Whitehall Prep

Welcome to Whitehall Preparatory and Fitness Academy. We are a first-rate academic and fitness institution where your student can grow intellectually and physically. We strive to instill the values of lifelong learning, strong character, and the importance of being physically fit in each of our students. Our staff and administration stand ready to provide the best possible education and preparation for life. Please explore our Web site for further information, and feel free to visit or contact us at any time.

Whitehall Preparatory and Fitness Academy
3474 E. Livingston Ave. • Columbus, Ohio 43227 • 614-324-4585 Office


Soccer, Martial Arts and Tennis Tournament Competitors!

Soccer, tennis and martial arts teams

Pictures from recent Ohio soccer, tennis, and martial arts statewide tournaments. What great competitors! Go Performance Academies Dragons!


12 Children’s Book Authors visit Columbus at OMG BookFest!

12 OMG BookFest authors

These 12 incredible children’s authors came from NY, LA, and from all over to meet 900 of our students in Columbus! Every child left the OMGBookfest with one free book! What fun!

Students display their books at the OMG BookFEst


Young Readers attend OMG BookFest!

Students meet OMG BookFest authors

omgohio interview underway, young readers have a lot to say!

@GramercyBexley

OMG BookFest @OMGBookFest


OMG BookFest comes to Columbus!

Academies students meet these talented authors on May 16th in Columbus!

So much fun @GramercyBexley

#omgohio

OMG BookFest @OMGBookFest

OMG BookFest authors


Twelve Best Selling Children’s Authors have landed!

Your Favorite Authors in One Place. Book Signing Festival for Middle Grade Readers. May 16, 4 p.m.

Twelve Best Selling Children’s Authors have landed!

They’ll be in Bexley tonight and at Columbus Performance Academy tomorrow greeting our eager Columbus area students from Columbus, Eastland, Northland, Whitehall, and South Scioto! OMG we can’t wait!


OPEN HOUSE

Informational meetings for interested parents will be held at
Whitehall Prep
3474 E. Livingston Ave. • Columbus, Ohio 43227

Tuesday, May 16 • 6-8 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.

Any Questions?
Call Donnell Drake, Principal, at (614)324-4585.


National Book Tour Plans to visit Performance Academies!

Check out the mention of our 6 Columbus area schools in Publishers Weekly! Performance Academies is so excited to be hosting these incredible best selling children’s authors in just a few weeks as the first stop on their national book tour! This will be a great opportunity for our Columbus area students! Look for more information about this event to come home in student backpacks early next week!

Read More…

OMG Bookfest, logo


Students Attend Statehouse Rally for School Choice

Students at Statehouse Rally for School Choice

Performance Academies students attending the school choice rally today at the Statehouse in Columbus. We learned about the legislative process, and we got to hear our fellow students and legislators speak about the importance of available, quality educational choices in our state!


Egg Hunt. It's Free! Bring your own bag!

EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 8 • 1-3 p.m.

Whitehall Prep and Fitness Academy
3474 E. Livingston Ave. • Columbus, Ohio 43227

FREE! | Bring your own bag!

Any Questions?
Donnell Drake, Principal, at (614)324-4585.


 Students Display Biographies in a Unique Way

students display their biographies

My class has been working all of February on biography projects. We did our biographies in a very unique way! We made “pizza box” biographies and they turned out so great!

~Victoria Vinson, 3rd Grade Teacher
Whitehall Preparatory and Fitness Academy


Central Ohio District Tennis Tournament

Performance Academies students from our 6 Columbus area schools (South Scioto, Northland, Columbus Prep, Columbus Performance, Whitehall, and Eastland) participated in our quarterly, Central Ohio District Tennis Tournament today! Way to go Columbus kids!

Students participate in tennis tournament


High School Transition Resource Bulletin Board

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Whitehall Prep and Fitness Academy Principal, Mr. Donnell Drake and Regional Superintendent, Mrs. Ashley Graver stand next to their High School Transition Resource Bulletin Board in the 8th Grade Hallway. So proud of the many past and future 8th Grade graduates of WPFA who have gone on to excel at top performing high schools of their choice!


Golden Shoe Award Winners!

