The Buzz

  • 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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  • Elementary Economics Fair

    Third-grade students took part in the annual Economics Fair at Explorer Elementary. The Economics Fair combines a social studies and service learning project. View photos of the event by selecting the link.

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  • Explorer Students Visit Meijer Gardens

    Fourth-grade students at Explorer Elementary visited Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. The out of school learning experience supported the District's K-12 STEAM initiative. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Students Participate in Earth Day Cleanup

    Students in selected science classes at Williamston High School participated in a day of action to honor Earth Day 2019, with the focus being the removal of harmful and long-lasting plastics from the natural environment of the campus.

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  • Arts Fest 2019 and the 36th Annual Susan Lorenz Memorial Art Show

    The 2019 Art Fest opening night drew a crowd of over 1,500 to the Williamston High School Fieldhouse. The event included performances, an art exhibition, and recognition of students who received awards for their entries in the Susan Lorenz Memorial Art Show. Select the link to view photos of the artwork and watch performances from this K-12 student showcase.

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  • Williamston Mu Alpha Theta Chapter Wins Diane Rubin Service Award

    The Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors Program) chapter at Williamston High School has earned the Diane Rubin Service Award. WHS was the sole chapter in the United States to be honored with this national award. The Rubin Award recognizes the chapter which has made the greatest contributions regarding service to their community. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Developmental Kindergarten Students Open Natural History Museum Inside Discovery Elementary

    DK students with help from students in their fifth-grade buddy classroom welcomed visitors to tour their Natural History Museum. Student docents escorted visitors throughout the museum, showcasing their knowledge of Ice Age mammals and dinosaurs. Select the link to see a collection of photographs from inside the museum.

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  • Spring Sports Schedule

    The Williamston spring sports schedule has been released. Select the link to learn more.

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  • High School Students Have Research Published

    Two Williamston High School students have had their original research published in the most recent edition of Technology & Innovation. The journal is produced by the National Academy of Inventors. Find out more and read the article by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Competes at Business Professionals of America State Conference

    Thirty-nine WHS students competed at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids. Several students earned individual and team recognition at the event. Select the link to learn more.

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  • WHS Model United Nations Team Excels

    The Williamston High School Model United Nations Team completed an outstanding 2018-2019 season by distinguishing themselves at their final conference hosted by Michigan State University. The team also visited the United Nations in New York City. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Elementary Schools Display Ceramics Project

    Over 800 student created ceramics projects are being displayed at the Discovery Elementary Library. The integrated ceramics units taught to students at all elementary grade levels include connections to different world cultures and history. See more photos by selecting the link.

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  • Be Nice at WCS

    Williamston Community Schools officially launched Be Nice, a comprehensive, student-led mental health initiative. Kickoff events included assemblies at Williamston Middle School and Williamston High School as well as a parent night. 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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Announcements

  • Here is the updated School Calendar for the last two months of the 2018-19 school year--reverting back to the original calendar dates per Public Act 11 recently signed by Governor Whitmer.

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  • 37TH ANNUAL WSF GOLF OUTING

    Join us at the WSF Golf Outing on May 18, 2019, at the Brookshire Inn & Golf Club. In addition to good times and great company, we will be raising money to support Williamston Community Schools.

    Please contact Casey Bahle to register. 517.655.7513 or wsf@williamstonschoolsfoundation.org

    Cost: $100/golfer or $400/foursome

    Click here for details or to register online!

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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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  • Snow Day/School Closing Process 2018-19

    Read the procedures for closing schools due to weather or road conditions here.

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  • Non-Resident Students for the 2018-19 School Year

    The School of Choice (SOC) window for the 2018-19 school year is now closed. Students living outside of the Williamston School District may apply to attend school in Williamston through the non-resident student application process. These applications are for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.

    Please click here for the non-resident application. Please note that you must obtain a release from your home district as part of this application.

    The School of Choice window for the 2019-20 school year will be May 20-June 17, 2019. If you would like to receive an application please call our office and we will send you an application when the window opens.

    If you have questions please call 517-655-4361 x 5116. If you would like to tour a specific building, please contact them directly.  

    Learn more about Williamston Community Schools here.

     

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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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  • 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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