Welcome Dr. Kline, WC New Superintendent:

The West Clermont Board of Education has approved Keith Kline as the district’s next Superintendent. Kline replaces retiring Superintendent, Gary Brooks.  Currently, Kline serves as the District’s Assistant Superintendent. Doug Young, West Clermont Board of Education President says, “Dr. Kline is highly qualified to be our next Superintendent. He has experience with Secondary, Middle, and Primary education, and aligning instructional standards to state standards.”

With a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University, Kline led Lakota East High School to the highest ever Performance Index in the district’s history. According to Kline, the District must make sure that all of our students are college and/or career ready. “As an educational institution, it is critical that we prepare our students for their future,” Kline said. “I know our staff will continue to work hard to assure what we offer is relevant to the world our young people will face after graduating from Amelia or Glen Este,” he added.

Kline also addressed the district’s financial stress. “While I am pleased that the board has decided to postpone putting an issue on the ballot until November, I believe that it is absolutely critical that we come together as a community to assure our school district has a sustainable financial future, to support our students. Reductions in state funding and three failed local levies has put the district in danger of being taken over by the state.” Kline commented.

“In the last six months that Dr. Kline has been working for our District, he has designed a plan to save $800,000 through Central Office reorganization, comprehensive substitute services and a reorganization of the middle and high schools.” Young said. “He knows how to get the job done.”




 Kindergarten Registration will be held during the month of March, 2013.


Registration is by appointment only, and will be held at the West Clermont administrative office located in the Union Township Civic Center at 4350 Aicholtz Road. The kindergarten enrollment schedule for West Clermont Schools is as follows:


February 25-March 1 – Amelia Elementary and Holly Hill Elementary

March 4-8 – Merwin Elementary and Brantner Elementary

March 11-15 – Clough Pike Elementary and Willowville Elementary

March 18-22 – Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary and Summerside Elementary

March 25-29 – Make up week, all schools



Monday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Tuesday 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

Wednesday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Thursday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.


All appointments for enrolling a student can be made as early as the week of February 18-22, 2013. Appointments can be made by calling 943-5000.


Your child must be five (5) years old on or before Sept. 30, 2013.  You should bring:

  •  your child’s original birth certificate
  • proof of residency (lease, deed, land contract, settlement statement, affidavit of residence)
  • immunization records
  • custody papers (if applicable)
  • IEP/MFE (if applicable)
  • parents picture identification (drivers license, state identification card, passport)
  • physical examination (must be returned to your school prior to student starting kindergarten)


If you have any questions, please contact West Clermont Central Enrollment at 943-5000.



The West Clermont Local School District Board of Education believes that students should be permitted to attend the school of their choice within the district.   Intradistrict Enrollment Request Forms will be available upon request in the Principal’s office of each school, the guidance departments and at the Board of Education Office of the West Clermont Local School District.

 Application forms for the 2013-14 school year must be completed by the parents and received by the office of the principal of the new school of attendance between 8:00 AM, Monday, April 8, 2013 and 4:00 PM the last day of school, June 6, 2013.

 All approvals are on an annual basis and must be re-approved in accordance with the intradistrict plan on a yearly basis.  This includes a new application each year.  Parents will be notified of their application status in late summer.

 Approval of such transfers is contingent but not limited to the following factors:

  • Building capacities have been set to accommodate resident student enrollment
  •  Special education programs will not be moved to accommodate intradistrict transfer students
  • Students already attending an alternative school may be given preference over new applicants
  • The West Clermont Board of Education is not required to provide transportation to students enrolled in alternative schools.

 A complete copy of the district’s policy and regulations is available upon request.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Pupil Personnel Office, 4350

Aicholtz Road, Suite 220, Cincinnati, Ohio  45245, or phone 943-5032.


WC Superintendent to be Named:

January 23, 2013 – Cincinnati, OH    The West Clermont Local School District Board of Education meets on Monday, January, 28 to name a replacement for current superintendent, Gary Brooks, who is retiring on February 28. The public meeting starts at 7:00 PM, at the Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Rd. 

Board of Education President  Doug Young issued a personal invitation to the community: “We are very optimistic about the future of West Clermont schools as we move into this new era for our district.  If you can, please join us Monday night.”  A reception for the new Superintendent will follow the meeting. 


The Board President and Superintendent will be available for interviews after the meeting.


Valentine’s Dance:

Join us for a night of dancing and sweet treats during our annual Valentine’s Dance!

Friday, February 8th

Holiday Inn – Eastgate
4501 Eastgate Boulevard
Cincinnati, Ohio 45245

6:30-8:30 p.m.

$5/person – includes Dessert, Soda & Coffee

Carnations will be available for purchase for $2.

Photos will be available for purchase: 5×7: $5; 8×10:$8

Space is limited: Please fill out and return the form sent home in your child’s backpack to his/her teacher with money attached by Friday, February 1. Checks can be made payable to AE PTA. No walk-up entry will be permitted. Each student MUST be accompanied by an adult. Absolutely no drop-offs will be permitted. Tickets will be sent home the week of Feb. 4.


Volunteers Needed!

