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  • West Liberty-Salem Ohio Hi Point Students Recognized During Convocation Ceremony

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 5/23/2019 12:05:00 AM

    West Liberty-Salem Hi-Point students celebrate graduation with breakfast and a Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, May 22nd. This year, ten students from West Liberty-Salem graduated from Ohio HI Point from eight different departments including Allied Health, Cosmetology, Diesel Technology, Animal Science, Multimedia Marketing, Outdoor Careers and CBI. Special acknowledgements for outstanding students were shared throughout the ceremony. Representing West Liberty-Salem was Alexis Eshelman for December Student of the Month and excellence in Cosmetology, Destinee Huffman also for excellence in Cosmetology, and Nicole Watkins for excellence in Graphic Design & Printing Technology.

    Please join us in congratulating the following students on their graduation!
    Emily Elser
    Alexis Eshelman
    Rylee LeVan
    Destinee Huffman
    Nate Daniels
    Nicole Watkins
    Karley Jenkins
    Logan Bowling
    Garett Avila
    Linkon Williams

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  • West Liberty-Salem Students Host Final Spring Music Programs

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 5/22/2019

    Our third graders and fifth graders both put on quite a show last evening! Both classes held their respective class spring music programs. The third graders were under the direction of Mr. Brice Henry, who led the audience on a tour around the world. The class sang songs and class speakers explained how the songs described different cultures globally. Students interpreted music through dance, sign language and other musical instruments as well!

    The fifth grade, led by Mrs. Bethany Smucker put on the infamous Hits of the Decades performance. The audience was wowed by music from top pop artists from the last 6 decades! It’s always a really fun show for the students to showcase their talents in dance, signing, and instrumental music, while ending their elementary music career with a bang!

    A big, big thanks is always in order for these two talented and very special musical educators. Their love and appreciation for the art of music education fosters continued musical excellence at West Liberty-Salem.

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  • Students Published in Pages Anthology, Wexner Center for Creative Arts

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 5/14/2019

    West Liberty-Salem’s English Department, with the help of two department teachers, Mrs. Haney and Mrs. Arnold, participated in a year long Creative Arts program, called Pages, through the Wexner Center for Creative Arts. This free program pairs educators and artists from the Wexner Center with high school teachers from across central Ohio in the planning of writing-based experiential learning opportunities for students. Pages is an innovative multidisciplinary program that supports literacy and writing skills through the exploration of contemporary art, film, and performing arts.

    25 students from grades 9-12 participated in workshops during homerooms and lunches throughout first semester. Each workshop was followed by trips to the Wexner Center at The Ohio State University where they went to art exhibition, “I Can’t See You Without Me” by Mickalene Thomas, “Seancers” performed by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and viewed Oscar nominated “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” followed by a Q & A session with director RaMell Ross.

    At the conclusion of the year long study, students and teachers submitted pieces of work to the Pages Anthology and 17 students’ works were published. Students were invited to participate in a final Open Mic Night and provide their reflections of the year. Mrs. Haney, and students Devon Clark, Tori Wilson, Cheyenne Gluckle and Jamie Gluckle attended the event and Tori Wilson was the guest MC.

    To see published works, click the link to be directed to this years Anthology.
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  • Teacher student collaboration is a success!

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 5/13/2019

    West Liberty-Salem’s Astronomy class has been studying the planets and solar system and sharing that study in the elementary. They created illustrated books that teach younger students all about the solar system, and they read their books to Mrs. Dallas’ and Mrs. Cordell’s second graders this week. Teacher collaboration across grade levels has become a popular concept allowing fresh insight and support among teachers and students who may otherwise not have the chance to interact. The younger students were really entertained, while also learning what Junior and Senior Astronomy students are studying. Great job to these students for sharing what they are learning and fostering an interest in Astronomy and Science in our younger students!

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  • Pennies for Patients Project raises over $1000

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 5/13/2019

    West Liberty-Salem High School Student Council recently sponsored Pennies for Patients, a service project that raises money for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. This particular project raises money for children who are struggling with blood cancer. Student council challenged students in grades K-12 to raise $1,000 for child cancer patients. After final tallies our district beat our goal and we were able to mail a check for $1080! Classes raising the most money were first graders from Mrs. Reed’s class, seventh graders in Mrs. Spencer’s class, and in high-school, Mrs. Seymour’s class. Congratulations to student Council for meeting your goal, and thank you to our students for making this project a success!

