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School Communications Regarding Threat

Posted March 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Dear Parents and Community, Leaders in the West Branch Community School District in cooperation with the West Branch Police Department have completed the investigation related to a threatening message found in our high school on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  The district and police have received a confession from an identified suspect. The individual and their… Read more

ACE Building Report

Posted January 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm

  Progress continues on district’s specialized multiuse building that is part of a larger, future “sports complex” design for the high school. We are hopeful of having a “grand opening” in early March! The building will have: 30 yards of turf surface, restrooms, custodial closet, small meeting rooms, a small office area, an ice machine,… Read more

Superintendent Report to Stakeholders, January 2018

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Happy New Year! As we enter into the second semester of the school year, it is encouraging to see the progress the West Branch Community School District is making on important initiatives. Here are a few of our recognized strengths: One of the highest graduation rates in the region. (96% – 98% annually) One of… Read more

Superintendent’s Report to the Community, Summer 2017

Posted July 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm

  Click Supt Report to the Community Summer 2017 for the pdf version of the document.  

New Challenges and Solutions through Purposeful Strategic Intent

Posted May 31, 2017 at 10:25 am

 West Branch Community School District’s Vision: A Future Focused Community of Learners Mission: Preparing Students to Live and Learn with Passion and Purpose Destination: All Students are Career and College Ready (Adopted, 2014, SIAC)   W.B.C.S.D. Core Values and Beliefs We believe our students need global, project-based, technology enriched, personalized learning experiences. We believe our… Read more

9/26/16 SIAC Minutes

Posted September 28, 2016 at 11:39 am

SIAC Meeting 9/26/16 Hoover Elementary School, Library 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm The SIAC was a posted meeting.   Mr. Hatfield welcomed and thanked those in attendance. He provided a quick overview and format for introductions. A handout for input and processing was distributed. Mr. Hatfield explained role and work of School Improvement Advisory Committee… Read more

WBCSD Facilities Improvement Information

Posted September 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

The West Branch Board of Education, administration and staff have been focused on delivering outstanding learning experiences for your students. As you know, educational programs have changed significantly over the past few decades in response to research on how children learn. Your teachers have been working on collaborative, data-driven, technology-enhanced pedagogical strategies and professional growth…. Read more

Welcome Back 2016-2017

Posted August 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm

The Board of Education, administrative team and our entire staff is excited to get the 2016 – 2017 school year started. As a “Future Focused Community of Learners” we have so much to celebrate! Many student-centered, strategic initiatives have been implemented over the past few years. Together, we have returned the District to its rightful… Read more

Superintendent’s Report to Community, April 2016

Posted April 26, 2016 at 9:09 am

Dear West Branch Community, Today’s article is the first in a series of three communications designed to update stakeholders regarding the ongoing strategic work happening in the West Branch School District. I hope you appreciate the factual, transparent information. School Budget: Tax Rate, Staffing and Programming Alignment Why Reinvest in School District Facilities? Why Blended… Read more

Why Reinvest in School Facilities

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Dear Parents and Residents of West Branch, West Branch students, staff, families and community members deserve outstanding school facilities. To meet the education challenges ahead the District will need technology enhanced, flexible learning spaces where intellectually challenging, high quality instruction can be accomplished at the next level. Most of our neighboring school districts and communities… Read more

Embracing Change: Why Project-Based Learning?

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Embracing Change: Why Project-Based Learning? First, as a proud, long time public school leader, educator, coach and parent, I find the seemingly endless beating of the anti-public school drum, well, offensive.  Like all organizations, we continually strive to improve. Our schools are not the places of the past. We have been embracing changes and currently… Read more

Securing a Future of Success for West Branch Students and Families

Posted February 22, 2016 at 10:45 am

The West Branch Community School District is a great place to teach, work and learn! Our Board of Education, administrative team, teachers and staff make decisions that support students and enhance the quality of learning each and every day. Despite a 6-year decline in funding from our Legislators, a two-year enrollment decline of 43 students… Read more

District Budget

Posted January 4, 2016 at 11:18 am

Dear Parents and Stakeholders, The strengths of the West Branch Community School District are numerous.  We are a “future focused community of learners.” We have excellent principals, outstanding teachers, supportive parents and community members and great students! We have increased the rigor of our core instruction, added Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Gateways to Technology,… Read more

WBCSD Budgeting Approach and Timeline

Posted December 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Budget Approach and Timeline