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WSD Schools Celebrate Patriot Day
 
Students across the Wentzville School District participated in Patriot Day celebrations to remember the lives lost on 9/11 and to honor first responders and community service providers. Crossroads Elementary, Heritage Intermediate, and Wabash Elementary held large-scale events this year, while other schools observed a moment of silence and discussed the historic significance of the events on 9/11.
 
 
Job Shadowing Opportunity for 
Juniors and Seniors
 
Are you an 11th or 12th grader interested in a job shadowing experience for two hours Nov. 7-10, Nov. 11-14?  The Career Exploration Alliance is an organization dedicated to pairing professionals with students in the St. Charles County region so that they can get a real world experience to guide career path decisions.  Job Shadowing is an experience where a student follows a business professional in their organization for 2 to 4 hours to learn about a particular occupation or industry within organizations, corporations, small businesses, non-profits, or government agencies. Click this link to learn more and watch this video.
 
WSD Ratchet Rockers Robotics Team Awarded $1,000 Grant
 
The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust has awarded $1,000 to the WSD Ratchet Rockers in support of their focus on science, technology, engineering and math. The Ratchet Rockers Robotics Team is comprised of about 50 students from all three WSD high schools: Holt, Liberty and Timberland. The team was founded in 2005 and competes in For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics competitions. FIRST encourages students to pursue STEM education and career opportunities through robotics. The Cuivre River Operation Round-Up grant will help cover expenses for the group, which is solely funded by donations and grants. To learn more about the WSD Ratchet Rockers Team or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit their website www.ratchetrockers1706.org, or follow the team on Twitter @FRC1706, and Facebook.com/rr1706. #WSDproud
 
WSD Students Attend 5th Grade Camp
 
Camp experiences started last week for WSD 5th graders. Lakeview and Duello were the first schools to attend camp at both Broemmelsiek Park and Quail Ridge Park. Over 1,300 students will visit the two St. Charles County parks over the next five weeks to experience hands-on curriculum in the great outdoors. WSD teachers and camp counselors are also providing social and character-building challenges where students can gain valuable life skills. This year, 5th grade camp has been extended beyond the typical school day hours to ensure that students have two full days of adventure and outdoor learning opportunities. Camp is more than just a fun couple of days at the park: all camp activities meet District and state curriculum objectives. It just happens to be a lot of fun too! #WSDlearns
 
 
WSD Marching Bands Receive Awards at Opening Competitions of the Season
 
The Holt, Liberty, and Timberland bands all received awards at competitions this weekend which marked the opening of the competitive season for all three bands. The Holt Marching Indians took 2nd Place overall , 2nd Place in Class AAA, and brought home a caption award for Outstanding Percussion at the Farmington Black Knight Marching Invitational in Farmington, Missouri. The Liberty Eagle Regiment and Timberland Marching Wolves both competed at the Tiger Ambush Classic in Edwardsville, Illinois. The Timberland Marching Wolves took 3rd place in Class AAA and received caption awards for Outstanding Drum Line and Best Color Guard. The Liberty Eagle Regiment took 4th place in Class AA. Congratulations to all three bands! #WSDproud
 
September is Attendance Awareness Month
 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S GOOD ATTENDANCE?

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
  • Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes early
  • Don't let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick.  
  • Keep in mind complaints of stomach ache and headache can be signs of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to the teacher, school counselors, or other parents for for advice on how to make him/her comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop a back up plan for arriving at school if something comes up.
  • Call on a family member, neighbor, or friend to help.
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
 
Operation Warm Trivia is September 23rd
For the fifth consecutive year, the Wentzville Firefighters Community Outreach is sponsoring a Trivia Night to raise funds for Operation Warm which provides hundreds of free coats to WSD students in need. Please join us in supporting their efforts to provide a warm coat for WSD kids!
 
 
WSD NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
 

September 18, 2017

WSD Homecoming Parade is October 7th
 
On 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 Luekenhaus Boulevard near the American Legion.

If you are interested in having your group participate in the parade, contact erinchase@wsdr4.org. There is a $25 entry fee for non-school affiliated groups that would like to participate in the parade.

22nd Annual Turkey Trot Race
The 22nd Annual Turkey Trot Race for WSD students in grades 4-8 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, 6th, 7th, and 8th 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

HEI Student Recognized
 
Makayla Schuetz, a Heritage Intermediate 6th grader, was recognized last week by the “Do the Right Thing” program for her bravery in reporting and providing testimony about a crime that she observed near her home. Makayla was nominated by Overland Police Chief Michael Laws. “Makayla should be recognized for understanding what to do in a difficult and frightening situation, and for her willingness to report a violent crime in progress. She also showed great bravery by testifying in court, something many adults have trouble doing,” said Chief Laws in his nomination. “Makayla should certainly be commended for Doing the Right Thing!” Do the Right Thing’s mission is to develop and promote positive choices by the youth of our community, and is sponsored by KMOV-Channel 4, local police departments and companies in the Bi-State region. Watch the video of the Award Ceremony HERE. #WSDproud

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 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.

What's New in the WSD?
 
Check out the District website for
What's New for the
2017-2018 School Year

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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