Sale tickets for the Girls' Basketball District Semi Final at Austintown will be on sale in the Athletic Office until 2:00 pm on Monday, February 26th.

The Lady Warriors will play Poland on Monday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Substitutes Needed

West Branch is currently hiring for substitute positions, which includes aides, bus drivers, nurses, teachers and custodians.

This is a perfect job for someone who might be retired, looking for extra cash, or a stay at home parent.  All applicants must obtain a BCI/FBI background check; teachers, aides and bus drivers must have appropriate certification. 

Any one interested in bus driving, West Branch will provide paid training and help obtain a Class B CDL driver's license.

If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact 330-938-9324.

Middle School Track Fund Raiser

Middle School Track & Field
Apparel Sale

OHSAA Spring Sports' Parent Meeting

OHSAA Spring Sports' Parent Meeting

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 p.m. -- High School Auditorium

Safe Schools Tip Line Information


Safe Schools Tip Line is Anonymous...844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) and is available 24/7...

West Branch Local School District - Calendar Survey


Help us by completing the short survey...

Students Support M.S. Teacher

mini bikeFund raiser for Mrs. Jen Smith

Students in Mr. Scott Davis'  Middle School CBI classes have been staying after school to restore a classic mini bike.  The class is selling raffle tickets for a drawing held on April 27th. 

Follow link for more information.     

FFA Speaking Contest


Congratulations to Miss. Kelly Ginnetti.  Kelly competed at an FFA Public Speaking contest.  She had to create a 5-7 minute speech, memorize it and then present her speech to a panel of judges.  She wrote her speech about Robotic Milking Machines and how this technology is changing the lives of dairy farmers.  Kelly placed 1st in her division and will be moving on to the regional public speaking event on February 14th. 

Good Luck Kelly! 


Prayer Before Athletic Events

Attached please find an update from Timothy Saxton, Superintendent, regarding prayers before athletic events.

Parent Update

PIE Under Armor Spirit Wear Sale
Winter Homecoming Court













                        WINTER HOMECOMING COURT

Congratulations to our Winter Homecoming Court.  1st row,  L-R  Sarah Jarvis, Natalie Zuchowski, Claire Smith.  2nd row, L-R  Hannah Sprague, Mackenzie Erb, Kylie Coffelt and Skylar Dredge.  

Town Hall Meeting - January 11, 2018
What are the factors in determining if schools are delayed, closed, or open?

How does the Superintendent make a decision on school operations during a weather event?

Early Release Scheduled for Friday January 12, 2018


Dear Parent/Guardian:

Students will be taking Semester Exams on Thursday, January 25th and Friday, January 26th.  All exams will be given at the scheduled time and will not be given early.   All exams will be cumulative in nature.  Finally, students may be dismissed at 1:25 p.m. as long as all tests are complete, no Office Hours are required and students have their own rides.   Parents/guardians must pick-up students from the South Lot (parking lot between the HS and MS).   Students staying after the 1:25 time must report to the Cafeteria.   Bus pick-up will be at the regular 2:40 dismissal time.  In case of a 2 hour delay, the 2 Hour Delay Exam Schedule will be used with no early dismissal. Click on Read More to view the schedule.

Winter Homecoming Information

       Homecoming Information

Young & Alive and Jazz Band Perform at Disney

West Branch Young & Alive and Jazz Band will be performing at Walt Disney in Florida over the holiday break.  Great job!

youngandalive   disney

Gurney Signs

Dakota Gurney has decided to continue his baseball career at Walsh University.  Congratulations.


Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting for January 4, 2018 - Cancelled!


Rescheduled  - One Week Ahead...


Please Join

The West Branch Board of Education & Administration

for a Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Approximately 6:30 p.m.

Items to be discussed -- school calendar, financial forecast & district initiatives...

Off The Wall Quiz Off the Wall Quiz

Students recently took an "Off the Wall" cross curriculum quiz involving Science, Health and Family and Consumer Science classes relating healthy eating to the Periodic Table, My Plate and healthy choices at fast food restaurants. 

West Branch Closed

Due to the weather, West Branch Local Schools are closed for Thursday, December 14, 2017.  

Cancellations for December 13, 2017

District events and activities for tonight, December 13th, 2017, are cancelled.  We will announce rescheduled events as they become available.

Band Performs in Parades

The West Branch High School Band recently marched in the Salem and Youngstown Christmas parades.


Hovorka Signs

Congratulations to Kayla Hovorka.  Kayla will continue her basketball career at Mount Vernon Nazarene.


Texas Roadhouse Roll Sale

West Branch High School
Family & Consumer Science Class
Texas Roadhouse Roll Sale

$5 per dozen
$2 for Honey Cinnamon Butter

All orders due by December 12th.  Pick up is scheduled for December 20th.

Please call Mrs. Coffee @ 330-938-4417.


Toy Dirve elf

Holiday Toy Drive

Tuesday, November 28 - Monday, December 4

Sponsored by Future Teachers of America

Bring a new, packaged, but unwrapped toy or book for a child 14 years & under.
Donations will be made to Akron Children's Hospital in Boardman.


Unity Tree Made by High School Students

A West Branch Unity Tree was constructed in the high school cafeteria, as part of a series being done during the freshmen and sophomore invest periods.  Mr. Mountz, High School Art Teacher, painted the tree, while leaves were put up by the students.  The leaves included a statement by freshmen and sophomore students on how they would intervene or support a friend or peer who is being bullied.

Clothing Closet

If you or someone you know is in need of clothing, shoes or coats, the West Branch Clothing Closet is a free service to anyone who has a student attending West Branch Local Schools.  Currently we have lots of WB clothing, bags, sporting gear, coats, hats, gloves, etc.  The closet is open by appointment and during conference nights.  Please call 330-938-4310 to make an appointment.


Students Sign Letters of intent

Congratulations to Brant Alazaus and Seth Schroeder for continuing their baseball athletic careers after graduation.  Brant signed with Walsh University and Seth with Ashland University.


Alazaus     Schroeder

Veterans Ceremony


On Friday, November 10th, West Branch High School honored Veterans and their families.  A video and presentation of colors began the program.  Veterans were also recognized with music from the band and choir, readings from students and additional  videos.  The ceremony closed with the Playing of Taps.  

Students Sign Letter of Intent

Congratulations to Kylie Coffelt and Kelsey Byers for continuing their athletic careers after graduation.  Kylie signed with Duke to play softball while Kelsey signed with Malone for softball.

   Kylie​​​​​  Kelsey

Superintendent News

Warrior Notes

Click on the link below to read updates from Mr. Saxton, Superintendent.

Fall Newsletter

Veterans Day Ceremony

flagsWest Branch High School will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 10th @ 8:15 a.m. in the Community Auditorium.  

Veterans and Community Members are welcome to attend.  Please enter through the Auditorium doors.  

Navigating Finanical Aid

fafsaFinancial Aid 

Mr. Keith Martig will share information on completing the FAFSA.  He will also speak about the Krizay Scholarship offered to eligible West Branch Seniors.

                                       WHEN:  November 15, 2017  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

                                        WHERE:  West Branch Community Auditorium

                                                         Questions, please call:

                                                 Mrs. Jana Stitle, Counselor 330.938.4405

                                                  Mr. Ken Harris, Counselor 330.938.4407

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.

FFA National Convention

FFAStudents Attend Convention 

The West Branch FFA took eight individuals to National Convention from the 25th to the 28th of October. Kelly Ginnetti, Neil Ginnetti, Curtis Irwin, Grayce McDaniel, Starr Leyman, Brad Kale, and Gavin Clarke traveled together to Indianapolis, Indiana. They spent four days meeting college representatives, listening to keynote speakers and learning about leadership.They were able to hear the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue speak. They also attended a rodeo and a Rascal Flatts concert while staying in Indianapolis.

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


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

Senior Group Picture

                         CLASS OF 2018

camera stand

The Senior Group Picture will be taken by Dunlap Photography on Friday, October 27th @ 7:25  in the old gym.  Students are encouraged to wear Green and White.  You must be on time or you will not be included in the photo.  


ALICE Parent Meeting Slide Show Available Here

Get a copy of the presentation and more information about ALICE!


ALICE Informational Parent Meeting

ALICE Informational Parent Meeting

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

West Branch High School Auditorium

Additional Information

Vo Ag Students Make Cider


West Branch High School Vo Ag students recently made apple cider with a cider press that they rebuilt in class.

House Bill 410 - New Attendance Law
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.

 Miss Kirsten Plocher Crowned Fall Homecoming Queen!
homecoming queen
Parent Teacher Conferences

conferences West Branch High School will host Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:50 to 5:00 and 5:30 to 8:30.  Also that evening we will host a College Credit Plus Information Session from 6:30 - 7:30 in the High School cafeteria.  Additional information will be mailed home.  

Fall Homecoming Court

homecomingCongratulations to members of our Fall Homecoming Court. 

Bottom row:  Sarah Jarvis, Claire Smith and Kylie Coffelt.

Top row:  Natalie Zuchowski, Skylar Dredge, Mackenzie Erb and Kirsten Plocher.  

