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  •  COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution, Thanksgiving 2022

    WCS Distributes COVID-19 Test Kits

    WCS distributed over 520 COVID-19 rapid test kits in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The "backpack" kits were acquired through collaboration with MDHHS and provided to staff and students upon parent request. WCS is committed to supporting the health and safety of the Williamston Community. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  •  Quiz Bowl Teams, 2022

    WCS Quiz Bowl Teams Complete Successful Fall Season

    Quiz bowl teams at the high school and middle school completed successful fall seasons. The teams placed highly in the CAAC Quiz Bowl League with several students earning individual accolades. Select the link to learn more.

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  •  Girls Cross Country, 2022

    Three WCS Fall Athletic Teams Qualify for State Finals

    Girls Cross Country, Boys Tennis, and Girls Golf all qualified for the 2022 State Finals. The success of the Williamston teams highlighted another strong season of athletics. Learn more about the state finalists by selecting the link. 

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  •  Harlem Wizards Basketball Game

    Williamston Hosts the Harlem Wizards

    The Harlem Wizards visited Williamston as part of an exhibition basketball event hosted by the Williamston Performing Arts Foundation. The Wizards held assemblies at elementary schools and played a team of community members including WCS staff, alumni, first responders, and media personalities. View photos of the event by selecting the link.

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  •  WHS UN Association Scholarships

    Recent WHS Grads Earn United Nations Association Scholarships

    Williamston High School alumni Emily Preston and Kayla Turner were awarded scholarships by the Greater Lansing United Nations Association. The scholarships were based upon faculty nominations and were granted for leadership in the WHS Model United Nations program over several years. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  •  Be Nice Football Game, 2022

    Be Nice Football Game

    The Williamston High School Be Nice Student Organization sponsored a varsity football game to raise awareness and remove the stigma regarding mental illness. The game included information for attendees on mental health and suicide prevention. Learn more about the event and Be Nice by selecting the link. 

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  •  Fifth-grade camp, 2022

    Fifth-Grade Camp

    Explorer Elementary students participated in a week-long day camp. The fifth-grade camp experience provides educational extension opportunities for students while strengthening relationships. A Williamston tradition, the camp has occurred annually since 1972. View a photo gallery by selecting the link. 

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  •  Family Math Night, 2022

    Family Math Night at Discovery Elementary

    The Elementary PTSA with support from Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors students, hosted a family math night at Discovery Elementary. The free event included a variety of mathematics-oriented games and activities as well as food and prizes. Select the link to see photos from the event. 

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  •  WISL Conference 2022

    WHS Students Attend Women in Sports Leadership Conference

    Eight students and two coaches from Williamston High School attended the Women In Sports Leadership (WISL) Conference. The event focused on leadership development within athletics. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  •  Homecoming, 2022

    Williamston Celebrates Homecoming, 2022

    Williamston Community Schools celebrated Homecoming 2022 with a variety of events and special activities. View photos from Homecoming Week by selecting the link. 

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  •  WHS National Merit Semifinalist 2022

    WHS Student Named National Merit Semifinalist

    Williamston High School Senior Olivia Schroder was named a National Merit Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Olivia earned this distinction by earning one of the highest SAT scores in Michigan. Learn more by selecting the link. 

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  •  Willy the Hornet Mascot, 2022

    Williamston Unveils New Hornet Mascot

    An updated version of Willy the Hornet was introduced at a celebration prior to a recent home football game. The new mascot was a surprise gift to the community, developed and sponsored by the Williamston Performing Arts Foundation. Select the link to view media coverage and photographs of Willy's debut. 

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  •  College Football Foundation

    College Football Playoff Foundation Teacher Appreciation Tour

    The College Football Playoff Foundation visited Williamston High School as part of their Teacher Appreciation Tour. The event included a football throwing contest, lunch, and a $1,000 voucher for school supplies. View photos of the event and learn more about the foundation by selecting the link. 

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  •  Best US High Schools, 2022

    WHS Again Named to Best U.S. High Schools List

    Williamston High School has been named among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report for the fourth consecutive year. The ranking includes an assessment of over 18,000 high schools throughout the United States. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  •  Discovery Roof Replacement, 2022

    Summer Projects Summary

    Summer 2022 was busy across all district campuses. Facilities projects focused on security, HVAC upgrades, and roof replacement. View a summary of WCS summer projects by selecting the link. 

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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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  • WSF Presents Our 3rd Annual Pancakes With Santa!

    December 3, 2022, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Williamston High School
    $8 for adults, $5 for kids 12 & under, under 3, free!
    Click here for more information and to pre-register.

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  • 2022-2023 School Calendar -updated May 19, 2022

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  • WCS COVID-19 Protocols

    As of August 2022

    *Protocols are subject to change. 

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  • Non-resident Students for 2022-2023 

    Our school of choice window for the 2022-23 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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  • Ingham County Prosecutor's Letter to Parents Regarding School Safety and Threats of School Violence. Updated December 6, 2021.

    Click here to read this informative letter.

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  • School Cancelation Process, 2022-2023

    The safety of students, parents, and staff is the foremost consideration when evaluating if school should be canceled. There are several variables in the final decision. They include:

    1. An early morning report from our Director of Facilities and Operations on road conditions in Williamston
    2. Input from law enforcement, the road commission, and staff from neighboring districts
    3. Consultation with Superintendents from other Ingham County Districts

    If the temperature is 20 degrees or more below zero (with or without wind chill), school will be automatically canceled.

    Note that each local district in the area makes its own independent decision to cancel school. Road conditions in Williamston (including roads in all parts of our district) may differ greatly from those in other districts. If you disagree with a decision to open school, it is always your right to keep your child at home. If you make this choice, please contact the appropriate school office so we know where your child is and that they are safe.

    For students attending the Wilson Talent Center (WTC). If Mason Public Schools have canceled school due to road/weather conditions, the Ingham Intermediate Schools are also closed. Consequently, the WTC will be closed. If Williamston is open on a day Mason schools are closed, our WTC students have space available to study at Williamston High School. However, WTC students will only be required to attend class during their usual hours at WHS. Questions regarding this arrangement can be directed to the high school office.

    School cancellations are broadcast on a variety of sources. These include the District website, School Messenger, and local media outlets. Families can subscribe to both School Messenger and the RSS feed on the announcements on the website. That way you will receive an automatic notification to your phone, email, and/or news feed. Our goal is to make a decision to cancel no later than 6:15 am.

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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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  • 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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    Stay up-to-date on WCS news by adding our Announcements, the Buzz, and the Superintendent's Blog to your RSS feed. To do this, select the RSS icon by the specific section and headline and follow the instructions.

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Recent District Accolades

  • Niche Best SchoolsBest US High Schools 20212019 Education Excellence Award

    Fields of Excellence Award, 2021Collect Success Award, Gold   AP CSP Female Diversity Award

     

    Basketball State Champions  Academic Champion District    Soccer State Champions

     

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