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Phone: 937-444-2044     Fax: 937-444-4303
Western Brown BOE Welcomes New Teachers & Staff
On the September 21, the Western Brown Board of Education welcomed all the new teachers and district office staff hire for the 2015 - 2016 school year. We also want to send a HUGE welcome to all of our new employees for this year. With many of our employees retiring, the district hired teachers for every building.  Please see the list for the names and positions of our new teachers and district office staff.

Western Brown District Office:  Dave Tatman- Director of Operations,Patricia Cluxton- Student Information Data Manager, Amanda Kipp- School Psychologist.

Hamersville Elementary and Middle School: Trish Hiler- Assistant Principal, Philiss Carkeek – Kindergarten, Kendra Jody- Kindergarten, Lindsey Liming- Kindergarten, Hannah Mooney- 2nd Grade, Shannon Helton- Intervention Specialist, Jodi Dickerson- Computer Technology 7/8, Social Studies 8th, Brandon Drew- 8th Math.

Mt. Orab Elementary:  Chelsea Staples- Kindergarten, Emily Rhoads- 2nd Grade

Mt. Orab Middle School:  Theron Jones- Art 5/6, Technology 7/8,  Jennifer Philippo- 6th Grade Math / Science,  Amy Huss- Intervention Specialist,  Robert Kuntz- Intervention Specialist.

Western Brown High School: Tim Chadwell- W.E.S.T Intervention Specialist, Emily Jeffers- W.E.S.T Intervention Specialist, Stephanie Dombrowski- English, Ashley Hernandez- Spanish,Nicole Jones- Math, Julie Lang- FCCLA,  Ryan Rosselot- Agriculture Science,  Andrew Creighton- Engineering
Bronco Pride Athletic Service Awards
 The WBHS Athletic Department recently presented the Bronco Pride Athletic Service Awards.

They awards were given to the following businesses and families: The O'Hara Family and LaRosa's, Alma Monk, Dr. Chuck Miller and Mercy Wellington, The Bohl Family and Kibler Lumber, the David Family and Butterbees and The Wallace Family and Mt. Orab Food Court/Gold Star Chili. The WBHS Athletic Department is very appreciative of the support from our local businesses. THANK YOU!!

Pictured L-R: Superintendent Raegan White, Principal Heather Cooper, Alma Monk, Kathy Wallace, Jenny Conrad, Ava Jo Bohl, Nibeh and Nader David, Dr. Chuck Miller and Athletic Director Tim Cook.
District News
WB Jamboree Game Benefits Kids
The WBHS Athletic Department recently donated $750.00 to the Mt. Orab Lions Club that were raised from the Jamboree football game vs Turpin on 8/21. The money will be used to help purchase eye glasses for children.  
Student Accident & Sickness Insurance
Interested in getting insurance for your student (s) this year? 
Registration for 2016 School Year

New students or KG students planning to attend the Western Brown School district should be registered prior to the first day of school. Registering early has many benefits. Transportation, homerooms, class schedules can all be done ahead so the first day isn’t quite so stressful on students or parents. The district registrar is located at Mt. Orab Middle School from 8-2 each day beginning August 3rd. Items needed for registration include: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Immunization Record, Parent ID/Driver’s License, and Proof of residency in the Western Brown School District. Please also bring any custody papers if applicable, a transcript or report cards for High School students and any IEP or WEP plans.

Returning students who have had a change of address or phone number are encouraged to contact the building they attend with their new information so they don’t miss any mailings or one calls.

Solar Project Under Way
Western Brown's solar project has begun!  The 1.7 kWh project will produce energy for our three buildings on the Mt. Orab campus ( equivalent of approximately 145 medium size homes.) Solar Planet's construction is scheduled to be completed within 10 - 12 weeks.  Pictured at the groundbreaking ceremony are  (left to right)  Rep. Doug Green, Tracey O'Hara, Roger Taylor, Bruce Lunsford, Denny Dunlap, Raegan White, Bob Sisco, Jina Bohl, and Spencer Lee.
ONE CALL NOW Has New Feature!
Parents can now add additional numbers to their One Call accounts and also add emails for another way of receiving important information.  Just click on the link provided in the right hand column on our main webpage.  
New Shelter at Alma Monk Sports Complex
Fans watching Western Brown's Tennis and Softball games will now have the opportunity to escape from the sun.  Our new shelter is finished and all due to one of our most appreciated supporters, Mrs. Alma Monk.  Mrs. Monk provided the funding for the new shelter along with carpentry students in the Construction Technologies program at Southern Hills Career Technical Center.  Western Brown would like to thank Mrs. Monk and the students for their support! Pictured left to right,  Mr. Todd Blust (SHCTC Construction Technology Instructor), SHCTC students, Mr. Tim Cook (WB Athletic Director), Mrs. Heather Cooper (WBHS Principal),  Mrs. Alama Monk, Mrs. Peggy McKinney (WBLSD Superintendent), Kevin Kratzer (SHCTC Superintendent), and SHCTC students.
WB, a No Drone Zone!
Upcoming Events
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Western Brown Safety Plan Notification

Western Brown School District has reviewed and revised our School Emergency Operations Plan and as a result, we are making parents aware of the Parental Notification Procedures to be implemented in the event of an incident. This protocol can be found below and on our web site. Please make every attempt to keep your contact information current and notify the building secretary of any changes in your contact information.

Staff and Parental Notification Procedures:

In the event of an incident, communication will be provided through the one-call system to inform parents / staff and to provide additional information.  

Parents and staff, Pesticide Application notifications will be posted on the school's website under the Maintenance tab on the left hand side.
Western Brown also offers the SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways:
1.  Phone:  1-855-4ALERT1, ext 1116
2.  Text:  #1116 @tip+your tip to ALERT1 (252781)
3.  Email:  1116@alert1.us
4.  Web:  http:1116.alert1.us
You can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert.  When you submit a tip, be sure to use our district's identification code:1116.   Please refer the tip to the appropriate building and make sure your tip concerns a school issue.  Together we can make our district a safer place to work and learn!
Homeless: An Important Issue for All
Did you know that over 1.35 million children or 10% of all children in the US are considered homeless?  Its sad but true and 40% of those children are under the age of five.  Want to learn more about being homeless and what services exist for you, please click on the links below for more information.
Ohio's School Climate Guidelines
Read more about Ohio's School Climate Guidelines
Open Enrollment Forms
If you are interested in participating in our open enrollment program, please see our policy and form below.
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