The Buzz

  • WMS Quiz Bowl Team Qualifies for National Tournament

    The Williamston Middle School Quiz Bowl team placed second at the Holt Middle School Quiz Bowl Invitational. The team outperformed teams from much larger schools throughout Michigan and qualified to compete at the national level later this year. Select the link to learn more about the team.

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  • WCS Hosts Community Conversation on Student Mental Health

    Former University of Michigan football player and national student mental health advocate Will Heininger was the featured speaker at three community conversation sessions held at McGoff Performing Arts Center. Learn more about this important event by selecting the link.

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  • Four Hornet Fall Athletic Teams Earn All-State Academic Team Honors

    Four fall sports teams earned Academic All-State Honors. Boy's soccer and tennis, as well as the football and volleyball teams were recognized for this achievement. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Explorer Students Spend Week at Impression 5 Science Center

    Fourth-grade students from Explorer Elementary visited the Impression 5 science center for their Big Science Lesson. A tradition for nearly 20 years, the collaboration between the science center and WCS teachers provides a unique and authentic learning experience for students. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Winter Athletics Schedule Released

    The Winter 2019-2020 Athletics Schedule has been released. Select the link download a copy or connect to the online version. Go Hornets!

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  • Hornet Student Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

    Three Hornet seniors officially signed NCAA Division 1 Letters of Intent. These three student-athletes represent the first members of the class of 2020 to solidify plans to continue their athletic endeavors at the university level. More signings are expected later this year. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Two WCS Educators Honored at Annual Williamston Awards Banquet

    The 2019 Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Williamston's best at its annual awards banquet. Among the honorees were two WCS educators. Ms. Lynn Kelsey was recognized as the 2019 Educator of the Year and Mr. Mitch Lutzke received the 2019 Hometown Hero Award. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Student Leaders Attend Conference Focused on Student Mental Health

    Student leaders from both the middle school and high school attended the statewide Be Nice Symposium held by the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan in Grand Rapids. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Williamston High School Presents: Mary Poppins

    The musical spanned four performances and featured the innovative use of new technology, allowing for custom animations and full-motion backdrops. The production was directed by Lindsay Snyder. Select the link to see images from the show.

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  • Be Nice 2019 Kickoff at Williamston Middle School

    The sixth-grade attended a presentation about the Be Nice program that started last year at WMS. This program was created by the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, and is ‘a mental health education, bully and suicide prevention initiative that creates a positive cultural change through simple daily actions.’ Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Halloween 2019

    Rain, mud, and maybe even a little snow did not stop Halloween festivities at Explorer and Discovery Elementary. Select the link to view images of the parade and watch the WHS Hornet Marching Band perform for elementary students and parents.

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  • WCS InvenTeam Again Earns Prestigious Grant from M.I.T.

    The WCS InvenTeam received an invention grant to pursue the creation on an autonomous device to address plastic pollution on beaches. Williamston is one of four schools in the United States to have earned the grant from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology program three times. Select the link to read more.

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  • Williamston Bands Excel During Series of Performances

    The Williamston Bands presented an outstanding series of fall concerts featuring students from Williamston Middle School and Williamston High School. Select the link to see images from the shows.

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  • Madrigals travel to Olivet College for the Fall Choral Festival

    Williamston High School's Madrigals Choir impressed at the Olivet College Choir Festival. The strong performances by the group impressed faculty at the festival and earned the group some exciting collaboration opportunities for later this year. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • International Science Partnership Program Visits Williamston High School

    Williamston High School Chemistry in the Earth students received a special presentation from a group of international scientists. The science learning experience is part of a Michigan State University and University of Warsaw collaboration designed to engage students in scientific exploration. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Author M.T. Anderson Visits Williamston Middle School

    Award-winning author M.T. Anderson discussed his latest book Feed, a Finalist for the National Book Award, with 8th-grade students at WMS. The presentation was sponsored through the District's collaboration with Capital Area District Libraries. All students received a signed copy of the book. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • 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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