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WSD Students Observe Patriot Day

Students across the Wentzville School District participated in the annual Patriot Day Celebration to remember the lives lost on 9/11 and to honor first responders and community service providers. The largest event in the District every year is at Crossroads Elementary School, where the students visited stations that included presentations by the Wentzville Fire Protection District, St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department, and members of the military.

Proposition E - The Video!

We continue to work to inform our staff and our stakeholders about Proposition E, the District's 35 cent tax levy that's on the November 4th ballot. In addition to all of the great information on the District website, we now have a Proposition E Video! Check it out HERE 

WSD Named a Finalist in the "Help Kids Thrive" Contest - Be Sure to Cast your Vote!

The WSD has been named as a finalist in the Champions for Kids "Help Kids Thrive" contest for our community outreach efforts that benefit WSD students. Three winners will be chosen from the finalists based on the number of votes we receive. First place will receive $20,000, second place will receive $15,000 and third place will receive $5,000! The WSD would use any financial award to help our outreach efforts which include Holiday Assistance, Operation Backpack, Operation Warm and our annual Back to School Fair. You can vote for the WSD by first liking the Champions for Kids Facebook page, then click on THIS LINK to vote once a day through September 19th, and please be sure to share on your own Facebook page. Thanks for helping us help our WSD students and their families!

Helping Our Students See Better...  
The Eye Care Charity of Mid-America (ECCOMA) and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile visited the WSD on September 8th and 9th, and provided free eye exams and glasses to almost 60 of our students! The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is outfitted with two comprehensive exam lanes and an optical dispensary to make it easy for those in need to receive eye care. ECCOMA takes the show on the road around the metro area visiting schools, churches and other organizations and providing services to those in need. ECCOMA is a nonprofit eye health organization dedicated to improved access to vision care through eye care services and eye health education, and they plan on returning to the District in the spring! For more information about ECCOMA and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile or to donate, please visit their website at 
Annual Turkey Trot is October 15th at Holt

The 19th Annual Holt Cross Country Turkey Trot will be held on Wednesday, October 15th (with a rain date of 10/16) at Holt High School. The race is for WSD students in 4th through 8th grade. Entry fee is $10 (cash please) and includes a race shirt.
If you have any questions, please contact Ed Jurotich at (636) 327-3815 ext. 31525.
WSD Utilizing Enhanced Security Features at Building Entrances
The WSD is in the process of installing new security entry systems in all District schools and buildings. Each school will have an "Aiphone" camera monitoring system at the main entrance, and during school hours visitors will have to be “buzzed in” by the office staff. Visitors will be asked to identify themselves and show picture ID before being allowed into the building.

The Aiphone security system should be operational in all District buildings in the next few weeks. The safety of our students and staff is always a top priority of the WSD, so please be patient! The implementation of these new security measures may increase the time it takes to enter a school during the instructional day.

In the 2013-14 school year the WSD spent $9,440.47 per student, the lowest ADA spending in St. Charles County and below the state average. So where is that money spent?

During that same time period, WSD student MAP test scores were in the top 8% in Missouri!
Child Nutrition Seeks Individuals to Serve on the School Wellness Committee

The Child Nutrition Department is seeking individuals to serve on the School Wellness Committee. The purpose of the committee is to bring together representatives from the schools and community to identify and address issues facing the health and well-being of our children and District employees. District staff, teachers, administrators, students and parents are all invited to take part in discussing ways to positively affect the health of students and staff. The committee will meet approximately twice a year will hold its first meeting on September 22 at 3:00 pm in the Board Room at Central Office. All are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Russell in Child Nutrition at 327-3858 ext. 21330.
PVE's Cynthia Ivancic Receives Daughters of the American Revolution Award

Congratulations to Prairie View Elementary teacher Cynthia Ivancic, she was honored by the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution as the Outstanding Constitution Week (September 17-23) program of the year! Ivancic received the award for her creative ideas and unique way she helps students connect to American history.               >>>FULL STORY
Bus Drivers Needed 
Are you looking for a job that is both rewarding and challenging? Do you enjoy working with children and having a positive impact on future generations? If so, the Wentzville Transportation Department is in the process of hiring and training both substitute and full time school bus drivers. Part time and full time bus aides are also needed to work closely with children who have special needs. Our district offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, a professional work environment and flexible schedules to our transportation employees. If this sounds like the career path for you, or if you know someone who may be interested, individuals can apply via our website. There is one application for every job in the district, so under "Desired Positions" simply click "Bus Driver" or "Bus Aide" or "Substitute Bus Driver" or "Substitute Bus Aide." Please contact a member of our transportation team at 636-327-3860 if you have any questions.

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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