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WSD Students Participate in 
Mastercard's Girls4Tech Program
 
Middle school girls in the WSD are participating in a Girls4Tech program sponsored by Mastercard to drive interest and encourage young girls to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related careers.

Girls4Tech is a hands-on, inquiry-based program that connects the foundations of Mastercard’s business to STEM principles and shows students that it takes all kinds of interests and skills to pursue a STEM career. The curriculum is based on global science and math standards and was created in conjunction with Mastercard’s top engineers and technologists.
 
 
WSD Seniors Sign
National Letters of Intent
 
Students across the District signed National Letters of Intent on National Signing Day on Wednesday, the first day that a high school senior could sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football. Liberty senior Nick Follmer made school history with his signing to play for Central Michigan University as the first senior at LHS to sign a National Letter of Intent for football. Nick was joined by his mother Patty, father John, as well as head coach Ryan McMillan and line coach Ryan Barnes and Athletic Director Cary Eldredge for the signing. He plans to study mechanical engineering at the Division I school. Timberland High School had nine athletes sign NLIs yesterday, three for Division I schools. For a complete list of student athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent so far this year, visit the WSD website.
 
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. Simply click on the candidate's name to view their bio on the website.
 
WSD Students Advance to
FBLA State Competition
 
Congratulations to WSD Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students who competed at the District Competition on Friday, January 27th and are moving on to the State competition in Springfield, Missouri on April 2nd- April 4th. The FBLA District 8 Competition was held in Chesterfield and over 20 local high schools participated in a variety of business categories and events. Students from Holt, Liberty and Timberland won multiple awards and at the end of the day, 27 WSD students qualified to move on to the State competition.

FBLA is a professional association for students pursuing business careers. There are almost 60 different categories to compete in at competition. FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. For a complete list of students who are advancing to the State competition, please visit the WSD website.

 
 
Liberty High Hosts Salute to Service Game
 
 
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, 2017. 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 at your child’s school, it is a possibility that you may be required to have a screening at another elementary school in the district. With the new schools and the new elementary boundaries for the 2017-18 school year, your child’s completed records will ultimately be transferred to the school your child is slated to attend. For more information, please visit the District website.
 
 
Immunization Requirements for Next Year

In preparation for the 2017-2018 school year we would like to inform you of the immunization requirements in the state of Missouri. State law and health regulations require students to be properly immunized and provide verification to attend school, unless they are exempt.

*Students entering 8th grade will need a Tdap vaccine (Tetnus Booster) and MCV (meningococcal vaccine)

*Students who are entering 12th grade must have two doses of MCV (unless the first dose was administered after the student's 16th birthday, then only one dose is required).

*All new students and incoming kindergarten students must be up-to- date on all required immunizations.

Your child’s medical provider can provide more information concerning vaccines and requirements. Vaccines are also offered through the St. Charles County Health Department

Please provide proof of immunizations by August 1, 2017 to your student's school nurse. 
 
WSD Students Compete at
Regional FCCLA Event
 
Holt, Liberty, and Timberland students in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competed at a regional event on January 30th at Montgomery County High School and came away with a multitude of awards.

Holt’s Ale Anchondo, Paige Eller, and Cassie Nichols (Advocacy), Kaleigh Westerhold, Sarah Marquart, and Megan Wood (Focus on Children), Madison Heisler (Illustrated Talk), Lizz Miller (Entrepreneurship), and Bailey Hoenig, Tifphany Hughes, and Lacey Ball (Culinary Arts), and Liberty’s Claire Roberts (Leadership) and Lindsey Gevers (Focus on the Children) received Top Gold for their projects, as did Timberland’s Hannah Kuhlmann (Sports Nutrition) and Jordan Lammert (Food Innovations). By receiving Top Gold (the highest score in their category) these students earned a chance to compete at the Missouri State FCCLA Leadership Conference held March 19-21 at Tan Tara Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Silver awards went to Liberty’s Heather McClanahan, Danielle Harris-McNair, and Cassandra Frank (Culinary Arts). Liberty students Abby Visconti, Faith Green, Jacqueline Dixon, Amber Stockton, Daelyn Nilges were judges or room consultants for the event, and Timberland students Ashley Bertillo and Lauren Penny were judges for the event. 
 