The queen will be crowned prior to the Varsity Football game on September 29, 2017.  


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

Fall Homecoming Dance

forestEnchanted Forest is the theme chosen for our Fall Homecoming Dance.  

When:  September 30th 

Time:  7-10 p.m. 

Cost:  $10.00 per ticket

Tickets will go on sale the week of September 25th during the lunch periods.  If you are bringing an outside guest, you must have a completed and signed Guest Verification Sheet on file before you can purchase your guest ticket.  The Guest Verification Sheet is attached and also available in the high school office.  

The Fall Homecoming Dance is sponsored by the National Honor Society.  Mrs. Carlie Beech is the advisor.  

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.

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.

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

Junior and Senior Expectations during INVEST

Hey Junior, Senior Students and Parents..... want to know what the expectations are during our new INVEST period.  

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.


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

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

Orders Taken July 20 - August 2, 2017

Delivery will be the week of August 14, 2017.

football clothing

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 or Mrs. Reash at for additional information.  No degree is necessary.  This would be a perfect position for a recent high school graduate interested in public education.

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. 

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.

New Student Registration


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

New Student Registration Forms

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:;   enter guest password: WESTBRANCH2017WP.  If you need assistance, please contact Lifetouch @ 1-800-589-6411.

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.    


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


Charity Project


Mrs. Lesnett’s Freshman Honors English students at West Branch High School recently completed their annual second semester Charity Project.  Every student selects a charity of his/her choice and plans a course of action to raise money for that charity. At the end of the semester, students create a one minute public service announcement which they show to their class along with an oral presentation of their charity. All students complete an anonymous application and essay that explores the charity and its impact on their lives.  Six finalists are selected and their applications submitted to a judges panel consisting of Mr. Brian Coffee, principal, and retired teachers Mrs. Christy Biery and Mrs. Susan Hartzell. The top three entrants are interviewed by the panel and the winning order selected.  This year’s winners and charities include: Samantha Plocher in first place with Hospice of Dayton in memory of her aunt, Abie Davis in second place with Charity Ball that provides soccer balls around the world, and Mario Chick in third place with Austism Speaks. Mrs. Lesnett donates to their charities accordingly. Collectively, students in both classes have raised over $10,000 for charity this year.  

Picture of Charity Project Finalists and Judges Panel:

Back row (left to right): Mrs. Susan Hartzell, Mr. Brian Coffee, Mrs. Christie Biery, Mrs. Adrienne Lesnett

Front row (left to right): Abie Davis, Samantha Plocher, Mario Chick

State Bound

trackTrack Athletes State Bound

Congratulations to the members of our Boys Track Team that are headed to Columbus to compete in the State Track Meet.  Ethan Griffith will compete in the 110 meter hurdles.  Rob Lozier will compete in the 300 meter hurdles and Ethan Griffith, Rob Lozier, Landon Burns and Carson Gossett will compete in the 4 x 400 meter reply.  Brett Butcher is the alternate.  Mr. Tom Preisse is the head coach and assisted by Ms. Allison Kupko and Mr. Garrett Hack.  Pictured above:  bottom  L to R:  Ethan Griffith, Rob Lozier,  middle row, L to R:  Carson Gossett, Landon Burns and Brett Butcher, top row L to R:  Mascots, Deanna Pagnucco, Mike Minich and Tommy Murphy.  

Scholarship Winners

scholarshipFour of our West Branch Students received the Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship award is $6,250.  The recipients, Shae Haas, Joshua Davidson, Bailey Polinori and Angela Young, were honored at a recent luncheon.

Pictured L-R :  Mr. Timothy Saxton, Superintendent, Shae Haas, Joshua Davidson, Bailey Polinori, Angela Young and Mr. Brian Coffee, Principal.   



West Branch High School Presents


May 26, 27 & 28, 2017

Friday & Saturday -- 7:30 p.m.
Sunday -- 2:00 p.m.

High School Auditorium

Tickets can be purchased by calling 330-938-4442.


French III Students

FrenchFrench III students enjoying French culture and camaradery in a game of Petanque, similar to Bocci.  Mrs. Madeleine Clendenin is the French Teacher.  

Seniors Moving On

Congratulations to two more seniors who have decided to continue their athletic careers in the Fall.

Maddie Pidgeon will attend the University of Mount Union and participate in Softball.

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


Congratulations and best wishes.

J. L. Francis Scholarship Winner

GraceGrace Skolosh was awarded the J. L. Francis Scholarship from The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.  J. L. Francis Scholarship, First Place Community Fund Program recognizes graduating seniors who reflect its philosophy of superior performance and a commitment to school and community involvement.  The program presents twenty-two, five hundred dollar scholarships to graduating seniors for continuing their education. Congratulations to Miss. Grace Skolosh.  

Hamlet Performance

varbleMrs. Varble's senior english students staged their own production of Shakespeare's Hamlet in the auditorium.

 Anna Buratti and Markayla Frenz as Queen Gertude and Hamlet in the bedroom scene, and Zach Dean and River Bonar as Hamlet and Laertes in the final fencing match.  It was an enteraining and educational experience.



Graduation and Senior Awards Assembly Information


The Senior Awards Assembly will be held on Friday, June 2nd @ 8:00 a.m.. in our Community Auditorium. Parents are welcome to attend.  Parking is available in the front and north parking lots.  Entrance is through the auditorium side doors.  

Graduation will be held on  Sunday, June 4th @ 2:00 p.m. in the High School Fieldhouse.  There are NO TICKETS ISSUED.  Seating is on a first come basis.  Doors open at 1:00 p.m..   Family and friends of graduates are welcome to attend.  

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  

Mascots Chosen


West Branch Student Body has chosen new mascots for the 2017-18 school year.
Congratulations to Spencer Hoops, Warrior Chief, Canaan McDaniel, Assistant Chief and Mackenzie Erb, Warrior Princess.

Photo shows current mascots with newly chosen mascots.  

Picture - Bottom Row L-R:  Canaan McDaniel, Mackenzie Erb and Spencer Hoops
                 Top Row L-R:  Tommy Murphy, Deanna Pagnucco and Mike Minich

Elks Teenagers of the Year


CONGRATULATIONS to Seniors, Bailey Polinori and Mitchell Craig for being selected as West Branch's Elks Teenagers of the Year 2017. 

Art Club

Spring Photo Contest Winners

Makayla Jennings -- First PlaceByers


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.

English Festival

English FestivalWest Branch High School Students participated in the annual English Festival held recently at Youngstown State University.

 Mrs. Adrienne Lesnett is the advisor.  

Lab Candids

dissectionMrs. Tice's Biololgy I and II classes  participate in Shark Dissection and Hardy-Weinberg Teddy Graham Labs.  

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

Delegates Selected

DelegatesState Delegates Chosen

A total of five students have been chosen to participate in the Boys and Girls Buckeye State.

Qualifications for Delegates include:

  • Must have completed their Junior year. 
  • Strong interest in government and current events.
  • Posses strong leadership skills and abilities to learn

Applicants are sponsored by The American Legion and Auxiliary.  


Pictured:  Bottom - Jon Brand, Allison Slutz, Addie Morris and Katie Mikes.  Absent - Jon Snyder.  

Vaccine Due

docImportant Notice for 11th Grade Students:  

Your Meningitis Vaccine is due prior to entering 12th grade.  The Mahoning County Health Department will be here on May 25th to administer this vaccine.  


Call Beth Hall @ 330.938.4466 to schedule an appointment ASAP.   















West Branch Academic Team is hosting a Talent Show for High School and Middle School Students.  

WHERE:  High School Auditorium

WHEN:  Friday, May 19th @ 6:00

COST - $5.00  (tickets on sale at the door)



Follow the link below and submit the online form to become a contestant.     

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.   





Three Students from West Branch were inducted into the MCCTC National Honor Society.  Connor Francis, grade 11, Macie Schrecengost, grade 11 and Andrew Stainer, grade 12.  Congratulations!


Pictured L-R , Connor Francis and Andrew Stainer.  Macie Schrecengost was absent.  


West Branch Presents Lion King Jr.

The Lion King Jr.

April 21, 22 & 23, 2017

Call 330-938-4442 for Reservations &
Additional Information


Author Presents


West Branch High School welcomed author Allen Eskens to an assembly last Friday, April 7th where he discussed his book The Life We Bury.  The presentation was sponsored by One Book One Community which is a partnership between Mount Union, Alliance Kiwanis, The Alliance Review and Rodman Public Library.  Students in Mrs. Kidd, Mr. Heddleston, and Mrs. Lesnett's classes read and discussed the book this spring.  Students from Sebring McKinley High School were also in attendance.  After the presentation, Mr. Eskens stayed for a book signing with students.  

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

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.

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.

Community Project

projectStudents featured in local newspaper

Every year West Branch participates in the One Book One Community project.  This year's book and author:  The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens was chosen.  Recently, junior Alliesha Binius and senior, Regan Cross had their essays selected to appear in the Alliance Review.  

