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WSD Student Artwork Showcased in SSM Art Display
 
SSM Health and the WSD have partnered to showcase student artwork in a new display called “The Art of Healing” at St. Joseph Hospital in Lake Saint Louis.

The Art of Healing gallery includes artwork created by WSD students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Art teachers from each school selected the pieces to represent their building. “We are so excited to pair with SSM to provide a space for patients, families and staff to brighten their day with bright, cheery, original student artwork,” shared Hester Menier, WSD Lead Art Teacher who works at Stone Creek Elementary. “Hopefully it will help them leave the difficulties of the world behind and spread a little joy like only art can do.”
 
 
Proposition E 2018
 
Proposition E 2018 is a no-tax-increase bond issue on the April 3rd ballot to accommodate the continued enrollment growth of the District. The WSD continues to be the fastest growing school district in Missouri, adding an average of 623 students per year since 2001. Prop E will allow the WSD to borrow funds for a new, comprehensive high school to be built on the recently acquired land at West Meyer and North Point Prairie in Wentzville, a new elementary school, classroom additions at Barfield Early Childhood Special Education Center, Peine Ridge Elementary, Pearce Hall and a new gymnasium at Holt High School. The K-6 Plan for Growth provided the District time to pay down debt so that our next schools could be built without asking voters to approve a tax increase and Prop E 2018 is the next phase of that strategic plan. It will require 57.14% voter approval in order to pass on April 3rd. If you would like additional details about Proposition E 2018, please visit the WSD website to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
 
WSD Students are 100 Days Smarter
 
Students and staff across the District celebrated the 100th day of school on January 30th by dressing up and working on lessons centered around the number 100. It is hard to believe we are more than halfway through the 2017-18 school year. As one student was happy to point out this morning, “Only 77 more to go!” #WSDlearns #LoveMOschools #100DaysintheWSD
 
2018 Summer School Enrollment
 
Registration is now open for the 2018 Summer School program for WSD students entering grades K-12 in the fall. The WSD will be utilizing Catapult again this year for the K-8 program, which provides all instructional materials and incentives for students to attend (gift cards). WSD teachers will be teaching the courses and all summer school (K-12) will be held June 4-28, Monday – Thursday. (PLEASE NOTE: Summer STEM Camp, a 2-week program in July is separate and registration for that will begin after Spring Break.) 

To register for Summer School for students entering grades K-8 in the 2018-19 school year, complete this online FORM.

To register for Summer School for students entering grades 9-12 in the fall, see the District website to print the forms. Completed forms need to be turned in to the school counselor.  

 
WSD Kindergarten Registration Dates Set
 
Dates have been set for the WSD’s kindergarten registration/screening process. This event is for all children who will turn five BEFORE August 1, 2018. If your child has not been screened at the Parents as Teachers office or his/her preschool this year, appointments are required and can be made by contacting the Parents as Teachers office at 327-3863, ext. 22281. Screening appointments are filled on a first come, first served basis. While every effort will be made to accommodate you during your child’s elementary school date, it is a possibility that you may have to have a screening on another day. Your child’s completed records will ultimately be transferred to the school your child is slated to attend. All registration/screenings will take place at One Campus Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385. For a list of the registration/screening dates and more information, please visit the WSD website.
 
WSD Students Compete in Local Elementary Math Competition
 
WSD students competed at the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Elementary Competition held Saturday, January 27 at Boone Trail Elementary. Students from grades 4, 5, and 6 from Boone Trail, Crossroads, Discovery Ridge, Green Tree and Prairie View Elementary Schools and eight other schools from St. Charles and St. Louis counties competed by taking tests in a variety of categories. The competition drew over 150 students from the schools. The following students qualified to advance to the MCTM 33rd annual regional competition held at Parkway West High School on March 10: Boone Trail - Carter Morgan, Liam Townes, Nate Cooper, Kylie Smith, Cassidy Gooch, Amanda Pelster, Isabella Baker; Crossroads - James Coyle, Matthew Mauck, Elizabeth Bowen, Payton Hemmer, Lakshmi M. Madala, Santosh Manikandan; Discovery Ridge - Nate Wietbrock, Rafay Cheema, Raksha Thiagarajan, Ashley Kercher; Green Tree - Cody Munro, Brady Schuler, Sabrene Lutfiyya, Luke Helton, Evan Twedell, Aaron Bell, Jacob Munro, Logan Munro, Colin Godfrey, Jade Wilson, Spencer Albertson, Logan Good; Prairie View - Daniel Adams, Tony Caldwell, Jackson Sinnard.
 
Cuivre River Electric 50th Annual
Youth Tour Contest
 
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative is looking for six high school juniors to send to the 2018 Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

Grand Prize: Six students will be selected as Youth Tour delegates and receive an all-expenses paid trip ($2,750 value) to Washington, D. C. June 8-14, 2018, to attend the National Youth Tour Conference.

Runners-Up: Six students will receive $500 scholarships to the college or university of their choice.

The deadline to enter is Friday, March 9th. 
 
 
Notice of Non-Discrimination
 

February 5, 2018

Foundation Trivia is February 24th
The WSD Foundation provides thousands of dollars in teacher mini grants and student scholarships each year. Over $84,000 has been raised to date through the annual Trivia Night fundraiser. All are invited to participate and put together a table for this fun-filled evening!

The entry fee is $160 table (maximum of eight players). To reserve your table, you must pay in advance. Make checks payable to Wentzville School District Foundation and drop off or mail to Mary LaPak, 280 Interstate Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385. For more information call 636-327-3800, ext. 20352.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available!

2018 Film Festival
WHAT IS YOUR PASSION? The WSD is holding its second annual Film Festival in the spring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students are encouraged to submit videos on topics they are passionate about.The deadline for for entries is February 21st and additional information can be found on the District website.

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.

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 12,000 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.

Heritage 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, employee, or community member who is a Heritage Propane customer can send their Heritage Propane receipts to school with their child, and the buildings will submit the receipts to Community Relations for processing. 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.

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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