The Buzz

  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission Presents to WMS Students

    6th-grade science students had the opportunity to get up close and personal with an aquatic invader! Representatives from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission supported authentic instruction at Williamston Middle School through an engaging lesson about the Sea Lamprey. Select the link to learn more and view photographs. 

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  • Track and Field Invitational Renamed After Retiring Educator and Coach

    Williamston's signature track and field event has been renamed the Mitch Lutzke Williamston Track and Field Invitational. The tribute is in honor of long-time WCS educator and Hall of Fame track coach Mitch Lutzke, who will be retiring this summer after 31 years of service to the District and community. Select the link to learn more and view photos of the ceremony. 

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  • WMS Quiz Bowl Team Competes at National Tournament

    The Williamston Middle School Quiz Bowl team competed in the 2022 Middle School National Tournament in Chicago. This marks the third consecutive year the team has qualified for the national competition, but the first time, due to the pandemic, they were able to participate in person. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  • WCS Students Earn CAAC Scholar Athlete Award

    Ten Williamston High School students were named CAAC Scholar Athletes. Honorees were recognized at a ceremony hosted by television personality Tim Staudt. Michigan State University Athletic Director Alan Haller was the keynote speaker. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • WMS Students Participate in Food Composting Pilot Program

    Williamston Middle School students engaged with community partners on a pilot program investigating how to separate organic from inorganic waste during school lunches. The experience was part of Earth Day programming at the building. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Fine Arts Fest, 2022

    The Williamston Community Schools Fine Arts Department presented Fine Arts Fest, 2022. The event included art displays by students from Young Fives through 12th-Grade as well as performances by the District's Choirs and Bands. Select the link to view photos and videos, and browse the online art gallery. 

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  • WCS Celebrates State Champions

    Williamston staff, students, and community members celebrated state championships in wrestling and boys basketball. The Champions Rally honored student-athletes and featured performances by the Madrigals Choir and WHS Pep Band. Select the link to view photos and watch the rally. 

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  • Elementary Students Raise $44,300 for the American Heart Association

    Students from Discovery Elementary and Explorer Elementary raised a record $44,300 for the American Heart Association. The fundraiser is part of the Kids Heart Challenge Event that takes place during Fit for Life classes. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston First Robotics Impresses at District Event

    The Williamston High School First Robotics team participated in the Lansing District Event, earning a Top 20 finish. The robotics team is the competition branch of the District's award-winning K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) initiative. See photos and videos from the event by selecting the link. 

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  • Boys Basketball Team Captures 2022 State Championship

    The Hornets captured the 2022 Boys Basketball State Championship, completing a perfect 27-0 season. Williamston basketball was ranked #1 in Michigan all year. Select the link for stories, photos, and videos from the state final.

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  • WMS MathCounts Team Wins Chapter Competition, Competes at State Finals

    The Williamston Middle School MathCounts team won the 2022 MathCounts Chapter Competition. The team qualified for and competed in the state finals at Saginaw Valley University. Learn more about MathCounts and individual results by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston BPA Students Qualify for Nationals

    The Williamston Business Professionals of America (BPA) club sent 20 students to the State Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids. Numerous students placed in the Top 10 in their respective events, with three students qualifying for the National Conference in Dallas, Texas. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  • WCS Football and Track Complex named Fields of Excellence Winner

    The Larkin Nortman Memorial Football Field and Track Complex was named a 2021 Fields of Excellence Award winner by Pioneer Athletics. The national-level recognition reflects the production and maintenance of "exceptional fields of play." Select the link to learn more about the award.

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  • Williamston High School Presents: Singin' in the Rain

    WHS students performed Singin' in the Rain over three nights at McGoff Performing Arts Center. The show included outstanding singing and dancing performances, props, costumes, and special effects. See photos from the musical and watch the trailer by selecting the link.

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  • Evening of Jazz

    The Williamston Jazz Bands performed at the 2022 Evening of Jazz. The event included the middle and high school jazz bands, special performances by guest musicians, and the annual performing arts program auction. See photos of the event 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

  • WHS Mathematics & Science Academy Stem Showcase

    Please join the MSA sophomores, juniors, and their teachers for a special presentation of the projects they have completed this year. Some of the things sophomores have created are:

    • Card shuffler/dealer
    • Mini-drone
    • Piano-playing robot
    • Shopping cart vehicle

    The juniors have conducted original research on topics such as:

    • Reactions of gut bacteria to natural and artificial sugars
    • Microplastic contamination in food, air, and fish

    Join us on Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Williamston High School Commons to see math and science in action!

    Click here for the event flier.

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  • WHS Presents Putting on an Act!

    Putting on an Act, three one-act plays exploring life, creativity, and acting in the 1910s. From deception and fake love to family frustrations and hilariously unbearable creatives, this show has something for everyone.

    Catch Putting on an Act at the McGoff Performing Arts Center on May 21st at 7 pm, and May 22nd at 2 pm. 

    Tickets are available at the door; students $5, adults $8.

    Click here for the flier.

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  • School of Choice

    The school of choice window for the 2022-23 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 13, 2022, 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.

    Electronically fillable School of Choice application.

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  • 2021-2022 Student Calendar

    The Williamston Education Association and Board of Education have finalized the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click the link to view the official 2021-2022 Williamston Community Schools calendar.  

    Click here to view the 2021-22 calendar.

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  • 2022-2023 School Calendar updated May 19, 2022

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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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  • School Cancelation Process, 2021-2022

    The safety of students, parents, and staff is the foremost consideration when evaluating whether a day of school should be canceled. There are several variables which factor into making a final decision. These include:

    1. An early morning report from our Director of Facilities and Operations on road conditions in Williamston
    2. Input from law enforcement, the road commission, and staff from neighboring districts
    3. Consultation with Superintendents from other Ingham County Districts

    School will be canceled automatically if there is a temperature (with or without wind chill) of 20 degrees or more below zero.

    Note that each local district in the area makes an independent decision to cancel school. Road conditions in Williamston (to include 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 he or she is 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 will also be closed. Consequently, the WTC will be closed. If Williamston is open on a day Mason schools are closed, students who attend the WTC will 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 will be broadcast through a variety of means. These include local media outlets, our website, and School Messenger. Remember, you can subscribe to both School Messenger and the RSS feed on the announcements part of the district website to receive an automatic notification to your phone, email, and/or news feed. Our goal is to make a decision to cancel no later than 6:00 am.

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  • Williamston Community Schools Statement On Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit

    The Williamston Community Schools is pleased with the decision by the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan to dismiss in its entirety, the civil complaint filed against the Williamston Board of Education. The federal court affirmed the District’s intent to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. The policies cited in the lawsuit have proven to be effective measures during the three years since they were adopted. They provide guidance to staff and protections for all students. The District continues to equitably serve all students and greatly values the ongoing support of our students, parents, and the Williamston community.

    View the complete ruling of the Federal Court 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

     

    Graduation

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