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.

From the Superintendent's Desk

posted Aug 1, 2017, 5:49 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 12:35 PM ]

honoring tradition, building community, educating for tomorrow
- Dear Wilmington Staff, Students, and Families, 

I am honored to serve the Wilmington City School district as your Superintendent.  Wilmington is a special place for me. I believe that Wilmington is about honoring traditions, building community and educating for tomorrow. I have enjoyed my time serving Wilmington as a Middle School teacher,  Middle School principal and High School principal.  Wilmington has proven to be a great place to work and learn.    
Wilmington is about honoring traditions.  Our district values the customs and beliefs that are passed along from generation to generation. We hold sacred the traditions that continue to be a positive source of pride for WCS.  These traditions are passed along by family members, mentors, colleagues, peers, friends, coaches and our neighbors.  They are the symbols of our heritage and represent loyalty.  The school community is about honoring strong traditions while embracing innovation.    

The community is the backbone of every great school.  I am proud to work and live in Wilmington. It is important that we all stay united in providing a quality education in a caring environment for every child.  Wilmington is about respecting the role in sharing the responsibility of building a vibrant community.    

Educating every child so that they are prepared for a bright future is our highest  priority.  The daily decisions we make for our schools will be focused on what is best for our students.  Our work is about providing experiences for our students that will sharpen their minds to be creative thinkers and problem solvers.  Each child holds endless possibilities to what they are able to accomplish.  Wilmington City Schools is dedicated to the education of our students today to provide them the skills they need for tomorrow.   

I am eager and excited to continue to support the students, staff, and parents of the Wilmington City School district.  I am committed to honoring traditions, building community and educating for tomorrow.  

Mrs. McCarty-Stewart
Superintendent Wilmington City Schools

Immunization Requirements

posted Jul 26, 2017, 1:14 PM by Jennifer Swindler

immunization update
- The Ohio Department of Health revised the School Immunization Requirements for 2017-18 school year.  Please check out the documents below for complete information and make sure to have your child's immunizations up to date before September 30th. 

If your senior has had the latest required vaccine (new this year) listed in the document below, we just need you to bring a copy of the shot record to school for their file.

School Supply Lists

posted Jul 20, 2017, 12:07 PM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 12:07 PM ]

school supplies
- The new school year is just around the corner. We have your supply lists for 2017-18 so that you can gear up for a great year at WCS!

Summer Lunch Continues

posted Jul 13, 2017, 1:15 PM by Jennifer Swindler

kids eating lunch
- For the 4th year the Wilmington City School District is offering lunch free of charge this summer to all children, 18 years and under in the Wilmington community. Help us spread the word by sharing our Summer Lunch Flyer with friends, neighbors, co-workers, your church, summer sports teams, and anyone else you can think of.  
Monday through Friday, from May 30th through August 11th (excluding July 4).

  • Meal service will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Wilmington Middle School cafeteria.  
  • Children do not have to be enrolled in WCS or on free or reduced meals to receive a lunch free of charge. 
  • All meals must be consumed on-site and must meet the National School Lunch Program required components. 
If adults would like a meal, they can be purchased for $3.00.  

Summer Lunch Flyer

Buddy Bench

posted Jun 9, 2017, 7:39 AM by Jennifer Swindler

buddy bench image
- Now this is awesome! Thanks to our talented Mr. Davis (Denver/EE art teacher) the first Buddy Bench is ready at East End, with Denver and Holmes to follow. Brought to the elementary buildings by our District Autism Team, the purpose of the bench is to help students who may lack social skills and have a hard time in unstructured/social situations. 

The Peer Autism Team will be trained to be "ambassadors" and when they see someone on the buddy bench, they will go try to invite them into an activity. All 3 elementary buildings will have a buddy bench and spend the first tree days of school explaining the purpose and expectations. 

It's a great way to encourage kids to reach out to each other... whether a student is new to the school and hasn't made friends, is uncomfortable meeting new kids, shy about joining in the fun, or struggling with the unstructured/social setting on the playground.

Summer Reading Challenge

posted Jun 7, 2017, 1:00 PM by Jennifer Swindler

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- There's a reading challenge near you!  Summer break is a great time to encourage your children to read.  Each of our elementary buildings has a challenge for their students that you can participate in below.  It's fun for the whole family!  

Don't forget to visit the Wilmington Public Library - Check out their Summer Reading 2017 activities

June Newsletter

posted Jun 1, 2017, 5:16 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 5:19 AM ]

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- Summer Edition:  

School may be out for the summer, but not for everyone at WCS!  We have a number of year round staff members and summer can be one of our busiest times.  In this newsletter we recap our 144th Commencement ceremony, highlight our elementary reading challenges, provide details about our Seamless Summer Lunch program, and more.  

June Newsletter 

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