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    WCS Schools Excel on State Accountability Index

    All Williamston schools participating in the state assessment system earned overall index scores above 90. Williamston Middle School received the highest overall middle school index score in Ingham County and Williamston High School was the top-rated school for the fifth consecutive year. Select the link to view the complete School Index results.

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  •  WHS Senior Ollie, winner of the 2024 MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

    WHS Senior Named MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award Recipient

    Ollie, a Senior at Williamston High School, was one of nine students enrolled at a Class B high school to receive the 2024 MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award. The scholarship program recognizes outstanding achievement in athletics, academics, and community service. Select the link to learn more about this impressive recognition. 

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  •  2023 College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    WHS Earns Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    Williamston High School has earned the 2023 Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Female Diversity Award. The recognition is facilitated by the College Board. The award recognizes high schools that have effectively engaged female students in computer science. WHS previously earned this accolade in 2019. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  •  WHS Student Martin, 2023 Congressional App Competition Winner

    WHS Student Wins Congressional App Challenge

    Williamston High School Senior Martin was selected as the winner of the 2023 Congressional App Competition. Martin collaborated with two classmates from other local districts to develop an application that allows users to quickly find low-cost snacks at area grocery stores. Learn more about the "Snacks Maps" app and the competition by selecting the link. 

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  •  WMS Educator Cassandra Eberhardt

    Williamston Educator Nominated for Michigan Teacher of the Year

    Williamston Middle School Educator Cassandra Eberhardt has been nominated for the 2024-2025 Michigan Teacher of the Year award. Ms. Eberhardt teaches seventh-grade social studies. Learn more about Ms. Eberhardt and Williamston's previous involvement in the Teacher of the Year program by selecting the link. 

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  •  WHS MUN Team, 2023

    WHS Model UN Team Named Best Delegation

    The Williamston High School Model United Nations team won Best Delegation at the Great Lakes Invitational. WHS students represented several countries at the event, including China, Ghana, Belgium, and Denmark. Select the link to learn more and view photos.

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  •  Middle School First Robotics Team, December 2023

    WCS Expands First Robotics Opportunities

    Williamston continues to expand STEAM learning opportunities for students through its participation in First Robotics. This year, Explorer Elementary fielded two teams due to increased student interest. The middle school team competed in its first-ever in-person event. Learn more about WCS First Robotics by selecting the link. 

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  •  Fall Sports Recap, Boys Tennis, Regional Champions, 2023

    WCS Fall Sports Recap

    WCS concluded a busy fall athletics season. Highlights included conference and regional championships in boys tennis, a regional championship in girls golf, and district titles in volleyball and boys soccer. Select the link to learn more.

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  •  WHS ESports, 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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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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Upcoming Events

Announcements

  • School of Choice for the 2024-2025 School Year

    School of Choice is for students who do not reside in our district but live in Ingham or an adjacent county but would like to attend WCS. The application window has not been set at this time, but it is usually in mid-May through early June. We have started compiling a list of students who would like to be sent an application when they become available.  Those on the list will receive an application by email.  To be considered, the entire application(s) must be returned to the superintendent's office before the school of choice window closes.

    If you would like to receive an application, please contact Rachel Foster today at fosterr@gowcs.net or by phone 517.655.4361 x5116.

    If your student is entering young fives or kindergarten, please contact Discovery Elementary at 517.655.2855. 

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  • Young Fives & Kindergarten Enrollment for 2024-2025

    Did you miss our Virtual Orientation? Click here for the Bitmoji videos.

    The SignUpGenius link has closed.

    Please call the office to get an enrollment packet emailed to you and to get signed up for an Enrollment Drop-Off time. *appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes

    We look forward to meeting you at Enrollment.

    *The Health Department will be on-site to administer hearing and vision screening on Wednesday, March 13.  No appointment is necessary for Hearing and Vision Screening.  There will also be the option to participate in an Oral Health Assessment (newly required for enrollment).  Click here for more information on the KOHA requirement. Click here for the Oral Health Assessment Form.  Screenings must be done on or after February 19, 2024. 

    **According to Michigan Law, if a student will not be five years old by September 1, 2024, but will be five years old by December 1, 2024, they may be enrolled in Kindergarten or Young Fives. 

    Those with birth dates after June 1 will be prioritized for Young Fives first.

    Please call the Discovery Office at 517-655-2855 if you have questions.

    Students currently enrolled in Young Fives at Discovery Elementary do not need to re-enroll for Kindergarten.

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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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  • 2023-2024 School Calendar

    2024-2025 School Calendar

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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

     

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