Vol. 38, No. 3
Washington Local Winter, 2007
Join the WHITMER STADIUM CAMPAIGN
Inside this issue...
Board Elections & Schedule p.4 Career Tech Programs p.12 Kindergarten Registration p.8
President Canales and V.P. Erme Whitmer Offers 14 Training Options Details for Fall, 2007 Kindergarten
Meadowvale’s team won the Washington Local Quiz Bowl Championship and represented the district at the county contest.
Pictured are teacher Julie Hogan with fifth graders William Campey, Kaelyn Wood, Taylor Urbanski, and Mitchell Palmer.
Academic Contest Winners
District Winners Advance to Area Contests
Congratulations to the school winners who
represented Washington Local at the Lucas
County Spelling Bee on Feb. 20:
Greenwood Jacob Kasparian, 6th grade
Hiawatha April Sunid, 5th grade
Jackman Zeinab Harb, 6th grade
McGregor Nolan Thomaswick, 6th grade
Meadowvale Samantha Bartolet, 5th grade
Monac Mandy Huang, 6th grade
Shoreland Dustin Jacobs, 5th grade
Trilby Brock Whalen, 6th grade
Wernert Larry Gray, 6th grade
Jefferson Alex Gillen, Ben Lewandowski,
Cierra Semelka, Andrew Stalker Jefferson seventh grader Cierra Semelka and Wernert sixth
grader Larry Gray finished in the top 10 spellers at the Lucas
Washington Dave Carlson, Ariel Matthews, County Spelling Bee (among 78 competitors) and will advance
Abigail Parker, Tiffany St. John to the Toledo Blade Spelling Bee on Mar. 14.
Congressional Art Show Whitmer artists created 16 of
the 86 pieces at the 2007
Congressional Art Show and
received multiple accolades.
Whitmer Artists Receive Top Awards Ninth District Congresswoman
Marcy Kaptur presented the
Blythe Worstell (top photo)
was named Runner Up. Her
self-portrait, “A Prayer for
Peace,” will hang in Marcy
Kaptur’s Toledo and D.C.
offices for 6 months each.
Kristin Stroud (center photo)
and Katherine O’Brien
(bottom photo) were the only
two students at the show to
receive the prestigious
Commercial Design Award, a
new award begun last year.
Their designs will be replicated
on glasses or plates by Libbey,
Inc. Kristin’s design also
received a special award from
the Law Firm of Eastman and
Mitchell Blackford received
the University of Toledo Award.
Erin Miller, Kaylin Schwartz,
and Kristin Sanchez received
3 of the 12 honorable mention
awards given by the jurors.
Kristin Sanchez, Kaylin
Schwartz, and Blythe
Worstell also received
invitations to participate in a
commercial design workshop
sponsored by Libbey.
Additional Whitmer artists
featured in the show were:
Ashlee Fox, Erica Gray,
Holly Heyneman, Brett
Keller, Airen Meyer, Candice
Miller, Beau Norton, Danielle
Pope, and Amanda
The exhibition was on display
in Toledo at One Seagate
Gallery, Feb. 9 - 23, and may
be viewed Mar. 2 - 23 at the
Oberlin College Science Center
in Oberlin, Ohio.
Board of Education
Regular Board Meetings
Wed. Mar. 21 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 25 6:00 p.m.
Wed. May 16 6:00 p.m.
Wed. June 13 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Aug. 15 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Sept. 19 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 17 6:00 p.m.
Tues. Nov. 20 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 12 6:00 p.m.
Closing Entries Meeting:
Thurs. June 28 6:00 p.m.
Personnel Meetings: (If needed)
Mon. July 2 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Honored
Jan. 31 & June 27 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 28 & Aug. 22 6:00 p.m.
District Celebrates School Board Recognition Month
National School Board Recognition Month was celebrated in January. Special thanks
are extended to the members of the WLS’ Board of Education for their time, interest,
and dedication to the students and staff of Washington Local Schools.
