Help us create a District Tagline

posted Jun 16, 2017, 10:11 AM by Jennifer Swindler

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- If you are as excited about WCS as we are, then we would love to have your input in creating a District tagline. If you would like to help us, please complete our very short survey today! 

Buddy Bench

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

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- 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 

Summer Lunch Program

posted May 5, 2017, 5:02 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated May 5, 2017, 5:03 AM ]

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- 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

May Newsletter

posted Apr 28, 2017, 5:45 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 5:47 AM ]

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We're nearing the end of the school year and the calendar is full! Be sure to check out our latest news and calendar of events in our May Newsletter.

If you would like to sign up to receive our newsletter email, please visit our Stay Connected page.

Kindergarten Orientation

posted Apr 27, 2017, 10:48 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 10:48 AM ]

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It's May and that means Kindergarten Orientation and Assessment!
If you have a young one that is registering to attend Kindergarten this fall at WCS, please 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.

Get ready for the start of a great experience for your child as a new Wilmington Hurricane!

Once you complete the required information please 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 May 17th. Enrollment packets can be picked up at these two WCS locations:
Central Registration 
WMS Middle School 
275 Thorne Ave 
Monday through Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WCS Central Office
341 S Nelson Ave,
Wilmington, OH 45177
Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Press Release: Food Service at WCS

posted Apr 11, 2017, 8:09 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 12:31 PM ]

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.


Ron Sexton
Superintendent, Wilmington City Schools

WCS Athletic Schedule

posted Mar 14, 2017, 12:28 PM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated May 2, 2017, 1:11 PM ]

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- 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.

Printable Schedule

Monday, May 01

4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Tennis Postponed- Goshen Away
4:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Chillicothe HS Home

Tuesday, May 02

4:30 PM Boys/Girls Varsity Track and Field Hillsboro HS Away
6:30 PM Boys Middle School Lacrosse OPEN DATE vs Eagles LC Home

Wednesday, May 03

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Tennis Beavercreek High School Home
4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Tennis Beavercreek High School Home
4:30 PM Boys/Girls Middle School Track and Field Washington Middle School Washington CH Invitational Away
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball East Clinton Away
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball East Clinton Home

Thursday, May 04

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Tennis Western Brown Away
4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Tennis Western Brown Away
4:30 PM Boys/Girls Varsity Track and Field Clinton Massie Away
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball Chillicothe HS Home
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Chillicothe HS Away
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball Chillicothe HS Home
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball Chillicothe HS Away

Friday, May 05

No events scheduled

Saturday, May 06

11:00 AM Boys Varsity Baseball Lebanon Away
3:00 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse OPEN DATE Vs Buckeye Valley Away

Shred-It Day - April 29th

posted Mar 9, 2017, 11:18 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 11:18 AM ]

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- Sponsored by WCS and Wilmington Savings Bank.  Safely discard personal documents and avoid identity theft at our Community Shre-It Day!  

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