Our 8th grade Biology students are conducting a study of plant life, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration! They viewed the stomata, guard cells, and epidermal cells of iceberg lettuce under a microscope and recreated the images on their iPads. Keep up the great work, kiddos!
Hello WL-S Families, Yesterday two automated emails were sent out regarding a positive COVID case in our school district. The purpose of these form emails is to provide the school community general awareness that we had a positive case. It is NOT intended to alarm families, only to inform. The emails sent yesterday shared the following; (1) that we had a positive COVID case, (2) continued best practices that help to contain the spread of COVID, and (3) The Health Department has directly contacted any student that is considered a close contact and needs to quarantine. If you are not contacted by the health department, then your child is not considered a close contact. We will likely have many more of these emails sent out this school year. Don't Panic! COVID is among us all the time. That is why we have in place masks and cleaning procedures to limit the spread. We should use these moments to remind us to be diligent in our efforts to protect ourselves and others from COVID. Please remember, your child can continue to come to school if they are symptom free and healthy unless they have been contacted by the Health Department. Thank you, Kraig Hissong Superintendent
West Liberty-Salem Athletic Pre-sale ticket information for Sept. 26th and on: Pre-sale tickets will once again be sold every morning, 8:00-12:00 PM in the vestibule at door #2. If you are unable to make it there in the morning, we will be selling them Tuesday night Sept. 29th at the main ticket booth at the stadium from 6:00-8:00 PM. All tickets are $7.00 each, no refunds are available, Cash or check is accepted. At press time, the following is individual game ticket information: This Friday night High School football at Mechanicsburg, all tickets will be purchased online. A link will be provided to all the players families. At 7am Thursday any player tickets not purchased will be released to be purchased first come first serve. Check our website for that link. Middle School girls volleyball at Greeneview- will be played at the High School, 3 tickets per player can be purchased at the door. Northeastern (Wed. 9/30) tickets are all online, your coach will send you a link- 2 per player can be purchased. High School Volleyball at Greenon (9/29), at Northeastern (10/1)- will all be online purchase. Middle School football vs Triad (10/1)- tickets can be purchased presale or at the gate, this game will be played at the main stadium, and start time has been moved to 5:00 to accommodate a soccer game immediately following. JV football vs Mechanicsburg (10/3)- tickets can be purchased at the gate or presale, 5 people are allowed in per player. High School girls soccer at Graham (9/26) – tickets are to be purchased online, a link was provided by your coach. All Middle School and High School games being held at WLS this week, tickets are the same policy as before- we recommend you purchase ahead of time, but history has shown that we are not reaching full capacity on many games other than varsity football and sometimes varsity volleyball. ON an occasion, some tickets are still available at the gate prior to the game.
Hello Families, We hope that you can attend this week's football game as West Liberty-Salem heads to Mechanicsburg to take on the Indians. All tickets will be sold online. Your athlete will receive an individual passcode they can use to purchase up to four(4) tickets. Individual passcodes are valid until 10:00 pm on Wednesday, September 30th. After that any tickets not purchased will be opened up for purchase of an unlimited amount of additional tickets until all tickets are sold out. The additional tickets will go on sale at 7:00am on Thursday, October 1st. Additional instructions for purchasing tickets are below. TICKETING INSTRUCTIONS Individual Passcode: "enter the participants individual passcode"(valid through 10pm, Wed. 9/30) Extra Visitor Tickets Passcode: WLS102 (valid 7am, Thur. 10/1 until sold out) 1. Go to the link: https://www.mcburg.org/o/district/page/online-ticket-sales 2. Click the "Get Tickets" button for the event you wish to attend. 2. Click the "Have a Passcode?" link. 3. Type in the correct passcode. 4. Select the number of tickets you would like to purchase using the "+" or "-" buttons then click the "checkout" button and enter the required information. 5. Either print or have a copy of your ticket on your phone to be scanned at the gate. ATHLETIC EVENT VISITOR EXPECTATIONS Varsity Football- Admissions gate will open at 6pm. NO RE-ENTRY Spectators should CONDUCT A SELF ASSESSMENT and should STAY HOME IF EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19. Spectators must WEAR A FACIAL COVERING. Spectators should USE PROPER HYGIENE by washing hands or using sanitizer. Spectators should SIT WITH THEIR FAMILY POD, bleacher seating is laid out in pods of 4. Spectators should SIT OR STAND ON THE MARKED AREAS, bleachers are marked with purple and gold tape and there will be spots marked around the fence and on the hill. Again the marked areas are where it is okay to sit or stand.