Officer elections were held at the Jan. 3rd Organizational Meeting. Congratulations
are extended to the new officers: President Lisa Canales and Vice President
Frank Erme (front row). The 2007 Board also includes John Adler, Steve Zuber,
and David Hunter(back row). The Board established its 2007 calendar (at left). All
meetings are held at the Administration Bldg. (3505 W. Lincolnshire) and are open
to the public.
A Timeless Tradition
Turnabout Dance is
tradition. This year’s
event was held on
Feb. 24 and featured the JIMMY BUEHLER
theme “Fabulous Fifties.” KING
2007 TURNABOUT COURT
(front) First Runner-Up T.J. Winkelman and Second
Runner-Up Josh Bates; (back) Eric Abalos,
Sophomore Attendant; Ryne Smith, Junior Attendant;
Jordan Sparks, Freshman Attendant.
Whitmer Stadium Campaign:
You Can Count on Me!
The community is invited to join Washington Local students and staff in their
fundraising efforts to support the Whitmer Stadium Renovation Campaign.
Whitmer alumnus Brad Huebner has pledged $200,000 to help make the
Whitmer Stadium project a reality. Funds have also been pledged by area
businesses. Additional funds are now being sought from other businesses and
individuals throughout the community.
Please support the Whitmer Stadium project by participating in the “You Can
Count on Me” campaign, and making a donation of $99 or $49. Each contributor
will have his/her name etched on a nameplate which will be prominently
displayed in the new stadium. All contributions are tax deductible.
If your business is interested in making a larger contribution, please
To have your company name prominently
consider the options in the box, at the right, and contact displayed on a W pedestal in the stadium,
Whitmer Principal Brad Faust (419-473-8490 the following donor levels have been
or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Athletic Director Tom Snook established:
(419-473-8382 or email@example.com). $1,000 Bronze W
$2,500 Silver W
To view the architectural rendering in color, visit the district website $5,000 Gold W
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME!
My check made payable to Washington Local Schools in the amount of $49 is enclosed.
One line of personalization (up to 20 characters per line) - cost: $49.
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My one line of personalization: ____________________
My check made payable to Washington Local Schools in the amount of $99 is enclosed.
Two lines of personalization (up to 20 characters per line) - cost: $99.
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My two lines of personalization: ____________________
Forms and checks should be sent to: Carma Donati, Whitmer High School, 5601 Clegg Dr., Toledo, OH 43613.
For questions, contact Carma at 419-473-8433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Promises Made, Promises Kept
District Projects Completed With PI Funds
PROJECTS - 2005 • 2006
WHITMER THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT...
Washington Local residents approved a
• Auditorium Renovation 3.9-mill dual-purpose levy in November, 2004.
• New Auxiliary Gym
• New Fitness Center 2.9 mills are used for day-to-day
• Expanded Field House Lobby operating expenses.
• Windows (in progress)
• Science Wing Elevator 1.0 mill generates
• Stadium Pressbox / P.A. System $1.1 million per year
• Ceilings for improvements to
buildings and grounds.
CAREER TECH CENTER
• Renovations to CTC 203
(division into individual classrooms)
• Building Addition - • Restrooms
Six new classrooms • Paving
• Telephone / Voicemail System
• Security Cameras
• Carpeting DOLLARS
• Paving TRILBY
• Sidewalks AT
• Fences WORK
• Modular Classrooms WERNERT
• Paving • Doors
• Gym Floor
McGREGOR • Lighting Repairs
• Gym Lights LINCOLNSHIRE
• Asbestos Removal
• Library Air Conditioning
• Gym Lights Thank you for investing
• Paving in Washington Local.
GREENWOOD ADDITIO S
- 6 NEW CLASSROOM
2005 - 2006
NEW WHITMER AUXILIARY GYM
WHITMER AUDITORIUM RENOVATION
EXPANDED FIELD HOUSE LOBBY
NEW WHITMER FITNESS CENTER
MAY 7 - 17
Call for an
after Apr. 1
BRING TO REGISTRATION...
