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WSD Students Qualify for Advanced Placement (AP) Awards
 
The WSD is pleased to announce that 119 students from Holt, Liberty, and Timberland have qualified for Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards. Three WSD students (one from each high school) received the highest distinction: National AP Scholar Award. Matthew Brawner from Holt, Cameron Dierks from Liberty, and Grace Cooper from Timberland (all 2017 graduates) earned the National AP Scholar Award which is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Additionally, 28 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Twenty four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honors Award, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Sixty seven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award, which is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. For the full list of AP Scholar Awards, visit the WSD website.
 
HHS Student Elected as
DECA District Vice President
 
Holt High School junior Julia Meyr has been selected as the Missouri DECA District 6 Vice President for the 2017-18 school year. State officers were elected and installed during the Missouri DECA Fall Leadership and State Officer Election Conference held Oct. 15-16 in Lake Ozark, MO. The annual state conference was attended by almost 700 high school marketing students and their teachers.
 
 
WSD Saves Nearly $4.6 Million in Bond Refinance
 
The Wentzville School District Board of Education unanimously approved the sale of approximately $11 million in General Obligation Refunding Bonds that will refinance a portion of the outstanding 2009B Bonds which generated funds for construction across the District. The WSD contributed $2.3 million to reduce the principal amount on the bonds as well.

The refinancing saves the taxpayers of the WSD $4,595,000 in interest expense over the next 15 years. This is the ninth time in the past eight years that the District has refinanced bonds for a total interest cost savings of over $23.7 million.
 
WSD Marching Bands Receive Awards at Final Competition of the Season
 
Congratulations to the Holt and Timberland marching bands for their strong finish to the marching season! Both bands competed at the Francis Howell Viking Invitational on Saturday, October 28th and both bands made the cut with eight other bands to compete in the finals round that evening. Timberland was named the Grand Champion, taking first place overall as well as Best Guard and Best Visual awards. Holt took 4th place overall and received the Best Percussion Award. During the preliminary round in the afternoon, Holt took second place in their class along with awards for Best Percussion and Best Guard and Timberland took first place in their class with awards for Best Guard, Best Music and Best Visual. The Holt band had 190 marching members this year and is under the Direction of Jim Cunningham and Jacob England. The Timberland band had 120 members and is under the Direction of Courtney Straine and Matt Hayes. Well done Marching Indians and Marching Wolves!
 
Dr. Cain and Board President Dr. Natalie DeWeese Interviewed by KTRS on the Challenges of Addressing Growth
 
Dr. Cain and Board President Dr. Natalie DeWeese were interviewed at the Missouri School Board Association state conference this month by KTRS The Big 550 for their "Issues in Education" program about managing growth while providing a world class education for our students. >>>INTERVIEW.
 
Amber Matthews' 5th Grade "Certified Kind" Class at Duello Chosen for
Pre-screening of the Movie "Wonder"
 
Fifth grade students in Amber Mathews class at Duello Elementary were treated to an advanced screening last week of the movie “Wonder” at Town Square Cinema in Dardenne Prairie as a reward for being a “Certified Kind Classroom.” The #ChooseKind initiative was born out of the bestselling children’s novel by R.J. Palacio that the movie is based on. Both the movie and the book tell a heartwarming story about Auggie Pullman, a boy born with facial differences who feels as though he can’t blend in because he was born to stand out. Ms. Mathews submitted her class in the contest earlier this year when they were reading the book together and began their own challenge at Duello to spread kindness. “Our class came up with our own precepts, or words to live by, inspired by characters from the book,” said Mathews. “We have learned great lessons from this book and it has led to powerful classroom conversations.”
 
 
THS Theatre Presents
"Monty Python's Spamalot"

 
LHS Theater Presents
"A Night of Comedy"

 
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WSD Varsity Cheer Squads Win at State 
 
Congratulations to the Liberty Varsity Cheer squad for taking third place in the Super Large Division at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association State Championship Competition held at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday, October 28th. This marks the first time Liberty has competed at the state competition. The Timberland Varsity Coed Cheerleading squad competed in the Small Coed Division and took fifth place. In addition, THS senior Cole Cosman was recognized as an All State athlete. To be considered for All State, athletes are nominated by their coach and judged by a separate panel of judges who evaluate their skill level and performance during the squad’s performance.#WSDproud

The 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

WSD Inclement 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.

WSD Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Students across the WSD participated in Red Ribbon Week activities last week, to highlight the importance of avoiding drugs and alcohol. The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week each year. The campaign helps citizens come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free. Red Ribbon Week activities included presentations from school counselors designed to encourage students to make healthy choices. Students at Frontier Middle School listened to a presentation by Drug Enforcement Agency officers, and students across the WSD participated in Spirit Week celebrations that included daily themes like dressing in red, dressing like twins with a friend, and dressing in retro or throwback style. The WSD is committed to educating students on how to be safe, healthy and happy! #WSDlearns #NotEvenOnce

Kyle Weatherman Makes NASCAR Debut
 
Congratulations to former Holt student Kyle Weatherman for achieving his dream of driving in a NASCAR race! He made his debut driving the #51 Chevrolet in the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. >>>ESPN.com Story

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.

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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