WL-S announced the homecoming King and Queen on Saturday evening in a unique and fun ceremony at the stadium! Savannah Weaver, last year’s Queen, was there to crown her sister, Selena and Drew Hardwick was crowned this year’s King! Festivities at the stadium were followed by an outdoor dance in the courtyard. Congratulations to all of our homecoming royalty! We hope all of our students enjoyed this special weekend! You can find all of the photos taken at our ceremony on the WL-S facebook page.
We have a number of Elementary yearbooks remaining from 2019-2020. If you are I interested in purchasing one for your student, please contact Mrs. Cotrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 937-465-1060 x101. Cost is $14 per yearbook.
Congratulations to your homecoming King and Queen! Selena Weaver and Drew Hardwick were crowned this year’s King and Queen in tonight’s Homecoming celebration! Congratulations to all court members and especially, to Selena and Drew!
It's Gold Card Friday! Check out this week's elementary episode, featuring some vintage photos of our very own Mr. McGill. https://youtu.be/qNQjIh03PG0
Our homecoming court, and their escorts, were treated to dinner catered by The Half Day Cafe last evening. The kick off to this weekend’s homecoming festivities is a new tradition, and the court had a blast being celebrated! Tonight, the Tigers will take on the Northeastern Jets in the Homecoming game at 7pm, at Tiger stadium. Go Tigers!
Please help us welcome another new staff member, and this week’s staff spotlight, Emily Ridgeway. Emily joins us as our EMIS Coordinator & ProgressBook Administrator. Emily previously helped the same position for Mechanicsburg EVSD for the last 3 years. Emily graduated from WL-S in 2003 and resides on her family farm in West Liberty. You may all remember her mom, Mrs. Crabtree, former WL-S EMIS Coordinator. Emily thinks they may be the only Mother-Daughter EMIS team to ever exist (haha!). Emily is married to Brian Ridgeway who serves at the Golf Course Superintendent of Darby Creek Golf Course. They married in Colorado, where they lived for many years, 12 years ago this December. Emily and Brian have 2 sons. Sam is a 2nd grade at WL-S, age 8, Mrs. Bell’s class, loves being a Tigerand playing on the WL Youth Soccer Team. Loves all things Marvel, Minecraft, science experiments, animals, and spending time outside. Howard, 11 months old (future Tiger), is attempting to learn to walk, makes frog sounds, and is their little comedian! They also have 1 elderly Rat Terrier named Stinky, who will be 16 on Halloween. He likes to sleeps all day and begs for snacks!! Emily has some really fun interests that include being obsessed with her two sweet bears, Sam & Howie; embracing being a boy mom even though I don’t have an athletic bone in my body. Lover of all things fall & winter, cold brew coffee fanatic, Etsy over-spender, perhaps greatest fan of Golden Girls, enjoy interior decorating & homemaking, loves tulips, HUGE Johnny Cash fan (“I sing many of his songs as lullabies to my boys.”), premature Christmas decorator (“usually put up my tree on Veterans Day”). Welcome, Emily! We hope you feel right at home at WL-S!!
JV football will take on Northeastern Jets on Saturday morning at Northeastern. Tickets are only sold online and not at the gate. Please purchase here: https://oh.8to18.com/NortheasternHS Please note: All tickets will be sold as General Admission tickets on a first come first serve basis up to our maximum seating capacity. Maximum of 6 tickets purchased per family.
MS/HS parents: Please check your email for important information regarding picture day, scheduled for Tuesday, September 29th. This includes all in person and PLP students. Have a great evening!
Congratulations to the 2020-21 Homecoming Court! Homecoming festivities have been announced. Click the link below for the latest details! https://www.wlstigers.org/article/312990?org=wls
We have opened up a more parking spaces in the high school lot for after school pick up. With the increase in the number of parents picking up, please feel free to use the lot circled in yellow, shut off your vehicle and come to the main entrance to pick up your students. Please do not park in any areas that are painted red , or along the curb circled in red in the photo, as that is needed for two way traffic flow. We hope this helps! Thank you!
