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Vendor Registration has Opened for 7th Annual Back to School Fair
 
Vendor registration has opened for the 7th Annual WSD Back to School Fair. This year's event will be held at Timberland High School (new location) on Saturday, August 5th from 8:00 a.m. until 12 Noon.
 
 
WSD Student Receives Academy Appointment
 
Liberty senior Wyatt Lake has received and accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO. He received the nomination from Congressman Blaine Luetkenmeyer for his appointment to the United States Air Force Academy’s Class of 2021.
 
 
DRE Receives National Recognition
 
Discovery Ridge has received the 2017 Character.org Promising Practice in Character Education Award for both its Random Acts of Kindness Challenge and the school’s annual Discovery Days week. Character.org sponsors the annual program to showcase innovative best practices that are having a positive impact on students and communities across the nation and abroad.
 
 
THS Theatre Nominated for Seven Awards
 
The THS Theatre Department was nominated for seven awards in the First Annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards (SLHSMTA) for their production of Shrek the Musical. The program is designed to celebrate outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre and the 26 participating area schools had their productions evaluated by a panel of theatre professionals. Forty three THS students made up the cast of Shrek the Musical, which was the school’s fall production. Additionally, 26 THS students made up the production crew.
 
 
Last Week of School Slideshow
 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...There were cheers and tears during the last week of school as we wrapped up another school year in the WSD. Congratulations to students, staff, and parents on yet another successful year. We hope you are enjoying a wonderful, relaxing and safe summer!
 
WSD Teacher Wins
CenturyLink Grant for Technology
 
FMS social studies teacher Shannon Schulte has won the 2017 Clarke M. Williams Foundation Teachers and Technology Award from CenturyLink. Schulte was presented with a check during the last week of school for nearly $5,000 to be used for technology in her classroom. The grant program has been offered since 2008 and is designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology. Schulte was one of only 12 recipients in Missouri to receive a 2017 Teachers and Technology grant.
 
 
What's New for 2017-18
District will begin Teacher Home Visit Program at Two Schools this Fall
 
 
The WSD Board of Education has approved an agreement with HOME WORKS!, the St. Louis-based Teacher Home Visit Program, beginning with two schools this fall. Teachers and counselors from Heritage Primary and Pearce Hall will visit the homes of students who have been identified as performing below grade level, have attendance or behavioral issues, are new to the community, or are in kindergarten or first grade and did not attend pre-kindergarten. The core purpose of HOME WORKS! is to make home visits to establish trust and build relationships with parents to empower them as partners in their children’s education in order to improve academic achievement, attendance, and classroom behavior.
 
 
WSD Shift to K-6 Elementary Schools
 
K-6 PLAN FOR GROWTH...As students and families are enjoying the start to summer, WSD staff members are putting the finishing touches on our shift to K-6 elementary schools, which has been two years in the making and was accomplished WITHOUT a tax increase for WSD residents. Thank you to families and staff alike for your understanding and flexibility as we continue to expand and make room for hundreds of new students each year. Thank you also to Liberty teacher David Weis for producing our Shift to K-6 video. #WSDgrows
 
New Administrators for 2017-18
Congratulations to the following new administrators and current administrators who will be in a new role for the 2017-2018 school year.  
   
Matt Schulte, Principal Wabash Elementary  Melvin Bishop, Principal Stone Creek Elementary
   
 Laura Parn, Principal Duello Elementary  Damian Fay, Principal Crossroads Elementary
   
 David Bates, Principal Prairie View Elementary  Ryan Andrews, Principal Peine Ridge Elementary
   
 Candice Belton
Assistant Principal
Boone Trail Elementary
 Molly Molitor
Assistant Principal
Peine Ridge Elementary
   
 Heather Price
Assistant Principal
Wabash Elementary
 Melissa Armbruster
Assistant Principal
Stone Creek Elementary
   
 Kaitlin McElfresh
Assistant Principal
Wentzville Middle School
 Laura Rowe
Assistant Principal
Lakeview Elementary
   
 Ken Kasten
Assistant Principal
Discovery Ridge Elementary
Matt Kiesel
Assistant Principal
Liberty High School 
 
 Wendy Cooper
Assistant Principal
Boone Trail Elementary
John Blanton
Executive Director Facilities 
 

 
 Dewayne Kitson
Director of Maintenance
 Erika Falk-Armstrong
Safety & Training
Coordinator
 
2017-2018 School Supply Lists
 
Elementary K-3

Elementary 4-6

Middle School 7-8

High School - we do not have supply lists for students because course requirements vary. We suggest bringing a notebook and pen or pencil the first day to record specific teacher requests.
 