Congratulations to Mr. Cromer’s 7th Grade class at Whitehall Preparatory and Fitness Academy for winning the Golden Shoe Award for the Week of January 30 – February 3 2017. They show respect and responsibility for their great behavior at the JCC, and they are working very hard in fitness class. Keep up the great work!

Golden Shoe Award winners


Students Participate in National School Choice Week Activities!

Students display their writing projects.

Our top performing third grade teachers and intervention specialists in our Ohio network of Performance Academies schools on the fall AIR reading test. So proud of them and all our third grade teachers who work tirelessly to help our third graders be super readers and to ensure every single one meets the requirements of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee! Way to go! Keep up the great work!

 


National School Choice Week!

January 23rd marks the first day of National School Choice Week 2017! Did you know more than 2.6 million students nationwide now attend a public charter school?

 

Link to NCSW Kick Off

Video:
https://www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek/videos/1595931543756298/

Ohio celebrates National School Choice Week #SchoolChoice, 973 School Choice Week Events!


USTA Professionals Performance Academies Fitness Inservice!

Dania Kenty from Whitehall Prep, Tom Polachek from Toledo Prep, Pete Chavarria from Eastland Prep, and Kelcie Leonard from Harvard Avenue Performance Academy hone their tennis skills at a recent fitness inservice held in by USTA tennis professionals in Columbus, Ohio. These fitness instructors are excited to take what they learned back to our students! Go fitness staff!

USTA tennis inservice at Toledo Prep


Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Third grade teachers

Our top performing third grade teachers and intervention specialists in our Ohio network of Performance Academies schools on the fall AIR reading test. So proud of them and all our third grade teachers who work tirelessly to help our third graders be super readers and to ensure every single one meets the requirements of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee! Way to go! Keep up the great work!

Pictured (top photo) are 3rd grade Teachers:
Phillips, Pugh, Knox, Graham, Bartlett, Yerke, and Borhoeft (not pictured, Grell-Eastland Performance Academy)

Pictured (bottom photo) are Third Grade Interventionists:
Blevins, Zyndorf, Londergan, Eisenman, and Stevens.


Columbus Area Performance Academies Spelling Bee Results!

Columbus area Performance Academies students also recently competed in a regional Spelling Bee. Winners from the Columbus regional Spelling Bee are as follows:

  • 3rd place – EPA- Kamauri Oliver
  • 2nd place- WPFA- Fatou Sabally
  • 1st place – NPFA- Jacob Mowery (second year in a row winning!)

Way to go Columbus students!

Columbus area schools spelling bee winners


Charter schools make significant progress

The charter school sector has grown while improving performance and achieving advocacy wins

Charter Schools in U.S. Have Made Significant Progress in the Last 5 Years-Bellwether Education.


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Bullying Incident Reporting

Student safety is always our primary concern. Our school is committed to ensuring all students are safe and well cared for. We take any report of bullying or harassment seriously, and we stand ready to speak with anyone who has a bullying complaint or concerns about bullying behavior. Bullying/harassment/intimidation is defined as:

“Any intentional, persistent, and repetitive written, verbal, graphic, electronically transmitted, or physical act that a student, or group of students, exhibits toward another student and the behavior both: a) causes mental or physical harm to the other student; AND b) is sufficiently severe that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the victim. The definition of “harassment, intimidation or bullying” also includes the above described acts which are electronically generated, stored, or transmitted.

Traditional public schools and public charter schools in Ohio are required to report verified incidents of bullying two times per year. For the first half of the 2016-17 school year, the Whitehall Preparatory and Fitness Academy has had 0 verified incidents of bullying/harassment reports in which disciplinary action was taken.  Such disciplinary procedures may range from conferencing with students and families to out-of-school suspensions.

The school also takes false accusations of bullying seriously. The school has a policy against false accusations of bullying to protect persons against unjust accusations, particularly when such false accusations are intended to cause harm to another individual. Those who make reports in good faith, believing information to be truthful, do not have adverse consequences for reporting bullying behavior.


Notice to Parents Regarding the Opportunity to Object to the Release of Educational Data by ODE


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CENTRAL OHIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Saturday, August 19, 2017
TBD

MEETING LOCATION

Hilton Polaris
8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43240


As a participant in the National School Lunch Program, this institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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