Child’s birth certificate
Child’s Social Security card
Proof of residency
(2 documents required)
Custody papers-court stamped
The Washington Local School District provides elementary and
secondary education (grades kindergarten through twelve) for Acceptable documents for
children meeting residency requirements. In order to be eligible to proof of residency (2 required):
receive educational services, a student must be in legally recognized a sales agreement for a house
custody of a resident or government agency within the district.
an official lease or rental
Children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 30 should contract
enroll in kindergarten. Kindergarten is mandatory in the state of a current utility bill listing
Ohio; any child entering first grade must have successfully parent or guardian’s name
completed kindergarten. and address
(ie. Wick, Healthy Kids,
child support payments)
according to Ohio Revised Code:
5 diphtheria, pertussis, &
4 poliomyelitis (polio)
Washington Local has been proudly providing all-day
kindergarten districtwide since Fall, 2002. 3 hepatitis B
2 rubeoloa (measles), mumps, and
The all-day format (9 am - 3:15 pm) offers additional opportunities rubella (German Measles) (MMR)
for development of academic and socialization skills. The increased
contact time also enables teachers to provide more individualized 1 varicella (chicken pox)
instruction as students move among educational centers.
Registration for Fall, 2007
Parents of entering kindergarten Area code: 419
students (Fall, 2007) are asked to call Greenwood 473-8263
their home elementary school after
April 1, to make an appointment for Hiawatha 473-8268
their child’s assessment. Jackman 473-8274
Kindergarten Assessment will take
place May 7 - 17, and will include Meadowvale 473-8284
vision, hearing, and readiness Monac 473-8289
assessments. Registration will be Shoreland 473-8294
completed at the assessment and
parents are asked to bring the Trilby 473-8299
documents listed at the left. Wernert 473-8218
SCHEDULE CHANGES -
CONCERT / MUSICAL
Career Technology Month:
These changes were made after
the district calendar was printed:
The Orchestra Concert (for
grades 6-8), which was originally
scheduled Mar. 27, has been
The Whitmer Spring Musical
(Beauty and the Beast) has been
DELAYED, as a result of snow
days impacting rehearsal time.
The new dates are: Apr. 19, 20,
21, 27 and 28. All shows begin
at 8 p.m. Tickets ($7-students,
$8-adults) go on sale Apr. 1. Call
Adult Education classes begin at
various times throughout the Front: Brittani Wasielewski, Medical Technology I; Lauren McLaughlin, Medical Technology
spring semester. Registration is II; Nichole Manders, Medical Office Management II.
continuous through May. For Back: Aaron Hughes, Criminal Science I; Patrick Hickey, Assistant Superintendent; Debra
information on available courses, Heban, CTC Director; Jessica Russell, Criminal Science II.
call 419-473-8439, or visit us at: Not pictured: Danielle Rygalski, Medical Office Management I.
DEADLINE - MAR. 28
The registration deadline for the
Advanced Placement (AP) tests
given in May is Mar. 28. Students
must register in advance by
paying $75 per test to Maralee
Demorest in the Counseling
Center. Checks should be made
payable to Whitmer High School.
Students do not have to take an
AP class to be eligible to take an
FOOTBALL - FALL, 2007
Season tickets for the Whitmer
Panther 2007 Football season
are now on sale. The cost is $30
Front: Sydney Sawkins, Environmental Systems I; Nicole Chandler, Environmental Systems II;
for the set of five games. Reserve
Rebecca Monroe, Cosmetology I; Lauryn Ritenour, Cosmetology II.
tickets purchased at the gate are
$7 each. Contact Carma Donati, Back: Sidney Sobecki, Exploring Careers in Education I; John Adler and Frank Erme, WLS’
ticket manager (419-473-8433 or Board of Education; Ashley Vierling, Family and Consumer Sciences.
email@example.com ). Not pictured: Ashley Murphy, Exploring Careers in Education II.
Luncheon Honors Top CTC Students
Whitmer’s Career & Technology
Center celebrated Career and
Technical Education Month in
February. The 2007 theme was
Career Tech: Today an
Education, Tomorrow a Career.
