April is World Autism Month! There is power in kindness, and one small act can have a ripple effect to encourage kindness in our communities. We believe that the kindness you share can help create a world where all people can reach their full potential.
Do you know an outstanding teacher that deserves recognition? Nominate them for the 2021 Westfall Education Foundation Teacher Appreciation Grant https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfuHGiAxXJ4c3mQ4hf_3aAvBXxkh53E9rOr65yEapA3J0RaQ/viewform Nominations accepted until May 7, 2021. The teacher appreciation grant will be awarded to three teachers from each school, WES, WMS, & WHS, earning them grant funds that will be spent on classroom resources, directly impacting student needs.
Happy National Assistant Principals Day to Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Pentiuk, and Mrs. Kelley! Our Assistant Principals give their best to our Mustangs every day, and we are so grateful for their leadership. Thank you for always going above and beyond supporting our school and making a difference in our student's lives. We appreciate you!
It's Paraprofessional Appreciation Day! Our paraprofessionals are vital in ensuring student success. They inspire, motivate, empower and challenge students every day, all while helping teachers. If you see a paraprofessional today, be sure to say THANK YOU!
From our Mustang family to yours, we wish you all a happy and healthy Easter!
Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL Thursday, April 1 - Monday, April 5 for Spring Break! Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Congratulations to Sharon Link for being presented with Sunny 95 and CME Federal Credit Union Hometown Hero Award! Nominated by co-worker Devon Ryan, Sharon is a true servant of the Westfall community. She works tirelessly as a high school special education teacher, collaborating with others to improve access for her students. She volunteers with the athletics program for fundraising and volunteers before school with the Pickaway County Homeless Shelter. On top of all this, Sharon is integral to the functioning of Westfall CARES, which serves families in the school district that face food insecurity. Thank you for all you do for the community and our #mustangfamily, Sharon! You truly are our "Hometown Hero!"
Please see the attached job posting for: Intervention Specialist Middle School 2021-2022 School Year
Please see the attached job posting for: Intervention Specialist Elementary School 2021-2022 School Year
They work incredibly hard behind the scenes to keep our schools connected, and we want to take a moment of recognition to say 'Thank You' to Nick Downs and JD Williamson in Westfall's Technology Department. Even with the global pandemic and the expansion of virtual learning, these information technology experts have risen to the challenge! Whether it's desktops, Chromebooks, hotspots, networks, databases, cybersecurity, phone lines, intercom systems, or security cameras, these IT pros keep Westfall Local Schools humming at all three buildings. Nick and JD, we appreciate you!
Please see the attached job posting for: Winter Coaches Supplemental Positions 2021-22 School Year
Congratulations to District Nurse, Nancy Downing! She was recently awarded the Extra Mile Award for going above and beyond for Westfall Local Schools! We're incredibly grateful for your expertise, professionalism, compassion & leadership. Today and every day, we thank you, Nancy, for helping our students and staff stay healthy!
REMINDER: Westfall Local School District is having a Teacher In-Service Day today, Monday, March 15. NO SCHOOL for students!
REMINDER: Westfall Local School District is having a Teacher In-Service Day on Monday, March 15. NO SCHOOL for students!
The Westfall Education Foundation aims to enhance existing educational programs, partnerships, and collaborations to improve the quality of education for all children in the Westfall Local School District. The Foundation provides support through curriculum-enriched programs, teaching resources, and scholarships made possible by generous donations from community members and businesses. The Westfall Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. If you are interested in supporting the Westfall Education Foundation, please visit http://www.westfalleducationfoundation.org/donate
FREE Virtual SOS Caregiver Training: Friday, March 5th, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm. All parents/guardians that participate will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card to Kroger!
Please see the attached job posting for: Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist - Middle School
Planning is now underway for our next group of incoming Mustangs! If you have a child who will be five years old on or before July 31, 2021, they are eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child is currently enrolled in Westfall's preschool program, you will still need to register your child for Kindergarten. To schedule your appointment, please click on the link below and complete the Google form. https://forms.gle/tvB1wC6RfZQWncRY6
Please see the attached job postings for: Fall Coaches Supplemental Positions 2021-2022 School Year
Congratulations to 2004 Westfall graduate, Jared Butts, for being named one of the "Top Young Golf Coaches in the US!" During his time at Westfall High School, Jared was named 1st team All-Conference all 4 years, Conference Player of the Year his Junior and Senior year, set the Conference record for lowest round and stroke average, Academic All-Ohio, a member of National Honor Society, and holds 27 individual and team records. He was inducted into the Westfall High School Hall of Fame in 2017 and is the only golfer to receive this honor. Jared graduated from Ohio State University in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science in Professional Golf Management and joined the WRGolf team in 2012 and has been the Head Coach since 2014. He is currently the Golf Pro at Will Robins Golf in Folsom, California. To view the list of the most talented young instructor's in golf, please visit: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/best-young-teachers-in-america-2021-2022