The Buzz

  • Elementary Art Students Win National Honors

    Two Williamston elementary students have earned national recognition for their artwork. Madeline, a student at Discovery Elementary, won second place in the national Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster competition. Explorer student Ellie, earned a national honorable mention for her Recycled Sculpture entry. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Again Named to Best High Schools List

    Williamston High School has again been named to the US News Best High Schools List. The national level ranking recognizes schools that excel in preparing students for university studies, as well as graduation rate, advanced placement opportunities, and math and reading proficiency.

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  • Explorer Elementary Student's Essay Earns Visit from Howell Nature Center

    An essay submitted by an Explorer Elementary student as part of a unit on persuasive writing earned fifth-grade students a special visit from the Howell Nature Center. Explorer also was a recipient of the Spirit of Alexandria grant, which supported the event. Read more about this unique learning opportunity by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Middle School Announces Student Merit and President's Award Recipients

    WMS announced students who earned 2019 Merit Awards and President's Awards for Educational Excellence. Merit awards winners are nominated by faculty for demonstrating significant academic gains, outstanding citizenship, or demonstrating acts of kindness. President's Awards recognize students who earn all A's in each semester from 6-8th grade. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Discovery Students Participate in Field Day

    All first-graders at Discovery Elementary participated in Field Day! Students spent an afternoon playing games and cooperating in teams. Activities included bean bag tosses, jump roping, parachutes, water bucket races, spoon races, chalk art, bubbles, Frisbee and ring toss and many more. Select the link to see more photos of the event.

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  • WHS Art Program "Year in Review"

    The Williamston High School Art Program distinguished itself throughout the 2018-2019 school year, with student artists earning a series of local, state, and regional awards. Select the link to learn more about the program's recent accolades and read the "year in review" presentation that was recently briefed to the WCS Board of Education.

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  • Explorer Students Connect with Pen Pals in Spain

    Third-grade students at Explorer Elementary completed a year-long Pen Pal project with students in Spain by connecting with them over FaceTime. The live meeting marked the conclusion of a writing project which afforded Spanish students an opportunity to improve their English and provided a global perspective for Williamston Students. See photos of the event by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Hosts Peer Foundation Distracted Driving Event

    Williamston High School was one of five high schools selected by Michigan Farm Bureau Insurance to host a distracted driving prevention event. In addition to presentations on safe driving practices, students had the opportunity to utilize an Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Simulator. Select the link to learn more and see photos from the event.

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  • Middle School Students Collaborate with DNR during Science Investigation

    Williamston Middle School students participated in a science lesson with officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The investigation focused on the impact of invasive species in the Great Lakes, specifically Sea Lampreys. Learn more and see photos from the lesson by selecting the link.

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  • Third Annual Math Science Academy Showcase

    Williamston High School hosted the Third Annual MSA Showcase. The event features student presentations of original research conducted by Junior and Sophomore MSA students. Select the link to see more photos from this year's showcase.

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  • WHS Senior Project Day

    Williamston High School Seniors invested a day of community service. Students helped the maintenance department with several gardening and landscaping projects throughout the District and collaborated with senior citizens at Crosaires Assisted Living Residence with several projects. See photos from the day by selecting the link.

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  • Discovery Students Participate in "Horse Tales Literacy Project"

    All first-grade classrooms at Discovery Elementary visited the MSU Horse Barnes as part of the "Horse Tales Literacy Project." During this out-of-school learning experience, students participated in mini-lessons on horse behavior, care, and travel, as well as practicing literacy skills by reading aloud. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Again Top Area School on State Report Card Ranking

    Williamston High School is again listed as the top area high school on the Michigan Department of Education's State Report Card. This is the second consecutive year that WHS has been listed as the highest rated school in the region. Select the link to learn more.

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  • High School Secure Entrance Project

    WCS will continue its physical security upgrades by constructing a new secure main entrance at Williamston High School this summer. The project will start after school ends for summer break in June and will be completed before classes resume in the fall. Select the link to learn more.

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  • WHS Earns Second Straight College Success Award

    For the second year in a row, Williamston High School has been named a recipient of the GreatSchools.org College Success Award. The award recognizes select public high schools for “ensuring students are prepared for college, enroll in college, and succeed once they get there.” Select the link to learn 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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  • Non-Resident Students for 2019-20

    Our school of choice window has closed for the 2019-20 school year. However, non-resident students may still apply to attend WCS as non-resident students. The non-resident application requires that the student obtain a release from their resident district and only applies to the current school year. Students who are admitted as non-residents should apply as school of choice when the window opens again next spring.

    Please click here for the non-resident application. Please call 517.655.4361 x 5116 if you have any questions.

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  • District Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year

     Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year--NEW

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  • Kindergarten & Young Fives for the 2019-20 School Year

    If you missed the parent orientation on March 5 please contact the Discovery office to schedule an enrollment session (517.655.2855). Enrollment forms are available online @ https://mi02209034.schoolwires.net/domain/215 or by clicking Enrollment Packet.

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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 2019-20 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.

    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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  • Special Prices on Technology for the WCS 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, 2019.
     
    Please contact the vendors directly for questions about products available through the Personal Purchasing Program.

    Note: A list of the Sehi products is attached to the flyer for your convenience because you can't see what they're offering without creating an account.
     
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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

     

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