The Buzz

  • WCS Welcomes CADL to Middle School

    WCS welcomes the Capital Area District Library--Williamston Branch to their new location at the Williamston Middle School. The well-attended ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 10th inside of the newly occupied space with representatives from CADL, City of Williamston, Williamston Board of Education, Friends of the Library, County Commissioners, and Community Members.

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  • New Roof--Sinking Fund Dollars

    A portion of the Explorer Elementary/Little Hornets roof is being replaced using district sinking fund dollars.

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  • WCS Names New High School Principal

    Dr. Steven Delp assumed responsibilities as principal of WHS effective July 1. Dr. Delp replaced Dr. Jeffrey Thoenes, who was recently appointed Superintendent of the Comstock Public Schools.

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  • Transportation Department Receiving New Buses

    The WCS Transportation Department drove over 136,000 safe miles during the 2017-2018 school year. The two new buses will arrive in July, making the district's fleet fully operational for the first time in two years.

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  • WCS Hosts Vietnam Traveling Wall

    An 80% replica of the Vietnam War Memorial is open to the public during Jubilee Week in Williamston. "The Wall" will be on display at Larkin-Nortman Memorial Field. Admission is free of charge.

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  • Elementary Students Win State Art Award

    Students at Discovery and Explorer Elementary won regional and state awards for this year's Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest.

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  • Hornet Athletics, Year In Review

    Hornet athletes earned titles in numerous sports, including an equestrian state championship and five academic all-state teams.

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  • WHS Teacher Named Applebee's Teacher of the Year

    Ms. Maggie Myers, an English teacher at Williamston High School, was one of five educators selected in Michigan for this award. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Awarded Grant from Williamston Sunrise Rotary Foundation

    Williamston Sunrise Rotary awarded a $5,000 grant in support of the Williamston Innovation Labs at Williamston Middle School. The labs will provide new instructional tools and a learning environment designed to allow teachers to implement progressive instructional techniques. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Appoints New Board Member

    Mr. David Bouck was appointed to the WCS Board of Education. He will serve the remainder of a partial term that expires on December 31, 2018.

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  • WMS Science Class Partners with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Students in sixth-grade science classes engaged with sea lamprey as part of an outreach program through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Bands Perform Around Williamston

    The WHS Bands have been active throughout the community. The Jazz Band opened the Thursday, Summer Concert in the Park series. The Marching Band participated in the annual Memorial Day Parade in Downtown Williamston.

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  • WHS Teacher and Coach Honored

    Mitch Lutzke, Williamston High School's head track and field coach, was honored with the 2018 Eddy Award for his nearly three decades of coaching. His teams have won 19 league titles, 12 regional crowns and 9 MITCA team state championships. Select the link to learn more.

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  • March of the Seniors

    Members of the Class of 2018 took part in the "March of the Seniors", a tradition at WCS on the last day of school for seniors. Soon to be graduates were congratulated by students and staff at the middle and elementary schools.

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  • Discovery Elementary Animal Museum

    Second grade students participated in the Animal Museum project, another example of arts integration at WCS. The initiative was funded by the Williamston Schools Foundation and PTSA. Students utilized art and technology to create original presentations. Select the link to find out more.

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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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    School Calendar for 2018-19 Now Available!

    Click here for the full calendar for the 2018-19 school year.

     

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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. 

    See the Community School Safety Forum Presentation here.

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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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  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities

    If you are looking for something fun to do this summer please check out the attached brochure from The Williamston Community Fitness Center. Programs are available for most ages and include aquatics, basketball, Pokemon, a science mini-camp, and yoga, to name a few. Camps are also available through Little Hornets and Kids' Camp. Please see the brochure for additional information.

    Summer Enrichment Brochure

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  • Special Prices on Technology for the WSC Community!

    Williamston staff, students, and families are being offered discounts on their personal technology purchases. These discounts are normally reserved for Michigan school districts but the vendors are offering them to the entire school community through September 30, 2018.
     
    This personal purchase program includes Chromebooks, laptops, and desktops offered by Inacomp, Presidio, and Sehi. Purchases must be made by credit card.
     
    If you have questions about these programs, please contact the appropriate vendor. For a detailed list please click here.
     
     
     
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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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  • 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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  • 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"

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

     

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