WSD Students Compete at
MCTM Competition
 
WSD students competed at the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Elementary Competition held Saturday, January 28 at Boone Trail Elementary. Students from grades 4 and 5 from Boone Trail, Crossroads, Green Tree and Prairie View Elementary Schools and six other schools from St. Charles and St. Louis Counties competed by taking tests in a variety of categories. The competition drew over 135 students from the schools.

The following students qualified to advance to the MCTM 32nd annual regional competition held at Clayton High School on March 11: Boone Trail - Jacob Aydelott, Kannon Manner, Carter Morgan, Adam Beatty, Gabe Shinn, Kylie Smith, Nathan Neubauer, Nate Cooper; Crossroads - Rafay Cheema, Chloe Toso, James Coyle, Mason Uelk, Lakshmi Madala, Peyton Kruger, Kaden Kargacin, Conner Place, Logan Haynes, Santosh Manikandan; Green Tree - Logan Munro; Prairie View - Russel Haynes, Anika Jain, Daniel Adams, Tanvi Genti, Jackson Sinnard.



Just a friendly reminder that Monday, February 6th is a LATE START day for middle and high school students in the WSD. 

WSD Foundation Trivia Night is February 25th
The WSD Foundation provides thousands of dollars in teacher mini grants and student scholarships each year. Over $72,000 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, One Campus Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385. For more information call 636-327-3800, ext. 20352.

 Trivia Night Flyer

K-6 Boundaries Approved for 2017-18
The Board of Education has unanimously approved new boundaries for all elementary schools beginning next fall with the 2017-18 school year. 

The K-6 Plan for Growth was formulated by the Board of Education following the passing of Proposition E in April of 2015. The plan moves sixth grade out of the three existing WSD middle schools and into the eleven District elementary schools in order to relieve overcrowding at the middle schools without having to request an additional tax increase from WSD residents. We have two new elementary schools that will open in time for the 2017-18 school year to facilitate the switch to K-6 elementary buildings - one on Highway Z in Wentzville (funded through Prop E), and one on Golden Gate Parkway in Foristell (funded partially from reserves). All elementary schools are affected by the boundary change. Middle and high school boundaries are NOT changing.

Please take a moment and use the online locator tool to plug in your address and confirm where your child will attend school next year. Feel free to contact Community Relations or Administrative Services with any questions.

Boone Trail's Jim Bruegenhemke Featured in Latest Issue of NSTA Reports
 
Boone Trail Elementary fourth grade teacher Jim Bruegenhemke is featured in the February edition of National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Reports. Go to page 10 to see the article, “Engineering Literacy Solutions.”

Inclement Weather Reminders
Timely communication with our District families is always a priority, but especially important in emergency school closing situations. If WSD schools are forced to close due to inclement weather or other factors (i.e. power outages, water main breaks) parents/guardians and students will be notified in the following ways:

District Phone Call/Text/Email
You always have the option of how you would like to receive notifications (you can turn off the call and only receive texts and/or emails for example). Simply contact the Community Relations office to change your delivery preferences by calling 636/327-3800, ext. 20357 or email Kathy DeLaquil.

TV/Radio
KTVI - TV Channel 2
KMOV - TV Channel 4
KSDK - TV Channel 5
KMOX Radio 1120 AM
KWRE Radio 730 AM 
KFAV Radio 99.9 FM


Website
The District website will be updated with any emergency school closing information. Please check on the homepage.


Facebook and Twitter


WSD App Push Notification
The WSD also has an app you can download and choose to follow your child's school. The app is an additional notification tool used in the event of a school closing or emergency to send followers a push notification directly to your phone. You can download the WSD app from iTunes or Google Play.

WSD Announces First Ever Film Festival
The WSD is holding its first ever 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 to submit entries is February 27th. #WSDlearns
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Download the WSD App Today!
 
Are you new to the WSD? Be sure to download the WSD app to have important information right at your fingertips. The app is available for both Android 
and 
Apple devices. 

Do you have a cost saving suggestion?
The WSD welcomes stakeholder input on how the District can be more efficient. If you have a suggestion to share, please email WSDefficient@wsdr4.org with your idea(s). Thank you!

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

Liberty Teacher Named "Best of St. Charles" 
 
Congratulations to Liberty High teacher Jackie Hall for having been named to the STL Post Dispatch Suburban Journals "Best of St. Charles 2016" in the Teacher category! #WSDproud 

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