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  • WHS Presents Curtains

    Williamston High School presented the Broadway smash, Curtains. Performances took place at McGoff Auditorium over two weeks. The production was directed by Ms. Lindsay Snyder. Select the link to see highlights from the show.

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  • Williamston Teacher Nominated for Michigan Teacher of the Year

    Williamston Middle School teacher Mr. Jon Gere has been nominated for the Michigan Teacher of the Year award. Mr. Gere follows in a tradition of WCS teachers competing for this prestigious honor, including Mr. Ray Herek, who was a finalist in 2016 and Mr. Dan Schab, who was named Michigan's Teacher of the Year in 2006.

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  • STEAM at WMS

    Williamston's STEAM initiative continues to gain momentum. Another example of progress is represented here with 8th-grade students using a motion sensor in science class attached to a Vernier LabQuest to graph their location vs. time. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Girls Swim Team Completes Undefeated Season

    The WHS girls swim and dive team completed an undefeated conference season and captured the CAAC Red Conference Championship. Select the link to see photos and find out more information on the team.

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  • Fire Safety Lessons at WCS

    In partnership with NIESA, students at Little Hornets Preschool, Discovery Elementary, and Explorer Elementary participated in fire safety lessons. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Football Team Wins District Title

    Williamston claimed its second consecutive Division 4 District Championship Friday night with a win over Flint Powers Catholic. The Hornets will play St. Clair High School to open the regional portion of the playoffs. Select the link to learn more and see the playoff brackets.

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  • WCS Celebrates Halloween

    WCS celebrated Halloween in grand fashion. Classroom celebrations, costumes, a marching band performance, and the annual Halloween Parade marked some of the highlights. Select the link to see more pictures from the day.

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  • WCS Wins Book Grant

    WCS received funding for the purchase of 200 new books from the James Patterson and Scholastic Book Giveaway. Ms. Danna Sturm's grant was one of over 127,000 applications and one of only 4,000 to receive funding. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Unity Day at WCS Elementary Campus

    Staff at Explorer and Discovery recognized Unity Day by wearing orange. Unity Day is a national campaign to promote kindness and stand against bullying. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Students Participate in Art Challenge

    Six Williamston High School students received awards in the Niagara Foundation's Peace Quest Art Challenge for works inspired by the theme of Displaced Children and Lost Hopes. See the artwork and find out more about the art challenge by selecting the link.

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  • Kindness Tree

    Students at Explorer and Discovery Elementary Schools created a Kindness Tree by recording an act of kindness and attaching it to the artwork. Over 800 students and staff participated. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Fun Run at Elementary Campus

    The Williamston Elementary PTSA sponsored the annual Fun Run at the Elementary Campus. The event promotes exercise while raising funds for elementary activities and special projects. Learn more about the PTSA here.

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  • 1976 Hornets Girls Track Team

    The 1976 Hornets Girls Track Team was inducted into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. Find out more about the success and legacy of this famous Williamston team by selecting the link.

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  • Walk to School Day 2018

    Students at Explorer and Discovery Elementary Schools participated in Walk to School Day. The event was coordinated by elementary staff members, the PTSA, and the Williamston Police Department. Walk to School Day promotes exercise and community.

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  • Williamston Community Celebrates Homecoming

    The Williamston Community Celebrated Homecoming 2018. The weekend included the annual homecoming parade, pep assembly, game, and dance. The Hornets clinched a CAAC Red title with a 14-7 victory over Mason Friday night. Select the link to view additional photos and video highlights from Homecoming Weekend.

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  • Williamston Bands Unveil New Trailer

    The Williamston Bands have a new trailer thanks to a five-year fundraising effort by the WCS Band Boosters. The 25-foot aluminum trailer will allow the band to transport its equipment to performances across Michigan.

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  • Fifth Grade Camp

    Students at Explorer Elementary School participated in a week-long day camp. The camp provides integrated learning opportunities in a unique learning environment. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Students Participate in Teen Court

    Advanced Placement Government students participated in Teen Court, serving as jurors for peers in Ingham County. Find out more about Teen Court and Restorative Justice Principles by selecting the link.

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  • Homecoming Week!

    It is Homecoming Week in Williamston! Find out more about this year's theme and events by selecting the link.

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  • Elementary Campus Celebrates Mr. Bob Munroe's Retirement

    Students and staff at Explorer and Discovery sent Mr. Bob Munroe out in style, celebrating the elementary campus head custodian's retirement. "Mr. Bob" spent 22 years with the Williamston Community Schools. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Welcomes German Exchange Students

    Williamston High School welcomed 14 students from the Wilhelm Gymnasium in Braunschweig, Germany. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Coach Bob Oliver Earns 500th Win

    Williamston Swim and Dive Coach Bob Oliver earned his 500th win last week with a victory over Waverly High School. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Arts Integration at WHS

    Arts Integration project provides unique teaching and learning opportunity for WHS ceramics and Spanish students. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • New Elective Course Debuts at WMS

    21st Century Sports is a new elective to WMS this year that explores sports journalism and career pathways in sports-related job fields. Select the link to learn more about the class.

