Welcome Back Warhawks! We are extremely excited to begin the 23-24 School Year. As I begin my 2nd year as the principal of Westerville Central High School, I am extremely grateful and proud. I am proud of the strong relationships built, the culture we are building together and the elite experiences we are providing our students!
A major focus for Westerville Central High School is culture. Our intentional focus on building a successful culture is critical as we work through the three areas of focus for WCHS - Academics, Culture and Equity. We believe that you don't get the culture you want, but rather you get the culture you LEAD and what you practice, permit and promote. We all must be intentional, purposeful and skillful. When it comes to the culture of Westerville Central High School, everything matters; when we build our culture, everyone has an impact.
Since August of 2022, we have been on a culture journey together. We started with staff, students, parents and community leaders to identify the core values, the heart, of our school… Through collaboration and dialogue, we identified three core values that are the blueprint of a Warhawk:
- Relentless Pursuit of Growth - Pursue Excellence
- Better Together - Think we, Not me
- Own it - Make a difference, Act with purpose
These values are our guidepost; our values provide alignment in all we do. We use these values as the focus of our Warhawk Culture Playbook. Our playbook gives us a unique advantage. The Warhawk Culture Playbook will guide and ground us as we work together for many years to come. The Warhawk Culture Playbook is only the beginning of our culture journey. Our core values provide the standards for how we behave towards each other, interact with our students, and partner with our families. We look forward to sharing this vision with you all as it will take ALL of us rowing in the same direction, using common language and holding each other accountable to the standards we have set for ourselves and the WCHS community.
Rise Together Warhawks,
Mrs. Sayre, Principal
Westerville Central High School