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  • Be Nice Volleyball Game

    The Williamston Be Nice club and Williamston and Haslett volleyball teams hosted the inaugural Be Nice Volleyball Game. The event showcased efforts by the Be Nice club and student-athletes to promote a conversation about student mental health. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Homecoming 2021

    Williamston Community Schools celebrated Homecoming 2021. Festivities included a parade, homecoming court, bonfire, theme days, and other fun events. View photos and video clips from homecoming by selecting the link.

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  • Fifth-Grade Camp

    Since 1972, fifth-grade students at WCS have attended a week-long day camp at Camp Pa-Wa-Pi. The event provides numerous curricular integration opportunities and strengthens relationships between students. Select the link to view additional pictures and information.

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  • WHS Earns College Success Award - Gold

    Williamston High School was awarded its fourth consecutive College Success Award as well as the inaugural Gold Award for a multi-year track record of preparing students to enroll and succeed in college. WHS was one of only 1,770 schools to earn this distinction. Learn more about the awards by selecting the link.

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  • Explorer Students Visit Harris Nature Center

    Third-grade students from Explorer Elementary visited Harris Nature Center in Meridian Township. The out-of-school learning experience was an extension of current science units focused on plants and animals. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Academic Overtime at WCS

    Academic Overtime (AOT) commenced at Williamston High School and Williamston Middle School. The program allows students opportunities to meet with teachers of their choice for additional academic intervention or enrichment. AOT is another example of the District's Multi-Tiered Systems of Support philosophy. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Explorer Students Participate in Aquatic Safety Lessons

    Fourth-grade students at Explorer Elementary are participating in a series of aquatic safety lessons. The classes are part of the District's student safety goal and take place at the community pool. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • WMS Project Citizen Team Earns "Exceptional" Rating at 2021 National Showcase

    The Williamston Middle School Project Citizen Team earned an "Exceptional" rating at the 2021 National Showcase. WMS was the only middle school and one of just two schools from Michigan selected to participate. Only 21 total K-12 schools were recognized at the national level. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Celebrates Opening Week, 2021

    WCS celebrated the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year as instructional staff returned from summer break. Faculty members participated in a variety of team-building activities and professional development while preparing classes and classrooms for the new school year. View highlights of Opening Week by selecting the link.

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  • Summer Facility Projects Update

    Numerous facility enhancements were completed over the summer throughout the District. Select the link to review a presentation of summer projects to include roofing and flooring replacement and many additional aesthetic improvements.

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  • Summer Facility Renovations Underway

    WCS has initiated facility enhancements throughout the District. Highlights include roof replacement and a new research laboratory at Williamston High School and resurfacing the tennis courts at the athletics park. Select the link to see a list of projects being completed this summer.

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  • All District Buildings Recertify as MI Heart Safe Schools

    All Williamston schools have been recertified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as MI Heart Safe Schools. The designation requires buildings to have rehearsed cardiac response plans, trained staff members, and sufficient external defibrillators (AEDs) among other requirements. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Girls Soccer Team Claims Regional Championship

    The Williamston High School soccer team claimed a regional championship, advancing to the state semi-final game. The girls program matched the achievement of the boys team, which also reached the state semi-finals last fall. Select the link to learn more.

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  • WHS Boys Golf Team Places Third at State Finals

    The Williamston boys golf team completed a successful season by placing third at the MHSAA state championships. Two Hornet golfers also finished in the Top 10 in the individual standings. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Graduation 2021

    Williamston Community Schools celebrated the Class of 2021 at a beautiful outdoor ceremony held at Larkin Nortman Memorial Field in Downtown Williamston. Members of the Class of 2021 distinguished themselves through numerous individual and collective accomplishments. Select the link to see more photos of the graduation ceremony.

