Family and Civic Engagement

Board of Education Policy 9143 states:

The Board of Education shall establish a Family and Civic Engagement Team to serve as a continuing advisory group to the Board
and administration.

2018-2019 Wooster City Schools Board of Education Annual Objective and Action Steps

           Please click here to view the Family and Civic Engagement work plan.

Family and Civic Engagement Team 2018-2019 School Year

Karen Arbogast, Brandon Cobb, Amy Collier, Steve Furlong, Kaylee Harrell, Tracy Keys, Kim McAfoos, Christine Nolletti, Christi Shindollar, Bri Smith, Michael Tefs, Heather Thompson, Eric Vizzo, Deanna Walenciak, Brad Warner and Erika Wirth


 Parent Education - Social Media Safety - During the 2018-2019 school year Director of Technology Rebecca Furlong is partnering with the All City PTO to begin planning for some school and community events centered on the topic of social media safety education. This plan is three-tiered: school assemblies for middle and high school students, an evening event for parents and community and access to an online education platform called Parent University. The event is scheduled for Monday, March 4th at 6:00 PM in the Wooster High School Performing Arts Center

Reading Under the Lights - The evening is built to target Wooster Youth in grades K-6 to encourage student participation in summer reading. So often reading reduces in the summer months and in turn causes what is referred to as the "Summer Slide." Reading Under the Lights is a free family-friendly, summer kick-off reading event, which includes free books, food, library card access and sign up, and reading with celebrities. Please join us for the next Reading Under the Lights scheduled for May 10, 2019 at Maurer Field.

Window Wonderland - Horse drawn carriage rides, beautifully decorated storefront windows, Santa descending from the rooftop, are just a few of the magical attractions at Downtown Wooster stores and restaurants that make Window Wonderland a treasured event. As Downtown Wooster transforms into a winter wonderland, join us at The Board of Education Office and write your holiday cards to teachers, friends, relatives, nursing home residents - even Santa! This free family event will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Safety and Security Summit - The Wooster City School District Board of Education and members of the District Safety and Security Committee will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the WHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). Topics covered include a review of last year's Safety and Security Summit, review of completed and in-progress safety upgrades, next steps and audience Q&A.


Ways to Connect

If you would like to be involved or have an idea for the Family and Civic Engagement Team please email


All City PTO Dates

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Parkview Elementary School, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Melrose Elementary School, 6:30 PM


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