Whitehall City Schools

* COVID-19 UPDATES - April 1*

WCS is busy keeping students & parents informed & providing guidance to keep students learning & providing support, including providing lunches & breakfasts at WYHS & Kae Ave.  Below is a link to see the WYHS Weekly Updates.  



* Lunches & Breakfasts for Students during the COVID-19 school closings *

These lunches are grab-and-go style and will be provided to all students. Sticking with the Governor's social distancing recommendations, we are asking students to pick up their lunch and exit the property.

WYHS & Kae Ave. schools are offering bagged lunch & breakfasts for Whitehall students from 11 - 1.

* PPE Donations *

Recently, Whitehall City Schools Nurse, Wendy Siegel, was contacted by the Ohio Department of Health. They were contacting school nurses all over the state asking if school districts would be able to donate PPE (personal protective equipment) to ODH for them to distribute to areas and hospitals of most need. 

While we didn't have any masks or gowns to donate, we were able to donate 14 boxes of latex gloves! We gathered them from all over our district wherever we could find them.

Whitehall City Schools is doing their part to help our local health care workers! Thank you for all you are doing for us! #ramgrit




* Beechwood School's Morning Announcements *




Look for more updates on how WCS is supporting students & the Whitehall community.



Whitehall City Schools Board Members Photo

L-R: Leo Knoblauch, 1977.  Zach Wright, 1979.  Darryl Hammond.  Jeff Lees.  

Mike Adkins, President.



* WYHS 2019-2020 Goals *


1. Raise our Graduation Rate from 80% to 85% or higher.
2. Intervene to increase student academic supports that lead to a school passage rate of 91% or higher.
3. Intervene to increase positive student behaviors & conduct that reduce incidents that lead to ISS or
OSS by 10%.
4. Students will “Level Up” one Performance Index, Letter Grade.




WYHS Alumni Auditorium Donors' List


who donated over 253 of the 390 seats for "This Seat's Taken" Fund Raiser!  

You can still donate an auditorium seat or complete along with your custom name plate. http://www.wcsrams.org/ThisSeatsTaken.aspx. If your name is missing, contact Ty Debevoise, debevoiset@wcsrams.org.

Red = Complete Rows ~  * In Memory - Green = Updates


1958:  Julie Gibson, Ann Stork Brown

1961:  Patty Bridges, Ron Paxson*

1962:   Bob Benjamin & Janice Benjamin, Tom Shoaf 

1963:  Clark Fuller, Diana Robinson

1965:  Paula Levine Weinstein, Bill McCallen

1967:  Larry Cunningham, Rita Watson Hunter, Dave Hickle

1969:  Beckie Orr HeimlichJoyce Hildenbrand Turnbull, Marlene Philips Miller,  Mike Conley*

1970:  Jeff Mauk

1971:  Joyce Nichols Harkless, Lu Ann Thorpe Hallstrom, Mary Jo Weaver Stagg, Rick Conley*

1972:  Katie Queen Quincel & Steve QuincelToni Hertlein Fino, Jayne Lawson-Shannon, Cheryl McMillan Miller, Michael Richardson

1973:  Dan Miller, Lester Carr, Michael Pannell

1974:  Candy Duncan Filip, Tara Trace-Richardson

1975:  Shaun Richard Fellows*

1976:  Julie Lynch

1977:  Phil Fisher, Brian Hamler, Leo Knoblauch, Michael Mazzi, Vicki Romanoff, Mark Aaron Fellows*

1978:  Scott Harrison, Judy Hawthorne Cary, Tim Lynch, Marc MangiaScott McAfee*

1980:  Steve Mazzi, Leslie LaCorte

1981:  Richard Glass, Wendy Benjamin Hamler, Stephen Rayburn, Mike Ore

1982:  Kelly Cordle Mazzi

1983:  Mark Trace

1984:  Lisa Shoaf, Robyn Romanoff Sullivan

1985:  Brian Glass, Stephen Tompos, Sam Wright, Don Musick

1987:  Dave Hausmann, Ross Sager, Rob Shoaf  

1988:  Matthew Golden, Lorna Griggs Russell, Todd Sager, Michelle Strait Carrier

1989:  Bridget Golden, Rick Shoaf

1990:   Amy Mauk, Pat Thompson,

1993:  Belinda Howard Borland

1994:  Kimberly Howard

1995:  Murad Holliday

2001:  Ariel Bukowski

2002:  Katie Wolford

2004:  Tiffany St. John-Wood

2009:  Joshua Wood, Matthew Ebbesen, Marty George*

2015:  Savanna Carrier*

2017:  Monica Johnson

2019:  Gabriella Sharp

Whitehall Teachers & Administrators:

Laura Amberg

Walter Armes (School Board)

Kimberly Falcon (Science)

Julie Flood (Beechwood)

Pamela Glass

Karen & Michael Hoggarth (Science)

Bill Hughett (Athletic Director)

Mrs. Joanne Kitchen (Home Ec)

Jeanette Llewellyn

Jessica Moore (Etna Road Principal)

Michael Munroe (Math)

Nicole Nelson (English Dept.)

