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 WSD Board of Education Moves Ahead with K-6 Elementary Plan
The WSD Board of Education (BOE) has voted to move ahead with a plan to build an 11th elementary school partially using funds from reserves, and move all elementary buildings to K-6 for the school year beginning 2017-18. The board's intent is to build this school on land the District owns on Duenke Road, off West Meyer Road in Wentzville.

 The BOE has been discussing how to address the continued enrollment growth of the District, beyond the current projects that resulted from the passing of Proposition E in April. The board held two open work sessions in June and August to examine year-round schools, cycles and building a school partially from reserves which would allow the WSD to place sixth graders in elementary schools and relieve overcrowding at the District’s three middle schools.   >>>READ MORE
              
 WSD Participates in Program to Plant Trees Based on Paper Consumption

The Wentzville School District has started utilizing PrintReleaf, a program that will track the District’s paper usage and plant trees for reforestation based on that usage. WSD employees strive to use as little paper as possible to save costs and items are shared electronically whenever feasible, however the paper that is used will now generate trees in areas around the world where there is the greatest need of reforestation.  “This is an opportunity for the WSD to help neutralize paper waste while at the same time participate in sustaining forests across the globe,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “It’s also a great way to set an example for our students to be mindful of our consumption and its impact on the environment.”  >>>READ MORE

 Holt Senior Earns a Perfect Score on the ACT
Holt High School senior Robert Griesenauer has earned the highest possible ACT Composite score of 36. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning the top score varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1% of students who take the ACT earn the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2015, only 1,598 of more than 1.92 million students earned an ACT Composite score of 36.

“I was extremely excited to find out that I scored a 36 on the ACT,” said Griesenauer. “Thanks to my teachers at Holt High School, I was well prepared for the content of the exam. I specifically chose challenging courses during high school in order to better prepare myself for college and I am grateful for the variety and quality of advanced classes offered at Holt.” 
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WSD Days at the Dome Benefits WSD Foundation

Purchase tickets to see the Rams take on the San Francisco 49ers or the Arizona Cardinals and a portion of your ticket price will benefit the WSD Foundation which supports teacher grants and senior scholarships each year in the WSD.  Don't miss this opportunity to see the Rams in action as you help support the WSD Foundation and ultimately WSD students! 


 New WSD Videos Explain School Finances 
Thanks to our friends at Education Plus, the WSD is pleased to share two new videos explaining how tax revenue is used and how school financing works. The WSD is always working to make the most of every dollar by monitoring expenditures and examining ways to reduce costs.  The Average Daily Attendance (ADA) spending in the WSD is below the state average, and the lowest of any school district in the County. This year our student MAP scores are in the top 10% in Missouri for the sixth consecutive year, which means we spend less to achieve more, and that’s a lot of educational bang for the buck!
2015 Marching Season off to a Great Start

The 2015 marching season is off to a great start for the WSD!
The Holt Marching Indians took First Place on September 19th at the Farmington Black Knight Invitational for the fourth year in a row. The band placed first in their class and received the Outstanding Music Award. The Timberland Marching Wolves placed second overall the same weekend at the Edwardsville Tiger Ambush Classic.  The Liberty Marching Eagles also participated at the Edwardsville competition where the LHS Color Guard placed third in their class and the band took third place in Music Effect. 

WSD to Host "Dealing with Digital Drama"

The WSD is pleased to announce it will be hosting two events for parents in October dealing with how to keep your child safe online. "Dealing with Digital Drama" is a free presentation by Ms. Jennifer Schiffman, Prevention Specialist for the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. During the month of October Ms. Schiffman is doing age-appropriate presentations for students in grades 3-12 at all WSD schools. In addition, there are two parent presentations to assist parents in keeping their kids safe online and encourage healthy conversations to that end.

The presentation for parents of elementary students will be held Monday, October 19th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Holt High School in the auditorium.

The presentation for parents of middle and high school students will be held Tuesday, October 20th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Timberland High School in the auditorium.

Free child care will be provided, but you need to register your child ahead of time by contacting Terrie Boyet at 636.327.3800, ext. 20342 or terrieboyet@wsdr4.org.

As the student population continues to grow, we all share responsibility for working together to facilitate our students' personal and academic growth and help secure their safety in an ever changing world of technology. We hope you will mark your calendars and join us for these important presentations.

Have you Downloaded
the New WSD App?

Over 4,200 people have already downloaded the new WSD app which features customization for parents to follow their child's school, view news stories, reminders and important alerts - all from a smart phone. Based on user feedback, we are already tweaking the information available and welcome your thoughts and suggestions. We've recently added lunch menus and sports information from our high schools thanks to your input. Feel free to contact Community Relations with additional ideas on how we can improve the app for all users. Simply email marylapak@wsdr4.org or utilize the tip line in the app to send feedback. The app is available for both android devices and iPhones.