West Branch will host  Mr. Eskens on Friday, April 7th @ 10:00 a.m. in the high school auditorium.  Sebring High School will also be in attendance.  

Pictured L-R:  Regan Crosser and Alliesha Binius

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.

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


State Bound

Congratulations & Good Luck
Wrestling State Qualifiers

Dylan Miller
Ian Sharp
Christian Wayt

State Qualifiers

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.


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).



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!


Chromotagraphy Lab

smith3The Kidnapping Caper

After performing a lab on Chromotagraphy the Freshman students in Mrs. Smith's class created and performed skits explaining how scientific method is used to solve problems.  The students used chromotagraphy to identify which suspect wrote the ransom note.  The skit included a description of science and chromotagraphy used in forensic science.  In most cases Priscilla the pig, was well done.  

  Smith         Smith               

Robb to Compete at State Swim Meet

Good luck to Jamyson Robb as she competes at the State Swim Meet this weekend.


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.



State Bound

J RobbCongratulations Jamyson Robb!

Jamyson Robb will compete in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Swim Meet in Canton, Ohio.  After capturing two Sectional titles, Jamyson continued her quest to qualify for State by swimming at Cleveland State.  In the end, Jamyson earned her way to the Final Swim Meet and will compete for a State Championship in the 100 year breaststroke.  She has  already history by being the first West Branch swimmer to compete in the State Meet.  

Good Luck Jamyson!

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.

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

Mandatory State Testing


Upcoming Testing Dates:

March 21, 2017 - All Juniors are required to take the ACT Test.  There is no cost  to students.   

Also listed is the Spring 2017 Testing Schedule.  



Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent Conference Night - Parent Information Sessions

West Branch High School will host Parent/Teacher Conference on Thursday, February 16th from 2:50 - 5:00  -Open house format

 5:30 - 8:30 - Scheduled Conferences.  

We will also host Parent Information Sessions during this time.



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

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!

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.


Pen Ohio Writing Competition

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West Branch High School students competed at the first annual PenOhio writing tournament on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The 20-team tournament was held at The  Mandel Center for the Humanities on the Eastern Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. During each of the three rounds of competition, students were challenged to write a creative story on an assigned prompt in only forty minutes.  


Fourth place was awarded to the varsity writing team, coached by Mrs. Varble, and consisting of Sarah Jarvis, Valerie Mobley, Addie Morris, Ruchi Patel, Angela Young, and Peyton Zamarelli.  Fifth place was awarded to the junior varsity writing team, coached by Ms. Hinkle, and consisting of Bethany Caruthers, Katie Downs, Amanda Minich, Landon Stitle, Camryn Sutton, and Emmi Williams.  The students and teachers all had a fabulous time and are looking forward to next year's competition.


Pictured above:  1st row L to R, Camryn Sutton, Sarah Jarvis, Emmi Williams, Amanda Minich and Bethany Caruthers.  2nd row L to R, Mrs. Kerry Varble, Angela Young, Ruchi Parel, Addie Morris, Valerie Mobley, Landon Stitle, Ms. Tracy Hinkle and Katlein Downs.  Absent from photo, Peyton Zamarelli.  

Winter Sports Homecoming Court



Congratulations to the Winter Sports Homecoming Court.  The Court and Queen are chosen by the Student Body.  The Queen will be crowned on Friday, January 20th at the Boys Varsity Basketball game vs. Minerva. The Court pictured above:  1st row L to R:  Shae Haas, Maddie Buehler and Jenna Smith.  2nd row L to R: Taylor Miller, Reilly Cameron, Alexis Hatton and Bailey Polinori.  Congratulations Ladies!


Teacher of the Month

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Congratulations to Miss McKenzie Wallace!.  Miss Wallace was selected as Teacher of the Month for January by The Alliance Chamber of Commerce.

 Miss Wallace has five years teaching experience and currently teaches 9th and 10th grade English. She is also both the Head Coach for Girls Soccer and Track.  

School Cancelation

Due to the weather all West Branch Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

Winter Homecoming Dance

danceHomecoming Information

Date:  Saturday, January 21st 

Time:  7:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

Theme:  The Black and White Ball

Cost:  $10 per ticket

Tickets will be on sale the Week of January 16th during the lunch periods. No tickets will be sold at the door.  Guest Verification Sheets are available in the office and online. The link is located on the next page.   

Renaissance Faire


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  English 9 students in Miss Wallace's class spent the month of December researching and writing formally about a topic of their choice from the Renaissance time period in order to understand Shakespeare's England. Students then transformed their research into an interactive project that was presented at their Renaissance Research Faire on December 21st. Other classes, parents, and administrators visited the faire and took part in the experience. Students also dressed from the time period and English 9 students Reece Berger and Rachel Vickers were chosen as this year's Renaissance King & Queen. Students participated in cross-curricular activities in Mrs. Smith's science class where they performed alchemy by turning copper into gold in their Gold Penny Lab and took their notes on Copernicus with quill and ink. During the lunch period study halls, students participated in a jousting tournament as well. This year's jousting champion was Dylan Hedrick. Great job English 9 & thank you to all those who visited our Renaissance Research Faire!                                                           

Exam Schedule


Below is our Bell Schedule for our Semester Exams on Thursday,  January 26th and Friday, January 27th. These days are considered regular school days and full all day attendance is required. On Friday, students will be dismissed at 1:22 p.m.  Our buses will still run on a normal schedule that day.  If students do not have transportation,  they must report to the cafeteria until 2:40 p.m.

Parents picking students up at 1:22 p.m. must use the SOUTH  parking lot (gym side) for pick-up.              


NHS Community Service Project


NHS sponsors Share-A-Christmas

National Honor Society Members recently collected food items and money to help 90 plus West Branch families enjoy a dinner during the holiday season.  Prior to the Christmas break, homerooms competed against one and another to see which home room could collect the most food items or cash.   

Approximately 5000 food items and $2,000 in donations were collected. Mr. Buckley's homeroom won the competition.  There are 24 members in the National Honor Society and Ms. Tracy Wyatt is the advisor.  

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.

Creative Interview


cameraRecently Mrs. Varble, our Creative Writing Teacher, and some of her students were interviewed by Steve Vesay, host of the WFMJ Morning Show.  The segment was recently aired.  A link to the interview is listed.  

French Students spread Christmas Joy



Mrs. Clendenin’s French 2 Classes created and sent Christmas Cards to their Pen Pals in France.  They also wish everyone Joyeux Noël and Bonne Année.

Show Choir Festival


Show Choir Festival
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium

WB Alumni visits English 9 Classes to share insights

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West Branch Alumni Ken Smith visited Miss Wallace’s freshmen English classes to lead a discussion on education during the Renaissance as part of their Renaissance Research Project. Students have been working diligently to research a subject of their choosing from the Renaissance in order to write their first formal research paper and learn about the world Shakespeare lived in through the process. After turning in their papers this week, students will use their knowledge to create an interactive project so that they can put on a Renaissance Faire December 21st and 22nd. The goal is to transform their knowledge into an interactive experience that other classes can enjoy as they participate in the Renaissance Faire throughout the day. 


Mr. Smith (who has a B.A. in Animal Science and World History and Master degrees in Animal Welfare and Behavioral Psychology & Counseling from Ohio State University and Cincinnati) was a participant in theater and has spent a lot of time studying/experiencing Shakespearean theater. It was a great opportunity for him to share his knowledge of how education was perceived during Shakespeare’s time in Renaissance London. Miss Wallace and her students would like to thank Mr. Smith for taking the time to visit WBHS and share his knowledge.  

Band Marches in Christmas Parade

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Brrr...... It was a cold out there, but that did not stop our West Branch High School Marching Band from participating in the recent Christmas Parade held in Salem. This March, the West Branch Marching Band will travel to New York City to participate in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The Marching Band is under the direction of Mr. John Zamarelli.   

Music incorporated into English Classes

Fiddling around is allowed.  

West Branch Teachers have many talents, but one of their own is the 2016 Ohio State Fiddling Champion.  English Teacher, Kerry Varble uses music talents in many of her English lessons and her students really enjoy it.  Besides being licensed to teach English, she is also licensed to teach Music.  Mrs. Varble states that " All songs are essentially poetry and she uses music to teach figurative language and literary devices."  Her creative writing class did a music project where they experimented with digital music software to create tracks for a rap song and one student composed a song for a guitar.  They also did a music project where they wrote poems to accompany a piece of instrumental music or were allowed to write their own song.  

Mrs. Varble and her husband, Todd, met in a blue grass band and have performed from West Virginia to Texas and everywhere in between.  They spent ten years  traveling and playing music before she decided to use her degree in English to teach.  

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

November 23 - November 28, 2016
(November 28 -- Inservice for Staff -- No Classes)

Industrial Museum on Display

Recently, students in Ms. Wyatt's and Mr. Preisse's Sophomore US History Classes researched and created replicas of the Industrial Revolution Era Technology.  Displays then were  set up in a museum.  Students toured the museum to learn more about the Industrial Revolution.  Shown below are two displays that were included in the museum.  



