The Buzz

  • Williamston Senior Honored as MHSAA Scholar-Athlete

    Faith was one of only 10 Class B student athletes to earn the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete award which recognizes success in the classroom, in sports, as well as service to the school and community. In addition, Faith submitted an essay in which she reflected on the importance of sportsmanship. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Explorer Elementary Students Perform Peter Pan

    Fourth and Fifth-grade students at Explorer Elementary performed "Peter Pan" at the McGoff Performing Arts Center. Select the link to see images of the show.

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  • Williamston Wrestler Claims State Championship

    WHS Wrestling sent four student-athletes to the 2020 State Championships at Ford Field. Ryker, a WHS Sophomore, claimed the 125-pound state championship in a thrilling last-second finish. View photos and watch the last moments of the match by selecting the link.

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  • Middle School Model UN Team Participates in Regional Conference

    The Williamston Middle School Model United Nations Team participated in the 2020 Red Cedar Model United Nations Conference hosted by Michigan State University. Five WMS students were recognized for their outstanding contributions. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • New Photos, Graphics, and Equipment Installed in Fitness Center

    The fitness center completed a visual update including new paint, graphics, and photos of WCS student-athletes. New equipment was also added. Select the link to see more images and learn about membership opportunities at the pool and fitness center facilities.

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  • WCS Welcomes Director of Athletics and Enrichment

    Williamston Community Schools welcomes Mr. Paige Paulsen as he begins his tenure as Director of Athletics and Enrichment. Mr. Paulsen previously served in the same capacity with the Grant Schools outside of Grand Rapids. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Kids Heart Challenge a Huge Success

    Students at Discovery and Explorer Elementary Schools collected over $25,000 in donations in support of the American Heart Association. The event marks the 22nd consecutive year WCS students have contributed to cardiovascular research and educational programs. Select the link to learn more.

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  • 2020 Be Nice Game

    The Williamston High School Be Nice Committee organized the District's first Be Nice Game. The event highlighted efforts by WCS to address student mental health while simultaneously collaborating and informing the community. Select the link to see more from the event and learn about Be Nice.

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  • WCS Bands Perform at Pre-Festival Concert

    The WCS bands performed a series of concerts in preparation for the 2020 MSBOA District Band Festival. The pre-festival concerts included a dress rehearsal performance as well as feedback from a guest clinician. Select the link to learn more and view the dates and times for the 2020 Festival.

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  • InvenTeam Conducts Mid-Grant Technical Review

    The Williamston High School InvenTeam completed its mid-grant technical review. Students presented progress on their invention and took questions from faculty from the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (MIT), Michigan State University, and area high schools. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Senior Recognized as a National Merit Finalist

    Williamston High School Senior Jenna has been named a 2020 National Merit Finalist. Pictured above, WHS Principal Dr. Steve Delp, Jenna, and her parents, Michele and Jonathan. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WMS MathCounts Team Shines at 2020 Competition

    The Williamston Middle School MathCounts team took third place at the annual chapter competition hosted by Michigan State University. This marks the fifth consecutive year the team has finished at the top of the event. Select the link to learn more.

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  • National Children's Dental Health Month at Little Hornets Preschool

    Students attending the Little Hornets preschool program learned about dental health and nutrition during an interactive visit by dental hygienists. Learn more about the event and National Children's Dental Health Month by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Model United Nations Team Attends Conference at Harvard University

    Williamston High School's Model United Nations team visited Boston to participate in the Harvard Model United Nations Conference. Select the link to learn more about the conference and the Model UN team at WHS.

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  • WHS Earns College Board Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    Williamston High School has been awarded the 2019 Computer Science Female Diversity Award by the College Board. The high school was recognized for achieving high female representation in Advanced Placement Computer Science classes. Closing the gender gap in those classes at the high school was one of the main goals of the District's K-12 STEAM initiative. 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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Announcements

  • Ingham County Superintendents Joint Statement Regarding Online Learning:

    Read the joint statement by Ingham County Superintendents regarding online/remote learning during the period of school closure here.

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  • Enhancement & Enrichment Educational Resources During School Closure:

    Williamston Community Schools is committed to providing families with optional, high-quality resources to support learning during the period of school closure. To access our resources page, select the link here.

    Items include:

    • Customized, by building enrichment/enhancement educational opportunities
    • Links to discounts on free or low-cost Internet Service
    • COVID-19 Health and Education Resources
    • Details on the WCS Meal Plan
    • Links to outside educational organizations providing quality learning opportunities

    Check the page often as more resources will be added in the future. 

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  • WCS Meal Service Plan: Updated Monday, March 23 at 4:15 pm

    Williamston Community Schools is committed to providing those under 18 with access to healthy meals during this period of school closure. Beginning Tuesday, March 24, we will begin a mobile drop off for meals in addition to our curbside pickup at Williamston High School. Please see below for the specific details.

    Distribution Dates:  Starting, Tuesday March 24 through Friday April 10th

    (Tuesday and Thursday only - Multiple meal pack each day)

    Distribution Times: 11:00 am – 12:00 noon   Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Rd. (Curbside Pick Up)

    11:00 am -11:20 am Village Square Trailer Park, 875 W. Grand River (Bus Drop-off)

    11:30 am -11:50 am Gorsline Funeral Home, 205 E. Middle (Bus Drop-off)      

    12:00 noon -12:20 pm Willow Village Park, 2445 E. Grand River (Bus Drop-off)

    12:30 pm -12:50 pm Park Terrace Apts, 325 Lloyd (Bus Drop-off)

    1:00 pm – 1:20 pm Tractor Supply Parking Lot (Bus Drop-off)

    1:30 pm – 1:50 pm Creek Club Apts. Crown Rd side parking lot (Bus Drop-off) 

     

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  • Spring Break Update:

    Williamston, in keeping with all other Ingham County School Districts, will maintain Spring Break as currently scheduled according to the Ingham County Common Calendar. Break will remain April 3 - 10 subject to any change or new information from the state government. 

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  • County Prosecutor's Letter to Parents Regarding School Safety. Click here to read this informative letter.

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  • School Cancellation Process, 2019--Click here to learn more about our decision-making process.

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  • School of Choice for 2020-2021 

    Those who would like to apply as school of choice for the 2020-21 school year should contact Pam Reinke at 517.655.4361 x 5116 after April 12th, 2020. The school of choice window has not been set at this time, but by calling you will be put on a list to receive the application when they become available.

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  • District Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year

     Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year--NEW

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  • School Calendar for next school year 2020-2021  PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES!

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  • Student State Assessment Results

    The 2019 M-Step results for students are now available. Please see the attached letter for more information about the tests and results. M-STEP Informational Letter

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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 2020-21 school year is not yet open. Please click VLAC.org  or call 248.209.2071 for further information. 

    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.

    VLAC is a full-year commitment, students must complete their year at VLAC before they are able to return to a WCS building. However, in some cases, second-semester only enrollment is possible with district approval.

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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"

  • 2019 Education Excellence Award

    State Academic Champs AP Honor Roll

    AP Challenge Index Top US Schools

    AP Course offered College Bound Students

     

    Graduation

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