Each year, a luncheon is held to
honor one junior and one
senior from each career training
program. The 2007 honorees
are pictured here, on pages 10 Front: Karin Cassavar, Digital Graphic Design I; Erika Jones, Digital Graphic Design II; David
Zawistowski, Computer Networking Technology I; Hayley Simmons, Marketing Fundamentals.
and 11. The CTC programs are
highlighted in this issue, on Back: John Adler and Frank Erme, WLS’ Board of Education.
pages 12 and 13. Not pictured: Kevin Stykemain, Computer Networking Technology II; Juanita Juszcak, Marketing
Management & Research.
Front: Nick Conrad, Welding I; Tom West, Welding II; Jon Fisher, Construction Technology I; Joshua 419-473-8338
Zaborski, Manufacturing Engineering I; Alexander Henry, Manufacturing Engineering II.
Back: Alan Osborne, Automotive Technology I; Patrick Hickey, Assistant Superintendent; Debra Heban, careertech.html
CTC Director; Hussien Younes, Automotive Technology II.
Not pictured: Justin Kluck, Construction Technology II.
what if you could?
protect your nation • teach a child to read • save the planet
design video games • market dreams • own a salon • save a life
network a city • weld an aircraft • manage medical records
manufacture ideas • rebuild engines • build a community
Every year students at
Whitmer High School
gain a head start on their
future by enrolling in a
program at the Career
and Technology Center.
The Career & Technology Center offers 14 two-year
training programs. Eleven of these programs are
certified college tech-prep programs (*) that provide
students with college-level academics and advanced
technology in preparation for entering a two- or four-
year post secondary institution.
Culinary Arts - NEW for 2007-08!
Culinary Arts is designed to prepare students for
successful employment in the food service industry.
The school-operated restaurant will give students an
opportunity to plan, prepare and evaluate nutritious
meals according to established health standards.
This intense program prepares students for technical
positions related to manufacturing engineering.
Students will learn design processes, manufacturing
processes, quality assurance, robotics, fluid systems,
electrical systems, thermal systems, design structures,
mechanical systems, and plastics technology.
Advanced skill areas include
electrical, fuel, electronic fuel
computer and engine testing,
automatic transmissions, four
wheel alignment, drive systems
and air conditioning.
The class prepares students to
take the Cisco, Microsoft, and
A+ certification exams, with
project-based training in
network design, set-up,
The program gives students
hands-on experience in safe
job-site practices, blueprint
reading, structural design,
home building and remodeling,
and building code basics.
Cosmetology Exploring Careers Medical Technology*
Students learn and become Juniors enroll in one of 3 career
proficient in the necessary Students explore career path classes: dental care,
competencies in order to take options in the fields of early patient care, or medical
the Ohio State Board of childhood, special education, diagnostics. Seniors have the
Cosmetology Examination. secondary, gifted/talented, opportunity to job-shadow
The class beauty salon offers counseling, administration, and healthcare professionals at local
real-world experience. media specialist. hospitals, offices, and clinics.
* Environmental Systems*
* Medical Office Mgmt.*
This tech-prep class covers laws, Students raise fish, monitor Students are introduced to
ethics, CPR, first aid, incident water quality, use forestry tools medical document formatting,
command, crime scene and global positioning systems, spreadsheet applications, office
investigation, communication and study soil, land, natural procedures, accounting,
technology, psychology of resources, fire management, transcription, medical records,
stress, hazardous materials, and global environmental changes, database management, patient
terrorist assessment training. and hazardous waste disposal. billing, and medical coding.
Digital Graphic Design*
* Marketing Management Welding
The program covers the The program develops skills in
principles of design, utilizing The program covers sales, all welding processes including
industry software--Illustrator, advertising, promotion, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW,
Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, entrepreneurship, logistics, and oxy-fuel welding and
and Freehand. Seniors focus marketing research, and cutting. Students will prepare
on animation, web design, product design, culminating in welds for qualification tests to
and interactive media. a capstone project. enable them to be certified.
NEXT year’s calendar is provided here
to assist you in making your vacation plans.
2007 - 2008
FIRST QUARTER: AUGUST 27 to NOVEMBER 1
Mon., Aug. 27 Teachers' Work Day / Inservice
Tues., Aug. 28 Schools Open.