Mock Election


Students in American Government classes organized and participated in a Mock Presidential Election.  Government students canvassed the student body to register students.  They also volunteered as Poll Workers on election day.  They worked hard coming in early and staying late to allow students to vote before and after school as well as counting all the ballots.  The final results were:  Donald Trump -148, Hillary Clinton - 38, Gary Johnson - 29,  Jill Stein - 2 and Richard Duncan -1.  

Pictured above:  (L to R)  Seth Little, Paige Morris, Camryn Hayes, and Aleska Jelic (both)

Creative Writing Project


Ms. Kerry Varble's Creative Writing Class finished a project to write and illustrate their own children's book.  Last week they read their books to our Pre-School classes located at Middle School.  L-R:  Michael Minich, Landon Burns, Willow Daley, Tiffany O'Brien, Addison Biggs, Carla Grizer and Kristina Pazzelli.

Pinwheel Discussion

Students in Mrs. Mary Jo Kidd's College Writing I class participated in a pinwheel discussion,  Students take turns assuming the roles of author of various texts they read in order to present a panel discussion.  The students each create discussion questions which are then managed by a provocateur.  

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)

Red Ribbon Winners


Congratulations to Mrs. Lesnett's Freshman Honor's English Class on winning the "Red Ribbon Homeroom Challenge".  Students were encouraged to wear red last week in recognition of SADD's Red Ribbon Week.   Mrs Lesnett's homeroom/1st period class won with an average of 80% of students participating.  SADD (Student's Against Destructive Decisions) advisor is Mrs. Cooley. The winning class was rewarded with treat bags.  


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

French Students Explore culture

Recently, Dr. Bertrand Landry, a professor of French at Mount Union, visited Mrs. Clendenin's French III class.
He spoke about the importance of being bi-lingual; the advantages and the wide opportunities for students who study a second language (particularly French). Also, our students learned about the Bourgogne region;known for it's glazed tiles and the city of Dijon;known for its Dijon mustard. It was a great opportunity to learn about the French culture and language!

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.

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Dinner Show

Friday, November 25 -- Dinner 6:00/Show 7:30
Saturday, November 26 -- Dinner 6:00/Show 7:30
Sunday, November 27 -- Dinner 4:00/Show 5:30

Cavatelli Dinner & Show -- $15
All Seats Reserved
Available Online @ or Call 330-938-4442

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.

Senior Class Picture

The Senior Class Group Picture will be taken on Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 7:20 a.m. in the HS Old Gym.  Students arriving after 7:20 a.m. will not be in the picture.  Everyone is encouraged to wear Green & White!

Note:  Students who ride the bus to school will be dismissed to the gym immediately upon arrival. Also, a bus will transport Career Center students to school immediately after the picture is taken.

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

Resource Science Lab

Students in Mrs. Clegg's Resource Science Class are currently joining in Mrs. Smith's Science class on lab days. Mrs. Clegg then reinforces the lab the next day.  


Pictured-L-R:  Nolan Schwingle and Malachi Rastetter


English Classes Mix It Up With Science

Mrs. Lesnett’s Sophomore English classes conduct a chemical experiment that enhance their understanding of the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Thanks to the help of Mrs. Smith in the Science Department, the class is able to re-create a potion similar to the one ingested by Mr. Hyde to change form.

The experiment combines baking soda with calcium chloride followed by the addition of phenol red which causes bubbling, vapors, and color changes.

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

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:

FFA Activities

The West Branch FFA chapter has had a busy fall so far. On Wednesday, September 28th,  fifty students traveled to Farm Science Review in London, Ohio to learn about new equipment, seed inoculants, animal science, and the new driverless tractor. One week later, eight FFA members traveled to Shreve, Ohio to compete in the district soil judging contest.  This contest involves analyzing several soils pits and determining the suitability of the soil for agricultural and residential use.  Members of the team were Anthony Ginnetti, Sami Stryffeler, Tommy Barnet, Kelly Ginnetti, Justiss Smith, Neil Ginnetti, and Hayley Krahling.  High Scorers for the team were Neil Ginnetti and Tommy Barnet.  Overall the team placed 6th out of 17.

Ten members of the FFA will travel to National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 19th-22nd

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


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

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.

Homecoming Information

Around the World is the theme chosen for the Fall Homecoming Dance.  

Date:       October 1st

Time:      7:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 for                           pictures

Cost:       $10.00

Tickets will go on sale during the lunch periods starting Friday, October 23rd end end Friday, October 30th.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

If a student is bringing an outside guest, they must have a completed Guest Verification Sheet returned prior to ticket purchase. 

Vaccine Update

All Senior Students need to have documentation of receiving their meningitis vaccine or the date of your appointment to receive this shot in to Mrs. Hall by September 26th.  

See or call Mrs. Hall our school nurse (330.938.4466) if you have any questions.  

Yearbooks Have Arrived

Attention 2016 Graduates

If you ordered a WBHS 2015-16 Yearbook, they will be available for pick up in the main office beginning Monday, September 19th  from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you did not order a yearbook we have a few extras for purchase.   They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  The cost is $85.00 cash or check. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Bock at 330.938.4463.      

School Pictures

SMILE... It's time for school pictures.  

Lifetouch studios will be here at WBHS this Friday, September 16th for school pictures.  Students in grades 9th - 11th will have their pictures taken.  Picture forms are being sent home by mid week.  Extra forms are available in the office.  

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

Welcome New Teachers and Administrators 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.

Athletic Passes 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.

Schedule Pick-up


Students in grades 10,11,12 may pick up their schedule on Friday, August 26 from 8:00-12:00 p.m. in the High School Office Lobby.  Students in 9th grade will be given their schedule at the Freshmen Orientation Camp that begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  

New Student Orientation


Date: August 26, 2016

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location:  WBHS Guidance Area


Students in grades 10, 11, 12 will have any opportunity to learn more about West Branch High School programs, policies/procedures, schedules and get an opportunity to tour the building. (Please note:  All Freshmen should attend an Orientation from 1:00-4:00 p.m.) Students will also receive a prize just for showing up.  Mark your calendar and come learn more about West Branch High School!


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

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.  

Innovative Technology Grant Winners 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.

Lozier to Compete at State 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.

Parenting Classes

Mrs. Fisher's Parenting Classes.

Summer School/Credit Recovery

Summer School/Credit Recovery will run from June 6th -July 1st.  Details are listed on the linked form.  Click here for the registration form.

Culinary Success

Shout Out

Paighton Covert, WBHS Senior and MCCTC Culinary Student, went to Regional Competition and placed 1st in Culinary Competition.  She also attended the State Competition and placed 3rd.  Congratulations to Paighton on her success.  


Students get Certified


Students in Mr. Martin's Health classes are learning the proper techniques that are used in First Aid, CPR/AED that are required by the American Heart Association.  After the students have practiced their skills they have the option to test their skills to become American Heart Association First Aid, CPR/AED certified.  The certification is good for 2 years.

Graduation is Here

 Graduation Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 29th @ 2:00 p.m. for one hundred and forty-five seniors. The field house doors will open at 1:00 p.m. and seating is on a first come basis.  There are no tickets issued.  Friends and family of the Class of 2016 are welcome to attend.  
                                     CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2016

Pictured above our the Class of 2016 Valedictorians:  Bottom row, Left to Right:  Victoria Stratton, Haley Davis and Dani Lough. Top row:  Kaylie Day, Matthew Heffinger, Robert Parsons and Hannah Schultheis.  



Exam Schedule for Underclassmen

Year End Exam Information
The end of the school year is fast approaching.  During exams students are expected to stay for the whole school day unless it is part of their schedule.  On Thursday, June 2nd, students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.  Bus transportation will be provided.  

Make-up tests are to be arranged between the student and the classroom teacher


Freshman Honors Charity Program


Students in Mrs. Lesnett’s Freshman Honors English classes recently completed their second semester charity project. This project included: selecting a charity, forming an action plan for fundraising, creating a public service announcement, completing an anonymous application and essay, and making a presentation to the class. The top four candidates were selected based on their performance in the categories mentioned above. They were interviewed by a three-member panel that, in turn, ranked them.  These candidates and charities are Molly St. John (Sophia Women’s Center) first place, Annie Menegay (Lifebanc) second place, Addison Biggs (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) third place, and Amanda Minich (Youth With A Mission) fourth place. Mrs. Lesnett made contributions to these charities based on their ranking.  The total amount raised to date is $4,173.00.

Photo Left to Right:  Amanda Minich, Molly St. John, Annie Menegay and Addison Biggs

French Culture and Crêpes

Mrs. Clendenin's French classes enjoyed preparing and tasting French Crêpes. Crêpes are popular not only throughout France but elsewhere in Europe where the pancakes go by other names and adaptations, including Italian crespelle, Hungarian palacsintas, Jewish blintzes, Scandinavian plattars, Russian blini, and Greek kreps.  

Warrior Football Golf Scramble 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

Spirit Leaders Chosen

Induction Ceremony Held

Recently, new Spirit Leaders were chosen by the Student Body. Congratulations to our new Spirit Leaders for the 2016-17 school year.  Michael Minich-Warrior Chief, William (Tommy) Murphy - Assistant Chief and Deanna Pagnucco - Warrior Princess.  