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  • West Liberty-Salem FFA host Ag Science Day

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 5/13/2019

    West Liberty-Salem Elementary enjoyed Ag Science Day with the help of students from the FFA, Farmers Equipment and Koenig Equipment from Urbana. Students learned about farming practices, raising livestock and had a chance to interact with our FFA student’s farm animals. Crowd favorites included a 3 week old Hereford calf owned by Ashily Spencer and Emma Hostetler’s 4 weak old weathers. Shawn Meyers, with Koenig, brought a combine that students were able explore and Farmers equipment provided a Case Maxxum 145 Tractor. Students also got a chance to see ducks, horses, ponies, donkeys and pigs. This day combines fun and learning and is great exposure for the future of what already is a successful FFA Chapter. Special thanks to Farmers Equipment, Koenig Equipment, Shawn Meyers and the West Liberty-Salem FFA.

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  • Fire Safety Week is really heating up!

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 5/9/2019

    This week members of the West Liberty Fire Department have been on campus talking to our elementary students about the importance of fire safety. Students took a guided tour of the fire trailer that offers a sneak peak into a what a real house fire situation might look like. They learned tips on evacuation plans and were sent home with information to start the conversation about what a good plan might look like in their own homes. Pictured below Solly Warye gets a hand from a firemen in an evacuation lesson, while his classmates anxiously await their turn! Thank you to our local fire department for keeping our student, families and community safe!!

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  • West Liberty-Salem administrators, advisor and students recognized at Ohio FFA State Convention

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 5/6/2019

    On May 2nd, seventeen WL-S FFA members attended the Ohio FFA State Convention. During the first of four sessions, 2018 WL-S graduate and 2019 Ohio FFA State Sentinel, Mallary Caudill, recognized Trista Havens, WL-S FFA Advisor, Greg Johnson, Principal, and Kraig Hissong, Superintendent as well as her parents, Dave and Janna Caudill, for their support in Caudill’s selection as a state FFA officer this past year. Each year, 25,000 members vie for an Ohio State Officer position, but only 11 are selected for the team. This is a huge honor for both the WL-S chapter but more importantly, Mallary Caudill. Other honors for the WL-S chapter include Cooper Havens and Hannah Jones, who accepted awards for “Charitable Giving” and “Chapter Trust”, and FFA member Alyssa Alford received an award for her gold-rated reporter’s book. Congratulations to WL-S FFA Chapter, as well as Caudill and Alford on their achievements!

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  • West Liberty-Salem’s Olivia Williams wins 4th Congressional District Art Competition

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 5/2/2019

    Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated according to www.house.gov.

    West Liberty-Salem had the privilege of entering several student pieces of art as part of the Congressional District 4 competition. Artwork from students in twelve counties were judged on April 29th, and Olivia Williams, senior at WL-S, received 1st place overall with a mixed media piece and Courtney Neer placed 3rd with a photo. Williams will be recognized at the Congressional Reception on Friday evening. Congressmen Jordan will be in attendance and offer an opportunity to meet with the students. Williams will also be recognized at the annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C.

    Olivia and Courtney’s work, along with other WL-S students Hailey Duncan, Rachel McGill, Addy Johnson and Ryan Motzko will also be on display during the reception, which takes place at the Houston House in Marysville on Friday, May 3rd from 4:30-7pm. The reception is open to the public.

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  • Eighteen. Students Receive White Tiger Award

    Posted by Allison Wygal on 4/29/2019


    West Liberty-Salem High School held their White Tiger Award Ceremony on Monday, April 29th, 2019. The White Tiger award is presented to students in grades 9-12 who work very hard, have a great attitude, give from the heart, and is a positive role model for other students. Like a white tiger, these students are very rare, and this ceremony is all about celebrating the unique impact they had on the staff member who nominated them. This year a total of 18 students were honored by a teacher, counselor, or athletic director. Each White Tiger recipient automatically qualifies for a scholarship provided by the Angie Warye Family. In addition to recognition and scholarship potential, each student receives a certificate, and a White Tiger Stylus provided by Solomon’s Garage. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!

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