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  • 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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  • Girls Basketball Wins District and Conference Championships

    The Hornets captured another conference championship, going on to win a district title as well. The team advanced to the state regional semi-final game, coming up one basket short in that competition. Select the link to learn more. 

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  • Hornet Wrestling Well Represented at State Finals

    The Hornet Wrestling Program sent seven student-athletes to the 2021-2022 state finals at Ford Field in Detroit. Five wrestlers placed and WHS Senior, Ryker, won his third straight state championship. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  • WHS Student Wins Essay Contest

    WHS student Juliana was selected as a winner of the 2022 NSCDA Congressional Essay contest. Winners of the essay competition receive full tuition and travel to a summer “Congressional Seminar,” a week-long civic-focused adventure in Washington D.C. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  • Be Nice Basketball Game, 2022

    The Williamston and Haslett Be Nice Clubs sponsored the 2022 Be Nice Basketball Game. The event is an opportunity to convey information regarding student mental health and reduce the stigma of seeking support. See images of the event and learn more about Be Nice by selecting the link. 

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  • WCS Educator Earns National Board Certification

    Williamston High School teacher Anne Wade earned National Board Certification. Mrs. Wade is one of just a few hundred teachers in Michigan to hold the prestigious title, one of the most recognized and sought after in the profession of education. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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