The Buzz

  • Williamston Middle School PSAT Scores Among State's Best

    WMS placed in the top tier of Michigan middle schools on the new 8th-grade PSAT state assessment. Williamston was one of only two area middle schools to make the list and recorded the highest percentage of proficient students in mathematics in Mid-Michigan. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Elementary Students Participate in Annual Fun Run Event

    Students at Discovery and Explorer Elementary Schools participated in the 8th Annual Fun Run event, which promotes fitness and raises funds for their schools. This year's event generated over $41,000. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Names New Director of Preschool and Childcare

    The Board of Education has approved Ms. Rebecca Olsen as the Director of Preschool and Childcare for the Williamston Community Schools. Read more Ms. Olsen and the Kids' Corner and Little Hornets programs by selecting the link.

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  • Explorer Students at Fifth-Grade Camp

    For almost 50 years, Williamston students have participated in the week-long day camp. Held at Camp PaWaPi, the experience allows for authentic connections with curriculum and develops more cohesive classroom learning communities. See images from this year's camp by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Celebrates Homecoming 2019

    Williamston celebrates Homecoming 2019! See photos of the game, pep rally, parade, and more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Students Earn Awards at Annual Peace Quest Art Challenge

    Five Williamston High School student-artists earned certificates and monetary awards for their artwork at the annual Peace Quest Art Challenge. Learn more about the event by selecting the link.

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  • Homecoming 2019

    Celebrate Homecoming 2019! Select the link for details on Homecoming events.

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  • Pastries and Pages at Explorer and Discovery Elementary Schools

    Over 75 Williamston elementary students participated in the summer Hornet Book Club sponsored by the PTSA. Students discussed their summer reading with each other and parent volunteers at a recent "Pastries and Pages" event. Find out more about the Hornet Book Club by selecting the link.

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  • WMS Students Complete Summer Hornet Challenge

    Five students from Williamston Middle School successfully completed the Summer Hornet Challenge. The challenge included numerous academic activities that students have the opportunity to engage in over the summer break. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Williamston SAT Results Among Michigan's Best

    Williamston High School's 2018-19 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results were highlighted by a significant improvement on the mathematics portion of the state assessment. The overall results placed WHS in the top tier of Michigan schools. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • The Dawn of a New School Year at WCS

    A new school year has begun at WCS and is off to a great start! See images of the first day of school by selecting the link.

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  • Fall Athletics Schedule Released

    The 2019 fall athletics schedule has been released. Select the link to find out dates and locations for Hornet sporting events.

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  • Opening Day 2019

    The 2019-2020 school year officially commenced with Opening Day activities for all members of the WCS staff. Events included a breakfast, introductions of new staff, professional development opportunities, and an update on district summer projects. View photos from Opening Day by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston High School Commons Enhancements Completed

    The Williamston High School Commons has a new look for the 2019-2020 school year. Upgrades include new flexible seating options for students, painting, drywall repair, and bottle filler installation. View more photos of the improved Commons by selecting the link.

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  • Middle School Gymnasium Undergoes a Facelift

    The interior of the gymnasium at Williamston Middle School will look dramatically better when students arrive back for class. The much-needed improvement was made possible by the District's partnership with the Capital Area District Libraries. Find out more and view additional photos 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

  • Williamston Board of Education Vacancy Notice

    Please see Notice of Board Vacancy due to a recent resignation on the Williamston Board of Education.  

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  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis

    Read the notification to the WCS Community regarding Eastern Equine Encephalitis here

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  • Health Hero FREE Flu Vaccination Clinic

    Our district will host a Health Hero Flu Vaccination Clinic at each of our buildings on October 21, 2019. Any student who has turned in the attached consent form may receive the vaccine at no cost, regardless of insurance coverage. All vaccines given are preservative-free, Mercury-free, and Thimerosal-free and administered by state-licensed nurses. The FluMist (Nasal Spray) is not available at this time.

    Please see the following web site for additional information. Health Hero Website
     
     
    Consent Form  (This form must be turned in to the school office prior to receiving the vaccine)
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  • Non-Resident Students for 2019-20

    Our school of choice window has closed for the 2019-20 school year. However, non-resident students may still apply to attend WCS as non-resident students. The non-resident application requires that the student obtain a release from their resident district and only applies to the current school year. Students who are admitted as non-residents should apply as school of choice when the window opens again next spring.

    Please click here for the non-resident application. Please call 517.655.4361 x 5116 if you have any questions.

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  • District Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year

     Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year--NEW

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  • School Calendar for next school year 2020-2021  PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES!

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  • Student State Assessment Results

    The 2019 M-Step results for students are now available. Please see the attached letter for more information about the tests and results. M-STEP Informational Letter

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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 closed. Any new VLAC  will require a district referral. Please click VLAC.org  or call 248.209.2071 for further information. 

    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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