Class of 2023 Top 10 and All "A" Honor Roll Recipients
Williamston Community Schools announces the Top 10 Graduates of the Class of 2023 as determined by cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). The District is also proud to recognize graduates earning All "A" Honor Roll status. Select the link to learn more about these accomplished students.
Young Fives Garden Celebration
Discovery Elementary Young Fives classes participated in an integrated STEAM learning experience during their Garden Concert. Students performed music and displayed a variety of original artwork with science connections. Select the link to view photos from the event and learn why WCS is a leader in STEAM education.
Senior Project Day, 2023
The Class of 2023 participated in a variety of meaningful projects throughout the District. Examples include assisting the maintenance team with landscaping, aiding teachers with classroom lessons, and supporting students at the elementary campus media center and cafeteria. View photos of Project Day by selecting the link.
Mathematics and Science Academy Showcase, 2023
Students and faculty from Williamston High School's Math and Science Academy presented their 2023 Showcase. The event included presentations by MSA sophomores and juniors on projects and original research they have studied throughout the school year. Select the link to view photos and learn more about why WCS is a leader in STEAM education.
WHS Student Wins MLK Art Contest
Williamston High School student Sarah won the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Art Contest sponsored by the Mid-Michigan MLK Commission. Sarah earned a $500 prize. Additionally, her artwork will be displayed at the NAMI Center in Lansing. Learn more by selecting the link.
Innovative Vehicle Design Team Wins Multiple Awards
Williamston’s Innovative Vehicle Design (IVD) team distinguished itself at Square One's 16th Annual IVD Competition. The event was held at Kettering University's GM Mobility Research Center. The team won the premier hour-long race and the Innovation Award. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist met with the team and started the race. Learn more by selecting the link.
WCS Hosts Spring Be Nice Events
WCS continues its commitment to removing the stigma surrounding mental health and providing resources for students via the Be Nice program. Williamston Middle School hosted a spring Be Nice track meet and Williamston High School a home soccer match. View photos from the events and learn more about Be Nice by selecting the link.
WCS E-Sports Team Completes Inaugural Season
Williamston High School fielded five E-Sports teams that participated in the Michigan High School E-Sports League (MHSEL). Two teams qualified for the state championship tournament during the spring season. WCS is one of 54 schools in Michigan to have a competitive gaming team. Learn more by selecting the link
Fine Arts Fest, 2023
The 2023 Fine Arts Fest featured WCS students from Young Fives through 12th grade. The event included almost 180 entries into the Spring Arts Competition as well as visual arts displays and musical performances by students throughout the district. View photographs and see the winners of the art competition by selecting the link.
Kids' Corner and Little Hornets Playground Enhancements
The preschool and childcare playground completed the first phase of a $125,000 grant-funded renovation. Old equipment was removed and replaced with modern, inclusive climbers and play structures. View photographs of the project and learn about upcoming additional changes to the playground by selecting the link.
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.
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
School of Choice
The school of choice window for the 2023-24 school year is now open! If you do not reside in the District but would like your students to attend Williamston, please fill out an application. Applications are due by June 20, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call 517.655.4361 x 5116.
School of Choice informational letter.
School of Choice application to print out.
2022-2023 School Calendar -updated May 19, 2022
2023-2024 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.
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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Recent District Accolades
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