Frank Nicholas News
For All Parents
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Have a Great Thanksgiving Break!
A reminder - - All West Carrollton City Schools will be on Thanksgiving Break the week of November 23, 2014.  School will resume on Monday, December 1st. 
Asset Builder, Gabby Dennis
Gabby Dennis is a fourth grade student at Frank Nicholas Elementary and is the Asset Builder of the Month. Gabby exemplifies many of the '42' Developmental Assets. She receives a lot of family support from her mom, step dad, brother, and sister (Asset #1). She holds high expectations for herself (Asset #16), is motivated to do well in school (Asset #21), and always completes her homework (Asset #23). Gabby likes to read all kinds of books for pleasure (Asset #25). She says she explores all different types of genres to see the different writing style of each author. She plays forward for her soccer team and is excited about being a cheerleader soon (Asset #18). Gabby is a strong, confident, out-going young lady (Asset #38) who has hopes of being a singer/dancer when she grows up (Asset #40). Gabby is a wonderful Asset Builder.  
Holiday Concert - December 11th, 7 pm
We hope all Nicholas Families can join us on Thursday, December 11th for our very special holiday concert.  We will see you at 7 pm! 
We're Glad You're Here!
A publication for our community -- We're Glad You're Here -- find out where we stand regarding our next operating levy, better understand what Project-Based Learning is about, get the latest on Pirate Athletic facility upgrades, and see our District Key Messages.  It's all there in our latest issue. 
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Student Asset Builders Recognized For Service
Congratulations to these students!
Ali Mohamed - CF Holliday (District Asset Builder of the Month)
Richard Fell
- West Carrollton High School 
Connor Collins - West Carrollton Middle School
Peyton Ison
- Walter Shade ECC
Michael Burton - Harry Russell
Xavier Garber - Harold Schnell
Gabriella Dennis - Frank Nicholas
 
WC School Board Welcomes New Member
Long time community member, Don Henry, joined the West Carrollton School Board on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. He replaces Andy Wagner who resigned from the board last month.  When Henry learned of the board vacancy, he didn't hesitate to apply.  "I just knew I wanted to do this."

Henry and his late wife, Connie (who worked in WC Schools for 37 years), have served the district as athletic boosters, coaches, and advisors. He is currently a member of the Dorwood Optimist Club serving the youth of the community.  "Service to humanity is the best work in life, and that's how Connie and I lived," Henry said.

Now retired, Henry's business background includes extensive experience in logistics and compliance; this has shaped his strong problem-solving abilities. "I'm always looking for alternative solutions."  When it comes to communication, Henry is a natural listener who "takes things in" thoughtfully. He learned the importance of that skill early on and used it to nurture great relationships within the community and at work. "Listening is a skill we can all get better at. Effective listening and interpersonal skills helped me manage people remotely (in business), and it gave me leadership opportunities throughout my life in community service."

He is excited to begin this journey as a board member...looking most forward to handing a high school diploma to a West Carrollton High School senior on graduation day. Outside of that experience Henry wants to strengthen community support for our schools. "It doesn't matter if you have kids in school or not. We have to be informed and be involved in our schools. It's this kind of mindset that helps our kids and helps our community."
 
Senior Citizens' Luncheon - Thursday, Dec. 18th
Our Annual Senior Citizens Luncheon this holiday season will be on Thursday, December 18th at 12:30 pm at the Walter Shade ECC (510 East Pease Avenue).  Join us for a special holiday meal and entertainment by our seasoned musical artists at the ECC - along with exceptional performances by our middle and high school vocal musicians.  Please share this information with grandparents and senior citizens in our school community.  

Reservations can be made by calling our Board Office at (937) 859-5121, ext. 1133 or just clicking  HERE.  We are very excited to begin this holiday season with great Pirates, our senior citizens!
 
WC City Schools - Our Key Messages
We are highlighting a different key message each week.  These messages were developed by our staff as a result of our community survey in May of 2013. This is the fourth: 

We understand and recognize that every student learns in a different way, and we teach to the unique styles of each student.
 
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