The Buzz

  • Holiday Concerts at WCS

    WCS hosted winter holiday concerts including the annual Band Collage Concert and the Winter Choir Concert. Shows included performances from the many different band and choir groups at both Williamston Middle School and Williamston High School. Select the link to see photos and video of the performances.

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  • Williamston Middle School Begins New Tradition

    New for this year, the middle school has implemented a Student of the Month Breakfast. This initiative is part of the building's Postive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) plan. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Light Parade

    WCS was well represented at the 2018 Williamston Light Parade. The WCS Transportation Department won the prize for Most Unique Entry. Select the link to see photos from the event.

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  • New Director of Kids' Corner and Little Hornets at WCS

    Williamston welcomes Mr. Douglas Bishop to lead the District's preschool and childcare programs. Mr. Bishop assumes the position from Ms. Bridget Osborn, who oversaw those departments for the past year. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Dr. Adam Spina Named MSTA 2019 Administrator of the Year

    Mrs. Conni Crittenden surprised Dr. Adam Spina with the announcement he has been selected as the Michigan Science Teachers Association 2019 Administrator of the Year Award Recipient. He will be presented the Award at the State Conference in Grand Rapids in March by M.S.T.A.

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  • Winter Athletics Schedule Released

    The WCS Winter Athletics Schedule has been released. Find out dates and times for games and tournaments by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Names New Director of Facilities and Operations

    Mr. Brandon Weingartz will assume responsibility for the custodial, maintenance, and transportation departments at WCS. Mr. Weingartz follows Mr. George Dix who successfully served in the same capacity for seven years before retiring in November. Learn more about Mr. Weingartz by selecting the link.

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  • Hornet Swimmers Compete at State Championship Meet

    Hornet swimmers competed at the MHSAA State Championship in Holland. Find out the results and see more photos by selecting the link.

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  • Discovery Students Selected as Spartan Stars

    Five Discovery Elementary students were selected to be Spartan Stars. Ruby, Zalea, Andrew, Addison, and Daniel were nominated by staff at Discovery for their leadership and work habits. Find out more and see photos by selecting the link.

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  • Youth Sculpture Contest at Explorer Elementary

    The Youth Sculpture Contest was sponsored by the Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club and encouraged students to use recycled materials in their artwork. Over 100 students from the 4th and 5th-grades participated. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Students on State Championship Water Polo Team

    The Okemos - Williamston cooperative boys water polo team won the state championship with a finals victory over Hudsonville in quadruple overtime. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Two Hornet Soccer Players Named to All State Teams

    Two members of the 2018 Hornet Soccer Team were named to All-State teams. Williamston finished in second place in the CAAC Red conference. Select the link to learn more.

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  • WHS Presents Curtains

    Williamston High School presented the Broadway smash, Curtains. Performances took place at McGoff Auditorium over two weeks. The production was directed by Ms. Lindsay Snyder. Select the link to see highlights from the show.

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  • Williamston Teacher Nominated for Michigan Teacher of the Year

    Williamston Middle School teacher Mr. Jon Gere has been nominated for the Michigan Teacher of the Year award. Mr. Gere follows in a tradition of WCS teachers competing for this prestigious honor, including Mr. Ray Herek, who was a finalist in 2016 and Mr. Dan Schab, who was named Michigan's Teacher of the Year in 2006.

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  • STEAM at WMS

    Williamston's STEAM initiative continues to gain momentum. Another example of progress is represented here with 8th-grade students using a motion sensor in science class attached to a Vernier LabQuest to graph their location vs. time. Find out more by selecting the link.

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Superintendent's Welcome

  • Welcome to Williamston

    Whether you are a long-time resident of the community or a prospective parent or student interested in learning about our school system, I invite you to explore our website to find out what makes WCS such an exceptional district. From our widely recognized early literacy programming to our unique variety of elementary related arts classes, engineering and robotics labs, award winning bands, or 19 Advanced Placement courses, there is something for every learner here.

    The best way to know what makes Williamston so special is to experience it. Visit our community, tour a school, and see for yourself what all the “buzz” is about. If you are already a community member, thank you for your support and commitment to our schools and students. See you around town!

    Go Hornets! Go Williamston!

    - Dr. Adam J. Spina, Superintendent

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  • Snow Day/School Closing Process 2018-19

    Read the procedures for closing schools due to weather or road conditions here.

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  • School Calendar for 2018-19

    Full 2018-19 school calendar

     

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  • Non-Resident Students for the 2018-19 School Year

    The School of Choice (SOC) window for the 2018-19 school year is now closed. Students living outside of the Williamston School District may apply to attend school in Williamston through the non-resident student application process. 

    Please click here for the non-resident application. Please note that you must obtain a release from your home district as part of this application.

    If you have questions please call 517-655-4361 x 5116. If you would like to tour a specific building, please contact them directly.  

    Learn more about Williamston Community Schools here.

     

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  • Virtual Learning Opportunity

    Williamston Community Schools has become part of the Virtual Learning Academy (VLAC) Consortium in order to provide an opportunity for those wishing to homeschool their students. VLAC is a high-quality, home-based virtual learning opportunity for students in Kindergarten - Twelfth grade. The VLAC program is a public school option for parents (and other caregivers) preferring a flexible, home-based environment and who are willing to guide their child's learning. 

    • There is no cost to the student
    • Equipment is provided if needed (computer, printer/scanner and internet access)
    • Each program is tailored to the individual student
    • It is a blended program, not all work is done online
    • VLAC uses the world-renowned Calvert Education curriculum
    • Mentor teachers are provided
    • Parental guidance is necessary
    • The program is open to all grades but students in grades 10-12 must have a referral from WCS

    VLAC registration for the 2018-19 school year is now open. Please click VLAC.org  or call 248.209.2071 for further information. Click here to enroll.

    Students who wish to enroll in VLAC must also submit enrollment paperwork to Williamston Community Schools. Please contact Pam Reinke @ 517.655.4361 x 5116 or reinkep@gowcs.net to receive the enrollment paperwork.

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  • 2018 WCS Informational Brochure

    Learn more about Williamston Community Schools. Download the 2018 Informational Brochure here

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  • Use of District Facilities

    The board subscribes to the belief that the public schools are owned and operated by and for its customers. To this end, the board encourages the use of district facilities by properly organized groups for purposes directly related to the educational, civic, cultural, recreational and social life of the community. You may read the entire policy here: Use of District Facilities, Section 9250-R.

    Those interested in utilizing a space at WCS must fill out a Building Use Form. This form must be completed and fees paid (if necessary) before the use is approved.

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  • District Dismissal Motion Regarding Recent Civil Complaint:

    We have reviewed our School Board policies brought into issue by the allegations raised in plaintiffs’ Complaint. The School District does not believe that any constitutional or statutory right of any students or their families has been infringed upon in any manner. Our attorneys advise that they will bring a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in accordance with the Scheduling Order set by the Court.

    Read the District's motion to dismiss here. 

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  • NutriSlice logo  Lunch Menus now available through NutriSlice Link

    Our food service department is now using NutriSlice to share more information about school lunches.  You can bookmark this site, download the NutriSlice App to view menus on your device or access the menu from the district page--go to food service and click on menus. Carb counts as well as other nutrition information are available.  Here is the link address:  http://williamston.nutrislice.com/

     

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WCS “At a Glance"

  • State Academic Champs AP Honor Roll

    AP Challenge Index Top US Schools

    AP Course offered College Bound Students

     

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