The Buzz

  • Williamston Unveils New Hornet Mascot

    An updated version of Willy the Hornet was introduced at a celebration prior to a recent home football game. The new mascot was a surprise gift to the community, developed and sponsored by the Williamston Performing Arts Foundation. Select the link to view media coverage and photographs of Willy's debut. 

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  • College Football Playoff Foundation Teacher Appreciation Tour

    The College Football Playoff Foundation visited Williamston High School as part of their Teacher Appreciation Tour. The event included a football throwing contest, lunch, and a $1,000 voucher for school supplies. View photos of the event and learn more about the foundation by selecting the link. 

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  • WHS Again Named to Best U.S. High Schools List

    Williamston High School has been named among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report for the fourth consecutive year. The ranking includes an assessment of over 18,000 high schools throughout the United States. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Summer Projects Summary

    Summer 2022 was busy across all district campuses. Facilities projects focused on security, HVAC upgrades, and roof replacement. View a summary of WCS summer projects by selecting the link. 

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  • State Champion Soccer Team Visits Capital

    The 2022 Girls Soccer State Champions visited the state capitol and were recognized by the Williamston Community as part of the Red Cedar Jubilee festivities. Learn more and view photographs by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Captures the 2022 Girls Soccer State Championship

    The Williamston High School Girls Soccer team won the 2022 MHSAA State Championship. The Hornets scored twice in the last ten minutes of the game to rally for the victory. View photos and links to additional media coverage by selecting the link. 

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  • Williamston Celebrates Commencement, 2022

    Williamston High School recognized graduates of the Class of 2022. Commencement was held at Michigan State University's Wharton Center. Select the link to learn more about the event and view photographs of the ceremony.

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  • WCS Announces Class of 2022 Top Ten and All "A" Honor Roll

    Williamston Community Schools announces the Top 10 Graduates of the Class of 2022 as determined by cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). The District is also proud to recognize graduates earning All "A" Honor Roll recognition. Select the link to learn more about these accomplished students.

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  • Girls Tennis Team Competes for State Championship

    The Williamston Girls Tennis team advanced to the 2022 State Finals after qualifying at regionals. The team will compete for a state championship for the second straight year. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Innovative Vehicle Design Team

    The Williamston Full-Scale Innovative Vehicle Design (IVD) Team completed another successful season, bringing home three 2nd Place Trophies from the May competition at Kettering University’s test track facility. Learn more about S.T.E.A.M. education at WCS and see videos from the event by selecting the link.

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  • Students Earn Awards at 2022 Congressional Art Show

    Four Williamston High School students received recognition at the 2022 Congressional Art Show hosted by Congresswoman Elisa Slotkin. Two selections placed in the Top 5. Select the link to learn more and view photographs of student artwork. 

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  • Math and Science Academy Showcase, 2022

    Students enrolled in the Math and Science Academy (MSA) at Williamston High School presented original research to the public as part of their showcase event. Select the link to view photos and videos as well as media coverage of the event. WCS, Leaders in S.T.E.A.M. education. 

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  • Boys Basketball Victory Tour

    The State Champion WCS Boys Basketball team has continued to receive recognition for their undefeated 2021-2022 season. Students and coaches were invited to the State Capital where they were presented with an honorific plaque. The team also visited Jackson Field, where Head Coach Tom Lewis threw out the first pitch. View photos by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Girls Soccer Team Ranked #1

    The Williamston High School Girls Soccer Team claimed the #1 ranking in Michigan after capturing the CAAC Red Conference Championship. The team also earned the #1 seed in the CAAC Gold Cup. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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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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