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WSD Hires New Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
 
The WSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Dr. Megan Stryjewski as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the 2018-2019 school year. She is replacing Dr. Gregg Klinginsmith who has been named the new superintendent for the Warren County School District.

Dr. Stryjewski is a native of Missouri and a graduate of Webster Groves High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University, and an Educational Doctorate from Maryville University. Dr. Stryjewski has taught in elementary schools in New York, New Jersey and in the Kirkwood School District here in Missouri before being named principal of Truman Elementary and then Concord Elementary for Lindbergh Schools in St. Louis. She presently serves as the Director of Elementary Education and Professional Learning for Lindbergh Schools and is an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri-Columbia. “I am thrilled to be joining the Wentzville School District,” said Dr. Stryjewski. “I am excited for the opportunity to work with a dynamic team in such a successful school district that is growing and thriving and doing great things for students. I’m looking forward to continuing the tradition of academic excellence the WSD is known for.”
 
WSD Adjusts Boundaries for Two Elementary Schools
 
The WSD Board of Education has approved a boundary adjustment that will affect Discovery Ridge and Prairie View elementary attendance areas beginning next fall. The change will affect the Briarchase, Sommers Landing and Belmonte Landing subdivisions along Highway N in Lake Saint Louis that are currently part of the Discovery Ridge Elementary (DRE) attendance area. Students in grades K-6 in those neighborhoods will attend Prairie View Elementary beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.
 
 
WSD Receives Clean Audit for 2017
 
The WSD received a clean audit of its financial records, accounting practices and compliance with state and federal requirements during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. The audit, which was conducted by the Daniel Jones & Associates accounting firm, reported no findings or questioned costs. The WSD Board of Education approved the audit at its November meeting.
 
 
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.
 
Pearce Hall Receives $1,000 Grant
 
Director of Intervention Services Ben Hebisen received a $1,000 Phoenix Fund Grant for his efforts to assist struggling students. Pearce is home to five different WSD programs: the High School Alternative Program, Missouri Options, Annabranch, Middle School Intervention Program and the Substance Abuse Prevention Program. Mr. Hebisen has worked very hard to develop these programs in a way that respects and encourages our students by providing a challenging environment, while recognizing that each student has unique strengths and needs.

Last year, Mr. Hebisen traveled to Walla Walla, Washington to visit Lincoln High, an alternative school that was the subject of the movie "Paper Tigers." Jim Sporleder was the principal at Lincoln High which radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising “trauma-informed” model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and illness that affect families. In December, Mr. Sporleder was in town to present to teachers and counselors across the county and before he left, he paid a visit to Pearce Hall. Mr. Sporleder was very impressed with what he saw and submitted Pearce Hall for the grant which was awarded by the Blue Mountain Foundation in Washington.
 
WSD Board of Education Candidates
 
The following candidates have filed to run for the WSD Board of Education in the April 3rd election. The WSD will have two seats to fill that are currently held by Natalie DeWeese and Michael Feinstein. Each open seat is for a three-year term. Candidate biographies will be posted in the coming weeks on the District website.
  Sandra Garber
7 Vienna Court
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
sandygarber@charter.net
314-249-7370

Natalie DeWeese
2549 Autumn Fields Lane
Wentzville, MO 63385
natd1006@hotmail.com
314-303-1538

Bradley Buchanan
31 Mallory Bend Court
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
bradbuchanan@hotmail.com
314-565-8152

Brenda Schaper
1711 Tabitite
Wentzville, MO 63385
brendaschaper@gmail.com
636-327-8213
314-920-2178
 
Job Shadowing Experience for High School Juniors and Seniors
 
Are you a junior or senior and want to experience your possible future with a job shadowing experience?

1. Download, print, get your parents to sign, then scan and upload these forms to: https://tinyurl.com/jobshadowUPLOAD
by February 4, 2018 to be considered for a job shadow.

Parent Permission form
Parental Transportation form
Photo Release form

2. Complete your Career Exploration Alliance (CEA) request using this link.

3. Read this information document.

You will be notified by email the date and time of your experience between February 19 and April 2, 2018. 

Contact Dr. Karen Hill or Jeanne Sivewright with any questions. 
 
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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.

Late Start Supervision Deadline
 
The deadline to register and pay for late start supervision for students in grades K-6 is Monday, January 22nd for the January 29th Late Start Day. If you have registered for this date previously, you do not need to re-register. For more information or to register, visit the WSD website.

LHS Named Power Up School
 
Liberty High School has been named the 2017 Power Up School of the Year by the St. Louis Dairy Council, a nonprofit education organization supported by local dairy farmers. High school athletes across the area were encouraged to participate in the Power Up with Chocolate Milk initiative this fall aimed at helping student athletes reach for healthy beverages after training.
 

WSD School 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.

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.

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.

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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