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District Approves Comprehensive School Improvement Plan 2014-2019

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requires each school district in the state to develop a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) that drives improvement in student learning and guides the overall improvement of the district. The 2014-2019 Wentzville School District CSIP has been approved by the WSD Board of Education and focuses on improving the District's student achievement levels, programs, and services and will guide the direction of the District for the next five years.
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Solar Power is coming to the WSD!

The Wentzville School District has entered into a partnership agreement with Brightergy of Missouri that will place up to 19 solar-power systems on top of schools and other buildings around the District. The new solar arrays will enable the WSD to produce a portion of our energy from the sun and will help to reduce carbon emissions, which means cleaner air and a reduced reliance on fossil fuels. There is also an educational element that will help to teach students about energy production and the environment. “This really is a ‘win-win-win’ scenario for our District,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “The solar option will allow the WSD to save money, help the environment, and teach our students some important math, science, and ecology lessons at the same time.” The District will lease the solar panels from Brightergy over a ten year period, and estimates that implementation of the program will save the District more than $650,000 during the term of the lease.
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WSD Students Excel at Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Students from the Wentzville School District competed in Missouri’s Tri-County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at St. Charles Community College on Saturday February 22nd. This year there were 430 entries which included 115 by Wentzville students and 11 WSD classroom projects. At the end of the day, 35 Wentzville students and three WSD classrooms received awards, including 25 First and Second Place awards. Holt High School senior Hunter Park received an overall First Place in the High School Honors Division for his project "A Novel Method for Determination of Camera Pose Estimation Based on Angle Constraints" and will advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California on May 11-16. Park is a member of the WSD Robotics Team and his project was based on technology he developed for the team. He was also the recipient of the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award and the Air Force Research Award for his project.
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Timberland and Holt Wrestlers Dominate at State Championship

Congratulations to the Timberland and Holt wrestling teams, they finished 3rd and 4th again at State this year! Holt’s Sidney Oliver (52-1) won the championship at 106, second place finishes went to Timberland's Devan Richter (31-4) at 120; Holt's Lawton Benna (49-3) at 152; Timberland's Dustin Gray (42-4) at 170; and Timberland's Chance Cooper (46-3) at 182. Holt’s Colby Smith (45-4) finished 3rd at 126, Holt’s Clayton Berry (42-8) finished 5th at 113, and Timberland’s Danny Williams (30-14) also finished 5th at 285. Finishing 6th were Holt's Austin Keller (39-15) at 160 and Timberland's Robert Schneider (41-12) at 220.
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         Did You Know?
Board of Education has Three Open Seats Up for Election 


The Wentzville School District Board of Education will have three open seats in the April 8, 2014 election. School board members serve a three-year term. We encourage all of our District residents to get out and vote! For more information and candidate biographies, please visit the District website

Boone Trail Readers Work with a Member of the Newbery Award Selection Committee 

A group of Boone Trail Elementary students had the opportunity this year
to meet with a member of the Newbery Award Selection Committee to discuss
the process of awarding the annual John Newbery Medal for a children’s book by
an American author. Avid readers in the 4th and 5th grade were selected by Boone Trail librarian Mernie Maestas, and the students met monthly with Newbery Committee member Amy Koester to discuss how books are considered for the prestigious award. Koester is a children’s librarian with the St. Charles City-County Library District and is one of only 15 librarians from across the country that is either elected or appointed to serve on the committee. During their meetings, the students discussed with Koester books they had read and even held a mock vote to determine their own medal winner. “She told us what she did as a committee member and we actually kind of got to do that as well,” said 4th grade student Carly Bruegenhemke . “We got to go to a public library and discuss the books that we read and then vote for our own medal winner. I thought it was really cool that we got to experience a little bit of it ourselves.”
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High School Students Advance to State Competitions

High School students in DECA, FCCLA and FBLA all competed in District or Regional level competitions this month and many of our students advanced to compete at the state level in their respective groups. For details about each group, click on the links above.


Remember....
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: the Wentzville School District is adding a delayed start or “snow schedule day”option as an alternative to closing schools for the entire day. Under the right conditions, such as overnight snow accumulations or substantial wind chill readings, the District could delay the start time of all WSD schools by two hours at the discretion of the Superintendent. Parents and guardians will be notified of a delayed start with the same communication methods used to communicate school closing information.
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WSD Senior Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent
                        
The Wentzville School District is very proud of all of our senior student-athletes who will start competing at the college level and earning their degrees!

Click the link below to see the full list of seniors who have signed an NCAA or NAIA National Letter of Intent this school year...
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WSD Foundation Trivia is March 8th - Proceeds Benefit WSD Students and Teachers!

The WSD Foundation Trivia Night is scheduled for Saturday, March 8th at St. Patrick's in Wentzville. Doors open at 6:30 and play begins at 7:00pm. Over $40,000 has been raised to date through this annual fundraiser, which helps fund teacher mini grants and student scholarships. There is a maxium of eight team members per table and there will be a prize for best decorated table. There will also be a cash prize for the first place team. Beverages are provided, but bring your own snacks! Entry fee of $160/team. Please reserve your table and pay in advance.
 Make checks payable to Wentzville School District Foundation 
and drop off or mail to: 

Matt Deichmann 
One Campus Drive 
Wentzville, MO 63385
For more information, email matthewdeichmann@wentzville.k12.mo.us.
Kindergarten Registration Dates Set for 2014-2015 School Year

Dates have been set for the Wentzville School District’s kindergarten registration/screening process. This event is for all children who will turn five years of age before August 1, 2014. If your child has not been screened by Parents as Teachers this year, appointments are required and can be made by contacting the Wentzville School District Parents as Teachers office at (636) 327-3863 ext. 22283. Screening appointments are filled on a first come, first served basis and fill up quickly. While every effort will be made to accommodate you at your child’s school, it is possible that your screening may need to be at another elementary school in the District.    >>>Full Story
Quail Ridge Early Childhood Center Open Enrollment 

Open enrollment registration for the 2014-2015 school year for “typically developing” children ages 3-5 years old has begun at the Quail Ridge Early Childhood Center. Enrollment is open to any child residing in the Wentzville R-IV School District boundaries. Children must be 3 years of age before they can start. The program is tuition based and enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Classes and prices are listed on the Quail Ridge Early Childhood Center’s website

Every new student must be screened by Parents as Teachers before school starts in August. Tuition payments must be up to date in order to re-register, or to enroll a sibling.   >>>Additional Information


 

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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