Girls Soccer Ranked Preseason #1
Williamston soccer will enter the 2023 season with a #1 preseason ranking. The girls team won the state championship in 2022. See the ranking and view the MSN preseason ranking show by selecting the link.
BPA Competes at State Leadership Conference
The Williamston High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter competed in the 2023 State Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids. WHS students placed in the Top 10 in ten different events. Select the link to learn more and see photographs from the conference.
WHS Student Wins MSUFCU Art Competition
WHS Student Liz Schafer won both the Social Media Award and the first-place Juried Award at the 2023 MSUFCU Art Competition. Liz received a $350 prize and will have their artwork displayed on digital billboards throughout the Lansing area for the next month. Select the link to learn more.
WHS Student Wins State Wrestling Championship and Scholar-Athlete Award
Williamston High School student Cam Johnecheck won the 144-pound weight class state championship at the MHSAA Wrestling Finals held at Ford Field. Cam was also selected as one of 32 MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Scholarship recipients. Learn more about these accomplishments by selecting the link.
Dual Purpose Service Dog at WCS
WCS continues to add layers of security and mental health support. Gemini, a dual-purpose service dog, provides threat detection abilities while simultaneously assisting students and staff with social and emotional support. Select the link to view the Fox 47 feature story and view photographs.
Chamber of Commerce Community Awards
The Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards banquet. The event recognizes businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to the Williamston Community. The WCS Food Service Department and WHS Educator Bob Duffey were honored at the event. Select the link to learn more and view photographs of the dinner.
Be Nice Basketball
The Williamston Be Nice Student Organization sponsored the 2023 Be Nice Basketball games. The event included information on student mental health awareness and services, including announcements from student-athletes. Select the link to learn more about the Williamston Be Nice Chapter and how to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower.
WHS Performing Arts Excel at Festivals
The Williamston High School Band and Choir programs again earned high marks at their District Solo and Ensemble Festivals. The programs received numerous first-division ratings and several individual students qualified for state competitions. Learn more by selecting the link.
WCS Earns School Resource Officer Grant
Williamston Community Schools was selected as a recipient of the 2023 School Resource Officer (SRO) Grant. The grant was awarded by the Michigan State Police. The grant will provide for a formalized SRO program in support of student and staff safety. Learn more by selecting the link.
WHS Ranked #1 Again
Williamston High School earned the top School Index Score in Mid-Michigan for the fourth consecutive year. WHS earned a 97.49/100 overall rating. These data are taken from the State Index Report generated by the Michigan Department of Education. View the report and media coverage by selecting the link.
All WCS Schools Earn an A Rating
All eligible WCS schools were listed as Reward Schools with an A rating on the 2022 School Grades Report. These data were published on MySchoolData.org by the Michigan Department of Education. Reward School status is the highest possible rating in the state accountability system. Learn more by selecting the link.
State Championship Ring Ceremony
The Williamston Girls State Championship Soccer team was presented with their rings at halftime of a recent home basketball game. The rings include the Williamston Soccer Crest, the student-athlete name, the score of the game, and the MHSAA logo. View photos by selecting the link.
Explorer First Robotics Team Inaugural Season
Explorer Elementary's First Robotics Team completed its inaugural season by competing in the First Lego League Challenge hosted by Waverly High School. The fourth and fifth-grade students were among almost 50 teams at the event. Select the link to learn more.
WCS Welcomes New School Administrator
Mr. Adam Supianoski joins the Williamston leadership team as Assistant Principal of Williamston Middle School. Mr. Supianoski previously held the same position with the Coldwater Community Schools and has taught at the elementary and secondary levels. Learn more by selecting the link.
Williamston Basketball Programs Best in Mid-Michigan
The Lansing State Journal reviewed the top area basketball programs over the past five seasons. The WHS Boys program is #1, having won over 90% of its games during that period. The Girls basketball team has won over 76% of their competitions. Learn more by selecting the link.
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
April 7, 2023
April 10, 2023
6:00 PM Board Meeting
April 24, 2023
5:00 PM Fine Arts Fest 2023
May 1, 2023
6:00 PM Board Meeting
May 15, 2023
6:00 PM Board Meeting
May 29, 2023
June 4, 2023
2:00 PM High School Commencement
School of Choice for the 2023-24 School Year
School of Choice is for students who do not reside in our district but live in Ingham or an adjacent county. The SOC window for the 2023-24 school year has not been set at this time. We are currently taking the names of students who would like to receive an application when they become available. Please call 517.655.4361 x 5116 to be put on the list to receive an application when the SOC window opens.
If your student is entering kindergarten, please contact Discovery Elementary @ 517.655.2855. Click here for more information.
Learn more about Williamston Community Schools here.
2022-2023 School Calendar -updated May 19, 2022
Young Fives and Kindergarten Enrollment Information for 2023-2024
If you missed our Virtual Parent Orientation, please call the Discovery office @ 517.655.2855 so we can mail you an enrollment packet.
Please click here to view the kindergarten Bitmoji classroom and resources video. Click on each person's name for a different informative video.
Having trouble navigating our Kindergarten Bitmoji Virtual Orientation? Click here for a list of the topics discussed and a direct link to each video.
For additional information regarding Kid's Corner registration for the fall of 2023, click here.
*Students currently enrolled in Young Fives at Discovery Elementary do not need to re-enroll for Kindergarten.
**According to Michigan Law, if a student will not be five years old by September 1, 2023, but will be five years old by December 1, 2023, they may be enrolled in Kindergarten or Young Fives if the parent or legal guardian notifies the school district in writing that he or she intends to enroll their child in Kindergarten or Young Fives. Those with birthdates after June 1, will be prioritized for Young Fives first if the parent chooses.
Do you wonder if your child is ready for Kindergarten? Click here for some helpful information.
FINE ARTS FEST 2023/SPRING ART COMPETITION
(Formerly Susan Lorenz Memorial Art Show)
The 38th Annual Art Show is here! The artwork will be on display during the Fine Arts Fest on Monday, April 24, and at the High School until Friday, April 28. There will be three awards for the winning entries.
- Susan Lorenz Memorial Award, purchased by and displayed at WCS, for $400
- The Hornet Award and the Janus Award, both $300, will be on loan for a year and displayed at the Janus Agency.
Click here for the entry form.
The Fine Arts Fest will also feature:
- Elementary: Art Gallery and Choir Club
- Middle School: Band, Choir, and Jazz Band
- High School: Band, Choir, and Jazz Band
As of August 2022
*Protocols are subject to change.
Ingham County Prosecutor's Letter to Parents Regarding School Safety and Threats of School Violence. Updated December 6, 2021.
School Cancelation Process, 2022-2023
The safety of students, parents, and staff is the foremost consideration when evaluating if school should be canceled. There are several variables in the final decision. They include:
- An early morning report from our Director of Facilities and Operations on road conditions in Williamston
- Input from law enforcement, the road commission, and staff from neighboring districts
- 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.
Note that 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 Williamston 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 cancellations 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 make a decision to cancel no later than 6:15 am.
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2023-2024 Student Calendar