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  • Williamston High School Wins College Success Award

    GreatSchools.org has named WHS a 2018 College Success Award Winner. The publication recognizes schools that ensure all students are provided the skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. Learn more and read the award notification letter by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Students Excel at 2018 Capital Area Poetry Competition

    WHS students Hannah, Anneliese, Kathleen, and Amy took first, third, fourth, and honorable mention respectively at this year's competition. The team was mentored by Ms.Jean Eddington-Shipman.

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  • Williamston Staff and Students Recognize Military Families

    Students and staff in the District honored families serving in the military by wearing purple on select days in April. WCS is proud to support service members and their families. A special thanks to those families in the Williamston Community who serve or have served our country.

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  • Revamped Art Festival a Huge Success

    Over 1,000 people attended the revamped annual Susan Lorenz Memorial Art Show. This year the show included musical performances by students from throughout the District, including the first ever performances at the event by students from both elementary schools. Select the link to see pictures and listen to a musical selection from the show.

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  • WHS InvenTeam Highlighted in M.I.T. Publication

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) has cited the success of the InvenTeam program at WHS in a recent publication. Select the link to read the story.

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  • Williamston High School Named Top School in Mid-Michigan

    All Williamston schools earned exceptional marks on the new State of Michigan accountability reporting system. The updated model awards schools that demonstrate high rates of student growth and achievement on state tests. It also recognizes schools that have outstanding "school quality factors" such as art, music, and advanced placement opportunities. WHS results are pictured above. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • D&W Presents Check to Elementary PTSA

    D&W Fresh Market presented $1,000 check to Elementary PTSA recently. Discovery and Explorer students turned in over $150,000 of receipts from D&W to qualify.

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  • Spring Break Projects at WCS

    While teachers and students are away, the maintenance, custodial, and technology teams have been extremely busy. In addition to "spring cleaning" significant progress has been made on a number of notable projects. Select the link to find out more.

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  • Williamston Mourns Loss of Coach Jason Bauer

    Basketball Coach Jason Bauer was tragically taken from our community after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial will be held at the WHS performance gym on April 14, the location where Coach Bauer successfully led the Williamston boys basketball program. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Highlights from March is Reading Month

    Students across the District participated in a variety of activities designed to promote reading. Select the story to see some select highlights and watch Discovery Elementary being featured in a Delta Dental public service announcement.

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  • Elementary Schools Raise Money For Charity

    Students at Discovery and Explorer raised over $29,000 in support of the American Heart Association by participating in Jump Rope For Heart. Select the link to read the press release. Third grade students at Explorer donated over $1,700 from the Economics Fair to the Humane Society.

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  • Student Art Featured at Michigan State University Conference

    Student art from every WCS building was featured at the Fate of the Earth Sympoium at MSU. The conference was held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

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  • Discovery Classroom Selected as Classroom of the Month

    GoNoodle selected Ms. Petroff's Kindergarten class as their classroom of the month. The class was selected for their enthusiastic use of GoNoodle, a program that promotes creative movement breaks and music integration.

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  • Middle School Wrestlers Compete in State Championships

    Three WMS wrestlers took first place at the Mid-Michigan Wrestling Association State Finals. The state finals were held at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Discovery Gym Gets New Look

    Discovery Elementary School gym has a new look. The movable wall between the gym and cafeteria now dons the District trademark W and the Fighting Hornet mascot. Thank you to Bluefish Advertising and Signs owner Jeremy Malson and Mike Watters for donating the entire project to the school! Find out how the new graphics will be used 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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  • Sinking Fund Replacement Proposal To Address School Safety

    The Board of Education has approved a proposal to allow voters to amend the District’s existing Sinking Fund. The proposal would not result in a tax increase, it would only replace and extend the current Sinking Fund so that it can also be utilized for school safety enhancements. Find out more information about how the current Sinking Fund can be modified to provide for increased school safety here.

    Read the ballot language here. 

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  • Community Forum on School Safety and the Sinking Fund

    Please join Dr. Adam Spina, Williamston Community Schools Superintendent, and Bob Young, Williamston Chief of Police, at this community forum. They will to listen to concerns and answer questions from the community regarding school safety and the sinking fund millage.

    5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018
    Williamston Middle School Multi-Purpose Room

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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.

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  • 2018 WCS Informational Brochure

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

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  • School Safety Information:

    Accouncements from Superintendent Spina: here

    Information from the Ingham County Superintendents' Roundtable: here

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  • 2018-2019 First Day of School, Winter & Spring Breaks

    Williamston Board of Education has set the first day of school for students for the 2018-19 school year as:

    Monday, August 27, 2018.

    The Common Calendar that has been adopted by the IISD has set the following breaks:
     
    Monday, December 24, 2018 - Friday, January 4, 2019
    Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5, 2019
     
    All additional school calendar dates have yet to be determined and will be posted once negotiations have concluded.
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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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  • Dart Foundation STEAM Grant Presentation

    The Dart Foundation has awarded WCS a $130,000 grant in support of the District's K-12 STEAM initiative. Read the press release (here) and view the presentation on how the grant funds will be utilized here. 

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  • Williamston CADL Branch, Relocation Concept Presentation

    View the presentation provided to the Williamston Board of Education at the December 4th Regular Board Meeting here. If there are any questions on the presentation, please contact Adam Spina at (517) 655-4361 or via email at spinaa@gowcs.net. 

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  • Winter Weather School Cancellation Process

    Please review the Superintendent's decision-making process for canceling school by clicking here, or visiting the Superintendent's Blog. 

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  • Non-Resident Students

    Students living outside of the Williamston School District may apply to attend school in Williamston through the non-resident student application process. If you have questions please call 517-655-4361 x 5116. If you would like to tour a specific building, please contact them directly.

    Non-Resident Student Application Form

    School of Choice for the 2018 - 19 School Year

    The School of Choice (SOC) window for the 2018-19 school year is May 21 - June 13, 2018. Those interested in SOC should call 517-655-4361 x 5116 to receive an application once they become available on May 21. 

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  • Complete 2017-18 School Calendar is available

    The 2017-18 school calendar dates are all included on our district calendar (homepage) on the website.   Please use this calendar throughout the year as it will be kept updated if changes are made.  The calendar can also be exported to any personal device if desired.   Click here for a one-page version of the Wliamston Community Schools 2017-18 Student Calendar

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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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    Stay up-to-date on WCS news by adding our Announcements, The Buzz, and Superintendent's Blog to your RSS feed.  To do this just click on the RSS icon by the specific section headline and follow the instructions.  

     

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  • Superintendent's Blog Now Live!

    Stay up to date with the latest news and information from the superintendent. Add the blog as part of your RSS feed or bookmark the blog to stay informed. 

    Click here for the Superintendent's Blog

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WCS “At a Glance"

  • AP Honor Roll AP Challenge Index Top US Schools Teachers of the Year AP Course offered College Bound Students

     

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