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WSD Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
 
The WSD is proud to announce that Emma Rose from Holt High School, and Emily Henman and Troy Roberts from Timberland High School have all been selected as Semifinalists in the 63rd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. In addition, Benjamin Goldstein, Emily Griesenauer and Emma Westerhold from Holt as well as Mitchell Coughran and Madison McGuire from Liberty High School have all been named Commended Students in the prestigious national program.
 
 
Pinwheels for Peace 
 
Members of the Timberland High School Art Club planted over 1,200 pinwheels around the exterior of their school on September 21st in recognition of International Day of Peace. The pinwheels were created by THS students, staff and families in conjunction with “Pinwheels for Peace,” a project that was initiated in 2005 by two art teachers in Florida as a way for students to express how they felt about what was going on in the world around them. Timberland art students have participated in the project for the past ten years. Timberland Art Club students work under the instruction of Fine Arts Department Chair Crystal Wing. “It feels great being able to have this visual display of peace with so much happening in our community lately,” shared Wing. “So many people came together to make this project happen again this year.” Special thanks to the Wentzville WalMart for donating all of the supplies for this project.
 
Stone Creek Participates in 
Art Aficionado Program
 
Stone Creek Elementary was one of 13 schools in the greater St. Louis area selected to participate in the St. Louis Art Fair’s inaugural Student Art Aficionado Program. All 5th and 6th grade students at Stone Creek learned about the St. Louis Art Fair, the process of artists being juried into the show, art show etiquette, and how to select and purchase art for a specific space or purpose.
 
 
WSD Marching Bands Receive Awards at Second Competition of the Season
 
Congratulations to the Holt, Liberty, and Timberland bands for receiving awards at competitions over the last two weekends! On September 30th, the Timberland Marching Wolves took 3rd place in Class AAA and received Best Visual and Best Color Guard at the Music on the Meramec Festival in Arnold, Missouri. The Holt Marching Indians took 3rd Place in Class AAA in preliminary competition and finished 11th overall at the Golden Regiment Invitational in Blue Springs, Missouri. The Liberty Eagle Regiment competed on September 23rd at the Preview of Champions at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, with the Color Guard winning Outstanding Guard in the AAAA division. Congratulations to all three bands! #WSDproud
 
WSD Schools Raised over $110,000 for American Heart Association
 
WSD schools raised over $110,000 last year for the American Heart Association (AHA). Students in 15 of the District’s schools held fundraisers over the course of the school year that included Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, Red Out and Dodgeball for Heart. During the 2015-16 school year, WSD schools raised over $80,000, so this year's total represents an increase of 37%. The participating schools also received over $7,700 in vouchers that they can use to purchase physical education equipment through the program.
 
 
Invest in School Meals
 
Child Nutrition Services is committed to serving the children of the WSD well-balanced, delicious meals. Our #1 rule is to “feed the children.” It is our hope and our intent that no child leaves the cafeteria hungry. Many of the schools share this same commitment with us. They have created lunch accounts to help families who are struggling to keep up with paying for school breakfast and lunch. To learn how you, your organization, or business can donate to these lunch accounts please call our office at 636-327-3858 ext. 21321 or email gwendoyle@wsdr4.org.
 
What's New in the WSD?
 
Check out the District website for
What's New for the 2017-2018 School Year

 
WSD NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
 

October 5, 2017

WSD Homecoming Parade is October 7th
On Saturday, 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 Luetkenhaus Boulevard near the American Legion.

For full details about parade line-up, float staging, and parade route, please visit the WSD website.


22nd Annual Turkey Trot Race
The 22nd Annual Turkey Trot Race for WSD students in grades 4-6 will be held Wednesday, October 18th beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Holt High School soccer field. The one mile race has separate divisions for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, with medals given to the top three finishers in each division. The winner in each division will receive a frozen turkey. To register for the race, visit the WSD website.

WSD is Hiring
Bus Drivers
The WSD is now Hiring Bus Drivers!

Starting pay $15.00 per hour

Minimum guarantee 25 hours per week

Full benefit package

Paid training provided

Apply online at wentzville.k12.mo.us

Phone 636-327-3860 ext. 25343

Heritage Propane 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 can send their Heritage Propane receipts to school with their child. Community members can drop off or mail their receipts to the WSD Administrative Center. We will submit the receipts and 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.

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Since the launch of the app in 2015, over 11,700 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.

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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