Worthington Hills Elementary School

Absolute Excellence - Exponential Impact

  • Joe Jude
    Laura Brown
    School Hours:
    8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    A.M. Kindergarten
    8:15 a.m.  - 11:05 a.m.
    (614) 450-4700
    Fax (614) 883-3410 

School Notes



    April 22, 2016

    Dear families,


    I want to share with you that there will some staffing changes at certain grade levels within our building for the 2016 -2017 school year.  These staffing changes were determined based on the student needs and the strengths of my staff.  


    Staffing assignments for 2016 - 2017 school year will be:

    • Kindergarten - remains the same

     Ms. Gallo / Ms. Grohovsky / Mrs. Conley (1/2 day AM Kindergarten)

    • 1st Grade - Remains the same

     Mrs. Bradshaw / Ms. Britton / Mrs. Johnson

    • 2nd Grade – Ms. Buckmaster will move to 2nd grade

    Ms. Buckmaster / Mrs. Burmester /  Mrs. Metzger

    • 3rd Grade – Mrs. Dolan will move to 3rd grade to fill the additional section

    Mrs. Dolan / Ms. Hill /  Mrs. Patrick. / Mrs. Scholl

    • 4th Grade – Mrs. Mikkelson and Mrs. Niebauer will move to 4th grade

    Mr. Damanti / Mrs. Mikkelson / Mrs. Niebauer

    • 5th Grade – Ms. Krieg will move to 5th grade to fill the additional section

     Mrs. Harper / Ms. Knapp / Ms. Krieg

    • 6th Grade -  Will change to 2 sections due to student numbers

    Ms. Riedmiller / Mr. Ross


    I truly believe these moves will strengthen grade level teams and be what is best for all of the students.



    Mr. Jude 



    Students will be tie-dyeing in art the first week of May to make shirts to wear for super games!   Instructions for bringing in a t-shirt can be found at this link: http://worthingtonhillsart.weebly.com/blog Please email Ms. Koontz at lkoontz@wscloud.org if you have any questions.

    Engaging Reluctant Readers

    Two instructors at The Ohio State University will offer active, dramatic strategies to get elementary school-age kids excited about reading.  Bring your 5 to 11 year-old to this hands-on workshop!

    SUNDAY, MAY 1 FROM 2:30-2:00 PM 

    PTA News  


    Spring Grounds Clean Up & Pizza Party – join us next Friday, 4/29, from 5:30-7:30 pm to spruce up our school grounds.  Pizza dinner provided for volunteers!  We will be picking up trash, planting flowers & spreading mulch.  Many hands make light work!

    Staff Appreciation Week 


    PTA would like to invite all families to mark their calendars for Staff Appreciation Week, May 2-6.!  PTA is planning several activities throughout the week, to show our staff just how much we appreciate all they do to help our children learn and thrive. We invite all WHES students to participate in two of the activities: 

    • Wednesday, May 4: Shower them with Flowers! Bring flowers for teachers and staff. (Flowers can be store-bought, picked from the yard, made out of paper or duct tape or any other material, even just colored or painted.)

    • Thursday, May 5: Wow them with Words! (Students write a letter or poem to express why they are grateful for a teacher or staff member. 


    If you have any questions about Staff Appreciation Week, please contact Tara Schumacher at t_m_rogers@yahoo.com or Emmalee Terpenning at emmaleeterpenning@hotmail.com.

    Congratulations to our PTA Executive Board for 2016-17:

    • Chris Held, President
    • Laurie MacLeod, Vice President
    • Lisa Maxwell, Treasurer
    • Tina Reeves, Secretary
    • Shannon Navin, PTA Council

    April showers bring the need for… Shower Items at the WRP!  Beginning 4/4, the WHES Service Committee is collecting donation items for the Worthington Resource Pantry.  We will be collecting donations of deodorant, shampoo, body wash, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste.  A labeled collection box will be available in the school foyer.   Please send in all donations by Friday, April 29th.  Contact WHES Service Committee Co-Chairs Jess Whisler whislerjessica@yahoo.com or Karina Hohn hohnk@hotmail.com with any questions.


    April 29 - last day to order supply kits http://www.shopttkits.com/ Acct #5705

    April 29 - Grounds clean up, 5-8 p.m.

    April 29 - Reflections Celebration, 6:30 p.m.

    May 12 - Dog Walk for 4-6th grades

    May 12 - Beach Day, bring $1 for COSBA

    May 19 - Art Show, 5-7 p.m.

    May 19 - Second Grade musical, 7 p.m.

    May 21 - Choir trip to King's Island Music in the Parks festival

    May 24 - End of Year Concert, 8:30 a.m.

    May 24 - Intermediate Talent Show, 12:45

    May 25 - Awards Assembly, 8:30 a.m.

    May 25 - Primary Talent Show, 1:00

    May 26 - Last day of school  - SUPERGAMES!

    May 26 - Sixth grade clap out - 2:40 p.m.

    Opportunities in the Electronic Backpack 
    Worthington Pool Membership

    Columbus Children's Choir

    Summer Art Camp

    Football Camp

    Wrestling Camp 
    Soccer Camp 
    Baseball Camp 
    Worthington Youth Tennis Team


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