The Buzz

  • Student Leaders Attend Conference Focused on Student Mental Health

    Student leaders from both the middle school and high school attended the statewide Be Nice Symposium held by the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan in Grand Rapids. Select the link to learn more.

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  • Williamston High School Presents: Mary Poppins

    The musical spanned four performances and featured the innovative use of new technology, allowing for custom animations and full-motion backdrops. The production was directed by Lindsay Snyder. Select the link to see images from the show.

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  • Be Nice 2019 Kickoff at Williamston Middle School

    The sixth-grade attended a presentation about the Be Nice program that started last year at WMS. This program was created by the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, and is ‘a mental health education, bully and suicide prevention initiative that creates a positive cultural change through simple daily actions.’ Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Halloween 2019

    Rain, mud, and maybe even a little snow did not stop Halloween festivities at Explorer and Discovery Elementary. Select the link to view images of the parade and watch the WHS Hornet Marching Band perform for elementary students and parents.

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  • WCS InvenTeam Again Earns Prestigious Grant from M.I.T.

    The WCS InvenTeam received an invention grant to pursue the creation on an autonomous device to address plastic pollution on beaches. Williamston is one of four schools in the United States to have earned the grant from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology program three times. Select the link to read more.

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  • Williamston Bands Excel During Series of Performances

    The Williamston Bands presented an outstanding series of fall concerts featuring students from Williamston Middle School and Williamston High School. Select the link to see images from the shows.

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  • Madrigals travel to Olivet College for the Fall Choral Festival

    Williamston High School's Madrigals Choir impressed at the Olivet College Choir Festival. The strong performances by the group impressed faculty at the festival and earned the group some exciting collaboration opportunities for later this year. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • International Science Partnership Program Visits Williamston High School

    Williamston High School Chemistry in the Earth students received a special presentation from a group of international scientists. The science learning experience is part of a Michigan State University and University of Warsaw collaboration designed to engage students in scientific exploration. Learn more by selecting the link.

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  • Author M.T. Anderson Visits Williamston Middle School

    Award-winning author M.T. Anderson discussed his latest book Feed, a Finalist for the National Book Award, with 8th-grade students at WMS. The presentation was sponsored through the District's collaboration with Capital Area District Libraries. All students received a signed copy of the book. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Middle School PSAT Scores Among State's Best

    WMS placed in the top tier of Michigan middle schools on the new 8th-grade PSAT state assessment. Williamston was one of only two area middle schools to make the list and recorded the highest percentage of proficient students in mathematics in Mid-Michigan. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • Elementary Students Participate in Annual Fun Run Event

    Students at Discovery and Explorer Elementary Schools participated in the 8th Annual Fun Run event, which promotes fitness and raises funds for their schools. This year's event generated over $41,000. Find out more by selecting the link.

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  • WCS Names New Director of Preschool and Childcare

    The Board of Education has approved Ms. Rebecca Olsen as the Director of Preschool and Childcare for the Williamston Community Schools. Read more Ms. Olsen and the Kids' Corner and Little Hornets programs by selecting the link.

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  • Explorer Students at Fifth-Grade Camp

    For almost 50 years, Williamston students have participated in the week-long day camp. Held at Camp PaWaPi, the experience allows for authentic connections with curriculum and develops more cohesive classroom learning communities. See images from this year's camp by selecting the link.

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  • Williamston Celebrates Homecoming 2019

    Williamston celebrates Homecoming 2019! See photos of the game, pep rally, parade, and more by selecting the link.

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  • WHS Students Earn Awards at Annual Peace Quest Art Challenge

    Five Williamston High School student-artists earned certificates and monetary awards for their artwork at the annual Peace Quest Art Challenge. Learn more about the event 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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  • School Cancellation Process, 2019--Click here to learn more about our decision-making process.

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  • Non-Resident Students for 2019-20

    Our school of choice window has closed for the 2019-20 school year. However, non-resident students may still apply to attend WCS as non-resident students. The non-resident application requires that the student obtain a release from their resident district and only applies to the current school year. Students who are admitted as non-residents should apply as school of choice when the window opens again next spring.

    Please click here for the non-resident application. Please call 517.655.4361 x 5116 if you have any questions.

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  • District Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year

     Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year--NEW

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  • School Calendar for next school year 2020-2021  PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES!

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  • Student State Assessment Results

    The 2019 M-Step results for students are now available. Please see the attached letter for more information about the tests and results. M-STEP Informational Letter

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  • Virtual Learning Opportunity

    Williamston Community Schools has become part of the Virtual Learning Academy (VLAC) Consortium in order to provide an opportunity for those wishing to homeschool their students. VLAC is a high-quality, home-based virtual learning opportunity for students in Kindergarten - Twelfth grade. The VLAC program is a public school option for parents (and other caregivers) preferring a flexible, home-based environment and who are willing to guide their child's learning. 

    • There is no cost to the student
    • Equipment is provided if needed (computer, printer/scanner and internet access)
    • Each program is tailored to the individual student
    • It is a blended program, not all work is done online
    • VLAC uses the world-renowned Calvert Education curriculum
    • Mentor teachers are provided
    • Parental guidance is necessary
    • The program is open to all grades but students in grades 10-12 must have a referral from WCS

    VLAC registration for the 2019-20 school year is now closed. Any new VLAC  will require a district referral. Please click VLAC.org  or call 248.209.2071 for further information. 

    Students who wish to enroll in VLAC must also submit enrollment paperwork to Williamston Community Schools. Please contact Pam Reinke @ 517.655.4361 x 5116 or reinkep@gowcs.net to receive the enrollment paperwork.

    VLAC is a full-year commitment, students must complete their year at VLAC before they are able to return to a WCS building. However, in some cases, second-semester only enrollment is possible with district approval.

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  • District Dismissal Motion Regarding Recent Civil Complaint:

    We have reviewed our School Board policies brought into issue by the allegations raised in plaintiffs’ Complaint. The School District does not believe that any constitutional or statutory right of any students or their families has been infringed upon in any manner. Our attorneys advise that they will bring a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in accordance with the Scheduling Order set by the Court.

    Read the District's motion to dismiss 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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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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