The Buzz

  • Model United Nations Team Participates in Great Lakes Invitational

    The Williamston High School Model United Nations Team traveled to Kalamazoo to participate in the Great Lakes Invitational. The Williamston delegation represented the countries of the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Greece, and Japan. Students earned numerous individual and group awards. Select the link to learn more.

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  • 25th Annual Light Parade

    Williamston Community Schools were well represented at the 25th Annual Chamber of Commerce Light Parade. The Hornet Marching Band and Madrigal Choir performed at the event. The WCS Transportation Department was a strong contender for best float. Select the link to see photos of the parade.

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  • WHS Unveils New Science Laboratory

    Williamston High School opened a new student research laboratory. The $150,000 renovation to a previously unused classroom was funded by a generous donation from a community member. Select the link to learn more and view additional photographs of the laboratory.

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  • Hornet Fall Athletics 2021 Recap

    Hornet student-athletes excelled this fall in a wide variety of individual and team sports. Highlights include district championships in volleyball and boys soccer and a conference championship in football. Students qualified for state finals in cross country, girls swim and dive, girls golf, and boys tennis. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Fall Concert Series

    The WCS performing arts programs held a series of outstanding fall concerts. Events included the middle school Halloween band concert, a Sixth-grade Band and WHS Marching Band collaboration, and middle and high school fall choir concert. Select the link to view photos from the performances.

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  • WCS Celebrates Halloween

    The Williamston elementary schools celebrated Halloween with the return of the Halloween Parade and other festivities. Thank you to the Discovery and Explorer Elementary School staff, Williamston Police Department, and Williamston High School Marching Band for their support with the parade. See photos and video clips from the event by selecting the link.

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  • Community Helpers Day

    Discovery Elementary hosted Community Helpers Day. First-grade students were able to interact with members of organizations that serve their community, including the postal service, police, and fire departments. View additional photographs of the event by selecting the link.

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  • Be Nice Volleyball Game

    The Williamston Be Nice club and Williamston and Haslett volleyball teams hosted the inaugural Be Nice Volleyball Game. The event showcased efforts by the Be Nice club and student-athletes to promote a conversation about student mental health. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Homecoming 2021

    Williamston Community Schools celebrated Homecoming 2021. Festivities included a parade, homecoming court, bonfire, theme days, and other fun events. View photos and video clips from homecoming by selecting the link.

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  • Fifth-Grade Camp

    Since 1972, fifth-grade students at WCS have attended a week-long day camp at Camp Pa-Wa-Pi. The event provides numerous curricular integration opportunities and strengthens relationships between students. Select the link to view additional pictures and information.

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  • WHS Earns College Success Award - Gold

    Williamston High School was awarded its fourth consecutive College Success Award as well as the inaugural Gold Award for a multi-year track record of preparing students to enroll and succeed in college. WHS was one of only 1,770 schools to earn this distinction. Learn more about the awards by selecting the link.

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  • Explorer Students Visit Harris Nature Center

    Third-grade students from Explorer Elementary visited Harris Nature Center in Meridian Township. The out-of-school learning experience was an extension of current science units focused on plants and animals. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Academic Overtime at WCS

    Academic Overtime (AOT) commenced at Williamston High School and Williamston Middle School. The program allows students opportunities to meet with teachers of their choice for additional academic intervention or enrichment. AOT is another example of the District's Multi-Tiered Systems of Support philosophy. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Explorer Students Participate in Aquatic Safety Lessons

    Fourth-grade students at Explorer Elementary are participating in a series of aquatic safety lessons. The classes are part of the District's student safety goal and take place at the community pool. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • WMS Project Citizen Team Earns "Exceptional" Rating at 2021 National Showcase

    The Williamston Middle School Project Citizen Team earned an "Exceptional" rating at the 2021 National Showcase. WMS was the only middle school and one of just two schools from Michigan selected to participate. Only 21 total K-12 schools were recognized at the national level. Learn 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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  • Ingham County Prosecutor's Letter to Parents Regarding School Safety and Threats of School Violence. Updated December 6, 2021.

    Click here to read this informative letter.

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  • 2021-2022 Student Calendar

    The Williamston Education Association and Board of Education have finalized the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click the link to view the official 2021-2022 Williamston Community Schools calendar.  

    Click here to view the 2021-22 calendar.

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  • School Cancelation Process, 2021-2022

    The safety of students, parents, and staff is the foremost consideration when evaluating whether a day of school should be canceled. There are several variables which factor into making a final decision. These include:

    1. An early morning report from our Director of Facilities and Operations on road conditions in Williamston
    2. Input from law enforcement, the road commission, and staff from neighboring districts
    3. Consultation with Superintendents from other Ingham County Districts

    School will be canceled automatically if there is a temperature (with or without wind chill) of 20 degrees or more below zero.

    Note that each local district in the area makes an independent decision to cancel school. Road conditions in Williamston (to include roads in all parts of our district) may differ greatly from those in other districts. If you disagree with a decision to open school, it is always your right to keep your child at home. If you make this choice, please contact the appropriate school office so we know where your child is and that he or she is safe.

    For students attending the Wilson Talent Center (WTC), if Mason Public Schools have canceled school due to road/weather conditions, the Ingham Intermediate Schools will also be closed. Consequently, the WTC will be closed. If Williamston is open on a day Mason schools are closed, students who attend the WTC will have space available to study at Williamston High School. However, WTC students will only be required to attend class during their usual hours at WHS. Questions regarding this arrangement can be directed to the high school office.

    School cancellations will be broadcast through a variety of means. These include local media outlets, our website, and School Messenger. Remember, you can subscribe to both School Messenger and the RSS feed on the announcements part of the district website to receive an automatic notification to your phone, email, and/or news feed. Our goal is to make a decision to cancel no later than 6:00 am.

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  • Non-resident Students for 2021-2022 

    Our school of choice window for the 2021-22 school year is now closed. If you would like to send your student to Williamston as a non-resident you must complete the non-resident application. Click here for an application or here for an application you can fill out electronically. You will be required to obtain a release from your resident district, click here for the request of release form. This release form is generally used for districts outside of Ingham County. Non-resident applications are processed very quickly once we have received the entire application.

    Contact Pam Reinke at 517.655.4361 x 5116 for a hard copy of the application, or if you have any questions.  

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  • Williamston Community Schools Statement On Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit

    The Williamston Community Schools is pleased with the decision by the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan to dismiss in its entirety, the civil complaint filed against the Williamston Board of Education. The federal court affirmed the District’s intent to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. The policies cited in the lawsuit have proven to be effective measures during the three years since they were adopted. They provide guidance to staff and protections for all students. The District continues to equitably serve all students and greatly values the ongoing support of our students, parents, and the Williamston community.

    View the complete ruling of the Federal Court 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"

  • 2019 Education Excellence Award

    State Academic Champs AP Honor Roll

    AP Challenge Index Top US Schools

    AP Course offered College Bound Students

     

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