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WSD Scores 97.5% on State Report Card
 
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the Annual Performance Report (APR) data this week for school districts around the state. The Wentzville School District scored 97.5% in the evaluation system, up from 97.1% last year and the highest the District has scored since the state started using the evaluation tool five years ago. The APR is part of the Missouri School Improvement Plan (MSIP 5), a rigorous evaluation tool for rating the performance of Missouri school districts.
 
 
WSD Announces Land Purchase
 
The WSD has announced the purchase of 108.9 acres located at the northeast corner of W. Meyer Road and N. Point Prairie in Wentzville. The District entered into an agreement on June 28, 2017 and has completed the due diligence process, confirming that the property will meet the District’s needs to build on the site. Closing is scheduled for the week of November 27th.

The purchase price of the property is $3,906,473 (approximately $35,860 per acre) and will be paid with revenue from Proposition E funds - which was passed by voters in April, 2015 - as well as District reserves. The land has an appraised value of $4,357,659 according to the Westover Group. “We are very pleased with the purchase price, given the appraisal and the growing challenge of finding suitable sites that are large enough for a school at a price that is fair for our stakeholders,” said WSD CFO Pam Frazier.
 
 
WSD Schools Honor Veterans
 
Schools in the WSD held Veterans Day celebrations to salute the brave men and women who are currently serving or who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Boone Trail, Crossroads, Discovery Ridge, Duello, Green Tree, Heritage, Lakeview, Prairie View, Peine Ridge, Stone Creek and Wabash Elementary, as well as Wentzville Middle and Timberland High all invited veterans to their special activities scheduled in honor of the holiday. Veterans were treated to meals, student performances, and slide shows honoring past and present members of the military, along with special guest speakers.
 
 
WFPD Provides Coats for Kids
 
Firefighters from the Wentzville Fire Protection District (WFPD) and employees of the WSD distributed hundreds of coats to kids in need at an event held at Wentzville’s new Fire Station #1 on Saturday, November 11th. WFPD firefighters partnered with Operation Warm and the Wentzville School District for the fifth consecutive year to supply more than 560 brand new coats to elementary students identified by school district counselors.
 
 
WSD PE Teachers Win at State Convention
 
Adrienne Pivac, a physical education teacher from Boone Trail Elementary, was named the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the St. Louis District at the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MOAHPERD) Annual Convention held November 10-12 at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. Wentzville Middle School Physical Education Teacher Marc Tiernan received the Young Professional Award for demonstrating outstanding potential for scholarship, teaching, and professional leadership. Tiernan, along with Nicholas Clements who is also a PE teacher at Wentzville Middle School, served as members of the Representative Assembly (the governing board of MOAHPERD) for the past year leading up to the convention. In addition, recently retired PE Teacher Sandy Moore was named President Elect of MOAHPERD. Sandy taught physical education for the Wentzville School District for 29 Years.
 
 
THS Student Council Named
President of Gateway District
 
The Timberland High School Student Council (STUCO) has been elected President of the Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) Gateway District. MASC’s mission is to provide programs and resources that develop positive student leaders and advisors who will promote a quality school and community environment. On November 4th, nearly 1,000 area students attended the 2017 Gateway District Conference at Northwest High School in Cedar Hill, MO. During the annual fall convention, schools campaign for office for the following school year, and use skits, election presentations, and creative campaign materials to garner votes from other student councils. This marks the fourth time in ten years District members elected the Timberland STUCO as President of the District, and they will host the Gateway Convention at the school next year.
 
WSD Musicians Selected for
High School Honor Band
 
Ten WSD high school musicians have earned spots in the St. Louis Suburban All-District High School Honor Band, and two have been selected as alternates. Congratulations to Holt band members Paige Eller (piccolo), Alex Faintich (clarinet), and Tyrome Jenkins (bass clarinet), as well as Timberland band members Hallie Youker (flute), Quentin Borengasser (clarinet), Lily Fisher (clarinet), J.D. Estlund (bass clarinet), Ben Turley (bass clarinet), Drew Schulz (horn), and Renae Beasley (baritone) for being selected. In addition, Timberland’s Nate Beattie (alto saxophone) has been selected as a first alternate and Brianna Dotson (clarinet) has been selected as second alternate in the honors band. Over six hundred band members from the St. Louis Suburban district auditioned for a spot in the 95-member honors band. The honors bands will have five rehearsals and present a concert on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Kirkwood High School. All 12 students are now eligible to audition for the Missouri All-State Band in December.
 
 
WMS Students Selected for Middle School Honors Band
 
Wentzville Middle School 8th grade band members Adison Mosher (clarinet) and Hank Wilson (trumpet) have been selected to the St. Louis All-Suburban Middle School Honors Band. Adison and Hank were among over 550 students from across the region who auditioned on October 30th for a spot in the 100-member ensemble which consists of seventh and eighth graders. The band will have six rehearsals and then present a concert on January 7, 2018 at Kirkwood High School.
 

November 17, 2017

There is no school Wednesday, November 22nd - Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving break. Enjoy your holiday!

THS Student Selected for All-State Honor Choir
 
 
Timberland High School senior Brendan Nelson was selected for the Missouri Choral Director's Association (MCDA) All-State Honor Choir. Holt senior Kylie VanGundy and Timberland junior Ashton Rogers were selected as first alternates for the All-State Honor Choir. The students were selected for the elite choir based on recorded auditions. The talented singers will perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association convention on January 27, 2018 at Tan-tar-A Resort.

WSD Schools Participate in 12th Annual STACK UP!
 
Students at Crossroads, Discovery Ridge, and Green Tree Elementary all participated in the 12th annual World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) STACK UP! on November 19th during physical education classes. Thousands of students at over 3,000 schools in 28 different countries competed together to try to set a new Guinness World Record in the “World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event.” Last year 622,809 stackers participated to break the previous year’s STACK UP! record and this year’s goal is set at 625,000.

The WSD is Hiring Bus Drivers
 
The WSD is now Hiring Bus Drivers!

Starting pay $15.00 per hour

Minimum guarantee 25 hours per week

Full benefit package

Paid training provided

Apply online at wentzville.k12.mo.us

Phone 636-327-3860 ext. 25343

WSD Inclement Weather/School Closing Information
 
Timely communication with our District families is always a priority, but especially important in inclement weather/ emergency school closing situations. Please be sure to notify the school office about any change in your personal contact information. Visit the WSD website for complete Inclement Weather/School Closing Information.


Heritage Propane School Days Program
 
Through the School Days Program, Heritage Propane will give the WSD up to $2,000 per year to purchase items for any school-related need with funds earned from the School Days Program. Any WSD parent can send their Heritage Propane receipts to school with their child. Community members can drop off or mail their receipts to the WSD Administrative Center. We will submit the receipts and Heritage Propane will total the gallons on the deposited receipts and pay $0.02 per gallon, up to a maximum of $2,000 per year.

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 11,700 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. The app is available for both android devices and iPhones.

DonorsChoose.org
PledgeCents.com
GoFundMe.com
 
 
 
The District has established an approval process for teachers who would like to solicit materials from donors via DonorsChoose.org,
PledgeCents.com, and GoFundMe.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, or visit GoFundMe.com and click the "Education" link, then search "Wentzville School."

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