In case you were wondering... At WCS we offer information at the beginning of each school year for a Free and Reduced Lunch program for families that may be struggling. No child should go hungry at school and for many children that may be the most nutritional meal they receive that day. We do understand that outside of that program, 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. At no point are students ever denied a meal. For additional information on our school breakfast and lunch programs, and how you can check/refill the balance in your child’s account please visit our WCS District Food Service page.
ODE AIR ASSESSMENT DATES
The state of Ohio requires the following assessments for students -
Each assessment is online and takes place during 2-90 minute sessions on 2 different days. Denver Place 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will take these assessments on the following days. Please mark your calendars at home! If you have questions, ask!
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:
Wilmington Middle School
275 Thorne Ave
Wilmington, OH 45177
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.
- Parents and teachers are invited to join us 2 Mondays in February for a Parent/Teacher Book Study. The book is How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. This book challenges readers to reflect on parenting styles and how it positively or negatively impacting children. At a recent PTO meeting, teachers and Denver Place parents agreed to work together to create opportunities for Denver Place parents and teachers to come together and talk about the book and it’s impact on our interaction with our students and children.
To learn more about the book study please see our Book Study flyer.
Study Dates: February 13th and 27th, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kava Haus at 100 N Lincoln St, Wilmington, OH 45177
- We are celebrating UNIQUE WEEK January 23-27 because we believe that all students in WCS are worthy of respect for their unique abilities and disabilities and we believe in their right, need, and desire to achieve their full potential. We also believe that families, teachers, and peers play a critical role in promoting the highest possible achievement of each child. We hope that UNIQUE WEEK will bring together teachers, families, students, and community resources as we strive to have each individual student be successful at school and in the community.
Everyday during that week, students in all of the WCS buildings will hear announcements and watch inspiring videos that reinforce the idea that we are all unique with different abilities and disabilities. We also have themed days that the students and staff can participate in, that will focus on recognizing and celebrating their uniqueness.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday (1/23) - Inside Out Day Everyone is unique in their own way. Some people struggle with expressing themselves, but have a lot to say on the inside. Today we wear our clothes inside out to show that what’s on the inside is just as important.
Tuesday (1/24) - Mismatch Day
No two people are the same. It’s important to celebrate our differences. “To make a difference, you must be different.”
Wednesday (1/25) -Take a Walk in someone else’s shoes: “Wear two different shoes” Sometimes you need to walk in another person’s shoes to know how they feel. We wear two different shoes today to show our uniqueness and to demonstrate understanding of other’s differences.
Thursday (1/26) - Hawaii theme Today we wear Hawaiian clothes in order to make a splash by being unique.
Friday(1/27) - Orange & Black School Spirit Day Today, you are wearing orange and black to show that we are a school community and no matter our differences we can appreciate and celebrate everyone’s unique qualities
In addition, students will be encouraged to participate in different activities and contests throughout the week. At the beginning of the week classrooms will make posters with the slogan “We pledge to stick together and be unique!” Each student will sign their name on duct tape and stick it to the poster. Later in the week homerooms will compete for a chance at a pizza party by creating presentations demonstrating their uniqueness as a class.
"Unique Week is a fun way to bring everyone together to not only learn about different unique qualities and disabilities, but also to embrace those differences and to change our views of those differences. The kids have fun with it and really do learn to find the beauty in differences." - Emily Schmetzer, WCS Speech and Language Pathologist
We hope that you will join us in celebrating UNIQUENESS!
- It's a new year and a new grading period at WCS! Be sure to check out our latest newsletter. Inside This Issue...