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  • 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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  • Board Vacancy Posting

    Due to a recent resignation, the Williamston Community Schools Board of Education is seeking applicants to serve on the Williamston Board of Education until December, 2018.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest and summary of qualifications via e-mail no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  Please click here for full posting and address for applicants.

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  • Sinking Fund Replacement Proposal To Address School Safety

    The Board of Education has approved a proposal to allow voters to amend the District’s existing Sinking Fund. The proposal would not result in a tax increase, it would only replace and extend the current Sinking Fund so that it can also be utilized for school safety enhancements. Find out more information about how the current Sinking Fund can be modified to provide for increased school safety here.

    Read the ballot language here. 

    See the Community School Safety Forum Presentation here.

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  • School of Choice for the 2018 - 19 School Year Is Now Open!

    The School of Choice (SOC) window for the 2018-19 school year is May 21 - June 13, 2018. Those interested in SOC may either call 517-655-4361 x 5116 to receive an application or click here for an application to print and fill out or click here for an application to fill out electronically  (please print and sign). Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

    Learn more about Williamston Community Schools here.


    Non-Resident Students for CURRENT School Year

    Students living outside of the Williamston School District may apply to attend school in Williamston through the non-resident student application process. If you have questions please call 517-655-4361 x 5116. If you would like to tour a specific building, please contact them directly.

    Non-Resident Student Application Form for 2017-18

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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 2018-19 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.

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  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities

    If you are looking for something fun to do this summer please check out the attached brochure from The Williamston Community Fitness Center. Programs are available for most ages and include aquatics, basketball, Pokemon, a science mini-camp, and yoga, to name a few. Camps are also available through Little Hornets and Kids' Camp. Please see the brochure for additional information.

    Summer Enrichment Brochure

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  • Special Prices on Technology for the WSC 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, 2018.
     
    This personal purchase program includes Chromebooks, laptops, and desktops offered by Inacomp, Presidio, and Sehi. Purchases must be made by credit card.
     
    If you have questions about these programs, please contact the appropriate vendor. For a detailed list please click here.
     
     
     
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  • 2018 WCS Informational Brochure

    Learn more about Williamston Community Schools. Download the 2018 Informational Brochure here

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  • School Safety Information:

    Accouncements from Superintendent Spina: here

    Information from the Ingham County Superintendents' Roundtable: here

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  • 2018-2019 First Day of School, Winter & Spring Breaks

    Williamston Board of Education has set the first day of school for students for the 2018-19 school year as:

    Monday, August 27, 2018.

    The Common Calendar that has been adopted by the IISD has set the following breaks:
     
    Monday, December 24, 2018 - Friday, January 4, 2019
    Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5, 2019
     
    All additional school calendar dates have yet to be determined and will be posted once negotiations have concluded.
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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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  • Dart Foundation STEAM Grant Presentation

    The Dart Foundation has awarded WCS a $130,000 grant in support of the District's K-12 STEAM initiative. Read the press release (here) and view the presentation on how the grant funds will be utilized here. 

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  • Williamston CADL Branch, Relocation Concept Presentation

    View the presentation provided to the Williamston Board of Education at the December 4th Regular Board Meeting here. If there are any questions on the presentation, please contact Adam Spina at (517) 655-4361 or via email at spinaa@gowcs.net. 

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  • Winter Weather School Cancellation Process

    Please review the Superintendent's decision-making process for canceling school by clicking here, or visiting the Superintendent's Blog. 

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  • Complete 2017-18 School Calendar is available

    The 2017-18 school calendar dates are all included on our district calendar (homepage) on the website.   Please use this calendar throughout the year as it will be kept updated if changes are made.  The calendar can also be exported to any personal device if desired.   Click here for a one-page version of the Wliamston Community Schools 2017-18 Student Calendar

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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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  • Superintendent's Blog Now Live!

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    Click here for the Superintendent's Blog

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WCS “At a Glance"

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