2017 Vaccination Clinics
 
Please fill out consent forms prior to visiting the Vaccination Clinic:
Immunization Clinic 2017 Consent Form Hepatitis B, DTap, MMR, MMRV, Polio, Varicella

Immunization Clinic 2017 Consent Form Tdap, Meningococcal
 

June 22, 2017

WSD 4th Grader Advances to National Math Competition
 
Rafay Cheema, a fourth-grade student at Crossroads, earned 6th place overall at the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) State Math Competition held at Columbia College. The competition drew nearly 200 fourth, fifth and sixth graders from 75 schools across the state. Rafay is one of only ten Missouri fourth graders who qualified to compete next at the mathleague.org National Elementary Championship held at Texas A&M University on June 24th.
 

Liberty's Kelly Oliva Named METC Spotlight Educator
Congratulations to Liberty High School Librarian Kelly Oliva for having been named a 2018 METC (Midwest Education Technology Community) Spotlight Educator! Kelly has worked for the WSD since 2004 and began her career as a high school communication arts teacher, before working as a librarian in elementary and high school libraries where she loves to incorporate technology. METC Spotlight Educators are teachers and leaders from the region whose practices make a difference for their students, staff, district and community. One of the programs Kelly has initiated at LHS is a contest for students to create video trailers about their favorite books. Kelly says she loves the challenge of working in a field that is ever-changing and is grateful to teach in an age when she can easily connect and learn with fellow educators all over the world. #WSDproud

WMS Students Team up to Organize Trash Can Art Contest
 
WMS 6th grade students teamed up with Friends of the Wentzville Parks, GM, Earth Force and the City of Wentzville to tackle litter in Wentzville parks by hosting a trash can artwork design contest. Twelve trash cans were decorated with 24 works of art from Wentzville students and residents. For a complete list of the winners and photos of the trash can art, visit the City of Wentzville website.

Need to Enroll Your Child?
 
If you are new to the District and have a child that is not already enrolled for the 2017-18 school year, now is the time to enroll! This is especially true for any child who will turn five before August 1, 2017 and will start kindergarten this year. WSD schools are open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during June and July for you to register your child for school. Check the District website for the following important information:

2017-18 Enrollment Packet

Immunization Information

Locator Tool (find out which schools serve your address)

Summer Reading Programs
 
Teachers from several WSD elementary schools are volunteering their time in an effort to bring summer reading to youngsters where they live. Duello and Stone Creek elementary teachers have mobilized their outreach efforts and will be reading to children through the “Mustangs on the Move” program at a different location each week, visiting Memorial Park, Broemmelsiek Park, Town Park and Duello Elementary this summer. About a dozen Duello and Stone Creek teachers have volunteered their time to read to students on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Members of The Crossing Church also volunteer with Mustangs on the Move. “Mustangs on the Move continues to grow each year. Students and their families come to read, play, and learn alongside staff,” said Duello Assistant Principal Dani Todd. “Mustangs on the Move is a great opportunity for our staff to get involved in our local community and share a love of reading.” Green Tree teachers are reading with students in the O'Fallon Lakes Summer Program on Wednesdays in July. #WSDcommunity

Summer Reading at the St. Charles City-County Library
 
BUILD A BETTER WORLD this summer with the St. Charles City-County Library! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Choose an activity and complete your game board to WIN BIG! Prizes include books, a cool backpack, Rascals and Cardinals tickets, Kindles and more! Attend story times, classes and exciting performances for kids, teens and adults all summer at the St. Charles City-County Library!

WSD Schools Receive PBIS Awards
 
Kudos to the 11 WSD schools that were recognized for exemplary implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) last week at the 12th annual Missouri SW-PBS Summer Institute at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

Discovery Ridge, Green Tree, Heritage Primary and Prairie View elementary schools received gold level recognition, Crossroads, Duello, and Peine Ridge elementary schools received silver level recognition, and Lakeview Elementary, Frontier and Wentzville middle schools and Timberland High School received bronze level recognition.

SW-PBS is an evidence based, proactive approach to teaching and reinforcing behavioral expectations in order to improve student behavior, maximize instructional time, and increase student engagement.


WSD Hiring Bus Drivers
 
Are you looking for work? Consider a position the WSD Transportation Department. Both full-time and substitute positions are available. Apply on the District website under Work for WSD. #WSDgrows

Have you Downloaded the WSD App?
 
Are you new to the WSD? Be sure to download the WSD app to have important information right at your fingertips.

Since the launch of the app in 2015, over 10,900 people have downloaded and customized it in order to follow their child's school, view news stories, reminders and important alerts - all from a smart phone.

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.

DonorsChoose.org
PledgeCents.com
 
 
The District has established an approval process for teachers who would like to solicit materials from donors via DonorsChoose.org and PledgeCents.com. The WSD recognizes the potential resource this could prove to be for teachers and we appreciate innovative ideas that promote differentiated learning for our students. If you would like to support a classroom initiative in the WSD, visit DonorsChoose.org and search "Wentzville" or by zip code, or visit PledgeCents.com and click the "Classroom Needs" link, then filter the list by location and Organization Type.

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