Photo:  Bottom row (L-R) Deanna Pagnucco, Tommy Murphy and Michael Minich.  Top Row current Spirit Leaders (L-R) Morgan Erb, Tyler Leek and Andrew Edie.  

Voice of Democracy Winners

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

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

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

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

High School honored with Flag

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

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

Buckeye Boys State Delegates

Delegates Chosen

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

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

Biology Students Explore Fish

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

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

YSU English Festival

Another Successful Festival

The English Festival took place on Wednesday, April 20th on the campus of Youngstown State University. Students read seven books selected by the festival committee.  Matt de la Pena was this year's featured author, and he was enthusiastically received by all students in attendance.  West Branch took 28 students in grades 10-12.  Several received award recognition including: Not So Trivial Pursuit (Steven Little 2nd place, Bri Long 1st place), Renga Riot (Marryssa Smith 3rd place, Courtney Banks 1st place), and Impromptu Essay Writing (Elsa Buehler honorable mention).

WBEA Year End Picnic

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

Invitation Form to RSVP 

Senior earns prestigious awards

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

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

Honored Educators


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

2016-2017 Open Enrollment Guidelines and Applications 2016-2017 Open Enrollment Guidelines and Applications


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


Inter OE Guidelines & Application

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


Intra OE Guidelines & Application

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

Prom Information

       Let the Good Times Roll

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

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


Alumnus shares lesson

Hannah Jarvis, class of 2015, came in to speak to our current Spanish students about her study abroad experience in Nicaragua.  Hannah attends The Ohio State University.  She shared her pictures and spoke of her experiences while expressing her appreciation of the knowledge of the Spanish language that she learned at WBHS.

Environmental Club
Plant Sale

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


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


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

Additional Information

April PBIS Winners

Congratulations to our April PBIS drawing winners.  These students names were submitted for the positive behavior.  L-R; Zach Dean, Spencer Hoops, Katyln Shreeve and Michael Page.  We are so proud of our Warriors.  

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


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
Adults -- $12     Students/Seniors -- $10

For reservations call 330-938-4442 or online at


West Branch Warrior Track & Field
Apparel Fundraiser

Clothing Is In

Please Pick Up in High School Office


West Branch Recognized for Music Programs 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.

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  

Additional Information

NHS Induction

Congratulations to the new National Honor Society Members that were recently inducted.  The new inductees are from left (first row) Carli McQuilkin, Kaylie Day, Kerstan Glista, Alex Kidd, Maria Macarie, Jenna Smith, Shae Haas and Angela Young; (second row) Amber Mondak, Emma Griffith, Moran Erb, Amanda Dean, Madison Definbaugh, Zoie Bailey and Courtney Banks; (third row) Kaylen Sanor, Ashley Weber, Bailey Polinori, Gabby McKinley, Grace Skolosh and Deanna Pagnucco; and (fourth row) Derek Reed, Josh Davidson, Michael Johnson, R.J. Yarwood, Ian Sharp and Zach Dean.  

Digital Danger 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!


Students read to Preschoolers

Students in  Mrs. Tice and Mr. Dorris' Biology II class wrote children's books about Invertebrates and then shared their books with our preschoolers.  

Academic Challenge Tournament Win

   West Branch Academic Challenge varsity players Bobby Parsons, Elsa Buehler, and Megan Winters won the 2016 Academic Challenge competition sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Alliance and the University of Mount Union.  The team won a $4000 scholarship to Mt. Union to be used by a deserving West Branch student and the traveling trophy will be on display for the year.  



Wrestlers at State Competition

  Dylan Miller and Ian Sharp both qualified for the state wrestling tournament in Columbus after placing in the top 4 at the district tournament in Alliance. Ian led the way with a 1st place finish when he pinned his opponent in the finals to capture the district championship. Dylan wrestled a tough go to match in the consolation semi finals after suffering a close loss and placed fourth. 
         Once in Columbus both wrestlers represented West Branch very well. Ian and Dylan both came up short of their goals and look forward to getting back there next year to finish what they started. Dylan looks forward to working hard in the off season, whereas, Ian will be recovering from an injury he sustained earlier in the year but continued to wrestle. Once he is healthy he will begin to work on returning to the state tournament to accomplish his goal. 
                                  PROUD OF OUR WARRIORS!


FFA Outdoors

FFA students at West Branch High School took advantage of the warming spring weather and headed to the woods for some outdoor learning time. Students learned how to tap maple trees, collect sap, and turn the watery sap into delicious maple syrup.  The students used an old drill to make a 2 inch hole in 10 different maple tress throughout the woods.  They inserted spikes using a wooden mallet and hung the buckets to collect sap for 4 days.  At the beginning of each class period, students went to the woods and collected their sap in food grade containers that were stored in a refrigerator.   After gathering about 20 gallons of sap, students boiled their sap over an oven burner for several days in a row, until the sap became thick and light brown in color.  About 1/2 gallon of syrup was made, and students plan to share their syrup with other classes in the school district. 

State Bound

          Good Luck to our Cheerleader Competition Squad and our Wrestlers as they head to Columbus for State Competitions and State Tournaments.  

Cheerleading Competition Squad:  1st row L-R  Chloe Townsend, Taylor Miller, Shae Haas and Reilly Cameron.  2nd row L-R  Kailee Gibbons, Hunter Gillingham, Maddie Buehler, Alex St. Clair, Torie Stratton, DeKarli Pagnucco and Mikayla Wallace.  

Wrestlers:  L-R  Dylan Miller and Ian Sharp


March PBIS Drawing Winners

Congratulations to our March PBIS.  These students names were entered into our monthly drawing for the "Positive Behavior".  They were able to choose from a variety of prize items   L - R,  Morgan Erb, Derek Reed, Brianna Biery and Alex Petkash.   

Project Prom Promotional

Students involved with Project Prom woke up nice and early to promote Project Prom on the WFMJ Morning Show.  The young ladies did a great job getting the message out.  L-R  McCoy Yarian, Kailee Gibbons, Olivia Brunner, Shayna Sands and Emily Menegay.  

West Branch High School Presents... 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 FFA Presents 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.

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.


Teens for Jeans 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

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Christy Biery who was named Alliance Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month for February 2016.  Mrs. Biery has taught at West Branch for 37 years.  She teaches various business classes and web design.   

FFA Enjoys Successful Trip

Eleven West Branch FFA students spent a sunny week in Fort Worth, Texas during the first few days of February.  FFA members Sami Stryffeler, Katie Stowe, Madison Pidgeon, Andrew Hrusovski, Anthony Ginnetti, Kira Sharp, Ellie Elasivich, Kyle Wade, Taylor Snyder, Jesse Elasivich, and Rod Headland all traveled together with their advisors Greg Sharp and Rebecca Zeisler to the Lone Star State to participate in the Fort Worth Stockshow and Rodeo activities. 

While in Texas, students spent one day paired with another student at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas.  FFA members attended all classes with their partner during the day and were given a tour of the agricultural facilities that the Texas FFA members operate. West Branch FFA members also attended the Fort Worth Stockshows, one of the largest steer and hog shows in the United States, and attended a rodeo.  Before heading back to the airport students were able to spend time at the Historical Fort Worth Stockyards, learning about the history of cattle drives and the beef industry.  FFA members look forward to traveling to another state to learn about agriculture again in the near future.  



SADD Students

WBHS SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is starting a Warrior Pen Pal program.  The students in SADD are writing letters to various 5th grade students at the Middle School.  The purpose is to get to know them, encourage them, and even coach them in areas where they may be struggling with good decision-making.  

In these pictures SADD members are writing their introductory letters to their new 5th grade friends.  The students are excited to hear back from their Warrior Pen Pals.  

Sundae Celebration

English students from all grades who met their teacher's criteria were treated to an Ice Cream Sundae during their lunch periods. 

2016 Winter Homecoming Queen

Miss Elsa Buehler

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.

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

Students demostrate lesson


Students in Mrs. Kristen Tice's Science Class shared their lesson with Mrs. Denise Ginocchi 's 5th grade Science Class.  Upperclassmen demonstrated dissecting a starfish.  

PBIS Drawing Winners

A monthly drawing is held to recognize students who were nominated by by teachers for their positive behavior. This month there were many cards entered into the drawing.  Each month a student from each grade level is drawn and the winners are able to select from a variety of prizes.











This months winners were:   L-R  Michael Jones, Stephanie Kline, Brandon Shipley and Shannon Wolfe.   

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.


NOSB Team Penguin Bowl

Students in Mrs. Tice's Biology class will be traveling to the Pittsburgh Aquarium on Saturday, February 6th to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Regional Competition called the Penguin Bowl.  They will be competing against 15 other teams from around the area.  Good Luck Warriors!  Top Row (L-R):  Michael Johnson, Zachary Wyatt and Michael Jones.  Front Row (L-R) Marryssa Smith, Megan Lucas and Stephanie Frederick.  

