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Holt Senior Named
National Merit Scholarship Finalist
 
The Wentzville School District is proud to announce that Matthew Brawner from Holt High School has been selected as a Finalist in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $33 million. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
 
 
WSD Students Excel at
Regional Science and Engineering Fair
 
Students from the WSD competed in the high school portion of Missouri’s Tri-County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Holt High School on Saturday, February 25th. Holt junior Abigail (Abby) Hunt received overall first place in the Honors Division for her project “Investigation into Arabidopsis Thaliana Circadian Systems” and will advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, CA May 8-13. Abby was also awarded the U.S. Air Force Certificate of Achievement Award and the Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award. Timberland junior Nikolos Antonio received runner-up in the Honors Division and overall first place in the ISWEEP Division for his project “Use of Random Forests to Implement a Sign-Language Recognition in Real Time.” He will advance to compete at the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project Olympiad held in Houston, TX May 3-8. Nikolos was also awarded the Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award. 
 
 
THS DECA Earns Gold Level
Certification for DECA Store
Congratulations to Timberland DECA for earning Gold-level certification for their DECA School-based Enterprise (SBE). DECA’s school store is open most school days and sells a variety of snack items. The award is given for outstanding achievement, and THS DECA is now eligible to participate in the SBE Academy and Competition, to be held at the International Career Development Conference April 19-22 in Anaheim, California. For more information, visit the DECA website.


 

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Late Starts Will Include
Elementary Schools Next Year

The Board of Education has approved including elementary buildings in the "late start" days for next year. The late start days (currently used at WSD middle and high schools) provide an opportunity for our teachers, counselors and librarians to collaborate and learn from other certified staff across the District. For K-6 students who are not enrolled in Chautauqua, we will have childcare available on those days for a fee.

Late start days K-12:
August 28, 2017
September 18, 2017
October 2, 2017
October 30, 2017
November 13, 2017

December 4, 2017

January 29, 2018
February 5, 2018
March 5, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 7, 2018

High School start times on Late Start Days:
• Liberty – 9:15 a.m.
• Holt & Timberland – 9:20 a.m.

Middle School start times on Late Start Days:
• Frontier – 9:35 a.m.
• South & Wentzville Middle – 9:30 a.m.

Elementary School start times on Late Starts:
• Boone Trail, Duello, Green Tree, Heritage Campus, Lakeview & Peine Ridge – 10:20 a.m.
• Crossroads, Discovery Ridge, Prairie View, Stone Creek & Wabash – 10:35 a.m.

Barfield Early Childhood Special Education Center:
Barfield EC does not have morning classes on Late Start Days
WSD Schools Celebrate
Read Across America Day
 
Schools around the country took part in the NEA’s “Read Across America Day,” but here in the WSD we’re celebrating all week long! The annual event marks the birthday of one of America’s most popular children’s authors, Dr. Seuss. Elementary students enjoyed visits from guest readers, skits presented by high school drama classes, and many lucky classrooms were visited by the Cat in the Hat. Students also celebrated by eating green eggs and ham, wearing wacky clothes, and enjoying some Dr. Seuss trivia. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss. #WSDlearns
 

March 2, 2017

Monday, March 6th is a Late Start Day for middle and high school students and Friday, March 10th is an Early Release Day  for K-12 students. Spring Break is March 17-24th!

CO Move Update

The Administrative Center is scheduled to be completed by mid April and employees currently working at Central Office will be moving in shifts over to the new Admin Center beginning hopefully as soon as Spring Break.

Human Resources and the Business Office will be the first to move, allowing Parents as Teachers to then move over to One Campus Drive. Community Relations will follow, as will the Superintendent and Curriculum. We anticipate the CO move to the new Admin Center will be completed by mid-April and we also anticipate holding the first Board of Education meeting at the WSD Administrative Center in May.

We will officially begin using the Berrey-Place Center name at the One Campus Drive location May 1st. 

Click on the floor plans to view which departments will be located in both buildings:
Administrative Center
Berrey-Place Center

Do You Know an
A+ Teacher?

Do you know a teacher who has made a postitive difference in the lives of many students or made all the difference in the life of a single student?

Nominations are now being sought for Mid Rivers Newsmagazine's Teacher of the Year award. Maybe you are a student or the parent of a student whose teacher consistently goes the extra mile to make learning meaningful, effective, interesting and enjoyable. If so, you know a teacher who is an ideal candidate for the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Teacher of the Year award, and they would like to hear from you.

Visit the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine website for more information.

WSD Board of Education Candidates
The biographies from the Board of Education candidates have been posted on the WSD website. Four candidates will be on the ballot for three open seats in the April 4th election. The open seats are currently held by Courtney Tieman, Kurtis Daniels and Barbara Fine and each open seat is for a three-year term. Click on the candidate's name on the WSD website to view each of their biographies.

Voter Registration Deadline is March 8 for April Election
The deadline for St. Charles County residents to register to vote in the April 4 Election is Wednesday, March 8. Residents can register to vote at the St. Charles County Election Authority office located in St. Peters, and may also register at the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Division of Family Services. For more information, call
636-949-7550.


Ratchet Rockers Robotics Team Awarded $1,000 Cuivre River Grant
The Ratchet Rockers Robotics Team has been awarded a $1,000 Operation Round Up Grant from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust! The funds will be used to support the Team's efforts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

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Progress as Promised
PROGRESS AS PROMISED...In April, 2015, voters approved Proposition E which generated approximately $50 million in construction projects to accommodate the WSD's continued enrollment growth. To view the status of Prop E projects, visit the WSD website. #WSDcommunity

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