Classes in session a full day
Mon., Sept. 3 Labor Day Observance / Schools Closed
Tues., Oct. 9 Delayed Start - Students report 2 hours late
Thurs., Nov. 1 End of First Quarter
SECOND QUARTER: NOVEMBER 2 to JAN. 17
ANTI-BULLYING WORKSHOPS Fri., Nov. 2 Teachers' Work Day / Schools Closed [K-12]
Thurs., Nov. 15 Parent-Teacher Conferences /
Joseph Savage from Soul Shoppe presented high-energy, Schools Closed [K-6 only]
interactive assemblies at elementary schools and led small-group
Fri., Nov. 16 Parent-Teacher Conferences /
student workshops with an anti-bullying message. He shared
Schools Closed [K-8 only]
underlying motives for bullying and strategies to discourage
bullying behavior in peers. Mr. Savage encouraged students to Thurs., Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Day / Schools Closed
support each other and to work together to make their schools Fri., Nov. 23 Schools Closed
safe. Group activities helped promote positive character traits and Wed., Dec. 5 Delayed Start - Students report 2 hours late
Fri., Dec. 21 Last Day of Class Before Winter Break
Wed., Jan. 2 Classes Resume
Thurs., Jan. 17 End of First Semester
THIRD QUARTER: JANUARY 18 to APRIL 4
Fri., Jan. 18 Teachers' Work Day / Schools Closed [K-12]
Mon., Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance /
Mon., Feb. 19 Presidents' Day / Schools Closed
Fri., Feb. 22 Parent-Teacher Conferences /
Schools Closed [K-8 only]
Thurs., Feb. 28 Delayed Start - Students report 2 hours late
Thurs., Mar. 20 Last Day of Class Before Spring Break
Mon., Mar. 31 Classes Resume
Fri., Apr. 4 End of Third Quarter
FOURTH QUARTER: APRIL 5 to JUNE 6
Tues., Apr. 22 Delayed Start - Students report 2 hours late
Mon., May 26 Memorial Day Observance /
8TH GRADE ENGINEERING DAY Schools Closed
Students in Accelerated 8th Grade Math and 8th Grade Integrated Thurs., June 5 Last Day of Instruction [K-12]
Math I participated in an Engineering Day led by WLS’ math teachers Fri., June 6 Teachers' Work Day [K-12]
Dana Edmonds, Mary Ann Nowacki, and Mark Jakubowski, and
faculty and staff from the University Contingency Plan / Calamity Make-up Days *
of Toledo. The day was designed for Fri. June 6 * In the event that 1 or more calamity
students to explore careers requiring Mon. June 9 days are required, Teachers' Work Day
advanced math classes, and Tues. June 10 will be re-scheduled onto the weekday
included a presentation about Wed. June 11 following the last calamity make-up day
Whitmer’s Project Lead the Way. Thurs. June 12 used.
Students faced three hands-on
challenges: the Egg Drop, the Softball Approved 12/14/05
Tower, and Bracket Design.
(Left) Alumni cheerleaders showed they still
have spirit, as they cheered during Whitmer’s
2006 Homecoming Game against St. John’s.
CLASS of 1997
CLASS of 1952 CLASS of 1977 Fri. & Sat., Aug. 24 & 25, 2007
55-Year Reunion 30-Year Reunion For more information, please visit the
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 class website at: whitmer97.com
Six Pack Bar & Grill on the River
A missing classmate list is 2605 Broadway
posted on the district website:
The reunion committee will send
a mailing in June and is in the
CLASS of 1950 - Girls Group
process of verifying current
If your name is on the list or you addresses. To ensure that you Luncheon Meetings, alternate months
have contact information for are included, please send the Al Smith’s Family Restaurant
someone listed, please following info to: 1917 W. Alexis Rd.
Lee Anne Grundish The Whitmer Girls Class of 1950 meets
Bonnie (Spalding) Taylor 2419 Evergreen Rd. at 11:30 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday of
05530 County Rd. 10 Ottawa Hills, OH each even-numbered month at
Bryan, OH 43506 (419) 474-3136 Al Smith’s Family Restaurant.