Winter Sports Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our Winter Sports Homecoming Court.

 1st row L to R:  Kira Sharp, Elsa Buehler, Kaylee Manning and Morgan Erb.  2nd row L to R:  Destany Goosby, Haley Davis and Hannah Sprowl.  

 Crowning will take place prior to the Varsity Boys Basketball game  on Friday, February 5th in the Fieldhouse. 

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.

Clothing Closet Open 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!

A Classical Tea A Classical Tea

West Branch Student Musicians

A Classical Tea

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

Students explore Authors

Panel discussions and role playing were part of Mrs. Mary Jo Kidd's English 11 class.  Students are learning textual evidence, follow-up, synthesizing new ideas and making connections between text.  They enjoyed role playing authors Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury and William Faulkner.  

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!

FTA Toy Drive

Future Teachers of America

FTA members organized a toy collection for Akron Children's Hospital in Boardman.  They hosted a competition of homerooms for the most toys collected.  Ms. Hinkle's homeroom won.  Toys were delivered on December 18th to help brighten the holidays of the children.  Mrs. Erica Polinori is the FTA advisor.  

Family & Consumer Sciences Skills

Students in Mrs. Fisher's Family & Consumer Sciences classes learn various skills. They have been working on their laundry skills and learning to make gingerbread houses for the holidays.



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.

Students Recognized for Positive Behavior











Each month, students "caught"  displaying positive behavior throughout our school or community are entered into  a drawing.  One student from each grade level is selected and able to choose a prize.  This month's students were (L-R) Megan Lucas, grade 12, Jacob Rose, grade 10, Annie Menegay, grade 9 and Alexxis Heestand, grade 11.  Congratulations to these students and all of our students who were nominated.  




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.  

High School Choir and Young & Alive

Monday, December 21, 2015

7:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium



High School Band Concert High School Band Concert


Sunday, December 13, 2015
3:00 pm
High School Auditorium
FTA sponsors Toy Drive

FTA is holding a toy drive to benefit patients at Akron Children's Hospital.  We will be collecting toys from Tuesday, December 1st through Friday, December 4th  during homeroom.  This collection will be a competition among homerooms for the most items collected.  The winning homeroom will receive a breakfast featuring Whitehouse doughnuts!  Please donate only new, unwrapped toys.  Suggestions for toys are posted on the link.   


Blood Drive

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




Warrior News

Please check out

Superintendent Phillips' November Newsletter

Located Under Superintendent's Message

(Left Hand Side Bar)

Join the Warpath . . . Donate Today 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? 

NBC Fall Athletics Recognized


                    Congratulations to our NBC Sports Leaders

   Pictured above are our student athletes that were chosen by the Northern Buckeye Conference All Star 1st Team, 2nd Team or Honorable Mention Honors.  

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.



Mythology Project

Mythology classes recently completed a project to create a monster and myth connected to the Ancient Greeks.  The monsters are in one of the display cases in the second floor hallway.  The myths are available to read in Mrs. Lesnett's room. 

FFA Convention

 West Branch Members attend  National FFA Convention 

Members of the West Branch FFA chapter recently traveled to Louisville, KY to attend the National FFA Convention.  Sami Stryffeler, Casey Minor, Matt Douglas, Geoff Galida, and Tommy Kemp represented West Branch at the convention and participated in sightseeing events along the way.  Members visited the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH, as well as the Louisville Slugger Museum and Churchill Downs while in KY.   In addition, students listened to keynote speakers and National FFA officers at the convention and watched as FFA members from around the country received prestigious degrees and awards.  The trip concluded with an exciting concert by country music singer Kip Moore.

Biology II Happenings

     Students in Mrs. Tice's Biology II classes created submersibles to show Ocean Exploration.  Projects ranged from the Trieste to Scuba Divers.  The Sandbox lab helped reinforce the topographic features of the ocean floor.  

Order Your Yearbooks Today

Yearbook Special Offer

You have until November 20th to receive Four Free Icons when you Personalize your cover.

Visit or call 1-877-767-5217 to order.  

 These Moments Matter. 

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! 

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.


Door Decorating Contest










Congratulations to Mr. Buckley's homeroom.  They were the winners of the fall door decorating contest sponsored by Student Council.  There were many homerooms that participated in the contest.  Take a peak at a few more of them.     

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

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week 

November 2nd - 6th 

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  Red Ribbon Week promotes drug prevention and education, while encouraging  personal commitments  to live drug-free lives.  This week also commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe. The students of WBHS SADD ask you to please wear red this week in support and awareness of Red Ribbon Week.  

Spirit Week - Color Wars

Mythology Classes Participate

  This week each grade level was asked to wear a different color representing his/hers class grade level colors each day as part of Spirit Week. Love our Warrior Nation.  

Script Ohio

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



Students create Museum


All sophomore United States history classes participated in an Industrial Period Museum featuring key inventions from the time.  The students created museum pieces to display and then visited the museum to learn about new technological advances from the time period.

Farm Safety Month

FFA Students Skills Tested

      October is Farm Safety month, which is important to each individual in the agricultural community.  Over the last three weeks members of the West Branch FFA chapter have been studying safety on the farm and learning what precautions need to be taken in order to stay safe while operating a tractor.  This week, students spent three days learning to operate a tractor and were tested on their driving and backing skills.  Good job West Branch FFA!

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!

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. 
NBC Cross Country Meet NBC Cross Country Meet

West Branch Set to Host the

2015 NBC Cross Country Championships

Race Info

Students benefit from Above and Beyond Award











Mrs. Maureen Smith classes use new teaching tools thanks to Mrs. Smith being the recipient of the Above and Beyond Award.

West Branch 
Clothing Closet

West Branch High School
Bye Bye Birdie

                     November 13 - 15, 2015 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015 -- 7:00 PM

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.


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

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.

Harlem Wizards 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
Spirit Week

Students show Spirit

Featured are some of our spirit winners for "Wednesday We Wear Pink" day. The Student Body has been enjoying showing their school spirit for our Homecoming Week.  

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)




Homecoming Information


     Alice in Wonderland

 is the theme for the upcoming Fall Homecoming Dance held on Saturday, September 26th from 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Monday, September 21st thru Friday, September 25th during the lunch periods.  The cost is $10.00 per ticket.  If you are bringing an outside guest, a completed guest verification sheet must be on file before ticket purchase. Guest verifications sheet are available in the office and our webpage.


Canfield Fair

West Branch Students Excel

 Many West Branch students exhibited animals at the Canfield Fair last week.  Students spent all summer working with their livestock and getting their animals ready for the shows.  Their efforts paid off and all West Branch students walked away with ribbons and trophies to be proud of.  


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.  

Varsity Football Ticket Sales Varsity Football Ticket Sales

Varsity Football at Southeast High School


Friday, September 11, 2015
7:00 PM



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.


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

School Pictures


School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 9th.  Picture packets have been distributed in homeroom and there are extra forms available in the office.  


All students in grades 9-11 are required to have their picture taken but purchase is not necessary. Pictures time begins immediately after   homeroom. Picture make-up day is November 11th. 


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


Senior Leadership (Picture Courtesy of Dunlap Photography)

Freshman Orientation / New Student Orientation / Schedules
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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.  



NBC Champs

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


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!

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). 

NBC League Championship

Congratulations to the Boys Track Team!

The guys track team won the NBC league championship meet on Friday, May 15th.  This makes them undefeated in the NBC and league champions.  The guys put together an amazing meet to round out an incredible season.  Good luck to them as they move on to the district meet on Thursday, May 21st.  


    Congratulations to Brittany Ring,

the 2015 West Branch  recipient of the JL Francis Scholarship.


Mahoning County Art Show


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

     Congratuations to our Award Award Winners and participants. 


Track and Field Record Broken

Lea Bock (sr) broke the school record in the discus on Thursday, April 30, 2015 with a throw of 129'8".  Lea is the daughter of Fred and, West Branch high school teacher, Gayla Bock.  The previous record of 126'1" was held for 30 years by Anita (Kelly) Sposetta (shown in the picture with Lea), mother of former thrower, Kim Sposetta (2013), and current thrower, Kristen Sposetta (jr).  Lea is a four-year letter winner in track and a senior captain this year.  As a result of supporting her daughter and the team, Anita was present for Lea's record breaking toss.  With tears in her eyes, she shook Lea's hand and proudly proclaimed, "30 years was long enough."  Congratulations to Lea Bock, and good luck to her on her quest to do more great things this season!

Teachers Receive Grants from Board of Education. 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.

Art Club Field Trip








Recently, the WBHS Art Club traveled to Cleveland to spend the day at the Museum of Art.  Mr. Steve Mountz is the advisor.  

Young Adult Literature

 West Branch High School has a state winner in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) 2015 Teen Video Challenge.  The Young Adult Literature semester elective under the direction of Mrs. Adrienne Lesnett wrote, directed, and produced a 90 second video promoting teen reading based on this year’s slogan “Unmask.”  The students created a parody of the Scooby Doo cartoon entitled “Groovy Groo and the Book Muncher.” Filming took place in the high school library over a one week period where students could be seen running through the book stacks as part of the plot of the video.  The class would like to thank the Sebring branch of Mahoning County Public Library for advising them of this opportunity.  Students have elected to give a monetary donation from the prize money to the Sebring Public Library and the West Branch High School library in recognition of their support.