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  • Explorer Elementary Assembly Focuses on Kindness

    Explorer Elementary held its first Explorers Club of the 2018-19 school year with a special focus on "kindness." Learn more about Explorers Club by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Appoints New Board Member

    Williamston Community Schools welcomes Dr. Jason Feig to the Board of Education. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Meemic Foundation Awards Grants to Teachers at Explorer Elementary and WMS

    The Meemic Foundation awarded grants to select teachers at Explorer Elementary and Williamston Middle School to purchase supplies for their classrooms. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Math and Science Academy Earns $25,000 Grant for STEM Education

    America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by Monsanto Fund, has awarded Williamston High School $25,000 to invest in STEM education. Read the full press release by selecting the link.

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  • Innovation Lab Ribbon Cutting at Williamston Middle School

    Two Innovation Labs were officially opened at Williamston Middle School. The labs allow for progressive instructional strategies to be utilized in a completely modular and interactive classroom. Watch video and see photos of the event by selecting the link.

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  • Math Science Academy Students Have Research Published

    Members of Williamston's 2017-2018 Math Science Academy (MSA) had two different articles published in the National High School Journal of Science. Read the articles and find out about the research by selecting the link.

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  • First Day of School 2018-2019

    Celebrating the first day of school for 2018-2019! Select the link to see photos and listen to the latest edition of the District Podcast.

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  • Opening Day 2018-2019

    Staff from across WCS celebrated opening day 2018-2019. The event included the introductions of new staff and remarks from the Board of Education and district administrators. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Fall Athletics Schedule Released

    The 2018-19 fall sports schedule is now available. Select the link or visit the Hornet Athletics page to learn more.

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  • WCS Collaborates with MSU on Instructional Robotics Study

    WCS will collaborate with Michigan State University to study the potential for robots to virtually allow students to participate in school when they otherwise would not be able to. WCS is the first district in Michigan to partner with MSU on this initiative.

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  • Sinking Fund Replaces Heating Unit at Explorer Elementary

    The Sinking Fund was utilized to replace an antiquated heating system at Explorer Elementary. The new high-efficiency boiler will provide improved heating throughout the winter months at a much lower operating cost.

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  • WCS Welcomes CADL to Middle School

    WCS welcomes the Capital Area District Library--Williamston Branch to their new location at the Williamston Middle School. The well-attended ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 10th inside of the newly occupied space with representatives from CADL, City of Williamston, Williamston Board of Education, Friends of the Library, County Commissioners, and Community Members.

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  • New Roof--Sinking Fund Dollars

    A portion of the Explorer Elementary/Little Hornets roof is being replaced using district sinking fund dollars.

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  • WCS Names New High School Principal

    Dr. Steven Delp assumed responsibilities as principal of WHS effective July 1. Dr. Delp replaced Dr. Jeffrey Thoenes, who was recently appointed Superintendent of the Comstock Public Schools.

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  • Transportation Department Receiving New Buses

    The WCS Transportation Department drove over 136,000 safe miles during the 2017-2018 school year. The two new buses will arrive in July, making the district's fleet fully operational for the first time in two years.

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  • WCS Hosts Vietnam Traveling Wall

    An 80% replica of the Vietnam War Memorial is open to the public during Jubilee Week in Williamston. "The Wall" will be on display at Larkin-Nortman Memorial Field. Admission is free of charge.

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  • Elementary Students Win State Art Award

    Students at Discovery and Explorer Elementary won regional and state awards for this year's Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest.

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  • Hornet Athletics, Year In Review

    Hornet athletes earned titles in numerous sports, including an equestrian state championship and five academic all-state teams.

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  • WHS Teacher Named Applebee's Teacher of the Year

    Ms. Maggie Myers, an English teacher at Williamston High School, was one of five educators selected in Michigan for this award. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Awarded Grant from Williamston Sunrise Rotary Foundation

    Williamston Sunrise Rotary awarded a $5,000 grant in support of the Williamston Innovation Labs at Williamston Middle School. The labs will provide new instructional tools and a learning environment designed to allow teachers to implement progressive instructional techniques. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Appoints New Board Member

    Mr. David Bouck was appointed to the WCS Board of Education. He will serve the remainder of a partial term that expires on December 31, 2018.

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  • WMS Science Class Partners with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Students in sixth-grade science classes engaged with sea lamprey as part of an outreach program through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Bands Perform Around Williamston

    The WHS Bands have been active throughout the community. The Jazz Band opened the Thursday, Summer Concert in the Park series. The Marching Band participated in the annual Memorial Day Parade in Downtown Williamston.

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  • WHS Teacher and Coach Honored

    Mitch Lutzke, Williamston High School's head track and field coach, was honored with the 2018 Eddy Award for his nearly three decades of coaching. His teams have won 19 league titles, 12 regional crowns and 9 MITCA team state championships. Select the link to learn more.

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  • March of the Seniors

    Members of the Class of 2018 took part in the "March of the Seniors", a tradition at WCS on the last day of school for seniors. Soon to be graduates were congratulated by students and staff at the middle and elementary schools.

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  • Discovery Elementary Animal Museum

    Second grade students participated in the Animal Museum project, another example of arts integration at WCS. The initiative was funded by the Williamston Schools Foundation and PTSA. Students utilized art and technology to create original presentations. Select the link to find out more.

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  • Cardboard Arcade at WMS

    The Design and Modeling Class participated in the Cardboard Arcade, a learning experience that involves research, creativity, and a lot of fun! Find out more about the event by selecting the link.

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  • 2017-2018 Williamston Community Impact Award Winners Honored

    The Sharon Nolen Impact Awards were bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to the Williamston Community. See the list of recipients by selecting the link.

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  • Math Science Academy Showcase

    Over 200 people attended the annual MSA showcase at Williamston High School. Students presented original research including many live demonstrations. See more photos of the event by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Baseball Team Earns Spot in Diamond Classic Tournament

    The CAAC White Division leading Hornets will compete with other top teams in the area in the tournament played at Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing. Find out more about the team by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston High School’s 2017-18 Innovative Vehicle Design (IVD) Team Completes Work on New Vehicle

    The IVD team has completed a new vehicle that will be competing in state level events. Find out more about how the vehicle was constructed and the team by selecting the link or visiting the district YouTube page.

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  • Explorer Students Participate in French Voyageur Encampment

    Third-grade students from Explorer Elementary visited Lake Lansing where they learned about the early French exploration of the region.

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  • Business Professionals of America Team Competes in National Event

    Five members of the Williamston Business Professionals of America chapter recently attended the National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. At the conference the students competed in various events, listened to speakers, and took part in a Day of Service activity.

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  • CADL Summer Reading Assembly at Discovery

    Capital Area District Library hosted a summer reading assembly for students at Discovery Elementary. The Williamston CADL branch will be expanding after its transition into its new space in a wing of WMS this summer.

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  • WHS Recognizes Distinguished Careers of Retiring Faculty Members

    Staff and students hosted a surprise assembly to honor retiring teachers. The program included presentations by current and former staff members and student speakers. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Students Release Salmon in Red Cedar

    Students participating in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources's "Salmon in the Classroom" program released Chinook Salmon raised in their AP Biology class. Students from Discovery Elementary assisted in the release. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Girls On The Run Team at Explorer Elementary

    The Girls On the Run Team consists of students in grades 3-5. The team practiced with the WHS Track Team last week. Find out more about the club by selecting the link.

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  • ACES at Spartan Stadium

    Almost 600 of Williamston's elementary students participated in All Children Exercising Simultaneously (ACES) at Spartan Stadium. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston High School Students Support Parkland

    Students at Williamston High School started a new organization called "Williamston Cares." The student-led group conducted a successful fundraiser to support the Parkland, Florida community after the recent tragedy there.

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  • Hornet Student Athletes Honored

    Ten student athletes were honored for their academic and athletic accomplishments at the annual Capital Area Activities Conference Senior Athlete Recognition Ceremony. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Mileage Club at Elementary Schools

    Students are participating in the annual mileage club event at Explorer and Discovery Elementary. This year's event has the highest student participation level ever. We greatly appreciate the parent volunteers who make this experience possible for our students!

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  • Williamston High School Wins College Success Award

    GreatSchools.org has named WHS a 2018 College Success Award Winner. The publication recognizes schools that ensure all students are provided the skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. Learn more and read the award notification letter by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Students Excel at 2018 Capital Area Poetry Competition

    WHS students Hannah, Anneliese, Kathleen, and Amy took first, third, fourth, and honorable mention respectively at this year's competition. The team was mentored by Ms.Jean Eddington-Shipman.

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  • Williamston Staff and Students Recognize Military Families

    Students and staff in the District honored families serving in the military by wearing purple on select days in April. WCS is proud to support service members and their families. A special thanks to those families in the Williamston Community who serve or have served our country.

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  • Revamped Art Festival a Huge Success

    Over 1,000 people attended the revamped annual Susan Lorenz Memorial Art Show. This year the show included musical performances by students from throughout the District, including the first ever performances at the event by students from both elementary schools. Select the link to see pictures and listen to a musical selection from the show.

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  • WHS InvenTeam Highlighted in M.I.T. Publication

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) has cited the success of the InvenTeam program at WHS in a recent publication. Select the link to read the story.

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  • Williamston High School Named Top School in Mid-Michigan

    All Williamston schools earned exceptional marks on the new State of Michigan accountability reporting system. The updated model awards schools that demonstrate high rates of student growth and achievement on state tests. It also recognizes schools that have outstanding "school quality factors" such as art, music, and advanced placement opportunities. WHS results are pictured above. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • D&W Presents Check to Elementary PTSA

    D&W Fresh Market presented $1,000 check to Elementary PTSA recently. Discovery and Explorer students turned in over $150,000 of receipts from D&W to qualify.

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  • Spring Break Projects at WCS

    While teachers and students are away, the maintenance, custodial, and technology teams have been extremely busy. In addition to "spring cleaning" significant progress has been made on a number of notable projects. Select the link to find out more.

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  • Williamston Mourns Loss of Coach Jason Bauer

    Basketball Coach Jason Bauer was tragically taken from our community after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial will be held at the WHS performance gym on April 14, the location where Coach Bauer successfully led the Williamston boys basketball program. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Highlights from March is Reading Month

    Students across the District participated in a variety of activities designed to promote reading. Select the story to see some select highlights and watch Discovery Elementary being featured in a Delta Dental public service announcement.

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  • Elementary Schools Raise Money For Charity

    Students at Discovery and Explorer raised over $29,000 in support of the American Heart Association by participating in Jump Rope For Heart. Select the link to read the press release. Third grade students at Explorer donated over $1,700 from the Economics Fair to the Humane Society.

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  • Student Art Featured at Michigan State University Conference

    Student art from every WCS building was featured at the Fate of the Earth Sympoium at MSU. The conference was held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

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  • Discovery Classroom Selected as Classroom of the Month

    GoNoodle selected Ms. Petroff's Kindergarten class as their classroom of the month. The class was selected for their enthusiastic use of GoNoodle, a program that promotes creative movement breaks and music integration.

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  • Middle School Wrestlers Compete in State Championships

    Three WMS wrestlers took first place at the Mid-Michigan Wrestling Association State Finals. The state finals were held at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Discovery Gym Gets New Look

    Discovery Elementary School gym has a new look. The movable wall between the gym and cafeteria now dons the District trademark W and the Fighting Hornet mascot. Thank you to Bluefish Advertising and Signs owner Jeremy Malson and Mike Watters for donating the entire project to the school! Find out how the new graphics will be used by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Student Art on Display at The Bistro

    Four Williamston students have their artwork displayed as part of the Region 8 Student Art Show. Join area artists and congratulate these students at the upcoming Region 8 Awards Reception. Find out more details by selecting the link.

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  • New Buses Roll Out

    Buses #2 and #3 will join the Williamston Fleet this week. The brand new buses are part of the District's long-term transportation plan. Find out more about transportation by visiting the Superintendent's Blog or listening to the Superintendent's Podcast.

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  • WCS Business Professionals of America Compete at State Conference

    52 students attended the conference with several students placing in the top 10. Learn more and see the results by selecting the link.

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  • Boys Basketball Team Wins Regional Title

    WHS team won its third consecutive Class B regional championship. The team continues on in the state tournament March 20 at Ionia. See the brackets and more photos of the win by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Bands Excel at Michigan School Band Festival

    The Williamston High School and Williamston Middle School Bands earned outstanding scores during the festival. Results are based on multiple performance pieces and sight reading music. The WHS Symphony Band earned a 1 in every category by all three judges, the highest possible score for the event. See more photos by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Presents The Sound of Music

    Williamston High School students will perform at McGoff Auditorium. Select the link for dates, tickets, and to watch the trailer for the show.

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  • WHS Student Performs at State Poetry Competition

    Olivia, a junior, was one of 41 students in Michigan selected to perform at the Poetry Out Loud competition. She performed "Broken Promises" by David Kirby. Find out more about Poetry Out Loud by selecting the link.

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  • Explorer Elementary Students Perform Cinderella

    The Fourth and Fifth Grade Play is designed as a service learning project. Proceeds from the two shows raised $5,000 for the Williamston Food Bank. See more photos by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Partnership with the Williamston Police Department

    Find out more about how the Williamston Police Department supports students at WCS. Pictured above, Officer Smith of the WPD interacts with students during lunch at Williamston High School.

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  • 2018 WCS Informational Brochure

    View or download the new brochure by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Student's Art Displayed On Lansing Area Billboards

    Megan, a WHS student, had her art selected for display by Arts Council of Greater Lansing. Her painting "Koi Starry Night" will be visible on four different Lansing area billboards. Select the story to find out the locations.

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  • WCS Celebrates March is Reading Month

    Find out about activities at each building by visiting school websites. Book sales, Family Reading Night, and special guest readers are just some of the many ways the District promotes literacy in March.

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  • Middle School Choir Performs Lion King Jr.

    Middle school choir students performed three shows over the weekend as well as teasers for students at the elementary schools. The show was directed by Mr. Judah Weeks. Select the link for more photos.

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  • WCS Named 2018 Academic Champion District

    Bridge Magazine has named Williamston Community Schools one of the top academic districts in Michigan. WCS ranks #3 for mid-sized districts and #6 overall in Michigan for student academic growth. Read more and order a free Academic Champion bumper sticker by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Innovation Labs

    Work has begun at Williamston Middle School to install two Innovation Labs, funded by grants and generous donations from our community. The labs will provide students with a premier learning environment, allowing the implementation of innovative teaching and learning. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Capture CAAC White Titles

    On senior night, both teams were honored with a championship banner and trophy. Varsity players celebrated with Williamston youth league players. Select the link to see more photos.

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  • Williamston Rotary Honors WHS Student with Scholarship

    Isabelle, a WHS Senior, was awarded Rotary's Narda Murphy Student Excellence Award. Isabelle was joined by her family and members of the WCS administrative team at an awards breakfast this week.

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  • Author Visit at Discovery Elementary

    Author and WCS Alum Drake Schaberg shared his new publication with kindergarten students. Mr. Schaberg has visited students two years ago to dicuss his process for writing the book "Alphamals." Watch the video of the visit on the YouTube channel or by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Performance Gym To Get Upgrade

    The District applied to the DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business and earned an almost a $4,000 credit to install LED lights in the gym. The DTE program will cover the entire cost of the upgrade, which will save the District thousands of dollars annually in energy expenses.

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  • Earth Science Debuts at WHS

    Earth Science is the third class in a required three course science sequence at WHS. Earth Science is a capstone class that requires application of concepts learned in physical science and biology, making it a rigorous conclusion to the Next Generation/Michigan Science Standards. Pictured above, students provide feedback on models constructed by their classmates. Select the link to learn more about Earth Science.

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  • Kindergarten Student Supports Weekend Survival Kit Program

    Evie, a kindergarten student at Discovery Elementary, donated $20 of her own money to support the Weekend Survival Kit program. Evie's gift was matched by her parents and inspired her three year old twin brothers to contribute money from their piggy banks. Thank you for your leadership and generosity Evie!

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  • Arts Integration at WCS

    Watch Ms. Angie Herek's presentation on arts integration at WCS. Her remarks were recorded at the Feburary 5, 2018 Board of Education meeting. Ms. Herek was a keynote speaker at the annual Arts Avocacy Breakfast in December. Arts integration is one of the District's five curricular priorities.

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  • Elementary Student Art on Display

    Student artwork from Ms. Lewis' class at Discovery Elementary is on display at Biggby Coffee in Williamston. The artwork was inspired by the book "Where the Wild Things Are." The project was supported by Artist in Residence Liz Wylegala.

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  • IQWST Lead Researcher at WMS

    Professor David Fortus, the lead scholar of the IQWST science program being implemented at WMS, assisted staff with utilizing the new program. IQWST is a cutting edge science program aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Pictured above, Dr. Fortus coteaches a lesson with Ms. Kelly Eddy. Read more about Dr. Fortus and IQWST by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Students Participate in Art Exhibit

    Ten WHS students have their art showcased at the MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit. Art will be on display at MSUFCU Headquarters for several weeks. Find out about the exhibit and prizes by selecting the link.

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  • Discovery Elementary Students Attend Performance at Wharton Center

    More than 300 students from Discovery Elementary attended a performance of “Dragons Love Tacos” at the Wharton Center on MSU’s campus. The trip was funded by the WESPTSA with funds raised from this year’s Fun Run.

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  • Senator Stabenow Visits Williamston

    U.S.Senator Debbie Stabenow visited downtown Williamston. She was presented with a WCS bag and pen and provided an overview of the District's recent academic accomplishments and initiatives.

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  • Lego Robotics at Explorer

    Third grade students teamed up with high school mentors to design and race vehicles they built. Another example of STEAM at WCS. Select the story to watch some of the races. A special thanks to the Williamston Schools Foundation for supporting this relevant and progressive series of lessons.

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  • WCS and Dart Foundation Announce $130,000 S.T.E.A.M. Grant

    The Dart Foundation awarded WCS a grant for almost $130,000 in support of the District's STEAM initiative. The grant will fund the K-5 STEAM lab on the Elementary Campus, and assist with the construction of two innovation labs at the Middle School. Read the press release and review the presentation on the grant by selecting the story.

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  • Williamston Celebrates School Board During Board Appreciation Month

    Williamston's Board of Education was acknowledged for their commitment and leadership by staff, students, and parents at its January organizational meeting. The Board also reappointed its officers and continued its long standing tradition of taking no pay for their service to the community.

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  • Williamson Business Professionals of America Team Competes in Regional Conference

    BPA team advanced 53 students to the state conference. Pictured are members of the Parliamentary Procedures Team which placed second at the event. Find out more about BPA by selecting the link.

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream at WHS

    Theater production class presents Shakespeare's famous comedy. The performances are directed by Ms. Lindsay Snyder.

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  • Sinking Fund at Work

    Heating units that failed were replaced at Explorer Elementary and Williamston High School.

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  • Explorer Elementary Artwork Featured At MSU Wharton Center

    Student work will decorate Cobb Great Hall during the production of "Waitress."

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  • Boys Basketball Team Ranked No. 8 in State

    Detroit Free Press places boys team in Michigan's Class B Top 10.

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  • WHS Girls Basketball Team Ranked No. 1 in State

    Basketball team assumed the top spot in the first AP Class B Basketball poll. Read more by selecting the link.

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  • New York Times Article Ranks WCS in the 96th Percentile Nationally for Student Growth

    Study indicates students at WCS make almost six (6) years of growth after only five (5) years of instruction. Williamston ranks in the 96th percentile nationally. Read the article by selecting the link

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  • WCS Introduces Bridget Osborn as Director of Preschool and Childcare

    Mrs. Bridget Osborn has assumed leadership of the District's preschool and child care programming. Read Mrs. Osborn's bio by selecting the link.

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  • Mu Alpha Theta (math honors) Hosts Third Annual Math-a-Thon

    WHS math honors club worked with elementary aged students on creative math activities. The event raised money in support of St. Jude's.

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  • Holiday Concerts

    The WCS music program performed a series of concerts at various venues in the community this month. Performances included the Light Parade downtown, the Depot Museum, and shows at schools throughout the district.

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  • Economics Fair at Explorer Elementary

    Third grade students participate in an integrated learning experience. The event allows for students to apply lessons learned in the classroom to an activity attended by hundreds of parents and students. See more images of the fair by selecting the link.

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  • Winter Sports Underway

    Find out the dates for all Hornet winter sports by clicking on the link or visiting the WCS athletics page.

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  • WHS Student Named Business Professionals of America State Parliamentarian

    Tasha, a WHS senior, was named State Parlimentarian of the Buisness Professionals of America (BPA) Executive Council. Learn more about Tasha's leadership and BPA by selecting the link.

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  • Food Drive Exceeds Goals at WMS

    Students and parents of Williamston Middle School raised over 3,000 individual items and $116 in donations in support of the Williamston Food Bank. Find out more about the food bank by selecting the link.

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  • Therapy Dog Engages Students in Reading

    Bailey, a Golden/Lab Retriever mix, visits students at Discovery and Explorer Elementary Schools weekly. Reading sessions with Bailey have been a huge hit with students who eagerly wait for their chance to share books with their new "reading buddy."

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  • Madrigals Perform at Williamston Depot Museum

    The Williamston Depot Museum celebrated its annual holiday open house which included a performance by the WHS Madrigals. Learn more about the Depot Museum by clicking the link.

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  • Elementary Robotics

    Math Science Academy (MSA) students earned a grant to research the influence of an elementary robotics program on math and science achievement.

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  • New Board Member Appointed

    The WCS Board of Education unanimously appointed Mr. Scott Gaffner to serve a partial term through December 31, 2018.

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  • Light Parade

    WCS Transportation Department unveils Best Decorated Vehicle entry for this year's holiday event. Find out more about the light parade by selecting the link.

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  • Third Grade Students Participate in Golf Academy

    Coaches from First Tee visited Explorer Elementary and provided a golf clinic for students. All third grade students will participate the golf clinic during the month of December.

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  • WHS Student Signs with MSU Rowing Team

    Olivia will compete with the Spartan Rowing Team next year. Find out more about her Hornet athletic career and plans at Michigan State by selecting the link.

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  • Arts Integration in Spanish IV

    Students learn about Latin American culture as part of an arts integration project exploring Dia de los Muertos. Spanish IV is taught by the 2016-17 Michigan World Language Association Teacher of the Year, Ms. Sara Bostwick.

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  • WHS Hosts 6th Annual Model United Nations Conference

    Students from Williamston and Waverly High Schools participated in the weekend event. WHS alumni returned to assist with planning. Find out more about the Model United Nations Program at WHS by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Students Honored For Completing the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program

    Two WHS students, Erin and Tasha, were honored at a recent Rotary breakfast for successfully completing the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp this summer. Pictured are Williamston High School Principal Dr. Jeff Thoenes, Rotary President Raj Wiener, Tasha, Erin, RYLA Coordinator Mr. Merlin Hopkins, WCS Superintendent Dr. Adam Spina, and former WCS Superintendent Ms. Narda Murphy. Select the link to learn more about the award program.

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  • High School Science Team Partners with Michigan State University and the University of Helsinki

    Research project promotes the use of Project Based Learning in high school physics and chemistry. WHS teachers were selected to participate in this project as a result of their proactive adoption and alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards. Professional development, curricular materials, and instructional supports are provided to the District in exchange for monitoring the level of engagement demonstrated by students. Read more about the PIRE grant by selecting the link.

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  • Middle Students Host Red Ribbon Week

    Williamston Middle School PAL students hosted Red Ribbon Week. Students experienced many activities that support the theme 'Your future is key, so stay drug free.' Information about the dangers of drugs and alcohol were presented, along with the discussion of refusal skills. Students also had the option of participating in an art challenge, scavenger hunt, and games at lunch. See more pictures by selecting the link.

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  • Basketball Signing Day

    Two Hornet basketball players sign letters of intent to play at the Division I level. Pictured above, Maddie commits to play at Western Michigan and Allison signs to play at South Dakota.

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  • Ms. Linda Ereg receives Williamston Area Chamber Educator of the Year Award

    Ms. Ereg received the award in front of a packed room at the Wheatfield Golf Course. In addition to the award, Ms. Ereg received a certificate from Congressman Mike Bishop recognizing her many important contributions to the high school and our community.

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  • Football team departs for Escanaba

    The team departed early this morning for the estimated eight hour drive. Read more about the game, how to watch it, and see the team leave the high school by selecting the link.

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  • Discovery Elementary Dedicates Buddy Bench

    The bench, which is designed to foster inclusion and positive peer to peer interactions for elementary students, was installed at the elementary playground in honor of Mr. Mike Craig. Pictured above is Discovery Elementary Prinicpal, Mr. Patrick VanRemmen, at the dedication of the buddy bench.

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  • Middle School Holiday Door Decorating

    WMS students designed unique art for classroom doors throughout the school. Select the link to find out more about the WMS art program.

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  • Ms. Linda Ereg Named Williamston Area Chamber Educator of the Year

    WHS Guidance Counselor will be honored at the community awards banquet the evening of November 9. Find out more information about the event by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Football Coach Steve Kersten Wins 100th Game.

    Coach Steve Kersten led the Hornets to a first round victory in the MHSAA playoffs. The Hornets take on Pontiac Notre Dame Prep in Round Two this weekend.

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  • Halloween Parade

    Led by the WHS Marching Band, students from Explorer and Discovery Elementary Schools participate in the annual district tradition.

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  • Unity Day

    Staff at district elementary schools wear orange in recognition of Unity Day. The event symbolizes the commitment of our community to end bullying in all its forms. A special thank you to the local business owners who purchased shirts for community members to wear in order to recognize this important endeavor.

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  • WHS InvenTeam Granted U.S. Patent

    InvenTeam invention (Project HANDL) was offically granted a U.S. patent. The invention was one of the first ever InvenTeam projects to earn this distinction. Select the story to read the notification letter.

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  • WCS on YouTube

    WCS has launched its YouTube page. Check in for videos of performances, activities, and special events.

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  • Engaging with Mathematics

    Explorer Elementary students create human graphs to make statistics come to life.

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  • WHS Marching Band Performs at the Grand Ledge Invitational

    Watch the outstanding performance by the WHS Marching Band by selecting the above link.

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  • Equestrian Team Wins State Championship

    Williamston's equestrian team won the Division C state championship during the weekend long competition in Midland. The event was hosted by the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association.

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  • Elementary Fun Run

    Event organized by elementary ARC teachers and the PTSA promotes exercise and has already raised $30,000 to benefit programming at both district elementary schools.

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  • WCS produces Great Start Readiness Program Public Service Announcement

    WCS offers the Great Start Readiness Program with free preschool grants available. Find out more information about the program and watch the video by clicking on the link above.

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  • Safety Upgrades at WHS

    School installs one way blinds on main entrance doors and high definition security cameras throughout the campus.

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  • Elementary Students Participate in Fire Safety Assembly

    Students at Discovery and Explorer Elementary attended fire safety assemblies hosted by NIESA.

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  • Boys Tennis Team Wins CAAC White Championship

    Team wins championship for the third time in a row!

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  • Celebrate Homecoming at WCS

    Students prepare for homecoming weekend with an assembly at WHS.

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  • Walk to School Day

    Hundreds of students walk to school in an annual event coordinated by WCS teachers, the Elementary PTSA, and the Williamston Police Department.

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  • WHS Students Serve on Teen Court

    Twenty five Williamston students served as jurors, bailiffs, and court clerks for five different cases with Judges Mabel Martin-Scott and Thomas Connoly.

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  • Blended Learning at Williamston Middle School

    An investment in blended learning at WMS through a partnership with Michigan Virtual University and the Williamston Schools Foundation provides new opportunities for personalized learning. Pictured above, students use Quizlet Live to interact in real time with each other during a math activity.

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  • Rotary Scholarship Renamed in Honor of Former WCS Superintendent

    The Williamston Sunshine Rotary renamed its scholarship that supports WCS students the "Narda Murphy Student Excellence Award" in honor of former WCS Superintendent Ms. Narda Murphy. The annoucement was made during halftime at Friday night's home football game.

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  • Classroom Makerspace Debuts at Discovery Elementary

    New classroom resource promotes creative thinking and collaborative problem solving in connection with the district's S.T.E.A.M. initiative.

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  • WHS Welcomes German Exchange Students

    Students from the Wilhelm Gymnasium in Braunschweig were welcomed by their host families and WHS staff. Pictured above, Dr. Jeff Thoenes and Ms. Megan O'Rourke address the fourteen German students and two teachers who are participating in this year's exchange.

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  • Explorer Elementary Students Featured in Michigan Nature Magazine

    Grant supports a unique learning experience for students at the Harris Nature Center

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  • New Chiller Installed at Discovery Elementary

    The Sinking Fund was utilized to replace the old air conditioning system which unexpectedly stopped operating the day before open house.

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  • WHS a "Highly Ranked" High School by Bridge Magazine

    Publication releases list of top high schools based on 2017 SAT results

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  • WCS Students Rank 15th in the State on M-STEP Reading Proficiency

    Students in grades 3-8 earn one of the highest overall reading proficiency levels in Michigan (photo from MLive)

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  • First Day 2017-18!

    A few drops of rain did not dampen the enthusiasm for the beginning of the new school year.

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  • Fall Sports Underway

    Visit the WCS athletics page to keep up with the latest information on fall sports.

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  • Williamston Schools Foundation Grants Support Innovation at WCS

    The foundation's competitive grant program provided over $20,000 to enhance instructional resources in district classrooms. Pictured are WSF Chairperson Mr. Norm Jolin Jr. and Superintendent Dr. Adam Spina.

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  • Opening Day for Staff 2017

    WCS staff returned for the start of the 2017-18 school year. The opening day activities included the introduction of new staff, remarks by district administration and the Board of Education, and a STEAM-based engineering activity.

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  • Rockin' Our Way Into K Camp at Discovery Elementary

    Successful transition camp for new WCS students returns for the third year.

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  • 3D Printing Coming to Elementary Schools

    The community supported 3D printer will be utilized in the elementary STEAM lab. Yesterday's 3D printer build produced a fish key chain, the first item created with the new instructional tool.

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  • Williamston Teacher Named Michigan Teacher of the Year Finalist

    Williamston High School teacher Ray Herek named one of five finalists for the State of Michigan Teacher of the Year Award

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  • Custodial, Maintenance, and Technology Department Appreciation Lunch

    District staff and members of the board of education hosted a cookout to recognize the dedication of those whose busy time of the year is during summer break.

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  • WCS Appoints New Board Member

    Former board member Kathy Hayes is appointed to WCS Board of Education

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  • Summer Science Camp

    Discovery students participated in a summer science camp.

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  • Williamston High School Graduates Ranked 38th in Michigan

    Williamston High School Ranks 38th in state for percentage of graduates continuing their education at the college/university level

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  • WCS ranked in top 50 Public High Schools for Athletics in Michigan

    National survey ranks WCS number 35 for overall athletic programming!

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  • High School Students Have Research Published

    Research published in Questioz, an international online high school research organization

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  • Track and Field Program Highlighted

    Lansing State Journal article features the district's long standing tradition of excellence in track and field

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  • Elementary Art Program Earns Grant

    TangerKIDS Grants program awarded $1,300 in order to support technology in the visual arts classroom.

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  • Arts Integration Showcase

    Students in Young Fives and Fourth Grade showcase Arts Integration project.

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  • Explorer Elementary Teacher honored by the Michigan Science Teachers Association

    Mrs. Conni Crittenden earns the Michigan Science Teachers Association's Distinguished Service Award

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  • District adopts new logo

    The traditional block W returns with an updated look

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  • Elementary Schools Earn Literacy Grant

    District will receive almost $19,000 from the Michigan Department of Education to support summer literacy instruction

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  • Williamston Awarded AP Computer Science Grant

    Program will become available fall 2017

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  • Washington Post names WHS one of America's most challenging high schools

    High School ranked 31st in Michigan

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  • Williamston High named to AP Honor Roll

    High School named to list for the fourth time in seven years.

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