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Superintendent's Welcome

  • Welcome to Williamston

    Whether you are a long-time resident of the community or a prospective parent or student interested in learning about our school system, I invite you to explore our website to find out what makes WCS such an exceptional district. From our widely recognized early literacy programming to our unique variety of elementary related arts classes, engineering and robotics labs, award-winning bands, or 19 Advanced Placement courses, there is something for every learner here.

    The best way to know what makes Williamston so special is to experience it. Visit our community, tour a school, and see for yourself what all the “buzz” is about. If you are already a community member, thank you for your support and commitment to our schools and students. See you around town!

    Go Hornets! Go Williamston!

    - Dr. Adam J. Spina, Superintendent 

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  • 2021-2022 Student Calendar

    The Williamston Education Association and Board of Education have finalized the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click the link to view the official 2021-2022 Williamston Community Schools calendar.  

    Click here to view the 2021-22 calendar.

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  • Capital Area District Libraries is partnering with Williamston Community Schools on a project called the Student Success Initiative.  It is a way to help students easily access all the education options available at CADL’s 13 branches, Mobile Library, and research databases.  This card is free to all students no matter where they live, even those who already have a regular CADL card.

    Getting & Using a Card

    The account is created by adding the letters WCS to your student’s school username (the one they use to login to the computer at school).  For example, a student with a school username of 25smithma would have a CADL “library card” number of WCS25smithma.  A physical library card can also be issued to your student upon request.

    Your student can use this card number to use the research databases at cadl.org.  They can also use the card number or the physical card at any CADL branch to check out up to three books, audiobooks, or magazines at a time

    Learn more about this program:

    Additional Details:

    • Some library items cannot be checked out with this type of student account.
    • The account provides access to public library materials and resources, which can include different types of literature than what is available in WCS libraries.
    • CADL does not charge overdue fines, however students and their parents are responsible for returning any items they checked out.
    • Parents/guardians have permission to obtain account information and view what has been checked out with the card.
    • To access a student account, parents/guardians must be able to provide their student’s school username (see details above).

    Option to Opt Out

    Having a Student Success Initiative account requires the release of directory information to Capital Area District Libraries (CADL). Directory information would include the student's name, username, email address, home phone number, home address, and parent's email address. 

    Any parent/guardian who does NOT want their student to have an account can opt out by completing the WCS - CADL Student Success Initiative Opt Out form by October 29, 2021.

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  • Non-resident Students for 2021-2022 

    Our school of choice window for the 2021-22 school year is now closed. If you would like to send your student to Williamston as a non-resident you must complete the non-resident application. Click here for an application or here for an application you can fill out electronically. You will be required to obtain a release from your resident district, click here for the request of release form. This release form is generally used for districts outside of Ingham County. Non-resident applications are processed very quickly once we have received the entire application.

    Contact Pam Reinke at 517.655.4361 x 5116 for a hard copy of the application, or if you have any questions.  

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  • Williamston Community Schools Statement On Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit

    The Williamston Community Schools is pleased with the decision by the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan to dismiss in its entirety, the civil complaint filed against the Williamston Board of Education. The federal court affirmed the District’s intent to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. The policies cited in the lawsuit have proven to be effective measures during the three years since they were adopted. They provide guidance to staff and protections for all students. The District continues to equitably serve all students and greatly values the ongoing support of our students, parents, and the Williamston community.

    View the complete ruling of the Federal Court here.

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  • County Prosecutor's Letter to Parents Regarding School Safety. Click here to read this informative letter.

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  • NutriSlice logo  Lunch Menus now available through NutriSlice Link

    Our food service department is now using NutriSlice to share more information about school lunches.  You can bookmark this site, download the NutriSlice App to view menus on your device or access the menu from the district page--go to food service and click on menus. Carb counts, as well as other nutrition information, are available.  Here is the link address:  http://williamston.nutrislice.com/

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WCS “At a Glance"

  • 2019 Education Excellence Award

    State Academic Champs AP Honor Roll

    AP Challenge Index Top US Schools

    AP Course offered College Bound Students

     

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