Students in the picture from left to right:

First Row: Jessica Lozier, Elizabeth Jarvis, Sydney Rice, Conni Cross, Tatiana Ludt, Zoie Bailey, Lindsey Rice, Faith Hall

Second Row: Maggie Stepo, Amanda Woods, Samantha Miner, Adelina Buga, Jordan Brown

2015 Summer Athletic Camps, Dates & Registration Forms


YSU English Festival

Students in grades 10-12 at West Branch High School participated in the annual YSU English Festival on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  This year, students designed shirts to wear on campus that featured "WBHS English Festival 2014-15" on the front, an a favorite book quote on the back.  Special thanks to Samantha Miner and Jessica Lozier for their work on these shirts.  

Community Clean Up Day


 With the help of the Mahoning County GREEN TEAM, our Environmental Club Members participated in the clean up day.  Students picked up trash along 15th Street and Johnson Rd. in Sebring.  Pictured above:  Emmaline Lamp, Mike Jones and Anthony Ginetti.  

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.



April Awareness Week

The week of April 27th is April Awareness Week, sponsored by SADD.

Monday :  Baseball Day - wear your favorite team's attire

Tuesday: 80's Day

Wednesday:  Twin Day

Thursday :  Camouflage Day

Friday :  Green - Warrior Day

Participate  - Take a Stand



The West Branch National Honor Society inducted 39 new members on April 17, at 2:15 in the afternoon in the High School Auditorium.  The West Branch students and staff along with parents, and family members were in attendance.  Current officers presented speeches on character, scholarship, leadership and service.  The current NHS President, Avery Polinori, led new members in the NHS Pledge.  Katie Stevens read a poem in closing.  A reception was held in the cafeteria immediately following the ceremony for parents and family members, NHS members, and West Branch Staff.

 Pictured above, newly  inducted NHS members.  Pictured below, current NHS members.                  

                 Congratulations to all the members.   

Elks Teenagers of the Year


      Congratulations to Lea Bock and Avery Polinori


Voice of Democracy Contest

Senior Jeremy Brown and Freshman Kirsten Plocher were honored Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 8 Voice of Democracy banquet at the VFW post in Newton Falls, Ohio. This is the first time in recent history that two students from West Branch have placed in the top five finalists at the district level.  Brown who placed third and Plocher who placed fifth recited their winning speeches to a large and patriotic crowd of veterans, state and local representatives, families, and teachers.


This national contest requires students to write and record a 3-5 minute speech on a specified theme. The theme for 2014-15 was “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.” Students at West Branch and Sebring are sponsored through the Sebring VFW post 6730. Commander Terry Frasher presented checks to both students for their efforts.


Jeremy and Kirsten are students of West Branch teacher Adrienne Lesnett, who offers the contest to her students annually. The VOD theme for 2015-16 is “My Vision for America.”

Students learn "Preposition Song"











Mrs. Lesnett's Freshman Honors English Class performs and records the "preposiition song" to the tune of "Yankee Doodle."  The song features Allison Slutz on cymbals, Emilee Sanor on recorder, and Mr. Mark Modarelli (Mrs. Lesnett's first semester student teacher) on drums.  Special thanks to the Music Department for the use of the room.  The videos can be seen on Mrs. Lesnett's web page under "Freshman Honors."  

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


Mary Poppins Tickets on Sale Now


Buy your tickets online at

Cheerleaders Excel at Disney 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!

Mark Your Calendar 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.  

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!!









                                       All District Pep Rally

The whole district student body and staff gathered to cheer on our Lady Warriors as they head to Columbus for the State Final Four. The State Wrestlers, Indoor Track Team, and the Cheer Competition Squad were also recognized for their efforts at recent events.  Good Luck to our Lady Warriors!  We are so proud of all of our student athletes.  


No School on Friday, March 20, 2015
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.

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.

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.


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!

Cheering on our Wrestlers

Wrestlers cheered on by students and staff.  West Branch Wrestlers, Alec Schopfer, Mason Hughes and Ian Sharp were lead by band members and our mascots thru the WBHS halls while students and staff cheered them on.  The three wrestlers are headed to Columbus.   



District Potholes 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.

A Sea of Green

West Branch Lady Warriors were surrounded by a Sea of Green as they won the Regional Semi Final Game vs. Chagrin Falls. 

The Lady Warriors will be in tournament play at Barberton again this Saturday, March 14th @ 2:00 p.m. 

Tickets are on sale at the high school office until this Friday, 1:00 p.m.  Ticket cost is $7.00 for adults and students. The Pep Club is sponsoring a Pep Bus for students.  Student sign up's must be completed by lunch periods on Friday. Come out and support our Ladies.  

Wrestling Advances 3 Wrestlers to State Tournament 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


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.


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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2 HR Weather Delay on 3/4/15


The West Branch Cheerleading Competition Squad competed at Ohio State University in the State Cheerleading Competition Division ll.  They finished 7th out of 18 schools.   Proud of their accomplishment. 
          Job - Well done!!!                          Congratulations!!!! 
Girls Basketball Plays for District Championship on Thursday 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)

2015 School Calendar Adopted 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


Cheer Squad Competition

Good Luck Cheer Squad

West Branch High School Cheer Competition Squad will compete on March 1, 2015 at the OASSA State Championship Competition held at St. John Arena, The Ohio State University.  It is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators.  All schools that qualified at an OASSA regional event in February were invited to participate in the Championships.   Awards will be given in cheer division I, II, III, IV and V in both mount and non-mount; and jazz, pom, and hip hop in dance.  

Girls Basketball Game on 2-21-15 is POSTPONED 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!


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!




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
Mrs. Jana Stitle(K-Z and 504) (330)938-4405

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.



PARCC/AIR Testing Scheduling

Due to school closings, the PARRC /AIR Testing is now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 24th.  The full schedule is at the listed link.  Please follow link for full schedule.



West Branch will make-up a day on Monday April 6, 2015



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
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.

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.

State Testing Meeting Draws Crowd 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



WB Cheerleaders State Qualifiers

Winter Sports Homecoming Queen

Congratulations to Miss Lea Bock who was crowned Winter Sports Homecoming Queen during the Boys Basketball game on January 23rd.

The dance was held on Saturday, January 24th at the high school. It was sponsored by the Student Council.  Again, Congratulations Lea!

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

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!!

Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 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.

English Department PBIS



The High School English Department held its 2nd PBIS night on January 29th, rewarding students for their effort, achievement, and encouragement of others throughout the quarter. Students were invited to a game night in the high school library where they were able to compete against their teachers and classmates in Apples to Apples, Jenga, Battle Ship, Catch Phrase, Euchre, and Charades. It was great fun!
Parent Informational Meetings

West Branch High School Counseling Department
will host two informational meetings on Thursday, February 12th in the auditorium.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Information concerning the College Credit Plus Initiative will be presented.  Representatives from KSU, YSU, and Stark State College will be present.  This initiative is open to all qualified students in grades 7-12 (2015-16).

7:00 - 8:00 Mr. Keith Martig will be sharing information on the Krizay Scholarship and the FAFSA. 

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

Parent -Teacher Conference

West Branch High School will host Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 12th from 2:50 - 8:40 p.m.  Information with specific details will be mailed home.  If you have any questions about conferences, please contact Mrs. Prox @ 330.938.2183.  Parents are encouraged to bring their student with them.  We hope you will join us. 

January WB Board of Education Meeting 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!

Winter Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our Winter Sports Homecoming Court. 

Court Members, Left to Right.  Row one: Bree Metts, Gabbi Sanor, and Melinda Trimmer.  Row two: Allysa Hatton, Lexington Pittman, Lea Bock, and Pavin Heath.  The queen will be crowned on January 23rd at the  Boys Varsity Basketball Game.  The dance will be held on Saturday, January 24th from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. 

Peter Pan Practice Canceled 1-22-15 & 1-24-15 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.

Winter Homecoming Dance

It's time for our Winter Homecoming Dance
Date:  January 24th
Time:  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Cost:  $9.00 per person
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 20th - Thursday, January 22nd  during the lunch periods and immediately after school in Room 124.


If you are bringing an outside guest, a completed guest verification sheet must be turned in prior to purchasing a guest ticket.  

Guest verification sheets are available in the high school office and on this webpage.  

Vote for Pavin Heath for JJHuddle Girls Player of the Week 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.

Peter Pan


Please call 330-938-4442 for tickets.

How many snow days do we get? 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!




