Whitehall Schools & City News

* Whitehall City Schools will receive $12,835,938 from The American Rescue Plan *

 
In 2021, Congress authorized The American Rescue Plan Act that resulted in the supplemental funding of the ‚Äčunder the Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).  The purpose of this funding is to assist local districts, including ours, to address safety needs and recover student learning loss. To see how WCS will spend their Rescue Relief Funds, click on the WCS link below. https://www.wcsrams.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=6YB2GPB&dasi=3YYY

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* New Whitehall City Schools Superintendent Named *

After an extensive search, community involvement, and rigorous interview process, Whitehall City Schools has named Sharee Wells as the district’s next superintendent.  Wells was selected among 30 candidates who applied for the position.

Wells comes to Whitehall from Hilliard City Schools where she served as their Assistant Superintendent. Prior to that, she served in roles as the Director of Professional Learning at the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and the Executive Director of High Schools for Columbus City Schools. She received her Bachelor of Science in Spanish Education K-12 from Ohio University and her Master of Arts in Educational Policy and Leadership from The Ohio State University. She is currently on track to complete her Ed.D. from Ashland University in Leadership Studies in June of 2022.

During her career at Columbus City Schools, Ms. Wells improved the district’s performance on every Ohio State Test administered in grades 7, 8, and high school end-of-course exams. With over 20 years of comprehensive and diverse service-oriented leadership experience, Wells offers an established track record of raising academic performance, increasing adult commitment and productivity, and engaging parents and the community in meaningful ways.

“Sharee is known in educational circles as someone with high standards for creating solutions to problems, monitoring progress, and leading teams through transformation processes,” said WCS Board President, Mike Adkins. “After the tragic loss of superintendent Hamler a few months ago, we knew this district was going to go through a monumental transition. We feel Sharee is the perfect person to lead our district into this next chapter.”

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* WYHS baseball field is now Brian Hamler Field *
At the Ram's Football game on October 15, the Whitehall City Schools Board & Athletic Director, Bill Hughett, officially named the Ram's baseball field, Brian Hamler Field.  Wendy Benjamin Hamler (1981), wife of Brian Hamler, accepted the presentation plaque.  Brian Hamler, 1977, passed away earlier this year.  He was an outstanding baseball player for the Rams & the Capital Crusaders.  At the time of his death, Brian was the superintendent of Whitehall City Schools.  A dedication ceremony will be in the spring when baseball season begins.

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* CHANNEL 4 DONATES 12,000 BACKPACKS *
WCS Deputy Superintendent, Mark Trace, WYHS 1983) was interviewed by NBC 4's Monica Day (WYHS 2000) on August 20, 2021 about Channel 4's donation of 1,100 backpacks for Whitehall students.

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Welcome & Best Wishes to our new WYHS Principal, Henry Lee,
who comes from Linden-McKinley High School!  Congratulations to Casey Martin, son of Butch Martin (1969) & Patti Sickmeier Martin (1971) for being selected as the new WYHS Vice Principal starting this 2021-22 school year! Good Luck Casey & Congratulations to his proud WYHS Alumni Parents, Butch & Patti!



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