(419) 636-3256 WhitmerClassof77@aol.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming 2007 meeting dates are:
• Name (maiden & married, spouse’s first) Apr. 12, June 14, Aug. 9, Oct. 11, Dec. 13.
• Phone Number For additional information, contact:
CLASS of 1962 • E-mail Address
Nancy (Ray) Striggow
(734) 854-2558 or
45-Year Reunion email@example.com
Fri. & Sat., Aug. 10 & 11, 2007
Carranor Hunt and Polo Club CLASS of 1987 Charlotte (Weatherford) Bomar
Perrysburg, Ohio (419) 472-1071
The reunion committee for Saturday, July 14, 2007
Whitmer’s Class of 1962 is Wyndham Hotel
looking for classmates so we 2 SeaGate, Toledo, OH
can contact you about our 45th MONTHLY LUNCH
reunion in 2007. The reunion committee for
Whitmer’s Class of 1987 is Alumni from ANY Whitmer class are
Class contacts are: looking for classmates so we invited to join an alumni group that
can contact you about our 20th meets for lunch the first Wednesday of
Sharon Yuill Krueger reunion in 2007. Please send every month at 11:30 a.m.
(419) 345-3338 the following information to:
SLY928@aol.com The group meets at a DIFFERENT
Penny (Whitacre) Breines restaurant each month.
Jack Hammon 1226 Prairie Trail
(419) 874-2178 Grayslake, Illinois 60030 To find out the location of the next
jackhammon43551@ (847) 548-6587 luncheon OR for more information,
accesstoledo.com firstname.lastname@example.org please contact:
A confirmation card and • Name (maiden & married, if applicable) Alvin & Nancy (Ray) Striggow
questionnaire are posted at • Address (734) 854-2558
www.washloc.k12.oh.us/ • Phone Number email@example.com
alumni-1962.htm • E-mail Address
Reunions are listed on the district website. To add your event, call 419-473-8237 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PSO MEETING • MAR. 20
WHITMER SPRING MUSICAL:
Beauty & The Beast
A make-up Post Secondary Options
Meeting will be held Tuesday, Mar. 20,
at 8 a.m. in Whitmer’s Science Lecture
Hall. Students and their parents who
missed the mandatory Feb. 20 meeting
MUST attend the Mar. 20 make-up Whitmer Drama will present Beauty & The Beast in
meeting if they wish to participate in PSO
for the 2007-08 school year. the school’s newly renovated Nightingale Center for
Performing Arts. The musical is under the direction
The PSO Program allows qualified high of Whitmer Principal Brad Faust.
school students to take college
courses, while earning both high school
and college credit. Students must notify Performances are scheduled Thursday, Apr. 19 -
their counselors of their intent to Saturday, April 21, and Friday and Saturday, Apr. 27
participate in PSO by Mar. 30. and 28. All shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale Apr. 1: $7 for students, $8 for
adults. Call 419-473-8433.
REVERSE RAFFLE • MAR. 24 Thursday, Apr. 19
Tickets are sold in advance for the Friday, Apr. 20
Whitmer Athletic Club Reverse Raffle, Saturday, Apr. 21
where, as the name suggests, the LAST
name drawn is the big winner. A dinner
and other games throughout the Friday, Apr. 27
evening add to the fun and excitement.
The Reverse Raffle will be held on
Saturday, Apr. 28
Saturday, Mar. 24 at 6 p.m. at Cambridge
Place on Alexis. For tickets, or additional
information, contact the Whitmer Athletic
Office at 419-473-8382.
Washington Local Schools Non-Profit Org.
TAX ID NUMBER - 4808 3505 W. Lincolnshire Blvd. U.S. Postage
Washington Local’s school district Toledo, Ohio 43606 PAID
number, as requested on your income
Permit No. 530
tax form, is 4808.
2007 Board of Education
Ms. Lisa Canales • President
Mr. Frank Erme • Vice President
Mr. John Adler
Mr. David Hunter
Mr. Steve Zuber
Michael W. Carmean • Superintendent
Jeffery S. Fouke • Treasurer
Wendy Farran • Editor / 419-473-8237