The PTA is in need of volunteers for the Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 8 from 6:30-8:30 at Holiday Inn Eastgate.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jami Edgington at jami.aepta@gmail.com

Amelia Elementary PTA Newsletter : January 2013

 WELCOME BACK!… Coming Attractions

1/9: Flying Pig Kick-off
1/10: Market Day Pick-Up; 3:30-4:30pm @ AE
1/10: Marco’s Pizza School Challenge
1/14: PTA Meeting; 3:45pm
1/16: 4th Grade Field Trip – Art Museum
1/18: End of 2nd Quarter
1/21: NO SCHOOL – MLK Day
1/24: Skating Party; 6:30-8:30pm; Beechmont Rollarena
1/31: Parent Teacher Conferences

 Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon

Amelia Elementary is participating in the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon again this year! Together with the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, we would like to promote childhood fitness, family fun, and a lifetime marathon of healthy habits. This program is designed for children ages 5-12 years old along with their fitness buddies (parents, teachers, leaders, mentors). IT IS NOT A RACE! On January 9th, students will receive their information letter, hog log and registration form. Students will have the opportunity to walk during recess to accumulate miles in their “Hog Log”. Kids’ Marathoners have an exciting opportunity to be part of the real Flying Pig Marathon by finishing their 26th marathon mile on Saturday, May 4, 2012 during the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon Final Mile event at Cincinnati’s Riverfront. The kids will cover their last mile on the actual Flying Pig Marathon course and cross the real “Finish Swine.” They get a finishers shirt, a marathon medal and all the goodies of the finish celebration ($10 registration; scholarships available). We are excited to bring this program back to AE! Look for more information in your child’s backpack. For questions, please contact: Beth Burcham at bethandmike2004@yahoo.com

 Holiday Shop

This year’s Holiday Shop was a great success! We hope all the students had a wonderful time shopping for friends and family. AE PTA earned $769.72. With these funds, we were able to provide food for 10 needy AE families during the Holidays! Thanks to our volunteers for helping make the shop run so smoothly: Leann Smith, Tricia Louis, Donella Watkins, Heather Magdich, Rhonda Royster, Rebecca Shenefelt, Theresa Hammons, Trina Hawthorne, Brandy Dodson, Nicole Duncan, Tamara Smack, Theresa Hammons, Robyn Cahall, Heather Bowling, Beth Burcham and Jennifer Lowry.

 Breakfast with Santa

Thanks to all our families for visiting with Santa this year! We hope all the students had a great time writing letters to Santa. We know we had a great time seeing the student’s faces light up while writing them and telling their Christmas wishes to Santa! As always, a special thanks to our volunteers: Robyn Cahall, Emily Hervey, Jennifer Lowry, Mrs. Ary, Mrs. Burnheimer and Mrs Wolff. We would also like to thank our local business for their generous donations: Amelia Walmart, Kroger, Meijer, Starbucks, Marcella’s Bakery, McDonald’s and the Amelia Florist.

 Food Pantry Donations

Thanks to all of our parents, students and staff for your generous donations during the Holidays! We filled the stage and each class will be having a Popsicle party!

Kroger Plus Card – Community Rewards Program
Once again, thanks to all of our families who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program. During second quarter, you helped us earn $972.42! If you haven’t signed up for our Kroger Community Rewards Program, enrollment is quick and easy!1. Go to http://www.kroger.com/
2. Click “Sign In”
3. Click “My Account”
4. Select “Community Rewards”
5. Enter Organization Number: 82067

Be sure to have your Kroger Plus Card handy!

Be A Library Star!
Amelia Elementary and the Amelia Public Library are working together to encourage students to visit the library on a regular basis. We have started a collaborative program in which students log hours spent at the library for checking out books, doing homework or reading. The program will run from November 1 through April 2012. The student that logs the most hours per grade will receive a prize at the end of the school year. We encourage you to take your child to the library on a regular basis to participate in this program. Forms are available at the Amelia Library, just ask! The forms are kept at the library during the program.

 Market Day

Market Day orders are available for pick-up this Thursday, 1/10 from 3:30-4:30 at Amelia Elementary. Market Day is a great way to feed your family AND support your school! This year’s Market Day goal is $1,500. With these funds, we plan to purchase Student Planners for grades 3-5 and plastic “Nikki Folders” for grades K-2.

 Box Tops Winners 2012

Update on our Box Top Class winners… September: Mrs. Ary; October and November: Mrs. Wells. These classes earned a Popsicle party! Be sure to keep clipping your Box Tops! We were able to bring COSi on Wheels to AE this year using the money we earned from Box Tops. Let’s keep it going for next year as well!


Recycling Benefits 5th Graders
Do you recycle? Bring your paper recyclables to the AE recycling bin located at the rear of the building. The monies eared from our recycling goes toward our 5th grade trip to Camp Kern. 

Activities at Amelia Public Library:

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2:00pm: Island Escape Luau Party

Luau attendee’s ages 3-10 will play games, listen to sunny books, make sand art, and enjoy a special tropical treat. For more information or to register, call the library at (513) 752-5580 or register online: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsRegister.cfm?SiteID=5338&BranchID=1000001523&Branch=Amelia%20Branch&EventID=154081

 Happy Book Birthday, Babymouse and Captain Underpants!

Amelia Branch: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  or call (513)752-5580.

Party attendees ages 6-11 will play games, draw comics, and eat cake! Feel free to wear all pink or your favorite cape. For more information or to register, call the library at 752-5580 or register online.


 LEGO Plus

Amelia Branch: Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  or call (513)752-5580.

Participants ages 4-11 are invited to attempt the LEGO challenge of the month or build something of your own design, plus our extra building activity this month will be building houses of cards. For more information or to register, call the library at 752-5580 or register online.


Love Stinks Party

Amelia Branch: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  or call (513)752-5580.

 Anti-Valentine attendees ages 10-17 are invited for food, crafts and games that poke fun at our favorite holiday to hate-Valentine’s Day! For more information or to register, call the library at 752-5580 or register online.

 Movie Matinee

Amelia Branch: Friday, Feb. 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m.  or call (513)752-5580.

Movie goers ages 3-12 can munch on some popcorn and watch this blockbuster hit from Pixar about a young archer named Merida who must undo a wicked spell to save her family. For movie title, information or to register, call the library at 752-5580 or register online.