Accident Information Update

posted by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated ]

** Thank you to our local EMTs, Police Officers, WCS staff, parents, and especially our 8th grade students for their response and care after our bus accident this morning. Everyone stayed calm, helped each other, and allowed EMTs and officers to do their jobs. WCS administrator's on site were tremendously impressed by the maturity shown by our 8th graders and accompanying teachers in a difficult situation. We are thankful that there were no serious injuries.

***** UPDATE: All students involved in the bus accident that have not been picked up by parents are now returning to the Middle School. 8th graders on this trip who were NOT involved in the bus accident will finish their field trip at Laurel Oaks. ***

We had a minor bus accident between 2 buses on the way out to Laurel Oaks for an 8th grade field trip today (Thursday 10/19). There are NO major injuries. EMT, police, and WCS administrators are at the scene. Minor injuries are being assessed and treated by EMTs. Parents of any injured students are being contacted. If parents of students on this field trip wish to pick up their child they may do so at Laurel Oaks. You must enter from SR 73. Students who are not picked up will be transported back to WMS once it is safe to do so.

Homecoming 2017

posted Oct 5, 2017, 10:55 AM by Jennifer Swindler

homecoming collage
-Theme:  Candyland "One Sweet Night"

Thursday 10/5  
  • Parade 6:00 p.m.- starts at the HS parking lot and ends at the football field. If you aren't in the parade then find a great spot along the route to watch, cheer, and show your Hurricane Pride!   
  • Pep Rally - following the parade join us for a pep rally at the football field
  • Homecoming Court - Senior court members and the king and queen will be announced at the pep rally.
Friday 10/6
  • 61st Annual Chili Supper 4:00-6:30 pm at WHS - It's a tradition that you don't want to miss.  Tickets are $7 and proceeds help our band program at WCS. Tickets are on sale now at the High School.
  • Homecoming Game at 7:00 pm:  The Hurricane will be taking on the Goshen Warriors. Wear your black and orange and show your school pride.  
  • Lap of Love will take place following the game.
Saturday 10/7
  • Student Homecoming Dance from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
  • Doors will close at 8:30 p.m., no one can leave until 10 (without parent consent)
  • No ticket sales at the door.

October Newsletter

posted Oct 3, 2017, 4:42 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 4:43 AM ]

homecoming picture collage
- Be sure to check out our October Newsletter. We've got student highlights, dancing teachers, outdoor science labs, bus safety week, and Homecoming 2017 details!Y ou don't want to miss a thing. 

Precautions Taken

posted Sep 28, 2017, 10:14 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 10:50 AM ]

precaution sign
*** UPDATE**
Holmes has ended the precautionary lockdown. We want to thank staff, students, and families for your support and patience. Again, our number one priority is safety. 9/28/17 1:45pm

(Earlier post) 9/28/17 - Holmes is in a precautionary lockdown. Due to a local police pursuit of two fleeing suspects from a traffic stop on 68 South, we have added additional administration and law enforcement to provide extra supervision. All staff and student are safe and moving along with instruction in the classrooms.  Law enforcement has advised that the best plan is continuing learning activities and a normal schedule. Safety is our top priority and we are being overly cautious. It is not necessary to come pick up your student(s). We will update you when Holmes has ended the lockdown.

WHS Commended Scholar

posted Sep 26, 2017, 5:08 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 5:09 AM ]

WHS national commended scholar
 - Congratulations to WHS Senior, Heather Fryman! Heather has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students in this academic competition are among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition - the top 3% nationally! Way to go, Heather. WCS is very proud of you. #CanePride

Attendance Matters

posted Sep 5, 2017, 4:58 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 4:59 AM ]

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- September is Attendance Awareness Month. At WCS we encourage strong attendance every month.

Know the Benefits
- Keep from falling behind in school
Stay on track for graduation
Improve early reading skills
Build self-confidence
Develop healthy life habits

Know the Numbers
Ohio Bill 410 recently changed the way that schools track attendance. We now count hours as opposed to days. Time missed when students are tardy or absent can add up quickly and students miss valuable learning time by missing even a small part of a school day. 

Know the Warning Signs
Learn more about the new WCS attendance policy in your student's school handbook, and read our flyer and FAQ's for more information on our attendance expectations.

September Newsletter

posted Sep 5, 2017, 4:41 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 4:41 AM ]

- Published staff members, Walk/Ride to School Day, building event schedule, and more in the September Newsletter

Solar Safety

posted Aug 18, 2017, 7:02 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 7:03 AM ]

solar safety
- On August 21, 2017, we will be in the path of a total solar eclipse. This event is being called “The Great American Solar Eclipse" because it is the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States. 

Safety is always a top priority for the Wilmington School District. We will take all precautionary measures with both students and staff to make this experience both safe and enjoyable. Regular sunglasses, even dark ones, are not safe for looking at the eclipse. 

Students will not be permitted to look at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through unfiltered cameras, telescope, binoculars or other optical devices, with or without glasses.   Some of our classes, with parent permission only and special glasses will be observing the eclipse.  All buildings will be carefully limiting time outside for protection. 

Because of these safety concerns, we will communicate to students that when they are dismissed from school to avoid looking directly at the sun.  The experts share that the peak of the eclipse will end before any of our students are dismissed.  We encourage our families to discuss your expectations for students to not look directly at the sun during dismissal time.  

We will celebrate this event in a safe manner.  

2017-18 Bus Routes

posted Aug 9, 2017, 1:59 PM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 1:59 PM ]

- The 2017-18 Bus Routes have been posted!  You can find them on our Transportation Page.  While you're there be sure to check out our safety tips, newsletter, online forms, and more!  

August Newsletter

posted Aug 2, 2017, 6:13 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 6:14 AM ]

link to August 2017 newsletter
- The first day of school is just around the corner. Check out our August Newsletter for a message from our Superintendent, Athletics update, building events, Open House information and more!

For more ways to stay in the loop on our "Stay Connected" page.

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