524 West Main Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154     Map & Directions
Phone: 937-444-2044     Fax: 937-444-4303
Western Brown Local Schools
Western Brown United
WB United
Western Brown United created and hung posters throughout the high school to promote diversity awareness and kindness to everyone. Come check out all of the fun they're having learning about different cultures! Next meeting date to be announced.  If you'd like more information please ask Ms Julie Dye, FCCLA Teacher or Ms. Nicole Jones, Math Teacher at Western Brown High School. 
College Credit Plus Counseling
Want to know more about College Credit Plus?  Join us at Western Brown High School on November 2.  Click here for more information.
Title 1 Information Meetings
We invite parents to come and learn more about Title 1 services at Mt. Orab Elementary and Hamersville Elementary & Middle School.  The basic purpose for Title 1 is to provide funds to schools to help children achieve in reading and math.  Each year, our school is required to share information on how funding is spent and help increase parent involvement.  If you are interested in learning more, please join us on Thusday November 2 at Hamersville Elementary at 5:00 pm or Thursday November 8 at 5:00 pm at Mt. Orab Elementary.  Please click on the links below for more information.
 
Western Brown Cafeteria Notice
One question asked frequently by parents is, "What happens if my child forgets his/ her lunch?"  Or what happens if they forget their lunch money?  Please click here to find out more about this common issue. 
A Warm Welcome to WB's New Teachers!
At the September Board of Education meeting, teachers new to the district were introduced and welcomed.  Left to Right:  Linda Maddex (MOES 1st Grade), Lori Friedhoff ( MOES Art), John Rodesh (WBHS/ MOMS- Band & Music), Graham Douglas (WBHS MH Unit), Amparo Phillips (MOES Intervention Specialist), Amanda Foster (MOMS 5th Grade), and Heath Phillips (WBHS JROTC).  Not pictured:  Madison White (HEMS K), Brett Harris (MOMS 7th), and Brandon Drew (HEMS 6th)
Mt. Orab Elementary Pre-K Classrooms Receive 5 Star Rating!
Congratulations to our Pre-K classrooms at Mt. Orab Elementary for receiving a 5 Star rating from the Ohio Department of Education through the Step Up to Quality Program.  Pictured left to right:  Katie Stapleton (School Psychologist), Amy Weil (PK Teacher), Susan McFarland (BCESC Pre-K Supervisor), Hillari Call (PK Teacher), and Andrea DeBord (WB Assistant Director of Special Education.)
Flu Vaccine Available for Students
Our School Based Health Center has flu vaccine for students or employees (employees' immediate family included). Please contact Dana at 937-444-4824 or  937-444-2044 extension 23623 at Mt. Orab Elementary for more information or to schedule an appointment.
House Bill 410 - Absentees and Truancy

Ohio House Bill 410 has completely changed the way schools must deal with truancy and absenteeism.  The new law creates a new process for youth who are missing school: Under current law, Ohio schools are required to have a list of interventions they can use for students who are absent. However, schools are not required to use these interventions and instead can refer youth directly to the juvenile court without any intervention.

 
 
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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.  
Bullying Report

Semi-Annually the Western Brown Local School District reports incidents of bullying.  The number of incidents in each building is listed for Second Semester 2016-17:

Mount Orab Elementary               1

Mount Orab Middle School         0
 
Hamersville Elm/Middle School  0
 
Western Brown High School        1 
2017 - 2018 School Calendar
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WB Athletic Calendars
Support our Bronco teams at home and away! Bronco Schedules
 
Upcoming Events
District Calendar
Important: Immunization Update for All 7th Graders & Seniors
New law requires all 7th graders and Seniors to be immunized.  Please see informational letters below.
 
Senior Immunization Information (17 - 18 form at bottom)
 
7th Grader Immunization Information
Open Enrollment Forms
 
 
 
WB, a No Drone Zone!
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.
 
SAFE SCHOOLS ALERT 
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
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