Huber Heights City Schools news

Compiled by Darrell Wacker -

HUBER HEIGHTS — Here’s what’s happening in the Huber Heights City Schools:

Wayne to offer ACT Boot Camp

The ACT is a critical component to college acceptance and scholarship dollars. To help Wayne students better compete, Wayne is hosting an intensive ACT Boot Camp on September 21 at Wayne.

This is a $350 program that Wayne is offering for only $49! Students can register for the fall and spring ACT Boot Camps for only $88.

There are two ways to register:

  • Visit, click on register, enter school code “wayne,” and pay securely online. There is a minimal service fee applied by PayPal. (Use code “wayne2” to register for fall and spring.)
  • Complete the registration envelope and include cash or check for $49 made payable to Huber Heights City Schools, and bring the envelope to our Bursar, Chris McCullough, by September 19.

To learn more, visit, contact a Wayne High School counselor at 937-233-6431, or watch this two-minute video at

Wayne ROTC instructor wins award

Wayne High School ROTC Instructor CMSgt Bankowitz has been named the 2016 Air Force Association Wright Memorial Chapter 212 Enlisted Award winner. This award recognizes current or prior military enlisted members for their untiring dedication to making positive contributions to their communities. For decades CMSgt Bankowitz has served as a model for giving back to his community by contributing to youth programs, mentoring colleagues, leading organizations, and providing an example of what it means to put service before self.

Weisenborn students set for successful year

From a successful seventh-grade orientation to a well-attended Meet the Teacher Night, Weisenborn students and staff have a solid foundation on which to build a promising year.

New this year is a bell schedule that includes a “Warrior Period.” This time will provide students with intervention in math and reading. And returning this year is the successful Warrior Pride Ticket program. Throughout the year, teachers will recognize students for displaying behaviors in the categories of Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. To reinforce the program, students were taught about these expectations on the first day of school.

Monticello families, staff generous in 2015-16

During the 2015-16 school year, Monticello students, staff, and families donated more than $5,400 to three important causes:

  • The St. Jude’s Math-a-thon: Headed by Ms. Lee, the students collected more than $3,800 in pledges and then completed a math workbook, which reinforced their math skills.
  • Relay for Life: Spearheaded by Ms. Elchinger and Ms. Liming, this campaign collected $1,144. For each dollar donated, the student could dedicate and hang a purple ribbon on classroom doors to show their support.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS): The Monticello PTO led our efforts for this campaign, bringing in a total of $507 for the ACS.

The students, staff and families of Monticello should be proud of their generosity to charitable organizations!

First preschool family activity set for Sept. 9

Mark your calendars! The first Family Engagement Activity for preschool students will be Grandparents Day on Friday, September 9, at 1:30 pm. Grandparents will be invited to bring their grandchildren to visit preschool together. More information will be coming from students’ teachers.

Compiled by Darrell Wacker

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.