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  •  Williamston E-Sports, 2023

    WHS E-Sports Teams Qualify for Playoffs

    The Williamston E-Sports team qualified for the playoffs in four different games. The team competes in the Michigan High School E-Sports League and earned playoff status in their first season as a varsity sport at WHS. View the regular season record and learn more about the team by selecting the link. 

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  •  Fall facility enhancements, 2023

    Fall Facility Enhancements

    WCS completed several planned facility enhancements throughout the fall. Examples included the installation of egress windows in select locations at the high school, inclusive swing sets at the preschool, and audio/visual upgrades in the performance gym. View photographs of completed fall facilities projects by selecting the link. 

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  •  Best US High Schools 2023-2024

    WHS Named to Best High Schools List

    Williamston High School was again named to the U.S. News and World Report Best U.S. High Schools List. WHS has earned this recognition in 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2015, and 2008. Select the link to learn more.

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  •  Girls Golf, 2023 State Runner Up

    Girls Golf Takes Second Place at State Finals

    The Williamston Girls Golf Team took second place in the 2023 State Golf Finals hosted by Grand Valley State University. The team qualified for the finals after winning regionals by 25 strokes. Select the link to learn more and view the final standings.

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  •  Volleyball Pink Out Game, 2023

    Williamston Volleyball Pink Out

    The Williamston High School Volleyball Program and Student Government organized a Pink Out game to support WCS staff members currently battling breast cancer. Student-athletes wore custom jerseys as tributes to members of the community who have been impacted. Learn more about the event by selecting the link.

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  •  German Exchange, 2023

    German Exchange Program Returns to WHS

    Williamston High School participated in the 10th annual exchange with students from the Wilhelm Gymnasium in Braunschweig, Germany. This year marked the first time the exchange has occurred since the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn more about the exchange program by selecting the link.  

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  •  Willy the Hornet Mural, 2023

    Willy the Hornet Mural

    Discovery and Explorer elementary students collaborated on the construction of a Willy the Hornet mural. The project took three years to complete. It consists of hundreds of small Williamston-themed images illustrated in permanent marker. The mural is on display in the Discovery Elementary cafeteria. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  •  Anthony Grupido, 2023

    WCS Hosts Mental Health Speaker and Magician

    WCS hosted Anthony Grupido, a nationally recognized speaker on student mental health and suicide prevention. Mr. Grupido presented to students at Williamston High School and Williamston Middle School. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  •  Williamston Homecoming, 2023

    Homecoming, 2023

    WCS celebrated Homecoming with the Williamston Community. Homecoming events included spirit days, a bonfire, a pep assembly, special visits by Willy the Hornet, and the annual parade. This year's Grand Marshals were the WCS Safety Dog team of Mrs. Even and Gemini. View photos from Homecoming Week by selecting the link.

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  •  Be Nice Spirit Week, 2023

    Be Nice Spirit Week

    WCS continued to expand its Be Nice mental health initiative via a district-wide spirit week. Be Nice Spirit Week included mental health awareness-themed activities throughout all schools and special events. View photos by selecting the link. 

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  •  Project Citizen Banner

    Project Citizen Students Earn Superior Rating at National Showcase

    A Williamston Middle School Project Citizen entry earned a Superior rating at the 2023 National Showcase. Williamston was one of only nine schools throughout the country to be recognized at that level. The middle school project focused on drunk driving intervention. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  •  Community Night, 2023

    WCS Hosts Community Night

    WCS hosted a Community Night following a serious weather event that caused significant damage in Williamston. The evening included free admission to a varsity football game and a tribute to first responders who saved lives and restored power after the storm. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  •  Paige Paulsen, Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2023

    Williamston AD Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

    WCS Director of Athletics and Enrichment Paige Paulsen was inducted into the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Mr. Paulsen was named both Mr. Basketball and the state's Gatorade Player of the Year before going on to compete at the Division I and professional levels. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  •  MSA Logo

    MSA Student Research Published

    Recent Math and Science Academy (MSA) graduates published original research in the Journal of Emerging Investigators. These students join a tradition of MSA members earning this distinction during their time at Williamston High School. Select the link to learn more about MSA and review the articles. 

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  •  Opening Day 2023

    Williamston Celebrates Opening Day

    WCS welcomed back all staff members for the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Opening day events included new staff orientation and professional development centered on school and district improvement goals. View photos from opening day and review WCS initiatives for the upcoming year 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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  • Winter School Cancelation Process

    The safety of students, parents, and staff is the foremost consideration when evaluating if school should be canceled. The process this year is identical to last year. 

    There are several variables in the final decision and the steps involved include:

    1. An early morning report on road conditions in Williamston from our Director of Facilities and Operations 

    2. Input from law enforcement, the road commission, and staff from neighboring districts

    3. Consultation with Superintendents from other Ingham County Districts

    If the temperature is 20 degrees or more below zero (with or without wind chill), school will be automatically canceled.

    Each local district in the area makes its own independent decision to cancel school. Road conditions in Williamston (including 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 they are 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 are also closed. Consequently, the WTC will be closed. If Williamston is open on a day Mason schools are closed, our WTC students have space available to study at the 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 cancelations are broadcast on a variety of sources. These include the District website, School Messenger, and local media outlets. Families can subscribe to both School Messenger and the RSS feed on the announcements on the website. That way you will receive an automatic notification to your phone, email, and/or news feed. Our goal is to decide to close no later than 6:15 am.

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  • WHS Presents Elf the Musical

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  • Non-resident Students for 2023-2024 

    Our school of choice window for the 2023-24 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. You will be required to obtain a release from your resident district, click here for the request for 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 517.655.4361 x5116 for a hard copy of the application, or if you have any questions.  

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  • 2023-2024 School Calendar -updated May 19, 2022

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  • WCS COVID-19 Protocols

    Review updated district protocols regarding COVID-19 here.

    As of September 2023

    *Protocols are subject to change. 

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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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Recent District Accolades

  • Niche Best SchoolsBest US High Schools Banner, 20222019 Education Excellence Award

    Fields of Excellence Award Winner, 2022Collect Success Award, Gold   AP CSP Female Diversity Award


    Basketball State Champions  Academic Champion District    Soccer State Champions