Congratulations to Hayden Phillips for being named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program! The full story can be viewed in the link below. https://www.wlstigers.org/article/312259?org=wls
Key Club offers high school students the opportunity for building leadership skills and volunteering in their community in a global organization. See what our students have been up to! https://www.wlstigers.org/article/311219?org=wls
Students will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Friday’s Homecoming game. Students will sit in the end zone and practice social distancing and mask guidelines. Here is the ticket sale protocol for students this week: For Friday night’s football game, there will be 80 endzone student tickets on sale for STUDENTS ONLY for $5.00 Students will have to purchase these presale from the Athletic Office during the day from 8:00-1:00; this does include during your homeroom and lunch period. Tickets will be sold on Tuesday to Seniors only from 8:00-1:00 in the office and then again for Seniors only at the main ticket booth at the soccer game Tuesday night from 6:00-8:00. Starting Wed morning, all unsold tickets will go on sale from 8:00-1:00 to Juniors, Sophomores, and freshman until all are sold out. Seating for these tickets will be required to sit in the endzone and social distancing must be observed.
Any college bound high school student, especially seniors, should plan to attend our virtual financial aid meeting on Wednesday, 9/24, 6:30-7:30 pm. The meeting is presented by the WLS high school counseling department and financial aid expert, Renee Jewitt, from Wright State University.
West Liberty-Salem Athletic Pre-sale ticket information for Sept. 19th and on Pre-sale tickets will once again be sold every morning, 8:00-12:00 PM in the vestibule at door #2. If you are unable to make it there in the morning, we will be selling them Tuesday night Sept. 22nd at the main ticket booth at the stadium from 6:00-8:00 PM. All tickets are $7.00 each, no refunds are available, Cash or check is accepted. At press time, the following is individual game ticket information: Saturday morning- Middle School girls volleyball at Catholic Central, 2 tickets per player can be purchased at the door. Saturday morning JV football vs West Jeff- tickets can be purchased at the gate or presale, 5 people are allowed in per player. Friday night home High School football vs Northeastern (9/25)- each football, band, and cheerleader are entitled to 2 presale until Thursday at 10:00 AM, after that, we will open it back up to SENIOR FOOTBALL, CHEER, AND BAND parents only from 10:00-12:00 PM on Thursday to purchase additional tickets. General admission for Friday night football will go on sale Friday morning(9/25) at 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM All Middle School and High School games being held at WLS next week, tickets are the same policy as before- we recommend you purchase ahead of time, but history has shown that we are not reaching full capacity on many games other than varsity football and sometimes varsity volleyball. ON an occasion, some tickets are still available at the gate prior to the game. Below is information on AWAY game policies or special instructions for HOME games(not every game is included as it is assumed you know the policy by now) Saturday morning- Middle School girls volleyball at Catholic Central, 2 tickets per player can be purchased at the door HS Volleyball at Minster on Saturday- No limit on tickets, purchase tickets at door. Middle School football Wed. night at Greeneview- tickets purchased at the door. Saturday morning JV football at Northeastern- tickets will all be sold online, a link will be posted mid week for you to access tickets. Senior night for Football, Band, and Cheerleaders will be held Sept 25th. Prior to the football game. Details were sent home in the mail to all seniors. Its important to remember, per OHSAA guidelines, masks are required to be worn at all Athletic events, and social distancing is a must. Each school has marked areas to sit/stand differently, try to cooperate and work with what they have done to make it possible for your athletes to have a season!!
Congratulations to our homecoming attendants and Senior King and Queen candidates! Freshman Attendant: Olivia Wilcox Sophomore Attendant: Trinity Floyd Junior Attendant: Emily Hollar Senior Queen Candidates: Madison Bahan Sophie Cole Grace Estes Kaylee LeVan Anna McGill Selena Weaver Senior King Candidates: Nick Burden Drew Hardwick Luke Hudson Isaiah McGill Hayden Phillips Garrett RIchardson Crowning of the King and Queen will take place at the Homecoming ceremony at 8pm, Saturday, September 26th. Look for more information this weekend with an update on the ceremony and the Homecoming Dance!