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

Renaissance Faire



Miss Wallace and Mr. Moyer's Freshmen Language Arts classes put on a Renaissance Faire to showcase their research topics from their Renaissance research papers they wrote. Students created their own costumes, made presentation materials and held exhibits for other classes to walk through and participate in. The entire freshmen team of teachers was involved in the project, making this unit a cross-curricular learning experience. Students worked with Mrs. Smith to learn about alchemy and Renaissance science by doing the gold penny lab (they also had to take their notes with quills and ink one day!), Mrs. Sharp talked to students about the trajectory of catapults in math, Mr. Thomas led the students through a geography game about the plague and helped students research for their essays, Mr. Martin talked students through Renaissance first aid and his students provided medical care during the jousting tournament, and Mr. Edie presided over the jousting tournament in the gym during the lunch periods. Students were immersed in Renaissance research and culture over the past two weeks in order to prepare them for the world of Shakespeare and his plays, which they will begin working with after Christmas break. ?

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.  

Frozen Characters visit Damascus Students

Two of our WBHS students, Katie Stowe (Elsa) and Anissa Lautzenheiser (Anna) visited with Damascus Elementary students during their Christmas Luncheon.  Elsa and Anna vistied with their fans and had many photos taken.  

Young and Alive Bring Alive the Sounds of the Season

West Branch High School Choral Department


“A Musical Yuletide Portrait”



“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


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


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.


Warrior Boys Basketball Weekly Newsletter Warrior Boys Basketball Weekly Newsletter

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



Light Up Damascus...December 13, 2014 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.


Honor Rolls for First Grading Period
Drop and Shop

Need some extra time to shop for Christmas?  The West Branch High School Student Council wants to help!  On Saturday, December 6th from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., our students and staff members will entertain your child with games, crafts, a movie and lunch for only $10 per child.


 **Please note this is only for West Branch Students in Kindergarten - 6th grade.


Please call the High School office to make your reservation at 330-938-2183.  A permission slip will be sent home with your child.

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.

College Financial Aid Night


Do you know how you will pay for college?
What options are out there to assist you?
What is the FAFSA?  When and how do you fill it out?

A representative from YSU's Financial Aid Department will be here to answer these questions and more.  

For:    Any junior, senior and/or their parents
Date:   Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time:   6:00 p.m. 
Where:  West Branch High School Cafeteria
RSVP:   Call 330.938.2183 by November 25th to reserve your

Veterans Ceremony


Please join us as we honor our Veterans.  Our ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 11th @ 8:00 a.m. in the High School Auditorium.  All Veterans and Community Members are invited to attend.                                               


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.

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.

"Great Mail Race"

Recently Mrs. Bock’s Computer Applications classes participated in a project called the “Great Mail Race.”  This race required students to research different high schools across the country, pick one, and then practice their business-letter writing skills by drafting a letter to other high school students asking for a return response. Students will receive prizes awarded for: 1) first response 2) most responses 3) response from the farthest distance.

I am pleased to announce that Miss Makayla Manns, a senior, was the first student to receive a response back from Oregon City High School in Oregon City, Oregon! Congratulations Makayla!!


Girls Powder Puff Football

Come cheer on our Junior and Senior Class Girls as they participate in our Annual Powder Puff Football GameThe game will be held in the stadium on November 6th @ 6:00 p.m.

The cost is $2.00 for students and adults. 






Mobile Dentist Coming

A Mobile Dentist will be coming on December 11th for any Middle School or High School students who wish to see them.  Forms will be sent home on November 11th with students and need to be returned by November 18th.  Parents be on the lookout for these forms if you would like your student to participate.  

Senior Class Picture

Senior Class Group Picture will be taken on Friday, October 31st @ 7:25 a.m. sharp in the old gym.  Seniors are encouraged to wear their green and white. Dunlaps Photography will supply order forms at that time.  


Student Input Needed 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.  




Be an Advocate...Become a Special Education Surrogate Be an Advocate...Become a Special Education Surrogate
Shrek on Stage                               Shrek on Stage

West Branch High School
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

Parent Survey 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....




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


Volley for the Cure Was a Success 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!

Girls Soccer Captures NBC Title 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!

Boys Soccer Earns Top Honors 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.

Health Literacy Board Games

Mr. Gary Martin's health students created board games to promote health literacy.  Students were divided into four groups. The objective of the lesson was to create a board game that promoted a healthy life style.


Fall Homecoming Court

We would like to introduce our Fall Homecoming Court 2014. Congratulations to all of the young ladies.  The queen will be crowned prior to the start of the Varsity Football Game vs. Alliance on Friday, October 17th.   


Pictured above 1st row L to R:  Gabbi Sanor, Sydney Rice, Melinda Trimmer and Cheyenne DeLuna.  2nd row L to R:  Lea Bock, Alyssa Hatton and Lexington Pittman.  

West Branch High School Named Blue Ribbon School 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!

Maurice Clarett shares his story

Recently Maurice Clarett, former running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes 2002 National Championship team and a 3rd round draft pick of the Denver Broncos appeared at West Branch High School to speak with Middle and High School students about his life and how making bad decisions affected his future.


Over 1300 students and staff members were on hand in the old gym to hear Maurice's story.  Don't let poor decisions or negative influences dictate your future.  Make good decisions, listen to people willing to help and reach your full potential.  This message goes out to all ages, not just students.  You have control over the impact you will make in your own life and the lives of others!

Leading the Way

Ten of our student leaders had the opportunity to represent West Branch in the NBC Leadership Conference.  The Conference was held on September 25th at Camp Muskingum.  Students were able to demonstrate their leadership skills along with others from several local schools.  Students agreed to share their additional skills and new levels of school and community spirit with all.    

Homecoming Dance


                         JUNGLE BOOGIE

West Branch Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 18th 7:00 -10:00 p.m.
Ticket Cost $9.00 each or $18.00 a couple.  Tickets will be on sale the week of October 13th during lunch periods. 

Guest Verification forms are available in the High School Office or online.
Completed guest verification forms must be returned prior to purchasing ticket.  No tickets will be sold at the door. 


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. 

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. 

Freshman Orientation

Our Freshmen Orientation was recently held.   Freshmen were given their new schedules, a school tour along with fun and games.  Upperclassmen along with High School Faculty enjoyed meeting our new incoming class.  Good Luck Class of 2018.

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.

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

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.

West Branch Schools Always Growing 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.

Alumni Game 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


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)

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

Telephone Issues

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

High School Golf Practice 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).

Football Golf Scramble Football Golf Scramble

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

Additional Information

Boys State Track Winners


Congratulations to Jake Zinni and Zach Robbins on their success at the state track and field meet.  Jake placed 5th in the state in discus and Zach is the state runner-up in high jump.  

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 with any questions, or call 330-938-4325.

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.

JUNE 4, 2014 JUNE 4, 2014







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

Graduation Class of 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 One hundred and forty-seven seniors will graduate on June 1, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.  Parents, family and  friends are welcome to attend the graduation ceremony in the Fieldhouse.  Seating is on a first come basis and doors open up at 1:00 p.m.

Freshman Honors English Charity Project

Students in Mrs. Lesnett’s Freshman Honors English classes recently completed their charity projects.  Each student conducted fundraising for the charity of his/her choice, completed an application with essay, created a public service announcement, gave a speech, and wrote a business letter for donating the money raised. Six students were selected as finalists by Mrs. Lesnett and their anonymous applications and essays were reviewed by a panel consisting of Mr. Brian Coffee, principal, Mrs. Leigh Ann Martin, district librarian, and Mrs. Susan Hartzell, gifted teacher. The panel interviewed and ranked the top three of six finalists to which Mrs. Lesnett and members of the panel donated.  Congratulations to the students in the two Honors English classes who collectively raised $9,185.00.  The student who raised the most money this year was Jordan Brown.

In this picture are the top six finalists.  The charity for each of these students is listed next to the name. Seated in the first row from left to right are Jordan Brown in first place (Pilot Dogs), Zoie Bailey in second place (Shriner’s Hospital for Children), and Madison Definbaugh in third place (Autism Speaks). Standing from left to right are Amanda Dean (National Alliance of Mental Health), Emma Griffith (Big Reach Center of Hope), Kailee Gibbons (Stomp Out Bullying) and Mrs. Adrienne Lesnett, teacher.


End of the Year Parent Information 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.

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.


West Branch Theater Class and Middle School Students Present 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 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

Boys' Basketball Summer Camp Boys' Basketball Summer Camp

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

Camp Form


Above and Beyond Teacher Award Above and Beyond Teacher Award

High School students please use this link to nominate a high school teacher that has gone "Above and Beyond".

Football Summer Camp Registration Football Summer Camp Registration

Students Entering First - Ninth Grade

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

Camp Brochure

New Records Set 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! 

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. 

Children's Community Night

Check it out!
What will the school district income tax cost a citizen? 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?

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.

West Branch Local Schools Recognized for Music Education Efforts West Branch Local Schools Recognized for Music Education Efforts

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

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.


Girls' Softball Moved to Louisville Girls' Softball Moved to Louisville

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


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!!  

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.

Did you know that Senior Citizens on Social Security pay ZERO school income tax? 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


West Branch High School Presents.. West Branch High School Presents..


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



Dinner Theater

Support the West Branch Boys' Track Team 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.


Warrior Baseball Gear Now On Sale 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.

State Testing Adjustments for Grades 3- 8 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. 

One Book One Community 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.