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WSD Experiences the Great Solar Eclipse
 
On August 21, 2017, students, staff and families in the WSD had an amazing opportunity to experience a Total Solar Eclipse. The entire District was in the Path of Totality and every student and staff member received certified, custom-made eclipse glasses with art designed by WSD students in order to safely view the historic show. The District planned for over a year how to make this once-in-a-lifetime event a unique learning experience for students. The Missouri Education Commissioner, Dr. Margie Vandeven, even came out to Peine Ridge Elementary to experience the eclipse with WSD students and families.
 
 
WSD Student Receives Second Place at HOSA International Competition
 
Liberty senior Alexis Guffey received second place in the Healthy Lifestyle competition at the HOSA (Future Healthcare Professionals) International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida in June.

Alexis was one of 28 Missouri students who placed in the top 10 at the International Conference. To earn the opportunity to compete at the international level, she placed second in the Healthy Lifestyle competition at the Missouri State HOSA Convention. During the Missouri convention, Alexis was named Missouri HOSA Historian for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
 
Moody's Investors Service Maintains Top Rating for the Wentzville School District
 
Moody's Investors Service has released its Annual Issuer Comment Report for the Wentzville School District. In the report, Moody's maintains an Aa2 rating on the District's outstanding general obligation debt, one of the highest ratings for any school district in Missouri.

“The Aa2 rating released by Moody's Investors Service is a reflection of the District's sound fiscal position,” said Pam Frazier, District CFO. “It is also evidence of our staff’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and to remain good stewards of taxpayer dollars.”
 
 
Stone Creek Shout Out
 
On August 25th, Stone Creek Elementary had a materials failure that resulted in water damage to a bathroom, three classrooms and the school library. The library sustained the majority of the damage and will be closed until it can be fully renovated, while the classrooms and bathroom had minimal damage and are all back in use. Less than two weeks from the excitement of the ribbon cutting ceremony, this was a difficult blow to SCE staff who spent many months planning every detail in preparation for the new school's opening. Staff members who were on site when the leak was discovered reached out to family and friends and soon there was a small army of volunteers soaking up water, removing ceiling tiles and pulling up damaged carpet well after school hours. Despite the damage, it was heartwarming to witness the team effort and the can-do attitude of staff who were committed to their school, to each other and to their students. On Monday, Stone Creek families responded in droves to help box up books. “Folks showed up within minutes of us sending an email for help,” shared Assistant Principal Melissa Armbruster. “We were able to have the library boxed up before students even arrived to school. What a great show of support to our staff!” The builder's warranty will cover the leak and the damage, but it’s the heart of our staff and our families that will continue to move our great District forward. Well done, Dragons! #WSDproud #HEARToftheWSD
 
What's New in the WSD?
 
Check out the District Website for
What's New for the 2017-2018 School Year

Liberty High School is an SAT Test Center
 
This year, Liberty High School will be an SAT Test Center (the only one in St. Charles County) with testing dates on October 7th and December 2nd. Also new this year, Missouri will no longer provide a free ACT test for every high school junior, so the WSD will not use an instructional day for ACT testing as it has the past few years. Most colleges and universities will accept the ACT or SAT test for admissions. Some may require the SAT Subject Test or the ACT with Writing Test. Information on this year’s ACT test dates can be found at www.ACT.org and information on additional SAT test dates and sites can be found at www.collegeboard.org. There are both ACT and SAT fee waivers for students in need - simply contact your high school counselor for more information. 
 
Operation Warm Trivia is September 23rd 
For the fifth consecutive year, the Wentzville Firefighters Community Outreach is sponsoring a Trivia Night to raise funds for Operation Warm which provides hundreds of free coats to WSD students in need. Please join us in supporting their efforts to provide a warm coat for WSD kids!

 

September 1, 2017

Late Start Supervision Registration
 
The WSD will be providing supervision for K-6 students who need to be dropped off at the regular start time on scheduled Late Start Days in the 2017-18 school year. This is separate from our Before Care Program through Chautauqua, so if you are registered for Chautauqua, please do not fill out this form.

The deadline to register for the second Late Start Day is Monday, September 11, 2017.

The fee is $10 per child for each late start day you would like to register for. Please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM first prior to paying. If you choose to use PayPal, there is a sliding scale charge assessed to cover processing costs. You also have the option to send a check in to your child's school.

Opportunities to Assist Victims of Hurricane Harvey


WSD High School Dance Teams Hold Dance Clinics
 
The WSD high school dance teams are holding dance clinics for elementary and middle school students in September.

The Holt High School Dance Team is holding their annual Little POMMER Clinic for students in grades K-8 on September 16th from 9-11 am. To register, complete THIS FORM and deliver to the Holt Activities office. For more information about the Holt clinic, contact Lori Jones.


The Liberty High School Dance Team is holding two clinics, one for girls in grades K-6 (September 16th from 9 am-12 noon) and one for middle school girls (September 22nd from 3-6 pm).  To register, complete THIS FORM and deliver to the Liberty Activities office. For more information about the Liberty clinic, contact Amanda Miller.

The Timberland High School Dance Team is holding the Wolf Line Dance Clinic for students in grades K-8 on September 22nd from 5:30-8:30 pm. To register, complete THIS FORM and deliver to the Timberland Activities Office. For more information about the Timberland clinic, contact Ellen Quade.

WSD Homecoming Parade is October 7th
 
On October 7th we will host our 3rd Annual WSD Homecoming Parade that includes all three high schools. This is an opportunity to bring our schools and our community together for a great event and we hope you will join us for the parade that day which will begin at 9:00am on Campus Drive and Pearce Boulevard, travel east on Pearce Boulevard and end at Luekenhaus Boulevard near the American Legion.

If you are interested in having your group participate in the parade, contact erinchase@wsdr4.org. There is a $25 entry fee for non-school affiliated groups that would like to participate in the parade.

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.

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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