Rochelle Rankin

Diane Robinson

Christina Schwaiger

Sharon Shoaf

Paul Smathers (Principal)

Kelly Solack (Art)

Drew Williams (Coach)

Michael Wilson

Alumni Groups:  

Whitehall-Yearling Alumni Association

WYHS Band Alumni

Whitehall Education Foundation (Row)

Whitehall Rams Sports Club

WYHS Veterans - Patriots Row

1967-1973 Alumni

1967 50th Class Reunion

Bridges Family 1984, 1986

Mouzon Family 1997, 2015

Rooker Family 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984

Roshon Family 1970, 1973, 1975

Stocksdale Family 2003, 2005, 2008

If your name is not included, please contact Joyce Turnbull, jnturnbull51@aol.com



North American Park is being transformed into the

~ Whitehall Community YMCA PARK ~

City of Whitehall opened the Whitehall Community Park YMCA, a transformation of the previous North American Park.

Adding a community center to an already great 85-acre nature park will enhance Whitehall Community Park’s expansive outdoor offerings.  

To read more & see photos, go to:  www.facebook.com/CityofWhitehall




To get the most current news on Whitehall City Schools:  www.whitehallcityschools.org



The installation of the seats was completed July.  New balcony seats will be installed later, TBD.

Example of the Custom Name Plates






~ WYAA is hosting a Casino Night Fund Raiser on October  ~



Congratulations to Cheyenne Waldeis & Emma Riley!  They received WYAA's 1st Student Scholarships!

Cheyenne received a $500 Scholarship & Emma received a $250 Scholarship.  Both Rams will be attending Columbus State Community College.  Thanks to Ed Kowalski 1980, who interviewed our scholarship finalists.


WYAA wants to give student & alumni scholarships in 2019.  Your donations are tax deductible because our scholarhip fund is managed by Whitehall Education Foundation, a 501.3c organization.  If you want to donate, contact Joyce Hildenbrand Turnbull, 1969, jnturbull51@aol.com



2019 Career Fair





WYAA, Whitehall City Schools & Whitehall's Chamber of Commerce sponsored 

Career Fair on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

Local businesses representatives introduced students to jobs/careers that only require Professional Certifications, 2-year Technical Degrees &/or On-The-Job Training.

Companies Participating:  Byers Automotive, Best Service Heating & Cooling, Coldwell Banker, Ernie's Automotive, FedEx, Heartland Bank, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Keller-Williams Real Estate, King Gyros Greek Restaurant, State Farm Insurance, The Ashford on Broad, Wasserstrom Company, Valvoine Instant Oil Change, Wallick Communitities Property Management, Whitehall Family Health Center, Whitehall Fire Dept., Whitehall Police Department, Whitehall Service Department. 

Schools Participating: Columbus State Community College, Eastland-Fairfield Adult Development Center, Ohio Media School




Congratulations to Austin Taylor, 1997!

Austin is one of 2 new Vice Principals @ WYHS starting the 2018-19 school year. 


L-R:  Paul Smathers, Principal. Crystal Johnson, Vice Principal. Taylor Austin, Vice Prinicipal.  GO RAMS!

Whitehall-Yearling High School Principals


1.      1955 to 1965-66 School Year                      Austin Peel

2.      1966-67 to 1972-73 School Years              Robert Strahm

3.      1973-75 School Years                                   James Janek

4.      1975-76 to 1979-80 School Years              Ed Houston

5.      1980-81 School Year                                    Roger Dumaree

6.      1981-82 to 1988-89 School Years              John Peters

7.      1989-90 to 1993-94 School Years              Stephen House

8.      1994-95 to 1997-98 School Years              Robert Wallace

9.      1998-99 to 2001-02 School Years              Mindy Farry

10.   2002-03 to 2003-04 School Years              Glenn Hunter

11.   2004-05 to 2008-09 School Years              Dondra Maney

12.   2009-10 to December 10, 2015                 Carl Svagerko

13.   March 3, 2016                                                Paul Smathers


Here's the website to learn more about Whitehall City Schools & WYHS:


To see the WYHS Rams Fall Sports Schedule, here's the website:


Click on the 'Arbiter Sports' link on the page's right column

If you're interested in following WYHS sports, here's their Facebook Page: