April 11, 2017
Wilmington City Schools is overwhelmed, and grateful, that so many in our community care about students in our district as much as we do. No child should go hungry at school and for many children that school breakfast or lunch may be the most nutritional meal they receive that day. Each school year we offer information about the Free and Reduced Lunch Program for families in need. Additionally, we provide daily breakfast in all 5 buildings; all students have an opportunity to eat breakfast whether it is paid, or on a free or reduced basis; Seamless Summer Program, where any resident 18 years and younger can receive a lunch free of charge; and a Power Pack Back Pack Program (through help with the Freestore Food Bank) where food is sent home with students to ensure they have something to eat on weekends.
We do understand that outside of those programs, there are kids that sometimes come to school with no lunch money. Students are always given a complete lunch pattern meal, regardless of the monies on their account. This meal includes a meat or meat alternative, vegetable, fruit, grain, and milk according to the meal requirements for the National School Lunch Program. Under no circumstance is a student ever denied a complete meal. For additional information on our school breakfast and lunch programs, Free and Reduced Lunch, and how parents can check/refill the balance in their child’s account please visit our Food Service page @http://www.wilmington.k12.oh.us/departments/food-services
While we are not permitted to share details on the termination of a specific employee, we can assure you that no employee has been fired for providing a free meal to a student. Our administration, staff, and teachers care deeply for the students at WCS and are grateful that so many community members do as well. We welcome questions and concerns from the community, and are always appreciative when folks take the time to get the facts rather than distribute misinformation.
Superintendent, Wilmington City Schools
- Below you'll find a list of our upcoming athletic events. Be sure to check our Athletics website before an event for any changes to the schedule.
Troy Diels, Athletic Director
Follow the games on Twitter @WHSCaneAD
Visit wilmingtonathletics.org for all of our athletic schedules and updates.
4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Tennis Miami Trace Away
1st: Pick up a registration packet at one of the locations listed on this page.
2nd: Complete the forms in the packet and assemble the required documents
3rd: Call Janene Dunn at 937-382-7410 to schedule an appointment for registration, Monday through Friday. In addition, special evening hours are available from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the following dates: April 19 and May 17.
4th: Plan on attending one of the Mandatory Kindergarten Orientation and Assessment Nights listed below. (If you cannot attend on the evening scheduled for your building, you are welcome to attend at one of the other buildings. The information will be the same.)
May 11th at Holmes Elementary 6-8 p.m.
May 16th at East End Elementary 6-8 p.m.
May 18th at Denver Elementary 6-8 p.m.
5th: Get ready for the start of a great experience for your child as a new Wilmington Hurricane!
You'll find all of the details regarding Kindergarten Registration information here.
Enrollment packets can be picked up at these two WCS locations:
For more ways to stay connected, visit our Stay Connected page. You'll find a link to subscribe to our District Newsletter, an archive of our District Newsletters, links to school websites, and our district social media channels.
Holmes Elementary Facebook: It was a memorable day for over 60 Wilmington City School children from all three elementary schools chosen to receive free bicycles and helmets today! An organization, Team Builders Plus worked with members of the Clark Schaefer Hackett & Co CPA Firm to build the bikes then present them to the children. The excitement in their faces as they entered the room at Roberts Centre was priceless!
The Coffman YMCA will be providing before and after school childcare for K-5 students in the Wilmington City School District. (Formally known as the SACC program.) Child care will be provided at Holmes Elementary School however students attending any elementary building can participate.
Before school child care begins at firstname.lastname@example.org after school child care ends at Scholarships are also available with appropriate completed paperwork. Registration packets can be picked up at Holmes Elementary School or by emailing the Program Director, Teresa Perry at
For over 40 years, the students at Wilmington High School have worked together to support local families in need, and this year is no exception. Sponsored by the WHS Student Council, The White Gift Campaign is in full swing collecting charitable, financial donations to purchase holiday meals.
Donations will be accepted through December 12th, at which time students will purchase, pack, and deliver holiday meals to area families on December 13th.
Community members who would like to offer their support may forward their donations to Wilmington High School, 300 Richardson Place, Wilmington, OH 45177, c/o Mrs. Mathney. Please making checks payable to WHS Student Council.
- Did you ever wonder what teachers do with the extra 2 hrs on late arrival day? They become the students! Thank you, parents, for keeping the kids for a couple of extra hours. Our goal is to continue to grow as learners to provide the best possible opportunities for our students. Today's topic of professional development was Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and our teachers were listening, discovering, creating, engaging, collaborating, and more. It's exciting to find new and creative ways to navigate the barriers to learning so that each and every student can learn.