2018 WCS Informational Brochure

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Williamston Community Schools

  • Welcome to Williamston!

    City of Williamston:

    • Lively downtown entertainment district
    • Award-winning professional theater
    • An independently owned and operated movie house
    • A wide variety of restaurants, unique shops, and art galleries
    • Historical City Museum
    • Red Cedar Riverwalk
    • Historical buildings and attractions
    • Renovated downtown park with new play structures, band shell, and a fishing pier
    • An engaged local community with several service organizations and volunteer opportunities
    • Branch of the Capital Area Library
    • Community Pool and Fitness Center
    • Williamston Farmers Market
    • Numerous Community Events:
      • Annual Holiday Light Parade
      • Annual Red Cedar Jubilee
      • Dog Days
      • ArtFest
      • Downtown Trick or Treating
    • Located on the I-96/Grand River Corridor, with easy access to Lansing, Michigan State University, and Metro-Detroit

    City of Williamston: http://williamston-mi.us/

    Hidden Treasures of Williamston Article

    Williamston Chamber of Commerce: http://www.williamston.org/

    Williamston Community Schools:   www.gowcs.net/

    Williamston Community Schools:

    Discovery Elementary

    • 98% parent conference attendance
    • An active Parent Teacher Association with volunteer opportunities offered all year
    • Exploratory Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, S.T.E.A.M, and Spanish classes
    • Technology integration opportunities for all students
    • Grade Level Teaming
    • Honored as a Michigan Reward School, 2013-2014

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    Explorer Elementary

    • A caring and dedicated staff who work together to provide a supportive and enriching learning environment for all students
    • Evidence based instructional practices that promote engagement and learning
    • Strong Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to ensure that the needs of all learners are being addressed
    • Integration of technology and arts in the classroom setting
    • Exploratory Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, S.T.E.A.M, and Spanish classes
    • Service learning opportunities for students in all grades

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    Williamston Middle School

    • Recipient of U.S. Department of Education Adolescent Literacy Grant
    • Partnering in a Blended Learning Program with Michigan Virtual University
    • Participating school in the Project Lead the Way/ S.T.E.A.M. initiative
    • All teachers have received intensive student engagement and instructional training
    • Fully implemented Multi-Tiered Systems of Support system with individualized academic supports provided for all students based on their need
    • Over 80% of 8th-grade students earn high school Spanish credit
    • Imagination Destination team qualified for the global level competition
    • Middle School United Nations Team

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    Williamston High School

    • College Board named WHS to the prestigious Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll for the 4th time in seven years.  Only one other Michigan school district has been named more times than WCS during that time
    • WHS offers 19 Advanced Placement courses and boasts a 70%+ passage rate, more than double the world-wide passage rate for AP testing
    • WHS offers a wide variety of athletic, co-curricular, and performing arts programs
    • 87% of WHS grads go on to enroll in a two or four-year institution after graduating
    • 95%+ graduation rate
    • Average class size is 25 and over 2/3 of teachers have master's degrees

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