 Communication Reminders

PEACHJAR

WSD parents do not need an account with Peachjar to receive flyers electronically. However, if you would like to change your settings as to how often you receive flyers, you will need to register and set up a username and password in order to do so. If you choose not to receive the flyers at all, you can opt out at the bottom of any email you receive from Peachjar. In addition, you can always view the current flyers for your school on your school website by clicking on the Peachjar button. 


DISTRICT PHONE CALLS / EMAILS / TEXTS

The WSD utilizes Blackboard and MarketVolt to send messages to parents and staff members. If you would like to customize how you receive messages (for example, you only want to receive texts and not calls or vice versa) you can contact the Community Relations Department and we will be happy to set those preferences for you. Call 636-327-3800 and ask for Community Relations or email Mary LaPak or Kathy DeLaquil.

 Boone Trail STEM Night



Boone Trail Elementary held its first ever Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Night, “Create Curiosity” on September 22. Thirty presenters from the community and high school groups showed students that STEM can be fun and exciting.  Students experienced making thunder, coding, and seeing the ARCH helicopter land. Over 500 parents and students packed the gym, and several parents expressed appreciation for having a night for students to learn in a new and exciting way.  The success of the evening encouraged Boone Trail staff to provide STEM activities throughout the school year by creating a STEM club.

 Martin Luther King
Coloring, Drawing, and Essay Contest

Students in all grades are invited to enter a coloring, drawing and essay contest sponsored by the Wentzville Martin Luther King Jr. Committee this fall.  The 2016 theme is “The time is Always Right to do What is Right.” The committee organizes the parade and celebration each year at Holt High School on MLK day in January. Winners will be chosen and announced at the celebration.

For more information, visit the District website
Timberland Elite Dance Team Clinic

The Timberland High School Elite Dance Team is holding their Fall Dance Clinic for students in grades K-8 on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Participants will learn dance skills and be invited to perform at the THS JV pre-game on October 12th. This clinic also serves as a fundraiser for the squad to help with fees associated with their competitions.

For more information and to register, click on THIS LINK.

 

Read Across The Globe
Shine a light on literacy!
Join readers from around the world on October 19th to shine a light on literacy!  
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20th Annual Holt Cross Country Turkey Trot
The Holt High School Cross Country team is sponsoring the 20th Annual Holt Cross Country Turkey Trot race on Wednesday, October 21. This race is for elementary and middle school children in the community.   Last year, over 300 kids participated and we hope to reach 350-400 kids this year. For race sign-up forms, please visit:  
Race Entry Form>>


Presenters Needed for PLTW Career Fair 

The WSD is seeking professionals to inspire young men and women to pursue engineering, computer science, and technical fields.  The need for workers with these skills has never been greater.  We are looking for presenters to give a 30-minute presentation four to five times to different groups of students.  The days starts at 9:00 a.m. with students arriving at 9:30 a.m.  The last session ends at 1:30 p.m.  If you are interested, please contact Dr. Karen Hill at:  karenhill@wsdr4.org or complete the online formThank you for you support!


Engineering, Computer Science and Technical Career Fair

DATE:  October 12, 2015

LOCATION:  St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Cottleville, MO 63376

TIME:  9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.  (five sessions of 30 minutes each) 

 Camie's Literacy Group Trivia Night
Camie's Literacy Group (CLG) is a non-profit group that has donated over 18,000 new books for WSD K-2 students over the last six years. The organization was established in 2009 by WSD diagnostician Faith Gardner after being inspired by her granddaughter Camie's love of reading. CLG’s mission, according to Gardner, is to “encourage the love of reading books in young children. To this aim we dedicate ourselves to the goal of obtaining and distributing an appropriate new book to every kindergarten, first and second grade student in the district.”  Trivia Night is CLG's sole annual fundraiser used to purchase new books that will be distributed to WSD students in May. Please consider putting together a table for this great event. 
 
WSD Alumni Corner

Holt 1994 grad Shaun Murray is a professional wakeboarder, a four-time World Champion and holds numerous titles in the sport. Shaun and his family moved to Lake Saint Louis in 1988 and he began wakeboarding. He moved to Florida after graduation, working at a ski school while attending Florida Southern College, turning professional at age 19. Shaun competed on American Ninja Warriors two years in a row, making it to the finals in 2015. He designs wakeboards, develops and is featured in several video games, and teaches at the school he runs, the “Boarding School” in Florida.  

 If you would like to submit information about a WSD alumnus, please send photo and information to Kathy DeLaquil in Community Relations.
 Do you have a cost saving idea you would like to share with the Good Steward Committee?
The Good Steward Committee is always seeking input on how the WSD can be more efficient. The committee is comprised of community members, parents and employees and meets once a month to discuss cost cutting suggestions. If you have a suggestion to share, you can email WSDefficient@wsdr4.org with your ideas. 

WSD Coaches, Teachers and Principals Utilizing Twitter

The District is utilizing Twitter to communicate with athletes, students and parents! Twitter is a quick and easy social media tool that allows followers to receive notifications via email and/or text. 
A complete list of WSD teams, principals and teachers you can follow can be found on the District website.
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